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Patch 4.3 Dungeons Preview, Part Two: Well of Eternity
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Well of Eternity
Ten thousand years in the past, the night elven capital city of Zin-Azshari was a magnificent, sparkling metropolis. Situated on the shores of the Well of Eternity, Zin-Azshari was where the aristocratic Highborne first opened a portal into the Twisting Nether and invited the Burning Legion to invade Azeroth. Under the command of the night elven queen, Azshara, the Highborne now pour their energies into the portal, preparing it for the terrifying and glorious entrance of the titan Sargeras.

With a gateway to the past now open, Nozdormu will transport players to Azshara's palace, where you'll witness one of the most catastrophic events in the War of the Ancients, dating back 10,000 years. While assisting the much younger Tyrande and Illidan in a battle against the Highborne and Burning Legion, players will need to steal the Dragon Soul hovering above the Well. With so many of Azshara's most empowered wizards locked in ritual and pouring their magical energies into the turbulent depths of the Well, retrieving the Dragon Soul will require victory over some lethal foes.

Excerpts from the Dungeon Journal

Peroth'arn: Like many of his fellow Highborne, Peroth'arn swore allegiance to the corrupted Xavius in exchange for gifts of demonic power. As a master of fiendish magic and recipient of the satyr curse, Peroth'arn stands outside Azshara's palace in defense of the Burning Legion, ready to destroy those hoping to disrupt the entrance of the Dark Titan, Sargeras, into Azeroth.

Azshara: The songs of Queen Azshara's beauty, majesty, and power are too numerous to count, but it was her vanity that drove the Highborne to summon the Burning Legion. She now watches her most trusted magi empower the portal where Sargeras will be brought into Azeroth, content to let multitudes of her servants die in advance of the Dark Titan's arrival.

Mannoroth and Varo'then
: Varo'then, head of Queen Azshara's personal guard, and Mannoroth, the pit lord whose blood will corrupt the entire orc race, stand as the last line of defense against those hoping to bar Sargeras's entry into Azeroth. Though both Tyrande and Illidan have fought bravely thus far, the fate of Azeroth will be decided at the Well of Eternity's very brink.

The task at hand requires nothing short of total success. In order for Thrall and the Dragon Aspects to rally heroes of the Horde and Alliance to defeat Deathwing, you must steal the Dragon Soul from the distant past. However, the tragic events which took place at the Well of Eternity must ultimately come to pass, leading to the Great Sundering, the creation of the Maelstrom, and the loss of countless lives.

Stay tuned for part three of our patch 4.3 dungeons preview: Hour of Twilight.


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  1. Shambulanced's Avatar
    I'm wondering what sort of buff or justification we'll be given to be able to go back in time and take on some of the most powerful entities in WoW lore. My toon still feels like a nobody that is almost always given outside assistance when big fights occur--you would think, by now, that all of our characters would be recognized and revered wherever we go in-game.Of course, that doesn't really work in such a large setting. Millions of us can't be "the next big deal" character-wise, but it is getting harder for me to suspend my disbelief. That, and it seems like pivotal characters always forget who I am, despite me saving them or assisting them countless times through quest-chains. lol.Peanut gallery pokes aside, it looks to be pretty phenomenal. Always thought Azshara would be prettier than that, though, seeing as they always make such a big deal about her beauty (looks like a typical night elf with a fancy dress)
  1. Icenine's Avatar
    I'm loregasming with everyone else in here. Then there's the part of me that says, "Oh yeah, this should have been a damn raid and it would have been 10x more epic killing a raid boss Mannoroth, not a friggin heroic dungeon boss Mannoroth." The loregasm subsides a little.
  1. Zatheyll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ForsakenFrodo View Post
    You get to kill Azshara and Mannoroth in a 5 man? O.o This patch confuses me.
    Remember, neither actually die. Azshara becomes, well, Azshara. And Mannoroth must live to corrupt the orc race.
  1. Farabee's Avatar
    Find it kind of odd you don't fight Xavius. Funny how the 5-mans are looking more interesting than the actual Deathwing raid at this point.
  1. Kaneiac's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zatheyll View Post
    Remember, neither actually die. Azshara becomes, well, Azshara. And Mannoroth must live to corrupt the orc race.
    This opens up an AWESOME opportunity for a cinematic:

    Mannoroth getting sucked back into the portal, and Broxigar hopping into the portal to chop away at Sargeras. I hope they do something like that...
  1. meroko's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alayea View Post
    Azshara finally gets to put in an appearance.
    She already made an appearance, in Darkshore. Go to Nazj'vel and kill the Naga channeling a portal. It is part of an Alliance quest but you can still see the dialogue between her and Malfurion.
  1. Zatheyll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Farabee View Post
    Find it kind of odd you don't fight Xavius. Funny how the 5-mans are looking more interesting than the actual Deathwing raid at this point.
    That's because all we have heard from the raid was in interviews, we still know next to nothing about the third instance, besides it being in present day Dragonblight with Thrall. Wait until the official preview is released on it.
  1. Cirai's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zatheyll View Post
    Mannoroth AND Azshara? Young Tyrande, Malfurion, and Illidan? Well of Eternity? Demon/Dragon Soul?

    NERDGASM AND LOREGASM.
    ^ pretty much sums up everything lol
  1. ilo's Avatar
    Azshara stuffed into 5 man dungeon? :< Such insolence, such arrogance should be punished!
  1. zoolmod's Avatar
    if we are there with thrall, is there a chance that something could happen and thralls blood could be corrupted?
  1. Sarophas's Avatar
    Awesome!!!
  1. Nehalo's Avatar
    Guys, we're not actually killing Azshara. Just pushing her out the way sort of thing, I guess.
  1. Mech's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Farabee View Post
    Find it kind of odd you don't fight Xavius. Funny how the 5-mans are looking more interesting than the actual Deathwing raid at this point.
    Xavius was turned into a tree by Malfurion by this point in the War of the Ancients.
  1. Sargerus's Avatar
    ILLIDAN Ftw!!
  1. Strafer's Avatar
    Maybe we will fight alongside Grom.
  1. Ricen's Avatar
    E Boner for sure, yessssssss
  1. McNeil's Avatar
    Is that second picture Tyrande? If she is I'm glad they FINALLY updated her damn model
  1. Fatal Jinx's Avatar
    wtb diablo 3 beta...
  1. Nraktja's Avatar
    I wonder if that's an updated model of Tyrande or Queen Azshara.
  1. Vasti's Avatar
    how is that small puddle, the well of eternity? Wasn't the well of eternity this HUGE LAKE with at least 3 night elven cities on it's shores?WTH Blizzard? WTH!!!

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