Wandering Souls

The Wandering Souls inhabit the realm of Scarlet Crusade on the world of Azeroth. This motley band of disparate characters strive to improve their lot in life, or the afterlife (depending on whether you are an undead or not), and that of their guildmates.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Texas Teleportation

Eatem and I met some goblin in Booty Bay named Scooty a while back and he mentioned someting to us about a newfangled contraption that would let us take trips to far away lands without the long waits that tend to exasperate those of us that have used the blimps and boats. He'd been doing quite a bit of goblineering and had just about perfected the device. Unfortunately, he only seemed to be able to dial it into a couple different locations. The first being Gnomeregan and the second being someplace called Texas.

We'd already been to Gnomeregan and found it a little over-irradiated. We absolutely love toasted gnomes, but the glow in the dark gnomes leave a bitter aftertaste in your mouth. We figured Texas was worth a gander. Scooty hadn't actually been there and wasn't actually certain that it was on Azeroth. However, he'd beamed some strange looking humans, creatures and plants across and they all looked interesting.

Scooty said that the device, like all Goblin-engineered gadgets, wasn't guaranteed to work and he made us sign some silly forms about not holding him liable for delays, death or dismemberment. He also said that the device would have to be adjusted to work properly with undead beings. We experimented by beaming Eatem back and forth until we had the bugs worked out, as we really didn’t think it would matter if Eatem lost an appendage or two or if they got mixed up. In fact, I think his appearance may have actually improved. However, once he appeared to come out looking similar to how he went in and could talk in complete sentences – we decided it was safe enough for me to use!

Upon arrival, we discovered that Scooty had also, inadvertently, opened a portal between Texas and Winterspring! It was much colder than anticipated and dampened ours and our little ones spirits to a great extent. I even managed to catch some Texan plague and my dripping nose almost matched Eatem's drooling. However, we still had fun in Texas even though it appeared to be overrun with humans. To their credit, they acted most friendly and were only slightly put off by Eatem’s scary hair and interminable drooling. We intended on meeting Jodmos in some town called Austin, but I failed to get the contact information quickly enough before we’d moved on to Houston. Sorry, Jodmos!


p.s.: We enjoyed our trip, but missed our WOW time. Hope to see you soon!

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Pyramidal Powertrip!

Smokesteel, Jembai, Maalir, Eatem and I pause for a minute in our conquest of Sunken Temple to commune with our fallen comrades, Locksahn and Decaflame. These poor trolls are forced to watch countless dragonkin patrol about the plaza below their feet and are becoming restless and eager for a little bloodletting!

Jembai offers to resurrect them, but Eatem and I inform her that they still haven’t learned proper respect for their dead brethren. Besides, Locksahn has a tendency to pick our pockets and Decaflame’s wolf howls non-stop!

We had a successful run through the mazelike passages of the moss and ooze-covered pyramid beneath the Swamp of Sorrows. We only had one death and *gasp* it wasn’t even Eatem for a change! Of course, Maalir became a little hard to tolerate after having an opportunity to raise my worm-infested corpse! We spent the rest of the evening, bowing, kneeling and praying to Maalir, the new Queen of Atal’Hakkar!


Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Uh.... Kiyo?

Kiyo, you were coming back ---- Right?

I can't put up with Eatem's crying much longer! It's even more annoying than his drooling.

Bring Help, Kiyo! We're dying out here!

Wait.... I like dying!

Bring Help, Kiyo! I'm becoming terminally bored with only Eatem to keep me company! His moaning, drooling and whimpering is making me miserable!


Monday, February 06, 2006

Boogie in the Blasted Lands

Or should the title be.... Boogie Monsters in the Blasted Lands?

Sisionach and Kiyotimun took Eatem and I on a misadventure in the Blasted Lands on Monday. Supposedly, it had something to do with obtaining some new kind of Warlock pet for Sis called a Doomguard. They seem like they might be a good ally to have at your back as they and their Felguard buddies seemed inordinately tough to do battle with.

In any event, Kiyotimun and Sis said something about needing some help to distract the Felguards while Sis tried to convince the Doomguard into thinking Sis was friendly. Kiyo had Eatem and I sign a couple forms and handed us some instructions. The instructions were fairly simple:

1. Remove all clothes.

2. Run screaming through the patrols of Felguards.

3. Smile politely as they slice us into little pieces.

4. Release spirit and find our body.

5. Rez and repeat steps 2 through 5 as necessary.

I kept my tabard on to save just a scrap of modesty, but I’m still glad nobody took any pictures of our mad dash across the inhospitable desert.

I lost count of the number of run, scream, die, rez, run, scream and die again cycles that it took to get to a safe spot where Sis could start his channeling magic! But, it was fun. Of course, Eatem and I seem to have a fondness for death!

The fun really began when Sis started his channeling work on the Doomguard as he called in Felguards to protect him and they were extremely mean! In short order, we realized that we needed some reinforcements from our guildies! Eatem and I stayed behind while Kiyotimun went to find help. He said something about coming back in a day or two.

In the meantime… Eatem and I are waiting……..

Kiyo, “You did say you were coming back, right?