Questions are back! A new Lion joins the pack!

We're back to sharing new questions and answers this week! We'd also like to welcome a new Lion to the team, Gajin! You can read his profile on the right to learn more about him: we would also like to clarify that he does not speak nor write common, but translations have been made by co-Lion Lola Spinbolt.

There are even more Lions to be introduced, and we have room for more! Seek us out during office hours or send us a letter if you are interested!

Due to mild production problems, some questions did not make this edition. They will instead be posted in the next edition, in two weeks' time. Next week we are hosting a special edition of the column, featuring a few select Lions in a debate!

Statelessness for the Undead

Cathaleena Moonwhisper asks:


Good day everyone of the Lion's Roar and the Lions themselves! My Name is Cathaleena, a roaming bard.. and also undead, yet I never belonged to the Scourge nor the Forsaken. It's a fairly long story, but to get to the reason I write you. Seeing as I've never been a member of either.. group, I am to be classified as a rogue undead. And now that I no longer work in a corporation.. should I perhaps turn myself in to the authorities and hope for the best? I pose no threat to anyone, and 'am more so interested to but see the happiness on the faces of those around me. With much adoration to your knowledge.


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Lady Lylith Dustcloud
Bal'a dash Cathaleena, That.. does sound like a tricky situation indeed.. tho I would advise you to contact the authorities.. as if worse comes to worse.. and they find out.. well.. I am sadly not all to knowledgable when it comes to the laws and regulations regarding the undead.. So perhaps approach someone close to you who might be of a direct assistance, who.. perhaps even knows some of these authorities and can vouch for you! Best of luck.. Much love and kissies~
Deedi
Caaaath! It is good to read from you, although not under the best of circumstances as I see. I would strongly advise you to head to neutral territory, be it Booty Bay, Uldum, Dalaran or Pandaria. Those places tend to be quite used to a colourful mix of people and tend to be more welcoming. I wish you the best of luck and hope very much to see you soon in person. Best wishes.
Lola Twinspirit
Many undead who are now members of the Horde under the banner of the Forsaken were not originally raised by the Scourge, they were united first and foremost because they were undead, and hated for it. You share common ground with them, and so I would implore you to seek them out, if it is legal protection that you seek. It is the only true legal institution you can turn to for protection. To be undead, is to be between two realms; neither of which welcomes you with open arms. You may be forced to accept that you are not meant to be here any longer, or live constantly under the threat of being sent onwards. I hope you find a haven to rest in, at least until the darkness that clutches our future is dispelled.
Gajin'fon the Lesser
You undead? No problem. He has many undead friends. Some deader than others, but what can you do about that, eh? All the living have some problem with the deaduns, it goes against the law of nature! And that law higher than our law. Not the highest law, though. But the Horde, they see it different. They see kinship with the outsiders that the world rejected. They welcome you to be with them. Or you come to the bog, stay awhile with him, heehee...

Lingering Feelings

Allyssana asks:


Alright.. let's cut to it. Lions I.. am at a loss. I used to work under a worgen a good two years ago and I slowly made myself up the ranks to end as his second in command, though when his corporation merged with another, I lost much of my interest for it and rather returned to my old squad killing demons.. But over time I.. got to miss this old floofball. And the last time I saw him I, didn't really make the best impression.. seeing as I was pissdrunk after some damn impmother murdered half my squad. And.. I, managed to get into a fight with a colleague of his.. now about a year later, I.. still have some feelings yet do not know what to do or how to react.. Urgh writing this feels so stupid just.. I hope you guys have some idea..


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Deedi
Dear Allyssana, People make mistakes and normally there is a chance to make up for past shortcomings. Since you seem to miss your Floofball pal, I would suggest approach him/her and offer an apology for the squabble with one of his/her colleagues. Nothing is worse than living your life wondering what could have been and your emotions tell you to catch up with your worgen friend, so I would suggest doing just that. Be prepared to explain some things and make amends for the previously mentioned squabble. Best of luck to you and your attempts at rekindling your old friendship.
Professor Rathmir Fallowweald
You can't make amends with all of them, better to just move on and be done with it. Not everyone needs friends, or business associates, or romantic partners. You might feel like that's what you want, but ask yourself, does that make logical sense if you haven't gotten along recently. On the other hand, if you've got feelings for an old coworker, shoot for the moon and try your luck. At least assuming these are romantic feelings, you're leaving much up to interpretation. Either you're lucky and you can live the rest of your life knowing you beat the odds, or you can confirm that this was a bad idea in the first place, and you can move on. You're never going to find out if you don't try, 'feelings' and 'reason' doesn't mix, so trying to think your way out of is folly. Edit: I have been informed by the administrator that my wording is "too aggressive" and I have toned down my language.
Lady Lylith Dustcloud
Bal'a dash! Well that does sound like a problem.. not gonna lie.. but do you know if he perhaps also felt something for you? In.. any case, it would be best to approach him and talk to him and even if it's just about the good old days.. after all.. you were his second-in-command as you said.. thus he must've held trust in you and your skills.. and I doubt that getting into a fight once would just wipe that all away.. when it comes to the passed time tho.. who knows.. it could be.. I do wish you the best of luck and follow your heart! Much love and kissies~

Decent Exposure?

Fiery Dancer asks:


Dear sweet Lions, I have been reading your question and answer column for a while, now wondering if you can help me on a trouble that is rolling in my mind since Midsummer started. In the city of Stormwind there are hundreds and thousands of people, and most of them look down on a woman dressed in little clothing, or call her slut if she is showing a little more skin than usual. I love to dance, and for Midsummer would want to show off some moves without being called names. Should I grit my teeth at the comments?


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Deedi
Dear Fiery Dancer, I am sad to read that your enjoyment of dancing and wearing well ventilated clothing has led to yourself getting nasty comments and getting called names. Attributing someone a behaviour just because of their way to dress is just narrow minded and horrible. One way to tackle such comments is a nifty and quick witted remark, but that can be hard to do. - "You dress like a slut!" - "You seem to be quite experienced in that area then!" This is not a good example and it may be hard to pull off with confidence and may not really be a solution to your baseline problem. Perhaps finding like minded people and venture out in a group to dance and have fun could provide you with more security from such comments and keep the nasty people at bay. After all, demeaning others is the tactic of the coward. Confronting nasty comments in an upstanding way and asking them why they feel the need to demean others and behave like jerks, could be a viable route as well. If everything else fails and I really hate to suggest that route, but perhaps you may have to cave in and adjust your wardrobe a bit, if you dont feel up to withstanding those comments or cant find a group of people to feel safe in. Subtle changes could provide a more clothed look without actually heating you up much more or even using paint meant for skin. I wish you all the best and I hope you can enjoy dancing the way you like to.
Gajin'fon the Lesser
As a fellow dancer and wielder of skin, he understands your pain very well. He doesn't like to cover his skin with furs and fabrics either. Maybe mud, though, that helps against the blazing sun. He doesn't know human culture much; but he knows they are very shy about their bodies. This is a foreign sentiment to him, and he wonders how they reached this conclusion. Showing skin is wonderful, no? You are not promiscuous for showing your body, they are much wrong to assume this. Unless you show your [reproductive organs], which many thinks of as rude, he thinks you should not be judged. Practice forgiveness and ignore their hateful voices, perhaps you can teach them truth, too? You can also curse them in revenge, but he does not recommend such drastic action unless it is called for. He does not know human law, and does not wish to make recommendations on that. But maybe slap them in the face.
Professor Rathmir Fallowweald
There are many sides of this coin, let's call it a die instead. I am not covering all of them, I am a warm-blooded man and I know all too well that I can't even start comprehending this from your point of view, as my wife continuously had to beat into my head. First of all: dress however you like. As long as you're not committing a crime, it's no one else's business if you'd like to expose your body. They might not like it, but that's not your problem. This is your right as a sentient person! Your body, your autonomy! But I also completely understand why they would do that. Sex is a big taboo in society, and you women are often considered objects of desire. I'm sure there's some biological reason behind why we're attracted to skin. That is to say, exposed skin that is normally covered up. That is less so a flaw on those who want to dress lightly, and moreso a flaw of our drives. Alas, you will probably have to live with it, if you stay in this city. Moving to a more freethinking place may get you farther, or it could get you into deeper problems. It's difficult to change people's minds about even the most basic things, changing society in a way to treat you with more respect is going to be a generational challenge.

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Ahmed Edwin heir, Vigenere asks:


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