His path was revealed to him at a young age. Detlef was the first child born in a new Tauren settlement, and his siblings and cousins were to come in the following months and years.
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His path was revealed to him at a young age. Detlef was the first child born in a new Tauren settlement, and his siblings and cousins were to come in the following months and years. As the inland village grew in size from refugees of the Murloc coastal raids, traveling merchants and doctors began to stop by. Onak Maplehorn’s mother was well known in birth-lore and medicine, but with her fame came hubris...and carelessness. As Detlef’s siblings and cousins were born and lost within a fortnite under her care.
What the village accepted as the will of the Earth Mother, Detlef did not. He vowed to learn proper birth-rites to ensure this would never happen again.
Many years later Detlef would come across Onak’s mother again. In adulthood Detlef's powers as a shaman had developed and he no longer saw with clouded eyes. It was clear that Onak's mother had not lost her touch- but that she was in the thrall of a demon. This remnant of the Burning Legion sought to eradicate life on Azeroth before it ever even entered the world by targeting the unborn.
Detlef forgave Onak’s mother for the loss of his kin and after a vicious fight the demon was ripped from her soul. Onak's mother survived the exorcism but was left a broken shell from the years of torment. Her deeds will never be forgotten, and perhaps Onak would continue her quest to practice Birthing Rites throughout Kalimdor.
This was the path that was decided for Detlef as well. He shall continue to educate Azeroth on Birth-Lore and will vigilantly fight for the future inhabitants of our world. But should the demons come for Onak like they did his mother, Detlef will be the one to quell the demon’s thirst with its own blood.