while I bemoan my lack of employment, it does allow spare time in game. with that in mind, here are the completions of a couple dralk adventure trainer quests.
since they are so close, I chose to finish the quests rykhar and xerix presented me. both quests required baddies located near the coast of northern char. as you can see from the map, you can take the road - most def the long way around, full of baddies who will slow you down and be of little use to your purpose. I chose to follow the coastline. if you remember the umbelroth quest that required bathing in the waters of dralk, you know the way, thru the ravine just before the lairshaper cave, then running westerly along the edge of the water until you start to see opal nodes.
the first baddies I reached were the opal golems, part of xerix's quest to discover how opal gols breed. head to the coast, find the gols, and defeat 20 of them. when you have done so, your quest journal will update and you will see the notice in your game chat log. return to xerix in the lower level of the green cave of dralk's floating crystal island and get your congrads and quest reward of 248000 xp and level VII of tooth and claw mastery.
before you head back, however, a short run to the west will bring you to zal'kuk territory, where the fire pygmies and, more importantly to me, ogres roam. as an aside, the fire creatures used to be called flame creatures, so keep that in mind. the fire pygmy named boss, gnaar, also roams here, and, while the ordinary pygs and ogres did not give me much trouble, that lil guy wrote me in the ded book, so I recommend staying away from him, if possible.
anyway, once you are in the territory, proceed with extreme assertiveness and wipe out 20 fire ogres. as normal, once you have, your quest journal and game log will update. return to rykhar, located in the cave next to the large lava cauldron below the port pad area. speak to the trainer and receive your reward of 364000 xp and level VIII of the spiked scales ability.
well, that was a good day's work done! since I am not sure what I will be posting next, come back soon for a surprise for us both!! see ya then!