Frigid silence masks Helena’s chaos as she hands off her report to the courier. Why it was that the assessment was so easy to pass, she couldn’t be certain, and she was not inclined to trust such good news. Honesty wasn’t something High Command always needed, and yet, she could not shake the unsettling feeling that she had been watched, whether it was due to paranoia after encountering the Void’s influence, or some other malicious factor…
“For High Command’s Eyes,
We were ordered to report to Ambermill for an assessment on a majority of Deathguards operating within Silverpine. Our assessment consisted of organized sparring between partners, and upon completion of this, the tactical euthanizing of a feral Worgen, apparently held in captivity for demonstration. The Assessor had deemed our militia’s efforts a success, and we were informed that we passed the test. Of those partnered who emerged victorious in their initial spars, there are three individuals worthy of note and consideration.
Thomas Sorrowsong suppressed his opponent with no wounds that I could observe. His skill with a blade is enhanced by his power in shadow magic, and I can see that his designation as a Slayer is rather apt. When the Worgen was loosed upon our group, he was able to lift the beast’s entire body from the ground and manipulate it at will.
Given the number of orders sent directly to Orion, it must surprise no one that his name is on this list. His pragmatic and utilitarian manners saw him resisting the wrath of the Margrave, and emerging victorious. His well-timed shots tore pieces from the Worgen’s body, reducing what was otherwise a fast-moving target into shambling prey.
My final individual of note is Aurelus Woolers, my very own sparring partner. He proved that his considerably shorter time in undeath was not a reason to underestimate him, as he was able to thwart me with physical and dexterous skill alone. While I was forced to concede and begin a list of features in need of repair, I watched as Aurelus slew the unleashed Worgen, gutting what remained of the creature.
Recommendations aside, the Scarlets have begun to encroach into Tirisfal more regularly. I encountered a Crusader daring to hunt within the Whispering Forest, one from the same group we fought against at the Balnir Farmstead. I engaged and survived, but at great personal cost, and could not make out what location he retreated to after I sustained critical injury.
To avert the consequence of recycling for two failures in a row, I will highlight that I sparred my partner with makeshift armor patching, but not vessel repair. I shall make the necessary arrangements following the delivery of this report, as well as begin preparations to gather a specialized group that will allow us to better purge wickedness from our lands, be they Scarlet, Bloodfang or Void infestations.
Lordaeron belongs to the Forsaken,
– Helena Lisianthus