Once upon a time, Greatfather Winter was a jolly old man who brought toys and joy to creatures all over Azeroth. Then something bad happened…we’re not completely sure what. Maybe he got jaded, because no one ever gave him toys back. Or maybe his brother betrayed him and was involved in a plot to mind-control him into helping out an evil Old God. Who knows? Either way, lately Greatfather Winter’s been letting himself go, hanging out in Ulduar, and looking a lot more like this:
Tazha decided to join several groups this past week who were on the diplomatic missions of trying to get to Greatfather Winter and end his misery/talk some sense into him. First she went into Ulduar with a large group (25 people) and then a smaller group (10 people). She helped her companions defeat the various deranged monsters and overlarge toys (XT-002, etc) on the path to his evil chamber of frostiness. Along the way, she discovered that Greatfather Winter had apparently been using the entirety of Ulduar to store all of his remaining goodies, and, after helping her groups beat the various deranged monsters and overlarge toys into multiple levels of pulp by pretending to be a tree to avoid notice and healing people LOTS, she was able to get her branches on a few of these wonderful presents. (Which she’s sure would have come to her this upcoming Winter Veil anyway, if Greatfather Winter had been in his right mind. Right? Right??)
She got several lollipops (a large lollipop and a smaller but arguably cooler-looking lollipop) and some very fancy gloves. And although her little group (there were only the 10 by the time they reached Greatfather Winter’s new digs) was unable to squish/”wake up” the jolly old Titan, Tazha is sure that next week when they try again, they will be victorious. And, if she’s really lucky, she’ll get yet another fancy keepsake of the event when they succeed.