Friday, October 3, 2014

When You Walk Among The Black Forest, You Will See

Happy Friday Everyone! Yes we are at the end of the week and it is just about time to sit back and enjoy some time of relaxation. It is also time for me to go through my emails and see what all ofyou have sent in for this week's Reader Post. As many of you know I am a huge fan of the lore of the Warcraft Universe and am always up for an interesting discussion. This week I bring you some thoughts from Walkindude who has some concerns about the death of Y'Shaarj. So have a read.
Presumably the Sha's effect on Pandaria is what the Titan's perceived as tainted. But we DO clear Y'Shaarj from Azeroth. Nothing of him remains. So shouldn't it follow that whatever dangers the Titan's feared of his entire eradication should now pose a real threat to us? The Titans intentionally kept his heart "alive" and sealed it in a Vault. There was no resource that the "champions" or major lore characters used to defeat Garrosh and in turn, Y'Shaarj that wasn't immediately available to the Titans themselves.

One can argue that we didn't "kill" C'thun and Yogg Saron; that we simply just returned them to their slumber. But we absolutely removed Y'Shaarj from existence. He is no more. If the Titans kept his essence alive, it is either because (and what we have been lead to believe) destroying an Old God entirely would harm Azeroth or the Titans chose to imprison the Old Gods for reasons we don't understand. Perhaps these reasons aren't benevolent.

I wonder if the Old Gods weren't creations of the Titans much as we learned during the green fire quest that Doom Lords at least, were the Titan's personal magic enforcers before Sargeras' fall. Or perhaps, much like the story of Cronus being the father of Zeus, the Old Gods are the progenitors of the Titans who over threw them much like the Olympians destroyed the Greek Titans.

This is certainly an interesting speculation. While I don't have a direct opinion on how this plays out. I know we will have to deal with "defeating" the Old Gods at some point or another. They seem to be connected to everything so it only makes sense that they will be there till the very end.

1 comment:

  1. It's true no one knows the real reason. Also it did appear like we killed the other old gods, but we could have very well just sent them to the depths. Or who knows maybe the reason you shouldn't kill them is they are like demons they will just come back imprisoning them just ensures you have them under control