Friday, September 24, 2010
After having taken control of the section of Auchindoun known at the Mana Tombs, I have unfortunately been waylaid in my attempts at domination of this realm. Several attempts at taking over the old citadel have met with defeat. I've found it to be terribly frustrating at the pool of individuals available to me for assistance with these ventures... Bah, it still galls me to be forced to rely on such incompetent assistance in the first place!
Today, however, provided a much needed alteration to my existing fortunes. I included myself within a foray into a portion of Auchindoun that I took to be a crypt. Legions of undead Draenei warriors, priests, monks and specimens in far less physical repair as to be unidentifiable met us upon entering.
After mopping up the Watcher, it was a short distance to a vast crypt where my nemesis awaited... but not before we were confronted with a veritable swarm of skeletal warriors and undead necromancers (feel the irony?) blocking our path to the lord of the tomb: Exarch Maladaar, a former Draenite Lord doomed to an eternal existence as an animate corpse.
"DESTROY THE INVADERS!" his sepuclhural voice echoed throughout the massive tomb, and I knew we had our work laid out in front of us. As my fear spells and shadow magic were of little effect againsts the masses of skeletal warriors, I fell back to my old standby... Fire. Picking my targets, I burned down dark spellcaster after dark spellcaster, while my dominated minions protected my flanks from the undead. We practically burrowed our way through the corpses until we stood before the master himself. Demoralized, his army in ruins at his feet, Maladaar drew his burning staff and charged into us, spells and strength flailing for all he was worth.
All to no avail. Maladaar fell to me just like the rest. Was there any other possible outcome?
P.S. Approximately half-way through my conquest of the ancient ruin, I continue to hear rumors from home concerning a hidden northern continent. Must investigate this at my earliest opportunity.