Phat Loot Phriday: Tenacious Defender

When last we left our heroes, they had captured Abercrombie only to find out he wasn't really working with Sylvanas. Instead, he was renting val'kyr from a lucrative Rent-A-Val'kyr service, which could really answer all of our prom date issues.

"OK," Miranda said slowly. "Here's what we know. A demon working for the Forsaken is renting out val'kyr. We can't ask Abercrombie any more because Throgg knocked him out."

"Accident," Throgg muttered. "Just trying to jog his memory. Maybe I jog him too hard."

"However, we know that Vari-whatever betrayed Sylvanas," Miranda continued.

"I'd say we could just ask Sylvanas," Lolegolas chimed in, "but it's not like our last attempt went swimmingly."

"What's that?" Miranda replied. "You think that perhaps the Dark Lady of the Undead might hold a grudge against us because you spontaneously turned her into a puppy?"

"It was a cute puppy," Lolegolas said meekly.

"Outland," the Gilnean said quietly. "Dire fiends of that sort are most commonly found there. We storm the castle, so to speak, and start asking around with extreme prejudice."

Miranda scowled. "I suppose."

"What's wrong with Outland?" Throgg asked.

"Nothing, really," Miranda said quietly. "I'm just not supposed to be there."

"You're not supposed to be there?" Throgg asked.

"Yeah. I probably won't be able to walk around much," Miranda said quietly. "My travel will be limited."

Lolegolas drummed his fingers on his leg, then said. "I have a solution. We need to go to Hellfire Ramparts, first. There's an item there that can help."

"What's that?" Miranda asked, blind to the setup.

"Tenacious Defender," Lolegolas said. "It has the power ... to move you."

Item summary: An old plate belt, the Tenacious Defender drops in Hellfire Ramparts. The line is a reference to Wonderboy by Tenacious D.

Edit: Removed reference to "heroic" Hellfire Ramparts, my bad. My version of Ramparts is a vaguely blurry, spinning experience of getting stomped by a giant robot.

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