The upcoming patch, patch 2.4
, now known as The Fury of the Sunwell
, revolves around... well, the Sunwell
! I guess there's something in there about a huge demon by the name of Kil'jaeden, but I'm sure he's not important. Like my previous installments of Know Your Lore
, I'll give a little bit of background information on our subject, so you understand the foundation of it. This bit isn't quite as exciting as my last installment or two
, but this took a lot
more research, and a lot
more piecing together half-told bits of story from multiple authors. It's a bit like playing Connect the Dots, but instead of getting a flower or a sailboat, I get Richard Knaak
flipping me off. Sorry it's so dry, but on with the show!
A little over 10,000 years ago, the Night Elves lived under the rule of Queen Azshara
and the upper class of society, the Highborne
. Their culture was rich in magic and the arcane, very different from the down to earth, nature-centric society of the Night Elves today. Queen Azshara and her Highborne were extremely hedonistic, using the nearby Well of Eternity
for personal power and gain. At some point during all of this, Azshara heard a dark whisper, promising power beyond her imagination.
Does this sound familiar? Yes, Sargeras
was up to his old tricks again. Like he lured Kil'jaeden and Archimonde to the Legion's cause, he did the same with Queen Azshara. Whereas Kil'jaeden and Archimonde seemed to have needed a little trickery
from the Destroyer, Azshara was far more welcoming. She was pretty okay with hanging out with demons, and rather enjoyed the whole fire and brimstone thing.