Mogu relics and panda oversights

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Let me just say again, this Sanctum of Two Moons is a pretty awesome place.  I could totally get used to hanging out here.  That is, if I didn’t have Lor’the’motherfucker hanging around grumbling the whole time.

It took a lot of poking and prodding, but I finally got SOMETHING useful out of those blood elves, though.  Belloc Brightblade and his Reliquary dug up some mogu ruins to the west of here – those would be the race that ruled Pandaria before the pandas overthrew them – and found records of a relic called the Divine Bell.  From the sound of it, one of the past mogu emperors was able to use the Divine Bell to supercharge his soldiers’ power, which sounds like something that would be damn handy.  There are more mogu ruins in the mountains to the north, so I’m having Regent-Lord Ponytail send his people out there to get to work and see if they can track down what became of this Divine Bell.

While they get started on that, I may do a little exploring around these parts.  Gotta say, Pandaria seems like a pretty cool place.  Not least of all for all the food and beer.

One thing strikes me as a little odd, though.  Follow with me on this.  So, Pandaria used to be ruled by these mogu, and now apparently they’re back stirring up trouble again.  Fine.  And these mogu used to have the power to take living souls and fuse them into stone, so that the stone could be animated and made to serve them, and become like a living stone weapon.  And if you look around here in Pandaria, there are mogu ruins and statues, like, everywhere.

So…explain this to me, first of all.  If you were ruled and oppressed by a race for thousands of years…and you overthrew them and freed yourself…and you knew these enemies had the power to, like, make statues COME ALIVE AND KILL YOU…once you’d defeated them, wouldn’t you, I don’t know, GET RID OF ALL THE FUCKING STATUES?  Is it just me?

So, okay, that’s weird enough as far as oversights go.  But check out part two.  So okay, I guess the main line of defense that these pandas have going against the mogu is a group called the Golden Lotus.  And the Golden Lotus people have their main base of operations here in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms, at a place called the Golden Pagoda.  Here, have a look:

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Now that much is fine.  But see if you can spot the problem I’m seeing in their decision-making here.

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…Yeah.

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4 Responses to “Mogu relics and panda oversights”

  1. I think the Golden Lotus people are getting on the same page as you because I did some odd jobs for them for a bit and they had me smashing some of the statues. You are right though that they are missing the big picture by concentrating on small statues and not blowing up the big ones. Maybe the Mogu magic only works on the smaller ones.

  2. Ahhh, that explains why the Portent are stone dogs. They killed lve ones (the Bronze Portents) and put their doggie souls into the stone ones (white, red, blue, green, etc). Interesting. Thanks for the making me think! :D

    -roo

  3. ((I couldn’t help but laugh at a recent Around Azeroth on WI. That Alliance player had guts, I tell ya. And captured Garrosh’s reaction pretty well.))

    http://wow.joystiq.com/2013/01/22/around-azeroth-too-close-for-comfort/

    • Garrosh Hellscream Says:

      Oh, hey, THAT guy!

      Yeah, well, let’s see him dismount and try that shit.

      Or stay mounted and try it sometime when Mortimer’s not busy getting his grooming done.

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