Wandering the quarterdeck on the Daedalean Kraken “Ileana“
Something very unexpected happened to the Halfling Commandos last night.
First, occasional player Veldesico returned, his absence this time due to kidney issues (and … ouch!). Nice to have him back, as always.
Second, he brought presents. Or really, a present, only one, but it was the most amazingly massive present a guild could imagine: The Daedalean Kraken!
There he is, in the image on the right with Brymn, negotiating ship purchase terms with the Elven dealer.
Wow. What a huge ship. There are quests in the game that are quite lengthy but are still dwarfed by the never-ending humongousness of this thing. It just goes and goes and goes. Right when you think you’ve finally run to the end, there is an entire new level to explore that you still haven’t seen.
Also, really, really expensive. Apparently our Veldesico is a whale.
A very generous whale.
Not one to look a gift whale in the mouth, the evening’s questing plans were immediately set aside as focus turned to acquiring the proper set of accoutrement for such a grand vessel, in the form of guild airship amenities. And perfect placement of said accoutrement.
Unctuous auctioneer, pointing at Coin’s pseudodragon: “We don’t serve their kind here!”
Coin, casually flipping a ball of magic fire from hand to hand: “We do now”
I came up with a plan to try and put all of the most-visited amenities on one floor. I put the Banquet Room there too so that people who die can immediately get whatever they need without zoning. My Gamer Girl came up with the idea of placing the Farshifter there too, saving one more zoning. All very tidy.
It took a surprising amount of planning, but it was all the good kind of planning that I never mind having to do. Fun. And now, flying perfection.
Whaddya mean I can’t drive? I’m the guild leader!
We had a lot of amenities already, but now we bought everything we could afford, which turned out to be all but three of the available choices. Some need upgrading, but not many, we spent a lot of our personal stashes of both plat and astral shards. And yet, even with all that, we still have an entire deck-and-a-half of empty hook points. The ship is just that big.
King of the World (canine style)!
Expensive, yes, but the amenities no longer wear out. All that plat and all those astral shards have bought something that will remain with the Halfling Commandos for as long as there is a game to play. It feels more worthwhile than usual, like we actually accomplished something. Although it was Veldesico who did the vast majority of that accomplishing, he bought the ship, we just bought amenities.
Everything you need
In one enormous vessel.
I still can’t get over how tremendously large this thing is. Not just long, but tall too, it takes a measurably long time just to run up to the highest point of the poop deck. It’s so big that it’s hard to even find the way up to the poop deck.
View from the poopdeck.
Oh, stop it! Yes, I said “poopdeck”, so what? Sheesh, grow up
Think about it. A ship so big you can get lost on the top deck. People did too, this is not just theory, people really did get confused and misplaced while trying to explore the topside.
So big. So! Big!
And so nice.
🙂 😀 🙂