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1-02-2011 @ 9:39PM
I think its a cool tinfoilhat, but I don't find it that plausible or convincing, at least given the story we have now.As far as I'm concerned, any resolution to the Forsaken story involving the "long-lost sister of Arthas who is mentioned a whopping 4 times in official lore and doesn't even have a photo or piece of artwork to put on wowpedia" would be an extremely disappointing cop out and would ruin all the good writing that has gone into this story in the last two expansions.Not only is she an extremely minor character that hasn't made an appearance in WC3 or WoW (tho I believe she is present in the Arthas novel), in terms of lore she has no backing and has made no claim to her throne, legitimate as it may be, since her father was killed years and years ago.As for the Forsaken following Calia, that also doesn't make much sense, seeing as the Forsaken don't associate themselves with Lordaeron, only in the sense that the recognize the lands of "Lordaeron" as theirs and that they once belonged to that Kingdom. The humans of Lordaeron are the enemy: the people who deny the Forsaken's right to live on their own land, the people the Forsaken have been fighting for years. They don't accept the claim that Lordaeron is a human kingdom, why would they care if the human heir to the throne showed up? Sylvanas may be unbalanced, cruel, and ruthless, but she clearly represents their interests and is one of them, which (assuming Calia is still human and not undead) no human can ever claim to be. I guess, barring some radical shift in the way Forsaken think and act, I can't ever see the Forsaken following any human, legitimate as they may be. -And all of that doesn't even take into account how the rest of the Alliance (or just Stormwind, for that matter) would feel about accepting undead into their fold. Not everyone is as welcoming as the Argent Dawn, and who is to say they don't just round up all the Forsaken and put them in interment camps or kill them? "If you weren't going to give the lands of Lordaeron back to *humans* what's the point of taking it all"?-And even if the Horde did back away support from Sylvanas, they still owe it to the Forsaken people. The Forsaken were there fighting and dying in Outland and Northrend and the Twilight Highlands along with everyone else, even Garrosh knows the value of allies he dislikes and despises. On top of that, the Forsaken represent the majority of Horde territory in the Eastern Kingdoms, I'm sure the tactical side of any Horde leader recognizes that losing that means giving the Alliance a HUGE upper hand, plus I'm sure the Blood Elves wouldn't be so thrilled about having a united Human Kingdom right on its doorstep.Frankly, I see the resolution of this story with Bolvar, as he represents the combination of Life and Death, he is both alive and undead, infused with the power of the Lifebinder and commander of the damned. I don't think that necessarily means re-instating a human Kingdom, and I don't think that means Sylvanas' death, I just think that the ultimate resolution to the plight of the Forsaken will involve Bolvar in some shape or form.
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