Spazzle Speaks: Dead End


I’ll be honest. I don’t really know what I thought I was going to do when I rushed offline last time. The fact of the matter is, there’s not much for me to do. Mokvar’s recall totem, the one he left with me for safekeeping when he left for who knows where, went inactive. The pulsing green glow that marks the bond between the elemental spirits and Mokvar’s flickered out. The only reason that would happen to a shaman’s recall totem is if that spirit link were broken – in other words, if the shaman were dead. And other than my knowing that, there isn’t much for me to do. If I weren’t a shaman myself – even the mediocre one that I am – I wouldn’t even know that much.

Who knows, maybe that’s why Mokvar really decided to leave his totem with me rather than Ji or somebody else: because as a shaman, I would know what it meant if the totem ever went dead. Maybe he knew he was going somewhere dangerous chasing that warlock council, and he wanted there to be someone who would know if he weren’t coming back.

Ji’s not ready to give up hope yet. I can’t really blame him, but then again, he doesn’t really understand shamanism. I considered taking a trip to the Echo Isles to see if Thrall could do anything, but then I realized that it would be pretty hard to explain any of this to Thrall without telling him most of it. And if this really is the end for Mokvar, I don’t want to honor his memory by tarnishing it in Thrall’s eyes, considering how indebted Mokvar felt to him for giving him safe haven in Orgrimmar all those years ago. Besides, I need to be careful about too many people besides Ji and me learning too much about what’s been going on.

That is, other than anybody who might happen to be reading this blog.

Funny that hasn’t bitten any of us in the keister so far. Huh.

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June 5, 2013 11:51 am

I’m imagining Spazzle logging off in a panic and running around in circles for a few minutes before realizing he has no clue what to do next.

Maybe you should ask the elements, Spazzle? Surely they’d be able to track Mokvar down.

June 5, 2013 12:02 pm

What if he actually caught up to the warlocks? Could fel magic possibly cut one’s connection to the elements? Mokvar used to be a warlock himself, and as I well know, too much fel energy can certainly make one dead to the Light. Maybe it does the same thing with the elements?

A Concerned Citizen
A Concerned Citizen
June 5, 2013 2:56 pm
Reply to  Vyrin

As the histories of former Orcish shamans like Ner’zhul and Gul’dan show, that is indeed the case.

A Concerned Citizen
A Concerned Citizen
June 5, 2013 2:57 pm

(Is that even the right plural for “shaman”?)

June 5, 2013 12:03 pm

Hrm. A shaman tracks down fel practictioners and loses his connection to the elements. We may not have to write Mokvar off yet. Then again, depending on what happens, we may wish we had…

Rakael Paladin (@RakaelWhispers)
June 5, 2013 3:50 pm

Totem, I have a feeling Mokvar is not in Azeroth anymore.

June 5, 2013 4:23 pm

As a shaman myself, dis be very bad. Since there is no way to confirm anyting yet, mebbe something is blocking da connection to da elements.

Will spend some time prayin’ to da Loa for their help.

June 6, 2013 5:48 am

Is it possible he reverted away from shamanism? I know that’s unlikely but if he did, that would surely break the connection.

<.< I just don't want him to be dead….