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8-28-2011 @ 8:46PM
Well I've always made Thelsamar the hometown for my Dwarf characters, Loyal to Magni and the Bronzebeards.But I figured Magni would eventually come back.. Once the elements calm down and Deathwing is destroyed. This is the only Alliance leader I would drop everything and hearth back to defend from the Horde raids.
8-28-2011 @ 9:36PM
Maybe he wasn't turned to diamond but rather he is an Ice Stone?
8-28-2011 @ 9:43PM
The thing I loved about The Shattering is how it fleshed out Magni and Varian. Magni was a great dwarf whose largest flaw was not accepting Moira. Varian is a man who is just trying to be the best father and king he can. His dual-personality is all that's keeping him from it. The Varian you see at the memorial service at the beginning of the book is who I like to think of him as. A man who's weary from everything that's on his shoulders. His friend became the Lich King. His wife was murdered. His son has grown up without a father as did he. Both Anduin and Varian had to grow up without their father but had a father figure to guide them. Anduin was lucky to have gotten his back. Varian is dealing with all of these external conflicts while trying to control his own internal conflicts. The thing I like about Varian is that those who study him can relate to him. He wants nothing but to be the best he can be but he must overcome the world and himself just to live. He's the man walking through the rain contemplating his every move. He's the father who would do anything and give anything for his son. He's the king who wants the best for his people. He is Varian Wrynn.
8-28-2011 @ 9:46PM
Then he'll jump out once a group of random adventures dies so he can save the day?
8-28-2011 @ 9:53PM
Well Metzen said (At one of the non-Blizzard conferences that I cannot remember, perhaps PaxEast), that "Death" is a "heavy" term for Magni's condition.
8-28-2011 @ 10:09PM
My dwarf paladin is currently in Northrend, but I love the idea of Thelsamar as a hometown. I had been playing with the idea of using Amberpine Lodge as a semi-permanent "home" (seriously, I love that place), but RP-wise, Thelsamar now seems an obvious choice. He really can't call Ironforge "home" anymore since the Dark Iron dwarves are there. He'd sooner trust an orc or a troll or a tauren to have his back, than a Dark Iron dwarf.
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