My birthday was a couple weeks ago and my parents know I enjoy Warcraft, so as a present they got me Exploring Azeroth: The Eastern Kingdoms. Reading the first page, I was reminded of the previews we’ve seen so far for Exploring Azeroth: Kalimdor. Both books have introductory letters giving the ambassadors their mission, which are similar but have different goals in mind. For the Alliance they are to get artifacts, while the Horde is looking to see what damage has been caused. Anduin’s tone in the letter seems optimistic, as seen in this excerpt:
Our openness to the Horde, and their acceptance of our request, could be instrumental in creating a world where days of war and suffering become so rare as to be the stuff of tall tales told to future generations.
This contrasts with Rokhan’s letter, which seems more cautious:
The blood war be silent now, but you and I know the silence doesn’t keep. The Horde needs to heal, but we need to know where we hurt first to heal right.
From Rokhan’s point of view, he seems to see war as inevitable. Seeing both letters side by side, it makes me wonder if the Horde, after healing, intends to attack the Alliance. The only attack from the Alliance I can perceive is from the Night Elves, which I don’t think the rest of the Alliance would support. If the Horde still wants war with the Alliance I think they should stop the facade of being cordial and instead have intentions be known.