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11-24-2008 @ 2:20PM
This one has been nagging me for a while: What the hell is the Scarlet Onslaught doing with Death Knights in their ranks?
11-24-2008 @ 3:00PM
They are trying to use the weapons of their enemies, the Death Knights, against them. Thus in their own eyes, they are taking on a lesser evil to defeat a much greater one.Kind of like in the Sword of Truth Series, by Terry Goodkind. The Imperial Order hated magic and wanted it all to be destroyed. Yet they had to use magic to defend against it and to excel their war efforts.
11-24-2008 @ 3:05PM
The same thing they are doing with demons and undead members in their ranks... being fanatical maniacs who don't care about hypocrisy if it lets them win ;)
11-24-2008 @ 3:57PM
@AndyBut I thought the Imperial Order was just following the hedonistic whims of their Emperor? No, but then they were the quasi-socialist group bent on destroying Objectivism. Then, their Emperor suddenly turned devout and was only doing what the did to follow the whims of the Creator.Those books are horrible. -_-'
11-24-2008 @ 6:19PM
You could also consider that when DKs are freed from the Lich King's grip, some chose to join the Scarlet Crusade to get their revenge on the Scourge in a more violent way, rather than helping the Alliance/Horde.
11-24-2008 @ 5:48PM
@crshAs opposed to the flowers and rainbows the Alliance and Horde DKs are dishing out? :PI don't think any of the proposed explanations hold weight. The Scarlet Crusade sees anything that is undead or even remotely connected to undeath as their sworn enemies.
11-25-2008 @ 9:57AM
What about how the Scarlet Monastery has a whole undead section? I think the public philosophy is a different animal than the true nature of the beast. When it comes down to it, it is all about power. At some point the sourge may be their enemies because they are undead, but eventually it is just because they are the enemy. When the original purpose gets blurred, the propaganda may stay the same, but the methods head in the direction of "whatever it takes".
11-25-2008 @ 11:49PM
Directly from Blizzard, regarding the Scarlet Crusade: "They believe that any and all outsiders are potential carriers of the undead plague - and must be destroyed."I'm pretty sure the mobs in the Graveyard wing of SM aren't a part of the Crusade. Are there any quests that explain why they are there?
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