The Solo Warrior needs bandaids.
Droonda and Oddity were accompanied by Ona, a guild Shaman, as we took on Razorfen Kraul. We needed to wait for Droonda to get to level 32 so we could do all three quests there. Get Razorflank’s Heart (which I’d done already) for someone in Thunderbluff, gather a sample of bat guano for the silly alchemist in the UC, and take some gophers in to gather blue tubers for the goblin in Ratchet.
I enjoy Razorfen Kraul. As I already related, with a group of five, this was a simple enough dungeon crawl. The pigs are rarely in groups larger than two. Cleave with a big axe works wonders here. And Ona can heal and deal damage. It was fun. He’d launch a chain lightning and I’d charge in. I’d hamstring runners until I could outright land an execute on them. Droonda stayed in back and was primarily our healer and cast earthshock to disrupt casters and frostshock to slow runners. Ona had been through once or twice so we took on the mini-bosses. Those Death guys. Droonda got herself a wonderful blue axe out of the deal. It didn’t take long and we’d gotten the last boss and no small amount of loot. I think Droonda enjoyed it. I remembered her early days in Ragefire Chasm and she had gotten quite stressed with all the activity going on. She’s much more confident now, and she should be! She’s a Shaman. A Shaman with some big friends. That never hurts.
We concluded the foray into Razorfen Kraul by escorting a goblin held prisoner back out. The path we took constituted of a line of armored boars which we’d already cleared. A few additional boars charged from out of nowhere but they were quickly dealt with. Quest reward, a +6 ring, I took the Agility one, I soon sold to a vendor.
Outside we waved goodbye to Droonda as she headed north to the Crossroads and Ratchet. Ona and I had one more mission to accomplish. There was a renegade Forsaken to be found across the Gold Road in Razorfen Downs named Ambassador Malcin. We entered the Downs and tracked down Malcin, but I died before I could take his head. Ona resurrected me but I was quickly tracked down and died again. The second time I was rezz’d I moved clear away and up a thorn and sat overlooking Malcin’s tent and Ona. We waited and waited and waited. Ona told me about his past life in another place where he played a Dark Knight and the adventures there amongst the stars. Malcin wasn’t going to reappear it seemed. Ona went out and found Malcin had moved tents! We found him and this time I got his head. Success. I returned to the Undercity and returned the head to Varimithas, the bat guano to the apothecary, and then all the way back up to Ratchet to turn in the blue tubers. I’ve found the next quest now, and that’s to pay Razorfen Downs a visit and kill the Lich there.
Oh, yes, almost forgot my point. If you’re a Warrior you’d better be good at making bandages. Lately, when I’ve had a bit of spare time I’ll run up to the Scarlet Monastery and beat up on those punk Crusaders. They’re elite so they’ll do a little bit of damage. After every third fight I apply a good heavy silk bandage and then move on. What’s nice is in addition to dropping lots of loot, they also drop the silk I use to make the bandages I need in order to keep killing them. That’s pretty much come to a stop now that I’ve dinged 37. I’ll have to get Droonda up a few levels and then we’ll head out to Desolace. That’s a change of scenery for Droonda. (And being a Shaman we’ll have it easy with her casting water breathing on us. :)