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Echo Isles lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

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Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week, we're taking a look at the Echo Isles!

Prales at the center of the Echo Isles
Prales at the center of the Echo Isles

The Echo Isles are a small group of tropical islands on the eastern coast of the Kalimdor continent. In ancient times, they were inhabited by sea giants and skeletons. The Isles would change hands several times over thousands of years, eventually becoming the home of the Darkspear trolls in recent times.

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Character Corner: Odyn

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Welcome to Character Corner, where we dive into the life and exploits of various lore figures in the Warcraft universe. With this week's release of Trial of Valor, it's a great time to discuss the arrogant and mighty Titanic Keeper, Odyn.

Millennia ago, the Titanic Pantheon discovered a world-soul across the cosmos. They named this nascent titan "Azeroth", believing Azeroth to have potential to overcome even Sargeras. When they finally reached Azeroth, they discovered the darkness and taint of the Old Gods working to corrupt the world-soul. The Pantheon's sheer physical size made fighting the Old Gods head-on too risky, for they could possibly kill Azeroth in the process. Instead, they created an army of metal and earthen constructs, known as the Titan-forged. To lead their war effort and watch over Azeroth, several titan-forged were elevated above the others and blessed by the Pantheon, becoming known as the Keepers. Aman-thul himself imbued Odyn with a portion of his powers.

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Wyrmrest Temple lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

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Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week, we're taking a look at Wyrmrest Temple!

Prales just outside Wyrmrest Temple (with new transmog)
Prales just outside Wyrmrest Temple (with new transmog)

Wyrmrest Temple was created by the titanic watchers shortly after blessing the Dragon Aspects with their power. It would go on to serve as a meeting place for the Aspects as well as the home of the Wyrmrest Accord, an alliance of the red, bronze, green, and black dragonflights who sought to stop the blue dragonflight's abuse of magic. The Aspects who made up this alliance were Alexstrasza (red), Nozdormu (bronze), Ysera (green), and Neltharion (black).

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Naxxramas lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

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Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week, we're taking a look at Naxxramas!

Prales inside Naxxramas
Prales inside Naxxramas

Once an unnamed nerubian ziggurat, Naxxramas went on to be forged into one of the most powerful and feared Scourge structures. The necropolis was involved in two of the most prominent Scourge offensives on the Eastern Kingdoms and Northrend, both times with the feared lich Kel'Thuzad at the helm.

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Deadmines lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

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Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week, we're taking a look at The Deadmines!

Prales inside The Deadmines
Prales inside The Deadmines

The Deadmines are located under the Westfall zone and entered through the town of Moonbrook. Once the human kingdom's largest gold producing mine, it was abandoned during the First War, long before World of Warcraft's time. It's unclear exactly why the mines were abandoned, but it's likely the cost in manpower to defend them against the ogres and elementals that came to live there was too much while a larger war was being waged elsewhere. Unfortunately for the humans, they would never fully gain control of the mines again.

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