shivered, and pulled her cloak more snugly around her body. The
nights on Mount Hyjal had been cold, but this icy chill was like
nothing she had ever experienced. She felt as if her very spirit
was being frozen out of her bones. "Actually," she thought, "that
might not be too far from the truth of the matter." She shivered
again, more of a shudder this time.
Gwen. Tonight we shall begin our climb under the cover of darkness."
elven Priestess and her companion, a white tiger, remained hidden
in the last forested land of Northrend. The remaining section
of their journey was above the timberline, and was far too risky
to be attempted in the daylight. Besides, there would be a full
moon tonight, and with it would come Elune's blessing.
she couldn't help but wonder if her quest was mere folly. She
had come a great distance, but how could any one person be successful
in defeating Ner'zhul? Cyonna thought back to the atrocities that
she had already seen on her journey. The Human city of Irvine,
once a thriving center of technology, lay in ruin, its inhabitants
doomed to an eternity of undeath. She had barely escaped with
her life after being attacked by a terrifying Reziarfg! Ghouls
and gargoyles were now common, even in the south. If she did not
act soon, she suspected that her sacred forests would soon be
only a memory in a desolate wasteland.
anyone was still around to remember.
had no choice. Ner'zhul must be defeated, and she was the one
who must defeat him.
rank smell startled her to awareness. The plants around Gwen's
feet had begun to turn brown and decay, right before her eyes!
The stench grew stronger, and she had to stifle the urge to vomit
as she urged Gwen forward, away from the corrupted cloud. She
had been discovered! That instantaneous decay could mean only
one thing- a Lich!
she urged her mount forward, the sun finally sank below the horizon.
"For the Goddess!" she shouted, and chargedů
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