Hunted about 7 hours for a brooch ...
Pallas and I spent some time at Kokomo Beach today. There were cute little seals and disgusting mobsters all over, it was like two completely opposite worlds colliding with one another, pretty fascinating. Utilizing the power of the butterfly wings as well as the Kafra's warp magic, we were able to traverse back and forth between here and Gonryun, so I was able to spend time with family as well as train. It's quite amazing, really. When I was younger my father told me of things like this, how magical objects and beings with powers were all over making life simpler, but it wasn't until I ventured out into the world myself that I would get to experience and understand any of it.
I shouldn't act as if everything is normal though...
A few weeks ago I spent some time in Glast Heim Prison. It's quite a a scary place, but I'd been there as a Hunter, so it wasn't too much to deal with that I hadn't already dealt with.. I did manage to get knocked out by a horde of zombie prisoners. Who knows how long I'd been out, and if it weren't for a Priestess coming along my unconscious body I'd surely be a goner by now..
That's not even the weird part though... While I was out I remember a dream... In that dream I couldn't move, and I heard the voice of a woman coming from what seemed to be the abyss that my body floated in.
"This world... back then... the Holy War..."
What she said is somewhere in my mind, but I definitely recall that much.. The Holy War... Is it something that happened... something that is going to happen..? It's all I'd been thinking about while hunting lately, and even while at Kokomo it was hard to keep my mind off of it. Hopefully I forget all about it soon enough, but knowing me, my curiosity will only draw me in deeper...
Anyways, it's nightfall, Pallas and I have to be up early tomorrow morning. Our journey together has been great so far, and I won't let some strange memory of a dream ruin it.
It finally happened...
Ever since I left Gonryun, I've had one thing on my mind: To become stronger. I knew I'd come to see the day of standing face to face with a Valkyrie. I trembled in her presence, because what if she told me I truly wasn't good enough? What if it was her will to see me die right there in front of her? My journey would've been for naught, or maybe I'm wrong..
The journey itself was a blast! I met new friends, discovered new places, fought countless monsters, and even started my own guild after hours of proving myself worthy by hunting the Emperium stone! Yes, the journey of this former Hunter was amazing, but here he begins a new journey! After a long road, countless hardships, and days of grinding I've been granted the title of Sniper by the Gods themselves!
My newly attained title comes with even greater power, and more responsibility. I have to help others just as others have helped me. Without people like DX, Tunnel, and Za Priestess among others, I would not be who I am today!
So now, after resting in Gonryun for a few days, I've traveled back to my favorite training spot in Louyang to regain my footing, as well as practice my new skills, because I plan on using them to find the Dagger of Edda one day... When will that day come? Who knows? I've realized that it's all about the journey, not the destination, so I pray this road is as bumpy as the last, because that chaos will surely make me even stronger!
Spectrum Wing of the Twilight Dragons
Had some magical moments in game over the passed few days..
When I first made my Support Acolyte, I ran into a strange Poring out in Hugel field while hunting Metalings.. It didn't have an HP bar, but my cursor indicated that it could be attacked, so I did so, but every attack I landed only dealt a single damage. I quickly logged into my Hunter in hopes of defeating this "Germring", but it had already vanished once I'd arrived. I continued to train my Acolyte with my hunter by his side just in case I ran into that strange creature again..
About two days later, which was yesterday, I was having mixed feelings about logging in. I'm not getting bored, but I'm conflicted as to where I should level my 95 Hunter without wasting too much time. I want to ask around, but nobody has too much advice for a Hunter without gear, so I just stick to my old regime. I walk to the North of Gonryun with my Hunter, buffed up and feeling ready to grind. After slaying a few Bloody Butterflies I notice a Poring appear and vanish from my visionary range. I passed it off as me just tripping, and continued to sort out the mob of Enchanted Peach Trees and Bloody Butterflies that had surrounded me, but then I thought about the Germring..
My curiosity finally got the best of me. I broke away from attacking the mob and allowed them to follow me in the direction of where I thought I saw the Poring. To my surprise I found a multicolored Poring with angel wings. An Angeling..? I thought. Even at my current level I knew I couldn't slay an Angeling, but for some reason it didn't have a mob surrounding it, so I did what anyone else would've done in the situation, I began to attack it. To my surprise it didn't attack back, so I knew this couldn't have been a normal Angeling. It moved from one side of the screen to the other at the speed of lightning, taking only 1 damage from each of my arrows. I tried my best to ignore the mob of monsters surrounding me, as they were too slow to pose threats, but the magic of the Bloody Butterflies would not miss, so I had to take care of this unique monster as soon as possible.
After landing a few more arrows, the Poring was defeated, and to my surprise I leveled up. This event left me in awe, and sent me into a vortex of confusion and curiosity. I took to #Main to question other players, but I was merely treated as if I were bragging. It was the voice of a character with the name Wickebine Cuatro that caught my attention. I quickly whispered them in hopes of getting information, and was blessed with the story of the Treasure Porings and the portal the Rainbowring could've opened if I'd been a little bit luckier. They then told me about the Dagger of Edda and it's connection to Ginnunggap. My curiosity still dissatisfied I took to the forum to search for more information on these Porings and Dagger. I only found a few topics regarding to the matter, but it was enough to keep me interested..
Hours later I would log back in. I was in the midst of completing the Moscovia "Floating Island" quest. My target were Stone Shooters as they had a 100% chance to drop the item I needed to craft the Gusli instrument. It happened again... A uniquely colored Poring would appear and sap all of my attention. This time there was absolutely no hesitation, I took it down with grace in a haste. Just like the time before I'd leveled up. I was getting closer and closer to level 99 by the second, and I truly felt Freya herself were guiding me. It woke a sense of adventure that was sleeping within me.. Should I take this as a sign and begin my journey to hunt for the legendary Dagger of Edda? Should I go alone, or find a team to aid me? What kind of clues are there to even be found? So many questions, but with few people to ask I am currently at a loss..
I do believe in coincidences, and they're not so far from destiny.. I want to make this journey memorable, and so far this has been my best Ragnarok Online experience, so I do plan on continuing this journey. Hopefully I can get more answers soon enough..
I love this game, not because I'm good at it, but because no matter what there's always a way to make some kind of progress. It's a lot like life in that way, and I actually feel I learn a bit from it.