"Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit Salad."
"The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."
"I thought I wanted a career; turns out I just wanted a paycheck."
~ Schuyler Mcdonell
The Third WarEdit
Schuyler Mcdonell was an smart and energetic Half-Elf. She never paid much attention in school to the other children her age, since most seemed to shun her anyways due to her heritage. Schuyler always pushed herself to be the best of the best, and she excelled in Archery. At the ripe age of twenty, the Third war broke out. Schuyler inlisted in the army and helped fight off enemies. Once the war ended, Schuyler returned back to Goldshire only to wander around aimlessly. During the war against Illidan, Schuyler was in Stormwind making a living by selling homemade bows.
Saving the LynxEdit
It was a cloudy day in the town of Goldshire, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The clouds were
dark, threatening to flow over with heavy rain. Schuyler, effected by the darkness, was not in a great mood and decided to go hunting to clear her mind. While in the depths of the forest, Schuyler heard the unnatural sounds of animal roars. With her advanced hearing, she followed the sounds and saw many red masked Defias. Near the Defias was a small Lynx, barely older then a few months. The Defias were haggling over the Lynx, and none of them noticed as the Lynx was replaced by a bundle of soft red fur. The Lynx was ever grateful for being rescue by the Half-Elf, and from there on never left her side for even a moment. That started the bond between the two friends that lasted a lifetime.
They took refuge in a militia tower down the road and rested there till the rain stopped. After having a few moral talks, Lakeshire was their new destination to head to and after just a few more days within the town, they left to go back to Goldshire.
It was a stormy day in Goldshire, the darken clouds covered the skies. Schuyler and Viola were once more walking aimlessly about Goldshire, having no idea what to do. Coming across the Archery Targets, Schuyler decided to shoot a few to pass the time. Viola brought up the topic of her not being able to shoot an arrow, and for a short while they passed the time by trying to teach Viola how to shoot, which ended up horribly.
Soon it began to rain, and Viola saw an old abandoned house near the road leading to Goldshire. With a large
Schuyler, being to one who was not afraid of getting into fights, directed their attention to her, while Viola slipped out the door. After being knocked unconcious by the Magi Grandfather, Schuyler was brought outside and thrown into the mud. Once waking up, Schuyler looked aroung for Viola. It was once again raining and she couldn't find her anywhere. Spotting a dark, human-shaped shadow on the roof, Schuyler came to the assumption that the shadow was Viola, Schuyler stayed hidden in the bushes of the House until the Grandpa and Father came outside, bickering about calling the guards. Thinking on her feet, Schuyler ripped the end of her cape and waved it about, talking about how she stole the old mans wallet. Only the father seemed fooled by Schuyler when she came closer to offer a deal. After failing miserably in striking a deal, Schuyler threw the wallet up hoping to distract their attention while sprinting to pick up Viola. The elderly man threw a fireball at the back of Schuyler, who quickly ripped off her cape and, enduring the pain, ran to the Chapel near Goldshire where they were healed and stayed until the next morning.metallic gate around it and no door blocking the entrance way, the two decided to go inside. Luckily, the rusty gate was not locked, and they got in just fine. After looking around the bottom floor, they took the stairs leading upwards and looked around the living space and bedroom. As they were looking around, multiple footsteps and voices could be heard. The two froze in their spots, rooted to the ground in fear. Gazing around the room, the two knew they were trapped when they heard soft food steps behind them. Turning around, they saw a girl that looked to be about 9 years of age. The trembling girl ran downstairs, screaming to her parents and Grandfather. Schuyler quickly led the way down the stairs, hoping to not be caught by them if their attention was at the girl, but they were caught.
The Trio plus Signy, Schuyler's Lynx, and Gilda, Ross's Gryphon, finaly made their way out of the Tavern and were heading down the road linking Loch Modan and Wetlands when suddenly they heard gittering and hissing. Looking around, they saw no-one and the three idiots forgot to look up. Out of no where, something leaped onto all three of them. Spiders, giant ones. Schuyler quickly shoved her dagger into the Spider, spewing blood and guts everywhere before going to help out Banquo, who seemed to be a hopeless fighter. With the help of Signy, Schuyler was able to free Banquo of the spider and slay him then all three of them turned to Ross, who seemed to go blind with Spider venom in his eyes. Signy managed to eat the spider, while Banquo ran to get water. He actually got Ale, and when he poured it into Rosses eyes he only did more damage. At this point, Schuyler was on the floor laughing. When Banquo finally got real water the three continued on their way, making quick jabs at one another for their stupidity.
After fending off spiders, getting piss, and other substances out of Ross's eyes, the trio continued on their not so merry way. They had to cross the small passageway to get to Wetlands. On their way there, the three ran into a few not wanted 'friends'. Their first encounter was a lovely french man with a horrible accent, who was most likely delusional. The second encounter, at the bottom of the entrance to the second tunnel, was an unfriendly orc. Not too keen on being a meal for the Orc, Banquo jumped on it's back whilst the others escaped before running off- Banquo narrowly escaping with his life. They continued onwards, towards the second tunnel when Ross and Banquo realized that Gilda was missing. The two went into a panic, afraid their loyal and trusted compainion went missing, while Macduff (The French Man) and Schuyler simply stared. After the two male's temper tantrum, they continued on to the final tunnel before making their way into Wetlands where it began to downpour.
Ah, at-last they finally made it to the wet lands of Wetlands. The place the three, and the French man, were destined to go. Without Gilda, most of their supplies were lost and the four continued on with heads hung low in remorse at their loss of food- and of course, the wonderful Gryphon. Making their way along the roads was a long and tiring journey for them due to the weather and their loss of Gilda, Signy was not as loved as Gida was. Not by a long shot. About three-fourths into their journey, they stumbled into the path of a crossing Crock. They had two choices, either to attack or flee. Schuyler, seeing this as a perfect time to get food and a hide, quickly killed the beast with the help of the others and Signy, then set to work skinning it. After collecting the hide and meats the group continued on, dragging their weary feet as they walked until finally... They came to Menethil Harbor.
The weather was calm, salt-smelling air all around as they entered the port-city Menethil Harbor. Grinning from ear to ear, Schuyler went with Signy to first the Leather-Worker to trade in the Crock's hide then met the two men at the Inn, Macduff seemed to have gone M.I.A once inside the walls. They sat inside the inn near the fireplace as they chatted, laughed, and drank. Soon, Ross took out his Lute and began to tune it before slowling beginning to strum it as he began his song. During the long and simply amazing, song Schuyler began to slip into a deep sleep, the long walk taking a toll on her. After Ross stopped playing and Schuyler was woken up, they had a few more glasses of rum before going to their rooms, (Ross and Baquo shared a bunk-bed while Schuler slept on her own bed) and they retired for the night. After a few days in Menethil, finishing up a few business ties etc. the trio was ready to leave again, this time heading to Ironforge.
The wind was strong and steady as the Trio made their way to Ironforge, little did they know this would one of their last journeys together. They made their way across the roads of Wetlands to the narrow tunnels that connect Wetlands to Dun Morogh, unaware of an eerie presences that floated with them. As soon as they stepped foot in
The sound of scales scratching along metal was the only sound they heard as their opponent drew closer to them. Soon they were able to make out a large shape from the shadows, it seemed to be a Drakonoid. Schuyler was the first to react, grabbing her bow as she notched an arrow onto the bowstring. She fired at the Drakonoid's chest, piercing his torso, but continued on. The three fought viciously against the Drakonoid, though they were on a lossing side since Schuyler was the only one with a handy weapon, although Ross sacrified his second-best lute against the Drakonoid while Banqou meerly crapped his pants. Figuratively speaking.the tunnel, Signy could feel another presence and roared at Schuyler who stopped the two men from walking. The tunnel suddenly filled with fog as the three moved close to one another, afraid of what was at the other end of the tunnel.
After what seemed like hours, Schuyler and Signy quickly defeated the Drakonoid by hitting one of it's explosive sacks in it's back, getting blood and guts all over them. Ross and Banqou were both posioned by the Drakonoid and Gilda refused to travel in the tunnel so she was not there. Both, with hardly any strength in them, managed to walk to the end of the tunnel and onto Gilda, where they flew to Ironforge for medical attention, but their supplied were very limited and they both slipped into some sort of sickness, leaving Schuyler, Signy, and Gilda to fend for themselves.
Schuyler Alone.. Sorta?Edit
Leaving the Menithel Harbor with Signy and Gilda, Schuyler made her way to Stonetalon Mountain after a long and tiring boat to Ratchet. She was planning on heading up North to the Ashenvale/Winterspring area to contiue her quest of seeing the world. She flew up to Winterspring, staying in the small town of Everlook for a few days while she explored the wonders of Winterspring.
Landing in the cold air of Winterspring, Schuyler ventured to Everlook- Where she checked Gilda in to a Gryphon keep, letting the Gryphon rest after the long flight that most likely exhausted her. Taking Signy with her, Schuyler wandered down the lone road through Winterspring, taking an abrupt turn left and coming across a frozen cave. Admiring the view, Schuyler softly spoke to Signy and was gazing to throughtfully at the Cavern she wasn't aware of the snow white object flying at her. Hit in the side of the face by a large snowball, Schuyler was taken back and lost her footing.
Falling to the ground, she quickly covered her face as another snowball smashed into her arms. Recovering her wits and packing a loose snowball in her hands, Schuyler chucked the snowball up the hill at whatever was up there and once the snowballs stopped she raises a single eyebrow and made her way up the hillside. All she saw was a dark black object in the snow- The shape of a human female.
Pulling the female out of the snow, she was hit with another snowball and discovered it was none other then the infamous Viola. The two were confused as to why they were both there, Viola claimed she was studying the Highborne (Or: [4:43:53 PM] James (Velkar): did some shit for a dragon) and Schuyler explained on how she was going to see the world.
The two spoke for a few minutes before they decided to venture to Ashenvale together, Schuyler to see the sights and Viola to visit the Highborne ruins. The two traveled back to Everlook and got Gilda from the Gryphon Keeper. The well-rested Gryphon happily accepted the two onto the driver seat, while Signy (Against her will since she hated flying) was thrown across her neck area. Gilda leapt into the air, then headed for their destination- Ashenvale. Thoug she did travel slower and not as fast as her usual speed due to the added weight of Viola.
Traveling into the water and onto the Lake, Schuyler froze from the cold water while Viola's enchanted clothing protected her from getting wet. Looking around the island, Viola searched for any Highborne things while Schuyler dried her clothing. The two were so caught up in doing their own thing they didn't notice another pair of watchful eyes staring at them. Out of the darkness, a tall and beautiful Highborne female walked out. The Highborne, a Miss Nessara Dawnblade, scared the crap out of Schuyler while Viola seemed to know who she was.
The two conversed while Schuyler skipped rocks into the water. After what seemed to be a few minutes the two finished talking and Schuyler rejoined them. The three decided they'd go and visit some old Highborne ruins, but they needed a map from Astranaar first. Viola went to there while Schuyler headed back to retreave Gilda and Signy before meeting her in the town. Nessara said she'd meet them at the ruins, but had other buisness to attend to and left the two of them to navigate there alone.
Horribly bad at reading a map, Viola lead the two to a small uncharted kal'dorei town. Finding themselves behind an old house, Viola suddenly disapeared as two Night Elves made their way to the back. One female, Talanaar, and one male, Nadeth. After a long and rather boring rage-fest from the Druidess, Schuyler was able to walk free. So, she climbed up one of the nearby tree's and waited for Viola. And waited, and waited, and waited, but Viola had her own plans. She spoke to the Druidess for what seemed to be an hour, and Schuyler was soon asleep in the tree with Gilda and Signy at the base.
Sky woke up to the sound of her named being called, and quickly scaled down the tree. Running towards the sound of her voice, with Signy and Gilda at her heels, she found Viola at the lake they were at before. The two decided it was time to go their seperate ways. Schuyler left on Gilda, only flying to Astranaar to pick up a copy of the map Viola bought, before flying back down to Ratchet. Gilda only just made it to Ratchel when she finaly passed out, Signy and Schuyler along with her.
An Annoying Alec
RatchetEditAfter awakening from a long sleep, Schuyler strode towards the Ratchet Tabard with Signy at her heels. The two were starving after going for days without food. Taking a seat near the door, Schuyler scanned the Tavern to find
only one other being in there. A smug looking human with dark brown hair. At a first glace, Schuyler recognized him as a hunter, studying his gear and bow tilted near his chair. Quickly ordering her food, she remains quiet until the man first spoke to her. Rather intrigued by find another archer/hunter like herself, she moved to his table where they had rather harsh chit-chat. Soon, he began to get on her nerves with his witty and annoying way of speaking. Schuyler tried to leave more then once but he always said something that made her sit back down and argue with him. After what appeared to be a few hours, the man said his name was Alec and Schuyler decided then since he stood his ground against her during the fight and was a rather good competitor she decided she'd let him join her on her quest to see the world. The two picked up their supplies while Alec paid for their food and Schuyler, Signy, Gilda, and Alec made their way to the harbor where they bought rides on the ship to cross over to Booty Bay.
After many long days a sea, consisting on Schuyler puking her guts out whilst Alec pointed and laughed, the boat finaly docked in the harbor. Making their way onto the dock, Alec quickly made his way to the Tavern- claiming Goblins sold the best beer, while Schuyler tried to resist throwing up again. Making her way slowly to the Tarvern, Schuyler found Alec drinking away before she sat down next to him and told him to order them a room with two seperate beds. After much arguemental chit-chat, the two finaly went to sleep.
Schuyler awoke to the annoying sounds of Alec's snoring. After yelling at him to shut up serveral times, she realized it was useless and got up from her bed to look around for a pitcher of water. Once finding the water, she poured it onto Alec when laughed hystericaly when he screamed and awoke. After greeting him rather cheerfully she went downstairs to order a raptor omlet and began to munch on it while waiting for Alec, who took his time getting ready. Once he arrived downstairs and the two had breakfast they made their way to the end of the Harbor to get one look at the view before turning towards the stairs and exiting the Port City, leaving them both in the wild.
The walk through Strangethorn Vale was long and tiring, and their attitudes didn't help the arguements they had. After making their way near a large structured Area, the two were abushed by trolls. But the Trolls seemed to be friendly, and escorted the two down the road. After nightfall came, the two sat down near a large palm tree before unpacking their things and quickly falling asleep. Little did they know that they would be spending a lot more time under that tree then just a simple night.
By morning, the two were woken up by the most unpleasent feeling. They were both completely soaked with rain water. The two crept closer to the tree, trying to block out the freezing rain, but the tall tree did hardly nothing to help them. After what seemed to be five consistant hours of rain, Schuyler was incredibly annoyed and rambled to herself while Alec carved a piece of wood that some how managed to stay dry. Soon, a few civil words were exchanged as Alec gave Schuyler a perfect replica of Signy- in the shape of a wooden figurine.
The shocked and confused Half-Elf muttered a dazed 'Thank you' before returning to trying to sleep under the tree but covering her face with her hat. Once the rain cleared, which was about three hours later, the two were finaly able to make their way out of the jungle and onto a small path. Following the path, they found themselves at a small refuge camp at the end of the road near the bridge to Duskwood. After restocking on supplies, Schuyler and Alec- along with the two pets made their way to the cold forest of Duskwood.
Duskwood/Deadwing Pass/Swamps of SorrowEdit
Crossing the bridge connecting Duskwood to Stranglethorn Vale, the two began to long and weary walk along the blood covered roads. Having no idea where they were heading to, due to the dark and their tired states, they miraculously made their way to Darkshire where they checked into a room and collapsed on the two beds. (7 AM) Waking up in the morning, Schuyler found out she was cursed with a horrible curse and spend the day cursing, kicking things, and terrorizing little children while Alec did his best to stay clear of her path. After recovering from her sickness the two checked out of the inn, grabbed a meal to eat, and left Darkshire. Grabbing a map from a passing teenager, the two marked a path up to Deadwind Pass then to the Swamps of Sorrow.
Stuffing the map in her backpack, the two managed to awake Gilda and Signy then walk with them to the entrance of the Pass. Reading the warning signs, and having second thoughts, Schuyler and Alec had to drag the two animals across the small stone bridge to the other side before litteraly sprinting to the end of the Pass.
Looking at the view of the Swamps of Sorrow, the two decided to toss Signy onto Gilda and fly above the tree tops in order to not be spotted by different animals and Orcs. Spotting a temple in the middle of a giant lake, the two decided to make camp there. Finding a nearby boat, the two fished for food before setting up their own camps and falling asleep. For two days they stayed at the temple before using the boat to cross the lake and calling over Gilda.
They walked near the hillside, following a small trail of animal footprints, before coming across an abandoned camp. Looking through the supplies, Alec found a large skull. Covering his face with it, he crept up behind Schuyler and simply poked her. Schulyer turned, let out an ear piercing scream, and punched the skull. As pain shot up her knuckles, she procedeed to scream at Alec- saying very unlady like things, while he simply laughed hystericaly.
Continuing on their walk, they managed to find a road that led to the Blasted Lands. They followed the road and made their way to a large keep, where they decided to spend the night.
After a nights rest in the Keep, many bickers between Alec and Schuyler (most about Alec's horrible smell), and a few meals. They decided it was time to move on. As they exited out of the Keep, with Gilda and Signy, Schuyler heard a distant and familiar voice calling her name.
Turning around, Schuyler was greeted by the face of none other then: Banquo!
As she narrowed her eyes at him, she mentaly thanked the Light for her grip on Gilda's reigns. She knew Banquo well enough to know he wouldn't track her down just do catch up and say hi, he came with a deeper motive. To take Gilda.
Sliding a hand to her bow, Schuyler hissed at him before asking why he came. He had the nerve to challage her to a duel for Gilda. Easily accept and coming up with a few remarks towards him about what she'll make him do once she wins, the two entered a duel. Banquo somehow managed to pull out a stick of dynamite, his nickname of course being -Dynamite-, and lit in on fire.
As he threw it into the air, Schuyler grinned before moving back and sprinting towards him. With the dynamite still flying threw the air, Schuyler jumped up and punted the little batch of dynamite as it flew off. After hearing a loud 'Boom!' echoing in the distant, Banquo screamed at Schuyler before threatening to return later and steal Gilda before running off into the aybiss. Laughing at Banquo's attempts, Schuyler turned to Alec who simply raised an eyebrow before giving the reigns of Gilda back to her. The two left the keep and turn to the road leading to the Dark Portal. Finding the cliff and it's surrounding guards, they jumped onto Gilda before quickly flying into the Dark Portal and making their way to the other side. Outlands!
If one were to look up at the sky during a time Gilda would be passing overhead, they'd notice two bickering beings sitting on a weighed down gryphon with a far to big Lynx along it's neck screaming for help in loud roars. And that's what many saw while Schuyler and Alec were traveling through Hellfire.
They managed to fight and bicker their way to Honor Hold, where the two (Still bickering) managed to make it to the inn and rent a room. While going up the stairs, the two had a rather horrid fight which resulted in Schuyler storming down stairs to the bar while Alec decided to stay in the room they rented.
After a rather long drunk night at inside the bar, Schuyler stormed up the stairs to her bed, or what she thought was her bed, and "passed out". Waking up in the mid-morning with a horrid hang over, Schuyler woke up to realize she was infact sleeping in the same bed as Alec, screaming and efficently waking him up. The two argued for a hell of a long while before both 'falling back to sleep'.
When three days passed while the two were in Honor Hold, they decided it was going to be best if they left. But Alec is a man and always likes to delay things so they spent another day within the walls of Honor Hold. After the fourth night, Schuyler decided it was time to leave and once more woke Alec up by pouring a bucket of water onto him. Chuckling at his rage, she simply shrugged before imforming him they were going to be leaving soon.
Going downstairs to order some breakfast, Schuyler calmly waited for Alec to come down the steps. When he did, Schuyler went to get Signy and Gilda from the stable keepers. As she walked, she noticed two familiar heads of hair and her pace increased back to the inn where Alec was waiting. But she got there to late.
Ross and Banquo were waiting. One of them had an angry expresson on their face, the other- had a dopey grin. Of course, Ross was the smiling one- for he was unaware of the fight that happened between Schuyler and Banquo. Schuyler greet Ross happily! Having been a wonderful friend for many months. When she went to greet Banquo, whom was talking negatively towards her, she simply shoved her fingers down his throat. Literaly. After almost puking, Ross announced the wonders of that day! His birthday! Hearing the news, Schuyler and Banquo looked at each other, put their differences behind them, and set to work on baking a cake within the kitchen of the inn.
Rosses Birthday Cake? Edit
During an extreme amount of baking time, Schuyler set about making an extremely large and hollow birthday cake. It was hollow for a reason, and one reason alone: to hide Banquo within it. It had been a not very much spoken about plan, and Banquo was not happy to agree. After removing a good portion of his clothes so they would not ruin from the cake, Banquo climbed inside the cake. Schuyler successfully frosted it, decorating it with candles galore, before rolling it out to Ross and Alec- who were giving each other blank stares.
As Schuyler came out with the cake, Ross the metagamer- I mean what- had the strange need to cut the cake before blowing out the candles, but Schuyler objected profoundly. Just before Ross blew out the very last candle, Banquo jumped out of the cake and managed to Tackle Ross to the ground whilst screaming 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY YE' OLD FART' in a strange accent. Gilda and Signy, at the time, decided to eat half the cake. After a few hours of drinking and party-fun (Along with getting screamed at by an Elder) the group of troublemakers left Honor Hold to find the Shiny City of Shattrath
Shiny City of ShattrathEditAt the first glance of Shattrath, even Schuyler sucked in a breath as it glintered in the sunlight. The majestic city stood infront of the group, shining and large. Schuyler was the first to snap out of the daze, and quickly pulled the men along- quickly walking to the inn to gulp down a large mug of ale. For several days the group stayed in Shattrath, trading and looking around- picking a few fights here and there. Overall, the experience was fantastic and fun, one of the greatest memories Schuyler posses but rarely speaks of, prefering to keep them untained and free of corrupt within her mind.
Like all good things, this time of bliss and happiness had to end. Schuyler, Banquo, Ross, Gilda, and Signy managed to leave Shattrath, a drunk and passed out Alec left behind in the city. The group left to head back to the Dark Portal where they flew and flew before they landed in Lakeshire due to rainy weathers and Gilda's wings sticking together.
Schuyler decided to end the festival of the group being kept together, and while Ross and Banquo left for Stormwind, Schuyler stayed behind to venture within Lakeshire, come across her own adventure alone- for she let Signy free to go her own way. She decided it was time to take control of her life, set out to do something besides travel the world- of course, she'd keep that idea in mind whilst trying to figure out what she really wanted in life.
Trivia and Other Random Facts! Edit
- Schuyler once kicked a piece of dynamite thrown to her by Banquo- It bounced back and managed to blow up into a hill-side
- In a rage against a wolf, she once kicked it across the face then punches it a few times and lived to tell the tale.
- She was once attacked by a group of spiders, along with Ross and Banquo, and is terrified of them to this day. Big or small.
- During her stay in the outlands, she managed to convice Banquo to hide in a cake for Rosses birthday.
- She had many anger issues, and results to violent ways more so then non-violent.
- Oddly enough, her favorite colour is gray because of how deprecated it is. Second being White. Her favorite flower also has to be a Firebloom for many strange reasons.
- She once tried to train a horse, and has a scar on her back- the shape of a hoof- to prove it.