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    What are the celestials ?

    So, I don't get it. What exactly is the origin of Xuen, Yu'lon, Chi-Ji and Niuzao ? Are they titan constructs as well, or biologically altered from something else like the dragon flights ? Or perhas the benevolent sha remains of Ysaarj ?

    We know Yu'lon kinda does like the mogu and transfers her spirit into a stone statue when her own body fails, so some mogu magic may be involved here.

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    They appear to be the Pandaria equivalent of animal demigods, like Malorne and Goldrinn.

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    There is some content about them on the timeless isle... So we might find out there? just wait a day or two for the voice files to come :P.
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    They're like the Kalimdor Ancients. Powerful deities that watch over the land(Conceptually).
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    There's some speculation on Wowpedia that they are tied to the Loa. I'd love to learn more about them in all fairness, the celestial article isn't exactly detailed at the moment.

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    They're not unlike Ancients or Loa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meeria View Post
    There's some speculation on Wowpedia that they are tied to the Loa. I'd love to learn more about them in all fairness, the celestial article isn't exactly detailed at the moment.
    The Loa and the Ancients are basically the same thing. When the troll druids came to moonglade, they called all the wisps and spirits there Loa. Different names for the same entities.

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    Hey guys i have a question... can the Loas be killed? or do they just disappear to another realm until they are summoned again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxilian View Post
    Hey guys i have a question... can the Loas be killed? or do they just disappear to another realm until they are summoned again?
    Well, Hakkar was a Loa and he was killed back in vanilla, but he reappeared in Cataclysm. The animal demigods in Kalimdor were all killed 10,000 years ago but were eventually reborn in the Emerald Dream and returned to Azeroth in Cataclysm as well.

    So it appears that it's possible for Loa to come back after they've been destroyed, yes. For some of them it can take a long time and it's not as easy as just casting a summoning spell again right away.

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    I suspect Yu'lon may be something different, a Titan creation possibly? But the others; Chi'ji, Xuen and Niuzao are just the same kind of animal demigods as Malorne/Hakkar/Shirvallah etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netherspark View Post
    I suspect Yu'lon may be something different, a Titan creation possibly?
    I don't actually know what the ancients are originally - were they all Titan creations? Were they ordinary animals or deceased spirits that came into contact with the Well of Eternity and became gods? Do they come from somewhere else or arise naturally? Were they around when the Old Gods were in charge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netherspark View Post
    I suspect Yu'lon may be something different, a Titan creation possibly? But the others; Chi'ji, Xuen and Niuzao are just the same kind of animal demigods as Malorne/Hakkar/Shirvallah etc.
    Yu'lon is the exact same thing as the others - a Celestial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venziir View Post
    Yu'lon is the exact same thing as the others - a Celestial.
    The others aren't literally made from Jade and don't have to transfer their essence into statues to stay alive. Cloud Serpents also don't appear to be natural creatures, but rather some offshoot of magic-infused dragons, probably created by the Titans. If they aren't natural creatures they wouldn't have a "loa".

    I suspect Yu'lon and Tsulong were directly empowered by the Titans to guard Pandaria.

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    Loa/Ancients of some variety.

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    They're the stars of the expansion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osmeric View Post
    They're the stars of the expansion.

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