World of Warcraft: Cataclysm – Enter Garona Halforcen
The half-orc/draenei Garona Halforcen character continues her journey to enact vengeance against Cho’gal. She is now a new NPC in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, located at the Bloodgulch (Dragonmaw village). This rivalry with Cho’gal is old, since the second war, but more recently Cho’gal captured her son Med’an — in the pages of the World of Warcraft comic book. Garona has come seeking visions from the Dragonmaw Seer, but quickly she grows tired of the riddles, and sends you to retrieve the Eye of Twilight to see into Cho’gal’s citadel.
Garona has a lengthy quest series in this region, and not a static NPC. She comes with you along the way, and — with phase technology — she appears at the Twilight Citadel to give further quests. If you go back at the Bloodgulch village, she won’t be there anymore until you are done with the quest series.
Garona is a character from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (RTS game, 1996), but her story was fleshed out in the pages of Warcraft: The Last Guardian (by Jeff Grubb, 2001). She was formerly an ambassador of Gul’dan, sent to meet with Medivh at the Tower of Karazhan. The most lethal rogue assassin in Azeroth — and it seems pretty well-known as you may remember in the Dire Maul library.
In Cataclysm, Garona is willing to risk anything and to use you for her personal vendetta. All she wants is a shot at killing Cho’gal.
What I love is how characters that only exist in the books, comic books and manga are slowly materializing as NPCs in the MMO. It’s a matter of time before Med’an and the new Council of Tirisfal makes its debut.