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12-01-2008 @ 3:11AM
lovely article, yet i am continually anoyyed by this constant insistence that the horde had the first warlocks. If you take a warlock as a magic user that has gained power through demonic means and constantly walks the narrow path between controlling a demon and being controlled by it, then humans and elves having been warlocks for millenia. The only difference is that all the Warlocks before the horde's arrival either had very short careers or were never revealed, medivh and his order was trying to constantly kill those warlocks who felt they could gain greater power from demonic rather than arcane sources. it's just that in the last 20 or so years since the horde's warlocks that the native races of azeroth have been more accepting of warlocks in general. and as such more have been taught, unlike previously when it was a completely forbidden art.
12-01-2008 @ 11:00AM
I see what you're saying, and I could agree with you, except that I just didn't see that in my research. Can you point me to an official reference in some novels or something?
12-01-2008 @ 11:44AM
Well, i'm specifically thinking of the Last Guardian novel, in it medivh (or it might be khadgar? i don't own the book so some details are, I admit, shaky) talks about how its his duty to protect azeroth from mages who get drawn to the immense and seemingly easily obtained power that they can get from summoning and controlling demons. this seems a bit like warlocks to me. Of course medivh and his mother were very good at what they did so any mortal who summoned demons or was overcome by demons, allowing them entry into our world, was quickly subdued.
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