one of these days I’ll manage to draw Night Elf ears of the appropriate length and curvature… most of the time, as in this case, they end up more like Troll ears
Tam wrote, some time ago, about how the Night Elf version of the DK quest “A Special Surprise” is a sucker punch to the gut compared to the other races. Which it is — but to me, the most intriguing part is the idea of a Night Elf as a child. And not just any child, but a small child. How long has it been since infants and children were a numerous and common sight amongst the Kaldorei? Most Night Elves currently living are probably thousands of years old. Even the “young ones” are likely to be in their hundreds. I imagine that a Night Elf child would be a rare and precious treasure.
Ever since Tam wrote that post, I’ve been tempted to roll a Night Elf DK for myself. That, and I’ve also always rather liked that gray-green is one of the NE DK haircolors — a dulled version of the bright green of living Night Elves, how appropriate! So when Alas began talking up the Eff the Ineffable Fishing Extravaganza, I hopped on over to Azuremyst and created Katelaira (a name recycled from my former Blood Elf DK).
I drew the picture without using references, so the adult doesn’t look like Yazmina Oakenshield, the DK quest NPC — perhaps she is indeed the child’s actual mother, a Priestess of the Moon.
The funny thing about me going to Alas’s shindig is I only contributed several hundred fish or so — maybe a thousand — to my former guild’s “That’s a Lot of Bait” achievement. Being a mana-hungry healer, I spend most of my fishing time out on open water trying to catch Deepsea Sagefish, and when I’ve caught my weekly supply of those, I’m usually tired enough of fishing to not want to spend more time fishing pools.