Dorf against Human.
Fen against Thoom.
TRAP against Safari.
Husband against wife.
Who will win?!?
Kalian established his position as Evil Mastermind (and fabulous decorator) with the creation of his Arena of Death. When he offered to show this masterpiece to Cammie, BKC, Ackkbar and I, none of us had any idea of his true intentions. Our eyes were only for the arena itself; a huge space ringed with Greater Deaths. All innocence, he lured us inside...and then shut us in! He gave us his ultimatum: the last one standing would be set free.
True to form, Ackkbar was dead before the contest even started. BKC resisted my pitiful Atkus and soon both members of TRAP were down for the count. Cammie and her husband circled around the arena, exchanging blows more or less equally.
With both combatants so matched, it was impossible to guess the outcome. Truly! Who would have guessed that they'd both fall??
Best outcome EVER.
Kalian, stumped, let us all free in the end. Honestly, you'd think TRAPpers would be better at sniffing out traps...
In other doomy news, the feared Thaumaturge's Lair has been taken! It was all very chaotic. Mystics had moved the portal into the lair itself, and the group was charging in all at once over and over again. Chainers would dive in and try to reach the portal before the Bodyguards and Curates and lightning got to them. Horus healers would gather in Falinea's Garden to resuscitate the fallen. Chainers would end up needing rescued themselves. And once everyone was out, they would run back in to repeat the cycle!
Talk about TRAP heaven.
Thaumy wandered on past every so often. If only the tailor sold cloaks that fancy..
Although much of the junk had been cleared out after several hours, there were not enough people still around to take the Lair. I had to hit the sack - Fishy just doesn't have that kind of endurance! Apparently not long after everyone had given up, Garr jumped in and nuked the place with his lava cloak. Not only did he answer the prayers of the Lair group, he also scored a point for Champions everywhere. Hooray for Garr!
While Champions became a little bit cooler, I am still on the track to Rangerdom. My progress hit the ground running with the completion of my last two challenges: the Giant Crawler and Plains Maha! Thanks go out to Talin, Fresleven and Starsword Eojek (for the GC), and Ravenstorm, Rizal, Pendarric - and Stars again :D
Looking back on all the challenges, I think the Island Panther was the most fun (just because you can mow those down like a hot knife through butter) and the Giant Crawler was the absolute worst. Although the crawler roast afterwards wasn't so bad...and the mounted claw serves as a pretty good bottle opener.
A hunt in CD turns to tragedy thanks to unexpected company. Yikes!
Cited for looking fabulous. Do we still have to pay the fine?
Instructions on how not to die.
Lofar reveals the depths of his soul on a Glen hunt.
TRAP's master plan hits a wall.
Better yet, just make us all mystics.
Something interesting that happened this week was my first Lyfeing. Starsword, Tip'ii, Talin, Baffina and I were the only people out and about that day, so we decided to make a worldwide event by all of us going hunting. Baffina declined, but promised she'd be there to scrape up the pieces when we were flattened by lyfes. It's good to know she cares.
Anyways, some lousy Wyrm Lyfelidae came along and knocked me out, infecting me in the process. Thank goodness I was wearing my sacrificial shirt and not the red one!
Don't get me wrong. Lyfelidae are great. But I have very high hygienic standards! Lyfeism isn't for the faint of nose. Just imagine all the shampoo you'd have to invest in. Worst of all, though, my wuss level skyrocketed. It was already pretty high to begin with.
Stars, Tip'ii and Talin very very kindly pitched in for the cure. Thank you!