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Special Grab Bag

Posted by Jon Wood on Dec 09, 2005  | Comments

Special Grab Bag -

This week, the Dark Age of Camelot "Grab Bag" feature takes on a different look. Celebrating 4 years of Grab Bags, Sanya Thomas has compiled a number of different stories from the last 4 years:

Although I had many memorable experiences in DAoC, one day stands out among the rest. I was playing my Paladin on Albion/Igraine, pre-SI days, and we were working on trying to capture a relic. At this time on the server, only a couple relics had changed hands,and an attempt on the Cauldron of Dagda, which had yet to be captured by Midgard or Albion, was quite an exciting adventure. We fought the Hibernians for a few hours, and accomplished our task of grabbing the Cauldron out of Dun Dagda. While moving the relic force back to the portal keep, we decided it would be best to move our force on and try to capture the strength relic, and my group would run the relic back to Snowdonia. We ported over to Albion, and while riding on that horse from Castle Sauvage, I was beaming with pride.

That is, until I was passing Snowdonia Station and my computer crashed to desktop.

I sat there for a second stunned with disbelief at how this could happen now. I tried to log into the game two or three times, but the server prevented me from logging in. I was in full panic mode, knowing that the relic was just sitting there on the ground right in front of Snowdonia Station. As I restarted my computer I could just envision a level 15 newbie picking it up and trying to sell it, or not knowing what the heck it was or what to do with it.

Fortunately after the computer restart, I was able to log back into the game, and thankfully the Cauldron was still sitting there on the ground. I sent a tell to the minstrel that was with me, and he and his group ran down to give me speed as I began running towards the border keep. By the time I got to the border keep, I was still spooked from the LD, and was not really thinking about where we were......until I ran (at full speed five) right off the Snowdonia Fortress cliff.

After the first bounce I realized what happened and tried to put on the brakes, but it was too late. The group bounced down the hill, and five people in my group died, while myself and two others had managed to survive with less than 5% health left.

Determined to plant this relic in its new home, I forged on with a sliver of life left, leaving the bodies in my wake as I pressed on to the relic keep. Of course we were jumped by a couple bwcas, but the two people with me took the aggro and subsequently died.

And then I managed to seat the relic, and go back and rez my groupmates.

Hope this story was as entertaining to read as it was to survive.

For more of this week's special "grab bag", click here.

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