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)
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.
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.)
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. 🙂