Death Knights Can Have Fun Too…

February 5th

Dear Journal,

Well, yeah, finally found my journal buried amongst all those things you’re going to take care of in a few days and it turns out to be months later.  I know that if Maha had found it, she would have scolded me for not taking care of it correctly.  She’s the one that normally keeps up with her journals and likes to read books – I’m the one that likes to do blacksmithing.

Mahamura and I decided that the farm could take care of itself for a couple of days because we both wanted to go visit Mom and our brothers in Thunder Bluff.  I suggested that we head to Orgrimmar so that I could check in on a couple of things for my blacksmithing, definitely wanted to talk to the smithy and find out what he thought of these new fangled thermal anvils and were they worth the effort of hauling them around.  Yes, I know that she was really kind of hesitant on going to Orgrimmar again and voiced her opinion which I quickly told her that I didn’t think that Garrosh was that stupid to alienate our people entirely.

I know that Maha stayed so close to me the whole time when we were in the city that I think I trod on her hooves a couple of times by accident.  When you’re my size and bulk, people need to know that we take good strides and aren’t real careful where we put our hooves – the way I see it, if you see my hoof coming in your general direction where you might get injured, move your butt.

I found out what I needed to know about the anvils from the Orc and decided that it needed further research in Thunder Bluff.  When we got to Thunder Bluff, it was raining just like it does in Halfhill.  I know that Mom was real happy to see the two of us and was all a dither wanting information about the redheaded female elf that stayed at her house.  Yes, she wanted to know that she hadn’t figured wrong and that the woman was indeed about to give birth.  You could see the relief in her face when I told her that Dawnglory’s woman had had their baby and everyone was fine.  Poor thing has been taking a lot of teasing from my brothers, which, I will be talking to them about that.

I know that we had only been in the Bluff for maybe two hours visiting with Mom and the boys and people started knocking on the door asking for my services to make repairs.  I told them that I would be happy to repair the pots that they had brought to me, however, I wasn’t taking any new orders for armor on this trip.  A lot of the old ladies like the fact that I can still fix their pots that have really outlived their usefulness and are really worn out – they don’t want to spent the few copper to replace them – sentimental value I guess.

Yes, I think that Maha and I need to step up our renovations on the farm in Halfhill and get Mom up there pretty soon.  She’s not as young as she used to be and I think that it will do her a world of good to make a change like that.  Oh yeah, she scolded both of us, Maha and myself, for not coming to the Bluff and paying homage to our Elders as we should.  I suppose that we will have to go and visit Carine’s grave and my Father’s.  It will please the old dear and will make me not feel so guilty for not paying attention to the calendar and not being here for some of the celebrations.  I know when you get older, those kind of things are a lot more important.

Bless the Earth Mother!! We had a great time at the Faire and I don’t think that Mom has laughed that much in a very long time.  She even tried a few of the games although I think she was more comfortable sitting with some her old friends and discussing their herbing and midwifery. Of course, she kept looking at Maha when she started talking about the fact that she didn’t have any grandchildren yet – I’m real damned happy that she didn’t look at me because I would have had to tell her that things didn’t work that way for me anymore.

Oh, I had a pleasant surprise while we were at the Faire when we ran into Felaran Morningstar and her companion, Tylanlor Ravencrest – just Fel and Ty, however, I don’t think that I had mentioned them before in my journals. I hadn’t seen them in months and I will admit that it was nice to be able to sit and talk with a couple of other Death Knights.  Oh sure, I love being with the living, it never feels as comfortable to me as it does when I can talk to a fellow Knight. We were all sitting in the food area laughing and reminded each other how things had changed and that people weren’t as willing to insult us as they once did not that long ago. Of course, Ty and Fel like being in Pandaria almost as much as I do, it’s much easier to blend in up there than it ever was in the Kingdoms. They have promised to stop in at Halfhill and see the farm that Maha and I are building up, they seemed like they were as happy as I think that I have ever seen them.  Odd thing that, Felaran is the Boss’s sister and she never has been one to act like “I’m a Death Knight, be afraid” kind of person, she’s accepted it as much as I have.  Now, Ty, that’s another matter, he lost a lot of his memories of his family and is starting to relearn some of the softer sides of humanity, he’s one heck of a fighter though and that’s what has kept him alive this long.  It was great fun and I do hope they do stop at the farm.  We all drank quite a bit and decided that it’s okay for Death Knights to have fun too.

I know that Mom, Tahfal and Nahai had a great time at the Faire too. I think that we ate and drank way more than we should have, even Mom.  It was great that we didn’t have all that far to travel when we got back to Mulgore.  I’m not sure but I even think I slept for the first time in years – or I just had way too much to drink because I missed a few hours while everyone else was asleep.

I got all of the old pots done real quick and returned to their owners as quickly as I could because Maha and I needed to head back to our farm. It was nice being home for a while and I think that we are going to start making this happen a bit more frequently until we get Mom and the boys to Pandaria.

Naton “Sadheart”  Cloudhoof

 

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