Jan 8th 2012 7:29PM Sorry, the Benedictus story is in Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects; not The Shattering as I stated in my post.
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Jan 8th 2012 7:25PM 1) Nope. That quest chain was removed from the game; we find out about Benedictus in Hour of Twilight when Thrall confronts him. The only follow up is speaking to the priest in the SW Cathedral afterward, who dismisses your story of the betrayal. Benedictus is given more of a role in the Shattering novel and the Varian leader short story.
2) Not the elements, but the Light -IS- very related to the Naaru (the crystalline creatures you saw). They're basically the Light personified, and their life cycle actually moves from Light-energy to Void-based as they die, then back to the Light as they are reborn. There's a great quest chain for Horde in Nagrand where you find out that the void creatures around Oshu'gun are actually the corrupted spirits of the Orc ancestors that travel there.
Also, the Ashbringer was forged from a piece of a Void-state Naaru that was later reblessed back to the Light by Mograine (Darion's father). You can see this RP event in the tavern in Old Hillsbrad in the Caverns of Time instance.
Jan 8th 2012 7:13PM From WoWpedia:
"Once infused with the restless spirits of the vengeful dead, spirit towers present a formidable defense. The wraiths of the tower attack with supernatural efficiency, and quickly add enemy forces to the ranks of dead. Multiple towers in an undead city will chill the heart of even the most courageous foe."
In WC3, you upgraded your Ziggurats to Spirit Towers, which added the crystal to the top. In Undead Strat, you can see these on the ziggurats, and they disappear once the cultists are slain.
My take on it has always been it's another scavenged bit of Nerubian/Qiraji technology stolen by the Scourge
Dec 31st 2011 7:30PM Awww, kitteh!!! :)
Dec 26th 2011 12:30AM You forgot to point out a major issue for most feral druids I've run with in PuGs for the Echo of Sylvanas fight; DO NOT FERAL CHARGE THE DAMN GHOUL, YOU WILL DIE HORRIBLY. Seriously, that purple line can't be crossed, so stop trying to DPS it from behind
Dec 23rd 2011 8:52AM Veteran of the Shifting Sands
(Even though somebody else got the mount :)
Dec 21st 2011 8:00PM Heroic shirt mode engaged :)
Dec 19th 2011 6:19PM Yes please :)
Dec 18th 2011 4:48PM Woot! /roll