CaptainScarlet's attempt to pet-level overnight was thwarted by the computer deciding that it needed to reboot, but he still managed a few hours, and restarted suitably early, soon joined by SirPerivale, so that by the end of the lunch break Peri's drake was level 23, and Cap's horse, which I believe I may have mentioned once or twice is pale blue, had reached level 32.
There was a morning session before that, though, after coffee, and while Cap and Peri took a rest, JohnWellington and Galahad went to Auzura-3's Prokion Temple. There wasn't actually time for much more than an hour there; I didn't get any visitors, though RIPeices was somewhere not far away, complaining about how boring sp-farming was.
By the time lunch was approaching, JohnWorthington had gone up by 10.39%, 117 guild points, and 156 skill points, while Galahad was up by 12.23%, 122 guild points, and 65 skill points. 4.11% of Gal's experience gain actually came from a few minor quests in Merac before he reached the Temple, while John got the extra skill points by using his penultimate "beginner" platinum super skill pill, adding 150% skill exp gain for an hour.
After lunch, it was time for MistressDomina and MistressBlaze to head back out to the Sphinx types. MD started one of those "30% extra experience" elixirs, but, with the experience shared with MB, it wasn't worth teaming it with a Blessed Iris. The place was quiet, at least until Kamira put in one of her "Arrivals" just after four o'clock, UK time. Rage came out to deal with her, but, despite the lucky scroll and the item drop booster, the drops were just the usual assortment, without any rare accessory.
MistressDomina returned after that, and by the end of the session she had gone up 14.27%, and added 847 pet points. MistressBlaze had gone up by 34.28%, so is almost halfway through level 42 now. As MD did reach level 53, allowing her to start using the level 57 +15 staff, the level 45 staff has now been passed across to MB. It does mean that MD is hitting a lot harder now.
After Cap and Peri had a brief stint during the early evening food break, MistressDomina and MistressBlaze returned to the Sphinx types - but not for long, as Ratel logged on, and as I'd offered to level his new pet-leveller Leopardknight up a bit, that's what we decided to do. MD had added just 1.70% by then, a skill point, and 106 pet points, while MB had added 4.41% experience.
Leo had got most of the way through level nine, so, with his +4 armour set, was able to make the run out to Prokion Temple, and get that location on his memory scroll. Meanwhile, I'd logged in CaptainScarlet to get back to pet-levelling, and SirPerivale, who also headed for Prokion Temple on Auzura-3, and teamed up with Leo.
The first thing Peri had to do was die a few times - at a 3% reduction in his experience, fifteen times, in fact, to get back to the start of level 22. Then it was a matter of putting his armour back on, and heading into the further reaches of the Temple - Leo and he ended up in the corridor outside that favourite back room, which with its Orc Fighters and Orc Soldiers suited us fine. Before too long though Leo told me to stop fighting, and it's just as well that I did that immediately, rather than finishing the fight with my current Orc Soldier, as he was on the brink of reaching level 11 - and you can't join the Guardian system beyond level 10.
So Cap logged out, and Kaerella logged in and re-registered herself as a prospective Guardian, accepted Leo's application, de-registered herself, and then logged out, so that Cap could log back in and return to his Berserker. And then SirPerivale was able to continue fighting.
Leo was able to fight the Soldiers and Fighters, with a little care and the use of a few health potions, despite them being a dozen levels or so above him, which helped things to move along, and before too long Leo reached level 16. Checking my records, I saw that, while I have a lot of characters currently on level 32 or 33, it seems, SirDarth was still on level 31, only fifteen levels ahead of Leo now - so Peri logged out (having added an unwanted 57.82% experience, as well as getting 44 skill points), and SirDarth logged in. Leo took the opportunity to clear out his inventory a bit, and spend his newly-gained skill points, and then he and Darth headed back to Prokion.
A sorcerer had been using my favourite back room, but he had gone now, so SirDarth was able to take over there. Leopardknight wisely decided that his current armour was no match for the Orc Axemen and Orc Sergeants, so took up a position behind a torch/brazier in a corner, and let Darth get on with the fighting.
With the +10 30/32 armour set, I found that Darth didn't need to use his shield, so, despite being a temple knight rather than a royal knight, he used his +10 dual swords instead of the single sword and shield, which gave him at least 10% more attack power. Luckily I'd remembered to buy five bloodseal gems in Randol, so I was able to add the five seals to the dual swords as the fighting progressed - they added a little extra attack, and increased his hit rate, so all the seals were useful.
Leo had to leave before 8:30, my time, but he was able to keep his character there afk, and indeed will probably be standing there all night, or until his computer has the "run out of memory" error again. He was halfway through level 18 when he headed off for bed - and Darth managed to get him to level 20, so that he completed the Guardian system, and will be only fifteen levels behind his next team-mate, MistressSabina, when we next team up, with ten minutes to spare.
SirDarth himself added a welcome 51.59% experience in that session, so that he has now reached level 32, and 146 skill points. Back in town he had some new skills to learn, such as the extra-defence Wall of Belief, and old skills to improve, spending 727 skill points in all.
Just as I was preparing to log out, and get SirPerivale set up to pet-level for a while, Stavanic saw me in town, so that rather delayed things, with various characters having to be logged in. MistressDomina was needed to kick his "GuildHealer" character from Norcaine, and then he wanted to temporarily transfer the gm position in his DeathBringers guild to Peri, before having it passed on to GuildHealer. Running out of time and patience, I'd, once Peri had been made GM, moved across from Auzura-4 to Auzura-3, so that Peri could join CaptainScarlet's party and restart pet-levelling, but it seemed that Stavanic had logged out before reading that I was moving across.
Steve did finally get GuildHealer down to where Peri was pet-levelling, and even managed to click on Peri to "apply to join guild" - though as that pop-up appears in the middle of the Last Chaos picture, and I'd moved the blog-writing window on top, except for over on the left so that regular text could still be seen there, I didn't react immediately - and the first text message I saw was "dangit I have to log off". So, Peri remains GM there, at least overnight.
Anyway, CaptainScarlet has managed, with his extra time this evening, to get the horse most of the way through level 32 - while I see that Peri's drake has just reached level 24. So both pets are a little too high for overnight work, which will at least save me some electricity.