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It didn’t take long to get from Thunder Bluff to the Echo Isles – Ankona took advantage of a wyvern so she could think and plan before getting to her destination. She had information to confirm with the spirits – was Gromnor dead? Was he really in the northern part of the Eastern Kingdoms, somewhere […]

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Aftermath – Introduction
comment 5 Written by on July 19, 2010 – 9:22 am

Starting this week, I’ll be posting another extended story here on the blog. I’ve been calling it Aftermath. Though it’s not entirely a creative title, I think it fits, since this is the story of Aely after the fall of Icecrown. It’ll be digging into a lot of her past and how she’s planning to go forward now that a big part of her life and purpose is no longer there.

This is the “Well, now what?” story – what does a Paladin who’s spent her entire adult life fighting Arthas do when suddenly Arthas is gone. How does she go back to life, how does she deal with the destruction of her homeland and family, and what will she do with herself now? How will her life be different, and how will it be the same?

In a way, the post from a few weeks ago, titled Old Breeds and Old Ways, is something of a prologue.

I’ll be posting the actual “Part 1” tomorrow.

Until then, have you guys written stuff to deal with your characters post-Icecrown? Have you had in-game RP events to that affect – possibly revelry, or even some introspection? Was Arthas’ death a big deal, or just something your character helped with because their friends cared, or was it something that happened far away, with other people, and barely touched your character?

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5 Responses to “Aftermath – Introduction”

  1. One of my main RP characters, Summer, is kind of at a loss herself. She was always somewhat invested in defeating the Scourge, being a Sin’dorei, but what really got her involved was that her brother was killed and raised as a Death Knight. She WORSHIPPED her brother, and so that was just… she couldn’t let that go.

    But now Arthas is dead, the Scourge is gone, and despite the fact that she’s claimed to not care much, without that revenge driving her, she’s a little bit lost. Which then makes her cranky, and she goes with her wolf out to Durotar or the Barrens and sulks for a while.

  2. Dorri and Keltyr have been slightly adrift as well. They have duties. They’re assigned to help with trying to clean up the remanants of the scourge army. But that’s just not fulfilling for them. So they’re bored in Dalaran and looking for trouble.

    This spells trouble for everyone around them. Though it has led to some fun RP.

  3. Is many ideas fer what’s gonna happen ta the members of Team Ratshag once Arthas be deadified. Hopings ta reveal at least some of thems in the next few months. In our ‘verse, though, the bugger still be alive. Vyprania managed ta cross swords with him last night, so’s we’s hoping his days be numbered now…

  4. Ringo’s been (mostly) enjoying his retirement, although he’s kind of a square peg in a round hole after so many years adventuring. Time will tell if he gets those corners knocked off or not.

    Still, with Arthas dead, Khaz Modan is clearly destined for decades of peace and quiet, so he’ll have to adapt.

  5. My druid main hasn’t defeated the Lich King (lore-wise) and I’ll probably not write her as being among the heroes that struck him down; she’s detached from the whole Scourge idea and only gets involved because it threatens the Earthmother. Instead, she only works with people to support the cause.

    When Arthas does go down, she will look to retreating back into Kalimador. Maybe work with the Cenarion Circle or set off on her own travels to assess the flora and fauna around. Indeed she will have time to reflect on her purpose now, but it’ll probably be cut short but the elemental chaos to come in time…

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