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.