Order of the Lost gathered to fish together in Dalaran. The friends had chosen the little floating island with a pond as their fishing spot.
Elenyah, Grieveris, Gauke, Hanthelia, Shakkuu and Vraan were eager to fish. It had been a long time since their last fishing trip, so it was fun to catch up. Gauke told his friends of a relative he had recently discovered. His niece, Amarins, would soon visit him and Nymkje at their home in Ironforge. The others were delighted of this news!
All of a sudden a monster appeared! Losties were fast to react and beat the creature without injuries. Surprisingly enough, it exploded into little floating bubbles. After the incident, Shakkuu told the others of his latest mission. He had been requested to find Nuenein, a simple-minded night elf, who was a friend of the guild’s. Grievis guessed right assuming Shakkuu would not look in the right places… As Shakkuu had himself noticed too, child-like night elves don’t prefer taverns or prostitutes.
Hanthy knew Nuenein and suggested he might be lost in the woods, which the others thought to be quite likely. Shakkuu was going to contact Effex, another friend of the guild’s, and see if he had heard of Nuenein. Rogues tend to be aware of many things the others may not be. Let’s hope Shakkuu’s mission ends happily!
It was that time of the year again – Winter Veil! Order of the Lost gathered at Frosthoof Watch, Highmountain to celebrate the holiday together. Hanthelia, Shakkuu, Grieveris, Vraan, Gauke and Elenyah were cozy in the little shelter by a campfire.
The friends discussed the weather, their matching holiday sweaters and their plans for the holiday. Losties were invited to each others’ Winter Veil parties. Grieveris had brought some potions to his friends, so the night sky would look even nicer. Unfortunately, there was a small side effect for Shakkuu. Apparently the potion didn’t agree with humans and the poor paladin was transformed into a tree! But only for a moment.
Guild leader Hanthelia had brought her friends some presents. They were books written by her daughter, Haneah, but the night elf had not read them herself. Young Hane had gotten quite busy and written several books. The Losties soon discovered that they were quite erotic in nature, but the proud mother remained unaware.
Vraan gave the others some gifts as well, but they were more tailored to the person in question. Ale-brewing Gauke got a tankard, Elenyah a water walking elixir, Hanthy a red headband, Shakkuu a spider sausage (which was immediately consumed) and Grievis some starlight rose seeds for his tea-drinking. Losties were very happy with their thoughtful gifts!
The evening was very nice. Gauke had made some tasty brews for the others to try and Hanthy provided them with cupcakes. Former guild master Shakkuu gave a lovely speech about the guild and its members. Everyone was in holiday spirits.
Order of the Lost had gathered once again to Hantitia’s tailoring shop. Nandyna, Grieveris and Vraan were catching up and drinking coffee while Titi server customers. It was a quiet day until a large pandaren was suddenly stood in front of the door.
The pandaren was called Rommert and he had been sent by Gauke. Apparently, the gnome warrior and the pandaren were ale buddies. Rommert needed something tailoring and so Gauke had told him about Titi’s shop. Titi was happy to help! After helping her customer out, the friends decided to go for a drink and Rommert joined them.
Losties went to the Golden Keg in Dwarven district. Rommert appeared to be a chatty fellow and the chatter was indeed lively. So lively, in fact, that a couple of people joined their table – Emerentia and Kay. As one thing tends to lead to another, Rommert and Emerentia (including Eme’s feline companion) were recruited then and there!
Order of the Lost was excited to participate in the Moonkin Festival! The idea of the festival was to teach baby moonkin some important skills that experienced travellers and fighters only could. Vraan, Grieveris, Shakkuu, Gauke and Hanthelia travelled to Moonglade.
But baby moonkin were not given to just anyone. First, Losties had to show that they were able to take care of them. The friends went around Moonglade looking for yummy food for the little ones and had to fight some demons on the way too. In the end, they were rewarded with a few little moonkin to take care of for some days.
After the chores, Losties sat by the lake with their babies and taught them to dance. Everyone had a good time and the little ones seemed to like their babysitters very much. It must have been all the berries that they got to eat…
Vendath was on a quest to find a lost book of poetry. Her friends had promised to help her in any way they could. The Losties gathered to the tower of Karazhan to search the extensive libraries that could be found inside.
Gauke, Elenyah, Hanthelia and Vraan joined Venny and a priest called Nelyndria who had been sent by Grieveris. The group made their way through the dangerous corridors of the tower. They searched a couple of libraries, but finally found a promising one behind a secret door that opened from one of the book shelves.
There, on the floor, Venny found what she had been looking for. The book of poems her past lover had written. It was a miracle. Venny knew all the poems, except the last one. She read it out loud and brought tears in her and her friend’s eyes. It seemed the demon hunter was the topic of the poem. Nelyndria had another book she was hoping to find in the tower to cure her friend’s son’s ailment. For such a noble cause, Losties had to help her out.
They stepped into yet another library and looked around. Book fanatic Vraan managed to fit many books into her bags while they searched. And luckily, they were able to find the book Nelyndria was looking for too. Based on the description of the friend and her son, Hanthy guessed that the cure was meant for their friend, Nuenein and she was right. Hopefully the remedy will help him!
For the first time ever, the gnomes arranged an event for all of Eastern Kingdoms: The Great Gnomeregan Run. It was not really clear to the Order of the Lost what was the ultimate purpose of the run, but they participated anyway.
Hanthelia, Grieveris and Shakkuu joined the fun outside Gnomeregan. The silly paladin even transformed himself into a gnome for the duration of the run! The friends ran from Gnomeregan all the way to Booty Bay.
The Losties were not alone on the road. There were plenty of others taking part in the event. One of them was a gnome called Tuulikki, who happened to be running at the same pace as Shakkuu. Most of the way was ran on foot, but the route required the runners to take the tram from Ironforge to Stormwind. There were also beverages offered at specific intervals, so the runners didn’t get too thirsty.
Losties thought the event was well organized! They were glad to have taken part in it and even happened to get a new recruit out of it, as Tuulikki joined the guild.
Nymkje and Gauke wanted to celebrate the harvest festival with their guild friends. The gnome couple invited the guild to their home in Ironforge.
Vendath, Grieveris and Haneah were very pleased with the kind invitation. The couple gave their friends a tour of their house, as they hadn’t visited them before. Haneah admired Nymkje’s extensive book collection! The view from the balcony was also considered very nice.
Gauke had been making his own ale for a while now and wanted to share it with his friends. Several different ales were tried over the course of the evening and there were also some unexpected side effects. It seemed like some of Nymkje’s potions might have gotten mixed with the ale…
The friends experienced some transformations, but nothing permanent and it was all good fun. Big thanks for the kind hosts!
Trial of Style was happening all around Azeroth and to honour the occasion, Canal Tailor and Fit Shop decided to organize a fashion show. The co-owner of the shop, Hantitia, asked the Order of the Lost to act as models in the show. Losties were happy to oblige.
The clothes were all made in the shop by Hantitia herself. There was something for everyone: comfortable colourful robes, darker leather outfits and even some revealing ensembles. Losties were very professional models – apart from Grievis who decided to make an extra round on the catwalk wearing only a loincloth. The audience didn’t seem to mind, though.
As a finale, Shakkuu presented a beautiful custom-made wedding robe. Unfortunately, the crowd confused him for a female, but that happens sometimes. The robe was admired!
The show was a great success! There weren’t that many people watching the fashion show, but hopefully enough to get some more customers into the shop. After the show, Titi thanked her models for a job well done.
Grieveris invited his friends to Desolace for a tea party. Nymkje, Gauke, Vendath and Haneah met the demon hunter in a nice part of Desolace that had been influenced by the Cenarion Circle. Venny and Hane had put on their best dresses in preparation for a party.
First, they made their way to the coast. It was quite a walk, but Grievis entertained the others by telling them about the history of the area. It used to be over-run by centaurs. Losties were intrigued to hear about the breeding habits of the aggressive creatures who nearly hunted the tauren to extinction.
When they reached the coast, the combat officer pointed out the location of the last picking place of the famous Desolace Ghostrose. The currently extinct flower was very difficult to pick and most likely only one person had ever done it successfully. Grievis happened to know the herbalist and had the pleasure of receiving the last flower from her. The flower had sat in his study for three hungred years and now it had finally wilted its last petals. And naturally, Grievis had made it into tea!
Lucky Losties got to sample the last ever Ghostrose Tea. And while sipping the delicious tea, Venny realized she’d had it before. As there was only one known person who could have made the same exact tea, it was assumed that also Venny had crossed paths with Grievis’ friend. It’s a small world!
As surprising as it may sound, Kirin Tor organized a tavern crawl. Losties felt they just had to see what the mages were up to. Not even Nymkje and Haneah, the guild mages, knew what exactly was planned.
The guild gathered into the tavern in Dalaran. Shakkuu and Grieveris joined the mages. The drink offered in the tavern was coffee, so Shakkuu made his way to the bar to order some real drinks. He ran into a fellow-paladin at the bar and invited him to join the party. Arondo was happy to get some company.
After some drinks, Losties went to talk to a mage, who seemed to be part of the event. She teleported the group to the next tavern, which turned out to be in Booty Bay. There were all kinds of people in the tavern and it was noisy! People were dancing and spells were cast. But the drinks were good – Shakkuu enjoyed them especially. When the time came to move on, the mage teleported them all to Winterspring. If possible, the tavern was even more noisy and crowded!
The party didn’t seem to calm down even when they reached the next tavern in Zangarmarsh. Shakkuu was feeling a bit sleepy and decided to lie down right in the middle of the road. His friends came to see if he was alright and decided to sit and talk for a while, as outdoors seemed far more pleasant than in. Somewhere around Winterspring, also Gauke had joined the group. The friends got to know Arondo a bit better and as one thing usually leads to another, the guild got a new recruit!
The next stop was Tanaris. The desert was quite cold at night, so a campfire was needed. While sitting by the fire, Grieveris pointed out that this might be a good time for Legion to attack Dalaran, as so many people were participating in the tavern crawl… The friends couldn’t really forget this comment, so they decided to make their way back to Dalaran, just to be sure!