The World of Warcraft expansion pack, The Burning Crusade, added two new player races and several new areas for players to explore. One of those new races, the Blood Elves, has a new area just for the teen levels called Ghostland.
It is a gloomy enchanted forest inhabited by creatures both natural and supernatural. A demonic presence clouds the forest in a foreboding haze of uncertainty and imminent death.
However, players will also encountered what the Blood Elves have termed corrupted creatures. A green ooze is seeping up through the ground turning once peaceful creatures into aggressive and deadly adversaries.
It is a hazard of being an adventurous hunter in the World of Warcraft -- the shrink spell. Here you can see Kenirk has been shrunk by an evil mage in the second tower during our assault. That is fellow Technologia guild member Ardozia looking on. It is a good thing that Kenirk's pet lion loves him so or it could have been snack time.
The haze created by burning embers in this demonic place is very disorienting. Fighting the numerous bad guys in this area while shrouded in a caustic haze is disconcerting and raises the tension considerably. I don't like the way that creepy crypt crawling spider is looking at me.
One other major landmark in Ghostland is the gate to the Eastern Plaguelands. That area is also scorched by the Scourge, but the monsters there are 35 levels higher than either Kenirk or Luminousflux. They'll have to grow some before heading there.
During my questing in Ghostlad I found a necklace. It turns out the necklace belongs to Lady Sylvanas Windrunner, who just happens to be the queen of the undead race. The necklace was a gift from here sister Alleria.
The song they sing is called "Lament of the Highborne." It is hauntingly beautiful and is a fine example of Blizzard's attention to detail in the World of Warcraft. While the quest did little for my characters in the way of loot hearing the song and seeing the stoic queen cry is one of my favorite quest rewards.
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By Mark Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.