The tale of the Sword in the Stone is famous. A sword is stuck in a stone for ages, and whoever pulls it out will be the true king of England. On New Year's Day, a tournament is held for all who wish to try to pull out the sword. At the tournament, an arrogant knight realizes he has left his own sword in the inn, and sends his squire back to get it in time for the jousting competition. However, the boy can't get into the inn, and instead takes this sword that was just lying around stuck in a rock or something. The squire is crowned king, and goes on to become the legendary King Arthur.
This appears to be WoW's very own version of the sword in the stone, found by Lessaya of Dragonblight on the border between Nagrand and Zangarmarsh. Actually, wouldn't WoW's version of the sword in the stone be Arthas and Frostmourne? It's kind of the same story, except with the evil and the soul loss. Anyway, it's a nice reference, and I bet whoever pulls that thing out will get a nice epic one-hander.
Do you have any unusual World of Warcraft images that are just collecting dust in your screenshots folder? We'd love to see it on Around Azeroth! Sharing your screenshot is as simple as e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your shot and a brief explanation of the scene. You could be featured here next!
Remember to include your player name, server and/or guild if you want it mentioned. We prefer full screen shots without the UI showing. And please, no more sunsets. The warmth of the sun contrasts with our cold, cold hearts.
Gallery: Around Azeroth - Old