Postcards: Just like old times Sunday, Sep 6 2009 

Augustblade continues his journey of discovery and finding innerpeace by touring Outland…

WoWScrnShot_090509_083849Dear Comrades of the Ebon Hold,

When we decided to rebel against Arthus and give up the old “being evil” thing I did worry we’d no longer indulge in our favortie past time: slaying enemies and buring their corpses.

Fortunately in my journeys around Outland I’ve been repeatedly asked by the locals to slay many “enemies”. It would seem being “good” also gives one license to indugle ones desire to dismember, slay and gorge. Frequently the Lich King would aks the same of us Death Knights, while in this place called Outlands the Alliance ask the same. I’m not sure I see the difference between “good” and “evil”. In the end such philosophical speculation does not worry me, as I’ve also been asked to burn many a corpse in Nagrand.

Happy times indeed!

Which is the purpose of a holiday I geuss: spending time doing what one loves most.

Excuse me dear friends, I need to find another village to raze to the ground.

Yours,

Augustblade Esq. etc. etc.

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Postcards: a river runs through it Friday, Aug 14 2009 

Dear Comrades of the Ebon Blade

Between bouts of slaying my enemies I decided to take up an activity to help try and relax. Fishing:

I grant Area of Effect spells would be more efficient...

I grant Area of Effect spells would be more efficient...

A very ineffecient means to collect food I must say. Death Grip and Area of Effect spells do the job in less time and kill far more of the aquactic animals. But stripping down to ones shorts and getting some sun, yes sun comrades, is strangely relaxing. I’m now a nice shade of dark blue as oppossed to my usual deathly pale blue. I’m sure it would hard to recognise me now!

Yours,

Augustblade Esq. etc.

Postcards: the arts and crafts of Troll Country Wednesday, Aug 5 2009 

Hi guys!

Augusteena here again! Some of you might not know it, but I took Visual Arts Theory as a minor during my time training to be a Warrior Priest. While more than a few people thought is was a waste of time (yes, I’m looking at you mum!), I’ve found my knowledge of the arts has really informed my travels. Especially in Troll Country, where the locals seem to have a real flair for using “found objects” in their art. Take this example….

A really expressive piece of work!

A really expressive piece of work!

… a charming and very expressive piece. Clearly the artist (now dead, his corpse was lying near by) was exploring his fear and dread of death, mocking both it’s finality and universality. The rough hewn wood compliments the dull metal of the chest piece. The piece speaks to the viewer;  “Oh, I’m deeeeeath! Here I come!”.

And while I just loved, loved, loved that piece, Ive found some of the local artists have taken the use of found objects to a whole new level…

Powerful commentary on the war between Man and Nature...

Powerful commentary on the war between Man and Nature...

…like this powerful piece commenting on the conflict between the locals and the trolls of the region. It has such pathos and raw emotion. Clearly the artist shows sympathy for the slain trolls, prompting the viewer to question the  dismembering, slaying, chopping, stabbing, shooting, burning, hanging and gutting of these powerful and majestic animals. The conflcit between Man and Nature summoned up in this one work!

Brilliant! How the tears welled up in my eyes when I saw this piece! And not just from the smell either!!!!

Well, hope to write again soon. I’m sure this is much more of the local arts to see here in Troll Country!

XOXO

Postcards: How hard is it to find good service these days? Sunday, Aug 2 2009 

How hard is it to get service? Hmmmmmmpfh!

How hard is it to get service? Hmmmmmmpfh!

Dear Comrades of the Ebon Hold,

It’s been several weeks since my last note, a fact which I feel some embarassement. However my time has not been wasted. I’ve come to the place called “Out Lands”. A rather intereting place, with a wide varity of local wild life and persons to kill.

Most amusing indeed.

However, what does not amuse me is the poor level of customer service at many of the inns, hotels and eating establishments. One can sit at a table for hours while the bar staff simply stand there, umoving and saying nothing. Apparently, one must seek them out and ask them. And then they will offer you a rather poor selection of food and beverages for outrageous prices! By all that is unholy, I had to contain my self from swinging my rune forged sword in their direction!

Luckily I recalled we are no longer evil, and that such slaughter is frowned upon. Greaves the Ghoul noted I had a problem with “anger management”.

Please find enclosed a picture of me at Honor Hold in the charmingly named Hellfire Peninsula. You will note I am not enjoying the local cuisine. I sat there for two hours before appreciating the staff are no better than imovable statues.

One hopes the service is better at Shattrath City, though I’ve heard mixed reviews.

Yours,

Augustblade, Knight etc. etc.

Postcards: How hard is it to find a good book guys? Monday, Jul 20 2009 

Hi all, Augusteena here!

When I go on holidays I need something light to read. Normally I carry the “Life of Sigmar” with me everywhere as it helps me heal. But, really, who doesn’t want something lighter to read! Luckily books are can be found lying around Nordland, thanks the locals either being dead or having run off. Problem is it’s not exactly holiday reading. I mean, “War and Priest: my life as a Warrior Priest” and “Demon Summing for Dummies” ain’t exactly light reading. Oh well, shall keep looking!

Hugs!

XOXO

So many choices! All sooooooo dull!

So many choices! All sooooooo dull!

Postcards: death takes a holiday Friday, Jul 17 2009 

In conjunciton to Augusteena’s postcards from Warhammer, Augustblade the Draeni Death Knight is currently touring Azeroth and Outlands. First in his regular series of updates as he tours this corner of the metaverse.

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The journey of self discovery begins!

Dear Comrades of the Ebon Hold,

Death means nothing to us.. but even a Death Knight needs to take a holiday!

At the suggestion of our resident therapist, Greaves the Ghoul, I have embarked upon an extended sojourn of the lands of Azeroth and Outlands. It would seem that I have over extended myself, and after the Battle of Lights Hope Chapel I found myself lethargic and run down. Even slaying enemies seemed a joyless task. As you may well appreciate, a Death Knight that does not enjoy the tasks of dismembering, torturing, beheading and killing is not in touch with his true self.

Greaves suggested I needed some “me time”.

My answer to which was “Phrased correctly, should you not say I need some “you” time?”

Grammar is important, and even though I understood the gist of his suggestion it is important that we pay attention to the details. Not clearly stating orders can mean life or death on the battlefield. I provided Greaves with an example: imagine ordering a battalion into battle with the command “Me charge over there!” when one means “You charge over there!”.

Greaves was emphatic at that I go on leave immediately. And so I have. I asked a ghoul to take this picture of me as I depart. I’m not sure where I will go, however go I must.

Yours in humble service etc.

Augustblade, Knight of the Ebon Blade (Esq.)

The horrors of WAR: Postcards from Augusteena Sunday, Jul 5 2009 

Note: first in the series of postcards from my WAR Warrior Priest as she tours the world of Warhammer.

Hi! Augusteena here!

Hit Nordland a few weeks back, and have to say it seems pretty quiet around here.  Must be off season, as I’ve barely seen any other tourists.  I’ve run round *heaps*, meet and killed LOTS of Chaos minions and animals. Soooo busy killing rats n’ stuff,  but still having fun! Here’s me having a quick dip at the beach after killing some Raiders. Water was cold! Brrrrrrrrrrr! Lucky the shot was not a close up – it was *cold*!

Hugs!

Taking time out from killing mobs for a quick dip in the frigid seas...

Taking time out from killing mobs for a quick dip in the frigid seas...

Hi! Augusteena again!

I’m beggining to think the locals aren’t that cosmopolitan. I grew up in Altdorf, capital of the Empire and we happily accepted all types.  As my mum used to say,  it takes all types to make all sorts right? Anyhoo – seems they have a different opinion on those who don’t share the same opinions. They tend to burn them alive. Over reacting much? Here’s me standing next to some peasant burned for something! The smell put me off bacon for like a week! Ewwwwwwwwwww!

Kisses XOXO

BBQ Heretic

BBQ Heretic

Hi, me again!

Finally! I meet some people! Gosh it was nice! We ran around, killed some Orcs, Dark Elves and little green things called “gobbos”. All good fun. Hope to do it again soon!

Big kissses! XOXO

I get my with a little help from my PuG...

I get my with a little help from my PuG...