September 29, 2012 Leave a comment
Avanniel came up from the spire, she was eating with Zhyra and I last night. Most of the time when I go down there, she’s out on her patrols, so it was nice to see her again. Like us, she’s been going out and trying to find the stragglers and bring them to safety. Especially now.
I asked them whether they thought the news was really true. “What reason do they have to lie?” they asked. Maybe to intimidate people, make them afraid. Zhyra thinks the humans are going to ask for our help. She’s probably right. And most likely, we’re going to have to do it. I just don’t think it’s fair, because they never sent anyone to help us here. A few draenei came, but that’s it. And now we’re expected to go and rescue them?
It’s the only outpost of any size in southern Kalimdor, not counting the horrible goblin town. So it’s strategically important. I suppose for that reason, we ought to. But then I think Zhyra is right when she says we should focus on our own troubles here, we certainly have enough of them.
Like weird people in town. We were talking about that, Avanniel asked if I meant the one I “found”. Why does she say it like that? He’s not a lost cub. Other sentinels have brought people back to safety and no one says it like that about them. He’s just so odd though. Zhyra was curious about him and I said if she wanted to see him, that he’s usually on the other side of the lake practicing with his stick.
What does he practice? I have no idea. I’ve tried talking to him, and he makes no sense whatsoever. He talks about Elune and how he’s been chosen and in an ordinary person I’d say it was heretical, but I honestly think he’s just crazy. He uses normal words, but put together they don’t make any sense.
I think Zhyra is looking for a mate. She said she wouldn’t mind if a man was crazy, as long as he was cute. I would! Could you imagine trying to live with someone like that? I mean, she’s older though so it’s a good idea for her to be looking. She asked if I knew of any cute ones and I said I didn’t. They don’t count as cute if they are jerks. Is Sorias cute? I guess he is. I never thought of him that way before, but when he visited he was completely a different person than the kid I remember. Besides, he’s living with the humans. He doesn’t count.
While we were talking, the other weird person came in. Normally we don’t see him much, he was another who lived up in the hills. He had a bear with him, and he sat on the bench just watching us and saying nothing. Finally we offered him some of our food, and he took it. He’s worried about his other bears back at his camp, so tomorrow we’re going with him to find them. It’s too dangerous for anyone to go alone right now. More than one bear? I don’t know how he manages that.
We talked about losing our friends. Avanniel said she lost her last one over a decade ago. I wonder if I’ll take that long to find another one. Zhyra says it’ll happen when it’s meant to, and I shouldn’t rush it. She said Magnolia would want me to be safe, though. She’s right on that point. I worry that she’ll be upset if I have another saber, like I’ve replaced and forgotten her. I wouldn’t, they’d be different, but she might feel that way.