Prior to the Second War, Godfrey was among the Gilnean nobles who accompanied King Genn Greymane to Lordaeron to create the Alliance of Lordaeron. Genn trusted his counsel but was always suspicious of his ambitions. Godfrey suggested that to stay in the good graces of their sister kingdoms for the benefit of trade and tariffs, Gilneas should only send a small token force instead of the whole Gilnean army, a sentiment echoed by Baron Ashbury. Genn noted that unlike Darius Crowley's empathetic urge to aid the other human nations, Godfrey's notion was a smart political play that ensured notoriety for himself, as he was the commander of Gilneas' standing militia. However, Genn also saw the wisdom in Godfrey's advice and stated that he would consider it.