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6-13-2011 @ 2:53PM
Cataclysm sort of hinted at the Troll King - Rastakhan subtly playing both sides (Alliance and Horde) against the Gurubashi remnants. It doesn't mention outright, but it implies that he's the leader of the Zandalari - and could very well be in the intro video to 4.1 leading the delegation.So this character, a unifier for troll-kind - setting out to assimilate all tribes into one massive empire: Vol'jin more or less refuses his invitation over his loyalty to the Horde? This seems shaky to me. VERY shaky. (Especially considering Troll's current place in the Horde) Could it be more reasonable to assume that Vol'jin is making a power grab by asking both Alliance and Horde to take down this Zandalar unification. Pitting enemies (or tenuous ally) against enemy. This little troll tribe that got bullied and pushed around is now capable (through its wily leader) of lashing back and striking a serious blow to the combined forces of ALL Trolls. To assume leadership himself maychance?I really don't think he's quite as humble and loyal, as he is a master manipulator.
6-13-2011 @ 5:43AM
I think you're underestimating the amount of loyalty Vol'jin has for the Horde, or namely, for Thrall. Vol'jin was ready to ditch the Horde because of Garrosh, but a few words with Thrall kept him from doing so. If he and the Darkspear joined with the Zandalari and the other troll tribes in their war against all other factions, he would have been betraying Thrall's trust. So while he may not go out of his way to keep things peaceful (i.e. asking Alliance for help) he's not going to outright betray the Horde, simply because it would be breaking his pact with Thrall.
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