Humans

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: The Wrynn Dynasty and the Foundation of Stormwind The history of the Kingdom of Stormwind is that of migration. The fall of the original Kingdom of Arathor into the nations that succeeded it — Lordaeron, Kul Tiras, Dalaran, Gilneas, Alterac and Stromgarde — led to the displacement of the original Arathi bloodline, the descendants of King Thoradin himself. Rather than accept the rulership...




Know Your Lore: What Azeroth Knows By What Azeroth Knows, I don’t mean the planet itself. We’ve recently seen that Azeroth is a nascent Titan, and it seems to know quite a bit, going as far as to speak through former king Magni Bronzebeard in his diamond form. But that’s an example of something the average Azerothian wouldn’t know. Right now, Magni...

Know Your Lore: The Troll Wars and the sunset of Quel’Thalas Last week we discussed Quel’Thalas from its foundation to the beginning of the Troll Wars. The enmity between Trolls and Elves is long standing and innate, dating back to the distant past before the Sundering when the Kaldorei Empire, led by arcane spellcasters, defeated both the Gurubashi and Amani Trolls and seized control of huge...

Know Your Lore: How Thoradin and Strom’kar united Humanity I’d love to thoroughly cover the lore for every Artifact in the game, but it’ll be a long time before I can actually get them all maxed, if ever, so I’m starting with one of my favorites: the Arms Warrior Artifact Strom’kar the Warbreaker. It’s a new weapon to Legion. Unlike some Artifacts, it’s not one we’ve...

Know Your Lore: Ancient Kalimdor and the rest of Azeroth We all know that World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 will be out next month, and a preview of said book gave us a lot of interesting new details about Azeroth.  So today, let’s talk about Chronicle.




Know Your Lore: Paladin Artifact lore in Legion When talking about the Artifact weapons of Legion and the lore that’s being revealed for them, Paladin Artifacts are some of the most interesting, touching upon the origin of the Order of the Silver Hand and the fate of Watcher Tyr, the missing Watcher from Ulduar. They also reveal some interesting hints about the Tirisfal...

Know Your Lore: The Vrykul, the Curse of Flesh, and the origins of Humanity Humans in the Warcraft setting have a very distinct origin — they were created by a curse. To know the origins of the Humans of Azeroth, we first must learn the the origin of the mysterious Vrykul, and through them, the world of Azeroth itself. The Vrykul were created to help shape the Titans’ creation,...



Role Play: Humans and age in roleplay When it comes to age and timelines in roleplay, there's some overlap with certain races. Humans and worgen go hand in hand, and the Forsaken were also at one point human. This means that when you're considering creating one of these three character races, you can pretty much look to the same timeline -- with a few adjustments for where said character grew up, lived, or died, of course.