So, the Alliance basically won the war, albeit by invitation from a fractured Horde, but what happens next now that they've left apparently raised their sails to go back to the east and left the Horde to lick its wounds under Vol'jin?
Some thoughts -- Tyrande can't really be all that happy that Varian didn't force some sort of treaty or restrictions on the Orcs with regard to Ashenvale. Will there be a stink over it amongst the Alliance leadership?
The Alliance obviously has the advantage in military power and resources right now -- how rapidly and how far ought they try to permanently paint certain parts of the map blue? Particularly in the Eastern Kingdoms, where both Sylvanas and Lor'themar sent forces to Kalimdor, is the next step for the Alliance a campaign on Gilneas? on Stromgarde? Both simultaneously? They'll never have a better opportunity to, if not actually retake Lordaeron, certainly to hem Sylvanas in again.
I am almost starting to wonder as well if Varian should remarry. These kinds of historical political subjects are maybe too high-concept for Blizzard to bother with, but a King in his position probably shouldn't enjoy the luxury of bachelorhood. Political marriages strengthen alliances, repay debts, etc. Aside from Calia-speculation, is there someone Varian ought to be getting married off to here? Jaina's involved, or it would be an obvious thought. The Widow Windrunner? Certainly strengthens the Silver Covenant greatly if that nutjob (IMO) Vereesa ever has any illusions of conquering her homeland.
This is the kind of lore-nerd speculation thread you get out of this server mess, btw