May 23, 2021

15 years of Losties!

It had been 15 years since the guild was founded by Imadrillan and his friends. A lot had changed since then, even the guild leaders had changed many times! But the community and the spirit of the guild had stayed the same during all these years. Losties are a group of friends who help each other and anyone in need. They have fun and fight great battles – together. 15 years called for a grand celebration and a walk down memory lane…

The celebratory trip started from the Canal Tailor and Fit Shop in Stormwind City. Unfortunately, Hantitia had just stepped out to get some eggs… But Hanthelia shared her memories of the shop all the guildies had visited one time or another. Titi’s first shop had been the Finest Thread on the other side of the canal, but the cataclysm had destroyed it and she had decided to join forces with the Fosters. Today, the shop was doing just fine. Soon, the Losties got on their mounts and headed towards Redridge Mountains.

The guild had been fishing in Lakeshire or near it many times. As the group got onto the pier, they noticed a couple of familiar faces – Neona and Jeriah! The couple was fishing. Funnily enough, that’s how they originally met the guild too and in the same location of all the places! They were invited to join the celebration, but unfortunately the couple had other plans. The excursion continued to Burning Steppes.

Ima, Shakkuu, Hanthy, Goasse, Ymkje, Grieveris, Elenyah, Corellan and Nymethyl made their way into Blackrock Mountain. Imadrillan shared a memory of one of the old guild leaders, Befuzzle. The gnome wanted to establish the Shippish Dominion and believed the secrets to it lay in the depths of the Blackrock Mountain… Ima didn’t fully understand what he was on about, but as a supportive friend, helped him out with his obsession anyway. The whole guild did and they came to spends many hours in Blackrock Depths…

Fuzz had taken the portal to Outland and was never heard from since then. The Losties hoped he had established his empire and was doing well. While inside the mountain, Shakkuu also shared a memory of another old member of the guild, Ulfheonar. He had helped Shakkie acquire one of his favourite hammers. They had fought together for a long time and the hammer symbolized their friendship to Shakkuu.

After the dark mountain, the friends made their way to Ironforge and the home of Goasse and Ymkje. The hosts had prepared a lovely snack for their guests – cake and ale. Nymethyl, Elenyah and Corellan had never been in the house and were exploring it. Nymmy was especially impressed with Ymkje’s book collection. The house was very close to the library, which had been handy during Ymkje’s mage studies.

The friends made a quick stop at the tavern before leaving Ironforge. Goasse wanted to show the others the place where he first met the guild and joined it. Shakkuu had been the guild master at the time and pointed out that he never regretted recruiting Goasse. Sweet words.

After Ironforge, the friends made their way to Thelsamar, Loch Modan. Goasse took the group to see his foster parents’ house. This was the place where Goasse introduced Ymkje to the guild. Losties were saddened by the lack of a lake… The pier was still there, but the lake had shrunk. They hoped the situation would be fixed one day.

Ymkje made a portal for the whole group, so they could travel to the north of Eastern Kingdoms quickly. The friends ended up falling down the Dalaran crater! Unfortunately, some of the friends didn’t have means of slowing their fall… Luckily Shakkuu and Ima were there to heal them.

The next stop was Stratholme. It was an obsession of another guild master, Shakkuu. The Scourge had taken over the town and it was ruled by Baron Rivendare. Shakkuu wanted his horse! And to help the people of the town as well… But also the horse! It took several attempts and eventually the paladin and his friends were victorious.

Lastly, Ymkje made a portal back to Stormwind City. The friends gathered to Lion’s Rest to have some more cake and ale and hear a couple of speeches. The current guild leader, Hanthy gave a speech about the guild and its purpose to its members. Former guild master Shakkuu wanted to remember all the former leaders of the guild and said a few words about them.

The evening ended with a faboulous fireworks show by Grieveris. The citizens and visitors of the great city came to watch. What an excellent ending to a lovely celebration!

Congratulations Losties!

May 12, 2021

Water Lily Fishing

It was time to go fishing again! This time guild leader Hanthelia invited her friends to Ardenweald. She had found a pretty pond to fish from. Goasse, Ymkje, Shakkuu, Imadrillan and Grieveris joined the night elf and positioned themselves on a large water lily or near it.

The friends caught up and the conversation turned to the Shadowlands again. The guildies were still trying to contemplate the meaning of it all and how existing for eons would impact on the people in the Shadowlands. Grievis felt the fairies should not be bothering him with their games! Ima and Shakkie felt that there was something fishy going on… Time will tell.

During the course of the evening, Losties met a couple of new people: Chrystoph and Nymethyl. Hanthy told them about the guild and its upcoming 15th birthday. Nymmy wasn’t interested in fishing, but sat and read a book. When asked about it, she explained it was not that interesting, but there was not much else to read. Hanthy jumped to the chance to give the fellow night elf one of her romance novels and it seemed to be well received.

Grievis had guessed that Nymethyl’s book was dwarven poetry. His friends did not let that pass without an explanation. Apparently, the demon hunter liked dwarven poems! He was kind enough to recite a poem too. Only Shakkuu enjoyed it.