Tyr

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: 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...

Know Your Lore: The Spread of the Titan-Forged We’ve talked about the fall of the Keepers over the past few weeks and now comes the conclusion. Loken arranged, one by one, the exile or capture of each of his rivals in turn, convincing Helya to turn on Odyn, tricking Thorim into blaming Sif’s death on the Frost Giants when it was Loken who...

Know Your Lore: The fate of the Keepers revealed The Titan-Forged left a huge impact on the history of Azeroth. If you’re playing a Dwarf, a Human, a Worgen, a Gnome or a Forsaken, you’re playing one. Their ranks include the Vrykul, the Earthen, the Mechagnomes, the Tol’vir, the Anubisath, the giants of Azeroth and the Mogu. They created the Forge of Wills and...

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...

Know Your Lore: The Origins of the Titan-Forged In the distant past, Aggramar the Avenger discovered a World-Soul by sensing its powerful dreams across the vast distances of the Great Dark. He investigated, for such dreams heralded a truly powerful World-Soul taking form, a power unlike any of the Pantheon that existed at that time. However, to his horror, when he found the...



Know Your Lore: How Thoradin and Strom’kar united Humanity I’d love to thoroughly cover the lore for every Artifact in the game, but it’ll be a long time before I can actually get them all maxed, if ever, so I’m starting with one of my favorites: the Arms Warrior Artifact Strom’kar the Warbreaker. It’s a new weapon to Legion. Unlike some Artifacts, it’s not one we’ve...

Know Your Lore: Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros With Legion, we’ll be getting Artifact Weapons of untold power and storied histories. But those aren’t the only weapons with deep ties to the lore of World of Warcraft. Whether it’s the infamous Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker (I said it), the awesome Sulfuras, the puissant Benediction/Anathema, the sister blades Quel’Serrar and Quel’Delar, the...

Previewing Legion’s Holy Paladin Artifact quest I’ve done Artifact weapon quests for seven different specs in the Legion alpha, but so far Holy Paladin is by far my favorite. But instead of just swooning about the fact that Lady Liadrin apparently thinks I’m the best Paladin ever, it’s time to go hunt for the Silver Hand, a massive hammer that was...

Lightsworn: The Protection Paladin Artifact quest With the Burning Legion onslaught raging unchecked and the world’s forces helpless to stop them, Azeroth looks to its champions to find new weapons that may perhaps turn the tide against what appears to be certain defeat. As a Paladin of high regard, you are chosen to seek out the legend of Truthguard, an ancient...

Know Your Lore: King Thoradin of Arathor and Humanity’s origin Humanity in the world of Azeroth is at once an old and young race. Old because they can claim direct descent from the ancient Vrykul, creations of the Titans. Young because they were born out of the Curse of Flesh and the exile of those who were stricken with it. Led to new lands, these...

Know Your Lore: Paladin Artifact lore in Legion When talking about the Artifact weapons of Legion and the lore that’s being revealed for them, Paladin Artifacts are some of the most interesting, touching upon the origin of the Order of the Silver Hand and the fate of Watcher Tyr, the missing Watcher from Ulduar. They also reveal some interesting hints about the Tirisfal...

Know Your Lore: Loose ends that could play a role in the WoW expansion When looking at World of Warcraft and the Warcraft RTS series that preceded it, one thing is clear. There are a whole lot of plot threads dangling, ends that are far from tight, and storylines that didn’t go anywhere (at least not yet) — so many in fact that it would be hard to list...