Sargeras

Patch 7.3 voice files reveal story spoilers and more Guys, this is another of those posts where I warn you that if you read — or, in this case, listen — any further, you’re going to get spoiled for patch 7.3. I just want that to be clear up front. There are spoilers here. Don’t read any further if you don’t want spoilers for...

Know Your Lore: Velen and Kil’jaeden The Eredar were a race of highly skilled masters of magic, renowned for their skills throughout the Great Dark Beyond. They built an entire advanced, shining civilization and lived peaceful lives…until the leader of the Burning Legion came.




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: Demons and the Fel Where Light and Void clash, chaos is born: the chaos of the Twisting Nether, birthplace of the Fel. This magic was literally birthed by annihilation when Light and Shadow came into terrible contact with one another. Fel magic is of entropy, of destruction, of the utter destruction of that which makes life possible. Void magic...

Know Your Lore: Draenor’s universal influence Draenor was never really meant to be a “unique” world. Had it been left to its own devices, the planet would’ve eventually died out. The Sporemounds were well on their way to devouring the planet whole when Aggramar first arrived. With nothing left to devour, Draenor’s plant life would have eventually turned on itself, until...

Know Your Lore: What Azeroth Knows By What Azeroth Knows, I don’t mean the planet itself. We’ve recently seen that Azeroth is a nascent Titan, and it seems to know quite a bit, going as far as to speak through former king Magni Bronzebeard in his diamond form. But that’s an example of something the average Azerothian wouldn’t know. Right now, Magni...




Know Your Lore: The Flight From Argus There were once a people called the Eredar, a people with unparalleled mastery of the arcane. Gifted, intelligent, physically powerful, they created a near utopia on the planet Argus. Over twenty five thousand years ago, they ceased to exist. In their place were two divided factions. Most of the Eredar became Man’ari, the “Unnatural Ones”...

Know Your Lore: The Fall of Argus, part two Last week we talked about the distant past, when the former Mage Thal’kiel of Argus attempted to destroy the Duumvirate that ruled his people, the Eredar, and rule as a tyrant. As a Warlock, Thal’kiel became known as the first of the Man’ari, a word that meant ‘unnatural ones’ in the Eredar language. But thanks...



Know Your Lore: The Fall of Argus, Part 1 The homeworld of the Eredar. The birthplace of Velen and the Draenei. The seat of the Burning Legion. A world on the border between the Twisting Nether and the Great Dark Beyond. Argus is, was, and will be one of the most pivotal worlds in existence. The heart of the Burning Legion’s portal network, the...

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: Dangling plot threads in World of Warcraft Every game as big as World of Warcraft is going to leave things unfinished or truncated from time to time. This is just the nature of the beast. Sometimes these things are unavoidable, and sometimes they come back and are resolved years later in ways we might not have expected — if you play a...

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: Magic in Azeroth The practice of magic is something that’s always been in place in Warcraft. Its origins, on the other hand, have been developed over time. While we always had several different defined schools — even in the original RTS games — those schools weren’t really fleshed out from a lore perspective. In the past year or...

What comes after Argus? Seriously, if Argus is patch 7.3, what’s next? I know we’re not even half way through Legion yet, but I’m not specifically trying to suss out the next expansion so much as I’m just wondering at the scale of this one. If the Tomb of Sargeras is patch 7.2, what does that mean for 7.3’s...

Know Your Lore: The history of the Tomb of Sargeras With the news that Patch 7.2 will take us to the Tomb of Sargeras, it seemed like a good idea to finally do a bit of a refresher on the history of the Tomb. We’ve talked about this before, but new information has clarified things since then. This ancient Night Elf structure, formerly part of...