The Ashen Verdict is a select group of the most talented craftsmen in the Ebon Blade and Argent Crusade. Its creation symbolizes the unity of our forces as we mount the final assault on the Lich King and his minions.
It is through the Ashen Verdict's efforts that we have discovered how to bend saronite to our will.
I was once a paladin, <name>. Now the Light shuns me, for my sins are too great.
I will aid my allies as best I can, but never again will I wield the powers of darkness.
A self-inflicted would, friend. I could not bear to look upon a world where I'd committed so many horrors under the Lich King's grasp.
It was my first step towards redemption, and if my sins are unforgivable, then I will attempt to atone for them for the rest of my life.
This is our final stand. What happens here will echo through the ages. Regardless of outcome, they will know that we fought with honor. That we fought for the freedom and safety of our people.
Remember, hero, fear is your greatest enemy in these befouled halls. Steel your heart and your soul will shine brighter than a thousand suns. The enemy will falter at the sight of you. They will fall as the light of righteousness envelops them!