For anyone who isn’t clear on the fact Night Elves are nocturnal.
…*goes to rewrite ever last instance of night elf being awake during the day ever* e___e
A bit of headcanons:
There’s actually a kind of fun double-dose of lore in this little bit. While it probably is typical for Night Elves to be nocturnal, and probably is what most would be left to their own devices, their current society seems like it would instead almost work in shifts.
Due to opening themselves up to the outside world, they almost have to have just as much a presence during the day as they do during the night. While our Sentinel friend there is obviously nocturnal, she’s pointing you to Saelienne as someone who can help you during the day. (As a note, she’s pointing you to the innkeeper.)
But don’t forget she’s talking to a player, a hero, an adventurer. Lots of adventures happen during the day and all the people wandering in and out and gonna be seeing daylight. As more of this goes on, more need to be up to handle things. Possibly after so many years of it, many have switched over to a day cycle just due to influence of other races in the Alliance.
Taking part in the war effort, taking care of their visiting and residing allies, going to other places, and tending to the areas around them. It all requires a daytime presence and, slowly changed the predominant cycle for a lot of Night Elves.
Not to mention there’s always people with different sleep cycles from the norm for one reason or another.
While nocturnal may be the natural cycle for Night Elves, and definitely the most convenient - the original Shadowmeld ability and lore pre-WoW is the ability to be invisible when stationary during night - there will always be a few “daywalkers” and others with weird cycles, even before the introduction of other races.
I imagine druids would have some weird cycles after spending so much time in the Emerald Dream, and interacting with nature around you requires seeing it during day just as much as night.
So, basically… have some fun. Night Elves may be nocturnal, but there’s a lot more going on than just that.
"Hey, Wedge, what did you do this morning?"
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