Khorvis sat on a barrel in the Trade District, watching a line of shackled Royal Apothecaries shamble towards the elevators. The disgraced traitors were guarded by a squad of Kor'kron, and each of the orcs were armed to the teeth. Despite having left their order a year prior, Khorvis still gave his old comrades a casual salute from his seat. He turned to a loyal Deathguard, at ease and nursing a broken elbow next to him.
"Traitors, the lot of them. To think that they would wish us ALL dead!" The warrior paused and considered his wounded comrade. The Deathguard, Stevlin he had called himself, wore the tabard of Sylvanas but maintained a Horde sigil upon the breast.
"Tell me Stevlin, what was it in you that could bring your blade to meet the apothecaries' flesh? Why did you break ranks?"
The forsaken wasted no time in his answer, as if the response was seared into his being: "There are those who would wish their fate of death upon all others, but this is a selfish request. We Forsaken loyal to the Horde know too well the crime that was inflicted upon us, and resolve to preserve our allies from such a fate."
Khorvis only stroked his beard (shorter then) and nodded at the sensible words.
From the Desk of the Inquisition. Year 31
Khorvis, from the Grim Halls, wrote:Supplicant Bishoph,
The time has come to begin your second Trial, that of Resolve. It is now that you have proven your strength in Combat that you must be educated upon the history and workings of The Grim. You will find among those that I have assigned a common trait: undeath. Your task do be to discover the harmony between the Mandate and the grave. Seek out these four heroes and learn from them what it means to be resolved to our cause of Peace.
Lupinum the Deathless: This Dreadweaver will act as your Mentor in this trial. As a brother in the service of Light and Shadow, he will come to know you and your weaknesses. Hide nothing from him and follow his every task.
Tradire Redmourn, the Sentinel: She do be a great Harbinger of The Grim, a bloody terror in Hellfire Citadel. Mind your manners and may be bring a woolen blanket to this meeting.
Warlord Keraph Xalascent: Though not of The Grim, this forsaken warrior now commands Infection, loyal to the Dark Lady Sylvanas. He has fought many campaigns with our ranks and may hold much broader knowledge of your new fold.
Cyrus ik Cobratiis III, known as Malebrignon the Artificer: It has been some time since this Harbinger has been seen about the Grim Halls. Once he served as master of The Grim, though that time is long past in faded years. You may need to do some digging through the Archives.
Make your presence known to your new Mentor and begin the trial, Bishoph. I do expect a report upon my desk within one month's time.
High Inquisitor Bloodstar