The article below appears in the Argenport Gazette
Tasbu has always been a power player in Myria's showbusiness, but something always held him back.
And then he met Sodi at the Argenport Gala, a newcomer in the business making waves with her ABSOLUTE CHARM. She can even deal with those pesky paparrazis FLYING around, something Tasbu has always had trouble with in the past.
The two hit it off and the rest is showbiz history. The power couple took Myria by storm with countless box office draws and can we mention the endorsements?
Vara, established showbiz royalty and current PR Manager for the couple, has one thing to say, "These two lovebirds are just so good together. They complement each other's weaknesses."
She has given the couple countless FAVORS to make sure they make an ETERNAL stamp on the business, and she loves to STRATEGIZE together with them in their newly-purchased Argenport mansion.
Road manager Rhysta never complains. She just loves setting the ground for the couple and makes sure they appear at their events on time, and with a bang. She knows they love a grand entrance.
*We just noticed she kept glancing around at the couple's stunt double, Oizio, during the interview. There might be a story there in the future!
Speaking of Oizio, the commercially successful stuntman is providing body double services for the couple since Day 1.
However, Oizio has also been rumored to "step in" for either actor whenever one of them breaks down during movie shoots. The couple has denied these and has mentioned that they have always done their own acting.
"Oizio only does our stunts, that's it. He's a good friend," says Sodi during the premiere of their recent actioner "Trials of Grodov."
The couple has also recently acquired Dizo's Office, made possible by their PA, Ms. Blight P. Smuggler.
She says, "Dizo's Office wasn't even in the market, but when Tasbu says he wants it for Sodi, you do it. After spending some time with Mr. Chairman - his office was ON the market, and OFF the market in no time." She winks at me as she says this, so I told her I'm married, to which she whispers back, "They all are, hun."
Ms. Smuggler has also purchased a pet dragon for the couple as well as the services of events organizer Champ Cunning to make sure their events start and end with a bang.
So there you have it. An insight on the latest love story to hit Myria. Will this be forever? Stay tuned.
UPDATE: October 24
Now at 153 - 5 (19 successful runs, 5 incomplete)
No Flames of Xulta update except for 2 Emblem of Makkar. Ran it, and it's still smooth. Changed the powerbase a bit because I forgot I already have the crests.
UPDATE: August 19
Now at 146 - 5 (18 successful runs, 5 incomplete)
Only got 2 runs in recently. Been testing other gauntlet grinders, and this is what I'm currently enjoying: Brotherhood of Steel.
But if you have shiftstones to spare or a better collection, this one has been doing good as well: Here Be Monsters! UPDATE: August 6
Now at 132 - 5 (16 successful runs, 5 incomplete)
5th loss was 19th boss fight: Sudden Death (double damage boss).
21st run was sweet revenge VS Sudden Death. I was saved by back to back Vara's. The lifesteal from 2x 3/3 Vara + removals were enough to seal the game (won it with 25 HP).
***Didn't get much time to play with this deck since I'm busy tweaking my Killers deck which got some losses after the initial 28-0 record. This deck is still my fastest gauntlet grinder right now.
UPDATE: August 2
Now at 98 - 4 (12 successful runs, 4 incomplete).
Removed Feeding Time from market and added Crest. I fetched Crest 5 out of 14 games and 2 of those were critical to playing Tasbu on time. ***Thank you EgaL for the suggestion (comment section)! UPDATE: July 31
Now at 84 - 4 (10 successful runs, 4 incomplete).
3rd loss was 5th game of my 11th run to Grenadin Revolt. Marketed for an early hailstorm but I might have timed it bad.
4th loss was 12th boss fight: The empower boss. Spent my removals on key units like Ironthorn, the Empower-stun unit, the Empower-sentinel unit, but completely forgot there's an Empower-flying one so I didn't work around it. Suddenly I'm facing a 256/256 and 128/128 Order of the Spire, LOL - the look on my face as I resigned.
Still no sign of the double damage boss, although my Killers gauntlet deck (now at 28-0) has defeated it on 1st run.
***MaxiXVI (in the comments below) also has his own version of this deck that has also found success: https://imgur.com/a/smeJEdT UPDATE: July 27
I'm now 60 - 2 (8 successful runs, 2 incomplete).
The 1st loss was 1st game of my 5th run. I faced the Perfectly Even deck and couldn't get a good hand from the redraw (all power, 1 Suffocate, 1 Favor) then drew more power. By the time I started to get something on the board it was over.
The 2nd loss was the 5th game of my 8th run VS War Scavengers. I only drew 2 power the entire game after redrawing a 2-power hand. Funny because I was able to play 3 Strategize and didn't even get a single power. I was able to stall with a Suffocate and a Desecrate but there's not much you can do on 2 power. One more and I would've been able to play any of the 3 Rhysta I had.
The hardest non-boss was 2nd game of my 7th run: Ancient Power. AI got a Siraf to stick and got to use the ability for 4 TIMES IN A ROW! Our 2-cost deadly units + 2 Annihilate held everything back until I finally got Dizo's Office in play to deal with that short-haired butch Siraf.
The hardest boss so far was on my 10th run: the Company of Exiles - the one where spells transform into units. Our spells are so efficiently-costed that I was on the short end of the stick with this boss. So I finally took Feeding Time from the market but got a 3/4 meh unit for it. After that I rushed to get Dizo's Office in play but Cut Ties gave me a 3/3 flying (wth?). Site got destroyed immediately but I was able to go wide with our smaller units so that won the game.
Still no sign of the double damage boss.
July 26 Original Write-Up
This is my latest gauntlet favorite, and is standing at 28-0 (4 runs). I haven't encountered the double damage boss so let's see.
Our 2 drops are both deadly to make sure they take down something with them all the time when they trigger Tasbu + AI tends to avoid their attacks unless "crucial to their AI plans" which allows us to trigger Sodi's onslaught.
As for the market, I've never used Feeding Time so I might switch it with Honor of Claws.
Oizio has been great as a 2-of and is key to "surprise-replenishing" a Tasbu or Sodi that just went to the void for only 3.
Lastly, I don't have all the crests, so there's only 1 in there. Feel free to replace the banners with those.