So, I had fun, and laughed at myself a good deal tonight. We shall bring the story to a synopsis and set the stage for the next one, which will be much more planned as far as areas and pre-reservation.
The story began as Vaster needed help discovering what was wrong with his runners and why they had not made it back from the Eastern - Coastal Road. Vaster would learn of a confirmed fatality shortly before speaking to the party and then dispatch the team towards the Eastern - Coastal Road. They would be tasked with surveying the scene and attempting to find and return the second runner, "Jasper". Who would never be found, and an assumed loss.
The group headed into the Coastal Village and would receive an onslaught of undead specters, ghouls, and ghosts. They would hold the lines of the coastal barricades till the waves from both the coastal front and the town front would subside. The officer responsible for the troop, and his horse, would perish.
Side Note: Brian, - Seriously, reboot the server. I broke that quest for now. ...
The group would end up holding the lines and foraging outward towards the coastal road and retrieve three large stacks of supplies and bringing them to the aid of the gate guards. With great spent effort they would hold the last tide of forces and leave the forces at those gates to defend with only 7 measly Trinity Guard remaining.
Vaster would receive them and send them just as quickly towards a portal summoned by the mages of Ahala, towards Hilntar, further up the waterway, in the North. They would embark on their journey past the frozen gates of the city and push outwards to the last outpost. After helping rid the warehouse of the menacing Kobolds, the team would hold and rest for the coming adventure, to head into the Kobold Mines... and beyond, seeking the answers for the undead assault on the Eastern Front..
I picked this time due to the traditional low player base and assumed the server would be an empty playground devoid of any competition. I did NOT find that to be the case. I think the likely hood of not one, but two areas, I had pre-planned being in use at the same time was just a tad uncanny. I want to extend a upmost thanks to the players who without complaint put up with my tossing them from map to map for a while. And never broke character!
The players who made this possible:
Spartan167 - Dascal
Wulf_Jarlson - TozNazir
Corango - GoreHeart BlueBeard
SweeneyTodd69 - Laus Kross
kc2345 - Bardley Cooper
Palefox - Vision
Maxdc2 - Gao Li
Rewards Banked: 10 Shards, 250k Gold, 250k Exp.
Please abstain from using the banked rewards on your "event" character. I would like this team to progress in the purest way I can fashion, while making the stories and side-quests facilitate a easy progression.