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#12630830 Aug 17, 2016 at 04:11 AM · Edited 6 years ago
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I, Krolbrim, am writing this report for your records, compiled both from what I personally saw and from statements taken from those who saw what I did not. I hope my doing this can take some of the burden from you, particularly after what happened today.

We received a request for aid from the Horde forces at Sun Rock Retreat, in the Stonetalon Mountains. Upon arrival, we met with a Grunt, going by the name Thoruk Deathhowl. He informed us that a group of undocumented Horde troops had passed by recently, toward the Ruins of Eldre'thar. The Horde believed that these were demons in disguise, planning to harness the power of the ruins.

We moved south, and were ambushed by these "demons". One of them was a sniper, perched atop a nearby tower. One of the Undead, Swerto, fired a plague grenade at him. This resulted in his death, when he fell from the tower.

While I know you understand this, I want to emphasize the evil of this action. Swerto had been told to fight nonlethally, but he nonetheless used a weapon that could only possibly be lethal. Furthermore, he used a weapon that could have significant fallout on the local area. I've already informed the Cenarion Circle, who will see to minimizing the damage.

However, if the Scythe of Sylvanas cannot keep their dogs leashed, I cannot help but wonder if maintaining this alliance is really worthwhile. I won't press you to make any kind of decision - I would not be in this group if I did not trust your judgment. But I believe this incident makes it clear what caliber of people tend to be found among their number, and that we need to consider carefully before associating ourselves with them.

Back on subject: The 'demons' surrendered to us after a short skirmish, during which this sniper was the only fatality. They told us that they were told demons would be coming to seize control of the ruins, and so they set an ambush. I remained behind to patch them up, while the rest of the group returned to the Retreat to demand answers from Thoruk.

During my time with the group, I learned they were a small mercenary company, not dissimilar to our own, though much smaller in scale. Once I finished healing them, they returned to Orgrimmar to lick their wounds and arrange a service for their comrade; I gave them your contact information so that they can contact you if they need anything for the service, as you said. I don't expect they'll be in touch, though; their leader seemed to be taking responsibility heavily on himself.

As for the rest of you, upon arrival back at the Retreat, you found that Thoruk had apparently left shortly before your arrival. You demanded his location from the sergeant who was placed in command of the small garrison at the Retreat, due to its usual leadership being temporarily displaced by the military response to the Legion's activities.

He refused to assist you, and there was almost an altercation. Before there could be, a Demon Hunter descended and revealed the sergeant for the demon he was, and slew him. She informed you that Thoruk was, in fact, a demon - and that she'd let him escape to leave a trail back to the Legion's base of operations in the mountains.

Agreeing to work with her and the other Illidari, she vowed to lead the group right to the demons once she's had time to do so.

For the time being, we wait for contact from the Illidari. When the time comes, "Thoruk" will pay for his crimes.

#12632748 Aug 17, 2016 at 05:39 PM
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((A bump to put this ahead of 'Holding the Line' and to edit in some screenshots. ))
#12641544 Aug 21, 2016 at 01:37 AM
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Commander Grazzug,

I have made this report of our operations to be delivered to the Illidari, the regional commanders that it concerns, and any other relevant parties. This copy is for you.


I, the writer of this report, am Nharos of the Illidari. The following is a report of the operation, in my words.

Myself and one other member of the Illidari, Dianasia, tracked 'Thoruk Deathhowl' southward, not far from Malaka'jin. I ascertained the presence of a Legion base camp in the mountains, hidden in a cave. I also found an ambush unit stationed in a nearby cave, hidden beneath an illusory veil.

We met up with elements of the 'K.M.G.', and their associates at Malaka'jin the following morning. I guided them to the cave, after first disposing of the ambush troops. As suspected, the cave contained mostly mortal cultists, with a powerful fel cannon aimed at the entrance. The enemy's intention was likely to trap us between them and the ambush troops, then have the cannon pick us off.

After defeating the other enemies in the cave, we encountered 'Thoruk Deathhowl'. Dianasia attacked the creature, and it revealed itself as one of the female arachnid demons the Legion fields sparingly.

We defeated the demon after a difficult battle, which thankfully had no fatalities on our side. The demon's head was taken to be presented to Commander Grazzug of the K.M.G. as proof of its death. Dianasia physically devoured the demon's heart.

I investigated the equipment. Upon determining it could not be removed, and memorizing its contents (included below), I destroyed it.

We then departed the cave and separated. I returned to Orgrimmar to submit this report to the relevant parties.


<This segment is a list of the information obtained from the Legion's devices. Troop movement information, schematics of Horde and Alliance basis in and near the Stonetalon mountains - it's a fair amount.>


What follows at this point is my conjecture. Arachnid demons such as that one are very powerful - high-ranking demons. This one was weaker than the one faced by the Illidari previously, which makes me suspect it was a 'lower' example of its kind. All the same, it should be a comparatively high-ranking commander.

It's likely that it had multiple higher demons under its command - Eredar and Doomguards, at the least. These higher demons were likely placed in the bases in the region, funneling information to the outpost and sabotaging them. I recommend the Illidari take teams to each of the outposts and perform a full sweep to eliminate any demons. The Horde must take care not to alert the demons by taking rash action of their own, lest they escape with the information they've gained.

It also goes without saying that as much as possible should be done to combat the leaks. Troop movements should be rescheduled, and so forth. It is essential that the Legion not be allowed to take advantage of the information they gained.

It's unlikely that this is the only such spying and sabotage operation the Legion is conducting. But this is still a fairly large victory, and one for which those who participated should be commended.


As a personal aside to you, Commander Grazzug: I strongly suggest caution in regards to the aforementioned Illidari, Dianasia. She is unstable at best. Such Demon Hunters do not tend to last long, and their ends tend to be...destructive. I will say nothing further on the matter, or take direct steps to intervene unless you so request - I merely offer my advice on the subject.
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