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Old 03-16-2017, 11:48 AM
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Let's discuss Chronicles Volume III!

What would you like to see? What new information do you think we will see? Who will be on the cover? What artwork will we get? What maps?

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Personally, I wish for a Northrend backstory, full of human tribes and small nations, as well as a full history of Azjol-Nerub, with nerubian art to go along with it. I want to know the proper organization of the Fel Horde, as well as the mechanisms Aegwynn used to bring back Medivh.

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Old 03-16-2017, 12:28 PM
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Seeing how Vol. II ended with wrapping up the Second War, I expect we'll get the story of WCIII and TFT in the first half of Vol. III, and things leading up to it; Ner'zhul being turned into the Lich King, Kel'Thuzad and the origins of the plague, the Alliance of Lordaeron drifting apart, hopefully some information on the Nerubians and Northrend's inhabitants pre-Arthas' landing, the upbringing of Thrall and his eventual reunion with his clansmen, and the shenanigans of Medivh as he discovers what's about to happen. Maybe even some information concerning Maraudon and the Centaurs, and why they were hunting Tauren to extinction, that'd be cool too (unless that's already been explained in some medium, I'm not sure).

Part two I suppose will pick up after the Battle of Hyjal, how the Horde and Alliance's new state of tense status quo shape the years leading up to WoW, the new alliances and unions forged (Night Elves joining the Alliance, Forsaken joining Horde), and new enemies planning to take them down. I hope they don't rush through the events of Vanilla WoW too much, although there's a whole lot to cover, and if rumours are to believed Vol. III will stretch all the way to the end of WotLK, so I'm afraid that's exactly what'll happen. I fear a lot of events taking place during Vanilla (Hakkar-story, Missing Diplomat-story, all the Twilight's Hammer stuff around the world, mainly C'thun n' friends, Black Dragon and Stormwind-story, etc.) will be glossed over and not nearly as detailed as later expansions' events where the story was presented more coherently and direct (they also featured more established characters and faction leaders more prominently). And because of the fact that the expansions' stories were written with a fairly clear beginning and end in mind right from the bat, rather than a loosely related stories of a world with several local conflicts escalating out of control like Vanilla, the expansions' stories are made easier to adapt and puzzle together I think.

Either way I'm looking forward to the future volumes of Chronicle. So far they're impressive and interesting.
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Old 03-16-2017, 05:06 PM
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I think volume 1 said centaur are just assholes and tauren happened to be weakest in barrens but id have to check

Learning how the hell forsaken joined might be interesting though
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I think volume 1 said centaur are just assholes and tauren happened to be weakest in barrens but id have to check

Learning how the hell forsaken joined might be interesting though
Inb4 the tauren's altruism and humanity's hatred for the Forsaken from the RPG get reinforced thereby awaking Fojar from his slumber.
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Old 03-16-2017, 05:34 PM
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Inb4 the tauren's altruism and humanity's hatred for the Forsaken from the RPG get reinforced thereby awaking Fojar from his slumber.
When there's no more room in hell, Fojar will roam the Lordaeron threads once more.

But as to the actual topic of the thread, I think it doesn't come as much of a surprise that I'd like to hear more to fill in the thousands of years of history that have thus far been left entirely blank in Troll history.

Granted, I've yet to read more than a few snippets from Chronicles Volume 1, and even less from Volume 2, so it's possible there's more to it than I've heard, but it feels like the single biggest chunk of information we've ever had on anything Troll came from the Troll Compendium, which is hilariously out of date, and which Blizzard never bothered to port to their new website.
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Inb4 the tauren's altruism and humanity's hatred for the Forsaken from the RPG get reinforced thereby awaking Fojar from his slumber.
At this point I'd wipe the Tauren off azeroth and give their land to the ogres
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Old 03-17-2017, 01:54 AM
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It will probatly begin with the Second War Aftermath Events like Day of the Dragon, the Allaince Splintering, the Mason's Guild Revolt and the Death of Queen Tifin etc.

Then Pre-WCIII Stuff.
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At this point I'd wipe the Tauren off azeroth and give their land to the ogres


Woe to us dreamers...

Here is my suggestion:

Did Northrend have a native human population?
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I think volume 1 said centaur are just assholes and tauren happened to be weakest in barrens but id have to check

Learning how the hell forsaken joined might be interesting though
I know. Vol. I basically states that they are the aberration offspring that was the result of an unholy union between two godly/powerful beings, and that they, as you said, were simply assholes who found the Tauren to be easy targets.

But I'm not too fond of that explanation. It'd be one thing if there was Old God influence involved, causing the centaur to lash out so extremely chaotically, driving other races to the brink of extinction. And there might very much be, considering the Elemental Lords have served as Old God's pets, and the centaurs' mother is herself is the daughter of What's-her-face the Stonemother.

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I know. Vol. I basically states that they are the aberration offspring that was the result of an unholy union between two godly/powerful beings, and that they, as you said, were simply assholes who found the Tauren to be easy targets.

But I'm not too fond of that explanation. It'd be one thing if there was Old God influence involved, causing the centaur to lash out so extremely chaotically, driving other races to the brink of extinction. And there might very much be, considering the Elemental Lords have served as Old God's pets, and the centaurs' mother is herself is the daughter of What's-her-face the Stonemother.



You shut your whore mouth, Sky, or so help me God.
Eh, old gods are responsible for too much overt stuff as is. They're better when they're subtle. Sometimes a bunch of races in a barren wasteland just try to murder each other and tauren happened to be low on the totem pole.


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Alright, so here's how I think Volume III will be divided:

It will not have two parts like Vol II, but only one like Vol I.

Chapter I: Northrend, describing the history of Northrend, including small human kingdoms or realms; the artwork is the main temple of Azjol-Nerub.

Chapter II: The Third War, beginning where Volume II left off and going up until the Battle of Mount Hyjal.

Chapter III: The Frozen Throne, spanning everything that happened until Arthas ascends as the Lich King.

Chapter IV: The World of Warcraft, covering vanilla.

Chapter V: The War of Outland, covering the Burning Crusade.

Chapter VI: The Scourgewar, covering Wrath of the Lich King.

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Chapter VII: The Cataclysm, covering, of course, the Cataclysm.
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It's a shame that, unless we're dealing with elves, we rarely get untranslated names for clans, tribes and races. Maybe Chronicle 3 will rectify this and provide us wih the Darkspear tribe's true name.
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It's a shame that, unless we're dealing with elves, we rarely get untranslated names for clans, tribes and races. Maybe Chronicle 3 will rectify this and provide us wih the Darkspear tribe's true name.
Unlikely. Even elven names such as Whisperwind and Stormrage go untranslated.
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Unlikely. Even elven names such as Whisperwind and Stormrage go untranslated.
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Hope dies last.
I don't think I've heard this little idiom before. Maybe variations upon it, concerning the nature of hope, but not, I think, these three words. As someone constantly preoccupied with inevitable oblivion as well as the significance of hope, I quite like them.
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I don't think I've heard this little idiom before. Maybe variations upon it, concerning the nature of hope, but not, I think, these three words. As someone constantly preoccupied with inevitable oblivion as well as the significance of hope, I quite like them.

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