Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Day of the Dead

Every major city celebrates this lil holiday in Azeroth. I dropped by Stormwind today to pay my respects and get a quick achievement for fun. Interestingly enough, aside from the whole Forsaken skin there are a couple of small things to check out while visiting the City Graveyard.

Jumpin for joy with that hottie Catrina!!!

While tooling around in the Graveyard I noticed this interesting tomb. It shows the pic of a young warrior or paladin girl. No names present but it's the only one in the entire Graveyard. It would be interesting if there was a little lore behind the picture. I recall back in the day that one of the Blizz guys passed on and they left a tomb just past Thorbardin's Wall in memoriam. Is this another possible remembrance or simply a fluke being the only one in the graveyard.

Tomb of the Unknown Warrior Maiden

Finally, before you head out for the day, drop by and pay respects to Tiffin, former Queen of Stormwind. Truly a fine memorial befit for royalty.

Queen Tiffin's memorial, somber but beautiful as it should be.

There is a small caption there up at the headstone, check it out for yourself. Anyways, drop by for this achievement and enjoy the vendor. Speaking of which, there is a cooking recipe to pick up as well as other fun stuff. And with that, enjoy your Day with the Dead! 

Monday, October 31, 2011

Victory in the North

Some time ago I set out to find and tame the mighty Spirit Wolf Skoll. Most laughed at me for bein' a damned fool. Damned fool or not, I refused to quit. Spent days and days trackin' Skoll down. Some days, the cold was so mind numbin' thought I'd curl into a ball o' snow and fade out. Found him once, but didna have the skill to hold him down. Lost him for some time again. But, bein' the stubborn stumpy I am, I refused to back down. So, one afternoon with plenty of firewhiskey in the gut, I set out once again from me camp. Spotted him off the ridgeline and sped there in a flash. Normally, I'd be a smart dwarf and check about for competetion. No, not the damned frosty wyrmkin ye damned ninny! More to the point, other hunters or Horde interlopers! Nope, didn't even stop to think on that one. Fast as me legs could carry, I set me trap to hold him in place. Started the calls and readied. The battle began but it didn'a last long, I got for what I came. That's right, Skoll decided to follow me home!!!

A giant beauty!
Ahh the tales were true, he's one giant of a wolf, ever hungry, every vigilant. He can be a silent stalker if I need, but also a vicious hunter at a moment's notice. More so, curious enough, he seems ta know when ya need a friendly lickin of the wounds. True as true me frinds, the wolf healed me when I took a short bit o' scratchin' when we hunted down a drake.

And ye' thought wolves didn'a get too large...fancy that!
Well, I proved em wrong. But I respect this lightnin' charged beast. I gives him plenty of space when he need it and ne'er take for granted the power he choosed to help with.