It would be unwise, even were it possible, to conceal the great moral and material injury to our cause that resulted from the loss of Teldrassil. It is equally unwise and unworthy of us, as faithful engaged in a most sacred effort, to allow our energies to falter, our spirits to grow faint, or our efforts to become relaxed under reverses, however calamitous.
The hopes and confidence of the enemy have been excited by the belief that their destruction of Teldrassil would be the signal for our submission. It is for us, my Sisters, to show by our bearing under these reverses, their error; to endure misfortune with fortitude; to encounter danger with courage. We have now entered upon a new phase of a struggle, the memory of which is to endure for all ages.
Nothing is now needed to render our triumph certain but the exhibition of our own unquenchable resolve. Let us but will it, and we are free; and who, in the light of the past, dare doubt our purpose in the future?
Animated by the confidence in your spirit and fortitude, which never yet has failed me, I announce to you, my Sisters, that it is my purpose to maintain our cause with my whole heart and soul; that I will never consent to abandon to the enemy one foot of the soil of any Kaldorei lands; whose ancient renown has been eclipsed by her still more glorious recent history, whose bosom has been bared to receive the main shock of this war, whose Sentinels have exhibited heroism so sublime as to render her illustrious in all times to come - that Kalimdor, with the help of her people, and by the blessing of Elune, shall be held and defended, and no peace ever be made with the invaders of our home.
Let us not, then, despond, my Sisters; but, relying on the never-failing mercies and protecting care of our Goddess, let us meet the foe with fresh defiance, with unconquered and unconquerable hearts.
The eyes of Kalimdor look to you in your gallant struggle with confidence and hope. Encouraged by the bravery of our arms, stimulated by the great interests that depend upon the issue, and sustained by prayers of those in whose defense you fight, let every Sentinel resolve to put forth her utmost efforts, to endure all and brave all, until by the assistance of a just and merciful Goddess, the enemy shall be driven back and lasting peace secured for our homeland.
Some of our bravest have fallen, but let those of us surviving follow their glorious examples, and continue to emulate the valor of your gallant comrades who have sacrificed all. It rests on you to see that they shall not have died in vain. With the blessing of Elune, it is in your power to defeat this great effort of the enemy, secure safety and independence to Kalimdor, and earn for yourselves the lasting love and gratitude of your people and the admiration of the world.
Word has reached us from Ashenvale of unprovoked Horde aggression along our southern and eastern frontiers. Details are scarce, confused, and contradictory. But should they prove even slightly true, this could signal the beginning of renewed conflict on Kalimdor.
I have thus been ordered to send two full-strength companies of our regiment, one of nightsaber riders and one of hippogryph riders, to bolster our defenses in Astranaar. There, we will act as a moblie reserve, to assist the Silverwings and other Sentinel garrisons in Ashenvale as needed.
All current and future leaves of absence are also hereby canceled until further notice. All Sentinels of the regiment are expected to be under arms until this potential threat has been dealt with.
We will not allow any Horde treachery to go unanswered or unpunished.
I expect the highest level of discipline, bravery, and professionalism during our mission. Cowardice in the face of the enemy, insubordination, or failure to do one's duty will be met with severe repercussions.
I just wanted to take a brief moment and chat about where we are at as a guild, and where we are going with Battle for Azeroth fast approaching.
First, with the conclusion of 'Something Wicked...' I'm taking a break from hosting any more campaigns until the pre-patch for BfA arrives. This doesn't mean there will be no events! Just no further storylines for the moment.
Yes, we are losing beloved tree, Teldrassil. Darnassus has been our guild's home for the last seven and a half years, and it will be a difficult adjustment. I have some ideas as to where our new offical 'base' will be, but no firm plans yet. In fact, due to the way our roleplay plays out during the initial stages of BfA, we may find ourselves 'roughing it' in the winderness until we can find a place to settle down. Expect a lot of world RP as our regiment meets the new Horde threat.
Speaking of the Horde, expect Adellwyna to extend them no mercy. Come what may, she will be in no mood to parlay or make peace. Some of your characters may need to do some soul-searching and decide whether they are on-board with this or not.
If the interest is there, some of our events may involve PvP. This, of course, will run the risk of having Horde players fight back during the roleplay. RP/PvP events are not new to this guild, but something we haven't done in a long time.
If you have ideas for your own events, BfA-related or not, please feel free to approach myself or an officer. We can help make your even plans happen!
I will add more as I think of it.
Feel free to leave your own thoughts and comments below.