Tathariel and I made our first trip to the ruins in Crystalsong last night, and I’ve returned again today. As I don’t have much time I will be making a more thorough report tomorrow, but I thought I would note a few key things first.
- Blue eyes. All of the ghosts in the ruins have blue eyes.
- The druids, many female, can cast moonfire and healing spells.
- Their presence is strong. Many seem quite active, others walk around talking to each other. They took no notice of us trying to get their attention from afar.
- They did notice us when we got too close. They hit fairly hard. I’m glad I don’t bruise. I’ll continue to wear plate armor as I visit there this week.
- Other residents of the ruins include satyr, treents, dryads and darkened wisps.
- Seems to be on a ley line. Magical energy is obvious.
- Large crystals in the ground, as well as smaller pieces.
I apologize for the short report. I promise a more detailed report will follow tomorrow. I’ve had to deal with a forgetful friend much of today whom will hopefully remember to be somewhere else tomorrow.
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I’ve spent the past couple nights in Auberdine with Vassanta. We checked around in the ruins for a bit. The recovery efforts have been hampered by the presence of elementals. It’s still very sad. I remember things that happened there, both good and bad.
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- Investigate druid ghosts in Crystalsong Forest
Investigate druid ghosts in Icecrown
- Visit tree in Grizzly Hills with Tath because she likes it
- Show Terivanis to the druids in Borean Tundra
- Refrain from doing extremely stupid things
- Play on the lifts
- Watch hippogryphs
- See northern lights
- Observe Nerubians
- Sneak into the Yeti Cave
- Say hello to the dryads
- Go fishing more
Tathariel and I decided to check on the druid ghosts in Icecrown first. We went to the Shadow Vault. I had been told I could find them south of there. I think Tathariel was a little scared of some of the
people things people at the Shadow Vault. One of the guys was trying to sell food. Tathariel had just ate some fish I had caught so she didn’t need any. I don’t think he gets many sales there.
We went south. She flew and I took Bonez. We passed a frostwyrm on our way to the location. It didn’t seem to notice us. The bone sentinels were back at their patrols. It doesn’t matter how many times you knock them apart. They keep coming back together and standing up. I wonder if anyone has tried taking their bones to different locations. I bet that would make it harder for them.
We reached the location. There were some Kaldorei ghosts there that looked like they were druids in life. Definitely looked like druids. There were also some human ghosts and some blood elves or high elves. It was difficult to tell because their eyes were red. We walked around them for a bit. They were all completely oblivious to our presence there no matter what race they were, and none of them would not speak to us. There were some scourge there with staves enslaving the spirits. There were stones on the ground that I assume they were using to bind the spirits to. It seemed a bit confusing at first. Typically when stones are used, they aren’t just left on the ground. However upon further exploration of the area, we found part of the ground had bones embedded heavily within it. Around this area were runic focus markers. I can use my own runic focus to heal or increase healing. I think these were being used to extract the spirits of the dead. The stones were spread around perhaps to gain more coverage to keep them contained until further control can be put upon them.
I still find it puzzling that they choose not to use the bones and were enslaving only the spirits. We checked over the bones and tattered cloth of some of the ones that were doing the enslaving. I found no further clues there.
The spirits that were being enslaved would run southwest. We followed them and found them. I walked up to one of the druid ghosts to try to talk again. He attacked me. He did not cast and fought more as a warrior than a druid. Some of the others were forming up in groups and seemed to be following one of the bigger ones.
Later we will go to Crystalsong Forest. Hopefully we will have more luck with finding some that have retained their druidic powers.
I never thought I’d come back here for more than a few hours willingly, much less be excited about it, but here I am back in Northrend. It seems a lot different than it was when I first set foot here two years ago. I don’t think it’s changed much. Two years ago, I came here under different circumstances. I was a different person then.
It’s still cold here, but I’ve learned the fishing really is good. I went to the dock at the small lake next to where Tathariel and I are staying. After a few casts I had a variety of fish. I think I’ll try cooking salmon tonight.
I’ve waited for Tath to wake up before going to the ghost druids tonight. I’m not sure if I want to go to the ones in Crystalsong Forest or Icecrown first.
I waited around at the camp a bit last night. Vassanta must have had other things to do. Dog was restless. I could tell she wanted a good hunt so I decided to head to the Barrens with her to find a few lonely orcs. I had to stop in Darnassus first to get some clean clothing. My sister won’t wash my clothes anymore. I’m starting to run out of clean stuff.
So Dog and I went there first. I was surprised to find Jaellynn there. I don’t know when the last time I saw him in Darnassus was. Both he and Terivanis seemed relieved to see me. Terivanis apparently believed I was missing. and they were both about to set out to look for me. I am old enough to take care of myself. Little chance of convincing Terivanis of that.
I told them both about retiring. Jaellynn seemed surprised. Terivanis was angry. Terivanis is always angry about something. My sister wasn’t home. I imagine she’ll hear about it soon enough.
Jaellynn and I wound up somewhat talking to each other again. We went to Darkshore and fished while the moon was rising. I’m still angry with him a bit, but I think we can get along. He said he was mad about my answer to his question about fishing in Northrend, which was kind of stupid. Fish are in water. Find water, and you find fish. It’s no different in Northrend. He said he’d be going soon. I hope it all works out well for him.