Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Siege – Letters

Confessor Morthorn,

Hello!  I thought I would write and give you some news of what’s been happening here.  First, I’ve spoken with Terellion and he’s interested in me too, so that’s really a good thing!  I was worried that he wouldn’t like me.  I do still worry a little that he’s just saying that because he’s afraid of losing his job, but I did tell him that his job was safe no matter what, so I worry a little less now.  I really do want him to like me for me, not because I pay him.

It’s difficult to find time to be alone with him now.  I’ve been very busy lately.  Almost every minute of my day is accounted for.  I’m helping my family in Silvermoon and taking the baby to see Nessna when I’m not teaching classes and giving lessons.  That doesn’t leave much spare time!  When I am free, he’s often working.  I’ve thought about hiring a third person, but he was the only person to show up last time I put an ad up, so maybe I’ll just have to wait for people to get back.  I talked to Tik about it and he said the work is manageable now.  It isn’t if he’s always busy with it!  I do like cake though.  I think he should definitely keep making cake.

Right now, we have a lot of guests too.  Isandri is here with her brother.  He was injured in Kalimdor, and needs to rest.  Sath, Isandri’s brother, is staying in the one room with three beds.  Isandri has the nice guest room over the library.

The other guest room is also occupied.  Aeramin is spending evenings here.  He is fixing a house in the town for his father during the day.  Then he comes here to help Maerista with fire magic.  Mae is one of the new students.  Anyway, he sleeps here at night then goes back to the town after breakfast.  He has agreed to continue teaching here, one day a week, after he returns to Shattrath.  I was a bit worried about him being here at first, but it’s turning out okay.  I don’t see him often because I’m so busy, but when I do, we’re able to talk like we used to when we were friends before.  I think he knows about Terellion.  Maybe that’s why.  Neither of us is jealous of the other now.  I have Terellion and he has Imralion.  He has asked if he can bring Imralion to visit sometime, and I’m okay with that.  I like showing off the school.  I’m proud of what I’ve done here.

Have you ever sat down to write and weren’t able to finish right then, and when you do get a chance to finish, something’s happened that makes all of the other things you wrote look like old news?  That just happened to me.

Anyway, I spent much of the day in Silvermoon yesterday.  It was Aeramin’s birthday, so I bought him a big cupcake at the market.  I didn’t think his father would do anything for him, and I thought it would be weird to ask Terellion to make cake for him, so that’s why I got the cupcake.  It was big with colored sprinkles, and it looked like something the death knight would make.  Did I tell you he bakes?  I mean the death knight!  It’s so tempting every time I go to check on Lani’s house, but I don’t want to get sick so I don’t ask to eat any.

Anyway, I left the cupcake in the room that Aeramin’s staying in, and worked with Xarola for her early afternoon lesson.  She’s still learning theory, but I think she’ll be ready to start casting very soon!  After her lesson, I took Rylad to Silvermoon to visit with family.  My mother is staying at home again, and I guess that’s okay news, except with her there, I feel like I can’t relax at all.  I don’t trust her and I have to always watch.  I never lower my guard.  I really am afraid that she’ll try something, which makes me very nervous when I visit.  She keeps talking about how having a school in the Ghostlands is silly, and I’ll never get enough students to be profitable, and she tells me that I should move back to Silvermoon.  Then she starts telling me about girls my age who are looking for husbands, and the parties that they go to, and she keeps trying to convince me to go to one.  I don’t know what to tell her to make her understand that I really don’t like girls like that!  She likes to talk though, and I don’t want to cause a lot of trouble right now because Nessna is still recovering so I have to listen to it.  I get back home to the school late fairly often.  She insisted on taking me shopping for robes, or I have to stay for supper.  Then she talks and talks and talks forever.  I was late getting back last night too, but I didn’t think it was too late.  It was after supper.  I found Des studying in the dining room.  Tik and Terellion moved the tables back inside, but with all the windows, it’s almost like being outside still.  I worry that it’ll be cold in the winter.  I know it was cold last year, but less of the house was being heated too.

Anyway, I talked to Des a bit.  It really wasn’t that late, but I noticed I hadn’t seen Terellion, so I went to find him.  He was in his room.  His father had been sent to fight in Kalimdor.  He’s not coming back.  His mother lives in Silvermoon with his two sisters.  I’m going to send some money to them, anonymously, so don’t tell!  I want to help them take care of things, without making them feel like they owe me anything.  I’m really worried about Terellion now.  He took the job here to support his family while his father was in Kalimdor.  Now his father is gone.  I thought about offering to have one of the other old houses on the estate fixed up, and then they could move there, but his sisters are young so the Ghostlands probably isn’t the best place for them to be.  I don’t know what to do, and there’s nothing I can say to make it better.  He knows I’m here for him though.

I really hope no one else dies or gets hurt, and everyone comes home safe soon!  Really soon!

– Magister Hethurin Fairsong

***

Dear Father,

I wanted to thank you for sending me updates on Nessna.  You don’t know how relieved I am that she’s going to make it.  There were a couple of times I wasn’t so sure of it when she was here.

We had someone else in our tent that I think you should know about.  She’d be mad if she knew I was telling, but Aranae has somehow managed to find her way here.  She had a nasty cut on her foot, but she’ll be fine.  She needed some stitches, and was quite her usual self.  She’s still staying here in the tent until I’m sure she won’t wind up with any bad infection.  She is insisting on returning to Pandaria.

I’ve tried speaking with her, but you know how difficult she can be.  Perhaps I can convince her to give us the address of where she plans to go.  I’ll do my best anyway.  The confessor has agreed to speak with her as well.

From what she’s said, they’re pretty far in the tunnels beneath the city, but they’re sure the orc is down there somewhere.  I hope they find him soon.  It’s hot and dusty here.

– Lani

***

My Dearest Imralion,

I haven’t heard from you lately so I thought I’d write.  I’m still in the Ghostlands.  My birthday was a few days ago.  My father threw a hammer at me.  Maybe it was supposed to be my present.  More likely, he forgot and he was just throwing the hammer at me because I asked him to get it for me.  I put in some new pipes, but there’s still no water.  I did finish the roof on one side, and some of the interior on that same side, but the side with the collapsed wall, I’m not sure what to do.  The biggest part is moving the big pieces.  I was tempted to set them on fire, but I don’t want the rest of the house to catch.

I miss you.  Please be safe.

– Aeramin

***

Dear Xyliah,

I should have written this letter to you when I received word myself, but I’ve had a difficult week, and I hope you forgive me for not letting you know sooner.  Your brother has lost his life in Orgrimmar.  Nessna was severely injured as well, as they were together at the time.  Yara has been sent home, and is here with me.  I’m sorry about having to tell you in a letter, but the distance doesn’t really make it easy to tell you face to face.

I hope you and Berwick are both doing well and are safe in Pandaria.

Love,

Ann’da

***

My Love, Isandri,

I miss you.  I wanted to let you know that things are looking good from where our supply camp is.  They haven’t asked us to move closer, though they have moved some others.  It seems fairly quiet above ground.  Most of the people I’ve talked to say the orc has tunnels under the city.  I’m certain they’ll find him soon and we’ll be able to come home.  I can’t wait to see you again.  I bet the baby has grown so much too.

There has been a slight increase in injuries being brought into the camp.  I suppose tunnels aren’t the best to fight in.

With the relative safety of the camp, I’ve cut down on the patrols and have organized a boar hunting trip for some of the people I’m working with.  It’s completely not sanctioned, but since a lot of the other camps are further away now, I don’t think anyone will notice.

I was on one of my patrols yesterday, when I came across this small flowering plant right here in the desert.  I thought they were beautiful, like you, so I picked some for you.  I know they’re not dried properly, but I’m including them with this letter between two separate pieces of paper.  Maybe the mail will press them for you!

I love you.  I hope to be home soon!

– Thero

***

Dear Raleth,

You’re still alive, right?  Naraleth has another tooth.  I think he needs a bottle because he really likes using his teeth.  He doesn’t like riding with his head in the sling anymore when I go out to get things.  He likes to look around, but then people look at him.  Do you think it’ll be easier when he gets older?

Oh, I got another letter from my grandfather.  This one didn’t have blood on it, but I think it was on paper he found.  He said there’s still crazy orcs in the Barrens.  Should I write and tell him that’s old news?

I haven’t seen Isandri in a while, but I did see Kestrae briefly.  I feel like everyone’s gone and left me alone.  Are you coming home soon?  I love you really a lot!

– Lali

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Hethurin’s Purchase

Hethurin Fairsong walked around the stalls at the bazaar in Silvermoon.  Earlier, he had experienced another vision of another timeline with Renner, another present.  This one had him still in Shattrath, baking a cake.  It was easy to explain, even without going back along the timeline.  He hadn’t left.  He never came to the Ghostlands.  He never started his school.  He was still watching Rylad, so he hadn’t been sent to Kalimdor.  The cake was for Aeramin’s birthday.

In the vision, the cake was a disaster.  Hethurin couldn’t remember the last time he tried to bake something.  Cakes were best made by other people.  His was uneven, and the frosting had stuck and pulled apart some of the cake.  Hethurin smiled to himself as he remembered how Renner mentioned he’d still eat it.  It was likely that Aeramin didn’t mind eating it either, though they didn’t stay long enough to find out.  They couldn’t spend all day in the vision.  There were many other things to do yet today.

Tik and Terellion had just finished bringing the tables and chairs in from outside, when Hethurin’s lesson with Renner ended.  Hethurin had to go to Silvermoon to see Nessna, and today, Terellion needed to go for supplies.  He had considered asking Terellion to make a cake for Aeramin, but quickly decided against it.  However, if he didn’t do anything, it was likely no one else would remember.  Aeramin was in town during the day, working on his father’s house to get it ready for winter, but Hethurin doubted that Arancon would remember his son’s birthday, and if he did, he wouldn’t do anything for it.  His mother was already gone, and the only other person who might know about it was Isandri, but she had a lot on her mind with Theronil still being in Kalimdor.  It was up to Hethurin to make sure his birthday didn’t pass unnoticed.

He found what he was looking for just then.  A stall with baked goods was just across the path.  The cakes, muffins, and cookies all looked so tempting, but he forced himself to concentrate.  He was here for one thing, though he wanted to buy it all.  He looked over the baked goods, trying to find something appropriate for an ex’s birthday.  Then he saw it.  A cupcake with colorful sprinkles.  He asked the owner of the baking stall if they could put a ‘118’ on it, and waited as the baker wrote the numbers on the cupcake.  He asked for a small box for it.

After arriving home, he teleported to the guest room where Aeramin was staying at night.  He put a candle in the cupcake, leaving it in the opened box and left a note beside it.

I probably won’t be here when you get this because I have to go back to Silvermoon to visit my sister, but I wanted to say happy birthday!  I know you know how to light candles so I left a candle for you to make a wish and blow out.  I’m glad we can be friends again, and I hope you have a good 118th birthday!

He smiled as he teleported out of the room to continue with his list of things to do today.

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Alt Appreciation: Warlock Week

Warlock week at World of Lae!  Warlocks are one of my favorite classes to play, but they weren’t always.  My last character to max level while Wrath of the Lich King was current content was a human warlock named Jainn.  He sat on my old server when I transferred for RP to Wyrmrest accord.  Then one day, I finally transferred him.  I faction changed him as well, and the once ugly human became a cute blood elf, named Aeramin.  It wasn’t until I started leveling him, from 82 to 85 that I realized how much more fun warlock was without soul shards.

Eww, yeah, those things.

Eww, yeah, those things.

Of course, Aeramin is still around, and despite my love for warlocks, I’ve kept their numbers down to a reasonable amount.

Aeramin Firewind is one of those warlocks who hides behind being a fire mage.  He has only recently learned the craft from Kestrae, who caught him dabbling with it on his own.  Almost finished with his studies with her, he is currently taking some time off in the Ghostlands to fix his father's home.  OOC, he's one of my three mains, and does Open Raid flex raiding every week.  He is my second best geared character as of right now.

Aeramin Firewind is one of those warlocks who hides behind being a fire mage. He has only recently learned the craft from Kestrae, who caught him dabbling with it on his own. Almost finished with his studies with her, he is currently taking some time off in the Ghostlands to fix his father’s home. OOC, he’s one of my three mains, and does Open Raid flex raiding every week. He is my second best geared character as of right now, and was my first high level warlock, both as a human and a blood elf.

Vinhesla has no stories.  She was originally leveled as a RaF team, with another lock (listed below), then transferred to Stormrage for raiding in normal modes with some friends there.  She is currently my best geared character and also one of my three mains.

Vinhesla has no stories and no RP. She was originally leveled as a RaF team, with another lock (listed below), then transferred to Stormrage for raiding in normal/heroic modes with some friends there. She is currently my best geared character and also one of my three mains.  She is my only non-elf at level 90.

 

Vallindra Embersun is a ley-line researcher, and if you ask her, that's all she's doing out in Shadowmoon Valley.  She normally lives in Shattrath, but is currently staying in Shadowmoon with her husband, Xanaroth, to continue their research until the siege is over!  OOC - She's level 90 and I'm trying to work on her gear a bit to get her to Kanrethad.  She's my only level 90 lock without it.

Vallindra Embersun is a ley-line researcher, and if you ask her, that’s all she’s doing out in Shadowmoon Valley. She normally lives in Shattrath, but is currently staying in Shadowmoon with her husband, Xanaroth, to continue their research until the siege is over! OOC – She’s level 90 and I’m trying to work on her gear a bit to get her to Kanrethad. She’s my only level 90 lock without it.

Widge was Vinhesla's leveling partner.  She's still level 80.  One day, I will learn how to play something other than destro, and Widge is there to force me to play Affliction while leveling.

Widge was Vinhesla’s leveling partner. She’s still level 80. One day, I will learn how to play something other than destro, and Widge is there to force me to play affliction while leveling.  Currently, she is in the draenei start area, looking for a rare pet.

Bart the warlock.  Bartlan is level 80, and another half of a RaF team (the other was a rogue).  He's there to teach me how to play demo... one of these days.

Bart the warlock. Bartlan is level 80, and another half of a RaF team (the other was a rogue). He’s there to teach me how to play demo… one of these days.

Falandil is level 13.  He'll probably be in the Ghostlands forever.

Falandil is level 13. He’ll probably be in the Ghostlands forever.

There are two under level 10 I felt were worth mentioning!

 

Xarola Trailsong is level 5 and is one of the students at Fairsong Academy.  She's had a couple of stories, and will have more.  I'm thinking about leveling her a bit, just so she can wear other things.

Xarola Trailsong is level 5 and is one of the students at Fairsong Academy. She’s had a couple of stories, and will have more. I’m thinking about leveling her a bit, just so she can wear other things.

 

Gralam is my bank alt's alt.  He holds sales on things that Artero has had way too long.  I made him human for two reasons.  First, it's easy to get to Stormwind.  Second, he looks exactly like Jainn used to.

Gralam is my bank alt’s alt. He holds sales on things that Artero has had way too long. I made him human for two reasons. First, it’s easy to get to Stormwind. Second, he looks exactly like Jainn used to.  He is level 1.

 

 

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Hethurin’s Notes

  • I’m at my parents’ place in Silvermoon right now.  Nessna is asleep, but I’m here in the room with her.  Esladra is at one of her lessons.  My father is still taking care of patients, and my mother went to the market to get food to make for tonight.  Rylad is sleeping too, just like his mother.  I think it’s good for her to see him, but she’s been through a lot.  She needs her rest.

  • It’ll probably be a few more weeks before she can take care of Rylad herself.  She wants him to stay with me until she can.  My mother wants me to leave him here in Silvermoon, but Nessna made me promise not to let her take care of him.

  • I like being here to visit, but at the same time, I can’t wait to get back home.  I want to find a way to spend more time with Terellion.

  • Each time I think he hates me, I find out that he really, really does like me.  We talked for a bit last night, and I think it was all just a misunderstanding.  I’m so glad for that.  He brought me cake too.  He makes the best cakes!  I invited him back up to my room after supper.

  • I had some time before he came up so I kind of freshened up in my bathroom.  I have one of those nice expensive long mirrors there.  I’m really scrawny.  I think he was lying about me not being too skinny.  I am, but he doesn’t say anything about it, and I like that he doesn’t.  He doesn’t make me feel like I’m not okay for him.  I always felt like it was something I had to change before, and I really don’t know how to gain more weight.

  • He’s strong.  His arms are like twice the size of mine, and he’s toned.  I feel like I’m really lucky  to be with him, but he stayed.  We sat on the sofa near the windows overlooking the sea.  I have a small balcony, but it’s kind of too cold to use it right now.  I had some candles out on the small table in front of the sofa, and around the other side, the fire was going in the fireplace.  He got the blanket and we cuddled there on the couch for a bit and talked about what we could do.  I was trying to figure out if he wanted to always do one part and not the other, or if he would want to do both.  I mean, Aeramin never let me be on top.  Anyway, he kind of avoided my questions, which weren’t very specific to begin with, I guess.  We started kissing, and then other things started happening.  He kind of hesitated at first, but I just pulled him on top of me, and he kind of figured it out from there.  I thought maybe it would be better the first time if I did what I’m used to, and it’s good.  It’s not that it isn’t, and it was great with him, but I just didn’t want to mess things up by doing something I hadn’t done before.  He seemed to know what to do, so maybe I’ll try next time.  I do kind of worry that he’ll notice I don’t have experience with that, or say it’s not good.  However, I do want to try it, even though I’m perfectly happy with what I’ve always done.  It could be fun once in a while.

  • I think the best part is that he stayed.  He stayed in my room the whole night!  We went to the bed, and I closed the bed curtains except the one facing the fire.  I always sleep with them closed, but it’s even more special sleeping with them closed with him in bed with me.  I closed the last one before I fell asleep.  He was asleep before me, but he slept with his arm around me all night.

  • I had a bit of trouble sleeping.  It’s not him.  It’s just that I’m not used to anyone else being in bed with me, and I kept waking up.  I’d realize it was him as soon as I woke up, and I’d snuggle in close again.

  • Rylad did wake up in the very early morning.  I got up, and took care of him.  I had to put on a sleeping robe then because he wanted milk and I needed to get it from the kitchen.

  • I mentioned to Renner that I wanted to learn how to bring someone with me earlier today after all of the lessons because I think it would be a nice way to spend extra time with Terellion.  He gave me a look and said we’d talk about it later.  I guess he means after I get back from my visit, or maybe after supper.  Maybe tomorrow.  I want to know now.  I know I learn how to eventually because my future self knew how to.  I guess it could be a different timeline, but I want it to be this one.

  • Speaking of different timelines.  I think I’m ready to see another.  Maybe I won’t be watching my own lesson again.

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Aranae’s Inner Reflections

I guess I can write inner reflections here too, right?  Anyways, I’m back at our little camp just inside this stupid tunnel.  I didn’t know orcs lived underground like dwarves and gnomes, but I guess they do!  At least these ones do.

I’m not really proud of how I got back to camp.  I mean, I’m supposed to be fighting with the others still.  There’s this crazy goblin with a bunch of crazy machines.  Anyway, one of the machines was throwing out sawblades.  I don’t know what I was thinking.  I guess I wasn’t thinking.  I tried to deflect one with my foot, which was just a real brainiac moment on my part.  It wasn’t a good idea.  I suppose it’s good that I did have boots on or it would have been worse.

So I was lying there bleeding all over when Cadellus runs over to me and pulls me back away from the fighting.  I let him, only because I couldn’t really walk away from it myself.  He helped me get my boot off, and wrapped a cloth around the wound.  I didn’t expect what happened next.  He channeled a mist around my foot.  I don’t know how much it helped, but it did feel a bit better.  I was able to get back to the camp on my own.  They want to send me to the healers, but we have to wait for one of the mages to come to the camp.  It might be an hour or two yet.  Cadellus offered to carry me there.  I told him if he even tried, he’d be the one needing to see the healer, not me!  He’s backed off for now.  I don’t know why he just doesn’t get the hint.  Men are so stupid.

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Letter to Imralion

Dear Imralion,

Are you finished yet?  Did you find the orc’s hidden throne room or whatever?  I miss you a lot.  I’m still in the Ghostlands, still working on my father’s house, and still making the trip out every evening to help the one student learn fire around supper time.  Sometimes I stay in the guest room because I really love the bath.  I have no idea how to make the water work in my father’s house.  Plus it’s getting cold at night, and I still have to figure out how to move the huge pieces away from the one side so I can build a new wall, which I also need to figure out how to do.

I’m not sure if it’s the best thing if you come here to help.  Maybe, but only if you’re prepared to be called all sorts of colorful things.  It’s possible I could get him to stay in the inn while I’m fixing the house, but knowing him, he’ll get himself kicked out of the inn after a night or two.  Maybe he’ll realize it’s warmer at the inn, and make sure he doesn’t do anything stupid to lose his room.  I can hope anyway.  We can try that anyway if I’m still working on it when you’re done.

I asked Hethurin if you could visit, and he said he didn’t mind.  I did tell him I’d take the job.  After I finish with Arancon’s house, I’ll only be here once a week.  I figure for now, since I’m in the area, and there’s a warm bath here, I don’t mind coming out more often.  It makes it easier that Hethurin’s been a bit distracted by one of the hired help, meaning he’s not trying to get me back or anything.  I think they’re trying to hide it, but I can tell by the way they look at each other that something’s going on.  I think they’ll be good for each other.

I’ll probably still take calligraphy work, but I won’t have to take so much as before.  I had notices up for it everywhere, but I think just one at the library will be enough now.

I promise you that I won’t do anything crazy with what I know.  How big was the demon?  Did you kill it?  Are there any others?  I hope everyone’s back soon.  One of Hethurin’s sisters was badly injured.  Maerista, the girl I’m helping with fire magic, told me that he missed giving the lesson that morning, and that Desdeyliri, another student, was trying to mess things up with candles and fire or something.  You know how kids are!  I don’t think I would have left any of them in charge, and just sent them to their rooms to study instead.

Anyway, I guess his sister is in really bad shape.  Her baby is still with Hethurin, and I figured that was all I needed to know.  I didn’t ask about her, and I haven’t seen him around much either.  Also, Tik, the older butler here, has some nasty looking wounds that he was sent home recently with.  I think he almost lost his ear.  It all makes me worry even more about you.  People are coming back hurt, and I want you to be safe.

Please be careful.  I love you.

Yours Always,

Aeramin

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Cloak #3

I got my third legendary cloak today!  The dwarf warlock finally got all of her runestones and was able to turn in the quest this week.

Yay Vinhesla!

Yay Vinhesla!

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