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Patch 9.2 PTR - Main Campaign Chapter 6
Today we are previewing the sixth chapter in the main story campaign for patch 9.2 on the PTR. Be aware that this could change before it goes live. *SPOILERS AHEAD*

Chapter 6 - A Means to an End
  • The chapter starts with Pelagos telling you to meet him at Exile's Hollow as something is happening with the oracle. Upon arriving, Firim is exclaiming that he has not encountered this sort of phenomenon before. Some energy seems to be channeling from the oracle, and Pocopoc is acting strange, reacting to what is happening to her.
  • Firim explains that the energy emanating from the oracle happened gradually, and the terrible clamor that can be heard began shortly after. He has been unable to approach the fractals, and suggests you try as you have a special bond with Pocopoc.
  • You are able to absorb the energy, but it is draining on you. Suddenly, the oracle shows you a vision and speaks out in various languages including Titanic, Draconic, Demonic, and Shath'Yar. She is saying the word vessel over and over, and then remarking that "it is dormant above the sands. The song seeks a voice. Ascend. Reclaim. Restore." She then speaks through Pocopoc, "Wallow. Hollow. No...follow. The mortal shall follow. The vessel, in peril. Make haste."
  • In speaking to Pocopoc you discover that he is a conduit that she will now speak to you through. Saezurah is her name, and she remarks that a great hunger swarms the sands. What it seeks must not be consumed. She beckons you to follow Pocopoc.
  • You catch up to him channeling on an obelisk, and ask what he is doing. Saezurah replies, "Destruction. Defilement. The pattern in fractals" before moving on to the next channel. You fight off some devourers and ask her why they are attacking. She remarks, "They consume power...but not understanding..." and then rolls away again. When you find Pocopoc again, the oracle says "Atop the spires...the vessel awaits..." You then ask her what the vessel is and she responds, "An absence keenly felt. A vacuum that brings collapse." She then wants you to kill devourers and empower Pocopoc with Cosmic Energy.
  • Killing creatures nearby causes them to drop cosmic orbs that you absorb for the quest. You are then told to study the Locus Arrangements in the Inner Chamber and use the Locus Shift to reach the Ultimus Locus. This is the first step towards ascension. You enter and examine the first cypher, causing the oracle to explain that every locus has a cypher. If you follow them, the path will be revealed. The devourers did some damage to the Secundus Locus arrangement, and you must clear the rubble to proceed by taking control of an automa.
  • Following this, you must scale the rest of the locus to get each cypher, a process that can be quite annoying as each ascension costs 30 of your cosmic energy and you have to keep killing mobs to replenish it on the way up.
  • At the top you find three locks blocking the door of the Ultimus Locus, and must find three Ingress Phrases to claim the vessel. Inside, you find a robotic husk and the oracle states that "An empty vessel, an absent role. Both must be filled once more." You then must use Pocopoc to defend the vessel against the devourers by spamming buttons as they approach to fill a bar.
  • Graktho the Automa-Eater, a large devourer, rises up and snatches Pocopoc away and you must then collect orbs and give them to him in order to defeat it and escape. The oracle states, "Energy expended, now restored. Wind rises beneath wings of hope. We soar."
  • Back in Exile's Hallow, you speak to Pocopoc and the oracle asks you to bring him to her so that she may be restored. You channel the energy you collected into her body, and she is revived. She says that more is required of you, and explains that a vessel of judgement is required. The missing fractal must be replaced. The geometry made whole. Pelagos asks if she is talking about the Arbiter. She responds, saying all that is Eternal was forged in Zereth Mortis, including the pantheon of death. The vessel is destined to replace that which was lost, but first, the vessel must be filled. Preparations are required. Patience. Perseverance. When the hour is at hand, her song will echo once more.
  • You return to Bolvar in Haven and explained everything that happened. With a new Arbiter, hope might be restored!


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Comments 16 Comments
  1. Starscreamer's Avatar
    IDK if it's just me, but using so many silly nonsense words so close together makes it sound ridiculous.
  1. OrangeJuice's Avatar
    what a pile of shit
  1. SirFinlot's Avatar
    Can't wait to die and go on an epic quest along with Jesus and Vishnu to save Thomas, the Frog, Creator of the Worlds (whom speaks in Assembly instructions or German).

    Man, Shadowlands is a gift that keeps on giving.
  1. verylargeprime's Avatar
    Can we have a plot twist at the end of SL where it's revealed that the entire WoW design team was corrupted by an Old God and all of this will be erased in 10.x? Yikes.
  1. Kyphael's Avatar
    Never thought WoW would reach the point where I'm reading spoilers and don't know what the hell I'm reading, it might as well be written in ancient Greek. Even when I unsubbed during WoD and just kept up with the story by reading the spoilers, I understood what I was reading, and knew who the main characters were, even if I thought it wasn't very good. What I've been reading from Shadowlands reads like over-complicated fantasy drivel that isn't entertaining to Warcraft fans because it makes no fucking sense, even for someone familiar with 20 years' knowledge of existing lore.
  1. Vandren's Avatar
    Fucking yawn.
  1. Eazy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyphael View Post
    Never thought WoW would reach the point where I'm reading spoilers and don't know what the hell I'm reading, it might as well be written in ancient Greek. Even when I unsubbed during WoD and just kept up with the story by reading the spoilers, I understood what I was reading, and knew who the main characters were, even if I thought it wasn't very good. What I've been reading from Shadowlands reads like over-complicated fantasy drivel that isn't entertaining to Warcraft fans because it makes no fucking sense, even for someone familiar with 20 years' knowledge of existing lore.
    Quote Originally Posted by Starscreamer View Post
    IDK if it's just me, but using so many silly nonsense words so close together makes it sound ridiculous.
    Thank you guys for the comments. I couldn't read it also. I started to think that there's something wrong with me.
  1. Xorzor's Avatar
    It does sound pretty convoluted. Maybe Murozond will show up in 10.0 and use timey wimey chrono-magic to rewrite history so we never go to the Shadowlands in the first place.
  1. ExtremelyCrusty's Avatar
    LOLOLOLOL why
  1. Cloudmaker's Avatar
    Ok, so we will be dealing with bunch of robots instead helping celestials. I’m kinda angry.
  1. Thaneo's Avatar
    I don't think anyone left cares about any of the plot at this point...
  1. Mazzic518's Avatar
    Damn this is a train wreck.
  1. exochaft's Avatar
    It's a classic case of trying to get a payoff without putting in the proper work to get there. Ultimately, hardly anyone will care or be invested in what's going on because there was no building up to this moment. Doesn't help that the intent is that we're supposed to feel invested and feel like this is important.

    This would be a much better story if it was intentionally executed like "Big Trouble in Little China," where I'm Jack Burton just trying to find my truck while all these earth-shattering crazy things keep going on around me that I ultimately don't care about.
  1. Riftcrusher's Avatar
    This reminds me of arguing with my girlfriend, no idea what happened, don’t know what’s going on, no idea which direction we are heading from there, gg devs
  1. Djaye's Avatar
    is it april 1st?

    jeebus blizz, you have really given up huh?
    this reads like something from a completely different game.
    they are going to struggle for the next year... the great drought has began
    we will see 10.0 in 2023, let hope they have something sensical. but alas, i have very little faith.

    they need galakrond, void lords (proper), the return of the araqi or fucking something that resembles WoW...
    personally i think they need to stop at 10.0. finish out the current big drama and have a nice big time jump, like 10,000 years. introduce a new azeroth, new baddies, new drama, new lore from the perspective from the decendent of our great Heroic Ancestor that helped defeat the legion, invasion of outlands, the rise of N'zoth etc.

    the same jump we had from war of the ancients till now.

    new and old classes, maybe some hybrid classes, tank/dps/heal/utility specs, new and revamped professions, world growth, classic location evolution (three dwarf cities, one in BRD, IF and another in twilight highlands.

    need new
  1. Wonderment2's Avatar
    Right so do the different languages relate to particular cosmic forces?

    Titanic would be order, demonic chaos and Shath'Yar void.

    Does that mean Dragons are inherently tied to one of the cosmic forces ethier Light, life or Death?. Guessing Life considering it doesn't really match death or light.

    Seems strange a First One construct in the Relam of Death would speak a language presumably only found on Azeroth in the current lore unless Blizzard are building it up to be more then that.

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