Today I was assigned to complete the Rites
of the EarthMother. The first was strength.
To do that I was to go back into the Bristleback
Encampment and kill 12 of them and bring back
the belts. Not an easy task considering I
was probably not very liked there anymore.
However I was eager to go adventuring past
the hills of Mulgore. I went back to the camp
and got my stuff repaired and set out on the
short run to the ravine where the pigs lived.
When I fought my way threw the battle boar
“sentries” I arrived at the entrance
to the Ravine. The area was still covered
in blood of both Tau and Boar from the Scrim
last night. I walked cautiously threw the
entrance and was met by a Boar who I immediately
engaged. Beating him down, healing myself,
and grabbing his belt I went farther in. I
soon was attacked by two boars at the same
time. I focused on one at a time like I was
taught in the barrens. I was rewarded with
two more belts. Within an hour I had 10 belts
and was fairly deep in the Ravine. I went
for my second to last kill and started to
engage him when two others showed up and killed
me. As the last breathe came out of my lungs
and the blood flowed from my mouth Hayla’s
face came in to my head and I had failed.
I awoke…or at least I thought I was
awake. I mean how could I have died and still
be awake. I looked around and noticed a huge
being in front of me. She had Wings and what
looked like feathers…or Cloth. I don’t
know but she was very beautiful. She said
some things I found as a surprise. She told
me it wasn’t my time! She told me to
find my corpse and concentrate on something
from when I was alive and it would bring me
back. I told her she was crazy and I was dreaming.
She hit me.
"OW!" I said. "Fine ill
go get my body." I still thought she
was crazy. Or maybe I was...I don't
know. I went off in search of my body.
I found it where i...for lack of a better
word…”left” it. I concentrated
really hard on breathing air. Almost worked.
Then I concentrated on eating food. Closer.
In an act of desperation I thought of the
only girl I ever think of. Hayla. I came back!
Unfortunately it was by some bristles. I was
attacked when I only had half of my health.
I managed to fight off my assailant and steal
his belt. One more. I found another not too
far from where I died and was able to get
my last belt. Now the hard part.
I fought my way through the ravine back to
the entrance and almost died…again.
Not wanting to go back to the ghostly Spirit
Guider I was able to survive and make it back
to Camp Narache and gave them to Chief. I
was rewarded with a new staff.
"Tato" he said to me. "You
have proven yourself to me and I wish to send
you to BloodHoof Village where you will continue
the Rites of the EarthMother."
Overjoyed I thanked him and accepted the
totem he gave to me. I jogged in a steady
pace to BloodHoof, only stopping to kill some
wolves and the occasional Plainstrider. These
beasts were a lot stronger than the ones I
had faced outside of Camp Narache.
Upon arrival I made my way to Zarlman Two-Moons.
I gave him my totem and he read it.
He told me that for the second Rite, the
one of Vision, I need to gather two ambercorns
and two wellstones. Easy I thought. I was
hoping for something easy to do. I was told
that ambercorns can be found on the ground
next to groups of trees and that the stones
can be found near wells, as the name implies.
I went off in search of the ambercorns because
I had no idea where the wells were. I spotted
a corn near a clump of trees and went to gather
it when I was immediately attacked by a wolf.
It was significantly tougher than me and I
barely beat it off. I gathered the stupid
ambercorn and got away from the area quickly
before I was attacked before I had recovered
fully. Swimming across StoneBull Lake I came
upon another ambercorn. This one however was
near a group of Venture Co. The Rapists of
the Earth. I made a promise than when I get
just a bit stronger I was going to forget
my semi peaceful ways of a druid and ravage
their camp. But my main priority was to get
that ambercorn. I decided to go for the one
near a troll. Needless to say that was a bad
idea. It chased me into the middle of Stonebull!.
So I looked for another one.
I stumbled upon a well! Oh great I thought.
Ill gather my two stones real wuick and find
my last ambercorn. Upon further inspection
it seems as if the Venture Co. has found the
well too. I had no choice but to attack the
nearest, a goblin. Killing him and taking
his money I was able to pick up a stone and
put it into my pack before being attacked
by an ogre. I hate them. Killing him I got
another stone, but only after killing a dwarf.
Upon leaving the well area I found an ambercorn.
But the EarthMOther seemed mad at me because
it was guarded by at least 8 swoops and 10
wolves and 5 cougars. OK maybe not that much,
more like half of that…FINE it was 1
swoop and 2 wolves and 3 cougars. I killed
them and got my last ambercorn! I ran at full
speed with 1 swoop behind me to BloodHoof
where I gave the ingredients to Zarlman who
made a drink that I was to drink and the spirit
I would see would lead me to…somewhere.
I drank the stuff and kinda felt dizzy and
groggy. That feeling soon left as I saw a
wolf. Getting ready to attack I noticed that
I was seethrough! In my current state it was
very amusing. I started running away from
me. I followed.
Dodging wolves and cougars I came to an elderly
Tau who told me about the Red Rocks and a
spirit I was supposed to talk to there. I
said id go and then I fell asleep.
~~END OF DAY ONE~~