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I knew how Kaelydia had come to be golden-eyed — see the flavor text descriptions for Blood Elf Mage outfits 62 – 64 & 60 — but I didn’t know much else about her. I was wondering what her relationship status might be when she said, “Oh, I’m married. To a Draenei.”

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We were both members of the Army of the Shattered Sun, and occasionally had assignments together. We became moderately well acquainted with each other, but not enough that I would necessarily have called us “friends”. After the restoration of the Sunwell, I stayed at Quel’Danas while he went to Icecrown with the Argent Crusade. Following the defeat of the Lich King, he returned to Quel’Danas. By that time, the number of long-term members of the Army of the Shattered Sun had gotten much smaller, and so we encountered and worked with each other much more frequently than before. Over the years, we gradually became friends, then better friends, until eventually we were quite close.

When Lady Liadrin went with Archmage Khadgar to the other Draenor, we both chose to go with her. We spent most of our time with Lady Liadrin’s forces at Auchindoun in Talador. Occasionally, he took me to see places in Shadowmoon Valley that corresponded to the places he had known on “our” Draenor, to show me what they had been like before our Draenor became Outland.

On one such outing, I dared to ask a question that had been consuming me with curiosity for some time. I’d observed that Draenei wore different colors of gems in their tail rings, which sometimes changed. More to the point, I wondered what the green gems that he’d begun wearing in his tail rings some time ago signified.

“Ah,” he answered, rather shyly and awkwardly, “the colors are a signal between Draenei about our interest in romantic relationships. The green means that I am not currently seeking a relationship because I am already… seeing someone. And the pattern…” he became even more shy and awkward, “means that there is some… complexity.”

I was surprised. We had known each other well enough for long enough that we had shared a great deal of our pasts with each other. I knew about the wives and children he had lost to the Burning Legion, most recently when the Orcs went on their rampage on Outland. He knew about my two failed marriages.

My first marriage hadn’t quite been Arranged, but it had certainly been Set Up. As a young woman, I had been deeply immersed in my studies and had no marital prospects to speak of. I wasn’t bothered by this; my older brother had married well and would handle the family futures quite competently. The young man was a younger son of his family; when began courting me, I knew at once that it was because my parents and his sought a financial alliance. We got along amiably enough, so I agreed to the match. After three successive pregnancies ended in early miscarriages, however, he sued to be released from the marriage. Because it had been a political marriage, the legal jousting required to disentangle the conjoined business affairs without completely ruining either family took so long that my husband had fathered two children with another woman by the time everything was resolved. Once our divorce was final, he married her as promptly as he could.

(To their credit, my parents learned from this debacle and did not attempt to manipulate the marital prospects of my younger brother, Ianestin. Although I do not know her well, I approve of the young woman who has captured his attention — though neither he nor she seems willing yet to admit to the depth of their mutual affection and desire.)

After the destruction of the Sunwell, I followed Prince Kael’thas to Outland. During that journey, I fell madly in love with a certain man in the group.

He was as infatuated with me as I was with him, and infatuation rapidly progressed to a marriage proposal. Our wedding was a great celebration for the whole group; Prince Kael’thas himself showered it with praise as a sign of the new hope the Sin’dorei had before us in Outland. When we were together, fireworks flew.

But the whole thing was a mistake. For all the things we found fascinating about each other, there were as many or more that we disagreed upon, especially as Prince Kael’thas’s choices became more and more extreme. My second husband was staunchly loyal to Prince Kael’thas, whereas I began to be persuaded by Seer Voren’thal. When Seer Voren’thal began to talk, quietly, of defecting to Shattrath City, I divorced my second husband.

After that, I had been embittered and not at all interested in anything other than friendship for a very, very long time.

But my dear Draenei friend had said nothing of any recent romantic attachments.

“Are you willing to tell me about it?” I asked.

He twisted his fingers together. “I am not interested in a relationship with another Draenei,” he said slowly, “because I am too much in love with you.”

“Well, then,” I said, “let me uncomplicate things for you.” And I reached up and kissed him.

When we returned to the Sunsworn camp in Talador, we went straight to Lady Liadrin and asked her to marry us. She gave us a Look that said I was wondering how long it would take you two to figure that out and then asked simply, “Which rite?”

We’d discussed this thoroughly on the journey back to the camp, and we answered, “Both of them.”

That evening, when the appropriate ceremonial preparations had been made and the required number of witnesses had been gathered from among our friends, we were wed: first with Soulbinder Tuulani conducting the Draenei ceremony, then with Lady Liadrin conducting the Sin’dorei ceremony.

This time, the celebrations and feelings of hope were genuine.

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I refused to participate in the Darkshore Warfront as Horde, but by participating in it as Alliance, I also gained the appearances for the Horde counterpart set.

Moonpriest’s Vestments (A), Plaguebringer’s Raiment (H)

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Moonpriest’s Vestments

Moonpriest



Moonpriest’s Vestments with Sentinel’s Branch/Crescent Wand + Urn of Lost Memories

Wrathful Moonpriest




Ceremonial Crown of Karabor, Wrathful Gladiator’s Silk Amice, Imbued Netherweave Tunic, Felcast Cord, Moonpriest’s Legwraps, Sunfrost Handwraps, Inferno Breath Sandals, Moonpriest’s Cloak, Steel Bladebreaker, Urn of Lost Memories

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Plaguebringer’s Raiment

Epic Wicked Witch

Wicked Witch’s Hat, Magnificent Aeroglide Shoulderpads, Plaguebringer’s Robe, Mana Cord of Deception, Plaguebringer’s Gloves, Pulverizing Felsoles, Ashjra’kamas, Shroud of Resolve (rank 1), Electrowing Dagger (H) + Ledger of Revolting Rituals (H)/Baleful Spire

Voidbringer

Mish’undare, Voidheart Mantle, Selis’ Silk Shirt, Mana-Cord of Deception (N), Plaguebringer’s Legwraps Gloves & Boots, Ashjra’kamas (rank 1), Inkgill Blade, Uldir Subject Manifest (LFR)

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I only visited the Arathi Warfront once or maybe twice with Kinevra just to see what it was all about. The gear set appearances were available from other sources, including, if I recall correctly, War Campaign chapters and 7th Legion/Honorbound Emissary reward chests.

7th Legionnaire’s Vestment (A), Honorbound Artificer’s Raiment (H)

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7th Legionnaire’s Vestment

7th Legion Wizard


Arathi Warfront Alliance Cloth with Hidden Gloves, Crafted Cloak of War and 7th Legionnaire’s Stave

Seventh Legion Mage-Priest

Mountainsage Hood, Shoulders of Foaming Fluids (N), 7th Legionnaire’s Raiment, Healer’s Belt of Final Winter (N), Warmongering Gladiator’s Gloves of Prowess, Kimbra Boots*, 7th Legionnaire’s Stave

Blue Queen




Crown of the Righteous, 7th Legionnaire’s Amice, Sorcerer Robe, Shadowlace Cord, Sea Sculptor’s Cuffs, Eelskin Flippers, Crafted Cloak of War, Blue Linen Shirt, Court of Farondis Tabard, Replica Lion’s Fang, Sinister Combatant’s Etched Vessel

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Honorbound Artificer’s Raiment

Honorbound Wizard


Darckli’s Dragonfire Diadem, Honorbound Artificer’s Amice & Robes, Fearless Gladiator’s Silk Cord, Slippers of the Forgotten Heretic (LFR), Argent Conscript’s Drape (H), Bloodfire Greatstaff

Queen of Blood and Embers

Crown of the Seducer, Honorbound Artificer’s Amice, Sanctified Bloodmage Robe (25H), Embersilk Cord, Primal Combatant’s Gloves of Prowess, Noble’s Fancy Boots, Vindictive Gladiator’s Ironskin Cloak, Stylish Black Shirt, Starrgo’s Walking Stick

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A collection of Transmogrification Kits actually worn in-game by my Night Elf Druid. Outfits are listed from most recent to least recent. Items that are no longer obtainable are marked with an asterisk (*).

33) Night Glaive

Celestial Observer’s Constellations, Broodmother Armor, Grips of the Chosen Dead, Misthide Belt, Bladedancer’s Pantaloons, Boots of the Chosen Dead, Archon Glaive
I couldn’t leave Kerithian in the Nightmare for very long, so here she is with the original special questline-granted Night Elf-exclusive appearance, the Night Warrior (which is really only the eyes, Night Elf eye color 10, but I like to use skin color 13 and hair color 16 with it). This ensemble — hairstyle included — is loosely inspired by Tyrande’s Night Warrior visage.

32) Malorne’s Nightmare II


Gladiator’s Dragonhide Armor with Cloak of Blade Turning and Scythe of Elune (PVP, first tint)
Naturally, I had to play around with the “Dark Ranger” customization introduced in Patch 9.2.5 with a Night Elf — and since I did it with Kerithian, of course it made her into a Nightmare Druid.

If you are 1337 like I’m not, The First Satyr’s Spaulders would be an awesome addition to this look.
See also (Tauren) Druid #42.

31) Star Chylde I


Celestial Observer’s Ensemble with Conqueror’s Nightsong Cover and Scythe of Elune (upgraded, 1st tint)
I wanted to use the Sentinel’s Branch with this outfit for a Kaldorei character–

–but she’s a Druid and darnit if the Scythe of Elune doesn’t just look phenomenal.
See also “Star Chylde II” ((Tauren) Druid #96).

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A collection of Transmogrification Kits actually worn in-game by my Human Mage. Outfits are listed from most recent to least recent. Items that are no longer obtainable are marked with an asterisk (*).

104) Pupellyverbos Port




Red Tricorne Hat/Plundered Crimson Captain’s Hat/First Mate Hat, Curtainfire Mantle, Cloak of the Shadowed Sun, Sinfall Venthyr Vestments, Hexweave Gloves, Gem-Inlaid Velvet Cinch, Leggings of Mischief, Buccaneer’s Boots, Freeport Falchion + Deep Core Lantern
Yo ho ho and a bottle of…

103) Rosy Reminiscence

Historical Perspective Shifters, Corrupted Mantle of the Felseekers, Runecloth Tunic, White Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Belt of the Sage, Resplendent Sarong, Archmage Slippers, The Staff of Twin Worlds
In my previous search for tunics to coordinate with the Resplendent Sarong, I somehow completely overlooked the Runecloth Tunic.
Kimorene thought she’d give the Curly Bun hairstyle a try.

102) Order of Embers




Simple Glasses, Almost New Shoulderpads, Wild Combatant’s Silk Robe, Order of Embers Tabard, Blanched Ravenfeather Gloves, Willow Belt, Blightbitten Steps, Fighter Broadsword, Tome of the Dawn
Kinevra quested through Tiragarde Sound and Stormsong Valley, but it was Kaelyla who quested through Drustvar; she only got as far as the reorganization of the Order of Embers at Arom’s Stand. Hence the poor photoediting seam in the picture with Lucille Waycrest.

101) Avatar



Tasteful Eyeglasses, Stylish Blue Shirt, Squallshaper Leggings, Stickyfoot Sandals, Fighter Broadsword + Tome of the Dawn
An attempt to make my Human Mages look like I do in the Real World, sort of. I wear my hair in a tail like Kaylynda most of the time, but it curls like Kayliddia’s hair when I wear it loose. My hair color is somewhere in between the orange of Kaylynda’s hair and the reddish-brown of Kayliddia’s hair. My body shape is definitely more Boralus than Stormwind.
The sword I chose is meant to represent these play swords that my husband spent much of the last year or two making.

They have an aluminum bar core encased in cardboard and/or foam, held together with wood glue or caulk or sewn cord, and, obviously, duct tape.

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Shadowlands is worth getting just for all the wonderful new customization options!
Here’s how the appearances of my Human characters changed.

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Kaylynda (Primary Alt; toon name on server)


skin tone 4; face 6; hair style 18; hair color 4; eyebrows 6; face shape 3; eye color 14
Kaylynda appeared mid-Warlords when I decided that I wanted to have my Human Mage be an Alliance doppelganger for my Blood Elf Mage — and also a closer avatar of myself. She is several years older than Kinevra. She’s originally from Redridge Mountains. She was at Theramore during the time that Kaelinda was there, in Human disguise, during which time the two became firm enough friends for the friendship to survive the reveal of Kaelinda’s actual identity. She was not at Theramore during the events of Tides of War, however, because she had already moved on to another project or assignment.

Kinevra (Alter-Ego)


skin tone 3; face 9; hair style 4; hair color 6; eyebrows 7; face shape 1; eye color 17
Kinevra was my Human Mage’s original name & appearance. She was born in Westfall; after the great drought that occurred when she was still a small child, her family moved to Stormwind and from there followed Jaina Proudmoore to Kalimdor and the founding of Theramore. After growing up in Theramore, she escaped the mana-bomb by virtue of having been assigned, despite her youth, as a guardian mage to the ship taking Theramore children and families to safety in Gadgetzan (see Tides of War p 173). She had an enormous crush on Prince Anduin for many years. Because of her Theramore history and strong loyalty to Jaina Proudmoore, Kinevra returned as my primary Human Mage identity for Battle for Azeroth, though I didn’t officially change the toon’s name back.

Kimorene (Alter-Ego)


skin tone 12; face 19; hair style 27; hair color 11; eyebrows 11; face shape 2; eye color 5
This character was originally a Priest alt who was dismissed during an alt-fatigue pruning episode. I liked her appearance enough that I later revived her as a Mage Alter-Ego. Originally from Tirisfal Glades, she traveled to Southshore to see her oldest son Robert’s new baby just before the Plague hit. As soon as the first news of the Plague came to Southshore, Robbie put everyone on his fishing boat and they sailed across Baradin Bay to Menethil Harbor, arriving before that town closed its port. Later, they moved to Stormwind.
(I forgot to do the piercings when I updated the rest of the appearance, but they are still intended to be part of her look!)

Kimmellyn (Alter-Ego)


skin tone 11; face 22; hair style 30; hair color 12; eyebrows 11; face shape 2; eye color 3
Kimorene’s youngest daughter, who traveled with her mother to Southshore to see her brother Robbie’s new baby and thus became the only other member of her family to escape the Plague.
(I forgot to do the piercings when I updated the rest of the appearance, but they are still intended to be part of her look!)

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Kerithian (Primary Alt; toon name on server)


skin tone 3; face 7; hair style 8; hair color 8; eyebrows 1; ears 1; eye color 1; markings 10; markings color 6; earrings 2
Kerithian is the granddaughter of my Night Elf Mage, Keriluna. She is about a millennium and a half old. She didn’t care much for Teldrassil itself, but was horrified and furious over the loss of her people.

Kivrin (Alter-Ego)


skin tone 2; face 9; hair style 20; hair color 4; vine color 3; eyebrows 1; ears 3; eye color 1; markings 3; markings color 3; headdress 2
A decade ago, when I was first beginning my journey in Azeroth, after creating our Tauren Shaman & Druid and playing with them for awhile, BTH and I thought it might be fun to create a pair of Alliance characters, too. We decided to make Super Stealth Buddies: he made a male Night Elf Rogue, and I made a female Night Elf Druid named Kivrin. We didn’t have as much fun with our Night Elves as we did with our Tauren, however, and eventually Kivrin got pruned from my growing alt roster.
Kivrin returned in Battle for Azeroth as a Feral-specced Alter-Ego of Kerithian. The original Kivrin had the “Short Tail” hairstyle (6) and this color. She also had the “shadow” tattoo style that Kerithian now wears, but to further differentiate the two characters (because I initially kept the skin tone and face the same), I changed her tattoo style to the “blades” design that matches the markings on the face of the Night Elf Cat Form.
With the numbers to help me keep track, I’ve now changed Kivrin’s skin tone and face to be different from Kerithian’s.

Kivrin-Night Warrior (Alter-Ego)


skin tone 13; face 9; hair style 20; hair color 16; eyebrows 1; ears 3; eye color 10; markings 3; markings color 1; headdress 2
Kerithian didn’t love Teldrassil enough to be affected by the splash from Tyrande’s transformation into the Night Warrior, but Kivrin did.

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If in the future I make changes to any other characters’ appearances, I will add their before-and-after looks to this post, below.

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A collection of Transmogrification Kits actually worn in-game by my Human Mage. Outfits are listed from most recent to least recent. Items that are no longer obtainable are marked with an asterisk (*).

100) Blue Queen




Crown of the Righteous, 7th Legionnaire’s Amice, Sorcerer Robe, Shadowlace Cord, Sea Sculptor’s Cuffs, Eelskin Flippers, Crafted Cloak of War, Blue Linen Shirt, Court of Farondis Tabard, Replica Lion’s Fang, Sinister Combatant’s Etched Vessel
This coloration of the crown originally dropped by Opulence in the Battle of Dazar’alor raid is a Shadowlands Jewelcrafting design.
My original Human Mage, Kinevra, gets to wear this special outfit because it is outfit #100 for “Things my Human Mage Wears”!

99) Shadowfrost



Crown of Eternal Winter, Frostwind Mantle, Cataclysmic Gladiator’s Silk Robe, Deckhand’s Rope Belt (N), Primal Combatant’s Gloves of Prowess, Hu’rala’s Slippers, Wild Combatant’s Energy Staff
I’d had the notion of pairing these shoulders with this robe, and then I had to figure out what else would look good with it. The crown surprised me a bit; I do rather like how it looks when it’s not in the creepy phase of its animation.

98) Mage Flames



Fire: Firehawk Hood (N), Mantle of Closed Doors (N), Black Velvet Robes, Belt of the Hero, Sorcerer Slippers, Felo’melorn (default, tint 1)



Frost: Frostwind Cowl, Frostwind Mantle, Black Velvet Robes, Sorcerer Sash, Sorcerer Slippers, Felo’melorn (default, tint 4)



Arcane:
Firehawk Hood (H), Mantle of Closed Doors (H), Black Velvet Robes, Nesingwary’s Sash, Sorcerer Slippers, Felo’melorn (default, tint 2)
This is an idea that’s been percolating more or less ever since Battle for Azeroth‘s Island Expeditions introduced a blue coloration of the Firelands Mage Tier set — now there was a coloration for each Mage specialization! I couldn’t make it a reality, though, until Shadowlands expanded Transmogrification to allow Artifact appearances to be used cross-spec.

97) Glam Grandma



Rhinestone Sunglasses, Buccaneer’s Robes, Aboriginal Sash, Cushioned Treads of Glory, Wound Dressing, Void-Warped Oshu’gun Staff
When the Rhinestone Sunglasses became a cosmetic, Moggable item in Patch 9.0.5, that seemed like the opportunity I’d been waiting for to show off Kimorene’s new look with the Shadowlands customization options.

96) Eternal Traveler


Vestments of the Eternal Traveler with Fearless Gladiator’s Silk Cowl, Purifier’s Silken Cape, and Pillar of the Dreamgrove
For at least one character, I wanted to use the entire Eternal Traveler set… more or less. I still swapped out the hat (because I like to see my character’s face) and the cloak (because this one is prettier).
I’ve been waiting for a good opportunity to show off Kimmellyn’s gorgeous new look, and this seemed like a fabulous one. I’m not sure which of my Human Mage personas will actually end up being “prime” in Shadowlands, though.

95) Scholar of the Highborne



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Orchid Amice*, Highborne Robes, High Councillor’s Sash, Resplendent Sarong, Archmage Slippers, White Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Celestial Stave*
This outfit is a modernized appearance of the outfit Kaelinda is wearing in “Kaelinda at Light’s Hope Chapel”. I wrote that story almost ten years ago, at the beginning of Cataclysm. Although Transmogrification hadn’t been introduced yet, I think the outfit shown in the pictures in the story is likely to be an RP-Clothes kit rather than her actual at-level questing gear at the time. At any rate, the robe was definitely chosen for the RP quality of its name, as the story is about Kaelinda searching out and studying an ancient Highborne manuscript. Because Kaelinda spends much of the story exploring Alliance lands in Human disguise, Kaylynda gets to wear this outfit, too.
The robe has triangular skin windows on the hips, which I have filled in with the Resplendent Sarong to bring in a little more of the magenta color from the bodice.

94) Esquire




Duskhaven Top Hat, Duskhallow Mantle, Shadow Council Tunic, Keyton’s Sash, Godfrey’s Britches, Gloves of Abhorrent Strategies + Shadow Council Bracer, Duskhaven Boots, Obsidian-Flecked Cape, Clear Crystal Rod*
I used to have one of my bank alts wear an RP-Clothes outfit similar to this, only with the Noble’s Monocle from Outland fishing dailies for the headgear and Black Ice for the bling. The Antique Silver Cufflinks, also from Outland fishing dailies, which were part of my bank alt’s ensemble, match these cloth bracers.

93) Alodi’s Heir

Cataclysmic Gladiator’s Silk Armor with Brutal Gladiator’s Silk Cowl, Black Swashbuckler’s Shirt, and Ebonchill (upgraded, first tint)
When I finally figured out that this set is what Alodi and Archmage Karlain (in the Elite recolor) are wearing, then I had to get it. It needed a less complicated hat, though. It also looks rather smashing with the Crown of Eternal Winter.

92) Tirisgarde Apprentice in Pants


High Councillor’s Tunic, Felcast Cord, Ravensun Britches, Zaetar’s Gloves, Mountainsage Sandals, Formal White Shirt, The Staff of Twin Worlds
The Auxiliary’s Robe worn by the Tirisgarde Apprenticies in the Hall of the Guardian is acquired from low-level PvP. I don’t want to endure low-level battlegrounds, so I’ll have to make do with an outfit using the matching pants (which are acquired from a normal leveling quest).

91) Azerite Arcanum



Empyrial Cosmic Crown, Heroes’ Frostfire Shoulderpads, Robes of the Exalted, Runed Spell-Cuffs, Sandswept Sandals, Cloak of Tranquil Clouds, Spectral Censorite’s Staff
During the last patch of Legion, I made an Azerite-inspired outfit for Kamalia (Shaman #83). Now, at the end of Battle for Azeroth, I wanted to make an Azerite-inspired outfit for one of my Mages.

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Kaelyla is a Void Elf.

With the Orb of the Sin’dorei, she can become a Blood Elf.

With the Orb of Deception, she can become a Nightborne.

And by entering the Well of Eternity, she can become a Night Elf.

So if you want to be All The Elves and side with the Alliance, roll a Void Elf.
If you want to be All The Elves and side with the Horde, roll a Nightborne.

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Since reaching 120, Kinevra has done the Alliance side of things all out of order*. She did Mechagon first, so I could do the Mechagnome recruitment questline. Then Nazjatar, then the 8.0 War Campaign, then the Shroud of Resolve, then the 8.1 and 8.1.5 chapters of the War Campaign, then the second Siege of Orgrimmar and its small follow-up quests. I ended up doing the Pride of Kul Tiras storyline last — I’d heard that it was most excellent, perhaps the best story in all of Battle for Azeroth, so I suppose I was “saving the best for last” — and indeed it was as magnificent and moving as promised.

Having properly saved Jaina, I could finally recruit the Kul Tirans. At last, my roster is complete with a character of every race as Kayliddia the Kul Tiran Mage joins The Blue Team of my major characters.

Kayliddia’s parents were retainers on Lord Norwington’s estate. As a child, she showed promise as a magic-wielder, so when she reached the appropriate adolescent age to be apprenticed for a trade, Lord Norwington sponsored her training as a Tidesage. When her training was complete, she served as a Tidesage in Lord Norwington’s shipping fleet**. When the Horde raided Norwington Estate, one of her parents was killed, and the other parent and one of her younger siblings who was still at home were seriously injured. Kayliddia requested to be released from her service as a Tidesage to care for her wounded family members. When they had recovered, she further requested to be allowed to fight the Horde alongside Kul Tiras’ renewed allies, the Alliance***.

Before I did the Kul Tiran stories, I did the Heritage of the Sin’dorei questline with Kaelinda. I greatly enjoyed it and intend to write an RP story about it for her, like I did with Kamalia and the Heritage of the Shu’halo questline. First, however, I have to figure out where Kaelinda was and what she was doing when the Fall of Silvermoon originally happened.

With these major lore goals accomplished, all that’s left of my rest-of-BfA/pre-Shadowlands to-do list is mog farming and alt leveling:

* obtain the robe and belt of the Normal and Heroic versions of the Kul Tiras dungeon cloth set (the other pieces will be nice to have if I get them along the way)
* obtain the belt, gloves, and boots of the Uldir LFR cloth set (I already have the robe and shoulders)
* obtain the Phoenixfire Staff from the first wing of Dazar’alor LFR

* finish leveling Kaelyla to 120 and prep her for Shadowlands (rank 1 Shroud of Resolve, four rank 3 Essences, ilevel above 430)

* level Kasheena for Highmountain Tauren Heritage Armor

Although I want the Kul Tiran Heritage Armor very much and have all kinds of other Mogging that I want to do with Kayliddia (and I think I might want to take her to the Shadowlands, too), I plan to hold off on leveling her until Shadowlands so that I can do her leveling entirely in Kul Tiras and do all the quests and learn all the Kul Tiran lore that I skipped with Kinevra#.

* if I finish all these other things before the Shadowlands pre-launch events begin, do more Horrific Visions with Kerisa to get the second upgraded appearance of the Shroud of Resolve

The most significant thing to me about having completed my big Battle for Azeroth lore goals, though, is that hopefully now my brain will be able to shift out of “it’s summer and all I wanna do is play WoW” mode and into “Fall semester is coming up fast and it’s time to focus on getting my classes organized” mode.

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* In-character, though, of course she would have done all these things in the proper chronological sequence.

** Or that of one of his business partners; it’s not clear if he would have a fleet of his own

*** Hmm… Kinevra, Kaelyla, and Kayliddia all have cause for strong grudges against the Horde, so I’m going to have to think about if/how they can still be able to work amicably with Kaelinda.

# Because the BfA Loremaster achievement is accountwide, Kamalia’s completion of the Zandalar storylines meant that Kinevra didn’t actually have to do everything in Kul Tiras. In fact, because she gained several levels during the WoW’s 15th Anniversary event from the trivia daily, she did little beyond the main storyline of Tiragarde Sound.

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This time and the last time that the Alliance was on the offensive in Darkshore, I ran it as many times as I could with Kinevra — at least once per day in the previous cycle, once during naptime and twice after bedtime for the past couple of days during this cycle. My goal was to obtain the Moonpriest’s Vestments and Sentinel’s Branch. I got the last couple of pieces of the armor set that I needed early in this cycle, and on my third run of the day yesterday, I finally got the staff.

Hooray, now I’m done! That marks off one of my remainder-of-BfA/pre-Shadowlands goals!

Along the way, I also picked up the Sentinel’s Spellblade and the cloaks for all three of the other armor types.

Looking at the Apothecary Spellstaff, the Horde counterpart of the Sentinel’s Branch, I think I might actually use it, eventually. I’m envisioning my Warlock using it with the Necrolords stuff from Shadowlands.

I’ve so far ignored the Arathi Warfront, as that set can be obtained in other ways. Maybe next time the Alliance is on the offensive there, though, I’ll do it once just to see how it compares to Darkshore.

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