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3-01-2009 @ 12:15PM
Anyone else remember Ingvar the Plunderer's quote after he first dies?"My life for the... death god!"Granted, with the Valkyr that appears, we all know he's referring to the Lich King. But how exactly did the Vrykul come to know the Lich King as the Death God?Did Arthas impress that name upon them (in a effort to override Yogg-Saron with his own power)? Or is it merely a title the Vrykul have come to call him (possibly never even knowing that there was an actual "death god")?
3-01-2009 @ 2:04PM
I prefer to think he was sacrificing himself to me.
3-01-2009 @ 2:12PM
I think that's covered in the quests surrounding the investigation of the Vrykul in Howling Fjord: you go back in time and see the first humans being bored to terrified Vrykul, who assume that, since the their Gods, the Titans, have stopped responding to their prayers and pleas, these tiny, weak, useless creatures are a curse. Their king, Ymiron, orders them to kill all their human-born offspring; over time, all vrykul stop bearing vrykul and start bearing human offspring. Thus the vrykul start putting themselves into magical hibernation to try to outlive the curse. Eventually, agents of the Lich King find these guys and figure out what's going on; the Lich King promises eternal life to those who serve him, etc.As Heigan the Unclean appears to be of the same stock as the vrykul sleep-watchers, this may have started before Arthas became the Lich King.
3-01-2009 @ 2:48PM
If by same stock you mean model, that's actually the necromancer model from WC3 (more or less), however I do agree that this may have started before Arthas became the lich king
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