i think the Worgen are a mutation not a extradimensioal creature.Maybe from weird experiments from wolfs and humans in the undercity or Dalaran but as we know magic is unstable and could have made such rifts in space and time.
I'm not usually into the lore/background side of WoW, but the article was very interesting
Very nice read!
Nice, can't wait for the next topic, Murlocs? or are we saving the best for last?
When i was lvling in Duskwood and Silverpine Forest, I never wondered who (or what) are those worgens, where they came from, etc. But after your post i found it quite interesting.. And it's too bad there is still no answer.Although, there's still hope for discovering more about worgen origins and lore in upcoming patches and expansions.btw. Very nice entry :) It would be cool if you'll introduce some more ;)
It would indeed be very nice to see more, as I almost never see Worgen.Waiting for you to spoil us with this post about Murlocs!
I love this!
Well, I'd imagine that the worgen are extra dimensional creatures, like everyone else, but...If they were truly evil, why would the Scythe of Elune summon them? Is Elune turning mad?... I believe that on the other side of a dimensional rift, they were a race that WAS good BEFORE they crossed the portal to Azeroth. Perhaps from some outside interference, such as Kel'Thuzad, the Lich King, or some other villain I can't think of.Well, I really loved the post, though. It was really thought provoking for me, since I _am_ a werewolf fanboy. :P
E.D. With Attitude is the title of the thread....Erectile Dysfunction With Attitude... o.O O NOEZ!
The Worgen are actually my favorite race in WoW, second only to the epic Dwarves and Gnomes. I love them, they are the closest things to Werewolves, which are awesome (I write about 'em)This was a pretty good Entry, I must say. I liked the addition of the Quests because I never actually knew about Velinde Starsong in Felwood... Good job =D
The worgen are in my opinion one of the most interesting races in the Warcraft realm and mostly because they're left open so much for storytelling possibilities.Speaking of, I happen to have the Lands of Conflict tabletop Warcraft RPG resource book which delvs into more about the worgen.One of the passages in it, is written by a Archmage of Dalaran named Alphus Wordwill.The Worgen Curse, from the Notes of Archmage Alphus Wordwill:"Only one place in all of Lordaeron bears traces of this strange curse: the fortress of Shadowfang Keep and nearby Pyrewood Village in Silverpine Forest. I believe that this curse is somehow tied to the moon. When the full moon rises, those afflicted by this curse undergo a transformation, turning into strange, man-wolf hybrid creatures. This transformation is mental as well as physical; the worgen, if I may call them that, desire to hunt, slay and eat. No matter their dispositions as humans during the day, at night under the full moon these individuals are bloodthirsty monsters. This begs the question as to what can be done with them. Are we morally correct in eliminating them, as they are a danger to all mortals? I do not believe so; rather, I believe we should find a cure. If possible, this cure would not prevent the transformation, it would do more — it would preserve the afflicted individual’s mindset after the transformation. Such an effect would allow good-hearted worgen to take on fearsome physical abilities and use these against the Forsaken, the Scourge and other evil powers. Given proper funding and support, I believe that I could create such a cure."Later on in the book it reaches that gets onto the adventure idea...Alphus Wordwill gets his funding and begins work on a cure for the Worgen Curse.He needs heroes to protect him and his servants asthey move through the forest gathering reagents and conducting tests. He then needs people to sneak into Pyrewood and drop the cure into the water supply, then sneak out and observe the changes over several days. This activity undoubtedly angers Shadowfang Keep’s mysterious overseers. In addition to staying alive through all of this, Alphus then needs the heroes to slay Shadowfang’s evil lords to permanently stamp out the curse’s evil.That entire idea of finding a cure for the Pyrewood Worgen is something I find highly fascinating and would be delighted if something like that cropped up in another expansion especially because of the rumors that possibly Gilneas behind the Greymane Wall is infected as well.Though I was also very pleased with the worgen addition into Wrath as well, in which Arugal makes his return in the Grizzly Hills.
I like how you kept it short and simple with out involving an overwhelming amount of lore, but putting enough in to make someone delve a bit deeper into the history and past of WOW. It is a very good read, can't wait for the next one. ^__^
and here all I thought was "ooo sharp point teeth and claws" kill it before it kills me, never really payed attention to their lore
Murloc are an excellent choice for lore. I think that would serve as a great addition down the road, but for now I have even more to tell. Just as this entry continued from the last exploring exotic races, we have more to link up with. In the next entry, I will be touching on the matter discussed in this one—the Scythe of Elune, introduction to the Dark Riders, and some evil dudes which are most definitely underrated. Stuff players before level 40 can enjoy, but also that even some of the most hardcore may have forgotten (or perhaps never knew existed).-----I would like to touch on the origins of worgen one more time as I have read some of the above.One user was curious why the Scythe of Elune continued to summon worgen. While I can't answer that, I can say that Elune most definitely has not gone insane. Allow me to explain.While the Scythe of Elune was granted to Velinde Starsong and it is generally accepted she was granted the rod by Elune, rumors do suggest that perhaps it was not Elune herself who granted the rod. Gods and goddesses work in mysterious ways, so who can tell?When Starsong used the Scythe, she wrote in her journal that she was somehow, indescribably, able to communite with the worgen. She was unable to speak, per se, but held some type of link to all of the worgen. She believed them to be intelligent beyond appearances and noted they began to work in tandem on their own. She also noted that when the rift was made from whence they arrived, it was as if something was beckoning them to come through the portal into Azeroth. Through this she saw much distress on the other side. This is how we know the worgen fight against an enemy just as vicious, just as cunniving and ferocious in their homelands. The Emerald Flame.-----Also, half a dozen references in this blog entry and someone actually commented on one ("E.D." being the reference taken notice of). Congrats! I thought I was totally corny myself. Did anyone else catch them?
I liked it. The worgen have, to me, been one of those points in the lore that interest me.As to the meaning of E.D. I think it means Evil Dead, but that could be just a little too nerdy.
Don't you hate it when you kill a maniac only to have another maniac raise him from death?Although I do find it interesting when Velinde's Journal says that the worgen were fighting the Lords of the Emerald Flame. Makes you wonder if this is another faction of elementals or the Burning Legion (fel=green fire).