Rewrite - Chapter XI
Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 1:45 AM
Chapter Eleven, The Silver Sanctum, is up. It includes a better exchange about the mysterious map, and I finally address the whole City of Lordaeron vs. Continent of Lordaeron thing - by making fun of Blizzard. I enjoyed it, anyway.
I also inserted a short exchange into Chapter Eight (March through the Mountains) about that map, to tie it together a little better. There's not much to it, so instead of making you go search it out, I'll just put it here. It's when Madoran first shows up in the cave.
“To Ironforge!” cried the dwarf, and marched off down the stone tunnel. ...
“I hope you won’t take offense,” said M to the dwarf, “but it was my intention to go past Ironforge, not through it. We need to make time.”
“Aw,” I said. I’d never been to that legendary city, and I’d been looking forward to it.
“And I hope I can change your mind,” said Madoran, “for more reasons than a host’s hubris. There is a document, a map which I should have had translated years ago. There are some interesting puzzles on it, and there is reason to believe that they are tied to your quest. I would like to send a copy of it north with you. There are those in the northlands who will know how to read it.”
“Interesting,” rumbled M.
“It won’t take more than a day to copy, and even if your Druidship isn’t road-weary, I’m sure Horse here won’t mind resting his hooves!” The dwarf winked at me.
“If you’re certain it’s important,” replied M, “then we can spare a day.”
“That’s a high threshold,” said Madoran wryly. “Nothing about any of this is certain.”