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Old 03-14-2017, 09:52 AM
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:54 AM
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:22 AM
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What is a Mereldar and can I buy this in a bookstore?
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:28 AM
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You guys be sure to let me know if the leakers missed anything delicious, please.

EDIT: Example: Thandol stuff. Leaked summaries said Orgrim didn't want to cross the Wetlands, yet the map has Wetlands as Horde territory. Any added info on that would be winsome.

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Old 03-14-2017, 10:29 AM
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What is a Mereldar and can I buy this in a bookstore?
A lake. Infested with blood elves and undead, I tell you.

Also: the sister of one of humanity's founding fathers. She was a protopaladin.

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Old 03-14-2017, 10:34 AM
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Waiting for a physical copy sucks but I prefer holding a real book to reading an e-book in a tablet. In the meantime, is there any art we haven't seen yet? Aegwynn and Arcanagos maybe?
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:19 AM
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A lake. Infested with blood elves and undead, I tell you.

Also: the sister of one of humanity's founding fathers. She was a protopaladin.
Making me quote you to read this is why I've revoked our friendship.
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I'm surprised that there don't seem to be any mentions of the Deadmines in this campaign; nor do they mention Griselda (blackhand's daughter), Turok (her ogre lover) or the ogres living in the mines.
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Old 03-14-2017, 03:00 PM
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If Mannoroth was hidden behind a veil how the hell did Grom recognize him in Reign of Chaos (he says "Mannoroth? It can't be.")
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Old 03-14-2017, 03:56 PM
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EDIT: Example: Thandol stuff. Leaked summaries said Orgrim didn't want to cross the Wetlands, yet the map has Wetlands as Horde territory. Any added info on that would be winsome.
The problem's not the Wetlands, it's the Thandol Span. Orgrim believed that going this route would be very costly and take too long, as the Alliance would surely expect him going there, leaving the humans enough time to prepare their armies and then crush him already weakened. Which, by the way, turned to be a correct assumption; Lothar and the other commanders expected Orgrim take this route, which would leave them with enough time to fully prepare, and they were taken aback when they learned he had decided to sail around instead.

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I'm surprised that there don't seem to be any mentions of the Deadmines in this campaign; nor do they mention Griselda (blackhand's daughter), Turok (her ogre lover) or the ogres living in the mines.
As I was told, they wanted to get it in, but alas, space constraits. Same as with Cho'gall's backstory, Socrethar's backstory, and many other.

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If Mannoroth was hidden behind a veil how the hell did Grom recognize him in Reign of Chaos (he says "Mannoroth? It can't be.")
It's either a retcon, or Grom somehow found of Mannaroth (perhaps he was introduced to him after showing such enthusiasm). I think we will find in Volume III in any case.

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Anyway, I must say I am fond of the way they characterized the original five paladins, if only broadly. Uther's a pious knight and Faol's longtime apprentice, Turalyon's a venerated priest who believes in peace through strenght, Saidan's a mountain of man with an immense strength, Tirion's a zealous and resilient knight, and finally Gavinrad's a veteran of the First War who acted as Lothar's second in command during its duration.
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Old 03-14-2017, 04:15 PM
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Have my copy sitting in my hands. Will start a deep dive and see what comes up!

Orges born with two heads were exceedingly rare and a by product of the apexis crystals. Orges with the two-heads are very capable spellcasters and eventually the Goria orges figured out spells that would allow a orge to grow two heads.

The first orc clans were Blackrock, Laughing Skull, Lightning's Blade and Dragonmaw.

When they arrived in Taanan they started to adopt a savage, superstitous mindset. The orcs who kept their sanity became the Bleeding Hollow.

The Bonechewers were the ones who lost themselves to these dark impukeses.

In Frostfire Ridge, the Frostwolves and Whiteclaws, and Thunderlords arose.

In Talador, you had Burning Blade, Redwalkers, and Bladewinds.

As for Dragonmaw, they are called "Nelgor-shomash" or "Cry of the Beasts". The dragons were the rylaks. when they arrived in Azeroth, they called Azeroth's dragons "neglor" which means "loyal beasts".... oh the irony

Talgath was the demon tasked by KJ to locate the draenei and it was he who found them on Draenor. When Talgath found out what KJ was planning for the orcs as an instrument to destroy the draenei, he was furious because he felt that he should spill their blood and not some primitive orc. KJ normally would've killed him, but instead sent him away so he wouldn't be able to participate the in the downfall of the draenei.

Maraad's sister was named Leran. She was killed by the Bladewind orcs, and Maraad and several Vindicators/Rangari pretty much wiped out the entire clan. The suriviors that fled were killed by Gul'dan so they wouldn't tell anyone the truth of who had manipulated the Bladewind into attacking and sacrificing the draenei to stop the red pox.

The red pox is also what is responsible for the Broken.

Aegwynn was too powerful for even Sargeras to fully corrupt.

Stromgarde held the two islands to the west of Gilneas and the north of Kul Tiras.

Stormwind was just as isolationist as Gilneas, but for a different reason. During King Barathen's reign, they were under attack by gnolls and asked for help and the other human nations didn't send any and so SW decided that they could deal with any threat on their own, to include the Gurubashi who ended up killing Barathen.
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Old 03-14-2017, 05:41 PM
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All I've read up until now are some cliffnotes a guy posted on MMO, and before release so I don't even know if they are good...

But if they are, I have to admit I'm pleasantly surprised with the account of the Rise of the Horde. Even looking at it secondhand, it's impressive how much it improved. Even somebody who is... Sorta prejudiced against orcs like I am could see that the entire race doesn't deserve nuclear extinction, after all.

I still think Blizzard can't write Draenei as they were supposed, lorewise, to be, though. It still feels like they fell far too easily.

Anyway, can't wait to have my physical copy on my hands. This looks like it's gonna be even better than the first volume.
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:22 AM
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Only disappointment for me was that there wasnt much art and it didnt describe the orc clans in great detail. There was like 2-3 lines for some clans it did homever expand Bleeding hollow instead of just being lore about their chieftain it expanded on the stuff in the Tanaan jungle and the difference between Bleeding hollow and the bonechewer stuff.
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