What, you never saw that second letter? .. ahem..
Beyond the Tree isn’t (and never was) World of Warcraft verbatim – the goal was always to try to keep it plausible, not to quote it word for word. While I do spend a whole lot of thought into keeping to the overall lore and setting, I do try to make some space among minor events and ambiguity to take my own spin on things. Why couldn’t Hogger just be a local legend spun out of control, why couldn’t the Furlbrows’ wagon never have broken down, etcetera.
As a fun aside, the page title as well as the first iteration of the quoted letter was put together way before the group even left Kalimdor – though I’ve revised the letter itself about once or twice since.