Topic New MoP Lore: Legacy of the Masters
It seems that there's a new lore book for 'locks in game called Legacy of the Masters (Part 1), located near the 'lock trainers in Orgrimmar (unknown if there's a book in Stormwind). It's a pretty interesting read, and since not everyone is in the beta (and right now client stability is terrible) I've taken screenshots the whole thing and photoshopped it into one image. A couple of the pages are a bit longer than one book page, so there's a couple duplicates for the top and bottom of those pages.
Transcript thanks to Aethilus on the MMO-Champ forums:
The Council of Six Daggers
So, Destro locks learn from Ragnoros, Afflocks from the Twilight Cult (and by extention, using the the Old God's corruptive and Soul Stealing powers) and Demonologists from Illidan and the Demon Hunters. Very good acknowledgement of Warlock lore, and possibly the start of a new Shadow Council. This makes me happy.
Warlocks only. Anyone else touches the book they burst into flame and all people related to them get STDs.
Here, hold this book for me will you?
AHAHAAAAA I was right! /hairflip.
Our Metamorphosis is actually derived from the same arcane techniques Illidan used to consume the Skull of Gul'Dan. The form was given in Wrath, post BC. I wonder what this means, and whether perhaps we are going to get more demon-fusing abilities. Perhaps something where we can fuse with our demon for 20 seconds, and gain a few new appearance type things (Horns from imp, wings and hooves from succy/multiple arms from shivvy, etc). Since they're going BACK to Outlands and all... /curious. THis essentially confirms next xpac is for Outlands, I think.
The latest destruction abilities involves a bit of masochism, have the name of Raggy slapped on, and in general has a Firelands feel. Apparently we do actually enslave the powers of the elemental lord, for raw, well, Destruction :P They're going back to the part of Firelands we visited, a pocket dimension withion Sulfuras Spire. But everything is dead, including Raggy though. I wonder exactly what the firerunes around his armor/hammer mean...
As for Affliction, this goes along with how Shadow Priests are all part of the Cult of the Damned. At the root of it, post Wrath at any rate, the Cult of the Damned as well as the Twilight Hammer, became Old God slaves. The sadism note is fitting as we now have Malefic Grasp, which is basically Twilight realm magic and hastens your victim's torture. And yet affliction is also getting Verdant Spheres. This makes sense as lore wise, all Blood Mages were Blood Elves, and after Kael's fall from grace, they should've all become more warlock than not, especially due to the dependence of fel energy for feeding; loving how the aff lock was a blood elf, this gives us some degree of insanity.
But anyways guys, this also goes to our Warlock Sanctuary we were talking about. Even if it's just a lame cave with a Hearthstone, glad to know we are Warlocks BEFORE we are in our factions, even after Cataclysm! <3
/gives Generic speech
Edited by Orloth on 4/25/12 10:56 PM (PDT)
It confirms nothing. All it says is that Demonology gets it's powers from Demons, and hints at some developments in parts of the Outlands that enhance a Demonologist's new powers. What are Demonologists getting that's new? We are learning to properly handle Shadowflame (black dragon thing, but could also be of a demonic or void nature) and to summon and command legions of little Imps (I swear I wander around the leveling zones with 3-7 of the darn things, and they keep attacking things I want to avoid), and as a bonus we have the Glyph of Demon Hunting (I don't think I need to explain where that came from, Sections of the Black Temple were used as a Demon Hunter Academy).
Now, we know that the story in Outland has been progressing in our absence. Akama and Maiev are now supposedly in charge (inferred from the loading screens), but much more then that we can't say. Maybe we will get more info in Mists. We will see. But I don't think this confirms or even suggests anything of note.
I doubt it'll go this far, but a fortress around the Gul'dan site would be nice.
Edited by Orloth on 4/26/12 1:50 AM (PDT)
They can do what they did with the Sunwell in the Quel'Delar questline and have a phased version of the Black Temple that is only accessible through the questline.
Also, they seem to have removed the flavor text from the talents in the most recent build. Does anyone have that available? I would like to know which Council Member said which line for which spell.
Edit: Found it.
Soul Link: "The strongest of bonds is one which shares pain and pleasure equally." - Kanrethad
Sacrificial Pact: "Let someone else pay the price of your recklessness." - Zelfrax
Dark Bargain: "All debts must be repaid... eventually." - Shinfel
Blood Fear: "If I'm bleeding, you'd better be running." - Jubeka
Burning Rush: "Run, run or you'll be well done!" - Zinnin
Unbound Will: "I will not be stopped - be it by Human, Dragon or Titan." - Ritssyn
Edited by Baalsamael on 4/26/12 2:22 AM (PDT)
Kanrethad = Human Demonology Warlock, created the Metamorphosis form. Killed Illidan. Goes to Outlands.
Zelfrax = Crazy Gnome. Goes to torture Twilight Cultists
Shinfel = Affliction Blood Elf Warlock, studies the magics of the Twilight Cult (perhaps also a blood mage once upon a time given the Verdant Spheres glyph). Killed Cho'gall. Goes to torture Twilight Cultists again.
Jubeka = Undead. They have blood? Miserable forsaken, I wish she had said something. Goes to Outlands. Assuming she's Demonology as she goes to study that.
Zinnin = Worgen Warlock, killed Deathwing, apparently traumatized. Goes to study Rag. Destruction Warlock, "The chaos of Deathwing", given Chaos Bolt's graphic, I think Destruction is a fusion between the Aspect's Corrupted Titan and Ragnaros.
Rissyn = Orc Destruction Warlock, killed Rag, goes to study Firelands magic again.
So pairings are:
Destruction: To Sulfuras, Orc (Rag kill) and Worgen (DW kill), creating Chaos Magic
Affliction: To Bastion of Twilight area, Blood Elf (Cho'gal kill) and Gnome (lets assume Yogg/C'thun), learn more about Twilight Magic and using Old Gods
Demonology: To Outlands, probably Black Temple or Shattrath (Void Ray for Demo, fallen naaru powers?), Human (Illidan kill) and Undead (Kil'jaedan perhaps), we can never have enough demons.'
Wait... Part one?
Edited by Yuzuha on 5/1/12 2:09 AM (PDT)
if only warlocks were practicing "the most destructive forces ever to threaten azeroth".
It seems the twilight cult were third stringers behind priests who lost their way (shadow) and chicken-men (moonkins) in terms of dot damage unless they willfully babysit them with 2 casted/channeled mechanics.
it seems ragnaros the firelord is nothing compared to the dalaran archmages
it seems illidan is nothing compared to stranglethorn's cat infested regions.
this is a big /yawn with how bad affliction in particular is..