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Fungus Investigation

Posted in Deeds, Instance Guides, Instances, lotro with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2011 by Corleth

One of the Deeds in Dar Narbugud is the Fungus Investigation. On a couple of occasions now, on various toons, I’ve actually missed one or more of these mushrooms, on my way around DN, and ended up scratching my head, trying to remember where to go to find the missing fungus in quersion. DN is big enough and dark enough to easily miss things. So here’s a very brief guide:

  • Smelly, red mushroom – in the first cave where you kill Blagh & Rung. The easiest to find.
  • Strange, blue mushroom – after the second trash pull, after killing Blagh & Rung, you’ll pass this mushroom on the left hand side of the corridor as you move downwards.
  • Colourful Mushroom – about 10 meters inside the ‘Istum’ wing.
  • Divergent Mushroom – in the cave where you fight Zholuga.
  • Inconsistent Mushroom – Once the blind one is dead, drop down into the pool below, and follow the corridor down – you’ll find this mushroom before you get to the Mistress.

Misty 21st Hall

Posted in Diary, Instances, lotro with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2011 by Corleth

You’ve heard of then Misty mountains, right?

Well last week I ran my rune-keep up to Forochel to find the entrance to Sari-Surma – the mist up there was thicker than pea soup. I’ve never in fact seen Forochel like it!

Anyhow, on porting back to the 21st Hall, I found that the mist had travelled with me. Mad! The 21st Hall looked like something out of a 19th century London – i.e. smog filled and dark! I took a screen shot for posterity…

Misty 21st Hall

Misty 21st Hall

A quick note on last week’s tier 2 Lost Temple run. It bugged out on us. In the last boss fight (Furndur) our minstrel died; she retreated and came back to the gate – and Furndur promptly reset. Despite raising a ticket, nothing we could do would then re-activate the fight. As such, a pretty much wasted couple of hours. 😦

I was also back in Dar Narbugud last night with my kin. We only had 11 raiders, but it was by far the smoothest run that I’ve ever been on. No wipes at all. We cruised through Balgh & Rung, Flagit & Zholuga. The other three bosses (Istum, The Blind One and The Mistress of Pestilence) are for tonight’s follow-up.



Oh yes, and I’ve still yet to win a single roll on a DN armour piece, on any toon. 30 odd rolls and counting…last night, on the Blagh/Rung chest, I even managed to roll a 93…only for someone to roll 100…*sigh*

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