December 31, 2011

In Which I Explain That I'm Not Dead

Hey wizards!  How has everything been since the last time I've posted?  Excited for the New Year?

Just to let you know, I plan on posting a lot more.  I haven't played W101 in a bit, but to be honest I'm not worried about getting back into the swing of things.  :U  Today I'm going to recharge my crowns and head into Dragonspyre, so expect a post tomorrow or Monday.

I also will continue with my parody series, "The Darings of Duskblade"!  :D

Duskblade out!  ;3

November 23, 2011

New Mounts in the Crown Shop!

(Because I'm late on the Live Realm release of Zafaria.  Harhar. :B)

The Hippogriff, Crokagator, and Ostrich mounts are now available for purchase in the crown shop!  Some of you may (apparently) recognize them from the test realm!  They go for 7000, 6500, and 7500 crown, respectively.

So, any thoughts on them (even from you test-realm-ers)?  I personally LOVE the ostrich.  I've seen birds which are very similar up close.  They are called emus, and they are kind creepy.  o.o

Duskblade out!

November 9, 2011

My Thoughts on Zafaria


As we all know, Zafaria has been released on test realm.  I'm unfortunately not able to play since I haven't reached past Celestia, but I'll give you my thoughts on it...


First off, the spells...  OH MY GOODNESS THAT CHIMERA!  ...  Sorry, it really excites me.  It's cool.
The other spells aren't as cool (in my opinion), except the Volcano spell.  I really think Kingisle should have done something like a Dullahan for the Death students.

The land is amazing; it's detailed, lush, and crisp.  Kingsisle's graphics are only getting better and better!  :D

...That's pretty much it.  XD

Duskblade out!

October 23, 2011

Some Good News and Bad News

Hello everyone!  :)  I hope everyone has had a fantastic October so far.  I have some news I'd like to share with you;

Good news:  Some new cards are available for purchase!  The Hawk Rider bundle and the new Super Bundle (gosh, I love that giraffe pet)!  Both can be found at Walmart and GameStop, respectively.  ;)

Bad news:  I'm afriad that the lack of blogging from me will continue.  I'm out of crowns and I won't be able to refill them until Christmas.  So for two-ish months, expect very little from me.  :(  However, I'll still be hanging around the community on Twitter, so don't be too sad.  :P

Alura Duskblade out!

October 3, 2011

What Time Is It?

Today marks the start of Halloween Fest in the Spiral!  Grab your pumpkins, grab your wands, and give the quests and towers a go!

Bad news:  Wizard101 isn't working for me at the moment.   I'd love to take pictures of the Towers and new pets, but that'll have to wait until I can fix things.

Edit: Fixed!  :D  Some awesome pets for sale via Spooky Bob, especially the Ghost Dragon!  It comes with a Summon Death Minion card.

Duskblade out!

October 1, 2011

Happy October and Gear-a-Palooza!

Hello everyone!  Soon Halloween events will come into the Spiral!  :D  I remember being a little level 15-er, doing the hard tower with Grandmaster friends (as mentioned in this post), dying on the final boss.  XD

Gear-a-Palooza is coming up as well!  I'm not looking forward to this Palooza as much, but it'll still be worth it.  The October newsletter said it'll start on the 6th, so get ready for some contests coming your way!  

(Oh look, a new blog poll~!  Go answer it!)

Duskblade out!

September 28, 2011

1 Year

That's right folks;  This is the first anniversary of  The Dragoness!  I'd like to thank all those who have read, followed, and recommended my blog!  You all are awesome!

Now, I'm sorry about the lack of posting.....  School makes me busy and I'm running out of crowns.  I may not get any until Christmas either.  :(

Duskblade out!

September 5, 2011


 I feel awful for not posting in awhile!  I started school recently and I've been busy, busy, busy.  I hope to post again tomorrow or the day after ( I've been working on my Wizard Watchtower).


HAPPY BIRTHDAY WIZARD101!  All you awesome people in Kingsisle have created a great game in which I've met many new friends!  Keep it up!

Duskblade out!

August 19, 2011

Wizard Watchtower: Wanted!

So, Wysteria's live!  :D  And they added dome singular transporters to the crowns shop, which will be nice for me.  ;D

The only bad thing is that I can't find the Wizard Watchtower and where they are selling them.  It's driving me nuts!   D:  I'm not even sure Kingsisle even released them yet!  x, x  So, if any of you have information about it, tell me please!  ^^

Duskblade out!

August 16, 2011

The End (Of Mooshu!)

Ladies and gentlemen, I have beat Mooshu!  I'd like to thank all those who have helped me, mainly Dark and Donna Spellthorn!  I owe you two big time!

Oh look, I leveled up again!

'Oni no Death's' last breathe (get it?)

And then it was time to face the Jade Oni!  Donna Spellthorn came to help me during this.  :)

I reluctantly went to defeat Cyrus, all alone.  And I did it rather easily!

  What's with the sudden politeness, Mr. Drake?  ;D

I beat my goal; it's off to Dragonsypre for me...
Once I get some crowns.  -_-'


August 15, 2011

Small Update: Beginning of the End

As well as reaching level 43, I finished the Village of Sorrow today.  (Let me tell you, I was happy to get out of that depressing place!)

Yes, that's right folks:  one final dungeon before going against Cyrus.  I can't tell you how excited I am!  :D  Looks like my goal to get to Dragonspyre before school is well-within reach!  Of course, I'm dragging a friend along into the dungeon with me. It will mostly likely be Dark, who has already beat the Tree of Life.  :)

Duskblade out!

August 14, 2011

Test Realm and Spiral Live! Review

I downloaded Test Realm last night.  And although I've only tested out a bit of the houses and Wisteria...  It's so cool.  <3

Lately I've been thinking about getting Watchtower Hall, and I got excited when I heard about Friendly's House-a-Palooza Contest.  However, I then went on test Realm....  And I saw it.


So I now know what my next house will be.  :P

Oh look, a review for a new Podcast!  Valdis, you awesome Life student, read it for us, please.

*sighs* Spiral Live! is a great new podcast hosted Nicolas Lionrider and Blaze Shadowhorn.  It's very entertaining, and has very high quality for a brand new podcast.  Although the hosts may get a bit off topic and random at times, they amuse without fail.  It's definitely worth a watch.

So there you have it!  Tune in next episode to listen to the awesomeness!

 Duskblade out!

PS.  (I now understand why this game is rated E10+...  I'm looking at you, Belladonna Crisp.)

August 6, 2011


I.  AM.  LEVEL.  42.  I HAVE HYDRA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  @___@


Er, happy ranting aside, I leveled up right after Shirataki Temple.  I was able to finish thanks to Donna Spellthorn, from The Diary of a Life Wizard.
Donna and all her silliness.  XD

I also attended Kestrel Shadowthistle's party, and boy was it fun.  Unfortunately, I left a little early due to something popping up....  Fine, I went to bed.  I woke up really early that morning; I was tired.  Anyway, I have pictures!  :D

 Donna and Victoria Spiritblossom in bunny costumes.

 Duskblade out!

August 5, 2011

TDoD: Humongofrog Problem

Clicky to enlarge!

Finally, I'm done with my evil procrastination!  ...  Sorta.

I'll try to post a new comic every week, so I don't have to keep you all waiting.  ;)

Duskblade out!

August 4, 2011


Well, sorry for not posting much.  I've been away from home for about a week.  Before that I found a brand new site to hang out on.  Crazy.

Anyway, I've seen videos and pictures of Wysteria!  I just found about it this morning, and I already like it.  LIVE REALM, I COMMAND THEE TO COME SOON.  After I finish Mooshu, at least.  ;D

Yes, I have been working on the Darings of Duskblade.  Expect the first one when I get back home.

Duskblade out!

July 21, 2011

Adept Crafter, Crimson Field, And.....

Thing accomplished since my last post:

1.  I've managed to finish the Mooshu crafting quest, and I'm now an Adept Crafter!

2.  I've completed Crimson Fields, thanks to Diana Wildheart, a friend of mine of Twitter.

3.  I made it to LEVEL 40!  Two more levels until HYDRA!!!!!!  X3

Also got this awesome new staff!

Now, for some goals:
~To make it to Dragonspyre before school starts (end of August)
~To finish all novice crafting items for Watchtower Hall
~To post as much as I have lately!  :D
Think I can do it?

Duskblade out!!!

PS:  Tuned into my first-ever Ravenwood Radio last night!  It was awesome!  :D

July 13, 2011

Of Lv. 39, Favicons, Headers, Etc

First of, I'd like to thank everyone who wished me a happy birthday!  You all are awesome!  :D

Other awesomeness: JUST got to level 39!  Only three more levels until Hydra!  X3

Thank you Maneki Web Walkers!
Even though you kept using Sprite.....  I hate that spell.  D:<

I also changed the Blog header (which was done completely on my shiny new tablet), and got a favicon as well!  Like them?

Duskblade out!

July 10, 2011

Happy Birthdaaaaaaaaay.....

That's right everyone,  it's my birthday today! ^^  Let's celebrate by posting an obligatory kitty picture!

On another note, the Cave of Solitude is very pretty.....

Have an awesome day everyone!  Duskblade out!

July 8, 2011

Wings and Things

Ah, I'm channeling my childhood through this post name....

So, I just got some crowns and I decided to try out Dragon's Hoard again.  GUESS WHAT.


The bad side is that I've been saving up gold for another mount, and now I have loads of gold and I don't know what to do with it at the moment.  (Once I hit Master Artisan I'll go for the crafted Grizzleheim house, but that will be awhile.)  Any ideas?  ;D

Also, I'm sorry for the delay in my comics series 'The Darings of Duskblade'.  My scanner stinks, as well as my tablet and computer-mouse-drawing skills.  (I need to practice more.)  It might be in a week or two I'll post my first comic.

Duskblade out!

June 25, 2011

What to Do (For Now)

I've finished Tatakai Outpost, and I have no crowns left to continue.

Time for some farming.

Well, not today, though.  It's the day of the Ravenwood Ball!  It's (currently) 11 AM Central Time and it seems as though the party has already started. 

Can't wait to see how many people will show up tonight!  (We might have to start filling in the buildings, lol)
Duskblade out!!

June 23, 2011

Ravenwood Ball Outfits

As stereotypical-girl as this might sound, I'm having trouble deciding for my clothes for the Ball.  I was thinking on of this:

Or this in a different color:

Tell me what you think!  :3

Duskblade out!

June 22, 2011

Fixed W101 and Dragon's Hoard

Wizard101 is now working on the computer again!  Back to perhaps-weekly-or-every couple-days-or-so-blog-posts.

So, I bought my first crowns items (with crowns) today.  Let me tell you, I'm not one to pay for virtual items.  It just seems silly to me.  However, I really wanted a pair of those Dragon Wings or the Bone Dragon Mount, so I took my chances and bought two Dragon's Hoard packs.  No mount or wings (unfortunatly), but I did get a Sea Dragon pet... Named Princess Pebbles.  XD

Oh, and Black Lotus are evil to find in Tataki Outpost.  Out of 30 minutes of searching, I only found four.  D:<

Duskblade out!

June 18, 2011

Double Post...

I usually don't like double posting, but....  I need to share this.  o.o

So, I look at my stats page.  I was expecting little-to-none, but then it loads.

*calms down*

Well, now that I know many more people are reading, I'll try to fix W101 ASAP.  (Gotta keep the readers happy, ne? ;D )

Duskblade out!  (For a second time today)

The Dragoness on Twitter!

Well, where have I been? Busy with doing things, lack of computer time, new obsessions, as well as my W101 isn't working.  D:

I DID got a Twitter account though.  It will be for the blog ONLY (if you want to talk to me you'll have PM).  It's AluraDuskblade.  So for those who follow me here, I suggest to follow me if you have a Twitter.  ;)

Duskblade out!!!

May 29, 2011

'The Darings of Duskblade' Teaser

A small doodle I was working on.  Most of the comics will look (hopefully a lot) nicer than this.  Enjoy!

May 27, 2011

In Which I'm Annoyed

I told myself I wouldn't rant about this...  But I want to everyone to hear this.

Note before reading: this isn't meant to insult ANYONE.  I'm just a little concerned because of the problems occurring, and I want you all to realize what you're doing.


So... The new MFP.

No, I'm not jealous of all the bloggers who got it (I'd never finish decorating it, and I like my Myth house WAY more), but I'm extremely annoyed at those who are.

I first heard about the problem on Skype, and then on a friend's blog.  I was surprised; usually people are pretty calm about this type of stuff.  BUT, this time a bunch of friends won't talk to each other and I feel like Skype is gonna burst into a flame war if all of those people end up in the same conversation.  =/  It's very silly really.

What's also really silly is that KI gives stuff like this out in the first place.  Seriously, giving only a certain few people a code for a card that's worth $40 is definitely going to make people VERY angry and upset.  A little common sense here, KI?

...  That's it for now.

Duskblade out.

May 26, 2011

Series Name and Gaming Break

Hey everyone!  This will be a bit of an uneventful post, but I didn't want you all to think I was dead.  XD

First off, thanks to all of those who voted in my poll, or gave suggestions for names.  I came to the decision that I will call my series "The Darings of Duskblade", which was a suggestion by Victoria Spiritblossom.  Thanks for the awesome name!  83

And other news: I won't be on much for a while.  I'm having some difficulties in real life, as well as a really strange chest cold.  0.o

Duskblade out!

May 18, 2011

Crab Alley and JUDGEMENT

After the release of the Wintertusk update on the live realm, I went over and payed the 750 crowns for access to Crab Alley.  I had a lot of fun (I love going through easy quests), though I'll admit it was harder to avoid battles then I expected.  XD
And that false king kinda made me laugh;  FOR SCIENCE!!!  (That quote existed before around the Internet, though.
Not to mention that too! ^_^

But you know what's better than that?  I just defeated the bosses for the Judgement spell.  Two bosses at  once is haaaard. DX

I also completed Hamestu Village (with help from my new spell)!  I just started Tataki Outpost, so wish me luck!

Duskblade (in her costume for a party) out!

May 11, 2011

I Fail

*sigh*  Darn Nick Jonas.  I thought I was gonna be right.  *goes off to sulk in a corner*

Anyway, updates for Wintertusk, Crab Alley, and all that other stuff is live!  =D  Go on W101 and have some fun!

Duskblade out!

May 7, 2011

Placing My Bets

Ladies and gentlemen, I believe I've figured out who the "Mystery Composer" is.  Before I tell you who, I will give you the reason why.

In some of the later ones released, I saw this clue:

I thought: "Jesse McCartney?"  I then proceeded to laugh at myself.  Only one hint supported what I though.
And then I checked his Wikipedia page.  Everything fits nice and evenly.

Btw, Jesse McCartney plays Roxas and Ventus from the Kingdom Hearts series.  One of my favorites.  83

Duskblade out!!!  (and hopefully right)

May 6, 2011

Big Ben and Mooshu

Last night was quite an awesome one!  Rebecca, Donna (via her Balance student), and I (as well as Sarah Spiritheart for a short amount of time) completed Big Ben together!  ^^

Pictures before/of the final boss fight (note that Sarah had already left during this time):

Thus, I left Marleybone and headed to Mooshu, now a level 36 Balance student with Bladestorm (YES!).  It's a very pretty place, and I must admit that getting around is easier.  I'll still miss Marleybone though.  D=

(Here I was, entering Mooshu for the first time)

Great, I don't need more problems up my sleeve.  Thanks for telling me though.

Duskblade out!

PS:  If you haven't, vote on the blog poll!  You have until the 10th!

May 3, 2011

Another New Heading and A Comic Series?

Hi everyone!  I was working on the new blog heading last night, and managed to finish it!  ^^

So, for the past couple days I've been thinking of starting a series of comic revolving around Wizard101.  It'll be a gag series; I don't have the patience to make a serious, full-blown story.  (It takes a lot of time and effort.)  The only problem is that I can't figure out a good name for the series!  X/  I have several ideas already, but none of them seem 'right'.  Thus, I will put up a poll and list the names I have already come up with.  But if anyone of YOU have a suggestion for a name, feel free to tell me via comments!

Extra news:  I should get around to entering and completing Big Ben within the next couple of days or so!  And then it's on to Mooshu, my friends!

Duskblade out!

May 1, 2011

Level 35, Helping, and Grizzleheim

A lot has happened within the past twelve hours.

Last night I spent a good portion of my time helping out Dark (aka Rebecca Shadowbringer).  She needed to do Katzenstein's Lab like I did before, so I helped her out.  Here's a picture:

During that time, I leveled up!  =D  Thus I went and bought new gear after we completed the dungeon.  To be honest, I'm not really used it yet.  I really miss my hat and epic spiky boots.  >_< 
Alura Duskblade: Mooshu style

This morning I bought access to Grizzleheim.  I didn't bother buying it before because of the lack of experience points you get from it.  -_-;  However, I'm saving up for some things, so I thought Grizzleheim was a good place to get some money and expensive drops.  It's also fun to explore places you haven't been in before!  :3

Duskblade out!