Tuesday, May 09, 2006


I was running around Stormwind with Idiot and kept getting all these weird looks from whomever we passed. I wanted to just swipe at all of them but they weren't trying to start anything....nah, in fact they acted like me & Idiot were special. This much about me, I knew...but him? Great. Just what I need...now he's going to get a big head. I guess it wouldn't be so bad if it made those damn ears fit to scale...anyways...so we're walking around, and finally people are seeing me for the awesome bear I am. Initially I wasn't sure why, but after a while it hit me. We joined a guild....Righteous Warriors. Apparently these boys & girls are one of the bigger & well respected groups around and the townfolk here love 'em. Well I had to find out just what makes 'em so big & bad....and more to the point, what in the hell did they see in Idiot? I mean, this guy usually grabs the sharp end of the sword going into a fight - not the brightest elf in the world. But maybe, just maybe, this "Righteous Warrior" group could make him respectable. So I took a close look.


A bunch of bear wannabe's (including Idiot's friend, I saw her), some hunters like Idiot, but a bunch of others - many that are little itty bitty things....swords dragging behind them on the ground...any other time, they'd be a snack. Yessir, gnomes. I'll call 'em lil' Righteous Warriors.

There's stories galore about them - and even little special groups within this guild. One story caught my eye -

There's a group of who call themselves "The Wipe Crew" They try to do the impossible, and that's all good, blah blah, whatever....but I found out that their leader is Wes...a bear. A very big bear. He's so cool...he's the tank in the group, he can heal himself, he doesn't listen to ANYONE. He refuses clam meat & cheap fish....he's the real deal. Now, I've got Idiot, but he's got his own to deal with...I keep telling him he's got it better than me, cuz at least he goes to the cool places, killing dragons, peeing in lava...while I'm stuck in Stranglethorn Vale with a bunch of goblins. That's a load. He tells me how 'The Wipe Crew' got its name is up for interpretation: they say it's because they go into all of these rough places and get wiped out, but still keep going....Wes says it's named after him wiping everything in front of him out, paving their way.

All things being equal. My vote's for the bear.

I did ask Wes his opinion of what RW might see in Idiot. His answer? "Probably not much, they refer to him as "Alt".

Heh, I'll have to use that - I'm sure it's not nice.