can you imagine being Khadgar right now?
the Legion is finally defeated; he’s gotten his final work done. sargeras is imprisoned, and, despite inflicting one last terrible wound to them all, it’s a wound that the denizens of azeroth can again come together as one to heal, and when all is said and done, there can finally be peace and rest and friendship. everyone as allies, champions of azeroth. he’s seen in through WoD and now through the Legion. Horde and Alliance working together
but then ….
they go to Silithus to the wound of the world, and the lifeblood of Azeroth being so powerful. so powerful, he thinks, that those who wish to rule the world will try to claim it at any cost
the dawning realization - the dawning horror - as the horde and alliance start claiming it, and trying to outmatch one another
the realization that resources are so low for both after the war with the Legion, that neither side can bring it in them to give the other a fair share. the knowledge that NEITHER can afford to lose anything, even to those who were JUST allies
that the people who want to rule azeroth are those who ARE ALREADY the most powerful
the realization, the horror, as he watches fights break out between this precious, immensely powerful, resource. how quickly old grudges come back. how fast generosity dwindles. the night elf mage needs that resource to help fuel the gardens of darnassus, to feed the kaldorei; they’re running low on food after the war efforts bled the gardens dry. the orc shaman needs it to help the water elementals they parched after pushing them so hard for fresh water on antorus for the horde effort. the dwarves need it for the dwindled supply of iron they used for weapons against the legion. all, in the end, for their homes. not for the others’. why share this with the alliance? the horde? we need it more.
the realization that the blow sargeras struck wasn’t simply superficial and fleeting. that everything khadgar worked for - peace for azeroth, an azeroth bound together, safe in the knowledge that if they defeated the legion, they can defeat anything - is literally crumbling before his eyes, and in the end, maybe sargeras will destroy the planet after all
RIP Khadgar, you almost had it all