Soulbinds Updates - November 18

Warcraft Short Story - We Ride Forth
Blizzard has released a new short story involving the four horseman. Check it out or download the PDF!

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)


Nazgrim, Thoras Trollbane, Sally Whitemane, and Darion Mograine—the Lich King’s Four Horsemen—travel to Icecrown, hoping to ascertain their master’s inscrutable plans, and put an end to them if necessary.

“And we are certainly unprepared. What has changed? What force now compels you to keep us at bay?”

“Sylvanas Windrunner.”

Thoras Trollbane hesitated. Windrunner? The Lich King had kept an interest in her since the Fourth War started, telling his Four Horsemen to report any rumor of her whereabouts but absolutely forbidding them to hunt her down themselves. But Bolvar had also told the Horsemen she had never shown anything but contempt toward the Helm. “What of her?”

“Her war has upended the balance between life and death. Death feasts, and the power of the Helm boils,” Bolvar said. “The Legion turned our world into a charnel house, yet I felt nothing of the sort then.”

Trollbane still wasn’t certain what had disturbed Bolvar. “Whatever Sylvanas tried to do, she failed.”

Trollbane felt Bolvar’s anger flaring white-hot, but he had the strange sense that Bolvar was angry at himself most of all. “Do you see any sign that she believes she’s failed?”




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  1. Yuli's Avatar
    Uhh...nice!
  1. Pebrocks The Warlock's Avatar
    When Nazgrim descended to the lower floors of Acherus, he found Thoras Trollbane waiting for him. “Well met, my lord,” the orc said in a singsong, bending his knees in a mocking parody of that strange human gesture called curtsying.

    “Zug-zug, general,” the human replied with a weary sigh, as if participating in their long-running joke out of obligation.
    I laughed way to hard at this.
  1. fatgunn's Avatar
    Good little story to fill in the gaps between the two cinematics we have.
  1. Pury's Avatar
    TL;DR plz?
  1. Pebrocks The Warlock's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pury View Post
    TL;DR plz?
    The Four Horsemen are planning to kill Bolvar because they believe he has fallen to the Helm, only to find out he pushed them away to keep them safe to fight Sylvanas. There's a good big to interactions between the Horsemen.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Another delightful read from Richard Brooks.
  1. Yavimawa's Avatar
    So, we will be reforging the Helm to restore the Veil it seems?
  1. UndedoKoleda's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Yavimawa View Post
    So, we will be reforging the Helm to restore the Veil it seems?
    More likely we will just stroll through the Shadowlands, kicking in the faces of everyone opposing us, ultimately making it a province to the mother kingdom of Azeroth.

    Might use the Maw for agricultural purposes, if the soil allows it.
  1. Edlarel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Yavimawa View Post
    So, we will be reforging the Helm to restore the Veil it seems?
    It would appear so. I love that this addresses why all of a sudden the death knights are following Bolvar again. So many people were crying about it going against lore, but there it is. Love it.
  1. Talrath's Avatar
    really liked this, but I really would have liked this in a cutscene, doesnt matter that its 10 min.
  1. Orby's Avatar
    ohhhh horseman stuff nice.
  1. iamthedevil's Avatar
    Fucking BROlvar.
  1. loras's Avatar
    Damnit now i need to level my death knight as well.
  1. Nathreim's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bagina View Post
    Am I the only one who wants this whole "there must always be a Lich King" thing to die? I don't want them to rebuild the Helm and put Bolvar back on the throne, I want LK and the Scourge just gone. How hard is it to just destroy the mindless undead once and for all?
    We never beat the Scourge as a whole. If you look every time we engaged in a conventional battle with them we got our asses handed to us. Even the victories resulted in massive casualties we couldn't afford to take. If you killed every undead they would eventually just rise again from the base necromatic energy in the environment. WPL areas cleansed by the Argents still have undead rising in their fields and the necromatic energy mutated the crops into monsters.

    Fighting the scourge is more than fighting an army its fighting a disease that poisons the land like radiation. Thats why Tirion changed tactics and put everything into an assassination attempt on the Lich King which almost failed.
  1. iamthedevil's Avatar
    Great story, I really enjoyed it.
  1. Factcheck's Avatar
    No mention of me, the Deathlord. Hate when books gloss over the contribution of player characters.
  1. Ealyssa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by fatgunn View Post
    Good little story to fill in the gaps between the two cinematics we have.
    Yup and also explains the very first minutes of Shadowland questing.
  1. Dr Assbandit's Avatar
    This was written by Brooks right? I enjoy the consistency of his writing style compared to Golden. Sometimes I enjoy her writing and at other times I can't stand it.
  1. Toppy's Avatar
    Curious what this means for Death Knight emotions. The Horsemen themselves at times are showing positive ones, and the breaking of the helm seem to have had a major effect on their minds.
  1. Addiena's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Toppy View Post
    Curious what this means for Death Knight emotions. The Horsemen themselves at times are showing positive ones, and the breaking of the helm seem to have had a major effect on their minds.
    Seems to me with the breaking of the helm and the loss of control the Lich King had they are now themselves again, free to make their own choices and behave as they had in life.

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