For the first couple of weeks, I resisted the notion of bringing the rest of my level 85 characters to Pandaria just to farm. In the last week or two, however, I’ve started to get antsy to get Kamalia’s cooking capped out, so as long as they aren’t doing anything else, my other 85s — at least on my primary server — might as well start their gardens.
And so Kerisa quested through the Jade Forest as far as Dawn’s Blossom, then rode out to Halfhill to make the acquaintance of Farmer Yoon.
Ketura will be next, and then Kregga, in another week or two.
Meanwhile, Kamalia has been steadily gaining favor with the various denizens of Halfhill. Ella became her first Best Friend, shortly followed by Jogu. On Sunday, she won Haohan Mudclaw’s vote.
The Master Plow makes tilling her fully-expanded garden much easier!
I keep feeling like I ought to run it along the diagonal rows that are already there, though, instead of straight across.
After becoming Exalted with the Tillers, Kamalia thought about hiring a farm hand. Only her best friends would do. She considered inviting Ella, but as she thought about the things she’d helped Ella with, she realized that Ella’s new destiny would be cut short if she came to live at Sunsong Ranch. So she invited Jogu instead. The poor fellow was delighted to get away from the crowded market and have the pond at Sunsong Ranch all to himself — and it keeps him nearby for crop consultations, too!
Since she became Revered with the Tillers, Kamalia has been using four of her plots to grow Songbells and the rest for vegetables. With four more plots, she can now grow eight Songbells and continue to stockpile vegetables for leveling her cooking. She’s been planting vegetables kind of haphazardly, based on learning the first two dishes from all the Ways so as to make friends, Farmer Yoon’s requests, any seeds she obtained from each day’s harvest, and, most recently, Jogu’s forecast. I think that now it might be time to focus more intently on capping out one Way of cooking at a time — starting with the Steamer and the Pot for the Spirit and Intellect buff foods that she will need when she finally stops frolicking around and ventures into LFR.
BTH and I have been taking some time, occasionally, to go back and clean up the quest chains that we skipped while we were leveling. Last night, we finished up Kun-Lai Summit, allowing Kamalia to complete the Loremaster of Pandaria achievement.
The Burlap Trail questline will definitely be worth doing with all my alts for the 24-slot Grummlepack bag it awards!
I’ve also finished up a few more Lorewalker stories. I still need to find the last part of the Mantid story, two parts of the Emperor’s Burden, and two parts of The Ballad of Liu Lang. I’m hoping that I’ll find that last Mantid lorescroll when I reach Revered with the Klaxxi and go Waken the last two Paragons. While playing with Kerisa in the Jade Forest, I discovered a piece of the Emperor’s Burden that I’d somehow completely overlooked when I’d been there with Kamalia, so perhaps as I level more alts through Pandaria, I’ll find the last two lorescrolls from that story, too. I might have to look up where to find the last two parts of The Ballad of Liu Lang, though, because I’m not really sure where I’d want to go exploring to find them by myself.