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Question regarding the background story of the fantasy computer game series Warcraft from Blizzard Entertainment.

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How old was King Rastakhan at the time of Battle for Azeroth?

In the WoW expansion "Battle for Azeroth", players finally visit the legendary Zandalari Empire. Horde players meet its king, Rastakhan, eventually even During the quest to do so, players witness the ...
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Where are the Forsaken Shipyards?

In World of Warcraft we see the Forsaken (the undead race) have their own unique ships, but where are they built? Their major settlements aren't near the water (Lordamere lake doesn't go anywhere), is ...
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Do all Naga serve the old gods?

In World of Warcraft:Legion and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, Naga play a significant part of the Illidari campaign, however, most of the naga seen are servants of the old gods. Are all naga ...
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Were the Fal'dorei modified by the Old Gods like the Naga were?

In World of Warcraft: Legion we run into several new varieties of elves that happened to survive the War of the Ancients. One sub-species were called the 'fal'dorei': half-elf, half-spider (think ...
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Gul'dan's role in opening the portal

In WarCraft, it is said that Medivh is responsible for the opening of portal to the orchish homeworld- Outland.So what role did Gul'dan play? We saw Gul'dan drawing energy from the prisoners, what is ...
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Are Warcraft elves descended from humans?

I've heard somewhere that Elves were once humans, who happened to settle around a magical well, and this well twisted and mutated them into magical beings with immense power capable of controlling ...
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Can the creator of a fictional universe get their own lore wrong? [closed]

I'm uncertain if this has been asked before, or if I'm asking it on the correct exchange. If it's misplaced I apologize. My friend (who is a self-proclaimed Warcraft lore buff) and I were watching a ...
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Have there been any dragons in warcraft that took a shape other than elf or human?

In the Warcraft universe, dragons can take the shape of a humanoid. Outside of Chromie(gnome), Kalecgos(half-elf), and Ebonhorn(Highmountain Tauren), have there been any dragons who a shape outside ...
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Was the Mana-Bomb seen at Firewing Point the same type used on Theramore?

In "Burning Crusade", the first expansion for World of WarCraft, a questline in Terokkar Forest took players to Firewing Point. The point of the quests were to investigate, and later destroy, a weapon ...
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Is Chen Stormstout considered a member of the Horde?

In "WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos", we witnessed the formation of the modern Horde by Thrall and his allies. Cairne Bloodhoof and Vol'jin are both considered founding members and were also the racial ...
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In the Warcraft universe, when is the hero allowed to be resurrected?

In the plot of Warcraft 3 RoC and TFT campaigns, there are some cases when the hero dies and cannot be resurrected on the Altar or somehow else, but during common fights they are allowed to be ...
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Was the Illidan situation in Burning Crusade a metaphor for the Iraq War?

In the Burning Crusade expansion of World of Warcraft, heroes from Azeroth travel to the war-torn planet of Draenor -- now called Outland -- to end the threat of a demonic invasion. However, the ...
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At what point did The Lich King spare the player's life?

When on the quest "A Feast of Souls", the Lich King whispers various things to the player. Most of it taunts the player with the fact that he/she is powering their weapon exactly as Arthas did to ...
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Why was this individual attempting to defeat the Lich King?

When questing in Northrend, players find that Grand Admiral Westwind of The Scarlet Onslaught is Westwind was practically running the Onslaught, and says the following during the fight: My Onslaught ...
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Where does Elune fit in the Warcraft cosmos?

What exactly is Elune? Is she an Ancient, a Naaru, or something else? I understand that the Ancients were on Azeroth before the arrival of the Titans. However, where does Elune fit in in the grand ...
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What races participated in the war of the ancients?

In the War of the Ancients, what races participated in holding back the legion? I know in the books it involved dragons, elves and a few time travelers. However at the time the world was filled with ...
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Are the mightstone and the drogbar related to trolls?

In World of Warcraft:Legion, we run into vrykul, tauren, and other races that are related to other known races. However we run into different 'tribes' of a race of large bulky humanoids that have ...
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Do we have enough information to determine who Garona's father is?

In the Warcraft (2016) movie, the character Garona Halforcen (Paula Patten) doesn't seem to know who her father is. However, at some point during the movie, Medivh (Ben Foster) explains to her that ...
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Where were Alexstrasza & Ysera and their flights during the first three Wars?

The dragonflights were charged with defending Azeroth, and after the War of the Ancients the Burning Legion became identified as the main threat to defend against. By the time of the First, Second and ...
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What is the canonicity of the Warcraft “cinematic universe”?

So I just watched Warcraft the movie. I suspect it differs from existing game lore of the same time period. Just to be clear, I am quite familiar with Azerothian lore, having played WC III & WoW ...
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The meaning of Medivh's last speech in Warcraft movie?

It might be just me but Medivh's last speech in the movie sounds deliberately vague. He never says he is sorry or that that he should not have done what he did. Is there some other non-obvious meaning ...
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What is the chronological order of Warcraft canon media?

I guess I can assume Warcraft 3 and all WoW games are official canon, but what about books, mangas, and other stuff? Also, most of Warcraft and Warcraft II got retconed, right? So what is the ...
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Who are these Blizzard characters?

I came across this article that has an image with a bunch of Blizzard characters. *Please note this a editted(poorly) version that I made to group the characters together better. Click to enlarge. ...
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Who or what is Agilander in Warcraft III addon “The Almanac of Agilander”?

Who or what is "Agilander" in Warcraft III addon "The Almanac of Agilander"? I would appreciate an etymology of the word, if any, too.
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When did the Humans discover Kalimdor and Northrend?

The continents of Kalimdor and Northrend were first introduced in Warcraft III. However, did the Humans know about them before that? We know that they had boats in the time of Warcraft I and Warcraft ...
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Does Thrall ever explain things to Durotan or Draka?

In the current WoW expansion, Warlords of Draenor, former Horde Warchief Thrall finds himself fighting alongside allies Durotan & Draka, the leaders of the Frostwolf Clan. As Thrall well knows, ...
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How did alternate Gul'dan find Illidan?

My Warcraft knowledge is a bit rusty, so forgive any misconceptions I may have about the current story and timeline. In the new Legion cinematic trailer, we see (alternate) Gul'dan interacting with a ...
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What does Cairne Bloodhoof mean by “a pup still wet behind the ears”? [closed]

This is a quote from War Crimes: “For the Thrall I knew, who befriended the tauren and helped them so greatly, would not have blithely handed over the Horde he restored to a young pup still wet ...
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Why didn't the high elves aid the humans when they were falling to the Scourge?

I was reading about Arthas recently, and it dawned on me that the high elves did not come to aid the humans in Lordaeron when they were being decimated by Arthas and his forces. I read this on ...
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What happened to the last vial from the Well of Eternity?

I am trying to find out what happened to the last of the seven vials Illidan took from the Well of Eternity. To the best of my knowledge he poured three into Lake Hyjal, one was taken by Dath'Remar ...
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What's the first appearance of Elves capable of shadow-melding in fantasy?

Everyone who has played either Warcraft III or World of Warcraft knows that Night Elves have the magic ability to melt away into the shadows of the night, a power known as shadowmeld. According to the ...
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Warlords of Draenor: Status of Doomhammer

Not sure if this would be a lore question or a straight-up game question, but I'll start here (feel free to move if needed). I don't think any of it is spoilerish, but if so tag it up for me as you ...
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Origin of The Well of Eternity

In the Warcraft universe, the Well of Eternity was the primary font of magical energy for all of Azeroth. During the War of the Ancients, We later find in the Cataclysm expansion for World of ...
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Duplication of characters in Warlords of Draenor

As I understand the plot of Warlords of Draenor (the latest expansion for World of Warcraft) This leads me to a question about individuals who should, in theory, exist in both places. For example: ...
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What characters (race/class) are shown in the original (Vanilla) World Of Warcraft Cinematic Trailer?

In the original (Vanilla) World Of Warcraft Cinematic Trailer, the one that plays every time the game starts up, the one we have all watched many times, there are different characters each doing ...
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Can the old gods in World of Warcraft die?

In the war between the Titan and Old-gods, the Titans couldn't kill the Old gods they just neutralized them and sealed them. And even in their weaker form they are still powerful. Examples include: ...
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Who is Milhouse Manastorm?

So, obviously, this question isn't about who Milhouse Manastorm is; but who Milhouse Manastorm is. In the Burning Crusade we're told that he is a victim of circumstance, imprisoned at Arcatraz for ...
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Why does Silvermoon Guardian say “Remember Quel'Thalas”?

In Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, the "Silvermoon Guardian", when entering play, says "Remember Quel'Thalas!" I wonder what does it mean. As I gather, Quel'Thalas is an ancient elven realm with the ...
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What are the main World of Warcraft books?

I have been playing WoW for years now, and I enjoy the history and story lines within the game, but find it difficult to really follow all the various character developments and motivations. Is there ...
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Did Richard A. Knaak get the idea for Warcraft from J. R. R. Tolkien?

I read on the Persian Wikipedia page for Warcraft that Richard Knaak got the idea for the Warcraft series from the Lord of the Rings books and had to get permission from Tolkien's son to use the idea. ...
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Life, Death, Undead, Dead Undead, oh my!

In the Warcraft universe, the living can be infected with a plague that turns them into undead. The undead can be killed. My understanding of the state of undeath is that one is dead, yet some how ...
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What was the Lost Ones first appearance, Azeroth or otherwise?

I have been curious about the Lost Ones (mutated Eredar/Draenei) ever since I first stumbled upon them. Have they made any appearances in any canon stories previous to World of Warcraft time-frame?