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The Innkeepers Daughter

The Inn Keepers daughter is a Trinket that Hearths you back your home inn, ( or hearth place) , and  it’s an archaeology drop.

The story in Wow is that basically it  is  a wayward innkeepers daughter of ill repute that embarrassed her father so he made a deal with warlock to turn her into a hearthstone so she would always come home.

But why does she appear as a a ghost?

I will tell you the real story… ( or at least a better version)

The Highway Man by Alfred Noyes

Once upon a time a Highwayman loved the Innkeepers daughter

“He whistled a tune to the window, and who should be waiting there
But the landlord’s black-eyed daughter,
Bess, the landlord’s daughter,
Plaiting a dark red love-knot into her long black hair. “

The redcoats used her as bait to capture her lover the Highway man

” They had tied her up to attention, with many a sniggering jest;
They had bound a musket beside her, with the barrel beneath her breast! “

for they knew he would come to her

“Watch for me by moonlight,
I’ll come to thee by moonlight, though hell should bar the way”

and he kept his word

Down the ribbon of moonlight, over the brow of the hill,
The highwayman came riding,
Riding, riding!

and to save her love  she warned him.

Her musket shattered the moonlight,
Shattered her breast in the moonlight and warned him—with her death.

When he heard of her sacrifice,

How Bess, the landlord’s daughter,
The landlord’s black-eyed daughter,
Had watched for her love in the moonlight, and died in the darkness there.

Back, he spurred like a madman, shrieking a curse to the sky,

But he died too

When they shot him down on the highway,
Down like a dog on the highway,

So I would like to think that the Inn Keepers daughter, is a hearth stone because she will always be waiting for her lover by the moonlight in the Inn. ( except in the poem she is Darkhaired instead of a red headed giggling ghost.

I Love this poem, and when a guildy first spoke of “The innkeepers daughter” I started sprouting poetry in guild chat, and I was disappointed that my impressions of what could have been a romantic backstory of an innkeepers daughters sacrifice in a wow piece,  was actually a father killing his daughter because she shamed him.   ( She appears as a ghost randomly when you use the hearthstone so what happened to her if not death?)

But because I have this poem now on my mind,  on my tongue, on my heart   and in my ears – Loreena Mckennitt does an amazing version of the poem in song  ( of course I sang along)

Flavourtextlore  discovered  that “Your justice point Gear is named after Famous Poetry” as pointed out in a Article by Joystiq

In keeping with the theme of  using poetry for Gear ( and that I love The highway man )  I have almost completed a outfit.


torrent of darkness


French cocked-hat


Breeches of Brown Doe Skin


Coat of Claret Velvet

A Neck

Bunch of lace

A belt

Gypsy’s Ribbon

Maybe a Off-hand

Dark Red Love Knot

Matching Rings with a set bonus

black cascade

black waves


cascade of perfume

stroke of midnight


I  am Just missing Boots cloak and bracers

These boots aren’t good enough for raiding anymore.

I think I had this delusional idea,  that as long as I  kept my gear neat and tidy, ( gemmed and enchanted)   that with the state of loot today I would be able to either badge gear / make / buy boe’s that could keep my gear at a comparative raider level. 

It hit me as I healed the weekly on my main last week- all the while I was surrounded by people in 4 set tier 10, and much much better gear then I. I realised that  I won’t be able to catch up.

I’ve just geared up two alts to practically the gear level my main was at before ICC came out, and seen so much more easily obtainable loot available that the  makes the of wipes and clears on all the Wrath content  I ‘suffered’ ** through a waste.

It’s my fault.  I enjoyed the break from raiding too much  I blinked,  and now all the wings in ICC are open. I’ve missed out.

Of course I can always go in when everyone else burns out  – and raiding guilds start to lose their raiders after they get what hardmode achivements they can. Or I wait till I am  85  I am sure it will be a cakewalk.

I think this is me giving up on progression raiding on this side of cateclysm.

I need to raid to get better gear for my 2nd priest, and I finally managed to sneak into a Voa 10,   all the other times ive  tried to get a Voa pug   – I don’t have the achievement so I couldn’t link  – almost 3k sp, 5k Gs – and no one would take me.  Even as a healer.  I would explain – no achieve  on this toon, but my main has cleared it .

No response.

I am getting rejected by people who wouldn’t know how to dodge the firewalls on Sar 3d long enough to actually kill the drakes properly, and not zerg.

I am being rejected on loot pinyata kills. 

A friend offered to link me his achievement  – on the off chance that they didn’t check the name. I told him no,  that If I couldn’t get it without being honest then I didn’t want it. So no I am not making a fake achieve either.  Pride will be my downfall – yeah I know that.

On the other hand  I have played with enough ‘bads’ to know that an achievement link may be false and isnt a measure of skill, or care. So you do your best to filter out what potential ‘bads’ you can,  or like  an Ulduar 25 attempt my baby priest healed.   You wipe twice on Flame Leviathon, and then twice on Ignis trash before the raid keels over because the people who know what they are doing lose patience with the people who don’t.

So I shall continue to try and sneak into places on my 2nd priest for potential gear upgrades  and whittle away at my Justicar Goal on my main priest 7100/21k  Silverwing Sentinals . I will get there.

** not really suffering – yes some of it was painful,  but I did enjoy being a raider at the time.

Weekend round up & a Formspring thingy.

Between beer,   Wild Turkey Honey Liquor ( which is yum – and my local bottle O sells it!) a yummy Bavarian breakfast and lots of rain

I did a few randoms, and some Pvp this weekend.  Why was I still subjecting myself to the torture,   because well  randoms  = gold /badges/cloth/De mats – and I needed the gold I can get from all of them because I needed to buy Primordial saronite to buy the pattern for the Leggings of Woven death, and then 8 more to make them.

I was buying them at 1.7k off the AH. Keep in mind I bought one for my boot pattern. that’s 10 all up. 17k later…..  I have a new pair of pants, The Leggings of Woven Death  and a GS of just under 5.5 now and 2 pieces of t10 (Saved my frost badges)  Next up is to craft the boots,  then I really have done every possible out side of raiding for upgrades, and I pride myself in that.  But whats the point..

I bought Star Trek online last week – and got to play it until I lost patience over the weekend.  I am still level 1 –  It’s not really ‘play together’ friendly yet, and I am finding it complex enough that dual screens are distracting – need to get more comfortable with space maneuvering also.

I also signed up for one of those  Formspring things so that you can ask me  random things- and while I shall try and be humble and wonder why anyone would actually want to know anything more then the over sharing I have already done.  Legs.  Tatt, my breakfast, my sisters duck. My ego secretly wants someone to ask me something.

Hope your mondays are splendid…

GDKP trend

Apparently GDPK  ( Gold DKP) has been around for a little while now,  basic idea is you have a base amount of money to spend on gear you get inspected by a trade window check to make sure you have it,  you go on a run organised by a respected guild/person, and people bid on the gear they want,  the money goes into the pot and gets split at the end of the run.  So you can make a profit if you don’t want/need any gear.   It sounds like a good way of getting upgrades and most BIS or close to it gear can be bought for less than it costs to make a craftable item, and having just just purchased off the AH for 9850 Gold Merlins robe,  and I already have the crafted bracers this crafted item business is getting expensive.   ( orbs are still 800-900 each so add the cost and the cool down requirements for the cloth  ect ect  It was going to work out to be the same,  and besides the person had already put one spellpower gem, and +10 stats on it,  so I was saving money on that anyway.    It was the 3rd best in slot according to the 3.2 Gear list  . 

This trend has crossed over from the PVP oceanic realms and popped up on my realm the other day – maybe because we are losing a lot of our raiders to Pvp realms where the raiding is harder, and better  – but we are still talking to these people and they are dropping new traditions onto the normal realms, and if this sticks around,  it will be even easier for people to get gear, and you won’t be as reliant on being in a good guild to get the gear you need.

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