Odyn

Know Your Lore TFH Edition: Helya’s betrayal and the Death God Last week we talked about Keeper Odyn and the dread being he had summoned from the Shadowlands. Odyn forced his stepdaughter Helya to call up this creature for him. The entity made a pact with Odyn, teaching him how to see into both the Shadowlands and the world of the living, by swallowing his eye...

Know Your Lore: The Vrykul — a new playable race? When looking at likely prospects for new playable races next expansion, it’s impossible to ignore the Vrykul. Originally making their first appearance in Wrath, these progenitors of humanity have made a comeback in Legion. With so much time invested in telling their story, it seems a logical conclusion the Vrykul could be made available for...




Know Your Lore, TFH Edition: Odyn and the power of death The Titan Keeper and Prime Designate Odyn did not trust the Dragon Aspects. As he saw it, only those originally created by the Titans for the ordering of Azeroth could be entrusted with such a responsibility. The dragons were of Azeroth, but they weren’t worthy. He hit upon a plan. Many of the Titan-Forged Vrykul had...

Know Your Lore: The legacy of Tyr Alongside his "brother" Odyn, Tyr struck down Ragnaros and led the charge in battle after battle against the spawn of the Old Gods. Tyr helped chain those colossal monstrosities deep within the world and served as Azeroth was shaped to shepherd her world-soul to maturity.

Know Your Lore, Tinfoil Hat edition: The true “curse” of flesh We’ve seen evidence of the Curse of Flesh everywhere. Humanity is a result of it. But it’s not irreversible – which makes one wonder…if the Tribunal of Ages is a lie, is it possible there’s no “curse” of flesh at all?

Know Your Lore: What comes next? One of the questions I hear a lot is: After we deal with the Legion, what threat could possibly be next? It’s a question I’ve asked myself a few times. There are some obvious answers, of course, but one of the trends I’m seeing in Legion is that we’re being our usual short sighted selves...




Are we worthy yet? One of the themes of WoW is this cosmic test of our worthiness to fight for our own survival. This expansion’s biggest proctor in this test has been Odyn. I think one of the reasons fans didn’t take to Odyn is this constant feeling of him jerking us around, frankly. We’re never done proving our...

The Queue: Taking a holiday from holidays

Hi. Today’s Queue got into the idea of Death Gods in WoW, and coincidentally I feel like death right now. So let’s get right to it, shall we? Let’s do.




Know Your Lore: Warswords of the Valarjar I love Artifacts because they allow for the telling of story in a whole new and unique way in World of Warcraft, lore that you only get to see if you play the class that gets the Artifact… or if someone puts together an article on Blizzard Watch telling you about it, I suppose. In...

Role Play: Warrior roleplay in Legion Warriors aren’t exactly one of the most convoluted classes on Azeroth. Let’s face it — they don’t deal with magic, they don’t have a particularly complicated history. Anyone can pick up a weapon and learn to use it, with enough training. For Warriors, it’s not really so much about rich, lore-heavy storylines. It’s more about...

Totem Talk: Restoration in the Trial of Valor It’s been a little bit since Legion was released, and we’ve already received some much anticipated content updates. The latest patch brought us a new raid zone, the Trial of Valor.  It’s a small raid in terms of the number of bosses, but the content is a nice challenge. Not to mention that it actually...

Lightsworn: Holy Paladin guide to Trial of Valor Odyn, my dude. I get that you’re a bit peeved that Helya locked you up inside the Halls of Valor for all eternity, but what did you expect after betraying her, killing her, and turning her into the first Val’kyr against her will? Anyway, Odyn’s decided that it’s time to put an end to his...

Know Your Lore: War of the Titan-Forged When last we looked at the Titan-Forged, one of the Keepers had gone mad. Reeling from the aftereffects of the disturbing and confusing infusion of Titanic energies when the Pantheon were sent to inhabit their bodies by Norgannon (an escape from death at the hands of Sargeras and his Burning Legion) the Keepers were at...

Know Your Lore: The Fall of the Titan Keepers When last we talked about the Titan-Forged, they’d defeated the Old Gods and imprisoned them deep within Azeroth itself, then began their process of shaping the world in order to preserve its World-Soul and shepherd it to awakening as potentially the greatest of the Titans. Highkeeper Ra and Helya shaped the Elemental Planes and sealed...

The Queue: It’s complicated

Yes, my Warrior works for Odyn. Yes, I realize Odyn’s done some… questionable… things. But there are literal demons everywhere, so I had to pick the lesser of two evils.

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The Queue: Havi’s ravens are jerks

Listen, you stupid bird, I am the Battlelord of the Valarjar. I don’t care if you like me or not.

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