Only one knight had been there before (Shenanigens), but I've known her a while and she helped the rest of us through it wonderfully. Fullmtl provided the key, at no cost. Phantom-Reaper, the fourth member that Shenanigens got from her guild, was reckless and died often.
It was challenging, difficult, and a little stressful, but also quite fun. Felt quite accomplished after each level had finished. And the unknown passage is creepier than candlestick keep by far.
And thanks again to everyone who gave me advice in my other thread- the equips I chose made a difference.
Time elapsed; Emberlight to core took around 2 hours.
Lag spikes; 2 or 3 minor, one DC per level, and some larger, game altering spikes near the end of the passage.
Total Revives; I lost track, but Shen's rez cost was at 1000 when I was searching for people to revive near the end. I Revived myself once for 80, and Fullmtl's last rev was 160.
Switched to heavy demo suit and VPS for the passage.
Items made; Mercurial Demo Suit and Snarbolax Coat
Bonus fun fact- I did a T2 level shortly after, and was shocked by how non-lethal everything seemed >>