Mists of Pandaria, with all its frustrations, is still quite new and shiny to me. I’m sure there will be a time when I am bored to death of it, but I am still surprised every day. Last night, I discovered something that became my favorite thing in all of WoW: The Lorewalkers.
I started out wanting a unique mount. I could have gotten it right when I hit level 90, but other things were more of a priority. I knew how to get it: Finish a few achievements involving “discovering” lore objects around Pandaria. There is plenty of information on where to find the objects and the quickest ways to get to them all. I was online and wanted to do something stress-free, so I figured “what the heck”.
I flew around clicking on gravestones and statues… killing an occasional monkey… and started racking up the achievements. Between a Saurok and a Hard Place… Hozen in the Mist… ten in all. After each one I got a missive from Lorewalker Cho requesting my presence at Mogu’shan Palace. Guys, I just did not expect what happened next. For all ten achievements Cho took the stage to tell a story about the origins of famous Pandaren, historic conflicts, and even the races of Pandaria. There were tales of triumph and hardship, and it turns out that Jinyu are just really smart murlocs. Who knew? Each story had a lesson to be learned. I sat there and listened, one by one, until he had told me everything.
The biggest idea I came away with was that I absolutely needed to become exalted with the Klaxxi. Oh wow, I hate this faction. I have been killing mantids every. single. day just waiting for the day I would become revered, get my belt, and be done with it. But Cho told me that if I became friends with them, that I could learn their secret. Dang. More mantid killing.
Well, at least I have something to ride around on while doing it.
See you soon,