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Legion - Artifact Lore
In Legion, each artifact has some lore and story in the class hall Artifact book. Most are currently placeholders, but the Fire Mage one appears to be implemented.


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Felo'melorn. Flamestrike. Sword of kings. Bane of trolls. Its legend stretches back through the millennia. It stands as a symbol of hope, loss, and power-of destruction and renewal.

Those who have wielded Felo'melorn have forever etched their names into history. Will you do the same?

Part 1
Though it is not known for certain, rumors that have passed down through generations suggest that a young Dath'Remar Sunstrider, who would one day become king of the high elves, dreamed of the weapon Felo'melorn. In that dream, the arcane blade burned like the sun and dispatched so many enemies that it created a swift-flowing river of blood.

Dath'Remar would later recount the specifics of the blade's appearance to the renowned magesmith Luminarian as he crafted the weapon on his arcane forge.

Part 2
From the personal writings of Serena Everwind, night elf priestess during the War of the Ancients:

"Dath'Remar wielded Felo'melorn, Flamestrike, like an elf possessed. He was an unstoppable force, at once majestic and graceful yet savage and deadly. The runes of the blade seemed to pulse in rhythm with the pounding of Dath'Remar's fierce heart as he separated limb from body and head from shoulders.

"When the fighting was done, Dath'Remar stood painted in demon blood. As night fell, we knew that more battles remained, and yet, with this elf and this blade among us, we held out hope that victory did not lie beyond our grasp."

Part 3
In the hands of Anasterian Sunstrider, great-grandson of the high elf king Dath'Remar, Felo'melorn became a legendary troll-killer.

Among the trolls, whispers spread of a spellbound blade, empowered by arcane magic not only to slay the most formidable and cunning of its enemies, but also to cut through superior numbers and irrigate battlefields with their blood.

Troll witch doctors set about casting hexes and curses against the infamous weapon, but history bears out that even the darkest voodoo did little to negate the effectiveness of Felo'melorn during the Troll Wars.

Part 4
An account of the battle between the death knight Arthas and Anasterian Sunstrider during the attack on Quel'Thalas, from the personal writings of the former priestess Liadrin:

"All fighting came to a halt. Silence fell over the battlefield. I watched from a distance, helpless as the former prince Arthas cast a spell freezing Anasterian in a coat of ice. The king cast a counterspell, freeing himself as the death knight advanced. Felo'melorn and Frostmourne met, the strident clash of their impact rolling out over the ice and across the blood-drenched tiles.

"The force of their meeting cleaved Felo'melorn, Flamestrike, in half. Arthas's swing continued, severing the right leg of our aged, beloved king. Even as Anasterian dropped to his remaining knee, he struck out, burying his broken blade in the death knight's thigh. Arthas whirled Frostmourne up, over, and down, thrusting it to the hilt behind Anasterian's collarbone and deep into his chest.

Part 5
Excerpt from the journal of Lor'themar Theron, concerning Prince Kael'thas's return in the immediate wake of Quel'Thalas's destruction:

"Our fallen king, Anasterian, lay upon a table in the tavern hall; his broken blade, Felo'melorn, rested upon his chest, the two pieces joined. I told our prince that the weapon had been shattered in the battle with the death knight Arthas.

"Kael'thas walked to his father's body and ran his finger over the fracture, remarking that he did not believe it possible for Flamestrike's blade to be sundered.

"I was left wondering what legacy, if any, awaited our people and the legendary blade that now symbolized not strength or dominance, but fallibility."

Part 6
In the time following the devastating Scourge attack on Quel'Thalas, Prince Kael'thas renamed the high elf survivors the sin'dorei, or blood elves. While the prince and a band of blood elves assisted the human troops of Grand Marshal Garithos against the remaining undead forces, it was rumored that Kael'thas kept the pieces of his father's sword, Felo'melorn, on a sideboard in his dilapidated quarters.

Kael'thas dreamed of making Flamestrike's blade whole again so that it might serve once more as a symbol of hope, to show his people that even in the face of overwhelming hardship, the blood elves would not be broken.

Part 7
In time, Prince Kael'thas Sunstrider realized his dream of rejoining the broken pieces of Felo'melorn.

It is said that the sword was reforged with "magic, and hatred, and a burning need for revenge."

There are some who speculate that the sword was taken to a descendant of Luminarian, the magesmith who originally created the weapon on his legendary arcane forge before the War of the Ancients. This assertion has never been independently verified.

Part 8
An account of Kael'thas Sunstrider's battle with the death knight Arthas, from the personal writings of Kael'thas:

"The death knight charged, his blade, Frostmourne, arcing down. I blocked with my staff, but it was no use; the stave shattered. It was then that I revealed my surprise...

"Felo'melorn. Flamestrike, mended, made whole once again. It burned with righteous fury as our two swords clashed. Each of us held steady, blades pressed tight. I smiled and asked Arthas if he remembered Felo'melorn.

"He snidely replied that he saw it snap beneath Frostmourne in the instant before he slew my father. When he shoved me back, I told him that I had found the blade, had it reforged...

"'Broken swords are weak where they are mended, elf,' the despicable former prince said.

"'Human swords, perhaps,' I replied. And I knew... that day I knew this one thing at least: I might not win, but Felo'melorn would not be broken again.

"Filled with renewed purpose, I attacked."

Part 9
From the journal of Lyandra Sunstrider, distant relative of King Anasterian: "Today, at last, my efforts to uncover the location of my birthright have borne fruit. "It is now made known to me that the sword of my ancestors, Felo'melorn, Flamestrike, resides within the Lich King's stronghold of Icecrown Citadel.

"It was there that the blade was taken to after leaving the possession of the traitor Kael'thas Sunstrider.

"At last, I shall validate my claim to the Sunstrider throne. I shall seek out Flamestrike, and I shall realize my destiny."

Part 10
Last journal entry of Lyandra Sunstrider, distant relative of King Anasterian:

"Icecrown Citadel, I curse your name.

"Along empty halls I made my way, through a twisting labyrinth of black saronite, until I beheld a warm, red glow pouring from a room at the end of a dismal passage.

"I entered and saw... Felo'melorn. Flamestrike, mounted upon a dais. At last, the sword that would solidify my claim to the Sunstrider throne! I approached, awestruck, reached out... "And the door slammed shut behind me. The prize I had so long sought was at last within my grasp...

"But now... I am trapped. Surely death awaits me. Or perhaps... something worse."

Part 11
Excerpt from a speech given by Aethas Sunreaver:

"My brothers, in the time since the Sunreavers' expulsion from the Kirin Tor, we have endeavored to secure readmission. I tell you now that the key to our salvation exists... It exists within the frozen black halls of Icecrown Citadel, in the possession of a fallen elf-Lyandra Sunstrider.

"She dwells there now as a reanimated shell of her former self, but I have learned that it is Lyandra who holds the infamous blade of kings, Felo'melorn. Flamestrike. It has been trusted to remain in her keeping by the Lich King himself, to aid in battle against the Legion. Lyandra was obsessed with the blade while she was among the living, and when she ventured to Icecrown to claim it, that obsession proved to be her downfall. However, Lyandra's tragic misstep provides us with an opportunity...

"An opportunity for the Sunreavers to retake our rightful place... among the Kirin Tor!"


Legion - Mage Order Hall Update
The Mage Order Hall has been updated once again, with more decoration and updated lighting.



Legion - Demon Hunter Order Hall Update
The Demon Hunter Order Hall has also been updated, including some updated lighting to remove the strong green tint everything had previously.



Legion - Priest Order Hall Update
The Priest Order Hall has also been updated since we last looked at it long ago, with more decorations, banners, and lighting updates.



Legion - Druid Order Hall Update
The main Druid Order Hall has recieved a few updates since we last looked at it and the Dreamway has had significant updates.





Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Holy Paladin Feedback -- Build 21466 -- 13-Apr
Next build should fix two bugs regarding Aura of Sacrifice, although we can't be certain if they're what caused your issue, so please let us know if it keeps happening.
--For a while the spell has correctly worked if it absorbed 2 simultaneous damage events, only letting one of them damage you to the threshold. That wasn't working correctly if you took more than 2--such as in a large instantaneous raidwide AoE--which should be fixed now.
--It should no longer kill you if it absorbs a large damage event at the exact moment Divine Shield fades.

There's one other known issue regarding players of different levels, but that should not significantly impact testing. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Just remove Enslave Demon. IDK what warranted the heavy slap, but a lv55 max on the spell is ridiculous. Just remove it.
Enslave Demon, and other similar abilities (like Bribe), will be usable on targets up to your level +1. (WarcraftDevs)

Any plans to boost healer dps for questing soon? I just give up everytime it takes me 2 mins to kill mobs on alpha
Can you provide more specifics? What class and spec and what mobs are giving this trouble? (WarcraftDevs)

Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Just because ability isn't rotation doesn't make it worth removing. Camo as a talent. No instance CC as MM. No Deterrence.
Marks does have instant CC (Bursting Shot), and does have Deterrence (Aspect of the Turtle). (Celestalon)
Instant 4s CC not the same as "CC that target so we can kill the rest". 30% reduced damage(still can't attack) not immunity.
Aspect of the Turtle is literally Deterrance in functionality when pressed. (Celestalon)

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
do you foresee outlaw rogues recasting roll the bones in PvE when they only get jolly roger (healing buff) and is that OK?
Yes, and that's okay. When soloing, the healing, in conjunction with the artifact ability, should be quite useful. (WarcraftDevs)

PvE
Two words Aerial Combat. For almost as long as I've been playing I've wanted to make a Gnomish Fighter Squadron.
counterpoint: has 3d fighting ever felt good in WoW? (Muffinus)

thrall shouldnt say "Welcome to orgrimmar, have you come to serve the horde?" when he is at the shaman class hall.
There's still a lot of placeholder VO in the beta for characters not recorded yet. (DaveKosak)

Transmogrification
Will Transmog still cost money/need special vendor? If not, will the Grand Yak keep the same vendor?
You still need to go to a transmog vendor to apply your transmog. Yak will still the way to do it out in the world! (WarcraftDevs)

Misc
If you could make your own server, and state ONE rule for it, what would it be? E.g. 'perma-death', 'max ilvl 100', 'only gnomes/goblins'. (Muffinus)
Would you play a faction-neutral faction? Rules: you can cavort with either faction, but you cannot use the AH or join a guild. (Muffinus)

Final Boss - Destruction Warlock Spec Preview
Final Boss has posted the final spec preview!

This article was originally published in forum thread: Legion - Artifact Lore, Order Hall Updates, Blue Posts, Tweets, Destro Spec Preview started by chaud View original post
Comments 40 Comments
  1. moveth's Avatar
    The Druid hall is enough for me to think about keeping my Druid as my main.
  1. Granyala's Avatar
    My priestess approves of the Priest order hall.
    Will feel right at home.
  1. derpkitteh's Avatar
    UH, SOMEONE NEEDS TO MAKE A THREAD ABOUT THE LIGHTSPAWN IN THE PRIEST HALL.

    holy crap holy crap holy crap, more light stuff omg.
  1. thilicen's Avatar
    While I love the new transmog system there are two major issues atm:

    You still need to visit a transmog vendor, and your transmog is not saved per slot, it's per piece. Meaning that during leveling you can't use transmogs because you'll be replacing your gear all the time, resetting the looks.

    This goes doubly for hiding cloak, helm etc. These are now also per piece instead of per slot and also requires a visit to the transmog vendor. No more disabling through interface options.

    Wish they would just make it a feature you could access from the menu, set up a transmog set and use that for as long as you wanted regardless of replacing items etc.
  1. mmoc59b5827c7e's Avatar
    MMO-Champion turned into the slowest shit ever when it comes to WoW news nowadays.

    Shaman Class Hall was also updated, plus they added a another step to their artifact quest - in last weeks alpha build.
  1. The Black Widow's Avatar
    Mage one looking better with each update! Keep going with the priest one, Just Auchindoun with some decorations x_x
  1. Decisive The Hallowed's Avatar
    So the Priest Class Hall is the Temple of Karabor...yeah? So im guessing that is the alternative Draenor one from WoD yeaaah?
    And if so, does that mean our Valen has come over to the alternate Draenor since hes there? That would confuse alot of the Draenei there...thinking that hes dead and all...
  1. Shudder's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by UcanDoSht View Post
    MMO-Champion turned into the slowest shit ever when it comes to WoW news nowadays.

    Shaman Class Hall was also updated, plus they added a another step to their artifact quest - in last weeks alpha build.
    Probably trying to spread it out since Blizz goes months without doing shit then dumps a bunch out then goes back to being silent.
  1. edw's Avatar
    The order halls look great!
  1. Emeraldon's Avatar
    Biggest slap in the face. Mages get "<name>, Conjurer of Tirisgarde" while we're surrounded by Archmages and Grand Conjurers. Goddamnit.
  1. Aelric70's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Decisive The Hallowed View Post
    So the Priest Class Hall is the Temple of Karabor...yeah? So im guessing that is the alternative Draenor one from WoD yeaaah?
    And if so, does that mean our Valen has come over to the alternate Draenor since hes there? That would confuse alot of the Draenei there...thinking that hes dead and all...
    Why do you assume there is only one alternate universe?
  1. Decisive The Hallowed's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aelric70 View Post
    Why do you assume there is only one alternate universe?
    Because that is the only alternate world available to players via the Dark Portal.
  1. Spl4sh3r's Avatar
    I prefer Class Order Hall, not Class or Order only.
  1. mmocbdf89e9772's Avatar
    The "Throwaway characters ..." tweet by Muffinus was about Venture Bros. Nothing to do with WoW. (also, wtf! that's from 10 days ago !)

    Also, unrelated, someone doesn't know how to spell foreword.
  1. Logwyn's Avatar
    "Two words Aerial Combat. For almost as long as I've been playing I've wanted to make a Gnomish Fighter Squadron.
    counterpoint: has 3d fighting ever felt good in WoW? (Muffinus)"

    Isn't it always been 3d? I could stand on a hill and shoot down or shoot up? Its been fun to me!!!
  1. Magruun's Avatar
    These class halls look absolutely stunning.
    The art team of this game always manages to impress me.
  1. JaceDraccus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Logwyn View Post
    "Two words Aerial Combat. For almost as long as I've been playing I've wanted to make a Gnomish Fighter Squadron.
    counterpoint: has 3d fighting ever felt good in WoW? (Muffinus)"

    Isn't it always been 3d? I could stand on a hill and shoot down or shoot up? Its been fun to me!!!
    How did you feel about Vash'jir?
  1. Scroolooseuk's Avatar
    The Emerald dreamway still has a really bad bug. If you enter the portal to the Grizzly hills and then come back through it to the dreamway you fall through the floor and even if you relog you are still constantly falling......this can make you loose your character for good because there is no ticket option to recover lost characters. I watch people run thought and try to come back in ans you can see them half stuck in the ground when they are really falling and being disconnected. I usually tell horde players about it (being horde) but if its alliance i just watch them fall to their doom. I actually tried to warn one guy (a level 110), it looks like he had spent a long time on his/her character. I /point at the portal and turned to him and said /no.....he just looked at me with a confused look and ran through the portal hahahahah, poor guy
  1. Atrea's Avatar
    Oh Blizzard...

    It's "Foreword", not "Forward".

    Blizzard really needs some better QA on its spelling and grammar. It's getting embarrassing.
    This last expansion had a few instances of "should of/could of", and the word "it's" was used several times incorrectly.
  1. PragmaticGamer's Avatar
    Any plans to boost healer dps for questing soon? I just give up everytime it takes me 2 mins to kill mobs on alpha
    Can you provide more specifics? What class and spec and what mobs are giving this trouble?
    It's a crazy thought, but maybe Blizzard could provide a DPS bonus to solo healers?

    Group up with even one other player, and you lose the bonus. But play solo, and you get the DPS boost to make solo questing/leveling less painful.

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