Blizzard have updated their patch 2.1 preview page with an official Black Temple desktop, as well as a preview movie, in streaming flash or DivX download. The movie offers us a bit of background information on the history of the Black Temple, and we get to see some fun scenes of Illidan, Vashj, Kael'thas, and the narrator of the video kicking it villian-style, as well as some of the Temple's interior.

I can't quite place the narrator, though; he's a Draenei who is ostensibly under the service of Illidan because Illidan came through and opposed Magtheridon, whom this Draenei really didn't like. Mr. Narrator isn't under any illusions as to Illidan's nature, though. He knows full well Illidan is evil and tells us that "soon, the Betrayer will become the betrayed." I'm sure the narrator is someone I ought to recognize -- who is it? Or is it just some random peon? Edit: It's Akama. Thanks, everyone. That's what I get for ignoring most Shadowmoon quests.

Seeing as how my guild is still on Aran in Karazhan, I don't imagine I'll set foot in the Black Temple any time soon. Still, this video has certainly got me excited about it, and I'm already drooling at the loot we've seen from the PTR. Any of you guys reckon you'll be starting weekly BT raids when the patch hits?

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.

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