This may be long. I'd trim it, but I'm too damned happy about it. Short version. Beat CoP as PLD, 2/28/09 0028 EST, got Chivalry merited down to 15 minutes, and got my revenge on the boreal coeurl last fortnight.
tl;dr wot version.
Completed CoP. Just over an hour until JP midnight to go until I can do my cs's and get my Rajas. 1/1 on everything except OU (1/2, first try was just.... lolz, all that can be said about it) and the pots (1/3, first two attempts were with 5 people, and a stupid strat. Third attempt I found a blm (ty Harlie!!) and we played more aggressively, ended 8 seconds off the record.) Took ever so slightly a month to get from needing 4-2 to completing 8-4.
Oh, we were 1/2 on Promathia as well. First was again with 5, and 1 member saw Prishe engage on second form and thought that meant must go must go now. Hilarity ensued, and we didnt get a second chance that night because I started getting yelled at for being late for Limbus.
Amusingly, the 2k earned for beating Promathia finished off the 5 merits needed to put another modification into Chivalry. So, now it's @ 15 minutes, only 100k more to go til @ 10.
Gotta give huge thanks to my ls, the static I wound up in was 5/6, and up until getting to Chapter 8, that's always where the 6th came from. Also, everyone in my static performed exceptionally. We all make mistakes, but every time one of us would screw something up, we were able to regroup and work around it. Great job guys.
Somewhat outdated: Three years ago ish (there was a two year break in there) I had to tank my own Genkai 2, and ate a Burst from the Boreal Coeurl that laid me out. Couple weeks ago got asked to help a random person with their genkai 2. This time, Burst .... missed? I dunno, I had filters up, and popped Rampart. All I saw was it cast on me, nothing showed in the chat log, and I took zero damage. So HAH! REVENGE!
Man those feel tiny compared to teh 1337 homam shots ;; Oh well, everything in its time right.