What if the bronze dragonflight were able not only to go back in time, but go back to a pivotal point in history and continue into an alternate timeline and back without destroying the present. We saw an alternate future of Azeroth’s destruction in the Caverns of Time but that is not the only time when Azeroth could have been changed forever.
In “Day of the Dragon” the Dragon Soul was destroyed however we went into the past and brought it back (Paradox I know but…. Magic fixes physics.) Before that they leaped forward into a future that never existed, because we killed Deathwing in the End and he didn’t die impaled on Wyrmrest (meaning it was an Alternate future reality.) What if we could experience more of these worst-case scenarios future’s as part of our hero training.
What would we do there…. Survive.
Visions of Alternate Azeroths:
1) Demonic West Vs Undead East. Grom Hellscream kills Thrall in a battle and the Fellwood and Ashenvale remains under the Legion’s Control. With the Horde now pulled into the Legion under Mannorth Kalimdor falls completely to the Legion. However with his original task completed Arthas returns to the Eastern Kingdoms and they all fall to the scourge, however Arthas hears the call of the Lich King and with his undead Kings and Ranger Generals etc. at his command leads the Scourge in a never-ending campaign against the Legion for Supremacy over the Cosmos.
2) The Titans never found Azeroth. The landscape looks like the Zerglike creep. The surface is a mix between jungle and volcano and life is sparse Insectoid like life is everywhere. The Old Gods are still at War with each other using Silthid, Nerubians, Mantid and new kinds of Anthropod armies carve out an empire to their overlords. The narrow chance at victory though titanic intervention never came and the lesser races were nearly irradicated. The War between C’thun and Yogg Saron as continued for millennia is carried out by their servants, the Silthid and the Nerubians. However they are constantly searching for a way to reach the stars.
3) Azshara was never able to abuse the powers of the Well of Eternity causing the Sundering. Malygos “puts a tap” on the Well of Eternity thus limitng the attention it would draw from the Legion and Azshara was never seduced by Sargeras. Azeroth is divided between King Rastikhan’s Zandalri Empire and Azshara’s Kingdom. Despite the Dragonflights influence both sides begin to delve into Titan technology in order to achieve global supremacy creating stockpile magical weapons of mass destruction in order to “maintain” peace. What follows is an Arms race that pushes both sides to the peak of magical perfection. The Titans are pleased yet soon find that their pet project may have gotten out of hand too soon and re-origination may be necessary. It is these weapons that also create fear and intrigue within the Legion as they keep their distance and wait for the inevitable to happen lest the weapons be aimed at them.
I got a little lost in this idea so I had to stop here and wait for feedback. Not sure if I explained why these alternate realities are important lessons of the past but the world reshaped by one event was what I was going for. Anyway, what do you think?