Saturday, March 13, 2010

Daily Fishing - Jewel of the Sewers 3/13/10

Today when Brieanna went to see what Marcia Chase (53,65), by the fountain in Dalaran, had for the daily fishing quest she got Jewel Of The Sewers. This is an easy one and the only daily fishing quest you don't have to leave Dalaran for.

This had me heading down to my spot at The Black Market. I always have good luck there and there is never anyone around. Today it only took Brieanna 6 casts to get the piece of Corroded Jewelry she was after. I got the usual other stuff too, drowned rat, empty vials, weeds, and so on.

I took the piece of Corroded Jewelry back up to Marcia and traded it for a Bag of Fishing Treasures. Today it had 8g63s70c, 3 Pygmy Oil, 3 Worthless Pieces of Green Glass, 2 Deviate Fish, High Test Eternium Fishing Line, that adds +5 to your fishing skill which I have been hoping to get for a while now, and a Waterlogged Recipe in it.

I love getting a Waterlogged Recipe, it starts a quest. The quest is to take it over and deliver it to Christi Stockton, the wine vendor at One More Glass, the wine and cheese shop in Dalaran. She gives you 13g23s and 5 Dalaran Cooking Awards for it. This quest takes less than a minute from the time you accept it until you are counting your cooking awards. Not a bad deal at all. All in all a great day of fishing today, it has been a good week of fishing for Brieanna.

Mustard Dogs - Daily Cooking 3/13/10

Today Katherine Lee (41,65), the Grand Master Cooking Trainer in the kitchen of A Hero's Welcome, had Mustard Dogs! for Brieanna's daily cooking quest. A nice simple one I don't have to leave Dalaran for.

This had me running around the grassy areas of Dalaran picking Wild Mustard. I got the first 2 I needed in the courtyard behind A Hero's Welcome, and the other 2 around the city. Once I had the 4 Wild Mustard I needed I headed over to the bank and grabbed 4 pieces of Rhino Meat to make the Rhino Dogs I needed. I built a fire in the bank and cooked them up right there. I then combined the Rhino Dogs with the Wild Mustard in the Empty Picnic Basket to make a Mustard Dog Basket!.

I took the Mustard Dog Basket and headed over to see Archmage Pentarus (68,41) at Krasus' Landing. For those of you not familiar where that is, it is where the flight master is located in Dalaran. I exchanged the Mustard Dog Basket for 9g93s, 2 Dalaran Cooking Awards and a Small Spice Bag with 4 Northern Spices, 5 Old Spices and 4 Baby Spice in it. Not a bad haul today.

Heroic Gundrak (Dungeon)

I did the heroic daily dungeon on Brieanna today which turned out to be Gundrak.

Gundrak (also known as Gun'Drak) is the capital of the ice troll nation of Zul'Drak in eastern Northrend. The Drakkari tribe rule Zul'Drak from here, constantly battling the mighty forces of the Scourge.

Gundrak is an instance which contains the final boss for the ice trolls. This instance will show the Ice Trolls in all their glory, and teach us why they have been so successful against the Scourge. The story that emerges in the completely constructed zone, Zul'Drak, and the instance at the end of that zone, Gundrak, is that the trolls worship various animal Gods, like the rest of the troll races. They have began sacrificing to these gods to give them the power to fight the Scourge. The whole zone is recognizable as Troll, but with a twist to it that is true to the ice troll culture.

I did this with 4 other people I grouped with from my server, which meant we only had one person from the dungeon finder in our group. It went pretty smooth, it was a really fast run. We did all the bosses so I could get the achievement for it.

The bosses we took down are:

There are two entrances to Gundrak, one to the north and one to the south. The northern entrance has the summoning stone outside. The first boss you will have to fight when going in through the north is Slad’ran. If you go in through the southern entrance, the first boss you will fight is Moorabi, the mammoth boss. Each entrance will take you down to the main circle. There are three bosses around the main circle, each one representing an aspect. There are roughly 2-4 pulls between bosses. Once you kill all three bosses and activate their altars, a bridge will swing into place in the middle of the circle (behind Drakkari the Colossus), allowing you to pass over the central altar. After fighting a few trash mobs, you meet Gal'darah, a rhino aspect, and the presumed leader of Gundrak. You can get to the center circle by jumping into the water and swimming to the stair case or using the stairs behind Drakkari. The fish in the water will attack you but will not follow you onto the land. Some of the mobs do an AoE knock back, so be careful when fighting near ledges.

Daily Fishing - Blood is Thicker 3/12/10

Today Marcia Chase (53,65), by the fountain in Dalaran, had Blood Is Thicker for Brieanna again.

This had me flying over to Unu'pe, then heading inland until I found a Marsh Caribou to kill so I could get covered in blood. Once I was good and covered in blood I headed back to shore and jumped in. That does two things, it washes the blood off me and creates a blood pool. I need the blood pool to fish for the Bloodtooth Frenzy this quest is looking for. I need 5. It didn't take me very long to catch them, you get them 2 or 3 at a time so it goes pretty quick.

Once I had the 5 I needed I hearthed back to Dalaran and went to see Marcia. I traded the 5 Bloodtooth Frenzy for a Bag of Fishing Treasures which today had 7g43s82c, 2 Elixirs of Water Walking, 3 Solid Gold Coins and 2 Deviate Fish in it. I have had better days of fishing but am still ahead for the week after getting the Jeweled Fishing Pole the other day.

Cheese for Glowergold - Daily Cooking 3/12/10

Today when I went to see Katherine Lee (41,65), the Grand Master Cooking Trainer in the kitchen of A Hero's Welcome, she had Cheese for Glowergold for Brieanna.

This had me running around looking for Half Full Dalaran Wine Glasses. I got 5 of the 6 I needed before I even left A Hero's Welcome, I got the other one at One More Glass when I went to get the piece of Aged Dalaran Limburger this quest calls for. All in all it went pretty quick today.

Once I had all the Half Full Dalaran Wine Glasses and the piece of Aged Dalaran Limburger I combined them on the platter to make a wine and cheese platter. I took that over and delivered it to Ranid Glowergold (36,28) at the Leatherworkers in the Magus Commerce Exchange in exchange for 9g93s, a Dalaran Cooking Award and a Small Spice Bag with 2 Northern Spices, 3 Baby Spice and another Dalaran Cooking Award in it. Not a bad return on this one today.