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Damsels of DDO Episode 19, Crucible Therapy

The Damsels of DDO are a group of girl gamers who talk about things that are important to them in the world of Dungeons and Dragons Online.  This week, we ran the Wolfpack with special Damsel Draculetta and Pineleaf Needles from the DDO Players news joins us for the cast!  Listen to find out what really happens when you accidentally tell the Damsels that you hate a quest.  Thanks so much for listening!


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Here is the quest in all its glory for your viewing pleasure!



  • The Damsels of DDO Recorded Live on Jul 1, 2015, 11 PDT. This is our 19th show.  Welcome to the co-host of the DDO Players News, an all around great guy, and tonight an honorary Damsel, From Ravenloft, Draculetta!
    • Sahba Jade Therapy session.  (Drunk texting me!)
    • Sahba Has a little drider, does it have abs?
    • Parasitic Breastplate upgrade.  Is it worth it?
    • Wolf update!  We are level 18!  Myth’s dog Finn is kicking butt and taking names.
    • Was great seeing Drac’s wolf spit red fire from his mouth!
    • We leveled, I took fighter because I am more melee heavy, Myth took Druid again, Sahba took a nap.
    • Combat – can’t move while fighting
    • Leveling up – not as much choice
    • Maps
    • Wilderness not instanced – competing with people not in group (and myth couldn’t get her satchel)
    • Huge place (feels lonely if you are solo actually)
    • Visually stunning in places (not better than DDO)
    • Backpack – like the ability to rename pages
    • Crafting?
    • FTP vs VIP?
    • Favorite memory
  • Rumors and News
    • Crystal Cove starts tomorrow and runs through July 12th – we are there!!! What does Drac think of the Cove?
    • U27 in July – Shavarath
  • Before we start!  
    • Dr. Who Talk.  Spiderman?? Is the Doctor ever going to make out with Martha like I want him to???  (I feel guilty because I love Martha Jones but I still miss Jackie.)  When will I see Rory?  What about Jack Harkness?  I NEED HIM!  On that note, will there ever be a male companion?
    • Why Draculetta is ‘so done’ with the Vampire Diaries?
    • Public Apology!  I am READING Manga and watching Anime!  As it turns out, people actually listen to the show, because when you say something wrong, boy do they let you know it!
      • Sports Anime recommendation: Yowamushi Pedal.  I really enjoyed it!   You can watch it for free on Crunchyroll, you just have to put up with commercials!  It’s worth it to watch an 18 year old bodybuilder/ cyclist singing “Princess, Princess I love you, you’re my Princess, even with a spell to make you bigger.  You’re still my Princess.”  (Try not to hum along with the theme song, I dare you!)
    • Teen Wolf prediction:   MTV knows how to cast beautiful actors.
      • My prediction: This will be the second to last season.  It would be nice if they went to 100 episodes, but I think what they are doing is a little too “horror movie centric” for that.  I predict a full season this season and a short 6th.


Don’t like the Crucible you say?  LET’S DO IT!!!

OK, here is what happened. Sahba and I were having a little stroll over in Eveningstar one day and she says to me, you know Draculetta right? And I said yes I do. And she says, I heard him tell someone that he doesn’t like the crucible. And I’m all, no way. Really? And she is like, Yep! So I think we should take him in there. Now I was thinking that Sahba was creeping over to the dark side and quite honestly the thought made me giggle. Then I started thinking that maybe it was karma or something since I was promised that we were going to hang in Eveningstar all summer and do epics and Draculetta was making me go to gianthold again. I was mid-evil thought when I realized that Sahba was still talking and was saying how we can get him to like it if we show him how easy it can be. Oh well, so much for evil Sahba. I say that I think that’s a great idea!

So we manage to round up Draculetta and we drag him kicking and screaming into the crucible. First, Sahba runs him through the maze. I think she only got lost once. Good job Sahba! Then I showed him where the valve is to cut off the fan before going on the swim that would come later. Then Sahba took him through a room with a bunch of traps. We couldn’t see them after they went into the room but I was told it went well. There was a lot of screaming though. Then I tried to tell him how to handle picking the door that wasn’t trapped but for some reason Sahba kept telling him to pick the wrong door and he wasn’t listening to me so he almost got blown up a few times (rethinking evil Sahba) but he finally listened and we made it through there. Then Lessah took him on the swim, we battled a bunch of guys and got our chests. All in all it went pretty good and didn’t take too long. But when I looked over to see if Draculetta had enjoyed himself he was standing there, his fur sopping wet, with small little squeaky whimpering sounds coming out and I heard him saying, never again. I will never do that again. I guess Sahba is evil after all and karma’s a bitch.

For more information on this and other Gianthold quests check out Episode 10.

The Giant Hold never gets old for me.  There is fun, loot, challenging etc etc.  But I dislike the Crucible like everyone else who isn’t a full time rogue.



  • All Things Mythery:
    •  Mythery Says:  Sick people are not that much fun to be around.  I know because I am sick and I am annoying.  What’s your excuse?!
    • “It’s hard to type when you are laying down.”  (I imagine her in a canopy bed with strapping men feeding her grapes and fanning her with palm fronds.)


  • Mythery has finally been mathematically proven to be the center of the Universe!  E=Mc2(squared) Energy within the entire multiverse equals Mythery times the speed of light squared.  


  • Ask Mythery:
    • How does it sound when you freeze something and it breaks to pieces?
    • What do you do to occupy your time in the back of the party after you are out of mana?



  • I still have work to do!  Skype boards are no help and there are other people complaining about this too, we might have to change venues 🙁
  • Gen con is upon us, we are going to change things up a little that week so the Damsels don’t miss any shows and I have a date with Draculetta.
  • Mythery – New donate button sayings
  • The Adventures of Sahba Jade!  What’s Next?
  • When is Next time?
    • Twitch – July 14th, 11 PDT, epic completionist characters
    • Podcast – July 15th, 11 PDT

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