A Sunwalker Tail – Prologue
Many of you know I have been working on the 2012 in 2012 Challenge, by JD Kenada over on Amateur Azerothian. Well, while I was debating how best to go about leveling a few Horde toons, so I can complete the One Character of Each Race requirement, I came across a post by Chatmay, the WoW Debutante, about a Horde Guild Leveling Contest on Eonar! (Ironically, that is my former server, and where my 85 Paladin, Lazheward, began his life as a female Tauren – yes, he has identity issues.)
So I created a brand new female Tauren Paladin named Vianessa (Version 2.0).
I located some people from Radical Dreamers and got myself an invite. They are wonderfully friendly so far. And even though I do not think I can level Vi fast enough to make any place in the contest, I am having fun anyway.
While putting together a description for Vi’s character page, I thought perhaps I should do something more exciting with her than just say, “Hey! My Pally is Level 15! Level 25! 40!” etc. So I think a story is more fitting. But instead of just any story, I decided to pull some ideas from some of my fellow Bloggers – like Ancient, whom I adore because she has a tendency to talk not just from her characters, but from beside her characters, and like Rades, who writes wonderful letters from the point of view of WoW NPCs – and make Vianessa’s story a little bit different from my story norm.
I have decided to not only write it from Vi’s point of view, but as a letter (or series of letters) home to her parents. 🙂
Tauren have a solid community structure and value family and clan above all else – they are put together in a very Native American sort of way. So it seems fitting that a young Tauren, though anxious to get out into the world and see things and do “good,” would still be somewhat homesick and eager to share her adventures with those she loves.
The Tauren have always been fascinating to me. Perhaps because they are “the enemy” but more likely because of their colorful villages and their very un-Horde-like outlook. It is no wonder they get along so well with the Night Elves – how the two races ended up on different sides still baffles me.
As far as the Horde races go…
The Orcs have mostly redeemed themselves in my eyes, despite what a tool Garrosh is. (I want Thrall back!)
The Darkspear Trolls are quickly growing on me, especially realizing what a level-headed leader Vol’jin is.
The Tauren are a fantastic and honorable race, and Baine is surely making his father proud.
Then, there are the other three races…
The Blood Elves – what can I say about them? They sided with demons and kidnapped a Na’aru to drain him like some kind of magical vampires. But the Blood Elf females are so cute… and wicked, even their laugh.
The Forsaken? I do not trust them and as cool as Lady Sylvanas is – she needs to be taken down in the worst way. I would trust her about as far as I can throw her heroicly-sized self.
Lastly, Goblins. <shudder> I cannot stand Goblins. Running around with those whiny, scheming, backstabbing lil ankle-biters makes me want to go jump on my Hunter and perforate them all. PvP’ing to the dying screams of Goblins makes my day. (I know, that is both sick and sad.)
Anyway, I do digress. I promise the first part of my wee Tauren’s adventures will be up soon. (So many screenshots to sort!)