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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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By the time I was able to log in yesterday night, I’d decided to save doing the new Blood Elf-exclusive questline until after I’ve finished the Kyrian Campaign, so that Kaelinda can be herself and so that my screenshots won’t be all cluttered up with other players. Instead, Kamalia went to see what was up with Calia Menethil and Lordaeron. It felt good to have Kamalia take the lead on a world-story-advancing questline again. The questline was consistent with current WoW storytelling, with a fairly shallow story and a rather silly big showpiece moment leading to “yay we won!”.

Lillian Voss is probably my favorite Forsaken character. I was pleased to see, when we went to find Lillian Voss in Brill, that she had Amalia Stone and Derek Proudmoore with her. I appreciated that continuity with the BfA story, even though those two characters didn’t do anything in the remainder of the questline. With Calia and Derek we see a Menethil-Proudmoore alliance… just not the one those families originally imagined. But what, then, of Calia’s secretly-wedded husband and infant daughter who were killed by the Scourge — a part of her backstory described in the Before the Storm novel, but never referenced in-game? **sigh**

The part in Maldraxxus seemed like it was made with the expectation that everyone doing it would already have flying (which I don’t). I managed not to die while kodo-charging through perilous terrain to get to the NPCs we needed to consult, but I was sure glad that as a Shaman, I’d be able to Reincarnate if I did. It also helped that I use the Comfortable Rider’s Barding as my standard mount equipment. Protection against daze-and-dismount while riding through hostile territory is much more valuable to me than water walking!

The surprise of the new “Dark Ranger” customization for Blood, Void, and Night Elves (Delaryn Summermoon is also present at Brill) is a fun little thing, good on the devs for sneaking that past the PTR. I was somewhat disappointed to find that the new skin tone and the red eyes are linked, rather than separate options — if you choose the skin tone, you also get the red eyes; if you choose the red eyes, you also get the skin tone; you can’t have purple skin and red eyes or the new skin tone and silver eyes.

As a Mage, I see the “Dark Ranger” customization as a way to finally make the perfect San’layn cosplay with the 25H ICC Mage Tier set:

(though upon checking, the Darkfallen NPCs in the Blood wing of ICC have blue DK/Domination-magic eyes, not blood red eyes)

Or, with the shortest ear length option, the perfect Venthyr cosplay:
All My Sins II


Sinful Inquisitor’s Vestments with Sinfall Venthyr Hood & Slippers, Soulbreaker’s Ebony Mantle, Silver-Thread Sash, Kael’s Dark Sinstone Chain, and Damnation
A variation on an outfit I originally made for my Warlock (#78).

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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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Warlock tier set from Icecrown Citadel in Wrath of the Lich King.


Dark Coven Shoulderpads (10N), Sanctified Dark Coven Shoulderpads (10H/25N), Shoulders of Mercy Killing (25H)
As with the Black Temple set, the standout piece for me is the shoulders — though the kilt from the 25H version of the set gets an honorable mention.

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Dark Coven (10N)

Aspirant’s Vestment of the Chosen Dead

Hood of Rationality, Dark Coven Shoulderpads (10N), Robes of Celestial Adornment (LFR), Telubis’ Binding of Patience, Leggings of the Lower Planes (LFR), Oiled Rigger’s Handwraps (LFR), Junglestrider Sandals, Drape of the Unworthy (LFR), Distant Land

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Sanctified Dark Coven (10H/25N)

Cacophonous Cackle

Horns of the Left Hand Path, Sanctified Dark Coven Shoulderpads, Elder’s Robe, Cord of Cacophonous Cawing (LFR), Darkweave Breeches, Quilboar Crone Gloves, Shattrath Jumpers, Scar-Shell’s Scintillating Staff

Miss Lyanna

Hat of the Second Sister, Sanctified Dark Coven Shoulderpads, Vileweave Robes, Quilboar Crone Gloves, Shattrath Jumpers, Demon Commander’s Drape, Darktide Summoner Staff

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Sanctified Dark Coven (25H)

Bloodfire

Circle of Flame, Shoulders of Mercy Killing (25H), Sanguine Robe, Belt of the Hero, Leggings of Mischief, Mir’s Enthralling Grasp, Plague Scientist’s Boots (25H), Dark Silk Shirt, Bloodfire Greatstaff

Watcher of the Dark Coven

Shoulders of Mercy Killing (25H), Watcher’s Tunic, Ritual Belt, Plaguebringer’s Stained Pants (25H), Mir’s Enthralling Grasp, Saltarello Shoes

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Why the Priest Tier set from Icecrown Citadel in Wrath of the Lich King is called “Crimson Acolyte” when none of the pieces in any of the recolors are crimson, I don’t know. The 25-Heroic coloration received a high-resolution update in Warlords of Draenor as the Communal set available from the Garrison Salvage Yard.

Normal 10, Heroic 10/Normal 25, Heroic 25, Communal Regalia

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Normal 10

Occultist of the Green Flame

Bloodstained Surgeon’s Shoulderguards, Robe of the Thousand Needles, Cord of the Patronizing Practicioner, Nemesis Gloves, Apprentice Boots, Shimmershell Cape, Scepter of Sargeras (default, original tint)

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Heroic 10/Normal 25

Candle in a Tempest

Stiffened Corpse Shoulderpads, Robe of the Moccasin, Belt of False Promises, Black Mageweave Gloves, Mok’Morokk’s Beat Stick

Headmistress

Elder’s Hat, Stiffened Corpse Shoulderpads, Masquerade Gown, Vestal’s Irrepressible Girdle, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Footfalls of Memories, Shadowvine Cloak of Infusion, Greater Magic Wand, Igniter Rod

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Heroic 25

Frostshear

Iceshear Mantle, Sanguine Silk Robes (25H), Lingering Illness (25H), Suspicious Slippers, Kamui’s Crystalline Staff of Wizardry (N)

Blessed Waters

Khadgar’s Shoulderpads of Conquest, Sanguine Silk Robes (25H), Mindfire Waistband, Saltarello Shoes, Seafury Tamer, Chalice of Benedictus

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Communal Regalia

Communal Regalia



Communal Regalia

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The Devout set and its Virtuous upgrade were originally obtained in Classic from a lengthy, challenging dungeon questline. Now they can be obtained in Replica form from the Darkmoon Faire. Burning Crusade introduced two lovely partial recolors of the set.

Vestments of the Devout, Vestments of the Virtuous, Pauldrons of Sufferance + Leggings of the Sacred Crest, Lightning Infused Mantle + Kamaei’s Cerulean Skirt

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Vestments of the Devout

Dalaran Nurse

Replica Devout Mantle, Noble’s Robe, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Communal Stave

Nether Sparks




Netherwind Mantle, Sparkburnt Welder’s Cloak, Soulcloth Vest/Ren’dorei Mantle, Hidden Shirt/Gild’s Crewneck, Manaspark Gloves, Netherwind Belt, Replica Devout Skirt, Netherwind Boots, Staff of Haunted Memory/Aluneth (upgraded, 2nd tint)
This outfit is primarily about the serendipitous synergy between the Tier 2 shoulders and the Hellfire Citadel cloak, and secondarily about the synergy between the Tier 2 shoulders and the Ren’dorei chestpiece.

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Vestments of the Virtuous

Serene Lotus

Crown of the Fire Festival, Replica Virtuous shoulders robe & belt, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Drape of the Twins, Golden Lotus tabard

Sweet Clover

Yellow Spring Circlet, Replica Virtuous Mantle, Spring Robes, Replica Virtuous Belt, Replica Virtuous Gloves + Sober Pup Wristbands, Ringo’s Blizzard Boots, Careful Coverings, Embroidered Shirt, Spring Flowers

Gaudy Angel

Nightvale Cowl, Warmongering Gladiator’s Mantle of Cruelty, Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater, Sutarn’s Ring, Replica Virtuous Skirt, Warmongering Gladiator’s Gloves of Prowess, Ringo’s Blizzard Boots, Staff of Immaculate Recovery

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Pauldrons of Sufferance & Leggings of the Sacred Crest

Moonbeam

Crown of the Fire Festival, Pauldrons of Sufferance, Mooncloth Robe, Replica Virtuous Gloves + Wristguards of Subterranean Moss, White Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Communal Staff

Silver Seer


Theramore Arcanist’s Hat*, Pauldrons of Sufferance, Seer’s Robe, Sage’s belt gloves & boots, Cloak of Cheerful Flowers, Greatstaff of Righteousness, Silver Covenant Tabard

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Lightning Infused Mantle & Kamaei’s Cerulean Skirt

Wealth and Wisdom


Eye of Flame, Lightning Infused Mantle, Robe of Solomon*, Serenity Belt, Vicious Embersilk Gloves, Slippers of Serenity, Ash Feather Cloak, Staff of the Royal Wizard

Mirror Magi


Lightning Infused Mantle, Robe of the Magi, Wizard’s Belt/High Councillor’s Sash, Cloudscorcher Handwraps, Cushy Cenarion Walkers/Slippers of Serenity, Staff of the Arcane Path/Staff of the Royal Wizard

Guardian Saint

Heroes’ Crown of Faith, Lightning Infused Mantle, Robes of the Guardian Saint, Contender’s Satin Belt, Thornweaver Leggings, Replica Virtuous Gloves + Bindings of Yearning, Phalanx Cloak, White Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Staff of Athen’a

Turquoise ‘n’ Tangerine

Watcher’s Cowl, Lightning Infused Mantle, Robes of the Guardian Saint, Arachnidian Girdle & Legguards, Serpent Gloves, Phalanx Cloak, Amber Filigreed Shirt, Staff of the Earthmother

Silk Master

Watcher’s Cowl, Lightning Infused Mantle, Arachnidean tunic belt pants & gloves, Modest Sandals, Phalanx Cloak, Amber Filigreed Doublet, Staff of the Earthmother

Kamaei’s Cerulean Skirt

Lightning Infused Mantle, Arachnidian Armor, Belt of Arcane Storms (N), Kamaei’s Cerulean Skirt, Replica Virtuous Gloves + Runed Spell-Cuffs, Captain Sanders’ Shirt

Kamaei’s Noble Heritage

Firewool Shoulderpads, Noblewoman’s Finery, Vestal’s Irrepressible Girdle, Kamaei’s Cerulean Skirt, Replica Virtuous Gloves + Bracers of the Black Dream

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After the colorful, clashing “clown suit” looks of Outland, the plainer looks of Northrend questing gear were initially quite refreshing — and seemed very appropriate for that colder place. As time went on, however, I began to find the Northrend gear to be rather drab and uninteresting for Transmogrification, so I haven’t done much with it. Although I’m not much of a fan of either of the Northrend robe styles (Frostwoven Robe; Frostsavage Robe), somewhat to my surprise, I have discovered that I am rather fond of this Northrend shoulder style.

Enumerated Shoulderpads, Mantle of the Tribunal, Mantle of Deceit, Mantle of the Underhalls, Mantle of Thwarted Evil
My favorite coloration of this style is the Enumerated Shoulderpads, which are obtained from the gear reward bags received by low-level characters when dungeon-running, a feature introduced in Cataclysm.

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Enumerated Shoulderpads

Gilneas Vogue

Lord Walden’s Top Hat, Enumerated Shoulderpads, Sorcerer Drape, Juju Belt, Godfrey’s Britches, Fel-Infused Grips, Woolen Boots, Staff of Deserved Tranquility, Gilneas Tabard

Lordaeron, Lost




Azure Silk Hood, Enumerated Shoulderpads, Mindwrack Robes, Clutch of Andros*, Cobalt-Threaded Gloves, Apprentice Boots, Mantle of Undercity, Undercity Tabard, Wand of Qiraji Nobility, Light-Imbued Lantern

Keeper of the Fens

Enumerated Shoulderpads, Fen Keeper’s Robe*, Shimmering Sash, Heavy Linen Gloves + Jessera’s Fungus Lined Cuffs, Bright Boots, Arcane Staff*, Gilnean Adventurer’s Shirt
This lovely recolor of the Night Elf Druid starter robe was awarded from the pre-Cataclysm version of Rethiel the Greenwarden’s quest chain in the Wetlands. The Spellbinder Robe could be used for a similar look.

Commodore of the Cavalry

Fleet Commander’s Hat, Enumerated Shoulderpads, Sorcerer Drape, Laughing Skull Waistguard, Astralaan Pants, Coldwraith Handwraps + Sorcerer Bracelets, Saltarello Shoes, Brilliant Hexweave Cloak (2-655), White Tuxedo Shirt, Tower of Theramore*

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Mantle of the Tribunal

Professor of Transfiguration

Wicked Witch’s Hat, Mantle of the Tribunal, Embroidered Gown of Zul’Drak, Living Mojo Belt, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Sorcerer Slippers, Cloak of the Grassy Cline, Mahogany Wand, Ironmender

Professor of Transfiguration II


Dazzling Spectacles/Hat of the First Sister, Mantle of the Tribunal, Horde Expeditionary Cloth Robe, Aqu’sirr’s Swirling Sash, Duskhaven Boots, Arcanist’s Wand, Shadowtome (stage 3)

Minerva



Dazzling Spectacles, Mantle of the Tribunal, Labor Camp Frock, Mana-Cord of Deception, Sorcerer Slippers, Drape of the Loyal Vassal, Cauldron Dredger

Grimtotem Shadowtwister


Mantle of the Tribunal, Highborne Padded Armor, Ranger’s Sash, Colorful Kilt, Vonica’s Gauntlets, Staff of the Four Golden Coins/Tarnished Gutgore Ripper + Aboriginal Rod

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Mantle of Deceit

Like, Totally, Not a Death Cultist, Okay?



Wicked Witch’s Hat, Mantle of Deceit, Ravencourt Formal Robes, Vicious Fireweave Belt, Whirlpool Gloves, Vile Manipulator’s Footwraps, Malevolence

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Mantle of the Underhalls

I haven’t made an outfit with this particular coloration yet; when I do, I’ll put it here.

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Mantle of Thwarted Evil

I haven’t made an outfit with this particular coloration yet; when I do, I’ll put it here.

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This shoulder armor is one of my favorite non-Tier Northrend cloth items.

Mantle of Dissemination, Mantle of the Locusts, Furred Worgslayer Spaulders, Charlotte’s Chastizing Pauldrons

The Chronoscryer Finery awarded for mastering the Deaths of Chromie is perhaps my favorite of all the colors of these shoulders and of the whole armor set that they go with. I didn’t do Deaths of Chromie when it was new content in Legion, though, and the chances of me actually going back to do it are, well, not anytime soon.

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Mantle of Dissemination

Ribbons of Fire





Circle of Flame, Mantle of Dissemination, Vermillion Robes of the Dominant, Wild Gladiator’s Gloves of Prowess + Hidden Bracers, Sin’dorei Slippers, Orange Mageweave Shirt, Spire of Scarlet Pain (N)

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Mantle of the Locusts

Soulmate Searching


Mantle of the Locusts, Soulcloth Vest, Wizard’s Belt, Titan-Forged Cloth Leggings of Salvation, Wraps of the Persecuted, Shattrath Jumpers, White Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Staff of the Skymagi

Soothsayer




Mystical Headwrap, Sympathetic Amice, Foxhollow Drape, Initiate’s Necromantle Vestments, Belt of Arcane Storms (N), Coalwalker Sandals (H), Jaina’s Staff

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Furred Worgslayer Spaulders

Shrouded Moon

Furred Worgslayer Spaulders, Moonshroud Robe, Sash of the Unredeemed (LFR), Grips of Torrential Power, Apostle of Argus
This is my favorite color of the robe style that goes with these shoulders, and probably the only one that I’ll ever make a kit with.

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Charlotte’s Chastizing Pauldrons

Spellbinder’s Lament

Wang’s Unshakable Smile, Mantle of the Extensive Mind, Spellbinder Robe, Wine Tasting Gloves, Junglestrider Sandals, Mantle of Doubt, Staff of Solemn Secrecy

Charlotte’s Spellbook



Simple Glasses, Charlotte’s Chastizing Pauldrons, Spellbinder Robe, Cushy Cenarion Walkers, Squirgle’s Deepstone Wand, Book of Many Blessings

Jungle Witch


Cobra Priest’s Headdress, Charlotte’s Chastizing Pauldrons, Fen Keeper Robe*, Heavy Woolen Gloves, Ikeyen’s Boots, Fashionable Undershirt, Plundered Hozen Chieftain’s Stave
Although the Wild Combatant’s Battle Staff also looks great with this ensemble —

— I really loved the pop of contrasting orange from the Plundered Hozen Chieftain’s Stave.

Etoshia’s Elegant Ensemble


Charlotte’s Chastizing Pauldrons, Robes of the Burning Acolyte (N), Belt of Arcane Storms (N), Etoshia’s Elegant Gloves, Cushy Cenarion Walkers, Flamecaster Botefeux

Charlotte’s Extensive Mind


Charlotte’s Chastizing Pauldrons, Robes of Rasped Breaths, Deeptide Cinch, Gloves of the Arcane Purge, Ikeyen’s Boots, Jaina’s Staff

Tide Witch



Shirakess Headdress, Charlotte’s Chastizing Pauldrons, Squallshaper Vestments, Frost-Touched Cord, Sirensong Handwraps, Sirensong Slippers, Ebonchill (PvP, default tint)

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I’ve fallen into a WoW lull over the past several weeks. I’ve got an unusually light course load at school this semester — but a health condition that has developed, and a medication that I’m taking to help with this condition, have made it so that I just can’t stay up late like I used to. When I’m finished with my evening slate of schoolwork, I more and more frequently just go to bed. If the Emissary reward isn’t 2K gold, or I’m not working on outfits for the next Sunday Mog Show, I don’t have much motivation to stay up late in Azeroth.

Are there things I could be doing? Sure. Deaths of Chromie to get the Timelord title and the special Mog set, N’Zoth Assaults and Horrific Visions to get the second upgraded appearance of the Shroud of Resolve, Legion dungeon & raid Mog farming, alt leveling… I just… don’t feel like it. Not even parking alts in the Caverns of Time for quick & easy Trivia Quiz XP.

As for the upcoming pre-launch events, well, I hated the zombie invasion event the first time around, in the run up to Wrath of the Lich King. I didn’t at all appreciate the disruption to my regular patterns of play, especially when I tried to escape the chaos in Orgrimmar by attempting to level an alt (most likely Kerisa) in Stonetalon Mountains and some level 70 jerk deliberately brought the Zombie Plague to Sun Rock Retreat.

So I’m probably not going to be playing much WoW between now and the actual launch of Shadowlands. Sure, I’ll take Kaelinda out to do the pre-launch event story quests in Icecrown and experience that lore at least once. I’ll most likely also put forth the effort to collect the cloth version of the Mog set from the event, because if I don’t, I’ll probably wish later that I had.

Everyone else, however, is going to retreat to their Garrisons — and characters who don’t have Garrisons yet I’ll just not log on.

I do have a special installment of the Sunday Mog Show planned for the 22nd, but things will probably be pretty quiet around here until then.

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