nice to have these info
Awesome lore! I didnt know about Garona Halforcen until now.
Your post makes The Wildhammer cry.And correct me if I'm wrong, but could the Horde Warrior set not allude to Grom himself, instead of Garrosh?
there are several things left in wow i want to see one day, and one of them is the Meeting of the two windrunner sisters in modern day, i would expect a very emotional responce from the both of them...
Thanks to everyone who wrote and compiled this. :) I really enjoyed reading it.Must say that it feels more awesome now to have some of the lock T9-items, when I know how über Gul'dan was.
The Secrets of Ulduar was 3.1.
Both the hunter and warrior sets could refer to two people. Heck, even the horde mage one could be about Anasterian Sunstrider, instead of Kael'thas. Here's the reasoning behind my choices:
Very cool. I'm loving how Blizzard associated each armor set with a Horde or Alliance hero...even if one is a lowbie dungeon boss.
Worth mentioning that Hamuul Runetotem is a member of the new Council of Tirisfal, as shown in the WoW comic. Adds some relevance, considering he's such a minor character aside from that.But man, poor Horde Priests. We easily have the most random character on our set. Poor Zabra appeared for a grand total of 2-3 pages in the Ashbringer comic. But there was no other choice, which got me wondering back when T9 came out. Why does the Horde have no noteworthy Priests? Although I guess Alliance Warlocks have it worse, having their set named after a character that wasn't even a Warlock...Great post nonetheless.
Zabra is an unfortunate choice, but can anyone name a well known priest that is associated with the horde? I know I can't. At least the inclusion of Zabra gives the horde sets a troll representative. Zabra represents trolls, the druid is a Tauren, the hunter is a Forsaken and then the rest are orcs and bloodelves (a surprising number of blood elf choices.) The Alliance sets leave out dwarves and gnomes which is unfortunate. It would have been nice if they had included a representative from each race, but apparently there aren't enough well known gnomes or dwarves. Overall, though, I like that where they went with these tier sets. It's cool to see items named after important lore figures, and I would love to see this continue with future tier sets.
Thanks for the input (even though all you point out are the typos!), I fixed a few things, and Garona has a better picture now.I agree that it sucks to have Zabra Hexx as the Horde priest, but it is true that we have no famous ones. Neither does the Alliance have famous warlocks - although Kel'thuzad comes really close. I am pretty sure he was dabbling with fel magic as well as necromancy - perhaps using one to fuel the other. As for VanCleef, he is actually a pretty big deal. In terms of Lore and history, he has been giving Stormwind a lot of trouble... you know, despite the fact that any guard from the city could easily clear the entire Deadmines. It takes a certain set of mind to be able to think as an NPC, given only limited information...
The lore from this blog is overwhelming.Nice job.
Awesome post, Argent. It's really cool to learn the lore behind the names we see in game.
Good job Argent, it's well written.I just wish that the Sunstrider set looked like Kael'thas. Would be nice to keep it, as a blood elf mage.
*gasp*.. it all makes sense now!ARTHAS... IS... SANTA CLAUS!Have you ever seen the two together? No? Ever wonder why Santa lives in the North Pole? Or how he manages to teleport around the world on Christmas?
"to and fro" is a literary phrase that really means "to and from", but sounds more poetic :P