*A file pulled forth and hung on the wall in the war room of the keep would bear the information before you*
Officer's report, Commander John Stirewalt of the Lordaeron Military,
While I cannot attest to the accuracy of the events that have been conveyed to me, seeing as all this scourge business has brought forth confusion. It would seem we've heard several reports of a Field Commander gone rogue, much to the surprise of his peers down in Andorhal. It's rumored that he's betrayed and killed his father, along with many of the other Knights serving to Andorhal's defense against the seemingly-limitless forces of the scourge. I've also received word that the bastard's brother is on his way down there now, to resolve the situation. This "Elysiux", as he's known, might prove to be a bit much. His combat record shows that he's one of the fiercest warriors in the Lordaeron military, though his officers have scribbled down notes that he was -exceedingly- brutal in his physical approach. I suppose that makes sense, given the events that have transpired here.. Anyway, I'll need to go. There are those here that need my help.
** Another report, posted only days after Shazia's release of the plague, hung next to the original **
Lord Ivay Osrana, Knight of the Silver Hand, Former High Paladin of Andorhal,
It's been over a decade since word of my brother's death, or disappearance rather, had been brought forth to me by a ragged-looking messenger. I thought nothing of it, having not seen him since the fall of Lordaeron two years earlier at the time. Though I'd be lying if I were to claim that he remained entirely absent from thought over the years. At any rate, with this whole "plague" outbreak, Stormwind and her people are already on high alert. Now, in my pursuit to bring forth justice to those responsible, I've uncovered something most troubling..
While word of Elysiux's return wouldn't typically bother me, it's on the conditions of said news that I grow restless. Only four days before I last met with him on good terms, he spoke to me of an artifact he wished to seek out. One known as the "Bonda'aras" artifact. He claimed it's power to be unfathomable, capable of nearly bending the fabric of reality. Of course, it had been buried in history long before the age of men. He said with it, he could bring balance. He could rid the land of all evil, summon armies, level entire regions for development. He also warned that the artifact was capable of such power that, if he acquired it, none would stand in his way. While I thought nothing of it but a fairy-tale at the time, it's the recent events upon his return which frighten me. Last Saturday, myself and other members of the Silver Hand, accompanied by Sir Narimas of Darnassus, and a Priestess known as Thyana made pursuit of Elysiux in Kalimdor. We'd recieved word that a man looking like an older version of me had been spotted with a lot of less-than-friendly looking armored guards.
After a long stretch of tracking, it became obvious we were being hunted. We'd eradicated a few of his forces, but were stopped in our pursuit after encountering some degree of radical, and untraceable, power. It brought forth a variant of the plague in Stormwind, in a weaponized form. It also ended the life of one of Elysiux's men just as he was about to reveal to us Elysiux's whereabouts.. If all that my brother claims is true, he'll only grow stronger with the artifact. After his betrayal, I fear that he still seeks vengeance upon the mankind for "allowing" Lordaeron to fall. This may prove to be a crisis, I'm afraid..