Despite hopes to the contrary, the recent reorganisation of the Deepkin military has not affected what some consider to be the Idoneth’s deepest flaw – a complete inability to let other people have a go.
“Every time you think it’ll be different,” confided a landbound general who wished to remain anonymous. “First moments of a battle, it’s fine. But then something clicks and they’re all over you like an ogor at a picnic. My soldiers have been training for months. Do you know how hard it is to tell them they won’t get a chance to swing their swords, just because you saw a wet aelf in the distance? It breaks their little hearts.”
The Idoneth Deepkin on the other hand have taken offence at what they call ‘needless negativity’, explaining that their tendency to jump in is a treasured aspect of their culture. Attempts to reign the aleves in have been labelled an act of jealousy, further inflaming tensions.
The aelves have found an unlikely ally in the Ironjawz, who admire their ability to get stuck in regardless of the supposed proper order. They have extended an invitation for the Deepkin to abandon the alliance of Order and join Destruction, in order to escape having to live with such negativity. The Deepkin are supposedly considering the offer on the provision that the orruks guarantee that Teclis won’t be able to join as well.