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6-05-2011 @ 9:41PM
"The tensions between the tauren and the rest of the Horde run high as a result of Cairne's death, though it was an accident caused by Magatha's meddling."Um... it was a duel to the death. Garrosh was trying to kill him anyway. So Cairne didn't die the way Garrosh intended him to, but to call it an accident is kind of odd.Good article though. I was hoping there was more to the lore of the tauren, but I guess it's really a case of "make up what you think fits in before the Orcs arrived."
6-05-2011 @ 9:54PM
The accident was Garrosh winning.If you read the book. Cairne had him dead to rights. No-neck Orc with an Axe from Karazan vs a minotaur that DUEL-WIELDS TREES. Garrosh thought Cairne was too old to fight well and that he'd back down. He wasn't expecting to be fighting for his life and wondering if the next swing would be the one to end his reign as Warchief. Garrosh was trying to stay alive and barely nicked Cairne. The blows coming at Garrosh, in comparison, would have outright smeared him.I think Garrosh should be forced to have Cairne as an advisor that is summoned by a Tauren Shaman. Someone to remind him of what honor truly is.
6-05-2011 @ 10:44PM
I did read the book.An accident implies something unintentional. Magatha intended to kill him. Garrosh intended to kill him. There was nothing accidental about the death either way.Of course since Garrosh survived, I guess that gives the Horde players extra motivation in hating Magatha. ;-)
6-06-2011 @ 2:03AM
Lol- more like extra motivation in hating Garrosh, who knows neither the meaning of honor nor responsibility.:pWhen he brings back to life the druid children slain by his own anointed warlord Krom'Gar, then I might concede he has learned a little about responsibility. And when he sacrifices Magatha, and restores Cairn to life, then I might concede he has learned a little of honor.Sintra E'Drien of the Ebon Blade, né Sindorei (I'm tired of fighting, I'm going to pick flowers)ps. If anyone knows honorless slaughter by cpmmanders anointed by irresponsible rulers, it is the Knights of the Ebon Blade
6-06-2011 @ 4:29AM
Both Cairne and Garrosh were serious about their bout--they are honorable fighters, in the least, and would respect the promise they made to go through with the mok'gora. And while they did intend to kill each other, we do know that Garrosh actually liked Cairne and was fond of the old bull. Garrosh would have rather Cairne backed down and dropped the issue--Garrosh didn't WANT to kill him, but kill him he would if he had to. Which, as it turns out, he wouldn't have been able to do without Magatha's poison. It was evident enough in the fight for even Garrosh that he didn't have anything in the fight going for him--stamina, strength, agility, intelligence and above all experience. Garrosh knows he should have lost that fight (divine intervention notwithstanding), which is why his hatred for Magatha is so strong (as shown in the very nice letter he sends to her).
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