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Fordi, day 86 of Autumn, 576

dunilsar dun'ilsar

Looks like the fine folks over at Neko No Kessha are working on reviving the Dun’ilsar inter-clan competition, with a V.I.A. (Very Important Agratis) challenge to be held less than a zodiac from today. The object of the contest is for each competing clan to protect an Agratis placed under their care, while simultaneously trying to take out the Agratis of other clans.

Dun’ilsar is a long held tradition among sylvan clans, who have competed fiercely for hundreds of years for the title of Dun’ilsar champion. The competition was first brought to Puddleby by my clan E’las Loth’mon Ferindril, but has largely remained dormant over the past few years. It’s exciting to see the contest being brought to life once more.

The last V.I.A. competition didn’t go too well for my clan, but I know the strategies that were successful during the last challenge, so that may put me at somewhat of an advantage this time around. I’ll definitely have to rouse some of my clanmates, and give this latest contest a go.

Scouting Thieve's Island Dun'ilsar

Pre-contest Preparation

For more information about the upcoming challenge, see the official contest thread on the Clan Lord Sentinel.

Fordi, day 9 of Autumn, 569

I’ve always been a little wary about Ethereal training, especially since it requires a sizable investment to master the art, but with the recent activity on the Ethereal Plane, I decided today that I should at least learn the fundamentals. Problem is that the first Ethereal trainer is located in Umbrion’s Keep, on the southern end of Kizmia’s Isle, not somewhere I can just stroll into.

Somehow I managed to convince my clanmates Lafiadem and Myiasis, along with the healer Brahtz, to tag along with me and try to storm the keep. The idea was to survive long enough to get to the trainer, then teleport out using my strange looking stone. We were grossly over-matched, though, and ended up failing several times. I racked up 3 departs while attempting the Keep, pushing me to a new milestone with Master Departus.

Master Departus Purgatory

"Your spirit has departed your body 200 times."

Finally, we enlisted the help of some heavy hitters such as Daimoth and Sala Dragon, who made getting through Umbrion’s Keep a breeze. I was finally able to speak with the mistress Leladar, and begin my training. Thanks to everyone who helped me get to the trainer– now I just need to make up for all the departs I racked up!

Vequalir: “shoot.. need to afk for about 2 min”
Fleming: “Should be safe here.”
1 minute later…
Fleming was right in a way. Vequalir never fell the entire time. (Also note our newest hopeful, Llwenyen).

Apparently the rumors of Ayella’s death have been greatly exaggerated. She popped up the other day while I was sitting in town, and played us a few tunes on her harp, before quickly disappearing back into the library.

Neko no Kessha sponsored the “Very Important Agatis” Dun’ilsar challenge today, and ELF put on a good showing. For the contest, each clan had to choose an Agratis to keep them alive in the Badlands, while trying to take down the other clans’ Agratis. The last Agratis standing would be the winner.
Four clanmembers showed up for the contest: Fleming, Kor’gah, Yazza, and myself. It was decided that I would play the role of the Agratis, with Kor’gah and Yazza serving as envoys, and Fleming working to kill the opposing teams’ Agratis. For our strategy, we decided to just hide out behind a large pile of rocks that Fleming had discovered earlier, and this strategy ended up working surprisingly well.

By lying silent, I was able to hide behind the rocks undiscovered for most of the contest, even when other exiles passed through the snell. However, hiding became much more difficult as more and more of the other Agratis were eliminated, and I was finally found by the pesky pirate Relkin, who used his ranger powers to outrun me and take me down.
At the close of the contest, we ended up coming in 4th out of nine clans, behind WoD(who won the contest with a single Agratis!), NnK, and the House of Swech. It was a very exciting contest, and I hope that the others who participated will share their accounts as well.
(I made a visionstone of the contest, but it’s rather dull as I just spend the whole time hiding, but if you want to watch it, you can download it here)

There were a lot of random ELFs in town today, and the elusive aqua-bard Xepel entertained us all with his wonderful music. Also, Vequalir surprised us all by passing the 7th circle healer test! Quite an achievement! He showed up in town soon after, wearing his new lavender healer shirt. We all agreed that it was too bright.

Some Random ELFs
Surprise Announcement
Veq’s new duds