So this Pandaria is a strange place. Well ok, I haven’t seen much of it yet, I’ll admit. The Jade Forest is all I’ve seen so far (and not all of it either!). The scenery is breathtaking. Soaring mountains, sheer drops down to the sea, waterfalls that seem to fall forever, and some of the weirdest inhabitants I’ve ever encountered. To start with, check out this waterfall behind me. There’s no way for me to show you the entire length of it in one shot. It’s incredible!
I’ve met some of the locals here. They call themselves Pandaren. One of the locals seems to be some sort of historian – he calls himself Lorewalker Cho. Lovely fellow, in fact we hit it off straight away and he invited me to have tea with him. Though I will admit, there may have been something in the tea since I seemed to experience some sort of hallucination. I suppose hallucination is one way to describe it, others might call it a ‘walking nightmare’. Cho showed me some sort of being, I think he called it a Mogu, Whatever it’s called, it’s kinda scary! Now, I’ve seen some stuff. I remember out on Hellfire Peninsula, seeing that fel reaver scared the living daylights out of me. This thing gave me the same sort of feeling. The image Cho showed me was huge and just looked like a giant stone creature. I’m half hoping to see one in the flesh someday (just to experience it) and half thinking ‘nope, just nope’. Ah well, no point worrying about it for now, I suppose.
A little after this, Cho showed me around a bit. One of the places was an area where he showed me his ancestors. Now I don’t mean he showed me their graves or anything, He lit some incense and I saw them! Then wonders of wonders, he had me light some and I saw my ancestors. Totally amazing! I saw my mother’s parents as they would have looked when they were my age. I haven’t seen them since I was little, and never looking like this – so young and strong. I recognised them straight away though and I was so excited to see them, I just wish mother could have been here. She would have been overjoyed to see her parents again, and would probably cry her eyes out! She never says a lot, but she misses her mother so much, I used to hear the pain in her voice when she told us stories of them. Her mother sounded like such a ferocious warrior when she was younger, it seems so illogical that she caught grandpa’s eye. He always struck me as the most centred, calm and loving person in all of Eversong Woods. I plan to send this picture home to her, I’m sure she’ll adore it.
Next time, remind me to tell you about these creatures called Hozen. Crazy ape type dudes, they keep calling me ‘wikket’. I have no idea what that means!