Stuff in my bank: Lamenting the loss of screenshots (Oh, and the Tabard of the Scarlet Crusade)

One of the many things that I’ve lost with the death of my iMac is a lot of screenshots.  While I’m not necessarily a screenie-holic, I did have several that are not really replicable.  Some of these I was saving for future posts, and had prepped them in iPhoto, but never uploaded them into WordPress.

One of my favorites happened when I ran Scarlet Monastery recently on my hunter to, among other things, get the achievement.  As everyone probably knows, one of the most coveted, and rare, drops in there is the Tabard of the Scarlet Crusade.  Many have farmed the crap out of that place to no avail, including me (on my druid) – and I think I’ve seen it drop only once, when I was on a low-level alt, and I lost the roll, and never saw it again.  Wowhead claims it has a 2% drop rate, which is pretty low, but I pretty much never see it.

That is, until this recent trip.

When you kill Herod at the end of the Armory wing, a flood of weenies comes down to exact revenge, or whatever.  So I killed Herod with a headshot, and these guys came down, and I promptly destroyed them.  While I was looting them, I was overjoyed to find that one of them had a Tabard of the Scarlet Crusade on him.  Woo hoo! – screenshot.  Yes!

So I finished looting – oh!  Wait a minute!  Look at this!  Another Tabard of the Scarlet Crusade!

Yeah.  Usually, it just doesn’t drop.  Hardly ever.  I’ve tried to get it many times before, since I’m a tabard hoarder on my druid.  And it just doesn’t seem to drop.

Until this time, when it dropped twice at the same time.

I got an error message telling me that I couldn’t loot another of those items, so I took a screenshot of that too.  But those screenshots are both gone now.

At some point, I plan to crack the old machine open and attempt to extract certain kinds of files from the hard drive, including screenshots.  However, that likely won’t be for a while.  In the meantime, I’m S.O.L. with screenies until I get a new computer and start taking more of them.

On the plus side, I now have the Scarlet Crusade Tabard, although I will probably never use it on Mushan.  Now, if my warrior had it, that would be a different story, since I have a sweet new plate transmog that I plan to use in Mists of Pandaria, and that tabard would go well enough with it (it has some red in it, which is good enough for me!).  Ah well.  Maybe someday…

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Stuff in my bank: Grom’tor’s Friend’s Cousin’s Tunic

While working on Shadow of the Betrayer for Loremaster of Outland on my druid, Anacrusa, recently, I found myself having to hunt for some of the remaining quests after finishing up the Netherwing area.  One of those elusive quest givers turned out to be a hermit named Oronok Torn-heart.  He sends you to look for his three sons, who have not returned from a mission.

Oronok Torn-Heart

Grom’tor, Son of Oronok, found beating information out of a Coilskar jerk at Coilskar Point, gives you quests to recover a fragment of the Cipher of Damnation and take it back to his father.  There are four possible rewards upon turning it in, but the best by far is Grom’tor’s Friend’s Cousin’s Tunic.  Take a look at the tooltip:

"It's not mine..."

Being the hypocrite that I am – working on Loremaster – I didn’t take the time to read either the name of the item or the flavor text at the time.  Thankfully, I picked it because it’s leather, and I like to transmog, so I took it for possible future use.  It was only when I was cleaning out my bank a couple of days ago that I moused over this chest, and realized that I had been extremely fortunate to accidentally pick up this fun piece.

Grom’tor’s Friend’s Cousin’s Tunic.  One of the best-named items in the game, along with The Diplomat, which, although it seemed to drop every single time we killed Fjola Lightbane in Trial of the Crusader-10, never failed to make me chuckle.  I may never use this chest for transmogrification, but I will never, ever vendor it.

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