Illidan Stormrage

Maiev Shadowsong
Know Your Lore: The fate of Maiev Shadowsong We’ve talked about Maiev Shadowsong before, but we haven’t really discussed her role in Legion. It’s a role which raises as many questions as it answers. Both Maiev and Jarod Shadowsong show up in the expansion. Maiev features in the Demon Hunter starting zone, as well as appearing in Val’sharah. But a lot of the...

Trauma in World of Warcraft This isn’t a defense of any character’s actions in WoW or the story of the Warcraft setting. Rather, it’s an examination of the haphazard way that traumatic experiences are shown to shape characters — some characters recover from experiences in a very short time while others never seem to, and still others are shown to...




Know Your Lore: What we don’t know yet about Legion We’re well into patch 7.1 and 7.1.5 will be coming soon, along with the Nighthold raid which will reveal the final fate of Illidan Stormrage. As of right now, though, all we have is a cinematic that is chock full of spoilers to go on and no idea what happens after that. I’m not going...

Know Your Lore: Illidan and the nature of sacrifice I’ve sacrificed everything. What have you given? The abrupt, angry question delivered by pretty much any Demon Hunter NPC you click on in game is admittedly harsh to hear. It’s also really easy to take offense to, particularly since Demon Hunters are the newest allies we have. But it’s a legitimate question when asked to...

Know Your Lore: Recommended reading for Legion The Warcraft universe and its lore is pretty vast and expansive. Let’s face it, we’re looking at twenty years worth of games and written lore here, which is a crazy amount for any one person to process. There’s also been a lot of novels, graphic novels, short stories and comics released over the years as...

Harbingers: Illidan
Harbingers trailer features Illidan, Khadgar, Gul’dan and more Warcraft’s next release of animated shorts, Harbingers, now has a trailer with a glimpse of all of the action. The Legion series promises to dive into the stories behind some of Azeroth’s mightiest characters, and they aren’t kidding — between hordes of Demon Hunters and Legion armies are shots of several familiar faces around Azeroth....




Breakfast Topic: What WoW animated series would you like to see? At Tuesday’s Legion Summit, Blizzard revealed they are releasing a multi-part animated series titled Harbingers. It tells the tale of how Illidan Stormrage built his Demon Hunter army to fight the demonic invasion. This ties in nicely, of course, with the upcoming expansion, but what other WoW stories would you like to see get the...

World of Warcraft: Illidan
World of Warcraft: Illidan tells a tale we’ve been waiting to hear World of Warcraft: Illidan released yesterday, and let’s get one thing straight right away: This isn’t a bridge novel for Legion. Not…exactly. In fact, it’s much more than that, and a tale we’ve been waiting to hear since Burning Crusade — namely, the tale of what exactly Illidan Stormrage was up to while we were...



Know Your Lore: Tyrande Whisperwind She was born in Suramar over ten thousand years ago. She grew to adulthood never expecting to be more than a simple priestess of Elune, the moon goddess of the Kaldorei. Her childhood friends the Stormrage brothers both sought unusual paths, but Tyrande was content to be what and who she was. A servant of...

Know Your Lore: Jarod Shadowsong and the War of the Ancients Sometimes, greatness is revealed in hesitation. Jarod Shadowsong never sought to be a leader. Younger brother to Maiev Shadowsong, Jarod grew to adulthood during the period just before the War of the Ancients, and while his sister was a powerful and ambitious priestess of Elune (and in line to become High Priestess) Jarod was a...

Nova and Illidan are the first Heroes of the Storm action figures If you were looking for new desk decor, you’re in luck because NECA has just released the first two Heroes of the Storm action figures. Illidan and Nova can now be found in the Blizzard Gear Store for $21.99 each, with Stitches, Arthas, and Tyrael coming soon. We received figures from NECA to check out, and...

Know Your Lore: The Tomb of Sargeras The World of Warcraft: Legion expansion will center around the demons pouring out of the Tomb of Sargeras in The Broken Isles. Learn how the ancient burial place was created and the mysteries that it holds. Nearly nine hundred years ago (848 years before the events of World of Warcraft) a nightmare was averted. Aegwynn,...

Know Your Lore: Maiev Shadowsong The huntress is nothing without the hunt. And Maiev Shadowsong may not have started out as the huntress we know today, but she wholeheartedly embodies the spirit of vengeance itself — and when she at last exacts that vengeance upon one quarry, you can be certain she will find another. Some call her mad, these...

Know Your Lore: Illidan Stormrage Illidan Stormrage is one of the most well-known figures in Warcraft lore, although the majority of his story took place long before World of Warcraft — he was first featured back in Warcraft 3. However, his origins go all the way back to the beginning of Azeroth’s tumultuous history over ten thousand years ago, during...

War of the Ancients
Know Your Lore: The Legion and the War of the Ancients A couple of weeks back we took a look at the origin of Sargeras and the Eredar. This week, we pick up with Sargeras' first assault on Azeroth, the War of the Ancients. This conflict changed the face of the world forever, splitting the primeval continent of Kalimdor into four pieces (that we know of) -- modern Kalimdor, Northrend, the Eastern Kingdoms and Pandaria.

Know Your Lore, Tinfoil Hat: The Destroyer of Worlds If you've been playing WoW for a while, you've probably been to Outland. Shattered world, formerly known as Draenor, you've heard of it. Every since we started exploring Draenor in Warlords I've been wondering about Outland.