Skip to Content
11-28-2010 @ 6:45PM
Emily, it ultimately depends upon how involved you've been in the end content up to this point. If you got into Ruby Sanctum then you heard Halion shout (in phase 3 of the fight) about being "the herald of Deathwing" and then, upon death, that wouldn't be able to stop "the master's" return. Korialstrasz (Krasus) all but confirms this. Then, as time passed and the cultists began appearing in Stormwind (I only know the Alliance side of things) and you're sent to investigate, the banners surrounding the communication portal in Elwynn were the same as are prominently displayed inside the Ruby Sanctum. Perhaps you would remember this... there's certainly reason to believe you could make the connection. Quest after quest over the subsequent weeks brought us closer to connecting all of the dots - from the Ruby Sanctum all the way through to the elementals and the earthquakes. We hear Cho'gal talk about "the master" - and yes, "the master" is a general identifier that could apply to anyone... but given all the pieces of the puzzle, there plenty of reasons to come to the correct conclusion here. Could we know that Deathwing was causing the earth to shake? No. Could we suspect with good evidence that Deathwing was alive and active in the world? Absolutely. Of course, we're past all of that now since, yes, he's flying through the world torching things. (Not that I've seen him yet, but a guildmate has, which, for RP purposes, is sufficient to the story.)Anne, I do have a question: You state that NPCs in the game don't talk about the Emerald Nightmare, but I disagree with that. In fact, we were given nearly the complete story during the Scepter of the Shifting Sands quest chain. Conversations with Malfurion, Keeper Remulos and Eranikus give us pretty much the entire thing. Anyone who killed any one of the Nightmare Dragons and got the drop (or went with someone to turn it in) got even more of the story. Assuming you're in a guild situation, even if you hadn't experienced these events first-hand, you could presume that you would have shared the story of all you had seen and heard about the Nightmare - it's pretty epic stuff.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.