The Story of Seryth, Chapters 14 and 15

This is part of a Living Story Roleplay. Seryth is a character existing in the World of Warcraft, with whom I play through the game’s quests and world but add a different spin of my own creation on top. If you can find me ingame, you can also interact with Seryth yourself! (Note these interactions might not always make their way into the storyline, if only because they can be a pain to properly transcribe. You never know, though!)

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Prologue: Born and raised in Westfall, there was nothing more interesting about Seryth than the face he was a half-elf and possessed a rotten temper...

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The Story of Seryth, Chapters 11-13

This is part of a Living Story Roleplay. Seryth is a character existing in the World of Warcraft, with whom I play through the game’s quests and world but add a different spin of my own creation on top. If you can find me ingame, you can also interact with Seryth yourself! (Note these interactions might not always make their way into the storyline, if only because they can be a pain to properly transcribe. You never know, though!)

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Prologue: Born and raised in Westfall, there was nothing more interesting about Seryth than the face he was a half-elf and possessed a rotten temper...

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The Story of Seryth, Chapters 8-10

This is part of a Living Story Roleplay. Seryth is a character existing in the World of Warcraft, with whom I play through the game’s quests and world but add a different spin of my own creation on top. If you can find me ingame, you can also interact with Seryth yourself! (Note these interactions might not always make their way into the storyline, if only because they can be a pain to properly transcribe. You never know, though!)

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Prologue: Born and raised in Westfall, there was nothing more interesting about Seryth than the face he was a half-elf and possessed a rotten temper...

The numbered buttons below allow you to navigate to different chapters contained in this post. Each post usually comprises a day’s questing and journaling, and the fully finished story will likely take up several of these; other posts can be found using the series menu, which should either be on the right side of your screen (if you’re on a PC) or at the bottom of the post past the comments section (if you’re on a phone).

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The Story of Seryth, Chapters 6 and 7

This is part of a Living Story Roleplay. Seryth is a character existing in the World of Warcraft, with whom I play through the game’s quests and world but add a different spin of my own creation on top. If you can find me ingame, you can also interact with Seryth yourself! (Note these interactions might not always make their way into the storyline, if only because they can be a pain to properly transcribe. You never know, though!)

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Prologue: Born and raised in Westfall, there was nothing more interesting about Seryth than the face he was a half-elf and possessed a rotten temper...

The numbered buttons below allow you to navigate to different chapters contained in this post. Each post usually comprises a day’s questing and journaling, and the fully finished story will likely take up several of these; other posts can be found using the series menu, which should either be on the right side of your screen (if you’re on a PC) or at the bottom of the post past the comments section (if you’re on a phone).

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The Story of Seryth, Chapters 1 – 5

This is an experiment into a new form of roleplay in World of Warcraft, where I play through the game and write my character’s story as I go, inspired by the quests and sights I see as I go along.

Though perhaps I shouldn’t call it “new”…? As this is what I feel open-world roleplaying games should be and what most of them were in the past. Unfortunately, since about the Cataclysm expansion, World of Warcraft’s storytelling hasn’t involved a lot of player choice, instead running your character down certain railroaded storylines where your character’s, well, character has little influence on the direction of the story. (Though, to be fair, World of Warcraft has never really involved a lot of player choice, except the kind where you simply chose not to do certain quests!) As Seryth is a character I’ve been wanting to develop a story for for several years, I decided to try this experiment with him to give me some ideas.

Prologue: Born and raised in Westfall, there was nothing more interesting about Seryth than the face he was a half-elf and possessed a rotten temper...
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All They Had

He looked at her. He saw her careworn face, her red hair bound up and starting to lose its shine with the onset of her age… He imagined what life could’ve been like, if it was her hand he had held at the summer gala…

This piece was a response to a short writing prompt: write a dialogue in which the two characters are almost having a big fight, but not quite. I chose Tyrric and Mirium for this scene as that’s something they often do! What came out of it isn’t quite a dialogue, but I’m happy with how it illustrates the ongoing tension between them.

As far as canon goes, this scene would’ve been set roughly before Keelath returned from the dead but while Tyrric was still dating Alelsa. It’s not entirely accurate to that timeline though, mostly because I wanted to write a scene that was self-contained –one you could pick up and read without knowing anything about the rest of Sunwalker lore. So, enjoy it as a illustrative piece if not a completely factual one!

Author’s Note

“Lord Tyrric, we really need to talk about your taste in horses.”

Tyrric looked up from the handwritten ledgers spread across his desk. Mirium was standing across from him, hands on her hips, in that “I’m about to make some trouble” kind of way that always set his heart racing.

“Yes. Ah. What about?” he answered, calmly enough despite his distraction. Continue reading “All They Had”

(NSFW) And Then There Were Three

This post is NSFW (Not Safe For Work) due graphic scenes related to childbirth and sex. More on the level of PG-13 than R I think, but you hath been warned! Continue reading “(NSFW) And Then There Were Three”

The Second War

Even before the Farstrider turned towards her, his mouth a line of regret, before Tyrric gave a ragged cry and dashed forward, Mirium knew. Mirium knew, and suddenly her world would never be the same.

I had written this many months before, but the dramatic wording of it caused me to not post it until I could go back and edit the tone down a little. Months later, the tone isn’t edited down by more than a few word changes, but I’m calling it good enough to post despite my misgivings.

Though not an exhaustive look at the Sunwalkers’ doings during the Second War of the Warcraft universe, this hits the major happenings: Keelath’s death, Evelos’ departure south to join the Alliance, and Mirium’s downward spiral into losing her Light magic.

Author’s Note

Evelos tossed and turned. The grief was still too raw, sharp edged, and his mind fled from it Continue reading “The Second War”

A Meeting Observed

Character Icon of Talthan, Old God minion. Talthan Dawnspell sat back in his chair, fingers steepled as he finished observing the outcome of the fight on the shimmering disc floating in front of him. He opened a ledger from his desk and flicked through until he found the relevant entry.

“Well, well, well. It seems we have a new player to consider. And one with a connection to a particular friend of ours. Perhaps it’s time to arrange a meeting… ” Continue reading “A Meeting Observed”