Basically, we did a few quests inside Gnomeregan while waiting for the group to assemble. (I of course made a copy of Juniperus, but as a priest this time--figured my survival rate would be better if I had a heal spell to spam.) Facial hair and pigtails reigned supreme on the style list. Teniah started a trend by calling his 'toon Tinyten. Mocki and I, being girls, were more creative and gave our little people actual names. And Fangles, well, Fangles is a teenager and likes to use acronyms.
We were sitting to take a photo of this momentous occasion, when we realized Taint wasn't here yet. So we waited.
|Waiting on Taint.|
The plan was to run our baby-level gnomes to Ironforge, take the Tram to Stormwind, then run through the valleys and meadows through level 10+ territory to slay Hogger and his band of wild miscreants. But we had to entertain ourselves while we waited on Taint, who decided he wanted to be higher level. -.- (Secretly, I think he was compensating. Sshh.) Thus was born the Naked Gnome Dance™.
|Naked Gnome Dance|
While we waited at the station, Pally killed rats while Fangles begged for gold. Some very generous person who's name started with a K gave him ten gold and we thanked her/him profusely. With that gold, we were going to make a guild for our new tiny fellows! So we pondered names as we continued to wait for Taint.
Finally, he arrived. Errr. "She". And we sat to take a commemorative photo. [Cue music.] Pally wouldn't stop talking and Mothia kept closing his eyes, this was the best I could do. Incidentally, that dead rat in the front? It almost killed Pally.
|Insert Friends Theme Song.|
The tram arrived and on we got. Fangles was mapping our route as we huddled in the darkness. Except Taint. naturally. He's always the black sheep.
Upon our arrival, the gnome with the heavy pocket went straight to Aldwin Laughlin to discuss our creation of a guild. We all signed the charter and <Sekzie N I Gnome it> was officially open for business. Fangles created a most unique tabard for us, thank you for that, and our little group sported it with pride!
|The Lollipop Guild Represents|
Then it was off through Elwynn Forest to seek and destroy our quarry. It must have been quite a sight to behold, so many little gnomes wearing matching bright (to say the least) tabards, running loose through Stormwind then out into the night...
After a few close shaves (and maybe a death or three), we reached the bank of Hogger's encampment with the deft skill of Navy SEALs. Darger saw some helpless strangers attacking Hogger and encouraged his new clan to run to their aid, with a battle cry of "Fear not! We have come to save you!" on his lips!
We formed ranks like veteran soldiers, and waited in silence for Hogger to respawn.
|"Psst. The boss is behind you!" ~Anonymous Bystander|
Unfortunately, we learned the hard way that level fours cannot Convert to Raid, so we made two groups of four, with a healer in each. Darger initiated a ready Check. We were ready. /attacktarget
|Mothia: "Dammit Taint, focus!"|
Darger kept our nemesis' attention while the mages threw all sorts of fire at him. We had him high-tailing it in no time! As predicted, at 1 HP the drama unfolded, Hogger was brought to justice by some humans working for the Alliance...
|Die Hogger! Or Live in Shame for EVER!|
And off we went to plot a new means to end our boredom... But that's... another story...
|Onward! To Sentinel Hill!|