Ravkha's Ceremony Speech
"Chieftains Padwanu, Grisov. Ministers Blakarth, Aovi. Elders and Champions of the Herd, Clansmen. Members of the Dreadhorde, and distinguished guests:
We gather today not for a single Tauren, but a celebration of a Clan — symbolizing an end, as well as a beginning — signifying renewal, as well as change. For I have sworn before you and the Earth Mother the same solemn oath our leaders of seasons past have.
When I joined the Thunderhoof Clan three years ago never did I expect that I would be standing where I am today. I never thought I’d be in this position, let alone have the chance to be part of a truly special group of Shu’Halo. It’s an honor in the highest degree.
Being part of the Clan is in itself a blessing from the Earthmother, for I have learned a lot from the Shu’Halo that are in our presence today.
Chieftain Padwanu. Though I never had the chance to learn from you before your great journey through Azeroth, let me say what an honor it is to be in your presence today. You have created something special here, and everyone knows it. For that I speak for myself and for the clan when I say… thank you.
Chieftain Grisov. You taught me that bravery is core to the Shu’Halo, that we should stand for what we believe in no matter the cost. You’ve led us into amazing battles and have truly become an icon, standing toe to toe against the greatest of foes.
Minister Blakarth. You have taught me that there is honor in combat, and that you don’t have to mercilessly kill without remorse. Since I’ve met you my respect for even our enemies have become more present, a life is most precious and should be cherished no matter the soul.
Minister Aovi. What can I say? You’ve been my guide to the Herd ever since I’ve joined. People look up to you with the upmost respect. From you I’ve learned that the spirit can guide us to do great things in life. Since then I’ve come to know the Earth Mother better, and all the spiritual traditions that make life as a Shu’Halo great.
And last but certainly not least, the Herd. The Thunderhoof Clan. You Tauren have taught me the most throughout my time here, and I will continue learning from you during my time as Chieftain. I sincerely can’t wait to see what adventures we have together in the future.
And to close it all off, just know that I will serve the Herd, with the Herd, by the Herd and most of all…"
"FOR THE HERD!"
Chieftain, Thunderhoof Clan