They small party set out just before dawn the next day. Even though Yurrie knew it could end badly, she insisted that they needed to board the zeppelin in Grom'gol. Mockrabbit assumed Luebella had Yurrie on a deadline, and the Death Knight wasn't known for her patience. Tezkali and Hardkandy both protested. If there were any Booty Bay bruisers around, or mercenaries with word of a bounty, they would be captured. Yurrie kept smiling through the raised voices. "Trust me." she said in a calm and reassuring tone, "I have some new acquaintances that can help us". Still unconvinced of the Pandarens's unrevealed plan, Tezkali eventually gave in. " Fine! But if anything happens, it'll be on your head
They approached the groggy flight master, just arriving for his morning shift. Yurrie paid for some Wyvrens to take them to Grom'gol. "Fly'in right into t'a fire ar' we?" Mock asked Yurrie. She turned to him, "We will force the Wyverns to land a little way outside of Grom'gol. I'll go in, alone, and make our preparations". Mockrabbit nodded, "Well, as long as one o' us has a plan".
Ottis had decided it would be best for Hardkandy's safety if he road with her, that and she had a some more jerky with her to share with the fur-ball.
They landed without incident about five hundred yards on the outskirt of Grom'gol, and released the Wyverns. Once in the air they continued on their path to the outpost. Mockrabbit shook his head, "Well now, t'at will raise some concern wi't t'a flight mast'r. Miss'in passeng'rs tend to bring about some attention". Hardkandy picked up Ottis and held him tight against her chest. Tezkali started pacing back and forth, muttering under her breathe and staring at Yurrie.
"It could also be a distraction; something to draw guards and those that might be looking for something out of place. Maybe it will keep some eyes from watching the gates". Yurrie looked on at the pacing and worried troll, "I'm going in, you all make your way to the west gate by the beach. Stay by the wall and out of sight. I will meet you there shortly". She bounded off towards Grom'gol, Mockrabbit watching her until he believed she had reached the east gate.
Ottis jumped down from Hardkandy's arms and sat beside Mock. " I'm sure this will end well. How couldn't it?"
Hardkandy moved up next to them, " Can she really get us on zeppelin unnoticed?". Hardkandy had concern in her voice, and who could blame her, she had only just met the monk a few days before.
Tezkali was still pacing and muttering under her breathe. " Dis be suicide ", the only thing she said loud enough that Mock could hear.
" We've work'd wi't her before, sav'd each oth'rs back too. T'ere's noth'in to worry about. I trust her, an' more importantly, Luebella trust'd her enough to send her fir us. If anyt'ing happens she'll have to deal wi't Luebella". Mockrabbit and Ottis knew what the Forsaken had in store for 'mistakes' for the rasks Luebella and the like handed out. Yurrie, having spent time in Undercity and Brill, likely had heard some rumors also.
Mock started to walk, noisily. "Best be go'in. Might be she won't take t'at long".
They arrived next to the gate a few minutes later. They had used the jungle as much as possible to hide their advance, but the expanse of open sand around the outpost meant that once they reached the wall by the gate they would be in the open. they had stopped for no more than fifteen minutes by the wall before Yurrie came through the gate... followed by a Grom'gol gaurd.
Mockrabbit drew the maces from his back. The Orc guard produced her axe just as quickly.
"These are the acquaintances that I spoke of, Garjira *
". The Orc paused for a moment and then holstered her axe.
"Better tell the corpse to put his clubs away, you wouldn't want to draw attention to yourself now, Yurrie".
Yurrie nodded to Mockrabbit, "It's perfectly fine. No need for those".
Mock waited a few seconds and then put the maces away.
" Everyt'ing good to go t'en?".
"Yes, the zeppelin to Brill will arrive in the hour. Garjira here will escort us to the tower, and wait to see that we are not disturbed until we board".
Tezkali stepped forward, arms crossed and eyebrow raised. "N' just what did Yurrie tell ya would be disturb'in us?" she asked, hoping Yurrie had not revealed too much to the orc so that they could not be easily tracked later.
"Only that there is a days pay in it for me if you all get on the zeppelin without any 'attention' ". The orc smiled at the troll. "That's all I need to know".
Tezkali nodded, though she didn't let down her guard,"We best be go'in then".
Garjira turned towards the gate. "Stay close to me, eyes straight ahead, and mouths shut from here on".
Tezkali and Yurrie followed the guard in line. Hardkandy scooped up Ottis and walked on.
" You're sure Yurrie is on the up and up Mock?".
Mock stomped his feet forward, walking behind Hardkandy. She didn't look it, but she was worried about blindly following Yurrie and her 'friend'.
" I've know her fir awhile now. Don't worry, she'll take care o' us", he said to Hardkandy.
Ottis perked up his ears, "She fears the furry vengeance!"
Hardkandy smiled and rubbed Ottis's head.
They entered the west gate and followed Garjira up the tower. Garjira did not permit anyone else on the dock until after the zeppelin had landed, and the small group had boarded, safely. Yurrie was the last of them to board. She handed Garjira a small pouch of gold from her belt, the last of it. Shaking the Orc's hand she smiled, " Give Stone Horn my best. Perhaps next we meet a Pandaren will be stronger than the Orc and the Tauren". Garjira smirked, " Maybe I'll be Warchief next we meet". They both laughed.
Please see Shallow Grave - The corpse and the rabbit- for more information on Garjira and Stone horn. Page 5, entry #7 http://www.ravenholdt.us/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=153&start=40