I had a great last day on Garuda.
Some longtime in-game friends and I killed the Cernunnos NM for WoTG, then we won the Battle of Jeuno (my sixth or seventh time saving the city).
I campaigned for a bit after that, and then Pikko and I headed to Blueblade Fell to get some screenshots. Funny thing is, we both died while we were there. Pikko drew agro from the fomors and died... then as we were about to leave, I chainspell-agad the fomors, hoping to warp away before I could get killed. Alas, I was a bit too slow!
I was Pikko's last raise on Garuda, and that chainspell-aga fest on a group of VT fomors was my final death on the server... and a glorious death it was!
Then I equipped my old social linkshell, which I wore during the earlier WoTG battles. Earlier in the day, Pikko and my in-game friend Zarovich were both in the ls with me. Now, it was empty... as it has been for most of the past six or eight months.
I headed out to Valkurm Dunes, to the cave with the stone tablet. I partied there at level 15, and a taru in that party gave me my first real linkshell -- a red pearl called Wolf Brigade -- which later became my pale blue pearl, Imperial.
I donned my Imperial pearl first, and thanked the empty linkshell for all the great memories... then I unequipped it and dropped it. I did the same for my Wolf Brigade pearl, returning them to place where I obtained them.
Then I knelt down, watching the sunlight dance on the rolling waves outside of the cave, and the world of Garuda disappeared forever.
Edited, Mar 21st 2010 9:11pm by Thayos