11/14/2012 05:35 PM
Posted by Dathrel
Plot twist, Azshara has charmed N'zoth into him being her minion.
Reality check; N'Zoth is far, far beyond her level of power, and even her level of reckoning.
I can think of a few other contenders for the title of most powerful mage on Azeroth, but she's on the shortlist.
Don't be so sure she'll be 100% loyal to the Old Gods. The Old Gods themselves might even be OK with letting her act on a loose leash and attach herself to Sargeras, they have regarded Sargeras in the past as a useful tool.
There are no other contenders. At the point of the War of the Ancient Azshara was the most powerful mortal mage in Azeroth's history (that means no mortal who has come after is as powerful as she was), and her transformation in the Empress of the Naga only increased her power.
And she will be 100% loyal to the Old Gods, the Naga already are. She agreed to the pact, and she belongs to them now. Even if she wanted to betray them, she couldn't.
One thing is certain about Queen Azshara: she serves only herself. Of course she's going to accept a deal to save her life before calamity strikes. She may have turned to madness, but she's not foolish.
How am I certain about all this? Pay close attention to the quest lines in Vashj'ir. Lady Naz'jar makes a declaration at the end of the Battlemaiden quests that soon they would conquer the seas, and then they would "look beyond."
Now, take into consideration that the old gods want to destroy all life on Azeroth (think Deathwing's ultimate goal in Cataclysm). Queen Azshara is extremely vain and I think it's safe to assume she savors being worshipped...so why on earth would she want to see all life eradicated, when she could rule over Azeroth?
There's a conflict of interests between Azshara and the old gods. Besides, during the Vashj'ir quests, Lady Naz'jar calls the minions of the old gods their "allies."
Is it possible Azshara commands her own will? I guarantee that this is so. Azshara has only been about herself. When it comes down to brass tax, the will of Azshara will dominate over the will of some sequestered old god. We see this already in the game, as the Naga actively worship and idolize Azshara, not Neptulon or any of the old gods.