Patch 9.2 - Sylvanas's Ending (Spoilers Below)
New voiceover lines that give us Sylvanas's fate were recently decrypted. They aren't in any confirmed order, nor do we have all of the context that goes with them.


Pelagos: The time for your judgment is at hand.
Pelagos: Sylvanas Windrunner. There can be no true justice without compassion and I can see your deeds bear the mark of the Jailer’s influence, an influence we failed to contain.

Sylvanas: The Jailer did not control me. My actions were mine alone and I accept their consequences.
Sylvanas: And I do not expect your mercy.

Pelagos: Then, you know in your heart, to whom you must answer.
Pelagos: Entrusting justice to your most fervent adversary.

Sylvanas: Death would be a merciful end, Tyrande.

Tyrande: What game do you play now banshee?
Tyrande: The Sylvanas I hunted would never submit to the blade of her enemy.
Tyrande: Below lies the Maw. An unjust fate, to which you doomed so many. And it will be there that your penance begins.
Tyrande: You will toil there, under Dori'thur’s watchful eye. You shall find and send forth to the Arbiter. Every soul lost in its depths, betrayed or condemned to be judged with the compassion all souls deserve.
Tyrande: Scouring every darkened reach. Until the final soul is free and you are all that remains.
Tyrande: This is how you shall bring renewal to your victims. And my people.
Tyrande: Your newfound remorse might be genuine. But it can never erase all that you have done. There will be no peace for you Windrunner. Until there is peace for the souls of your victims

Sylvanas: It shall be done. However long it takes.

Pelagos: Are there any gathered here who object to this fate?
Pelagos: So be it.

The prisoner is in my charge now
Andu falah dor, old friend. Watch her well.
Bring her!
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 9.2 - Sylvanas's Ending started by chaud View original post
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  1. ro9ue's Avatar
    I really hated what they did to Sylvanas recently, but given the story they told this ending seems fine enough.
  1. Gadzooks's Avatar
    Like I said in the other thread, best ending all things considered. Leave her to her fate until capable writers are hired to handle her eventual return, and forbid Danuser from writing anything more regarding her.

    The only sad thing for players is, they have to rely on that hack to come up with new characters to fill the void. God knows what he'll do to all the others in 10.0.
  1. Zankai27's Avatar
    Actually a good ending, considering what they created to work with. Didn't expect it, props.
  1. Vakir's Avatar
    "Put her on ice. Exhume the next icon!"

    pulls lever, a wheel spins with various names on it with Arthas, Illidan, and Sylvanas crossed out

    "...OK, who had Darsok Swiftdagger for 10.0?"
  1. Zeek Daniels's Avatar
    So lets see here. Illidan gets to be a babysitter for all eternity and Sylvanas gets to do the same dailies we have been doing all expac for the rest of eternity.
  1. Ielenia's Avatar
    Damned to suffer and scour the Maw until she finds and releases every last soul she condemned to that hell hole through her actions.

    I'd much rather she be the one who "fades and is forgotten" instead of Arthas, but I suppose I can work with this.

    Actually, yeah. I'm fine with this, all things considered.
  1. arkanon's Avatar
    " Are there any gathered here who object to this fate? " - yeah, me. Pathetic.

    Blizzard: "lets just park her for a while so we can do a huge 'reveal' return in 11.0".

    Not a fan at all. Soft, VERY soft.
  1. Funkyjunky's Avatar
    The kind of storytelling we have come to expect from blizzard. Meh.
  1. TheWorkingTitle's Avatar
    Who is Tyrande speaking to at the end?

    > "Andu falah dor, old friend. Watch her well."
  1. NoiseTank13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheWorkingTitle View Post
    Who is Tyrande speaking to at the end?

    > "Andu falah dor, old friend. Watch her well."
    I'm assuming it's her owl. I'm not quite sure what's stopping Sylvanas from just plinking it with an arrow when Tyrande is gone.
  1. Jinpachi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zeek Daniels View Post
    So lets see here. Illidan gets to be a babysitter for all eternity and Sylvanas gets to do the same dailies we have been doing all expac for the rest of eternity.
    She's gonna have so much soul ash saved up
  1. Vakir's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NoiseTank13 View Post
    I'm assuming it's her owl. I'm not quite sure what's stopping Sylvanas from just plinking it with an arrow when Tyrande is gone.
    I assume Tyrande would just...know. Like it's a magical familiar/ward.
  1. arkanon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Funkyjunky View Post
    The kind of storytelling we have come to expect from blizzard. Meh.
    Thats the crazy part for me - they have done weak consequences before, but think back to Wrath - that cinematic is, for me and many i know, the most impactful scene in all of wow, ever. I almost thought they would back out of that and have him survive in some way, but nope, they doubled down and ended that fucker, as it should be.

    Im ok with the occasional 'soft' ending, but its every fucking time now. Like Putin getting crushed next week, captured, and given a $40 fine for being a naughty boy.
  1. TheWorkingTitle's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NoiseTank13 View Post
    I'm assuming it's her owl. I'm not quite sure what's stopping Sylvanas from just plinking it with an arrow when Tyrande is gone.
    Isn't it just a creation of hers? I didn't know that Owl sentry was sentient lol
  1. Mrbleedinggums's Avatar
    Really wish they just killed Tyrande instead, instead of keeping her whining, raging self there to cater to a terrible fanbase.
  1. Ielenia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NoiseTank13 View Post
    I'm assuming it's her owl. I'm not quite sure what's stopping Sylvanas from just plinking it with an arrow when Tyrande is gone.
    I'm pretty sure Tyrande would know if something happened to her owl. Isn't she somehow linked to her spirit owl?
  1. Toby451's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by arkanon View Post
    Thats the crazy part for me - they have done weak consequences before, but think back to Wrath - that cinematic is, for me and many i know, the most impactful scene in all of wow, ever. I almost thought they would back out of that and have him survive in some way, but nope, they doubled down and ended that fucker, as it should be.

    Im ok with the occasional 'soft' ending, but its every fucking time now. Like Putin getting crushed next week, captured, and given a $40 fine for being a naughty boy.

    The Maw is described as a misserable "hell like" place. They basically sentenced her to hell for an unknown amount of time, perhaps forever. I hardly consider that a "soft" ending. The expected, boring ending would have been Tyrande just offing her.
  1. Bloomer's Avatar
    I lost braincells reading this ending
  1. Ielenia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Toby451 View Post
    The Maw is described as a misserable "hell like" place. They basically sentenced her to hell for an unknown amount of time, perhaps forever. I hardly consider that a "soft" ending. The expected, boring ending would have been Tyrande just offing her.
    Not really. She may be condemned to "hell", but she isn't being tortured. Being in the Maw isn't bad, by itself. It's the Mawsworn trapping and torturing you non-stop that makes the place bad, and Sylvanas is going to be free down there, to look for souls. It's a penance, not castigation.

    Although I do still hope she ends up captured by the Mawsworn and tortured forever. More specifically, just after she saves the last soul required for her absolution, she gets captured and tortured for eternity.
  1. lordjust's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Toby451 View Post
    The Maw is described as a misserable "hell like" place. They basically sentenced her to hell for an unknown amount of time, perhaps forever. I hardly consider that a "soft" ending. The expected, boring ending would have been Tyrande just offing her.
    It is a soft ending. The sylvanas book goes a little bit into detail but basically once she enters the maw the first thing she does is try to find nathanos because her big goal and reason why she helped the jailer was to be with the one she loves in the afterlife. So she gets what she wanted from the beginning to some extent and shes happy to be of service and help make things right again instead of only serving, meaining she doesn't do her sentence because she's forced to do it but because she wants to do it and would've done it regardlessly if she was sentenced for it or not. She rescues the souls she condemned to the maw so the arbiter can judge them and send them to their intended afterlife so that these souls won't necessarily end up with the souls of people they loved except sylvanas. The "broken" system of the shadowlands is still in place but doesn't matter anymore to her because she got what she wanted.

    So all in all it isn't really a punishment for her but a happy ending because she gets what she worked towards since legion (the jailers plan kicked off with the invasion of the burning legion and was previously halted by arthas because he broke free of the jailers control).

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