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Winter’s Veil 2

Theronil Whitemorn double-checked the crib once more.  In truth, it was more than a double-check.  It was more like his 100th-check.  Isandri was due any day now, and he wanted everything to be perfect for the baby.  He knew the crib had been joined perfectly, but checking made him feel like he wasn’t missing a small flaw somewhere.

In preparing for his son or daughter’s arrival, he’d almost forgotten about Winter’s Veil.  It wasn’t until he went out to get food to bring back to Isandri and saw the decorations that he remembered.  Finding the time to shop for gifts had proved difficult, as he was too busy making sure everything was perfect for the baby’s arrival.  He had no idea what to get Isandri this year either.  It was while he was putting up a shelf in the baby’s room that he remembered the books he used to have as a child.  They came in a set, but were all about different things.  One was about a boy who got a tree for his birthday.  Another was about twins who always did things different.  He couldn’t remember the rest, or even the titles.  He checked at the library, and one of the people there was able to tell him the name of the set, but they didn’t have any copies there.  He checked in the lower city and found nothing there as well.  He then started writing to bookshops in Silvermoon, asking if they had the set there.  Slowly, the replies came back.  None of them had it.  One of them mentioned they hadn’t seen that set for decades.  Theronil thought it was possible he wouldn’t find the books.  He bought a beautiful shawl with intricately woven designs of leaves and flowers on it for Isandri.  She would like that, even though he still hoped to find the books.

Theronil had almost given up when he got a letter from a bookshop in a town in Eversong.  They had the set!  It was old, but the books were mostly in good condition, with the exception of one that had lost its cover.  The shop offered to re-bind it for him.  Theronil had quickly wrote back and arranged to pick up the set.

He smiled to himself as he checked the crib over once more.  Hopefully she would like both the books and the shawl.

***

Aranae Lightmist sat on the stairs at the Peak of Serenity watching the monks train below.  She knew what time of the year it was.  The pandaren seemed to pick up on the holiday fast and had erected a tree inside one of the buildings.  She could do without the reminders.

Of course she hadn’t heard from -them-.  She didn’t want to, and the more she knew they weren’t even trying, the less she wanted to do with them.  They could all stay in Silvermoon and pamper their favorites this year without her in the way.

She hadn’t seen Tsi Ku since coming back, and often wondered where she could be.  The guy with the cat hadn’t been around either, but there was one person she knew here.  Unfortunately, he was the one who couldn’t take a hint.  Even when she specified for him to get lost, Cadellus still didn’t get it.  He’d better not be planning to get her anything for Winter’s Veil.  She wouldn’t accept it if he did.  It was tempting to go somewhere else just to get away from him.  She smiled to herself.  Maybe it would be best to visit one of the towns for the rest of the holidays.

***

Rohau felt the wind lift up under his wings as he circled the valley below.  He carried a small burlap sack in his talons, though it was small enough that it did not impede his flight.  He watched carefully as he passed over the trees below.  He let out a quick caw when he finally saw the smaller white bird hidden in the branches of one of the trees.  The other bird looked up, and watched as Rohau landed on the branch next to him.  The other bird started preening as Rohau pulled the burlap bag up on the wide branch.  This one was always preening.  Rohau stuck his head in the bag and pulled out a box with his beak.  He placed it on the limb and pushed it towards the white bird.  The white bird pushed a different package towards Rohau.  Of course he had gotten a gift too.  Rohau carefully pulled the wrapping off, letting the colorful paper drop to the earth below, as the other bird did the same with his present.  Using both his talons and beak, he opened the box.  Inside, was a small jar of perfume.  Using one of his talons, he pressed the top and sprayed just a little bit onto the other talon. He smelled it and cawed happily.  The other bird also cawed happily as he pulled a beaded necklace out of his gift box.  Rohau helped him put it over his head, certain that it would stay in place around the other bird while in flight.  They both cawed happily as they took off with their presents in opposite directions.

***

Orledin looked up at the sky.  It was still dark.  Not even a hint of light at the horizon told him he still had plenty of time before another day of work started.  He looked down at the small piece of birch wood in his hands.  It was beginning to take shape.  It was a hobby he took up a few years ago.  It was something to do while the world slept.  Most of his projects he had just left wherever he had finished them, none of them meaning that much to him.  However, this one he was doing as a gift, as a way to say thank you to one of the few people who had not judged him for being what he was.  He was pretty sure the captain would like the gift as he resumed whittling the details into the cat-shaped piece of wood.

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More Screenshots

Done solely on eggs off Huolon.  Still no mount.  I hate RNG.

Done solely on eggs off Huolon. Still no mount. I hate RNG.

We went and got horde shells for our cute belfs.  You can't get them for lowbies, unfortunately.

We went and got horde shells for our cute belfs. You can’t get them for lowbies, unfortunately.

I accidentally an 85.  All classes at 90 before the expansion ends is looking better now!

I accidentally an 85. All classes at 90 before the expansion ends is looking better now!

Fourth time collecting secrets.  It seems to be going even slower than before.

Fourth time collecting secrets. It seems to be going even slower than before.

It's one of those times where I'm glad my horde pally has those already.

It’s one of those times where I’m glad my horde pally has those already.

I think I like monk healing.  Look at that dps!

I think I like monk healing. Look at that dps!

 

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Alt Appreciation – Monk Week

It is monk week at World of Lae.  This will probably be one of my shortest weeks, having only four monks who have leveled at all.  They’re right there with my shamans and paladins.  It’s not that I don’t enjoy the class.  I do.  I just don’t have room for more, or more ideas for writing them.

Jaen, copy of Jaeyn the hunter and Jaene the warrior.  He's a level 52 brewmaster monk.  I should mention now that none of my monks have very good transmogs either.  It's rather obvious for this one!  In stories, he lives on Draenor with his mate, Vassanta.

Jaen, copy of Jaeyn the hunter and Jaene the warrior. He’s a level 52 brewmaster monk. I should mention now that none of my monks have very good transmogs either. It’s rather obvious for this one! In stories, he lives on Draenor with his mate, Vassanta.

 

Gwilendil was part of a RaF team.  She is still level 80 and has no story.

Gwilendil was part of a RaF team. She is still level 80 and has no story.  She’s my windwalker monk.

Aranae Lightmist is a level 81 brewmaster monk.  IC, she says she kicks things in the face.  She is the youngest of Sanimir's older sisters.

Aranae Lightmist is a level 81 brewmaster monk. IC, she says she kicks things in the face. She is the youngest of Sanimir’s older sisters.

Cadellus was also part of a RaF team but he has gone on to make it to level 82.  He's a mistweaver, and I've found I really do like monk healing.  In stories, he's part of the scout group sent to Kalimdor.  He's been trying to get out of having to do anything more with the scouts.  He'd really like to go back to train more!

Cadellus was also part of a RaF team but he has gone on to make it to level 82. He’s a mistweaver, and I’ve found I really do like monk healing. In stories, he’s part of the scout group sent to Kalimdor. He’s been trying to get out of having to do anything more with the scouts. He’d really like to go back to train more!

 

 

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Preparations 3

Gaelardrim finished digging another stake out of the ground.  Putting the tents up had been a lot of work, but taking them down was proving to be worse in some ways.  The canvas part came down easier, but the stakes driven into the ground to hold the frames and anchor the tents were a pain to get out.

Of course, not all of the tents were coming down immediately.  There were still the healers, the rangers protecting the healers, and a couple of supply groups left.  A lot of the new supplies being brought in were being taken to some of the empty tents.  It would be another day or two before they were gone.  It wouldn’t be until then that things would almost be normal.  There would still be some left behind for moving supplies through the portals, but they would most likely all fit at the inn.

Gaelardrim put the stake on the cart and moved on to dig up the next one.

***

Aranae Lightmist sat on one of the benches on the deck of the boat.  She gazed out over the passing waves glittering under the moonlit sky.  While a few people were above deck now, most were below, sleeping.  Aranae almost thought the tents on the island had been nicer.  The boats seemed even more cramped.  She found it easier to sleep during the day, and without the training exercises that they had on the island, she could.  It almost seemed quieter then than it did at night.  Some people snored too loudly, and the smell wasn’t all that great either.  Hopefully there would be a place to bathe once they landed and made camp.

She was glad the training on the island was over.  They had originally been undecided where to put her.  When they asked what skills she had, she plainly stated that she knew how to kick trolls in the face.  It wasn’t as easy as one might first assume.  She didn’t want to impale her feet on their tusks.  They had thought she was kidding, at first, but after seeing her in action at a training target, they seemed to realize she was telling the truth.  She wouldn’t miss being stared at everyday by curious onlookers.  In the end, they decided to place her with the scouts.  She had previous training with them before she had left for Pandaria, and it seemed a better fit for her than with any other group.

She jumped as she felt the weight of another person drop down on the bench.

“Sorry, I didn’t mean to scare you.”

Aranae turned and glared at the other elf, “And I’m supposed to take your word for it, Cadellus?  You’re probably disappointed that I didn’t jump higher.”

Cadellus smiled.  He had also trained in Pandaria, and was originally part of a scout group sent to learn the local customs and fighting techniques.  He had wound up at the Peak of Serenity, and started training as a monk.  Aranae met him there shortly after.  There weren’t many sin’dorei at the Peak, so she spoke to him and Toruviel, the strange elf who came to wash his clothes in the hot springs at the peak, fairly often.

“I couldn’t sleep.  I thought maybe getting some fresh air would help.”

“It would help if they put the people who snore too loud overboard.”

Cadellus smiled again, “I suppose that could be one solution, but we might need them when we get to Kalimdor.”

Aranae frowned, “I think it would help more if everyone was able to sleep before getting there.  How many more days do we need to be on this boat anyway?”

“I think they said tomorrow is when we’ll arrive.  We’ll be there soon.”

Aranae nodded silently, and looked back at the moonlit sea.  If Cadellus wanted to talk more, she could pretend to listen.

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The Draft 4

Cadellus sat at the fire after returning from the latest scouting mission.  It had been mostly clean-up work now, with not much left to scout.  He wished to return to the Peak of Serenity to continue his training there, but so far his captain had not budged on his current assignment.  Cadellus thought he was probably still in trouble for staying longer than he was supposed to the first time.  However, nothing much had been said about it since he had returned to his group.  He knew there were bigger problems to deal with now, so he had simply been given more to do upon finally presenting himself for duty.  Still, with things winding down now on the island, it would be nice if they would let him go back and finish at the peak.

But then there were the rumors.  He had heard that they wouldn’t be staying on the island much longer.  As the rumors went, they weren’t going home either, but to Kalimdor.

He frowned as the captain walked up to the fire, and clapped his hands to get everyone’s attention.  “Listen up!  We’ll be heading out to our next assignment tomorrow.  Pack up tonight, and prepare to take the tents down at dawn.  I know some of you have been talking about the rumors floating around.  We will be going to Kalimdor, but I have no further information to share with you yet.  We’ll know more after we take our portal to Quel’Danas tomorrow evening.”

Cadellus blinked and stood up, “I wish to request reassignment.  I’d like to go back to the peak to continue my training there.”

The captain frowned, “Maybe after all of this is over.  Only a few can be spared to remain behind for defenses.  You’ll be coming with us.”  He turned and walked away before Cadellus could argue further.

Cadellus grumbled to himself as he sat back down at the fire.

***

Aranae poked her head out of the tent at the sound of clapping near the campfire.  She heard it all, and it was no surprise.  She had heard the rumors, after all.  She scanned the crowd for Tsi Ku, but didn’t see her.  Of course, Tsi Ku was pandaren, not sin’dorei, but she was often near the camp.  Aranae didn’t see her now, but figured she couldn’t be too far off.

She hoped there was some way out of going to Quel’Danas.  She was a monk.  Had Master Cheng decided that her training was done?  If it wasn’t, could she go back to the peak, or would they make her go, just as they did to Cadellus.  She peeked out the tent flaps.  Most had left the fire now, but a few remained while waiting for supper.  She crawled out and went to join them.

***

Gaelardrim tied the last rope to the anchor in the ground.  Another tent was set up.  Already, people had begun to arrive.  Most of the tents were to provide temporary shelter while the ships and plans for the portals were made ready, and were lined end to end with closely spaced cots.  One of them was already filled.  Another tent was set up with tables and chairs with a food preparation area at one end.  There was also some training areas set up closer to the docks.  It had been a lot of work.

Luckily, his work on the island kept him from having to go to Orgrimmar.  He didn’t envy any of the people here who had to.  If even half the things he had heard were true, it was not a place he’d ever want to go.  He was perfectly content to stay on Quel’Danas and set up the tents.

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