King Varian Wrynn

Earlier this year, a fundamental shift occurred within Varian Wrynn, King of Stormwind.  Within the novel “Wolfheart”, King Wrynn was bestowed with the physical power of a demigod, making him to warriors what Thrall is to shaman, or Malfurion Stormrage to druids.  So what does this mean?  Is he simply now overpowered?  A Knaak branded Mary-Sue?  Or was this shift part of an overarching theme currently making its way through WarCraft’s lore?

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Loregy Fans = Awesome

August 20, 2012
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And… we’re back!  I’m sitting down right now to write up a new post, but before I do, I wanted to give a big thank you to everyone who visits this site.  When I took my hiatus, there was an underlying dread that I’d eventually come back to a ghost town.  Now sure, I’ve kept [...]

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Darth Malgus – Will he return?

April 13, 2012
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[Warning: Spoilers Abound]  Darth Malgus is easily one of the most popular characters in SWTOR.  Heck, the Collectors Edition even came with a statue of him.  If you haven’t completed SWTOR’s 1.0 storyline, well, here’s what happens.  Darth Malgus tries to take over by declaring himself Emperor of a new Empire.  The storyline then forces [...]

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Azeroth – Is it running out of zones?

March 28, 2012
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What’s on the other side of Azeroth?  For a long time, the answer has been, “Nothing but ocean.” Recently though, this may have changed.  Game-wise, Azeroth is running out of space, and there are only so many islands that can emerge from the fog before it becomes cliche.  But this isn’t just about zones… it [...]

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Thrall – What will happen to him?

March 9, 2012
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He’s arguably the most famous character in WoW’s lore, but in Cataclysm, he was given a complete overhaul.  Chris Metzen has all but admitted Thrall is his favorite character, “It’s not that I’m an Alliance or Horde fan; I’m a Thrall fan.”  So, why all the recent changes? From a writer’s perspective, it’s obvious Metzen [...]

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Sith Purebloods – Why did they Disappear?

February 16, 2012
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It’s easily one of the greatest mysteries in Star Wars lore…”What happened to the Sith species?” This then begs the question, does SWTOR offer us any clues?  Yes.  It does.  But don’t get too excited.  The Sith were already “extinct” in Darth Bane’s era, so Lucasfilm still has a window of some 2500 years to [...]

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Nazgrel – Future Warchief of the Horde?

January 31, 2012
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In WarCraft lore, there is an orc military commander who is descended from a famous orc war-hero. He is revered among his people, has served as a close advisor to Thrall, and there is even a named axe that has been passed down through his line. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? Except it isn’t Garrosh– it’s [...]

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SWTOR – A Quick Review for Lore-Junkies

January 4, 2012
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Just a quick review before I get back to my usual posts.  I’ve been playing SWTOR since early closed beta, and I’ve been especially enjoying it since pre-release began.  (There’s just something about knowing your character is now “yours” and won’t be deleted after a few weeks.) I’ll keep this short and sweet, since I [...]

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A Question for my Readers: SWTOR?

November 30, 2011
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So I have a question for all of you… If you’ve been here awhile then you know Loregy is technically a site about game lore in general; I just happen to talk about WoW most of the time since I know that’s what you enjoy.  For the past few months though, I’ve been trying out [...]

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Wrathion, the new Earth-Warder?

November 15, 2011
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He’s the most potentially awesome character WarCraft has introduced in years.  Wrathion, the Black Prince, the last black dragon on Azeroth.  An impressive title, but that’s not the best part.  The real kicker?  The Red Dragonflight used Titan technology on him, before he was hatched, to purify him.  So unlike Deathwing, unlike any other black [...]

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