As you know, I have been playing a lot of RIFT lately. Yesterday while I was questing with my boyfriend in Silverwood Forest, I noticed that the mountain beside where we were questing looked like it was probably the tallest in the zone, and I remembered reading that there was an achievement for climbing the highest mountain. I suggested trying to find our way to the top, but he just wanted to keep questing. Tonight while questing alone on my warrior I got to the same questing area. I decided I would give the mountain my best shot, and after only a few minutes I actually reached the peak! Directly in front of my character I saw “An Ancient Claim”, so of course I ran up and right clicked the mound. I received a container called “A Dusty Sack” and excitedly opened it to find my mountain climbing prize.
To my surprise and joy, out popped an epic Warrior breastplate! Then up came the Shard First announcement saying I was the first one on the Shard to find it! I was pretty happy, and after taking a few steps to my left, I got the “High Point” achievement I’d been looking for.
I headed out to the same spot on my Cleric, but unfortunately she didn’t get an epic. She did get the achievement and a green quality shield though! I am wondering if only the first person to climb the mountain on each Shard gets an epic, or if I was just really really lucky, lol.
If you want to go for the achievement and possibly an epic of your own, go to Palisade and head all the way up the hill at 6090,2675. Then skirt around the hut and head down the path to your right until you get to 6258,2468. Now start climbing! It takes a few minutes to climb and jump your way to the top, but just keep heading toward 6326,2344 and eventually you’ll make it to the Ancient Claim! Best of luck, and be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you get and if you’re the first are your Shard to do so!
Thanks for Reading!