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World of Warcraft: War Crimes

Christie Golden

“Garrosh Hellscream. You have been charged with war crimes, and crimes against the very essence of sentient beings of Azeroth, as well as crimes against Azeroth itself. You are also charged for all acts committed in your name, or by those with whom you have allied.” Garrosh merely stood there, silent and still. Taran Zhu continued. “The charges are as follows: Genocide. Murder. Forcible transfer of population. Enforced disappearance of individuals.” The list of the heinous crimes alone was powerful enough to make Jaina tense. She glanced over at where Vol’jin and the other Horde leaders sat. She had heard of the treatment of trolls under Garrosh—and what the orc had tried to do to Vol’jin himself. “Enslavement. The abduction of children. Torture. The killing of prisoners. Forced pregnancy.” Anduin winced, and Jaina could not blame him. She thought of Alexstrasza and the horrors that had been perpetrated upon the Life-Binder personally and the red dragonflight in general. Kalec was very still beside Jaina. She looked up at him, meaning to offer him comfort, and instead found him looking down at her. He knew what was coming, and slipped an arm around her. She braced herself. “The wanton destruction of cities, towns, and villages not justified by military or civilian necessity.” The Vale of Eternal Blossoms. Theramore. “What say you to these charges, Garrosh Hellscream?” Garrosh did not reply, and for a wild second, Jaina wondered if maybe, just maybe, hearing the charges so bluntly laid out before him would move the former war­chief. She had heard of his anger at an underling who had slain innocents in his name, knew that the one thing even Garrosh’s enemies must give him credit for was a passionate devotion to his race. And, at one time, he had also been given credit for honor. She stared at Garrosh, hardly daring to blink or even breathe, not knowing if she wanted him to break down and ask forgiveness for his atrocities or to stand firm— so that they could kill him with impunity.

“Garrosh Hellscream. You have been charged with war crimes, and crimes against the very essence of sentient beings of Azeroth, as well as crimes against Azeroth itself. You are also charged for all acts committed in your name, or by those with whom you have allied.” Garrosh merely stood there, silent and still. Taran Zhu continued. “The charges are as follows: Genocide. Murder. Forcible transfer of population. Enforced disappearance of individuals.” The list of the heinous crimes alone was powerful enough to make Jaina tense. She glanced over at where Vol’jin and the other Horde leaders sat. She had heard of the treatment of trolls under Garrosh—and what the orc had tried to do to Vol’jin himself. “Enslavement. The abduction of children. Torture. The killing of prisoners. Forced pregnancy.” Anduin winced, and Jaina could not blame him. She thought of Alexstrasza and the horrors that had been perpetrated upon the Life-Binder personally and the red dragonflight in general. Kalec was very still beside Jaina. She looked up at him, meaning to offer him comfort, and instead found him looking down at her. He knew what was coming, and slipped an arm around her. She braced herself. “The wanton destruction of cities, towns, and villages not justified by military or civilian necessity.” The Vale of Eternal Blossoms. Theramore. “What say you to these charges, Garrosh Hellscream?” Garrosh did not reply, and for a wild second, Jaina wondered if maybe, just maybe, hearing the charges so bluntly laid out before him would move the former war­chief. She had heard of his anger at an underling who had slain innocents in his name, knew that the one thing even Garrosh’s enemies must give him credit for was a passionate devotion to his race. And, at one time, he had also been given credit for honor. She stared at Garrosh, hardly daring to blink or even breathe, not knowing if she wanted him to break down and ask forgiveness for his atrocities or to stand firm— so that they could kill him with impunity.
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“Garrosh Hellscream. You have been charged with war crimes, and crimes against the very essence of sentient beings of Azeroth, as well as crimes against Azeroth itself. You are also charged for all acts committed in your name, or by those with whom you have allied.” Garrosh merely stood there, silent and still. Taran Zhu continued. “The charges are as follows: Genocide. Murder. Forcible transfer of population. Enforced disappearance of individuals.” The list of the heinous crimes alone was powerful enough to make Jaina tense. She glanced over at where Vol’jin and the other Horde leaders sat. She had heard of the treatment of trolls under Garrosh—and what the orc had tried to do to Vol’jin himself. “Enslavement. The abduction of children. Torture. The killing of prisoners. Forced pregnancy.” Anduin winced, and Jaina could not blame him. She thought of Alexstrasza and the horrors that had been perpetrated upon the Life-Binder personally and the red dragonflight in general. Kalec was very still beside Jaina. She looked up at him, meaning to offer him comfort, and instead found him looking down at her. He knew what was coming, and slipped an arm around her. She braced herself. “The wanton destruction of cities, towns, and villages not justified by military or civilian necessity.” The Vale of Eternal Blossoms. Theramore. “What say you to these charges, Garrosh Hellscream?” Garrosh did not reply, and for a wild second, Jaina wondered if maybe, just maybe, hearing the charges so bluntly laid out before him would move the former war­chief. She had heard of his anger at an underling who had slain innocents in his name, knew that the one thing even Garrosh’s enemies must give him credit for was a passionate devotion to his race. And, at one time, he had also been given credit for honor. She stared at Garrosh, hardly daring to blink or even breathe, not knowing if she wanted him to break down and ask forgiveness for his atrocities or to stand firm— so that they could kill him with impunity.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick

Length:

13h 32m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

31:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

26:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

25:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

23:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

17:54


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

28:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

20:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

23:26


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

24:52


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

19:35


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:47


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:34


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:10