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8-31-2009 @ 9:53AM
First, Chromie doesn’t have to do anything. There is nothing to suggest that the goblins who are/were/will be raised as deathknights are from Kezan at all. They simply could be deathknights seeking refuge, and choose to do so with the Horde when they learn of Thrall and Co. welcoming goblins in their ranks. Hell, there are goblins in Icecrown now at the Argent Tournament grounds. Are you implying that NONE of them might have fallen at the hands of an attack. The Lich king is unlikely to allow such a bastion of defiance to remain in Icecrown without at least attempting to attack it at strategic moments.Second, rinse and repeat for worgen. Even if they are the Silverpine worgen who die at the hands of the scourge and/or hordies questing there, nothing prevents the strongest, whom Arthas would hope to make his coveted deathknights, from breaking free and seeking new allies within the Alliance. The fact that both races are already natural inhabitants of Azeroth, and have been since Arthas has been terrorizing both factions means deathknights aren’t unexplainable. Much more explainable than the Dreanei who have become deathknights, and few people have cried foul when seeking that 1% hit chance.Third, for all the concern about deathknights, wouldn’t the same concerns lie with the Forsaken as well? An entire race of people whose very existence is a result of the Lich Kings power, whether they have been able to break free of his control or not, should create serious questions, especially when part of the Forsaken issue has always been the inability to find true peace like their beloved Sylvannus. The reward for downing the Lich King should be the ability to die and let your soul find rest am I right? I don’t see many people asking how this might impact lore, and my guess is it would be very similar with DKs since they are essentially the crème de la crème of those whose lives have been lost at the hands of the Lich King.
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