Catch-up Lore: Warlords of Draenor

Outlands

Outlands

Draenor

Draenor

After a good deal more reading and watching of videos, I wanted to make a quick update post.

First of all, some questions answered…  Garrosh is going to escape his punishment and flee (possibly with the help of Kairoz from the Timeless Isle) into an alternate dimension/time line of Draenor.  His goal?  To cultivate the “real” Horde, the original Horde, and keep them from drinking the blood of Mannoroth, which Garrosh sees as the source of all the Orcs’ failures.

The Black Temple (Fallen Karabor)

The Black Temple (Fallen Karabor)

Karabor

Karabor

But more questions arise…  The Alliance city on Draenor will be Karabor (better known to us Azerothians now as the Black Temple).  Why not Shattrath?  Has Shattrath already fallen?

EDIT: Shattrath is occupied by the Iron Horde.  I hope to find out more regarding this, since this is already outside the “normal” known history of our timeline.

Fallen Shattrath

Fallen Shattrath

Shattrath

Shattrath

There are so many places I cannot wait to see on Draenor.  I cannot wait to personally compare them to the places I am more familiar with in Outland.  (I see a picture series in my future, similar to the few in this post.)

Fallen Auchindoun

Fallen Auchindoun

Auchindoun

Auchindoun

I happen to have a lot of interest in lore, but I know there may be many who may be less versed.  There may be those new to WoW or just unfamiliar with the storylines of the Orcs, Draenei, and Draenor.

Interested in how we went from point A to point B?  I came across an interesting couple of videos good to catch-up or even just to recap.

The story behind the Warlords of Draenor, by TheDDGuides

History of Draenor, by BellularGaming

Orc Warlords Lore, by BellularGaming

Warlords of Draenor Lore and Story (per Blizzcon), by BellularGaming

This last one is not “lore” but more speculation.  It was released by BellularGaming about a week ago, and I found it quite interesting.  Some of it ended up fairly spot on.

Warlords of Draenor Story Speculation – Time Travel, by BellularGaming

Trust I will be doing more research as I can.  For me, as a loyal Draenei, I see this is a kind of ancestry research.  It is like learning more about where Laz and Effy came from.

I hope you enjoy the information I found as much as I did.  🙂

~ Effy

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4 thoughts on “Catch-up Lore: Warlords of Draenor

  1. I have a problem with the orcs. I thought they were a shamanistic and peaceful people, that attacked the draenei because of the demon blood, and invaded Azeroth because Draenor got shattered. What is their reason now to do so? What is the motivation? I hope they refuse to have dealings with Garrosh at all.

    • Well, I see this a few different ways. First of all, there was a lot of manipulation involved, on top of the demon blood corruption. The orcs were a primitive people and driven by primitive needs such as conquering and growing their power. They were manipulated into attacking the Draenei; they were manipulated into destroying Draenor; they were manipulated into going through the Dark Portal to Azeroth.

      Second, there was the demon blood, but the demon blood only exacerbated tendencies that were already present. They were already primitive and warlike. These tendencies were what tempted them to begin with.

      There will be those who deny Garrosh (the Frostwolves), but there will be many that will follow.

      ~ Effy

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