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#127 Nov 05 2010 at 8:58 AM Rating: Excellent
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New short stuff for Poldaran. Well, not new, but posted in another thread where it might not have been seen before.


The morning sunlight streamed through the windows of Velox's home. The sound of exotica fauna trickled in as well, encouraging him to get his day started. Though his aging bones creaked and ground as he rose - souvenirs from numerous campaigns against the Burning Legion and the Scourge - he knew that the Stranglethorn warmth would revive his spirits quickly.

Half an hour later, he stepped off his porch and admired the lush jungle around him. His home sat mere yards from the Nazferiti River, a haven for many of the forms of wildlife that lived in the region. The larger predators left him largely alone, as they considered him neither food nor threat. As he sat on the edge of the river, clad in his favorite overalls and a weather-beaten hat that seemed to bring him luck, he cast into the river with his favorite fishing pole. Velox could not imagine a more perfect day.

He had dozed off slightly when a rustle on the breeze roused him to full alert. Three of the local Venture Company crew were walking towards his position along the beach, likely scavaging for junk that frequently floated on the river. Velox simply grinned and went back towards his fishing. The goblins were no threat to him and the smarter ones steered clear of him. One of the goblins paused and nudged one of the others, pointing in Velox's direction. The two of them sauntered up to Velox, while the third seemed to have a little more sense and walked cautiously around the grizzled man to continue on his way down the beach.

"Hey, old man," he mumbled. "Nice fishing pole. Think we could borrow it?"

"Sorry boys," Velox replied. "I'm kind of partial to this one."

The goblin quickly produced a dagger. His friend pulled one as well.

"We weren't asking, old man."

Velox smiled. He hadn't had any action in a while, and while he enjoyed his retirement, he did miss the thrill of battle. The goblins were about to make his day.

"Okay, pal," Velox said. "Here you go."

Summoning the undead strength that still coursed through his veins, Velox brought the fishing pole down on the goblin's neck in a vicious blood strike. The bone fishing pole crumpled the goblin almost instantly. Velox spun to face the other goblin, who stood frozen with fear. Velox pointed the makeshift weapon towards the second goblin, who noted that the air suddenly felt strangely cold for such a hot day in the jungle.

"You have two choices," Velox said, his voice oddly reverberating. "Take your friend and leave, or join him on a facedown float down the river."

The goblin moved to quickly drag his friend back the way the came, towards the large Venture Company installation near the lake. His eyes never left Velox, and his face remained frozen with panic that the surprisingly strong man would change his mind and kill him with a single strike. He now had no doubt that he had crossed a death knight and was somehow being allowed to live.

Velox waited until the goblin and his near-dead burden were out of sight before returning to his fishing. He sipped the lager Captain Rumsey had shared with him and allowed himself a quiet smile. His joints no longer ached, the sun felt great, and the fish were biting. Maybe later he would ride down to Booty Bay and share a fishing tale with Old Man Heming and sell some of the junk he found in trunks, or cook up the catch of the day.

It was going to be another great day in the Vale.
#128 Dec 03 2010 at 10:01 AM Rating: Decent
Hey man, thanks for sharing that. I haven't read through all of it, but the first half is pretty good.
#129 Dec 14 2010 at 2:10 AM Rating: Good
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With Cata out, now's a great time to be thinking of a new quest to write a story about!
#132 Feb 21 2011 at 2:42 AM Rating: Excellent
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Since no one's adding their quest stories lately, I think I'll add an excerpt from the story I'm currently working on in hopes of motivating you folks to start thinking about writing some more.

With no further ado, I bring you: an angry cake elemental.

Her composure returned by the discovery, Nagisa hurried into the kitchen, only to find the kitchen covered in flour and both her mother and Diane hiding behind a counter. "Quick! Hide!" Lisa said to her daughter.

"What on earth is going on?" Nagisa asked. No sooner had she spoken than a glob of something flew at her from across the kitchen. She dodged quickly and the projectile splattered across the wall behind her. With a quick dive, she was behind the counter with her mother and her friend.

"So, Diane had what seemed like a great idea at the time," Lisa said, beginning the explanation. "She suggested that if we used a water elemental instead of a bowl of water, we'd have to do fewer dishes after dinner."

"As you can see, that hasn't worked out very well," Diane said.

"Yes, as you can see, water elemental plus cake ingredients doesn't yield a floating cake batter and fewer dishes. It apparently instead yields an angry cake elemental!" Lisa pulled a towel around her head to protect her hair from the flying batter. "Cover me, I'm going in!" she ordered. She stood and teleported past the counter to where the elemental was making its stand.

Nagisa threw some nearby kitchen knives to the other side of the elemental, to distract it from her mom's approach. Diane launched a water bolt hoping to dilute the creature. Both attacks served well to distract the creature and Lisa took her opportunity to dive at it. She quickly spoke the words to a spell and the elemental was struck with a powerful fireblast.

Nagisa dove behind the counter again and Diane reacted quickly, creating a shield for herself, blocking the explosion of batter and flour that shot through the room. Lisa, however was too close. When the flour cleared and the room was once again visible, Nagisa stood to see her mother, covered from head to toe in batter and flour. Lisa licked some of the batter from her finger. "Well, at least it's tasty," she said.

Nagisa laughed in spite of herself. "Mom, a lady should really be more elegant," she said while giggling.

And with that silliness out of the way, I return you to our regularly scheduled nothing. What I'm trying to say is "POST MOAR!"
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#133 Apr 01 2011 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
Any of Hemet Nesingwary's quests. They're just so simplistic and awesome
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#134 May 22 2011 at 5:08 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone still writing these? Great idea!

I'm new here, so I get to enjoy reading these for a little while... But I'll post one soon, too!
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#135 May 23 2011 at 12:30 AM Rating: Good
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vivielle wrote:
Anyone still writing these? Great idea!
I'm still working on one and have one final one planned for after that. Not sure if anyone else is still writing, though.
#136 Jul 22 2011 at 1:28 AM Rating: Good
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Chapter 9 of The Lore of Poldaran is up. Took me forever to get it done, but it's done finally. Without further ado:

The Sorceress' Apprentice

I intend to write one last story now that I've finished this one, and that should wrap up my story chain. As always, all chapters are listed here.
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#140 Nov 22 2011 at 1:03 PM Rating: Decent
I like the one where you have to help illidan kill arthas in feralas. Can't remember the name of it though :(
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#146 Mar 28 2012 at 11:33 AM Rating: Decent
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I took a break from WOW after defeating the Lich King. After coming back for a bit, I rolled an ally toon and am leveling her up. I did the quests in lakeshire and I loved the quest line based off of the first blood movies. They were very entertaining and being a fan of the movies, I had a blast!
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