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WoW Fan Fiction – The Frostscourge.

Posted in Fan Fiction, World of Warcraft with tags , on August 15, 2011 by theerivs

Thanks to Fulguralis for getting my juices flowing on this.

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A man stands atop a tower, the winds of Northrend whipping his mage robes around him. The wintery winds of Northrend blowing cold is no match for the cold in the man’s heart. He stares out in the wastes and wonders how he ended up here with only his hate, and anger to sustain him, and he dreams of days gone by when times were simpler….

“Rivs you cheated” a young teenage girl is scolding a boy on the cusp of manhood. Her finger wagging at him. “No Gianna, I just saw the game unfold and made my moves accordingly.” She started to pout, ” Well I don’t think I’m going to play Knights, and Orcs with you anytime soon…cheater.”  He laughed, ” I’ll show you cheating..” He grabs her and picks her up, “Put me down!!!” As she is laughing, and screaming.  “You sir are no gentleman.”  Rivs just smiles at her and mockingly says, “No I am not, mi’lady”  The girl pouting again, “Why do you have to go off to that stupid mage school anyway.”  “We talked about this Gianna”, Rivs replied. “I have been tested by the School of Stormwind, and they think my talents are best suited as a mage, and the Dalaran Board of Mages accepted me. It is my duty to go.”  “Duty, Hmph. I love you Riverian, and I will not stop loving you and I want to be with you for the rest of my life.”  The girl looking up with her brown doe-like eyes that looked like the abyss itself, willing to suck you down to their depths. The boy smiles at her,”Once I am a master mage….we will have all the time in the world.”

Year Later…..   

“FROSTSCOURGE!”  A soldier is running towards the Mage’s tent, and the mage known as Frostscourge emerges. “Calm yourself Detrick, and tell me what is going on?”  Detrick the soldier was worn beyond his years, but the War of the Lich King has done that to everyone involved. They have seen to much of what is not meant to be seen. “The Scourge, and Vrykul my lord attacked a caravan my lord, carrying medical supplies and rations” said Detrick. Frostscourge looked at the soldier, pain in his eyes, “How those supplies were shrouded with secrecy and needed to get to the front lines. How could the enemy found out about them, and strike behind our lines to even get to them. Tell me where is the site of the attack, I smell something more foul than an Orcs behind. If the Horde had something to do with it, I swear I will give them something to fear.”   Frostscourge utters words of the Arcane, and summons his Proto-drake mount, Ice Talon, “Ice Talon into the air, we have work to be done!” The mighty green proto-drake lift off with its mighty wings, and creature of tooth, and claw who was born, and trained by Frostscourge himself.  From the air the mage sees the site of the carnage, and some fellow Alliance troops milling about. Ice Talon touches down near the site, and Frostscourge walks up to the ranking officer, “I wish I could tell you Good Day Captain, but as you can see it is not, What do we have?”  The Captain with reddened eyes that have seen too much carnage that day reports, ” 112 dead, 3 survivors who will be dead shortly. The supplies are gone or destroyed.”  Frostscourge pats the soldiers shoulder, “Good job here my friend, we will see this to the end I swear, but for now we must all be strong for those we love and protect.” The captain just gives a nod, and picks himself up. “Now Captain, take me to the survivors we must know what happened.”

Frostscourge walks into the makeshift hospital tent, and his mouth drops as he see’s a women, blood seeping from her wounds that he has not seen in several years. He runs to her side, “Gianna what are you doing here?”  Gianna with unseeing eyes and lifts her hand, “Riverian is that you,  I finally found you. I volunteered for this duty once I found out they were going to Northrend in the hopes I would see you again” She gasps in pain, ” The letters you wrote were not enough, I wanted to see you once more.”  Frostscourge crying next to her, ” Tell me who did this my love?”  Gianna with tears running down her own cheek, ” It happened so fast, the Dead were all around attacking, and giant creatures that were said to be Vrykul, they walked like men but were tall and monstrous. I remember…..” She tries to breath through the pain,” I remember an Orc on a flaming horse, directing the battle, and he had a tiny green creature with him, an Imp I think it was.”  Frostscourge ponders, “An Orc……Warlock…..Scum!”  He grabs her hand, and presses it to his face as she breathes her last. After many moments, he takes her hand puts it down. He looks around the survivors all dead, the men tending them awaiting his orders. Frostscourge with eyes as dead as the people in the tent, “Leave now.” He orders the men.  He looks down at the woman he loved, and with her death there is nothing left in his heart but pain, and sorrow.  He leaves the tents, and with a wave of his hand sets it ablaze. He watches it until the fire burns itself out, and turns from it only with murderous rage.  He hops onto Ice Talon, “Clean this mess up Captain and head back to base, I am going hunting.”

Three days later…

An Orc in Black Robes is sitting near a fire, peering into the depths of the flame. A demonic Felhunter at rest near him, all of a sudden rises growling with the wave of his hand he settles the cur. A mage with robes of deepest blue, and a Water Elemental by his side comes into the circle of light. THe Orc Speaks, “I know you, you are the one they call Frostscourge, for there are none better at wielding the powers of cold then you.”  The Mage replies, “You murderous cur, and traitor to the living I shall cut off your head and place it on the highest tower in Stormwind as an example of what happens to traitors.”  The Orc chuckles, “Traitor? Warlocks serve no master, we only serve our own purpose, and now my purpose is to kill you.”  Now it’s the Mages turn to laugh, “Many have tried, none have succeeded” with that a lance of frost blasts from the mage’s hand. The lance hit’s the Warlock squarely in the chest. Orc gives a bestial roar as the ice lance gets absorbed by his demonic armor, and his Felhunter charges into the fray. The Water Elemental freeze the demon hound into place. Frostscourge unleashed bolts made of searing cold, freezing the warlock into place, and with a mere thought instantly throws a bolt of fire and frost. The energies keeping the hound in the realm are dissipated as the Warlock nears death, and collapses.  Frostscourge walks up to the fallen caster, “Who sent you, are you an errand boy for the Lick King?”  The Orc says, “The Twilight Hammer will crush you and your brethren.”   Frostscourge smiles a cold smile, “I think not” and sends the Orc to his grave with a mere whim.  Frostscourge mounts his beast, and looks to the sky, “We have much work to do Ice Talon.

Present Day….

The tower is called the Tower of Frost, it’s master is known to most as Frostscourge.  Looking out over the Tower, at the horizon a dranei female mage comes up behind the human male, and speaks to him, “Come in master the you will certain to catch your death”

Frostscourge still looking at the horizon, “There is a reckoning at hand, and they say revenge is best served cold, there is nobody who can serve it colder than me.”   A shiver went down the dranei’s girls back, for she knew he master like none other, and knew his heart was as cold as the grave.

 

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Good News from The PTS.

Posted in Warhammer- Online, World of Warcraft with tags , , on February 18, 2009 by theerivs

My dwarven engineer buddy Werit, checked out the PTS. His report gave me a chuckle, the Blast Wave is now supposed to debuff wounds, instead of resistances, but Mythic screwed up and didn’t change the values. Even though it was a bug, it gave me a little hope for the future.

Snafzg over at the Greenskin said he was having troubles copying to the PTS, turns out it was Mythic’s problem not Snafzg’s. In turn which means I won’t even try to copy. I’ll just wait it out like everyone else.

Last night I was in a funk gaming wise. I played a little WAR, worked on my Witch Hunter, which was fun, but I die ALOT. I still have tank mentality. I logged on my Chosen, I didn’t have the stomach to do scenarios, and the ORvR wasn’t happening. So I just logged off.

Sitting there, bored, I did the unthinkable, I reupped my WoW subscription, It’s been a month or two since I logged into my server Garona, and I didn’t really know anyone in my guild. I saw an old friend online though, an ex-guildie that used to be called PinkyStinky. We chatted for awhile. She showed me the Mirror Image spell which is cool. I shouted, “All of you make me some PIE!!!”  Ah the good ole days when I use to aggravate the female gamers of our guild by playing the chauvinistic role on my drunken warrior.

No I’m not switching teams, or quitting WAR.  I don’t know if I’ll be resubbing next month to WoW or not, playing it or not. It was just nice though to chat with an old friend….but don’t be surprised if a The Way of Death blog comes out. 😛

Who said PvE isn’t fun in WAR

Posted in Warhammer- Online, World of Warcraft with tags , , , on December 16, 2008 by theerivs

Sunday night did Bastion Stair Dungeon for the first time, and let me tell you had a decent time. I won some lvl 35  purple shoulders (i don’t see them on wardb). When you have a good group it just went superbly well, and knocked two wings out in about an hour, not even. We had time to find a hidden world boss in the Northeast of the Chaos wastes near the Battlefield Obj. theres a swamp with some ruined walls in the middle, your supposed to jump the walls Mario fashion to get to a hidden cave. I wanna say it’s called the Lair of Grimgore.  It was a lvl 40 Hero Troll. Got a blue set of shoulder for our magus.

I did some PQ’in a bit last night and have fun trying to push myself to the limit, I died a few times, ok so it’s not smart to pull 10 mobs at a time with no heal pots. I should keep down to 5-6, but what fun is that.

I hit Realm Rank 33, 7 more to go.

I logged into World of Warcraft a bit last night, and I wasn’t feeling it anymore, I may cancel. I killed some mobs on my frost mage, and there just wasn’t a challenge there. I killed them all toot sweet.  It felt like a grind.

I think thats the key, WoW is too easy maybe, and easy is boring.

Plus once you been part of a Fortress keep with hundreds of your brothers and sisters, lag or no lag it’s just a wonderful sight to behold, makes you feel a part of something.

 

Wanna check out some more Dungeons,  Thulf at Stunty Stomper  has some wonderful write ups on it, go check em out. Here’s the Bastion Stair.

My Name use to be Bob, but you can call me Betty

Posted in World of Warcraft with tags , on December 12, 2008 by theerivs

I was reading about Blizz’s charactor customization that cost 15 bucks on Tobolds.  I thought it was funny.  I can see it now.

 Huntard : Yea that chick mage Betty sure has a deep voice on Vent….

BubbleHearthBoy: Yeah that use to be Bob.

Huntard:  Dear lord I hit on her, were going out Friday night.

BubbleHearthBoy: Let me know how that works out for ya…

A whole lot of nothing.

Posted in Warhammer- Online, World of Warcraft with tags , , on November 24, 2008 by theerivs

Friday, I had some time before I go out drinking, so I thought I would take a look at a new instance in WoW. Utgarde Keep. I liked it. Short and Sweet. Heck in 2 hours I ran Utgarde, and Nexus twice.  Being a frost mage, with a pally tank leading the charge, we AOE’d the crap out of that place. I got my mage to 71.

Due to my heavy social drinking schedule not a heck of lot with gaming the rest of the weekend.

Last night I did take some time to level my DK to 60. I’m not much of an ALT guy, but he’s way to uber to ignore, plus he’s unholy spec and I like my ghoul pet. He’s makes me laugh.

I head into WAR tonight, and try to get my Chosen up to realm rank 29.

I’m looking forward to this holiday weekend to get a little extra gaming time. The goal is to get all my toons a couple more levels.

Grind on!!!

Wrath of the Lich King First Thoughts

Posted in World of Warcraft with tags , , on November 19, 2008 by theerivs

So I got Wrath of the Lich King, it’s looks nice. It’s pretty polished. Blizz does do a good job, but as I start leveling my mage I feel like I’m back on a tread mill. Now I did do the Deathknight Starter Zone – I was impressed. They do something technically, think it’s called phasing where the zone changes everytime, it’s like its own instance. I gotta say it’s pretty cool. The quests were cool, and it was some fun. Some things of note, I don’t like WoW siege engines. The aiming mechanic sucks ass, large yellow arrow thing is aggravating.

I have to say though I’m really enjoying the Deathknight class, don’t know if I’ll stick with it. But it’s something new, and shiny. Like a new toy, but how fun will it be after killing the 1000th mob.

I just have the feeling that it’s going to be the same ole crap after a few months, but I’ll get my frost mage to 80, and try to get my DK there as well. Outland again…shivers.

I feel bad though there alot of old content I like that no one will ever see. When MC, and BWL were thee raiding dungeons I think that was the golden era of WoW.

Tonight I’ll be heading back to WAR to kick some Order arse, I need me to punt someone into the Lava…it feels so good.

Wrath of the Crappy Installation

Posted in World of Warcraft with tags on November 18, 2008 by theerivs

So I bought Wrath of the Lich King. I tried to install it last night on my Vista machine, nothing but problems such as blue screens of death. I thought we got rid of those with Windows 98. Well it seems like I had to “Run it as a administrator”, As of a day later i still haven’t played it.  The sad thing is the more pissed I become the more I wanna play the stupid thing.

Well my goal is to get my mage to 80 with AOE grinding thanks to Krizzlybear’s AOE guide.

Also want to start a Deathknight so I can bring him over to Thunderlord, and play with some old school peeps.