Holy NPC Day, Batman!
Although I’m not to 80 yet, I am at level 74 and something had crossed my mind–I don’t feel like I’ve met very many of the major NPCs that make up the main story line of the game. I mean, I’ve met a lot of the Alliance leaders while leveling, but in a very fleeting sense. Or I’d see them in their throne room, but not be at a high enough level to interact with them.
All of that changed today. Not only did I unlock the sad but super awesome movie that really moves the plot forward and contains the first real climpse of Arthas, but I also chilled with uber-scantily clad Alexstrasza, went on a diplomatic journey with Jaina to Orgrimmar, where I finally met Thrall, and quested with Jaina, Varian, and Magni!
Now, back when I read Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, I developed a major girl-crush on Sylvanas Windrunner. And since then, I’ve been wondering when/if I’d run into her–and I didn’t want to Google and spoil that moment for myself. I wanted to actually run into her and be delighted about it.
And today, that happened!!
Look at how hot she is! For some reason when I read Arthas I was envisioning her as one of those weird ghost ladies that you have to kill while leveling. But I am soooo glad that she is not. She looks effing awesome. And if I ever decide to do cosplay, I’m dressing as her.
But then while I was doing the Undercity quest with Varian and Jaina, something heart-wrenching happened. After we killed the apothecary guy, Varian figured out that Thrall was also there–so of course he wants to go kill him. So I’m following along like a little puppy, and we reach the area where Thrall and his cronies are, and then suddenly I see none other than Sylvanas.
I didn’t know what to do! Obviously I don’t want to kill her, so I made sure not to target her and not to use my spells that cause damage to multiple people at a time–and then Jaina froze all of us and ported us out. Yay!
So yeah! Big, awesome day!