First off, my main shard is Catskills. It's a nice shard, but tonight I thought I'd give Siege a try. I was hoping to have made the "Welcome to Siege" event last weekend, but didn't make it. Sounded like I missed out on the fun! Tonight was actually a nice change of pace. Not that I accomplished much, but starting a character from scratch turned out to be not as painful as I thought. Thought I would try a Sampire as I've never made one of them before. Hopefully this template does well on Siege! I'm glad I read the boards before creating my character, as I was not aware that you couldn't buy skills. Started with 48 Bushido, 48 Chiv and 2 Necro. He'll also have Swords, Anatomy, Parry and Tactics. Started off in Brit to see if anyone was there and to find out where the NEW house was situated. Did not see a soul around, but I did find the house! Went to buy a horse so that my travels would be a bit faster. Gee...only 1256gp for a horse... Ok, I'll try another town. Obviously Brit is overpriced. Huh, guess not... Headed to Luna. Apparently there's a 100gp toll to enter the bank from the moongate side...?? Don't know where my head was at, but I thought it was an NPC saying that. Thought "Ok, Siege is a bit weird...but whatever floats your boat" Once this NPC started following me the lights went on. :loser: Told the guy (sorry didn't catch your name) that I was poor and couldn't afford the toll. He asked me to prove it, so we went to the bank and I did a balance. 964gp! I think I shocked him by the fact that I was new to the shard! Anyhow, he and his friends were nice enough to point me in the right direction on how to make a bit of quick gold. Which reminds me, if anyone would like to buy some cloth bolts, leather or arrows/bolts let me know.. I don't have much yet, but I'm working on it. So off I go to beat on some critters, gather some wool, leather and feathers. Get to thinking again, this running around on foot sucks, I need a horse! Start kickin' a little Mongbat butt... Wohoo! Averaging 36gp per kill! I'll have my ride in no time!...until I run across Mr. Albertus Maximus and his little friend (GD) "I'm going to hurt you". I think "Yay! This will be my first death on Siege!" I wasn't disappointed. Mr. "I'm gonna eat you for dinner" hits me for something like 12,000 points. The old shirt and pants couldn't quite withstand the claws and teeth... I obliged Mr. Maximus with his murder count, then showed myself hoping for a rez. No such luck, but whatever, a healer was only 2 screens away. Get rezzed, go back to my body and see that my 28 leather, 23 bandies and 708gp are gone (bye, bye horse..). But, he was nice enough to leave me my scissors and katana and I nice book signed by himself! Thank you Albertus! Figured I'd head back to Luna and ask if anyone could spare me a horse. Start towards the moongate and "Bam!", get hit by Mr. "I'm gonna rip your face off" again... Oy vey... Find the healer again and get to the moongate. Get to Luna and hey, guess who's there... Or at least his corpse was... By the way Mr. Maximus, I returned your book to ya! Anyhoo...just wanted to pop on the boards to say Hi to everyone and share my first couple hours on Siege. So far, so good! Sorry for babbling.