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Transcript: Lore-ytime 1/20/2014 - Shandris Feathermoon

by Lessonsinlore, 121 days ago

For those who missed it, here's the transcript from 1/20/2014's Lore-ytime Event! Catch us in Orgrimmar in The Broken Tusk (just inside the gates and to the right, two doors down) Monday nights at 10pm server time on Earthen Ring (US)!

Firana says: So! Tonight's story is the tale of Shandris Feathermoon!
Firana says: Long ago, the Burning Legion sacked the Night Elf village of Ara-Hinam. Among the survivors fleeing the village is a young girl named Shandris Feathermoon.
Lubel says: she survived? Huh... didn't see that one coming.
Firana says: Shandris had been separated from her family in the attack--she's rather bitter about that. Luckily, the fleeing villagers are rescued by the night elf forces of Kur'talos Ravencrest.
Firana says: Young priestess, Tyrande Whisperwind, was a part of Ravencrest's forces; she sees that Shandris clearly needs someone to take care of her, and sort of adopts her, even though she's only a few years older than Shandris.
Lubel says: she feeds her and bathes her and walks her twice daily.
Firana says: lol
Firana says: The attention-starved Shandris clings to the affection offered by Tyrande. However, Tyrande is so busy and so self-sacrificing that anyone near her feels like they aren't doing their part.
Asherondei says: without the proper paperwork, adopting = kidnapping
Lubel says: IE: Harry Potter
Firana says: Yeah....we never hear about her parents ever again, so it's assumed they're dead
Asherondei says: i blame Malfurion
Lubel says: they joined Aleria and Turalyon on a mission of some kinds
Firana says: ha
Firana says: So Shandris begins by learning healing magic, but begs to fight alongside the Sisters of Elune. Admittedly, she HAD been taught to use a bow by her father, but Tyrande forbids her from entering combat.
Perpetuas says: Clearly hse's going to follow that rule
Lubel says: She put her on an RP server
Firana says: Like a true teenager, Shandris edges around the combat ban, by sneaking after the Sisters to watch them fight.
Asherondei says: lol
Lubel says: And like a true teenager she was just covered in zits.
Firana says: Like a true teenager, Shandris gets caught.
Asherondei says: and angst....
Firana says: Tyrande gives her a big lecture on how selfish and stupid her excursions are, and issues an ultimatum that she never put herself in danger like that ever again.
Anmut says: but MOOOMMMMM
Lubel says: lol
Firana says: In true do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do form, Tyrande rides off into a massive battle.
Lubel says: battleof the bands that is... she was in a Fallout boy coverband.
Firana says: All kinds of other races join the fight, including the dragons, who were unveiling their new secret weapon.
Lubel says: Nickelback.
Firana says: lol
Asherondei says: Rebecca Black
Lubel says: it was merciless
Perpetuas says: It does make your ears bleed
Firana says: Shandris gets a bad feeling about this, grabs her bow, and sneaks off after her.
Firana says: This turns out to be a good thing--Neltharion the Black Dragon Aspect unleashes his weapon on friend and foe alike, and in the wake of the destruction, Tyrande is captured by Xavius!
Anmut gasps.
Lubel says: He only walked her ONCE a day.
Firana says: Xavius was an advisor of Azshara, but had been thought to be dead by Malfurion's hand. Turns out, he's back and in the demonic form of a Satyr.
Asherondei says: Xavius will be played by Justin Beiber in the movie..
Firana says: Malfurion arrives to save Tyrande but he can't risk hurting her while she's in Xavius' clutches. Xavius begins monologuing which gives Shandris her chance.
Lubel says: to set up an elaborate dance routine.
Lubel says: Upstaging him for good
Firana says: The young girl nocks an arrow, and fires it straight and true...into his shoulder.
Perpetuas says: Villains always gotte be monolgueing
Asherondei says: ....and everyone knows the moves!
Firana says: With a cry, Xavius drops Tyrande. Unhindered, Malfurion wakens the dead oak wood in Shandris' arrow, unleashing a rapid growth that consumes Xavius' body in the form of a massive, now living, oak tree.
Asherondei says: Malfurion knows a lot about dead oak wood
Anmut says: and that, kids, is where babies come from
Perpetuas says: lol
Firana says: LOL
Lubel says: it's a cool trick he uses at parties to hit on young Druids
Asherondei says: lol
Lubel says: lol Anmut
Firana says: Unfortunately, some of Xavius' fellow Satyrs grab Tyrande and spirit her away through a portal to Zin'Azshari.
Lubel says: which was underwater... so... yeah... she's dead now.
Firana says: Determined to fight the demons that had stolen her birth family and the new family she'd found in Tyrande, Shandris dons the too-big armor and joins the Sisterhood of Elune, under the direct command of Maiev Shadowsong, the sister of the latest commander
Lubel says: Jarod... he drew the short straw.
Lubel says: Jarod commands all the nightelf forces.
Lubel says: "Well I didn't vote for you."-Fandral.
Firana says: Shandris proves herself to be a formidable fighter, though she flees just as well as the rest of them when The Sundering hits.
Asherondei says: hahaha
Anmut says: LOL
Firana says: Along with the other night elf refugees (because they're all refugees at this point), she heads to Mt. Hyjal where she spends lots of time working alongside the eventually rescued Tyrande and romantically pursuing Jarod.
Lubel says: Like a good pet, she leaves him dead mice on his doorstep. As a gift.
Asherondei says: Their profiles matched on eDruid.com
Firana says: Prior to the Sundering, rank in the night elf military was determined by bloodline rather than skill.
Firana says: Considering that there had been years upon years of peace, most of those noble officers were fairly useless, and were killed off in stupid tactics during the War of the Ancients.
Lubel says: "Checkmate", "Where, I don't see?" "Here, Diagonally". "Ah... pretty sneaky"
Firana says: Tyrande feels like the Sisterhood of Elune didn't do enough to guide the Night Elf people, so she gathers the all-female Sentinels and makes Shandris a high-level lieutenant.
Lubel says: when their cycles line up, they're the most feared fighting force on the planet.
Asherondei says: woooooow   lol
Firana says: Although youthful, she's fairly competent. Sometime later, trouble arises in the form of the War of the Satyr.
Firana says: Shandris leads a team of Sentinels and a couple druids against Xalan the Feared. They successfully kill him, but they apparently didn't plan for all his other Satyr friends.
Lubel says: Xalan named himself. No one was really affraid of him.
Firana says: lol
Firana says: The Satyr forces separate the Sentinels from the Druids, leaving the druids to desperately assume the Pack form.
Asherondei says: i've leveled a druid....i do not have a pack form
Lubel says: Druids... so they still have tanks, healers, ranged and melee dps... what else did they need?
Firana says: Unfortunately, pack form leaves you uncontrollably ferocious, and one of the druids attacked their former allies, killing most of the sentinels and injuring Shandris.
Lubel says: she'll be warming the bench the rest of the season.
Firana says: Determining that she's in over her head, Shandris regroups with Tyrande, Malfurion, and many more Night Elves.
Lubel says: like a true leader, she runs for help.
Firana says: They all charge into battle, and the apologetic druid who'd lost control and killed the Sentinels before refused to assume Pack form and was slain by the demons.
Lubel says: his tomb stone reads. "Sorry, I feel pretty bad about that."
Firana says: lol
Firana says: Enraged, his friend Ralaar creates the Scythe of Elune and uses it to help the other druids control their pack form.
Lubel says: now they can stack to make little pyramids.
Firana says: Unfortunately, the Scythe just seals them all in the mad worgen form, and rampage through everyone in the area, creating more Worgen with each bite.
Firana says: Luckily, they DO manage to wipe out the Satyr encampment, but Malfurion is forced to put them all to sleep and imprison them in a corner of the Emerald Dream called Daral'nir.
Lubel says: by put to sleep, you mean euthanasia, right?
Lubel says: bad dog... you sleep now.
Firana says: Would it make you feel betteri f I told you he sent them to a nice farm upstate with lots of room to run?
Asherondei says: hahaha...they should be so lucky
Lubel says: lol. I do feel better, thanks
Firana says: Naw, sleep sleep, Not dead-sleep.
Firana says: It's cool--Arugal wakes them up later. But this isn't his story.
Firana says: For years after the war ended, Shandris and Tyrande maintain constant vigilance against any possible incursions by the Burning Legion.  The most elite of the sentinels come under Shandris' direct command, and are called the Shadowleaves.
Lubel says: that's the worst name they've ever come up with... maybe second to death wing
Asherondei says: sounds like the opening act for Nickleback
Lubel says: ^
Firana says: Thousands of years go by, until strange green invaders are detected by another group of Sentinels, the Nightblades. The warrior maidens had discovered a base constructed by the Warsong clan of orcs.
Lubel says: they would've made it bigger, but they didn't construct enough pylons.
Firana says: The Nightblades destroy it, and Shandris and her Shadowleaves establish a stronghold within it. After a number of skirmishes with Shandris' Shadowleaves, who fight alongside the demigod Cenarius, Grom finds the Chaos Well, which imbues him with chaospower
Lubel says: I found a water well once, it embued me with disentary.
Asherondei says: i'm pretty sure he didn't have a permit for that well....they don't just give those out....I know, i've tried
Firana says: Shandris suffers another loss in her career as the re-corrupted Grom and his orcs slaughter Cenarius and the Shadowleaves who had fought alongside him.
Firana says: Shandris returns to Mt. Hyjal to report the death of the demigod, before heading back to the Shadowleaf base.  On the way, she and her sentinels run into a bit of trouble, as they're suddenly surrounded by a whole bunch of undead Scourge!
Lubel says: Nickelback fans
Asherondei says: are you sure they didn't just stumple on to some LARPers?
Firana says: lol
Firana says: The remaining Shadowleaves and Shandris have their hands full, fending off the attacks of the rotting dead, until Tyrande arrives. With Shandris' weapon skill and Tyrande's holy light of elune, they make their way back to the Shadowleaves base.
Lubel says: upon reaching base they yelled "Safety". And the undead could no longer persue them.
Firana says: There, informs her that the Scourge were sent by the Burning Legion, and their enemies of old have returned. Together, they decide that the best thing to do is to go wake up all the Druids who were asleep and romping about in the Emerald Dream.
Firana says: Sorry, that should have been "Tyrande informs her"
Firana says: Tyrande runs off to the Barrow Dens to play alarm clock, and Shandris stays behind to defend Mt. Hyjal and Nordrassil, the World Tree that had been a gift from three of the good Dragon Aspects.
Firana says: Shandris and her sentinels are deadly against the demons and scourge, but their numbers are overwhelming. Finally Tyrande returns with Malfurion, and a bunch of the very orcs and humans Shandris had taken to be their enemies.
Lubel says: no matter how much you dislike someone you can usually all agree to come together and hate Nickelback as a group.
Firana says: With their new temporary allies, Shandris, Malfurion, and Tyrande hatch a plan to lead Archimonde, the demonic general who killed Cenarius' father Malorne during the War of the Ancients, to his own destruction.
Firana says: Shandris takes turns fighting alongside Lady Jaina Proudmoore's humans, and the orcish horde of the shaman Warchief Thrall, dropping demons by the dozen.
Firana says: Finally, after a planned retreat to Mt. Hyjal's peak, they're overtaken by Archimonde. Suddenly, Shandris and the rest of the defenders are teleported to safety by Malfurion...cause he can do that, apparently.
Lubel says: Why not, Druids get the best of every other class.. Why shouldn't they get portals?
Asherondei says: yeah i'm pretty sure my druid doesn't have that either...
Anmut says: #GodMode
Firana says: As Archimonde attempts to seize the power of the world tree in victory, Shandris watches Malfurion unleash thousands of Night Elf ancestor-spirits which swarm over the demonic overlord, destroying him.
Lubel says: lol
Asherondei says: lol
Lubel says: afterwards the infestation was so bad, they had to lay out little nighelfancestor hotels to trap them.
Asherondei says: so basically a bunch of Night Elves that had wiped on Archimonde ...ran back and took him down
Lubel says: lol... totes
Firana says: lol!
Firana says: In the wake of the battle, Shandris, quite the war hero after all this, helps clear out the remaining scourge, and works to rebuild the night elf settlements.
Lubel says: MOAR PYLONS!!!!
Asherondei says: lol
Firana says: Not long after, Shandris gets a promotion: General of the Sentinels! She establishes a stronghold on Sardor Isle in Ferelas, which they decide to call Feathermoon Stronghold after her.
Asherondei says: the first Garrison!
Lubel says: lol
Firana says: Shandris stays in the stronghold for a while, but when Malfurion cannot be awakened from the Emerald Dream, she travels to Darnassus to accompany Broll Bearmantle on a quest to understand the Nightmare that is spreading across Azeroth.
Lubel says: A general leaving her army... she's the worst leader ever.
Firana says: However, it turns out Broll was just TOLD that Shandris would be going with him. Tyrande insists that Shandris stay and take charge of Darnassus so that she can accompany Broll instead.
Lubel says: no, you stay and do my job... I wanna go...
Asherondei says: i hope that she fixed all the potholes that Tyrande ignores...
Firana says: Shandris isn't terribly happy about this, so she sends her fierce hippogryph, Jai'alator, along with her precious foster mother.
Asherondei says: please tell me that's pronounced Highlighter...
Lubel says: Broll's just like. "eh, all ladies look the same in the dark under the covers"
Firana says: While attempting to safeguard the new night elf home of Teldrassil, Shandris' spy network keeps her apprised of the dire state of things as more and more fall victim to the Nightmare that catches sleepers and doesn't let them wake.
Firana says: Hamuul Runetotem and the former Druid of the Fang, Naralex, try to reach Shandris and warn her that Archdruid Fandral, who claimed to be trying to heal the damage to Teldrassil, was in fact a crazed traitor, bent on consuming the world in EmeraldNightmare
Firana says: Unfortunately, Fandral catches Hamuul, Naralex, and Shandris. He wounds and entraps them with the assistance of these strange shadowy warriors.
Asherondei says: Rogues FTW
Lubel says: my warrior doesn't have a shadow spec
Firana says: Finally, Malfurion, free of the clutches of the Emerald Nightmare, rescues them before leaving Shandris in Darnassus. Again.
Asherondei says: Malfurion sure does like telling women what to do.
Lubel says: leaves a note "macaroni in the fridge, don't wait up"
Firana says: Shandris organizes the night elves, whilst Malfurion and his Druid cohorts both heal Teldrassil and defeat The Nightmare Lord, who turns out to be none other than their old enemy Xavius.
Firana says: When the fighting is over, Shandris re-specs Wedding Planner and witnesses the long-overdue wedding of Tyrande and Malfurion.
Lubel says: before she witnesses the consumation
Asherondei says: "long overdue" or "no where else to hide"?
Firana says: With the lovers finally married, Shandris returns to her Stronghold in Ferelas until the Shattering that occurred when Deathwing, formerly Neltharion, returned to Azeroth triggers massive flash floods.
Lubel says: lol, ash
Lubel says: did she run, again?
Firana says: The situation deteriorates further as wave upon wave of Naga attack, crashing through the already weakened fortifications.
Firana says: Shandris sends her remaining Sentinels across the waves to the mainland, bravely staying behind to hold the line against the naga alone.
Firana says: Finally compromised, Shandris is met by a Naga negotiator, who offers to spare her life in exchange for the head of Tyrande.
Lubel says: what can I get for $5 and a coupon to Ikea?
Firana says: Shandris does not respond well to the request that she kill her foster mother. So, she kills the negotiator and as many naga as she can before falling in battle with a great many wounds.
Lubel says: Why can't I hold all this blood?
Anmut says: because faking them out with a "yeah, sure, brb" was just silly
Firana says: Malfurion and Tyrande eventually show up to help, but Shandris has already suffered greatly and perches on the brink of death. Tyrande sends up a frantic prayer to Elune, begging her for the strength to heal Shandris.
Asherondei says: hahahaha
You clap excitedly for Anmut.
Asherondei says: you'd thihk since Blizz likes handing out powers, they'd have given her a bubble hearth
Lubel says: parents have been arrested for trusting the power of prayer to heal their children.
Firana says: Luckily, Elune says yes.
Firana says: Restored by the light of her goddess, Shandris rejoins her Sentinels and rebuilds Feathermoon Stronghold along the Forgotten coast on the mainland.
Asherondei says: ....glad someone remembered it....
Firana says: lol
Firana says: Things settle down briefly, but then Tyrande gets the idea to organize an Alliance summit and calls Shandris back to Darnassus to help with the planning.
Lubel says: she's a general/party decorator.
Firana says: While in the great city atop Teldrassil, she receives word that her old crush, Jarod Shadowsong, has returned after thousands of years of self-imposed exile.
Firana says: She tracks him down and confesses her feelings for him, and her envy of the time his late wife had with him. Jarod apologizes for bailing on Shandris so long ago, and was flattered by her feelings for him, but felt their goals were mutually exclusive.
Firana says: She was clearly rising to great prominence in Night Elf society, but all Jarod wanted was to live a secluded life as a hermit.
Lubel says: and stay single enough to have casual sex from time to time.
Firana says: Shandris accepts his friend-zoning of her, and they move on with their lives, which is good, considering that relatively soon after, a messenger from Ashenvale arrives with word that the Horde is invading Ashenvale.
Asherondei says: I want to live as a hermit = i can't afford to buy another game time card
Firana says: lol
Firana says: Tyrande and Shandris race to the defense of the Night Elves in Ashenvale, leaving Malfurion to deal with the pesky murders that had been occurring as of late.
Lubel says: they should leave out little murder hotels to catch them.
Firana says: In the battle against Garrosh Hellscream's Horde, Shandris falls again, and is again healed by Tyrande and the light of Elune. Together they stare in horror as Garrosh unleashes his secret weapon, some Magnataur he'd smuggled over from Northrend.
Lubel says: So, Shandris is now an undead nightelf... does she get [cannibalize]>?
Firana says: While shandris and her Sentinels try to hold against the destructive chaos of the magnataur, Tyrande is struck down by orc archers. Apparently, she hadn't realized that weilding a bright holy light in battle makes you a target.
Asherondei says: Yeah...at this point she's been rezzed more than Sylvanas
Firana says: Thankfully, King Varian Wrynn, King Genn Greymane, and the Worgen of Gilneas arrive just in time, driving the Horde back.
Firana says: Upon returning to Darnassus, the Summit, which had appeared to be failing before, is successful, bringing the Worgen into the Alliance.
Firana says: Those pesky murders were also solved in their absence, thanks to Jarod Shadowsong and Malfurion. The culprit was revealed to be the leader of the Watchers and Jarod's sister, Maiev Shadowsong.
Lubel says: OLD MAN MAIEV!?!?!?
Anmut says: meddling kids.
Firana says: lol
Asherondei says: and she would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for those meddling druids...
Firana says: So Jarod gets put in charge of the Watchers, who had been purged of Maiev's corruption via interrogation by Tyrande, and Shandris is charged with assisting Jarod in bolstering his numbers.
Perpetuas says: Bolstering his "numbers"
Asherondei says: hahaha
Lubel says: reproducing to boost numbers?
Firana says: Because the best thing to happen in a story where two people who might have been together mutually accept the Friend Zone is to force them in constant contact with one another, teasing the possibility of a future relationship.
Asherondei says: Lifetime does it all the time....
Perpetuas says: Once again refer to Katniss
Lubel says: She's no Rachel.
Firana says: But, so far, nothing's happened in that area.
Firana says: Shandris gets called away to protect Theramore Isle when Jaina Proudmoore sends word that Garrosh plans to strike there next.
Lubel says: After that fails, they move her to Pearl Harbor
Firana says: Shandris and her Sentinels drive the horde out of the city, but recieve a message that Thalen Songweaver, a Kirin Tor who'd turned traitor for the Horde, had been evacuated.
Asherondei says: HA
Firana says: She leads her Sentinels away to Dustwallow Marsh in attempt to pursue him, which is rather good for them, as it gets them out of the city before Garrosh makes a crater out of it with a Mana Bomb.
Anmut says: Shandris, we need you to go protect this room full of gunpowder with this flamethrower.
Lubel says: ^lol
Asherondei says: hahaha
Firana says: And that, boys and girls, is where Shandris' story leaves off. Will she continue to conveniently evade death? Will she ever hook up with Jarod? We'll just have to hope they'll pick up her story again in the next expansion.
Anmut says: start a pool now!
Perpetuas claps excitedly.
Anmut claps excitedly.
Asherondei cheers!
Lubel says: Team Broll.
Firana says: Thank you all for coming out tonight!
Perpetuas cheers at you.
Perpetuas cheers at Lubel!
Asherondei says: good story!
Lubel says: wooo.
Asherondei says: I always liked her.
Firana says: Sorry we're so tired...but we
Anmut says:  <3
Asherondei says: maybe Tyrande should marry her off to Varian or something...
Lubel says: thank you for coming out, as always... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... website...zzzzzzzzzzz... next week...

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Transcript: Lore-ytime 1/13/2014 - Story of the Shen'dralar

by Lessonsinlore, 121 days ago

For those who missed it, here's the transcript from 1/13/2014's Lore-ytime Event! Catch us in Orgrimmar in The Broken Tusk (just inside the gates and to the right, two doors down) Monday nights at 10pm server time on Earthen Ring (US)!

Lubel says: Hello and welcome to Lore-ytime
Firana says: I'm Megan
Lubel says: This is the once weekly series where we tell (I'm Chad) the stories of warcraft
Martinii says: whew! we made it
Lubel says: For those of you here for the first time, this is not a quiet event.
Lubel says: If you have questions or comments just go ahead and let them rip
Lubel says: Just please try not to be a dick.
Lubel says: Anyway, I'm Chad and that's Megan. We're from Lessonsinlore.com
Lubel says: Find us on facebook and Twitter
Lubel says: And if you like Lore-ytime, our transcripts of previous lore-ytimes are up on our website
Lubel says: So... Tonight, we tell the mostly retcon’d story of the Shen’dralar. The Night Elf Mages who didn’t cross to Lordaeron and become Bloodelves.
Amadichinedu says: I have a question, mon.
Firana says: Which Cataclysm told us, apparently happened.
Amadichinedu says: Why 'Lore-ytime'?
Firana says: 'Cause we're telling the Lore, like a story
Firana says: It's storytime specifically for the Lore
Firana says: Hence, Lore-ytime
Lubel says: Super long time ago, as you well know, Azshara had discovered that the well of eternity was filled with magic and could be used as a decent source to fuel massive arcane stuff.
Amadichinedu says: Thought mebbe it be the name of a woman...right on.
Firana says: Also tasty on biscuits.
Lubel says: As you’ll also recall, Azshara had pulled in the highborn elves to turn the well of eternity into a portal to summon forth a world destroying mad titan named Sargeras and his army of demons called the Burning Legion.
Firana says: Still not as evil as farting then asking if I smelled Popcorn.
Lubel says: I did that ONE time.
Lubel says: So, apparently, not all of the nightelves went to Zin’ashari to help with it. And not all the remaining nightelves went to stop them. So there’s this contingent who hangs out in another city are called the Shen’dralar.
Firana says: They asked Siri for directions.
Lubel says: The city is called Eldre’Thalas. Don’t ask me what either of those mean… it’s probably something old or something magical. No idea.
Firana says: Shen’dralar is Norse for “retconned race/class combo” and Eldre’Thalas  is Gaelic for “Random jumble of syllables.”
Martinii says: did Siri understand their accent?
Firana says: lol
Lubel says: Eldr’Thalas was apparently built in secret and is used by Queen Azshara as a place to hide all her arcane secrets. I have no idea what constitutes an arcane secret, or why they’d need to be secret.
Firana says: She had arcane implants but doesn’t want anyone to know.
Lubel says: But these guys may not have even heard about the demon invasion or the war. Though Eldre’Thalas WAS attacked, and was defended by Goldrinn, the white wolf… He died though.
Firana says: It was unrelated though… he ate some chocolate.
Lubel says: After the war came the Sundering. During which, Eldre’Thalas is destroyed… well… maybe not destroyed. It’s broken a good bit.
Martinii says: lol
Firana says: Nothing a little duct tape wouldn’t help.
Lubel says: For some reason, the Shen’dralar never head back north to check in with everybody else and see that most of their population was wiped out. Instead they decide to lock themselves into Eldr’Thalas and rebuild society.
Firana says: “Looks like we’re gonna have to repopulate the world” was the number one pickup line that year.
Martinii says: was there a giant wall involved?
Lubel says: well... yes, actually
Lubel says: city has giant walls
Firana says: Apparently Genn wasn't as original as he thought.
Lubel says: Now as a result of not being with the other Nightelves, the Shen’Dralar didn’t gain that Nozdormu immortality that the other Nightelves got. So instead they come up with their own plan.
Firana says: Eat Ice cream until they felt better about being mortal.
Lubel says: Their leader, Prince Tortheldrin, gets the idea to capture one of the legion’s wandering demons named Immol’thar. From there he imprisons him in a magical barrier which was powered by pylons.
Martinii says: budget immortality
Firana says: You mean they needed to construct additional Pylons? (Starcraft joke)
Lubel says: While imprisoned, Immol’thar had his magical energies drained by the Shen’Dralar, granting the Highborne elves immortality. You know, like everyone else.
Firana says: Ill-gotten immortality is better than no immortality at all.
Lubel says: This new Magical source helped the Nightelves there counteract the Lethargy that ensued when the well of eternity was destroyed.
Firana says: Many people in Colorado are currently experiencing a similar Lethargy.
Martinii says: the magical source is 5 hour energy?
Firana says: lol
Lubel says: Now let’s jump forward a few thousand years. The ruins are now called Dire Maul, and Prince Tortheldrin is facing a new problem.
Firana says: Herpes.
Lubel says: The Magical energies they’re siphoning aren’t keeping the magic flowing quite the way it used to. There just isn’t enough anymore. So… new plan.
Firana says: MOAR ICECREAM!
Martinii says: MOAR DOTS
Firana says: MOAR DIPPIN DOTS!
Martinii says: whoa....
Lubel says: Just sacrifice a bunch of Nightelves who trusted you to care for them, and use their energy to fuel your own mad magical power.
Firana says: Ah… the Donald Trump method.
Lubel says: So there’s now all of these dead Nightelfs. And their souls wander Dire Maul. Most likely owing to the fact that they hadn’t left in 10,000 years. Where else where they going to go?
Firana says: The waffle house in Dire Maul was especially haunted.
Martinii says: oooooooo
Lubel says: Weird side story. Apparently, the Shen’Dralar knew where the Ashbringer was after it was lost but before it shows up in Naxxramas.
Firana says: Actually it was just that Ashbringer kept checking in on Foursquare, wherever it went.
Lubel says: The reason that’s weird is because the Ashbringer never left the Eastern Kingdoms and the Shen’Dralar never left Kalimdor. But you know… lore it lore.
Martinii says: thats why it was lost... Ashbringer should have tweeted
Lubel says: lore IS* lore
Firana says: And retcons are retcons.
Amadichinedu says: It were the back up Ashbringer, ya know.  In case de heroesh lost the first one.
Lubel says: So anyway, oddly enough, the Shen’Dralar aren’t actually cut off from the world.
Firana says: Being landlocked tends to do that.
Lubel says: They’re exiled from Nightelvan society, sure. But apparently, Dire Maul also hosts an annual arena style gladiatorial tournament called the Crimson ring.
Firana says: Crimson ring, of course, famous for being what is beyond Thunderdome.
Elinaris says: Bologna is Bologna!!!!
Martinii says: I thought we were beyond Thunderdome...
Amadichinedu says: I heard from a friend of a friend of a friend that a certain king cut hish teeth in dat dere Crimson Ring.
Lubel says: This yearly deathmatch series is where an Amnesiac Varian Wrynn earned the nickname Lo’gash, because he fought like the wolf, Lo’gash. Or as the Nightelves called him, Goldrinn.
Firana says: Varian also pees on things to mark his territory, just like Lo’gash.
Lubel nods at Amadichinedu.
Lubel says: So anyway… Random adventuring groups come through Dire Maul, killing nightelves, Satyrs, More Nightelves, Immol’thar and even Prince Tortheldin. The Shen’Dralar don’t seem to notice.
Lubel says: Meanwhile in the Eastern quarter, a Demon Satyr named Alzzin the Wildshaper decides to corrupt all life on Azeroth. Dream big, or go home…
Amadichinedu says: Not to mention dee goblinsh hangin' about the place...
Firana says: It was either corrupt all life or sit at home watching Shawshank Redemption on TBS again.
Lubel says: So he winds up using the Shrine of Eldretharr (no I did not misspell that), to create and control a bunch of wild and crazy plants. So… not much threat there.
Firana says: Many people in Colorado are currently experiencing wild and crazy plants as well.
Lubel says: Additionally a set of Ogres from the Gordunni clan move in. It’s the upper class Ogres, so they eat raw meat with their pinkies raised, I guess.
Firana says: They all wear Monocles and top hats.
Lubel says: Anyway, they just hang out there, doing not much until someone comes along and kills their leader, King Gordok, and is pronounced the new king… well, until the dungeon resets anyway.
Firana says: I really hope Kim Jong Il doesn’t also have a reset timer
Martinii says: and put Grey Poupon on the raw meat?
Lubel says: Right, so anyway… LOOOOOOONG after all that nonsense, the new leader of the Shen’Dralar, Mordent Evenshade, decides that 10,000 years is just about enough time to be banished, and comes back to Teldrassil.
Firana says: Wanting to move back in with his parents.
Martinii says: he has a reset timer?
Lubel says: He demands to see Tyrande and together they talk about bringing the Shen’Dralar back into the Nightelvan society and into the Alliance.
Firana says: His reasons were because they had lost their home, it’d been a really long time, and players were whining about Night elf mages on the forums a lot.
Lubel says: So after a short off-screen conversation, the Shen’Dralar are back, and now Nightelves can wield arcane magic which was banned 10,000 years ago with a punishment of death.
Firana says: Kind of like gay sex did in the last 1,000 in our world (truth burn).
Firana looks solemn.
Martinii says: SNAP
Lubel says: I’m not going to say that this really pissed off the Bloodelves, who weren’t accepted back despite there being no difference between them… Aw, never mind… I will say it. It really pissed off the bloodelves.
Amadichinedu says: Nuttin' personal, brudda, but the blood elvesh be alwaysh pissed off.
Firana says: Other things that piss off the Bloodelves include dandruff, split ends, and the fact that their mounts are so small.
Amadichinedu says: And very edible!
Lubel says: However, the bloodelves aren’t the only ones pissed off. In the middle of a terrible book called “Wolfheart”, a Highborne Mage is killed and his body is found by the Watchers in Teldrassil.
Firana says: The body was charged a $200 fine for littering.
Lubel says: This is disconcerting to the other mages since mages have no way of defending themselves from attack… you know… at all… they’re just mages… /cough.
Martinii says: and blocking the text in the book too
Firana says: My magical ability to produce bread is of no help.
Lubel says: Anyway, Maiev Shadowsong, having nothing better to do now that Illidan was dead, offers to investigate the murder.
Firana says: I’m sure she’s qualified, what with being in jail for like 20 years or so, and a prison guard before that.
Lubel says: She’s not drastically successful in that endeavor, though it couldn’t be said that she didn’t find out who the killer was.
Martinii says: CSI Darnassus?
Firana says: Old Man Withers?!?!?!
Amadichinedu says: She'sh not dee kind of lady you say 'no' to.
Lubel says: You know… because it was her. She killed him and was planning on killing all of the Highborne Elves. Something about restoring Nightelves to their former glory.
Martinii says: and she'd have gotten away with it..
Firana says: She’s like those whiners who constantly talk about how much better the game was in Vanilla.
Lubel says: So she agrees to meet with  Mordent Evenshade and the other Highborne leaders, but it all turns out to be a trap. She kills one of them, and then begins her monologue.
Amadichinedu says: Oh yeah, hehe, when magesh one-shotted everyone.
Firana says: Mostly excerpts from her one woman play about Illidan learning to read while in Jail.
Lubel says: She talks about how she’s gonna kill them and then kill Malfurian for forgiving them, and screwing up the tree. Just a lot of random complaints.
Firana says: “And another thing, aren’t we a bit old to be living in a tree house?”
Lubel says: Rather than acknowledging that she kind of has a point about Malfurian, the highborne  rescued by Jarod Shadowsong, her brother, and Malfurian himself.
Firana says: … if it weren’t for those meddling kids.
Firana smiles at Martinii
Martinii says: exactly!
Lubel says: Jarod decides not to kill her. Mostly so that she can have the opportunity to come back as a villain in a raid some expansion down the line.
Amadichinedu says: Demon hunters, dey be comin', mon!  Next 'elite class', I tell ya.
Firana says: Old Blizzard Motto – Why kill what you can make the Players kill?
Martinii says: crazy and evil?
Lubel says: And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the story of the Shen’Dralar, the Night elf Mages.

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Transcript: Lore-ytime 1/6/2014 - The Black Temple/ Karabor

by Lessonsinlore, 191 days ago

For those who missed it, here's the transcript from 1/6/2013's Lore-ytime Event! Catch us in Orgrimmar in The Broken Tusk (just inside the gates and to the right, two doors down) Monday nights at 10pm server time on Earthen Ring (US)!

Firana says:I'm Megan
Lubel says: I'm Chad
Firana says: And we're from Lessons in Lore
Lubel says: .com
Firana says: Of Twitter, Facebook, and Dragon Con fame
Lubel says: fame is a relative term
Firana says: Each week, we gather here and Chad and I take turns telling a story from the Lore of Warcraft
Firana says: We're a bit irrevrent.
Ferdie says: unless you like the lore
Ferdie says: which im usually pretty in to
Firana says: It's not a quiet event. If you feel like saying something, go for it
Firana says: Just don't be a dick
Ferdie says: righto misses
Firana says: So! Without further adieu...let's roll on in to tonight's Loreytime!
Asherondei claps excitedly.
Hatercraft cheers at you.
Lubel says: woo hoo
Firana says: It's a special Raid Edition. We'll be doing a silly run through Black Temple afterwards
Lubel says: I plan 3 wipes minimum
Ferdie says: im down
Firana says: Long ago, on a planet called Draenor, some blue goat people called Draenei built a beautiful temple called The Temple of Karabor.
Lubel says: Who's Karabor?
Firana says: No clue. The temple is the home of the Draenei leader, Prophet Velen. When Velen isn’t touring the various Draenei settlements, he hides out in Karabor.
Lubel says: he hides a lot
Lubel says: and runs away
Asherondei says:  A LOT
Firana says: The temple was a place of beauty, light, and peace…until the local orcs go crazy with some demonic bloodlust and sack it. Velen runs and hides, and the orcs desecrate the temple at the behest of their spiritual leader, Gul’dan.
Lubel says: They were baptist
Ferdie says: HAH
Firana says: Akama, a Draenei priest in the Temple, manages to evacuate many civilians from the city before following his leader into hiding.
Lubel says: Velen playing hide and seek, Akama playing follow the leader
Firana says: lol
Firana says: Gul’Dan decides he wants the temple for himself and does some redecorating to make it the headquarters of his secret Shadow Council. He renames it, The Black Temple.
Asherondei says: didn't Boy George do a song about Akama during the 80s??
Lubel says: it prefers "African American" temple
Asherondei says: Nubian perhaps?
Firana says: Gul’Dan holds his Seekrit Meetings there for a while, sends folks around to wipe out the remaining Draenei settlements (like Shattrath City) then decides it’s time to go invading other worlds.
Firana says: Most of the orcs go stomping off through the Dark Portal to invade Azeroth.  Gul’dan gets killed about halfway through the invasion, and the rest of it goes pretty poorly.
Firana says: Back on Draenor, the Black Temple sits and seeps evil.
Firana says: Eventually, Ner’Zhul, Gul’dan’s teacher, decides that Azeroth isn’t worth it, and they should really just leave for other worlds. But, he needs some artifacts to do the ritual that would open portals to all those worlds.
Lubel says: It had a leaky evil faucet
Firana says: So he sends some folks to Azeroth to fetch them, which they do, and he starts heading towards The Black Temple to perform the ritual.
Firana says: The Alliance on Azeroth wasn’t too happy about this, and they come through the Dark Portal and chase him all the way to the Temple.
Lubel says: (/que Benny Hill Music)
Asherondei says: lol
Firana says: However Ner’zhul manages to complete the ritual, which opens thousands of portals all across the land, ripping the world apart.
Firana says: As the world shattered, Ner’zhul jumped through a portal, only to end up in Kil’jaeden’s clutches, where he gets killed and resurrected into the Lich King and sent to do bad things on Azeroth.
Lubel says: Kil'jaeden has an "un-delete" button on people's lives.
Asherondei says: one day I will ask Kil'jaeden questions....because to be so smart he sure is a dumb ass
Firana says: Conveniently, when Draenor shatters, the Black Temple is left standing. Well, mostly. It gets taken over by a bunch of demons from the Burning Legion.
Lubel says: squatters...
Firana says: Now it just so happens that a Night Elf-turned-Demon named Illidan Stormrage was looking for a good place to hide from Kil’jaeden, one of the commanders of the Burning Legion. Black Temple seemed like a good place.
Lubel says: He was swayed by Velen's Yelp review... "Five star hiding place"
Hatercraft says: this is exciting if only i knew who was who hehe
Firana says: Unfortunately for Illidan, the Black Temple was overrun with Burning Legion demons, and ruled by the Pit Lord, Magtheridon. Luckily, the pit lord was busy fighting some deformed (read: broken) Draenei survivors led by Akama.
Lubel says: Velen is leader of the Dreanei, Illidan is/was a Nightelf...
Hatercraft says: oh ok  ty
Lubel says: np
Firana says: Tired of losing the fight, Akama allies with Kael’thas Sunstrider and Lady Vashj, eventually swearing his loyalty to Illidan.
Firana says: The Broken Draenei serve as a diversion so Vashj and Kael’thas can disable the dimensional gateways that were bringing constant demonic reinforcements to Magtheridon.
Lubel says: that sounded like English.
Firana says: Having stemmed the tide of reinforcements, Akama and some of his sneaky friends stealth into The Black Temple, destroying the source of the magical defenses, so Illidan could lead the charge against the Pit Lord.
Firana says: With Magtheridon defeated, the Black Temple had yet a new master, Illidan Stormrage. Unfortunately, killing a member of the Burning Legion to escape the notice of a member of the Burning Legion isn’t a good tactic for hiding.
Lubel says: Velen disapproves
Firana says: Kil’jaeden shows up and sends Illidan back to Azeroth to get back on the job of destroying The Frozen Throne like he was supposed to. So Akama’s left in charge.
Lubel says: He totally slept in Illidan's bed while he was away
Firana says: Apparently, things don’t go too well for Illidan on Azeroth. He limps back to the Black Temple and takes up permanent residence there, leaving his family and fans alike to gossip whether or not he’s gone off the deep end.
Hatercraft says: lol
Lubel says: Hiring lots and lots of concubines...
Rennjì says: woohoo
Asherondei says: ...thats what i do when i get bummed too
Firana says: He does manage to succeed in capturing his old jailer, Maiev Shadowsong, and imprisons her in The Black Temple, with Akama as her warden.
Lubel laughs at Asherondei.
Firana says: Illidan fortifies his position in the temple, gathering all sorts of unsavory types, and works to tighten his grip on the shattered world of Draenor, now known as Outland.
Ferdie says: u havin a giggle m8 i ll hook u rite in teh gabber i shware on me mum
Firana says: Meanwhile, the Dark Portal re-opens, and in come Alliance and Horde forces, who cause chaos and muck about with things, like accidentally reconstituting the death knight, Teron Gorefiend, allowing him to go join the party in The Black Temple
Lubel says: hang on hang on... still trying to read Ferdie's comment
Firana says: Unbeknownst to Illidan, his servant Akama isn’t as loyal as he seems.
Ferdie says: ;)
Lubel says: Akama had his fingers crossed when swearing loyalty.
Asherondei says: he was akama kama kama kameleon....
Firana says: It turns out only a small dark part of Akama’s soul is bound to Illidan, a shade, if you will.
Lubel says: lol
You clap excitedly for Asherondei.
Asherondei says: **drops mic**
Asherondei says: lol
Firana says: The Alliance and Horde forces (you) stumble into Black Temple, fighting through Illidan’s monstrous lieutenants, including an odd collection of concubines (presumably they were there to help Illidan get over Tyrande).
Koksaburo says: good bit of lore sho far, *sips  Flask of Bitter Cactus Cider*
Firana says: Sometime before or after you fight the concubines, you encounter the dark Shade of Akama and kill it. This manages to free Akama’s soul from Illidan’s control.
Firana says: Liberated, Akama and his fellow broken race on to open the gates to the top of the Temple, charging in with their new friends to fight Illidan the Betrayer, Lord of Outland.
Firana says: Partway through the fight, Akama runs off.
Lubel says: he left the stove on.
Asherondei says: had a little Velen left in him...
Firana says: lol
Firana says: The reason for his sudden departure is revealed towards the end of the fight, when things are looking bleak for our heroes, and a freed Maiev Shadowsong leaps into the fray!
Koksaburo says: ugh shadowsong *spits*
Firana says: Together, they strike down Illidan, who dies, taking away Maiev’s one purpose for existing for the past 10,000 years. With Illidan dead, Akama takes control of the temple once more, vowing to make it a bastion of light once more.
Firana says: Of course, such a cleanup will take quite a while.
Ferdie applauds.  Bravo!
Firana says: Sometime after the fall of Deathwing on Azeroth, a pair of Warlocks, Kanrethad Ebonlocke and Jubeka Shadowbreaker, journeyed through the Dark Portal.
Hatercraft claps excitedly for you.
Lubel says: they hit 60
Ferdie says: HAAA
Asherondei says: lol
Firana says: Jubeka and Kanrethad were representatives of a Warlock organization called the Council of the Black Harvest, a group of six of the greatest warlocks, all seeking the power of their defeated enemies to share with each other and their students.
You love Lubel.
Firana says: Their purpose was to find ways to bind the more powerful demons of Outland as their pets, and to uncover the secret of Illidan’s control over the demons of the Burning Legion.
Firana says: Jubeka disdainfully follows Kanrethad around for a while through a variety of misadventures, which she documents in her journal. Before one final adventure, she stores her soul in a soulstone, shattering it into four pieces.
Asherondei says: horcruxes??
Firana says: lol
Firana says: She hides the pieces in locations that she mentioned in her journal, and sends the book itself to a warlock friend back in Azeroth.
Lubel says: To open the chamber of secrets
Firana says: This friend happens to be a trainer of Warlocks, and sends one of them off to Outland to figure out what happened to Jubeka.
Ferdie points at Rennjì.
Firana says: As the fragments of the soulstone are collected, the young warlock sees visions of Jubeka’s memories from those locations. Once the fragments are combined, the soulstone itself draws the Warlock to The Black Temple.
Firana says: The Warlock sneaks in, avoiding the hostile Broken Draenei within until she bumps into our old buddy, Akama. Because of the assistance granted in the fight against Illidan by players, Akama gives the warlock a free pass.
Lubel says: And a coupon to Ikea
Firana says: Akama leads the warlock to the Shrine of Lost Souls, where the warlock sees another vision of Jubeka—in the vision, Jubeka and Kanrethad discover that the arcane energies of the Shine were the price paid to the Illidari demons.
Lubel says: they asked for minimum wage, but you know, whatevs
Firana says: In an attempt to harvest this power, Jubeka and Kanrethad set up an arcane crystal, but it takes a long time to charge. The vision fades, and the warlock is left to fight a very angry guardian called the Essence of Order.
Firana says: Once it’s defeated, the Warlock collects the crystal and continues on the BC Raids: Where Are They Now? Tour, fleeing a bunch of angry demons.
Asherondei says: ...those guys are always angry
Firana says: After a “Shop ‘Til You Drop” run through the Den of Mortal Delights, the warlock heads up to the summit of the temple, and tosses the empowered stone into a Soulwell, which apparently summons Kanrethad, who has become a Demon Warlock.
Lubel says: Can the warlock summon themselves?
Lubel says: set themselves to passive?
Firana says: The warlock and Kanrathad fight it out, until Jubeka shows up and banishes her once-sane colleague. She hauls him off to the vicinity of the Hand of Gul’dan, where she manages her banishment of him to this day.
Lubel says: did they just split up Gul'dan's body parts at his death, or what?
Firana says: As for the Temple? It remains, still dark and tainted, but undergoing the slow process of cleansing at the hands of Akama and his fellow Ashtongue Deathsworn.
Lubel says: they're using 409 and those magic erasers.
Asherondei says:
Firana says: n the upcoming expansion, Warlords of Draenor, we’ll be traveling to an alternate reality of Draenor, where the Temple of Karabor still stands in all its pure glory.
Lubel laughs at Asherondei.
Lubel says: concubines of a much higher caliber.
Firana says: I look forward to seeing the temple. With Guard's Mark on my Buff Meter.
Hatercraft cheers at you.
Lubel says: lol
Hatercraft says: lol someone threw a part grenade
Firana says: And that's the Story of the Black Temple!
Asherondei cheers!
Lubel says: Woo hoo
Firana says: Thank you all for coming out for tonight's story!
Hatercraft says: i need to read that lore time website to get up to date
Firana says: www.lessonsinlore.com
Hatercraft says: i was lost
Hatercraft says: hehe
Firana says: Come to DragonCon and see our live shows
Lubel says: if you liked what you heard, we do this every Monday at 10

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Transcript: Lore-ytime 12/30/2012 - Neltharion/Deathwing

by Lessonsinlore, 191 days ago

For those who missed it, here's the transcript from 12/30/2013's Lore-ytime Event! Catch us in Orgrimmar in The Broken Tusk (just inside the gates and to the right, two doors down) Monday nights at 10pm server time on Earthen Ring (US)!

 

Lubel says: HELLO!!!
Lubel says: Welcome to Lore-ytime
Lubel says: I'm Chad
Lubel says: no really... I am...
Firana says: I'm Megan!
Lubel says: there we go
Moglet says: I'm Jess :D
Lubel says: And we're from Lessonsinlore.com
Lubel says: You can find us on Facebook and Twitter
Moglet applauds at Lubel.  Bravo!
Moglet cheers at you.
Moglet applauds at you.  Bravo!
Lubel says: well for those of you new to Lore-ytime... these are not quiet events.
Moglet says: I'm new
Moglet says: and new to ER Too :D
You cheer at Moglet.
Lubel says: if you have questions or comments, just shout them out... just, you know... don't be a dick...
Moglet hugs you.
You wave at Asherondei.
Asherondei cheers!
Moglet says: No worries, I GM Civitas :D
Lubel says: Alrighty then...
Lubel says: Since it’s Christmastime, I felt it was a great time to tell the story of Deathwing. You know… for obvious reasons.
Lubel says: You know, because he’s a big mythic guy who flew all around the world dropping presents off for people in various zones. Just like Santa…
Firana says: If Deathwing’s Chin counts as a beard, you may be onto something here.
Moglet says: ROFL
Lubel says: So let’s tell this from the beginning. Back when Deathwing was a small grey Protodragon. Back then, most Dragons didn’t speak.
Firana says: Unless spoken to.
Lubel says: Two that could sort of speak were Malygos (a blue and white dragon) and Neltharian, (a grey one).
Lubel says: So Malygos is attacked by a Blue and Green dragon named Coros, and mocked because he was blue and white.
Moglet says: Killed them woohooo
Firana says: Basic Bloods vs. Cripps storyline.
Moglet says: sorry couldn't resist :)
Lubel says: But Neltharian helps Malygos fight them off. Later, they start learning of a plot by one of the Protodragons, named Galakrond, to eat dragons and steal their power… Which apparently works.
Firana says: That’s why undead are the most powerful race in the game.
Lubel says: Anyway, Galakrond grows huge and Malygos teams up with Neltharian and about three other Dragons to take him down… Coros gets eaten, and the good guys win.
Asherondei says: ...we need to set up a buffet at Wrymrest temple...
Firana says: Just like Santa.
Lubel says: The Titans then step in. They decide to have an experiment on Azeroth, though most of the details on what it’s all about are kept to themselves.
Firana says: I experimented with world building back when I was in college. You know, just to see what it was like.
Moglet says: lol
Moglet says: Lessons in lore ROCKS :D :D :D
Lubel says: Neltharian is chosen by Kaz’Garoth to control the earth and deep places of the world. This gives him power, and wisdom, and intelligence.
Moglet says: Wooooot
Firana says: And turns him black… apparently… Just like Santa.
Moglet says: yay Santa
Lubel says: Neltharian spends the next long while tending to the mortal races of the planet and carving rivers and mountains to help them out. Like a good neighbor.
Lubel says: He kept hanging out with his buddy Malygos though, the Blue Magical dragon. But things weren’t great for Neltharian. In fact, he was really really depressed.
Firana says: He was sad because Alexstrasza was grossed out by his “once you go black…” comment.
Moglet says: why did we have to kill them all /cry
Lubel says: You see, Neltharian didn’t view his intelligence and wisdom as a blessing. More like a curse. Responsibilities he didn’t want, and didn’t ask for to take care of people he didn’t like.
Firana says: The Jersey Shore cast?
You gently pat Moglet.
Asherondei says: kind of like the Atlanta PD
Lubel says: He viewed this Burden with disdain and eventually sought to rid himself of it by enlisting the aid of the Old Gods. They convinced him that such a “regression” was possible, but difficult.
Moglet says: ROFL
Lubel claps excitedly for Asherondei.
Firana says: lol Ash
Firana says: Like assembling the three piece statue in Legend of the Hidden Temple.
Lubel says: They told him to watch out for the other dragonflights, and so he actively became paranoid against other dragons. He wanted a world with only black dragons… and Ysera and Alexstrasza as his consort slaves.
Firana says: What’s the point of being an evil dictator if you can’t have sex slaves in Gold bikinis?
Moglet says: Dragons rule!!!! :D
Moglet says: Why do we have to kill them all?
Moglet cries on Lubel's shoulder.
Lubel says: right?
Firana says: Santa, by the way… dozens of sex slaves.
Moglet says: hahaha too Star War-sian
Lubel laughs at you.
Moglet says: SWTOR is thata way :P
Firana says: lol
Lubel says: And it’s with their instruction, that Neltharian creates the Dragon soul with a bit of his own blood and with the help of the Goblins. And it’s shielded to keep the other dragons from seeing the evil inside.
Firana says: Aw… Goblins are like Santa’s little helpers.
Lubel says: So when the Burning Legion arrives on Azeroth, Neltharian steps up his plan and rushes to convince the other Dragons to put some of their power into the disk… to make a weapon. Malygos helped convince everyone.
Moglet says: And fantastic engineers?
Moglet says: Dragons, dragons everywhere?
Firana says: The Dragonsoul is the Nigerian prince scheme.
Lubel says: So Neltharian takes it to Zin’Ashari, where Neltharian uses it to destroy a bunch of demons and Nightelves and whomever else was there.
Firana says: Neltharian accidentally left “friendly fire” on. Woops.
Moglet says: Pyramid schemes, got to love them :P
Moglet says: ROFL
Lubel says: The other Dragons freak out and move to attack him. But in one move, wipes out just about all of the Blue Dragonflight. In his second move, he paralyzes all the Dragons, killing a bunch more of them.
Moglet says: Then why do we have to kill them all?
Firana says: Feel the Fury of St. Nicholas.
Lubel says: Neltharian escapes, but the other Aspects and their Dragonflights don’t pursue, because damn… that whole paralysis destruction thing is pretty messed up, right? They rename the object, the Demonsoul.
Moglet says: ooooooooooooooooooooooooooh
Moglet says: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Firana says: They named it after its inventor; Roy Bartholomew Demonsoul.
Moglet says: lol
Lubel says: So Neltharian takes his treasure trinket back to his lair in the lonely mountain, but being so close to it all the time isn’t good for his complexion. His skin is tore apart, and magma oozed out.
Asherondei says: lol
Firana says: I had the same thing during puberty.
Firana says: ...I got better.
Moglet says: Lovely imagery :P
Moglet says: Bring out the dead :P
Lubel says: The Goblins forged him Elementium plates to hold him together. They rename him “Deathwing”. Any guesses as to why?
Firana says: He was named for the guy who made the plates… Philip Aaron Deathwing.
Asherondei says: he tears the wings off of flies?
Lubel says: So then Malfurian steals the Demonsoul, and Deathwing doesn’t see it again for a long while. And he just sits there and broods for a few thousand years.
Firana says: Actually he was catching up on Dr. Who. It takes about 10,000 years to catch up on the whole thing.
Moglet says: ooh ooh, how long do Dragons live?
Lubel says: forever
Firana says: I don't know of any that died of old age...
Moglet says: Is there anything we can kill apart from Dragons as raid bosses? :P
Lubel says: dragon cancer
Firana says: Tyranastrasz was crazy-old, but he was killed by Deathwing and dragon-cancer
Moglet says: hahahaha
Lubel says: So during the second war, Deathwing figures out the location of the Demonsoul, but can’t wield it because of some enchantment placed on it by the other Dragon Aspects.
Moglet says: Deathwing fight was horrible :(
Firana says: They licked it to claim it as their own.
Moglet says: Worst boss EVA !!! :P
Lubel says: So instead, he starts leading the conveniently named “Dragon Maw” orcs to it. When Zuluhead the Whacked gets it, he hands it off to Nekkros Skull crusher, who uses it to enslave Alexstraza and the red Dragons.
Firana says: And put her in that Gold Bikini thing from Return of the Jedi.
Moglet says: SWTOR is thata way :P
Lubel says: At that point, they start using her to make dragon babies… you know, for the war. Neltharian sends Nekros an “advisor” named Kryll. Kryll is a Goblin who makes all kinds of crazy suggestions.
Asherondei says: in dragon form....or that hottie atop Wrymrest?
Firana says: lol
Moglet says: lol
Lubel says: she's still wearing it, in elf form.
Firana says: Santa’s little helper advised Nekros to make Alexstrasza eat a whole spoon full of Cinnamon.
Lubel says: Now Deathwing wasn’t sitting idly by, either. He met up with Teron Gorefeind, an Orc trapped in a human body.
Firana says: It doesn’t matter how you’re born; if you identify as an orc, people should treat you like an orc.
Moglet says: ol
Moglet says: keke
Asherondei says: lol
Lubel says: Deathwing agrees to help him go around gathering artifacts in exchange for getting help taking some eggs to Draenor. When they move them though, the eggs are crushed and the dragons killed by Gruul.
Moglet says: It's not easy being an orc....
Lubel says: Khadgar then attacks Deathwing and so Deathwing moves on to try something else. Fun fact though, the eggs that survived, got warped by the fel energies and became Netherdrakes.
Firana says: The slowest rep grind this side of the Bloodsail Buchaneers.
Moglet says: ba da bing
Moglet says: oh too true, arghhhhhhhhhh
Lubel says: Back on the Azerothian side of the Portal, Some mages are pissed about Deathwing destroying most of Dalaran, so they attack him and he pretends to die.
Firana says: Then laying a finger on the side of his Chin, with a flap of his wings, he went back to Azeroth again.
Lubel says: Instead, he takes on human form and becomes Lord Daval Prestor and tries manipulating King Terenas Menethil II into letting him become king of Alterac… though it’s unclear why he wanted that.
Moglet says: Why isn't thsi just World of Dragoncraft :P
Moglet says: 95% of bosses are dragons right after all ? :P
Lubel says: For some reason, he also convinces King Menethil to give his daughter, Calia Menethil to Prestor for marriage. Calia, Arthas’ sister, you might remember, doesn’t exist outside of this small story deadend.
Asherondei says: ...i think if I were an Aspect, i'd go for something bigger than Alterac
Firana says: She’ll be a boss four expansions from now… trying to claim the frozen throne as her own.
Moglet cheers at Asherondei!
Moglet laughs at Asherondei.
Lubel says: So Prestor tried to use the mistrust of the Humans against the Dragonmaw in an attempt to scare the orcs into moving the Dragons away from Grim Batol, thus abandoning eggs he could steal for himself.
Moglet says: Ah Grim Batol, fun dungeon :P
Firana says: Deathwing wanted an omelet.
Lubel says: So Deathwing picks up Rhonin and delivers him to Grim Batol, this scares the orcs and they start to move Alexstrasza and the eggs. So Deathwing attacks.
Moglet says: or Gold like Smaug
Firana says: Years of careful planning and manipulating and Deathwing just attacks… no plan or nothing?
Asherondei says: I wonder if Deathwing was jealous of Rhonin's hair...
Lubel says: Nekkros tries to use the Demonsoul on him… It has no effect at all. That’d be silly if it had an effect on him. Completely ridiculous.
Firana says: But… Thrall… and the…
Moglet says: Or perhaps' Legolas; hair?
Lubel says: So Long story short, Deathwing fails, Rhonin destroys the Demonsoul, Alexstrasza eats Nekros. And Deathwing and Daval Prestor both disappear for years.
Firana says: Yada Yada, Bruce Willis was dead the whole time.
Moglet says: ROFL
Moglet says: i see dead people :P :P :P
Lubel says:  So, Deathwing is brooding in the Stonecore of Deepholm, where he’s recovering and growing angry or whatever. Then he’s found by the Twilight’s hammer cult who work to rebuild him.
Firana says: We can rebuild him, make him faster, stronger, larger chin… we have the technology.
Moglet says: ROFL"
Lubel says: So when he’s finally ready, he explodes out of there and begins traveling the world giving presents to all the good little boys and girls… Just kidding he brings fire. Lots of fire.
Firana says: But when he visits you he does bring you an achievement [stood in the fire].
Moglet says: FIRE In the hold
Asherondei says: lol
Moglet says: Oh best ach EVA :D
Lubel says: In the Badlands, Reahstrasza takes one of Deathwing’s baby eggs and hides it, purifying it. Deathwing kills her. (note: that egg contained Wrathion).
Firana says: The Whiny dragon formerly known as Prince.
Lubel says: Deathwing’s minions run amuck all over Azeroth doing various random things like trying to kill Nordrassil, and trying to use the Engine of the makers to destroy the world. Nothing they do works.
Asherondei says: **SYMBOL**
Firana says: Almost as much a failure as Tyrion Fordring, huh?
Lubel says: As Deathwing is making his plans, he reveals that in a vision he could be defeated by an Orc named Thrall who was 5”10 with blue eyes and black hair and wearing Cabala beads.
Firana says: An oddly specific prediction.
Asherondei says: he remembers he toked up with him one day...
Lubel says: So Deathwing sends a priest, Archbishop Benedictus to kill him. You know, instead of hiring an assassin or someone powerful enough to kill him.
Firana says: Oh no, nothing’s working… Send in the nuns, followed by the orphans.
Lubel says: So Thrall and the four remaining Dragon aspects decide that they need to kill Deathwing. But how? I know!!! The Demonsoul, they’ll use that as a weapon against him.
Moglet says: I remember the silly Benedictus fight :P
Firana says: But… Nekros… and the…
Lubel says: So they travel back through time to the well of eternity, there they Steal the Demonsoul and take it to Wyrmrest accord. There, Thrall uses it to hurt Deathwing really severely. It’s super effective on him.
Firana says: Not even pretending that there’s a reason it works now, huh?
Lubel says: So between that and the eighteen phases of the battle with him, Deathwing is killed. Thus restoring… something… maybe. But the dragons then lose their powers and become mortal.
Asherondei says: BECAUSE METZEN SAID SO....MOVE ALONG...
Lubel laughs at Asherondei.
Firana says: Just as everyone does on New Year's Day during the walk of shame
Lubel says: So that, ladies and Gentlemen, is the story of Deathwing, the Dead.
Asherondei says: sad...he was a brave lad
Lubel says: Thank you... both for coming out.
You cheer at Lubel.
Asherondei cheers!
Asherondei claps excitedly.

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