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8-09-2010 @ 3:06PM
Bushwah!! Now that's an interesting turn right there. Time for some KYL articles on these fellows!
8-09-2010 @ 3:43PM
For the Alliance, Archbishop Benedictus is the leader of the Church of the Holy Light and was, for a short time (patch 1.4.1), the leader of Stormwind, usurping Bolvar Fordragon. For the Horde, Grand Magister Rommath is also known as "who?".
8-09-2010 @ 3:53PM
Rommath is only a "who" to people who are unfamiliar with Sin'dorei lore; he hasn't gotten a great deal of attention in the game, but he's actually a hugely important figure to the Blood Elves. As Grand Magister of Quel'thalas, Rommath is the leader of all Blood Elven magi, and was part of the company of Blood Elves who went to Outland with Kael. He was extremely loyal to Kael, actually; he was sent back to Silvermoon as Kael's herald, telling everyone about Kael's plans to build a paradise, etc (obviously, he wasn't in on the crazy). Not only that, but basically everything you see in Silvermoon in terms of reconstruction you can thank Rommath for. He was the one that rallied the mages to help rebuild the city, to beat back the Scourge, etc. Honestly, he's probably more of a leader than Lor'themar's been, it just hasn't been broadcast that much.So him turning traitor is every bit as demoralizing as Benedictus. Maybe not to the entirety of the Horde, but certainly to the Sin'dorei as a people, and just a few years after the Sun King's betrayal. Though, I will point out that the Blood Elves are arguably the most magically adept race around, and losing the guy who was essentially in charge of that magic is bound to hurt the Horde.
8-09-2010 @ 4:26PM
Is it really such a blow to the Horde to lose a Blood Elf? Considering that their ties to the Horde come though the Forsaken, and the Forsaken are currently on Garrosh's sh-- list, I wouldn't think a Blood Elf betrayer would have a huge impact on the Horde as a whole.
8-09-2010 @ 4:52PM
"he hasn't gotten a great deal of attention in the game"That's quite an understatement. He doesn't even have any abilities beyond auto-attack. In-game, he's an anonymous NPC that you wouldn't notice unless you were specifically looking for him or if you got a battered hilt (he plays a minor part in one of the quests in the chain).It is a failure primarily on Blizzard's part. If he is a big-shot, then we should come across him (or at least some mention of him) while playing. Pretty much every Alliance player will, to some degree, notice Benedictus. Leveling Alliance players go through the Cathedral at some point (even if it's just to grab first aid) and he's a big guy, standing in a prominent and obvious position.Grand Magister Romman, on the other hand, is basically an afterthought. I'm assuming there's some canon book or source where yourself and WoWwiki got this information, but there is no in-game impact to the loss of a character that primarily exists out-of-game.
8-10-2010 @ 6:40AM
Now I dont feel sorry for him for all the times the horde went to try and kill him back in tbc.
8-11-2010 @ 1:50PM
"Is it really such a blow to the Horde to lose a Blood Elf? Considering that their ties to the Horde come though the Forsaken, and the Forsaken are currently on Garrosh's sh-- list, I wouldn't think a Blood Elf betrayer would have a huge impact on the Horde as a whole."I agree.. the significance isn't even. i would say that if perhaps Drek'Thar was the traitor it would hit more horde players where the heart is. and it would make more sense as Drek'thar is a shaman he is closer to the old gods, and the now wild elements than a belf mage.
8-10-2010 @ 9:46AM
The one thing that mades me a goddamn sad panda though, is that Rommath got voice-acting before the Regent Lord who is de-facto the only faction leader without unique voice. Anyone in the beta actually bothered to go look if he still has the default belf male soundcard or not?
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