Midsummer Fire Festival in Redridge Mountains

Order of the Lost gathered in Lakeshire, Redridge Mountains to celebrate Midsummer Fire Festival together. Vraan, Elenyah, Grieveris, Nandyna, Hanthelia and Gauke met in town and then made their way to the other side of the lake.

In Lakeshire, Redridge Mountains

Hanthy, Grievis and Vraan made their way on foot and stumbled across a bad-looking accident. A big boulder had fallen on top of a foreman and his crew tried to lift it up. The friends were just about to help, when an ettin came to the rescue. Lucky!

An Accident

There was a midsummer bonfire on the other side of the lake and the friends sat down for pie and ale. Grievis had brought his friends some special potions that he had made. They were supposed to make it feel like a starry night, even during the day. First his friends were a bit skeptical, but agreed to try the potions and they worked!

Pie and Ale

The picnic by the bonfire became a lot more beautiful. After they had finished the pie and the ale was gone too, Vraan had a wish to celebrate the fire in some way. Hanthy had heard that in some cultures, the people dance around the fire. The Losties thought it was a good plan and soon they all started dancing by the fire.

Dancing Around the Bonfire

After the friends got tired from the dancing, Grievis led them to a nearby hill to watch the stars. Still under the influence of the potion, the friends saw millions and millions of stars. The scenery was incredible. A perfect ending to a lovely evening!

Watching the Stars

Happy Midsummer all!

Fishing in Bradensbrook

Guild leader Hanthelia invited the guild to go fishing with her. This time the destination was Bradensbrook, Val’Sharah. Vraan, Morganette, Vendath and Grieveris were eager to join her in the small town.

Bradensbrook

As the fishing spot, Hanthy had picked a location near a waterfall, not far from town. The spot was actually very good. Not only did the friends catch a lot of fish, but they also came across some crates including different kinds of fishing bobbers! The Losties tried them right away.

Fishing spot

Everyone was fishing, except Vendath. She had never gotten into fishing, although she had watched her now deceased companion fish and recite poetry while she maintained their weapons. The demon hunter became a little sentimental and told her new friends of the book of poetry that her spouse had written and that had been stolen. The Losties were outraged!

By the Waterfall

Vendy thought that the book was long lost, but her friends disagreed and wanted to start an investigation. Grieveris has some felhunter in him, so he was quite confident in his mana tracking skills. Together they started to discuss where the theft might have taken place and how to find the thieves. A new adventure awaits!

Boat Bash in Thousand Needles

A boating party was organized in Thousand Needles and the Order of the Lost couldn’t miss it! Vraan, Hanthelia, Elenyah, Grieveris, Nandyna and Corellan met on a big boat in the middle of the Shimmering Deep. There were free boats for everyone to use and sail around the Deep.

The Shimmering Deep

A lot of other people were enjoying the Thousand Boat Bash as well. The little boats came in different styles and all the Losties found their own. They sailed together around the big lake and checked out the other, bigger boats.

Sailing Around

Finally, they found a part of the lake that included several party boats. The Losties boarded one of them and joined the party by tossing a big ball around. The friends came prepared and had some pie, ale and wine while enjoying each others’ company.

Party Boat

After a little catch-up, the friends called it a night and sailed home.

Glowcap Festival

A rumour of a festival being held in Zangarmarsh on a fine Saturday evening reached the ears of some members of the Order of the Lost. Eager to join the fun, Shakkuu, Vraan and Gauke gathered on a large mushroom to observe the activities in the swampy village of Sporeggar from a safe distance. While they were discussing recent events and possible future holiday plans, Elenyah joined the small gathering. She had travelled through the village and told the others about what she had seen there.

 

Before their campfire could burn through the mushroom beneath it, the guildies realised that there was no festival happening in the village. Instead, a large balloon of a mushroom was emerging from the ground and withering fast while the villagers scrambled to keep it alive. With the opportunity to offer aid presented to them, the Losties unanimously decided to do whatever they could to help.

Shakkuu, Vraan, Gauke and Elenyah descended to the village and joined the other Azerothians there in finding life-giving mushrooms and special truffles, anything to keep the central fungus vibrant. Although everyone was working tirelessly, it soon became apparent that they were fighting a losing battle: the mushroom could not survive above the ground for long. Stepping aside to witness the futile struggle, the friends saw the mushroom collapse and emerge again, only to die soon after. The cycle continued ceaselessly.

The Glowcap Festival was not much of a party, unless the Sporeggar creatures had a very strange definition of a good time. Having done their part, the guildies departed to spend the rest of the evening with more uplifting activities, like slaughtering demons.

Recruiting a Druid or Two

There had been talk of Shakkuu’s unfortunate date and the idea of the guildies lending a helping hand and organizing a recruitment meeting for the lady. It was time to move from talk to action. Grieveris, Gauke, Nymkje, Corellan and of course Shakkuu came to Darnassus to meet with Haruulia.

Flowers for Haruulia

This time Shakkuu had planned a little better and brought Haru some flowers to make up for the awkward date. The druid didn’t seem that insulted by the previous encounter and the recruitment process could start. Haru introduced herself and told the others a little of her past. As the most senior officer, Grievis took the lead and after the introductions, welcomed Haruulia into the guild.

Recruitment

While the guild members had been gathering in Darnassus, they had come across another druid. Morganette had come looking for guild member Elenyah, but found the rest of the Losties instead. She joined the group and after recruiting Haru, Grievis turned his attention to Morganette. In the end, the Order of the Lost recruited two druids instead of just one.

Fishing in Borean Tundra

For a change, the next fishing trip of the Losties took them to Northrend. Guild leader Hanthelia invited the guild to meet her in Borean Tundra. This time, Grieveris had picked the fishing spot on an ice raft. Vendath, Vraan, Elenyah, Corellan and Gauke joined the elves. The ice raft was full of penguins and there were orcas circling it.

Fishing on an Ice Raft

Gauke wanted to try and catch an orca with his fishing pole, but his friends suspected it wasn’t possible. There was a murloc camp nearby, which started a conversation on the experiences the guildies had had with murlocs. Grievis’ story was the most unique: in his bear form, he had once clubbed a murloc making him skim like a stone on the surface of water. This was found mostly cruel.

Penguins and Ale

After enough of fishing, Hanthy went to play with a penguin while the others had some ale. The penguins were quite friendly after receiving some fish from the guild leader and didn’t mind the Losties starting a camp fire to cook their caught fish. While sitting by the fire, the friends shared some stories of their fighting styles and how they came to choose it.

Keeping Warm by the Fire

Gauke told his friends of a warriors’ association he was part of and even tried to recruit a fellow warrior, Core. Sadly, he didn’t seem very interested, but luckily, there are plenty of good fighters to associate with in the Order of the Lost.

Balloon Rides in Crystalsong Forest

Spring Balloon Festival is here! Order of the Lost gathered to Crystalsong Forest, Northrend to take a ride in one of the balloons.

Crystalsong Forest

Hanthelia, Grieveris, Shakkuu, Vraan and the newly recruited Kelliher had to split into two groups in order to take a ride. Hanthy, Vraan and Kelliher rode in one balloon, Grievis and Shakkuu in another. The scenery from the balloon was magnificent. Each balloon had a tour guide to point out the noteworthly places in the area.

The Balloon Ride

After both balloons had landed, Losties decided to have a drink in the nearby tavern. Another new recruit, Elodir, joined them there. The friends toasted and shared stories of their recent adventures. They also discussed the backgrounds of the new guys and got to know them better. Shakkuu’s love life was again a topic of common discussion, although it didn’t please the paladin very much.

Drinks with the New Recruits

There was a lot of laugh and friendly chatter. Jokes were told and drinks were consumed. All in all it was a very enjoyable evening.

Mystery of the Riddlers, Part 2

It was time to continue the mystery of the riddles left in curious places. Grieveris invited the guild to Pandaria. They met in the Shrine of Seven Stars, where Shakkuu had a surprise for Gauke. The blacksmithing paladin had made a new belt for the little warrior! Hanthelia, Vraan and Grievis complimented Gauke’s new gear.

New Belt!

From the shrine, the friends travelled to an underground tomb in search of the next clue and they found it. After that, they made their way to a gate near a monastery in Kun-Lai Summit. It was easy to find the next piece of riddle, although it was on a pedestal of a statue.

Kun-Lai Summit

Following the clue, Losties left Pandaria and went back to Uldum. The next note was again near a statue… After travelling all around the world a few times, it was time to return to Eastern Kingdoms to find what turned out to be the final destination. It was a small box. The friends hesitated for a moment, but decided that Grievis should be the one to open the box. Inside, there were some worms…

Box of Worms

What a disappointment! But as soon as the friends held a worm on their hand, it suddenly turned into a bigger worm, big enough to ride! It seemed the treasure hunt was not all for nothing after all.

Mystery of the Riddlers, part 1

Grieveris had come across a mysterious riddle in Dalaran. He invited his guild friends to come check it out in the shelf of the Legerdemain Lounge. Vraan, Gauke, Shakkuu and Hanthelia investigated the note and together came to the conclusion that it must lead to Duskwood. Since the Losties are always eager to adventure, the friends decided to follow the lead unaware of what it might lead to.

Legerdemain Lounge

The friends made their way to the Twilight Grove and they were right – another riddle was found by the moonwell. This time they were led to the Firelands and had to battle to get to the next clue. They were victorious and managed to find the next riddle.

Firelands

Grievis didn’t take long to figure out the next destination. The note was referring to the source of winds, so the Losties travelled to Uldum. Hanthy discovered the next note, but this time it was more difficult. The friends weren’t sure where to go. Ahn’Qiraj and Pandaria were suggested as possible locations of the next clue.

Note in Uldum

Grieveris told the others he’d investigate the note further and invite his friends to come continue the adventure when the destination was clear. Until next we meet!

Fishing in Suramar

Guild leader Hanthelia invited the guild to Suramar. It was time to go fishing! Hanthy had spotted a quiet island off the eastern coast of Suramar. It was quite a struggle to get there, though, as the area by the coast was full of naga camps. But in the end, Vraan, Shakkuu, Grieveris and Gauke were able to fish in peace and catch up on recent events in their lives.

Island

Gauke had been working on a semi-automatic gadget to repair his gear after battle. The little gnome seemed to be quite an enthusiastic engineer! Vraan on the other hand had been helping out a gnome magician with his wolf problem… Hunting a wolf was childsplay for the mage. Hanthy and Grievis had been busy fighting in the Broken shore, dealing with demon invasions.

Fishing in Suramar

During the course of the evening, Shakkuu’s love life was also a topic of conversation. Hanthy asked about his recent date with a common acquintance. The date had not gone as well as Shakkuu would have hoped and he got some tips from his friends. The next step was to organize a recruitment meeting for the date.

Winston

Before the friends said their goodbyes, Grievis got to meet Winston, Hanthy’s bear. The two of them got along very well, since Grievis had spent quite a long time as a bear, and he also slipped Winnie some bacon when Hanthy wasn’t looking!

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