Welcome to Know Your Lore, where each week Alex Ziebart brings you a tasty little morsel of lore to wrap your mind around. Sweet, sweet lore. Mmmm.
Today we're going to take a step back from out pre-emptive study of Wrath
subjects and look at something a little more old school. We'll get back to catching up for Wrath of the Lich King
soon enough, don't you worry about that. I'm far too excited about the expansion to not come back to it soon.
Today we're going to look at Hakkar the Soulflayer, not to be confused with Hakkar the Houndmaster
which apparently came first
in the lore, but I don't really care which of them came first because the Blood God (that one's the Soulflayer) is way cooler. What the Soulflayer actually is
is largely a mystery. He's a god, certainly, but Azeroth has many flavors of gods and demigods. He is probably just a Loa god, but our buddy Brann Bronzebeard
seems to think he's more than that. Specifically, Hakkar might be the son of an Old God.
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