Old Gods

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: Cycle of the Naaru In the beginning of everything, there was only the Light. It was a sea of living energy, filled with the potential of life. But as that sea expanded, pockets of nothingness began to form. This was the Void — and as it grew, it began to move against the Light. Eventually, the two forces clashed...




Know Your Lore: The future belongs to Azshara Right about now, we can be forgiven for focusing on the Burning Legion and the threat they pose to Azeroth and the universe. Even if Sargeras was defeated utterly, the vast army of demons at his disposal will likely remain a threat. Although Archimonde and Kil’jaeden are seemingly disposed of, this vast worlds-destroying force is...

Know Your Lore: N’Zoth Some argue he is the weakest of the Old Gods. Still others that he is the last of the Old Gods free to work on Azeroth. These contradictions sum up the nightmare that is N’Zoth — the manipulator and exploiter, the dark voice in the endless crushing depths, the master of the sunken city. Yogg-Saron...

Know Your Lore, Tinfoil Hat Edition: Wrathion’s task Maybe we’ve been going about this all wrong. Everything we know about Wrathion seems to be a contradiction of motives. He showed up in Mists and appeared to be very concerned with the fate of the world. Yet when things didn’t go according to plan, he helped orchestrate Garrosh Hellscream’s escape. For someone so bent...

Whispers of a Frightened World scenario is live on North American servers The pre-patch 7.3 festivities have started, leading us into the events that will take us to Argus when the patch goes live. Last week we saw Argus in the sky for everyone and the re-appearance of Doomsayers. This week the Whispers of a Frightened World scenario is here. Servers are having a bit of a...




Black Dragonflight
Know Your Lore: Wrathion’s tale Wrathion is one of the more enigmatic lore figures in Warcraft lore. He made an incredible debut in the Rogue legendary quest chain, and followed that up with an expansion-long role that all players got to experience. We spent a lot of time running Wrathion’s errands. We spent even more time wondering exactly what he...

Know Your Lore: Who killed Chromie? One of the weirder little mysteries from patch 7.2.5 was the Deaths of Chromie scenario. Not because of the scenario itself — a wild tangle of twisting timelines and a race to prevent Chromie’s inevitable demise. No, the bigger mystery is the question of who, exactly, was trying to kill the Bronze Dragon. It’s a...



Azeroth sends a warning in patch 7.3 with Whispers of a Frightened World scenario Continuing the theme of delving into ancient Titanic vaults, in patch 7.3 we have a brand new scenario with Magni Bronzebeard — and it seems to be the catalyst that actually prompts our expedition to Argus. In the pre-Legion comic and quest with Magni, we learned that he was now in communion with the world-soul...

Know Your Lore: Sargeras What goes through the mind of a creature so cosmically powerful that entire worlds are viewed as dust motes, their inhabitants mere specks in the vast expanse of the universe? And what happens when that being decides it’s time to clean house?

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: The Life and Death of Natalie Seline She died in her sleep. That incongruous fact should not be taken to mean she died peacefully or of natural causes. No, Natalie Seline’s death came at the hands of those who she had led in life: people of faith, Priests who once served the Holy Light and sought to defeat the Orcish Horde. Yet...

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...

Know Your Lore: The “Gift” of Flesh For an expansion about the rising threat of demonic hordes, Legion has spent a lot of time focusing on other dangers. Dangers like the corruption of the Emerald Dream, and strange whispers from agents of the Old Gods. Between ominous discussions with talking Artifact weapons and the horrors of the Emerald Nightmare, it’s become clear...

Know Your Lore, TFH Edition: Of Light and Void Legion may propose to be focused on the threat of the Burning Legion, but there are darker portents to be found, if one listens carefully. We’ve already discussed the whispers of Il’gynoth in the Emerald Nightmare raid – but there are others as well. Shadow Priests have one of the most fascinating Artifact weapons this...

Know Your Lore, Tinfoil Hat Edition: Whispers of the Old Gods Both the Sundering and the Shattering were large-scale natural disasters for the shell that surrounds Azeroth’s world-soul. Yet even though that shell was weakened and the Old Gods managed to extend their influence beyond their prisons, that world-soul apparently remains intact and uncorrupted. However, the residents of Azeroth didn’t manage to escape the touch of...