We are The Scarlet March. This proclamation is intended to explain the details of our existence, settle any disputes about our nature, and make our order transparent and accessible to the Alliance. At the very least, the intent of this is to provide the aware and the interested with knowledge about our order, so that they may not in ignorance greet us with undue aggression.
Queries may be addressed through correspondence with Captain General Ustrad Dallows, Highlord Claire Eldevane, High Inquisitor Alrick Eldston, Archbishop Radolphus Imbris, or Commander Tinracel Fairheart. Couriers run regular routes to the Scarlet March's current position.
The Holy Order of The Scarlet March
We are bearers of the Flame of the True Crusade. Our numbers have been sundered by the enemies of the Holy Light, but in spite of the adversity we have faced, the Divine has not left our side. We have kept vigil over the ruins of our great nation, and every member of our Order is prepared to die to see it restored. These are our origins.
The Scarlet March operates with three objectives of immense importance.
1) To cleanse Lordaeron and the surrounding lands of the taint brought upon it by the Plague of Undeath and the Undead Scourge, and maintained by the presence of the Forsaken and their allies. A Lordaeron rebuilt for humans and habitable by humans is the only acceptable outcome of the prolonged conflict in the Plaguelands.
2) To end the undead threat across all of Azeroth. The people of Lordaeron know more deeply than any other the terror wrought by the menace which overtook their land. Therefore, it is their sworn duty, and so the duty of the Scarlet March, to fell undead and eliminate their source wherever it lays root.
3) To spread the Word of the Light. The Scarlet Crusade was formed as a result of a specific and catastrophic turn of events. However, their cause goes deeper than overturning the results. The Scarlet March is not only an institution of war; it is also a host of those faithful to the Holy Light. Even when its blades may finally be sheathed, the order's will remain dedicated to preaching the Word of the Holy Light.
Relationship with the Alliance
The Scarlet Crusade became hostile to all outsiders soon after its formation. The Crusaders who remain alive across Tirisfal and the Plaguelands remain so to this day, due to the tutelage of their corrupted masters.
For a long time, the Scarlet March shared this policy of hostility and xenophobia. No longer. While crimes of the past are unforgivable, the Crusaders of the Scarlet March now fully understand that it is not race and affiliation that make the Living evil, but rather their actions. Even those lost to the faith may be redeemed with patience and open arms, and so every Crusader is expected to be peaceable to any living being who shows it deserves fair treatment.
To those of the Argent colors:
We both have lost much in the battles of the past. Blood spilt by Undead, families lost, towns razed. Yet the Crusade’s radical idealism made the people look away from them, and towards Tirion and the Argents as the saviors of humanity.
Against the Lich King, we are all victims. Do not forget this.
Your Crusade is not the only one who lost many. Our forefathers as well, lost to corruption of zeal and to darkness at the hands of the Undead menace.
They started a mission years ago; a mission to spread the faith of the blessed Light upon all those of Azeroth. It is our duty to fulfill this mission. We will -not- abandon the holy purpose that has been set upon us.
And lastly, to those of non-human descent:
The Scarlet Flame, our mission, is a human idea. It was created as a response to the fall of Lordaeron, the seat of humanity. Like the night elven Sentinels, the dwarven Mountain Guard, and the pandarian Shado-Pan, the March is an Order to celebrate and redeem mankind. If we are to survive in such a world as Azeroth, we must be able to hold our own without the aid of others.