Minipost: Tirion is like the worst dad ever

This picture has nothing to do with the following post. I just like using it.

Tirion Fordring is a lot of things. The Ashbringer. The chosen champion of the Light. The man who chose honor over all else, even when it cost him everything.

However, he's also the worst dad in history.

Now, I'm not talking about how he was willing to give up his wife and son Taelan for the sake of honor (though this is true).

Nor am I talking about how he came out of his exile and stopped living like a hermit, only to indirectly cause the death of his now-grown son at the hands of the Scarlet Crusade (though this is also true).

No, I'm talking about his actual, literal ability as a parent to watch over his kid.

I was in Old Hillsbrad last week taking screenshots and I figured while I was there I'd take one of young Taelan. I went to the inn, sure enough, there's Tirion down below with the rest of the Ashbringer crew. Go upstairs, search Taelan.

Huh, that's weird. I could have sworn he was in the inn.

So I searched the other buildings. Nothing.

Chased the young Renault Mograine, Sally Whitemane and Jimmy Vishas around. Still no Taelan.

Finally, I tried to /target him. Aha! He WAS here, somewhere!

Now where was he...



Tirion? Maybe you should stop fooling around with that crystal and COME GET YOUR KID.


7 Responses Subscribe to comments

  1. gravatar

    Why should Tirion worry? Taelan just bubble if he falls. :) He is a paladin-to-be after all.

    November 28, 2011 at 10:45 AM

  2. gravatar

    I'm more worried about Taelan's mental health... standing there facing the wall with a weapon in his hand that's bigger than he is. Redrum. Redrum.

    November 28, 2011 at 11:45 AM

  3. gravatar

    Hahaha! This is great! I love the build up, and then the screenshot delivery.

    Hey, Tirion: Thanks for rez'ing me after the Lich King pwn'd my raid and me and all, but perhaps you should analyze some priorities.


    At least Taelen was fairly prepared for growing up without his dad...

    ~ Effy

    November 29, 2011 at 5:43 AM

  4. gravatar


    You don't have kids, do you, Rades?

    That's about exactly where I'd expect an exploration minded kid to be.

    November 29, 2011 at 2:22 PM

  5. gravatar

    Taelan just bubble if he falls? You remember how long it took Tirion to remember he had a bubble in the Lich King fight...

    December 1, 2011 at 7:59 AM

  6. gravatar

    Not only was he a terrible dad, he was also a terrible paladin. If you ever did the now-removed Taelen quests, you find out that Tirion never learned to rez. He must have skipped the quest or something. He just stands there blubbering about his son while every toon who ever completed the quest yells at him - "Just cast Rez already! Even Whitemane has a rez!"

    December 4, 2011 at 10:15 PM

  7. gravatar

    lol this is hilarious...
    Do you mind if I steal it and post it on a Chinese forum?

    February 9, 2012 at 5:53 PM