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4-21-2010 @ 10:15PM
Its only a matter of time until they do paladins. I am so waiting for that.
4-21-2010 @ 10:40PM
It better be a Blood Elf or Tauren Paladin the protagonist of the Paladin manga. Almost all of these novels are ally-centric, or is it just me?
4-21-2010 @ 11:54PM
I really really hope that if they use a Horde race for the paladin manga that they use taurens. Sick of seeing belves using the Light (ok, ok, there was a retcon, but I'm still not ok w/ that).
4-22-2010 @ 12:05AM
Me'dan.Yeah, it's just you.
4-22-2010 @ 12:37AM
No they should not use a hordie for the paladin series. Blood Elves are NOT paladins, they are Blood Knights. And, for that matter, I find it doubtful that Tauren will be true paladins either. Humans are paladins, dwarves are paladins, and if one is willing to stretch the definition a bit, then so are Dreanei. Having paladin-esque abilities does not make one a part of any true paladin order. While the light may be a philosophy/religion, and thus open to anyone, the paladins are a specific order and anyone who is not and never was a part of that order is not a paladin, they're just using similar abilities, most likely for gameplay reasons.
4-22-2010 @ 2:10AM
A good story for horde paladins would be the Blood elves path of redemption after the Sunwell is restored and how the learn to becoming true paladins. The Tauren story on how the get paladins needs to be epic funny full of holly cow jokes. Having them learn the paladins arts from a blood elf how is named Pai Mei and acts like his Kill Bill counterpart would be a epic win in my book.
4-22-2010 @ 8:32AM
You have a pretty narrow view on Paladins there Volkrin. They're a pretty standard fantasy trope, not specific to Wow. They're basically a sort of holy warrior that uses the power of a deity to fight with. If you're going to be more specific to Wow they need to worship the light which the belfs and Draeni worship through the Naruu and the Tauren worship through the sun/earthmother.
4-22-2010 @ 1:19PM
"Sick of seeing belves using the Light (ok, ok, there was a retcon, but I'm still not ok w/ that)."What retcon? A retcon is a retroactive change to continuity.The high elves used the Light prior to having paladins, they had priests in WC2 and WC3, and there were high elves in the Silver Hand. When the blood elves were gifted with M'uru, many of their warriors used their newfound energy draining powers to create a new order of Light-wielding warriors, harnessing the Light by force and bending it to their will.After M'uru's death in the Sunwell Plateau, Velen used its 'soul' to reignite the Sunwell, imbuing it with the Holy Light. The Blood Knights reformed and began moving towards being proper followers of the Holy Light, in the style of the Aldor, drawing on the Light through their connection with the Sunwell.There's no retcon there, just solid story progression.
4-22-2010 @ 1:20PM
Also, the "paladins" are not part of any specific order. There are a number of different paladin orders, and regardless of what the orders are called, a paladin is a paladin (a divine warrior).The Knights of the Silver Hand worship the Light as a philosphical concept, and include humans, dwarves, and high elves. Its various offshoots, including the Argent Dawn, Scarlet Crusade, Argent Crusade, and Scarlet Onslaught, each have a strong paladin presence.The Hand of Argus worship the Light through the Naaru. This is the draenei paladin order. Their are also numerous draenei paladins in the Aldor faction, loyal to Shattrath.The Blood Knights were mentioned in my previous post, and are restricted to blood knights. They had previously taken the Light by force, but now worship it through the Sunwell.The Sunwalkers are presumably the name of the tauren paladins, and they will worship the Light through their sun god, An'she, who in their religion is the brother of Musha (Elune), the moon goddess.
4-22-2010 @ 4:29PM
Here's the thing: Both of the big paladin factions, the Scarlet Crusade and the Argent Dawn, are groups that fractured off from the Silver Hand. The individuals within are thus paladins because they were derived from the original order. Draenei "paladins" are not strictly speaking paladins either, they are members of the Hand of Argus and most often go by the title of Vindicator. It's like comparing a knight and a samurai, they both fulfill similar rolls in their respective societies and even have similar codes of conduct, but the differences between the two are such that calling them the same is inaccurate. As far as Blood Knights go, even if they have reformed and stopped being just plain evil, they still are not paladins, they are Blood Knights, with a different history and ethos to the organization. Undoubtedly when Tauren "paladins" arrive they, as Sunwalkers or whatever they end up calling themselves, will in turn have a different culture and ethos to any of the previously mentioned groups. The organization was created by humans and was until very recently the exclusive weapon of the alliance against the horde, and ignoring that history in favor of pleasing horde fans would do no more than further dilute the organization's name. Making a series entitled "Blood Knight", or "Sunwalker" to give tribute to those groups would be sensible and fitting, but don't try and pretend that paladins are not a mainly alliance tradition. If a series about paladins absolutely must have horde races involved then make i about the Argent Crusade, since as a derivation of the Silver Hand it's members can legitimately claim to be paladins.
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