“Thank you, Marisi. Could you take the letter to your father? And don’t forget his reading glasses.”
“He says he doesn’t need them.”
“You and I both know he’s wrong. Thank you!”
Marisi Blackfire-Flinthammer grabbed the half-moon spectacles from the stone shelf where her adoptive father had been steadfastly ignoring them, folded the letter back up, and climbed up out of Flinthammer Hall.
Farewell to the necrolords of Maldraxxus, the military arm of the Shadowlands. This was, by far, my favorite expansion to date. I truly loved the player agency in the choice of covenant, completely bypassing the traditional path generally expected of priests and paladins. No more tiresome speeches about duty and devotion, no weird temples in outer space, and absolutely no angel wings foisted as acceptable rewards. I thrived as a butcher and a plague doctor, traversing the realms with delightful abominations and a jelly cat in tow.
Guillotine, Sabrina, and Naxx, you’ll be missed.
Baroness Draka, it was an absolute honor.
See you in the next adventure.
These were my primary transmogs for the Shadowland expansion:
The only bear in the world was asleep, sprawled out on the bluish-purple grass, leaking out gas that smelled like fish from either end.
The shimmering blue creature in the stream nearby looked like a bear, but wasn’t. Not really.
Still, he was enjoying getting into the mindset of the bear. Standing still in the stream, waiting for the fish to forget that the four limbs in the water were a living being, he listened to the sounds, breathed in its scents, and was at peace.
The Drust were gone, for now, at least, and bird song was returning to areas of the forest where it had vanished. The smell of scorched plants had abated. Things were quiet once more.
“Khaz’goroth on a cracker! Back off, ye bloody stupid birds, or I’ll … ow! What is wrong with ye?”
The dwarf woman came crashing along through the stream, accompanied by the outraged squawks of a heron, sending the fish scurrying for cover.
She stood up, dripping, trying to recover some sense of dignity. Her face broke into a delighted grin when she saw the bear.
“Frostmaw! Ah’ve been looking all over for ye!”
The bear opened one eye, farted again, and sat up, making a delighted noise, nosing the woman.
“Would ye keep it down? Ye’re scaring the fishes.”