Hello, fellow DAoC fans! Welcome to another edition of our blog, where we bring you some interesting stories and features from the community. In this post, we will spotlight Gudd the Armsman, a loyal and brave follower of the Order of Vigilance, who has been exploring the Old Frontiers’ Odin’s Gate and sharing his adventures with us.
Gudd is a level 50 Armsman from Albion, whospecializes in polearm combat. He is also a skilled crafter, who makes his own armor and weapons. He is a member of the guild Primevil, and has been playing DAoC since 2001.
Gudd has been enjoying the Crossroads Covenant event, especially the phase that took place in Odin’s Gate, where he faced many challenges and enemies from the other realms. He has also been documenting his journey with screenshots and videos, which he posts on his personal website. Here are some of his highlights, along with some excerpts from his diary:
- Gudd and his guildmates defending Castle Sauvage from a Midgard raid.
We were alerted by the scouts that a large group of Midgardians was heading towards our castle. We quickly gathered our forces and prepared for the siege. The enemy had a lot of berserkers, healers, and runemasters, and they were trying to break through our gates with rams and catapults. We fought them bravely, using our archers, casters, and siege weapons to repel them. We also had some stealthers who sneaked behind their lines and disrupted their healers. It was a fierce battle, but we managed to hold them off and protect our castle. We cheered and celebrated our victory, and thanked the King for his support.
- Gudd soloing a Hibernian hero in the snow.
I was roaming around the snowy hills of Odin’s Gate, looking for some action. I spotted a lone Hibernian hero, wearing a green cloak and wielding a huge axe. He looked like a tough opponent, but I decided to challenge him anyway. I approached him cautiously, and greeted him with a salute. He nodded back, and we both drew our weapons. We circled each other, looking for an opening. He swung his axe at me, but I dodged it with a roll. I countered with a thrust of my polearm, but he blocked it with his axe. We exchanged several blows, each one testing our skills and reflexes. He was a worthy adversary, but I had the advantage of reach and power. I saw an opportunity, and feinted a slash. He fell for it, and exposed his neck. I quickly switched to a stab, and hit him hard on his throat. He choked, and dropped his axe. I finished him off with a sweep of my polearm. He collapsed, and whispered something in Gaelic. I didn’t understand what he said, but I respected him as a warrior. I bowed to him, and took his cloak as a trophy.
- Gudd and his friends taking down a dragon in the Dragon’s Lair.
I joined a group of adventurers who were planning to slay a dragon in the Dragon’s Lair. We had a balanced team of tanks, healers, casters, and support. We entered the lair, and made our way through the maze of tunnels and caves. We encountered some fire drakes and lava worms, but we dispatched them easily. We finally reached the main chamber, where the dragon was resting on a pile of gold and jewels. It was a magnificent sight, but also a terrifying one. The dragon was huge, with red scales, yellow eyes, and fiery breath. It sensed our presence, and roared loudly. We charged at it, and the battle began. The dragon was very powerful, and had many tricks up its sleeve. It could fly, breathe fire, summon minions, and cast spells. We had to coordinate our attacks and defenses, and use our best abilities and items. We also had to avoid its tail, claws, and teeth, which could kill us in one hit. It was a long and hard fight, but we eventually prevailed. We cheered and congratulated each other, and looted the dragon’s hoard. We found some rare and valuable items, such as dragon scales, dragon teeth, dragon eggs, and dragon artifacts. We also found a lot of gold and gems, which we divided among ourselves. It was a great day, and a great adventure.
- Gudd destroying a lurikeen in Odin’s Gate.
I was patrolling the border of Odin’s Gate, looking for some enemies to kill. I spotted a small figure darting through the trees. It was a lurikeen, a tiny and annoying race from Hibernia. He was wearing a brown tunic and a green hat, and carrying a bow and a dagger. He looked like a harmless creature, but I knew better. Lurikeens are cunning and vicious, and they often use their size and speed to ambush and harass their foes. I decided to teach him a lesson, and chased him down. He saw me, and tried to run away. He shot some arrows at me, but they bounced off my armor. He reached a clearing, and tried to hide behind a rock. I followed him, and cornered him. He drew his dagger, and tried to stab me. I laughed, and grabbed him by his collar. He squirmed, and kicked me. I ignored his feeble attempts, and lifted him up. I looked him in the eye, and smiled. He looked terrified, and begged for mercy. I showed him none, and threw him into the air. He screamed, and flew high. I swung my polearm, and hit him like a baseball. He flew even higher, and disappeared into the sky. I heard a loud thud, and saw a cloud of dust. I grinned, and spat on the ground. I had destroyed the lurikeen, and felt satisfied.
Gudd says that he loves DAoC because of the community, the RvR, and the nostalgia. He says that he has made many friends and memories over the years, and that he still finds new things to do and see in the game. He also says that he is looking forward to the upcoming events and updates, and that he hopes to see more players join the game and experience the fun and excitement that DAoC has to offer.
We would like to thank Gudd for sharing his story and his adventures with us, and we hope that you enjoyed reading about him. If you would like to be featured in our next spotlight, please send us an email with your name, realm, class, and a brief introduction of yourself and your DAoC experience. We would love to hear from you and showcase your achievements and stories.
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