Legion Lore

What do you think the next World of Warcraft novel will be? It’s official – Christie Golden is writing another World of Warcraft novel. I’m ridiculously excited about this, because I’ve loved her work since I first picked up Lord of the Clans, the first Warcraft novel I ever read. But although we know another novel is in the works, we don’t know what it’s going to...

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Role Play: Plot points in Legion so far Roleplaying over the course of an expansion can take a few different forms. When a new expansion hits, any information surrounding that expansion becomes a focus of roleplay for many players. But what about when we’re in the middle of an expansion and the story is evolving? Sure, some roleplayers prefer to ignore expansion events...




Know Your Lore: World of Warcraft 2016 story in review 2017 is nearly upon us — but before we leap into the new year, let’s take a look at 2016. It was an eventful year for lore in World of Warcraft, with the successful launch of Legion and a pile of new story to play through and experience. And 2016 saw the launch of Overwatch,...

Know Your Lore, Tinfoil Hat Edition: Khadgar and the Pillars of Creation Fun story – I’ve always been a little wary of Khadgar, particularly after the way he just conveniently popped up at the beginning of Warlords. His actions in that expansion always felt a little off. Part of it was how well he knew Gul’dan – and vice-versa – despite not really having any kind of...

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: The wrath of Azshara We’ve run into Queen Azshara exactly once since World of Warcraft originally launched. She made a token appearance in Cataclysm, long enough to taunt Malfurion Stormrage in Darkshore. For a figure as important as Azshara, it seemed odd that she made no further appearances in the expansion, especially given everything that was going on in...




Know Your Lore: Rise of the Banshee Queen What do you do when you’ve lost everything? It’s a question Sylvanas Windrunner likely asks herself every single day. At first, the answer was easy: Exact vengeance upon the Lich King. In Wrath of the Lich King, Sylvanas accomplished exactly that, and later returned to Icecrown to find another Lich King sitting on the Frozen...

The Tomb of Sargeras Part Four: Standing Alone The finale to Blizzard’s audio drama, The Tomb of Sargeras, has just been released. In Part Four: Standing Alone, Gul’dan has come into an incredible amount of power, courtesy of the Burning Legion. But will he use that power for its intended purpose, or will he instead keep it for himself, and serve no master?...



Harbingers: Illidan
Harbingers: Illidan released The last Legion animated short, Harbingers: Illidan, has now been released. In the final short, we’re given a brief scene of Illidan and his Illidari, taking the fight to a Legion world. But one of Illidan’s recruits is hesitant, wondering just what separates a Demon Hunter from the demons she seeks to kill. That question...

Tomb's Fury
The Tomb of Sargeras Part Three: The Tomb’s Fury The next chapter in Blizzard’s Legion audio drama has arrived! Part Three: The Tomb’s Fury sees Khadgar and Gul’dan engage in a heated game of cat and mouse deep within the Tomb of Sargeras. Khadgar wants to know what Gul’dan is up to, and he’s got the perfect bargaining chip: Knowledge. But with Gul’dan’s dark...

The Tomb of Sargeras Part Two: Old Friends Apparently Blizzard isn’t wasting any time with the release of its first audio drama. The Tomb of Sargeras Part Two: Old Friends has just been released. In this chapter of the four-part tale, we follow Khadgar on his pursuit of Gul’dan. But before Khadgar can go find Gul’dan, he has to deal with Maiev and her...

Tomb of Sargeras
The Tomb of Sargeras Part One: The Fate of Another Blizzard has tons of printed lore and animated shorts, but today they’ve released their very first audio drama. Written by Robert Brooks and narrated by Steven Pacey, The Tomb of Sargeras tells the story of Gul’dan’s journey to — you guessed it — the Tomb of Sargeras. There, he is charged with the task of...

Gul'dan
Know Your Lore: Gul’dan and Warlords of Draenor We knew Gul’dan was evil — he was responsible for the Shadow Council, the first Horde, the original invasion of Azeroth, and the corruption of the Orcs. He was in fact so evil that even after death, a twisted remnant of his soul haunted his skull, speaking to those who wielded it. There was nothing...

Khadgar
Harbingers: Khadgar makes its debut The second Legion animated short, Harbingers: Khadgar, has arrived. Khadgar has had a pretty rough journey, and the end of Warlords didn’t go the way he would have liked to see. Not only did Gul’dan escape, but the Burning Legion is on its way to Azeroth for another invasion. Seeking some kind of weapon or...

Son of the Wolf
New Legion comic Anduin: Son of the Wolf The last free Legion comic Anduin: Son of the Wolf has just been released. Written by Robert Brooks and illustrated by Nesskain, the fourth comic in the Legion series involves — who else — Anduin Wrynn, as he reads through correspondence from his father. There are some heavy spoilers right out the gate with this...

Gul'dan
Harbingers: Gul’dan debuts as first Legion animated short The first Legion animated short, Harbingers: Gul’dan has made its debut, telling the never-before seen story of Gul’dan’s origins. To be clear, we’re not talking about the Gul’dan who died from our universe — we’re talking the Gul’dan we inadvertently invited to our world from Warlords of Draenor. With absolutely stunning art, voice work and...