Know Your Lore

Know Your Lore: The Sons of Korhal Last week we talked about the origins of the conflict that would become known to the inhabitants of the Koprulu sector as the Great War. This week, we’ll look more closely at the Sons of Korhal, who began as rebels and ended as an empire. And all they had to do was use the Zerg...

Black Dragonflight
Know Your Lore: Wrathion’s tale Wrathion is one of the more enigmatic lore figures in Warcraft lore. He made an incredible debut in the Rogue legendary quest chain, and followed that up with an expansion-long role that all players got to experience. We spent a lot of time running Wrathion’s errands. We spent even more time wondering exactly what he...




Know Your Lore: A basic history of StarCraft With Starcraft Remastered coming out next week, it seemed appropriate to look back at the setting as a whole. Who are the Zerg or the Protoss? Why are they fighting with Humans? Is this supposed to be the future of Earth? Or is it some Star Wars style “A long time ago in a galaxy...

Know Your Lore: Who killed Chromie? One of the weirder little mysteries from patch 7.2.5 was the Deaths of Chromie scenario. Not because of the scenario itself — a wild tangle of twisting timelines and a race to prevent Chromie’s inevitable demise. No, the bigger mystery is the question of who, exactly, was trying to kill the Bronze Dragon. It’s a...

Know Your Lore: Arthas, the Lich King’s chosen Last week, we talked about Arthas’ fall from grace. How step by step he moved from a Paladin who served his people to an obsessed, vengeful and ruthless man who would do anything to destroy Mal’Ganis… even imperil his own soul. How his inability to accept defeat and loss broke him. This week, we talk...

Know Your Lore: The Tomb of Sargeras We’ve plumbed its depths and defeated its infiltrators — but do we really know all the secrets still hidden in the Tomb of Sargeras?




Know Your Lore: The tragic fall of Arthas Menethil Last week we talked about Arthas Menethil, the Paladin, the son of Lianne and Terenas Menethil. The Crown Prince of Lordaeron. This week, we talk about Arthas Menethil’s fate. Stirrings of the Plague For a while, all seemed well in Lordaeron. The Trolls of Zul’Aman made a few forays into the kingdom, but Prince Arthas...

Know Your Lore: Garrosh Hellscream Garrosh Hellscream is headed to the Nexus — perhaps an appropriate epilogue for a story that swept through five expansions before its explosive finale. As a fairly straightforward hero brawler title, Heroes of the Storm doesn’t exactly have a lot of lore behind it. But the Nexus supposedly exists for one reason — testing heroes...



Know Your Lore: The promise of Prince Arthas Menethil Lianne Menethil, Queen of Lordaeron, and her husband King Terenas had two children — Princess Calia Menethil and Prince Arthas Menethil. Arthas was heir to the throne, and his childhood was as close to idyllic as possible. He was born four years before the First War between Humans and Orcs ravaged the Kingdom of Stormwind...

Know Your Lore: Velen and Kil’jaeden The Eredar were a race of highly skilled masters of magic, renowned for their skills throughout the Great Dark Beyond. They built an entire advanced, shining civilization and lived peaceful lives…until the leader of the Burning Legion came.

Know Your Lore: Death Knights, then and now Before the Frozen Throne crashed into Icecrown, before the lords of the Burning Legion first conceived of a weapon that would scour life from Azeroth, there was only means, motive and opportunity... and a self-serving power hungry Warlock grasping for a tool.

Know Your Lore: Doomfist, Talon, and Overwatch Talon has had a presence in Overwatch since the debut of the game. During the height of the Overwatch organization’s popularity, many attempts were made to eliminate Talon as a threat. These efforts resulted in the death of Overwatch agent Gérard Lacroix, courtesy of his wife Amélie. Brainwashed by Talon, she returned to the organization...

Know Your Lore: The unknown There’s an old phrase, popularized a few years back: there are the things we know, the things we know we don’t know, and the things we don’t know we don’t know. In other words, sometimes you’re aware of your ignorance, and sometimes you aren’t. Why am I talking about this? Because in the wake of...

Know Your Lore: Sargeras What goes through the mind of a creature so cosmically powerful that entire worlds are viewed as dust motes, their inhabitants mere specks in the vast expanse of the universe? And what happens when that being decides it’s time to clean house?

Know Your Lore: The twisting timelines of Chronormu As a member of the Bronze dragonflight, Chronormu – or Chromie, as she likes to be called – knows when and where she’ll meet her own demise. Problem is, there’s someone out there who’d like to change that particular timeline. But why?

Know Your Lore: The legacy of Tyr Alongside his "brother" Odyn, Tyr struck down Ragnaros and led the charge in battle after battle against the spawn of the Old Gods. Tyr helped chain those colossal monstrosities deep within the world and served as Azeroth was shaped to shepherd her world-soul to maturity.