The Earl of Dalewood,
Abraham Glendale II
Abe Glendale.png

Race
Nationality

IconSmall Human Male.gif Human
Kul Tiras Flag.png Kul Tiran

Date of Birth

February 28th, -14 L.C. (Age 53) Harrington Hold, Dalewood City, Tiragarde Sound, Kul Tiras

Titles

The Stalwart
The Reverent
The Bull Moose
The Betrayer of His Class

Positions

Earl of Dalewood
Admiral of the Sixth Fleet
Lord of House Glendale
Professor of Maritime Law at the Proudmoore Naval Academy
Captain of the L.A.S. Behemoth
Magistrate of Dalewood
Seneschal of Dalewood (Formerly)

Affiliations

Kul Tiras Flag.png Kingdom of Kul Tiras

Glendale-icon.png House of Glendale
Grand Alliance Icon.png The Grand Alliance

Relatives

Glendale

Eleanor Glendale (Wife)
George Glendale (Son)
Robert Glendale (Son)
Rosalynn Glendale (Daughter)
Lena Glendale (Daughter)
Theodore Glendale (Son)
Quentin Glendale (Son)

Lawrence Glendale (Father)
Mary Glendale (Mother)
Donwald Glendale (Brother)
Abraham Glendale (Grandfather)

Education

Proudmoore Naval Academy -
M.A. & J.D.

Alignment

Lawful Good

Political Philosophy

Progressivism

Military Service

Allegiance

Grand Alliance Icon.png The Grand Alliance
Kul Tiras Icon.png Kul Tiras

Branch

Years of Service

4 L.C. - Present

Rank

Kul Tiras Navy O-12.png Admiral

Unit

The Sixth Fleet

Commands Held

Admiral of the Sixth Fleet
Captain of the L.A.S. Behemoth
CDR of the Dalewood Marines

Awards

See Awards and Honors

Always ensure your adversary regrets their every victory.

–- Abraham Glendale II

Abraham Glendale II (Born Abraham Theobald Woodrow Glendale II) is the Earl of Dalewood, Admiral of the Sixth Fleet of the Kul Tiran Navy, Lord of House Glendale, a Professor of Maritime Law at the Proudmoore Academy. And he was also elected Magistrate of Dalewood with overwhelming support of the people.

Known for his sharp intellect and genial personality, Abraham Glendale has been able to command the respect of superiors, friends and adversaries. Abraham was able to create a name for himself, beyond his nobility, through acts of valor during his service in Second War and exposing corruption within the Kul Tiran navy through persistent, gritty law practices.

Upon becoming the Earl of Dalewood, Abraham built his reputation as a loud and obnoxious, yet effective and persuasive, politician. He has advocated for improved conditions at lumber yards, shipbuilding yards, and mining operations throughout Kul Tiras. His main goal is to empower the working people of Kul Tiras, and help them achieve financial stability.

History (WIP)

Early Life

On February 28th, -14 L.C., Abraham Theobald Woodrow Glendale II, named for his grandfather, was born into a noble Kul Tiran family with an impressive naval lineage. His mother succumbed to complications during childbirth, so his father, Lawrence, took the necessary steps to keep his only child safe. However merely two years after his first wife passed away Lawrence remarried and bore a child with another noblewoman. But nevertheless, Lawrence intended to focus on his eldest son instead of his youngest, Donwald. On top of being a child growing up with a hostile stepmother, Abraham was a sickly child, with a plethora of health conditions, including asthma. But he managed to overcome them by daily outings with his father, whether it was horseback riding or taking a rowboat on the bay. Lawrence helped his son build endurance and stamina through running, hiking, and swimming. Lawrence subjected the young Abraham to rigorous exercises so that the boy wouldn’t succumb to his childhood diseases, and it would prove effective. By the age of seven, Abraham was able to overcome most of his ailments, but the asthma persisted until the age of nine.

From the start, Abraham developed a distaste for his younger brother, mostly because of the hostility from his father’s second wife. She would always pry Lawrence away from spending valuable bonding time with his eldest, to spend time with Donwald. From Abraham’s perspective, it was always his father favoring Donwald when in reality it was the other way around, this realization would not occur to Abraham until his later life. As the two got older their rivalry intensified. Lawrence began to bring Donwald to the excursions that were once exclusive to Abraham and Lawrence. Donwald would taunt Abraham for lagging behind, even though Abraham was older, Donwald was the menace who constantly pestered his brother.

Schooling

At the age of eight, Abraham met his life long partner, Eleanor Donovan. Their meeting occurred during their first day of school, while during recess a group of boys led by Donwald were bullying Eleanor by playing keep away with her doll. Abraham was the only student who tried to intervene and cease the bullying of Eleanor. Abraham, who would normally try to avoid his brother’s annoying ire and harassment, was empathetic towards the young girl and grabbed the attention of his devilish brother. With the focus on Abraham, Eleanor was able to retrieve her doll and hide from the young Donwald.  After the traumatic incident, the young Abraham would console Eleanor, telling her that he related to her experience of being harassed by Donwald, and told her that he’d step in if things got like that again. It was this action that created the foundation of a relationship that would last for many years.

Eleanor was the daughter of a blue blood family in Boralus, so after the incident with Donwald, Eleanor pulled Abraham aside and presented him a jewel encrusted butterfly brooch which she stole from her mother’s dresser because she was perplexed by the wonderful colors of the various jewels on the trinket. She gave it to Abraham as a token of appreciation but made him promise to wear that brooch over his heart for as long as he lived. It was to represent the promise Abraham made and ultimately their relationship for years to come. Abraham agreed to the promise and wore the trinket from that point on and he’d be rarely seen without it. It was also in this moment where he decided that he will no longer permit Donwald’s bullying towards anyone, not just for his sake, but his friends and Eleanor’s sake as well. From that point on he would work hard to earn the respect of his peers not just in his grade but the entire school’s respect.

Growing Confidence

By sixteen, Abraham now commanded the respect of his peers and could casually brush aside Donwald’s jabs. With his strong confidence, Abraham constantly participated in athletics, from swimming to track to boxing, Abraham welcomed the thrill of competition. He was humble when it came to victories and respectful when faced with rare defeats. One of his early accomplishments was participating in one of Boralus’ Local Boxing tournaments, and he signed up just for the fun of it. His passion for boxing carried him all the way to the final match where he would be squared off two time winner Dusty “Jawbreaker” Callahan. The seventeen year old Abraham was not shaken by his experienced adversary, and ultimately came out on top while suffering a mild concussion. From that point he’d participated in the boxing tournament for one more season before hanging up his gloves from the relentless demands from Eleanor to devote more time to his studies. As much as Abraham enjoyed the thrill of athletics, he saw it more as a hobby where as he valued academics over physical skill.

Abraham would be known for his fierce love of athletics and his endless quest for knowledge. When he wasn’t participating in sports he’d be in the library with Eleanor and the debate team. As vicious of a competitor he was in the ring, Abraham was an extremely fierce competitor when it came to debate tournaments. Abraham would read on vast topics, from the arts to the sciences of engineering, to the point where he would be nearly proficient when discussing them. Abraham was willing to learn everything about specific subjects just to get an upper hand on his opponent. For the most part of his teenage schooling, Abraham was extremely dominant on the debate stage, until his senior year where he was bested by Quentin Armstrong. Impressed by Quentin’s strategy, Abraham personally sought Quentin to learn his techniques. From there the two would become best friends. Abraham then completed secondary school at the top of his class, and was the school’s valedictorian.

Proudmoore Naval Academy

Following his graduation, Lawrence enlisted Abraham to continue his education at the Proudmoore Naval Academy. It was customary for the heir to the Earl to begin their service at the Proudmoore Naval Academy. At the academy Abraham wanted to earn a four year degree in Political Science along with enrolling in the Pre-Maritime Law program that they offered. The program automatically put those who participated on track to become an officer in the Kul Tiran Navy. 

In preparation of the shift he would study naval regulations and tactics used by the greatest Kul Tiran captains and admirals, from battles between the Irontide Raiders to the Bloodsail Buccaneers. The aspiring officer read journal after journal to get an understanding of the concept of naval engagement. Abraham’s good friend Quentin was also accepted into the Law program and the two got to work as partners. With the aid of his father’s position, Abraham and Quentin were appointed to the staff of Second Fleet’s Admiral, Maynard Garfield. Garfield, who served the Proudmoore Admiralty for a stunning two decades thanks to his valorous poise, was the perfect mentor for the prodigy Abraham.

Pursuit of Higher Education and Marriage Life

During his first year at the naval academy, Abraham proposed to his longtime friend and sweetheart at the age of eighteen. Eleanor who moved on to upper education as well, began making plans towards establishing her own business. One of the passions she and Abraham shared was the love of making baked goods, thus making it an obvious choice of business. The young family purchased a home in the Upton Borough in Boralus, where the first floor would be a storefront for Eleanor’s Bakery. Abraham absolutely supported Eleanor’s dream and helped run the popular bakery when he had time. Unfortunately, his academics and duties at the Naval academy also required his attention.

At the Academy, he would earn the respect of many of his superiors through his mannerisms and quick wit which paved the way to him becoming a Lieutenant within the Kul Tiran Navy. Abraham, when he was not working in the bakery, spent many of his daylight hours in the library studying for his government and law courses or brushing up on naval maneuvers and protocols as suggested by Admiral Garfield.  Eleanor questioned Abraham’s workload, fearing that her husband had too many responsibilities and that the pressure might crush him. Nevertheless, Abraham assured his wife that the challenge of all the positions he maintained was a worthy challenge. Abraham completed his first year of studies, but his success was not achieved without long hours of studying. Abraham would have aspirations to continue his education at the academy and eventually pursue a law degree, but fate would have other plans for Abraham.

The Second War

News began to spread that invaders from another world decimated the Kingdom of Stormwind, and that war might be on the horizon for the seafaring nation. But soon the orcish Horde was on the doorstep of the Kingdoms of Lordaeron and Kul Tiras joined the coalition to combat the savage invaders. With this news of the creation of the Alliance of Lordaeron, the Kul Tiran Fleet mobilized. The news came and Admiral Garfield tasked Abraham to man the helm of a Seascraper Class Transport, one of the smaller ships the Kul Tiran Navy had to offer. Abraham told his father and wife of his deployment and requested that there would be no deployment celebration. Abraham wanted to be treated no different than a sailor who came from a working class home when being sent to war. Abraham said his farewells to his wife and father, and he set off to the unforgiving seas.

Heroics on the High Seas

Though Abraham did not sail on a regular basis, he welcomed the challenge of putting the naval tactics and protocols he read about and studied to use. Eager to deal with the navy’s new adversaries, Admiral Garfield pulled Abraham aside and provided some very valuable advice that would stick with Abraham going forward. The legendary Admiral would tell the young officer that he must be ready for anything, and not be afraid to put his own life on the line even for the sake of one man. Abraham would keep the wiseman’s words in the back of his mind. But hubris enveloped Abraham and his crew since they did not expect the Horde to put up a fight put against them on the High Seas, the reason being that no one in the world had a grander navy than Kul Tiras. They would soon find out that this was false. It was a warm night on the sea, it was midsummer and the young Lieutenant Glendale and his First Mate, Quentin Armstrong, were out on the deck observing the night sky. Their ship was well away from the mainland and Kul Tiras, however there were a few islands in the distance that he saw earlier in the day. His crew of nine sailors were either asleep or drinking the night away, most of them were asleep though. The waters they sailed in were shark infested, one misstep by a sailor would turn them into fish food. One moment the night was calm, the next Lieutenant Glendale’s ship was split into two. 

Abraham was thrown off the deck into the water, after a few moments of the men struggling the sounds of their screams polluted the once silent midsummer night. One of the sailors cried out that they were in shark infested waters, Abraham knew that struggling would draw the attention of the sharks. He hollered into the moonlit night calling for his crewmen to swim to him and find and piece of debris they could float on. Most of the men followed these orders, while two sailors perished, the first one drowning from exhaustion and consumption of salt water and the other was killed on impact of the ship. As the men grouped together, First Mate Quentin let out a blood curdling scream, fearing the worst, Abraham’s worst fear was realized. The outline of a shark was clasped firmly around the pained Quentin, using his quick wit, Abraham would punch the beast in the nose and it would release the First Mate. Abraham placed Quentin in the middle of the makeshift raft and along with two men would slowly paddle in the direction of the island they saw earlier. Before Lieutenant Glendale mobilized his shipwrecked crew he wanted to find what could’ve destroyed his ship. Initially he thought it was a whale shark, but he saw a faint silhouette of a ship none that he had ever seen. Later he found out it was a Horde Juggernaut.

Abraham would paddle the makeshift raft, with the help of the remaining crew who would alternate after long intervals of time. Abraham elected to keep paddling, despite suffering from fatigue, he would rather have a shark come and attack him than one of the remaining crew members. As he kept paddling, he would periodically check on Quentin, who would let out a groan of pain to indicate that he was fighting for his life. After several hours paddling they weary shipwrecked crew finally made it to land. Of the nine crew members of the vessel, seven survived, and would eventually become six. After trying to tend to his wounds, Quentin Armstrong passed away as a result of an infection that spread as a result of the untended shark bite.

For Lieutenant Glendale, there was going to be time to mourn the loss of his close friend, but the pressing matter was signalling an allied vessel to save him and his marooned band. The sea-locked prison featured white sand beaches and a lone palm tree. With resources limited and his crew suffering from fatigue and starvation, Lieutenant Glendale took it upon himself to take down the lone tree and start a fire. The only tool he possessed was a knife that was attached to his belt. For several hours the Lieutenant finally managed to cut the tree down, to his advantage the trunk was not too thick. In the dark hours of the night, Glendale was successful and started a signal fire, but the real battle was making sure the flame survived the cold and deathly silent night.

Soon fatigue gripped the young Lieutenant as he drifted off into a slumber, with his last conscious thought belonging to his beloved Eleanor. The next time he awoke he thought he was dreaming, for a small row boat full of Stormwind Sailors had come to save the stranded Kul Tiran crew. The rescue was a product of the Stormwind Vessel that was returning from Lordaeron, and they saw the signal flame as they passed the island. At last, this hellish experience came to a conclusion, however, the damage had been done. Not only did Glendale suffer from broken ribs and a sprained wrist, but he had lost a good friend.

Return

As Lieutenant Glendale and his crew returned to Boralus, the word got out about his heroics on the high seas. Before Lieutenant Glendale met with superiors to share his tale, he went straight to the home of Quentin Armstrong's family to deliver the news of his passing. He expressed his sorrow and guilt for not doing enough to save his friend, and he still thinks about it to this day.

The Armstrongs held a service for Quentin and Abraham gave a powerful eulogy that made attendees laugh and weep. As the Tidesage put the torch to Quentin's pyre, Abraham was finally able to shed the tears that had been building up since the death of his friend.

Abraham was summoned by the Admiralty Board where the were going to award him four honors for his deeds upon the High Seas, most notably the Kul Tiran Medal of Valor. His mentor, Admiral Garfield, was the officer to pin the medals to his uniform.

Between the funeral of Quentin and meeting with his superiors, Abraham didn't even get the chance to see his wife or father in all the excitement. At last, he was reunited with his family, and they told him that the people of Dalewood were just as excited to welcome home their heroic son. Before the Glendales would return to Dalewood, Admiral Garfield called in Abraham to inform him that he would be receiving a promotion after exhibiting the necessary leadership required for a captain in the Kul Tiran Navy. Abraham left Boralus as Captain with no ship.

As expected, the response to his return to Dalewood was received by a euphoric celebration. People lined the streets as Abraham, brandishing his new medals and arm sling, made his way back to Harrington Hold where he would spend his recovery and a well earned break.

Family Life

Shortly after Abraham returned from war, Eleanor and Abraham were finally able to embark on a honeymoon. The young couple left for Lordaeron for a month, and by the time they came back, Eleanor discovered she was pregnant. The couple were elated when they made the discovery, Abraham and Eleanor planned to start a family earlier but the war got in the way.  

Nine months later, George Charles Glendale was born, however the pregnancy took its toll Eleanor. The first time mother got really sick during labor, and she almost didn’t make it. This event had a lasting impact on Abraham to the point where he didn’t want to put his wife in that situation again, his wife on the other hand wanted many children and Abraham knew he couldn’t talk her out of it. But when it was all said and done, Abraham was happy that his wife recovered easily and their son was healthy as could be. And then shortly after they welcomed their second son, Robert Bernard Glendale, this time there were no complications, much to the young couple’s relief. 

After he completed his duties in the Navy in the daytime Abraham would return home to his young family, and would tell stories and sing lullabies to his children. Abraham wanted to replicate the activities of his childhood with his own children. He took them on numerous outdoor excursions where he shared ancient Kul Tiran folktales and the occasional ghost stories told by Eleanor who excelled at telling such tales. Abraham was overjoyed when he saw his two sons get along, something that he personally lacked during his upbringing. For a long time did Abraham wish he had a sibling he could also call his friend, alas his relationship with his only brother reeks in animosity. 

Abraham and Eleanor saw their little family grow once more after Eleanor gave birth to their first daughter, Rosalynn Mary Glendale. As if being a father and an officer in the Navy was enough, Abraham was determined to earn his bachelor’s degree and work towards a law degree. Once again, Abraham put himself in a position that required him to juggle many important responsibilities. 

Renewed Pursuit of Higher Education

One of the motivating factors of his return to higher education was the looming obligation in the form of the position of Earl. Although no formal training was required to be the Earl of Dalewood, to have great knowledge of politics and its various institutions could only make a leader more effective. Abraham also began to understand why his father had him participate in the Pre-Maritime Law program. The Earl serves as the Chief Magistrate of the Dalewood Tribunal on top of being the chief executive of Dalewood. Not only did Abraham want to understand the law of the sea, but he wanted to understand the judicial system in which the people of Dalewood and, in a greater sense, the system which Kul Tiran people lived under. 

During his journey Abraham met Geoffrey Norton who was self taught and never went to school until secondary school. Geoffrey Norton, much like Abraham, was inquisitive and was notorious for being a know-it all. Norton flaunted his self accumulated knowledge, Abraham initially found it arrogant and annoying. However, over time he came to find it extremely hilarious especially when Norton debated various professors to the point where the lecture time expired. Much like Abraham, Norton had aspirations for law school. 

Abraham began the journey of earning his bachelor’s degree shortly after the birth of his first child and completed it three years later. Like he was in secondary school, Abraham finished at the top of his class and earned the title ‘The Questioner’ among the faculty due to his inquisitive nature.

Duty to Law

Steward of the Law

Indictment of Admiral Xando Seabane

The Third War

The Fall of Daelin

Becoming an Admiral

Entering the Political Arena

The Earl of Dalewood

Ascension

Early Reign

Elected as Magistrate

The Fourth War

The Kettleman Labor Strike

Duty to Sea

Family

Spouse

Eleanor Glendale (née Donovan) - the spouse of Abraham Glendale II and the Baroness of Dalewood.

Issue

George Charles Lawrence Glendale - the eldest child of Abraham II and Eleanor and the heir of the Earldom of Dalewood. George is also a Captain in the Kul Tiran Navy, was considered lost at sea with Tandred Proudmoore's convoy.

  • Alice Glendale (née Bayard) - the spouse of George Glendale and mother of George "Georgie" Glendale Jr.

Robert Bernard Glendale - the second child of Abraham II and Eleanor, he is engaged to a Proudmoore Academy Professor, Ella Rowand. He served in the Boralus Guard, upon completion of his service he took up becoming a steward of the law, working for the courts of Boralus.

Rosalynn Mary Glendale - the third child of Abraham II and Eleanor. She is currently the Captain of the Elite Guard of Dalewood. She is in a relationship with Captain Aurora Flanagan of the Sixth Fleet. Unfortunately, Abraham was unable to be present at her birth due to his deployment occurring three months before her delivery, her father still feels extremely guilty about it.

Lena Rory Glendale - the fourth child of Abraham II and Eleanor, and the older fraternal twin of Theodore Glendale. She, much like her brother, were identified by the Kirin Tor for having a strong affinity for magic. At a young age they were taught in Dalewood, but when they were old enough they were sent to complete their studies in Dalaran. She is not currently in a relationship.

Theodore John Glendale - the fifth child of Abraham II and Eleanor, and the younger fraternal twin of Lena Glendale. Like his sister, Teddy was identified at a young to have a strong affinity for the magical arts. Teddy and his sister were taught in Dalewood for the entirety of their youth, when they were old enough, they were sent to Dalaran to complete their studies. He is currently in a relationship with a Kirin Tor battle mage, Myra Rosen.

Quentin Orion Glendale - the sixth and final child of Abraham II and Eleanor, much like his father, Orion suffered from many childhood ailments and required a lot of medical attention. For that Abraham was able to bond with his son on another level. Orion much like his father is a fierce politician and spends most of his time working with the labor unions of Dalewood and working the Assembly of the People. His relationship status is ambiguous.

Titles and Styles

  • February 28th, -14 L.C. - February 27th, 7 L.C. : Abraham Glendale II of Dalewood
  • February 28th, 7 L.C. - October 27th, 24 L.C. : Abraham Glendale II, Baron of Dalegarde, Seneschal of Dalewood
  • October 28th, 24 L.C. - Present : The Honorable, The Earl of Dalewood, Abraham Glendale II

The full title Abraham was bestowed up following his enthronement, seldom used on request:

The Honorable, The Earl of Dalewood, Abraham II, Chosen by the Seas, Admiral of the Sixth Fleet, Lord Magistrate of the Dalewood Tribunal, Defender of Dalewood and Her Territories, Son of Kul Tiras

Should someone, outside of Dalewood, come across him, Abraham would generally introduce himself as Professor Glendale or as Admiral Glendale (if he is conversing with military personnel). Those who reside within Dalewood must initially address him as 'My Lord' and thereafter 'Sir'.

Following Abraham's enthronement, one of the responsibilities that falls upon the shoulders of the Earl is becoming the chief Magistrate on Dalewood's tribunal. When the court is in session and Abraham his presiding, members of the court must refer to him as 'Lord Magistrate'.

Politics and Philosophy

Politics

Positions on Labor

Following his time in the Navy Abraham decided he was pro-working class. After listening to the various stories told by his fellow sailors that grew up in lower working class homes, Abraham reevaluated his biased perspective on the working class. He came to the conclusion that sometimes even hard work does not equal financial success. Upon the conclusion of the Second War, Abraham wanted to see what he could do for the people of his Earldom, and conducted inspections of various business and storefronts while in disguise. Much to his displeasure he found that most of the business of Dalewood City were owned by one of three richest families. The wages were too little and the conditions were atrocious, and they all stem from the inaction of the Chamber of the Elite, the unicameral system which was run solely by the wealthiest individuals of Dalewood.  

Abraham organized a petition to increase the wages of the workers of the various businesses of Dalewood City. The petition failed for the Magistrate of Dalewood deemed the request a violation of a Dalewood City ordinance that permitted such a request due to it's "labor union type qualities". Abraham decided to investigate further the meaning behind Dalewood's anti-labor union laws and found that they were approved by his grandfather several decades earlier due to strikes conducted by the Dalewood Lumber Union. The Union's negotiating powers were reduced by the Chamber of the Elite. Abraham was not willing to let this issue die on the desk of the Magistrate, so he went straight his father and demanded that he authorize a wage increase. His father was skeptical, but Abraham used the noblesse oblige argument and outlined the potential chaos that could ensue if wage increase was not implemented. Abraham's reluctant father gave way to his son's reasoning.  

This victory for the working people of Dalewood City was the first action that revitalized the faith in the Glendale family's leadership. And with Abraham's father's health declining, the soon to be Earl of Dalewood set off to leave his mark on improving the lives of the working people. He began the creation of task forces that would review the various business of all of Dalewood. And these task forces would be headed by those elected by the workers, in essence, the re-foundation of the labor unions.  

Positions on Peerage

Following his findings at the Kettleman Shipyards, Abraham wanted to move away from the power from being tied to his title and the Chamber of Elite. 

As the Earl of Dalewood he expanded powers to the people of Dalewood by creating a second legislative body, The Assembly of the People. Through the votes of the Assembly of the People and the aid of Abraham, they were able to establish a term limit for the Magistrate of Dalewood. Prior to the change, the Magistrate of Dalewood was put into power by the Chamber of the Elite, but soon it became a matter of the people choosing and they would have to run every six years. The same was to be done with the Chamber of the Elite, but they were able to negotiate being able to keep their power for life, but once they passed their seat was up for election. This change in power prompted the elites of Dalewood and later Boralus to label Abraham the ‘Betrayer of his Class’. 

Aristocrats in the Kul Tiran House of Peers found themselves in constant heated debates with Abraham over various policies. Abraham valued very progressive and pro-working class policies and would argue in favor of them until he was blue in the face. He was also a strong critic of Kul Tiras’ decision of becoming isolated with their sister kingdoms to the east. As much as he despised the decision, he was still one of the most staunch defenders of the Proudmoore Admiralty even when support was waning. He was an outspoken critic of Lady Ashvane due to her use of child laborers and Abraham definitely did not agree with the treatment of Lady Jaina following her return to Boralus, especially with the accusations and conclusions Lady Ashvane used to sway the Lord Admiral’s mind. 

Position on the Horde

Abraham was not as hostile against the Horde as many were, he was willing to take up arms against them following the First War. His opinion on the Horde would not change until the attack on civilians in Stormsong Valley. The wickedness of the attack prompted him to send some of his best forces to fight the Horde back. Following the events at Ogrimmar, Abraham lessened his perspective on the Horde, except for the undead since their existence was unnatural he believed that they were likely to perform wicked and heinous acts against the living.

Philosophy

Political

Abraham labeled himself a progressive, his actions can attest to that. One of Abraham's first actions as Earl of Dalewood was minimize the power the Chamber of Elite had over the people of Dalewood and founded a chamber that comprised of representatives elected by the people themselves. Abraham's goal was to create a fairer legislative body, one that worked towards satisfying the interests of the people. Abraham invited gnomish engineers to modernize some of the shops of Dalewood, with the consent of the people of course, along with rebuilding Dalewood's infrastructure. He also unilaterally established a minimum wage in Dalewood that was determined on the profits of the companies/businesses. And he personally funded the construction of new neighborhoods to eradicate homelessness in Dalewood.

Theology

Abraham was raised in Tidesage faith household, which was necessary for a member of Glendale family due to their seafaring origins and their impressive Naval history. Like most people, Abraham did not appreciate his faith until he became a sailor in the Kul Tiran Navy. After his brush with death during the Second War, Abraham made sure that his children were raised to be of the Tidesage faith so whenever they crossed the seas, they would be safe.

Abraham believes that anyone is entitled to practice what they believed in and that no one should be forced to practice any religion they did not consent to.

Personality and Physical Descriptions

Personality

Abraham has different aspects of his personality that take hold of him giving the situation. Abraham, as Earl, has proven to be a wise, benevolent, and decisive leader given his experiences prior to his enthronement. His ability to devote the necessary time to each issue allows him to enact a proper judgement that is meant to benefit as many people as possible.

As an Admiral, Abraham's instincts are a product of his experience as well. As a former student of following naval regulations, Abraham over time relied more on his instincts rather than regulations and encouraged such practice to his students much to the chagrin of their other professors. In battle, Abraham is not shaken, even if the odds are against him. Abraham was gifted with the ability to rally his crew by the mere ferocity of his precise words. His competitive nature allowed him to become one of the most respected figures in the Kul Tiran Navy.

Abraham the lawyer and politician shows the extent of Abraham's will and determination. Abraham as a lawyer saw it as a game, constantly analyzing his counterparts in the courtroom. The minute they stumbled, like a shark smelling blood in the water, Abraham devoured them. Abraham managed to carry this over to the political world. When his at war with fellow Kul Tiran nobles, Abraham pounces on them should they by lying or perpetuating a false narrative. He would get blue in the face, gobs of spit flying out of his mouth, and pounding his fist on his desk if there was ever a corrupt policy. His unwillingness to yield ultimately leads to his victory over the various nobles in policy debates.

In general, when Abraham is socializing and not worrying about his many duties, he is the nicest man anyone could meet. He loves trading stories with anyone who is willing to do so. Abraham is often known to give advice to those who seek it. He is also known to be willing to learn new things and he is sure to ask as many questions as possible. He also has a very good sense of humor, laughing is one of Abraham's favorite pastimes. Abraham is also known to be very charitable, funding the constructions of homes for the people of Dalewood so that homelessness is an after thought there. And generally pays for all the drinks in taverns whenever he lumbers to one.

As a family man, Abraham is basically how he acts when he is socializing. Abraham adores his wife and children, and deep down, even though he will not admit it, he does loves his half brother, Donwald. Abraham is an active father, doing many activities with his children when time permitted him. Sometimes he would blow off obligations like important meetings and briefings just to spend the most amount of time with his family. Abraham is a very accepting father. When his third child, Rosalynn, told him of her relationship with another woman, Abraham was elated for his daughter. The connection between Abraham and his children is unbreakable. If Abraham ever got ill, all six of his children would be at his bedside tending to him. Even as adults, all the children would come to their father's side. But when Abraham should be resting he would regale them with an animated performance of one of his many stories. Out of all the duties Abraham has and had, being a family man was the most important one.

Physical Descriptions

Abraham is six feet tall, with a massive gut. Up until his forties Abraham managed to keep a slim fit, but as he got older he found himself snacking more frequently and not as active as he once was. However, Abraham still has muscled arms which he prides himself in. With black hair, Abraham always makes sure that it is neat and parted to the right. Abraham's mustache, which he proudly sported since he was fifteen years old, is groomed constantly.

Attire

Abraham's casual attire consists of him wearing the dark blue navy coat that he had for decades and a dark blue bicorn hat with a green feather on it. On his navy coat, worn out epaulets indicating Abraham's rank as admiral rest on his shoulders. On his belt, he has a compass that bears the anchor of Kul Tiras, a flintlocke with silver handle, and a plain Kul Tiran, standard issue sabre.

For formal occasions, Abraham wears a nice green Navy coat and matching pants that have a black stripe going down the sides. Upon his head is a green bicorn hat with a gold trim and a gold anchor in the middle. On the shoulders of his coat rest a pair of admiral rank epaulets with gold tassels and on the right shoulder, a gold aiguillette. On the left side of his coat, Abraham's medals rest over his heart. Upon his belt is an ornate cutlass that was vested in him upon being appointed Admiral.

Hobbies

Archaeology

With the reunion between the Alliance and Kul Tiras, Abraham found himself conversing with several members of the Explorer's League. Their tales of hunting artifacts to pieces together the history of the past peaked Abraham's interest. The League's presence in Dalewood revolved around them finding a signet that was found in one of their Gilnean excavations. The signet was the starting point for the Explorer's League and from their they were able to piece together the story of the ring and came to the conclusion that it belonged to an ancient Gilnean lord.

Their story was supported by the Legend of The Baroness Victoria Dale for the signet found in Gilneas was a twin. On an ancient tapestry within the walls of Harrington Hold, the Baroness and her deceased husband, who is the namesake of the Hold, wearing the signets. The fate of the Baroness' ring was lost to the long history of Dalewood. Legend has it the ring was pawned off by a desperate Governor of Dalewood or that it was stolen by the rebels of the great Dalewood Civil War. It was confirmed that the signet belonged to Lord Harrington Dale. And the Explorer's League respectfully returned the signet to Abraham, this act of generosity touched Abraham.

In return for this the Explorer's League were allowed to review the Dalewood Archives which chronicles the founding of Dalewood, Kul Tiras, and relations with the other Seven Human Kingdoms prior to the creation of the Alliance of Lordaeron. The persistent research of Explorer's League prompted Abraham to inquire if there was any chance that he can join the Kul Tiran expedition. The Explorer's League welcomed the Earl as the began their journey going around Kul Tiras and uncovering its lost history.

As person who loves the pursuit of knowledge, to help archaeologists piece together Kul Tiras' long and vague history excited Abraham.

Boxing

Abraham, who was growing out of his childhood ailments, wanted to pursue boxing with the intention of continuing to build his stamina as well as developing his upper body. His father supported his son's interest and turned one of the many rooms of Harrington Hold into Abraham's personal gym.

Boxing provided Abraham a physical outlet to vent his stress and frustration. From the pressure of doing well in his academics to dealing with his pest of a brother, Donwald, Abraham would find himself in the personal gym for hours.

Sailing and Swimming

Music

Abraham was encouraged by his father to play the piano to pay homage to his late mother who was known to be a renowned pianist prodigy and piano instructor in Boralus prior to marrying into the Glendale family. As a gift for his tenth birthday, Abraham received an ornate, gold trimmed, ivory keyed piano that belonged to his mother. Initially, Lawrence made Abraham practice at least one hour a day, but Abraham became so attached to the instrument that he would spend nearly four hours a day sitting at the piano.

As he got older and gained more responsibilities, Abraham saw his time at the piano reduced. But even with his extremely busy schedule, from his duties to his other hobbies, Abraham finds a way to squeeze in playing the piano. Not only does he find it very soothing, but it provides him a connection to the mother he never knew.

Engineering

Awards and Honors

Awards

Kul Tiran Service Awards

Kul Tiran Medal of Valor - Awarded September 15th, 7 L.C. - Issued for courage and gallantry in line with the values of Kul Tiras far beyond the call of duty and selfless risk of one’s own life.

Medallion of Kul Tiras - Awarded September 15th, 7 L.C. - Issued for courage and gallantry in line with the values of the Kingdom of Kul Tiras beyond the call of duty.

Kul Tiran Commendation for Leadership - Awarded September 15th, 7 L.C. - Issued for excellent, decisive leadership of military personnel in line with the values of the Kingdom of Kul Tiras.

Bronze Anchor - Award September 15th, 7 L.C. - Issued for gallantry which saved the lives of civilians or comrades in the face of immediate danger.

Naval Cross of Boralus - Awarded November 22nd, 18 L.C. - Awarded for dedication to the cause of Kul Tiras and excellence in naval combat.

Kul Tiran Constable's Medal - Award June 26th, 20 L.C. - Issued for conducting excellent, decisive law-enforcement service while in active service to the Kingdom of Kul Tiras.

Outrigger's Medallion - Awarded January 4th, 38 L.C. - Issued for slaying a great monster that threatens the people of the Kingdom of Kul Tiras.

Dalewood Service Awards

The Earl's Cross of Valor - Awarded September 9th, 7 L.C. - Issued for excelling in the face of adversity on the High Seas.

Commoner's Appreciation of Valor Medallion - Awarded September 9th, 7 L.C. - Issued for fighting valiantly in the name of defending Dalewood and her people while in service of the Kul Tiran Armed Forces.

Honors

Kul Tiran Honors

Lord Admiral Daelin Reign Medal - Awarded July 15th, 4 L.C. - Awarded for service to the armed forces of Kul Tiras during the reign of Lord Admiral Daelin Proudmoore.

Lord Admiral Kathrine Coronation Medal - Awarded 21 L.C. - Awarded for service to the armed forces of Kul Tiras during the reign of Lord Admiral Kathrine Proudmoore.

Lord Admiral Kathrine Reign Medal - Awarded 38 L.C. - Awarded for service to the armed forces of Kul Tiras during the reign of Lord Admiral Kathrine Proudmoore.

Lord Admiral Jaina Coronation Medal - Awarded 38 L.C. - Awarded for service to the armed forces of Kul Tiras during the reign of Lord Admiral Jaina Proudmoore.

Dalewood Honors

The Order of the Noble Elderhorn - Appointed September 9th, 7 L.C. - Appointed for embodying the Dalewood virtues of Valor, Strength, and Wisdom while in the service of the Kul Trian Armed Forces.

Earl's Service Order - Appointed February 22nd, 14 L.C. - Appointed for bringing impactful and meaningful change for the people of Dalewood.

The Victorian Order of Merit - Appointed November 9th, 17 L.C. - Appointed for achieving the rank of Captain or above in the Sixth Fleet of the Kul Trian Navy.

Lord Lawrence Glendale V Enthronement Medal - Awarded March 15th -12 L.C. - Awarded as a personal souvenir from the Earl to members of the Glendale Family, Dalewood government officials, and members Dalewood Division of the Kul Tiran Armed Forces.

Lord Lawrence Glendale V Silver Jubilee Medal - Awarded March 15th 13 L.C. - Awarded as a personal souvenir from the Earl to members of the Glendale Family, Dalewood government officials, and members Dalewood Division of the Kul Tiran Armed Forces to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Lord Lawrence V's enthronment.

Lord Lawrence Glendale V Reign Medal - Awarded October 28th, 24 L.C. - Awarded as a personal souvenir from the Earl to members of the Glendale Family, Dalewood government officials, and members Dalewood Division of the Kul Tiran Armed Forces.

Positions and Offices

Earl of Dalewood
Preceded by
Lawrence Glendale V
Abraham Glendale II Succeeded by
Incumbent
Admiral of the Sixth Fleet
Preceded by
Lawrence Glendale V
Abraham Glendale II Succeeded by
Incumbent
Lord of House Glendale
Preceded by
Lawrence Glendale V
Abraham Glendale II Succeeded by
Incumbent
Lord Magistrate of Dalewood
Preceded by
Lawrence Glendale V
Abraham Glendale II Succeeded by
Incumbent
Seneschal of Dalewood
Preceded by
Lawrence Glendale V
Abraham Glendale II Succeeded by
George Glendale
Baron of Dalegarde
Preceded by
Lawrence Glendale V
Abraham Glendale II Succeeded by
George Glendale
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