Originally written September 24, 2012.
The content of the fourth letter is published at dawn and reads as follows:
Declaration of War
Dated the 24th of September, the King's year of 625.
This document hereby formally declares war on Garrosh Hellscream by Templars of the Rose.
The Rose cannot abide by the ceaseless violence, genocide, use of the Plague, use of mana bombs, utter eradication of soldier and civilian alike, and other destructive and dishonorable tactics by any individual, army, or faction. These are the very tactics that defined unilateral threats such as the Burning Legion, Betrayer, Lich King, and Destroyer.
As Warchief, Hellscream has deliberately ordered and publicly endorsed such actions of atrocity and destruction that are willingly committed by the soldiers of his Horde. Hellscream is hereby declared a unilateral threat to Azeroth, and the Rose declares war on him and his sworn allies.
Any individual, clan, or battalion, regardless of race or affiliation, that swears allegiance to Garrosh Hellscream and wages war in his name will be considered enemy and therefore met with equal or greater force by the Rose and its allies.
The betterment or even mere continuation of all races and cultures on Azeroth is endangered as long as Hellscream remains in power. The Rose and its allies seek to protect the endangered by war with the Hellscream Horde until cessation.
The cessation of war will occur upon three met conditions:
– The death or unconditional surrender of Garrosh Hellscream.
– The reinstatement of Thrall son of Durotan as Warchief, or selection of an individual of equal or greater capability.
– The death or unconditional surrender of all individuals, clans, or battalions that swear full allegiance to and wage war for Hellscream.
The Rose calls upon any Alliance or Horde member or army to unite against the Hellscream threat, on the condition that each individual, clan, or battalion unilaterally rejects Hellscream as Horde Warchief; and acknowledges, shares in, and pledges to honor the above stated cessation conditions. Any individual or army that steps forth and fully honors these terms will be regarded as ally.
Since its creation, the mission of the Rose has been to foster joint cooperation between the Horde and Alliance against Azeroth's greatest threats. It endured the Outlands, Northrend, and the Shattering. Each of these wars were fought and bled for by the Horde and Alliance; each enemy's end achieved the betterment of Azeroth and continuation of all its peoples. This continuation and betterment is the core of the Rose's mission regardless of race, culture, or affiliation. That effort continues, but takes on a new path in the face of reckless hate.
Hellscream's end draws near.
For the Alliance and its honorable peoples.
For the Horde and its honorable peoples.
Lightbearer Arialynn Dawnfield
Justicar, Templars of the Rose