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12-06-2011 @ 4:09AM
I gave serious thought to this one. It's not really an easy choice.First, Roanauk Icemist. His strengths are pretty obvious- he's a pretty tough shaman, able to resurrect a dozen fallen warriors and call on the winds to leap high into the air, bringing down a foe from his perch. On the other hand, Roanauk was clearly unable to prevent the overrunning of Icemist Village in the first place, and was captured by the Nerubians needing us to spring his fuzzy butt. Short of pledging himself and his people to the Horde he seemed at a loss to aid his people himself, and since the taunka story pretty much ends there we don't really know if he turned that around or not.Now, Aethas Sunreaver.Aethas, of course, is hard to judge since we've never seen him in combat. On the other hand, we can infer a bit about him from his position - a member of the Kirin Tor in Dalaran. Dalaran is the city of mages, and the six members at the top of the Kirin Tor are considered to be the best, most powerful archmages amongst the people of the city, highly respected for their expertise and knowledge. He's clearly a driven individual, as he was able to reintegrate the blood elves to Dalaran and establish good ties with the Argent Crusade despite the opposition of the Silver Covenant.---After much consideration, I've decided to toss my vote in to Aethas. Roanauk, for all his impressive feats of strength, strikes me as a bit of a big fish in a small pond. The taunka were isolated from the world at large for a long time, and as a result their strength, population, and prestige is comparatively small. Aethas, however, not only thrived but rose to the very top of the biggest heap of mages in the world, even despite the wars that erupted and the racial hatred he had to face....in retrospect, this almost strikes me as the scenario of Luke Skywalker vs Darth Vader in Cloud City - a farmboy from the hedges, talented but ultimately new to the world at large versus a practiced master of the art, a powerful figure known throughout the world.Somebody start working on a new hoof for Roanauk.
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