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Death Knight Week

Some of the other blogs I follow have mentioned the alt appreciation post on World of Lae at blogspot.  I thought it sounded like a neat idea.  The first week is dedicated to the death knight class, and oh boy, do I have death knights!  I have 6 on my main server, but the gnome is not pictured due to being on the same account as one of the others.  I won’t mention the off-server ones since I play them once in a blue moon (though, technically, we do have a blue moon this month!)  Anyway, here are the main five:

From left to right: Dinadrian, level 85 night elf death knight Orledin, level 86 blood elf death knight Jaellynn, level 90 blood elf death knight Chlorence, level 85 dwarf death knight Sakia, level 86 human death knight

From left to right:
Dinadrian, level 85 night elf death knight
Orledin, level 86 blood elf death knight
Jaellynn, level 90 night elf death knight
Chlorence, level 85 dwarf death knight
Sakia, level 86 human death knight

I should mention that Sakia is one of like two humans I have leveled to higher levels.  I really hate their animations.  Three if you count the one that isn’t human anymore.  Jaellynn just got the item level needed for Throne of Thunder lfr.  Chlorence and Dinadrian are patiently waiting while other characters level.  Orledin is being actively leveled, and in fact, just hit 86 today while tanking Stormstout Brewery.  He feels horribly out of place in the above screenshot.

Leaving Jade Forest!

Leaving Jade Forest!  Come to think of it, he’d feel really out of place in Pandaria too!

In addition to this post, I’ll be writing stories for Orledin and Jaellynn before the week is up!

Orledin’s Job

On Watch

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OOC – 30 Days of WoW: Day 11

Day 11 — Your favorite gear set.

I’m going to do this by class since I don’t think I can choose an overall favorite.  There are too many nice ones to choose from.  Unfortunately, a couple of classes don’t really have great gear sets, so that made it even more difficult to choose. XD

Death Knight –  Tier 8 obviously.  The starter gear, both the greens and the blues that you earn while doing the quests, are also nice sets, but nothing screams “Death Knight!” more to me than tier 8.

Dinadrian Boughtender models the tier 8 set in MogIt. Jaellynn has the full set, but I didn't feel like switching accounts.

Druid – Druid sets, I like a lot of them.  A lot of times I find myself liking one element of one set and another in another set.  The nicest thing about druid sets is that they’re often green or brown and tend to match other druid sets.  That, of course, makes it easier to choose one element from one and another from a different set when going for tmog or IC gear.  But this post is about actual sets, not things thrown together from different sets.  As a full set, I think I like tier 11, normal mode coloring, the most.  Of course, it gets no points for matching the other sets very well, but I love the shoulders.

Terivanis Summerleaf models tier 11, non-heroic color.

Hunter – I’m going to go with tier 8.  I like tier 5 too, but I can’t stand the helm.  The tier 8 helm is kind of funny.

Theronil Whitemorn models stuff that he doesn't have, but my other level 85 hunters do.

Mage – This was one of the more difficult choices.  There are so many nice mage sets.  I’ve always liked tier 6 mage so I’m going with that.

Ellorian Melith'enddare models stuff that he does have. He has a belt that matches better though.

Paladin – Tier 4, because draenei look good in it.

Daanus is such a poser.

Priest – Priest has a lot of nice sets too.  I went with tier 6, with tier 13 and tier 8 following closely behind.

Kelanori Summerleaf models tier 6.

Rogue – A lot of the rogue sets are fugly.  I mean really fugly.  Tier 6 is okay, but I’m going to choose tier 8 for this, the shoulders make it worth it.  Just hide the helm!

Vaelarian Ashclaw models tier 8. He should have hid the helm!

Shaman – Tier 7, 25 man coloring.

Neeah has this set, except the gloves. Anyone want to run Naxx-25?

Warlock – Tier 8, of course.

Jainn of the Hyjal server says "Hi" in tier 8.

Warrior – Again, another class with fugly sets. =P  I went with tier 5, although I despise the helm, and I actually like the green recolor a bit more (sans hat).  This is a set thing so I’m sticking with sets!

Aerrissa Summerleaf models tier 5. I almost want to get it for her now. I have a feeling that if I did, only the hat would drop... haha.

 

 

 

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Dinadrian – The Search III

Dinadrian Boughtender sat on a pile of snow on a hill outside a goblin town in Winterspring.  He remembered it was called something, but he couldn’t remember what.  He tilted his head and twitched a half-rotted ear.  Such things normally did not bother him, but this time he found himself struggling to recall the name.

He had been sitting in the same spot for days, watching the town.  Watching the people come and go by hippogryph.  He watched now as another arrived.  The newcomer handed the reins of the hippogryph to the handler, and scurried down the path to the front gate of the town.  The biting wind no doubt the cause of his haste to get to the town.

There was no back gate.  Dinadrian found this strange, but it didn’t bother him.  He could see over the wall.  Perhaps goblins had another way out if the front gate were attacked.  He watched over the wall as the man ran into what looked to be the inn.

The man wasn’t the druid.

He would find him, but he was not here.  Reasonably, if the druid had used a hippogryph or flown himself, he could be anywhere.

Dinadrian stood and started following along the path to the west.  He looked back at the town.  Everlook.  It meant nothing to him.  He frowned and continued on his way.

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Dinadrian – The Search II: Winterspring

Dinadrian Boughtender picked his way down the icy slope.  He had to be careful.  If he fell now, the broken bones and possibly severed body parts would only hinder his efforts to find his master.  He had almost fallen once, near the top, when the ice gave away below him.  Now with each step downward, he froze the ground beneath him, sealing any cracks that may have formed as to lessen the chance of it breaking apart.

At last he reached the bottom.  To either side now, the icy walls of the canyon loomed above him.  He had looked for another way to cross, but the bridge that was out had been the only way.  Now he had to find a way up the other side.

Large, angry frozen elementals roamed the canyon.  He kept his runeblade out as he walked along the northern wall of the ravine.  He kept watch for both the elementals, and the best place to climb up.  He walked along, passing some old elven ruins,  and stepping over some old bones here and there.  Some of them looked to have been humanoid in origin, possibly a dwarf.  Dinadrian did not stop to wonder.  He kept walking.

He came upon a spot where the ravine wall may have collapsed at some point to form an angled slope.  It was very steep, but he may be able to climb here.  It was slick with ice.  About half way up, two large frozen elementals patrolled back and forth.  He started on his way up.

As he was careful descending the first side, he was also careful ascending the other.  A fall now would hinder him.  He carefully picked his way, freezing each step.  As he neared where the elementals were patrolling back and forth on a small ledge, he drew his runeblade.

They saw him before he could get up on the ledge.  They tried to push him off with their icy winds.  He gripped the ledge with one hand, digging his fingers into the frozen surface.  He swung his blade at them with his other hand, and parried their axe swings.  He pulled himself up further.  The closest elemental swung its axe at his head.  Dinadrian ducked, letting the axe pass before pulling himself up enough to lunge towards the first elemental.  He parried another axe swing before stabbing his blade at it.  It knocked a bit of ice off the frozen center of the elemental.  The second elemental swung at him.  Dinadrian dodged, finding himself teetering on the edge of the ledge.  The first elemental had recovered enough to take another swing at him.

He certainly would have been hit by the axe, had he not blocked it with his blade.  He certainly would have been knocked off, if he had not held onto something.  Had the elemental let go of the axe that he had chosen to hold onto, he would have fallen.  The elemental did not seem so eager to lose his weapon, and pulled Dinadrian to safety.  Dinadrian rolled out of the way as the second elemental swung hard towards where he lay on the ground.  The second elemental’s axe lodged into the ground.  He struggled to get it free.  Dinadrian hopped to his feet, and swung at the first elemental, taking out another large chunk of it.  It’s axe dropped to the ground, and it howled an echoing wail as it fell apart.

The remaining elemental pulled at his axe, yanking it free of the ice.  Dinadrian wasted no time getting a first swing in taking out a big chunk of the central core of the elemental.  It pulled the axe up over its head and swung it down at Dinadrian.  He tumbled out of the way.  The elemental swung again.  Dinadrian parried, and turned to stab at the elemental.  The elemental shrieked a hollow wail, as it dropped to the ground in pieces next to the first one.

Dinadrian sheathed his runeblade, and returned to climbing up the icy slope.  There was a town to the north.  He didn’t know how he knew that, but he would go there.  Perhaps someone there had seen the master.

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Dinadrian – The Search I

Dinadrian walked along the path down the mountain.  There was not as much activity now, not like there was a few months ago.  There were still a few people, but he did not see his master.  The druids at the Sanctuary of Malorne scowled at him as he passed.  His master was not among them.  He kept his distance.  There was no point in provoking them.  He continued on.

He kept his rune sword close and ready.  Most of the threats had been driven from the mountain, but he was certainly not going to let his guard down.  Sometimes allies were bigger threats than enemies.

He walked by some abandoned tents.  The cultists had either died or fled.  He saw no sign of the druid.  Most of the tents were in various stages of collapse.  He went in to one of the ones that was still mostly upright.  The cultists had left many things behind, but he saw nothing that would indicate that his master had run into trouble with them, not here.  He found a heavy cloak with a deep hood in one of the chests at the back of the tent.  He took it with him.  Perhaps he could cover himself enough to get close to some settlements to inquire about his master.  Perhaps someone in a town would have heard something.  He stuffed it in the bag he carried.  He had very little.  He needed very little, but he still carried a bag with a few useful things.  The cloak he had just found may prove very useful in finding his master.

He stepped outside the tent.  The ground was still charred from the fires.  He passed more abandoned camps.  All of them were empty.  None of them held any clue to where the master could be.  He continued on.

At last he reached an icy gorge.  The air was cooler here, but he barely noticed it.  The bridge was out.  He would have to find another way.

 

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Dinadrian – Thoughts at the Shrine

Dinadrian Boughtender stood, as he had since the defeat of Ragnaros, outside the Shrine of Aviana.  He had not seen his new master in weeks.  Sakia had said that she needed to return to Ebon Hold.  He was certain their new master, a druid, would not be found there, but she had insisted on going back anyway.  He would have too, except his new master had not said to go there.  His new master told him to guard outside.

He did not say how long.

The thought occurred to him that he had been abandoned.  The druids at the shrine would often scowl at him as they entered or left the building.  Some would tell him to leave.  He would flatly state that he was ordered to guard outside, and unless they had proof that his new master had different orders for him, he could not go anywhere else.

But it had been weeks.

A light rain began to fall.  Perhaps his master was lost or had met with trouble somewhere.  He missed the days of the Lich King being his master.  Being able to receive his master’s orders directly in his mind had been a lot more practical.  Sometimes he tried to talk back to him, to let him know the orders were received and would be carried out.  He never knew if it had worked.  The Lich King had never responded.

He tried now.  Master Druid.  I am guarding outside as you asked.  Are there any further instructions?

He waited.

The rain picked up, pelting against his armor.  There was no reply.  Perhaps his master could not hear him.  Maybe he was too busy to reply.  Maybe he really was in trouble somewhere.

Go guard outside.

Outside was big after all.  Dinadrian supposed it would be within the master’s orders to search for him, but only if he stayed outside.  He twitched a half-rotted ear and began walking.

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OOC – Art, and Shopping

Excuses for not writing.  🙂  I had to go shopping.  The grocery store was out of christmas cookies so I got christmas brownies.  I stopped at the art store too.

I drew Latahlali yesterday during a spare few minutes.  Just a quick sketch thing, without any reference. I worked a little more on it this morning, but I’m horrible at drawing arms and hands so it’s awful. 🙂

Latahlali sketch.

Then today I played a bit with SAI, which I’m trying to use just a little before my trial runs out.  I’m convinced my hand is too unsteady for digital art.  Maybe a new pad would help.  No idea.  I used the sketch I did last week as reference to draw Dinadrian in SAI today.

SAI version of Dinadrain Boughtender

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