Well, I’m sitting here at Thrallmar, smelling the dust, the sweat and the blood as it wafts on the breeze. Even for a Forsaken, this place is definitely not going to get my recommendation for one of those “must visit” places. Nothing but red dirt and dust for miles and crazed Orcs that have decided to take another path other than with the Horde. It really does make me long for the smell and cool darkness of the Undercity.
There aren’t even any decent coffins where a girl can lay down and get a good night’s rest, just beds that you oft as not end up sharing with someone else, like a perfumed up Blood Elf or even a Tauren. As I opened my eyes this morning, I was lying in a bed face to face with a Troll. Okay, I’ll admit that I was slightly foggy headed and my brain was definitely not in the “ready” state at all and I screamed. Scared the heck out of everyone in the Inn and definitely scared the Troll bad enough that he jumped out of the bed and ran out the door. Well, guess who got stuck with paying for the nightly lodging? Next time I feel the urge to do that sort of thing, I’ll hit the door too and that way I won’t have to pay.
I did go to the Faire last month and had a great time and here it is almost time for it again. I am in hopes that I will be able to slip away and go again because I need a break from all of these living folks that seem to have some kind of death wish for even being here in Hellfire Peninsula.
Last trip out was great because I ran into some people that I hadn’t seen for a while. I actually ran into a fellow employee of Morningstar Enterprises. Poor little Tauren was having a tough time in trying to decide the best way to get to the Undercity and Silvermoon. Apparently, she was scared to death when she went to Orgrimmar and saw the conditions there and was afraid that she might get caught in some kind of coupe between Garrosh’s goons and the Tauren. I told her that I didn’t think that we would see that anytime soon because Garrosh had lost enough support for most of the people that were left loyal to the Horde. I guess the guards were what had her put off when she visited the Tauren section.
Anyway, long story short. She had been sent to Orgrimmar by Zippie to make a delivery and pick up the money. She had done all of that and had run away from Orgrimmar as fast as her hooves could carry her and was then in a quandary as to how she was going to get the money to Zippie as quickly as possible. I told her that the mail was still running and that she could just mail it in like I do sometimes, however, she seemed to be real nervous about that because it was a great deal of money that she had collected from some goblin engineers.
Well, I was in a good mood from the Faire and I told her that I would take it because I had some stuff that I had to drop off in Silvermoon and I was going to be visiting with my sister in the Undercity for a few days and I would take it. I should have known that it was a great deal of money because she handed me a chest of some size to deliver for her. There are times that I could kick myself in the butt, if I still had one, for trying to be helpful. If there was enough money to fill up a small chest, guess I should just skip through Undercity real fast and get over to Silvermoon through the portal and come back to see Brianca.
The Tauren told me that the Boss had been in Thunder Bluff and had been there with some red-headed girl as well as his best friend, that good looking one as well as a very pregnant Blood Elf. Well, I could figure out the good looking elf, the Boss and the pregnant girl, however, the other girl, I was real curious about because the description fit the Boss’s sister that has been missing for months.
Damn! I hope it wasn’t her because I was going to take some more time away from this wonderful paradise to see if I could find her myself. The Boss had been offering a sizeable reward for information and the return of his sister to the Silvermoon office. Brianca and I sure could have used that money now that we have two separate living areas to keep up.
Let me back up here and explain the two living areas. I still have the house in Orgrimmar, a nice little two bedroom place for Brianca and I, which hasn’t been cheap to rent. Well, Bri and I got into a fight about stupid stuff and she went back to the Undercity in a snit. That’s the main reason that I was going to Undercity to visit her and try to convince her to come back to Orgrimmar with me. We’ve never really been apart since the plague hit and we became Forsaken. We’re all that is left of our family and we need to stick together. To be honest, I had been pushing Bri real hard about doing more work and she was getting more homesick every day and kept wanting to go back to visit some friends and I just kept pushing her. I thought that she was being lazy by fishing all of the time and not leaving the city that much to gather the hides and the artifacts for the company. Well, it never dawned on me until after she left that she might have been afraid of going out into the Barrens on her own too. I know that I have had a few close calls out there and almost had to burn my pants a few times because I had been that scared.
I went to Silvermoon to deliver my stuff and drop off the money with Zippie that the Tauren had given me. While I was there, I was chatting with Zippie and found out that the red haired girl that had been with the Boss in the Bluff had, indeed, been his wayward sister. Let’s just say that Zippie wasn’t too happy that the girl was back although she was happy that the reward didn’t need to be paid out because the Boss had found her himself. Damn, there goes that reward that would have been nice in my pouch.
Anyway, to make a long story short. I caught up on the gossip that is always going on in the company and Zippie told me that she was going to be traveling back and forth between Silvermoon and Shattrath quite a bit. I guess the company is getting ready to open the doors in Shattrath here pretty soon since they are sending quite a bit of stock down there, I got some stuff to take back with me while I was there. I was kind of pleasantly surprised when Zippie asked me if I would be interested in doing some escort work while I was in Outland. Well, yeah, I’d be interested in it, it pays a whole lot more than going out and gathering skins, hides and various other things, it doesn’t pay as well as the artifacts but every little penny counts. Seems Zippie wants to keep in touch with me and when she is traveling back and forth from Silvermoon to Shattrath, she wants me to accompany her. Well, that’s a cush job if there ever was one, so, I said that I would make myself available.
I did get to visit with Bri in the Undercity for a few days and I’ll admit that it felt nice to be home for a while. Of course, I left my coffin in Orgrimmar and had to make do with this ungodly made coffin that Brianca had gotten for me. I won’t say that we kissed and made up though because she doesn’t want to come back to Orgrimmar to live for a while, she seems to have found a male companion in our fair city. Well, at least he’s Forsaken and there won’t be any hanky-panky going on because I’m not even sure if he has those parts left. I got to talk with him for a while – Nestick is his name and he’s even more addle pated than Bri and I were when we first realized our condition. At least he doesn’t seem to have a whole lot of trouble getting used to things and Bri has been helping with things too. Well, so much for that idea of having her come back to help cut down on the expenses since she’s taken it in her head that this fellow needs help more than I do.
I got back Thrallmar and the first thing I get handed is orders to go out and kill a bunch of boars for the meat to feed the rest of the people there. I guess the little Blood Elves didn’t want to get their hair messed up and their hands dirty. Besides, I’ve gone out in the field with a few those elves and they usually scream like little girls and run if their hair gets messed up.
Luckily, I did run into another Forsaken fellow that has decided to partner up with me although I will have to say that our socializing is a bit limited. He doesn’t have a lower jaw and it’s hard to understand what he is saying half the time. I find myself grinning a lot and nodding my head even if I don’t know what he just said. I did suggest that he should get back to Undercity and see if he could get a jaw replacement and all he did was pull his pockets inside out to show me that he had no money. Well, we’ll get him some money and get him back there. He’s kind of funny about the way he keeps trying to keep himself clean and tries to make sure that his gear is in good shape all of the time. Never saw a Forsaken that was that meticulous about what’s left of his hair either – could he be a Blood Elf or was he a Blood Elf before? I sure can’t tell. Oh well, at least he’s very dependable and I can always count on him to have my back covered when we’re out there killing more boars.