Happy World

sierra windsong
Today I decided to adventure out of my usual routine of questing and hatching and explore the World of Avalon. It’s a feel good world with blue skies, birds singing and beautiful trees. The shrubs are perfectly manicured with vibrant colors everywhere. There’s a familiarity about it… like Robin Hood in Disneyland. Yes, that’s it! Mr. Toad, where are’t thou?

Tower of Belle Regard

tower of belle regard

So my quest sends me to the Tower of Belle Regard.

I believe it means beautiful … um beatiful something or other, and it looks quite lovely from the outside. A beautiful flower bed just inside the elegant arched entrance, and colorful flowers blooming throughout the yard.

Until I step inside and get a good look at the Black Knight and his henchman, and now I’m thinking that belle regard just might mean beautiful death.
Is this some evil sorcerers twisted idea of a joke?
I believe I’ll be leaving now and start to turn and leave as I’m pulled into the fight. So now I’m hoping a couple Snow Angels and a Wooly Mammoth will take care of these two in short order.

Black Knight
And luckily that’s about all it took.
Ah, the life of an ice wizard.
I love it!

EggBert is back

eggbert

EggBert is back and that means that Easter is near. He has lots of cool items for sale like wands and pets or um “a pet” and there is a cute rabbit outfit for sale in the crown shop!

I decided to try and get the rabbit outfit to drop by fighting Lord NightShade.
I must have spent close to two hours in that dungeon but unfortunately didn’t get the outfit.

But I did get three Floppy-Eared rabbit wands one Hatchling wand (it has a baby chicken on it) and two Spring Egg wands and several crown gear items so that was pretty awsesome!

pet egg

EggBert sells the pet egg, and if you’ve never seen it before its an egg with little chicken legs poking out of the bottom.
Oh yeah here he is!
so um its an egg with legs … or something … yeah.
Okay okay its kind of cute!

Shaman’s Lore Pack

Leaf Foot PetHe’s so cute!
He’s called a Leaf Foot Pet and I received him from the Shaman’s Lore Pack! I was hoping for a spell with no luck but this cute little guy is definitely worth keeping. I named him Chico and at ancient he has Unicorn, Spell Proof and Fairy Friend. He’s definitely a keeper and he’s bonafide!
Bonafide? Get it?
Dinosaur … bones … um nevermind.
Good luck to you if you decide to buy a few packs.
See you around the Spiral.

Time for ch ch change

kelly frostflower

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
(turn and face the strain)
Ch-ch-changes
Oh, look out you rock n rollers
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
(turn and face the strain)
Ch-ch-changes
Pretty soon now you’re gonna get a little older
Time may change me
But I can’t trace time
I said that time may change me
But I can’t trace time

Oh right where was I.
Since I’d been wearing the same outfit for over 60 levels I decided it was time for a new look and then that David Bowie song started going through my mind.
This is much too early for me, it must be time for a cup of
C-C-C-Coffee.

Tower of Absolute Being

So after completing Zafaria including the Elephant Graveyard (and it’s dungeon).
And then the ominous Mirror Lake with its resident cheating bosses.
*que the depressingly dark and moody music*
Phew, that was tough but talk about some nice drops.
Woot!
Tower of Absolute Being
And now Merle has sent me to the Tower of Absolute Being in Mooshu, and you know I’m thinking “..woohoo its surprise party time!”
Or perhaps like Ace Ventura it’s time for me to receive the medallion of spiritual accomplishment and attain omnipresent supergalactic oneness…

uh yeah right until I see this guy and I’m guessing playtime is over.
Oh well, you know where to find me.

mika skarka

Tyrannosaurus Wrecks

tyrannosaurus rex
o.O
Oh dear what a mess you’ve made Tyra.
Now I have to find the mop and bucket and spend the morning scrubbing the floor.
And no time to make Mac & Cheese for you so sorry.
Work work work, seems its all I ever do around this place.

Ashley the talking tree

ashley in Dragonspyre

Oh look a talking tree named Ashley.
And you want me to what? Be a hero and go face Malistaire??!
Dude seriously this is a joke right?
Funny I can’t see any hidden camera’s, and I suppose you arent even going to offer to go with?
Wonderful.
Laugh it up funny man.
Remind me not to send you a Christmas card this year.

Can you gift me

Or sometimes they start off by asking “do you have crowns?”
No wait don’t run away, I’m not asking, I’m simply stating what others ask me.

If you’ve been playing this game for any length of time you’ve been asked that question so many times it makes your ears ring.
ack!
How do you respond to a question like that without hurting their feelings?
Surely you can’t just laugh and say I wouldnt gift you if you were the last wizard in this city!

Luckily I have developed a few genious and perhaps slightly devious responses for these types of questions.
So here you go and i hope they get you out of a tight spot at least once.

Top 10 Responses:
10. I just gifted my last one
9. Let me check if I have any on my other account
8. I dont have any o_O
7. I had some just a minute ago, but my brother used them
6. My parents said if I give them away I won’t ever get any more
5. Sorry my pet ate them
4. I’m a wizard, I will magically gift you some, abracadabra!
3. I was just about to ask you
2. give someone a crown and you feed him for a day, teach him to use his parents credit card and .. oh
~ and the number one response is ~
1. Clowns? I dont have any clowns

FrostFlower in Wintertusk

WinterBranch

Ugh WinterBranch

Yes I finally made it, and I have to admit it can be very tough at times but I’m doing a bit better than I expected. The majority of the creatures I fight here are ice as well and they seem to have a very high resist against my spells. Anyway if you are a Thaumaturge (or ice) wizard like myself I can give you a few words of advice.

First thing is my second school is life, and I took it all the way up to Centaur, so that gives me several spells that the ice monsters wont readily protect themselves from. Another thing I like to do is keep different school attacks in my treasure deck, for me I’ve found firedragon to be not only a nice hit for ice but also a great way to remove all those tower shields they enjoy stacking.

And last but not least bring a friend or find some in the area, if nothing else I carry a life amulet and have saved many from a fate worse than… um well a fate “of” death.

I’m sure everyone has their own methods of beating this area but these are simply mine and perhaps they will help. Anyway, I’m still in Wintertusk and will be here for some time. What a great place for experience points to level and great items that sell in the bazaar to help my with my next pet hatch.

And remember to search for reagents in this area, they are all over the place, dont forget to gather them as you go since there are still several great items to craft through the next few worlds.

See you around the Spiral.

Farming for Reagants

Vestrilund

In Vestrilund you can find 3 Black Lotus very close together with the occasional Black Pearl dropping with them. At this time this area is not heavily farmed and definitely one of my favorite places to gather this reagant.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is a great place to farm for Cat tails and often a Water lily or a kelp can also be found to drop as well. Just get all five and port to the next realm for five more and then port again. I generally found all the Reagant items I needed of this type in that area.

Mirkholm Keep

In Mirkholm Keep right near Herkir you can find two frost flowers and three cat tails, but the frost flowers are what I farm for at this area. And sometimes Grendelweed will also drop while collecting these reagants. It seems to be a well known place to gather these reagants so you will likely see others after the same items.

Atheneum

In the Atheneum you will find 2 Stone blocks and a couple Ore, Fossil and Sandstone will also drop with the Stone and a Diamond or two will drop from the Ore. There is a doorway nearby, if you use it to go into the next area you will usually find Ore just on the other side. Again this area is heavily farmed but thats just because this is a great place to find these reagants.
Happy Farming.

Water Lily vs. Frost Flower

Frost Flower

While trying to be patient in the bazaar waiting to buy more Water Lily I decided to do a little research on where I can find the source of these strange flowers. Best I can figure out these flowers are dropped by some person named Normal Harvest, I’ve heard of Harvest Lord in Wizard City but not this Normal Harvest character.
Hmm very odd since I’ve never heard or seen this person in the Spiral.
O.o
Then I think it finally registers, give me a moment.
Oh right! It’s just like the Frostflower sometimes gives Grendelweed!!

Crafting the Watchtower Hall

watchtower hall wizard101

I’ve decided to give myself a new challenge and try crafting the Watchtower Hall house, it should prove to be a nice diversion from fighting what can feel like an infinite number of bears in Grizzleheim.
I can bearly stand any more fights, it seems a bear few minutes since the last grizzly battle … oh .. um.
Moving on.
I’ve decided on breaking the crafting down into sections and have started collecting items for the grassy mounds first. So have spent some time lately in the bazaar buying every Water Lily I could find.

Skyvern mount

skyvern mount

See the bug?
Eat that bug go get it!
Yikes I was only joking around.
There are some great new items from the Skyvern’s hoard pack, like this mount and the Velociraptor pet. Wands and gear and more, hope you have the chance to check some of it out.

I’ve got to stop playing in the garden I know.
I’m dreading to quest in Wintertusk since everything there is ice like myself, how difficult could it possibly be right?
Hmmmm suddenly it became very quiet.
Oh well it’s time I started questing through Grizzleheim so I can even get there.
I wish you luck and maybe even see you there.

Moo Shu Ninja pigs

wizard101 ninja pigs

Oh No!
Ninja Pigs everywhere i look or go, and I’m about to be clobbered by a gnarly green Troll.
Now that i think about it we did have ham for dinner and this could be Karma, or is it Kismet. Either way perhaps an ice blade or two and a blizzard spell will get me out of this mess and back to the Wizard City Bazaar to find a new wall hanging for my new Moo Shu house.
Shopping, ya gotta love it.

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