My Fellow Sin'Dorei,
We find ourselves in tumultuous times, times of great crisis, cataclysm and challenge. It is not the first occasion on which we have faced the destruction of all we hold dear, nor do I suspect that it will be the last--unless our response to these times causes us to lose our identity as a people. I will explain to you how this might happen and how it might be prevented by addressing our past, our present and the imminent future facing our lands.
For centuries our forebearers withdrew themselves from the affairs of this world to study the mysteries of the arcane. Many of you know and some may even recall that this solitude was interrupted only on a few drastic occasions. Among the first interruptions was our war with the Troll empire that resulted in our reaching out to the humans to bestow upon them the gift of magic in exchange for their aid in crushing this menace. It was this deal that created the foundation for our later alliance with the kingdoms of Lordaeron and Stormwind when the orcs invaded our world, summoned by the tainted Guardian Medivh. With our might behind the human forces, the orc horde and their demon masters were turned back and the dark portal was sealed.
In more recent history, those who were once our allies were tricked and ambushed by the Scourge, which made it to our own gates and corrupted our Sunwell, causing our people to suffer the agony of magic withdrawl. It was in these dark days that Kael'thas, well-intentioned but weak-minded, set out to serve our alliance by joining forces with the remains of Lordaeron, taking with him the greater part of our remaining army. I will not dwell on his mistakes as I know many of you lost what few friends and family remained to you after the scourge and the withdrawls claimed so many of our people. It was at this hour that our alliances failed us, but still we sought to rectify the mistakes Kael'thas was making by forging a new alliance, this time with Thrall and his horde and one of our fallen champions and the mortal remains of our former kin and allies.
Though our people are wise, we are not omniscient and seeing the future is a difficult art in any circumstance. We accepted their aid in avenging the wrongs of Kael'thas. Mistakes were made by us all in these times. We have our share of the blame, but mostly it falls to our good-natured trust that we placed in our leadership coupled with a totally understandable moment of weakness in the wake of the Sunwell's loss. These mistakes were forgiven by the Naaru and our withdrawl sickness cured--not by the Forsaken nor by any member of the horde but by the Dranei Prophet, Velen as he restored our Sunwell.
We stayed on with the horde to avenge ourselves on Arthas and the Scourge, doing more than our part to free the world of their menace.