After capping out at level 86 yesterday, I decided to do some more exploring, in an attempt to try and find all the sections I had yet to see. So I headed towards the outskirts of the zone taking screenshots of anything interesting. Before too long, I had reached the starting area for the Alliance.
Before I even saw the Alliance banners, I noticed it getting more laggy. Mobs and players started appearing and I realised I had entered a phased area. Initially I was apprehensive as I thought it might flag me just by being in the area but luckily I wasn’t. So I continued along the shoreline to see what else I could uncover.
A few days earlier, I wrote about the bugged quest Scouting Report: Like Jinyu in a Barrel. I was a little excited when I saw the area before me as it was immediately recognisable and looked like such a scenic place from the quest. So I headed over for a closer look.
I expected some hostile creatures but just as I crossed the water I was dead.
Nice time for a walk
I wasn’t sure what had killed me so I headed back to my corpse. After rezzing my body away from the village, I died again about two seconds later. Now this I wasn’t expecting… level 90 elites?
Before I rezzed a second time, something had caught my eye. You don’t always get to take your screenshots in an ideal spot, especially when you’re in an Alliance friendly area, so in case I didn’t get a good shot later, I took a corpse shot of a Mirror Strider just hanging out on top of the water.
So Hordies beware.
Pearlfin Village is a town controlled by the Jinyu and friendly to the Alliance, located on the shores of Glass Lake in the Jade Forest.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Dawn’s Blossom is the venue where we aid two pandaren from rival brewmaster families, the Goldendrafts and the Wanderbrews who fall in love and end up winning the blessings of the pandriarchs ancestral spirits.
We first meet Lo when he asks us to gather some silk as he wants to impress Syra.
As he rushes off to show his beloved the silk we collected for him, Kai Wanderbrew appears looking for his son.
Have you seen my son, Lo? He was here a moment ago and I told him we were leaving today.
I’m sure he’s off trying to woo that young Syra Goldendraft. That is the very reason we need to leave!
No son of mine is going to run off with a Goldendraft!
Could you ask around and see if anyone knows where he went?
Peiji Goldendraft at the inn might know where his daughter is. You may also want to ask Lo’s friends Toya and Yufi. They may tell you more than they told me.
That Wanderbrew? Why would a Goldendraft ever know where a Wanderbrew is? Their family has always been a scar on our beautiful town’s reputation.
To make things worse, that filthy creation is probably making eyes at my daughter. That I will not have!
If you see either him or my daughter you tell them as much for me.
Lo? Sure. I’ve been sent to hunt him down lots of times. Well, him and Syra Goldendraft.
Best places to look for them are either the inn or the Arboretum.
It’s easy to locate people you need to talk to as the chat bubble is visible from the map.
I have not seen Lo since he made off with my student, Syra. They were heading east toward the Arboretum.
It will not go well if their parents learn of this. The Wanderbrews and the Goldendrafts have had a long standing feud.
Inkmaster Wei nearby states that Syra and Lo may be found at the Shrine of the Dawn, seeking an answer to their dilemma amongst the pandriarchs of old.
At the Shrine, Syra says to you:
My love, Lo, tried to get permission to marry me from the pandriarchs. Though they have passed beyond, their favor would carry a lot of weight.
Thing is, they are spirits, and none of the gifts or tributes we brought impress them. To win their favor they claimed that either Lo or a champion must defeat them in single combat.
Lo is a good man, but not a fighter.
Would you be our champion?
After defeating all three Pandariachs, the two are ecstatic. Syra tells you:
Fantastic! thank you so much! With their blessing we can be the happiest pandaren in all the land!
Toya, Peiji Goldendraft, and Kai Wanderbrew walk up.
Toya says: Here they are. See, told you I could find anyone or anything.
Lo Wanderbrew says: Mister Goldendraft, I humbly ask permission to marry your daughter Syra.
Peiji Goldendraft says: What?! This is preposterous.
Kai Wanderbrew says: Son! What are you doing! She’s a Goldendraft.
Lo Wanderbrew says: It is not her name I am interested in. It is her. She is the kindest, nicest, prettiest person I have ever met.
Peiji Goldendraft says: My Syra will NOT be seen with the likes of a Wanderbrew.
Syra Goldendraft says: No, father, I will. Lo was willing to fight the Pandriarchs for me. It took Cymre to champion us but they consented.
Peiji Goldendraft yells: They agreed?!
Kai Wanderbrew yells: They agreed?!
Lo Wanderbrew says: Yes. And now, with your permission, I would like to ask for your daughter’s hand.
Peiji Goldendraft says: Well… um… I…
Kai Wanderberw says: Come on Peiji. I don’t like it any better than you do but there is honor in the Pandriarchs’ blessings.
Peiji Goldendraft says: Fine. What’s done is done. But don’t think I will ever like this. Or you, Kai.
Kai Wanderbrew says: Same. Now lets get these kids back to Dawn’s Blossom.
Toya says: Wow! That was amazing. What’s next, Cymre? Think you can get the hozen and the jinyu to get along?
This was a lovely side chain that was quick to do. I look forward to doing this again on live since I’m a sucker for the romantic stuff :P