[Story] Isandri’s Diary

Dear Diary,

Coming back to Shattrath has been difficult. I wish I could stay there on the island, in one of the inns or something. I know they’re all full, but maybe they’d make an exception or something. I don’t know. I’m fortunate at least that I’m able to get portals to Silvermoon, which is only a short ride away. Though soon I probably won’t even be able to ride a dragonhawk, and then I’ll have to get two portals. That is, unless they leave before that. It’s looking like it will be soon, even though Thero isn’t sure that all of the trainees are ready. At least they have a fairly safe job, as safe as one can be in the middle of a war anyway.

I’m pretty worried about Aeramin’s friend, too. He’s not guarding supplies, he’s going to be up in front where all the fighting is. They gave them armor, but that won’t help if something really bad happens. I can tell that Aeramin is worried too, probably more than he lets on. He’s also really worried about Im leaving. Like I am pretty sure that’s the last thing on his mind right now while he’s afraid of dying. Knowing that Aeramin is waiting at home is probably keeping him sane right now. But Aeramin is worried that Im mistrusts him, and he’s convinced that he’s going to leave him because of it. He said that you can’t have love without trust, which I think is true. But trust can also be rebuilt — just not while Aeramin is in Shattrath, I guess. He sounds like he’s ready to give up already, which I don’t think he should do. I don’t know him very well, but Im seems like a very nice person. I don’t think he would do something like that.

It was really awkward, Hethurin came to the restaurant last night to see Aeramin. Apparently he’d left a note wanting to meet him and ask him something. I’m not sure why he couldn’t do it in a letter. I kind of have a feeling there was more he wanted to ask, but didn’t because I was there. I would have left if he’d asked! Hethurin wanted to know how to meet men, which I thought was kind of funny. I know what he meant, he meant one that he wants to be with, but still. There are men everywhere, it’s just narrowing it down a bit. And he asked how to move on past someone else, when Aeramin was sitting right there. He was either totally clueless or being rude, and knowing Hethurin it was probably the first, but still. What a thing to ask! I guess I’m lucky in that I don’t know what it’s like to have to move on past someone, but I think about it a lot. I worry about what I will do if Thero dies and never comes home again, how I’ll be able to take care of a baby by myself and whether I’d ever find someone else. I don’t think many guys would want a girl with a baby that isn’t theirs. I don’t even know if I could, either. Aeramin said that things were different with each, and you shouldn’t compare. But I don’t see how it’s possible not to, at least about some things. Like kissing, he did compare that. He said some guys are really bad at it, I guess I’m lucky that Thero isn’t. I suggested that Hethurin ask Thero about moving on, since he had to. I mean he says he loved her so he must know a little. It’s not the same as breaking up, because I assume things were going fine when she did, but still he has more experience with it than I do. And it’s better than asking his ex.

I’m not sleeping very well, which I know isn’t good for the baby. I think I’ll ask the healers if it’s all right to take anything to help me fall asleep, I want to make sure it won’t hurt him or her. I try to, but I keep imagining all these things happening and I can’t fall asleep. So then I get up and bake some more. I should send another box to Thero’s unit soon, I’m running out of space in the kitchen.

~Isandri

[Art] Imperial Dragon

A little doodle of the dragon I posted yesterday. Gonna try to write later today, but naptime first!

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[Screenshots] Alt Week – Druid

Do I have some druids! I’m not including my main, Ornasse, in this list because he’s not an alt! But here are the others, counting level 20 and above only.

Tathariel Evershade

Tathariel Evershade

Tathariel is actually my very oldest WoW character, having started her life as a Tauren. I since decided to switch to Alliance, and rolled a paladin and another druid (Ornasse) who became my new main. For years Tathariel idled away, but once faction changes were introduced, she got a makeover and became Ornasse’s grown daughter. For a time she was my most heavily roleplayed character, and she’s still one of my favorites. She’s currently living in Desolace with her husband and son.

Suuri the Shadewalker

Suuri the Shadewalker

Suuri is my current Horde druid, a Troll. (Though if we ever get blood elf druids…) I’m not really keen on troll RP, so she’s more for running guildies through transmog raids, but I have written a short thing or two about her. She’s level 90, and sometimes goes to LFR Vaults if I feel like being bad at melee.

Broll Bearmantle

Broll Bearmantle

Broll Bearmantle, yeah I just straight up stole this character because I liked him so much…

Broll Bearmantle

Broll Bearmantle

… twice. This version is the banker one, shown here in his native habitat.

The Terror of Duskwood

The Terror of Duskwood

“The Terror of Duskwood” is an antagonist in the Tangle of Brambles storyline, formerly a captain of the Stormwind Guard. He leads a pack of vicious feral worgen in Duskwood.

Duskpaw

Duskpaw

Another RAF level-soaker, I figured I ought to have the complete druid set. I think she might be a Grimtotem or something, I unno. Here she’s trying to quest in her white starter gear and whatever else I could scrounge up.

 

[Screenshots] Alt Week – Death Knight

So apparently some blogs are doing a thing where you spotlight/play your alts of a particular class every week. I heard about it from my friend’s blog so I’ll start (even though I’m a week late, that’s ok right?!)

First up are the Death Knights! I sense this is going in alphabetical order!

Istahn Banestrike

Istahn Banestrike

Istahn was my first Death Knight! I actually even got to play him in beta a little bit. He’s played a pretty major role in Vajarra and Vassanta’s storyline, but he’s not really doing anything now. He’s moved onto a non-CRZ RP-PVP server but hasn’t leveled yet. That tabard he’s wearing is from the TCG points which you can no longer get. It would be worth a lot of real life money if it wasn’t soulbound to him!

Nazadan

Nazadan

Nazadan was one of my Draenei Army — I once had one of every class. Draenei death knights are a bit of a weird lore black hole though so I was never really able to use him for RP. As you can see, he’s also got one of those expensive tabards! I had a lot of those TCG points at one point.

Stormpelt of Silverpine

Stormpelt of Silverpine

Worgen death knights are another lore oddity; I roleplay her as a feral worgen formerly under Arugal’s sway who died fighting the Scourge in Silverpine. She was once human, long ago, but can no longer remember that time with any clarity. She can understand Common fairly well, but can’t speak it — which makes her quite a challenge in roleplay! She has participated a little bit in Ornasse’s Hyjal storyline, and currently enjoys living in the woods of Feralas. She’s the only one of my DKs who is 90.

Plaguehoof

Plaguehoof

Plaguehoof was a level-soaker from one of my RAF pairs. She doesn’t have any story yet, sorry 😛 I do have a few other level 55 DK’s about, but for the sake of this post I’m not really counting them as they’re essentially level 1 nameholders.

[Screenshots] That Dragon Game

Just had to post this guy… I’ve been saving for about a week on Flight Rising in order to buy him. I’m so happy with him, perfect Light dragon colors ^^

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[Story] Morthorn’s Notes

I’m not sure what we’re even doing here anymore. Most of our time is spent organizing supplies and filling out paperwork. Actually, the paperwork I don’t mind so much; we have a sort of unspoken agreement where I do all of her forms which frees her to see to anyone who should come into the tent. If she gets to them first, I shouldn’t have to deal with anything horrible — at least while we’re still on the island. I’m certain there won’t be time for paperwork once we arrive in Kalimdor and there are orcs swinging axes around. It isn’t going to be long, either. The news going around the camp is that some of the scouts have already left. It doesn’t appear that any healers have been sent yet, so either they are leaving the scouts to fend for themselves, or we’ll all be following shortly. I’m not ready for this. I don’t want to go take part in a war. I’ve tried to explain myself but no one will listen. I can only hope that whoever I’m assigned with can handle it all, because I won’t be much use.

The other night a young man came in, but he wasn’t injured or sick. He said he was looking for Lani; someone had suggested that he come to meet her. He said it was just in case he should need healing, but I think his real reason was fairly obvious. Supposedly it was his captain’s wife who had sent him, the one who works with Lani in  Silvermoon. He wanted to stay and help make bandage bundles, I can’t see how that’s very interesting but he agreed to do it. He also said he’d like a job working at Hethurin’s estate once we return home. Lani promised to write him and look into it. I wonder if that means the death knight isn’t working out? I haven’t heard anything from either, which worries me a bit. He chatted with Lani for a time, mostly about how all of this was necessary to ensure the safety of all our people. I can’t say that I agree with him there; this business should be between the orcs and the trolls, not us. The offer of help had been made, he said, but I never agreed to help the trolls. I know it sounds selfish but we should be looking after our own first, especially after everything we’ve been through. Our own city isn’t even fully rebuilt, and now we’re leaving it vulnerable to travel halfway around the world to help some savages who can’t even build proper cities.

He didn’t come by again last night, I suppose they kept the trainees busy with their exercises, or perhaps he figured we had enough bandages. Lani was greatly upset by a letter from her father, which she allowed me to read. I don’t find that helping people is difficult, usually, but sometimes there doesn’t seem to be an easy solution to a situation. I’m afraid that my advice might only make things worse. And I do think her father is being unnecessarily harsh — though it’s true that he may not really understand her motivation for doing what she did. I thought that speaking to him in person might help, but of course none of us knows when that will be possible again. Her mother has left, at least temporarily, and that’s very difficult for her as well. I don’t feel confident giving advice in that area, especially having not met her mother. I assured her that her father still loves her, though I’m not sure she was convinced. She said he had plenty of other children and didn’t need her. We talked a bit about her plans for the clinic in Tranquillien, which I think helped improve her mood a bit. There hasn’t been a proper healer there for a very long time, so her work would be greatly appreciated. And it’s such a small town that it’s easy to get to know everyone personally, rather than the crowds in Silvermoon. I offered to take her around to show her some of the houses, and tell her a bit about who lived there. I still don’t think it’s a very good idea to be traveling through the forest every night, but she says that her brother will make her a portal every day.  I just hope he doesn’t get busy and lose track of time, or get upset and refuse to speak with her again. It would be nice to have more company in town, but of course it’s not my decision to make.

She asked if we’d be assigned together in Kalimdor, and I’m not certain. I would guess that they are assigning a small number of healers to each unit, but I haven’t heard either way. I said that maybe we could request to work together, though I haven’t seen any form like that. I’m not sure if they would honor it, there isn’t really a compelling reason other than the fact that she doesn’t know any of the others very well.

Each night I wonder if this is the last one we’ll spend here, if we’ll be sent away tomorrow. What if we never return? I don’t want to be buried in Kalimdor. It’s too late to try to leave or find an excuse now. It’s too late for a lot of things, maybe.

 

[Art] Tauren Doll Progress

I think the sculpting is finished, just need to wait for them all to dry. There’s also a tail I made to see if it’ll work, but I may not end up using it.

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