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WoW Moviewatch: Stealth legislation that could affect Europe on Monday {WoW}

Jul 6th 2008 12:58PM You have got to be kidding me. It IS a part of the EU, do you not know a thing about your own country?

Last Resort gets first Thori'dal drop on live realms {WoW}

May 29th 2008 5:21PM He's downed Kil'Jaeden. Unless you have, I really, really don't think you have any right to criticise him; the fight sort of demands you're not a 'Complete tard'.

Ask a Lore Nerd {WoW}

May 17th 2008 3:36PM 1: Scourge, Vrykul, Nerubians, Alliance Remnants, possibly a few Belves, and that's about it.

2: It was used as a base by the most powerful magic user in the world who was also possessed by Sargeras. We're just seeing his leftovers.

3: His mother isn't, and there's a black raven endlessly circling Karazhan, so he's very possibly still alive in some form.

4: Sargeras is most likely in some form of extreme coma; although he's 'Dead', we don't know what happened to his spirit after it Medivh dies. Archimonde is probably dead, but may be in some way alive in the Emerald Dream; he's one possible cause of the Emerald Nightmare.

5: Frostmourne was around before Ner'Zhul, nobody knows where it came from as far as I know. The armour was created to literally seal his soul. He pissed off Kil'Jaeden, who basically ripped out his soul and stuck it inside the Frozen Throne/Armour, turning him into the Lich King.

Ask a Lore Nerd {WoW}

May 17th 2008 3:31PM The middle section is the Maelstrom, the home of the Naga and the location of the old Well of Eternity. It's probably in the expansion after Wrath. The two islands near STV were there in the Beta, but were removed. They officially do not exist.

Ask a Lore Nerd {WoW}

May 17th 2008 3:30PM Gnomes evolved from Earthen, in the same way as the Dwarves.

Sargeras was originally a Titan, the creators of Azeroth. Something corrupted him. (Originally the Eredar, but then that was retconned.)

Kazzak is a Doom Lord. Presumably someone in the Burning Legion has a terrible fear of cows, or something.

Ask a Lore Nerd {WoW}

May 17th 2008 3:27PM - In SSC, who is Hydross? What is he actually doing, and why is he seemingly held captive?

Well, the only evidence we have is the encounter itself. However, we can see that She/He is being used to purify other elementals but is itself only kept in check by the pillars. It's possible that the Naga deal with their corruption of the water in Zangarmarsh by literally using Hydross to purify the spirit of the water, and so He/She is the most unusual water treatment plant ever. However, there is absolutely no information given about Hydross in any source.
What seems strange is that it's stated that Azshara, Queen of the Naga, and the Naga as a whole were changed by a mixture of the Well of Eternity's influnce and the Old Gods themselves- whom Neptulon is a servant of, Neptulon being Hydross's boss. So it's very possible that Hydross is not a prisoner, as it does seem that the Water Elementals are on the same side as the Naga in the end. In my opinion, Blizzard just forgot about their own background lore here, as it makes very little sense.

- Similarly, Morogrim Tidewalker. Just a random minion of Vashj, brought from the Maelstrom? Or is there anything to him?
Absolutely no information on him. His comment about the 'Seas of Ageon' or whatever suggests that he comes from either a different planet or the Water section of the elemental plane. Likely, he's just a minion of either Neptulon or Azshara sent to back-up Vashj, especially considering he seems to have some control over the Murlocs.

- Are phoenixes like A'lar actual naturally occuring creatures/elementals or some kind of magical construction by Kael?
Phoenixes are a sort of Elemental, as they live on the Elemental Plane. Summon Phoenix, Kael's 'Special Move', just summons a very powerful fire elemental.

- Karazhan is admittedly full of rather random beasts (Medivh liked to collect oddities, I guess), but is there anything specific on Maiden of Virtue and Illhoof?
Absolutely nothing on the Maiden, and no clues. Illhoof is a Satyr, and judging by the cultists outside he's working for the Shadow Council. However, there isn't any definite info on him either.

Ask a Lore Nerd {WoW}

May 17th 2008 3:14PM 1. No. They are a type of fire elemental used as Lieutenants by Ragnaros, as it's specifically stated that Executus was around before Ragnaros was summoned into Molten Core.

2. High Elves are the descendants of the original Night Elven nobles and their servants who were corrupted by their use of Arcane Magic - The Highborne ARE ex-Night Elves. Any High Elves who were around alive the time of the events that led to this are Highborne, but the race as a whole is not.

3. No reason is given. However, seeing as they're all descended from Gruul and the Gronn, and that one normal Ogre in Ogri'La has a son, it seems likely that they reproduce asexually.

4. Two possible reasons - Either it's simply easier to model only the men, or Broken as a whole have degenerated to the point where gender is no longer an issue. There's no official reason though.

Ask a Lore Nerd {WoW}

May 17th 2008 3:08PM It's been addressed. The Alliance attunement line to Onyxia's lair involves walking in there and confronting her. She runs off, and canonically she's no longer there after the quest takes place. This is why she's very occasionally absent when you go to Stormwind Keep, the quest has just been turned in.

Ask a Lore Nerd {WoW}

May 17th 2008 3:05PM Well, from WC3:TFT, we know there are a small group of Dwarves remaining near Azjol Nerub, as well as remnants of Arthas's original expedition to Northrend out there somewhere. There may be a few remaining Blood Elves, as they attack Arthas during one mission while led by Kael'Thas (Who may still be loyal to him rather than the Horde as a whole, even after his death) but apart from that there's unlikely to be any Horde still there, unless I've forgotten someone.

Around Azeroth: Tastes like burning {WoW}

May 17th 2008 12:56PM 'Jayhova' is either a jokey reference to Jehova or to Jay Z. Either way, I don't see how a pun on the One Ring is any more original.