30 Days of Character Development: Day 27

The Prompt: Pick two songs that describe your character at two different points of their life, and explain why you chose them.

You want me to pick music that goes along with my character’s life? As someone who has often paired up music with certain points of my personal life and the game… I THOUGHT YOU WOULD NEVER ASK. The real challenge is just choosing two. Well, here goes.

Current State of Affairs

If you’ve been following Toriah’s story on my blog (there’s only five chapters so far), the general gist is Tori’s really pissed Garrosh Hellscream off something fierce and she’s forced to “make amends” so that she doesn’t get axed in the most literal sense.

Of course, Toriah being Toriah means she isn’t about to comply lightly. As we saw in Chapter 5, she’s willing to bend the rules as far as she can to get under Garrosh’s skin without sending him over the edge. It’s a dangerous dance she’s performing, with every potential misstep a chance for the warchief to rid himself of this upstart elf. Unlike Garrosh, however, Toriah is a seasoned and blooded veteran of many wars. He can lay claim to his father’s legacy as a warrior all he likes, but Toriah’s prowess is proven many times over to the Horde and her people.

Adventurer, Raider, Ranger.

Toriah has molded herself into an instrument of war since her adolescence when she began training with the Farstriders. She was there when Arthas invaded Quel’thalas and destroyed the Sunwell. And she was there to restore the Sunwell and bring low the Lich King himself years later. She helped the dragon aspects take down Deathwing and save Azeroth from destruction.

While she’s had some close calls, Toriah knows she can never rest until evil is finally purged from Azeroth. She doesn’t care much for the rivalries invented between the Horde and Alliance; the elf knows all too well that evil can reside in the heart of any mortal or immortal, regardless of race. There’s always another cause, another mission, another reason to don her armor and raise the banners. Her family and friends know this, too, though that doesn’t keep them from missing her or worrying after her well-being.

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2 Responses to 30 Days of Character Development: Day 27

  1. I’m glad you got the chance to pick some music for Tori, I really like The Glitch Mob. I might have to go check them out on iTunes.

    • They’re an awesome group I found via Pandora Radio. If you’re into the bleepy, hip-hop electronic rhythms (but without the oft-annoying lyrics), then you’ll definitely love Glitch Mob.

      The other piece from them that I considered for Tori was “We Can Make the World Stop,” which definitely would have suited the relationship between her and her friends in the adventuring guild, plus her relationships with Halduron Brightwing and Lor’themar Theron as her friends, superiors, and, you know… so on.

      Then there’s “Drive It Like You Stole It” for all of those vehicle combat encounters! :D

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