There's a reason none of my human characters ever takes their helmets off. Because human men are the worst faces in World of Warcraft. Yes, worse than those orc female and troll female faces, you know, the ones no one picks. The difference is, there's no good human male face. Not one.
Q4tQ: I was working on a Warcraft timeline of pivotal moments and came to a sort of roadblock. With all the races working together against the Burning Legion/Scourge, after the Third War there was peace...for about 4 years. Then World of Warcraft starts with a divide in the factions Alliance and Horde. I realize things were still pretty tense and it was an uneasy truce, but what event or events occurred that disturbed the peace entirely and pit them against each other?
The events of Reign of Chaos saw the Horde under attack by human forces led by Admiral Daelin Proudmoore, from his daughter Jaina's city of Theramore. This ended when the Horde raided Theramore and killed Admiral Proudmoore. Then, if you check our chronological guide to the Warcraft setting maintained by Anne Stickney, you'll see the novel Cycle of Hatred is set one year before the events of vanilla World of Warcraft and covers a lot of what happens to make things worse.
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