Hallow’s End Costume Contest

The Grim held their annual Hallow’s End Party & Costume Contest in the Tarren Mill Cemetery.

Five contestants’ costumes were judged by the hostess, Syreenna Shadowblade, and her assistant Canaie.

First, we have the Commander of The Grim, Awatu Stonespire, or in this case, Lady Liadrin.

“Ahem. Behold the power of the Sunwell! The blessed Sunwell, so very important to my people. So important that it was stolen and recreated, because we were jealous of the Kal’dorei’s well. Why should they get a well? It’s all dark and gloomy. At least ours is warm and relaxing,” Awatu explained to the audience.

“The Order of Blood Knights is my accomplishment!” he continued. “We began as a ruthless and questionable elite squadron, but now we are good and allied with the Argents. All because my people were forgiven because of an old Draenei who also refilled our Sunwell. Because…we couldn’t find more holy water for it. Blessed is the Light and the Blood Knight Order!”

Awatu Stonespire as Lady Liadrin

Next, we saw Riplie Battre, otherwise known on this night as Aggramar.

“Mortals! I wasted millennia fighting to spare you from corruption. Until at least, my eyes were opened to the truth. YOU ARE THE CORRUPTION. We will save the universe by wiping all memory of you from existence! Soon comes the awakening of my brother, Argus. Together our new Pantheon will join the master in breaking your fetid world, but you will not live to see it!” he warned. “You may have withstood the flames, but you will not withstand my fury!”

Ripplie Battre as Aggramar

After that, we had Tweezle Sparkscatter as the Ghost of Winter Veils Yet To Come.

“I am the ghost of Winter Veils Yet To Come! Alternately…I’m twins…but my twin seems to have …got stage fright.” Tweezle muttered under her breath, “Or the mind control slipped and he ran back to his parents? That shouldn’t have happened.”

Tweezle ahem’d. “Ghost of Winter Veils Yet To Come it is!” she announced with a big thumbs up. Then a small yeti climbed up on the stage. “OH! There he is. He’s the evil twin. IDENTICAL TWINS!”

Tweezle Sparkscatter as a yeti twin

The runner up was Feyde, the Crab Queen!

“FEAR NOT FOR I AM A MAGNIFICENT QUEEN! With the fall of Azshara, I have taken up the mantle! All the sea creatures will learn to love and fear my mighty pinch!” Feyde raised her claws and clicked them. Some ooze dripped out of them from being taken off a beast only an hour ago. With her claws still raised, she walked sideways off the stage.

Feyde as the Crab Queen

Finally, we have the Costume Contest winner, Zulric, a Metalhead.

“I’m a METALHEAD, ya’ see.I despise de very concept of authority and ya’ lapdogs all followin’ orders from each other DISGUST me. And I believe that de one’s self-worth derives exclusively from de metal that they carry atop their head! Heh. I be ya’ vile squares find me to be shocking and controversial, and I REVEL in ya judgemental gazes.”

Zulric lifted his motorbike up and attempted to hurl it to the side in a little gesture of anarchy, but it sort’ve just fell over.

Zulric, the Metalhead

Congratulations, Zulric, and Happy Hallow’s End, everyone!

Progress in the Palace – Update

Lady Ashvane defeated

The Grim pushed into the Eternal Palace as heroes, and defeated the early opponents there with little difficulty until Lady Ashvane. After a very challenging struggle, they finally managed to defeat her.

That same week, they also defeated Orgozoa and the Queen’s Court.

The Queen’s Court – cleared out!

They now must face Za’qul, and after that, the Queen herself.

Progress in the Palace

Queen Azshara defeated

On August 8, The Grim defeated Queen Azshara in her Eternal Palace. Those present, led by Commander Awatu Stormspire, were Jorlkal, Feyde, Narokha, Sparkscatter, Jurrani, Syreenna, Duskheron, Kharzaak, Canaie, Dyianah, Shiny, and Haneman.

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Since that night, The Grim has returned to the Palace to battle heroic foes and have so far defeated:

  • Abyssal Commander Sivara (Aug 8)
  • Blackwater Behemoth (Aug 15)
  • Radiance of Azshara (Aug 15)

Any adventurers interested in joining our ventures, speak to Awatu or Syreenna. They are easy to find, but any other Grim can point them out if one has trouble locating them. We are in particular need of a warrior and a warlock, but any interested parties would be welcome to join our battles, with or without officially joining The Grim.

Peace through annihilation. Walk among us.

Glory of the Dazar’alor Raider

Confident in their ability to defeat the enemy invaders of Dazar’alor, The Grim took on special challenges during combat for bragging rights, earning themselves a new Dazar’alor Windreaver mount in a single night of fighting.

Heroes of the Battle of Dazar’alor

After a long, bloody battle in the great pyramid of Dazar’alor, The Grim, assisting other Horde forces, have helped defeat the remaining major threats within the city.

The annoying gnome, Mekkatorque, proved to be the most difficult with all his mechanical minions and weapons. But The Grim are not quitters, and the High Tinker and all his engineering gadgets eventually fell.

After the annoying gnome’s fall, The Grim went on to board the ships of the blockade. They had little trouble eliminating the threats on the ships and made short work of the elemental guarding the docks.

With the docks in control of the Horde again, The Grim moved on to attack Jaina. With the aid of Nathanos, it did not take long to defeat the mage. Unfortunately, she fled before anyone could strike the killing blow, but the pyramid seems to be cleared of major Alliance threats, at least for now.

Crucible of Storms

On Tuesday, April 16, The Grim answered the call of the void and traveled to the Crucible of Storms. There, they defeated the Restless Cabal and Uu’nat, Harbinger of the Void.

If You Can’t Beat ’em…..

…join ’em!

After much deliberation and discussion (and the promise of weekly good loot for 25 wPVP kills), The Grim has decided to faction change to the blue side, and change its name to <The Cheerful>.

“After seeing ourselves as Alliance in the Battle for Dazar’alor raid, we decided we liked how we looked,” said Awatu, The Grim’s The Cheerful’s leader.

“Yeah, I really like doing flippy elf jumps!” That was from Syreenna, whose raid troll gets changed to a night elf in the raid.

The Ice Witch Gets Away

 From the desk of Riplie Battre

It seems the Alliance have grown bold. A full assault against Dazar’alor is the last that would have been expected. Yet here we are, I’m stuck behind a desk, and the rest of the Grim bathe in glory flushing the filth out. Loa’rohk has served the Mandate well. Now we press onward to more heroic adventures.

The Dark Iron sent forth Frida Ironbellows and her cronies to protect the Alliance assault from a reward attack. They should have chosen better.

It seems the Alliance fancy the Grim, and take pictures posing as our fighters.

Every King must die. Queen Talanji will be easier to continue to earn favor with.

Jaina escapes with  her life, not for lack of effort on the part of Loa’rohk.

The members of Loa’rohk demand answers from Blightcaller, as he stood by and let Jaina escape.

A Very Grim Winter Veil

The Grim held a festive Winter Veil party at their old garrison.  Gifts were exchanged, food was eaten, booze was drunk, and a good time was had by all!

Khorvis Bloodstar won the holiday pet battle, featuring untrained holiday themed battle pets.  Many snowballs were thrown in these battles, as snowmen, reindeer, and holiday helpers battled it out among a few less common pets.

On another night, The Grim decided to bring holiday cheer to Stormwind and Ironforge!  Dressed again in festive clothes, and riding reindeer, the Grim departed Orgrimmar for Grom’gol on the zeppelin much to the confusion of other passengers.  A few members of the Swords of Sylvanas accompanied us, and we picked up a few more individuals along the way.

From Grom’gol, they rode their flying reindeer to Stormwind where they met little Alliance resistance as they defeated the Boy King and several of his guards.  After that, The Grim set off through the city.  Qabian wanted to visit the orphanage, and then the group made their way to the tram.  There they encountered a few more Alliance heroes brave enough to fight them, but it did not slow them down much.  A short tram ride later, and The Grim set themselves loose to bring holiday tidings to Ironforge.

First, a visit to Greatfather Winter was in order!  Grim and friends stood patiently in line to tell the old dwarf their holiday wishes.  While waiting, they decided the Winter Veil tree could be a brighter shade of green.

After setting a few fires under the tree and Greatfather Winter, and slaughtering any guards who objected, the group had some fun in the dwarves’ snow globe.

Finally, they decided to bring holiday cheer to the dwarf council.  In the middle of the fight though, a group of Alliance, who call themselves The Seventy Third, showed up and interrupted the battle.  The Grim and friends successfully countered the first wave, but they were pushed back to the depths of Old Ironforge.  That didn’t stop them from trying to finish the job on the council though!   Unfortunately, The Seventy Third regrouped with even greater numbers, and eventually forced the festive invaders to break ranks and retreat.

Happy Holidays from The Grim!

Glory of the Uldir Raider

On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, The Grim completed all the achievements of Glory of the Uldir Raider, earning Bloodgorged Crawg mounts!   Congratulations, Grim!