Archive for November, 2008

Death to Araj the Summoner, by Gavelier’s Hand!

Ok, I’m not sure I’ve got the accounts of this event straight, due to how rapid it was, but this is the best I’ve got. I was slaying a ton of undead beasts in the Ruins of Andorhal (Western Plaguelands) when I saw this level 61 elite monstrosity assaulting some poor schmuck on the road. The dude being attacked was about my level (lvl. 57), so I felt obligated to help. I took a potshot at the monster with my Exorcism spell, instantly gaining aggro. The mob turned out to be Araj the Summoner, and he was mean. I got hit by a frost bolt from him that slowed me as I turned to run, but I was quickly caught up to by two Skeletal Warlords. For whatever reason I got a sudden bolt of courage and took them both down with my Holy Wrath spell and Hammer of Wrath. By this time, Araj had caught up with his four Illusionary Wraiths, ghostly wolves that surrounded me. I fought through them and finished Araj off (he was down to under 1,500 HP thanks to whomever it was attacking originally), before felling the remaining wraiths. I felt very, very proud, but I can’t take full credit, since the original victim died in the process, but only after whittling Araj down a ton. Still, I lived, and looted 30+ silver off the foul beast’s body. Go Gav!

The New Scourge

Ok, this Scourge attack I approve of. I may not have been clear in my earlier post about how loathsome the original scourge attack was, so let me be blunt: I hated it. If I wanted to do PvP, I’d be on a damn PvP server. This new one, however, which seems to spawn NPC undead in capital cities, is kinda cool. I was in Stormwind when I heard guards call that some Scourge had been seen at the Chapel of Light. Seeing that I was just outside of it headed to the harbor for no particular reason, I decided to see what was up. When I saw a Pallid Horror charge out of the Chapel, I hid and let it run past me. It was only three levels above me, but partly because of the recent nerfs to paladin powers (but mostly due to his 90,000 HP) I wanted nothing to do with going one-on-one with him. However, it was soon engaged with two guards outside the chapel district, so I joined in, along with a level 67 mage. We decimated him in short order, and I like to take partial credit because of my holy powers. I took a quest off of the crystal he dropped, but as I was going to the Stormwind gates to complete the quest, I found a Flameshocker attacking the Argent Dawn folks in the Trade District. I lent a hand here, as well, and finished him – as with the Pallid Horror – using my Hammer of Wrath. Two Scourge dead, but more presumed to come.

This may only be the beginning, and yet it may be the end. Of us all. Hang in there, everyone!

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