But not to get married.
No, not everything I’ve done over the last week has involved outer space. There was still time spent in Azeroth.
It was time to wrap up the Scarlet Monastery by hitting the cathedral and defeating High Inquisitor Whitemane.
As usual, I went and positioned myself at the summoning stone out of habit. Tonight however we decided to use the dungeon finder to jump into the instance. Our group was:
37 Orc Shaman – Earlthebat (Earlthecat)
37 Blood Elf Paladin – Enaldie (Ula)
37 Tauren Druid – Hurmoo (Vikund)
38 Undead Mage – Bigbutt (Bungholio)
38 Tauren Druid – Azawak (Skronk)
So in we went.
We were again magically transported across continents (or across the road in my case) to the cathedral.
Where we had to wait a bit because it turned out that Enaldie accidentally sold her weapon when cleaning out her bags. And for some reason it wasn’t on the buy back list at the vendor so she had to go cruise the auction house for a new weapon.
While we waited, we spoke, as we sometimes do, of strange food we have encountered in our lives.
Shopping done, we moved on to the business at hand, which was clearing out the area from the entrance to the front of the cathedral.
And this is where the tale gets dull, since there were no issues doing this. It was just pull, kill, pull, kill, whoops, I need to cast a heal, and we were there.
At this point I’d love to be able to tell you that things got challenging. But I cannot because they did not.
Clearing out the trash from the cathedral lead to some unanticipated aggro, but nothing that caused any alarm. The big bad boss fight at the end flashed past even more quickly than the first time we did it and we were done.
Time for a shot of the team and…
… and it was only 10:10pm. We still had plenty of time to get into other sorts of trouble.
Well, that is what dungeon finder is for!
We sent Bigbutt off to fly out there and pick up any quests we might need in Kargath and took a quick I/O break. Being ever in search of preparedness, I started running from Hammerfall, the closest flight point I had, to Kargath just in case. Kargath is a nice central flight point, if nothing else, and would open up travel between the Undercity and Booty Bay.
I had gotten most of the way through the Wetlands when we were all back, Bigbutt had the quests, and we were ready to enter Uldaman.
Some of use were experimenting with the dungeon finder along the way.
But shortly after entering, we realized that the lead-in quests for the instance require you to be just outside to complete them. And since we jumped in via dungeon finder, which avoided that messy “getting to the door” part of Uldaman, we couldn’t just step back outside.
We were there already, so we did the first part of the instance.
But we ended up just fighting our way around to the back door of the instance on the off-chance it wouldn’t notice and just let us step outside into the Badlands.
No such luck.
Fortunately I was already well on my way out there while Bigbutt was in the Badlands, so we met up at the summoning stone and pulled everybody through to go grab the flight point. That made for a shorter ride for most of us.
We all made it to Kargath without incident, but by the time we were all there and set, it was too late to start in on the instance again. So Uldaman will have to wait for another night.