Category Archives: Tik

The Ring

Tik sat outside by the kitchen door to the garden. Magister Fairsong had once again gone fishing, and brought back more fish. The Magister never filleted them, so Tik was always left with the task. He was glad that it had warmed up, and he was able to sit outside to do it without freezing his hands.

He picked up another fish and started cutting. He’d have to find more recipes that used fish. The fish the Magister had brought to him early this morning were local Ghostlands fish, something the Magister had proudly pointed out as he left the fish with Tik. “I caught them here, just at the river, just now, in real time!” he had exclaimed before hurrying off to get ready to teach his class. Tik hadn’t questioned his excitement. The Magister had just gotten engaged after all, and came across as being excited and happy about everything he talked about.

Of course the future wedding meant a lot of planning to do very soon, not just for the Magister, but for Tik as well. He would have to make sure there was enough food, and decorate the house for the wedding. The day of the wedding would be non-stop work, much like the balls, but he did hope he’d have time to dance with Lilithel at the end, like he had at the ball just a few days ago. He had been in luck that the enchanted instruments were still playing their last few songs, but most people had left already, or at least, had left the garden. He had to clean up yet, but he could handle a little delay in the work if it meant getting to dance with her.

He smiled a bit as he thought of her. He reached for the next fish and began making the necessary cuts when he felt something inside it. It was something hard in one of the spots where there shouldn’t be any bone. Tik made another cut to investigate, frowning with a puzzled look at what he pulled out. It was a ring of golden vines with small intricate leaves. In the center, one of the vines twisted to hold a bright red ruby. It was a beautiful ring. Tik wiped it off and began looking for any identifying marks. On the inside of the band he found an inscription, ‘To Linarelle, with all my love’. He knew a ranger by the name of Linarelle. He supposed it was possible she had lost it. He tucked it into his pocket. He’d have to make a trip to the ranger building later to ask if it was hers.

Advertisements

1 Comment

Filed under Story, Tik, World of Warcraft

A Sixth

I forgot to post this yesterday.  My rogue, my first character on a pvp realm to max level has obtained the legendary cloak!  This makes six for me, and the first time I’ve done the melee dps challenge, though I found it to be fairly easy, and very similar to the ranged challenge.  He also got the achievement for my little level 1 vanity guild that I made for him.  Go Tik!

Tik gets his cloak!

Tik gets his cloak!

1 Comment

Filed under Screenshots, Tik, World of Warcraft

Valentine’s 1

(( I have a few more of these planned for this week.  This is just the beginning! ))

Tik had taken to smiling back at Lilithel when she smiled at him.  He was still unsure if it was merely a friendly gesture, or if she was smiling because she liked him.  He was still unsure about himself, too.  It had been years since he had a lover, and she had been the only one he had ever known.  He didn’t know if he was ready or not to move on.

He had told the confessor that she would have, and he believed it was true.  Of course she would have.  Death wasn’t even needed in her case.  Her husband had been alive and well all the while.

Tik was startled when Lilithel stopped and walked up to him on one of her trips through the kitchen.

“Are you busy tonight?” she asked.

“I am.  I’ve had a few requests for private suppers.  Was there something you needed help with?”

She frowned slightly, but quickly put on a smile again, “No, I’ll be all right.  Maybe you’ll be free another evening.”  She turned and walked out of the kitchen.

Tik went back to his work.

***

Hethurin Fairsong was sure what he wanted to get for Terellion as a special gift for the holiday.  He had recently learned to bring someone with him to the past, and a night out with Terellion did sound like fun.  Of course he had to check with Renner first, but supper in Dalaran sometime during the next week sounded good.  He knew the perfect place, and if he went before he had started studying there, then there would be no chance of running into his younger self.

For tonight, he had asked Tik to serve a special dinner in the room.  There was a table and two chairs there.  It would be a romantic supper by the fire.  Hethurin had caught the fish in Northrend by himself.  He thought those were the best fish.  He hoped Terellion would like it.

***

Perothis wandered through the stalls at the market in Silvermoon city.  He hadn’t been sure what to get for Desdeyliri, but after speaking to his mother about it, he had a little more direction.  His mother had asked what she liked.  She liked magic, of course.  She was studying it, but he had no idea how to pick out books for her on the subject.  He had actually tried going to look at the books, but left the bookshop more confused than he was when he went in.  His mother had then asked what else she liked.  Dresses.  Robes.  But Perothis didn’t have a lot of money to spend, and anything she had was already better than what he could buy.

Then his mother asked if she liked tea.  Of course she likes tea.  Everyone likes tea.  Even being in a boarding school for magic students, a girl should have her own tea set, according to his mother.  And so, off he went to find the perfect tea set for the girl who intrigued him so much.

He came upon the tea shop, and found a variety of sets, as well as some teas.  Buying the tea was fairly easy.  The woman running the shop was full of suggestions.  He wound up getting some that was from in Quel’Danas.  Perhaps the magic of the sunwell had infused itself to its leaves!  He couldn’t think of a better tea for a magic student.

The set was proving more difficult.  Many of them were flowery, most to the point of being gaudy with bright pink flowers and green leaves painted all over.  He personally couldn’t see how anyone would like that.  There was one set with naked men painted inside the cups, which he thought was funny, but not a very appropriate gift for the holiday.

There was one that caught his eye.  The tea-pot had a dragon head on the spout and the handle was shaped as the dragon’s tail.  Little blue flowers were painted along the bottom of it and another dragon snaked along the opposite side, it’s head being part of the pot’s lid.  The cups and saucers were decorated similarly.  It was perfect.

Leave a comment

Filed under Perothis, Sanimir, Story, Tik, World of Warcraft

Tik

Tik looked up and glanced towards the door as it opened.  Lilithel had been working on cleaning the floors today, which included taking the rugs out to the garden to beat them.  It was one of the tasks that needed to be finished before the students returned from their trip to Shattrath, and she had been back and forth through the kitchen for most of the afternoon.

She smiled as she passed him on her way through the kitchen.  He smiled back.  They had exchanged smiles all day, but only a few words.  This morning she had asked what breakfast would be, and had informed him that she would be a little late for it as she wanted to check on the animals first.  She mentioned hearing some noise outside during the night, and wanted to make sure they were okay when there was enough light.  He had kept her food warm, and asked if everything was fine when she returned.  It was.  He didn’t blame her for waiting for daylight to check on them.  The Ghostlands were least welcoming at night.

He turned back to the sink to finish washing the dishes, and watched as she left the room out of the corner of his eye.  He wanted to talk to her more.  As he had told the confessor, he did find her attractive, and he thought that she might be interested.  However, each time he had the chance to talk to her today, he decided he wasn’t quite sure enough.  What if she didn’t like him, and she was just being friendly?  Asking her to eat supper by candlelight would be more than a friendly gesture, and things could get awkward fast if she wasn’t interested.

He dried the last dish and put it away.  It wouldn’t hurt to wait a bit.  He was sure it wasn’t the last time the Magister would take the students and Terellion to Shattrath.  There would be time to get to know her a little bit better before asking anything that she may not like.

He glanced again towards the door as it opened.  She carried another rolled up rug to the other door, once more, flashing him a smile.  He smiled back as he headed towards the dining room.  He had other work to finish before the students returned.

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Story, Tik, World of Warcraft

Fairsong Academy Winter Break

“Tik!”

Tik held his breath suppressing a sigh before setting his duster down.  He walked out of the library, through the hallway and into the sitting room.  “Magister, is there something I can do for you?”

“Tik!  There you are.  I thought I lost you.”  The magister exclaimed.  His hair was still wet from his bath, and he wore a simple robe.  He carried some wet towels in one hand.

Tik raised a brow as he replied, “I was dusting the shelves in the library, Magister.  I don’t think you have to worry about me going anywhere, so there’s no need to think I’m lost.”

“Oh, I’m so relieved I found you!  Here, I brought my towels down instead of leaving them upstairs on the floor by the bath.”

Tik took the towels.  “Of course.  Thank you, Magister.  I will do the laundry after I’m finished in the library.”  He turned to go back to the library, bringing the towels with him.  He heard footsteps following him.  He held his breath again, suppressing another sigh.  He had so much work to finish while the students were gone.  While he normally wouldn’t mind so much, he didn’t have time to entertain the Magister with all the work that needed to be done.  He remembered what his mother had told him when he was younger, keep your employer healthy and happy for without them, you can’t make a living.  Tik briefly wondered if entertainment or housework being done would make him happier, but there were also the students to consider.  After all, without them, the Magister wouldn’t make a living.  The students needed to come back to a clean school, not an entertained Magister.  Tik set the towels on one of the tables and resumed dusting as the Magister followed him into the room.

“Did we get the supplies to fix the stairs yet?” the Magister asked as he plopped down on one of the sofas.

“They arrived in town yesterday on special order from Silvermoon.  I picked them up while you were visiting your friends in Shattrath, Magister.”

“Oh, good.  Will you start soon?” the Magister asked as he picked some cat hair off the sofa cushions.

Tik frowned slightly, watching out of the corner of his eye as the Magister dropped the cat hair on the floor.  He’d have to find a way to encourage Muffins to sleep somewhere else, as well as properly clean the cushions… and sweep again.  “I was planning to start after Terellion returned.  I figured it would go faster with his help.” At this point he wasn’t sure if Terellion would help more with the repairs to the stairs to the attic, or if just keeping the Magister occupied would be a better option.

“How soon do you think they’ll be ready?  I want to put the sign up in town and in Silvermoon soon.”

“The stairs will be finished soon.  The rooms themselves may need a little work yet.  We won’t know until we can get up there safely.  I did check them when I fixed the roof, but that was years ago, Magister.  We’ll know soon enough.  The stairs shouldn’t take long.”

The Magister nodded.  “As soon as the rooms are ready then.  We’ll have to work on the last two practice rooms soon as well.  Is there enough room in the cellar to put everything?”

“I’m sure there will be, Magister.  Did you finish correcting the tests for the current students already?”

“No.  I should go do that.  Oh, by the way, have you seen Muffins?” the Magister asked as he got up.

“I just left some food for him in the kitchen not too long ago.  He may be there, Magister.”

“I’ll check there first.  Thanks, Tik.”  The Magister cast a spell and disappeared.

Tik continued to clean.  He had to get as much as he could done before the Magister came back.

Leave a comment

Filed under Story, Tik, World of Warcraft

Tik’s Morning

Tik readied some hot water in a teapot, and took down a cup and saucer from the cupboard.  He placed it on the tray.  He took one of the plain white cards that sat in their place in the kitchen, and folded it in half.  He wrote, not terribly fancy, but as well as he could, ‘Magister Hethurin Fairsong’ on it, and placed it on the tray upright.  He took one flower from the arrangement that had sat on the table the day before.  He could take care of refreshing the arrangement later.  He placed the flower on the tray, and walked towards the dining room stairs while carrying the tray.  Those were the stairs closest to the magister’s room.

He made his way up them, turning right at the top and taking the short hallway there to the magister’s room.  He held the tray in one hand, and unlocked the door to open it with the other.  He entered the room.

The magister’s bed curtains were drawn, as usual when he slept.  Tik placed the tray on the small table in the room, and stopped by the crib.  The baby within it slept peacefully.  Tik smiled, and went to the fireplace.  It was a cold morning.  It would be best to warm the air in the room before the magister woke.  He’d have to remember to bring more wood up later in the day.  It would be best to replenish the supply in the cellar before winter as well.

As he knelt to start the fire, he heard a muffled groan from the curtained bed.

“Is it morning already?”

Tik glanced at the bed, but looked back to the fireplace as he replied, “It’s still very early, Magister.  Rylad is still asleep.  You may be able to sleep a while longer if you wish.”  The fire took, and slowly started to grow.  He turned back around, turning his attention to the armoire where many of the magister’s robes were kept.  He walked to it, and opened it.  “Do you have any preference for what you’ll wear today, Magister?”

Hethurin peeked out between the curtains.  “Maybe the green robe.”  He paused as he watched Tik take the robe out of the armoire.  “Tik?”

“Yes, Magister?”  Tik replied as he took the robe to the bench at the foot of the bed.  He hung the robe on a hook, and left the hood, belt and gloves neatly on the bench.  He walked back around to the side as the magister asked his question.

“Could you bring up an extra teacup?”

“Of course.”

“Thanks.  Do we have anything for headaches?”

“I believe we still do.  Are you sick, Magister?”

“No.  I had a gross drink at the faire.  It was too strong.  I didn’t do anything stupid last night, did I?”

Tik raised a brow slightly.  “No, but you did go to bed a bit earlier than usual.”

“Oh, okay.  I had a dream then.”

Tik nodded, “I’ll go get your extra teacup now, and bring something up for your headache.”  He walked out of the room, and hurried down the stairs.  He placed another teacup and saucer on another tray, and measured out the elixir that should help the magister’s headache into a small cup.  He hurried back up the stairs with the tray, almost running into Terellion as he went around the corner at the top.

“Excuse me.” he nodded as he walked around Terellion.  “I must get these things to the magister’s room before starting breakfast.”  The younger worker said nothing as Tik continued on to the magister’s door.  Tik knocked this time before entering.

“Come in.”

Tik entered the room.  It had warmed a little from the fire, and the magister was already out of bed and dressed.  He put the extra teacup next to the other on the first tray, and handed the cup with the headache elixir to the magister.

“Thank you, Tik.  What’s for breakfast this morning?”

“I was planning to make eggs and toast.  Did you wish to request something else, Magister?”

“No, that sounds good.  I was just wondering.  That will be all.”  The magister sat at the table with the tea.

Tik nodded.  “Let me know if you need anything else, Magister.”  He took the empty cup and second tray as he left the room.

He began to make his way back to the kitchen, almost running into Terellion again.  This time it was Terellion who was coming up the stairs.  “Excuse me, again.” he said, noting that Terellion carried a tray with two pieces of cake from the evening before.  One was larger than the other.  He started down the stairs as Terellion continued down the hall.  He paused and stepped back up, peeking around the corner just in time to see Terellion go into the magister’s room.  He raised a brow, pausing only a moment to figure out who the extra teacup was for, then continued on to the kitchen to make breakfast.

Leave a comment

Filed under Story, Tik, World of Warcraft

Alt Appreciation – Rogue Week

WoWScrnShot_100813_020337

It is rogue week at World of Lae!  I do like my rogues, and I probably have way too many, even if none of them are that well geared or anything.  I’m not a good rogue.  I forget to hit cloak of shadows when I vanish.  I forget I can pick pocket.  Sometimes I forget to put poisons on!  But it is a lot of fun being able to sneak around mobs, or in one rogue’s case, pvp hotspots on his pvp realm.  Anyway, here’s my rogues!

Latahlali Ashclaw is a very young kaldorei.  She grew up around the tauren, even being named for one of them.  After the orcs arrived, her family moved closer to Ashenvale for safety, and during the cataclysm, when the orcs pushed further into the forest, she lost her parents.  Her grandfather found her and took her to the hills where he believed it to be safe.  From there, she went on occasional trips to Darnassus for supplies.  It was during one of those trips that she met Andarthir, who took her on as an apprentice, until her grandfather proved to be too much trouble.  Latahlali still wanted to become a mage, so she wound up studying with Raleth, a sin'dorei mage, and eventually marrying him.  She lives in Shattrath with him, their son, and three cats.  She is currently waiting for Raleth to come home from the siege on Orgrimmar.  OOC - She's a level 90 rogue, and was my bg main during Cataclysm.  She is also the GM of .  She was also my very first character on Wyrmrest Accord.  I created her to sort of check out the server before I transferred Jaeyn there!

Latahlali Ashclaw is a very young kaldorei. She grew up around the tauren, even being named for one of them. After the orcs arrived, her family moved closer to Ashenvale for safety, and during the cataclysm, when the orcs pushed further into the forest, she lost her parents. Her grandfather found her and took her to the hills where he believed it to be safe. From there, she went on occasional trips to Darnassus for supplies. It was during one of those trips that she met Andarthir, who took her on as an apprentice, until her grandfather proved to be too much trouble. Latahlali still wanted to become a mage, so she wound up studying with Raleth, a sin’dorei mage, and eventually marrying him. She lives in Shattrath with him, their son, and three cats. She is currently waiting for Raleth to come home from the siege on Orgrimmar. OOC – She’s a level 90 rogue with a mage double, and was my pvp main during Cataclysm. She is also the GM of Gastropod. She was also my very first character on Wyrmrest Accord. I created her to sort of check out the server before I transferred Jaeyn there!

Vaelarian Ashclaw is a very old kaldorei and is Latahlali's grandfather.  He's currently lurking around Ashenvale.  OOC - He is also level 90.  I dual-boxed him and Latahlali.  Things died fast.

Vaelarian Ashclaw is a very old kaldorei and is Latahlali’s grandfather. He’s currently lurking around Ashenvale. OOC – He is also level 90. I dual-boxed him and Latahlali. Things died fast.

Alinash Brightblaze is a Stormwind elf.  No matter that he's sin'dorei.  Despite his youth, he's gotten into a lot of trouble in Silvermoon.  He feels safer in Stormwind.  He rents a place from an old woman who doesn't see very well, and tucks his ears inside a low-brimmed hat if he has to go out.  He's part of the Tangle of Brambles storyline, and likes hanging out with the Harrier.  OOC - Level 90, and yes, I did actually take him to Stormwind for the screenshot, though usually for RP, we pick a spot outside the city.

Alinash Brightblaze is a Stormwind elf. No matter that he’s sin’dorei. Despite his youth, he’s gotten into a lot of trouble in Silvermoon, and he feels much safer in Stormwind. He rents a place from an old woman who doesn’t see very well, and tucks his ears inside a low-brimmed hat if he has to go out. He’s part of the Tangle of Brambles storyline, and likes hanging out with the Harrier. OOC – Level 90, and yes, I did actually take him to Stormwind for the screenshot, though usually for RP, we pick a spot outside the city.

Tik is the butler in the Fairsong Academy storyline.  He was born and raised in the house, and calls it home.  OOC - I thought I got a better screenshot, but this one works.  Tik is level 90, and is one of two 90's off my main server.  His server is very low pop, one of the lowest, and is a pvp server.  He is my first character ever to level solely to max level on a pvp server.

Tik is the butler in the Fairsong Academy storyline. He was born and raised in the house, and calls it home. OOC – I thought I got a better screenshot, but this one works. Tik is level 90, and is one of two 90’s off my main server. His server is very low pop, one of the lowest, and is a pvp server. He is my first character ever to level solely to max level on a pvp server.

Artero DiRossi has made a couple of guest appearances in the Tangle of Brambles storyline.  He works in Stormwind as an independent appraiser.  OOC - He's my level 85 banker rogue.  Of note, he leveled to 85 without doing a single quest.  I've done a couple on him since then though, since now, the battle pet dailies count as quests for all characters on the account, at least, as far as the statistics page goes.  So if it doesn't show him as having done 0 quests because another character did a pet battle daily, then there's really no reason to not do quests anymore.  It was amusing while it lasted though.

Artero DiRossi has made a couple of guest appearances in the Tangle of Brambles storyline. He works in Stormwind as an independent appraiser. OOC – He’s my level 85 banker rogue. Of note, he leveled to 85 without doing a single quest. I’ve done a couple on him since then though, since now, the battle pet dailies count as quests for all characters on the account, at least, as far as the statistics page goes. So if it doesn’t show him as having done 0 quests because another character did a pet battle daily, then there’s really no reason to not do quests anymore. It was amusing while it lasted though.  He’s one of my very few humans.

Aerissa is the rogue double of Aerrissa, the warrior.  Aerrissa Summerleaf is a sentinel who just wants some time to herself.  I think she's managed to get it.  OOC - She's level 85, and probably will remain there for a bit.  I'm not eager to level another rogue in Pandaria.  It's a near death experience with each mob.

Aerissa is the rogue double of Aerrissa, the warrior. Aerrissa Summerleaf is a sentinel who just wants some time to herself. I think she’s managed to get it. OOC – She’s level 85, and probably will remain there for a bit. I’m not eager to level another rogue in Pandaria. It’s a near death experience with each mob, especially once you get to Townlong and Dread Wastes.

Tahro has no IC story.  She's a level 81 rogue, and was my first rogue to hit max level, when Wrath of the Lich King was current content, and the level cap was 80.  Obviously, she hasn't seen much action since then.  Most likely, this is because I left her on my old server.  She was my very first banker character, but has retired and passed the banking on to Youbuycat.

Tahro has no IC story. She’s a level 81 rogue, and was my first rogue to hit max level, when Wrath of the Lich King was current content, and the level cap was 80. Obviously, she hasn’t seen much action since then. Most likely, this is because I left her on my old server. She was my very first banker character, but has retired and passed the banking on to Youbuycat.

Kanedama is my only goblin.  I hate isolated start zones, and can't bear the thought of having to be stuck on that island doing the same quests in the same order again.  (Same goes for pandas and worgen!  Death knights almost qualify except you can leave after a few levels so it's not so bad!)  Kanedama is another banker character.  She has no stories and is level 80 on a pve realm.

Kanedama is my only goblin. I hate isolated start zones, and can’t bear the thought of having to be stuck on that island doing the same quests in the same order again. (Same goes for pandas and worgen! Death knights almost qualify except you can leave after a few levels so it’s not so bad!) Kanedama is another banker character. She has no stories and is level 80 on a pve realm.

Mondevonse has a cool name and was one of my RaF characters.  He's level 80.

Mondevonse has a cool name and was one of my RaF characters. He’s level 80.

Jaedra was also leveled with RaF.  I normally do not like female sin'dorei animations, but I do like their stealth crouch.  She's level 80.

Jaedra was also leveled with RaF. I normally do not like female sin’dorei animations, but I do like their stealth crouch. She’s level 80.

Rotariggy is holding on to all of my timeless isle extras.  She's going to need bigger bags.  She's level 29.

Rotariggy is holding on to all of my timeless isle extras. She’s going to need bigger bags. She’s level 29.

I hate pandas.  I thought the only way I could play one is if it was funny.  So we have Bishou, the fat rogue.  It's funny.  Who's not going to see him sneaking around?  Anyway I was wrong.  He's sitting at level 13.  After having pandas shoved down my throat all expansion, I don't want to see them anymore.  Bishou remains a panda because race changing him would mean I wasted time on that stupid turtle that I was stuck on until level 12.  I'm going to end my panda rant here before it gets worse.

I hate pandas. I thought the only way I could play one is if it was funny. So we have Bishou, the fat rogue. It’s funny. Who’s not going to see him sneaking around? Anyway I was wrong. He’s sitting at level 13. After having pandas shoved down my throat all expansion, I don’t want to see them anymore. Bishou remains a panda because race changing him would mean I wasted time on that stupid turtle that I was stuck on until level 12. I’m going to end my panda rant here before it gets worse.

Traela is level 11 and has heirloom legs so I don't know.  She might be leveled some day. Or she might sit in Tranquillien looking pretty in her heirloom legs forever.

Traela is level 11 and has heirloom legs so I don’t know. She might be leveled some day.
Or she might sit in Tranquillien looking pretty in her heirloom legs forever.

Leave a comment

Filed under Aerrissa, Alinash, Latahlali, Screenshots, Tik, Vaelarian, World of Warcraft