But before I found where that was I got stopped by the Blacksmith (Argus is his name) who asked me to get some armor from a shop in Stormwind. I didn't feel like I was ready to tackle a big city, but I felt obligated. Smith kinship, I guess (smithship?) And he gave me a note to give to the "gryphon master".
I saw this guy before. He was caretaking a corner behind the forge with gryphon nests. Real gryphons. And he had quite the trippy outfit. I gave him the note, and he said he'd provide me with a gryphon to take to Stormwind. Half of me was like, no way, not ready for this. And the other half was like "Hell, yeah, I'll ride a gryphon". Of course, I had no idea how, but that hardly mattered. The gryphon needed no commands. It was like sitting on a wide horse. Of course, flying was hard to get over, but I managed.
It dropped me off in Stormwind's aerie, and that's where I got my first taste of the big city.