Ironforge Guard's Card
|The subject of this article was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 3.3.0.
An Ironforge Guard's Card is a pledge gift given out by Ironforge Guard NPCs during the Love is in the Air seasonal event. These are combined into packages which are in turn hierarchically combined with other pledge packages for buffs and rewards.
All of the Love is in the Air pledge gifts are non-functional as regards their name and picture. You cannot read an Ironforge Guard's Card.
Ironforge Guard's Card is one of two pledge items (the other is ) that can be found inside a or a , given by Ironforge Guards as part of the Love is in the Air event. There is always one and only one of these two pledge items in each of these containers. (The Pledge of Friendship contains only the pledge item; the Pledge of Adoration contains gifts as well.) The odds of getting either pledge item appear to be about even, but in the short run you are likely to get a stack of one while trying for the other.
You will need one free inventory slot or a current stack of less than 20 Ironforge Guard's Cards in order to remove a Ironforge Guard's Card from its container. To remove the Ironforge Guard's Card from its container, right click the Pledge of Adoration or Pledge of Friendship to open it.
The Pledge of Adoration: Ironforge and Pledge of Friendship: Ironforge container items do not stack. Opening your Pledges of Friendship: Ironforge should save inventory space, since both pledge items stack 20 high. It is generally useful to NOT autoloot a Pledge of Adoration container - the Love is in the Air event items quickly consume any available inventory space. If you have autoloot turned on, you can hold down the shift key while right clicking the Pledge of Adoration to not autoloot it. You can then remove only the items that you need at the moment.
Be careful when combining these into packages, the Ironforge Guard's Card pledge item stacks 20 high, but the Parcel of Cards package item does not stack at all.
There are only male Ironforge Guards, no females, so gender identity issues not withstanding, your (male or female) character has to use a to get the "give a " dialog, if you want to gather these pledge items.
All of the Ironforge Guards are dwarves. For the Love is in the Air gift items given by non-guard NPCs, the race of the NPC, not the location, determines which city's gift item you get. Since all of a city's guard NPCs are the same race, the distinction does not come into play for the pledge items.
This is a conjured item. It cannot be sold at the Auction House, mailed nor put in a guild bank tab, but it can be given, sold, or traded with other player characters using the trade window. Unfortunately, that means you cannot pass these directly to an alt on the same account.
This item is primarily useful during Love is in the Air and the seven day duration of the item is longer than the event, so is not a handicap. It does prevent you from saving these for the following year.
There is a plethora of individual items that are combined in this seasonal event to form successively larger collections. For details, see the main Love is in the Air article.