I will admit, there are times when I do miss the Alliance. That may be the reason why i remained at the market the longest because deep down … I truly do love the city of Stormwind. And, though I had been there recently, it was to break someone out of a secret prison located beneath the park, so I hadn't really been able to simply go for a leisurely stroll.
But tonight, I got to have some fun … even at the expense of some of my allies. The four of us (Mayune, Tukarn, Mees and myself) had each been cast with a spell to make us appear as humans. This having been accomplished, we entered the city to attend the Harbor Market for it's second anniversary and my … how it has grown.
To my initial dismay, I discovered that Mees had killed a peasant for his clothes and Tukarn claimed to of mugged one. After scolding them, I slipped away and located the poor wretch that Mees claimed to of dispatched. Not that Mees is a liar, but he is used to being a tauren, thus the same amount of exerted force in his human form would not necessarily be lethal. I quickly healed the man's wounds and left him a pouch of gold for some new clothes. Tukarn's victim I was unable to locate, but a mugging and a potential murder are two different things and as it was unlikely that Tukarn would truly allow such harm to befall an innocent, I returned to the market.
It was there that things began to get entertaining. Baron Monroe was selling toys (of which Mayune bought many). I also purchased several but asked that he distribute them as anonymous gifts. With a hearty 'thumbs up', he readily agreed. The Red Baron, indeed …
Of our group I had spent the most time around humans so I was possibly the most comfortable. I also, by chance, had a companion with me. A stray wolf who decided to follow me into the city. Having been a ranger at one time, I've always been fond of animals and the feeling appeared to be mutual. I temporarily named him 'Mees' so that I could openly talk about the stubborn death knight without raising suspicion. The real Mees was less than elated by this.
His anguish was only amplified when someone we all knew by name – Koryander – came by and began speaking with us. Mayune stumbled with a feeble excuse for our shoddy clothes in that "we were poor". I grabbed this once in a lifetime opportunity and ran with it. I held Mees' hand (much to his dislike) and stated that "my poor husband had to sell off the entire farm just to pay off his gambling debts." Mees struggled to keep his composure, something we all found highly entertaining while Koryander was absolutely horrified at our dire situation and gave Mees a bag of 100 gold coins. I dare not guess what it was spent on …
As the market wore down, I ran into a fellow named Diedrich, who at first struck me as an irritating type (he did, after all, "flip me off" … to use his wording) but I quickly realized his cynicism was half-hearted and we parted on decent terms. I realized then that my companions had long abandoned the city and I was left with my canine accomplice who proceeded to follow me all the way back to Silvermoon and is even now, resting at my feet. I enjoyed myself tonight, and for a few fleeting hours, I almost forgot there was a war looming.