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Spoilers: Wrath of the Lich King's peek into Druid lore

Alex Ziebart

Recently in both Ask a Beta Tester and Ask a Lore Nerd, Druids have been asking a lot about their class. Not class mechanics and things like that, but their quests, story, and background. Will the old quests go away? (They won't.) Will we see more of Druid lore in Wrath?

Yes, yes we will. And there's video! If you don't want to be spoiled about upcoming Wrath of the Lich King quests and storylines, I would advise against reading the rest of this post and the video within. Like that cinematic-that-shall-not-be-named from last week, watching it could really spoil an awesome game moment, so consider that your final warning. Oh, and it's long, so free up some time for yourself.

Okay, so it's not an incredibly amazing cinematic like the last big video we posted, but it's still way cool if you geek out on stuff like this like I do. If you aren't quite sure what happened (since I am confident you couldn't read the quest text), I'll give you a rundown since I ran out and did this questline myself.

One of the Paladins of the Argent Crusade put his life on the line to rescue many, many others and pull them out of the line of fire. In the process, he became infected with the Plague. He quarantined himself off in an empty corner of Icecrown Glacier, but Tirion Fordring refuses to let him rot. Literally.

Tirion Fordring is not the type to give up on one of his men, so he sends you to talk to some of the most powerful benevolent beings in the world on his behalf. This video is only a fragment of that questline, so I won't spoil it all, but what you see above is the Emerald Dream, and its Nightmare taint. Remulos himself (you know, that guy in Moonglade) allows you to enter. Everyone is allowed to do this, by the way. Not just Druids. It's a pretty big deal for Druids though, the Dream is sort of important.

You don't spend a lot of time there, nor do you get to explore very far, but it's the first opportunity we've had to actually enter the Emerald Dream and see what's going on there. If you missed it: The Nightmare Figments are identical to you. They are actually supposed to represent your nightmares.

[ Video via Blizzplanet ]

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