Saturday, March 18, 2006

The Epic History of the Burning Crusade (Part I)

WoW Lore - Some of the WoW Lore is truly epic. And it greatly enhances my gameplay experience to know a little bit of it. When the Burning Crusade was announced it had immediate meaning for me because I had done a little research into the history.

Here is a great resource for you to have the same context.
Warcraft History by Blizzard on the WoW Site.

Here are some excerpts which describe the genesis of the Burning Crusade:

  • "The Titans, ...gods from the far reaches of the cosmos, ... shaped the worlds ... They breathed skies and raging atmospheres into being."

  • Sargeras: Over time, demonic entities made their way into the Titans' worlds from the Twisting Nether, and [the Titans elected their] greatest warrior, Sargeras, to act as its first line of defense [against the demons]."

  • Doubts: "Though Sargeras' nearly limitless powers were more than enough to defeat the vile eredar, he was greatly troubled... Incapable of fathoming such depravity, the great Titan began to slip into a brooding depression."

  • Conversion: "...he lost all faith not only in his mission, but also in the Titans' vision of an ordered universe. Eventually he came to believe that the concept of order itself was folly, and that chaos and depravity were the only absolutes within the dark, lonely universe...he resolved to form an unstoppable army that would set the physical universe aflame."

  • Betrayal: "In his fury, Sargeras shattered the prisons ...and set the loathsome demons free. These cunning creatures bowed before the dark Titan's vast rage and offered to serve him in whatever malicious ways they could."

  • The Army: "Once Sargeras saw that his armies were amassed ... he launched his raging forces into the vastness of the Great Dark. He referred to his growing army as the Burning Legion. To this date, it is still unclear how many worlds they consumed and burned on their unholy Burning Crusade across the universe."

  • And this was just the beginning... Read the full version and much much more.

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