By Ehlayra Arkyne (Gwen)
Hello everyone, I’m Ehlayra and today on Miss Popularity we’re going to meet The Keepers of Time, bronze dragons who have dedicated their lives to watching over the Caverns of Time instead of killing everyone – which seems to be the past time of most everyone else on Azeroth. The Caverns of Time can be found in Tanaris, far away from any whisper of civilization, and far too close to the Gaping Chasm for comfort.
Deep within the Caverns are twists in time that the custodians – what the keepers call themselves – call timeways. These are points in time and space where people have tried to muddle with time. Like when Pennelopendy the Purple decided to dye the king and all his nobles indigo. The custodians likely took care of that right away. Or like when the infinite dragonflight tried to kill Thrall. Not as cataclysmic as a purple king, but still not preferred.
Anyways, where were we? Right. Keepers. Of Time! After Big Black Dragon took out a chunk of Stormwind, and then Stormwind took a big chunk out of Big Black Dragon, the dragons all lost a lot of their powers and the Keepers of Time became the Timewalkers! I’m not sure which sounds cooler, but Timewalkers? Waaaay more accessible. They even let us mere mortals join! If they had a prettier tabard, and maybe weren’t based out of a desert, I’d totally consider.
Speaking of, look at some of this cool stuff they hand out to people they like!
Aren’t the robes pretty? And that sword’s really cool too. They sell a bunch of other things, like a really shiny chest plate, but they were all too big and heavy for me. And might muss up my hair.
Oh! And I think they have a drum circle some nights – because they totally teach you how to make these really nifty drums(if you’re good at working with leather). Maybe they do some sort of trust building exercise?
So, how do I get all this cool swag, you might be asking. You kill things. Lots of things! Because that’s how you make friends in Azeroth! This killing happens in the timeways, (like Durnholde Keep and Black Morass) where you kill lots of infinite dragons. While you’re killing things, they ask you to do a couple chores, but mostly you’re just killing infinite dragons.
Which is OK. Because black dragons are bad.
Psst. Hey. Hey kid, C’mere. Yeah, ya know I’m talking ta you, bud. Mokgazi here. Do you really wanna go through all that drudgery just to make a couple of shiny washed-up dragon folks like you? Yeah, no. Ya don’t. It’s lotsa boring killing, washing the blood out of your robes. Time is money – and that’s too much time for too little money. So ‘ere’s whatcha do. Ya go talk to one of those time-walky people that show up from time to time and have adventurers like you run around killing things in the past. They give you more gold for it, and more importantly, shiny badges that they are willing to exchange for favor. Way less work, and you can find way better loot lying around the places those time-walky people send you.