Written in very cursive script denoting the maturity and education of the author
You know that I should have seen this whole thing coming and failed miserably at it. After all of the rumors and all of the summoning for meetings that I have gotten from the Council and the Regent Lord, I still didn’t think that there was anything to worry about or even life changing at this point. Well, I guess I was bloody well wrong on all counts. I should have recognized all of the early warning signs and I didn’t pay attention to it because I had my head so buried in the business and some of the things going on in my personal life that I just couldn’t bring myself to the point of facing a reality that is going to be smacking all of us in the face living in Azeroth.
What I thought I had been doing for the past year has been kind of put on the shelf for a while because I have been recalled to “active” duty again and I had no choice but to follow the orders that have been given because of my loyalty oath to not only the Horde and the Regent Lord has come back to haunt me with a reckoning that I was not expecting so soon.
It almost seems like yesterday that we were all landing in Pandaria for the exploration expedition that turned out to be anything but that in the long term. We still have the majority of our troops in Pandaria trying to get things under control and now, we’re off to another front. I’m not going to bore myself senseless with all of the details that came to pass with the capture and the confrontation of our insane Warchief. The trial was truly a mockery of Justice to begin with because some of the people that were testifying against Garrosh were guilty of as many atrocities or worse magnitude than the poor fool could have even thought of on his own. Trial, what trial? They needed a scapegoat and the biggest one they could find was Hellscream himself. The sad thing is that the insane fool has escaped and of course, there are people in hot pursuit after him. How did this happen? How many lives were needlessly lost in his capture only to have him escape the justice that was going to be meted out to him? How many times is history going to repeat itself with these fools?
I’ll admit that I truly never cared for the fellow and that he has put the Horde through a living hell that should have gotten him assassinated years ago. No, the group in Orgrimmar just went along with what this fool was doing and now we are all going to pay the price. Yes, we now have a new Warchief sitting on the throne in Orgrimmar and I am not so sure that this is going to be any better than it was before. This is the first time that I know of that there has been a non-Orc sitting on that throne and I wonder how long that is going to last. We’ve had to live with the arrogance of the Orcs in the city and now, we’re dealing with the Trolls. Is this the lesser of two evils? I’m not sure that I even care at this point however, it has changed a lot of the things that I had planned on doing in my life.
I will maintain my allegiance with the Regent and give the Horde a cursory tolerance as I have in the last few months and hope that I haven’t made a total error in judgment on that point. Trading one savage as a leader for another one of similar ilk seems to be the worst thing that we could have done at this juncture. Who knows what is really going on the mind of this Vol’jin anyway ?
After attending several meetings in Orgrimmar over the last few weeks, I’m still perplexed as to what we’re expected to do. Then, we all get word that there is another kind of uprising going on in the Blasted Lands and some of us were actually send down there to investigate the situation and make a report back to the Regent. Well, it’s war again. Yes, all those years ago that our Fathers fought the Legion in the area and pushed back the hostilities in the Outland region, it appears as though we have another denizen to deal with. A new race of Orcs has decided to make their way back through the portal that we should have close down at the end of that war. We didn’t close it because there were many things still going on down there and a lot of unfinished business that need to be addressed – well, to be honest, I think that we all grew to be complacent, myself included.
Shattrath is in for some rough times, I’m afraid. Here we just put a lot of time of money and energy in getting the business set up there again and now we’re facing another kind of war there. Something about a magical ability of crossing into other times has me perplexed and scared at the same time. Haven’t we learned that dabbling with magic can lead to some rather awful things. The stories I have heard of demons coming through that portal and our people chasing them back have my hair curling and I’ll admit that even if it did sound like exciting times – do I want to deal with it again as if history is repeating itself?
If I were a younger man and didn’t have the responsibilities that I currently have, I suppose that I would be excited at the prospect of racing through into things headlong without worrying about the future. This whole thing down there is going to make some major changes to my future, I’m afraid. Now, I have to recall some of my employees and break the new to them that I will be heading off to take up another command and they will have to run the business without me being here all of the time. Back to the way that it was when we were in Orgrimmar, I’ll get back to the business when I can and I have time away from my new duties as another Commander.
I still haven’t found Agatha and I would like to talk to her before I leave again. I am also trying to get in touch with my wife to see if she has been recalled back to her active duty again with the Sentinels. I know that if Amyn has been called back, that also means that Kal will be recalled as well. Why do these things have to always happen to disrupt out lives just when we were getting to a point that we might even be able to be a family again?
Damn it! I can’t just say “no” and walk away, I have to go.