Because Anna’s five questions today deal with the three ARRRRR’S! Get it? *sigh*
So um, today I’m going to spotlight Bashertin, who got his T7.5 shoulders two nights ago.
Bashertin: No. Not today.
Bashertin: Reading and writing. That’s a Wimzig thing. Him being a scribe and all.
Leyola: He’s not here today. He’s off at the blacksmith to get some tempered armor crafted.
Bashertin: Okay, fine, I’ll just ask you, Ley!
Leyola: Sure enough.
Bashertin: Can you read or write?
Leyola: That’s an absurd question.
Bashertin: Not my questions. They’re Anna’s. Answer them!
Leyola: Okay, fine. I can read and write. Isn’t that supposed to be standard?
Bashertin: Not exactly. Not everyone was privileged like you.
Leyola: Well, how was I supposed to know? Not my fault everyone loves my parents! Next question!
Bashertin: Are you good with numbers and business-like stuff?
Leyola: That depends. If gathering herbs and minerals and selling them for market value counts as “good with numbers,” then yes. Overcharging people for portals to Dalaran counts as “business-like stuff,” then that’s your specialty, gnome.
Bashertin: I was one of the realm’s first mages to get to Dalaran. There was opportunity. There are no bad sellers, only bad buyers.
Leyola: That sounds more goblin-speak than gnomish, Bash. You’re treading some murky waters.
Bashertin: OK, well, whatever! Moving on. Education, informal or formal?
Leyola: Formal. I was tutored privately by a respected instructor on his spare time, away from the rest of the children in Ashenvale.
Bashertin: You didn’t have that many friends, didn’t you?
Leyola: I’ve got you and Wimzig, right? That surely counts for something.
Bashertin: Sure sure. Let’s just finish the rest of these questions, and I’ll conjure some dinner for the three of us later.
Leyola: Sounds lovely.
Bashertin: Question four. Do you know any other languages other than the one you grew up with?
Leyola: Other than common?
Bashertin: Yeah, that’s a given.
Bashertin: How exciting.
Leyola: Yes. Quite.
Bashertin: …question five. Your handwriting, what does it look like?
Leyola: I don’t know. It’s normal. It’s not the chickenscratch that Wimzig has, that’s for sure.
Bashertin: Yeah, for sure.
Leyola: Makes me wonder how he ever became a scribe in the first place.
Bashertin: In fact, my Molten Armor glyph is precisely 2.75% less effective than intended. I think he messed up on some leyline calculations when he did it.
Leyola: As they say, never send a gnome to do a man’s job.
Bashertin: You are aware that I am a gnome, right?
Leyola: Quite aware.