Dalaran: Everyone’s Favorite Floating City

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Dalaran is one of the most iconic places in the Warcraft universe, and often serves as Azeroth’s high seat of education, diplomacy and magical defense. Although Dalaran and the Kirin Tor have not seen the center of action since the events at Icecrown during Wrath of the Lich King, it will again be a sanctuary in Legion as we watch …

Story of a Hero: Broxigar the Red

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Everyone wants to be a hero; we all crave the ability to become stronger and to carve out a path of glory and riches for ourselves. What makes a hero though? Is it the skills you gain as you get stronger? The innocent lives you save throughout the eternal struggle of good versus evil? Or is it the sacrifices that …

Road to Redemption: Sylvanas Windrunner

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“As her fate edges closer to the abyss, Sylvanas must decide how far she’ll go to protect her people… and whether they’re more precious to her than her soul.” – WoW Wiki   The mention of Sylvanas Windrunner always seems to bring out the most extreme of opinions. Many rise to defend the Dark Lady without hesitation while others claim she …

The Origins of Elves

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Elves have always been powerful figures with intricate magical abilities throughout the fantasy genre. In Warcraft, the interest and popularity of elves is no different. This particular universe, however, brings a unique perspective and history to the eleven race, making it impossible to not be intrigued by the breathtaking cast of characters of events that have so thoroughly shaped the …

The Moons, Planets, and Galaxies of Azeroth

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I learned long ago, during the Burning Crusade expansion, that Azeroth had two moons. We all know of Elune, the goddess in the sky, and how her presence has sparked worship by many dominant cultures in Azeroth, including Night Elves and Taurens. But there is a second moon of Azeroth, one that is far less commonly known and rarely seen. …

Road to Redemption: Kael'thas Sunstrider

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Kael’thas is one of the more dynamic and scheming villains of the Warcraft universe, and his ultimate failure is a testament to his humanity. The struggle of the former Lord of the Blood Elves was that of addiction. Unlike some of Warcraft’s greedier and darker villains, Kael’thas was not driven by a lust for world domination. Although he had surely suffered …

The Time of the Illidari has Come: A Look at Demon Hunters

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“Demon hunters, disciples of Illidan Stormrage, uphold a dark legacy, one that frightens their allies and enemies alike. The Illidari embrace fel and chaotic magics — energies that have long threatened the world of Azeroth — believing them necessary to challenge the Burning Legion. Wielding the powers of demons they’ve slain, they develop demonic features that incite revulsion and dread …

Road to Redemption: Illidan Stormrage

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There is something about the nature of a sympathetic villain that resonates deeply with our interest in them. A chilling tale of the rise, fall, and possible rise again of a beloved baddie strums a strikingly deep chord on our heartstrings. Why? Because quite often, their stories are relatable – perhaps not to the murderous, world-shattering, demon-infused extent of Blizzard’s …