Monday, March 15, 2010

Kelidara's Favor

Server: Khadgar (US) - PVE
Character: Kelidara (80 human deathknight)
Other characters: Keleili (80 human priest), Keliki (70 nightelf druid)
Other friends: Roxxlor (28 human paladin)

[OOC Disclaimer]: I don't have anything against my aunt's adorable little pally. But if any of you have read, you'll understand that... well, some characters just have a personality that you can't dismiss. And those characters can be the most fun to play. ;)

I met with Keleili and Keliki at the tavern in Valgarde Keep today. This in itself isn't unusual, as Keleili and I usually meet for breakfast in Dalaran. Today we shifted the venue to Valgarde so that Keliki, newly arrived to Northrend, could join us.

Most of the meal was reasonably pleasant. Keliki is learning to be a tank, but despite my few experiences as a tank, I had really no advice to offer her, since a deathknight tank is very different from a druid tank. But still, she told her stories and we commiserated. Then Keleili dropped the bomb on me.

"Kelidara, I need you to do me a favor."

What does it seem like the biggest pains always start with that little phrase? At least Kel didn't bother to suggest that it was a "little" favor. *sigh* She did, however, managed to weasel me into agreeing to help out with this little pet project that Keleili has taken on.

The name of this "project" is Roxxlor. Roxx is a human paladin. I know this because I have already been enlisted once, to make her some armor. At the time she was still exploring Westfall [level 12]. That was... 2 weeks ago? Geez, they grow up fast! Now she's apparently a hop, skip and a jump away from being ready to dip her toes into the great Stranglethorn Jungle [almost level 30].

Okay, that's great, I can be happy for her, this adopted padawan of my sister. What does this have to do with me, I wanted to know. Apparently, Roxxlor is having trouble with her current questing locations - Duskwood, Redridge and Ashenvale. Keleili wants to help her get to the Wetlands to quest there, even though she's already a bit too powerful for those quests. The catch? Kel wants me to take Roxxlor to the Wetlands.

Why? I asked. I mean... seriously? Why can't Keleili do it? Kel says that I need to go because Roxxlor has already met most of the other sisters. She played with Kelisse for a while and even Keliki has gone to visit. It's my turn, apparently. My turn to do what? Play babysitter to some self-righteous holy knight who is probably some elite noble's first born daughter? Please kill me now!

The first person who points out that I'm already dead is going to become ghoul-food. Did you think my ghoul's name was "Bonechewer" for shits and giggles?

Anyway, I won't tell you what Keleili did to get me to agree to this.* Honestly, it wasn't pretty. But alas, there are some things that you just have to do. Apparently, giving Ms. Noble Paladin a tour of the Eastern Kingdoms from Stormwind to the Wetlands is one of those things. So, that's what I will apparently be doing tonight. While everyone else is fighting Arthas and the Scourge, I'll be taking a sightseeing trip through Loch Modan with some Paladin baby.

Why do the gods hate me so?

*Pointing out the look on Roxxlor's face when I summon my skeletal steed might have helped. A little. *evil grin*