(In Felinestris’ current diary, jotted down in a precise, minuscule
style. The diary is locked by three magical locks and a spell of
invisibility when he isn’t using it. Even so, the writing is written in
Demonic, and magically enciphered.)
rumors are flying, of course. A rumor of the death of a powerful naaru (at the
claws of the Legion). Rumors of Wild Gods dying, supposedly slain by the Old
Gods. One of these, the death of Cenarius, has been confirmed. The druids say
this is an enormous loss.
the Legion and the Old Gods working together? (blotch of ink) The thought is enough to give me
heartening rumors speak of a big push to come soon, taking us back to Broken
Shore to exact the first installment of our revenge. And the demon hunters
speak of rumors of going to Argus, the home world of the draenei, and thus the
eredar as well. But how will we find it? The demon hunters don’t know. Only
Illidan had that information, and Illidan is dead.
am beginning to wonder if killing him was as wise as it seemed at the time. He
could have been persuaded or forced to give us that information.
most disturbing thing we have learned is that none of the demons we have
slaughtered are truly dead. They continue to reform in the Twisting Nether and
rejoin their foul kin.
we win this war? (several words carefully blotted out) I don’t know.
most hopeful thing that I can think of is the plethora of ancient, powerful
weapons that are popping up like toadstools everywhere. Artifacts that were
forgotten or thought lost for millennia are all turning up at once. The new Council
of the Black Harvest and other class guilds discover their locations, and then
help champions to reclaim them.
now have such an artifact, a staff once wielded by a now nearly-forgotten troll
of the Gurubashi Empire. It looked crude when I recovered it from an old temple
– just unpolished dark wood – but I have had it sanded, polished, and painted
to be more presentable. I have found it deadlier and more effective than any
other tool I have ever wielded.
are they appearing just now? Is some Power trying to help us?
are these new class guilds simply better at research than the scholars and
specialists of the Kirin Tor with their supposed expertise?
hear tales of even more potent objects from the far-distant past. Both the class
guilds and the Kirin Tor claim that they are too mighty and treacherous to
wield safely, even by a champion.
am dissatisfied with that. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and
there has never been a more desperate time than this.