As much as I'd like to see N'Zoth in this expansion, I'd prefer the Sha and their origins to stay as something mysterious. Also, the emperor's story doesn't mention any kind of "evil presence that corrupts the masks and creates living creatures out of them" anywhere.
An alliance between the Sha and the Old Gods, which control the Mantid? That would be different. It wouldn't quite fit neither of them (Old Gods don't have allies, and the Sha are just emotions), but it would be better than the usual "Old Gods did it".
After looking closely at that mural I see a mantid divinity,with its pincers spreading outwards,not an old god.Even so,it also might be a progeny of an old god.(there have to have offsprings , maybe with another being)that is if you enjoy a good twist :d
oooo. Interesting. Definitely can't be "just a cool thing" kind of detail.
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"Terror, darkness, power? The Forsaken crave not these things; the Forsaken ARE these things."
It would make sense that the Sha are made by an Old god.
Maybe the Sha just like painting and thought Soggoth was a cool looking subject.
Old gods, How am I not surprised that it obviously N'zoth causing all this ''Chaos'' within the story.
Oh man I DID NOT EXPECT THIS like at all WHATSOEVER
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The old gods control the existence, all are simply puppets in their hands (or tentacles). Kneel before your masters and tremble before them. Long life to the Old Gods!
Back when Wrath was coming out, the nerubians were described as BFFs with the Old Gods, though we never really got into the story behind that - the apparently aren't fans in Wrath itself.
I really hope the Sha have little or nothing to do with Old Gods lore. Having everything be some tin-foil hat conspiracy of interconnected non-sense is just bad story telling. What's next, the Burning Legion is actually corrupted by Old Gods from other planets? Titans were made by Old Gods as slaves then rebelled? These kinds of storylines are just lame.
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I kinda hope it ISN'T Old God related. I'm so tired of EVERYTHING being the result of Old God corruption. We're almost done with an entire expansion of it and I'd like a break. Same with dragons and elemental aspects.
made a account for this!
This is what I found on WoWpedia: The Mantid worshipped a old god called Y'Shaarj and it had 7 heads, the Titans killed it, and in the puzzle box of Yogg-Saron, he talks about the black goat with 7 eyes.
I cant post links but just go to WoWpedia and search Y'Shaarj
I too think that is one of Y'Shaarj heads
Its not surprising at all if you got Exalted with the Klaxxi, that's surely Y'Shaarj.