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Xyliah’s Log

We’ve been in the Ghostlands all winter. It’s probably not the best place to spend a winter, especially this winter. It’s been really cold, and there was even some snow for a bit. We did spend the colder nights in rooms at the school, so we didn’t freeze at least. We were able to keep each other warm enough the rest of the time.

It’s warmed up a little now and Berwick has been talking about what we’re doing next. I mean, I wanted to stay here for a bit to be kind of close to family, but now he’s thinking about buying a house out here. I suppose it would be nice to have a place to come back to, and a place to store things. That’s not to mention our own place to sleep when it’s cold. At the same time, I really enjoy the trips, and I can’t help but think we’ll go fewer places if we buy a house. I guess we’ll see.

If we do get a permanent home, the Ghostlands is a good place. Yara has moved out here and joined the rangers. She seems to be getting on well with them. I guess I’m still a little angry that Nessna remarried so quickly, and she married the ranger captain out here. Didn’t Vessen mean anything to her? I’m glad Yara is getting along with her well. I’ve followed their patrol at a distance a few times. I’m hesitant about it, but if we move here, I would go ask if I could help out part-time. Maybe if I got to know the captain, and Nessna, better, then maybe I’d feel less bitter about it. Plus I’m sure they won’t turn down another ranger’s help.

I should make a trip to Silvermoon soon. We could probably use some supplies, and I need to stop by to see my father soon.

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Blood Elf Hunter Transmog Complete!

I’ve been working for a while getting all the pieces together that I wanted for Xyliah’s transmog.  Finally, it’s complete! 

Xy models her new outfit!

Xy models her new outfit!

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Alt Appreciation – Hunter Week

Many images, long post.  Hunters!

My main, or my main alt?  I honestly don't think I know what a main is anymore.  I keep trying to raid on him, and wind up just hating focus more and more.  This expansion, talents were made really good and all the other shots feel like I'm hitting things with wiffle balls. I'd love active talents if they weren't part of my rotation. I have this same complaint about mages, but mages get it to a lesser degree.  I can only pray they overhaul the talent system once again, since it seems to be the thing to do every single expansion.  Oh, what was I doing?  Hunter post, right.  This is Jaeyn.  He's kind of my main and not an alt, depending on your definition of main, but he's here.  He's been part of our stories too, and currently lives in Outland.  The spore bat is not an IC pet, but is the one I'm forced to use for everything else.  =P

My main, or my main alt? I honestly don’t think I know what a main is anymore. I keep trying to raid on him, and wind up just hating focus more and more. This expansion, talents were made really good and all the other shots feel like I’m hitting things with wiffle balls. I’d love active talents if they weren’t part of my rotation. I have this same complaint about mages, but mages get it to a lesser degree. I can only pray they overhaul the talent system once again, since it seems to be the thing to do every single expansion. Oh, what was I doing? Hunter post, right. This is Jaeyn. He’s kind of my main and not an alt, depending on your definition of main, but he’s here. He’s been part of our stories too, and currently lives in Outland. The spore bat is not an IC pet, but is the one I’m forced to use for everything else. =P

 

Theronil Whitemorn is my second hunter to 90, and my first ever horde character to max level (85 at the time!)  I originally made him pre-Cata to experience the low level horde quests before everything was changed.  In game, he's geared enough to do Vaults, and while I take him once in a while, I'm not urgently gearing him up.  In stories, he's getting ready to fight in Kalimdor.  He'll be a father soon, so he has to make sure he comes back!

Theronil Whitemorn is my second hunter to 90, and my first ever horde character to max level (85 at the time!) I originally made him pre-Cata to experience the low-level horde quests before everything was changed. In game, he’s geared enough to do Vaults, and while I take him once in a while, I’m not urgently gearing him up. In stories, he’s getting ready to fight in Kalimdor while his pregnant wife frets about him in Shattrath. He’s been made the captain of a small group of rangers who will be left to watch the supplies, healers and portals.  Most of the group aren’t really rangers so he has his work cut out for him.

Avanniel Windblade.  She's still level 85, but she has max black smithing.  She's appeared in some of our Ashenvale stories.  Vaelarian Ashclaw has a crush on her.  She spends most of her time on duty at the Spire.

Avanniel Windblade. She’s still level 85, but she has max blacksmithing. She’s appeared in some of our Ashenvale stories. Vaelarian Ashclaw has a crush on her. She spends most of her time on duty at the Spire.

 

Sourabhi was my third character to 70 during BC.  (Jaeyn was first!).  I had a love of hunters early on.  ICly, Soura likes messing with blood elves and stealing from them.  Like her dragonhawk? She has made a few appearances in stories, but has so far only been a very minor character.

Sourabhi was my third character to 70 during BC. (Jaeyn was first!). I had a love of hunters early on. ICly, Soura likes messing with blood elves and stealing from them. Like her dragonhawk?
She has made a few appearances in stories, but has so far only been a very minor character.  She’s level 85 for now.

Beroleth "Bear" Morningdew is level 85 and has bear pets.  He's also been part of the Ashenvale stories.  Here he's pictured with his oldest bear, Norr.

Beroleth “Bear” Morningdew is level 85 and has bear pets. He’s also been part of the Ashenvale stories. Here, he’s pictured with his oldest bear, Norr.

 

Sunashe is level 80, having been part of a RaF team.  He was originally created when I first started playing, and forgotten about shortly after as I was busy leveling Jaeyn.  I do like the way he looks, so maybe, someday, he'll reach max level.  He has not been part of RP or had any stories.

Sunashe is level 80, having been part of a RaF team. He was originally created when I first started playing, and forgotten about shortly after as I was busy leveling Jaeyn. I do like the way he looks, so maybe, someday, he’ll reach max level. He has not been part of RP or had any stories.

Faestirah was my first blood elf hunter.  She got to level 28 or so on her own, then had a RaF boost to 80.  She's my only horde character with the olympic tabard.  I'm still mad about not getting the pet during that time.  I tried! Again, no stories for this one.

Faestirah was my first blood elf hunter. She got to level 28 or so on her own, then had a RaF boost to 80. She’s my only horde character with the olympic tabard. I’m still mad about not getting the pet during that time. I tried!
Again, no stories for this one.

 

Another RaF character, Jamos is level 80.  He's one of my few male draenei.  He had a small part of a story, so we know he lives in Shattrath and has a sister named Haani!

Another RaF character, Jamos is level 80. He’s one of my few male draenei. He had a small part of a story, so we know he lives in Shattrath and has a sister named Haani!

Another RaF hunter, Noradra.  Level 80 and no stories, but she has a cool white serpent!

Another RaF hunter, Noradra. Level 80 and no stories, but she has a cool white serpent!

RaF... AGAIN!  This is Ithorel.  He ICly works on a hawkstrider farm and is currently training to go to Kalimdor soon.

RaF… AGAIN! This is Ithorel. He ICly works on a hawkstrider farm and is currently training to go to Kalimdor soon.  When he comes back, he wants to go to Silvermoon.

Molsonetta and her cat, Biere.  She's level 30 and I don't think I can RP her with a straight face with a name like that.

Molsonetta and her cat, Biere. She’s level 30 and I don’t think I can RP her with a straight face with a name like that.  She’s on a pvp realm and doesn’t have any stories, and probably never will.

Jaen.  Jaeyn was originally Jaen.  When I transferred from Antonidas to Hyjal, I grabbed my old name. He's level 24 now.

Jaen. Jaeyn was originally Jaen. When I transferred from Antonidas to Hyjal, I grabbed my old name. He’s level 24 now.

 

Jaene, the level 15 female dwarf on Icecrown, the home of .  Unfortunately, I didn't have the time to dedicate to her to keep her in the guild.  I'm still in the  chat channel on that server though.

Jaene, the level 15 female dwarf on Icecrown, the home of <WHU>. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the time to dedicate to her to keep her in the guild. I’m still in the chat channel for <WHU> on that server though.

Weylyn, also my only worgen left.  I had a few others but I couldn't stand the sniffing.  I only level him with sound off.  I love his braids!  He had a "copy" for the Tangle of Brambles storyline, Weylenn, but I just really couldn't handle the sniffing when trying to level them.  Weylenn was race changed, along with his two brothers.  They are now Avanniel, Beroleth and Xyliah.

Weylyn, also my only worgen left. I had a few others but I couldn’t stand the sniffing. I only level him with sound off.  He doesn’t get much play time but he is level 32 now!  I love his braids! He had a “copy” for the Tangle of Brambles storyline, Weylenn, but I just really couldn’t handle the sniffing when trying to level them. Weylenn was race changed, along with his two brothers. They are now Avanniel, Beroleth and Xyliah.

I decided to include a few who are under level 10 because of their roles in the stories. Xyliah is listed here, despite being level 88, because I wanted to list her with her dad. 🙂

Thavron Amberlight.  He makes and sells furniture in Silvermoon.  He has three grown children.

Thavron Amberlight, level 1. He makes and sells furniture in Silvermoon. He has three grown children.

Xyliah Amberlight is Thavron's oldest child.  She's staying in Pandaria with her husband, Berwick.  OOCly - She's level 88, and will probably be next to 90!

Xyliah Amberlight is Thavron’s oldest child. She’s staying in Pandaria with her husband, Berwick. OOCly – She’s level 88, and will probably be next to 90!

Vessen Amberlight is Thavron's middle child and only son.  He is currently preparing to go to Kalimdor.  He is Rylad's father, the baby in the mage stories.

Vessen Amberlight (level 5) is Thavron’s middle child and only son. He is currently preparing to go to Kalimdor. He is Rylad’s father, the baby in the mage stories.

Yara Amberlight is Thavron's youngest daughter.  It took me forever to find a server where that name was available!

Yara Amberlight (level 1) is Thavron’s youngest daughter. It took me forever to find a server where that name was available!

Nessna Amberlight (Lightmist) is Vessen's wife and Rylad's mother.  She is one of Sanimir's sisters as well, and also will be going ICly to Kalimdor soon!

Nessna Amberlight (Lightmist) is Vessen’s wife and Rylad’s mother. She is one of Sanimir’s sisters as well, and also will be going ICly to Kalimdor soon!  IC only, as she’s level 5 in-game.

 

 

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Xyliah’s Diary

Dear Diary,

Everything was perfect!  The garden was lovely.  The sun was shining.  The food was delicious.  Berwick was so handsome in his robe.  I really felt like the luckiest girl on Azeroth yesterday.  Everyone we invited was able to make it.  Vessen didn’t bring his son.  I was hoping he would, but I understand they were a little wary of bringing a three-month old baby to the Ghostlands.

His mother asked me when we’re having babies.  I don’t think either of us want to right away, but I told her we plan to eventually, after we’re done traveling.  Luckily, she didn’t press too much for a time frame!  I really love our trips together, and having babies would kind of stop that, for a little bit anyways.  At least until we can bring them with us!

Tik made amazing food, and the cake was beautiful and tasted great!  Des and Tik really outdid themselves.  I wondered where the new apprentice was.  I saw him briefly that morning, but he didn’t come out during the wedding.

I’m married to the man I love.  We’re spending some time in Stranglethorn Vale now.  It’s nice here, warmer than I remember.  Caras seems to like it, as well as Ember.  Caras has made a habit of chasing the parrots already, though we haven’t been here long.  I told him he better not annoy the birds too much.  They can fight back, and he’s not very big yet!

We’re going to some nearby ruins today.  I’m excited to finally get back to where we left off.  I really love looking for treasure with him.

 

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Xyliah’s Diary

Dear Diary,

I found it!  I found the ring!  I was so sure I had left it with the gloves in Dalaran.  It turns out that I had left it with the gloves, but I had packed the gloves with the dress when I sent it to my father!  So it was in Silvermoon all this time, which is great.  I had wanted to keep it anyway because technically Berwick gave it to me the first time.  It means a lot to have it now.

I invited my father and Yara while I was in Silvermoon getting the dress out of storage at my father’s house.  They’re both happy for me.  I have to go to my brother’s home in Eversong soon to talk to him.  I spoke to Hethurin about it already, as it is his home, and he may not appreciate my brother’s wife coming to the ceremony.  It wouldn’t be an issue if she weren’t his sister.  He did say it was okay, but he seemed a bit irritated.  Anyway, I figure I’ll invite Vessen, but explain the situation.  Maybe Nessna won’t even want to come.  On the other hand, it might be good for Hethurin to meet his nephew.  Anyway, I hope we can find some sort of solution.

I also spoke with Tik, the butler, just earlier today.  He said that food won’t be a problem as long as it’s not too big of a gathering.  I assured him that it wouldn’t be.  Neither of us plan to invite many people.  I’ve already had a big wedding and I think one was enough.  I think a small ceremony will be much more suited to both of us.  Anyway, Tik told me to let him know how many people he would be cooking for.  He offered to make a cake too, which will be helpful because I don’t think there are any bakeries around here.

Des has agreed to help with my hair, as well as help me make sure the dress fits right.  I know Berwick’s seen it before, and it’s probably silly of me, but I don’t want him to see me in it again until it’s time.

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Xyliah’s Visit Home

“Ann’da, do you remember the package I sent from Dalaran?”

Thavron Amberlight looked up from his upholstery work on the fancy leather chair he was making under special order for one of his customers.  The leather was one of the thicker varieties, and tougher to work with than some.  It was, no doubt, one of the leathers his daughter had sent from Northrend.  She naturally had sent many packages from Dalaran.  “Which one, Xyliah?”

“I sent it a few months ago.  It’s the one I asked you to store for me.”

That one.  He remembered now.  “The one with the dress?  I put it upstairs in the closet in the spare room.  It’s on the top shelf.  Did you need it for something?”  He knew Xyliah wasn’t fond of wearing dresses, and that dress in particular could be associated with things she’d probably rather forget.  His eyebrow quirked up in question.

The grin on her face told him before she spoke that his question must have a good answer.  “Berwick likes it.  I thought I’d wear it for our ceremony.  It is a nice dress, isn’t it?”

Both of Thavron’s brows shot up, “Ceremony?”

Xyliah smiled and nodded.  “It’s going to be small.  I was hoping that you and Yara could come.  I know Vessen might not be able to make it with the baby, or bring his wife to the location.  It’ll be in the Ghostlands.  It’s not the best place for them, I think.”

Thavron nodded, absorbing the information.  Xyliah was getting married.  It was less than a year ago that she, his eldest daughter, had last worn the dress at another wedding, also one in which she was the bride.  It had been an expensive, arranged marriage.  Luckily, the groom’s mother, Verisna, had insisted on paying for most things.  Thavron suspected it was so that she would have the final say.  The arrangement only came to be in the first place because she approached him on the subject of helping Yara, his youngest daughter.  This was shortly after his son, Vessen, began talking about marriage with Nessna, one of her daughters.  Yara desperately needed surgery to walk again, and Verisna’s husband was a priest specializing in the sort of treatment she needed.  Thavron had left the decision up to Xyliah.  She had agreed to go through with it.

The marriage wound up being short-lived.  Although Thavron had given Xyliah the choice to back out, the groom was not given the choice.  It was shortly after the wedding that he announced that he had no interest in women.  In fact, he had a boyfriend the whole time, unknown to anyone else.  They had the marriage annulled.  The boy’s father had agreed to see Yara regardless, free of charge.

Thavron was surprised when Xyliah remained in Dalaran after the annulment.  She had apparently made good friends there.  He couldn’t complain too much.  The skins that she sent from Northrend for use in the shop were typically thicker and hardier due to the harsher climate that the animals had lived in.  The reasons for her staying became more clear when she wrote home about Berwick.  She started going on trips, and sending skins from other places.  When she finally visited Silvermoon with him, Thavron thought he was polite enough and well-mannered.  He worried a little about his background, but he couldn’t say too much.  Besides if Xyliah was willing to bring him home, then it was clear they were serious.  Still it was a surprise she wanted the dress at all.  Thavron had expected it would sit for an eternity in that closet, still wrapped in the box she had sent it in not too long ago from Dalaran.

He got up, leaving his work on the chair to be finished later, and followed her upstairs.

“Berwick is doing okay then?”  He asked on the way up.  “I was worried for a bit when you first brought him back from Northrend.”

“He is.  We should be able to resume our trips after the painting job is done.  He’s worried about being able to make enough.  I’m sure we’ll have enough to live on while we work on getting what he had before.”

Thavron opened the closet in the spare room.  Reaching up for the package, he said, “You’re not going anywhere too dangerous, I hope.”  He grinned at the look she gave him as he handed the package to her.  “I’m kidding, Xy.  I know you’ll keep each other safe.”

Xyliah smiled back as she opened the package, checking the contents.  A small box fell out on the floor.  Xyliah gasped and bent down to pick it up.  “How did this get in there?  I thought it was in Dalaran.”

“What is it?”

Xyliah opened the box and smiled.  “The ring.  I was sure I left it in the dresser with the matching gloves.”  She looked in the package again, grinning as she pulled out the gloves.  “I guess I was wrong.  I can’t wait to tell Berwick.”

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Xyliah’s Diary

Dear Diary,

A lot has happened since I last wrote.  Berwick has accepted a job to paint, from Sanimir.  He somehow bought this huge house in the Ghostlands.  He said it was cheap because of the ghosts, and the fact that no one wants to live out here.  I’m not quite sure I believe in the ghosts, but you can hear somethings at night.  It’s a bit creepy.  It has a lot of work that needs to be done too.  Still, I find it surprising that Sanimir came here.

I think the biggest surprise was that he and Aeramin split up.  After all they went through to be together, I wasn’t expecting they’d want to be apart anytime soon.  Honestly, I don’t think Sanimir, or Hethurin as he wishes to be called now, is taking it very well.  I’m not sure what happened, but he’s definitely not who he used to be.  Even his name is different.  He spends a lot of time upstairs in his room, or in his practice room.

We’re staying here in the house while Berwick is doing the paint job.  There are a lot of rooms to paint.  There are some rooms closed off downstairs that he didn’t say anything about, but there are still a lot that he did say something about.  There’s a kitchen, dining room, sitting room, practice rooms and studies.  Then upstairs there’s another seven or eight rooms.  I’m helping keep the bat numbers low, and have sent the skins off to my father.  Hethurin has a butler who kills spiders.  I have helped him a bit on my way to where I’ve noticed more bats.

He also has an apprentice.  It’s fun talking to her although she’s nearly half my age.  I don’t think Sanimir/Hethurin has told her much about himself, and she seems really surprised about some things.  Like I said, he’s really very different now.

The house is really nice.  The butler, Tik, makes really good meals.  The bed in our room is comfortable and soft.  Berwick thinks I need something like this of my own.  I told him I didn’t, and I really don’t.  What would we do with so many rooms?  Besides, I don’t mind sleeping in a tent, or even just under the stars.  As long as I’m with Berwick, it doesn’t matter.

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