Decided to take my NPC Gunnar out and level him a bit in Xcarbard. The last time I brought him out, he had said something about being close to level, so I thought it would be fun to get his level.
It turned into a farming / leveling Gunnar event, so we farmed Ice Elementals & Dark Elementals for clusters. I hadn’t been out here for quite a long time, so it was nice to farm these and to not actually have to worry too much.
I did however have 1 somewhat of a close call when Flash and a weaponskill didn’t work interrupting an Ice Elemental’s “Freeze” spell, but I was good, I still had 132 hp… lol. Gunnar attained level 40. We fought a few more and he threw “Haste” on me for the first time, and then promptly complained he had no magic left.. ^^. Then he decided it was time to “head back to town” and disappeared so I started to run for the OP warp when a big black tail appeared in the corner of my screen. I panned to see what it was when lo-and-behold, there stood the Shadow Dragon, with not even one Camper in sight, I decided I would try it alone.
Now the last time I fought this, was so long ago, and there were three of us. Kinky, Kauri & I. At that point in time, we fought it, but it was a bit of a job to do. (I don’t remember what level we were – but like I said, was quite awhile ago.) I had put Reraise on, but once I started fighting it, I realized there was a major difference this time (could have been the 20-30 levels.. lol) and this guy was really easy. I even brought out my light spirit summon (whm/smn) just for fun because I had so much magic still at the end. I ended up getting around 1590 gil when I was done.. was fun.. lol