The Battle for Hillsbrad
We just received word that Southshore has been lost. The Forsaken war machine is too powerful. We are no match for their chemical weapons.
I will attempt, however futilely, to keep this journal updated. I must record these atrocities for posterity.
Last I heard they made it to Fenris Isle. We lost contact with them after that.
Worgen? Could it be true...
We knew our time was limited. We evacuated everyone that we could, but Burnside stated that he would go down with Hillsbrad. We all agreed to stand by his side.
The Hillsbrad Fields are no more. Those that did not flee were captured. The Forsaken have declared us as prisoners of war. We are to be laborers at their new plantation.
They incinerated our farms and made us watch. Construction begins tomorrow.
Construction of their plantation is nearly complete. This place resembles no farm or plantation that I've ever seen.
The warden of the plantation, Stillwater, arrived today. He lined all of us up and gave us medical examinations. Nobody knows what's going on.
We've started laboring in the sludge fields. They grow poisonous mushrooms in fetid water and muck.
I hear screams coming from the Warden's manor. People are starting to disappear.
I overheard that some guards talking about the farmers, Ray, Getz and Kalaba. Something terrible has happened to them - of this I am certain.
Those of us that remain are scared for our lives. Some of the farmers claim to have seen ghouls running amok at night.
Master Apothecary Lydon was dragged away by Stillwater's guards. He was yelling and screaming that the Dark Lady would have Stillwater's head for this. What is he talking about, I wonder?
I saw them take away Burnside and Verringtan last night. I can only assume that I'm next.
<The rest of the journal is full of incoherent scribbles.>
- Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Added.