Every week, Blog Azeroth proposes a Shared Topic for World of Warcraft bloggers to discuss. This week’s topic was proposed by Mataoka of Sugar & Blood.
But with the new patch, and all the new things coming, what are three things that you will absolutely not leave behind? Consider these three objects your virtual backpack- the twist is, a tiny story to go along with each item.
Hammer of Purified Flame – When Mooglegem and I found a Battered Hilt within the Forge of Souls, we had no idea what we were about to do. With the help of Krasus and the Sunreavers, we discovered that the hilt belonged to the legendary blade Quel’Delar. After we reforged it with Saronite at the Pit of Saron and tempered it in the Crucible of Souls, it came to life on its own within the Halls of Reflection. We subdued it, and following the advice of Uther’s spirit, we took it to the Sunwell to be cleansed. The blood elves and the Sunreavers allowed Mooglegem to keep it. As thanks, I was rewarded with the Hammer of Purified Flame.
When I originally wrote this post, this section was much longer. I realized that I wanted it to stand on its own, so I took it out and posted it separately.
Old Ironjaw – I always enjoyed fishing. It’s a quiet, relaxing activity. However, there was a little more to it. Whispers told of two very old fish that were impossible to fish – Old Crafty and Old Ironjaw in Orgrimmar and Ironforge respectively. I wasn’t sure I believed the stories until I found fished Old Crafty himself from the waters of Orgrimmar. At once, I knew I had to travel to Ironforge to see if the stories were true. I prepared for the worst, because I knew I wouldn’t be welcome. I donned the best armor I could to defend myself from the Alliance and waited until the dead of night.
Slipping into Ironforge as quick as I could, I darted left, travelling around the center forge clockwise. Guards chased me, but I managed to evade them and find a pool of water. Some Alliance members did see me and didn’t take kindly to me entering their city. I chose not to fight back, hoping to show my willingness to cooperate. Most of them didn’t care. However, I then felt a pressure on my mind as a draenei priest took control of my mind. I expected more trouble, but then I felt soothed, and I realized what was happening; She was Mind Controlling me to heal me and protect me from her own faction. I wish I could have learned her name, but I never did. Soon after, I found the legendary Old Ironjaw himself.
If only I could win one of Azeroth’s fishing tournament. Regardless, Old Ironjaw will always be my trophy.
Rusted Proto-drake – After defeating the Lich King with my guild, Carpe Flux Capacitor, Mooglegem and I had a request. We wanted to see the great Titan complex of Ulduar. We had heard many stories from our fellow members who had fought against Yogg-Saron in Ulduar. Eventually our leader, Harley, yielded and took us back there. While Yogg-Saron had been defeated some time earlier, the Old God’s minions still held sway over parts of the complex. We managed to to drive them out. Brann Bronzebeard wrote to me soon after saying that his men found a drake that was likely an Iron Dwarf experiment. As they weren’t trained to ride such a creature, he saw fit to gift it to me as thanks for my help in Ulduar. Can you imagine that? A great dwarven hero gifting me such a magnificent creature as this rusted proto-drake? I was overjoyed.
Seriously, my guild did not want to return to Ulduar. As I mentioned earlier, I hit 80 when ICC was released, so I never got to see Ulduar. Mooglegem and I loved it! It’s so fantastic. I really wish I was raiding when it was current.
Runners up included Sylvanas’ Music Box (which I purchased from the AH because it’s awesome), the Runed Signet of the Kirin Tor (because Dalaran reminds me of home), the PVP trinket (regardless of which one because, come on, how could you go out without a PVP trinket?), my T10 as a whole, and Halion, Staff of Forgotten Love (which I won on our first LK kill).
Last week’s topic was proposed by Noahdeer.
“We all know of the Seven deadly sins (Wrath, Greed, Sloth, Pride, Lust, Envy and Gluttony) and we all succumb to aspects of them at one time or another, but is there one particular sin that affects you more than the others when you play World of Warcraft?
Are you a bit too prideful about your armor set? or Do you look upon someone with envy when they have a piece of armor that you don’t have yet?”
I enjoyed ReaperSA’s response on Mending and Mayhem. Like quite a few other people, he amusingly had to admit that he suffered from all of them. Noahdeer on BeMOP and Jstmel on MoMaR both felt quite gluttonous. We all suffer from that I think.