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The morning sun filtering through the curtains of the suite of rooms which she’d been given in the Hall of the Guardian awakened Kaelinda from a jumbled dream of Silvermoon before Arthas, Silvermoon after Arthas, the Dawnstrider estate in Eversong Woods, and a certain someone* waiting for her to come home again. Sighing, she slid out of bed, tidying the bedclothes with an unvocalized handflick cantrip that she had been doing for so much of her life that she did it now without even consciously thinking about it. After bathing, dressing, and eating a simple breakfast of fruit, nuts, and quark** that she kept stored in her rooms, she went downstairs to the morning meeting of the Council of Tirisgarde.

Kaelinda was not entirely comfortable with her role as the First Conjurer of the renewed Order of Tirisgarde. It had only been a few short years ago that the Magisters of Silvermoon had granted her the rank of Magistrix, after all, and she hadn’t yet taken on even one apprentice. Until the Council was able to determine the cause of and cure for Meryl Felstorm’s debilitating illness, however, she would have to take his place.

First, the Council received the daily petition from an Emissary from one of the peoples of the Broken Isles. Next, Archmage Melis reviewed the notices she’d received in the past day about errands that required the skills of the other Archmages of the Council. They usually ended up assigning those errands to Kalec, Ravandwyr, Esara, or Millhouse, while Kaelinda requested that Archmage Modera accompany her. Then the Council discussed with Grand Conjurer Mimic the training progress and needs of the Apprentices and Invokers. There were potential improvements to the Hall to be considered with Chronicler Elrianne, armor and talismans to be requisitioned with Minuette, and the Focusing Crystal to be charged by Conjurer Awlyn and her staff. When all of these tasks were done, Kaelinda met with Modera to review the notices about various errands or opportunities throughout the Broken Isles. They selected which errands they would do to fulfil the petition of the Emissary, then decided if they wanted to do any of the other errands, as well. The business of the Council frequently took up most of the morning.

Sometimes, Kaelinda went back to her rooms to take lunch by herself. Sometimes, she went to the Purple Parlor with other Mages from the Hall of the Guardian. Sometimes, she went to the Ledgerdemain Lounge with her Sin’dorei relatives. Occasionally, she went to the Filthy Animal with her Tauren friends. Despite the revolting name and the outrageous rumors about Chef Lon’gomba and Gnomes, the food there was really quite decent — provided you ordered something off of the establishment’s traditional menu. There were two new sections on the menu since Dalaran had moved to the Broken Isles: Pandarian cuisine and Broken Isles delicacies. Actually, the Pandarian cuisine was also decent, but anyone who dared to order something from the Broken Isles menu frequently got a badly burned mess.

After lunch, Kaelinda usually did one of two things. Either she and Edirah delved into the the vast library in the center of the Hall of the Guardian, hunting down more information about Felo’melorn, Aluneth, Ebonchill, and the Mages who’d wielded them, or she worked on sewing projects*** in her rooms. Today, she decided to embroider another section of the elaborate decorations on the Imbued Silkweave Robe she was making.

In the late afternoon or early evening, Kaelinda and Modera set out to fulfil the Emissary’s petition. When that task was completed, Kaelinda visited Shal’Aran and distributed Ancient Mana crystals to First Arcanist Thalyssra, Arcanist Valtrois, and Chief Telemancer Occuleth. Although she now understood, as she had not realized when she first met Runas the Shamed and the exiled Leyweaver, Lyndras, that the dependence of the Nightfallen on condensed forms of mana was because it was literally food to them — not quite the same thing as the subtle addiction of the Quel’dorei to the flow of mana from the Sunwell — chasing after Ancient Mana deposits while she was in Suramar still made her feel vaguely like she had become a mana-addict again by proxy. If she had the time and physical energy, she would ask Thalyssra what else she could do that day to help the Nightfallen. If not, she would retire to the Hall of the Guardian and spend the rest of the evening studying magic and practicing her spellwork+. It wouldn’t do, after all, to be outperformed by one of the other members of the Order of Tirisgarde the next time that Mimic requested that she participate in an exhibition duel for the benefit of the Apprentices…

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* Until just recently, I wasn’t certain what Kaelinda’s romantic status was. She’s begun hinting to me that she’s got a special male friend who lives in Silvermoon City, though where that relationship falls on the scale of “outwardly platonic, but desperately wishing for more” to “married with children”, she hasn’t told me yet (I suspect that it’s more toward the UST end).

** A cultured, thickened and strained, slightly sweetened dairy product intermediate in texture between yogurt and cream cheese; a regional specialty of Eversong Woods.

*** I have more or less always imagined that the 5 – 10 seconds it takes to craft an item in-game only represents putting the final, finishing touches on it. All the real work of the crafting — the preparation of materials, the shaping and assembly of pieces, the meticulous labor of fine detail work — is something that the character occupies herself with when she’s not busy questing — that is to say, when I’m offline.

+ Although I, the player, almost never spend time with the training dummies, I imagine that my characters do practice their skills and train themselves in new techniques regularly. One can’t stay skilled enough to remain capable of being the leader second-in-command of one’s Class Order if one rests on one’s laurels, after all.

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This story was brought to you by the challenge of the fortnight from Z & Cinder:

We want to read about a day in the life of your toon. This one is an opportunity to get as creative as you like. You can simply write about what you get up to in WoW each day. Or maybe you would write it like a diary entry from the point of view of your character, telling the story of their day to day life, going in to battle, fighting the Legion… it’s up to you!

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Upon teleporting back to the Hall of the Guardian to put some new traits into Aluneth and Felo’melorn after doing some questing in Suramar, Kaelinda observed something odd…

When she went to investigate, the portal to Suramar had an unusual green glow around it. She hadn’t used the portal to Suramar yet, so she was curious to see where it would go anyway. (I forgot to take a screenshot of the green glow before I clicked it, though.)

It didn’t go to Suramar.

Apparently she was somewhere in Frostfire Ridge? On Draenor?

What a strange experience…

I’m not particulary keen on this appearance (or any of Ebonchill’s appearances, really), but now I am reminded that I should take some time to go get the Hidden appearance for Aluneth. Hopefully the Hidden appearance for Felo’melorn will just drop while I’m working my way through the Suramar storyline and I won’t have to come back and grind for it.

I’ve got a couple of other things to do in Suramar besides the zone storyline itself that I think I’ll clear up before I continue much farther in the mainline questchain. I need to go visit that tailoring guild guy in Suramar City, and I’ve got a Mage Order Hall Campaign quest to make some trouble in Felsoul Hold with Kalec.

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In Wrath, there were copper, silver, and gold coins, each bearing a wish — or just a statement — made by a lore figure, to be fished out of the fountain in Dalaran’s Eventide district. I spent quite a bit of time in late Wrath fishing them all up and cataloguing what they said.

When Dalaran returned as the hub city for Legion, I was glad to see that there was an all-new set of coins to be fished up. This time, Marcia Chase sells a series of lures that are each effective in fishing up a different subset of the coins.

Whether you’ve fished the coins yourself and want to remember what they all said or whether you want to know what they all say without going to the bother of fishing them, here’s a list of all the coins and the tidbits of lore they reveal. Some are serious, some are silly, some are sad.

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Copper Coins

One day, I hope to spread the path of the Light to the common people and teach them the value of the Three Virtues. — Alonsus Faol

I wish for happiness and acceptance for my daughter. She feels so out of place here… — Ansirem

Can I have a more comfortable saddle? My hindquarters ache. — Attumen

I hope a troll dies, right… NOW. — Danath

I wish that jerk Arthas would fall into a pile of magnataur doody! — Dornaa (whose coin is Shiny)

May Tirion’s quest here in Northrend end with success, or may he die honorably in battle. — Eitrigg

Being a rogue is hard work. Someday I hope to puruse my life’s one true passion… — Elling Trias

I hope I end up in another book eventually. — Falstad Wildhammer

Fah, the foundtains in Gilneas could grant ten times as many wishes as Dalaran’s! — Genn

I wish I had my father back… — Inigo

My prayers go out to my brothers and sisters who still suffer in the heart of Grim Batol. I will free them. — Krasus

Boom. Now boom? I wish for boom. Boom go! This coin must be broken. I wonder if it’ll explode. — Kryll

I wish I’d kept that coin. — Landro Longshot

Just once — that’s all I ask for, just once — let the lass ride with me… — Molok

I wish the water in Northrend wasn’t so cold. It makes me sleepy. — Murky

I hope that handsome nobleman Lord Prestor notices me. He’s so dreamy! — Princess Calia Menethil

I wish to grow a glorious bushy mustache someday. — Private Marcus Jonathan

Someday, I’m gonna be more powerful than all of these mages! — Salandria (whose coin is Shiny)

I hope I get transferred out of Stormwind eventually and see Cersei again. Nothing good ever happens in this city. — Squire Rowe

You mages refuse to provide me that which hastens the inevitable fate of two people in love, when only one is too naive to see it. I wish you all ruin. — Stalvan

Asto’re da shan’re. Turus Fulo Il’amare. A’Talah Adore. Isera’duna… — Vareesa

I wish Captain Sanders would hurry up with my shipment of wine. — Vargoth

Wish I had that cousin of mine’s duty to do nothing more than lug wood around carelessly… — A Footman

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Silver Coins

I really wish you mages would get your heads out from inside your own… books. — Aegwynn

May my sisters realize their full potential, the name of Windrunner known as result of their deeds. — Alleria

Grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. — Antonidas

Oh, why won’t you notice me? Abbendis, I would follow you anywhere. I wish you would notice me… — Arcanist Doan

The War of the Shifting Sands… I wish I could forget it ever happened. — Fandral Staghelm

How does this fountain even work? I wonder if I could make one. — High Tinker Mekkatorque

Turalyon and Alleria, wherever you are, may you be well. — Khadgar

I hope young Kael’thas realizes that one day he must lead our people. — King Anasterian Sunstrider

May my son Arthas always act in the best interest of his people. — King Terenas Menethil

I wish the uprising back at home would settle itself soon. I wouldn’t want anyone to be hurt. — King Varian Wrynn

Where’s Illidan? — Maeiv Shadowsong

(You sense the ringing of three tones in your head, the third barely audible under the others’ din.) — Medivh

May the Holy Light protect us on our expedition to the frozen north. — Muradin Bronzebeard

I hope that my father and brothers outlive me. I’ll not make much of a king. — Prince Magni Bronzebeard

I’m so forgetful! I wish I had a better memory. Wait, didn’t I already throw a coin into here? — A Peasant

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Gold Coins

I wish I would grow up. It feels like I’ve been 10 for years. — Anduin Wrynn

I wish to know how you survived my wrath, little fountain. — Archimonde

Already, I’ve had a kingdom in my prospects, a land to rule. What’s to ask for? Perhaps a frozen scone… — Arthas

I wish someday to retire to my own tidy little estate, with a bunch of pet dogs to keep me company. — Arugal

Brann Bronzebeard was here. — Brann Bronzebeard

Just once, I wish someone would greet me without making a stupid joke about gnomes or time travel. — Chromie

Sometimes… I wish someone would come along and just give me a big long hug. — Kel’Thuzad

Arthas, my love, please come back to me. — Lady Jaina Proudmoore

Listen, little wishing fountain. You’ll give me all your power if you know what is good for you. — Lady Katrana Prestor

That young apprentice Jaina is quite attractive for a human. I hope she recognizes my elegance and power. — Prince Kael’thas Sunstrider

I hope my sisters and I can grow up and get married together. — Sylvanas Windrunner (this coin appears to be very old)

Wishes are a fool’s pasttime. Take this coin as payment for your precious Eye. — Teron

Grom, may you rest well, old friend. — Thrall

It is my wish that my dear Taelan will grow strong enough to defend the people he cares for. — Tirion Fordring

Young Arthas must learn patience to temper his power. I will pray that he one day learns to lead with care rather than force. — Uther Lightbringer

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Copper Coins

Come on, move that shell, Zoom! Just like we practiced! — Boomboom Brullingsworth

I wish I were a little bit taller. — Daglop’s Infernal Copper Coin

May the downtrodden one day rise up and take the place of those that would oppress them. — First Arcanist Thalyssra

Golk wish Golk could fit out of this cave. — Golk the Rumble

I just want all worlds to burn. — Gul’dan

Ughh.. this meat is so dry. I wish I had some gravy. — Havi

If found, please return this coin to me… in person. — Helya

An end to the Burning Legion. — Illidan

My wish is to never run out of newly-discovered continents to explore. — Li Li

What is nature’s call? I actually do wish someone would finally tell me what “nature’s call” is. — Lunara

What the ookin’ jeek? What kind o’ mank-dookin’ wicket-lover throws away perfectly good coin?! — Ooker’s Dookat

I kinda wish I was a worgen. Wouldn’t that be the coolest? — Penelope Heathrow’s Allowance

I wish I had some mana right… now! NOW! Now. — Runas’ Last Copper

I hate everything. Everything is horrible. — Torok Bloodtotem

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Silver Coins

Ooh, ooh! I hope I get to shoot a really cool gun! BLAM! — Addie Fizzlebog

Fish do not have souls. This is pointless. — Allari the Souleater

Think for yourself. — Altruis the Sufferer

I wish I was stronger. — Cyana Nightglaive

I remember when Suramar was beautiful and tranquil… before Azshara and her Highborne ruined everything. Wishes will buy you nothing except regret. — Falara Nightsong

These magi allowed me to land here. While most do nothing but eye you with suspicion and contempt, or worse, some still see past the surface. My wish is for all of us to work together and recognize our true enemy: the Burning Legion. — Izal Whitemoon

In my previous life, I would have love to have lived in this floating marvel. I would have spent the days fishing in this magic fountain in between practicing the arcane arts. Those days are long gone. — Jace Darkweaver

Srong leadership and a clear vision are the only path to victory. — Kayn Sunfury

I don’t have the luxury of fishing and wishing. There are demons to kill. — Kor’vas Bloodthorn

Dark Lady watch over this fountain. — Nathanos Blightcaller

Oh, to have an apprentice that could keep up with me! — Occuleth’s Vanishing Coin

Please, protect my grandfather. — Stellagosa

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Gold Coins

Keep your wishes for yourself. I do not negotiate with fountains. — Advisor Vandros

A single shared goal does not erase the atrocities committed by the Forsaken. — Genn Greymane

May the Light bathe this land in all its glory. — Lady Liadrin

I wish my father were alive, to help guide us through these difficult times. — Ly’leth Lunastre’s Family Crest

I wish to protect my people from the vile outsiders that wish to harm them. Whatever it takes. — Magistrix Elisande

The adventure has been formidable, but I am far from my Moa’ki. I wish to soon see home. — Okuna Longtusk’s Doubloon

May they someday understand why I did what I did. — Prince Farondis’s Royal Seal

Soon you will ALL feel my wrath!!! — Queen Azshara’s Royal Seal

Gain 1 Mana Crystal this turn only. — The Coin

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Unusual Coins

The wishing module is busy at this time. Please try again later. (Error 37) — Blingtron’s Botcoin (this coin looks like the Gearspring parts from Draenor Engineering)

Hmm… no coins. I wonder if this will suffice? — Elothir’s Golden Leaf (this coin looks like a heart-shaped yellow leaf)

Yes! This way I can get my wish AND keep my coin. Hah! On no, the string broke! Stupid fountain, give me my coin back… — Gallywix’s Coin-on-a-String (this coin looks like a group of three copper coins)

Strength. Glory. Power. — God-King Skovald’s Fel-Tainted Coin (this coin looks like a bloodstained version of the Blackwing Lair attunement medallion)

I wish my son would hurry up and have kids already! Also, I want to shoot a moose. — Hemet Nesingwary’s Bullet (this coin looks like a bullet)

Give my troops the strength to overcome the trials of this land. — Jarod Shadowsong (this coin looks like the Coin of Ancestry given by the Elders during the Lunar Festival)

Some days, I think the murlocs don’t appreciate everything I do for them. — King Mrgl-Mrgl (this coin looks like the Coin of Ancestry given by the Elders during the Lunar Festival)

I suppose I might fancy a smackerel of honey. — Koda’s Sigil (this coin looks like a stone with a glowing orange paw print on it)

Perhaps if we curb these endless tides of demons, then some color may return to the world. — Kur’talos Ravencrest’s Spectral Coin (this coin looks like the Coin of Ancestry given by the Elders during the Lunar Festival)

Were we too late to stop the Nightmare? — Malfurion (this coin looks like the Coin of Ancestry given by the Elders during the Lunar Festival)

Mrr glrrgl mrr glrrgl glrr. — Murky (this coin looks like a scallop shell)

Gloooglrr mrm. — Pearlhunter Phin (this Soggy coin looks like a mussel shell)

Fooled ya, ya dumb fountain. — Rax Sixtrigger’s Gold-Painted Copper Coin

I give my thanks to the Cenarion Circle. May the mortal druids continue to prove themselves worth of my father’s name. — Remulos’ Sigil (this coin looks like one of the Sigils of Knowledge/Power that Wrathion collected during the Legendary cloak questline)

Please, help my granddaughter lighten up a bit. — Senegos’ Ancient Coin (this coin looks like a Relic of the Thunder King from Pandaria)

Good heavens, is this a wishing well? How quaint. — Sir Finley Mrrgglton (this coin looks like a conical seashell)

For all the brothers and sisters I’ve lost. — Spiritwalker Ebonhorn (this coin looks like the medallion from the long-gone Blackwing Lair attunement questline)

Me want find candlequeen! Hmm… maybe Jackie interested? Me give her candle, see what happens from there. — The Candleking’s Candlecoin (this coin looks like a melted white candle)

That I might protect those I hold dear, and continue to reflect the grace and light of Elune. — Tyrande (this coin looks like the Coin of Ancestry given by the Elders during the Lunar Festival)

Talking to adventurers is so tiring… a few decades of peace is all I ask… — Vydhar’s Wooden Nickel (this coin looks like a round wooden shield)

I want more kitties. — Yowlon’s Mark (this coin looks like a stone with a glowing orange paw print on it)

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These are the coins that I caught with each type of lure. It’s not an exhaustive list, however, as I only fished until I got the achievement.

Hypermagnetic Lure: Azshara, Blingtron, Boomboom, Cyana, Daglop, Ebonhorn, Elothir, Farondis, Gallywix, Havi, Helya, Kayn, Koda, Kur’talos, Liadrin, Li Li, Ly’leth, Murky, Nathanos, Nesingwary, Occuleth, Okuna, Ooker, Penelope, Phin, Rax, Remulos, Runas, Sir Finley, Skovald, Thalyssra, Torok, Vandros, Vydhar, Yowlon

Auriphagic Sardine: Allari, Blingtron, Boomboom, Candleking, Cyana, Elothir, Gallywix, Genn, Golk, Gul’dan, Illidan, Izal, Jace, Kor’vas, Liadrin, Li Li, Lunara, Ly’leth, Mrgl-Mrgl, Murky, Nathanos, Ooker, Penelope, Phin, Remulos, Torok, Tyrande, Vydhar

Glob of Really Sticky Glue: Addie, Allari, Azshara, Blingtron, Candleking, Daglop, Elisande, Farondis, Golk, Gul’dan, Havi, Helya, Jace, Jarod, Kayn, Koda, Kor’vas, Li Li, Lunara, Malfurion, Mrgl-Mrgl, Ooker, Rax, Remulos, Runas, The Coin, Torok, Vydhar

Micro-Vortex Generator: Addie, Altruis, Azshara, Boomboom, Candleking, Cyana, Ebonhorn, Elisande, Genn, Golk, Gul’dan, Havi, Illidan, Jace, Jarod, Kayn, Koda, Kor’vas, Li Li, Lunara, Ly’leth, Malfurion, Occuleth, Ooker, Penelope, Remulos, Runas, Sir Finley, Skovald, Stellagosa, Thalyssra, The Coin, Vandros

Wish Crystal: Allari, Candleking, Cyana, Ebonhorn, Elothir, Gallywix, Genn, Golk, Gul’dan, Havi, Illidan, Izal, Kayn, Koda, Li Li, Ly’leth, Malfurion, Nathanos, Occuleth, Penelope, Phin, Rax, Remulos, Senegos, Sir Finley, Skovald, Thalyssra, Yowlon

Alchemical Bonding Agent: Addie, Allari, Azshara, Blingtron, Boomboom, Daglop, Ebonhorn, Elothir, Golk, Gul’dan, Jace, Li Li, Lunara, Ly’leth, Mrgl-Mrgl, Occuleth, Ooker, Phin, Rax, Remulos, Runas, Senegos, Sir Finley, Thalyssra, The Coin, Torok, Tyrande, Vandros, Vydhar

Starfish on a String: Addie, Allari, Altruis, Blingtron, Boomboom, Candleking, Cyana, Daglop, Ebonhorn, Elisande, Falara, Farondis, Gallywix, Golk, Gul’dan, Havi, Helya, Izal, Jace, Koda, Murky, Nathanos, Occuleth, Penelope, Phin, Runas, Senegos, Sir Finley, Thalyssra, The Coin, Torok, Tyrande, Vydhar, Yowlon

Tiny Little Grabbing Apparatus: Addie, Daglop, Ebonhorn, Elothir, Farondis, Genn, Helya, Illidan, Izal, Jace, Kayn, Koda, Kor’vas, Kur’talos, Li Li, Ly’leth, Malfurion, Ooker, Phin, Rax, Runas, Senegos, Sir Finley, Skovald, Thalyssra, The Coin, Torok

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Kamalia finally got to 800 skill points in Leatherworking. And yep, she got the last 20 – 30 or so skill points from the Darkmoon Faire.

My other characters have been slowly advancing their professions via the Faire, too. Most of them are at 720 or 725 because I haven’t done much of the questlines yet.

Everyone was all excited about the potion of Inky Blackness last month, but I find myself wishing for something that would do just the opposite — give every place the brightness of a sunny blue sky day. Why would I want that? For taking Mog screenshots, of course! I want my Mog screenshots to have cool and thematically appropriate backgrounds, but sometimes the places that would be the most thematically appropriate have terrible lighting (Moonglade, Icecrown, Swamp of Sorrows, to name a few), or I can’t play in the evening until after my server has switched to nighttime lighting. Admittedly, “normal” nighttime lighting is not really all that dark, but it is still less than optimal for taking good Mog screenshots!

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Blingtron 5K finally coughed up the last encoded message after I-don’t-know how many duplicates (I didn’t save them). Now my Engineer can move on to leveling her Legion engineering and learn how to make Blingtron 6K.

Meanwhile, the mog farming continues. I am managing to cross items and raids/dungeons to be run off my list. I am starting to get kind of tired of doing nothing but mog farming, though.

Thus, I have been thinking about taking Kamalia down to the Broken Shore and starting to work on gaining Legionfall reputation, so that I can have flying as soon as my Mage gets through Suramar, and also so that I can see what’s up with getting Magatha Grimtotem as a Shaman Order Hall champion. Despite — or perhaps because of — Magatha’s betrayal of Cairne and attack on Bloodhoof Village and Thunder Bluff, Kamalia would prefer to have Magatha and the Doomstone close to hand so that she can keep an eye on them — she was very unsettled by Kaohana’s report of events in Thousand Needles immediately following the Shattering and has remained uneasy not knowing where Magatha and the Doomstone are.

I have also been thinking about just going out and doing Troll Archaeology until I get that blasted Zin’rokh, Destroyer of Worlds. I have a Mog idea, maybe two, that I’d like to use it for. I guess it would be more productive to do Broken Isles/Draenor/Pandaria Archaeology and turn in crated artifacts for Troll fragments instead, though, so that I could work on my Pristines collections at the same time.

And I have been thinking that I ought to go through all my alts and work on their Professions until they reach the (first) point at which they have to go run a dungeon or two. Then I will be able to get the most efficient use out of the dungeon running I will have to do for their Order Hall campaigns.

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This Side Up

By a combination of ignoring Archaeology for most of the first couple of months of the expansion and picking and choosing which of the most recent Archaeology quests to do, I completed “This Side Up” by acquiring the Spirit of Eche’ro.

In the process, I also managed to complete my collection of Pristine versions of the five common Highmountain Tauren objects.

Kamalia has now obtained the eight easy Artifact appearances.
default, Pillar of Creation, Light’s Heart, level 103 Class Campaign chapter

Complete Class Campaign, 35 Artifact traits, 25 Artifact Knowledge, This Side Up

I think I remember reading somewhere that because so many of the Rare items from Archaology are account-bound, the devs decided to make the Artifact appearance unlock for completing “This Side Up” account-wide, too. That’ll be very nice for my alts if it’s true!

Will I ever finish the rest of the Broken Isles Archaeology quests? Yeah, I’ll probably do the ones that I’ve skipped the next time they come around. With how easily I’ve managed to complete the set of Highmountain Tauren Pristines, I’ll probably be able to get all of the Highborne and Demonic Pristines, too — though I might not work quite so diligently at it.

But will I ever go back and finish collecting the Draenor Pristines, or the Pandaria Pristines? That’s doubtful. I think it would have to be the end-of-expansion doldrums, I’d need to be done with all the stuff I want to do in the Broken Isles with all of my alts, and I’d have to have finished fishing up all the coins in the Legion Dalaran fountain before I got bored enough to do that.

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So, the headline for the food column in the New York Times today is “Charred, Browned, Blackened: The Dark Lure of Burned Food”.

And the first thing I thought of was Nomi.

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