We raided! Exray brought his paladin Trashbringer to tank for us and we managed to get Council down after only a few goes. It was pretty cool, and our first attempt was so encouraging, I think everyone was feeling quite buoyed. Protector Tier dropped and I DE'd the mail thing. Narishma was back after a week of no WoW, and he was a bit rusty - DPSing Sul all out to start... running into the spirit... at least his turtle kicking was still good :)
DPS was quite good though, we only had one sandstorm, a few times. But mana was just as terrible as every other time. But life is so much better after Sul is dead.
And! We got Tortos down as well! Unfortunately ALL of the stuff there was sharded :( Where the hell was Soul? His shield dropped! And mail boots - a shame Sabre wasn't there.
And Narishma/Hwired was awesome. He got us an achievement, One-up, at the end by kicking a turtle through all those zillion other turtles in that crazy last bit - the best achievements are the ones you never thought you'd get! Narishma > Beckham anyday!
So a big huge thank you to Exray for coming down to raid and doing an awesome job. Looks like our tanks can have some nights off now if there are 3 in rotation :)
Edit: And a Ty to Luxy too who came in for a wipe whilst we waited for Souglyy to get back online! Poor thing!