Turned the lights out on Misty Mountains over the weekend (good thing all those dwarves, goblins and wargs can see in the dark!). I had a pair of quests left in Goblintown to kill the Great Goblin (wasn’t that an unreleased Peanut’s special?) and his pet warg, and Rakothurz and his pet troll, Horm. I was able to solo them all finally, and thus finished off the last of my Misty Mountains quests. I then spent some time slicing my way through dozens of trolls, wargs and snow beasts to finish off slayer deeds, gain Slayer of the Misty Mountains which in turn finished off Deeds of the Misty Mountains. The end result was a ton of Marks, around 50 LOTRO points and a Dwarf-Steelbound Lootbox and Sturdy Steel Key to open it with.
I opened the Lootbox and discovered…some 5% attack damage temporary buffs and a Tome of Agility II. Even though they are common, I love the 5% attack damage buffs, as I combine them with the also common Scroll of Max Morale and Power pretty much any time I’m in an area with creatures that are at or around my level and the combination provides a noticeable boost to my combat abilities. Anytime I can add to my stock of either item I am pretty happy.
The Tome of Agility II is useless to me right now because I don’t have the Tome of Agility I and you need to use them in order. Into the bank it went until I find or purchase a Tome of Agility I. I did score 15 Mithril off another lootbox recently, so 15 more and I can simply purchase the Tome off a vendor. The only one available in the AH was 250 GP, which seems ridiculously overpriced.
Anyway, after some bank space rearranging and a quick stop at the barber to fix my perpetually petulant new face (since the avatar updates), it was off to Evendim and Annuminas to finish off my only two slayer deeds remaining there, Trolls and The Dead. Trolls are easy, but there are only a handful of them in Annuminas (outside the instances). The Dead only count when killed inside an Annuminas instance, so I delved into Haudh Valandil to hunt some Limrafn. You can’t let the Limrafn touch you, or they despawn into three Spectral Warriors which are Elites and much harder to kill (learned that the hard way, though I did survive, and the Warriors count towards the deed too). The end result is that next time I am going to need to pop a slayer acceleration tome and spend 90 minutes cleaning up trolls and Limrafn…after which I should be done or very close to done with Evendim as well.