There are some events in Istaria that no one should miss: Dragon's Rite of Passage (RoP). When new Dragon is born, he is called Hatchling and cannot fly. Later, when he meets certain requirements, he may complete several crafting and fighting quests. Fighting at this time is hard, sometimes experienced players should help with all their firepower. When all of this is complete, only one step is behind a Hatchling and an Adul Dragon.
Adult Rite of Passage.
Usually it is an event with big number of friends. Everyone stands and waits. And then, magic sentence appears: "[nickname] began using Philactery of Shadows".
The sky turns darker than night, several thunders cross the sky - and then, as if from Earth itself magic circle of light appears, looking like a whirlwind, almost blinding player's eyes. The light hides Dragon from everyone's eyes and this fiesta of light continues.
When it's over, light circle slowly disappears and instead of little Hatchling everyone sees newly born big Adult Dragon, capable of flying. He usually takes off and flies above his friends. I saw several RoP and every time it was like a miracle.
Yesterday Player E. ascended to Adults - although only I observed it. Once again, it was wonderfull, I felt joy because of Player's E advancement. No, he needs to go to level 90 (or is it level 100?) and achieve the highest RoP - Ancient one, becoming almighty Dragon that fears little in any battlefield.
Later helped one player with the same Silver golems. Had to remind her one rule - "If any troubles, please, run TO me, not FROM me. it's for your own safety". I am not sure if it was commanding. My argument is, that if she is near, I could attack monster and cover her; if she is far, I may not make it to her. And as a Warrior, I do not have Resurrection spell. Overall, had a good hunt: I killed every golem, she killed too and soon we ran out of Silver golems: they were spawning slowly enough. Then helped level 9-11 players to kill spiders. Once again, I felt good because I could heal others or simply exterminate large number of Spiders with one Whirlwind.
Then came to kill Peridot golems. They were kind enough to provide me with experience and trophies: reached Warrior level 90 and exchanged trophies into xp.
Took some quests. One was very interesting:a prisoner in Tazoon asked for some food. i went to NPC, she gave kebob, then I went to prisoner, he asked to deliver a letter to his father, his father wrote an answer and a reward I was given a letter to banker in Aughundell. Result: 25 silver coins, 17500 xp in adventuring and 17500 xp in crafting. Good quest ...
Second was a line of quests from Aughundell, a Gnome stronghold. Local Iron Guard noticed that Withered Aegis are gathering their forces, so actions are needed to disrupt another onslought. First task was supposed to be easy: some undead Lieutnant is rallying undead forces - locate encampments and the Lieutnant itself. Did it...and then new task: "Kill Lieutnant'. Oh well well: the Lieutnant is lvl.92 undead, his guards are strong undead. Had to ask for help and one of the best known Dragons came to me, killed everyone without experiencing any troubles. My quest was over, I received some 50.000 xp and some coins. Next task was about Satyr race: something was happening in the Satyr islands. I was supposed to talk to Satyr in Feladan (their refugee camp is there). He sent to recover one ancient Stone. Well well...stone was within lvl.97 ugly Crab. Once again, had to ask for help and another strong Dragon flew to me, killed Crab within few blows and the hunt was over.
I received two more quests, both requiring assistance, but these will wait. Today, after game maintance, I will try to hunt some monsters to reach level 91. And when I reach it, I will quickly grow by at least 3 levels, using some 100 trophies, given to me earlier. Being strong enough, it would be little problem to complete this quest.
Overall, the day was good. I was advancing quickly, helping others, gaining knowledge about some monsters I never fought before.