In late August of 2011, I was playing on a role-playing server in World of Warcraft. No longer raiding for personal reasons and for lack of wanting to go through the application process again, I had transferred there with a friend.
The idea of focusing on the stories behind my characters fascinated me. Additionally, I was becoming more and more interested in the lore of Azeroth.
Up to that point, I had been mainly playing a Restoration Shaman, Effraeti, as my main and my raider. My second favorite toon was my Death Knight. I was feeling burnt out on my Shaman, and looking for something that I could simply play and possibly RP with. This turned out to be a new Death Knight, recreated in my Shaman’s image. I named her Effraeti, and imaged my Shaman resurrected as an undead.
After playing my Death Knight through a number of levels on the role-playing server, one night I found myself unable to sleep. My mind was near-bursting with words. Effraeti’s story had to get out of my head, and would not be silenced.
“Regrets” was created from that inspiration, and resulted in a series of stories.
Many other characters and their stories were bore of that same period of time, and you can find that collection here.