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Breakfast Topic: Who do you want to see in the Expansion?

So a while back, I asked you what races and organizations you'd want to see show up in the next expansion. But while races and organizations bring a lot of flavor and purpose to an expansion, there's nothing like a good charismatic figure to really stir things up. Be it Garrosh or Varian, Bolvar or Brann Bronzebeard, the figures of the Wrath of the Lich King expansion have certainly done a lot to inform the story and drive discussion and debate in lore.

With that in mind, I've been thinking of who I'd like to see take a starring role in a future expansion. Turalyon and Alleria are definitely the biggest stars I can think of who have yet to make an appearance. I'd love to see them come back through a portal from whatever world they're on, with all the drama that would bring. Does Turalyon still hold a grudge against the orcs for the death of Lothar? What will Alleria think of the Blood Elves and of what her sisters have been up to?

Of course, there's the minor characters too. Grand Admiral Jes-Tereth is probably one of my favorite storyless NPCs. I'd love to see her in action, commanding Stormwind's fleet or fighting back, say, a massive invasion of Naga. I don't know why I adore her so much. Perhaps I just like a woman in uniform. Either way, I want to see her step on stage.

By the same token, I'd actually rather like to see Lieutenant General Andorov, or Lieutenant General Burlychest, as my raid affectionately called him, make a return. A big muscular dude with no shirt and two axes wading into an unstoppable army of bug men while yelling manly things at the top of his lungs is basically what fantasy fiction is all about, and it's a shame that this guy is a one-off character. If you keep him affiliated with the Cenarion Circle, it's a perfect opportunity to have him fighting the Nightmare of the Emerald Dream, or you could make him a member of the Alliance's 7th Legion and have him at the front lines of nearly any major lore battle, with his chest glistening manfully and his axes singing.

What about you? Whether it's an old NPC who hasn't gotten much attention lately, a character from the books or d20 system that hasn't shown up in ages, who would you like to see that the spotlight in the continuing story of World of Warcraft?

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Breakfast Topics, Expansions, Lore, RP, NPCs

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