Pandaria whilst beautiful has never been one of my favourite expansions. I’m much more a frozen tundra, fractured ice or burning broken land sort of girl. That said, I still have favourite bolt holes dotted around and I thought on the last day of the expansion that it was only fitting to show you a few of them.
Once again November has rolled around bringing with it IntPiPoMo which was originally started by Angelya of Revive & Rejuventate but is now hosted by Jojo of Admiring Azeroth. The idea behind IntPiPoMo is to post fifty screenshots/pictures across the month with no set themes or rigid rules however given that we are a week away from the latest Warcraft expansion, I suspect the vast majority of mine will be WoW related.
Before.. there were tradespeople bustling around and guards watching, their hands brushing their sword hilts.
Before.. there were buildings, white stone tamed into Inns and Keeps. Wood carved into lintels and doorways, everything serving a purpose.
Before.. there was life. Vivid green grass trapped between cobbled pathways and bird song fluting down from the walls.
Afterwards.. there were graves, so tidy hiding the truth about those entombed below the earth, none of those who lie beneath were ever this neat in life.
Afterwards.. there was broken rock and twisted wood, the remains of the buildings shattered like the bones of those who inhabited them. Spiral staircases rearing up to the sky like jagged spines ending in emptiness and burns smeared across the pale stone.
Afterwards.. there was death. Craters tinged with blood and raw angry magic bubbling up with hatred.
With thanks to Zidormi who lifts the veil between past and present so that we will not forget and we will not forgive.
So I’d almost decided that I wasn’t going to bother posting my last shots because December had all but snuck up on me but a chance remark in guild chat provided the inspiration I was lacking. On route to kill the Lich King someone started quoting Coleridge and in that moment, this post was born. So with apologies to the poet and thanks to a guild mate, I’d like to present the Azeroth version of Kubla Khan which takes me from picture number 40 all the way to 50.
Today’s edition of IntPiPoMo is sponsored by the first syllable of Warcraft.
#Picture 34 – The tent of a Troll serial killer
#Picture 36 – Stormwind after Deathwing
#Picture 36 – Cover her face, she died young
#Picture 37 – The Green Mogu
#Picture 38 – My what big bones you have
#Picture 39 – Red Mist in the Morning…
Today’s installment of IntPiPoMo is loosely categorized by plants and other such foliage.