Plainstriders, Bears, and LIES! Oh My!
LOCATION: Farstrider Square, Silvermoon City
More fun is to be found in popping into the Hunting Lodge (That’s where the hunter trainers are, if the term Hunting Lodge is too confusing) and look at all the wonderful taxidermy animals that the blood elves had no real way of ever seeing before! That’s right, there’s a plainstrider in there. How in the world did a bunch of xenophobic elves get to the barrens to kill and stuff one and then haul it back to Quel’Thalas? There seems to be more than meets the eye to these shifty elves, and I don’t mean in the ‘Oh! Awesome! It’s Really A Robot’ kind of way.
Simba, You have forgotten me and thus have forgotten to spend your talent points.
Location: Sunfury Spire, Silvermoon City
Another thing I noticed while running back to the emissaries from the tower. I got to take a gander down below to the base of the Spire. I may just be looking at this wrong, but I swear it’s a lion. A giant lion’s head, ala Mufasa from the Lion King. It’s not entirely unfeasible to speculate it though. Illidan had panda bear faces on his warglaives in Warcraft III. Though I do find it hilarious that it’s underneath the home of the ruling family. My other question is why they built the Spire in such a deep hole. Is there anything else down there? Like a strip mall or a 7-Eleven or something? Maybe there’s a ton of copper coins down there from people making wishes! I mean, who needs throwing coins in the fountain when there’s a Lion Hole at your disposal! Which now makes me wish that there was a Goonies style instance underneath Silvermoon. (Okay, ANOTHER Goonies style instance, I forgot about the Deadmines.)
Step 1: Enslave Gnomes. Step 2: ???? Step 3: Profit.
LOCATION: The Bazaar, Silvermoon City
Let’s stop over at Keelen Sheet’s Trustworthy Tailors. I’ve been in here before. It’s one of the only places on Azeroth to find a mana loom, and where I spent a lot of time leveling my tailoring on another characters. What I had never noticed is that in the back of the shop there is a doorway behind the sheer purple blood elf curtains. What I found down there, I had heard about but never seen. It’s an honest to goodness leper gnome sweat shop being run by a succubus belonging to Mr. Sheets himself. The proof of the enslavement is sitting right in the middle of the room on a desk covered in gold (There’s also a leper gnome in a cage hanging on the wall). The best part is that the store is called TRUSTWORTHY Tailors. It makes me question other names in the city. Things like “Bank”. What are they really doing in there? Probably hording Nazi gold. It would definitely match the pattern of proof that blood elves are just horrible, and pretty… but horrible… but still pretty… people.
LOCATION: The Bazaar, Silvermoon City
At the southern end of the Bazaar, there is a large gathering of people yelling at some lady and a priest who are decrying the abuse of magic and the cost of the luxury that the blood elves have become accustomed to. All it really is missing is an elf named Alg’ore and a powerpoint presentation. The more interesting note is that at the end of the whole thing, the people in the crowd summon another priest who casts a spell on the two protesters and knocks them unconscious.
It's 30 gold for a Horn Job
Location: Murder Row, Silvermoon City
to visit the last area of Silvermoon, the one I as a warlock call home: Murder Row. Okay, it’s not like the Four Seasons or something, but how many nice places have you heard of that have turned out to be real dives? I mean, did the Luxury Castle Gardens Motel Six really live up to the name? So why can’t a place with a horrible name be nicer than it sounds?
There’s really not much here though: The Warlock’s Sanctum, the Rogue’s training ground, and a bar with a drunk guy asleep outside (No, it’s not Jero’me, I checked. No rhymes.) The big thing to notice is the one thing that makes Murder Row the best place in Silvermoon to be: Demon Hookers. That’s right, A Pimp Named Keyanomir (Yes, say the whole thing. Yes, that includes the A Pimp Named part) has his enslaved succubus (a popular choice here in Silvermoon) turning tricks down by the mailbox in Murder Row. That’s the kind of ingenuity that you can only find in Warlocks.