August 27, 2010 – 8:45 am
Three immaculately manicured fingernails drummed lightly on the table, followed by a slightly disquieting thump where the fourth should have been. The woman sitting at the table appeared more to be deep in thought than overly vexed, so Joey Costa decided to take a chance.
He turned the chair across from her around and straddled it. “You’re the lady in from out of town, ain’tcha?”
The clicking stopped.
“I am, what’s it to you?”
“Just makin’ nice. It’s raining like the world’s about to end, so we’re likely to be here a bit. Figured I’d say hello. Name’s Joey Costa.”
She arched her eyebrows in a gesture that reminded him so much of his aunt it was uncanny. “Anna, and yeah, just got in from Southshore.”
“Here on business?” Costa took a swig of coffee.
“Of a sort. Looking for work, mostly. Since the war ended, folk have gotten restless up there. Figured I’d try my hand farther south.”
Her accent was faint, and somewhat hard to place. “What kinda work? There ain’t much here.”
She smiled at him suddenly, patronising and cat-like. “Trust me, there’s plenty here. I’m just not sure I’m cut out for a small town like this.” The woman flicked her fingers slightly, and a Ravenholdt badge appeared – and disappeared just as quickly.
He turned on the charm. “Well, then you just head to the City, lady. That’s where everything happens.”
“Figured as much. I’m also looking for information about a couple of lukewarm leftovers from what remains of the Stonemason’s Guild.” She sipped her own coffee, a wedding ring glinting in the firelight.
“Well, I ain’t really the person to be askin’, and of course, those are questions of a delicate nature anyway. Tell you what though, Stormwind Docks aren’t a bad place to start. My cousin’s there, and she’ll know who to ask. Her name’s Julia.”
After a long, uncomfortably appraising look, the woman stood up. “I’ll do that, and thanks.” She turned to head up the stairs, paused as if to say something, and then thought better of it.
Costa watched her until she’d disappeared into the dark hallway.
The bartender flashed him a shit-eating grin. “She’s too old for you anyway, lad.”
August 25, 2010 – 11:45 am
Every year, near the end of the dog days of summer, a group of wonderful people on Feathermoon get together and throw one of the longest-standing recurring RP events on the server.
The Rose Ball.
This year’s event will be held at the Waygate in Sholazar Basin on Friday August 27th at 6pm Feathermoon Standard Time (US-Pacific Timezone).
(This is the 7th Rose Ball, the first one being held in December of 2004!)
The Rose Ball is the culmination of weeks (or more) of effort from a group of people dedicated to putting on a truly one of a kind RP event. Cross-faction and open to anyone who wants to come, you’ll find storytelling, plays, dueling competitions, riddles, pet battles, and a raffle to win a really awesome prize – this year’s being a figure-print bust statue of the winner (past prizes have included cool TCG items and other swag).
The only rules are basically Don’t Be a Dick. Just show up unflagged and have a good time. Since this is a cross-faction event, there is a certain level of diplomacy involved, and even the usual PVP guilds show up unflagged and often help to keep the peace. Anyone is invited who can get to the event location – this one is in Sholazar – either by their own power or via warlock transport.
It’s a really unique event, very fun, and if nothing else, it’s a fun time to hang out with friends (and make new ones) and show off your favorite RP outfits.
Since the invitations were mailed, Ms Chelody Smallwing has announced that the storytelling contest theme is “Holidays” – any holiday celebrated in Azeroth counts, so long as the story is “fictional” to Azeroth. Only short stories are accepted, as there are usually a lot of participants, and nobody wants to be there until 4am!.
Arrens and Aely will be there, and you should come too – there’s something for everyone, whether you want to participate, hang out with friends, or just watch the festivities. It’s a low pressure event, since there is usually a very large gathering, so even if you’re only comfortable talking to one or two friends, there’s fun to be had and fun people to meet. (And of course, you don’t have to participate in every event – Aely usually gets in on the Riddles contest, and loves to hear the storytelling, but neither of us is very interested in dueling!)
Hope to see you there!
August 23, 2010 – 11:00 am
So I got home from vacation… only to turn around three times and have my inlaws staying with us.
Apologies for dropping off the face of Azeroth, it’s been a wacky few weeks. I’ve not logged in for close to two full weeks, and while that’s been fun, I find myself seriously missing friends and community in game. (Also thinking about things I could be DOING in game, like leveling Annylais.) I’ve certainly had plenty to do though, and I’m glad to have a bit of a “break from my break” this week. I’m a creature of habit, so I’m looking forward to having things get back to normal… or as normal as things get around The House Of Anna.
Anyhow, just wanted to pop in and say hello, let you guys know I’m mostly back, and hopefully will be back in game later today or tomorrow. I’m slowly catching up on the backlog of other blog posts and stuff that’s happened over the last few weeks!
August 17, 2010 – 2:37 pm
Go check out this post by Falconesse over at WTT:RP – it pretty accurately sums up what I have been doing in the Cataclysm beta. Or at least, what I used to do in the beta (still can’t get this new launcher to actually download without erroring, crashing, and telling me to reinstall. :/)