lately, real life has me a day late and dollar short, in terms of gaming. i tried to patch the game in time to get into the event's start, but i missed all that fun. but i did get to participate in an ancient ascension and gracious cixi guided me safely thru the perils of attunement to the isles of fire and ice.
let's cover the ascension first, shall we?
so, when derexx finally arrived on the order shard, the party was winding down - the partiers were still out on the treasure hunt and so only lovwyrm was at the holiday plot to greet me. this gave me time to explore the new plot from all sides.
about the time i had finished admiring the hard work to construct the plot, the partiers began to return. refreshments were served to the famished treasure seekers before we all gathered at the portal area to witness taikeru's ascension to ancienthood.
i would like to take a moment to thank the great peeps of order, who always welcome derexx with glad words and open arms. here is an incomplete list of the peeps who were so kind during this event: lovwyrm and flameus, the party's gracious hosts; taikeru; mehrunea; chrystalas; mimy; c'gan; nakties; valea; georg; denario; krinharth; janesaph; cixi (who deserves and has my total thanx, but more on that in the next post); lunalove; starailia; lupussan; akumaa; aeroessa; swythe; arcon; kaiku; and disintergrate.
anyway, back to the ascension! taikeru took a prime place in the middle of the brist portals, where we all had a perfect view. in fact, we were so close, we got caught in the expanding bubble of change (i am showing the whole screenie - because just showing you the event part would lead you to believe my graphics card had blown!! ;-} ). soon, tho, the bubble began to recede slowly to finally reveal the newly born ancient dragon. the party ended with all due celebration of the holiday and the newest ancient to soar the skies of istaria.
the fun i could attend came after the party, however! i will tell you all about it soon!