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So, the Mantid were once part of the Azj'Aqir Empire thousands of thousands of years ago, before the Titans came. The Titans came and they killed Y'shaarj, creating the Curse of Sha all over Pandaria, and shortly after probably set up the Mogu'shan Vaults/Palace and all that Titan stuff.
But, after the Sundering, they broke off from the rest of the world due to Shaohao's Misty-magic.
Meanwhile, the Nerubians to the north came under the sway of the dark forces of Northrend.
The Qiraji however still had their Old God, except seem to have become, well, crazy and parasitic, the corruption that C'thun leaks is all over Silithus, Tanaris, Ahn'Qiraj, Un'Goro, and even has some of his presence present in Feralas.
My question is why the Mantid aren't crazy and wish to conquer everything without end? It is implied from the quests that the Sha-looking parts of Dread Wastes are not natural to the area. Y'shaarj didn't corrupt the land.
We know now due to the quests in Dread Wastes the Mantid Swarm isn't actually to conquer Pandaria. They expect to be killed off and stopped; all they want is for the weaker of the children to be killed and the stronger to survive and come back, to slowly build up an army using their amber preservation technology for the eventuality that the Old Gods all once again fully awaken and take over the world and /insert dramatic impending doom music.
But they're sophisticated. They're intelligent. THey're a faction that knows precisely why their Empress has gone insane and are working to kill her (alluding that this has actually happened before, as the Klaxxi'vass exist specifically the check the power of the Empress).
The Klaxxi however feed, are birthed in, are preserved in for centuries, make weapons from, make buildings from, make protection sentry like towers from, Amber.
Which is only found in that area.
Downstream from the probably-other-Well-of-Eternity, which affects the growth rate and behavior of all creatures that come in contact with it (Murlocs to Jinyu for example).
Is it possible that the Klaxxi are merely the result of Old God-servants with Titan-magic-evolution? And specifically that the Amber is somehow related to Titans, perhaps indirectly?
Just random speculation.
On a completely irrelevant side note: A Black Ox that isn't an ox irritates me. Especially when the statues everywhere depict an actual ox and not a yak.
Edited by Baalsamael on 10/3/2012 11:44 AM PDT
The massive trees that are coincidentally close to the water supply from the Vale, similar to the overgrown plants in Valley of Four Winds.
Actually the trees were everywhere in Pandaria till the Mogu destroyed them.
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