This week being my Spring Break, I finally managed to sit down and power through the rest of Suramar.

It was indeed some very well done storytelling, and I enjoyed it — though it helped quite a bit that I’m at ilevel 900 from the slow ratchet of WQ rewards and already have flying. Although I still think she’s a conceited snob, I grew to like Arcanist Valtrois a bit more when I got to see her in her element, as it were, working with the ley lines — and the quest where she butts heads with Stellagosa in Zharkhenar cracked me up. I still like Occuleth the best, though.

I am not entirely “done” with Suramar, however, as I still haven’t gotten the Leywoven Flying Carpet. Kaelinda has Paragoned for the Nightfallen at least twelve times by now, and it’s getting rather discouraging to keep getting nothing but gold and Wakening Essences and other random junk when I open the caches. sigh…

I’d been making myself wait to purchase Battle for Azeroth at least until I’d completed Suramar and would be able to do both of the Horde-side Allied Race recruitment scenarios. I’d read that the Highmountain scenario is the longest and most involved, and that the Nightborne scenario has a scene that dovetails with the Void Elf scenario.

I spent the extra $20 to get the Collector’s Edition because fancy raptor for my Hunter who loves raptors —

— and fancy horse for my Human Mage who loves horses.

Although I could recruit the Highmountain Tauren and roll up the Highmountain Tauren alts I want to create now, I’m going to try to save that until after I’ve gotten all the classes leveled to 110 and experienced their Order Hall campaigns (through getting the last champion from the Broken Shore).

Because I only needed my Nightborne Mage to exist, however, there wasn’t any problem with sending Kaelinda off right away to help Lady Liadrin convince Thalyssra to join the Horde.

She was rather surprised and shocked by how harshly the Regent Lord treated Alleria Windrunner, though she herself was sufficiently well-mannered not to show it.

Kaelinda now has a “prettykitty” mount macro that includes the Mystic Runesaber, Arcanists’s Manasaber, Nightborne Manasaber, Luminous Starseeker, and Winged Guardian.

Thanks to a comment on Wowhead, I learned that I could create an Allied Races character on a realm where I didn’t yet have a level 110, so I was immediately able to create a Nightborne Mage on my Minor Mages realm (I’ll still have to get Kaylynda to 110 to do the Void Elf recruitment scenario, though).

Minor Mages, please welcome Koralythria!

She has pale pink hair (the color is very subtle) and no glowy tattoos (because she’s a commoner).

Koralythria is very young, as Nightborne go — only a hundred or so years old (about the same age as Kaelinda). Before — well, before Gul’dan, really — she was a junior assistant gardener at one of the smallest gardens in Suramar City, dreaming of someday becoming skilled enough to work on the Grand Promenade.

In her free time, she associated with a group of other young (less than a millenium old) people who were curious about the world outside the shield and wondered if there were things their leaders weren’t telling them. After the Legion arrived, she joined the cause of the Dusk Lily and became part of Vanthir’s network as soon as she became aware of them. Though her horticulture work had given her some proficiency with certain types of bladed implements, during the Insurrection, she discovered that she was more talented with magic than she had thought. When she came to Shal’Aran, she was overawed by Thalyssra. She was also rather disturbed and concerned by the Withered… especially by how many of them there seemed to be (so she’s even more of a conspiracy theorist now than she was before). She very quickly began to idolize Valtrois and Occuleth, though.

So… now that I’ve finally finished Suramar, what next?

Xe’ra’s Revisionist History of Illidan, then Argus, with my Demon Hunter — because the more Void Elves I see running around, the more I want to play one.


One of my favorite features of Mists of Pandaria is the lore scrolls scattered throughout the continent. Each scroll contains a short piece of information about one of Pandaria’s native races, or about Pandaren culture. All the scrolls about a particular race or aspect of Pandaren culture constitute a set. Most sets of scrolls are four or five; the longest set is a series of seven about the legendary Emperor Shaohao. Finding all of the scrolls in a set unlocks a story told by Lorewalker Cho. Finding the scrolls and unlocking the stories is the only way to gain reputation with the Lorewalkers faction.


Bonechewer shoulders gloves & boots, Silvermoon Tunic, Red Belt of Gentle Persuasion, X-52 Pilot’s Leggings, Lorewalkers Tabard, Staff of the Hidden Master


Princess Poobah’s Tiara, Mantle of the Desert Crusade, Jade Tiger Chestpiece, Abandoned Zandalari Bucklebreaker (LFR), Ango’rosh Legguards, Judicator’s Gauntlets, Sabatons of the Humble, Darkhide Blade, Bayeaux Shield, Lorewalkers Tabard

Antique Glory

Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Warmongering Gladiator’s Mantle of Cruelty, Cindercloth Vest, Galaxyfire Girdle, Night Dreamer Leggings, Gossamer Gloves + Illidari Bindings, Elegant Boots, Scarlet Filigreed Shirt, Lorewalkers Tabard, Rod of the Blazing Light

Khan of Knowledge

Khan’s set with Battleforge Shoulderguards, Golden Saronite Dragon, Turpster’s Sonorous Shield, and Lorewalkers Tabard

After reading the announcement for the new Hearthstone expansion, “The Witchwood”, now I have the “Something Wicked This Way Comes” track from the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban soundtrack looping in my head.

After Lunar Festival ended, all the characters who’d gotten dressed up in party clothes needed to don less-festive apparel. A few others also got new outfits just because.


Empyrial Elemental Crown, Relentless Gladiator’s Linked Spaulders, Warmongering Gladiator’s Ringmail Armor, Warmongering Gladiator’s Waistguard of Prowess, Marauder’s Gauntlets, War Mace of Unrequited Love, Ice Spire Scepter
The Sword of Sargeras is ugly and repulsive and creepy; Azerite, with its two-toned blue-yellow color, is strangely pretty.

Argent & Azure

Imperial Plate Helm, Field Plate Pauldrons, Breastplate of Avenging Flame (H), Lurker’s Girdle, Skyfire Greaves, Gauntlets of Purification, Boots of the Fallen Hero
On a whim, I decided to use this helm and see what I could put together to go with it.
The golden markings — body jewelry? — on the torsos of Lightforged Draenei remind me of the golden decorations around the ribcage of this chestpiece.

Cold Rage

Steamsmith Helm, Unstable Slag Shoulderplates, Strength’s Supremacy, Gutbuster of Aldur’thar, Phoenixfire Legplates, Flash Freeze Gauntlets (N), Treads of Savage Beatings, Frostbitten Greatsword
I don’t care for the Highmaul/Blackrock Foundry Warrior set as a whole, so even though I’d collected most of the lookalike pieces as a side-effect of trying to get the whole Paladin-lookalike set from follower missions, I didn’t bother to finish it. During the WoW’s Anniversary event in November, I saw a female Tauren DK wearing just the shoulders from that set with some other gear — I forget exactly what, maybe some of the DK starting zone gear? Anyhow, it looked awesome — awesome enough to inspire me to start running the Highmaul and Blackrock Foundry follower missions again until I got these shoulders — which were the only piece I’d been missing from the set.

Avatar of Aethrynn

Lightbringer Greathelm, Dawnsteel Shoulders, Aethrynn’s Everwarm Chestplate, Replica Lightforge Belt, Fists of Thane Kray-Tan, The Willbreaker, Templar Shield
I wonder who Aethrynn was? And Thane Kray-Tan and Queen Yh’saerie, for that matter? Are these names community tributes or tidbits of lore-stories (that will likely never be fully explained)?

Dragons of Nightmare

Pauldrons of the Dragonblight, Breastplate of Vaulted Skies, Bogslayer Belt, Direwing Legguards, Gauntlets of Steadfast Determination, Stompers of Echoing Doom, Reign of Misery
Been thinkin’ I oughtta make a kit with these Burning Legion-themed maces from Sunwell all expansion long. Didn’t expect it to come out as an Emerald Nightmare-themed kit instead, though.

Stormcrow Smash

Shoulderpads of the Forgotten Gate (N), Preened Ironfeather Breastplate, Belt of Fierce Competition, Kilt of the Forgotten One, Oilrag Handwraps* + Storming Vortex Bracers, Hammer of the Sporelings
I had a hard time finding shoulders for this combination of chestpiece and kilt. When I first tried these, I liked how their color coordinated, and I liked their general shape, but I wasn’t completely sold on the hawk-head details. After much comparison with other options, I finally returned to these as the ones I liked best.
Looking for a weapon after the armor was assembled, this 2H mallet seemed the most fitting; from the shape of the shoulders and the weapon comes the name I gave to the outfit.

Denizen of the Steppes

Defiant Spire Shoulderguard, Warhide Jerkin, Shadow-Gorged Belt, Ironpelt Leggings, Gloves of Swift Death, Duskbat Exterminator’s Treads, Apprentice’s Shirt, Sturdy Yaungol Spear
Without attempting to directly imitate any of their garb, this kit aspires to evoke the Yaungol.

Vermillion Vitality

Warhide Shoulderguard Jerkin & Footpads, Riplimb’s Lost Collar (N), Tough Mushanhide Leggings, Supple Gloves (2-655), Sword of Heartwrenching Slaughter
Like many other Legion leather chestpieces, this Vrykul-inspired design looks rather different on Demon Hunters than on the other leather-wearing classes. How does she not punch holes in her back every time she moves her arms?
This is another kit that makes me wish that female Demon Hunters had an orange red tattoo color as well as the magenta red.

Shado-Pan Ironpaw

Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Ironpelt Pauldrons, Wildblood Vest, Red Belt of Gentle Persuasion, Tough Mushanhide Leggings, Master Brewer’s Gloves, Landfall Leather Boots, Shado-Pan Tabard, Starrgo’s Walking Stick
I’ve been making kits for Katewatha with the tabards of all the specifically Pandaren factions of Pandaria, so even though I’ve already made several Shado-Pan outfits for her, I needed to make one more that used the tabard.

Silvermoon’s Pride and Glory

Sanctified Bloodmage Shoulderpads, Silvermoon Robes, Black Belt of Knowledge, Primal Combatant’s Gloves of Prowess, Sorcerer Slippers, Mantle of Silvermoon, Silvermoon City Tabard, Book of Highborne Hymns
At the beginning of Legion, I thought I would surely make a lot of Sin’dorei-themed outfits to show off Felo’melorn. As it turned out, I haven’t — so it’s high time for another one.

Silvermoon Torch Runner

Bloody Bandanna, Silvermoon Tunic, Burning Blade Devotee’s Cinch, Ghostclaw Leggings, Bonechewer Spikegloves & Shredboots, Yaungol Fire Carrier
Shortly after Transmogrification debuted, I participated in an Olympics-themed Transmogrification contest hosted by JD Kenada of Amateur Azerothian. Each contestant was assigned a faction to represent, though they only had to use the colors & thematic motifs of that faction in their first outfit, a kit for their flag-bearer in the opening parade of nationsfactions. I got Silvermoon, and designed a kit very much like this for my flag-bearer/torch runner.
I’ve made a few outfits that were very similar to this for Kelisanna in the past, but with the most recent Winter Olympics fresh in memory, I thought it an opportune moment to make this particular variation on the theme.

Stormwind Battlemage

Mountainsage Hood, Primal Mooncloth Shoulders, Whispering Tunic, Bridenbrad’s Sash, Leggings of the Night Sky, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Faith Healer’s Boots*, Bone Witch’s Drape, Stormwind Tabard, Replica Lion’s Fang, Divine Companion
This kit uses the version of the Stormwind Tabard sold by the Stormwind Quartermaster.

Sen’jin Voodoo Hunter

Headdress of Sharpened Vision, Pauldrons of Nalorakk, Skyhorn Vest, Girdle of Gale Force, Wild Plains Leggings, Battlebound Grips, Exile’s Chain Boots, Darkspear Tabard, Voodoo Hunting Bow
Ketura has always found the Trolls — and their raptor companions — to be the most interesting of the other races of the Horde.

Scarlets’ Salvation

Whitemane’s Chapeau, Mantle of False Virtue, Robe of Power, Girdle of Prophecy, Wild Gladiator’s Gloves of Prowess, Phoenix-Wing Cloak, Tabard of the Scarlet Crusade
Given the origin of Light’s Wrath, and the Crimson Pilgrims in Legion-Dalaran who comment upon it, it seemed appropriate to make this sort of a kit to complement it.

Scarlet Powah!

Nightvale Cowl, Mantle of Three Terrors, Robe of Power, Primal Combatant’s Cord of Prowess, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Infernoweave Boots, Staff of the Forest Lord
Perhaps because its matching hat is Whitemane’s Chapeau, I’ve always associated this robe with the Scarlet Crusade.


This series of posts began because I set myself a goal to document new Transmogrification outfits in a more timely fashion. As soon as I create a new outfit, I write it up in a draft post. As the weekend approaches, I start working on taking fashion screenshots, processing them, and updating “Things my [Class] Wears” posts. On Sunday — though not every Sunday — I publish the collection of my recent efforts. Then I begin the next “Sunday on the Promenade” draft post.

Occasionally, I have ideas for themed Transmogrification collections that take several months to completely assemble. Thus, some of these outfits might get re-posted at a later date as part of such a themed Transmogrification collection.

If any of you, my dear readers, have kits that you’d like to share, I’d be happy to add you to the show! Just email me your picture(s), along with a list of the items in the outfit. I don’t regularly check my blog email, though, so if you’ve sent me an outfit, please make a comment on the most recent Sunday Mog Show post so that I know to check my blog email for your contribution.

I passed on the first season of the Trial of Style back in August. It sounded like it would be fun, but it happened during the week right before school started, when I was busy with pre-semester meetings and scrambling to get ready for the first day of classes. If I’d been excited by any of the rewards, I would have made sure to fit it in somehow, but I wasn’t, so doing it just for the fun of it just didn’t happen.

This time around, I wanted to be sure to try it. This week has turned out to be somewhat more busy than I’d anticipated, so it was fortunate for my motivation to actually get out and do this season of the Trial of Style that at least one of the second season rewards is actually interesting to me: the Goldspine plate set. Thus, one of my plate-wearers had to do it — and if there is something frivolous that needs to be done by a plate-wearer, the Underpowered Death Knight always wants to be the one to do it (when did she get so silly?).

Her first try:

Demonbreaker Helm, Acid-Etched Pauldrons, Crystalvein Breastplate, Fel Iron Plate Belt, Purifier’s Pantaloons, Emerald Gauntlets, Truesteel Boots (1-640), Sword of Nefarian’s Hand
I grabbed the helmet first and then built the green kit around it. I didn’t think this outfit really fit the theme very well, so I wasn’t at all surprised to not place. The outfits that did place were much more awesome and appropriate to the theme (such as the Blood Elf on the left in the second picture).

Her second try:

Fel-Proof Goggles, hidden shoulder, Phantom Armor, hidden belt, Cobalt Legguards, Warsong Gauntlets, Griftah’s Authentic Troll Shoes, Blade of the Titans
As the rounds of voting were taking place, I thought for sure the strapping Orc gentleman was going to take the big prize. But when he got called up as third, and then the Blood Elf gal in her outfit that made me think of Cymre Jones was second, I knew I was going to be first place.

That got me enough prize tokens to buy the Goldspine set!

The Trial of Style was fun to do — fun to see what I could throw together under the pressure of the 2.5 minute time limit, fun to see what the other contestants came up with, fun to dance and cheer and wave while I was on the stage, fun to vote for the other contestants, fun because it was so fast.

It looks like the next season of the Trial of Style will be in the week before school begins again. I wonder what the prizes for the next season will be? Will they be exciting enough to distract me away from frantically trying to get ready for the first day of class?

Image from Wowhead
I am not sure whether to be jealous that they get a High Arakkoa-like form, or to be horrified by how it looks like a bizarre hybrid of High Arakkoa, Falcosaur, and Elekk…

Lunar Festival Finery

I’ve adored the Lunar Festival dresses & suits forever, and I’ve wanted the new flower circlets as a headpiece forever, so I’ve got to use them while they’re in season!

Lucky Red Envelope

Crown of Prosperity, Exquisite Sunderseer Mantle, Festival Suit, Black Mageweave Gloves, Kurkenstoks, Nub’s Wand, Kobold Candle
“Firecracker” would be another good name for this outfit.

Omen of Plunder

Crown of Dark Blossoms, Bonechewer Shoulderguards, Festival Suit, Rope-Grip Gloves, Felshroud Boots
The black tint of the upgraded appearance of the Outlaw Artifact swords or the base red tint of the Mage Tower Challenge rapiers would also be fabulous with this outfit.

Dark Side of Elune

Crown of Dark Blossoms, Festive Black Pant Suit, Bogslayer Gauntlets, Griftah’s Authentic Troll Shoes, Warsword of the Ebon Blade
The circlet of black and red flowers is perfect for gloomy folk like Death Knights and Forsaken.

The White Lady’s Blue Child

Crown of Good Fortune, Festive Blue Pant Suit, Spiritualist’s Gauntlets, Golden Cenarion Greaves, Rage-Possessed Greatsword
Do the Tauren have a myth and a special name for Azeroth’s second moon?

Icy Moon

Crown of Good Fortune, Relentless Gladiator’s Linked Spaulders, Festive Teal Pant Suit, Edgemaster’s Handguards, Sparkleshell Sabatons, Ice Spire Scepter, Spiritsage’s Shield
The pale blue of the flowers reminded me of these icy-looking Wrath PvP shoulders.

Eternal Blossoms

Crown of Prosperity, Mantle of Autumn, Festival Dress, Rope-Grip Gloves, Blood-Tempered Ranseur*
The golden leaves on these shoulders remind me of how the Vale of Eternal Blossoms used to be…
The Blood-Tempered Ranseur was awarded from a low-level Blood Elf Paladin questline that disappeared in the Cataclysm; if I didn’t have it, I would have used the Rod of the Blazing Light.

Lunar Efflorescence

Crown of Courage, Cenarion Spaulders, Festive Green Dress, Rope-Grip Gloves, Staff of the Verdant Circle
I used this combination (with the antlers that match the shoulders) as an RP-wear outfit for Lunar Festival in previous years, before the holiday clothes were Moggable.
Moonglade is THE location for the Lunar Festival, of course — but the lighting there is terrible!

Pink Peony

Crown of Courage, Festive Pink Dress, Bloodscale Belt, Maltendis’ Handguards, Tempered Vis’kag the Bloodletter, Aegis of the Vindicator
Pink is for Paladins!

Night Vision

Crown of Courage, Festive Purple Dress, Rope-Grip Gloves, Headhunter’s Slippers, Warglaive of the Fel Hammer
Purple seemed most appropriate for an Illidari.

Purple Moonlight

Crown of Good Fortune, Festive Purple Dress, Replica Magister’s Gloves, Kurkenstoks, Mok’Morokk’s Beat Stick
This staff pulls together the silvery blue of the flowers and the purple of the dress quite nicely.