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Warlock
03-09-2006, 09:20 PM
<A HREF="http://www.scrollsoflore.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=36&pos=8"><IMG SRC="http://www.scrollsoflore.com/shadowsofice_sm.gif" align=left border=0 hspace="5"></a>I'm a few days late with this bit of news, but if you havn't picked it up yet, "Shadows of Ice", the second book in the WarCraft manga "Sunwell Trilogy", written by Richard Knaak and illustrated by Jae-Hwan Kim, is now on bookstands.

This story continues where "Dragon Hunt" left off, detailing Kalec and co.'s exploits against a monsterous Frost Wyrm among other things. In my opinion it's quite a bit better than "Dragon Hunt" as well, so it's definately worth picking up (though if Knaak says "the <b>city</b> of Quel'Thalas" one more time I am going to have to smack someone). There are even a few new characters who turn out to be rather interesting and make for some good plot :)

So go pick up a copy. It's well worth it.

Warlock
03-09-2006, 09:25 PM
And I mean what I said about the Quel'Thalas thing. Twice in the book he calls Quel'Thalas a city which is annoying as hell. The first time I said, "Ok, small mistake." But then he says it again in the freaking preview/lead-in to Ghostlands. The fact he says the Sunwell once stood in "The Elven city of Quel'Thalas" does not bode well for this not repeating like 50 times in the next book either -_- Maybe Metzen will smack some sense into him :)

It's SILVERMOON Knaak. SILVERMOON. Though I'm not even sure the Sunwell is considered to be *there* per-say. I think it's adjacent. On the Sunwell Plateau, in Sunwell Grove, on that little island :P Of course, that is coming from a few different sources so god knows if Blizzard is going on a renaming spree again (Sunwell Plateau is the most recent.. it's mentioned as a new zone in Burning Crusade.. Sunwell Grove was on the War 3 map, which is grossly inaccurate compared to the WoW map now.. Blizzard had some fun just moving crap around for that game -_-).

Cantus
03-10-2006, 01:57 AM
Generally I don't think Blizzard is going to pull another renaming spree just to deal with Knaak's book. In fact, I'd be surprised if Metzen didn't tell him to get a revised edition out later on, as mistaking Quel'thalas and its contents for a city is beyond the scope of most mistakes. It's kind of like saying Grom was killed by Thrall, it's an obvious oversight that just playing a video game (much less looking up the lore with Metzen) would have fixed.

As to the Sunwell plateau versus the Sunwell grove, that's a minor change, a variance that's within the bounds of WoW's changes to the shape of the world.

Kenzuki
03-10-2006, 06:04 AM
Um heck they did this to Dalaran....Dalaran USED to be a whole nation, with the Violet Citadel as it's Capitol on Cross Island. Now it's reduced to just a large city in the middle of land.... :sweatdrop

Warlock
03-10-2006, 06:13 AM
Um heck they did this to Dalaran....Dalaran USED to be a whole nation, with the Violet Citadel as it's Capitol on Cross Island. Now it's reduced to just a large city in the middle of land.... :sweatdrop

I still say if that bubble pops and that city is not on a freaking cross-shaped island I am going to smack someone. Even in War 3 it's on cross island. In particular, look at the Blood Elf TFT campaign. You can tell quite well that Dalaran is cross-shaped.

Vicious
03-10-2006, 07:02 AM
I still say if that bubble pops and that city is not on a freaking cross-shaped island I am going to smack someone. Even in War 3 it's on cross island. In particular, look at the Blood Elf TFT campaign. You can tell quite well that Dalaran is cross-shaped.


Then it has to be a very small island....

Warlock
03-10-2006, 10:29 AM
Then it has to be a very small island....

It could be more like a moat. Also I don't think scale is much of a factor (i.e. Scarlet Monastery instance = way more space than outside) so if it's instanced (which it will be I'm sure) it could be quite large.

Yuber8900
03-10-2006, 12:16 PM
Down with Physics!