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Reinforcements from Ironforge

Dwarf Guards

Saoire’s sticking point with the continuation of Moira’s plan has been resources. Moira didn’t want Varian getting wind of what was under way until a proper contingent of guards was dispatched.  However, having sufficient room in her barracks to house a roudy crew of dwarves made Moira willing to send the reinforcements, so now the cat is out of the bag, as it were.

The level three garrison also comes with the perk of having a personal bodyguard. At the moment, Saoire’s choices are some non-dwarves and a death knight. She’s not quite sure she trusts Delvar. Maybe she’ll try doing some re-training to see if Bruma or Hulda can get the bodyguard trait.

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5 Followers, 2 Dwarves

I spent most of my WoW time this weekend on Saoire. She’s now gotten two of the 5 total available dwarves from questing: Bruma Swiftstone and Delvar Ironfist.  Delvar still cracks me up.  She’s only level 91, so still in Shadowmoon Valley, and still only has two plots (which house the Barracks and Engineering Works).

I do have to ask, though, why is the Engineering Works being run by humans? Why are they not Gnomes?  It would be nice if Blizzard had put some thought into using the races more equally in the buildings.  Lots and lots of humans, a good number of Night Elves, a smattering of Draenei, and the rare Dwarf or Gnome.   This seems to fit with the racial “balance” of the followers, as well, the Draenei understandably tip the balance here, since we get some actually from Draenor, as opposed to the others, who all had to come through the portal.

For Ironforge

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This is all Big Bear Butt’s fault.

As you can see, Saoire has joined Breige and Gurdrid in Draenor. Unlike her compatriots, Saoire has built her garrison and is dedicating her work there to the glory of Ironforge, not that other king. Don’t mind that Stormwind guard in the background, Moira insisted that we at least put up a token effort to not look like we’re usurping Stormwind’s power. Moira has more important things to worry about, like cleaning up that old mess with Dark Iron collusion with Blackrock orcs before Blackhand the Destroyer gets wind of it. 

In the meantime Saoire will be hand-picking her followers more carefully than her compatriots as well. She’s enlisted the aid of Qiana Moonshadow to get in touch with Bruma Swiftstone. Don’t tell Qiana, but she doesn’t have a long future with Saoire.  I’m sure the Exarch Council, or Tyrande, will have something to occupy her.