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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.

Garrison Upgrade

Level 3 Garrison

On Friday, Saoire made her way to Spires of Arak, and since she’s a dwarf, she naturally chose the brewery as her building of choice. Not so coincidentally, this building gives you Hulda Shadowblade. They bonded over hunting down an Iron Horde assassin, and Hulda immediately set to work as Saoire’s primary covert ops dwarf. (Since it appears Sully is not available as a follower).

When Saoire moved on to Nagrand, she put in the Rangari Corral, even though the Seigeworks looks a little cooler. Neither grants access to a dwarf follower, so a stealth talbuk sounded much more fun.

Saoire reached level 100 shortly thereafter. Since she was carefully squirreling away not using up all her resources, she was immediately able to upgrade the garrison and place her last three buildings (Dwarven Bunker, Trading Post and Salvage Yard). Unfortunately, that didn’t leave any funds for actually upgrading anything else, but as soon as she can, the barracks will be upgraded to level 3 so that she can start having  properly outfitted guards.  After that, the mine and the engineering works, and then other buildings. She’s also unlocked her Menagerie, primarily for the weekly quest to speedily upgrade some pets (and the daily, when I can do it. But I’m a crappy pet battler, so we’ll see how that goes)

I think that’s 5 dwarves working out of the garrison now, and it led me to considering a conundrum I am soon going to face: Periodically (well, probably more than periodically) she’s not going to get a dwarf in her recruiting. While she could choose to not recruit anyone, that does leave all those followers in the queue of potential options. To make finding her Dwarves faster, it rather behooves her to recruit non-Dwarves. So now, my order of preference is going to be: Are you a Dwarf? If not, do you particularly like hanging out with Dwarves? If not, I’ll consider putting up with you.

Similarly, since I’m about to embark on the massive collecting of gearing stuff for followers, guess who gets the gear?  (Ok, if you can’t guess, you need to go read that last paragraph.)