Ner’zhul

Heroes of the Storm teases its newest hero It’s been a few weeks since Heroes of the Storm revealed Stukov as its latest hero, which means it’s time for another figure to take the stage and steal the title of “newest hero.” While we don’t have an official reveal just yet, we do have a pretty open-ended teaser that was displayed during HGC...

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.




naxx over stratholme
Know Your Lore: The beginning of the Third War The skies split open. Demons razed the land. Corpses walked. It was the end of the world. It was the Third War, fought not between Horde and Alliance, but fought by those that lived and wished to continue to do so against the demons of the Burning Legion and their servants and pawns. Having failed...

Know Your Lore, Tinfoil Hat Edition: The plot behind Gul’dan’s rise to power On the Lore Watch podcast recently, the discussion fell to Gul’dan in Harbingers and how and why the Legion reached out to him. In the classic timeline, Gul’dan was Ner’zhul’s apprentice. After his mentor rejected the Legion, Gul’dan went to Kil’jaeden and said, essentially, I’ll be your big bad evil guy. This laid the path for the...

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: 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,...




Questing, endgame, and the unfolding of Legion’s story I’m one of those people who reads quest text. I don’t read it for its prose or anything, I just generally like to know why I’m doing something. I didn’t have the problem others have reported with Warlords of Draenor, in that I always knew why my character was there. I was there for two...

Know Your Lore: The Cipher of Damnation Some lore is simply too dangerous for mortals to know. Such is The Cipher of Damnation — an incantation so powerful, it managed to sever the connection between Draenor’s orcs and the elements they’d revered — is one of these. But the Cipher isn’t unique to Draenor. Indeed, such power has been invoked on Azeroth...



Know Your Lore: Alleria Windrunner Most people who play WoW know who Sylvanas and Vereesa are, But it's been a while since we've seen their sister, Alleria Windrunner.

Grommash Hellscream
Know Your Lore: Ner’zhul, Gul’dan, and Grommash Hellscream What was Kairoz looking for? That’s the question that’s been bothering me all expansion long — the bronze dragon clearly intended to do something when he arrived on Draenor. He clearly intended for Garrosh to go speak with Grommash Hellscream and warm the orc to the idea of an orcish Horde. But for what purpose,...