After the release of World of Warcraft: Legion, Blizzard released a new lore-focused expansion pack. With it came an updated version of the Shadowlands story arc, which has been put into tie with current events in Azeroth’s history.
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We’ll be travelling to the new realm of Zereth Mortis in Patch 9.2 of the Shadowlands, where we’ll discover everything about the First Ones and the essence of the Shadowlands, all while preparing to confront the Jailer in the Sepulcher of the First Ones, Patch 9.2’s raid. But how did we get ourselves here in the first place? What has happened thus far?
Prepatch & Introduction
Sylvanas Windrunner performed a move that many have been anticipating for a long time in the Shadowlands cinematic trailer: she fought the Lich King, Highlord Bolvar Fordragon, and snatched the Helm of Domination from him. She then did something unexpected. Instead of putting the helm on her own head, she tore it apart, ripping a breach in reality and creating a portal from Azeroth’s mortal world to the Shadowlands, the domain of Death.
But the story of the Shadowlands truly began when Sylvanas, now working with her new mysterious allies in the Shadowlands, dispatched powerful winged creatures to kidnap some of Azeroth’s most illustrious heroes and leaders, including Lady Jaina Proudmoore, Baine Bloodhoof, Thrall, and Anduin Wrynn, as well as a failed attempt on Tyrande Whisperwind.
The fallout of these events was dealt with in the Shadowlands pre-patch; since that Bolvar no longer wore the Helm of Domination, he was unable to hold the Scourge in control, and they started to run wild throughout Azeroth.
Taelia Fordragon realized for the first time amid the fear and confusion that her father, Bolvar, had not perished in Icecrown as she had always been taught, but had instead become the Lich King. This information was delivered to her in a less-than-ideal manner. By chance, Mathias Shaw, spymaster and chief of Stormwind’s secret agency, SI:7, let it slip.
Shandris Feathermoon declares: These kidnappings… the Scourge assaults… the Banshee shall be held accountable for her actions. We shall bring her to justice thanks to Elune’s wrath! Right now, I don’t give a damn about justice, says Taelia Fordragon. I’m simply curious as to where she’s brought our mutual pals. What are your plans, King Greymane? Taelia, Genn Greymane responds, “We’ll get them back.” We’ll rescue them all, I vow to you. The Ebon Blade has retrieved the Lich… the Highlord from the conflict at Icecrown, according to Master Mathias Shaw. In Acherus, he is recuperating. I hope he can assist us in finding solutions, adds Genn Greymane. The Scourge are wreaking havoc without that horrible helm. To stop the zombie flow, we’ll need the Argent Crusade’s support, says Genn Greymane. Bolvar is the only one who can figure out how everything goes together, according to Master Mathias Shaw. Did you say… Bolvar, Taelia Fordragon? Fordragon, Bolvar? Is that my father? Is he still alive? Taelia, I… shall explain, says Genn Greymane. But we can’t afford to relax our vigilance. Not with so much on the line.
We also saw Nathanos Blightcaller, Sylvanas’ champion, in his former farm in the Eastern Plaguelands at this time. Tyrande Whisperwind arrives to deliver the finishing blow in this encounter. Nathanos has not been seen since, despite the fact that his soul should have traveled to the Shadowlands following this, and despite the fact that it was evident that he felt he would be reunited with Sylvanas shortly.
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We had decided to follow Sylvanas after being introduced to the Shadowlands, with the goal of discovering and rescuing our abducted leaders. We created our own portal with the pieces of the broken Helm of Domination, passing through to the Maw, Tyrande Whisperwind joining us before departing on her own quest to hunt – and perhaps kill – Sylvanas.
The expedition seemed to be going well at first. We recovered our abducted leaders, discovered that Helya, like Sylvanas, had joined this world, and saw the Jailer for the first time.
Unfortunately, we left our commanders behind when an ancient Waystone – long dormant – awakened in our presence, allowing us to flee the Maw. When we arrived in Oribos, Jaina, Thrall, Anduin, and Baine were still in the Maw, at the mercy of the Jailer.
We quickly discovered in Oribos that the Shadowlands had their own issue, ever since the Arbiter, who used to evaluate all souls and send them to the afterlives they deserved, was inexplicably damaged. As a consequence, all souls have been destined for the Maw, a region of perpetual torment reserved solely for the most irredeemable of souls.
The Shadowlands have been suffering from a severe drought since then. The realms generally depend on the resource of anima, which is given by mortal souls, but since the disaster, no souls had entered the realms, and the anima had all but dried up.
We recounted the winged creatures that transported them to the Keepers of Oribos, still determined to save our leaders. They felt that sounded a bit like Kyrian Ascended, so they sent us to Bastion to discover more.
The Shadowlands: Maw’s Introduction
Zone Original Stories
We met the Kyrians in Bastion and learnt about their Path. New Kyrians were required to purify themselves of their mortal memories before Ascending – growing wings – and performing their new tasks of ferrying mortal souls to the afterlife.
However, not every Kyrian seemed to be content, as we learnt of the Forsworn, a fallen Kyrian who had led a revolt against the Archon, Bastion’s commander, after questioning the Path. We soon discovered that one of these Forsworn was none other than Uther Lightbringer, Arthas Menethil’s instructor and mentor, who was killed by his sword.
The winged beings we had seen were fallen Kyrian who had joined themselves with the Jailer and become Mawsworn, which was a frightening and disturbing development.
Worse worse, Maldraxxus invaded Bastion, an unparalleled act of violence that ran counter to everything the zone – charged with the holy responsibility of defending the Shadowlands – was supposed to stand for. We traveled to Maldraxxus to learn more about the assaulting Maldraxxi soldiers, who were definitely collaborating with the Jailer.
Maldraxxus was in the midst of a civil war when we arrived. After the Primus inexplicably vanished, the land was split into five Great Houses and ruled over by a strong creature known as the Primus. Two of the Five Houses had already fallen, and the House of the Chosen, which had been behind the Bastion assault, was struggling for survival against the treacherous houses of Constructs and Rituals.
We ran across someone we knew from Azeroth once again. Thrall’s mother, Draka, who died defending him and is now a Baroness of the House of the Chosen.
We assisted in the discovery of an old Runeblade shortly after our arrival, which turned out to be a key to the Seat of the Primus, a seat of enormous power that had been locked since the Primus’s departure. Lady Vashj, now Baroness Vashj, was another old “friend” we ran into. We traveled to the Maw to discover and bring back the House of the Chosen’s missing Baron after their commander was slain in an assault.
Highlord Darion Mograine of the Knights of the Ebon Blade offered us help in this regard, and was surprised to learn that the missing Maldraxxi Baron was his own father, Highlord Alexandros Mograine.
Alexandros delivered bad news: a Baron who had collaborated with the Jailer had betrayed the House of the Chosen from inside. Despite the fact that we faced Baron Vyraz, he managed to flee. We did, however, make it inside the Seat of the Primus, where we discovered that the Primus himself had left a note for all the Shadowlands’ leaders, warning them about the Jailer.
Zovaal, the Jailer, was attempting to gain entry to the Sepulcher of the First Ones. And it was critical that we put a stop to him.
I am the Primus, says the Primus’ voice. Your presence in my sanctuary indicates that Maldraxxus… and all the domains of Death… have been cast into darkness. The Eternal Ones punished our brother Zovaal for his betrayal eons ago, adds the Primus’ voice. He was enslaved inside the inescapable Maw, destined to serve as its Jailer for all time. The Primus’ voice says: Now I’m afraid Zovaal wasn’t acting alone. I believe he has old friends… and will try to enlist the help of others. The Primus’ voice continues, “The fact that you are receiving this communication confirms my suspicions.” Zovaal has turned his shackles into a weapon, and as a result, I’ve been defeated. The Primus’ voice states, “There is only one chance for the Shadowlands to be saved.” Before the Jailer escapes the Maw, the Eternal Ones must once again unite. Bring my warning to the Archon, the Winter Queen, and the Sire, says the Primus. They have to look after our defenses. Allow no way for Zovaal to get to the sepulcher. The Arbiter is the last key, says the Primus’ voice. Protect her, or all will be gone.
We delivered the Primus’ message to Ardenweald’s woodland zone, as asked, although it was not an easy task. The Winter Queen, whose kingdom was withering and dying around her, was first too preoccupied with attempting to preserve as much as she could to give us an audience. We attempted to assist out in the realm in an effort to alleviate her load, experiencing firsthand the severe consequences of the drought. Entire groves were on the verge of extinction.
We heard that when Wild Gods and those with strong ties to nature die, they travel to Ardenweald to rest and be reborn, but that due to the drought, sad sacrifices had to be made on occasion. We learnt in one narrative how the Wild God Ursoc was sacrificed so that the anima his soul could provide may be utilized to stave off Ardenweald’s utter annihilation for a bit longer.
We met a very unique Wildseed that linked with us, and it wasn’t long before we learned it was Ysera, the former commander of the Green Dragonflight who perished terribly during the events of Legion.
When we finally obtained our meeting with the Winter Queen, we implored her to intercede because Ysera’s wildseed had been seriously injured during a Drust assault, and without vital anima, Ysera would perish forever.
The Winter Queen was first hesitant, referring to Ysera as her “sister’s pet,” but the pleadings of her followers moved her, and she shown her true care when she gave part of her own anima to rescue the seed.
She then showed us how the Heart of the Forest, which was supposed to shield the Shadowlands, had withered, exposing Ardenweald and the Shadowlands as a whole. If the Heart wanted to stand a chance against the Jailer, it would need anima quickly. The Winter Queen sent us to confer with Sire Denathrius of Revendreth, the most proficient of the Shadowlands leaders in extracting anima.
We quickly learnt that the Venthyr, the inhabitants of Revendreth, are charged with the most unrepentant of souls, offering them with a last, sometimes terrible opportunity at atonement before being sentenced to the Maw. And we discovered that this zone, too, was experiencing a revolt.
Denathrius claimed to be eager to aid us, but he would need our cooperation to put down the uprising first. We complied at first, until the rebels were able to show us that they were correct – Sire Denathrius was corrupt. He was hoarding anima while the rest of Revendreth and the Shadowlands were hungry.
We assisted the rebellion in establishing a base and rescuing its commander, Prince Renathal, Sire Denathrius’s own son, from the Maw. Finally, we joined an attack on Nathria Castle, where we discovered the truth.
Sire Denathrius was not only accumulating anima, but he was also delivering it to his Maw buddy, the Jailer.
Questlines for the Covenant
The Jailer not only had a plan to escape the Maw and get entry to the Sepulcher of the First Ones, but he was well on his way to achieving it. Concerned about the impending danger, the people of Oribos pleaded with us to form a Covenant and aid the Shadowlands in regaining their strength in preparation for the impending conflict. That’s exactly what we did.
Bastion was supported by Kyrian players to deal with the various changes that had disrupted the normally rigorous and conventional Path. We discovered that many Kyrain were unaware of the Arbiter’s disturbance – or that souls were now being sent straight to the Maw. When the Crest of Ascension – an item the Kyrian used to generate new Ascended – was damaged by a Forsworn assault, we assisted in its restoration by gathering strong relics from the various worlds of the Shadowlands.
The Kyrian and Necrolord alliances were also rebuilt, with Kryain players assisting in a coordinated assault against the House of Constructs, the Maldraxxi house directly behind the attack on Bastion. Players even assisted in the rescue of Uther from his erstwhile comrades who were working under Helya’s direction, and discovered that not all Forsworn were aware of the Jailer’s presence. The primary Maw-backed Forsworn danger had been dealt with before the conclusion of the campaign.
The Kyrian Chronicles
The conclusion of the civil war was a big issue for Necrolords. When we launched a coordinated assault on the House of Constructs, we helped repair the bond between Maldraxxus and Bastion by delivering justice to the House that was behind the attack on Bastion. We also assisted the Venthyr of Revendreth in shutting down Maldraxxi activities in their own realm, where we found Kel’Thuzad’s participation and learned that he was collaborating with the Jailer.
We invaded the House of Rituals and discovered that Kel’Thuzad’s deception was actually at the root of much of their deception. When he staged a coup and ousted Margrave Sin’dane, the Necrolords attacked the House of Rituals with the Venthyr and returned the fallen Margrave to her post, winning her confidence and bringing the Maldraxxi civil war to an end.
The Necrolords’ Origins
Night Fae gamers performed more than any other covenant to aid the souls in the Maw. We volunteered to assist Shandris Feathermoon in her hunt for her adoptive mother, Tyrande Whisperwind. We discovered Tyrande, and although we were unable to persuade her to abandon her quest of vengeance, we were able to locate and save many of the Night Elf souls who perished in the Teldrassil Burning.
We spoke with a former Night Warrior whose spirit now rested in Ardenweald, desperate to discover a method to heal Tyrande, and found that he died when he was engulfed by the Night Warrior force. We also discovered about a ritual that may assist Tyrande escape the same fate by distributing the Night Warrior strength among numerous souls, so Huln Highmountain was sent to the Shadowlands to collect as many other former Night Warriors as he could.
When Bwonsamdi, the death loa, appeared in Ardenweald to warn us about the arrival of his own former mentor, Mueh’zala, who was pursuing the souls of certain Wild Gods, we discovered an unlikely friend in him. Mueh’zala was working with the Jailer, and it was his whisper that instructed Vol’jin to name Sylvanas Warchief as he died.
Finally, we assisted in the defense of Ardenweald against the Drust, who were using the realm’s vulnerability as a chance to invade.
The Night Fae’s Adventures
The main goal for Venthyr players was to increase the rebellion’s power and support. To this goal, we quickly learned that diplomacy would be insufficient. Sire Denathrius formed the Court of Harvesters when he organized Revendreth, a group of seven nobles who were each given a piece of his power in the shape of a specific medallion. Throughout the Venthyr campaign, players assisted Prince Renathal in reclaiming these medallions, and the Venthyr eventually possessed six of the seven – the remaining medallion was held by the Stonewright, whom we were unable to persuade to join our cause. We also went to Bastion, where the Steward Mikanikos assisted us in the creation of the Crown of Harvesters, which would enable a single Venthyr to wield all seven medallions at the same time, which had previously been impossible.
We also gained some Venthyr knowledge by assisting the Accuser in his almost impossible quest of bringing Kael’thas Sunstrider along the road of redemption. We assisted in the elimination of a Maldraxxi danger in Revendreth, and when we discovered Kel’Thuzad’s ties to both the Jailer and the Maldraxxi House of Rituals, we teamed up with the Necrolords to release the House of Rituals from Kel’Thuzad’s control.
The Venthyr’s Origins
Once Sire Denathrius’s treachery had been established, all Covenants banded together to assault Nathria Castle, Shadowlands’s opening raid, to forcibly remove him from his seat of power. The raid was successful, but as Sire Denathrius fell, his sword – Remornia – preserved his soul within her blade.
The Venthyr took the sword, Denathrius within, and with the help of a Naaru that they had rescued from Nathria Castle’s dungeons, imprisoned the Sire at the top of a tower.
The Story of Nathria Castle
Torghast & The Maw
Whatever Covenant players choose, one of the first tasks they were given was to go to Torghast and the Maw in order to save souls who might assist enhance our Covenants, as well as to locate and rescue our missing leaders.
Now that she knows what happened to her father, Taelia Fordragon has chosen to journey to Oribos and beg her Bolvar to use whatever means necessary to locate our missing companions. Bolvar exploited his link to Sylvanas via the shattered Helm of Domination to peek into Torghast, experiencing a vision of Jaina and Thrall’s cries as they were tortured inside the Jailer’s tower, despite his reservations at initially.
We later entered the Tower ourselves, where we discovered and rescued Baine, Jaina, and Thrall. We also discovered the mysterious Runecarver, who was trapped by the Jailer’s chains and assisted us in the creation of legendary goods that allowed us to dramatically enhance ourselves.
Anduin, on the other hand, had something special prepared for him by the Jailer and Sylvanas. And we saw Sylvanas try to persuade the Jailer to let her try to get Anduin to join them freely.
We were unable to locate and rescue Anduin. However, because to Bolvar’s link via the damaged Helm, we had a vision of Sylvanas’ botched effort to convert him.
Finally, once we defeated Sire Denathrius in Nathria Castle, the Jailer lost patience with waiting and commanded Anduin be Dominated by force. Though this task fell to Sylvanas, it did seem, for at least a moment, that she was unsure about going through with it.
The majority of our time in the Maw was spent with Ve’nari, a Broker who assisted us in our hunt for Alexandros Mograine. Ve’nari helped us gradually unlock and obtain access to more and more hazardous regions of the Maw in return for priceless Stygia, as well as affording us the lone shelter in the Jailer’s zone.
Patch 9.1 – Dominance Chains
The Veiled Market, Tazavesh
In the dungeon Tazavesh, a Broker market, we discovered a bit more about the Jailer’s goal, the Sepulcher of the First Ones. We were able to prevent a power-hungry Broker from utilizing the First Ones’ tools, which she would have been able to use to unmake the world.
The Story of The Veiled Market, Tazavesh Most interestingly, we found certain notes on the Sepulcher of the First Ones within this market, written by a banished Broker known as “Al’firim’.
Part 1 of the Tazavesh Lore Book Speculation Part 2 of the Tazavesh Lore Book Speculation
The Main Story of Chains of Domination
The Jailer still required five sigils to gain admission to the Sepulcher of the First Ones. We eventually figured out what he wanted Anduin for: he needed someone to assist him in stealing the Archon’s insignia.
We discovered that five sigils were very valuable items bestowed to the Eternal Ones many years ago. Each Eternal One was assigned a symbol that represented the mission of the Covenant they were to lead in the Shadowlands. Zovaal, on the other hand, saw the five sigils as a door to holy but forbidden knowledge and desired to utilize them for that purpose. When he sought to seize their sigils by force, the other Eternal Ones refused, and he was condemned to his exile in the Maw.
Zovaal did not give up despite being exiled. Denathrius’ treason had already given him the symbol of Revendreth, and now he gained the sigil of Bastion courtesy to Anduin.
We focused our efforts on defending the remaining sigils after we discovered the Jailer’s intentions. We assisted in the battle against a Mawsworn onslaught during the Battle for Ardenweald, which resulted in a showdown between Sylvanas and Tyrande. For the first time, we learned that Sylvanas had no idea where Nathanos was, and that she didn’t even understand he was dead.
Tyrande pledged her life in exchange for the strength to destroy Sylvanas, and although it seemed that she would finally triumph, the Night Warrior’s might dissipated at the last moment, and Tyrande herself fell asleep.
When it came to the Winter Queen’s symbol, it was clear that Sylvanas was merely being utilized as a prop. The symbol had been stolen by Anduin Wrynn.
After learning that the Jailer had dragged a new world into the Maw, we resolved to take the battle to the Maw ourselves, bolstering our Covenants in the process. We discovered a way into this new section of Korthia with the assistance of Ve’nari, where another Waystone responded to our presence, enabling us to open a portal to Oribos and establish a base.
We assisted in the rescue of some golden Val’kyr of Odyn’s who were being utilized by Helya in a ritual to revive and enhance Sylvanas’ own nine Val’kyr as part of our attack on the Maw. The Val’kyr we liberated then assisted us in defeating the Eye of the Jailer, bringing a long-awaited tale to a close.
Odyn’s Val’kyr is very similar to Kyrian Ascended, as the Kyrians have noted. This is because Odyn gave up his sight for a look into the Shadowlands a long time ago. Mueh’zala was the one who struck the agreement with Odyn, and Odyn’s eye was utilized to build the mighty Eye of the Jailer. Meanwhile, Odyn was inspired by what he saw of Bastion and built his own kingdom in his likeness.
The reason for the Jailer’s interest in Korthia became evident soon enough. This is where the Primus concealed his symbol before vanishing. We discovered the symbol tangled up with magic akin to the magic we’d seen the Runecarver utilize after finding it for ourselves. We brought the symbol into Torghast on Bolvar’s advice and asked the Runecarver if he knew anything else.
On the overall, this was a blunder. Despite the fact that the symbol awakened the Runecarver’s memory, freeing him and showing him to be the Primus himself, the Jailer came with Anduin and forcibly stole the sigil.
The Primus went to Korthia and seized command of our soldiers at this time, possibly moderately dissatisfied with our leadership thus far. We moved on to Desmotaeron, the place outside The Domination Sanctum – the Jailer’s own inner sanctum – where Helya and Baron Vyraz were at the moment. Vyraz was murdered, and Heyla was exiled by the Primus; she hasn’t been seen since.
Draka and Thrall played pivotal roles in this operation, allowing the mother and son to eventually unite.
Baroness Draka states, “The instant I saw you, I knew who you were.” Do you think I wouldn’t know Durotan’s eyes if you showed them to me? Baroness Draka states, “When I died, you were a newborn.” Tell me, who have you evolved into? Thrall explains, “I was once the Horde’s Warchief, a shaman of the Earthen Ring— That’s who you were, says Baroness Draka. Who are you now, exactly? Thrall declares, “I… am unsure.” In my life, a lot has occurred. I’m not sure where it’ll go next. So, a lesson, adds Baroness Draka. Not from a mother to her kid, but from one soul to the next. Keep in mind who you were, but be proud of who you are now. Baroness Draka states, “I used to believe that death meant the end of the world.” But now that I’m a Maldraxxus fighter, I know that that was only the beginning. Baroness Draka remarks, “It gives me great pleasure to see how far you have progressed.” And I’m sure you’ve got a long way to go. Thank you, mum, says Thrall. I’m going to make you proud. Come, says Baroness Draka. I’d want to learn more about your life. It’s all there.
Following that, the Primus appointed Baroness Draka as the new Margrave of the House of the Chosen, and a new Maldraxxus symbol was created.
Regrettably, we soon learned that our soldiers had been infiltrated by Dreadlords, and that the plot had gone far further than we had suspected.
We already knew that Dreadlords were Sire Denathrius’ creations and stayed faithful to him. While we fought to eradicate this menace, it became evident that they had penetrated Revendreth, and we were able to witness a reunion between old comrades Lady Vashj and Kael’thas Sunstrider. Unfortunately, we didn’t understand until it was too late that the entire event was a waste of time. While we were focusing on Mal’ganis, other Dreadlords attacked and liberated Renathal from the tower where he was being held. Denathrius, the Sire, has not been seen since.
One nice thing came out of the entire event for Venthyr. The Stonewright eventually consented to assist Prince Renathal and gave up her medallion, giving the Venthyr complete control of the Court of Harvesters. The Venthyr were able to reforge Revendreth’s symbol with this power.
We assisted in visiting and recruiting the former Night Warriors Huln had tracked down – Khaliiq of Maldraxxus and the Stonewright of Revendreth – after receiving an urgent letter from Ardenweald. We attempted to spread the power among the Night Warriors and save Tyrande by performing the ritual, but it failed. Tyrande became overwhelmed by Elune’s strength, drawing the Winter Queen, who appeared enraged and demanded to know why she could sense her “sister.”
This resulted in a number of confirmations. Elune and the Winter Queen are sisters, to begin with. When the drought struck Ardenweald, the Winter Queen appealed to her sister for assistance. Elune attempted to lead the spirits of the Night Elves to Ardenweald during the Burning of Teldrassil, but she was unaware that she had failed. The souls were taken to the Maw, and the Winter Queen felt abandoned by her sister.
The sisters reunited after finally having this opportunity to speak, and together they were able to design a new symbol for Ardenweald.
With Our Hands What’s Up With Elune: A Cinematic Analysis Elune fled after this confrontation, leaving Tyrande free of the Night Warrior curse. What the future holds for the Night Elf souls is yet uncertain.
The Winter Queen talked of a purpose for our people’s spirits, according to Shandris Feathermoon. What did she mean by that? Elune didn’t tell me, daughter, says Tyrande Whisperwind. No, not yet.
We then assisted Uther in reclaiming the shard of his soul that had been taken from him by Frostmourne, as well as learning about how mourneblades may shatter souls in the process.
Frostmourne destroyed my soul when Arthas smote me down. It was not, however, separated into two halves, one honorable and the other cruel.
Rather, it felt as if a section of my awareness was stuck in time while the remainder of my spirit continued on its journey.
To having that lost bit returned has made me reconsider a lot of my decisions.
After understanding the significance of Uther’s most traumatic recollections, the Kyrian started to really consider whether it was wise to force everyone on their Path to forget their mortal memories no matter what. For the first time, the Archon altered the Kyrian Path: no longer would Kyrians be required to erase their mortal memories if they didn’t want to, and the Forsworn were allowed to rejoin their previous Covenant. A new sigil of Bastion was created as part of this new Path.
The Main Storyline of Chains of Domination, Patch 9.1
The Domination Sanctum
The Domination Sanctum, the location of patch 9.1’s raid, was where the Jailer was said to keep his most prized prisoners. Here, we found many iconic and important enemies, including the last remnant of Ner’zhul, Sylvanas’s Nine Val’kyr, Kel’Thuzad, and a still unrepentant Garrosh Hellscream.
Finally, we were surrounded and confronted Sylvanas Windrunner herself, who held us off while the Jailer worked on his master plan: obtaining the Arbiter’s symbol, the last sigil required to gain access to the Sepulcher of the First Ones.
The Jailer was a huge hit. When the gateway to his destination eventually opened, he opted to see us kneel first. For Sylvanas, this was the last straw. Despite her growing dissatisfaction with the Jailer’s tactics, she had remained at his side – until now. Finally, she seemed to be unable to conceal the truth of his genuine intents for another instant.
After her refusal, the Jailer appeared to determine that the best way to punish her was to leave her with us, restoring the piece of her soul he had taken before.
Sanctum of Domination – Sylvanas Cinematic Analysis Finale of the Raid We returned to the Primus in Korthia after Sylvanas passed out. To follow the Jailer to the world of Zereth Mortis, we’d need the identical five sigils he used to open a portal with. With Bastion, Maldraxxus, Ardenweald, and Revendreth’s sigils already rebuilt, the fifth and final sigil – the symbol of the Arbiter – remained.
Since then, we’ve been waiting for the Primus’ summons to reappear so that we may make a new Arbiter sigil and follow the Jailer into Patch 9.2.
The Story of The Domination Sanctum
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