History FanFic / TravelsThroughAzerothAndOutland

6th Aug '16 1:26:49 PM Chytus
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* AcePilot: Llane Osrick.
* ActionGirl: Vyldra above all, but there are too many to list.

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* %%* AcePilot: Llane Osrick.
* %%* ActionGirl: Vyldra above all, but there are too many to list.



* AdventurerArchaeologist: The narrator, occasionally, as well as nearly every archaeologist and a great number of adventurers in the story.
* AFatherToHisMen: Dallard Corwyn.

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* %%* AdventurerArchaeologist: The narrator, occasionally, as well as nearly every archaeologist and a great number of adventurers in the story.
* %%* AFatherToHisMen: Dallard Corwyn.



* AgreeToDisagree: Destron and an old tutor end up doing this after debating the merits of draconic elitism.



** The Storm Peaks has plenty more examples.



* AnyoneCanDie: Aside from the narrator.
* {{Arcadia}}: Elwynn Forest and Loch Modan.

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{{Arcadia}}: Elwynn Forest and Loch Modan.



* BenevolentDictator: Discussed at great length, with Thrall as the primary example. Destron believes that Thrall is a genuinely good leader, but that the orcs cannot realistically expect to get anyone else like him. Thus, for Thrall to be truly great, he must relinquish power and create a more democratic state. Probably counts as an AuthorFilibuster as well.
** But Destron arguably has a point, considering that Thrall was succeeded by Garrosh Hellscream, who took a much more tyrannical and powermongering approach to leading the Horde. He also proved horrendously inept at working with non-orcs, and eventually this led to most of the Horde openly rebelling and teaming up with the Alliance to depose Garrosh at the conclusion of the ''Mists of Pandaria'' expansion.
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]: Niddy and her brother, Yezz. They survived debt slavery under a brutal owner with each others’ help. Niddy came through okay, but Yezz lost his sense of self-preservation. Like most mentally disturbed goblins in this fanfic, he was encouraged to become a sapper. Niddy followed her brother wherever he went, to keep him from blowing himself up.

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* BenevolentDictator: Discussed at great length, with Thrall as the primary example. Destron believes that Thrall is a genuinely good leader, but that the orcs cannot realistically expect to get anyone else like him. Thus, for Thrall to be truly great, he must relinquish power and create a more democratic state. Probably counts as an AuthorFilibuster as well.
** But Destron arguably has a point, considering that Thrall was succeeded by Garrosh Hellscream, who took a much more tyrannical and powermongering approach to leading the Horde. He also proved horrendously inept at working with non-orcs, and eventually this led to most of the Horde openly rebelling and teaming up with the Alliance to depose Garrosh at the conclusion of the ''Mists of Pandaria'' expansion.
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]:
BigBrotherInstinct: Niddy and her brother, Yezz. They survived debt slavery under a brutal owner with each others’ help. Niddy came through okay, but Yezz lost his sense of self-preservation. Like most mentally disturbed goblins in this fanfic, he was encouraged to become a sapper. Niddy followed her brother wherever he went, to keep him from blowing himself up.



*** [[EvenEvilHasStandards Not even the warlocks]] like orcish magi.
* BlindSeer: Velni, the Ralmanni Seeress

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*** ** [[EvenEvilHasStandards Not even the warlocks]] like orcish magi.
* %%* BlindSeer: Velni, the Ralmanni Seeress



* Bookworm: Destron and Daj’yah are the most notable, though there are many others.

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* Bookworm: {{Bookworm}}: Destron and Daj’yah are the most notable, though there are many others.



* BrokenBird: Balaa.

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* %%* BrokenBird: Balaa.



* [[spoiler:CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: An arguable case. In life, Destron was romantically involved with a Dalaranese woman named Emette. Throughout most of the travelogue, he has no idea whether she survived the Third War, and makes some attempt to find her during her travels. However, being undead, he is no longer romantically interested. Destron finally meets Emette (who has since married), and they have one last conversation before going their separate ways. This scene was a TearJerker for some readers.]]

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* [[spoiler:CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: An CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: [[spoiler:An arguable case. In life, Destron was romantically involved with a Dalaranese woman named Emette. Throughout most of the travelogue, he has no idea whether she survived the Third War, and makes some attempt to find her during her travels. However, being undead, he is no longer romantically interested. Destron finally meets Emette (who has since married), and they have one last conversation before going their separate ways. This scene was a TearJerker for some readers.]]



* CloudCuckooLander: Dan'jo, (self-proclaimed) Emperor of the Eastern Sea! WordOfGod says that he's based off of the real life CloudCuckooLander Emperor Joshua Norton.

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* CloudCuckooLander: CloudCuckooLander:
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Dan'jo, (self-proclaimed) Emperor of the Eastern Sea! WordOfGod says that he's based off of the real life CloudCuckooLander Emperor Joshua Norton.



* ContemplateOurNavels: Destron does this on occasion.

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* %%* ContemplateOurNavels: Destron does this on occasion.



** People who know and have read Destron's other works can confirm that use of this trope is a case of AuthorAppeal (or perhaps only CreatorThumbprint).



* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Arguably, Destron’s motivation.
* DesolationShot: The writer of [[FanFic/TravelsThroughAzerothAndOutland Travels through Azeroth and Outland]] loves describing these.

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* %%* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Arguably, Destron’s motivation.
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DesolationShot: The writer of [[FanFic/TravelsThroughAzerothAndOutland Travels through Azeroth and Outland]] loves describing these.



* [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding: In Northrend Destron sees the Horde returning to its savage past, confronts the Scourge, loses his left hand, and suffers through a serious period of self-doubt. In the end, he returns to Orgrimmar, able to feel contentment in his life as a translator in the Valley of Spirits, though he is still troubled by the Horde's behavior.]]

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* [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding: In EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:In Northrend Destron sees the Horde returning to its savage past, confronts the Scourge, loses his left hand, and suffers through a serious period of self-doubt. In the end, he returns to Orgrimmar, able to feel contentment in his life as a translator in the Valley of Spirits, though he is still troubled by the Horde's behavior.]]



* [[HumansAreFlawed Everyone Is Flawed]]: A big theme in the story.

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* [[HumansAreFlawed Everyone Is Flawed]]: HumansAreFlawed: A big theme in the story.



* EvilVirtues: The Cabal, in Terokkar Forest and the Bone Waste. Though cultists of the Burning Legion, they are quick to kill anyone who summons a demon without their permission, knowing full well the dangers uncontrolled summoning can bring. They’ve created a ruthless but organized state that is able to provide for its citizens. They also seek to develop their economy and infrastructure by importing experts from Azeroth.

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* EvilVirtues: EvilVirtues:
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The Cabal, in Terokkar Forest and the Bone Waste. Though cultists of the Burning Legion, they are quick to kill anyone who summons a demon without their permission, knowing full well the dangers uncontrolled summoning can bring. They’ve created a ruthless but organized state that is able to provide for its citizens. They also seek to develop their economy and infrastructure by importing experts from Azeroth.



* FakeMemories: [[spoiler:Prewitt Hartley has these.]]

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* %%* FakeMemories: [[spoiler:Prewitt Hartley has these.]]



* FantasyCounterpartCulture: WorldOfWarcraft itself uses this trope a great deal, though Travels expands on the concept and sometimes invents its own;

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: WorldOfWarcraft VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft itself uses this trope a great deal, though Travels expands on the concept and sometimes invents its own;



* GlamourFailure: This happens in Silvermoon City. [[spoiler:Destron bumps into a bystander during a parade. Before he can apologize, he stumbles [i]through[/i] the bystander, revealing her to be an illusion. It turns out that the blood elves use illusory citizens to make their city seem less empty after the decimation of the Third War.]]

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* GlamourFailure: This happens in Silvermoon City. [[spoiler:Destron bumps into a bystander during a parade. Before he can apologize, he stumbles [i]through[/i] ''through'' the bystander, revealing her to be an illusion. It turns out that the blood elves use illusory citizens to make their city seem less empty after the decimation of the Third War.]]



* HonorBeforeReason: Vyldra.

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* %%* HonorBeforeReason: Vyldra.



* [[spoiler:HumansAreCthulhu: This is how the iron dwarves see regular dwarves, humans, and other living entities. The poor iron dwarf prisoner is positively horrified by his captors.]]

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* [[spoiler:HumansAreCthulhu: This HumansAreCthulhu: [[spoiler:This is how the iron dwarves see regular dwarves, humans, and other living entities. The poor iron dwarf prisoner is positively horrified by his captors.]]



* InHarmonyWithNature: [[FanFic/TravelsThroughAzerothAndOutland Travels through Azeroth and Outland]] examines this trope a bit. While the night elves claim to be in harmony with nature, their attitude towards it is presented as paternalistic. Also, because of their special relationship with the natural world (like [[WillOTheWisp the wisps]] harvesting wood without damaging trees), one can argue that the night elves actually live apart from true nature, even though these benefits are given with nature’s consent. The tauren are closer to the actual ideal, and the mok’nathal closer still.

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* InHarmonyWithNature: [[FanFic/TravelsThroughAzerothAndOutland Travels through Azeroth and Outland]] The story examines this trope a bit. While the night elves claim to be in harmony with nature, their attitude towards it is presented as paternalistic. Also, because of their special relationship with the natural world (like [[WillOTheWisp the wisps]] harvesting wood without damaging trees), one can argue that the night elves actually live apart from true nature, even though these benefits are given with nature’s consent. The tauren are closer to the actual ideal, and the mok’nathal closer still.



* AgreeToDisagree: Destron and an old tutor end up doing this after debating the merits of draconic elitism.



* LittleHeroBigWar

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* %%* LittleHeroBigWar



* MartyrdomCulture: The vrykul are this in spades.

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* %%* MartyrdomCulture: The vrykul are this in spades.



* MayContainEvil: Anything involving Saronite.

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* %%* MayContainEvil: Anything involving Saronite.



* NobleSavage: Played partly straight with the tauren, though they are shown to be quite ruthless to their ancestral enemies. [[spoiler:For instance, one tauren is shown helping the centaurs fight each other to extinction]]. The tauren are also shown as being too conservative for their own good. Averted in most other cases.

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* NobleSavage: NobleSavage:
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Played partly straight with the tauren, though they are shown to be quite ruthless to their ancestral enemies. [[spoiler:For instance, one tauren is shown helping the centaurs fight each other to extinction]]. The tauren are also shown as being too conservative for their own good. Averted in most other cases.



* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The Netherwing Flight.

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* %%* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The Netherwing Flight.



* {{Pirate}}: In [[FanFic/TravelsThroughAzerothAndOutland Travels through Azeroth and Outland]], they’re definitely the nasty, Type 1 variety. [[spoiler:They lead short and violent lives, and take pleasure in cruelty. The Bloodsail Buccaneers even go so far as to splatter their sails with the blood of victims. The Southsea Freebooters are more professional, but just as vicious.]]

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* {{Pirate}}: In [[FanFic/TravelsThroughAzerothAndOutland Travels through Azeroth and Outland]], they’re They’re definitely the nasty, Type 1 variety. [[spoiler:They lead short and violent lives, and take pleasure in cruelty. The Bloodsail Buccaneers even go so far as to splatter their sails with the blood of victims. The Southsea Freebooters are more professional, but just as vicious.]]



* ThePowerOfBlood: Trolls, especially the Zandali, love this trope.

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* %%* ThePowerOfBlood: Trolls, especially the Zandali, love this trope.



* ProudScholarRaceGuy: Pazshe comes across like this.

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* %%* ProudScholarRaceGuy: Pazshe comes across like this.



* RomanticismVersusEnlightenment: Generally on the enlightenment side. While mages (like Destron) are typically on the “romantic” end of things in media, [[FanFic/TravelsThroughAzerothAndOutland Travels through Azeroth and Outland]] treats magic as being essentially scientific. Destron even describes one poor and ramshackle area as looking “medieval,” suggesting a more modern mindset. Organized religion tends to come across relatively favorably, however, so long as it’s for one of the good-aligned faiths.
* SaintlyChurch: The Church of the Light sometimes comes across like this, which feels a little out of place with the general tone of the story, through YMMV.

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* RomanticismVersusEnlightenment: Generally on the enlightenment side. While mages (like Destron) are typically on the “romantic” end of things in media, [[FanFic/TravelsThroughAzerothAndOutland Travels through Azeroth and Outland]] the story treats magic as being essentially scientific. Destron even describes one poor and ramshackle area as looking “medieval,” suggesting a more modern mindset. Organized religion tends to come across relatively favorably, however, so long as it’s for one of the good-aligned faiths.
* SaintlyChurch: The Church of the Light sometimes comes across like this, which feels a little out of place with the general tone of the story, through YMMV.story.



* SchizoTech: A big part of the Warcraft universe, ''[[Fanfic/TravelsThroughAzerothAndOutland Travels through Azeroth and Outland]]'' tries to explore the inner workings of this with varying success. In general, Travels tends to skew much more to the modern than medieval aspects.

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* SchizoTech: A big part of the Warcraft universe, ''[[Fanfic/TravelsThroughAzerothAndOutland Travels through Azeroth and Outland]]'' the fanfic tries to explore the inner workings of this with varying success. In general, Travels tends to skew much more to the modern than medieval aspects.



* TownWithADarkSecret: Arguably Dalaran, what with the sleazy goings-on in the Underbelly, not to mention the conspiratorial and deeply nepotistic attitudes of the ruling magocracy.

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* TownWithADarkSecret: Arguably Dalaran, what with the sleazy goings-on in the Underbelly, not to mention the conspiratorial and deeply nepotistic attitudes of the ruling magocracy.



* TravelogueShow: The purpose of the story.

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* %%* TravelogueShow: The purpose of the story.



* UndefeatableLittleVillage: Lakeshire.

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* %%* UndefeatableLittleVillage: Lakeshire.



* WhamEpisode: Dalaran, Part 2.

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* %%* WhamEpisode: Dalaran, Part 2.



* WhatMightHaveBeen: The writer very nearly had Daj’yah accompany Destron on his second trip to Northrend.
19th Jan '16 8:14:03 PM jormis29
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* InHarmonyWithNature: [[FanFic/TravelsThroughAzerothAndOutland Travels through Azeroth and Outland]] examines this trope a bit. While the night elves claim to be in harmony with nature, their attitude towards it is presented as paternalistic. Also, because of their special relationship with the natural world (like the wisps harvesting wood without damaging trees), one can argue that the night elves actually live apart from true nature, even though these benefits are given with nature’s consent. The tauren are closer to the actual ideal, and the mok’nathal closer still.

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* InHarmonyWithNature: [[FanFic/TravelsThroughAzerothAndOutland Travels through Azeroth and Outland]] examines this trope a bit. While the night elves claim to be in harmony with nature, their attitude towards it is presented as paternalistic. Also, because of their special relationship with the natural world (like [[WillOTheWisp the wisps wisps]] harvesting wood without damaging trees), one can argue that the night elves actually live apart from true nature, even though these benefits are given with nature’s consent. The tauren are closer to the actual ideal, and the mok’nathal closer still.
17th Dec '14 7:22:01 AM JakesBrain
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* {{Expy}}: The blind scholar Belgrano is an obvious expy of Argentine writer Creator/JorgeLuisBorges. Goblin science-fiction writer Artz Cyklurk in Area 52 is clearly meant to be Arthur C. Clarke, while Fil Kaydik (referred to but never actually encountered) is obviously Philip K. Dick. The crazy troll, Dan'jo, is a reference to Emperor Joshua Norton. Niharalath is presumably an expy of Nyarlathotep.

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* {{Expy}}: The blind scholar Belgrano is an obvious expy of Argentine writer Creator/JorgeLuisBorges. Goblin science-fiction writer Artz Cyklurk in Area 52 is clearly meant to be Arthur C. Clarke, Creator/ArthurCClarke, while Fil Kaydik (referred to but never actually encountered) is obviously Philip K. Dick.Creator/PhilipKDick. The crazy troll, Dan'jo, is a reference to Emperor Joshua Norton. Niharalath is presumably an expy of Nyarlathotep.
21st Oct '14 3:53:02 PM nombretomado
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* StepfordSmiler: The author's take on the draenei is reminiscent of [[GreenSkyTrilogy Zilpha Keatley Snyder's Kindar]].

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* StepfordSmiler: The author's take on the draenei is reminiscent of [[GreenSkyTrilogy [[Literature/GreenSkyTrilogy Zilpha Keatley Snyder's Kindar]].
20th Jul '14 7:23:57 PM PsychokineticEX
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** But Destron arguably has a point, considering that Thrall was succeeded by Garrosh Hellscream, who took a much more tyrannical and powermongering approach to leading the Horde. He also proved horrendously inept at working with non-orcs, and eventually this led to most of the Horde openly rebelling and teaming up with the Alliance to depose Garrosh.

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** But Destron arguably has a point, considering that Thrall was succeeded by Garrosh Hellscream, who took a much more tyrannical and powermongering approach to leading the Horde. He also proved horrendously inept at working with non-orcs, and eventually this led to most of the Horde openly rebelling and teaming up with the Alliance to depose Garrosh.Garrosh at the conclusion of the ''Mists of Pandaria'' expansion.
16th Jul '14 12:46:54 PM PsychokineticEX
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** But Destron arguably has a point, considering that Thrall was succeeded by Garrosh Hellscream, who took a much more tyrannical and powermongering approach to leading the Horde. He also proved horrendously inept at working with non-orcs, and eventually this led to most of the Horde openly rebelling and teaming up with the Alliance to depose Garrosh.



* YouCantGoHomeAgain: [[spoiler:Daj'yah killed an orc in Orgrimmar in self defense. Hellscream's Horde is notoriously racist however, and after fleeing the city she joins Destron on his travels through the post-Cataclysm Azeroth.]]

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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: [[spoiler:Daj'yah killed an orc in Orgrimmar in self defense. Hellscream's Horde is notoriously racist however, and after fleeing the city she joins Destron on his travels through the post-Cataclysm Azeroth.]]
9th May '14 5:47:48 PM FarseerLolotea
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** Several human ethnic groups are introduced to flesh out the setting. Kirovi have a distinct Slavic/Russian flavor, particularly in their naming conventions. The Ralmanni are Romany (Gypsy) in origin. There are also the Dromascoi, who were conquered by Lordaeron, and are loosely based off of Romania. However, very little information is given about the Dromascoi.

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** Several human ethnic groups are introduced to flesh out the setting. Kirovi have a distinct Slavic/Russian flavor, particularly in their naming conventions. The Ralmanni are Romany (Gypsy) [[UsefulNotes/{{Roma}} Romany]] in origin. There are also the Dromascoi, who were conquered by Lordaeron, and are loosely based off of Romania. However, very little information is given about the Dromascoi.



* {{Jossed}}: Given the nature of the story, this was probably inevitable.



* OldShame: The writer has expressed regret at writing a section involving pseudo-beatnik night elves in Stormwind City. That said, he doesn't consider it bad enough to warrant a retcon.
18th Jun '13 12:13:10 AM Reign
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In this WorldOfWarcraft FanFiction epic, begun in March of 2006 and completed in April of 2011 (and resumed in August 2012), Destron (a [[TheUndead Forsaken]] mage who can still pass for a living human) sets out to explore. As he does so, he keeps a journal, offering wryly insightful commentary on each region and culture that he happens upon. The author attempts to stick with the setting's established lore as much as possible, while at the same time expanding and embellishing upon it.

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In this WorldOfWarcraft FanFiction epic, begun in March of 2006 and completed in April of 2011 (and resumed in August 2012), 2012, then ended once more in June 2013), Destron (a [[TheUndead Forsaken]] mage who can still pass for a living human) sets out to explore. As he does so, he keeps a journal, offering wryly insightful commentary on each region and culture that he happens upon. The author attempts to stick with the setting's established lore as much as possible, while at the same time expanding and embellishing upon it.
15th May '13 10:56:46 PM Reign
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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: [[spoiler:Daj'yah killed an orc in Orgrimmar in self defense. Hellscream's Horde is notoriously racist however, and after fleeing the city she joins Destron on his travels through the post-Cataclysm Azeroth.]]
27th Feb '13 7:27:44 AM MacronNotes
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* CynicismCatalyst: [[spoiler:Destron’s younger sister, Nadina, drowned. This frayed his family and caused them to become even more distant from each other.]]



* DeadLittleSister: [[spoiler:Destron’s younger sister, Nadina, drowned. This frayed his family and caused them to become even more distant from each other.]]



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