I love this! It really helps to align a very lengthy timeline of events and instances/bosses.My one suggestion is to break up the larger paragraphs a little. A few of the bigger ones are kind of wall-of-text-y.
I get why people don't like Odyn and Odyn admittedly isn't a saint but it makes complete sense why we help him and not Helya.. Odyn is Azeroth's Prime designate, his only concern is safeguarding Azeroth so naturally he is gonna help us fight the Legion. Helya on the other hand was never gonna be anything but a thorn in our side, distracting us from a much more significant threat with her super inconvenient incursions into the world of the living so in order for Odyn to be able to actually fight the Legion we need him free from Helya's curse and to free us from Helya's super annoying incursions we need to put her out of our misery. Blizzard could've written it differently but they didn't so like it or not helping the guy who actually wants to fight the legion is more logical than helping a vengeful witch who would rather just let us all die and harvest our souls afterwards.
Now if only Blizz could include these Lores into their cinematics.
If Madame Windrunner is in negotiations with Helya, why would the Horde be actively combating the Helarjar? Or is she just doing private closed-door business with Helya, without any official capacity as her position of Warchief?
@ Demonette: Well the situation was of Odyn's making, but its not as if we could ignore the threat of Helya. If we got anything out of this its the fact that Odyn owes us big time for freeing him from the Halls and if he tries to wiggle out of it, well he doesn't need to look far to see the consequences.
Very nice video, as expected from Nobbel. Thx for the collab guys =)
The Yogg/Lich King connection is something my friends and I have spoken about since WOTLK. I feel that The Lich King is a proxy agent for the Old Gods (his armor is made from Saronite), meant to subjugate Azeroth in preparation for the Old Gods to take over. Some of my evidence is as follows.1) The ghostly apparition of King Terenas Menethil after the shattering of Frostmourne echoed the same phrase as Yogg in his vision of The Lich King -- "No king rules forever". He then goes on to say that there must always be a Lich King, but this could just be Yogg manipulating us once more into getting another Lich King in his place as an insurance policy. At first, it seemed that Tirion was going to offer himself up, possibly through subliminal suggestion by Yogg. He would've been the perfect candidate as his immense mastery over holy power could be inverted to become an overwhelmingly dark force (i.e. M'uru the Naaru that collapsed into a void lord, corrupted Ashbringer).2) There were countless undead variants of several lifeforms in Northrend, but yet there were no undead Naga. Most likely due to the Naga, servants of N'Zoth, being on the same Old Gods team as the Scourge.3) Bolvar sacrifices himself to become the new Lich King in place of Tirion out of honor and respect to his old friend, but his demeanor and void changes after putting on the Helm of Domination. In Legion, The Lich King does some curious things. Mograine, leader of the renegade group of DK's, is very skeptical and on guard about working with him and rightfully so. We're tasked with raising the Four Horsemen to fight against the Burning Legion and the candidate he wants us to raise as the fourth Horseman is none other than Tirion himself, whom Bolvar protected by sacrificing himself in the first place. I think this is definitive proof that Bolvar no longer exists. Thankfully, the Light likely sensed the dark tendrils of the Old Gods behind The Lich King's machinations and repelled the attempt.4) As a backup plan, The Lich King decides to have Mograine killed and raised as the fourth Horseman, thereby putting the skeptical renegade leader under his full control and co-opting the renegade DK's, creating a power monopoly.I have a feeling that the only reason The Lich King is friendly now is because we and the Old Gods both share a common enemy in the Burning Legion. Once we thwart the Burning Legion, I imagine the Four Horseman will receive their true directive -- to eradicate all life on Azeroth. Perhaps we'll see Naxxramas 3.0 in the Old Gods expansion. Imagine what aberrant undead horrors would be born from an openly unified Scourge/Old Gods front.As for Odyn, I have a feeling that he'll arrive in Ulduar to find Yogg himself and the Keepers fully corrupted under his control again. Perhaps this time, we'll fight a void-empowered Odyn with tentacles writhing in place of his beard in the next Old Gods expansion where we have to finally kill him.
There's only one problem with that theory. The one who raised the new Four Horseman was not the Lich King but the Deathlord. Said Deathlord already had excessive experience dealing with attempts at mind control and would be unlikely to let anyone, Lich King, Old God or whatever else take away their free will again. What baffles me is how the Light reacted so violently against the attempt to raise Tirion, but allowed an entire crypt's worth of ghouls to be raised just a few yards from the chapel. Also, I must say Old Gods are becoming a rather overused plot device. It's getting ridiculous. They can pretty much control or convert anyone they feel like, and nobody suspects a thing until the traitor "comes out of the closet" in a cackling mustache twirling moment? Really? That's getting old.
There's a typo on Sylvanas' Bargain part where you wrote The boy who would be Lick King. haha. Even the Raiding with Leashes IV still has that "LICK King" in-game.
As for why the Valkyr are serving Sylvanas, that happened in WotLK. That particular faction/subset of Valkyr had made a pact with Arthas, but after he fell Sylvanas convinced them to follow her instead. There's a questline in Silverpine Forest where she mentions that - she hopes that the power of the Valkyr will allow her to constantly resurrect the undead, therefore giving The Forsaken a way to "reproduce". She also approaches Garrosh Hellscream with the idea of converting undead Orcs into Forsaken, which he is completely against. Apparently as of Legion, she's still looking for ways for make undead in greater quantities.
Great post! Looking forward to see more!