Blizzard Entertainment has delivered an emotinally-charged musical animated short featuring Jaina Proudmoore. The entire animated short is sung. Portions of it were sung by Jaina’s VO actress Laura Bailey as learned through her Tweet.
I was surprised to listen to the song. A few months ago, a Battle for Azeroth patch added a quest where one of the boat rowers was singing the song in the text chat. This is the song that Kultiran seafarers sing.
Beware, beware the Daughter of the Sea.
“Beware,” I heard him cry.
His words carried upon the ocean breeze,
as he sank beneath the tide.
Those blood-soaked shores of Kalimdor,
Where sailors fought and died.
The admiral fell at Theramore,
because she left his side.
Why this? Why this, oh Daughter of the Sea?
Why this? Did you forget your seaside days?
Always the pride of our nation’s eyes.
How could she go astray?
When she did flee across the ocean deep,
the admiral followed west.
What else but sail to save a daughter’s life,
and pray she still drew breath?
But there he found upon those distant shores,
enemies ‘pon the rise!
But when he faced those savage foes,
his daughter stood aside.
And buried deep beneath the waves,
betrayed by family,
to his nation, with his last breath, cried:
“Beware the Daughter of the Sea.”
I heard, I heard across a moonlit sea
the old voice warning me:
“Beware, beware the Daughter of the Sea”
According to Christie Golden, this is the order in which we should read or watch the story.
Christie: Remember we told you…we would be interweaving story through all mediums.
1) the announcement video
2) Chapter in Before the Storm
3) Online comic “Reunion”
4) Jaina Warbringers piece. And this is just the ramp-up to BfA!
Jaina Proudmoore is no stranger to making difficult decisions. In this animated short, the choices of her past continue to influence her future.
Directed by Doug Gregory
Art and Illustration by Laurel Austin, Vasili Zorin, Jonathan Fletcher, and Yewon Park
Written by Robert Brooks