Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Notorious Monsters: NM Tuesday

Something is very odd in Vana'diel. We ran into three unclaimed NMs in one evening. It started out after our 645th Besieged (Undead Swarm). Yobun needed some help opening the Garlaige Citadel Banishing Gates so he could find a Treasure Coffer for his BST AF. Itera and I joined him, and he dual-boxed Ijin as well. As we were heading down to the basement behind Banishing Gate #1, I spotted a cockatrice up ahead. I've never seen a cockatrice in GC, so it was a bit of a surprise. Turned out to be Skewer Sam, an NM that drops a not-too-popular Wind Spear. We got a new title for it though, Beakbender, so that was fun.

Then just around the corner, Old Two-Wings was flapping about. We killed him as well, but didn't get the coveted Bat Cape.

We left Yobun behind Banishing Gate #3, with several RMTish BLMs, and Itera headed back to Whitegate, while I went to try farming Coeurl Meat in the Sanctuary of Zi'Tah (note to self, sub Thief next time). Yobun got a coffer pretty quickly, and headed out the back entrance to Sauromugue Champaign. He nearly ran straight into Roc. Thoron and Itera quickly headed from Whitegate to Sauromugue, Thoron enlisted the help of his BLM friend Shutupanddie, and I used OP warps to get back there myself. Yobun logged Ijin back in, and we all gathered to the north of Roc's plateau. Yobun charmed a raptor, sent it to fight Roc, got drawn in, but managed to make it to the cliff edge without dying.

It took us awhile to kill him, especially since he used Benediction to heal himself for nearly 14,000 HP at one point, but Ijin and I kept Thoron alive, and we defeated the giant bird. We got a vile elixir, reraiser, and crimson blade for our troubles, but again, the new title, Roc Star, was the real reward.

New Titles: Beakbender, Roc Star



Anonymous Goto said...

Didn't know I could post comments on your blog lol.... any way just want to say you rock and I love reading your posts..

April 19, 2007 3:47 pm  
Blogger tsakiki said...


Thanks Goto!

April 20, 2007 6:50 am  
Anonymous raidenn said...

Wow Roc Star!
So fought him below the cliff? In the open ?

April 26, 2007 3:41 pm  
Blogger tsakiki said...

Yeah, we fought him off the cliff, since we didn't want to take the time to get the four of us through Garlaige Citadel, since someone else might have come along and grabbed him. We were a bit concerned that Yobun wouldn't survive the pull, but his Galka HP kept him alive.

April 26, 2007 6:51 pm  

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