Long ago, the legendary explorer Liu Lang set out from Pandaria with a turtle named Shen-zin Su. His tales inspired others to join him in his journey, and over thousands of years, the turtle grew into the vast Wandering Isle, which continues to roam the oceans, carrying an entire community of like-minded adventurers on its back.
But as time passed, their wanderlust faded.
For years, Li Li Stormstout eagerly read the tales of her uncleâ€™s travels around the world, but despite her desire to explore the world with him, she has been forbidden to leave the Wandering Isle. She is too young, her family says, not ready for the trials and dangers of the larger world.
The Travelerâ€™s Path still calls to her, but for now, she must be content to explore the Wandering Isle.
Li Li is determined to record everything she sees and does, and thus follow in the footsteps of the great pandaren wanderers who came before her:
Life is an adventure.
That's what Uncle Chen wrote in a letter to me once. It's sage advice, but my pop, Chon Po, doesn't think so. He says I spend too much time dreaming about the outside world, and that I ignore all the beauty and wonder of the Wandering Isle. He couldn't be more wrongâ€”I do love where I'm from.
That's the point of this journal. I figure if I'm ever going to be a great explorer like Uncle Chen, I need to start writing about my own adventures, just like he does. Why not begin at home? Maybe my book will end up in the Great Library, tucked alongside Uncle Chen's missives. Better yet, someday folks in Stormwind City, Orgrimmar, or other faraway lands might read this and learn about my kin, our culture, and what makes this place so great!
Blizzard Entertainment is proud to present the first entry in Li Liâ€™s Travel Journal.