The Razor Hill incident

The party’s still going strong throughout Orgrimmar, but this afternoon I’ve been taking a break from eating, drinking, and making merry to tend to a little business.  There have been a few internal security reports from Malkorok that I’ve been needing to go over, but one in particular that came in this morning that I’ve been focusing on.

 

ATTN:  Garrosh Hellscream, glorious Warchief of the Horde

RE:  Razor Hill and related investigations

Local security reported last night’s destruction of Razor Hill Inn by explosion.  Full investigation conducted earlier today.  Findings, conclusions, and recommendations detailed below.

FINDINGS:

  • Initial report submitted by Orgnil Soulscar at 11:00 PM.  Eyewitnesses place explosion at approximately 10:15 to 10:30 PM.
  • At time of explosion, innkeeper Grosk was outside inn, disposing of trash.  Explosion threw innkeeper several yards away; suffered multiple light to moderate injuries.
  • Forensics indicate explosion originated from within inn.  Remnants of several frag grenades recovered, most from tavern, some from remains of upstairs area.
  • Recovered grenade fragments appear goblin in design, with signs of poor construction.
  • Total 26 bodies recovered from all areas of inn: 2 orc; 4 goblin; 7 tauren; 8 troll; 3 blood elf; 2 forsaken.
  • Among bodies positively identified: Captains Frandis Farley, Undercity; Kelantir Bloodblade, Silvermoon.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Blast appears to have occurred as a result of poorly constructed explosives stored improperly in upstairs room of inn.  Possible amateurish work by engineering trainee or carelessness by inexperienced soldier.  Both would be frequent denizens of Razor Hill based on typical town demographics.
  • Explosion likely exacerbated by several kegs of alcoholic beverages stored haphazardly in tavern.
  • No indications of foul play; however, possibility of Alliance sabotage or treasonous insurgent activity cannot be ruled out 100%.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Review training programs for Horde recruits in use and storage of military explosives.  Possibly expand requirement of these training programs to ensure all soldiers and conscripts are adequately knowledgeable on proper handling of ordnance.
  • Continued follow-up investigation among related parties, particularly trolls and tauren, in light of recent conspicuous absence of Vol’jin and Baine Bloodhoof from both Orgrimmar and Razor Hill.
  • Reassignment of one to two Kor’kron-trained security personnel to outlying towns and outposts.  Ideally all such locations, staff permitting; at minimum, all outposts in close proximity to Orgrimmar or other capital cities.
  • Payment to innkeeper Grosk, as generously as budget will permit, of reimbursement for property damage, rebuilding, and pain and suffering.  It would be a shame for a loyal citizen to lose his livelihood through no fault of his own.

As always, any further discoveries will be brought to the Warchief’s attention immediately.

Case classified as CLOSED, with allowance for subsequent addenda.

–Malkorok of the Kor’kron High Guard.

 

I’ve read over the report a couple times, and I’ll tell you right now, there’s more than one part of this whole thing that doesn’t sit right with me.  Not least of all the fact that Kelantir was one of the deaths.  She trained under Liadrin, so I kind of feel like after everything we’ve been through lately, I owe it to Liadrin to deliver that news myself.  Not looking forward to that conversation.

Malkorok seems pretty satisfied with his investigation – if there’s one thing he’s good at, it’s covering all his bases, not to mention how fast he turned this report around – but he also mentioned some followup work in there.  Might be something to be said for due diligence.  In fact, I may see about sending a personal messenger down to Brackenwall Village while we still have some people doing a little back-and-forth in Dustwallow.

Hang on.  Visitor.

 

So that was a troll scout, with news of the urgent variety.

The Alliance is coming.

Naval scouts have just reported an Alliance fleet approaching Bladefist Bay – dozens of ships, including one marked as a royal flagship.  Which can mean only one thing: Varian.

The messenger was all worked up and panicking – as it this was a bad thing.  Me, I could barely contain my excitement.  I’d just assumed I would have to go to Stormwind in order to give an overdue stepping-on to that two-legged, pink-skinned cockroach.  I never dreamed he would hop on a ship and come deliver himself to me right here.  Crisis?  Please.  This is a gift.  Hell, I’ll have to remember to tell Varian thank you, right before I snap his spindly neck.

I’m heading to Bladefist Bay to lead a force to intercept the Alliance ships at sea, along with a few surprises.  I just hope I can get close enough to see the look on that sniveling human’s face when he sees what I have in store for him.

It’s about to be a very good day.  The end of history has begun.

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