There was a similar story in the Paladin class hall quest line. A father made a deal with Legion in exchange for the physical safety of his family. But because this is WoW and the afterlife is a real thing, he made a bad deal; a short time win, long term loss. As soon as they died, their souls belonged to the Legion and they had to serve eternity as slaves. Im sure there's going to be a future storyline where the player has to help break the curse on her family's bloodline due to a shortsighted deal made by Rasta.
Keep in mind, Otoye may not be intentionally exaggerating. The Zandalari are generally biased toward racial supremacy, at least at the moment (this will probably change after the end of the raid and their unlock scenario, showing the Zandalari humbled as the Kul'Tirans will likely be), which will almost certainly color her recollection. Also, considering she (and the rest of her people) are mourning their now-fallen King, it wouldn't surprise me at all if those two factors came together and she recalls Genn as a vicious warmonger who gave a loaded deal so he'd have an excuse to call the attack, rather than someone offering a genuine chance to come to the negotiating table and regretfully gave the order when Rastakhan held his ground, as Otoye would be inclined to remember the King as a brave troll who heroically stood his ground against a vicious invader.
Alliance have no honor, they need to be wiped out
Who's the monsters now? The Horde! That's who!
We know the alliance goal wasn't Talanji, Greymane is not the kind of person who takes prisoners either. Otoye makes the story more tragic before the horde because it's the first time something like that happened to them.
Well I am curious how the dialogue of the last 3 bosses varies...Genn taking hostages, etc. makes no sense. but something waht would be great insult for the zandlari,so it seems like a pull of the narrator.Also the alliance witness it firsthand, while the hordes are just told about it.
I like the idea of different dialogue for different factions or classes or races or whatever, but when it's about something so big we get into a problem where it can muddy the canon.
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This is quite interesting. I don't really think there will be any issue determining what is canon though - players that do their own faction's boss see the actual events as they happen for those bosses. The reported boss fights from other characters (example being if you're a Horde player, King Rastakhan) aren't wholly canon. It seems clear, at least to me, that the Zandalari trolls (who inform Nathanos and the Horde raid) are pissed off about their king dying and embellish their account of the event as a result. Given how the Alliance for the most part seem united under Anduin, and aren't interested in doing anything morally questionable, the bit about Genn asking for a hostage etc. feels like it's a fabrication, but it seems as though it COULD be true, given what Horde players know about Genn's actions in the past (firing upon Sylvanas' ship in Stormheim). Blizzard might be trying to play upon that to create some confusion, or stir the pot to get players invested in the faction war again.In the end, this seems like a justifiable case of unreliable narration, from a party with a clear bias. There WOULD be an issue if, for instance, as an Alliance player fighting Rastakhan (the 'canon' encounter,) Blizzard later tell us matter-of-factly that Genn took matters into his own hands and demanded Talanji as a hostage. This would mean that the Alliance characters who were actually present for the fight as it took place in real time, somehow missed a few lines of dialogue from a character who was right there with them, screaming their head off. Short of something like an old god's madness-inducing field, that just wouldn't be right, and would be plain awful storytelling.
TWO TIMELINES CONFIRMED
There's been a lot of unreliable narration this expansion. Jaina's story immediately comes to mind, especially her Warbringers cinematic where the Horde are painted as bloodthirsty monsters even though that side of them wasn't even shown at the original attack of Theramore like was depicted. It was literally just Rexxar and company defending their new homeland and they even gave the invading force a chance to surrender peacefully.Another case of unreliable narration would be all the scenes of Horde members standing up to or resisting Sylvanas that are conveniently not shown to the Alliance in their versions of the cinematics or quests. If you lived in an Alliance-only vacuum it wouldn't be much of a stretch to believe that the Horde has literally become the new Scourge.Blizzard doesn't know how to do a faction war expansion without straight-up lying to, misdirecting, or hiding things from their players. I've seen people say that this is because the faction war is pointless these days now that we have so many external threats that the factions have banded together to fight plenty of times before, but I don't necessarily believe that's true. I think there's plenty the factions could still be fighting about but nothing that's happened this expansion is one of them, especially not Azerite. Trying to control Azerite is like trying to control trees. Every tree on the planet. This is because it seems to be seeping out from absolutely everywhere, even the old continents if the quest items from Island Expeditions to be believed.Sylvanas acts like no other single member of the Horde so she's also a poor motivation for us to be at war. If her crazy ass wasn't in the Horde this whole expansion could just be about Azerite and controlling specific areas that were hotsprings of it rather than chasing a fool's goal of trying to control literally the whole planet. Even a turf war like that would've been more interesting than what we got.