Meet the Lions #1: Lylìth Dustcloud

Starting this week and recurring once per month, we're going to get to know our Lions a little better! These spotlights may take different forms over time; interviews, essays, photoshoots, and whatever our creative minds can cook up!
Starting out this week, we are interviewing one of the most vocal Lions, with one of the highest rates of answering questions with her insights.

Administrator asks:


Welcome, Lylìth, it’s nice to have you with us.


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Lady Lylith Dustcloud
I erm, thank you for having me here, bal'a dash! It's a shan to be here!

Administrator asks:


You’ve been with the Lions since the start, how has working with the column been?


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Lady Lylith Dustcloud
A lot simpler than I first believed.. a good friend of mine too works as a Lion and she told me about it.. so I thought to try it out myself! Sometimes my answers by letters come in a bit late, but thus far seemingly always in time hihi~

Administrator asks:


Any particular questions you have enjoyed, or disliked? They’re not all created equal, for certain.


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Lady Lylith Dustcloud
Mhmm.. I do enjoy the medical questions a lot more than others.. but one that really stood out to me was the one about the creepy doll that was.. erm.. anar’alah.. just.. I really hope this person is feeling’ safer now..

Administrator asks:


In your profile, you briefly touch on your career; a former priestess turned to medicine. Could you talk a bit more about your career, how you ended up where you are now?


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Lady Lylith Dustcloud
Indeed.. well erm, to.. really explain how I got where I am now.. My minn'da abandoned me as a child in a small chapel in the Eversong woods, where once I.. became a priestess of Belore..

Administrator asks:


Just so the readers are on the same page, what exactly is a priestess of Belore?


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Lady Lylith Dustcloud
Well I am sure that.. the term ‘priestess’ is nothing new to many.. tho instead of worshipping Elune or.. the Light as a whole.. we worship the Sun as our deity as the physical representation of the Light.. It’s for us an omni-present being.. and one that does not require constant prayers like what.. other races may believe it.. it’s not something that gets furious.. so long as you believe in Belore.. markin’ the beginning of every day.. the rejuvenation of life all around you.

Administrator asks:


Thank you, back to our former question.


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Lady Lylith Dustcloud
Things happened and.. at some point I came into the Dawnfeather family in Quel'thalas.. as an.. assistance, you could say.. a noble family where after some time, the Lord of the house began to teach me the first few steps of medicine.. seeing how well I can work with it.. and soon.. he taught me most of everything he knew.. and was so kind as to get me the desired books I required to further my studies.. After the.. attack of the scourge on Quel'Thalas, I was forced to flee with the others.. and instead turned to refugee and war-camps.. aiding where-ever I could.. Many years later with.. occasional travels back to the Lord my.. foster ann'da you could say and Quel'Thalas as a whole.. I learned that he was using his.. connections to find where my parents were supposed to be.. in the Alliance.. thus.. I joined the only neutral company I had knowledge of.. the Dustcloud Corporation.. under the, before unbeknownst to me.. leadership of my bainelore Sionia.. where in due time I met her minn'da.. as well as mine.. who.. about a month after my joining.. asked me some peculiar questions and not much later.. revealed herself as such to me.. which.. clearly prompted me to stay... And over time.. I.. rose in the ranks of the Mender Branch.. to where I am now, as Leading Mender of the corporation..

Administrator asks:


Just for clarification; you use a lot of Thalassian words that not everyone is familiar with, could you give us a quick translation?


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Lady Lylith Dustcloud
Shan means honor, minn’da means mother, ann’da means father, bainelore means sister.. Bal'a dash is the.. standard greeting.. Anar’alah is.. an expression that.. in general can be translated to.. “By the Light”.. though it’s usually seen in a way to express something fairly positive.. negative or confusing.. depending on the context. Belore is.. well in a way the sun.. but also the sun as a deity.. once more.. context..

Administrator asks:


The one word you used to describe yourself is caring. What made you choose that word?


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Lady Lylith Dustcloud
Well.. I.. was allowed to only choose one.. so I opted for one that would fit my occupation and.. how I wish to live.. as someone who assists others.. both physically and mentally.. caring for them as if they were my own family.. now knowing how important such is.

Administrator asks:


What are your interests, your drives, your dreams? What is it that makes you tick, and what do you want out of life?


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Lady Lylith Dustcloud
I.. live for my work and my studies.. doing what I can to enhance my knowledge of the Light and the medicine.. I wish to be the first at the side of a patient and last to leave them.. that is my drive in life..

Administrator asks:


There are many difficult sides to being a medical professional, in that regard. Do you often develop friendships with those you treat, or do you first and foremost treat them as patients?


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Lady Lylith Dustcloud
I.. would say so yes, sometimes even in more ways that I would like.. but I do enjoy caring for my patients.. Yet.. the Florence Nightstrider effect often comes into play at the weirdest of situations and moments.. that.. a patient seems to fall for me.. because I mended them.. I mean.. it is cute and all.. and urgh.. it just oftentimes is not the right moment to start any kind of romance.. but perhaps at some point..

Administrator asks:


Thank you, let's return to the former question.


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Lady Lylith Dustcloud
As for my dreams.. to build upon my knowledge and the menders of the Dustcloud Corporation.. make a name of them.. something one would recognize and approach with their ailments.. and for medical examinations.. There are still many who do not know the name Dustcloud.. of the corporation my bainelore built up along with Shay Corza’.. and I want to change that.

Administrator asks:


The Dustcloud Corporation is a familiar name to many of our readers, but could you briefly explain what it is they do, and what your role as a mender entails?


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Lady Lylith Dustcloud
Ohh I am happy to hear that! Well, we used to run a store in the Old Town and then on the Cathedral Square.. but since we had a larger revamp we more so focused on mercenary work and focus on such as-well as the exploration and research.. It’s a.. neutral corporation and the role as a mender means we are a collection of individuals, experienced in often times different, though occasionally the same fields of medicine or magical mending. Be it the old-fashioned way, of using once natural affinity to certain kinds of healing powers, or with the assistance of medical breakthroughs and newer technologies, we opt for a healthy environment for our colleagues and the occasional travelers with mending support. Thus can be done either stationed in the Tian Monastery itself or even out on the field on certain explorations.

Administrator asks:


Do you have any stories you would like to share? Little anecdotes that help our readers understand what makes Lylìth, Lylìth.


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Lady Lylith Dustcloud
Erm.. errr.. stories or anecdotes?.. I am.. not quite sure what to say.. but like erm.. what.. makes them understand what makes.. myself.. me.. well I.. work most of the day.. I am a Vegetarian and love file work.. as well as doing medical-examinations!.. Yeah erm.. I am.. fairly boring actually..

Administrator asks:


Married to your work, in other words, like many of us associated with the paper are. No incidents or events that spring to mind?


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Lady Lylith Dustcloud
Well.. I mean.. there once was a draenei in our ranks which.. Well he still is, just rarely around.. who managed to slip and fall down a large cliff breakin’ both of his legs.. shattering them even.. the operation took two full days.. and another two weeks of keeping him in the medical bay.. moving him, from one side to the other.. cleaning him and bringing him food and something to drink, assisting him in so many ways.. examining the wound and it’s slow healing process.. the aftercare.. and rehabilitation that allowed him to walk again.. was an exceptional time.. one.. which.. I do not wish it happened again, but one of my favourites if I can even say that.. I felt so close to my patient.. felt their pain and their hopes fall and rise again.. it was a time where I too slept inside the med-bay.. to the.. erm.. well let’s just say the other menders did not like it.. but I didn’t care.. I wanted to be there for this person from the moment they awoke until they fell asleep..

How about a quickfire round!

Administrator asks:


1. Favourite colour? 2. Least favourite animal? 3. Summer or winter? 4. Smarts or looks? 5. If you were a gummy bear, what colour would you be?


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Lady Lylith Dustcloud
1. Pink. 2. Spiders! 3. Summer. 4. Smarts. 5. Pink!

Administrator asks:


Excellent, thank you very much for coming. Do you have any other thoughts, or a message that you would like to share with our readers?


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Lady Lylith Dustcloud
Perhaps one more thing... I urge everyone who made it this far in the interview to visit your local or next mender and ask for a medical examination... it might take an hour or two... but they will do their utmost best to care for you and check you over... going under medical confidentiality... these are the people you can trust with whatever may come up... Or if you have none, then I'll gladly invite you to the Tian Monastery in the Jade Forest in Pandaria... paying for your travel costs and rations and will personally examine you... We all... medicals, menders and patients have to work together to combat ailments and diseases… Thank you for your time..
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