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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. ManaMana's Avatar
    omg in the picture of the two night elves, we should be able to get that dress. ITS SO CUTE.
  1. Marximos's Avatar
    Question.. if we retrieve the Demon Soul from there, which means it wont shatter during the Grim Batol events.. but, doesn't that mean... no twilight dragons, considering they existed via siphoning the nether dragon.. AND the power contained in that shard Sinestra had!!
  1. Lothaeryn's Avatar
    I wonder how they are interpreting the timelines for this instance. Are we going into the same time derivative that Rhonin, Krasus, and Broxigar were sucked into? or are we going to enter another temporal reality in which none of those events occurred, and in essence are stealing the Dragon/Demon Soul from another dimension/universe that coincides with our own timeline?

    Will be interesting to see. cause if we go back in time with Rhonin,Brox there. there will be a TON of explaining to be had, cause we will alter the past at the same time the past was altered previously.

    Where is a Timelord when you need one?
  1. Fatal Jinx's Avatar
    whens wow gonna go F2P
  1. WorldofWorkcraft's Avatar
    Considering the size of a regular well, that well is large.

    For those who wanted this as a raid...We already got Hyjal
    Nah, I mean seriously, this is pretty epic. You get to participate in a huge event, but ultimately don't get remembered for it because it never happened...then in the present you don't get recognition for Deathwing's fall later anyway, as the Aspects will. Players don't get recognition, and are the unsung heroes of time and Azeroth. We're the best.
  1. bethofwow's Avatar
    I wonder though. Doesn't helping Thrall take the Dragon Soul change a few significant events in the future?
  1. Zatheyll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Strafer View Post
    Maybe we will fight alongside Grom.
    You mean Broxigar? Grom never lived/went back then, and he died years ago in the current timestream.
  1. korken1995's Avatar
    So that's the Well of Eternity? I'm disappointed...
  1. Strafer's Avatar
    This is Azshara.

    http://i.imgur.com/WlZsg.jpg
  1. Melilithia's Avatar
    Woohoo! This is gonna be sweet.
  1. Shinayne's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ManaMana View Post
    omg in the picture of the two night elves, we should be able to get that dress. ITS SO CUTE.
    I'm hoping the kneeling woman is a quiet cameo by Vashj. She was Azshara's chief handmaiden and was described as having silver hair.
  1. Shan's Avatar
    Wow the Well of Eternity looks great!
  1. Cairm's Avatar
    Finally an instance where they can't make-up lore on the get-go. I always wanted to be there :P
  1. Atrea's Avatar
    And people were complaining about the look of the Well of Eternity from that one screenshot.
    I knew that screenshot wasn't the Well.

    The actual screenshot of the Well of Eternity does look awesome, though!
  1. WorldofWorkcraft's Avatar

    You scared of his power? Too bad he gets crushed.
  1. Lothaeryn's Avatar
    I have always wanted to see what blizzards image of night elven society and structures would look like during the time of the War of the Ancients. And it looks really cool. but i feel it resembles High/blood Elven architecture too much (i know they are the descendants of the Highborne, but you would think their architecture would change over 10,000 years)

    Still, i wish Night Elves weren't all treehuggers and nature freaks in the Current timeline and had some of these structures, they rarely ever have stone buildings outside of Darnassus. And tree buildings kinda get boring after a while.
  1. Teralynn's Avatar
    I don't think we will kill azshara just fight her or maybe just her guards.... But i think we will see her for the first time (hopfully a new model)
  1. Wolfie of Medivh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Marximos View Post
    Question.. if we retrieve the Demon Soul from there, which means it wont shatter during the Grim Batol events.. but, doesn't that mean... no twilight dragons, considering they existed via siphoning the nether dragon.. AND the power contained in that shard Sinestra had!!
    After we're done with it, return it to the point in history you got it from, and in theory, nothing should change.
  1. Clockwork Pinkie's Avatar
    Oh my god these places look amazing, cannot wait to try them out! Good work on these Blizzard!
  1. Saturate's Avatar
    I'll make sure to /bow to the great lord Illidan Stormrage, the most misused character in WoW, each time I do this instance.

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