Dec 5th 2011 12:40AM This is the awesome part though, I don't need to kill Deathwing. I need to be there for it, but I don't need to kill him.
You see, it may have been King Wrynn who struck the final blow to Onyxia, but he could not have done it without me.
Maiev finally got justice upon Illidan, but without me, she would still be rotting away in a Broken prison.
The Lich King finally lost control of Frostmourne and the thousands of souls it claimed finally took his unlife from him, but Tirion relied on the strength of me and my companions to get to the point where the final blow could be given.
And I'll be there for Deathwing. I may not have to kill him, some other hero will step in and take that credit. But I will be there, and the hero will not rise for his moment if I cannot pull through and become the defender of azeroth that I have always, and will always be. In some way, I am an even greater hero. Each moment in Azeroths history has been painted by a hero striking the final blow to the current threat our world suffers, but I have been there for every single one of them. My blades will stay sharp, my armor rimed in frost and prepared for battle. A new threat will come for all life on our world, and I will be there, holding the front and preparing the cameo hero to step in and save the world. I am afterall, a Knight of the Ebon Blade, and we forge our own destiny. My blades hunger for the blood of evil, let it come.
Nov 26th 2011 3:03PM Ok, I know I'm late to the party, but here's my take on this. I've been playing my DK since day one of Wrath, and I absolutely loved the lore behind them.
The thing you guys need to remember about Death Knight's in general is that they are the chosen ones. The Champions of the Scourge. Hand picked, tested, tried, and forced into loyal service of the Lich King, Arthas. We feel no remorse. We feel no love. As Darion Mograine says to us all in Acherus, "For us there is no peace, no rest." He absolutely means that. There is nothing left for us, other than to inflict pain and agony when we can and otherwise fit in to a society that no longer accepts us other than by the might of our respective faction leaders. Matter of fact, the only ones that DO accept us are our own brothers and sisters in arms, the Knights of the Ebon Blade. How long did Thassarian receive ridicule for rescuing Koltira from the Scarlet Crusade during the opening quests? As he said though, "We may have been hated enemies in life, but in Undeath, we are Brothers." Orbaz Bloodbane, didn't really agree with that, but he didn't argue with it either after he said it.
So where does that leave the current Death Knight? We have disposed of the Lich King, fulfilled our mission. We have nothing left, correct? Well, not really. First off, we are all still Knights of the Ebon Blade. We do not love our factions. We used them for our own purposes of destroying Arthas. The Ebon Blade alone could not face down the Lich King alone, so we used our factions and baited them to do what we wanted them to. We created abominable weapons such as Shadowmourne, designed specifically for stealing a persons soul and destroying their essence, using the power gained to make ourselves unstoppable machines of killing and suffering. Sound like a familiar weapon? If you look at the lore behind it, Shadowmourne and Frostmourne are not much different. That blade is still out there. Who has it now? And on that note, who exactly picked up the pieces to Frostmourne? We know where Koltira and Thassarian are, again combining their forces in Andorhal to deal with a common threat to the Knights of the Ebon Blade. And here's my problem with the whole situation, Koltira got PUNISHED for doing so by the Dark Lady, Sylvanas.
So, we know we are all brothers in arms. Death Knights identify with the Ebon Blade in a way that Shamans and Druids can't even relate to with the Earthen Ring and Cenarion Circle respectively. We are still finding targets of interest to the Ebon Blade, and is it so strange that the Dark Lady herself has become involved in our story? Terrific blades of pain, agony and suffering exist in our world, and yet no one is interested in finding them. Or are they? There's more to the Death Knight's story folks, and me personally, mine is still biding his time, waiting until the time when my Highlord Darion Mograine calls me back into action. Meanwhile, I still have Death Wing to deal with, besides, he has some seriously interesting swords that drain the life of my enemy and strengthens me in combat with their souls. I think I would like a pair of those, to be quite honest. Oh, on a more personal note, I'm watching you Sylvanas. I know what you are attempting to do to Koltira. You forget exactly who he is, what he has faced. Knights of the Ebon Blade can not be broken. We can not die. We do not suffer. We kill. We do not feel remorse. We do not pity. And when your time comes, when the Ebon Blade is driven into your black heart for the crimes you have committed to the brothers and sisters of our faction, you will regret the day you were introduced to our Knights. Just as we were to Arthas, the Fallen King of the Scourge, we are your bane.
Dec 8th 2010 10:41AM If I win one of these cards I shall do a happy dance, record said dance and send it to the generous and kind staff of wow.com to do with as they wish. Please, make me regret my decisions in life :).
Dec 7th 2010 4:57PM I would very much like this card.
Dec 7th 2010 3:10PM This card makes the shiniest water effects.
Dec 7th 2010 2:58PM This card makes shiny water effects.
Oct 19th 2010 12:46PM I'm usually Afalach The Patient. Twilight, kingslayer, they are all dumb. I have them but why bother screaming to the world "I killed Arthas!"