If you’ve done the quest Repossession, then you’ll probably recognize the image above. So let me explain why Moggy (I think that’s what it’s called) scares me so.
In DDO, I only have one true character (all others are bank/mules), my perma-TR Rilama, whose aim is to attain uber-completionist status (3 times of every life) (one can only dream). But I don’t speed TR. I usually take 2-4 months to complete a life, because I like to do each quest once on elite each life. Which brings me to the quest Repossession.
At some point in this quest, you have to pick an art object that will open a secret door. The catch is all the other objects are trapped. There are dialog options based on your ability scores to check if an object is trapped or not. Every life I am able to narrow it down to 2-3 choices. And every life I die here once. Every life. Even on my artificer who could do traps (but that was my mistake). Even on my gimp-but-way-overlevel-first-life-wizard. And on my second try I do just fine.
So when I rolled a monk for my 5th life, I finally thought I could break the curse (Evasion, baby!). I narrowed it down to 3 art objects. I went into ocean stance, used the Walk of the Sun finishing move, drank a haste pot, drank all 5 resist pots, drank a rage pot, activated the human buff that gives you +2 to saves, grabbed one of them and… (drumroll, please)… DING!
Words cannot describe how I felt, only this:
Since then I have accepted that I must die in this quest as a Rite of Passage, a Sacrifice to Universe or some other nonsense. I foresee much suffering in the future…
Thanks for reading 🙂