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    Excerpts from Level 18

    Author's Notes

    Level 18, the Reaver's Refuge level.

    Ah, one must love the godsent of Oremi's Necklace on a monk. It took me a while to get used to having a plentiful amount of ki. Things become much less of a juggling act of maintaining ki between damage strikes, finishing moves, and abundant step.

    Monastery of the Scorpion is an amazing EXP hotspot for a character with a fast stealth speed and a good spot. Although, they don't have to be extraordinarily high to do so on normal (a ~28 Move Silently, ~20 Hide, and ~25 Spot will suffice). Needless to say, between Monastery of the Scorpion and Enter the Kobold I have more than enough Eldritch Runes at the moment.

    Prey on the Hunter is a quest I found fairly close to the wire on this character. Unarmed attackers do very poorly against giants due to the knockback of their swings so when you get several of them hitting you it becomes rather hard to get off a hit. The last fight also wasn't pretty as Aussircaex doesn't scale, so when she gets mad she will hit you in the 50's (or more on higher difficulties) which caught me off guard.

    I was also somewhat amazed that I was able to pull off taking down Sor'jek Incanni in Stealer of Souls. It ended up being a rather extensive fight (because I can only harm one thing at a time, and the mephits will continuously come back). Matters weren't helped any in that my only source of Blindness Ward was on a set of Greensteel Goggles with a Taint of Shavarath and that I didn't go get a Greater Cold Resistance item, so the Mephit of Lammania's Disorientation caused me some trouble and I had to take down the Mephit of Risia to bring down the Cold Shield effect. It wasn't exactly pretty.

    Other highlights included most of the Inspired Quarters and a couple raids (Demon Queen, Stormreaver, Shroud, Hound).

    As a side note, I REALLY need to remember to get some vorpals. My set of handwraps are a bit slow taking down things in The Shroud and Hound of Xoriat.



    Leveling Information
    Gained Ten Thousand Star Strike after leveling to 18.
    Raised the skills Concentration (1), Hide (1), Spot (1), Move Silently (1), and Balance(1)
    Gained Feat Past Life: Sneak of Shadows

    Quest Completions (41) Approximate time spent in quests - 10:12:33
    Against the Demon Queen - C
    Dream Conspiracy - N x6
    Enter the Kobold - N x12
    Finding the Path - N
    Hound of Xoriat - N
    I Dream of Jeets - N
    Monastery of the Scorpion - N x12/H/E
    Prey on the Hunter - N
    Stealer of Souls - N
    The Shipwrecked Spy - N
    The Shroud - N
    Zawabi's Revenge - N


    Bank Transactions
    Vorne's Belt, Oremi's Necklace, Morah's Belt, Gloves of Titan's Grip [unsuppressed], 3 Suulomades Cookies, 500 Draconic Runes, Khyber Dragonshard Essence, Eberron Dragonshard Essence

    Obtained Items Used Later
    +2 Ghost Touch Handwraps of Disruption

    Cash Transactions
    Net Gain of 2397362 gold.
    Gained 8609 from gems.
    Spent -33985 in repairs.
    Gained 299912 from Auction House sales (+1 CON Tome, +1 INT Tome, +1 Ghost Touch Kama of Greater Undead Bane).
    Spent -19510 for 2 Contracts of Heystack Ironhorse and 1 Contract of Arnal Swarts

    Deaths (1)
    The Shroud (Normal) - Portal of the Lost Moon (probably the most lethal thing in the game )
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    Excerpts from Level 19

    Author's Notes

    Well, this is it. The last level and it was quite a lengthy one (at over 15 hours). I used a large assortment of Inspired Quarter quests, Dreaming Dark quests, Amrath, Pickup groups, and end-game raids to get through it. To put things short, I'm happy that it is over. Next time I'll consider using some Eberron Dragonshards for EXP enhancement potions (being I found 19 smalls and 5 mediums through this reincarnate's diary).



    Leveling Information
    Gained Grandmaster of Mountains and Grandmaster of Storms after leveling to 19.
    Raised the skills Concentration (1), Hide (1), Spot (1), Move Silently (1), and Balance(1)

    Quest Completions (81) Approximate time spent in quests - 15:22:29
    A New Invasion - N x8
    A Vision of Destruction - H
    Against the Demon Queen - C
    Bastion of Power - N
    Dreaming Dark - N
    Eye of the Titan - N
    Finding the Path - N
    Genesis Point - N
    Hound of Xoriat - H
    I Dream of Jeets - N x6
    In the Demon's Den - N
    Mining for Ancient Secrets - N x12/H/E
    Raiding the Giants' Vault - S x12
    Reclaiming Memories - N x7
    Sins of Attrition - N x6
    The Mindsunder - N x6
    The Reaver's Fate - E
    The Shipwrecked Spy - N x3
    The Shroud - N
    The Weapons Shipment - N x4
    Tower of Despair - N x2
    Wrath of the Flame - N
    Zawabi's Revenge - E



    Bank Transactions
    +3 Vorpal Longsword, +2 Vorpal Kukri of Slowburst, 1 Devil Keepsake, 1 Mysterious Artifact

    Obtained Items Used Later
    1 Demon's Blood, 1 Shavarath Pure Iron

    Cash Transactions
    Net Gain of 4296318 gold.
    Gained 45549 from gems.
    Spent -99812 in repairs.
    Gained 146031 from Auction House sales (+1 Vorpal Longsword of Pure Good, +2 Axiomatic Quarterstaff of Greater Undead Bane).
    Spent -218374 on 280 Repair Serious Damage Potions.

    Deaths (7)
    The Mindsunder (Normal) - A Dream Scourge at the very end.
    Sins of Attrition (Normal) - An Orthon at the final lever door.
    Mining for Ancient Secrets (Elite) - Glasvryn Tal used Finger of Death.
    The Shroud (Normal) - Portal of the Lost Moon.
    The Shroud (Normal) - Portal of the Lost Moon... again.
    The Shroud (Normal) - Desaga Vorpal'd me.
    The Shroud (Normal) - Arraetrikos slashed me to oblivion.
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    Summaries of a True Reincarnate (Melee), and other loose ends

    You roll 8 (1d11).

    Code:
    Roll	Class
    1	Barbarian
    2	Bard
    3	Cleric
    4	Favored Soul
    5	Fighter
    6	Monk
    7	Paladin
    8	Ranger
    9	Rogue
    10	Sorcerer
    11	Wizard
    And thus, I took my last level in Ranger.

    Leveling Information
    For Level 20:
    Raised the skills Concentration (1), Jump (3), Move Silently (1), Hide (1), Spot (1)
    Attribute: +1 STR
    Enhancements: Warforged Constitution I, Warforged Constitution II, Warforged Brute Fighting I, Fists of Iron



    Favor
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    Quest Completions (743) Approximate time spent in quests - 91:23:15
    A Cabal for One - N/H/E
    A Cry For Help - N x9/H/E
    A New Invasion - N x8
    A Relic of a Sovereign Past - N
    A Vision of Destruction - H
    Acid Wit - N
    Against the Demon Queen - C x3/N
    An Explosive Situation - S
    An Offering of Blood - N
    And the Dead Shall Rise... - N x8/H/E
    Arachnophobia - S
    Archer Point Defense - N/H/E
    Bargain of Blood - H/E
    Bastion of Power - N
    Bring Me the Head of Ghola-Fan - N
    Bringing the Light - N/H/E
    Brood of Flame - N/E
    Caged Trolls - N/E
    Caverns of Korromar - N
    Chains of Flame - N
    Come Out and Slay - N/E
    Dead Predators - N/E
    Delirium - N
    Desecrated Temple of Vol - N x11/H
    Desert Caravan - N
    Devil Assault - N
    Dirty Laundry - N/E
    Doom of the Witch-doctor: The Way to Zulkash - N/H x2/E
    Doom of the Witch-doctor: Zulkash, Herald of Woe - N/H x2/E
    Dream Conspiracy - N x6
    Dreaming Dark - N
    Dreams of Insanity - N x3/H
    Durk's Got a Secret - N/E
    Endgame: Marguerite - N
    Endgame: The Archbishop's Fate - N
    Enter the Kobold - N x12
    Entering the Gate Chamber - N
    Escort the Expedition - N
    Eye of the Titan - N
    Faithful Departed - N
    Feast or Famine - N x10/H/E
    Finding the Path - N x2
    First Strike - N/H x2/E
    Flesh Maker's Laboratory - N/H/E
    Foundation of Discord - N x9/H/E
    Free Delera - N
    Freshen the Air - N/E
    From Beyond the Grave - N x9
    Garrison's Missing Pack - N/E
    Gateway to Khyber - N x8/H/E
    Genesis Point - N
    Ghost of a Chance - N/E
    Ghosts of Perdition - N x11/H
    Gianthold Tor - C/N x2
    Gladewatch Outpost Defense - N
    Guard Duty - N/H
    Gwylan's Stand - N
    Halls of Shan-To-Kor - N x8/H/E
    Haunted Library - N/E
    Haverdasher - N/E
    Haywire Foundry - N
    Heyton's Rest - N/E x2
    Hiding in Plain Sight - N
    Hold For Reinforcements - N
    Home Sweet Sewer - S
    Hound of Xoriat - N/H
    I Dream of Jeets - N x7
    In Need of Supplies - N
    In the Demon's Den - N
    Inferno of the Damned - N x2/H
    Information is Key - N/H/E
    Invaders - N x6/H
    Irestone Inlet - N
    Kobold Assault - N
    Let Sleeping Dust Lie - N
    Litany of the Dead - N x12/H
    Made To Order - N
    Madstone Crater - N
    Maraud the Mines - N x2/E x9
    Mining for Ancient Secrets - N x12/H/E
    Mired in Kobolds - N/H
    Mirra's Sleepless Nights - N/H/E
    Misery's Peak - N/H/E
    Missing In Action - N/E
    Monastery of the Scorpion - N x12/H/E
    Necromancer's Doom - N/E x2
    Old Grey Garl - N/E
    Prey on the Hunter - N
    Proof is in the Poison - N
    Protect Baudry's Interests - N/E
    Prove Your Worth - N/E
    Purge the Fallen Shrine - N
    Purge the Heretics - N/E
    Raid the Vulkoorim - N
    Raiding the Giants' Vault - S x12
    Rainbow in the Dark - N x10/E
    Reclaiming Memories - N x7
    Reclamation - N/E
    Recovering the Lost Tome - N/E
    Redemption - N/E x2
    Redfang the Unruled - N/E
    Redwillow's Ruins - N/E
    Repossession - N x7/E
    Rest for the Restless - N
    Retrieve the Stolen Goods - N/E
    Return to the Sanctuary - N
    Ritual Sacrifice - N/E
    Ruined Halls - N x11/H/E
    Running With the Devils - N x10/E
    Sacrifices - N x12/H/E x2
    Secure the Area - N
    Setting the Wards: The Lower Cathedral - N
    Setting the Wards: The Patriarchs' Crypt - N
    Sins of Attrition - N x6
    Slavers of the Shrieking Mines - N
    Spies in the House - H/E
    Stand Your Ground - N/E
    Stealer of Souls - N
    Stealthy Repossession - N x2/H/E
    Stop Hazadill's Shipment - N/E
    Stopping the Sahuagin - N/E x2
    Stormcleave Outpost - N
    Storming the Beaches - H/E
    Stromvauld's Mine - N/H/E
    Sykros' Jewel - N/H
    Taming the Flames - N
    Tharashk Arena - N
    The Black Loch - H/E
    The Bloody Crypt - N/E
    The Bookbinder Rescue - N/E
    The Bounty Hunter - N/H/E
    The Cannith Crystal - N/E x2
    The Captives - N/E
    The Chamber of Insanity - N/E
    The Chamber of Kourush - N
    The Chamber of Rahmat - N
    The Chamber of Raiyum - N x7/H/E
    The Church and the Cult - N
    The Cloven-Jaw Scourge: Blockade - N
    The Cloven-Jaw Scourge: Caverns of Shaagh - N
    The Coalescence Chamber - N/E
    The Collaborator - N x7/H/E x2
    The Crucible - N x9/H/E
    The Crypt of Gerard Dryden - N
    The Cursed Crypt - N
    The Deadly Package: Agent of the Darguul - N/H x2/E
    The Deadly Package: The Stronghold Key - N/H x2/E
    The Depths of Darkness - N/E
    The Depths of Despair - N/E
    The Depths of Discord - N/E
    The Depths of Doom - N/E
    The Enemy Within - N
    The Fane of the Six: Cleansing the Temple - N/H/E
    The Fane of the Six: The Fall of the Prelate - N/H/E
    The Forgotten Caverns - N/E
    The Friar's Niece - N
    The Gate Chamber - N
    The Giant Lieutenants - N
    The Giant's Lair - N
    The Giant's Supplies - N
    The Graverobber - N
    The Grey Moon's Den: Extermination - N
    The Grey Moon's Den: Trollish Scourge - N
    The Hobgoblins' Captives - N/H x2/E
    The Iron Mines: Freeing Achka - N
    The Iron Mines: Justice for Grust - N
    The Jungle of Khyber - N x8/H
    The Keeper's Sanctuary - N
    The Kobolds' Den: Clan Gnashtooth - N/H/E
    The Kobold's Den: Rescuing Arlos - N/H/E
    The Kobolds' New Ringleader - N x9/H/E
    The Lair of Summoning - N/E
    The Last Move: The Way to Yarkuch - N/H x2/E
    The Last Move: Yarkuch's Last Stand - N/H x2/E
    The Legend of Two-Toed Tobias - N/E
    The Library of Thernal - N
    The Maze of Madness - N
    The Miller's Debt - S
    The Mindsunder - N x6
    The Missing Expedition - N
    The Missing Party - N
    The Mystery of Delera's Tomb - N
    The Old Archives - N
    The Path to Madness - N x4
    The Pit - N/E
    The Prison of the Planes - N/H
    The Prisoner - N
    The Reaver's Fate - N/E x2
    The Rescue - N
    The Sacred Helm - N
    The Sanctum: Church of the Fury - N/H/E
    The Sanctum: Quench the Flames - N/H/E
    The Scoundrel's Run - N/E
    The Shadow Crypt - N x11/H/E
    The Shipwrecked Spy - N x4
    The Shroud - N x2/H
    The Smuggler's Warehouse - N/H/E
    The Spawn of Whisperdoom - N
    The Stones Run Red - N/H
    The Storehouse's Secret - N/H/E x7
    The Stormreaver Fresco - N/E
    The Sunken Sewer - N/E
    The Swiped Signet - N
    The Tear of Dhakaan - N/E
    The Temple Outpost: Captives of the Cult - N/H/E
    The Temple Outpost: The Libram of the Six - N/H/E
    The Tides Turn - N/H/E
    The Troglodytes' Get - N/H
    The Weapons Shipment - N x4
    The Xorian Cipher - N
    Thrall of the Necromancer - N x5/H/E
    Tomb of the Blighted - N
    Tomb of the Burning Heart - N
    Tomb of the Crimson Heart - N/H/E
    Tomb of the Forbidden - N
    Tomb of the Immortal Heart - N/H/E
    Tomb of the Sanguine Heart - N/H/E
    Tomb of the Shadow Guard - N
    Tomb of the Shadow King - N
    Tomb of the Shadow Knight - N
    Tomb of the Shadow Lord - N
    Tomb of the Tormented - N
    Tomb of the Unhallowed - N
    Tower of Despair - N x2
    Trial By Fire - N x12/H/E
    Valak's Mausoleum - N/E
    Venn's Trail: Clan Tunnelworm - N/H/E
    Venn's Trail: Venn's Fate - N/H/E
    Walk the Butcher's Path - N/E
    Where There's Smoke... - N/E
    Whisperdoom's Spawn - N/H x2/E
    Wrath of the Flame - N
    Yarkuch's War-plans - N/H x2/E
    Zawabi's Revenge - N x2/E x2




    Deaths (13)
    Zawabi's Revenge (Normal) from a Firebrand Archer's arrow
    Feast or Famine (Elite) - Wyrm Cult Heresiarch Disintegration
    Gianthold Tor - Grundaussir's Freezing Aura and Blaze's Disintegrations
    The Shroud (Hard) - Portal of the Lost Moon
    The Shroud (Normal) - Portal of the Lost Moon
    The Mindsunder (Normal) - A Dream Scourge at the very end.
    Sins of Attrition (Normal) - An Orthon at the final lever door.
    Mining for Ancient Secrets (Elite) - Glasvryn Tal used Finger of Death.
    The Shroud (Normal) - Portal of the Lost Moon.
    The Shroud (Normal) - Portal of the Lost Moon... again.
    The Shroud (Normal) - Desaga Vorpal'd me.
    The Shroud (Normal) - Arraetrikos slashed me to oblivion.




    Bank Transactions
    Obtained a Large Collectable Bag, Large Ingredient Bag, Medium Gem Bag, 70 Potions of Fear Removal, 91 Potions of Blindness Removal, 77 Potions of Curse Removal, 95 Potions of Lesser Restoration, Goggles of Insight, Anger's Step, Anger's Gift, Boots of Feather Falling [ML 1], Spear Bane, +2 Quarterstaff [Frost, Icy Burst, ML 1], Bracers of Detect Secret Doors [x3], Phiarlan Pendent of Time, +3 Docent (ML 2), Ring of Shield [x3], 42 +3 House Deneith Sturdy Arrows, Boost of Invisibility [x1], +2 Gloves of Ogre Power (+2) [ML 1], Scarab of Protection, Goggles of Fox's Cunning [x3, ML 1], Fernian Wraps, +2 Dexterous (+2) Ring [ML 1], Gloves of Expeditious Retreat [x3], +1 Keen Returning Throwing Dagger [ML 1], Rod of Teleport [29 charges], 41 Potions of Repair Serious Damage, 25 Icy Potions of Jump, 39 Icy Potions of Chill Shield, 26 Icy Potions of Haste, 100 Sun Flasks, 1 Jelly Cake of Risia, 14 Thelanian Jelly Cakes, 93 Stormreaver Cookies, 47 Fernian Jelly Cakes, 28 Icy Potions of Featherfalling, 60 Shavarathian Jelly Cakes, 4 Lamannian Jelly Cakes, +3 Quarterstaff [Frost, Icy Burst, ML 2, RR: Warforged], Gravnok's Band, +3 Docent [ML 2], +1 Byeshk Returning Shuriken, +1 [Frost] Warhammer of Greater Construct Bane, +1 Acid [Frost, Icy Burst] Handwraps of Pure Good, Belt of Moderate Fortification (ML 5), Ring of Fire Resistance (ML 5), Arlyn's Ring, 2 Visors of the Flesh Render Guards x2, Mantle of the Worldshaper, Voice of the Master, Ring of Invisibility [x3], 98 Potions of Barkskin +3, 71 Potions of Haste, Potions of Resist 20: Fire (96), Acid (57), Cold (98), Electric (77), Sonic (69), Portable Hole, +2 Manual of Bodily Health, +2 Manual of Gainful Exercise, +2 Manual of Quickness in Action, Mummified Bat, Linen Handwraps, Shrunken Head, Ogre Power (+1) Bracers of Invisibility [+3], Ring of Striding (20%) [ML 7], Goggles of Heroism [x5] [ML 7], Cloak of Protection (+3) [ML 7], +3 Holy [Frost, Icy Burst] Handwraps, +5 Docent, Phase Hammer, +1 True Law [Frost, Icy Burst] Handwraps of Greater Evil Outsider Bane, Witching Hour, Stave of the Seer, Chaosgardes, Silver Flame Pendant, Planar Gird x2, Visors of Concentration, +3 Anarchic Handwraps of Weighted (1%), +1 Holy [Frost, Icy Burst] Handwraps of Greater Undead Bane, +1 Holy [Cold Touch, Icy Burst] Handwraps of Greater Aberration Bane, +1 Crippling Flametouched Iron Light Hammer of Destruction, +1 Improved Destruction Kukri, Titanic Docent [Alchemic Ritual] x2, Giantcrafted Docent [Alchemic Ritual], Golden Greaves, Health (+5) Belt [ML 9], Dexterous (+5) Ring of Repairing (+3) [RR: WF, ML 9], Cloak of Greater Fire Resistance, Cloak of Greater Cold Resistance, Kaelth's Touch, Lion-headed Belt Buckle, Emerald Claw Talisman, Silver Flame Talisman, Boots of Striding (30%) [RR: WF, ML 11], Dustless Boots, Seal of Earth, Goggles of Divine Power [x5], Ring of Divine Power [x5], Great Commander Greensteel Goggles of Greater Lightning Resistance [Greater Lightning Resistance, Inherent Electricity Resistance - 5, Aspect of Air, Taint of Shavarath], Great Commander Greensteel Goggles [Blindness/Disease Immunity, Inherent Fire Resistance - 5, Aspect of Ash, Taint of Shavarath], Supreme Tyrant Green Steel Helm of Concordant Opposition [+45 HP, +1 STR skills, +5 CON skills, Concordant Opposition], Ring of Resonance, Ethereal Bracers, Seal of the Earth, +2 Holy [Frost, Icy Burst] Longbow of Greater Chaotic Outsider Bane, +4 Holy [Cold Touch, Frost] Handwraps of Bleeding, Blindness Ward Goggles of the Eagle (+10), Levik's Bracers, Bluefire Necklace, Cloak of Protection (+5), Spectral Gloves, Ring of Greater Cold Resistance, Tumbleweed, Bard's Cloak, Thin Quiver [with 1000 +3 Sturdy Deneith Arrows, 906 Deneith Silver Arrows, 919 Cold Iron Arrows], Ring of Lies, Greensteel Helmet [Taint, Aspect of Fire, +3 DEX skills, +25 HP], Head of Good Fortune, Striding (30%) Boots of Move Silently (+3), Blindness Ward Goggles of Divine Power [x5], Goggles of the Eagle (+15), 2 Medium Experience Elixirs, Orchard Sigil [6, 2, 5, 6, 2, 7, 3, 0 pieces per slot], 7 Giant Relics, Ring of Greater Lightning Resistance [RR: WF, ML 9], +3 Banishing Rapier of Backstabbing (+1), +1 Banishing Dagger of Righteousness [ML 10, RR: WF], Dreamsplitter, +2 Ghost Touch Handwraps of Disruption, Health (+4) Belt of Moderate Fortification, +5 Holy [Frost, Icy Burst] Handwraps of Weighted (2%), +5 Weakening [Frost] Handwraps of Bleeding, +5 Strength Sapping [Frost] Handwraps of Bleeding [RR: WF, ML 16], +5 Maladroit Handwraps, Dragontouched Docent [Ritual, +5 Resistance, 20% Healing Amplification, Destruction], Obtained +3 Thundering [Frost] Handwraps of Greater Chaotic Outsider Bane, Vorne's Belt, Oremi's Necklace, Morah's Belt, Gloves of Titan's Grip [unsuppressed], 3 Suulomades Cookies, 500 Draconic Runes, Khyber Dragonshard Essence, Eberron Dragonshard Essence, +3 Vorpal Longsword, +2 Vorpal Kukri of Slowburst, 1 Devil Keepsake, 1 Mysterious Artifact



    Obtained Items Used Later
    Rugged Belt
    Bracers of Assistance
    Fiendish Dire Rabbit Helm
    Straw Hat
    Helm of Prayer [x1]
    Totemic Staff of Splinterskull
    Cloak of Eagle's Splendor [x3], ML 1
    Graskitch's Skullcap
    Blademaster's Bracers
    Devout Handwraps
    Coin Belt
    Gloves of Divine Power [x5] [RR: WF, ML 9]
    +2 Thundering Handwraps of Greater Construct Bane
    +2 Ghost Touch Handwraps of Disruption
    1 Demon's Blood
    1 Shavarath Pure Iron



    Cash Transactions
    Reincarnate's Starting cash - 4267116 gold, 4 silver, 3 copper

    Net Gain of 12174049 gold
    Straight Cash Gain 2335564 gold
    Obtained 162991 from sold gems.
    Spent -264292 in repairs.
    300000 gained from hawking Risian recipies.
    490000 net gained from private trades.
    Gained 1778986 from Auction House sales (Portable Hole, +1 Ghost Touch Heavy Mace of Pure Good, Scroll of Fredom of Movement, +3 Adamantine Brestplate, +3 Mithral Tower Shield, +5 Darkleaf Breastplate, +3 Mithral Full Plate, Dexterous (+4) Ring, +3 Mithral Light Shield, +2 Shock Longsword of Pure Good, Surefooted Boots and +5 Mithral Breastplate, Antithesis, +1 Weakening Handwraps of Enfeebling, 10th level Wand of Shield [x15], 10th level Wand of Shield [x40], +1 CON Tome, +1 CON Tome, +1 INT Tome, +1 Ghost Touch Kama of Greater Undead Bane, +1 Vorpal Longsword of Pure Good, +2 Axiomatic Quarterstaff of Greater Undead Bane).
    Spent -39361 on hirelings: 3 Contracts of Grommisk Axehead, 1 Contract of Laerathor, 4 Contracts of Flare, 1 contract of Flagon Moren, 2 Contracts of Jatrina Sartosa, 2 Contracts of Heystack Ironhorse and 1 Contract of Arnal Swarts.
    Spent -1360687 for 15 Potions of Resist Acid, 1594 Oils of Repair Serious Damage, and 79 Potions of Barkskin (+3).
    Spent -79753 for a Medium Collectables Bag.
    Spent -1321 for 1200 Deneith Cold Iron Arrows.
    Spent -20010 on a +1 Ghost Touch Quarterstaff of Vertigo [+4]
    Spent -2000000 on a Wise (+6) Helmet [RR: WF, ML 9].
    Spent -30882 on Dexterous (+4) Gloves of Repairing (+3) for next level.
    Spent -5075 Armored (+1) Bracers of Ray of Enfeeblement [x3].
    Spent -130000 for +6 STR gloves of Repairing (+3).
    Spent -100000 gold for Bag slot #5.
    Spent -100000 to claim House Kundarak bank slot #2 and #3
    Spent -1300 on House Phiarlan buffs.
    Spent -200 in Come Out and Slay.
    Paid -5000 to Karn Cold-Trail.
    Spent -11000 in kobold bribes in The Crucible.

    Reincarnate's Ending cash - 16441165 gold, 5 silver, 12 copper





    Consumables Used
    4 Potions of Fear Removal
    10 Potions of Blindness Removal
    32 Potions of Curse Removal
    64 Potions of Lesser Restoration
    43 +3 House Deneith Sturdy Arrows
    Scarab of Protection
    1454 Potions of Repair Serious Damage
    13 Icy Potions of Jump
    17 Icy Potions of Chill Shield
    32 Sun Flasks
    1 Jelly Cake of Risia
    24 Thelanian Jelly Cakes
    8 Stormreaver Cookies
    4 Fernian Jelly Cakes
    90 Potions of Barkskin (+3)
    Potions of Resist 10: Acid (12)
    Potions of Resist 20: Fire (45), Acid (17), Cold (42), Electric (23), Sonic (8)
    1 Suulomades Cookie
    11 Charges of Teleport



    Mnemonics
    Obtained (I - 5, II - 11, III - 16, IV - 5, V - 36)
    Given Out(V - 2)



    Tomes Obtained
    2 +1 CON tomes
    1 +1 INT tome
    1 +2 DEX tome
    1 +2 CON tome
    1 +2 CHA tome



    Collectables Obtained
    67 Sweet Whitecap
    18 Deadly Feverblanch
    5 Pale Creeper
    47 Amber Vial
    2 Vial of Contagion
    8 Vial of Pure Water
    5 Tome: Alchemist's Chapbook
    6 Sanguine Moth
    1 Lush Cryptmoss
    29 Ancient Elven Relic
    1 White Dragon Scale
    4 Ancient Giant Relic
    4 Ancient Dragon Relic
    1 House-Sealed Letter
    25 Small Wooden Idol
    10 Icon of Khyber
    102 String of Prayer Beads
    15 Page torn from a Research Notebook
    5 Khyber Prayer Pamphlet
    28 'Wavecrasher' Cargo Manifest
    18 Phoenix Tavern Purchase Orders
    6 Tome: Stormreach Imports and Exports, 857 YK
    73 Skull Fragment
    8 Intact Fingerbone
    22 Powdered Blood
    2 Cryptmoss Queen
    30 Cryptmoss Worm Larva
    9 Cryptmoss Worm
    26 Withered Cryptmoss
    8 Cryptmoss
    82 Funerary Token
    5 Necromantic Gem
    21 Mark of The Keeper
    8 Caravan Logbook
    25 Research Diary
    5 Tome: Myths of Old Xen'drik
    62 Glittering Dust
    14 Sparkling Dust
    5 Luminescent Dust
    180 Blade of the Dark Six
    10 Shamanic Totem
    58 Signet of The Devourer
    200 White Ice Games Coin
    5 Medium Eberron Dragonshard Fragment
    19 Small Eberron Dragonshard Fragment
    38 Blue Ice Games Coin
    187 Antique Bronze Token
    54 Ceramic Bowl
    5 Crystal Decanter
    13 Glass Phial
    12 Cryptic Message
    5 Scholarly Notes
    18 Romantic Sonnet
    5 Silver Flame Hymnal
    22 Runic Parchment
    49 Lodestone
    11 Moonstone
    4 Stellar Orb
    45 Singed Soarwood
    2 Lightning-Split Soarwood
    12 Charred Soarwood
    10 Bruised Spore Pod
    2 Intact Spore Pod
    25 Smoldering Ember
    3 Polished Ore
    27 Planar Crystal
    15 Planar Spoor
    4 Planar Talisman
    3 Tear of Vulkoor
    20 Chipped Bone Talisman
    5 Ivory Scorpion Icon
    22 Bloodfeast Fungus
    69 Ruddy Fungus
    52 Blessed Candle
    19 Silver Bowl
    3 Ritual Athame
    12 Academic treatise
    52 Mystical Formula
    3 Headsman Beetle
    6 Duskbrood Trumpeter
    60 Amulet of the Lost Empire
    26 Amulet of the Six
    5 Amulet of the Archbishop
    3 Fragrant Drowshood
    7 Sour Darkcap
    1 Flowering Hellscap
    27 Vol Prayer Charm
    10 Mark of Favor
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    Quest Completions (743) Approximate time spent in quests - 91:23:15

    Wow.. Nice job.

    Makes it seem not nearly as long as some ppl take (months!)

    I guess you took everything outa ur cache cuz it gets lost upon TR? Or could you just leave stuff in there for the next life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shade
    I guess you took everything outa ur cache cuz it gets lost upon TR? Or could you just leave stuff in there for the next life?
    The reincarnation cache has to be emptied before one is allowed to True Reincarnate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shade
    Quest Completions (743) Approximate time spent in quests - 91:23:15

    Wow.. Nice job.

    Makes it seem not nearly as long as some ppl take (months!)
    That doesn't include the time it took me to travel, to wait in pickup groups (primarily the raids), to bank things, to restart for the times I died, and so forth. It wouldn't be a poor estimate to just tack on another 35 hours or so.
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    All recordings and videos throughout the diary have been accounted for and processed. It will still take a couple of days for everything to be shipped off to Youtube, but at least I didn't have many fiascos (like in the Diaries of a True Reincarnate (Arcane) where I lost all of Keeper's Sanctuary).


    The following quests were not done and thus have no footage:
    • Tempest's Spine
    • The Vault of Night
    • Plane of Night
    • The Twilight Forge
    • The Titan Awakes
    • Ascension Chamber
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    The last of the process videos have been uploaded and added to this thread.

    I would like to thank the folks who were a part of this experience (even if you don't know you were ) and you, the reader, for giving me a reason to create this thread.
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    Another great job.

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    So… onto “Mr. Cow’s Sing-a-long Blog”?
    Things worthy of Standing Stone going EXTREME PREJUDICE™ on.:
    • NEW - Fix the flipping non-proficiency penalties for wildshape!
    • Redo the Favor rewards so there is a reason to do max favor again.
    • Redoing the drop rates of tomes in generic and raid loot tables.
    • Task Lynnabel with updating the remaining legacy named loot to not suck.
    • Tiering the Runearms so that artificers aren’t screwed out of the advantages of Cannith Crafting in Epic levels on their signature item.
    • Finishing the enhancement tree passes (including racial PrE’s) before rolling out yet another DDOStore™ Enhancement Tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantumFX
    So… onto “Mr. Cow’s Sing-a-long Blog”?
    If I started singing I'm sure I would be correct to estimate I'd have 3 lawsuits against me for blown eardrums, nightmares, insanity, or a host of other maladies.

    I'll do both of us a favor and not bother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCow View Post
    If I started singing I'm sure I would be correct to estimate I'd have 3 lawsuits against me for blown eardrums, nightmares, insanity, or a host of other maladies.

    I'll do both of us a favor and not bother.
    But I can see that you’re chasing after the bard past life feat now on Cowstalker. With a 12 CHA the singing could be considered roleplaying at this point.

    See you could take the sorc past life feat again and sing “With my random elemental death ray…”
    Things worthy of Standing Stone going EXTREME PREJUDICE™ on.:
    • NEW - Fix the flipping non-proficiency penalties for wildshape!
    • Redo the Favor rewards so there is a reason to do max favor again.
    • Redoing the drop rates of tomes in generic and raid loot tables.
    • Task Lynnabel with updating the remaining legacy named loot to not suck.
    • Tiering the Runearms so that artificers aren’t screwed out of the advantages of Cannith Crafting in Epic levels on their signature item.
    • Finishing the enhancement tree passes (including racial PrE’s) before rolling out yet another DDOStore™ Enhancement Tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantumFX
    But I can see that you’re chasing after the bard past life feat now on Cowstalker. With a 12 CHA the singing could be considered roleplaying at this point.
    The character's base CHA is actually a 6, which lends itself more towards "roleplaying" someone who could literally kill and incapacitate through poorly versed songs. Other notable traits include:

    • Inspire Apathy
    • Bestow Incompetence
    • Song of Nausea
    • Deafening Gibberish




    But in all honesty, I'm kinda sapped out from this Diaries of a True Reincarnate to do another one right away. The time and effort needed to catalog things I obtain, quests I do, what killed me, cash from selling stuff, and processing what I record takes its toll.

    My current plan is to relax a bit doing the bard-based journey, do the ranger life (likely with many attempts to get Ranged-only pickup groups for a change of pace), and then do the next Diaries of a True Reincarnate (which I can assure you will be vastly different from the ones I've done up till now).
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    Mr Cow is the Wagyu of Levelling.

    Another excellent set of posts. Well done.

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    It seems that every time I visit the forums I want to give MrCow +rep. But I can't because he seems to be one of the 4 people I ever want to +rep and thus don't spread rep enough to be able to +rep MrCow again.

    So, I would appreciate it if someone else could +rep MrCow for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCow View Post
    The character's base CHA is actually a 6, which lends itself more towards "roleplaying" someone who could literally kill and incapacitate through poorly versed songs. Other notable traits include:

    • Inspire Apathy
    • Bestow Incompetence
    • Song of Nausea
    • Deafening Gibberish




    But in all honesty, I'm kinda sapped out from this Diaries of a True Reincarnate to do another one right away. The time and effort needed to catalog things I obtain, quests I do, what killed me, cash from selling stuff, and processing what I record takes its toll.

    My current plan is to relax a bit doing the bard-based journey, do the ranger life (likely with many attempts to get Ranged-only pickup groups for a change of pace), and then do the next Diaries of a True Reincarnate (which I can assure you will be vastly different from the ones I've done up till now).
    Hey MrCow, great job really, i understand the extra effort put on the diaries and appreciate it, and i wouldnt expect you to do this for every reincarnation, but, you could make a thread were you put just the build that you plan, and the excerpts of each level without the detailed info, just your impressions on how the build progresses and some key quests or the like (author notes section), i think most people would love to read those and will require a minimun effort from your part...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gercho
    but, you could make a thread were you put just the build that you plan, and the excerpts of each level without the detailed info, just your impressions on how the build progresses and some key quests or the like (author notes section), i think most people would love to read those and will require a minimun effort from your part...
    Making any thread as such that requires me to update it as time passes requires more than a minimum effort on my part, along with the fact that some of the information that would be omitted would be ignoring some of the core reasons I did the Diaries of a True Reincarnate to begin with.

    Sorry, but it isn't very likely that I will do so.
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    Well, some of us just want to follow your progress to completionist! but i understand if you dont want to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shade View Post
    Quest Completions (743) Approximate time spent in quests - 91:23:15

    Wow.. Nice job.

    Makes it seem not nearly as long as some ppl take (months!)

    I guess you took everything outa ur cache cuz it gets lost upon TR? Or could you just leave stuff in there for the next life?
    If you figure ~30 hours of extra time (afks for drinks, bios, waiting in groups for raids, conversing with friends, grabbing your loot out of the reincarnation cache, etc) and then estimate an average of 2 hours of questing per day it would take you 2 months. And that's assuming that you are at least as efficient and skilled as MrCow. Not many people can honestly make that claim.

    edit: +1 MrCow, love your work

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    As I was on Lamannia with a level appropriate character for the update 6 quests (using a ranger 6/bard 4) I added the following quests for an EXP-per-minute ratio (which do not pertain to the diaries in any other way):

    • Fathom the Depths
    • Into the Deep
    • The Claw of Vulkoor
    • The Last Stand


    If the EXP amounts of the quests change I'll revise them after they go live.
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    Nice MrCow, 91 hours is great. Your arcane diary was 80 someodd hours in quests? I thought the melee would take far longer than it did. So bard is your next TR, or ranger?

    Edit: Can't +rep you again yet, even though you deserve +1000 for all the work you did on these. Thank you, I learned a lot from this and the arcane diary.
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