Wednesday, June 4, 2008

My Precious

So, the other day, I says to meself, "Self, is time you learned ta fish as a dwarf. Yeah, I know, is time-consuming and yer still scrambling ta get yer gear caught up to the levels it needs ta be fer where yer runnin'. Howevers, it will eventually pay fer itself, when ya can do the dailies and catch motes of water and all that."

"Yeah, yer right," I says, so I in between AV battles I goes ta Stormwind and talks to the trainer. And I buys a pole and a shiny bauble. And I starts fishing. And I's caught mebbe twenty fish or so. And then I reels in and there ain't no fish on the line. I curses a bit and prepares to cast again, when I sees something small and shiny caught on the hook. I takes a closer look.

The 1 Ring. And it was mine, all mine. My Precious. I could see my destiny before me. I would use its power to unite the factions, and cast down Sargeras and Arthas and all their minions. And I would rule all of Azeroth and Outland in an era of peace and prosperity and the people would all be my peons, motivated to work through gentle application of the booterang. All would love me and despair!

Eh, bugger that. I trotted me stumpy little dwarf legs over to the auction house, and within a few hours got a 115 gp fer it. Not bad for a fer minutes fishing.

11 comments:

Itsnoteasy said...

You... you got the ONE RING... and you sold it?

...

/speechless

I'm not sure whether to be upset, envious, or what. Considering that I have a bank alt with a bag full of various fishing "trophies," probably all of the above.

Congratulations on the 1 Ring, though. I suppose I'll just have to take comfort in my Magical Crawdad...

Keredria said...

Oh Ratters is fishing! I am so proud. /sniff

Breana said...

Good for you, for not giving in to the temptation. Let it be someone else's problem and if you can garner some coin for the exchange, more power to you :D

sonvar said...

At that level it's a great ring but I'm still surprised how much that sold for. Glad to see temptation didn't get ya you would've been disappointed in the end.

Bell said...

Grats to the dworc on his find :)

I just keep fishing up random off-hand fish...

Khol Drake said...

I feel ya, dawg, all that ruling the word nonsense is way more trouble than it's worth.

Wildhermit said...

I have seen that come and go as well. Now time to set your eyes on the 2 Ring :)

Dezdemone said...

Now dont ya go feelin guilty and trying to get it back so you can make some rediculously long trek to BRD or some nonsence, I'm sure whoever bought it is sick of the fishy smell from the bottom of your tacklebox by now... maybe it'll get lost again.

Armond said...

@sonvar - Ratters the dworc hit 70 already, I thought?

Well done, mr. Shag.

Chris said...

I hear that if you keep fishing you can find a 2 Ring. Something to work towards I suppose.

Rabbit Stew said...

but I thought that everyone ALREADY did love you and despair /confused

My big surprise pull from fishing? An old teamster's skull