The Coming Storm
Malcolm Lair / Dec 24, 2016
In a stunning turn of events, when the plan was to reenact the assassination of Thane Galvynn Thulmane with Count Emmot Rosewood, the plan backfired. Despite interrupting the wedding of Duke Robert of Summerhill and Lady Mona Rosewood, the act also involved the death of our beloved Lord Malus the Second. Despite the numbers of nobles we had killed in the attendance of the wedding, most of the kill count being claimed by Ramok himself, Count Emmot Rosewood had dispatched his entire force to protect his interests during the wedding.
In a sick twisted game, the plan from Emmot all along was to make sure Vanitas came to the wedding, so that he could pin the assassination of Duke Robert of Summerhill, and Lady Mona Rosewood on Lord Malus, before slaying him. How we figured this out? Duke Robert of Summerhill had no surviving relatives.
By the unfair rules of succession, the line of Summerhill fell to Count Emmot Rosewood, who is now the Lord of all of Robert's holdings, claiming himself now, as Duke Emmot Rosewood of Summerhill. Gaining a substantial amount of fresh new worgen levies, and more resources to pour into his ever growing war machine to take on Vanitas at their source. More manpower than Vanitas could ever hope to muster, the darkest days of Vanitas is now upon them. With no hope, no will to survive, and now now leader. Duke Rosewood is now in a prime position to strike at long last, and win an absolute, and decisive victory.
The Militaristic Cult of Vanitas only has a few options remaining, now with Lady Historia Lair in charge of the cult unwillingly, and Grand General Darek Storm seizing command of all remaining forces within Vanitas. A strategy is still being written up to take on the Duke himself. Yet, none better than retreat and pray makes themselves noticeable.
The entire event was a stunning blow and a tragedy to the forces of the Militaristic Cult of Vanitas, and one would begin to assume that the death of the one they believed in, that they followed to the letter, that they looked up to and maybe only sometimes respected, had fallen in the field of battle, a warrior, worthy of the Halls of Valor in the eyes of Odyn himself, perhaps.
Now, Lord Malcolm Alexander Lair lies with his Grandfather and Father in a nameless family tomb.
With the apparent rise and return of Darek Storm to the forefront of all Vanitas planning and wargoals, with that too comes with the apparent ambitions of an Empire to live for a thousand, thousand years. Flags which were once green within the halls of Fortress Lair are now draped in red. The armored blackguard have thrown down their swords for the muskets. The formerly unrecognized Malus Intelligence Agency has returned in full force with their black coats, their black caps, their red armbands, and their sinister way of mind.
Thoughts of disloyalty are a traitors mindset and they will be shot and killed for harbouring such thoughts. Treason is the forefront of everyone's mind as someone had betrayed Vanitas for Duke Emmot Rosewood himself. How will Duke Rosewood deal with the return of the M.I.A. Dictatorship of Vanitas? How will he react? How do we know the dictatorship is back in force? The crypt in which the leaders of the M.I.A. leaders would meet in secret has been ordered to be reopened by Grand General Storm himself. The Secret Society is back.
Following the death of Lord Malus II, the Militaristic Cult of Vanitas (Or the Grand Vanitas Empire if you are a Storm supporter...) has been filled with absolute vengeance. The very first order by both Historia Storm, and Grand General Darek Storm has been to fuel and load every single Turbo Charged Flying Machine Vanitas had and unleash them upon the unsuspecting Gilneans at Keel Harbor where the Rosewood Families ancestral home is located.
Unleashing thirty-four fighter-bombers, the air raid lasted two hours, with the most devastating effect happening in the last fifteen minutes, when each of the Flying Machines had finally used up their ammunition and resorted to their wildfire bombs to raze what remained of the Rosewood Family land. Estimate reports state that Vanitas had only lost three pilots, while the Gilneans had suffered fourty six civilian casualties, and fifteen guard casualties.
With the rise of the M.I.A, the Grand Vanitas Empire, and Darek Storm. Once more, the enemies of Vanitas will witness what is known as Total War. No one is to be spared from the effects of a war of survival. Every tactic, every war crime must be committed. Moral authority is no longer warranted in Darek Storm's new empire. Those who would challenge the Imperial Might of Vanitas will face total war and destruction by any means necessary.
There is not a doubt that Duke Emmot Rosewood knows the entire landscape and the fortifications of the Plaguelands. He would expect Vanitas to not give up a single ounce of land. Which is why we're going to flip the tables on him. We're going to give up all of our land and travel to Northrend. The bombing raids of Gilneas was to lure him out of the Eastern Kingdoms, and bring him to us in Northrend. In the frigid cold winters of Northrend, where temperatures drop to fourty below on a good day, we will scorch the earth, and salt the land as we go. We will make Northrend unbearable for his armies to survive. When the attrition finally nips him in the butt, we'll strike with our full force. Until then, we wait. We lay traps. We plan around him. We goad him into conflict of our choosing and when the time is right...The Duke Rosewood would be no more.
The hastily built, and scrapped together Vanitas Imperial Navy will be docked at Faldir's Cove, ready to take sail and go to the Howling Fjord where the Scorched Earth policy will begin. All forces will be expected to arrive at Faldir's Cove, the very moment the order is given by Imperial High Command. No exceptions. Those that get left behind, do so knowing full well that Duke Emmot Rosewood would soon catch them and eliminate them from Azeroth.
HEY KID! LIKE TO FIGHT? LIKE TO BET? LIKE TO WATCH PEOPLE FIGHT, DIE, FIGHT AGAIN, AND THEN DIE AGAIN? THEN YOU'LL LOVE THE FINALE FIGHT BETWEEN OUR ARENA CHAMPION AND HER CONTENDER!
COME DOWN TO WATCH THE FIGHT SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY! (It actually won't be Sunday.) THERE WILL BE BLOOD! THERE WILL BE SWEAT! THERE WILL BE TEARS! CLOTHES WILL PROBABLY BE TORN OFF! THERE WILL BE FRYING PANS! FRYING PANS! FRYING PANS!
RAMOK, THE DESTROYER!
HISTORIA, THE BARBARIC NOBLE - LADY MALINA II
FRYING PAN! FRYING PAN! FRYING PAN! STAR OF THE SHOW!