War Of The Ancients

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: Gift of the Naaru The concept of destiny is a powerful thing in World of Warcraft. It’s a big, weighty word — one that has written the fates of both heroes and villains in lore. It was destiny that Arthas would eventually fall to corruption and become the Lich King. It was prophesized that Jaina Proudmoore would eventually lead...




Argus has its own lore museum to preserve its pre-Legion culture In patch 7.3, you’ll encounter the Krokul, the eredar who refused to join Sargeras on Argus. The invasion of the Army of the Light liberated some of the Krokul slaves, and they have been hiding from the Legion in Krokuun — where we arrive when we first land in Argus. The Krokul keep a small...

Know Your Lore: The Old Gods and the Sundering The Pantheon made the only decision they could rightfully make when they chose to imprison the Old Gods. The death of Y’shaarj proved that trying to remove the others would only further endanger and possibly kill Azeroth’s world-soul — and that was the last thing the Titans wanted. But in imprisoning the Old Gods, the...

Know Your Lore, Tinfoil Hat Edition: Khadgar and the Pillars of Creation Fun story – I’ve always been a little wary of Khadgar, particularly after the way he just conveniently popped up at the beginning of Warlords. His actions in that expansion always felt a little off. Part of it was how well he knew Gul’dan – and vice-versa – despite not really having any kind of...

Know Your Lore: The wrath of Azshara We’ve run into Queen Azshara exactly once since World of Warcraft originally launched. She made a token appearance in Cataclysm, long enough to taunt Malfurion Stormrage in Darkshore. For a figure as important as Azshara, it seemed odd that she made no further appearances in the expansion, especially given everything that was going on in...




Know Your Lore: Jarod Shadowsong and the War of the Ancients Sometimes, greatness is revealed in hesitation. Jarod Shadowsong never sought to be a leader. Younger brother to Maiev Shadowsong, Jarod grew to adulthood during the period just before the War of the Ancients, and while his sister was a powerful and ambitious priestess of Elune (and in line to become High Priestess) Jarod was a...

Know Your Lore: Cenarius the Forestlord The demigod Cenarius is the son of Malorne and Elune. It is through the teachings of Cenarius that Malfurion Stormrage became a Druid,  the first on Azeroth. But who is Cenarius? The Tauren call him Forestlord, and claim him as their teacher as well, saying that they were the first Druids under his tutelage. From...



Know Your Lore: The War of the Ancients The War of the Ancients was one of the defining moments of Azeroth’s history — after all, it was responsible for the Sundering that shaped the world into the continents we know today. When people usually talk about the War of the Ancients, it’s to discuss the upheaval in Night Elf society. Queen Azshara and...

Know Your Lore: Druid Artifact lore in Legion Druid lore already has its own unique extended history, and Druid Artifact lore only expands on it. Of all the classes available in World of Warcraft, Druids by far have the largest section of dedicated lore. This is partially because Druids were established during a well-known and well-documented period of Azeroth’s history, and partially because...

Know Your Lore: Maiev Shadowsong The huntress is nothing without the hunt. And Maiev Shadowsong may not have started out as the huntress we know today, but she wholeheartedly embodies the spirit of vengeance itself — and when she at last exacts that vengeance upon one quarry, you can be certain she will find another. Some call her mad, these...

Know Your Lore: Illidan Stormrage Illidan Stormrage is one of the most well-known figures in Warcraft lore, although the majority of his story took place long before World of Warcraft — he was first featured back in Warcraft 3. However, his origins go all the way back to the beginning of Azeroth’s tumultuous history over ten thousand years ago, during...

War of the Ancients
Know Your Lore: The Legion and the War of the Ancients A couple of weeks back we took a look at the origin of Sargeras and the Eredar. This week, we pick up with Sargeras' first assault on Azeroth, the War of the Ancients. This conflict changed the face of the world forever, splitting the primeval continent of Kalimdor into four pieces (that we know of) -- modern Kalimdor, Northrend, the Eastern Kingdoms and Pandaria.

Know Your Lore: Queen Azshara You might be wondering why, for my inaugural Know Your Lore column here at Blizzard Watch, I’m covering Queen Azshara, of all things. Or you might have a very good idea why I’m doing so. Either way, it’ll be made perfectly clear by the end of the article — and there may be some spoilers...