In which I get slightly morbid

My muse Matty posted recently about gravestones, something which has been much on my mind in recent months. Like Webster I seem obsessed with death, wandering through Kirkyards seeing the bones lying bare beneath the stones. Art then mirrors life as it seems that everywhere I look in WoW, I see shrines, skeletons and tombstones.

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Which brings to me to my question. If your character were to die, where would you wish him or her to be buried? For me it would be here, in the Wetlands. In the cemetery which has held me in it’s spell ever since I first rode through the marshlands

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9 Responses

  1. I can just see it now: You and I, on holiday, with good quality paper and rubbing waxes, doing rubbings of gravestones…that would be wonderful! I was thinking how wonderful it would be if we could interact with the graves more in Azeroth, and not just on the Day of the Dead holiday. Okay, give me some time to think about this…I’ll dig up a post soon! Pun totally intended…

    • When I was little my Grandmama used to take us to graveyards and Cathedrals to rubbings of the stones. She said that even as children we needed to understand that the only difference between them and us was time.

  2. I too love that cemetry in the Wetlands.
    I was actually discussing something similar with the boyfriend earlier today. I was telling him that I intend to take some cake to Elloric to celebrate his bday tomorrow (if you don’t know about Elloric you can read more here http://ghemithunts.com/2013/01/30/why-i-love-world-of-warcraft-and-the-community-within/). Anyway, I said if I died and could have an npc of me put into WoW I think I’d like to be sat somewhere peaceful fishing, possibly Stranglethorn.
    As for a character burial site I’d like a random grave on a cliff top overlooking the sea 🙂

  3. This is easy for me to answer. When my main was a young Tauren (probably around level 7-9) the quest “A Sacred Burial” made a huge impression on her. Part of the quest text:

    “Only the most valiant tauren are laid to rest at Red Rocks, our sacred burial ground. It is an honor bestowed upon the great warriors who helped found and defend Thunder Bluff and those who have given their lives for the greater good of their tribes and chieftains.”

    At that moment she decided she wanted to be worthy of such an honor. Although it’s mostly subconscious for her, one of her primary motivations for doing what she does is being worthy of lying in the presence of the most valiant Tauren at Red Rocks.

    However, as time has passed she seems to be getting further and further away from her roots in Mulgore. She’s becoming less certain that she’s serving the Tauren specifically with her actions, and wonders how she became so… mercenary. Sure, she’s helped save the world a few times, but is it enough? Will it ever be enough?

  4. I don’t believe I have ever seen that cemetery in the wetlands, but I love it. That’s where I would spend my eternal rest!

    • It’s almost next to Menethil, I think you can see it from the bridge. It just drew me in the first time I was there killing murlocs.

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