First War

Know Your Lore: The Life and Death of Natalie Seline She died in her sleep. That incongruous fact should not be taken to mean she died peacefully or of natural causes. No, Natalie Seline’s death came at the hands of those who she had led in life: people of faith, Priests who once served the Holy Light and sought to defeat the Orcish Horde. Yet...

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Vol. 2 is another must-read When the first volume of Blizzard’s World of Warcraft: Chronicle series hit the shelves last year, it managed to clarify thousands of years of not just Azeroth’s history, but the entire Warcraft universe. Released earlier this week, the second volume of the collection picks up right where the first book left off. But it also...




Know Your Lore: The Warcraft movie and canon lore As we gear up for the Warcraft movie — there are just a few short weeks to go for American audiences, and even less time for international viewers — gamers are still wondering just how it fits into the RTS and MMO story we already know. While we already have hints into the movieverse with the...

Breakfast Topic: In Gilneas I’ve been kind of stuck on Gilneas lately. It’s the only major “city” in Warcraft that isn’t actually a city at all — it’s just ruins left behind after the disastrous Gilnean starting experience. That’s not to say that the starting experience was bad: in fact, it was probably one of my favorites to date,...

Know Your Lore: Warcraft and the First War It was the spark that ignited a fire that continues to burn to this day — something that actually ended up working in the Burning Legion’s favor, whether they realized it or not at the time. One world invading another, two races clashing together in a battle for new land, resources, and the sheer glory...

Know Your Lore: Blackhand, Warchief of the Horde This weekend, attendees of the San Diego Comic Con are going to get a good look at the trailer for the Warcraft movie. While those of us not attending don’t get quite the same experience, it doesn’t exactly hurt to take a look at the film’s cast of characters and who those characters really are...




Anduin Lothar
Know Your Lore: Anduin Lothar, the Lion of Azeroth Anduin Lothar was one of the great heroes of the Alliance — in fact, he was pretty much the impetus for the the original formation of it, just after the end of the First War. With the Warcraft movie coming out next year, we know we’ll be seeing some version of the events of the...

King Llane Wrynn
Know Your Lore: King Llane Wrynn With the Warcraft movie set to release in a little under a year, let's take a look at King Llane Wrynn as he stands right now in Warcraft lore.



orgrim doomhammer
Know Your Lore: Orgrim Doomhammer In a little over a year, we're going to see a third iteration of Orgrim Doomhammer in the Warcraft movie. Maybe not exactly the orc we know from history, but another representation. Which leads most people to ask a natural question: Is Orgrim Doomhammer a good guy, or a bad guy? The most truthful answer I can give you is "Yes."