Sunday, May 9, 2010

Ask Gauss

It is Sunday and also Mother's Day. So Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there who deserve this day. Sunday also means it is time for Ask Gauss. Now because of the spot I got this week I had just a few extra mails to go through this week. Many of them were relating to my other thoughts on future Lore ramifications. So I will have somewhat of a theme to this week's edition. So here goes

Do you think we will see Queen Azshara in Cataclysm?

Well first off, at the last Blizcon there was a direction question from the crowd asking if we would see Nazjatar(Naga Capital) or Queen Azshara in Cataclysm. The answer was no. Although on the official Cataclysm site the list of major role players has Azshara listed. Now why could this be? Well we will be seeing Vashj'ir, which doing so obviously we are going to learn more and more about the naga. How can we learn more about the naga without dealing with the Azshara question? My thinking is Azshara will be involved in the expac, but she won't be an encounter. Having Deathwing and Azshara in the same expansion although it sounds great would probably take some of the epicness out of one of them, and we can't have that. For those of you who have no idea who Azshara is, this is her in a nutshell

"The creature moves on five slithering, octopus-like tentacles, its massive round and bulbous body shifting constantly. A humanoid torso covered in thick scales rises from the body, the creature reaching at least 20 feet in height. Four arms extend from the torso, with two hands holding javelins of dark polished wood and gold-leafed tips. Despite the monstrosity of its body, the creature’s face still possesses an otherworldly, feminine, almost elven beauty. Snakes writhe about her head, serving as her hair and as further eyes. A cruel smile plays across her lips, as though she is deciding whether to play with her enemies a moment longer or simply destroy them now."

What do you think Cho'gall's role in the expansion will be?

We are already aware that Cho'gall's clan is going to be in this expansion and playing a major role. This clan being Twlights Hammer. He is presumed dead, but then so have many others only to be revealed not so. Azshara, Vashj, and of course Medvih are perfect examples of this. He is also a servant of the Old Gods and that of the elemental plane intent on destroying Azeroth. One important thing to note was when he said this

"When the child of the three realms becomes as light, the ancient power will be released. The earth will tremble. The seas will rise up in answer, and all will be madness. A new day will dawn, bringing with it chaos or peace. Our master is a god of chaos! Pandemonium will aid the old one's release! To this end, we will weaken the barrier between Azeroth and the Elemental Plane. This will allow our great master to reclaim its former elemental servants and send them to rampage throughout our world."

Does this not sound exactly the point of Cataclysm? We already know Ragnaros and Neptulon will be making an appearence as well. It all seems like it would go together nicely.

What else can we expect in Cataclysm?


That is it for this week. Thank you once again for all questions and comments. Next Friday's Reader post is going to be what lore you want to be built on heading into or during Cataclysm. As always you have until Thursday to get everything is.

Enjoy Mother's Day and the rest of your weekend.


  1. You are a Lore machine lol

  2. Won't the teenage boys get into Azshara too much?