Of baby trolls

I have a baby troll.

She's a fury warrior. (rar!)

Back when I first started playing Horde, I made a bunch of toons, one of each race. I had a Night Elf hunter main at the time, so I made an undead rogue (my Horde main for a long time), a Tauren druid, a troll warrior, and an orc warlock. The warlock was deleted early on, and the account was eventually pared down to two Alliance toons and grew a complement of eight Horde. The druid lasted until the most recent expansion, when I deleted her to make a death knight. (It now stands: Night Elf hunter and priest; undead rogue and priest; Tauren hunter and death knight; blood elf rogue and hunter; troll warrior; orc shaman.)

The baby troll, though, is older than my main, the Tauren hunter. She was sidelined for a long time - I didn't understand warriors at first; stances were confusing. I died too much, so I leveled as protection in defensive stance until I got dual-wield at level twenty. At a later point, after I had switched factions, shelved my undead rogue at level 50 (for nine months!) to make a Tauren hunter, and raided in Molten Core for a while, I finally started to get an idea of how warriors worked. Not through doing - I didn't touch my warrior for a long time, and for a while she spent time as storage space for snowballs and low-level engineering items. No, from hearing the Vent chatter during raids, about how the warriors tanked - stance-dancing for Magmadar, grouping up dog packs, off-tanking Golemagg's dogs.

After the undead priest had been leveled (she was supposed to be a place-holder for a blood elf priest of that name, but I started playing her and liked it too much to wait), I thought, hey, maybe I could level that warrior and fill in for 5-mans as a tank sometimes! So the warrior made it into the 40s.

I had transferred a human paladin off the server when it was free, since I had sunk time and money into her alchemy, and didn't want to 'lose' the investment. (Arcanite transmute! 5g!) And then... I made an orc shaman with the same name. (The irony! Human paladin to orc shaman! Old school battleground rivals!) Anyway, the orc elemental shaman is sitting at 68 now, having taken up what could have been the warrior's turn at leveling.

And now we're in a new expansion. I have a death knight - at 65. But of my 3 Horde 70s, only the hunter has made it to 80. The rogue is 71, the priest 72. The shaman is still 68, and the death knight is only up to 65. But... The rogue's alchemy is at 450. The priest's tailoring is at 415, and her enchanting is at 423. The shaman's leatherworking is at 437. The death knight's inscription is at 410, and of course the hunter's engineering is at 450.

I'm a profession junkie.

The jewelcrafter is a level 34 hunter; the blacksmith? My baby troll. In order to get blacksmithing above 375, the toon has to be at least level 65.

The troll is level 62 now. She's dual-wielding the Warsong Howling Axe from the Blood Furnace, and a white two-handed sword from a vendor at Falcon Watch. (At level 63, I have a pretty "of the beast" green two handed sword.) And her blacksmithing is at 303.

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