This week's stories
Lisa Poisso as Prupher the tauren druid
I had a hypnotic week picking Bloodthistl -- I mean, finishing up the Silvermoon area, where all the Bloodthistle is located. There's an utterly fascinating tower in the area where there grows a virtual thicket of Bloodthistle; you can run around in circles for literally hours picking Bloodthistle. So whenever I wasn't too busy, I found myself assiduously devoting my efforts to earning a few points in herbalism by picking Bloodthistle. Fortuitously, I was never too busy to stop and pick Bloodthistle! Around and around and around the tower. The Bloodthistle grows right in a circle! It's utterly fascinating. The Bloodthistle, I mean. Not the tower. (Although the tower is fantastic too because it has, well ... Bloodthistle.)
This week, I've moved away from the Bloodthistle and over to The Barrens, where I hope not to be quite so distracted by the Bloodthistle. On second thought, I have a question perhaps somebody could answer for me in the comments: Is there perhaps a reliable source of Bloodthistle in The Barrens?
Michael Sacco as Shockbroker the goblin shaman
From the diary of Moxxi Shockbroker
Despite the significant setback of losin' my office on Kezan (and also the entirety of Kezan, now that I think about it) to some kinda earthquake, things are lookin' up for yours truly! As the wheelingest and dealingest shaman around, I've successfully negotiated with the earth elementals on this island paradise we landed on to secure a performance enhancement totem. Some regulatory groups frown on their use, but as a goblin educated in these matters, I find that you only really run into problems when you use too many at the same time. I know a lotta guys with a similar problem. You only need the one, fellas! Don't get greedy. Wait, what am I sayin'?
Anyway, the discovery of kaja'mite on these islands is the best thing to happen to goblins since automated ear-piercing machines, so I'll be recouping from my force majeure problems in no time. I've got a meeting with the elementals again in a few hours, and I'm figurin' maybe I can bargain for some weapon enhancement. Maybe somethin' that'll let me hit pygmies in the face so hard they go orbital. If it ain't rocket-propelled, it ain't goblin, and that's all I gotta say about that.
Robin Torres as Robinemia the Forsaken huntress
Squeee! /cough /cough Hmmm. Undead vocal chords are not able to handle fangirl glee. But Sylvanas! The Dark Lady herself! She's here in Silverpine and getting into a snit with the new head of the Horde. Squee indeed! I completely support her new plan for keeping the Forsaken from dying out, so to speak. It is a brilliant move to have allied with the Valkyr and I see absolutely nothing wrong with raising the already dead. It's not like we are killing specifically to raise them as undead. I think The Big G just has his trousers in a bunch over nothing.
Silverpine Forest looks so wonderful now that we've decorated it properly. We should rename it to the Forsaken Forest. Poetic, huh? Of course, it's got a bit of a worgen infestation. Mangy pests. Mr. BigPants should be more worried about what those guys are doing to deplete our forces, rather than chastising our more capable leader.
I am glad I can't really feel sorrow or loss as much as I could as a human. Otherwise, the incident with Yorick would have been much harder to handle. Of course, it was a terrible idea to hide in a wardrobe to eavesdrop on a couple of worgen. Perhaps since we've lost our sense of smell, we forget it exists for everyone else. I don't know how those beasts didn't smell me or ... oh wait ... Yorick spent all that time in an outhouse. I bet his stench overpowered both me and my bear, Thor. Yeah, bad idea by a couple of scent-challenged spies. I guess I do feel a little something about this and it isn't a good feeling.
I have a completely unrelated question. I don't understand why we need to tame our hunter pets as Forsaken. Why don't we raise a fallen animal to command as our own undead minion? Or why not feed our pets a bit of that plague our apothecaries have developed to achieve the same result? I think it would create a greater bond between hunter and pet. I need to find out how I can make this happen. Anyone know whom I should ask?