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No Man’s Land

The air was acrid with Blight, burning his nose and irritating his throat. Again his chest hitched as his lungs desperately tried to cough, but he bit down on the side of his hand to suppress it. Tears sprang into his eyes, blurring his vision. He couldn’t afford to make a sound.

Jax had made this trip a dozen times in the period since Tirisfal had become uninhabitable. He’d learned the best way around the Blight Zone, along the outskirts where old farming villages had been abandoned. He’d found the easiest way to get in and get out with another month’s worth of exotic produce and a mild cough. In all the months since the dual tragedy of Teldrassil and Tirisfal, he’d never run into more than the occasional plague-mad beast.

Until today.

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Tenth Crystal – Birds and Cages

The Crystal crackles to life, followed by a few moments of silence.

“Let’s go over the things I know. My name is Jaxkol Dawnsedge. I am eighteen years old. I am Sin’dorei. I live in Stormwind, with a room at the Golden Keg in the Dwarven district where I work. I also share an apartment with my… with my Pryn… In Old Town.

I am a Knight Initiate with the Argent Dawn. I am a student under Sister Anders. I am a tavern-keep at the Golden Keg. I am a hard worker… most of the time.

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Merry Winterveil!

Wow! So this year was my first Winterveil spent not on the streets and man — it was amazing!!

Lots of great food, SO many cookies, and I’ve been wearing this great headband with antlers all week. It has jingle bells on it. It’s very obnoxious. I love it.

With all the chaos in the Keg, on top of visiting my brother in Silvermoon, I am a little late with this week’s update. So to make up for it, I have a Winterveil present for you all! I am going to provide three new recipes over the next three days, as well as a bonus for a new series I’m considering.

With the new year coming in just a few days, Colin taught me some of his traditions from home. He used to be head chef in the Purple Parlor in Dalaran before… well, he didn’t really want to talk about what happened. But he was kind enough to show me his tricks that he learned from his time there and his New Years traditions, and I’m excited to get to share them with you.

Love you all! As always, let me know what you think and feel free to hit me up if you have ideas or even are just lonely and want to chat. I’m available through email in the Contact tab and my twitter is @jaxkol

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Ninth Crystal – Anniversary

The crystal crackles to life, occasionally distorted by the sound of a breeze. His voice is soft and tired-sounding.

“It’s… been a long time since I’ve done one of these. I’m not even sure why I grabbed the recorder. I guess… It’s been so long since I’ve felt that feeling. This… awful feeling of impending doom. It’s still familiar, of course, but I’ve…. ya know, I’ve felt a lot of other things lately too… Love. Peace. Joy. I guess I was starting to forget.

I guess she figured it was time to jog my memory.

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Seventh Crystal

The crystal crackles to life, the sound of movement around a room, simple chores and light cleaning.

“Dear You… It’s been a week. Normally I wouldn’t worry but. I dunno. It’s… This week has been weird. And I have a really weird feeling that something bad is about to happen. Or something good is going to dissolve or… I think the Human phrase is I’m waiting for the shoe to drop. It doesn’t really make much sense, it’s more like waiting for a manabomb to explode, I guess.

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Sixth Crystal

The Crystal starts with frustrated growling, uncharacteristically heavy footfalls treading a line in the floor.

“I can’t breathe. I can’t sleep. I can’t eat. I don’t… know what’s wrong with me. I’ve been fine. I’ve been fine! I haven’t done anything wrong I –“

The sound of pacing, back and forth, back and forth, rapid, shallow breathing.

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