James Russ Cheshire, aka. Boilermaker

March 18, 1949 - February 19, 2017

You only had to know Russ for about a minute before you knew he was from Texas, that he had a gentle soul, that he loved his Dallas Cowboys, and that nothing was more important to him then his family.  We are grateful to his wife, children and grandchildren that shared him with us, and for allowing us to be his second family.  Russ was a retired construction worker, and he was surrounded throughout his final journey by family and his wife, Lynne, or as we knew her, Mrs. Boilermaker.  Our love, thoughts and prayers are with them.

In EverQuest, Boilermaker began his journey with TR sometime back in 2005, arriving with a crew of friends from Enlightened Dark.  Its the longstanding joke that he had the longest eval period of anyone in TR history because he had to come and go a few times during his eval time; then ended up formally reapplying in January 2006  as a level 70 cleric with 12000 mana!  He was very excited because he was going to be able to raid during our normal schedule.  For years, he emailed  me every joke I think that crossed his own inbox, and just loved forwarding anything he found amusing.  He was a gentle man who loved to laugh, and make others laugh, that never had an unkind thing to say and in general, lifted the spirits of everyone around him while being a little bit of a rebellious, mischievious soul.

From his great big heart, to that spectacular Texas drawl, he played with us for many, many years before he retired from raiding due to his ongoing battle with cancer.  I always enjoyed his visits to teamspeak, which he had been doing again recently, and just hearing his voice would always warm my heart, with his endless encouragement, sense of humour and jovial manner.  One can barely mention Boilermaker without thinking of Volar, or Volar without Boilermaker, its my sincere hope that Jack was there, waiting to welcome Russ home; that they are once again together today, chatting like the old days and telling stories to each other "old man to old man". 

 

Ormus Spielberg has done it again!! Since our previously released movies have been so popular, Ormus has made another one to show off the TR crew in action... for those that haven't gotten a chance to see the content that this raiding year has offered up, this will show a glimpse of what we've been up to, and a chance to see some of the end game mobs.

Note: Please right click and choose Save Target as... this will help us with our current bandwidth crunch!

Also -- Wizards of Norrath -- if you'd like to get involved, we have spots aplenty for the best and brightest finger wagglers out there... click here!

Township Rebellion Movie!

Special thanks to Ormus for all of his hard work (again!) towards the final production!

Opening day of Empires of Kunark was a busy one, with the rush to flag and open raid content for the guild, exploring new zones, working progression and doing all the other things at the expansion launch that we love to do - firing off stored collections; banked quests and AA, working on acquiring the new synergy and alliance abilities; you name it, lots to do!  We were able to raid on Day 1, which was our objective, and we knocked The Doorsteps of War encounter over quite handily.  For those who have not yet experienced it, we are revisited by Gorenaire and waves upon waves of her allies who are invading Lceanium. 

The following day we returned to raid in the revamped Temple of Droga for The Summoning of Droga raid.  Since we'd seen both of these raids on beta, we knew exactly what to expect and were able to walk up win and get the job done, earning a Luclin server first for our efforts.  

While it would another week before we had ancients to power up, or the elements to use with them, we've spent a good bit of time since working on an ongoing project to have our int caster brigade set up with Invested Tomes of Obulous.  This item comes from the base tome as part of the Ancient event in Frontier Mountains, and is "powered up" by the Element of Kunark drop from raids in EoK.  You can see the powered up version here:

With the death of both of these raids, Phase 1 of the newly launched Empires of Kunark expansion was cleared for the first time on Luclin, and sent us back into a holding pattern to gather flags for the upcoming Phase 2.   We spent the majority of this time re-maxing out on AA, and working on finishing the AE blockers and various other progression goals.

We returned to T2 last night, after bumping over a few other targets, and defeated Grannus!

We are currently recruiting in most classes, and our hunt for a talented DRUID continues!!  We also have a particular need for tanks and big damage generators, as well as a bard who doesn't forget to log in every other day ;)  If you're considering a change of scenery, are looking to get into raiding current content, or are interested in learning more about TR, please contact Adetia in game at luclin.adetia

Back to T2, and it is now clear!  Since my last posting, we've been back to kill MightyMouse a couple of times and pounded Grummus down as well.  It seems like lately we just keep finding new and different ways to unintentionally break the scripts and then have to find a good workaround to salvage the raid.  Hopefully more of these problems will be corrected soon!  Here's some action shots for those of you who have not enjoyed the fights first hand yet.

 

 

We are currently recruiting in most classes, and our hunt for a talented DRUID continues!!  We also have a particular need for tanks and big damage generators, as well as a bard who doesn't forget to log in every other day ;)  If you're considering a change of scenery, are looking to get into raiding current content, or are interested in learning more about TR, please contact Adetia in game at luclin.adetia

 

 

 

 

Many of you may have noticed that our site has been up and down more then an elevator in a 200 story building.  Our web hosting company suffered a malicious attack but things should have stabilized now.  This has also impacted adetia's ability to receive email - if you've been trying to reach her, your best bet is to contact her in game, or ingame email.  We are hoping this instability is now behind us, and thank everyone for their patience!

We went in to check out T2 last night, and knocked over Emollious with ease, which abled us to fast track our flagging by quite a bit. For those that haven't gotten to see it firsthand here's a couple snaps, however, we were a little sidetracked and didn't get any "action shots" this time.  I did however inadvertently trigger the next raid shortly thereafter, which as you can see yielded amusing results!!  Poor Drizerker!  note: you can click on any photos on our site and they will be enlargened for easier viewing.

We are currently recruiting in most classes, with a particular need for tanks and big damage generators, as well as a DRUID (Do you exist!?!)   If you're considering a change of scenery, are looking to get into raiding current content, or are interested in learning more about TR, please contact Adetia in game at luclin.adetia

 

 And if you've made it this far, I will leave this in closing, as something I have never seen before in all my years of EQ:  The Drizerker Corpsefest.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many of you may have noticed that are site has been up and down more then an elevator in a 200 story building.  Our web hosting company suffered a malicious attack and we're in the process of restoring both our site and forums.  This has also impacted adetia's ability to receive email - if you've been trying to reach her, your best bet is to contact her in game, or ingame email.  We are hoping that this instability will be over very soon, and thank you for your patience.

In the meantime, since our last update; we've been busy in game and have cleared TBM Tier 1 along with spending time in the revamped Plane of Hate and Plane of Fear.  Since I don't want to tempt the internet gods too much with the current state of the website, here's a few pictures to keep you busy.  We are currently recruiting in most classes, with a particular need for big damage generators, and a couple meatshields ;)  If you're considering a change of scenery, are looking to get into raiding current content, or are interested in learning more about TR, please contact Adetia in game.