Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A New Beginning

I felt the temperature slowly drop as the boat neared Northrend. A crowd of humans, dwarves and elves have gathered by the wharf to welcome us new arrivals. I checked my gear, sword and shield, getting ready to fight at a moment's notice.

Valiance Keep is a major Alliance settlement in Northrend (Borean Tundra). Within these walls, an expeditionary force to reach Icecrown and defeat Arthas is beig prepared. Because of this, the Scourge sends a constant stream of undead creatures to hinder such preparations.

The anchor was dropped, decks sreeching as the boat came to a halt. I hopped on to my charger and galloped towards the Keep, carefully maneuvering myself away from piles of crates and children running around. The Keep has long been home to some people especially to the armored knights assigned to guard its walls.

I stood by the gates trying to assess the Keep's defenses. Hordes of Alliance warriors, spellcasters and knights passed by me charging towards the enemy Scourge who were lurching their way towards the Keep. By then I knew it has begun.