Lessons on acceptance
Bretheren! There has been speak of late which burns my ears. The condesending views in which the humans and elves are held need to be eradicated if we are to be able to welcome them into our midst. Remember we are not a guild just for the impoverished or hard done by of Azeroth, all should be welcome to join in our vision of freedom.
Though the rulers of the Alliance and Elves do wrong, so too do the rulers of the Horde and Forsaken. We leave those old rulers and their ideals behind in the hope of a better world under the rule of Lord Takumi, and the freedom he promises to all races. Lest we forget, we are no longer "For the horde" or "for the forsaken" but we are in fact "for Freedom" and ergo only "FOR PIE".
M'learnd colleague usually speaks solidly but in this case one wonders if he has spent too much time out in the sun.
The fact of the matter is that the Human/Elf Alliance and their xenophobic mindset has a bloody and narrow minded history which goes back to the dawn of the world.
Have the humans ever met a race they haven't desired to enslave, dominate, or destroy? How many Orcs have died while being interned in the human’s camps? Indeed were it not for the current Warchief many of them would be there still. What about the Trolls? Where was the compassion for that noble people when they were slaughtering them into extinction?
As for the elves, what some would write off as simple aloofness has proven to be time and again the disinterested arrogance of an uncaring people. For a race whose culture and history probably predates humanity they've seen fit to allow the whole thing to run off the rails only to reengage when their interests are threatened. So much for the Alliance’s wise and steady hand. I give you the Night Elves, either too disinterested or simply too stupid to curb the reckless excesses of humanity.
The Alliance seeks to eradicate that which they do not or choose not to understand, and since they cannot appear to understand the races of The Horde and their ultimate desire for freedom, equality and liberty then they must be put on notice that there are places in the world where they are not welcome.
They should but hope to be as accepting as The Horde is. Where in their society, or even in nature itself is such diversity embraced? From the heights of ThunderBluff to the depths of the Undercity. All different, but all welcome and accepted.
My friend let them continue to tear this world in "half". As at the end of it all with continued vigilance, diligence, fortitude, and faith it will be us of The Horde who's "half" is larger.
Ah, come now sister! Cast aside these preconceptions. It is undeniable that much blood has been spilt, innocents slain and needless death as common as time is endless; however, we must overcome! We must, lest we continue fight this seemingly endless war with the Alliance.
Heh, I understand your concerns my friend. Hunted as a species are we; the Scourge left an indelible mark on the soul of this world that may never vanish. We can faulter and be submissive to the will of those around, or we can stand up and lead through our own actions and sacrifices. But look to the Horde - those that rallied with the Alliance to fight against our kind in times past. Fate has seen it that once again we will be the catalyst for such a coming together, but, I pray, without the bloodshed.
I will not bring my people war; I will lead them to peace.
QUOTE (Takumi @ Feb 18 2005, 07:27 PM)I will not bring my people war
Judging by the increasing frequency of Alliance incursions, it would appear that war has come to you my Lord.
If this evening's proceedings at Brill are anything to go by, we have a long road ahead...
As much as I believe in us being accepting of the Aliiance, the constant attacks on our home towns cannot be ignored. Even the NightElf druids seem corrupted to me. While we druids strive to protect and preserve our world, these NightElves seem determined to slaughter those weaker than them, which is again, a disgrace on our name.
I shall protect our lands to the end but if this continues then I fear retaliation is necessary to show them we are not going to be beaten down until our morale is in ruins, we will have to teach them a lesson they will not forget, I fear.
Lemme tell you wot de troll t'inkin' about dis PIE.
Shiomizo see de Horde, and he see dat it is good. He no so old an' wise as de great leaders, but he see de good; he see Tauren an' Orcs an' o' course, de Darkspear Tribe all brudders an' sista's togedder, workin' for de greater glory of de Horde. DIs 'ow it should be.
Then come de Forsaken.
I tell you a story. It be a story of de liddle troll who has dis great warrior fader, an' shaman mudder. De fader, he always wantin' 'is son to be de great warrior like he, but de troll kinda small an' no good at de fightin'. But his mudder say, de Spirits, dey got strange ways of mekin' t'ings right.
Dis why Shio do what he do. But I gettin' distracted. Agin.
De Forsaken happen mon, an' Shio still t'ink it be right dat we tek dem in. I tell you somet'ing, if I were dead an' controlled by de demons, I be pretty pissed off wid de world too mon. To me, it only be right dat de vast majority of de dead, dey no happy an ' want to see misery an' contempt an' de like. But...an' dis is de point of de story...der be people who der who got more guts in 'em, more balls, more spirit to fall in wid de rest of de crowd. Der be people who say 'No! Dis no' right! We should no' let de past be an excuse for bein' bastards in de present!"
Dis is why Shio, he call Takumi his lord mon. Dis Takumi, an' his people, dey do dis. Dey stan' up for what be right, even do' de rest of de world mebbe laff at dem for it, mebbe even kill dem. De spirits favour dose people who got de balls to challenge de world mon. So Shio lend dem his power wid de spirits, de spirits ask he do so an', ya know mon, what I know of dem, I would trust ma life wid dem. Truly mon.
As fo' de Alliance...Shio no' sure mon. Shio' remember one day when de Alliance, dey come stormin' into his home in Sen'jin an' dey kill any trolls, 'cludin' Shio's mudder. From den on, to Shio, Alliance be scum mon. An' I no' hearin' anyt'hing to change ma mind on dat. But yet...even I be reluctant an' say, ya, der be good Alliance out der. Der be good an' bad in all mon. De spirits know dis. For every Takumi an' Varuul an' Rionnach an' Cauhl an' all de good people in PIE out der mon, der be one, two, t'ree people who der who wan' see de Alliance dead or writhin' in agony.
Dis be wrong mon. Yo' can no' say, all Horde be good. Go tek de walk in Ragefire for dat. An' neida can you say all de Alliance be bad voodoo. Talk to any druid mon, dey tell you about de good elfs.
We only see de bad mon cos de bad people be de ones who come an' bite ya on de butt. De good hide away where you no' can see dem, an' if you askin' Shio, it be up to us to fin' de good Alliance. We shoul' no go de anger path de Forsaken be treadin'; less it lead us to disaster wid dem.
Your tale saddens me, Shiomizo, but it fills me with hope that you can see that there is balance in all things, including good and evil in the alliiance and horde. As you say, our brothers the night elves play a large part in the training of tauren druids, as they too see the balance of nature in the horde. Unfortunately, the majority of the night elf druids have forsaken the teachings of the cenarion circle in moonglade, and share the prejudices of their human allies. What I have seen in the wailing caverns troubles me brothers, for the druids of the fang were once druids of cenarius, as I am. I find dark thoughts intruding on my meditations, and see visions of the night elf druids walking the same path, with the humans leading them, and the great snake spirit coiling around them ever tighter although they are yet anaware of it. Whether this vision is a true seeing, or the product of the terrible things I saw in the wailing caverns, I cannot say.
Brothers, a balance must be found or we will destroy ourselves, alliance and horde alike. Yet balance comes not from sitting idle while those who stand against us do great evil to our people. I believe that life is worth fighting for and those who would take ours forfeit the right to their own. Freedom is not to be gained by noble philosphy and faith in the earth mothers balance, but by taking it for ourselves and defending it to our last drop of blood until the balance is restored, not by nature, but by her children. I have vowed vengeance without mercy upon those who destroy the balance and take our freedom, and I will not rest until I see Lord Takumi's vision realised.