UPDATE 4-17-06: This content is Outdated as of Patch 1.9
The King of Stormwind is no longer in Alcaz Island. He has been moved, and now a Gnome lvl 62 is above at the house. The Gnome is related to the Opening of the Gates of Ahn’Qiraj. Therefore, the info below is incorrect. This newspost created in 3-2005 is now a year older than the update.
Many fans are wondering what happened to the King of Stormwind. Others ask why a child is now King. The Missing Diplomat quest starting in Sentinel Hill (Westfall) along the storyline of the Defias Brotherhood, reveals that the Diplomat is really the King of Stormwind. The Defias Brotherhood leader Vancleef had a grudge with the King. After Warcraft 2 events with the invasion of the Orcs through the Dark Portal, the repairs to the Stormwind city were not properly paid to the Masons who helped rebuild the city. Vancleef created the Defias Brotherhood in an attempt to steal from the rich. In vengeance, the King was kidnapped while traveling to Theramore to visit Jaina Proudmoore. Due to the disapperance of the King and to not cause chaos in the deteriorating politics of Stormwind, the King’s child son was proclaimed King. Mysteriously, Lady Prestor became councelor for the Child King. In Warcraft: Day of the Dragons novel, written by Richard A. Knaak, Deathwing(one of the five dragon aspects) posed as a human named Prestor. He got into the politics of Alterac City and he was engaged to marry Arthas’s sister, in an attempt to dominate the Lordaeron Kingdom. Rarely enough, a Lady Prestor councels the child King. It was revealed that Lady Prestor is really Onyxia in disguise. What is intersting is if there is any connection between Onyxia, the Defias Brotherhood and the Naga.
The King of Stormwind—Varian Wrynn, is found in a catacomb sewer system located in Alcaz Island, in Dustwallow Marsh. The Alcaz island is heavily proteced by Hydras level 61 Elite and Naga level 60 Elite. Surely, there most exist some connection between Onyxia and the Naga. Onyxia might possibly have deceived the Defias Brotherhood on her Human disguise, easily explained. But … what is the connecion between Onyxia and the Naga? Strangely, the Naga look reptilian. It would be interesting to keep learning more Chris Metzen’s Warcraft Lore. In War of the Anciens: Well of Eternity novel—by Richard A. Knaak—it is mentioned that the Councelor of Queen Azshara was named Xavius. In Warcraft 3’s Lore from the Player Manual-books, Deathwing was once named Xaxius by Ancient Elves. Is there a coincidence or was Deathwing posing as an Elf councelor to gain control of Queen Azshara and the High Elves? More importantly, Was Deathwing’s intention to bring the Burning Legion into the world 10,000 years ago to cleanse and destroy everything?
Here are the screenshots of the King of Stormwind and the entrance to the Sewer System where he is held prisoner. When you find the prison gate, turn to your right. There is a deep water dive and a hidden underwater tunnel that leads into the King’s Prison.
Kasie, a Tauren Shaman lvl 60(Archimonde Server) reports new item drops from Azuregos the blue dragon raid event from Public Test Servers. The new items are: Puissant Cape, Fang of the Mystics, Typhoon(sword), Leggings of Arcane Supremacy and Unmelting Ice Girdle. Check their stats Here
Blizzard announced the release of 3 new Action figures featuring the Horde. Hopefully, we will get some Alliance love with a line of action figures. The previous series have been mostly focused on Warcraft heroes. This time the new series seem to focus on a merge of race/classes. Click the images below for a bigger image:
- With its voodoo-based powers, the Troll Priest is adept at entering the minds of enemies and mending the wounds of allies.
- The Tauren Shaman seeks to preserve balance among the Four Elements and calls on the awesome powers of nature to defeat foes.
- A deadly magic-user, the Undead Warlock taps into destructive energies and summons fearsome demonic minions for the cause of the Forsaken.
Ordinn replied a thread concerning the Meeting Stones new feature to be included in the next content patch:
I have one quest left in RFD, and it’s a huge pain to get anyone to go there. So… do I go to the stone and add my name? Then go off and quest on the other side of the world where my other quests are? Do I wait? Are people ported to me?
No one is “ported.” You click on the meeting stone and it will automatically try to place you in a group. If there are no groups immediately available you can go quest to your hearts content. As soon as a group is available it will add you, and at that point you will have to travel back to the instance.
Does the meeting stone scan the “LFG” channel for the keywords or quests pertaining to that instance? Does the stone respond to people saying “LFG RFD” in Ogrimmar? If I’m next to RFD do I get an update in chat?
No. Players have to click on the meeting stone in order to be placed in a group. As for an update – you will automatically get placed in a group if one becomes available
Angelo, a level 60 Paladin on the PvP Test server, reported that Azuregos—a dragon raid event—has been killed. He provided some screenshots showing the death of the colossal blue dragon and a screenshot of the Rare purple item it dropped. Casters should take a look to this awesome dagger that offers 10+ Intellect, 51.7 damage per sec, speed 1.50, Equip: Improves chance of 1% of critical strike with Spells and Equip: Restores 4 mana every 5 sec. Good job!
Flagship Studios let us know that Bill Roper CEO of the company was interviewed by Computer Games Magazine. Bill Roper announces that they are closer to soon unveil more info about the game they have been working on for almost two years. Hanbitsoft and Namco are the Publishing Partners of the new game that is been developed by a staff of 22 employees. Some of them ex-Blizzard North employees. I think we can wait forward for a E3 expo announcement—hopefully. Additionally, Bob Moseley, Webmaster of Flagship Studios informed us that Tricia Gray(Trish) has been introduced as new Public Relations Director and she is assigned to deal with fan sites. Read the press release sent to us …
Athalus, host of WCRadio, interviewed Caydiem—World of Warcraft Community Manager—on Saturday March 12 at 7:00 PM in a 2-hours show to discuss about Battlegrounds, among other topics. Visit WCRadio Here. If you have iTunes or Winamp make sure to click this link to listen to the recorded interview ready for download:
Blizzard Entertainment has nnounced that World of Warcraft will launch in Taiwan in cooperation with Taiwanese partner, Soft-World International Corporation. For full details on this announcement, please read official press release here.
Blizzard Europe UK Released a preview of the PvP Honor and Rewards system. There is a total of 14 ranks in the PvP Honor system. One of them is Stone Guard. If you are a Horde player, this rank will be familiar to you. That building near the Valley of Spirits with the instance-whirlpool in Orgrimmar says that you can’t enter unless you are a Stone Guard or higher rank. The Alliance version is in the Old Town by the Barracks. Previews to the Shaman and Horde Warrior sets were displayed. Reward items can be purchased from PvP vendors located inside the Barracks. Read more details.
Blizzard Entertainment is at wide lengths seeking for job applicants to fill the positions for the European Support Team. Such is their goal to get more employees that Blizzard paid Gamesindustry.biz to place an ad banner at the top-right of their website. You may have to refresh the page few times until the ad banner loads in their website. Just in case below we show you the ad banner. Visit the Job Opportunities page at the UK Website. The positions sought are:.
Customer & Billing support, Technical Support, Game Master, Senior Game Master, Network Adminstration Team, Junior Administrator, Senior Administrator, Locatization and QA Team, German QA Assistant, French QA Assistant, 2 French Translators, German Translator, Web and Editor Team, English web Editorialist, Lead Web Designer and Communty Representative.