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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Icecrown Citadel, Ascent to the Throne Parts I & II

Part I: The Lower Spire (a summary)

Zephyros enters into the Citadel of the Lich King and fights its way through. Defeating the minions they find themselves faced by a huge flying skeleton. Easily dispatching the beast named "Lord Marrowgar" they continue to the next room...where they find a female lich in their way. Lady Deathwhisper and the fanatics and adherents that followed her were dispatched and the group continued up, getting to the rendezvous point with Muradin. After taking off they were attacked by a "Gunship" controlled by the horde, which was no match for the strength of the Alliance's cannons. upon reaching the top of this Lower Spire, we were met by no one. After a bit of time off, and upon returning, the being known as "Deathbringer Saurfang" was vanquished, with the door sealed tightly shut, Zephyros waited...

Part II: The Plagueworks

Good news, everyone! The slime is no longer flowing!

Following the breaking down of the door behind the corrupted Saurfang, and past the trap that awaits on the other side, Zephyros found itself in a large room with three separate paths. Worrying not about which path we would take first, the main concern for this crew: "can you fall into the pit?" With many people soon rushing to the ledges of the narrow walkways, they were soon jumping to the sides and finding themselves knocked back by a strange...invisible wall. After much disappointment, the adventurers found the correct path and began their slaughter of the inhabitants of this castle, on a path that had a disgusting green glow. They were confronted by what appeared to be relatives of Gluth, handily defeating them, but hearing two separate cries of dismay from their owners.

The adventurers did not end there, that night they went into the room of one hideous creation of the Lich King, a creature we would call "Rotface". After dealing with the slime, Zephyros narrowly defeated Rotface before they were overwhelmed. Those left standing revived the other members and collected the spoils that were hidden within that disgusting body. Exhausted and slowed (lolag) by the many diseases they were infected with the group decided to camp out the night and return for the other creature.

The next day, Zephyros, renewed its spirits and recovered from the illness. They then ventured back into that hallway and found themselves overwhelmed by what can only be described as...the worst smell ever. Battling through this the adventurers found themselves face to face of what must have been a creature of the same creation as Rotface. The room was filled with the cause of the disgusting smell, which caused many of the crew to become sick and vomit uncontrollably, this earned this creature the name "Festergut". Once the vomiting was controlled (to at least 1 person in an area at a time!) the creature was defeated. The group would return later for the creator of these foul beasts.

Determined to defeat this threat before more would be unleashed, the brave group set out to finish what they had started. On their way to confront this man, the group found themselves in a trap. With many bugs flying around the group thought they would be overwhelmed, but it appears that this was just some joke that was played as they were more harmless than a gnat. Upon entering the room, the professor was found working at his table, we greeted him with spells and steel. One member bravely ventured to the table of this mad scientist and drank from a flask lying there. What happened next was unfathomable, he was transformed into an abomination of his former self, but his mind was still in tact. Acting quickly he took it upon himself to protect the group from the flasks of slime surrounding the room, devouring it and somehow using the energy he gained to slow the experimental oozes we were faced. After many failed attempts at this goo slinging and explosive flask laying fiend, the members of Zephyros, the Western Wind, slayed this crazed "Professor" and collected whatever items they could find on this beast before resting, preparing for what the Lich King has in store.

TLDR: Rotface, Festergut and Putricide are dead.


Friday, November 20, 2009

Continued progress in ToGC

Zephyros has continued to progress in 25-man Trial of the Grand Crusader by taking down Faction Champs (on 10/15/09) and Twin Val'kyr.

Congratulations to all who received loot from these encounters.

If you are interested in joining Zephyros, we are still looking for a few high-caliber members to add to our ranks. Please check out our Open Classes to see what classes/specs we currently have a need for.

Faction Champions

Twin Val'kyr

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

More fun

Zephyros has ventured into the Trial of the Grand Crusader with 25 people and killed Gormok the bad RNG, two worms, and then ran to the side a few times. They then continued their quest through the single roomed instance and defeated not just Jaraxxus, but the legions (and volcanoes) he had commanded.

Grats to people on loots.

Tyde on [Blade of Tara's What?]
Savana on [Drape of the Untamed Predator]
Ravek on [Chestplate of the Towering Monstrosity]
Mindman on [Trophy of the Crusade]

Skorned on [Legplates of Failing Light]
Bellenus on [Solace of the Defeated]
Analora on [Cuirass of Calamitous Fate]
Xyton on [Trophy of the Crusade]

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Zephyros Creates Val'anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings

Congratulations to Glaistian on receiving [Val'anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings]!

Zephyros Eradicates Hard Mode Iron Council, Northrend Beasts & Lord Jaraxxus

Zephyros is continuing to progress through hard mode content in Ulduar by taking down Iron Council on the highest difficulty. This fight has proven to be a lot of fun, and we are looking forward to continue our progress on the remaining hard modes in Ulduar.

With the release of patch 3.2, Zephyros stepped into the Coliseum (after some of the lag died down) and took down the Northrend Beasts. This week, we again ventured in for a little fun with Lord Jaraxxus (yawn). We are excited to see the upcoming hard-mode content, and hope that the Sunwell-style lockout adds an additional element to this raid instance.

Also, can't wait for 3.2.2 for some throwback Onyxia.

Grats to the following on ToC loots over the past two cycles:

Kalius, Koroko & Ravek on
[Trophy of the Crusade]
Tyzzy on
[Flowing Vestments of Ascent]
Zekal on
[Cord of the Tenebrous Mist]
Zanux on
[Steel Bladebreaker]
Kalius on
[Boots of the Unrelenting Storm]
Aueadill on
[Cord of the Tenebrous Mist]
Reteias on
[Boneshatter Armplates]
Skorned on
[Legplates of Failing Light] (not on wowhead at the time of this posting)
Varshien on
[Leggings of the Soothing Touch] (not on wowhead at the time of this posting)
Thoris on
[Lionhead Slasher] (not on wowhead at the time of this posting)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Zephyros vs. Hard Modes

It has been a while since our last update, and in the meantime we have been pushing hard mode content in Ulduar 10-man and 25-man. Our 10-man group recently got to check out Algalon, which appears to be quite an exciting encounter.

As far as 25-man hard modes go, we have been making steady progress and chipping away at what Ulduar has to offer:
* Flame Leviathan + 4 towers
* XT-002 Deconstructor
* Hodir

We are looking forward to the next patch, and can't wait to get our feet wet with the new content. Zephyros continues to recruit skilled players for which we have a need. Please visit our Applications forum for more details on our current needs and requirements.

Lastly, we were extremely pleased to promote Bellenus and Glaistian to the rank of Officer this past cycle. Their robust knowledge of game mechanics and strong leadership skills will truly be an asset to Zephyros as we continue to grow & progress.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Yogg Saron Obliterated

After a painful 1% wipe during the previous cycle, we were ready to obliterate this Old God for good. Imagine our surprise when we stepped into the instance to not only discover a lag fest, but to find out that Phase 1 had been nerfed. Sigh, Blizzard.

The lag eventually cleared, and all of our hard work and dedication paid off. We are extremely pleased with our progress and so grateful to have such a dedicated group of members & applicants. Great job everyone.

[Sanity's Bond] To Bellenus
[Mantle of the Wayward Conqueror] To Reteias
[Mantle of the Wayward Vanquisher] To Bloodpain
[Blood of the Old God] To Xyton

Thursday, May 21, 2009

General Vezax Falls

Just over a week ago Zephyros annihilated General Vezax on Heroic difficulty. We are nearing the defeat of Yogg-Saron, and continually working towards new and exciting achievements.

Grats Kalius on [Grips of the Unbroken]
Grats Eilirris on [Darkcore Leggings]
Grats Raynor on [Belt of the Darkspeaker]

We are continuing our recruitment, and have a high need for Balance Druids, Rogues and Hunters. Please visit our forums to submit an application.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Continued Ulduar Progress

Zephyros continues to make progress in Ulduar, with the following encounters down on Herioc mode:

- Auriaya

- Freya

- Thorim

- Mimiron

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ulduar Progress

During the first raid cycle after the release of Ulduar, Zephyros has made excellent progress in both the 10-man and 25-man Ulduar. Our focus has been on the 25-man, and we have cleared the following content so far:

- XT-002 Deconstructor
- Flame Leviathan
- Razorscale

- Ignis the Furnace Master
- Hodir

- Iron Council
- Kologarn

Zephyros looks forward to continuing to take down more of the new content, which has been exciting so far.

In other news, we have our new Forums up and running, so if you are interested in applying to Zephyros, please check here for a list of open classes and our application form.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Heroic Malygos Downed

In our first round of attempts, we were able to defeat Malygos on heroic difficulty. As our roster grows, we are able to tackle the remaining content in the game. For the remainder of this cycle, we will be focusing on 3 drake Sartharion on both normal and heroic difficulty.

[Spaulders of Catatonia] to Andercross
[Mantle of Dissemination] to Warby
[Chestguard of the Recluse] to Mancannon
[Unravelling Strands of Sanity] to DE (no druids!)

We'd like to take the time to welcome our newest applicants to Zephyros! We still have some classes open, so if you are interested please check out our Applications Section.