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    Default High Lords will host Caught in the Web teaching raid on Saturday, February 16

    Last Saturday saw great turnout for DDO's newest raid Killing Time! We hosted back to back teaching raids with a total of 9 signups, including 8 first timers! You can read about it and watch the live stream here!

    Next in our series we'll be taking on Lolth, The Demon Queen of Spiders in Caught in the Web on Saturday, February 16 at 9pm EST

    All events in this series are for players new(er) raiding or players who are looking to learn raids better. First timers welcome! Please have sound and be willing and able to follow instructions.

    The goal is to welcome newer players into the raiding scene, to teach people how raids work, to get players more comfortable with raids, and to enhance the Sarlona community. There is no level cap for any of our teaching raids but you must be at least level 20 to enter epic content.

    If you are new to Web, You will need to flag and have access to the Menace of the Underdark expansion.

    Flagging for Web requires completion of 11 quests among 3 chains (Eveningstar, Sschindylryn and the Demonweb). It takes some time and effort to flag but there are still some interesting loots to be had in DDO's first expansion from 2012!

    Eveningstar chain
    Start by talking to Adamor Thellik in southern Eveningstar and do the four quests: Impossible Demands, Unquiet Graves, Lost Thread and Battle for Eveningstar. Turn in the chain to Adamor and then continue to the next chain.

    Sschindylryn chain

    Talk to Korrex Dunhaven in northern Eveningstar to pick up the chain. You will need to find your way to Sschindylryn through The Underdark. You can access The Underdark via the cave located in the far south portion of King's Forest. See Underdark link above for a map to get to the entrance of Sschindylryn or check out my video How to Get to Sschindylryn from the Kings Forest. Once you have found Sschindylryn, do the 4 quests: House of Rusted Blades, House of Death Undone, House of Broken Chains and The Portal Opens. Turn in the chain to Korrex to advance to the next chain. Note: finding the Underdark entrance in King's Forest and the Sschindylryn portal and the Riz Malag portal in the Underdark will grant access to new teleport locations from the Eveningstar Cavern portals, which will save a lot of travel time by allowing you to go directly to those locations. If you are interested, I have videos for House of Rusted Blades, House of Death Undone, House of Broken Chains and Portal Opens.

    Demonweb chain

    Talk to Xarathas in northern Eveningstar to pick up the chain. Access the Demonweb via the center portal in the Eveningstar cavern. Do the 3 quests: Trial by Fury, Deal and the Demon and Reclaiming the Rift. Once you turn the chain into Xarathas, Elminster will appear near him and will grant the raid. Note: Some of the web strands that connect the islands in the Demonweb change with each instance, so making your way to the quests will take some exploring. Falling off the edge in the Demonweb will randomly teleport you to one of three locations. One of the teleport destinations will take you to the island where Reclaiming the Rift is located. Once you learn the teleport destinations, it will make it easier to navigate to the other quests as well. I have videos for Deal and the Demon and Reclaiming the Rift that discuss how to find the quests and strategies for navigating the Demonweb. I also have a video for Trial by Fury that discusses my preferred path through the quest's confusing map.

    Space is limited so reserve your spot ahead of time! If you would like to reserve a space in this Saturday's event, please contact me in game on Gingerspyce or preferrably Voodu, who I've been playing most lately.

    This event will be live streamed on my twitch channel so even if you're not on Sarlona, you can watch, learn and ask questions live.

    Thank you to the community for all the support and special thanks to DDOCast for mentioning our events. We hope to see you in raids soon!

    Much love,
    Gingerspyce and The High Lords of Malkier

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    Three years ago, I joined my first teaching raid with the High Lords and ran heroic and legendary Hound of Xoriat (HOX) for the first time. As an opening act, I kited a beholder into the center with Xy’zzy and her puppies on the first run, which was definitely not according to plan. Despite this, the High Lords kept their cool , no one yelled, and they used what happened as a teaching moment.

    At that time, I was in a tiny guild devoted to static grouping and was playing from 2-4 hours…per week. The six of us would run through a quest only once per life, which meant, at most, once a year, and we didn’t do raids. Prior to my first teaching raid, Voodu Sypce’s videos had caught my attention because I wanted to learn more about the game. They’re great learning tools, but I still didn’t feel ready to join the teaching raids. I had lousy gear, a first-life, level 30 toon with around 800 HP, and no raiding experience. I couldn’t possibly keep up in raids, right? Wrong! When I finally decided to take a chance and join the HOX teaching raid, I was made to feel welcome—even after the beholder incident. So…I kept joining the teaching raids—all of them in 2016, in fact. I made mistakes; I died, but I learned a lot and had fun. I started raiding regularly with the High Lords, ended up joining the guild, and now regularly help out in the teaching raids.

    If you want to learn more about raiding, gameplay, and teamwork, the High Lord’s teaching raids are an easy, low-stress way to go about it. Watching raid videos and the Twitch livestream can be helpful, for sure, but if you’re on Sarlona and able to do so, there’s nothing like experiencing the raids first-hand.


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    Great run! We had 6 signups, including 3 first timer and we decided to do epic elite so that everyone could get max favor. We knew it would be fairly easy until the end fight, which has a unique mechanism to complete. You can see how it all unfolds in the replay of the live stream on my Twitch channel vooduspyce!

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