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  • Trials of the Fury - ilvl 220 is required for entry, lvl 60. This is the version of Diadem strictly for Disciples of War/Magic.
  • Trials of the Matron - ilvl 179 is required for entry, lvl 60. This is the version of Diadem for Gatherers, but a endgame PvE class is required for entry. 
  • Both trials are accessed with a Mission Ceruleum Voucher, attainable from Jaquoinie, the Mission Quartermaster located at the Airship Landing, near the Astrologian’s Guild aetheryte in Ishgard. 

While I haven’t done Trial of the Matron, Trials of the Fury is done as follows: 

Missions Objectives > Fate Grinding for Loot > Praying for Emergency Mission to spawn.

3 Mission Objectives are given to the queued party upon spawn, marked by orange circles upon the map and are very specific fates or quest mobs that you have to kill to progress your group’s rating. Completing all of them will put you a percentage of completion and reward you with Loot when they are all done. Afterwards, you will be left alone in Diadem with your group with no clear objective. DO NOT DROP PARTY!

You’ll notice there’s a lot of time left in your duty instance and that doing your objectives takes only minutes to complete. That is because once you complete your objectives, you are left to wait for hyperelectricity weather! To pass the time, you’re to do fates for their lockbox rewards, to trade them in for new i265 gear. This is the part where you Fate Grind for Loot. (i280 weapons drop from Emergency Missions.)

Similar to Palace of the Dead, Lockboxes can be traded in at a Lockpicking Vendor for random items! 40 Damaged Lockboxes are required for 1 piece of loot, whereas 1 regular Lockbox can issue 1 piece of loot.

Now is the tricky part. “Kharn! You mentioned waiting for hyperelectricity weather? Why!?” 

That’s because hyperelectricity unlocks the super secret boss fate we all saw in the trailer at the center of the map. It’s random, and the Haillenarte NPC will extend the timer on the duty by 15 Minutes and alert everyone of an EMERGENCY MISSION to complete it. Weather progresses over time, which is why I recommend Fate Grinding for your new i265/280 gear until the instance boots you itself.

House Haillenarte Pilot: Pray do proceed with caution. The energies of the Diadem have become ever more volatile, and the cause is said to lie in the drifting arrival of that Mhachi ruin…
House Haillenarte Pilot: This isle, this…missing gem, has anchored itself near the Crown Jewel. ‘Twould seem that the ruins themselves are impenetrable until a path is forced upon by a storm of hyperelectricity.
House Haillenarte Pilot: Such weather is rare, but I shall be certain to alert you via linkpearl should a window of opportunity present itself. We must not waste any chance we have at divining the isle’s secrets…not to mention claiming its treasures!

Also, if you wish to get to the lower level of Diadem (beneath the purple mist) you must look for AETHERIAL GAPS! Clicking on them will shoot you below the mist to do special fates and hunt Notorious Monsters. 

Aetherial Gaps can also be found near caves, which’ll send you inside. I haven’t found them all, so I can’t tell you where they all lead, so happy hunting!

[A final note!] If you see Mirage Snails (aka Pure White Crystals) or Pure Black Crystals/Dark Crystals, they offer buffs when charged and will sometimes charge in the middle of FATES happening upon or around them. Touching them will take all their aether and siphon it into a buff for the person that touched them. Only a finite amount of people can grab it and must wait for it to recharge at random. 

If you guys have any additional info, feel free to reblog and tack it on!

Leo. 20. Just looking to have some fun. Craft beer. Gym rat. Hiking. Outdoors. Sports. 6'2" since everyone is putting their height for some reason. Let’s go on an adventure! If you’re a dog person, swipe left.



Dimensions: 5.5″ x 4.5″ x 2″

Another new sculpture! I’m currently trying to a delve a little more into creature design starting with this monster that makes…tea…out of its body…ANYWAYS check out my insta and yt for more information about the process + materials!

The Rat Queen- Drawtober 

Drawtober 2017’s prompt for Day 7 was the ‘Rat Queen’! I do not believe I have drawn a rat since my childhood, so I went with a literal rat queen as opposed to a woman who reigns over rats or an anthro rat like one would see in series like Redwall.

I added a collar, crown, and some sparkle to denote her royal stature! I did recall the reading/watching the Nutcracker as a child and how the Mouse King had seven heads (Rat Kings in reality are rats that have their tails knotted together-usually with hair, sap, or other sticky substances that prevent them from breaking free. Ultimately the rats die for lack of food, or start killing one another even as they are tied together). For this Rat Queen I went for a less gruesome approach and instead of having her with multiple heads I gave her several tails!

This is also the first piece I’ve been able scan with the new printer/scanner! Before I had been photographing my sketches- which led to warped perspectives and glare or blurry images.

Hope you enjoy my attempt at crafting a regal rat!

Feminist Complaints vs Feminist Accomplishments Within The Last Few Years

Feminist Complaints (105): 

Domino’s pizza boxes. Science. Voting for Donald Trump. Fireworks. Lab Rats. Craft beer. Calling a “pantsuit” a “pantsuit". Bras. Architecture. Complimenting a woman on her cooking. Air conditioning. The word “too”. Tickling. Ski slopes. The alphabet. Disliking pumpkin-spice lattes. Preferring a woman shaves her legs. Emojis. Wearing camouflage. The phrase “hit on”. Saying “I love women”. The Declaration of Independence. Calling your daughter a “princess”. The nuclear family. Asking a woman about her tattoos. Fracking. Ads for salad. “Ladies’ night”. Glaciers. Long lines outside public women’s restrooms. Men grilling food. The animated film “Minions”. String cheese. “House of Cards”. Words with “man” in them. Speech improvement apps. The term “office mom”. Shoe compliments. Harvard University. “Boyfriend” jeans. The color pink. Hating the feminist “Ghostbusters” reboot. Spooning. Tampons. Asking a woman to marry you. The classic song “Baby, it’s Cold Outside”. Harry Potter. Indiana Jones. Asking a woman to smile. Calling a woman “sweetheart”. Telling a woman, “you look tired”. Comic books and graphic novels. Putting your arm around your girlfriend. Advertising for female consumers. “Mine shaft”. Slow motion. Complaining about political correctness. Not being a feminist. Farting. Interrupting a woman. A man saying he’s a “nice guy”. The derogatory phrase “go f*ck yourself”. Mentioning a woman’s role as a loving mother or wife before her career accomplishments in her obituary. The song “Blurred Lines”. The word “cupcake”. Witchcraft. Hollywood. The phrase “I will force myself”. The sitcom “Family Matters”. Professionalism. The word “ladies”. Complimenting a woman’s handwriting. Father’s Day. Men sitting with their knees apart. Running against Hillary Clinton. The word “cheer”. Clapping. Western Civilization course. Having to pay for a tampon. Finding purpose in motherhood. Not supporting Hillary Clinton for president. Man caves. The iconic TV show Seinfeld. Reports that a celebrity might be pregnant. A Target t-shirt. A prom photo. School dances. Telling young boys, “you need a haircut”. The word “bossy”. Opening doors for women. School and workplace dress codes. Amazon. Gender-specific bathrooms. A statue. Viewing Friday the thirteenth as unlucky. The phrase “too much information”. Calling Hillary Clinton “shrill”. Calling a woman “pretty”. The SATs. The “kiss cam”. The Olympics. Denying the mythical gender pay gap. Denying the mythical “rape culture”. Being pro-life. Being a Republican.

Feminist Accomplishments (1) (5) : 

Turning women into infantile, paranoid, narcissistic, deluded crybabies.