Story Time: Mana Match


Tradewind’s Market, Boralus, Kul Tiras

Part 5

More weeks had passed and though Andais Lu’s small party were doing minor missions to assist the Proudmore family, it was all leading up to bigger revelations such as the possibility of Queen Azshara returning and taking control of the seas, pirates harassing the shore towns of Kul Tiras and the locals not having faith in the rule of Lady Katherine Proudmore, Jaina’s mother.

Andais had gotten closer to her comrades, she shared interests of elven delicacies with Rahlis and he divulged of his former life as a warrior in Darkshore. It was only when the void consumed his thoughts that he found his class changing to becoming that of a Death Knight. Though she still clashed with Evrollah, the warlock and priest found consolation of each battle through meditation.

The light forged Draenei often woke the young woman up in the morning to begin a morning routine of withdrawing into herself and clearing out the pains and memories of war. But Andais admitted that she had gotten the closest to her enigmatic equal in magic, Vynsand. Whether on quests in the vast terrains of Kul Tiras or holed up inside Snug Harbour and drinking Darnassian wine, Andais barely left Vynsand’s side unless of course she was with her other companions.

Unfortunately, her elven friend still did not show his face to her. Andais wondered if the elf was horribly scarred and was ashamed to show himself but she tried to assure him, that she did not care on such trivial matters. Vynsand sounded touched by her comment but still did not lift the Kirin tor hood from his head.

One morning after her meditation with Evrollah, Andais had walked out of Fairweather’s Fine enchantments having casted on a new trinket that she was awarded during her quest in Brennadam and went searching for Vynsand. From one of the Boralus guards, he had mentioned that he saw the cowled arcane mage head into Whalgrene’s Lab with a bunch of herbs in his gloved hands and a leather book. Knowing that Vynsand was an alchemist, Andais hurried to the small shop and found the elf hunched over a table, with an open leather book and mixing one bubbling flask of coloured liquid into another bottle.

Being careful to not disturb him, Andais Lu watched Vynsand quietly, her hazel eyes drifting to the large red stone on the table that pulsed at a steady beat. She attempted to read the writing on the leather book only to frown slightly. She had seen this writing it wasn’t human and certainly wasn’t of the Kaldorei. She racked her distant memory of where she had seen such language before it revealed itself to her. She had seen it in the war-torn streets of the city of Suramar, during the invasion of the Burning Legion. The book belonged to the Nightborne, who now aligned themselves to the Horde.

Andais Lu folded her arms “Why are you carrying a book belonging to the Horde Vyn?” the mage jostled briefly in his stool before looking over his shoulder “Andais, you scared me” the warlock still frowning walked over to him and repeated her inquiry “Why are you carrying an enemy’s book for alchemy Vynsand?” the elf sighed before gently placing the flasks down on the wooden table. “If you may recall, the Nightborne once were my people too, we were all High elves once” Vynsand’s voice trailed off as if was far away, lost in the past.

He then grabbed the red gem on the table and flicked it towards Andais who quickly caught it on reflex “I have been working on creating a Surging alchemist stone, its properties would be able to increase intellect after casting and therefore allow easier casting time for a warlock or mage”. Andais Lu inspected the gem, immediately regretting her accusing tone of voice with her friend, she shouldn’t have been so forceful. She had nothing against Vynsand and she trusted him. She arched an eyebrow “Does it work?” she heard the smile in Vynsand’s voice “Let’s try it out”. Closing the Nightborne alchemy book and placing it inside his robe’s pocket, Vynsand led Andais Lu out of the lab and through the streets of the Tradewind’s market.

They walked up a turret of stairs that led towards the flight master, Joan Weber before Vynsand took a sharp left and descended more stairs that led into a training area facing the harbour. They approached three training dummies and Vynsand opened his palm, a glistening ball of arcane magic appeared, and he threw it towards the closest mannequin, the dummy exploding on impact before magically pulling itself together.

Gesturing towards Andais, Vynsand nodded “Now you try wearing the alchemist stone” Andais looked at the mage confused before sliding the red gem into one of her ravenous devotee bracelets then casted her opening spell of Conflagorate at the dummy. Green fire erupted from her fingers and singed the wooden doll, she felt the mana in her blood awaken with new energy and she quickly casted the same spell without hesitation. She stared at her hands amazed “I feel like no mana was wasted after that quick spell” Vynsand nodded “That is what the alchemist stone does, it lowers the wastage of mana after each spell we perform”.

Andais Lu laughed amazed “This could assist us during our lengthy missions and even help Evrollah with her healing time” Vynsand nodded again “This is what I have been hoping to achieve by creating stones for all four of us, even Rahlis would need it for some of his mana work of Death”. Andais Lu snapped her fingers and casted her next spell of Immolate, standing beside her she heard the teasing tone in Vynsand’s voice “See, the Horde book as you call it has some use to us” the warlock rolled her eyes before blasting three of the dummies with her felfire.

“They are still the enemy and the cause behind this war and why we are here in Kul Tiras then back in our respective continents” “Not all the Horde are bad, they just have a very lost leader…” Vynsand began and Andais Lu whirled upon him, her hazel eyes flashing green as she released another spell into the dummies “They burned Teldrassil! Anyone that follows that Banshee queen deserves to be either captured or incinerated” the four verdant spheres glowed above the warlock’s head as she swivelled in her Emberscatter treads and released her most lethal spell- Chaos Bolt.

The roar of the demonic missile flew and crashed into the dummies, leaving behind a small crater and surely waking anyone nearby. Andais Lu bit her bottom lip embarrassed at the damage she had left behind and looked up nervously. The inner rage once again dying down. She felt a soothing hand squeeze her shoulder and once again attempted to search for Vynsand’s face underneath the cowl “That’s enough practice for now I think”.

To be continued…

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Story Time: High Orders

I should subscribe back into WoW and download Battle for Azeroth to get more quality content for my stories but I don’t exactly want to pay the fees again

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Stormwind Embassy, Stormwind City

Part 2

“With all due respect Lord Greymane, I believe I’d work better with either Mookie or even Booleigh”

“The warrior is already on Kul Tiras assisting Lady Jaina Proudmoore to ask for the aid of her people and I doubt the druid is even in the right mindset right now. She, like the rest of her kin are still affected by the loss of Teldrassil”

Inside the new faction base within the walls of Stormwind City, Andais Lu was arguing with Genn Greymane. She was ordered to take a boat to Kul Tiras and assist the Alliance within the proud sea port. She wasn’t going alone however and would be joined by the Light forged Draenei, a priest named Evrollah. The said Draenei stood on the other side of Greymane, her otherworldly eyes regarding the human warlock in curiousity and disdain.

The greying King of Gilneas regarded the high priestess of the night elves, Tyrande Whisperwind sympathetically, the Priestess lost in her own world, her hands clasped together in communication with her Goddess Elune. For the past two weeks she was constantly seeking the help of her beloved deity while also keeping a look out for her husband, the Arch druid Malfurion Stormrage.

Andais Lu’s hazel eyes drew in the solemn appearance of the High priestess and swallowed the lump in her throat. Tension was high even with all the Alliance leaders under one roof, both factions were at a stand still after two of their capital cities had fallen to the enemy. The Alliance no longer had any hold over the continent of Kalimdor but they reigned supreme over the Eastern Kingdoms.

Shifting in Emberscatter treads realising that she could not continue arguing with one of the leaders and nevertheless a King, Andais Lu resigned and folded her arms “Very well, Evrollah and I will take the next boat” “Be careful in Ashenvale Andais Lu, they are no longer the sacred lands of the Kaldorei” Genn Greymane warned. Simply nodding the warlock took a step back and walked out of the embassy, feeling the presence of the Holy priest beside her.

“I understand you completely on why you don’t wish to party with me Ms Andais, I too found this match to be uneven for your entire being reeks of our fallen enemies, the Burning Legion” the Light forged Draenei’s comment made Andais clench her gloved hands in irritation. She was friends and allies with many Draenei especially back in her garrison on Draenor but the Light forged were a different type of the alien species and in Andais’ personal opinion very over confident of themselves. Because they had been infused with holy light and blessed by the Naaru, they found themselves to be superior to the normal Draenei on Azeroth.

This arrogance made Andais Lu not trust them so have one as her partner in a mission to the contested lands of Ashenvale was unheard of! “My robes may have fel magic imbued in them but behind your relics of Holy light, you have the same faults as every other race of Azeroth” Andais snipped back quietly, her pace picking up, wanting to put as much distance between her and the priest. Perhaps if she was lucky, she could get her own boat to Kalimdor.

To be continued…

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雨流儀: Signature Colours



It is clear to say that pink and black is Ame’s trademark since college after moving on from the red and white of high school standards. The below outfits I made just today after getting a creativity spark hit me and I hope you all continue to enjoy her eccentric style.

Another three LOTD for you to all;
Explosive by lucilxlu featuring wall home decor
Explosive: The leather skirt was the first piece of clothing that I placed on the board and added everything else on top of it, this LOTD is heavily inspired by a future arc that will occur after Cartel and the one after that. Basically Ame and her older sister Mei go to Kyoto and blow up a building that is in an alliance with a traitor of their family the Hayatos. That is why she has heavy arsenal attached to the fierce yet still cute look. The shoes also are a statement on their own, unique and pink, it matches the heart grenade

Cute shopper by lucilxlu featuring Iman
Cute Shopper: Loved Paris in August and it is a favourite destination in Ame’s stories, this is just another random outfit I created for her when she goes shopping in the fashion city. I have been loving patches and enamel pins lately in reality and it has been featuring in Ame’s wardrobe recently too. Also incorporated Christian Louboutin in both her shoes and what she has been shopping while in Paris. The Chinese takeaway bag is from Japan from their Vogue magazine, further emphasising on Ame’s and my own Asian pride.

Glam by lucilxlu featuring handmade home decor
Glam: The faux fur just makes me think of the old fashion glamour days of Hollywood and Hyuna herself likes wearing a lot of shawls when she goes to award nights or performing on stage. The Charlotte Russe Nyx eyeshadow palette is very cute and something I would see part of Ame’s beauty haul in any country that she travels to, though this LOTD is based in Tokyo.