Well, just when I was getting things down in Hellfire Peninsula, you know, killing the boars, killing the occasional Orc that happened to have the misfortune of stumbling into my path while I was out and about. I was just getting into the groove down there and doing the things that were expected of me when I got orders to move out. I was thinking that I was getting sent to Northrend, that’s not all bad, hadn’t ever been there although I hear that it’s damned cold, that wouldn’t have bothered me at all.
No, I guess I didn’t need to follow the same old path, I got shipped directly to Pandaria. Now, I can say that it’s a beautiful place, not much in the way of a desert kind of atmosphere that I had grown accustomed too in Hellfire. The thing that bothers me in Pandaria is the greenery – most of it is taller than I am. Well, most everything is taller than I am which makes slogging through the countryside a bit more challenging. At least I got put with a bunch of other Death Knights and we go out on patrols with the other Alliance races – not all bad except I’m always the shortest one and I have to prove over and over again that being my size isn’t a detriment to them. I can still kill things bigger than me and I can still out battle most of these human warriors and paladins – just wish they’d watch where they cast that Light – it kind of hurts.
I really have to admit that this Pandaria place is definitely different and it offers a real challenge to someone of my stature. Not to be harping, it does get old when you have to step stool to get into bed at the Inn or they offer you a child’s bed. Anyway, lots of tall people, big animals, tall plants and some real big Pandaren. When I am running around the Vale – yes, I found it, I do wish that the tall ones would look out for us short ones. At least there is a quick easy way to get to Stormwind from here and, trust me, I use it. Gotta keep in touch with my gnomies.
Right now, I am supposed to be at work in the Jade Forest, however, I asked for some time off so that I could get my gear and myself organized, not to mention, I wanted to explore this place a little bit more too. It’s huge, it’s freakin’ huge and I’ve never seen anything like it before that I can remember.
I’m thinking seriously about writing a book called River’s Adventures – not sure that anyone would read it anymore than they might read this journal some day. It’s something to pass the time and it keeps me from getting stepped on – the writing I mean, I can sit in a corner some place and write to my heart’s content.
Oh my, with all of the resources and the ore up here in Pandaria, my mind is all a whirl with the inventions that I can make. Oh sure, can’t let that part of my creative genius get stale – there’s all kinds of stuff to learn and to do up here and I can talk with more experienced engineers that understand some of my ideas – hope they don’t steal any of them. I still think the auto-flush toilet is a great idea if I could just figure out how to reverse the updraft and have the stuff go back where it’s supposed to be. I’m working on it. It’s got to be something to do with the vacuum and synchronicity of the water release – there has to be enough force to downdraft the stuff. I’ll get it figured out, no worry about that, I’ll just keep plugging away with it as soon as I can figure it out – there will be self-flushing toilets in all of the outhouses in Stormwind, already have one installed that I am using as my pilot testing area. Fellow seemed to be real pleased with it until it lost the downdraft and he came out kind of messy and, let’s just say, fragrant. Oh, just imagine, having a self-flushing toilet in a house with running water – that would be awesome and just think how quick it would catch on – people hate trudging to the convenience behind the house in the middle of winter.
Oh well, I do need to get some things taken care of and I found a real nice guy that seems to be real interested in my converter package for carryalls. Kind of smashes things down so your bags aren’t so big. He wants one to carry all of the gems he has for sale – wonder what he is doing with all of those gems anyway, he says he’s a jewel crafter of sorts. I bet!!