Hello everybody! With the new sound files data-mined I have seen a whole lot of people saying who they believe the next Warchief of the Horde will be. I am going to go in depth with this idea because some may be a bit hesitant at first to consider this individual a potential candidate due to limited spotlight - but I believe he has the potential to be one of the greats.
What are the necessary qualities that somebody must possess in order to be considered eligible to become a fantastic Warchief? Honor, for one thing; Courage, and a heart filled with dedication for your people and clan. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: Roanauk Icemist
That's right folks, nobody has mentioned this man yet - but he must be one of the top contenders for quite a few reasons.
He was a POW
This is not some inexperienced wet-behind-the-ears kind of person that Baine may be. Roanauk has seen some battle; he has faced an innumerable amount of Scourge horrors that threatened to tear apart everything he has ever known. Entrapped by very powerful scourge magic, his people never gave up hope. When he was nearly freed one was quoted as saying "Retribution will come swiftly".
Above is an image of Roanauk being held captive by the Scourge, even going so far as to yell at the top of his mighty lungs that no amount of torture could ever sway his resolve.
The atrocities committed against him and his people by the dreaded scourge were numerous, and through it all he rose from the ashes to make a notable, and very powerful High Chief and leader to his people.
Tried and true leadership skills
You would be incorrect in assuming that Roanauk is a random Taunka that has no experience in leadership. As mentioned previously, he was the High Chief of his village, and after his victories in Icemist Village, he went on to become the leader of his people, representing them for the Horde in the massive Scourge War in the Frozen Wastelands of Northrend.
His battle prowess is nearly unmatched
An elder taunka warrior, Roanauk displayed his fighting skills as well as agility when he jumped 20 feet into the air in order to literally punch Under-King Anub-et-kan down the rock-hill to his watery doom. Prior to this, Roanauk invented the ability Mass Resurrection in order to bring as many as 20 of his clansmen and women back to life. He then applied a hybrid version of the infamous bloodlust, hinting at the fact that hey may have made some glorious ascension from shamanism. it is said that due to the fact that he pioneered this invaluable ability, millions of people worldwide still benefit to this day.
Above is an image of Mr. Icemist showing the world a small taste of his untapped, extraordinary power.
Genius level intelligence
Quick thinking is generally a worthy trait on the battlefield to have; and if this is not enough to convince you that Roanauk is a smart individual ... then just you wait.
The founder of Icemist Village, Roanauk pioneered a fantastic plot of land. His land values will never dwindle or diminish due to the fact that his village is surrounded by a plethora of waterfalls, making his village a landmark of Northrend, and a modern marvel. The foresight that this man must have access to is beyond compare. Not only this, but Roanauk became an elder among his clan, insinuating a large amount of wisdom.
All in all, Roaunauk Icemist is one of the greatest warriors to ever grace the battlefield. His efforts in Northrend were pivotal in the securing of Dragonblight from Scourge forces, and he is highly valued and respected among his people and anybody he encounters. Please consider Roanauk Icemist when voting for your Warchief in this upcoming patch. Thank you.