You may have noticed my talk about the gold I won recently, and the tower I began to build where I’m hosting my alchemy business. So over the weeks, the construction work was slowly progressing and right now the building is almost finished. Almost, and yet I’m already living in it because of certain problems that arose on the way. Because of the same problems, I had to quickly hire some basic staff already and in the end, living here right now feels a bit… incomplete.
For starters, there is still no roof. There’s just some canvas stretched above our heads so rain doesn’t get in, though it’s not very common in the Twilight Grove anyway – the giant tree shields us from that pretty well. I like the style though – the krokul builders have seen how arakkoa build before, so the instructions I gave them were enough to make a pretty good imitation of an arakkoa treehouse. The internal walls, the ramp between the stories – it really feels almost like home. In the end you can tell it’s an artificial construction, but it’s okay – I wanted it that way. As far as I know, it’s a completely unique building – not like those human houses that seem to be all built from one blueprint.
So why did I have to move already? Well, there’s the issue with Pod. If you don’t know him already, it’s Maginor’s former apprentice that I got on good terms with. Once I bought him some beer and he got me a portal to Kalimdor, where I consulted Huntress Swiftriver’s husband for gardening. So recently, he got so drunk that he slept with the harpy Maginor kept caged in his Dumas tower. After over a month, little harpies hatched and Maginor had some plans for them. Pod, however, suddenly grew up and asked me to help him in getting his “mate” and his children out of danger. So I did. I broke the lock and held off the other apprentices while he made a portal to Darnassus. I didn’t see him for a few days, but he later assured me he has a house there now.
Maginor was pissed off immediately, though. He cancelled our contract and, to relate this politely, told me to get out. So I quickly moved to this unfinished tower, where I’m now living. I had to quickly hire some basic staff. I promised Topper McNabb I’ll let him work as my janitor (it seemed like a good idea at the time). I got Pod as my Alliance portal mage, and got an orc for my Horde portal mage – a former apprentice of my contact in Silvermoon. Then I got Tak-Tak to come over and work as my flight master (though he insists he’s a “flapmaster”). Then Lunk came over via a flying saucer somehow, and I had to hire him as my temporary cook.
But that’s not the weirdest part yet. Today morning I got a box of fruit from Pandaria I bought. To my surprise, there was no fruit in the box, just a turtle (which must have eaten the fruits). That’s still not the weirdest part. When the night came, the turtle turned into a mogu warlord named as Yu Gwai, a legendary character I heard about only from Lorewalker Cho. What do you know, I needed real security, especially after that Fel Reaver horn got highjacked by a nightwalker from the Emerald Dream. (It’s a long story) So I hired this Yu Gwai for now.
Things are slowly settling down, and roof is slowly getting built. In a few days, the building should be ready. Then I’ll have to only buy all the alchemy gear and hire the workers themselves. Soon, my investment should start paying back for itself.