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12-08-2011 @ 3:52PM
Wall of Text incoming! Honestly, I can see redemption for Varian coming in the Trials of the High King. You really don't have to kill the man. If I were Blizzard, here is how I would end the epic storyline. The chain climaxes at [Random Location], where a huge force of Alliance and Horde meet for battle, and the Horde is winning at the moment. A sudden charge at Wrynn leaves him without any guards except for the players (which is what you're doing in this final quest, defending Wrynn). Garrosh and Wrynn start their fight while the Horde and Alliance prevents the other side from interfering between the two leaders.Eventually, Wrynn will subdue Garrosh, but instead of killing him, Wrynn offers mercy in return for the lands Garrosh took [throughout Cataclysm]. He does this because he knows Garrosh is barely holding the Horde together with his strong leadership, and because he has come to realize that the Horde does have its uses (such as aiding in killing Deathwing).Garrosh spits at the offer and questions Wrynn's bravery, leading to a conversation something to the tune of this:Garrosh: "I thought you were a proud warrior - the best fighter and challenge the Alliance had to offer me. Not another groveling, pathetic diplomat begging for land!"Wrynn: "I am sorry to hear your decision, but there is one thing you must understand before I put you out of your misery, Hellscream." Garrosh: "Oh, and what is that, Varian Wrynn? That everything I worked for will be destroyed? By you?"Wrynn: "No, Garrosh."Wrynn: "I am not the Alliance's strongest fighter - unlike what you are for the Horde. I am not the Alliance's diplomat - what Proudmoore tries to be. I am not even the greatest human to live - that honor belongs to far better men than I. I once bore the name Lo'gosh, but that is not my name anymore. I have the name Varian Wrynn, but that is not my name either."Wrynn: "The only name I have is now Alliance."Wrynn: "Alliance protects the innocent and the helpless. Alliance rips the oppressors from existence, and Alliance bestows mercy upon those who humble themselves to take it. Alliance holds us together through the raging madness of this world."Wrynn: "The Alliance is the true Lion of Azeroth, and I am the roar that calls the Lion to battle; the roar that sends our enemies fleeing from our terrible wrath! I am the fangs that shred those who would try to overcome us! I am the charge into the abyss, leading the Alliance to its glory or death!"Wrynn: "We will not stop fighting until our very bones are pummeled to dust and engraved into the stones, and woe to the fool who thinks we are but mere men, dwarves, gnomes, elves, worgen to be trampled over! We are Lions - each and every son and daughter of the Alliance - and we cannot be tamed!"Wrynn: "I am Varian Wrynn, Lo'gosh, High King of the Alliance, and I ask you once more, Garrosh Hellscream - will you accept mercy?"Garrosh: "A true warrior never surrenders to his foe."Wrynn: "I would have said that once, not long ago. I was full of pride and anger, but I learned what it truly means to be King. To put your people before your pride. To actually listen to what others are saying. To bow to wisdom's call. Glory is not so glorious as it seems when you have to hurt the people around you to gain it."Wrynn: "A true warrior will never surrender? Then a dead warrior is all you will ever be remembered as."Wrynn then executes Garrosh. With their leader dead, the Horde retreats, and the Alliance has won the battle. In the aftermath, Thrall is asked to take up the mantle of Warchief again, and he accepts. TL;DR Version:Through the Trials of the High King, Wrynn will learn to suppress his rage and pride, and be able to channel it into his current goal. He would learn when mercy can be applied for the benefit of both parties (such as getting land back for the life of a leader). He would meet Garrosh on the battlefield and defeat him, then give a nice speech (the Blizzard version would be much better than my nonsense). After the speech, Garrosh refuses mercy and is executed. End results: Garrosh is dead; Wrynn is the strong, wise leader the Alliance needs; and Thrall will hopefully swoop in to take the reins of the Horde and lead it back to its former strength. On top of that, the war between the Horde and Alliance kicks into high gear with the orcs and others calling for Wrynn's head, and the Alliance riding on the momentum of the huge victory....Whew, it's finally done ... what do you guys think? (Other than I'm crazy - I already know that already!)
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