Many a year have passed since I have set foot upon the realms of Ebberon, the world of Dungeons and Dragons online. Great adventures I had upon that plane of existence, the smell of Ale, sweat, and blood spilled in the name of, well… whatever fantasy god I was worshiping at the time. But, I have again been drawn to this place, new adventures await me and new comrades to join in battle. I shall once again start down this path, this fight, to the bitter-sweet symphony of metal upon metal. It’s time to enter the UnderDark!
Just recently Turbine decided to have its first expansion pack for DDO (Dungeons and Dragons Online). But this expansion would be different compared to all the rest of the updates they had done. This one would be special, this one would take you to the world of Ferun, the world of Forgotten Realms.
Now those of you who keep up with Dungeons and Dragons and the books that are written may know that Ebberon is not set in the Forgotten Realms, in fact they are different in many ways. The biggest of them would be the Drow society which is somewhat peaceful in Ebberon, while in Forgotten Realms they are considered one of the most evil and deadly of all the races. Also the Warforged aren’t really even in Forgotten Realms, or at least I’ve never read of them being in that plane. As you can tell, there has to be some story to cause this rift between universes.
After the expansion was added you will notice a large crack in the Harbor, right across the way from the Waterworks. The Church of the Silver Flame are investigating what is going on here, and they believe that the cultists who follow the Lord of Dust are the responsible ones. Now it is up to you to get to the bottom of what is going on. You must find a way to seal the crack and save Ebberon!
Once I heard of the new expansion coming out, I would have to say I was a bit more than excited to give it a try. Why not share these experiences with others, why not tell them of the great adventures I’ve had along the way? Each week I will be showing you some screenshots showcasing my adventures as I enter the Underdark.
Today’s pictures are from the first quest in the story arc, The Lords of Dust. In this quest you have been asked by the Church of Silver Flame to investigate a possible base that the cultists are hidden in. You meet a person named Inquisitor Gnomon just inside.
[I apologize for the crowd, I ran across a group of people who were doing the quest and wanted another party member. I couldn't help but say yes, besides, they wanted to do it on Hard mode. I can't back down a challenge like that!]
I don’t want to spoil the story to the quest in case you are wanting experience it for yourself, but below is the gallery showing my adventures in the Dungeon. Enjoy!
For those of you who were wondering, I’m playing the Artificer class. The artificer uses a repeating crossbow that can deal a ton of damage. I have to say that the artificer is one of the most potent dps classes next to the sorcerer or wizard. They have some really crazy damage output. If you look closely at one of the screen shots you’ll see where I did damage to a creature. You also get a pet. In a later segment I’ll cover the new class the Druid and show you my progression with him.
Have a great week and see you back here for the next quest in, The Menace of the Underdark!