(Khadgar ponders the information that you brought to him.)
Archmage Khadgar: You say that it cut a swathe through the Felstorm and was emanating power enough that your scout could fell it coursing through their body? Something that powerful could prove to be a potent weapon against the Burning Legion! I will inform the other order leaders of your discovery while you investigate the matter further! A gryphon awaits your command at Krasus’ Landing! Light guide you.
NOTE: The quest starts in the Class Order Hall by the co-leader of your class (you being the leader). In this case, you can read/watch the paladin class version.
Lord Maxwell Tyrosus: With the Order of the Silver Hand reformed under your leadership, we have new direction and guidance. We have much work ahead of us.
Lord Maxwell Tyrosus: Greetings, Highlord. I have important news to share with you. During my expedition to the Broken Shore, I saw with my own eyes an extraordinarily luminescent object emerge from the Felstorm. It fell down towards the coast of Suramar, cutting a swath through the tempest itself! From it I felt an incredible surge of power, before it vanished beyond the horizon. We need to bring news of this immediately to Archmage Khadgar.
Blizzard Entertainment presents the fourth-part of the World of Warcraft: Legion audio drama — The Tomb of Sargeras: Standing Alone.
The story written by Robert Brooks serves as a prequel to World of Warcraft: Legion. The story picks up shortly after Archimonde slammed Gul’dan through a fel portal toward Azeroth, and ends with the opening of the gateway in the Tomb of Sargeras.
This audio drama is a very powerful medium for Blizzard to captivate the mind and heart of fans. In combination with Steven Pacey’s narration techniques, the sound effects, and the mood-setting music scores, Tomb of Sargeras is a masterpiece. You will certainly want more and more. Big kudos and a thank you to Robert Brooks for writing: Tomb of Sargeras.
Activision Blizzard held today its Q2 Financial Results conference call. For the first time, Blizzard Entertainment CEO Mike Morhaime did not report the progress across all video games. His report was read by Thomas Tippl (Chief-Operating-Officer) instead. Morhaime, however, participated in the Q&A session at the end of the conference.
Special highlights of the conference:
Remain focused on key priorities: building audiences globally, growing engagement by investing in new content, celebrating our players through initiatives like esports, and continuing to be a great place to work.
WORLD OF WARCRAFT
The Warcraft film is one of the highest grossing Hollywood releases ever in China and the biggest game-based movie release worldwide
World of Warcraft has gotten strong momentum in China following the release of the Warcraft film
World of Warcraft Legion will launch on August 30. Pre-purchases tracking in-line with last expansion (Warlords of Draenor).
Overwatch global launch was a resounding success. Over 15M Overwatch players to date have played about 500M hours
Added new hero, competitive play mode, & Summer Games content with new soccer-like mode
Overwatch achieved the 15M milestone more quickly than any game in Blizzard’s history
Player-base split roughly evenly between East and West
Overwatch was launched simultaneously across multiple platforms and regions, including China and Korea
Overwatch broke Diablo III’s record as fastest-selling PC game in China
Overwatch holds the #1 position in Korean Internet Game Rooms with over 30% share of play-time
Record quarterly time spent with the launch of Whispers of the Old Gods
Deep engagement drove double digit revenue increase year-over-year in the quarter
One Night in Karazhan, the next adventure is expected to launch next week
10th BlizzCon this November 4-5, to include Overwatch World Cup
Blizzard Entertainment released the last of the World of Warcraft: Legion short animated series — Harbingers: Illidan. In this new story, a disciple of Illidan confronts him with a question: Demonic energies run through our veins and gnaw at our every thought. What makes us any different than the Burning Legion?. At the end, she gets her answer; and thus setting in a silver-lining why you must choose to play as a Demon Hunter.
Blizzard Entertainment released the third part of the Legion Audio Drama: The Tomb of Sargeras. In “Tomb’s Fury,” – read the transcript while you listen to the audio drama. Available in iTunes, and Google Play (Source).
In Part 3, there is a cliffhanger that makes you wonder how the portal for the Burning Legion was opened within the Tomb of Sargeras. Makes me think Part 4 comes with a twist. This is a MUST-HAVE story. The Tomb of Sargeras audio drama makes you want MORE from Robert Brooks, and from narrator Steven Pacey.
1. Kil’jaeden commands Gul’dan: “END THIS! NEITHER OF YOU CAN DIE THIS DAY.” That is intriguing for the future of Khadgar. We already saw in the Short Animated (Harbingers: The Story of Khadgar) that the Burning Legion leaders have marked Khadgar as their potential servant in Azeroth — the same way Queen Azshara, Ner’zhul, and Gul’dan were. Harbingers happened before the audio drama. That means Khadgar continues to be part of the Burning Legion’s plan.
Blizzard Entertainment released the second part of the Legion Audio Drama “The Tomb of Sargeras.” Part 2: “Old Friends,” continues the meeting between Khadgar and Maiev. There are some bit of lore in that meeting. Read the transcript here while you listen to the audio drama.
First Arcanist Thalyssra: Without the Nightwell to feed upon, my comrades and I will have to live off the land itself. Ancient mana from the underground leylones can reach the surface in many forms, most commonly as crystals of gems.
(Thalyssra picks up a small stone and whispering words of power, traces a rune upon it with her fingertip.)
This stone will glow when ancient mana is nearby. Please gather as much as possible! It will be a precious resource in the weeks to come.
The story takes us to the shores of the Broken Isles, likely Azsuna, where Gul’dan arrives after stealing a boat in the Eastern Kingdoms. Khadgar is hot on his heels, trying to find him. Khadgar meets with Maiev Shadowsong briefly. In-game you find her brother Jarod in Azsuna, who has come to rescue her from Black Rook Hold.
If Maiev is in this audio drama, then we might have some background on what happened before she was captured. This is only Part One.
Blizzard Entertainment released another amazing World of Warcraft: Legion animated short. The second of the Harbingers series trio focuses on Khadgar.
Khadgar arrives to Karazhan seeking knowledge on how to defeat the Burning Legion. Something odd I found in this animated short is that Khadgar is surprised to see Medivh. It seems Medivh died a second time before Warlords of Draenor. Odd in that nowhere in-game, in novels, comics, or in the web short stories have we heard of Medivh’s demise.