Yesterday was indeed a wonderful day for Naton and I. We finally made the trek through the Jade Forest and came into the Valley of Four Winds – what a beautiful place this has turned out to be. It reminds me very much of the rolling hills in Mulgore and makes me even more homesick than I was before. Naton seemed to be very pleased with where we had gotten.
The best thing that happened yesterday is that we were finally able to make it to Halfhill. It is a very large farming community and I have never seen such huge vegetables. My Mom would be so pleased to see all of the growing things in the valley and the herbs that she could gather are very plentiful. We, meaning Naton and I really were happy to see a farming area – it is going to make our lives a whole lot better. Oh, we had good food while we were traveling, however, it isn’t the same as the fresh produce that we will have here.
We were wandering the market and looking at the fare that the vendors were selling and wondering if we should splurge and buy some of the items when we ran into Mr. Morningstar. He really seemed very happy to see us there almost as happy as we were to see him. He had the biggest smile on his face and invited us to his farm. Yes, he even has a farm here in Pandaria, who would have thought that a rich Sindorei would be interested in having a home here and actually having to work the land like the rest of us?
Anyway, Mr. Morningstar was full of all kinds of good news and surprises for us both. First of all, he gave us some money, which will make life much easier for us and then he gave us a deed to a little farm not very far from his – it isn’t much but it’s a start and a place that Naton and I can call home when we are here in Pandaria. I think the best news of all was that Mr. Morningstar got us released from the service – that means no more orders to follow other than what might be handed down from on High and we have the right to choose whether we want to do it or not. At least we won’t have to hear some Orc screaming at us anymore to hurry up, which is like being released from a prison. Of course, we will honor the Oath that we took to the Horde when our Chief sent us off to fight the war, however, the way that this has been arranged, it’s almost like being normal again. He gave us some papers to carry with us in case we are ever get stopped and questioned about why we aren’t in the army – well, we’re mercenaries now and we work for Morningstar Enterprises, just like before when we would take those kind of contracts.
Now we can go home and visit Mom whenever we want and for as long as we want. This was very good news because I know that Naton and I both have been very worried about being this far away from our family in the Bluff- Mom isn’t a young cow and we always worry that she is going to get ill and we aren’t going to be able to take care of her although Nahai and Tahfal are there with her all of the time. I don’t know about how Naton really feels about it but I feel like I have had a huge weight lifted from my shoulders.
Well, it seems that the rumors we had heard while we were traveling through the countryside were true and that the Orcs and Trolls are fighting one another. It’s a rebellion against the Warchief – which doesn’t surprise me at all. Of course, now we will have to watch our backs not only from the Alliance but we’ll have to be careful around people in our own faction. Mr. Morningstar said it was very serious and the we should be cautious and not talk to anyone about what is going on unless we really trust them. That shouldn’t be too much of a problem for Naton and I because we don’t usually talk to many people anyway other than a few other Tauren that we’ve met since we’ve been here. I don’t think that they would say anything because they hate this war as much as we do. I guess there is actually fighting going on in the Barrens with the Kor’kon – that doesn’t surprise me all that much because of the fact that they are just robots controlled by their Orc Warchief. I never have trusted the Orcs, even when I was home, because they are always mean and they smell bad.
We were both shocked about Dalaran and the things that went on there with that Lady Proudmore and how she has driven all of the people out of there. Well, I guess we shouldn’t be all that surprised with that bit of news because Mr. Morningstar moved his offices from there back to Orgrimmar a while ago because he felt that it was safer for his family to be away from that city. He’s a smart man, always has been since I’ve known him. It’s not true what they say about the Blood Elves because Mr. Morningstar has always been good to us and never has treated us unfairly since we’ve been working for him. Now, he’s the next best thing to being our Chief as Baine is, in my eyes. I know that he is the one that has always made sure that we doing okay and we were able to take care of our Mother the way that she should be.
Naton and I walked over to our farm after we got finished talking with the Boss – it seems funny to think of him as the Boss again. It isn’t much and the house is going to have to have a lot of work done on it before it’s really livable, however, it’s ours and we have the deed for it in our hands. Naton was really smiling when he saw the new forge and anvil there already, another present from Mr. Morningstar. I know that we have worked for him for a very long time, however, this generosity has really surprised us both.
I’m actually sitting in the house right now as I write in my journal. There isn’t any furniture and the roof looks like it might leak, however, it’s ours and it’s going to be home for us. After we get things fixed up a little bit more maybe we can get our Mother up here too – it would be a nice change for her and maybe it might help her live a much longer life. Of course, I’m sure that Nahai and Tahfal will want to come with her, they really aren’t going to get too far away from her.
I just know that I am one happy Tauren. I have everything that a girl could want up here in Pandaria with the exception of a mate, which will happen in time and I’m going to be real picky about that. I’m a Tauren of some means now, not just someone plodding along. I know Naton was already banging away at his forge last night until I yelled at him and reminded him that some of us have to sleep. I guess I should get up from the floor that I am sitting on and start doing some work outside so we can get this place ready to live in. Praise the Earth Mother for all of the bounties that have been given to us!