I believe most of the alt group is holding 17 already. Klubbir is in the last rank of 16. She hasn't run the flaggers (y'all ran those the week I was out) so there'd be some re-runs there, plus I checked and she's only got 4 of 8 sigil pieces right now. That said, such plans as I had written down for the alt group are likely to be torn up now since getting Alrik into Tethyamar is problematic so we can fill in our new dance card as we desire. No worries from me either way.
Also, how did you get into Tor without doing Madstone? I ran into the same issue with Wouldii- knocking out most of GH but not able to finish it because of not knowing how to solo Madstone. If there's a way around that problem, I'm all ears.
I'm at 4 of 8 as well, so we're going to have to do some reruns there anyway. Plus I'm pretty sure we didn't fill Alrik's sigil either. So if Litany/Ascension Chamber is on the card for the alts, we're hitting Necro 4 quests. probably several times. *EDIT* Looks like I need Ghosts, Inferno, and Fleshmakers for 3, with the last being one that drops anywhere.
I got into Tor by soloing Madstone.
Seems when you one shot every damn thing in there even when they save against your Delayed Blast Fireball, it's pretty easy. The only challenging part was actually the second crystal; I had to keep moving up and down to deal with threats. Third crystal I went and smacked all the first spawns with a stick to get their attention, then just blew up the stuff coming out below. Tor was actually far more difficult, due to the prevalence of Fire Giants that I had to hit with Scorch/Ash first. Or fry with Chain Lightning.
Either way, looks like Lords of Dust chain is on the docket once we're able to run it. I think it's 16 though, so L18 party? Unless you want to hit Eveningstar quests earlier, in which case, we'll have to pull it under level. I do think I'll suggest keeping the group together enough to get Alrik his key on every character from here on out.