With Kaohana, I played through the Taunka’le and Icemist Village questlines, then moved on to Grizzly Hills. Although I really like the environment and the music of Grizzly Hills, I don’t usually quest there when I’m leveling through Northrend. I played through the Silverbrook Worgen questline and the Conquest Pit, leaving the final quests until I reached level 80 and was strong enough to solo them as Disc. Then I went up to Camp Oneqwah and did the Thor Modan & Dun Argol chains. I usually do either Taunka’le Village or Camp Winterhoof, but it had been a long time since I’d done the quests at Camp Oneqwah. I finished up Northrend by playing through the Crusader’s Pinnacle and Crusader Bridenbrad questlines. The rest of her XP came from LFD, herbing, and a bit of grinding Converted Heroes for Frostweave Cloth at the very end.
Candle in a Tempest
Stiffened Corpse Shoulderpads, Robe of the Moccasin, Belt of False Promises, Black Mageweave Gloves, Mok’Morokk’s Beat Stick
This outfit is probably as close to being a Shadow Priest as Kaohana will ever get. Aside from its lack of AoE, I have found Discipline to be quite satisfactory as a questing spec.
I started looking for these shoulders on the AH after I designed my Albus Dumbledore Transmogrification kit. Someday, I will start farming Karazhan with ‘Hana for the robe I used in that set. Until then, this robe from Wailing Caverns also coordinates wonderfully well with the shoulders.
With Karaelia, I did the ley line disruption questline in the Dragonblight and enough of the quests at Wyrmrest Temple to become friendly with the Wyrmrest Accord. I did the two little quests at Jintha’Kalor, then went up to Light’s Breach and started working on the Argent Crusade quests in Zul’Drak. The 2H Holy set lasted until level 74, when I went to Drak’Tharon Keep and won Tharonja’s Aegis. That shield all by itself had almost as much intellect as my 2H “of the Owl” mallet, so I reluctantly went back to heirloom mace and shield for my Holy set. After completing the Argent Stand quests, I did the Crusader’s Pinnacle and Crusader Bridenbrad questlines in Icecrown. LFD — both as healer and as tank — and mining filled out the intervals.
Redeemed Blood Knight II
Embossed Plate Pauldrons, Ursa’s Embrace, Bloodfist belt gloves & boots, Leggings of the Ursa, Rescuer’s Cloak, Blade of Wizardry, Bloodforged Guard
The red-and-black color scheme traditionally used with this shield just doesn’t fit Karaelia’s personality. She is a Sunwalker, after all. Instead, I decided to use a darker-toned red-and-gold scheme. In the long run, when I’ve got the JPs to spare, I would like to use Liadrin’s Spaulders with this set.
Conqueror’s set with Pristine Lightforge Spaulders and Insignia Cloak
This set with these shoulders is a very popular combination, for good reason!
Customarily, when a character reaches level 77, I send her to the Argent Tournament and keep her there until she becomes a Champion of her home city. I was in too much of a rush to do that with these characters. Karaelia will eventually come back — after she’s LFDed her way to Exalted with the Horde home cities — because she wants to earn the Crusader title in her own right and acquire the Argent Charger. Kaohana may or may not ever do the Tournament.
I wasn’t really surprised when my first staff meetings this past week filled up my calendar for the coming week with even more meetings that I’ll have to attend before classes begin. I’ll probably still have enough play time to get one character from 80 to 90, but I might not have time for two. I’ve decided to prioritize the Paladin, pushing her straight through to level 90 before I even begin taking the Priest through the Cataclysm content. The Paladin is the one who really wants the ilevel 502 boots from the Seer Hao Pham Roo quest, anyway. Because the Priest is usually in robes or kilts, she doesn’t have any great desire for those boots for Transmogrification purposes, but the Paladin does. Additionally, my Warrior has learned all the Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s blacksmithing patterns by now, so the Paladin will have decent gear to go into the Battlefield:Barrens questline whereas the Priest, being herself my Tailor, will not.
With the twins at 80, my accumulated levels are now an even 1700. If I hadn’t deleted 262 levels worth of characters since last summer, and if I were using JD Kenada’s level adjustment scheme for DKs, I’d now be at 2022 levels — nicely over “2013 in 2013″.