Please Welcome Nyorloth!

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Community Manager
I remember when Nyorloth came to our department the cold, the twisted, the terrible Community offices of unnumbered crimes. Our manager had told me of him, and of the impelling fascination and allurement of his revelations, and I burned with eagerness to explore his uttermost mysteries. Our manager said they were horrible and impressive beyond my most fevered imaginings; and what was thrown on a screen in the darkened room prophesied things none but Nyorloth dared prophesy, and in the whirl of his papers there was taken from men that which had never been taken before yet which showed only in the eyes. And I heard it hinted abroad that those who knew Nyorloth looked on sights which others saw not.

It was in the cold winter that I went through the night with the restless Community moderators to see Nyorloth; through the stifling night and up the endless stairs into the choking room. And shadowed on a screen, I saw wailing forms buried under Global Writing Contest entries, and grinning faces hidden amidst ruins of cities. And I saw worlds battling against blackness; against the waves of destruction from ultimate space; whirling, churning, struggling around the dimming, cooling suns. Then the paper storm played amazingly around the heads of the spectators, and hair stood up on end whilst shadows more grotesque than I can tell came out and squatted on the heads. And when I, who was colder and more scientific than the rest, mumbled a trembling protest about paper cuts and ocular fortitude, Nyorloth drove us all out, down the dizzy stairs into the damp, hot, deserted developer offices. I screamed aloud that I was not afraid; that I never could be afraid; and others screamed with me for solace. We swore to one another that the Community offices were exactly the same, and filled with purpose; and when the florescent lights sometimes do fade we curse the electric company over and over again, and laugh at the strange faces we make.

What I know of Nyorloth is his inscrutable purpose; sinisterly sentient, dumbly delirious, only the Old Gods can tell. To look upon him now I see a sickened, sensitive shadow writhing in hands that are not hands, and whirl blindly past ghastly midnights of rotting creation, corpses of dead worlds with sores that were cities, charnel winds that brush the pallid stars and make them flicker low. Beyond these worlds vague ghosts of monstrous things; half-seen columns of unsanctifled temples that rest on nameless rocks beneath space and reach up to dizzy vacua above the spheres of light and darkness. And through this revolting graveyard of the universe the muffled, maddening beating of drums, and thin, monotonous whine of blasphemous flutes from inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond Time; the detestable pounding and piping whereunto dance slowly, awkwardly, and absurdly the gigantic, tenebrous Old Gods the blind, voiceless, mindless gargoyles whose soul is Nyorloth.
I for one welcome our new Old God overlord.
Blizzard Employee
I am the Herald, the Gaze in the Dark, the Blinking Madness. Empires I rule, nations I birth, a crown I have never worn or desired.

You seek the Truths of worlds known to you in electronic glimmers, in dreams, in song. What clumsy hand draws the line betwixt the real and the unreal; that such lines exist is the fantasy.

Let us dance to the unplayed, unheard rhythms and sing the songs that will end the world.
58 Worgen Death Knight
150
All hail Nyorloth, may his ocular fortitude never falter.
27 Night Elf Mage
220
I burned with eagerness FIRST, Bashiok. >:|
Blizzard Employee
In a break from tradition, I am not a member of the Community team; long have I gestated within the Story Development division of the Publishing Team, itself a division of Creative Development. My purposes here are myriad, but to mention a few:

- Increase the transparency of how we develop stories within our games and ancillary fiction.
- Encourage more constructive discussions of the lore, so that we may better understand your likes/dislikes in order to shape our future projects.
- To serve as a scapegoat for when something happens in the lore that you don’t like.

Again, those are just a few of the reasons I will be monitoring and posting on the Story Forums (WoW, SC, Diablo). Perhaps you will discover more reasons for my presence?

Doubtful.
1 Gnome Mage
0
I blame you for Med'an.
58 Worgen Death Knight
150
02/06/2012 12:17 PMPosted by Nyorloth
Perhaps you will discover more reasons for my presence?


I, for one, find your choice in fashionable millinery inspiring.

Style icon, perhaps?
Edited by Tacnayn on 2/6/2012 12:23 PM PST
27 Night Elf Mage
220
In a break from tradition, I am not a member of the Community team; long have I gestated within the Story Development division of the Publishing Team, itself a division of Creative Development. My purposes here are myriad, but to mention a few:

- Increase the transparency of how we develop stories within our games and ancillary fiction.
- Encourage more constructive discussions of the lore, so that we may better understand your likes/dislikes in order to shape our future projects.
- To serve as a scapegoat for when something happens in the lore that you don’t like.

Again, those are just a few of the reasons I will be monitoring and posting on the Story Forums (WoW, SC, Diablo). Perhaps you will discover more reasons for my presence?

Doubtful.


Atrocious.

Like the Lor'themar story.
58 Worgen Death Knight
150
GET IN LOSER, WE'RE GOING TO NORTHREND
85 Goblin Shaman
8400
All Hail Nyorloth!

*chokes*

I mean, All Hail Hypnotoad!
Edited by Antares on 2/6/2012 12:42 PM PST

- To serve as a scapegoat for when something happens in the lore that you don’t like.
.

Trans-location complete. Commencing personality analysis of Nyorloth.

Stand back, mortals. I am not here to fight you.

It is in the WoW Universe's best interest to re-originate this lore should my analysis find systemic corruption. Do not interfere.

See your world through my eyes: A universe so vast as to be immeasurable - incomprehensible even to your greatest minds.

MVP
90 Worgen Warlock
10465
I don't even know how to feel right now. It's just...questions wrapped in more questions wrapped in a burrito wrapped in an enigma.
58 Worgen Death Knight
150
02/06/2012 12:45 PMPosted by Alona
I don't even know how to feel right now. It's just...questions wrapped in more questions wrapped in a burrito wrapped in an enigma


You forgot "ensconced in tentacles."
MVP
90 Worgen Warlock
10465
02/06/2012 12:48 PMPosted by Tacnayn
I don't even know how to feel right now. It's just...questions wrapped in more questions wrapped in a burrito wrapped in an enigma


You forgot "ensconced in tentacles."


My mind purposely blacked it out.

I can't do this, I must flee to where it is safe. *runs screaming back to the general forums*
100 Draenei Shaman
16150
Oh, hai,











Kthxbai.
Edited by Khaerys on 2/6/2012 1:05 PM PST
85 Tauren Shaman
6230
In a break from tradition, I am not a member of the Community team; long have I gestated within the Story Development division of the Publishing Team, itself a division of Creative Development. My purposes here are myriad, but to mention a few:

- Increase the transparency of how we develop stories within our games and ancillary fiction.
- Encourage more constructive discussions of the lore, so that we may better understand your likes/dislikes in order to shape our future projects.
- To serve as a scapegoat for when something happens in the lore that you don’t like.

Again, those are just a few of the reasons I will be monitoring and posting on the Story Forums (WoW, SC, Diablo). Perhaps you will discover more reasons for my presence?

Doubtful.


...

I love you.
90 Blood Elf Rogue
15435
02/06/2012 12:17 PMPosted by Nyorloth
Perhaps you will discover more reasons for my presence?


Howling blindly to the piping of two amorphous idiot flute-players?


Welcome to the forums. ;)
Blizzard Employee
02/06/2012 12:51 PMPosted by Alona
I can't do this, I must flee to where it is safe. *runs screaming back to the general forums*

There is no escape.
The Story Forum has you.
Blizzard Employee
02/06/2012 01:07 PMPosted by Skytotem
I love you.

Doubtful.
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