At the end of the Klaxxi questline, the mantid mentioned that at one point in time, they worshipped Y'shaarj, an old god. However, he was slain by the Titans and was split into "shadows of his former self". Is he, in some way, in relations with the Sha and will we see Y'shaarj in future content patches?
Y'shaarj breathed love and exhaled hate, inhaled peace and breathed violence... Plus, his name was y'SHAarj. It's pretty safe to connect the dots. :smileyhappy: But Y'shaarj itself is very, very, very dead.
That's a blizzard post on the matter. Was on the front page a while back.
The mural is probably Y'shaarrj - given the Klaxxi once worshipped him, and the Heart of Fear is the pinnacle of the old Klaxxi empire's command.
It's been stated many times that Y'shaarj itself is very 'dead' - probably as dead as an old god gets. As we all know, 'death' is not usually a major obstacle. Y'shaarj, for example, expelled the Sha onto pandaria when he was destroyed. Thus, his essence remained. That essence then proceeded to transform the dread wastes from something akin to townlong steppes, into the nightmare land it is in MoP. Say what you want, but it would seen Y'shaarj's essence has lost little of its potency: the war between the alliance and the horde will probably feed the Sha enough to allow him to manifest again.
Either way, the mural is very cool. There have been a lot of Old God tingles this expansion: I hope they go somewhere with it, as it has the potential to be a great storyline.
Now if only they had continued the Vash'jir storyline...
And if they're both as dead as Y'Shaarj, what's been released by their demise?
But their corpses irradiate "dreams" of their former selves and proxies of their former aspects can manifest over their dead bodies. But they can't act or create avatars.
It does remind me a lot of Yor'Sahj and that's definitely tentacles and not claws like mantid
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The bug giving you a tour underground informs you that the Klaxxi, Ajol Nerub and Ahn Qiraj are all sister kingdoms and that once the Old Gods rise, they will stand with them again (and advise you to do the same).
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I think I read somewhere that the sha are the remains of an old god who was "killed", but since old gods can't be killed, it broke into pieces, each piece being a sha.
We just don't have the kind of power needed to end them. The Titans did.
They're hard to get rid of, not impossible. It's also been stated again and again that the Titans where quite capable of eliminating all 5 on Azeroth, they simply didn't want to, though it's not quite clear why they decided against "re-origination".
Did anyone point out the quests line for getting exalted with the Klaxxi yet?
"Terror, darkness, power? The Forsaken crave not these things; the Forsaken ARE these things."
Hence why they prefer to contain the old god infestations rather that destroy their own creations. Also, there is no guarantee another old god entity wouldn't come to infest their re-originated planet.
Obviously, containment has its flaws and is not always working, at which point, the old gods need to be beaten back into submission.
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I love how these Wow lore/writers have no imagination to create anything "New". How this escapes Plagiarism and lawyers is amazing...
But i agree that Blizzard has shoddy writers with 0 inspiration who just flat out steal everything.
Oh another old god storyline, well this hasn't been done before.
You could strike Blizzard from that first sentence and it would still be true. Hardly anything is really original, especially in Literature.