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Onyxia’s Lair 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 Onyxia’s Lair!

Prales getting ready to fight Onyxia
Prales getting ready to fight Onyxia

Onyxia’s Lair is the former home of the black dragon Onyxia, the most manipulative and cunning of the black dragons. While she can still be found in her Lair for gameplay purposes, she was killed by Horde and Alliance heroes during Classic World of Warcraft in the Onyxia’s Lair raid.

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Deeprun Tram 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 Deeprun Tram!

Prales searching for Nessy in the Tram
Prales searching for Nessy in the Tram

Spanning between the two Alliance cities of Ironforge and Stormwind, the Deeprun Tram provides transport under mountainous terrain and water that would otherwise take days to traverse (or minutes of in-game time).

Following the conflict between the Alliance and Old Horde during the Second War, the kingdom of Stormwind was badly in need of supplies and labor. King Magni Bronzebeard and his dwarves were eager to lend their help. However, it wasn’t long before Magni became frustrated with how long it took to move men and supplies through the mountains. He needed a better solution, so he enlisted the help of High Tinker Gelbin Mekkatorque of Gnomeregan.

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The Legion: Overview of Past Incursions

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The Legion has returned! Demons and hellfire rain from the sky once again, determined to leave nothing but ashes in their wake. In preparation for a new adventure against an old foe, we’re going to take a look at every Legion invasion from the past to the present!

The Legion’s First Coming

The War of the Ancients

10000 years ago, the night elven empire stretched across the huge landmass known as Kalimdor, the Land of Eternal Starlight. At its center was the Well of Eternity, a boundless font of magical energies. The empire was ruled by a powerful and beloved queen, Azshara. Driven by the need for more and more power, the Highborne elf, Xavius, collaborated with Azshara to plumb the mysteries of the Well. Harnessing its energies, they made contact with Sargeras. Sargeras instructed them on how to prepare a gateway for his arrival, promising great power and reward.

Azshara and her Highborne opened a portal in the palace of Zin-Azshari, the night elf capital. In the beginning, only a few demons trickled out. That trickle turned into a steady stream, with Mannoroth at the head of the army, until Archimonde arrived and took command. When enough forces had amassed, the assault on Kalimdor began, starting in Zin-Azshari. Hundreds of night elves had gathered at the gates of the palace, only to be massacred in the streets by the Legion. Word spread to other night elf settlements about the invaders and the Highborne’s complicity. As Azshara was so highly regarded among her people, most assumed that she was held captive, refusing to believe she would have any part in the carnage.

The palace of Zin-Azshari
The palace of Zin-Azshari

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Vale of Eternal Blossoms 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 Vale of Eternal Blossoms!

Prales standing on the edge of the area destroyed by Sha corruption
Prales standing on the edge of the area destroyed by Sha corruption

In the ancient times of Azeroth, the Vale of Eternal Blossoms was created by the Titan Freya as one of several locations where she could experiment with creating life. The waters of the Vale held the same power as the Well of Eternity itself. From these waters the Wild Gods came to be, including the four August Celestials who watch over Pandaria. It was this power that drew the Horde and Alliance to the Vale during the Mists of Pandaria expansion.

During the time Freya created the Vale, her and the other Titans were fighting against the mantid, a bug-like race that served the Old Gods. To help preserve the Vale, the Titans created large humanoid-creatures made of stone, called the Mogu. After the Titans defeated the Old Gods, the Old Golds released the Curse of Flesh onto Azeroth. This affected the Mogu and turned them from stone to flesh and blood. Lacking direction and a leader, the Mogu began forming clans and fighting against each other. Not long after, a Mogu named Lei Shen united the clans and became the first Mogu emperor. Under the new leadership, they enslaved the other creatures of Pandaria and forced them to build the Great Wall. The Great Wall helped keep the mantid out of the Vale of Eternal Blossoms where the Mogu had set up their palace.

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The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm (Part 2)

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Where we last left off, the elementals were acting out, starting fires and causing earthquakes. Both Magni Bronzebeard of the Alliance and Thrall of the Horde look to investigate the happenings, and both have sacrificed more than they ever intended. But, things have to get worse before they get better, so time to dive into Part II.

PART II - ...And the world will break

Thrall arrives at the Mag’har village in Outland. He is greeted roughly by Aggra, a female shaman studying under Geyah. Geyah, Thrall’s grandmother, has assigned Aggra to be his main instructor. Aggra is brash and rude, and never hesitates to speak her mind. She is also a very skilled and natural shaman.

Ironforge is without a leader while Brann or Muradin Bronzebeard are being tracked down. Varian insists that Anduin stay in Ironforge to help the people regroup after losing their great leader. Weeks later, Anduin and High Priest Rohan are summoned to the throne room, where they greeted by Moira Thaurissan (7), Magni’s daughter. Moira is the legal heir to the Bronzebeard throne and is the Empress of the Dark Iron dwarves. She shuts down all traffic through Ironforge by closing the tram, holding mages captive to prevent portals, and quarantining the gryphons. Anduin is trapped in the great city as a political pawn.

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