Night Elf Roleplay Guide, Version 2. (Cont.)

90 Night Elf Rogue
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Great guide, Mel, well done! Requested sticky on original post.
/applaud


Thanks :3
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100 Night Elf Druid
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Was Winterspring always covered in snow?
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90 Night Elf Rogue
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04/06/2012 04:37 PMPosted by Feirid
Was Winterspring always covered in snow?


Not pre-WotA. Post sundering, it probably started to get colder.
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100 Blood Elf Death Knight
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I just wondering,. Do Highborne have the same addiction to magic the same way the Blood Elves do?
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90 Night Elf Rogue
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04/06/2012 05:45 PMPosted by Sarîa
I just wondering,. Do Highborne have the same addiction to magic the same way the Blood Elves do?


Yes. They resorted to siphoning magic from Immol'thar, a demon, to sate their addiction. This didn't corrupt them as it did Satyr or Blood Elves, possibly because of the pylons used.
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85 Blood Elf Hunter
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Melyria,

In your guide, you mentioned not knowing what Pine Nut Bread would be, just that it is a Kaldorei staple.

I present to you, Pine Nut Bread.

http://nuts.com/recipes/pine-nut-bread.html

Copypasta'd here for all who dislike links:


Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup Pine Nuts
1 package active dry yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
1 cup warm water
1 tsp salt
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups unbleached white flour
cornmeal for the peel
1 tsp ground red chili powder

Cooking Directions:
1. Toast the pine nuts in a dry skillet until they begin to color, shaking the pan occasionally so that they don't burn. Remove them from the heat and set aside to cool; then chop them finely by hand or in a food processor to make a fine meal. (Be careful not to overwork them, or the pine nuts will form a nut butter.)

2. Stir the yeast and sugar into the warm water and set the mixture aside for 10 minutes or until the surface is covered with bubbles. Stir in the salt, ground nuts, whole wheat flour, and as much white flour as you can, using a spoon. Turn the dough out onto the counter and knead it until it's smooth and silky, about 8 minutes, incorporating extra flour as needed.

3. Brush a film of oil in a bowl and set the dough in to rise for approximately 45 minutes, covered with a damp towel or a piece of plastic wrap. Let it double in bulk, then turn it out on counter and knead it briefly. Shape the dough into a round ball and set it aside to rise again on a peel or counter dusted with cornmeal or flour. While it is rising, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. If you're using a baking stone, heat it at the same time.

4. When the bread has risen again, after 30 minutes or so, cut 4 or 5 deep slashes across the top. Mix the ground chili with a few spoonfuls of water and paint it over the surface of the bread. Slide the risen bread onto the baking stone and bake it until it's firm on top and lightly browned on the unglazed parts, about 40 minutes. Set the bread on a rack to cool.
As for how it tastes, I made this last night. I tried some this morning with my breakfast, and it tasted somewhat sweet, but fresh also, sort of like a muffin. But it was very dense.

Hope this helps.
Edited by Calmai on 4/6/2012 7:51 PM PDT
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87 Blood Elf Paladin
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The whole "Immol'thar" thing was poorly executed and the story line should of been updated better before Cataclysm. The Shen'dralar would become like the felblood elves from sustaining themselves with fel magic.
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91 Night Elf Druid
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04/06/2012 05:32 PMPosted by Melyria
Was Winterspring always covered in snow?


Not pre-WotA. Post sundering, it probably started to get colder.


If my WC3 memory is correct, Winterspring was in the grips of spring during the 3rd war. I could be wrong though. Didn't happen to often. Might be from the RPG books, but I do not believe so.

I think the RPG books said its almost always winter, and that this place is where Night Elves recovered from the War of the Ancients.
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85 Night Elf Hunter
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If my WC3 memory is correct, Winterspring was in the grips of spring during the 3rd war. I could be wrong though. Didn't happen to often. Might be from the RPG books, but I do not believe so.

I think the RPG books said its almost always winter, and that this place is where Night Elves recovered from the War of the Ancients.

We never went to Winterspring in WC3. We did see it on the map near Hyjal, but that's about it.
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90 Human Warlock
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We never went to Winterspring in WC3. We did see it on the map near Hyjal, but that's about it.


Must be what I'm thinking of.

Man, It still sucks that they decanonized the RPG. Especially when so many NPC characters from it showed up in game.
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85 Night Elf Hunter
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04/07/2012 12:50 AMPosted by Shadowsouled
Man, It still sucks that they decanonized the RPG. Especially when so many NPC characters from it showed up in game.

There's some stuff in the RPG that's pretty bad though. They likely will keep introducing elements from it though because the design team was involved, and probably came up with ideas that they introduced there that they wanted to use in WoW, too.
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90 Night Elf Rogue
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04/07/2012 12:55 AMPosted by Wilano
There's some stuff in the RPG that's pretty bad though. They likely will keep introducing elements from it though because the design team was involved, and probably came up with ideas that they introduced there that they wanted to use in WoW, too.


Lots of stuff from the RPG has been added, even in Cataclysm.

Ettin, for instance, were only found in the RPGs until they were put into the game.

I think it is good that they at least acknowledge the RPGs for ideas.
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85 Night Elf Mage
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Probably a dumb question, but do Highborne worship Elune just as devoutly as Darnassian elves, if at all? I've noticed the Shen'dralar have a lack of priestesses.

If not, what do they worship besides power?
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90 Worgen Druid
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Probably a dumb question, but do Highborne worship Elune just as devoutly as Darnassian elves, if at all? I've noticed the Shen'dralar have a lack of priestesses.

If not, what do they worship besides power?


I'm not Melyria, but I'm pretty sure some Highbourne, especially the ones seeking redemption, would still worship Elune to some degree. Some might have forsaken her, but I'd guess by and large they still show -some- reverence towards Elune.
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85 Dwarf Priest
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This thread has gone on far too long without a snarky and irrelevant contemptuous remark
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90 Night Elf Rogue
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Probably a dumb question, but do Highborne worship Elune just as devoutly as Darnassian elves, if at all? I've noticed the Shen'dralar have a lack of priestesses.

If not, what do they worship besides power?


The Highborne that were present at the Well of Eternity, who helped summon the demons, started worshipping Sargeras as their god. These would eventually become the Naga.

The other Highborne, such as the ones who come from Dire Maul (see: The ones allowed in Darnassus) never knew of Sargeras. They continued to worship Elune. Azshara was called "Light of the Moon", "Daughter of the Moon", "Light of a Thousand Moons".

Tarsis (a highborne found in the 40-man Naxx) specifically speaks of Elune.

So yeah, they still worship Elune. And given their name, likely consider themselves high up on her favor.

It should be noted though that, given some comments in Wolfheart, Highborne do not put any stock in the natural world. So the Ancients are probably not revered. Druids (the few there were), at the time of the WotA, were called 'dirt lovers' by the Highborne.
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90 Night Elf Warrior
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04/08/2012 09:07 AMPosted by Hragli
This thread has gone on far too long without a snarky and irrelevant contemptuous remark
*hugs*

A relevant question, it wouldn't be too far fetched for a daughter of highborne parents to be a acolyte priestess, would it? Nor would it be too far fetched for a former hunter/warrior highborne to be working close with the kaldorei nation? Feeling out what I may need to sit down and rethink....there's a lot of information I've been trying to absorb over that guide.
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90 Night Elf Rogue
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04/08/2012 03:01 PMPosted by Qerrathien
This thread has gone on far too long without a snarky and irrelevant contemptuous remark
*hugs*

A relevant question, it wouldn't be too far fetched for a daughter of highborne parents to be a acolyte priestess, would it? Nor would it be too far fetched for a former hunter/warrior highborne to be working close with the kaldorei nation? Feeling out what I may need to sit down and rethink....there's a lot of information I've been trying to absorb over that guide.


The highborne were given a sort of pardon for their actions after the well exploded. For almost 3000 years the Highborne lived amongst the Night Elves. Then they rebelled and were exiled.

Presumably not all the Highborne rebelled. It is possible to 'beat' arcane addiction (as seen by the High Elves, though this isn't really 'beating' as it is extreme self control). As such, it is possible that Highborne integrated into Night Elf society.

As for the priestess bit, there were extremely high ranked priestesses who were also, presumably, highborne. Siralen was the High Priestess of Vashj'ir.
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94 Night Elf Hunter
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Bump... for great justice!
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