Hear ye, hear ye! All heroes are called upon to heed these words!
A call to arms has been issued by the https://classic.wowhead.com/object=1757 ... -lordaeron ! All able bodied individuals are entreated to take up arms against the dark threat of the Kor Kron scum all across the lands of Azeroth ! Rumors fly of new threats rising from the depths of the Abyss !
Travel across the land and slay as many as you can, wherever and whenever you encounter the filth, kill 'em and bring their parts to your quartermasters ! Any https://classic.wowhead.com/item=18207/orc-tooth, https://classic.wowhead.com/item=18147/forsaken-heart, https://classic.wowhead.com/item=18145/tauren-hoof or https://classic.wowhead.com/item=18146/ ... troll-mojo will do but feel free to get any other parts you get to chop off of the slippery scum and you'll be rewarded handsomely for your brave efforts !!! Volunteers are coming from all parts of the land to join the Dwarven Defenders, we shall lead the Vanguard against the rotting scourge of Kor Krons, on whatever Realm they choose to infest with their dark slimy presence !
Go now and remember: I won't hold it against you if you die.....but I WILL hold it against you if you die without taking at least one of those bastards WITH YOU TO THE AFTERLIFE and one day when I finally join you there I'll be tormenting you to the end of time, worse than any bloody hell spawn you could ever imagine !!!
https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=1053/ ... -the-light & https://classic.wowhead.com/object=2020 ... ghtbringer !!!
Dearest @Uncle Ganus McAnus,
You claim to be teaching your followers about https://classic.wowhead.com/item=18359/ ... o-swing-it but those of us on the HORDE can tell you're speaking from your https://classic.wowhead.com/item=12849/ ... issed-sack
Calling for a https://classic.wowhead.com/object=293898/horde-bounty makes you nothing but a https://classic.wowhead.com/item=13052/warmonger and you can bet we'll rise up to challenge you, https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=4974/for-the-horde
I'm calling all members of the Horde, leave McAnus and his ALLIANCE nothing but https://classic.wowhead.com/object=1915 ... d-wreckage and https://classic.wowhead.com/item=6083/broken-tears in our wake! From https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=538/southshore to the https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=6221/ ... -the-north let not a single PC, NPC, or honorless target escape your grasp. We shall fight with a https://classic.wowhead.com/item=7077/heart-of-fire against you!
Rise up Horde, under the https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=16609 ... s-blessing ! Lok Tar Ogar!
@UNCLE GANUS MCANUS, I'M GOING TO WEAR YOUR FACE AS MY NEW FACE
Citizens of the Alliance, members of the Horde!
Don't indulge yourself in https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=16791/furious-anger and stop the https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=23881/bloodthirst y talk at once!
Did you already forget that this whole world was on the brink of https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=24543 ... estruction not long ago and how we - Alliance and Horde united - fought the https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=4143/haze-of-evil at mount https://classic.wowhead.com/zone=616/hyjal?
Now that the evil was https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=710/banish ed thanks to https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=8371/ ... ed-efforts, shouldn't we all be thankful and return to our homes?
I'm sure everyone of us can tell a story https://classic.wowhead.com/item=14679/ ... and-family.
There's surely enough space in https://classic.wowhead.com/object=208941/azeroth for all of us, don't you think?
This world needs https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20552/cultivation, not another war!
Let's not reopen old sores, but make use of https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20599/diplomacy and exchange bouquets of https://classic.wowhead.com/item=2447/peacebloom s.
May we all be guided on our journeys by the https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=776/r ... arthmother!
A noble pursuit Synergy, but alas I fear some alliance filth may be beyond saving, if not as fertilizer for said peacebloom..
By the https://classic.wowhead.com/item=3018/hide-of-lupos, I say ! Just what I need: a new https://classic.wowhead.com/npc=31/furbolg coat !!
By the https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=14083/dirty-deeds of https://classic.wowhead.com/npc=2789/skuerto, I say ! Your server ?!? YOUR SERVER ?!? Listen here you https://classic.wowhead.com/npc=3928/rotting-slime, it's gonna be "your" server for the first 3 steps you take: login screen, character creation and starting zone, as soon as you Kor Kron filth start crawling out of your maggot lairs and getting anywhere near contested zones we're gonna be wiping those brainless smiles off of your ugly mugs !!!
By the https://classic.wowhead.com/item=22798/ ... f-menethil, I say ! What's this https://classic.wowhead.com/npc=2442/cow blabbing about ?!? Where's that bloody useless https://classic.wowhead.com/npc=3935/toddrick when you need him ?!?
It's sad to see a man of the https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=635/holy-light, who - like https://classic.wowhead.com/npc=4052/cenarion-druid s and https://classic.wowhead.com/npc=11683/horde-shaman s - is supposed to provide https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=14901 ... l-guidance to his kin, has https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=4242/abandoned-hope and heritage https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=5651/ ... f-darkness, just like a well-known prince before him - a man who thought he would be doing https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=4286/the-good-stuff, but brought nothing but utter despair to this world.
But know this:
We druids may be the keepers of creation and https://classic.wowhead.com/item=18725/peacemaker s, but we will maintain the balance by all means if necessary.
Sometimes you have to displant the https://classic.wowhead.com/item=12737/gloom-weed to save the https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=456/t ... -of-nature.
Come to your https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=30894 ... ned-senses or bear the consequences!
You wouldn't be the https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=6182/ ... d-the-last to underestimate the https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=9338/ ... ion-circle, because we surely know more than how to https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=23416/pillow-fight.
You will understand this once your https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=6001/body-and-heart was https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=1079/rip ped, https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=24684/chain-burn ed by https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=8921/moonfire and eaten alive by https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=5570/insect-swarm s.
Take this as a https://classic.wowhead.com/object=235686/warning-note!
Yeah, let's stick to classic lore.
There certainly are https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=1148/ ... -the-swarm of the Alliance and Horde (especially Humans, Orcs, Night Elves and Forsaken) who have compelling reasons to hate or at least highly distrust each other, but what about Tauren and Gnomes?
Also, I don't think any race or nation in Azeroth is "innocent" - just like real life nations every one of them has at least a https://classic.wowhead.com/item=2378/skeleton-finger in their closet.
Warcraft may have originated from a simple "good vs. evil" game, but fortunately the lore evolved into something more complex.
Every race, every nation has their own past, agenda and reasons.
Orcs invaded Azeroth and slaughtered everything on sight. This is not their homeland, they came to conquer it. They are an alien race to the azeroth yet they claim the right to seize the lands by force. You seem to forget about that. Undead practics are mostly evil, Taurens might not be bloodthirsty as orcs but they willingly joined them and fought for their cause.
Dark spears and Taurens are acceptable though.
The Alliance has not done nearly as much evil as the Horde.
I don't even understand why we're having this discussion in the first place, because I don't think I ever mentioned (let alone meant) anything you seem to insinuate.
My initial post in this thread was about Alliance and Horde working together against a greater evil in the past and how I (as a druid, mind you!) would like to see this peaceful relations thrive.
Nothing more, nothing less.
I never denied certain events prior to that cooperation, because that wasn't the point of my post.
That doesn't mean I'm not aware of them.
So why do you feel the urge to write something like "You seem to forget about that"?
I would also still like to know:
Who wrote of the Horde "like they were innocent puppies" and where?
I'm pretty sure it wasn't me.
But alright - now that we are already talking about these events:
The part about the Orcish Horde is true (although you could argue they were tainted by the blood of Mannoroth, so they weren't really in control of themselves at the time).
The Tauren joined the Horde later, after Thrall and the redeemed Orcish tribes landed in Kalimdor, because they were desperate for allies in their fight against the centaurs.
It was a different situation - the Orcs were "free" and in search of a new homeland, which they found in Durotar.
"The Alliance has not done nearly as much evil as the Horde."
Debatable. Humans and Night Elves for example have their own morally ambiguous past.
Breaking WoW lore down to reputable Alliance vs. evil Horde falls short in my opinion.
In the end I think every subfaction in WoW has compelling reasons to act as they do, even the Forsaken - as repulsive as that may appear to outsiders.
And that's what I like about (classic) Warcraft lore: the ambiguity.