09/15/2012 09:55 AMExcept Blizzard can be criticized as it is for having Garrosh's story be an exact repeat of Grom's. They don't need to take it a step further and have the Burning Legion even be the same ones who corrupted Garrosh.
Posted by Drailen
Not an exact, but WC history repeating itself is still good story. While Garrosh's plot definamtely has some Grom arch themes, it has a lot regarding the history of the Horde too.
1. Thrall took off leaving a Hellscream in charge
2. Hellscream sets focus on fighting Night Elves, loses first battle, tries again
3. Shaman turn to dark magics. Warlocks in the old Horde, Dark Shaman in the new
4. Wood/hide architecture replaced with black metal. See The Black Citadel in Hellfire
5. Hellscream brutally murders innocents. Saurfang said he'd kill Garrosh himself if he ever took them down the child killing path his father (not Warchief but first to drink) and like-minded orcs did. Thankfully Jaina saved Theramore's kids but Garrosh didn't know that.
Honestly though being over halfway through the book now I'm not so sure it's legion. Malkorok really does seem to be legit, though possibly allied with or influenced by evil. Given the long periods of time Garrosh spends either alone or with Malkorok & the Kor'kron, the insight into both character's personality, the fact that Deathwing was vulnerable to corruption dwelling deep within the ground and Malkorok has lived there too in Blackrock Mountain, Yogg-Saron's vision of King Llane's death and involvement in it, and Garrosh's use of Dark Shaman akin to Twilight Cultists I'm thinking... N'Zoth; and Malkorok's missing fingers symbolize C'Thun and Yogg and his big scar is the Cataclysm.