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Day 1: Awakening

I awoke today in a dark cave; I was naked. The area around me was dark, cold and wet. Searching around me I was able to find some clothing, which I quickly used to cover myself to keep from freezing. Searching farther I found a pile of bags near a larger pile of bone.

Pouring these bags out on the floor of the cave I found: Food and water to last a few days, A set of torches with a flint/steel to light them, a journal with ink/pen, a single gold coin, and a charm. This charm one one side had the head of a Wolf and on it's other side, an Inscription. I had to light a torch to read it.

Issued to Brinks Windfury

Farseer of the Frostwolf Clan

And while I feel an unknown power to charm, the real question is ...

Am I Brinks Windfury the killer of this poor creature?

Or

Did I kill him, her, or it?

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Day 2: Lost

Ya, that's right. I'm lost. And I don't mean lost, as in not knowing who I am. I mean lost in the damn cave. At first looking at this main chamber I thought I could easily find my way out, but this cavern proved bigger then it looks.

I searched for what seems like hours without any luck. Of course without seeing the sun I really can’t be sure how long I really spent looking for the exit. I only hope that I'll find my way out before I run out of food.

I need to live to find out who I am. One shouldn't die without know their history even if it's a bad one ...

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Day 3: Exit

FREEDOM! FRESH AIR!

I've found a way out of that cave today. I was able to kill a small rabbit with a thrown rock. I had no idea I had that strength. It's probably the will to live and find myself that's driving me forward. I only wish I know where I was, it'd be much easier that way.

I also found a small stream near the mouth of this cave, the water was cool and refreshing. Since it's so cold out and it's nearly dark, I've decided to stay here in the cave until day break. All I need is to escape this place only to die of the cold.

Tomorrow I set off down the hill to find myself, if I can that is ...

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Day 4: Travel

I've been walking all day and haven't seen another living being. Well, that's not true I guess, I've seen animals of all different kinds, as well as a few dragons. I still have no idea where I am or where I'm headed. This charm is still bothering me. I wish I knew what it did, because it seems that with the power flowing out of it would be useful in my search.

Ohh, here's something I've forgot to mention yesterday. I can hear the wind speaking to me. I hear the growl of the earth. Voices in the fire of my camp, when I rest for the night. What does this mean? Am I crazy, or are the elements trying to guide me?

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Day 5: Charm Knowledge

Today I meet a lone being in the road. It was short, really short. In fact I think it was able to barely look directly at my knees. However when I went to speak with it, it turned and run off. I gave chase after it, but it quickly out distanced me.

Standing there panting in the road, another being showed itself. This one I didn't see until they hailed me. "Throm'ka" It shouted. The word was familiar but it's meaning escapes me now. I stood there waiting, It came to me. "Why you not answer?" It asked of me. "I know not of myself," was my reply.

"Hmm," He mutters. "What you not know?"

"Everything," I return.

"That's bad. Need help? I know lot of things." He says. I think a moment before the charm comes to mind. "Yes. Tell me of this." I hand the charm to him, so we can look at it.

"Hmm," He mutters again. "This is a Frostwolf Insignia, given to the members of the clan, or those who fight for them. They fight in the Alterac Valley, far to the south. There's a town over that way You should head there." He says pointing. I thank him and we part ways.

Luck seems to be picking up for me. Let's hope it continues.

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Day 6: Chat with Dawnrose

After spending the night in town, as well as most of today, I meet a priest in the Rest in Peace inn where I'm staying. Her name was Mitena Dawnrose. We had a long talk about my problem and what my charm was exactly. She turned out to be very helpful, as she fought in many wars, knew of my charm, and she give me a map of the way to Alterac Valley.

After thanking her, I again took up the road in search of myself. I can only hope this leads to the end of my travels. I also hope I'll meet this helpful priest before the end of my days, even if it's just to give her map back.

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Day 7: Alterac Valley

The sounds of battle not far off still can be heard, even now so late in the failing sun. One would think that the fighting would die down when it becomes too hard to see what your fighting. I think it actually picks up in the cold night, without the sun wearing you down with it's heat.

The shamans here were able to tell me of myself, it turns out that I was once a powerful farseer. But in my current condition it looks as though I will have to relearn all that I once knew. They did tell me that I am in fact Brinks Windfury, which is a small release.

Although I don't recall any memories of myself liked I had hoped this journey here would reveal, it's good to know my name.

I am Brinks Windfury, Orc Shaman of the Horde, Farseer to the Frostwolf Clan!

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Day 23: Shamanism

I know that I haven't written in quite sometime. It's just been so busy here in Frostwolf keep. Between relearning my skills as a shaman of the horde and the endless attacks on the keep by the Stormpike Dwarfs, I've had little time to myself.

Drek'Thar, himself has been teaching, well reteaching me the ways of the shaman. It's a great honor to be under his watchful eye, as he showed our own Warchief the ways long before forgotten to us, when the demons ruled our blood.

And while I've learned many things, Drek'Thar tells me that I'll never come to my full powers until my find my past. However he also told me that I showed great promise of power when that day does come. Learning to hear the voice of the elements wasn't as trying as bending their will to my own. I still have problems when working with fire. Sometimes it obeys while other times it's likely to burn me.

I fear that I must return to my studies. I however will try to write on a more regular time frame, but I can't promise anything.

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Day 31: Freedom!

Tonight I finish my retraining as a farseer of the horde. I finally get to return to the search of myself. I've been thinking of a return to the cave I awake in to search for more clues to my past. I start off tomorrow at day break.

Perhaps I'll stop in at the inn I meet Mitena Dawnrose to return her map to her. Maybe I'll even stay there longer. As of now though I'll make no promises as to where this path will lead me. I can only know that I will follow it until it's end. I can only hope it will be a good end ...

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Day 32: Visions

I've returned to the Rest in Peace inn. As I sat there looking into the crowed inn, I lost track of time. Food and drink was brought to me and I paid and ate. As I watched the crowd everything slow dimmed. I faded into a dream world.

"We have taken the Stormpike First Aid Station! The day is nearly won, Friends!" I hear yelled above the sound of battle. As I stand there near our flag, an alliance tries to charge past us on his horse into his keep. However he's quickly fellen by our army. A small human then runs out of the keep, and a yell is issued that I can not understand. This human actully puts up a fight before falling to us as his friend did. Soon after I hear the call "All in, ALL IN!"

Flashing back to the inn, I see that only a few ppl remain. What did this vision mean? Is it somthing of the past? Or maybe something to come into being? Only time can tell. Until then I'll continue on my way tomorrow. Too bad Dawnrose wasn't here ... I need to give her map back.

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Day 35: Continued Journey

I lied. Yes, I'm still here at the inn. I remained on the advice of the innkeeper here. He said that the weather felt all wrong. I silently agreed with him, the elements were acting odd. I'm glad I did, for it snowed that night. It was nearly 4 feet in the deepest areas. And very cold outside. It's warmed up again since then, but snow still covers the ground in some areas. I'll most likely still until it's gone.

The main reasoning being that the snow will make it harder to find my cave. I'm not afraid the it'll block my path, it's just the everything looks different under a blanket of snow, and I don't think I'll be able to place the landmarks that lead me out of the cave in this weather.

Until the time I'll be able to depart this place, I'll just stay here and enjoy the interesting people who come and go during the day. It's nice to forget about my worries as I hear about the problems of others. Besides that the fires nice and warm and the foods not too bad either.

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Day 37: The Cave

I've found the cave again. It was harder then I would have thought when I left the inn two days ago. The snow wasn't complete gone when I left, which most likey hard things harder. But anyhow here I am at night fall, where I entered the world for the first time. Well, not really just the first time I remember.

Not having a past is harder on the mind then one would think. It's hard to relate to anyone, because they know your deeds better then yourself. What makes it worse is the fact that most of the time they think your still able to do those things and they expect you to. That's one of the main reasons I didn't ask for any help in this task, I wish to learn what I'm able to withstand myself. Without other's telling me that they've seen me do that before and rush my though.

Anyhow, with the failing light it's getting hard to continue writing. And since I wish to save my touches for tomorrows search, I stop for now. Wish me luck.

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Day 39: Problems

Well, simply put I broke my leg. Yea, I fell down this pit I didn't see until too late. Looking down upon the leg turned my stomach. The bone had to be sticking a good 2 inches out of my leg near the knee. Luckily for me I have a natural talent in the healing arts of my people and was able to return the leg to a more normal state. However it drained a lot of my power, so I’ll have to rest a number of days here. At least I planed for this sort of thing and brought extra food supplies.

With only a few days rest I should be able to continue on. What I wouldn’t give for a nice limb to make a crutch out of right now. On the plus side of things, the scar it leaves will turn out quite nicely. It should accent my calf and hip, making myself a better catch, should I ever marry.

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Day 40: More Visions

I had anyother vision today. It was of Alterac again, only this time we were defending our base against inpossible odds. These visions always seem odd to me, mostly because during my stay, in the frostwolf keep, never have the alliance or the horde been so close to defeat. The battles were always in the field of strife, as it's called by my people.

Sure sometimes we'd have a lone assassin try to get into our ranks, but nothing like these visions. Perhaps my mind is just playing tricks on me. It has been a long day sitting alone here in the dark. I surely wish I had seen this pit beofre I fell into it. Too late to change that I guess though.

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Day 41: On the road again

Today was slow going. I was growing tried of laying in the dark without doing something. I should have maybe waited longer, but couldn't. I was able to climb out of the pit that I fell into earlier this past few days inside the cave of my begining. As I reached to top of this hole I was forced to rest.

After a break I lit a torch and moved around the opening onto the other side. And so after a few hours of moving and resting, a bad leg weaken one a great deal, I find myself back where I began nearly a month and a half ago. Upon my first look of this room I only found the pile of bone.

However as I looked close at the ground where I first awake I notice something that was new. A huge hoof print that I had never seen before was where my head would have rested. Some had come here in search of me, or someone else had last thier past like myself.

But which was it and who for that matter? I can only hope that time will show me what this means. Until then I must rest again. I'm too weak today to continue on like this.

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Day 43: Tracks in the Dust

After one more day of full rest here, where I awoke, I set off following the tracks I found 2 days ago. They lead in the opposite directions then you'd think, deeper into this cave. The going was difficult, but only because in same places the floor below me would turn into rock, making it hard to see the tracks.

I've followed them a great distance, too far to tell exactly, until this point. Before me sits a solid wall, save a very small crack in its stone face. The tracks lead to the mouth of this opening. I tried to force my body into the opening, but only failed; my hips and shoulders blocking entry. And while I could crawl on my side I fear that it will become nearer before it widens. I’d only become wedged into the rock and then later die of hunger.

And so I sit here thinking of how I might pass though the rock to reach it’s other side.

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Day 45: Change

As I tried to make my way past this new obstacle I sat thinking. It came to me later then I had hoped, nearly a day later. It crossed my mind that I might be able to take the form of the wolf. Being of a smaller frame, then my current body I’d be able to squeeze into the opening. Also its greater senses would help in tracking this beast.

I sat for a great many minutes clearing my mind of any thought. As my mind cleared I began to picture a wolf. Of the pack, greater hearing and smell. Quicker agility and speed. I continued to draw this image in my mind’s eye. Long fur, a winter coat, for it was cold here. Longer extended nose and face. Four legs instead of two. Long yellowed canines and claws to match. Ears above the head, not at its side.

It was slow going, for I never truly mastered the shapeshift. The first change I noticed was like falling, only my feet never left the floor. Soon I was on all fours, fur leaping out of every inch in my body. It was long and snow white, much like the wolves that live in my home of Alterac Valley.

My face then shots forward bringing my nose and mouth with it. A crunch of bone echoes in my ears, but I feel no pain. I can feel my ears moving up the side of my head. It’s like these little bugs are walking up the side if my face. I want so badly to itch. I hear another crunching bone as my spine extends into my tail. A few seconds later the senses kick in.

The first is smell. The wolf part is unfamiliar with this smell, and it warns me of danger. But this smell is something that my orcish mind knows well. It happens to be gunpowder. The smell of gnome…

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