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1-11-2011 @ 4:21PM
I'm curious as to the existence of worgen DKs. I can understand goblins - they were "out and about" during the whole scourge mess, but the Greymane wall didn't come down during the whole onslaught, and the "curse" wasn't affecting Gilneas while the scourge were running rampant - this becomes quite apparent during the starting quests of both the worgen and the new quests for the Forsaken.Game-wise, I can see the addition - having every other race EXCEPT worgen would cause a whole lot of QQ, but LORE-wise, how does this fit in?
1-11-2011 @ 4:25PM
I guess we can argue they came from Grizzly Hills. Remember that the DK starting zone for worgen does not reflect that they originated from Gilneas per-se.They could have just been settlers in Northrend that were turned to Worgen by Arugal, then killed, and turned into DKs.
1-11-2011 @ 4:33PM
this has been asked and answered a hundred times already. it doesn't make sense. it exists solely for fun.
1-11-2011 @ 4:36PM
Hmm...that sort of makes sense. And then there's the worgen that used to be between the Faralas and Ashenvale borders (except that these were "full-time" worgen and not sometimes human, sometimes worgen)...yeah, they can blur the lines with this, but the Arugal link in Grizzly Hills does make the most sense of it.Bleh...now my head hurts. Need coffee.
1-11-2011 @ 4:38PM
They are actually not gilnean worgen from beyond the wall. They are members of pyrewood village that were turned worgen from arugal and escaped shadowfang keep only to fall prey to the Lich King.
When you make a new worgen (or any race, really) death knight, one of the quests is to kill a member of your race. For worgen, the aforementioned wolfman says tO you, before you kill him, something to the effect of ', remember me? We broke free from Arugal together, etc' so it kind of fits. For goblins, your brosephine and you left Kezan to make sweet, sweet profit together.
Take a look at http://is.gd/kzYNE for the explanation.
1-11-2011 @ 4:51PM
It's not as bad as Forsaken DKs. Ok, you died, were raised as undead and enslaved by the Lich King. After a while you broke free while the LK's power waned. Then you were killed, again. And raised... also again. And enslaved by the LK... yet again. And broke free... again. And then had to reapply for membership in the horde, as if being re-undead was somehow different from being undead. What's next, you die and get rezzed as Patchwerk's third arm?
1-11-2011 @ 5:06PM
They're from Shadowfang Keep while it was controlled by Arugal. Explained in game, within the lore, and makes sense. They have a reason to be there, they're not "for fun" like Onyxia was.
1-11-2011 @ 5:13PM
Here are a couple of ways to look at it:-Arthas is in Northrend. There are Worgen in Northrend. Put the two in a box, shake it, and see what pops out.-You're the Lich King. Among your hobbies is making Death Knights out of new and interesting things, like that Draenei you turned the other day. Irony, so delicious! At any rate, you've turned plenty of Humans into DKs, but look! There are Humans out there who are already good enough DK fodder, but they can also TURN INTO BAD-ASS WEREWOLVES. Those would be WAY better unholy marauders than those cows or long-eared... things, wouldn't they?Personally, I like those way better than the explanation presented to you in-game. Besides, after you leave the starting area, that story totally doesn't have to matter.
1-11-2011 @ 11:26PM
Although Darkdust gave the link in a somewhat rude way, it leads here: http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/11/07/know-your-lore-the-origin-of-goblin-and-worgen-death-knights/To an article in which Know Your Lore on WowInsider explored this topic in depth.
1-12-2011 @ 3:18PM
@DragonFireKai, I think undead death knights actually make the most sense, as they are the only actual undead. Who said they have to be killed/raised multiple times? They were just scourge who are now free. After all, most of the scourge you encounter everywhere are some form of human zombie, not any other race.
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