Meat-Vendor’s prompt for Day 3 of the 30 Day Challenge is:
Favorite Racial Leader (Horde)
Yes, yes, so I like tails and hooves, but that is not the only reason the Tauren are my favorite Horde race, nor the only reason I like Baine Bloodhoof.
I like the Tauren because they have such a gentle nature (usually) and a society similar to that of the Native Americans. I also love Sunwalkers, despite the negative press they often receive for apparently breaking lore. I happen to think they work well. I even wrote a story that I aimed to tell in the oral tradition of the Native Americans called the Firebird and the Sunwalker.
But anyways, about Baine. I have a great deal of respect for Baine as a leader, both because of his stoicism after the death of his father and his unflagging devotion to his morals and his people. He is fiercely dedicated to the Horde, but would not bow to Garrosh on decisions he did not agree with.
Interested in Baine lore?
Definitely read the Know Your Lore piece on WoW Insider by Matthew Rossi about Baine as well as the leader short story about Baine on the Warcraft page, As Our Fathers Before Us.
See you tomorrow for the continuation of the #WoW30 Challenge!