Journal Entry: Day 16, Silverwind Refuge, Ashenvale

I’ve continued my campaign with Horde forces in Ashenvale. This area is the ancestral home of the Night Elves and they are surely fighting to keep it that way. It is a beautiful land, truth be told, but the Horde has established a foothold here to deforest portions of the lush landscape to fuel their war machine. Although I don’t enjoy what they are doing, in times of war, sacrifices must be made.

I continue to make startling discoveries in these enchanted lands. The spirits are real! The elements are real! Empowered by dark forces that I am yet to understand, some of these elements are infecting the land on an epic scale. I chanced upon a gathering of the Earthen Ring and three light elemental spirits preparing an assault on these dark forces. The Earthen Ring, I learned, is a shamanistic group dedicated to studying and preserving the elements. I don’t know what they saw in me, but before I knew it, I was being whisked up whisked up in the torrents of a talking tornado to face a giant fire elemental by the name of Lord Magmathar. Personally, I think they saw a sucker and needed a test subject to see if their tactics would work. Well, this sucker managed to extinguish their problem with a few expertly placed shots. Showed them, eh?

Well, my future is surely still yet to be told, hidden in some deck of inscription tarot cards, but my journey has surely taken an interesting turn. Here I wanted to explore the world, hunt, fish, mine and tinker, but I’ve stumbled upon a very intriguing adventure. I think I’m going to let destiny take the reigns. I have a sneaking suspicion that if I stick with the Horde, I’m going to see more of this world than I have ever dreamed. The best part: It’s on their bank roll.

Oh, and before I go, I befriended a bear. Tink Out.

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