A Death Knight’s Wandering Mind…


July 13th

Dear Journal,

I know that I am really sitting here just kind of giggling at my beloved Felaran and her chattering away about her family.  There have been times that I have regretted not being able to remember much about my past life, however, I think sometimes it is a blessing in disguise.  I do have flashbacks from time to time but they are mostly garbled and don’t make much sense to me.  I’m happy that I don’t have my hands full with family issues and things because it does seem as though there is a lot energy wasted in that arena without much positive feedback from the targeted people.

Yes, Faendra is definitely here in Pandaria and I did tell Felaran that and I think that she was hoping that I was mistaken, however, I was pretty sure I wasn’t in the wrong there.  I guess she saw the little git at the market place in Halfhill and she ran away from her – that was bound to happen and Fel is extremely angry with her right now.

I am so bad, I ‘m doing the thing that a lot of people do.  I’m sitting here working on some of my gem cutting and putting together some nice pieces for sale as I listen to Fel talk in the background.  I think I do the appropriate head nod and the occasional responses seem to be working out okay, however, I am not really paying that close attention to what is really being said.  This might bite me in the backside eventually, however, right now, I’d much rather work on my jewelry rather than getting involved in the family issues.

Fuzzbutt and I have been busy doing our fishing thing and relaxing when we’re not working on the farm and I’m not on duty.  Kind of nice to be able to take a break from things and just waste time, it’s not like I don’t have a whole lot of time in my life now or in the future.   I know that Fel gets a little bit upset with me sometimes because I am one of those people that can very easily lose track of time without really trying.

Earlier today, it’s my day off in truth, Fuzz and I went to the Jade Temple and spent a great deal of time there just fishing and I had some laundry that I needed to take care of for the two of us too.  I know it’s kind of silly of me to enjoy my cat as much as I do with my little cat.  I like to watch him run and chase down butterflies, it makes me laugh when he takes these flying leaps in hopes of actually catching one – sometimes he gets lucky, however, most of the time he ends up splashing into the water here at the Temple and has this look of “I meant to do that” plastered all over his water soaked face. Naturally, I do try to hide my laughter so as not to insult his dignity.  Fel tells me that I am attributing too many “feelings” to the cat, however, I disagree – animals have feelings just like most of us bipeds.

I know that I wonder at some of the people here in Pandaria.  Some of them are very ignorant about things.  Well, especially ignorant of Death Knights – we may be dead, however, we aren’t exactly all brain damaged to the point of being one step above the mindless  scourge.  I was sitting in our camp in the Jade Forest the other day when I overheard a conversation about more political intrigue going on – I am great at listening in and garnering information.   I know about the things going on in Orgrimmar even if I have been fortunate enough to avoid being put in the middle of it.  People tend to talk more freely around me because I appear to be more of the silent type of Death Knight and maybe they think that I am too “dead” to really comprehend anything of any importance.  Oh, they are so wrong in that area.

I know that Fel and I are oath bound to the Horde, however, our hearts are still very much bound to Silvermoon and the Regent, which will override the oath to the Horde that seems to be determined to destroy itself internally.  Garrosh is still making the mistake of putting his precious Orcs ahead of all of the other races in the Horde and driving more of his other supporting further away.  I know that the Blood Elves put in the cursory appearance, however, the treatment that I have heard about with the Tauren seems like the fool is trying to drive them away as well.   I know about the guards in Orgrimmar surrounding the Trolls confined there, however, the way that the guards are now crossing over into the Horde section is something that bothers me more than a little bit.

The whole fiasco of how Garrosh came into power in the first place has always been disgraceful in my eyes, however, I can understand why Baine has aligned his people with the Horde anyway.  A united front always presents a better offensive and defensive force in any military action, however, with the way that Garrosh is doing things right now, he’s alienating all the races from his support with the exception of his pure Orcs.

I know that some of the Ranger recruits that I am working with were voicing their opinions the other day about the fact that we may have an option to change our allegiance to the Alliance.   I’m not so sure that that is a good idea at this juncture.  They seem to have forgotten the betrayals that have occurred in the past with the same group of people.  Even the Forsaken have been betrayed in the past with that group.  I’m not so sure that the Blood Elf society would be better off forming this kind of Alliance.  I kept my mouth shut and kept my thoughts to myself, however, I didn’t like the discussion or the reasons why they felt that the Alliance would better serve our race.  We would be considered an expendable group of people and that is totally not how I would like us to be viewed by either faction.   Have these youngsters even given a thought to what happened at Theramore and the aftermath in Dalaran?  I think not.

From my own political view, my personal feelings anyway, I think that we’re doing the right thing in keeping our alignment within the Horde, however, we’re taking the lead from the Regent rather than from Garrosh.  We have been used for cannon fodder too many times in the past with both factions.  If our race is to survive, we need to keep things as they are right now – align with the Horde, however, keep it in your mind to follow the direction of the Regent.  It’s a risky game that we’re playing because there may come a time where Garrosh may decide to turn against us too, you never know with that madman.  I did voice my opinion to Fel when I got home and explained to her what I had overheard at the camp, she agreed with me at least.  Anyway, it does cause the two of us some concerns about some of our plans for the future – we’re moving ahead with our plans, however, we are very guarded as to how far we extend ourselves.

So, while I am making jewelry for sale to make gold for the two of us, I am also stockpiling a lot of my materials and hiding it away.  You never know which way this crazy war is going to go and if we are going to be able to survive the political upheaval that it brings with it.  I think that Felaran realizes what I am doing and she just kind of turns her head to it or chooses to avoid the thoughts.  I am trying to make it so that if another thing happens like Dalaran that we aren’t left totally unable to support ourselves in whatever future society happens along.  I have to laugh at myself because I have a feeling that some of this hoarding away of things may stem from my past, even if I don’t remember it.  I don’t think that we will ever have another Lich like Arthas, however, you never know what kind of power might befall us.  I know that Fel has been talking about going to Shattrath lately to check out the new warehouse facilities there, so, there may be an area where I can stash some of this stuff too.

Since Shattrath is the only neutral city left on Azeroth I don’t think that it would be a mistake on my part to start planting the seeds in Fel’s head that we might want to start looking at finding a place to live there in case we are driven away from Pandaria by some unforeseen event.

My goodness, my brain is wandering around today too.  I’m dwelling on the past and trying design plans for a future that hasn’t happened yet, however, I do want to be prepared just in case.   I do have a serious side to my personality, however, I do prefer the more fun side  – enough of this drivel, Ty – get back to work and finish up this contract for the matching earrings and necklace that I’ve promised to get to Zippie in Silvermoon next week.

Tylanlor 

I Made It…With Some Minor Complications


June 17th

Dear Journal,

Well, I finally made it to Pandaria and I must say that I am exhausted even if I am already dead. I can’t tell if Hazey is really all that happy to see me, however, you never know with her because she can be a real sourpuss. I guess that she is a bit miffed that I didn’t send her word that I was on my way because she apparently made a trip to Orgrimmar only to find out that I was gone and the locks had been changed on the house, which she got the new key from the landlord, so, it shouldn’t have really mattered I guess.

I honestly don’t understand her sometimes, however, she was like this before the plague and we died.  She always thought that everyone should be able to read her mind and know what she was doing and we should act accordingly.  I couldn’t do it then and I sure can’t do it now.  Oh well.

At least she was at home when I finally made my way to Halfhill.  What a journey it was to begin with and then to have to tromp through the Jade Forest with a bunch of Rangers that kept insisting that I follow orders.  I’m not in the Rangers, or at least I wasn’t in the Rangers when I left Orgrimmar and I haven’t signed any papers or anything of that nature. Sure there were some dangerous spots to go through what with the wildlife wanting to eat your face and sometimes we ran into some overzealous Alliance folks that really didn’t want us passing through their area.   I have some embroidery that I am going to have to start all over again too because some idiot shot my bag and the arrow tore my cloth and design.  I almost cried.  I can at least mend the bag a bit so that it won’t look like it came from some throw-away place like they have in Orgrimmar – used equipment, bags and the like.

It was very exciting seeing Pandaria for the first time, I never dreamed that it was going to be so large and I have only seen just a small portion of it so far.  I know that the fellow that was in charge of the Rangers was getting a bit upset with me because I just kept asking him I couldn’t get transportation to Halfhill, I wasn’t really into this hiking, fighting and camping thing at all.  He looked at me like I had lost my mind and said a few choice words which I took as a “no”  to my requests. I was with these people for five days, no wonder all of my belongings go delivered to Hazey’s house before I got there and I didn’t even see a mailbox where I could drop a letter mailed off to tell her – not to mention, I might have gotten shot or something if I wanted to stop long enough to write a letter.  I hope I’m not in the Rangers because I have no intentions of going back to that sort of stuff – the very idea of having to sleep in those tents with all of those people and the constant chattering, bickering and let’s not forget about the hair, constant brushing of hair and the girls were constantly fighting with each other over which fellow was the best looking in the group.  Frankly, I didn’t care, I just wanted to get to my destination as soon as possible.

We finally found a town called Dawn’s Blossom or something like that.  It wasn’t a town but it was the closest that I had seen that might be called a town and wasn’t just a collection of huts and such.  The fellow in charge told all of us that we had a couple of days off and we were to report back to the place at the end of that time – I’m not reporting back to anything, I’m not a Ranger. I hope I’m not a Ranger, how do I find out if I got drafted or something without my knowledge.   I did sign the thing, a kind of contract thing,  before I got on the ship that said I was loyal to the Horde and bunch of other things and I did take the Oath to uphold the Horde – I had to do that or they wouldn’t let me on the boat.  They didn’t give me any new weapons or gear or anything, so, I’m just using what I had brought with me that I thought I might need while I’m in Pandaria.   I’ll have to get Hazey to check on this for me because I don’t want to go back to that group.

All of my material and patterns arrived before I did and at least Hazey put them in a place where they wouldn’t get wet, even if it was under the house which is kind of damp but not enough to where it would damage anything, I’ll move it all into the house later today to make sure.

I think Hazey was kind of happy to see me, she even made some food for us and I will admit that I thought it was amazing.  I haven’t ever had anything like tiger steak before,  the noodles were wonderful, she said that they were things that she could buy at the market place fairly easy since it isn’t that far from the farm.   The house looks very nice even if it is rather small and cramped for the two of us, however, I think that we’ll do okay, or I hope we will.

Hazey said the new Morningstar warehouse will be opening in a couple of weeks so we won’t have to make the trip back to Silvermoon or rely on the mail to get our stuff to Zippie and get our money.  I’m happy to hear that, although, I will have to go back to Silvermoon to see some of my customers and do the final fittings on a couple of robes that I hadn’t finished before I left.

She asked me about my trip her and I told her what had happened with the Rangers and that I was afraid I might be one and all she did was shake her head.  I didn’t have a copy of the document that I had signed, so, she is going to go to the Ranger camp in Krasarang to see if they have record of me as being a recruit.  She asked me what the ship looked like and how many people were on it and I told her and she told me that I had taken a troop transport, not a civilian ship and the papers that I signed were probably enlistment papers of some kind.  Now, I feel like a fool, however, I don’t want to go back to the Rangers and I voiced my concern over it.  Hazey said that she would get in touch with Zippie and let her know what happened and we can get a letter from Mr. Morningstar that would get me out of it, maybe.

Well, at least I can stay here at the farm for a few days and kind of hide out if the Rangers start looking for me. I’m not a soldier kind of girl, I am not even that great of a shot with my gun either, that’s why Hazey got so mad at me in Orgrimmar.  I like to sew and I like to do my enchanting from a nice comfortable place, not out in the jungle.  Oh, I hope we can get this fixed.

Brianca

 

 

Just Waiting For Someone…


June 16th

Dear Journal,

Well, I guess my sister is up to her “surprises” again and I am still waiting for the other shoe to drop.  I had decided that I needed to take a trip to Orgrimmar to pay the rent for a few more months so that she could stay there without having to worry about that and to head over to Silvermoon to turn in my stock and get my money for that from Zippie. I was also going to check on her status as to how soon she thought she would want to make the trip to Pandaria.

I got to the house and it was locked up and the locks had been changed.  Naturally, I went over to see the landlord and he told me that my sister had the locks changed, however, he did have the keys and was kind enough to give me one.  He also told me that she left yesterday to join me in Pandaria.  Well, I guess she didn’t need my money to help her get there, right.  Of course, I knew that she was working herself to death, for the second and final time maybe, so that she could get up there and she is on her way already.  At least she left the house in good shape, it was all cleaned up and I could tell she had been at her handy work because there were curtains on the kitchen window, all girly and stuff.

I did go ahead and head over to Silvermoon via the Zep and portal to Silvermoon to see Zippie.  I guess that Zippie has been in Pandaria for a while too, however, she is back doing her job as per usual.  It does sound like she had a good time and I do wish that I had known that she was there because I would have enjoyed her company and would have been happy to show her around a little bit too. I was real happy to leave my products at the warehouse and to walk out of there with a full pouch of gold too.  That’s always a good feeling and I headed to the bank to put the majority of it away.

Of course, I know that I know that it is going to take some adjustment on my part to get used to her being in Pandaria and living with me for a while because she really does like to keep things neat and in order and I’m not one to care all that much.  Naturally, I’m sure that she will want to give the place a good cleaning when she gets here and I will welcome that too because I’m not tall that domestic these days – just haven’t been interested in it.   At least I have some new furniture and the stove works real well – the house doesn’t leak and I think that we will have plenty of room to live there without bumping into one another all of the time.

Her coming up here will be nice even if it means that I will have to be careful about walking around barefoot in the house for a while because when she gets into one of sewing moods, she usually has pins scattered all over the floor.  Okay, I may have bony feet, however, that doesn’t mean that they like being pin cushions either.

I really am kind of sad that she had left Orgrimmar already because I had planned on spending a couple of days there and now I’ve rushed back to Halfhill and she’s not here yet although when I did arrive there were several boxes on the front steps, I stored those under the house so that they wouldn’t get rained on and possibly ruin what was inside though.   Guess I’ll just hang around the farm until she shows up and then chew her out for not letting me know she was coming – it would have been nice to have something special for her on her first night here.  I do know how to cook somewhat and I can still go to the market and get some things to make a welcoming meal, if I only knew what time she was going to get here.

 

Hazey

 

 

Made It Back To Orgrimmar…


May 16th

Dear Journal,

Well, this has been a glorious adventure for me and I will have to admit that I am very happy that I worked night and day to make it happen.   I’ve seen places, done things and worked my fingers to the bone , literally they already are, as well as just working away.

I did make the move over to Orgrimmar, even as much as I hate the idea of smelly Orcs everywhere.  You know, Orcs make Forsaken smell nice in comparison.  I swear they never bathe. I could understand the construction after the Deathwing visit, however, that’s  been quite time ago and it appears as though they’ve finished.  It’s still just as noisy and dirty as ever.  At least Hazey didn’t have any squatters in her place like I did in my corner of the Undercity.   I have to wait on all of my stuff to arrive from there so that I can get settled in.

Poor thing never has replaced our couch in the living room either – still has the one leg replaced with a large rock and the stove still smokes something fierce, which means it needs to be cleaned out.  Naturally there was a fine layer of dust all over everything, so, I’ve spent my first day in Orgrimmar cleaning, dusting and getting the place at least livable for a Forsaken.   All the blankets needed to be shaken out too – funny how that dust infiltrates into everything.

I’ll be happy when my coffin arrives from the Undercity, hopefully without a passenger, so that I can get a decent time resting before I start working again.  I know that I am going to be putting all of my materials in the old trunk in the bedroom so that it will stay clean at least.

I do hate moving, it’s never been one of my favorite things.  I know that we never moved when we were alive because it would have been rather difficult to move a whole farm.  The whole visual of that just made me laugh.  I suppose we could have hired some mages if we were that desperate to move to a new location back then, however, the family was never that wealthy and I think that everyone was happy with where we were – close to Brill and close to the Undercity.

If my figures are correct and my planning has worked out the way that it should, I shouldn’t be in Orgrimmar for very long at all.  I am looking forward to going to Pandaria and I hope that Hazey was sincere in her invitation of letting me stay with her for a while.  I just hope that she doesn’t get all bossy like she did here in Orgrimmar when we both shared the house.   I willingly admit that once I got away from doing anything with leather, I was a lot happier – she had no idea how much I hated that part of what we were doing.   Now, if I want to stay home and sew, I can do that without feeling guilty about it.

Well, I need to sit down and send out a few letters to my customers in Silvermoon to let them know that I have finally changed locations and that my deliveries of their robes and other things might be delayed by at least a day if I have to carry everything back to them.  Some of them might enjoy an excursion to Orgrimmar, who knows?    I did notice quite a few more Blood Elves when I arrived and that kind of surprised me with the way that the company shut-down and moved so quickly to Silvermoon, I thought for sure that the population would have thinned out quite a bit.

I don’t especially want to deliver my goods to Silvermoon either with what happened with Hazey and how she ended up in Pandaria to begin with.  I don’t think that I would be happy having to live in a tent with a bunch of Blood Elves because their constant chatter is rather grating on the nerves – yes, I’m dead but I still get uncomfortable around a lot of needless chatter and those people really never shut-up.

I think that I will get in touch with Zippie and see if I can ship my stuff over there and she can send the money back to me so I don’t have run the risk of going to Silvermoon.  I don’t think that I would make good soldier material either because I’m good with a bow or gun, however, I am much happier if I can sit in a corner somewhere and sew to my heart’s content.  I know that I am not in any danger of running out of money for the moment because I have been saving every penny that I could get my hands on for my trip to Pandaria.  I can take my time getting there to live too.

Brianca Smythe 

Might Be Getting Company In Halfhill …


May 9th

Dear Journal,

Whoa!  I guess with all of my letters and all of my talk of life in Pandaria, my sister Brianca has finally got the bug to leave the Undercity again.  I know she hated Orgrimmar with a passion because she always felt like I had her under a microscope and was constantly chastising her for not doing her fair share, however, she doesn’t think she will feel that way if she comes to Pandaria.  I think that she thinks that it is going to be easy to pick up a farm or something, which it might be.

I know that she has been making money hand over fist with her tailoring and now, she’s called it quits with that guy that was living with her for a while.  He’s still around, however, she just doesn’t want him living with her anymore.  Well, I can’t say that they were living together really – they shared a corner with their coffins in UC and stayed close to one another most of the time, however, he started getting to be real bossy with her and that doesn’t set well with her anyway – nor me.  She thinks that her enchants will go over well up there too, which I am sure that we can use with the company  – we are always scrambling trying to find things and the AH has gotten to where it is so expensive that the majority of us don’t even bother anymore.

I had to laugh when she told me that the real reason she broke it off was because she thinks that he has been going to the black market for “parts” – he had been having some trouble with his feet and she says that the new ones that he had gotten, at a minimal cost must have belonged to a troll or something.  One of the toes actually had a toe-ring on it and she said they looked weird and didn’t suit a Forsaken at all.   Not only that, they smelled and his shoes didn’t fit right, which meant that he thought he needed to go without shoes most of the time.   Ewwww, we all know what kind of stuff a farmer can walk through and we both know what hunters tramp through from time to time too.

I did tell Bri that she could stay with me for a while because I do have the room although the place still isn’t furnished the way that I like it, it would still have room for two coffins even with all of the clutter.   We could get some of those fancy pillows from Silvermoon and throw them on top of them when we aren’t sleeping them – use them as sofas or something.   I’m still working on getting the stove fixed, the roof repaired completely – however, this all takes time and it all takes money.  It will be nice to have her at the farm with me too.   At least I know she doesn’t cheat at playing cards and she won’t be admiring herself in the mirror all of the time either.   Damn, those Blood Elf women are so vain.

Part of me is happy at the thought of having her come to Pandaria and part of me is a bit worried.   It’s not like I have a fella or anything up there and it does get lonely sometimes.  Not too many people like hanging out with the Forsaken.  Hey, we didn’t have a choice in the matter either, however, we don’t really fit with the humans and we’re just kind of hanging with the Horde until the Lady makes up her mind as to what she wants to do.   Sure, the Blood Elves are playing politics with the Regent Lord, we’re still be kind of quiet because who knows if Sylvanas will go nutso like that Jania lady did.   Sometimes these girls are just wrapped too tight in the brain pan.

I still can’t believe what happened with Theramore, however, it was kind of a payback for some of the things that happened in the Barrens with the Tauren – you don’t see Baine getting his knickers all in a bunch and telling that Pinhead Garrosh what to do in Orgrimmar.  Oh well, I’m glad that I’m out of that mess – never did think much of the “new” order of things in Orgrimmar anyway.  You never knew if the Forsaken were going to be used in Garrosh’s war machine as fodder or if he had some other plans.  I just know that I don’t see any letup with what Sylvanas was doing with things either.

At least in Pandaria, I am away from all of that and I’m not in the military because the Boss saw fit to write that letter for me and I didn’t end up going to jail.     Now, when Bri saves up enough money to make the move, I’ll at least have a decent roommate for a while.   I’m not sure that we will have the same schedule like we did before, however, I think it will be nice to have someone to share the expenses with anyway.

I saw Zippie in Halfhill and I think that I saw someone else that we both detest, however, I didn’t point out the redheaded Blood Elf that had been hanging around the market either.   I hope it’s not who I think it is because if it is, all of the trouble back in Silvermoon will have made a leap to Pandaria.

It was really nice to see Zippie and she said that she was taking some time off from the work in the office in Silvermoon.   She needed to get away from that as well as some of the shenanigans that the Princess was pulling.  I know that the Dawnglorys seem to be having a  wonderful time with their little girl – they haven’t gotten married yet, however, I don’t think that there would be any real big rush on that either.   I know that Dawnglory couldn’t’ deny the baby being his even if he wanted too, she looks just like him.  I know that I really kind of envy them their relationship, however, I’m sure there are some drawbacks with being alive and living with someone.  Never really thought about it, babies are nice but they make noise and let’s not even go where the diaper thing might be more than a bit unpleasant.

Hazey Smythe 

Zippie Takes Some Time Off


April 23rd

Dear Journal,

You know there are just times that you need to get away from all of the mooks and head somewhere to have some fun with your own kind.  While I like living in the big house in Silvermoon, I have to admit that it’s full of elves.  Tall elves, short elves, just elves.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I like elves and I like working for the Boss, however, there are times that a girl needs to get away from family and other people just so’s they can let their hair down and have fun.  I have been working real hard since we left Orgrimmar and now with the Shattrath thing going on, I’m ready to throw in the towel or get an assistant.  Well we all know who that assistant won’t be, right?

I finally went to the Boss yesterday and told him that I needed a break, I needed to get away before I went nuts like his sister.   I don’t think that I’ll ever go that nutso, however, I know that there are times that I just want to smack someone for no reason – you know, you get frustrated with columns of figures that just won’t add up and you can’t get this part of the ledger to balance out because you’ve been staring at it for so long.  I know that the Boss has a lot on his plate right now with things concerning his family and the business, however, a lot of that weight also rests on my shoulders – I’m the one that makes sure that he has enough money to cover all of this stuff.

I told Uncle Zednick and Dooddah that I was going away for a while and naturally, Dooddah wanted to tag along.  Uncle Zednick just kind of shrugged his shoulders and said that he was busy right now anyway with his mage thing and getting in touch with some of his engineering buddies that are supposed to be over here in Silvermoon.  I had to tell Dooddah that she can go with me next time, I just needed some time away from family and the business.  Sure, she was disappointed and I can understand that, however,  I don’t think I need my little sister following me around especially if I meet a nice goblin fella somewhere in my travels.

The Boss told me to take a road trip, which I did.  He told me that Desolace was different – hated it.  He also told me that Feralas was a beautiful place.   Well, yeah, it’s beautiful if you’re not vertically challenged and all of the bushes and grass happens to be taller than you are.   I enjoyed the peace and quiet when the bears weren’t trying to eat me or some whelpling wasn’t trying to eat my face – yep, that was sure enjoyable.   At least the Tauren had some nice camps there and I got to learn a few new recipes for cooking that I might try out sometime.

It must be that time of year for people to take trips too.  I ran into some other goblins that were taking a break from Orgrimmar and all of those Orcs.  I know that we were sitting around and talking about all kinds of stuff.  Of course, they wanted to know about Silvermoon and I told them about what little bit I knew or had seen since I got there and they kind of frowned a bit – guess the place really doesn’t sound all that fun when you’re a goblin.  Come to think of it, I haven’t had time to have any fun since I got there.

They started talking about this place called Thousand Needles and how there used to be a race track there that had gotten covered over by  the flood when Deathwing came blasting through Kalimdor.  Well, there seems to be a goblin salvage operation going on down there from this big barge-they are salvaging parts from the race cars that were still down there when the flood happened and I guess a bunch of other stuff from the buildings that are underwater .  Seems this barge is run by goblins and the tall people aren’t all over the place either.  Sounded good to me.   It also sounds like a place where a goblin could make some good money too, I’m always interested in making money on the side.

Well, we all grouped together and made our way to the barge and that’s where I am right now.  Kind of got into a bar fight when we arrived.  You know those gnomes throw one heck of a punch when you hit them in the head with a bottle of grog.  I’m kind of sitting here with a bit of shiner, first one I’ve had since I left Kezan, and a headache that would make an Orc cry, I think.

This must be party central or something.  I know that I think I’ll take today off and maybe do some fishing while this headache finds its way to leave.  I think that I saw some of my friends from Orgrimmar working here too, might look them up and see how things are going.  You know, you kind of lose touch with people when you leave a city as fast as we did.

Zippie Prattfall

 

 

 

Where Am I?!?


March 12th

Dear Journal,

Isn’t this just grand!  I mean, I go to Silvermoon to turn in my contracts and get paid and there was this little man waiting there, or so it seems.  Well, I got conscripted to serve the Horde, guess someone must have told them that they might catch me in Silvermoon – I only told a few people that I would be gone for the day and I even told my brain dead sister that I was going to be in Silvermoon today, even brought some of her stuff in so that she could have some money.

I didn’t have time to pack my bags, make any arrangements to keep things under control in Orgrimmar either.  I was just boosted onto a boat, told to jump down a rope because the airship was crashing. I told the idiot that I was going to slide down any ropes, I was a lady even if I was dead. Well, I ended up taking the damn jump because, let’s face it, I wasn’t going down with a burning ship no matter what was going on – trust that good ol’ goblin engineering and you’ll get your butt blown off – if I even had one in my present condition.

Anyway, I’m here in Pandaria and I will admit that my brain is just spinning with all of the changes.  I was happy doing my own thing in Orgrimmar and the Outlands, those were places that I knew really well, now, I’m here in Bear Land.   I’m sitting here in the Vale of whatever, there’s some goofy music going and I see these Pandaren all happy and dancing around.  Well, I suppose they should be happy, I’m not.

I’ve already sent a letter off to Brianca to let her know where I am and that I didn’t just take off with her money, which I enclosed in the letter, and that I would get back home as soon as I could.  I have no idea when I will make it back to Orgrimmar, much less Undercity. I know that I didn’t even have a chance to grab a change of underpants – what were these people thinking of?   Of course, I don’t think that Orcs wear undergarments and I am real sure that they smell as rank as the Forsaken sometimes because they sure don’t seem to bathe that often.

I was issued some new gear that I didn’t have to pay for, which was nice and was told to stay with my group.  Oh hello, did anyone ever tell these Orcs that there are civilians in the group and that they may or may not have a brain in the head much less have an idea of what they were doing?  I did put up a fight when they took my bow and slammed a rifle in my hands – guess that’s the going thing for a hunter in Pandaria, I hate the noise more than anything.  I’ll be on the lookout for a bow in the near future, trust me, this rifle and I are not bonding. Oh, they gave me a nice mount, didn’t know whether I should pluck the feathers off or just eat it plain.  No, I didn’t eat it, I need something to get around on and it seems quick to respond when I’m flying.

Man, that fool idiot Garrosh must be rolling in some money if he can outfit all of these soldiers, doesn’t even check to see if we’ve been trained in anything and ship us off to this Pandaria place.   Sure, I knew about the war and all that stuff, however, one would have thought that things were cooling down, not heating up.  At least I ended up with some Rangers and they were trying to test me to find out what I did know and what I didn’t know – simpering louts.  I guess I passed the tests or whatever because this kind of silly looking fellow says “She’ll do.”  She’ll do what?  I guess I have to learn how to follow orders and read minds now.

I know that I am just so confused right now that I am lucky that I can remember my name and I miss my coffin.  They have beds here that we can use, however, they lack the coziness of my nice coffin. I already got yelled at for eating something that I had just killed too, they better watch it!  If I’m hungry, I’m gonna eat.

Oh crap, does this mean I’ll lose my job with Morningstar Enterprises?  Oh gees!  I had better fire off a letter to Zippie right away to let her know what has happened, I count on that money for my living and they haven’t mentioned anything about pay since I’ve been up here.  I hope they aren’t stupid enough to think that people are going to risk their lives for the Horde and not get paid for it.  Oh, I do hate Orcs, did I mention that?

Hazey Smythe