Death Knights at the Dawn

Matthew Rossi
M. Rossi|07.19.08

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Death Knights at the Dawn
Okay, this is so massively spoiler ridden for Death Knights, their role in the lore, and how you will be experiencing their gameplay that I cannot in good conscience post it without first warning you, and more than once. This is pretty darn epic, and thanks to the folks at, I can finally say I now actually want to play a Death Knight. (If you follow that link you may well see spoilers, so be warned.)

No, I'm completely serious here. This is levels upon levels of spoilers that deal with years of Warcraft lore. If you want to see this fresh when you first roll your new Death Knight, then you don't want to read any further. It involves factions and characters we've all come to know. I personally love this kind of thing, but if you're someone who just can't stand finding out before you get to experience it yourself, then you shouldn't read any further.

You still here?

Okay. I'm not going to post the link or explain what I'm talking about here on the front page. I don't think that would be cool. So we're going to take this into the dark, shadowy places Death Knights are pretty at home in anyway. Follow me, if you will... after the jump.

(Cue diabolical laughter.)
The questline is called "The Light of Dawn" and as you can see from those screenshots, we're talking epic levels of Warcraft and even WoW lore from the past few years. The Argent Dawn, the Scarlet Crusade, the Mograine family (who knew our favorite Ashbringer had so many sons?) and even badasses like Korfax, Champion of the Light. You even get to see a straight up faceoff between the Lich King himself and Tirion Fordring.

Just from staring dazedly at the screenshots it appears that Arthas decides to send a whole battle host at the Argent Dawn at Light's Hope Chapel, and you're one of the big guns leading the attack. From there, it's carnage, destruction, warriors of the frozen wastes (yay, I love those guys... well, okay, no I don't) and an eventual lore explosion as Darion confronts his father's ghost, we find out why Light's Hope Chapel is still a threat to Arthas, and see the Lich King go toe to toe with the greatest paladin left alive.

In the end, two new orders... the Knights of the Ebon Blade, free death knights led by Darion, and the Argent Crusade, born from the union of the Argent Dawn and the Order of the Silver Hand... take up arms to go kick the Lich King's shapely, if somewhat frozen, tuchus. Honestly, the quest is so awesome I have to say things like that to keep from getting ridiculously excited. If you like spoilers (and man, I do) then go check it out.

Thanks again to for making me go slightly crazy with lore.
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