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Bad things are happening in Stormwind – and beyond.

The Hand of Lothar, they call themselves.

Yva Darrows was their first target.

Tirith and Aely were their second and third.

They have since… expanded their reach and escalated their methods …

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Friday Five – Time is on our side
comment 18 Written by on June 5, 2009 – 7:24 am

Every Friday here at Too Many Annas, you’ll find a little RP prompting – either in the form of 5 questions to answer about your character or in the form of a ficlet prompt (500 words) to write about them.  These aren’t meant to be hard, just things to think about for your character – you can answer in a comment or use them as a blog post of your own!

This week, our subject is time.

  • Is your character usually early, on time, or late?  What does he or she expect from other people with regards to time?
  • Is your character a morning sparrow or a night owl?  Is this their nature, or have they trained themselves to it?
  • Does your character carry a time-keeping device? (watch, pocket watch, chronometer, gnomish buzzbox with digital clock peripheral)
  • How does your character deal with the Bronze Dragonflight – does he or she take them seriously?  take the Caverns of Time seriously?
  • What does your character eat for breakfast on a “normal morning”? (whenever that “morning” happens to take place)

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18 Responses to “Friday Five – Time is on our side”

  1. As a death knight, Nibelung does not need sleep, so he is both a night owl and early bird. He goes to where the action is and tries to get there as fast as possible, to make sure he doesn’t miss out on any of the fun (I picture him like Gimli from LotR, counting how many orcs he has killed and competing with Legolas). Nibelung tends to be early, although that is usually by accident rather than design. He hates summoning the lazies, but usually has to help because he is already there. His friends know that they need to keep reminding him of upcoming events otherwise he would be on his way and get distracted by a big group of somethin’ or other in need of a clubbing and miss it entirely by accident. For breakfast…or any meal actually…it consists of whatever meat or bread product he has in his bags, although lately he has had a hankerin for some cheese. Of course, nothing washes that food down like a nice pint of dwarvish ale.

    By Lloth on Jun 5, 2009 | Reply
  2. * Is your character usually early, on time, or late? What does he or she expect from other people with regards to time?

    Bricu likes to be early to events–especially meetings with other shady folks–to scan the area for ambushes. In regards to other people, he expects them to be late.

    * Is your character a morning sparrow or a night owl? Is this their nature, or have they trained themselves to it?

    Bricu was a night owl–training obviously–but with Naiara (their baby), now he’s a “I sleep when I can” kinda guy.

    * Does your character carry a time-keeping device? (watch, pocket watch, chronometer, gnomish buzzbox with digital clock peripheral)
    I always figured that bricu’s buzz box had some sort of a gear-work clock on it.

    * How does your character deal with the Bronze Dragonflight – does he or she take them seriously? take the Caverns of Time seriously?

    As with everything, he takes it with a grain of salt. The Stratholme event was scarily accurate to his memory, so he does put more credence to it–but when Future Bricu met Past Bricu they both rolled their eyes.

    * What does your character eat for breakfast on a “normal morning”? (whenever that “morning” happens to take place)

    Bricu doesn’t just eat breakfast–he makes sure that breakfast is made. He always prepares the first meal of the day, a hold over from soldiering.

    bricus last blog post..Friday Fiction: The Naming

  3. * Is your character usually early, on time, or late? What does he or she expect from other people with regards to time?
    Both al’Cairs are usually on time. Their mother drilled it into them that punctuality is important. Davien’s usually on time as well. All three would like the same from others, but don’t expect it.

    * Is your character a morning sparrow or a night owl? Is this their nature, or have they trained themselves to it?
    Threnn and Davien are up early, Threnn from her years in the army, Davien because she’s raising her niece and nephew, and Kyree’s an early riser. (Though, like Bricu, Threnn’s sleeping when she can these days.)

    Anna is a night owl, because she’s a bard and taverns are open late. Also, because she tends to sleep poorly, she’s up most of the night and can sleep ’till VERY late in the morning, on occasion.

    * Does your character carry a time-keeping device? (watch, pocket watch, chronometer, gnomish buzzbox with digital clock peripheral)
    I think there’s a lot of telling time by the sun/cathedral bells/etc going on. I don’t really envision any of them wearing or carrying a watch. Hrm.

    * How does your character deal with the Bronze Dragonflight – does he or she take them seriously? take the Caverns of Time seriously?
    Davien takes them both seriously, especially after a long-ago conversation with Raga about the possibility of changing the past and its repercussions.

    Threnn is curious about what’s going on with the Bronze, but has largely left it alone. The Caverns of Time, however — she was very upset at the idea of Bricu going back to Stratholme, but damned if she was going to let him go there without her.

    Anna hasn’t been to the Caverns. (I think she might have run Old Hillsbrad once, but I don’t remember it affecting her story at all.) But the Bronze, she takes very seriously. Her conversation with her future-self will come clear at the end of the Wrathgate stories.

    * What does your character eat for breakfast on a “normal morning”? (whenever that “morning” happens to take place)
    I actually don’t think Davien eats breakfast. She cooks for Jessen and Kyree, but I don’t see her eating much in the mornings. Which doesn’t help with her being far too thin.

    Anna probably eats things that are bad for her, and loads of coffee. She has a sweet tooth.

    Threnn can’t cook to save her life, which is why it’s a good thing Bricu makes breakfast. So, whatever he puts in front of her.

    Laurens last blog post..Friday Fiction: The Naming

  4. 1. Being primarily a thief, arriving on time or early is very important to Khol. Generally, if he’s late there’s a problem.
    2. Khol is naturally a night person, which is useful, since most of his work is best done in the dark. That said, he has little trouble converting to a day person when needed.
    3. For the most part, Khol doesn’t need to much worry about keeping precise track of the minutes and hours, so he tends to rely on public timekeeping devices to let him know what time it is. If more precise timing is necessary, he does have a very nice pocket watch he “liberated” from a very unfriendly former noble-turned-necromancer.
    4. Khol takes all dragons seriously, because they’re freakin’ DRAGONS. In terms of their ability to manipulate time, Khol did some work with Chromie in Andorhal a while back and saw enough evidence of her ability to manipulate time to know that the Bronze Flight is no joke. He didn’t necessarily think much of the Caverns of Time until he nearly ran into himself at the Battle of Mt. Hyjal. When it comes to things that put stone cold fear into him, the Bronze Dragonflight is pretty close to the top of the list.
    5. Most mornings, Khol will break his fast with a pint and some sort of meat-filled pastry a local street vendor sells. He’s pretty sure the meat is rat, but they’re so tender and juicy with just the right amount of herbs and spices, it doesn’t matter. If he wants to splurge, he’ll stop in at the Sign of the White Mountain for some coffee and whatever is on the menu for breakfast that morning.

    teh Khol Abidess last blog post..Intermission: In Which the Chronicler is a Filthy Cocktease

  5. 1) Mildly late. Rashona doesn’t handle regimentation very well, being more of a go-with-the-flow kind of cow.

    2) More of a night owl than otherwise, but unless she’s got something very specific to attend to, it’s more a case of “sleep when you’re tired, wake up when you’re not.” She tends to sleep in animal form wherever it’s convenient and safe, so the sun’s got more of an effect than anything else on her schedule.

    3) Nope. Sun or stars, depending on the time of day.

    4) Very, very seriously. Rashona did lots and LOTS of IC hunting in and around Andorhal, and spent some time in conversation with Chromie as a result. She doesn’t *understand* the Bronze, but they’re wise in their way, they seem benevolent, and you just *don’t* argue with dragons. If she hadn’t been somewhat acquainted with Chromie, she would never have gone to Black Morass. Even if it pretty much was “Caverns of Time: Special Grumbling Bear Edition”.

    5) Whatever the Earthmother provides. Generally this means “wake up, meditate for a bit, and go hunt down/gather breakfast”; on the occasions that she’s slept somewhere that sells food, she’ll generally get whatever causes the least fuss.

  6. 1. Kaled and Khaotic try to be on time for everything, but sometimes stuff happens and you can’t help but be a little late. They hold the same expectations for other people.
    Barraccus always tries to be on time, if not early. That being said, he would like for others to do the same, but won’t get mad if they’re late.

    2. Khaotic is an early bird, usually up around daybreak (a holdover from her years in the army). Kaled is not a morning person, and she usually has to wake him up and fix breakfast. He becomes human again after some food and tea/coffee.
    Barraccus is up with the sun without fail. Being a night elf, this isn’t exactly natural for him, but he’s been doing it for so long that he doesn’t remember why he’s like this.

    3. All 3 of them keep track of time by the sun/moon/stars. Khaotic is especially good at this, again because of her time with the army; she was often a scout and needed to keep close track of the time.
    Barraccus has a pocketwatch from a gnomish acquaintance, but he usually forgets he has it. He does remember to check it if he really needs to know the time.

    4. Kaled and Khaotic haven’t met any of the bronze dragonflight yet, but have heard enough about them to be warily respectful. The same goes for the Caverns of Time; they both have been in the Caverns but not inside any of the instances, so while they don’t know what is going on in there, they can both feel that there is something.
    Barraccus has some reverence for all dragons, although he wishes he knew exactly what it is that the Bronze did. Meeting his Future Self kind of shook him up a little.

    5. Khaotic usually fixes breakfast, tho she doesn’t always “cook”, sometimes it’s just toast and coffee. Kaled will eat whatever she puts in front of him.
    Barraccus doesn’t always eat breakfast, but when he does it’s usually travel food from his backpack, whatever is served at the inn he’s staying at , or if he’s home, then whatever someone else has already fixed. If he has to cook, he’ll fix toast and bacon, usually with tea. Anything else has a good chance of getting undercooked or burned.

    Sarais last blog post..In-game stuff, and, um, stuff

  7. 1. Drazmor is almost always on time, a habit born from his training as a paladin. He believes that you should honor every deal you make, even one as simple as agreeing what time to meet, and so looks down on those who cannot make the effort to be on time.

    2. Raised in an Abbey, Drazmor was needed from a very early age to wake up early to finish his myriad of chores and start tending the fields. Often in the delpths of winter, night stil covered the land when he arose. TYhis concept was reinforced during his training as a paladin.

    3. Drazmor was born with no mental body clock whatsoever, a problem when upholding to his stringent values concerning being on time. Therefore he always makes sure to have a reliable timekeeping device on him. He has flitted from clock to clock, ranging from sundials to the latest in gnomish time keeping technology. Surprisingly though, the device he settled on is an antique gold pocketwatch he fished up in the Dalaran fountain…

    4. Drazmor maintains a friendship with Donyal Tovald, his tutor of old and the royal librarian of Stormwind, and both during many of their long talks, and his myriad of lessons, the subject has come to the Bronze Dragonflight. Therefore, Drazmor has a healthy respect for them. Strengthening that, Drazmor has worked with Chronormu, (or ‘Chomie’) several times, both in the blighted plaguelands, and Dragonblight.

    5. Drazmor is nowadays on campaign most times, warring against the Lich King in Northrend, so his breakfast usually consists of pretty basic (and sometimes meagre) stuff. Although, Drazmor still looks forward to a hearty meal when he stays with his good friend Xhazmor in Outland. (Who, for a Deathknight, turned out to be an excellent cook.)

    Drazmors last blog post..Trying to get my groove back…

  8. 1. Terethall is almost always out working as a mercenary for some faction or another when his guild begins an assault on any particular stronghold. Consequently, he generally is one of those who will be summoned last. However, if he commits to something, or if there is a significant benefit to being early, he has no problem dropping things and flying to where he needs to go. He is generally lenient when others are late, unless they are flagrantly rude in inconveniencing him. Otherwise, he doesn’t really care.
    2. Terethall is absolutely a night owl. This is natural for him, but also a result of many a night spent into the wee hours reading books or practicing magic as a child in an attempt to avoid his father’s knowledge of his study.
    3. Although Jhazkath, Terethall’s Voidwalker, is not much for conversation, he has a surprisingly reliable internal clock.
    4. Terethall takes the Bronze Dragonflight extremely seriously… as a serious threat to the safety of Azeroth, that is. His friend Manthelas pieced together the clues for him, and eventually he was converted to the belief that Nozdormu is somehow behind or involved with the Infinite Dragonflight. Unfortunately, his friends and guildmates generally don’t take his views on the subject very seriously.
    5. Despite being the official cook of his guild, Terethall stops by one of the taverns in Dalaran for meals, including breakfast. He is addicted to Katherine Lee’s [Black Jelly] on [Spice Bread]. Although not the healthiest breakfast, it certainly beats his stocks of yeti cheese, worg tartare, and fish. He is absolutely sick of all the fish he cooks and eats while raiding.

    By Terethall on Jun 8, 2009 | Reply
  9. 1. Siobhann is a little scattered. She has good intentions but tends to come scrambling in at the last moment. She is patient with other people who are slightly late, but extreme lateness annoys her.
    2. She’s a night owl by nature. Even though she favors tree form now, she has spent enough time as a cat to be most comfortable in the shadows and at night.
    3. She is a druid, attuned to nature so she tells time by the position of the sun and moon in the sky. She can read a sundial but is very uncomfortable with anything mechanical.
    4. Siobhann has never quite forgiven the bronze dragonflight for refusing to bless Teldrassil after beloved Nordrassil was sacrificed to kill Archimonde. She views them as denying her the immortality that should have been her Kaldorei birthright. She helps with Caverns of Time, but only because the Infinite Dragonflight would bring worse.
    5. Siobhann eats local foods. In Northrend she has been staying at A Hero’s Welcome. When she arises in the late afternoon she usually has northern eggs with sweet potato bread, with a cup of honeymint tea.

    By Siobhann on Jun 8, 2009 | Reply
  10. Ash tries her best to be on time; she understands that things go faster when people gather promptly — which directly affects her aggravation levels (as she has never trained the Patience skill.) So it follows that she expects the same from her guild members. However, lately she’s been wandering off her normal schedule finding interest in the simpler joy of life: fishing.
    Ash is almost certainly a night owl – and most times can be found around right when the sun is setting through the late hours at night. Sometimes she’s been seen when the sun rises but she seems to disappear after that. The availability of more shadowy nooks and crannies tends to be the time where the most mischief occurs, so her time patterns aren’t surprising.
    She does not carry any sort of timekeeping device. The closest thing to any informational device that she has is this curious compass she keeps finding. Ash throws it away when she receives it but it always ends up coming back somehow. It doesn’t even appear to work properly… Anyhow, she doesn’t really care WHEN or HOW LONG it takes to do something, as long as she gets it done. Something like as long as the end it achieved who cares about the means to get there.
    Ash is VERY curious with the actions of the Bronze Dragonflight. Since her first tangle with them in the occurrence of Old Hillsbrad with visions of Thralls’ rescue, to the very snarky comments made by her Future self on a quest in the Dragonblight (which, in hindsight, actually makes perfect sense, as Ash is very snarky,) she’s been interested in the motives behind Nozdormu’s brood. They seem to have their own motive for interfering with specific events in the past. When Ash encounters their attempts, she wonders to herself if she should let it play out and see all the interesting changes it would make in the present. Could lend to some fun times. Most of all she wants to know WHY.

    By Ash on Jun 9, 2009 | Reply
  11. I put it on my blog but I’ll put it there too. :)

    Is your character usually early, on time, or late? What does he or she expect from other people with regards to time?

    Nefernet likes to be early. She likes to be prepared. She hates being the last one arriving somewhere. She is more like a scout. Neferna don’t care being early actually. Who cares, except Nefernet ? But she doesn’t like to be late.

    Is your character a morning sparrow or a night owl? Is this their nature, or have they trained themselves to it?

    The sisters are Night Elves. This race mostly lives at night. Nefernet is an early owl actually. Up in the late afternoon, she will fight her best at sunset. She really hate being up in the morning, the sun is too bright. Even living with a human could not change her nighty habits. Neferna prefers daytime though, oddly. She loves sunshine, especially in tree form. Her druidic life made her more used to daytime living that most of the Night Elves.

    Does your character carry a time-keeping device? (watch, pocket watch, chronometer, gnomish buzzbox with digital clock peripheral)

    What is a clock ? Some gnomish sillyness ? Moon, stars and sun are well enough to know the time.

    How does your character deal with the Bronze Dragonflight – does he or she take them seriously? take the Caverns of Time seriously?

    As much as she respects the Red Dragonflight, Nefernet doesn’t like Bronze Dragonflight, they are just another source of conflit. When asked to do some quest for them, she just does her duty, even if it’s a nasty one like burning Stratholme or enable the orcs to invade Kalimdor. She went through the battle at Mount Hyjal in Cavern of Time and it made her sad. It remembered her the day the tree blew up and how it threw her life upside down, how the earth shoke in her little village, destroying many houses, and the following days when some families heared about their sibbling’s deaths. And a few months later, she was moving with Barhom and Neferna to Teldrassil to help building the new capital.

    Neferna is more curious with the Bronze Dragonflight but mostly because she’s so curious about everything. But like Nefernet, she won’t trust them.

    What does your character eat for breakfast on a “normal morning”? (whenever that “morning” happens to take place)

    Nefernet like having apples with some dried meat for breakfast, she likes the sweet/salty taste. and that’s easy to carry, easy to conserve in you bag for weeks. She shares the meat with her wolf who loves that. Neferna never eat meat. For breakfeast, she will have some milk with fruits and bread. She loves putting some honey in her milk and drinking it with some raspberries.

    Nefernets last blog post..Anna’s Friday 5 : Time is on our side

  12. Well, it’s almost a week late, but thought I’d add my two cents, because it was a fun exercise to think about!

    KTs last blog post..OOC: Belated (or Early) Friday Five – Time is on Our Side

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