World of Warcraft: Lords of War
November is a big month for World of Warcraft, the game is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary, BlizzCon is happening, and we also have the release of the newest expansion, Warlords of Draenor.
Leading up to the release of Warlords, Blizzard produced a series for their YouTube channel called Lords of War. The Warcraft lore has always been a favorite of many fans, and Blizzard has incorporated it into this artistic series, which was made to prepare us for the new expansion. There are five parts to Lords of War, each one giving us background stories about key characters you will want to know about.
Part one: Kargath – Before Kargath was a warlord, he was a slave. Before he ruled the Shattered Hand, he was a gladiator. Before he found deliverance, he sought vengeance.
Part two: Grommash – Grommash Hellscream’s legend was not born from mere brutality or conquest. His indomitable will helped him survive the impossible . . . but only after his recklessness nearly cost him everything.
Part three: Durotan – The unforgiving land of the Frostwolf clan does not reward sentiment. When young Durotan’s mother fell deathly ill, he had a choice: Allow her life to come to a natural end, or pay a heavy price to save her.
Part four: Kilrogg – The Bleeding Hollow clan once stood on the verge of extinction. To escape death, Kilrogg Deadeye first needed to embrace it.
Part five: Maraad – Vindicator Maraad battled the demonic orcs of the first Horde. He witnessed the slaughter of his people in Shattrath. It was the draenei’s darkest day, and Maraad’s greatest test . . . and the memory of his actions have haunted him ever since.
Watch the behind the scenes videos as well to learn about the story, and art process, which brought this series to life.
“Azeroth is under attack, and the Iron Horde is unlike any enemy the Alliance has ever seen. High King Varian Wrynn is considering desperate options to drive them back, and he wants to know who these orc warlords are… and whom to send against them.”