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Officially, Shadowlands began in Year 35 from the Opening of the Dark Portal, and Dragonflight begins in Year 40; with World of Warcraft having begun in Year 25, there are 15 years between the beginning of Classic and the beginning of Dragonflight. What does this mean for my characters?

Way back in 2018, Gnomecore asked, “How Old Are Your Toons?” At the time, I began a rundown of the ages of my characters that then sat in draft for a few years until I eventually deleted it. Now seems like a good time to revisit that storybuilding prompt.

Although I have previously headcanoned the first several expansions of WoW as being two years in duration, the Official Timeline has one year for most of them. I’ll use the Official Timeline for these age calculations.

A couple more assumptions, which may or may not be Canon: Tauren become adults in their culture at age 16 and generally live to 90-110. Eversong Elves become adults in their culture at age 100 and generally live 300-500 years, though rare individuals may live for 1000 – 3000 years.

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The ages of my major Tauren characters can be determined from my Tauren Paladin and Priest, the twins Karaelia and Kaohana, who came of age at the beginning of Cataclysm. Thus, they are 16 years old in Year 28 and were born in Year 12. The twins were a surprise late pregnancy for their mother. Keija (Warrior) was 10, Ketura (Hunter) was 13, Kerisa (Druid) was 15, and Kamalia (Shaman) was 18 at the time.
In Year 25 when World of Warcraft begins, they were: Kamalia 31, Kerisa 28, Ketura 26, Keija 23, Karaelia & Kaohana 13.
Kerisa married in Year 28 at the end of Wrath of the Lich King and her daughter Kessina was born about a year later during Cataclysm; either late Year 29 or early Year 30. Her son was born during Legion, probably Year 33.
Keija didn’t begin actively adventuring herself until after the twins came of age. She married at age 25 (Year 27), but she and her husband chose to remain childless until around the end of Legion (Year 33); they had a son in late Year 34.
Kamalia finally got married in Year 33 at the age of 39*. She may or may not have succeeded in having a child by the time Dragonflight begins in Year 40, at which time she will be 46.
When Dragonflight begins, Kerisa will be 43, Ketura 41, Keija 38, and Karaelia & Kaohana 28.
My Tauren Death Knight, Kregga, came of age approximately during the events of Warcraft III, which puts her at about 18 or 19 in Year 25 and 33 or 34 at the beginning of Dragonflight.
Kaumaleia, the Underpowered Death Knight, was about 25 in Year 27 at the beginning of Wrath of the Lich King, so she is 38 at the beginning of Dragonflight.
My Tauren Monk, Katewatha, was a young adult, perhaps 21 or 22, when the Pandaren came in Year 30; she will be 31 or 32 at the beginning of Dragonflight.
Kasheena, my Highmountain Tauren Druid, was a young adult of 19 or 20 when the Highmountain Tauren joined the Horde at the end of Legion (Year 33), so she will be 26 or 27 at the beginning of Dragonflight.
Kaurinka, the identity of my Tauren Druid during Shadowlands, is in her mid-30s.
My Tauren Rogue will borrow the name Kazithra from Kregga’s mother, and she will be young, reckless, and insolent; perhaps only 17 or 18 at the end of Shadowlands and 20 or 21 at the beginning of Dragonflight.
My Tauren Mage, whose name I haven’t quite decided upon yet, wants to be middle-aged, I think, even older than Kamalia, maybe in her 50s or 60s at the beginning of Dragonflight.

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I’ve always thought of Kaelinda as a young adult, approximately equivalent in societal function to a 21 – 25 year-old Human. In a story I wrote about a decade ago, she is raised from journeyman to Magistrix shortly before she goes to Outland — but the story is about her crafting a Sparkle Pony, which the story describes as being a construct pattern found in Ulduar — which places the story in mid-to-late Wrath of the Lich King or about Year 28. In a story I currently have in Draft, she is an apprentice at an Eversong Woods academy of magic at the time of Arthas’s rampage in Warcraft III, or about Year 24. So she would have been about 105 in Year 25 at the beginning of World of Warcraft and is about 120 at the beginning of Dragonflight.

Kaelinda’s best female friend, Kaelyla, is a few years older, perhaps 110 at the beginning of World of Warcraft and 125 at the beginning of Dragonflight.
Kaelinda’s best male friend, Ianestin, is also in the 120 – 130 age range as of the beginning of Dragonflight.

Of the various Mage Alter-Ego characters, Kaelydia is around 175, and I don’t know any of the others — Khrysanthemina, Kaelyra, Kateleina — well enough yet to estimate their ages.

Kalaneia and Keliora are both significantly older than Kaelinda, having had their own young adult children at the the time of the destruction of Eversong Woods. Thus, they are somewhere in their mid-to-late 200s.

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* Coincidentally, this makes Kamalia about the same age as me — I am 42 this year.

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Cloth outfits I have made organized by style of a key item. Most of these are chestpiece collections, a few are shoulders, and a sprinkling of other items such as pants or hats. Collections are grouped by expansion in which the style was introduced, not by original date of the post.

Multiple Expansions

Classic/Vanilla

Burning Crusade

Wrath of the Lich King

Cataclysm

Mists of Pandaria

Warlords of Draenor

Legion

Battle for Azeroth

Shadowlands

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Some expansions have ’em, some expansions don’t, and I’ve only collected the ones that I like.
I acquired almost all of these items during Legion, when the PvP-focused World Quests awarded account-bound Marks of Honor that could be used to purchase past-season PvP gear — and certain Order Halls had an upgrade that allowed one WQ per day to be instantly completed.
Some of the pieces I’ve acquired, I’ve Mogged with; others, I haven’t yet.
Mage PvP gear that IS a recolor of a Raid set will be posted with the corresponding Raid set, naturally.

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Classic


Knight-Captain’s Silk Tunic, Field Marshal’s Silk Vestments
Kinevra bought these robes with Honor gained by doing Wintergrasp while she was leveling; as she does not have the requisite Classic-era PvP Title, she cannot truly Mog with these robes, but must equip them.

Knight-Captain of the 7th Legion

Mountainsage Hood, Mantle of the Champion, Knight-Captain’s Silk Tunic, 7th Legionnaire’s Cord, Warmongering Gladiator’s Gloves of Prowess, Sandswept Sandals, 7th Legionnaire’s Stave

Tirisgarde Field Marshal

Ceremonial Crown of Karabor, Vestia’s Pauldrons of Inner Grace, Field Marshal’s Silk Vestments, Light-Woven Slippers, Aluneth

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Wrath of the Lich King


Hateful Gladiator’s Silk Amice, Savage Gladiator’s Silk Amice
Deadly Gladiator’s Silk Amice, Furious Gladiator’s Silk Amice, Relentless Gladiator’s Silk Amice, Wrathful Gladiator’s Silk Amice (with matching robes obtained from the same sources)

Weald Wanderer


Shadowbrim Travel Hat, Hateful Gladiator’s Silk Amice, Blue Overalls, Willow Belt, Elder’s Gloves & Boots, Green Workman’s Shirt, Faewoven Pack, Meadow Guardian’s Staff

Zen Trial Style: Pink


Deadly Gladiator’s Silk Amice, Dusklight Drape, Silkwood Robe, Silkwood Cord, Initiate’s Necromantle Slippers, Rain Poppy Staff

Miss Muriel II


Hat of the Third Sister, Deadly Gladiator’s Silk Amice, Fire-Gizzard Robes, Stitched Cord, Soulbreaker’s Court Slippers, Abracadaver

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

Effervescent Night


Crown of Everlasting Fortune, Wrathful Gladiator’s Silk Amice, Robe of Effervescent Light, Belt of Arcane Storms (N), Tempest’s Touch, Slippers of the Twilight Prophet, Night Courtier’s Bulb, Viridium Staff of Alacrity

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Cataclysm


Cataclysmic Gladiator’s Silk Armor

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.

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

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Mists of Pandaria


Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Silk Amice, Crafted Malevolent Gladiator’s Silk Amice

Akolik’s Ardor

Helm of Arcane Purity, Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Silk Amice, Akolik’s Acid-Soaked Robes (LFR), Kurkenstoks, Fandral’s Flamescythe (H)

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Warlords of Draenor


Horde Primal Combatant, Alliance Primal Combatant


Horde Primal Gladiator’s Silk Amice, Alliance Primal Gladiator’s Silk Amice

Scarlet Sunreaver Battlemage

Primal Combatant’s Amice Cord & Gloves of Prowess, Cindercloth Vest, Felheart Pants, Sorcerer Slippers, Scarlet Filigreed Doublet, Staff of the Forest Lord, Sunreaver Tabard

Dreamscale Inlay

Demonic Gladiator’s Satin Hood, Primal Combatant’s Amice of Prowess, Dreamscale Inlaid Vestments (LFR), Girdle of Prophecy, Warmongering Gladiator’s Satin Gloves, Warm Red Woolen Socks, Rubellite Staff of Intuition

Dreamscale II

Starfire Tiara*, Primal Combatant’s Amice of Prowess, Dreamscale Inlaid Vestments, Primal Combatant’s Cord of Prowess, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Infernoweave Boots, Rubellite Staff of Intuition

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The first two colorations of this style are obtained by questing in lower level zones in Pandaria. The third coloration is found as zone drops or can be purchased from a vendor.

Nayeli Regalia; Silkwood Regalia; Faded Forest Regalia

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Nayeli

Nayeli Regalia

Nayeli set with Mok’Morokk’s Beat Stick

Zen Trial Style: Blue


Nayeli Regalia with Waterfall Drape and Plundered Waterbearer’s Staff

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Silkwood

Zen Trial Style: Pink


Deadly Gladiator’s Silk Amice, Dusklight Drape, Silkwood Robe, Silkwood Cord, Initiate’s Necromantle Slippers, Rain Poppy Staff

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Faded Forest

Zen Trial Style: Beige


Contender’s Satin Amice, Sunset Cloak, Growing Robe, Amaranthine Cord, Initiate’s Necromantle Slippers, Staff of the Hidden Master

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As a new Pandaren Mage or Priest adventures through the Wandering Isle, they obtain three sets of beautiful, thematic, and sadly non-Moggable gear:

set 1 (white): Initiate’s Robes, Initiate’s Rope Belt
set 2 (blue): Robes of the Water Spirit, Unmarred Cord
set 3 (green): Protector’s Robes, Cord of Grieving

But wait — in Pandaria itself, the belts and pants of the white and blue sets become available as Tailoring patterns!

set 1 (white): Initiate’s Rope Belt/White Cloud Belt, Initiate’s Leggings/White Cloud Leggings
set 2 (blue): Unmarred Cord/Belt of the Night Sky, Homespun Leggings/Leggings of the Night Sky
set 3 (green): Cord of Grieving, Survival Leggings

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Conjuror’s Sky

Sorcerer Drape, Sorcerer Bracelets, Belt of the Night Sky, Leggings of the Night Sky, Conjuror’s Slippers

White and Purple Clouds

Cat Lover’s Vest, White Cloud Belt, White Cloud Leggings, Patroller’s Footwear

Pandaren Homespun

Cyno’s Mantle of Sin, Cat Lover’s Vest, Belt of the Night Sky, Leggings of the Night Sky, Shadowmoon Grips, Footfalls of Memories, Epoch-Mender

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During Mists of Pandaria, I made a goal of healing at least some of each raid tier with a character of each of the healing classes. I accomplished that goal — though with my Priest I only healed as Holy; Discipline is her “DPS” or “questing” spec.

Guardian Serpent Regalia (N), Regalia of the Exorcist (LFR), Vestments of the Ternion Glory (LFR)
I did all of my actual raiding in LFR; in later expansions, I went back to solo-farm the first tier on Normal.

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Heart of Fear & Terrace of Endless Spring

Legacy of the Emperor

Demonic Gladiator’s Satin Hood, Shoulders of Foaming Fluids (N), Legacy of the Emperor, Healer’s Belt of Final Winter (N), Nightvale Gloves, Kimbra Boots*, Communal Staff

Titanic Illumination

Nightvale Cowl, Shoulders of Foaming Fluids (N), Robes of Koegler, Healer’s Belt of Final Winter (N), Warmongering Gladiator’s Gloves of Prowess, Kimbra Boots*, Pillar of the Dreamgrove

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

Royal Guardian Serpent

Crown of the Righteous, Shoulders of Foaming Fluids (N), Royal Gown, Healer’s Belt of Final Winter (N), Eelskin Flippers (LFR), Fang of Nemaeus, Nathrian Tabernacle

Eternal Halo



Nightvale Cowl, Shoulders of Foaming Fluids (N), Eternal Traveler Raiment & Treads, Sash of the Unredeemed, Fen Spirit Handwraps + Messner’s Cuffs, Redemption

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Throne of Thunder

Meditations Upon the Moon Lotus

Regalia of the Exorcist (LFR lookalike) with Suen-Wo (LFR)

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Siege of Orgrimmar

Ternion Glory

Vestments of the Ternion Glory (LFR, mixture of actual tier and lookalike items), Umbranse’s Staff

Ternion Phantom

Cowl of the Ternion Glory (LFR), Shoulderpads of Pulsing Protection, Coldtouch Phantom Wraps, Beach Party Thong, Bolt-Burster Grips, Umbranse’s Staff

Riven Sepulcher

Cowl of the Ternion Glory (LFR), Devouring Pellicle Shoulderpads, Robes of Riven Dreams (LFR), Belt of Arcane Storms (N), Sincollector’s Sandals, Lightning Rod

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The Omnia are the cloth-wearing caster division of the Shado-Pan — their Mages and Priests. They are concerned with the activities of the Mogu on Shan’ze Dao.

I’ve posted many of these outfits before in an earlier Shado-Pan collection post; now I wanted to specifically pull out all of the cloth kits so that I could list them with my cloth “Pretty Dress Collections”.

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Shado-Pan Mystic

Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Consortium Mantle, Amaranthine Robe, Silver-Thread Sash, Black Mageweave Gloves, Arakkoa Divining Rod, Inscribed Fan, Stylish Black Shirt

Shado-Pan Arcanist

Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Nether Guards, Sparklight Robes, Girdle of Glowing Light, Black Mageweave Gloves, Unassuming Slippers, Rod of the Blazing Light

Shado-Pan Summoner

Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Mantle of the Corruptor, Simple Blouse, Fire-Cord of the Magus, Coven Britches, Black Mageweave Gloves + Wraps of the San’layn, Oilfoot Slippers, Shadow Prowler’s Cloak, Matsuba’s Breadmaker
More decadent Warlocks may prefer to use the Cournith Waterstrider’s Silken Finery.

Shado-Pan Archmage

Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Mantle of the Elven Kings, Red Mageweave Vest, Sash of the Burning Heart, Legs of Ringing Echoes, Gloves of Tirisfal, Saltarello Shoes, Cloak of Passion, Dark Silk Shirt, Archmage’s Staff*

Shado-Pan Anima Scholar


Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Shoulderpads of Knowledge’s Pursuit, Amaranthine Robe, Gem-Inlaid Velvet Cinch, Noble’s Fancy Boots, Athame of the Sanguine Ritual (LFR), Inscribed Fan

Shado-Pan Red Mage



Sinful Venthyr Attire with Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Amaranthine Shoulderpads, Master’s Gloves, Amaranthine Cord, Cloudscorcher Greatstaff

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I’ve been taking small breaks from Shadowlands to level with Kasheena. I’d gotten her to level 60 and Old Dalaran before Patch 9.0.1 arrived. After Patch 9.0.1, shortly before the Death Rising event began, I Chromie Timed her to Draenor and established her Garrison, so she could camp out there during the zombie invasion. During the past week, I returned her from Draenor. Then I Chromie Timed to Pandaria and played through just enough of the opening sequence to get to the village, so that I’d have that portal open in the Orgrimmar Portal Room. Next, I dropped out of Chromie Time and did the Battle for Azeroth opening sequence — skipping the Stormwind Extraction scenario — so I’d have that portal open. Then I was ready to Chromie Time to Legion. I discovered, somewhat to my dismay, that I didn’t have the option to skip the Broken Shore scenario and go straight to New Dalaran. Oh well, it had been long enough since I’d done it that it wasn’t so bad to do it again. With Balance as my favorite Druid spec, of course she chose the Scythe of Elune first. I might also get her the Fangs of Ashamane at some point.

I think it’s rather silly that Highmountain Tauren PCs don’t get that campaign marked as completed and their reputation set to Exalted, the way Nightborne PCs get the Suramar campaign and reputation flagged as already done for them. At any rate, she’s questing through Highmountain and shaking her head at being treated like an ignorant outsider. When she’s finished with Highmountain, she’ll probably do Val’sharah, too. She’s currently level 33; if she’s not level 50 by the time she’s finished Val’sharah, well, I guess I’ll figure out what I want to do next when I get there.

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The first coloration of this style is obtained from Mogu’shan Vaults, Pandaria reputations, and by using Timeless Isle tokens as a Holy or Discipline Priest. The second coloration is obtained from Pandaria reputations. The third coloration is obtained by using Timeless Isle tokens as a Shadow Priest, Mage, or Warlock.


Eternal Dynasty Regalia, Quiet Meditation set, Cloudscorcher set

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Eternal Dynasty

Amaranthine

Amaranthine set with Inscribed Crane Staff

Shado-Pan Mystic

Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Consortium Mantle, Amaranthine Robe, Silver-Thread Sash, Black Mageweave Gloves, Arakkoa Divining Rod, Inscribed Fan, Stylish Black Shirt

Shado-Pan Anima Scholar


Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Shoulderpads of Knowledge’s Pursuit, Amaranthine Robe, Gem-Inlaid Velvet Cinch, Noble’s Fancy Boots, Athame of the Sanguine Ritual (LFR), Inscribed Fan

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Quiet Meditation

Quiet Meditation

Yalia’s Cowl, Tenderheart Shoulders, Robe of Quiet Meditation, Galaxyfire Girdle, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Ringo’s Blizzard Boots, Dusklight Drape, Embroidered Shirt, Karabor Arcanist Rod

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Cloudscorcher

Scorched Clouds


Jewel of the Firelord, Mantle of Closed Doors, Cloudscorcher Robe, Angkhal Cord, Feralfen Mystic’s Handwraps, Ogre Slayer’s Cover, Funeral Pyre

Duel of Frost and Fire






Jewel of the Firelord/Crown of Eternal Winter, Frostwind Mantle/Mantle of Closed Doors (N), Cloudscorcher Robe, Frostwind Cord/Embereye Belt, Adept’s Gloves, Slippers of Serenity, Tabard of Summer Flames/Tabard of Summer Skies, Ebonchill (Hidden, first tint)

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The first two colorations of this robe style are obtained from quests in higher level zones in Pandaria. The third coloration is a BOE drop. I have chosen to name the style after one of the names for the blue coloration, as I think that is the most distinctive name.


Mistborne Robe, Waterfall Robe, Brewer’s/Trellised Robe

Confusingly, there is a lookalike of the Brewer’s/Trellised Robe that is also called “Waterfall Robe”. The green variation, however, can only be obtained from the Kun Lai quest.

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Mistborne

Mistborne Regalia

Mistborne set with Torch of Noon

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Waterfall

Waterfall Cricket

Greenweave Mantle, Waterfall Robe, Councillor’s Sash, Replica Virtuous Gloves, Rejuvenating Scepter, Purehearted Cricket Cage

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Trellised

Pandaren Parasol

Faded Forest Silk Cowl, Brewer’s Robe, Galaxyfire Girdle, Breezebinder Handwraps, Kurkenstoks, Skystrider Katana, Umbrella of Chi-ji

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