Never A Dull Moment…

June 13th

Dear Journal,

I have such a headache and I wish Zippie would stop yelling at me this morning.  She’s mad because she gave Tymer and I some contracts to complete, which we did, however, we also went to Faire.  We were in the area and we both thought that we deserved some time off and time to have a little bit of fun.

We were smart enough to put everything that we had collected in the bank before going to the Faire because you never know if some rogue is going to pinch your money or other valuables.  Yep, rogues steal from just about anyone they think they can get away with it on.  Been there and done that already and wasn’t in the mood to be without a lot of money again.  I kept some money and so did Tymer so that we could buy our food and drinks and tickets for the rides  – yeah, it’s all about having fun, which we did.

I better explain about Tymer, she’s a cousin that has shown up in Orgrimmar without much of a big hurrah other than the fact that survived all of the stuff before she got there.  She was really surprised to see most of the Pratfalls were already there and well established too, so, naturally, she jumped on board with Morningstar Enterprises.  It’s been fun running around with her because she isn’t a stick in the mud like my sister has turned out to be.

I wasn’t real happy when we were all living in Silvermoon, too many elves, and there wasn’t much I could do for entertainment in the area because I don’t think they really like goblins if the truth were to be known.  Of course the next big city was the Undercity which really wasn’t my cup of tea either because the place always smells bad and it’s full of Forsaken – not what I’d call a real lively bunch no matter how you try to spin-doctor that.  Well, once we got the go ahead from the Boss that we could set up shop in Orgrimmar again, I can’t explain to you how happy I was with that idea.  Whew!  We were going back to a place that I knew and there were many of my old friends that stayed in the city even with all of the Orcs acting weird.

I know that we probably caused quite the hubbub when we left Silvermoon because I don’t think that the dust has settled yet.  Didn’t take us long to make the move back to the old warehouse and get the shop up and running again.  I was really kind of happy when we got that done and tried to settle in with my usual care.  No, Zippie has been running around like someone built a fire under her butt and has the temper to match it these days – I do wish the Boss would come back for a surprise visit to see all of the stuff going on.   I’m sure Zippie will settle down eventually, however, she is making everyone crazy right now.

I don’t think it was a bad idea for Tymer and I to take in the Faire, it’s not like we hadn’t done it before, I guess it just didn’t sit well with Miss “Thinksshesthebossofeverything” and she is just ranting about it to hear the sound of her own voice.  It didn’t cost her any money and it didn’t cost the company any money, so, I don’t know what her problem is other than the fact that we didn’t invite her to come along with us.

Man, we had a blast, literally.  I don’t know how many times I went on the canon ride, especially after we started doing shots  after each attempt.    The deal was that if you didn’t hit the bull’s-eye straight on, you had to take a shot and take another ride.  Well, I think I hit the bull’s-eye a few times and still did the shot so that Tymer didn’t feel bad.   We shouldn’t have done the canon ride before we did that flying through the rings thing.  Oh, my head is still spinning from trying to make the rounds on that one – I’d see what I thought I was ring and fly through only to see that it wasn’t really there and I needed to fly through the one that was still there – yeah, I was seeing double a bit.   Oh, then the racing – my butt still hurts  from falling off my mount because I’d get distracted by things – well, those little zeps hurt when the shoot you in the bum.   I’ll admit that Tymer did a lot better on the rides than I did and her wagering was pretty much spot on, I had to borrow some money from her so I could get something to eat and drink there at the last.

Naturally, we stayed way too late and rather than heading back to Orgrimmar, we spent the night in Thunder Bluff.  I think that is where the problem was – we should have gone back to Orgrimmar with the money and goods from the contracts, however, we didn’t know there was a deadline on the stuff that was so close that it would matter.   Tymer and I neither thought much about it because we were both too drunk to think that we needed to let Zippie know where we were either – it’s not like we’re rookies when we do our jobs and can work circles around these mooks.

We got on the Zep back to Orgrimmar this morning and made it back in plenty of time, we thought, until we saw Zippie pacing at the front of the warehouse.   Instead of the “hiyah, good to see ya” that we were expecting, we got the message that we were being fined for being late with materials from the contract that we took.  Well, I don’t think it was that big of a deal because  it was just a few Kodo hides and we had collected the money that we were owed.  Oh well, I’ll wait until she settles down and find what the real issue is.

I’m still happy that Tymer and I made it to the Faire, now, if only Zippie would shut up – my head is just pounding.



Hunter IN Charge…errr…umm…NO

March 4th

Dear Journal,

I don’t usually get a chance to say much in my journal these days, however, I think I will just plunk my butt down here and relax for a while.  Zippie and Zednick decided to take a quick trip to Shattrath City to check out the new warehouse and living facilities and they left me in charge of things here in Silvermoon.  I sure hope they don’t stay away too long, I don’t like this authority thing at all, I would much rather be just accountable for myself and Kitteh.

Oh hello there, I’m a hunter, I don’t have a head for figures and I sure don’t know all of the employees that come through the doors of the warehouse – I’m usually out in the field doing my job and I usually travel alone.  I’m not sure what they were thinking when they told me to take care of things here in town.

Sure, I haven’t really minded the offices being in Silvermoon all that much with the exception that I don’t get to see my friends in Orgrimmar very often anymore.  There’s nothing like sitting there in a sunchair, sipping a nice cold one, chatting with your friends and fishing. The fish aren’t bad if you clean them real good and cook them until they are crispy. Sure the gossip is always good and sometimes someone has something to say about the absence of Gallywix trying to lord it over all of us.  We all kind of wonder what has happened to him lately – I’m thinking he’s off plotting about how he can grab more money from the goblins and these stupid mooks.

I sure wish that they had taken the Boss’s dingbat sister with them though.  She’s mean to me when there aren’t other people around.  Oh yeah, now I have to call her Miss Faendra.  There are a few other things I’d like to call her, however, I’m not real good at writing swear words – I can say them much better.

I don’t think that Zed and Zippie had been gone more than an hour when Miss Faendra flounced herself into the office and demanded that I hand over the cash box and open the safe for her.  Well, she got all upset when I told her the cash box was in the safe and the safe was locked.  She yelled at me and told me to open the safe – I can’t open the safe, Zippie never gave me the combination.

Well, she proceeded to call me all manner of names, insulting my parentage, telling me that I was just a green mental midget.  That one did make me laugh because it’s true – I am green, I am short and because I’m small, my brain has gotta match, right?  I bet I have more great ideas about stuff than she ever has, she’s just a skinny Blood Elf and a lousy hunter. I didn’t tell her about her being a lousy hunter though – which is true, I’ve been out in the field with her once or twice and she’s always worried about breaking a nail or something.  I work with my own rules out there – you kill, you clean it and you skin it – nope, I refused to do her job for her, plain and simple.  Oh, did I mention that she is a skinny Blood Elf that is lazy too?

She stormed out of the office and headed down into the warehouse to raise trouble with the hired help down there.  Apparently, that didn’t work out that well for her when she tried telling one of the Tauren what to do because the fellow started acting as dumb as an Orc peon, so, she got up closer to him to yell some more and he promptly sat on her.  I heard the muffle screams and the laughter up here in the office and had to go down and put a stop to it before the fellow killed the Boss’s sister.  I couldn’t help it, I was laughing so hard that I had tears streaming down my face.  Let’s just say that she blew outta the warehouse like someone had thrown a bomb at her – now, there’s a thought.

I know it wasn’t nice, however, she’s not nice at all, we all kind of stood there and laughed because the look on her face was classic.  Let’s just say that that fancy hairdo of hers was tangled up  – I did tell the Tauren that he didn’t need to add insult to injury by farting on her while he was sitting on her – we all laughed some more about that.

Hey, we don’t have to treat her any differently than we do each other.  She’s just one of “us” now and nothing special.  If she is going to try to terrorize the help, we can terrorize right back.  I just hope that her brother doesn’t put her “in charge” of anything or we’re all gonna be in some serious trouble.

I know that she is going to be in for one heck of a surprise when she takes her armor out of her locker and takes off to hunt.  Most of us wear our armor all of the time and we take care of cleaning it ourselves.  No, she wasn’t going to clean her armor, one of us was supposed to do it.  Okay, that’s all well and good, however, it kind of fell to the bottom of the list of things to do.

I know that I was a little surprised when one of little Pandaren took the gear out of the locker and started cleaning it – it sure was shiny and you’d could see yourself in it, it was that shiny.  I could never get my armor to look like that and asked him what he did – you know some kind special Pandaren magic trick?  I almost fell off my feet when he told me what he had used to give that armor that shine – boar fat – he rubbed boar fat all over the armor and wiped it off so it didn’t feel greasy.   Oh boy, she is going to attract anything on four feet that is looking for an easy meal.  I know I was cracking up with that idea and just decided that it would be one of those pranks that I would keep to myself.  Well, if she gets eaten by a bear, it’s not my fault.

I wonder if Miss Faendra gets the idea that the rest of us don’t really like her all that much?

Well, Zippie and Zednick got back home and I’m happy that I don’t have to walk around acting like the boss anymore.  That was hard work and I would much rather have been out hunting.  Yep, I was the “Hunter In Charge” and can’t say that I liked it much.  I hope they don’t make a habit of that too often because I’ll be forced to stay busy elsewhere if they do.   Make one of the Tauren or even a Forsaken with a head for figures do it – yeah, that’s the ticket, a Forsaken that has all of their fingers and toes so they can count.


Oh Geez…

February 17th

Dear Journal,

I just knew that when the Princess showed back up that it was going to mean trouble for everyone she came into contact with.  I woke up to the screaming and yelling match that she was trying to instigate with the Boss, it was awful the way that she was screaming at the poor man.

Uncle Zednick was all set to arcane blast her once, just once because he couldn’t stand how she was acting to her own brother.  After all of the things that that poor man has done to make sure she was taken care of.  I know that it scared me with the way that she was yelling and the stuff she was saying about his wife and kids, it was awful.  I’ve never seen this side of her and I’ve never seen anyone talk to the Boss that way.  I kept waiting to hear her scream or something when he should have smacked her – in my honest opinion.

What a way for us to find out that the Boss was back in Silvermoon.

I guess something else happened because Agatha went flying into the Boss’s suite and came back out looking like she was going to cry and then the healer came.  I guess the Boss almost had a heart attack or something.  I know that it scared the heck out of us and we were wondering what to do next.  I guess I won’t get to see him until tomorrow because Agatha said he was okay, however, he needed to get some rest and settle down after that fight.

I don’t know how in the heck Dooddah slept through all of the noise and commotion but she sure did.  Being a hunter, one would think that she would have learned how to be alert to things even when she is asleep.  I hope she doesn’t sleep like this when she’s out in the field alone.

I’m still kind of chuckling at Uncle Zednick because I don’t think that he realized when he put on his robe and ran out into the hallway that he hadn’t fastened the thing.  There are some things that the eyes can see that you wish you could forget.  There was Zed standing there filled with wrath in his purple robe and clearly wearing a pair of heart covered boxers – that’s what started me giggling.  Where in Azeroth did he get a pair of boxers like that? Now I am going to have to push that image to the back of mind every time I see him because I don’t want to start laughing.

Well, the one good thing that has come out of all of the trauma this morning is that we haven’t seen the Princess step out of her rooms.  Maybe she left?  Oh, we couldn’t be that lucky could we?  I knew the fertilizer was going to hit the wind machine when the Boss got back, however, we don’t know what the results of that argument have been.  I hope that the Boss didn’t do anything foolish, like give into her demands.

I had planned on going to Shattrath next week to start hiring more people for the warehouse to get things set up, you know, shelving and things like that we have to have made.  Also, I’ll get a chance to see how much room we will have there.  The Boss had told me that there was an apartment setup on top like there had been in Orgrimmar, however, I’m not sure that we are going to stay in it if we can find another place, even if we have to pay for it.  Besides, we haven’t ever been in that part of the world before and we might want to branch out a bit. Uncle Zednick says that once he’s been to Shattrath, we won’t have any trouble traveling back and forth because he will be able to set up a portal, which will be freaking great – that’s a huge benefit for all of us if he doesn’t get drunk. We’ve ended up in some pretty strange places and situations when he’s drunk portaling.

Well, I guess I’ll get to talk to the Boss tomorrow when he’s feeling better, hope he feels better. I’m sure that he will be happy with the work the rest of us have done despite being saddled with the Princess.





Things Have Not Changed…

February 1st

Dear Journal,

I should have known that the Princess hadn’t changed one iota since she’s been gone, she just hasn’t let her brother see how she is now.  I think that she has learned  how to be a bit more subtle with her rants and raves, however, they are still there.

I was sitting in my office going through the invoices and trying to balance the books out for my monthly report to the Boss when I heard the familiar footsteps of Her Highness come in the office.  I just kept working because this is the time of day that I think better and I really didn’t want to deal with her this morning, to be honest.

She wanted to know what kind of work and contracts I had lined up for her and she wasn’t even nice about it because she was too busy trying to read my ledger upside down.  I closed the ledger real quick like and told her that her contracts and any other work that I had for her should be in her employee mailbox slot outside the office door.  The Boss had told me to treat her just like I would any other employee and I was going to do exactly what he told me to do because I just had a feeling that things weren’t going to go as smoothly as he thought they might.

Well, let’s just say that the noises she started making when she got her stuff out of her box were between a growl, a few Blood Elf oaths, and then she stomped back into the office to let me know that she was going to talk to her brother when he got back and “Oh, where is he, anyway?”  I politely reminded her to look at the due dates on the contracts and the list of things that she needed to do in the warehouse and she just went off like a rocket. As for where her brother was, I told her that he was in Nagrand for a while – which really upset her.

I don’t think that I have been called that many names in such a short space of time since the last time I had to go bail Uncle Zednick out of jail for mooning Garrosh. I am very proud of myself because I maintained my composure although I would have loved to let loose with some chained lightning on her backside, however, I didn’t. She then asked me for an advance because she needed some equipment and I told her to look in the locker at the base of the stairs in the warehouse because there was all kinds of equipment there and she still needed money to come back up and I would give her some.

Let’s just say that she hasn’t been back in the office and I doubt that I will see her for the rest of the day. One of the guys came up and told me that she had been in the locker and hadn’t taken anything out, however, she threw everything on the floor and stormed out.  So, that was another mess that someone else had to clean up because of her.

As for the money that she was going to ask for, I was going to give her what I would give any “new” hire that asked for an advance and that would have been twenty-five gold.  When people turn in contracts, they are paid and if they need any advances, I always decide how much they can be trusted for by the history of their work with the company.  She has no history with the company yet, so, a minimum amount is all that I could give her.   These are the rules that her brother and my Boss has had implemented with the company for years and I’m not going to be the one to make special decisions for her and change that.

Apparently, the Boss hasn’t’ seen fit to give the Princess a new communicator unit and she didn’t ask for one either.  Guess she isn’t going to talk to him unless she tries to find him in Nagrand and I don’t think she is that stupid. She wouldn’t have access to the warehouse or living quarters in Shattrath because the Boss had Uncle Zednick change all of the wards there and I don’t think that Zed would have included her in the setup because she was still missing when that work was done.

All I know is that I am going to have to sit here and hope that she doesn’t go on one of her rampages until after her brother gets back and from what I just got in the mail tells me that he won’t be back until the end of next week.  Everyone knows that when he goes to Shattrath and then on to Nagrand that we are not to bother him until he contacts the office – the man needs to have some space to himself once in a while. The ones that have been with the company the longest and have been very close to the Boss know that he is married to a Night Elf – I don’t see anything wrong with that and if it makes him happy, it’s his personal business.

I know that when I leave the office in a little while, I am going to lock the door and make sure that the petty cash is locked up in the safe. I just hope that she doesn’t cause any trouble for us at the house because Uncle Zednick was already unhappy with the thoughts of us being there to start with – he thought we should find someplace else.  We get to live there for free and it really is a beautiful place, we’ve never had it so good.

I could call the Boss, however, I don’t think that this is an emergency situation just yet unless she sets fire to something.  I could write a letter real quick and mail it out, however, he wouldn’t get it until a few days before he comes back and I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news and spoil his time off.  No, I’ll handle things her as I see fit and hope that I don’t do anything wrong, which I doubt that he would get upset because I put Faendra in her place. As the manager of the office here, I have the authority to do that and if I see fit, I suppose I could even fire her.

No, I don’t think that I will fire her anyway unless the items that she got out of her mailbox aren’t completed in a timely fashion.  I’m sure that she has gone off to cool down and will be back, not today maybe, however, I’m sure she will be back.


We’re Still Lookin’…

June 6th

Dear Journal,

Well, if Zippie thinks I’m gonna move back to the slums when all of the dust settles about the Princess taking off, she’s crazy.  No way am I going back to living under that little tin shed and sharing space with the girls.  Nope, I’ll move in the Tauren, for that matter, I’ll move to Thunderbluff, they know how to treat a goblin nice there – come to think of it, they treat everyone nice over there.  I’ll just have to watch my step and not get stepped  on, they aren’t too good about looking down for people like me that are altitude impaired.  Yeah, I’m short.

I did talk to some of my mage buddies and nobody made the girl a portal.  She musta made it out before the lockdown happened, which means that was before midnight.  The stable guy is worthless, he doesn’t recall seeing her at all and now he can’t remember which mount she had.  Sounds like she used some goblin savvy to make him not remember stuff – like crossing his palm with some gold.

Now, I’m gonna be talking to Zippie and telling her to ease off on people.  She’s turning into a regular demon wench which it comes to the business.  Yeah, yeah, she got put in charge of things, but that doesn’t make her the next best thing to Gallywix either as far as making money.  She made Dooddah cry the other night and I’m not gonna have that – you don’t tell your sister that she’s stupid and needs to go out and do more work.  Almost sheeped, yep, should have done that, might have caught her attention.

She thinks that the Boss is gonna come in here and be all pissed off and stuff.  Nope, if I know elves at all, he’s gonna be frantic.  Yep, they sure do go into a tizzy when things are perfect and this ain’t exactly perfect.  I don’t see how he can blame anyone except for himself with this stuff – he shoulda taken that girl with him and not left her here in Orgrimmar, yep, that’s what I woulda done, nope, never trust one of these women when they get all temperamental and hysterical about stuff.

As I see it, the only thing that Zippie can get blamed for is the missing money from the safe because she didn’t change the combination when she took over the job.  That should have been the first thing that I would have done, yep, no sense in leaving that money lying in there without proper protection.  Sure, she could have asked me to do something about it before it happened too, silly shaman.

Man, I sure wish brother had made it out of our home before that lava rock flattened him out. I’m not their Pappy, I’m just their bachelor Uncle that has no clue how to raise kids.  Hells bells, they get upset with me if I have a few drinks and start casting magic every now and again – I still think that Orc looked better with those bunny ears, didn’t change his disposition, however, it made me smile.

From what Dooddah told me, seems like the Princess might be the rich elf that was hanging out in Crossroads for a while.  So, I guess I’ll hike up my robes and head that way with Dooddah and we’ll see what we can find out.  I bet a few copper that it was her, yep.  If I was her, I’d have changed my look too, doesn’t take much to dye your hair these days and that red hair would have made her memorable, I suppose. Think I’ll stop by the engineering shop and see if I can’t pick up an extra pair of rocket boots for Dooddah, we might need those if I think the Princess is heading where I think she is.  Don’t know why she didn’t just take off to Gadget and take the boat to the Eastern Kingdoms – nope, she probably thought that she could get lost faster here in Kalimdor.  Heck, I would have taken the zep from Orgrimmar over there – those guys never remember nothin’. Yeah, I checked to see if she was smart and did that and no dice, she hadn’t taken a zep or my buddies would have noticed since they get a free shot looking at the elf girls.  I even crossed some palms to make sure if they might remember anything – a lot of copper goes a long way, however, they didn’t see her.

Now, if Zippie loses her job with the Morningstars, we can always try to go back into business again.  The only reason that it failed the last time was because we didn’t have enough investment capital and we sure do now.  That idea that Zippie had about the archeology is a real money maker and we’ve been skimming off the top on that one.  Wish she had been sipping that cola a bit more when we were in business to come up with a plan like that.

Sure, the Boss is a nice fella and I think that he’s gonna be real upset with his sister taking off, however, he’s smart enough to know that it’s not Zippie’s fault He’s the one that hired that bodyguard or whatever he was supposed to be and that let us off the hook. I hope that Dooddah and I are in the office when he comes in because we’ll set him straight on that one.

Yeah, the girl had the hots for his business partner and if I was a girl elf, I probably would have had the hots for him too.  He’s one of those bad boys that always gets noticed by the woman.  Wonder if I should dye my hair blonde and see if the girls notice me that way too? Wonder how much it would cost to get my toupee dyed too, might look a bit silly with the rest of my hair being blonde and all. Hey, I’m older, true, however, that doesn’t mean the equipment don’t work, you know.  A fellow likes a woman now and again.

I already moved a bunch of my stuff in where the Tauren are here in Orgrimmar, I don’t like all of those Orc guards hanging around, they got sticky fingers when it comes to goblin gold.  Besides, I don’t like how they are treating the Trolls that are still stuck in the city, that ain’t nice at all.  What’s to keep them from doing that to us?  Nope, moving in with the cows is probably a better idea.  Yeah, we still have a space at the warehouse where we can stay, however, I’m not waiting til the last minute to get out of there if that elf goes off the deep end.

Sure, there’s a rebellion going on with the Trolls and the Orcs – well, with that fat-assed one that calls himself a Warchief anyway, he’s not real bright.  I remember when I first got here to Orgrimmar and how he acted when I met him – yep, didn’t make a real good impression on me at all – sent me off with a raggedy robe and told me to get to work.  Sure, the Orcs gave us shelter when we didn’t have any place else to go, however, we’ve paid for it ten times over.  Nope, don’t like the fella, didn’t like him then and I sure don’t like him now.  I wonder how he treats these Pandaren furry folk when they show up in his throne room – if it’s like how he did the goblins, I’m surprised they are still here.

Zednick Prattfall


Still No Luck…

June 3rd

Dear Journal,

Okay, we got all the employees looking for the Princess and so far, nothin’.  Not a thing, no one saw her leave the stables on that hawkstrider of hers and none of the guards remember seeing a redheaded girl on a green hawkstrider leave the city – I even greased their palms a bit and they saw nothin’ – stupid Orcs, she didn’t just disappear or levitate out of the city, she’s not that kind of girl, she’s a hunter, she had to leave on a mount or on foot.  Hmm, Uncle Zednick says he’s not heard anything from any of the mages he’s talked too about her up and leaving – he said they’re like a brotherhood and if someone made a portal for her, he’d find out about it.

I’m not gonna panic, I keep telling myself that but the Boss is gonna be so mad when he finds out that his sister gave that hired mook, the bodyguard, the slip and blew town. I was able to pull some of the money out of our savings account to put in the cashbox that she stole, plus bought a new cash box which I’m gonna bill the company for – ain’t my fault she got a case of the glue gloves and took my box too.

Now, I’ve changed the combination on the  safe and I wasn’t able to put the surplus cash back in there because I don’t have that kinda money.  I already gave Dooddah a smack upside the head for suggesting that I use what was given to me and raise money that way – I’m not that kinda girl and my prices would be too high for the guys here in Orgrimmar anyway.

Yeah, yeah, I sent Dooddah out to track because she supposed to b a good hunter and all she found were a bunch of plainstriders and a few boars.  She said she got chased by some kind of weird trolls but things are kinda hinky with them right now anyway and I’m not sure I believe it.  She’s my sister but I swear by the cashbox that she is kinda weird. She said she heard there was a girl hanging out in Crossroads for a few hours trying to get outta there, however, this one had black hair even if she rode a green hawkstrider.  So, we kinda blew that one off.

Besides, this girl sounds like she was dressed to the nines and had all kinds of equipment and cash that she was flashing around – I’d hope that if our Princess was going to run away that she’d be smarter than that. I asked Dooddah if she was going back to see if she could track this girl and she asked me why – see what I mean, the girl can be seven kinds of dense. I told her to get her little green butt back to Crossroads and see what else she could find out.

I asked a couple of the Tauren that work for us if they would keep an eye out for the Princess and they said they would.  I doubt that I will hear anything from them for a while, besides the Mama is kind of blind and we get all kinds of stuff mixed in with the herbs that she brings us sometimes – the snake in the bag was probably the worst thing so far – although, the crab was probably the worst in Uncle Zednick’s eyes since it grabbed him by his manparts when he was emptying the bag – made for some nice eating though, the crab, not the manparts.

Okay, it’s been a week since she took off and nobody’s seen nothing.  The city got locked down by that Warchief and we’re having enough trouble getting supplies in and out of the city without laying down some serious cash to the guards, which is gonna cut into the profit margin.  The Boss was supposed to be back in town at the end of the week but he sent a letter to me saying that he was going to be delayed another week due to his duties in Pandaria.  Well, that bought us some more time at least.  However, he sent a letter to the Princess too and he told her he was going to be here and that she should have all of her stuff packed and ready to go because he wasn’t going to stay in Silvermoon very long and she was supposed to do whatever Agatha told her to do.  Man oh man, he’s gonna be real upset when he finds out she ain’t here either. The Boss also told me to pay the bodyguard for another week, heh, well, the bodyguard took off the same day that the Princess did, he didn’t want to face the Boss either.

I still haven’t built up the nerve to write the Boss and tell him that his baby sister flew the coop and we have no idea where she is in Kalimdor, well, we think that she is still in Kalimdor. Who knows, she might have decided to go back to the Undercity or even to Silvermoon because that’s where she used to hang out when she was growing up. Yup, I should get some of the guys on that side of the world to start looking for her too – I can get a letter smuggled to that Dranei in Stormwind to see if she has heard anything.  You never know about those people over there, they might know something.

I can see how my letter would go to the Boss in my head and it ain’t pretty.

Yo Boss!

Remember your sister that we were supposed to be keeping an eye on here in Orgrimmar?  Well, she ain’t here and we don’t know where she is.  Remember that 10K you had in the safe, well, it ain’t here either – we think that it left with your sister.

Business is going great and have a nice day.


No, I don’t think that whole thing would go over well in a letter, so, I think that I’ll just kind of wait for him to show up or the other Boss might come in, the  blonde hunter that was so gung-ho for the archeology stuff.   I’m going to need more than a new business proposition if things turn out the way that I think they might.

Oh well, time for me to get my inventory done and see what kind of profit margin we’re gonna have, at least I think that will be good news for the Boss. Maybe he won’t be too upset about his sister disappearing if he knows he’s still making money?

Zippie Prattfall



Still Making Money…

May 13th

Dear Journal,

Well, I haven’t written in quite a while it seems like, however, business has been a bit brisk.  That idea I had to make archeology the “wave” of the future had definitely been making the company money and padding my own bank account for me and the rest of the family.  Silly mooks, I hope they didn’t think that I was going to willingly let all of that gold slide through my hands without taking anything for the family.  Yep, even made sure that I got a substantial bonus this quarter too – well, I can do that since I’m doing the books mostly by myself and unsupervised.

Yep, once I convinced that blonde elf to go out there and give his hand at this archeology thing took off like crazy.  I just had to prove it to the other employees that this was the way to add more income to their income – if goblins don’t know anything else, we know how to make money fast. Uncle Zednick and my sister, Dooddah, have been giving this whole enterprise a good go and we’ve made even more money than I thought possible even with my skimming.

Oh yeah, I can see us moving outta da slums and moving uptown here real soon.  I think we’ll move in with the cows though, even as big as they are they seem to be more peaceful.  The Orcs make me nervous when they come into the warehouse sometimes.   I think they’re all nuts, maybe a bit too touched in the head for even a group of goblins to overlook. 

I know we left Morningstar Enterprises there for a while and tried to make it on our own, however, without that bankroll to start the business, Mr. Morningstar welcomed us back with open arms, that is before he had to go back into the Rangers and go to that new country. We don’t get to see him all that often these days and have to deal with his sister playing “office” or “house” or whatever it is.  She just ought to go back to Silvermoon and leave the business to us because we wouldn’t be constantly trying to make decisions about things that aren’t that profitable – besides, she’s all shot in the butt with romance and adventure in regard to Mr. Dawnglory.

I can tell you right now, after the way that she has treated him in the past, since we’ve been here this last time, she’s lucky that he even comes into the office. We can all see what’s going on too.  That girl has it in her mind that she’s going to snag him off for a husband and, honey, he ain’t the marrying kind, even a girl like me can see that.  Now, I’ve heard all the gossip and stuff and she is going to try to trap him – well, good luck girlie, he isn’t a stupid little boy like you’re used to living around in Silvermoon.

I’m glad I sent that letter to the Boss about her shenanigans here in Orgrimmar because it is getting to be embarrassing.  I’m sure that the whole city knows what she is up too and I’d hate for the Boss to find out from some stranger.  Besides, I’m thinking that he is going to ship her back to Silvermoon pretty soon anyway because she’s of a marriageable age – well, almost too old to sell off like the elves like to do, however, she’s not damaged or anything, she just wouldn’t settle down long enough to get herself a fella because she just seems to be obsessed with Mr. Dawnglory.  Anyway, when she goes away, I’m sure that I will get a promotion and take over the place as the new manager, yep, that’s my plan.

I’m a little bit upset right now because Zednick, Dooddah and I didn’t get to make it to the Faire because Miss “Her-HIghness and I’m-too- important-to-care” decided that we had to stay here in Orgrimmar and do the inventory for her while she took off for wherever she went.  She’s up to something, I just have to figure out what it is.  I hope that Mr. Morningstar comes back soon and kind of unexpected because he can usually catch stuff pretty fast. I sure know she’s not doing all of the paperwork like she should and we’re losing some of our old customers – the mooks want their contracts filled in a timely manner and they don’t want some silly girl telling them that they didn’t have the resources to cover it. 

Oh, we got the resources, we have more people working for this company than I think that she even realizes and they are begging for work.  Well, I’ll have to get with the Boss when he comes in and have a nice long talk with him. Yep, I’m sure that the Princess will be in for a big surprise too.  She’s got an attitude lately that none of us like because she likes to demand and scream – she’s not like she used to be, all nice and respectful.  It’s not nice to make a bunch of goblins upset, it usually costs you money.



Life As A Goblin MIght See It

December 7th,


Well, I will have to admit that the life here in Orgrimmar is okay but it sure isn’t home for me nor my sister and my Uncle.  We seem to have gotten the short end of the stick from ol’ Garrosh and he’s got us all lumped together in the slums.  I mean, Khazan wasn’t any great guns or anything but we all didn’t live in the slums.  Some of us had nice little houses with all of the facilities inside that you need.

Now, my island home is no more and I live in the slums of Orgrimmar in a tiny one person Quonset hut with my pet crab Pinchey.  My Uncle Zednick doesn’t live too far away from the local tavern and my sister Zippie lives on the other side of the slums, closer to the where the Trolls are staying in this town.  It all seems rather odd that we arrive here expecting a warm welcome and got the “Oh, you’re another burden to add to the population speech” from the Warchief.  Oh, I guess we are beggars and shouldn’t be that choosy, however, one would think that the Orc would have been more grateful for our money making and engineering skills.

I did decide to take up the arms of a hunter, they don’t need another hairdresser in this town with all of the Blood Elves running around getting their hair and nails done every few hours. 

I guess that I should introduce myself to start off with, so you will think I’m polite and a little educated. My sister is an Attorney-at-law-in-training, which means she’s real smart and told me that I had to go to the library and pick up some books and start getting smart too.  So, we don’t sound like regular goblins, we sound more sophisticated – even if there are a bunch of mooks running around in this town that wouldn’t notice how we talk if there wasn’t some money involved.  Oh, my name is Dooddah Prattfall, my big sister is Zippie Prattfall and then, well, there’s Uncle Zednick, who falls into the old fashioned category of goblins.  He’s  a mage and an engineer, so it doesn’t really matter how he sounds when he talks unless he’s talking money or engineering.  He’s the magical one of the group.  I guess he was too small to be one of the brawlers.

Anyway, I suppose living in the slums ain’t so bad when you consider that we would have gotten cooked by the lava from the volcanoes if we had decided to stay on the island.  Yeah, sure, we helped out that Thrall dude with all of his problems on the island with the Alliance, however, we thought we would have gotten more of a warm welcome and something better than here’s the key to the city, a lousy robe and here’s where you’ll be working from that Orc fellow.  You’d have thought with how hard we worked for Thrall that we might have had a better place to live.

I kept hearing all of the others talking about this Faire thing and thought I would take a day off and go down there to see what it was all about.  Even if I really didn’t have the extra gold to spare, it was nice getting away from Orgrimmar for a little while and seeing some different things.  Oh yeah, all of those guys down there rig those games so that you’ll spend more money to play them…that much I figured out.  They really need to do something with that canon thing that you can get shot out of at a target in the water off the beach though, my ears are still ringing, because it took me five tries to get the prize, which was another stinking ticket that you can only use at the Faire.

I had fun and enjoyed the food, met a few people while I was down there and a big ol’ Tauren kept stepping on me when we were in line for some of the games – guess he couldn’t see past his belly and see this little green woman standing in front of him.

It was fun though.  Pinchey and I did some fishing while we were there so we are going to have some nice fresh fish for dinner tonight.  I ran into my boss when I got back to Orgrimmar and he wasn’t too upset that I didn’t come in today because a bunch of us must have had the same idea to cut out and go to the Faire.  I thought it was kind of cheap of him not to pay us for the day but I think that’s how they grease the gears around here.  I did tell him that I had felt sick and thought he should pay me for the time off, however, he just cuffed me upside the head and told me to get better or I wouldn’t get paid for the work tomorrow if I didn’t show up.

Oh, I’m sure that Zippie will give me a lecture on my work ethics and how I should put earning money ahead of having some fun.  She will then send me a bill for her “advice” on how I should be living.  Well, I guess it’s all about money and all about how much you can make off some of these idiots. 

Uncle Zednick had invented a drip less mug for those guys at the tavern and had several of them on order – made a lot of money.  The joke was that the reason that the mugs didn’t “drip” was because they didn’t have a bottom – the booze just poured right through but they didn’t drip.  I know that bartender is still looking for Zednick but Zed has his money and has taken a powder for a few days until it blows over.

Oh, well, better start cooking some of these fish and get ready for bed.  I wish I had brought another pair of pajamas with me from home, these red and white stripes make me look fat.