Official Description: In the distant past, mogu warlords ruled Pandaria, keeping the gentle pandaren as their slaves. They ruled with a no-weapon policy, but the pandaren, through tenacity, diplomacy, and a unique form of unarmed combat, staged a successful revolution that deposed the Mogu and established a pandaren empire that would prosper for thousands of years. After millennia of prosperous rule by the pandaren, the Mogu have returned to reclaim control of Pandaria. They crave the domain they once held, and, to regain it, they will sweep usurpers and invaders alike into the dust.
Possessed of immense size and strength, the Mogu built an empire based on might, in which the weak – other races – were subjugated, and the strong – always Mogu – ascended to power. Imposing stone monuments and titanic siege engines displayed the power of the Mogu to the rest of the land. They turned their strength on the lesser inhabitants of Pandaria, shaping flesh to their whims as they shaped rock. While thy were overthrown in a desperate revolution led by the Pandaren, their legacy persists in thousand year-old ruins too immense to fall.
Manacles of Rebellion - Forged of iron and imbued with spells of subjugation and pain, these manacles with inward facing spikes were forced onto the slave races of the Mogu. While the spells have long since faded, their cruelty still sends chills down your spine.
Cracked Mogu Runestone - Unlike "lesser races" that need schooling in the arts of magic, the ability was innate in the Mogu. From what is known about Mogu usage of magic, it is clear that their magic users did not fall into known categories, such as mage or warlock. Special emphasis was placed on flesh-shaping or spirit-capture magic. The strange residue of the magic that was imbued in this stone is difficult to understand by the modern races of Azeroth. Curiously, some of the markings around the rune resemble the Titan language.
Terracotta Arm - When the Mogu had exhausted their options for enslaved mortal warriors, they turned their attention to creating armies of animated constructs to do their fighting for them. Because these terracotta warriors would sometimes sit dormant for centuries, it is hard to pinpoint exactly when this one was constructed or used. However, scoring at the base of the severed arm indicates that it was felled in combat.
Petrified Bone Whip - This whip was fashined from the spine of some large and ancient creature. The blood of many Mogu slaves were shed by this instrument of pain.
Thunder King Insignia - The symbol of a crown and crossed lightning bolts emblazon this jade emblem. It was a badge once worn by soldiers of the first Mogu emperor, Lei Shen.
Edicts of the Thunder King - This code of laws, written in the unified language of the first empire, has been carefully chiseled onto the stone tablet. At the top of this list is the command that sedition, insurrection and rebellion be punished by public evisceration.
Iron Amulet - This huge iron amulet weighs as much as a battle axe. Mogu warriors often wore ""jewelry"" such as this as a demonstration of strength.
Warlord's Branding Iron - This branding iron emblazoned with the symbol of a minor Mogu warlord was used not on cattle, but on enslaved humanoids.
Mogu Coin - This currency was used during the reign of mogu emperor Wai, who is depicted in all his snarling glory. The reverse of the coin depicts the changing of Mogu dynasties, a bloody process wherein the previous regime must be overpowered and executed. In many ways, ancient Mogu government was a meritocracy, based on brutal strength and terrible cunning.
Worn Monument Ledger - Even with powerful magic at their disposal, the Mogu often preferred to use slaves to build their massive monuments. This ledger documents the cost, in slaves, during the construction of one such monument.
Quilen Statuette - This statuette, carved during the brief reign of Mogu emperor Kang, was part of an experiment to bind Quilen servants in small stones. This experiment was abandoned as the Quilen thus bound were greatly diminished in power and thus deemed unworthy.
Anatomical Dummy - An anatomical dummy of a Pandaren. It was used to document torture techniques.
- The Mogu are made of stone;
- They naturally know and can use titan-like magic, such as shaping living beings;
- They have a Titan Repository in their palace;
- They are overly cruel;
- They believe only the strongest deserve to rule and, in some cases, to live;
Speculation: Apparently the Mogu are some pretty important titan constructs created to guard that titan repository and/or to create new beings according to the world's necessity.
Somehow, somewhen they became corrupted and violent. The reasons for this may be a malfunction in their psyche or external corruption. A probably font of external corruption would be the Old Gods (who are always out there to get anything titan-related and corrupt it).
However, if this is indeed work of the old gods, the question is why they still have their stone bodies. Perhaps the use of titan magic and technology allowed them to mantain their physical perfection.