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12-04-2010 @ 11:46PM
You're missing a big point of that story on the community site. That bit of the story with Krenna and her sister was there specifically to create a dichotomy with Thrall and Thralls beliefs, which were established in Rise of the Horde and The Shattering.Thrall believes that the orcs, as a people, have to pay the price for the wrongs that were commited by them when they were under the influence of the Burning Legion. He settled in the barren wastes of Durotar specifically to impose hardship upon his people. He believes that it will serve to repay for the sins of the Horde and to strengthen his people.Garrosh believes that the orcs have suffered enough, especially as many of the current population of Orgrimmar were only children during the Second War, or were even born later on, in Internment Camps or in Orgrimmar itself. More importantly, he believes that his own father gave up his life in order to right those wrongs, and that his father's sacrifice should be considered enough.The reality of the situation is that Durotar lacks resources. Almost all of their lumber and food is imported from beyond Durotar. The common people of Orgrimmar scratch their livings off of barren rock and dry rivers. As The Shattering approached, the elemental disturbances worsened situations considerably, bringing on drought.If you know the lore, you'd know that the night elves cut off all trade with the Horde following the War in Northrend. You'd know that the Theramore Peace Summit was a stunning failure thanks to the Twilight Cult. You'd also know that the night elves blame the Horde for attrocities commited by the Twilight Cult.At this point, they are beyond negotiation. And the lack of supplies is literally causing orcs in Durotar to starve.Garrosh is simply not willing to allow that to continue.Ironically, you say Varian has attachement to his people, yet in the comics and novels he's shown as little more than a warmonger. To such an extent that it actually repulses Anduin at times. In the comic, Varian even considers that there may be something wrong with himself because his thirst for combat is so great. Meanwhile, there are homeless and dissidants and uprisings right within his own backyard that go largely unchecked while he rolls out warmachines around the world to fight orcs.
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