[Story] Letter to Aeramin
September 8, 2013 1 Comment
Today at training they gathered us all together and told us that we’re leaving for Kalimdor in the morning. I’d seen the ships in the harbor but I guess they weren’t all loaded up before, but now they are. We should reach Kalimdor early next week, they said. Some of the scouts have already left, I think they took mage portals. The healers and supplies aren’t going on the ships with us, they’re staying behind and taking portals there as well. So I guess we’ll all be there around the same time. Or that’s the plan anyway.
I’m scared that something might happen to the ships. I’ve never been on one before — I mean, not when it was at sea. I’ve gone on them when they’re in harbor, but that’s not the same. We’ll be out in the middle of the ocean, far away from everything and without any healers even. It’s not that long, but it’s still kind of scary. I don’t want to think about how deep the ocean is, or what kinds of things might be down there. One guy said there will be naga in the part of the ocean we’ll be crossing over, I sure hope that’s not true. I don’t want to be drowned or something.
And then I don’t know what it’ll be like when we get there. I’ve never fought an orc, and from the training it sounds like it’ll be dangerous. I mean, it was dangerous in Shadowmoon too, but I always knew you were there to make sure nothing bad happened. It’s not like that with orcs, you can’t bind them and make them do what you say. People say the whole city of Orgrimmar has been fortified, if that’s true I have no idea how we’ll even get in. They don’t tell us anything, I guess to keep it secret, but it’s worse not knowing what is going on. I mean, they didn’t tell us until the night before that we’re leaving. It’s not like we have a lot to bring anyway, we have our armor and weapons and we’re allowed a small bag of regular clothes otherwise. I am bringing paper and ink as well, to write letters, but I don’t know what the camp will be like there. I hope we don’t have to stay in the troll village, but we might.
Lin will be going on the ships too, I’m not sure if she’ll be on the same one as me, they have several of them. I guess they’ll probably keep all the archers together, the way they have all the mages and healers and scouts together. At least I know some of the other people here, some of the guys from my training group in Outland are in this group, and I’ve got to talk to some of the others. I made a few friends when I passed out those cookies that you sent. You’ll have to thank Isandri for that, most of the guys here don’t get any letters or anything and I think it really cheered them up.
I don’t know how long we will be, either. Everyone asked that and they just said “as long as we have to be”. So I guess that means until somebody kills that orc, or maybe all the orcs. I’m not sure. I hope it’s not too long. You’re still going to make me breakfast when we get back, right? I’m holding you to that! And maybe also some cinnamon buns.