Tzuzeku, Draenei Death Knight, in Stormwind City Auction House on Wyrmrest Accord

In all-too-nearly four years, a dozen realms, a maxed-out litter of fifty characters – not counting many a noble suicide – I think I may still count on one hand the number of dungeon instances any of The Brood has entered in earnest, seeking loot or quest reward for self.

Tzuzeku of Tirisfal, Dethecus, the primogenitress of all, once wore Whitemane’s Chappeau, stylishly, around downtown Orgrimmar, in and out of the Auction House, to the Bank and Mailbox, through The Drag to the Tailor’s shop and back again. So The Scarlet Monastery, once upon a time, makes one.

And, I vaguely recall, the same original Tzuzeku, in the inexperience and impurity of her first incarnation, also sometime wore some serious BoP caster’s leggings out of Blackrock Depths; making two.

But since then, what few dungeon instances I’ve seen, I’ve seen in a more or less disinterested, supportive role – along for the ride. And The Brood has worn none but professional crafted gear and weapons, market-bought BoE items, battleground rewards and, here and there, external world quest prizes.

Mine are Creatures of the Market. My twinks, Market Twinks, living and dying by only what can be bought, sold, made, cast, applied, eaten and imbibed. And the market, itself, pays for it all….

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Belitili, Undead Death Kight, Engineer Inscriber, Twisting Nether

Tzuzeku of Twisting Nether must have sent Belitili something on the order of 15000 gold, all ill-gotten proceeds of her Auction House speculation, to make possible the banner above, raising up Engineering skill sufficient to make the flying machines and to pay for Expert and then Artisan Flying lessons in Shadowmoon Village

Flying Machine COntrol

Oddly, though, at the time, the lower level Flying Machine Control, requiring 2x Adamantite Frame, 30x Fel Iron Bar, 8x Handful of Fel Iron Bolts, 8x Star Wood, 5x Adamantite Bar, 4x Elemental Seaforium Charge, was more expensive to make than the Artisan Flying Turbo-Charged Flying Machine Control, no doubt due to market distortions induced by the extraordinary wave of Death Knights and high level characters in general surging through Northrend at the time.

Turbo-Charged Flying Machine Control

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Haydee, Draenei Shaman, The Venture Co.


Our sanctified elders,

the powers – this world and that –

the very whispers on the wind –

they lie and scheme,

condemning us to ten-thousand deaths.

The Naaru have forgotten us!