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  1. #281
    Quote Originally Posted by Aucald View Post
    What I said previously - he was awful conciliatory towards Arthas - the man who killed him, killed Teranas, and destroyed Lordaeron. I thought that was odd even back in WotLK, but wrote it off as Uther being his Lawful Good self. In light of new information, though; perhaps it was because he wasn't himself either.
    I'm watching a video of the Halls of Reflection, and no he doesn't? He tells Jaina how to destroy him. How exactly is that conciliatory?

  2. #282
    This video was hard to watch because Uther was supposed to be locked inside Frostmourne and he was only able to get out briefly during Halls of Reflection. The whole point of the Lich King becoming stronger is that he harvest souls and that his victims are unable to move on to the afterlife. This just screams of yet another retcon.

    What I found interesting was that Arthas was apparently wrongfully judged and it looks like he should appear at some point. A redemption story just has to happen now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarethion View Post
    Is it explicitly stated like this, I mean is it directly implied that there were other souls and it wasn't just Ysera? Because if it was just Ysera then it's possible that it was Elune's intervention, after all - if Bwonsamdi can rescue Troll souls from the Maw, it's likely that Elune can too.
    The Ardenweald storyline is explicit that Ysera was one of the last souls to arrive "naturally" in Ardenweald, before the Drought began, and before the Arbiter shut down. Meaning Ysera was properly judged and brought to Ardenweald to undergo rebirth and eventual return to Azeroth as befit a Wild God in good standing. This is why she's in one of the Lifeseed pods the Night Court use to reconstitute the spirits of Wild Gods or Ancients preparatory for rebirth into life.

    Elune probably can vouchsafe souls from the Maw, but in this cause it seems that wasn't necessary. Elune simply burned away Ysera's Nightmare corruption before it could completely claim her, allowing her to die in peace and go on to be reborn as part of the natural process.
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  4. #284
    Quote Originally Posted by McNeil View Post
    This video was hard to watch because Uther was supposed to be locked inside Frostmourne and he was only able to get out briefly during Halls of Reflection. The whole point of the Lich King becoming stronger is that he harvest souls and that his victims are unable to move on to the afterlife. This just screams of yet another retcon.

    What I found interesting was that Arthas was apparently wrongfully judged and it looks like he should appear at some point. A redemption story just has to happen now.
    Re-watch it. Uther's soul is split in two, one goes inside Frostmourne the other to the Shadowlands. Frostmourne half is the one we interacted with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldielocks View Post
    I'm watching a video of the Halls of Reflection, and no he doesn't? He tells Jaina how to destroy him. How exactly is that conciliatory?
    I'm referring to the quest in ICC, where you return his item from the Sealed Chest to him at the entryway. He says the following:
    Uther the Lightbringer says: Arthas...
    Uther the Lightbringer says: Alas, hero of Azeroth, you give me a greater gift than you know.
    Uther the Lightbringer says: Long have I struggled to forgive the prince for his terrible transgressions.
    Uther the Lightbringer says: My soul has been wracked with unbearable anxiety, dark thoughts... distancing me from the Light.
    Uther the Lightbringer says: I recall clearly the gleam of pride in his eye as he stood before me, eager to defeat the enemies of the Light...
    Uther the Lightbringer says: Eager to defend his people, no matter the cost.
    Uther the Lightbringer says: It is this memory of Arthas that I choose to keep in my heart.
    Uther the Lightbringer says: I shall always be in your debt, friend.
    Uther the Lightbringer says: Thank you.
    "Here lies a toppled god.
    His fall was not a small one.
    We did but build his pedestal,
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    Quote Originally Posted by McNeil View Post
    This video was hard to watch because Uther was supposed to be locked inside Frostmourne and he was only able to get out briefly during Halls of Reflection. The whole point of the Lich King becoming stronger is that he harvest souls and that his victims are unable to move on to the afterlife. This just screams of yet another retcon.

    What I found interesting was that Arthas was apparently wrongfully judged and it looks like he should appear at some point. A redemption story just has to happen now.
    His soul split into two. One half into Frostmourne and one into Bastion.

    I really think that part of Uther's story will be uniting his two spirits.
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  7. #287
    Quote Originally Posted by Aucald View Post
    The Ardenweald storyline is explicit that Ysera was one of the last souls to arrive "naturally" in Ardenweald
    Well, then that shoots the "Arthas being thrown into the Maw broke death" theory out of the window, which... I'm a bit sad about, because it would be a really cool way to explain how death broke. Well, we'll see what they do to instead. Hopefully it's something more interesting than the Jailer simply breaking death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarethion View Post
    Well, then that shoots the "Arthas being thrown into the Maw broke death" theory out of the window, which... I'm a bit sad about, because it would be a really cool way to explain how death broke. Well, we'll see what they do to instead. Hopefully it's something more interesting than the Jailer simply breaking death.
    It definitely has something to do with the Soulcage, Helya, and Sylvanas given how the events line up. Although my personal theory is that was more the straw that broke the camel's proverbial back as opposed to the sole incident, so to speak. So it stands to reason that Arthas being tossed into the Maw might well have been a factor, just one of the many dominoes lined up by the Jailer and Sylvanas that eventually brought the system down.
    "Here lies a toppled god.
    His fall was not a small one.
    We did but build his pedestal,
    A narrow and a tall one."

  9. #289
    Quote Originally Posted by Aucald View Post
    I would agree but perhaps A'dal feels differently, or perhaps there are realms in the Shadowlands that aren't subject to incursions.
    I mean, another thing to consider is: Why would the Light send Uther into an afterlife that apparently gets invaded by the Light from time to time? Also aren't there two imprisoned Naaru there?

  10. #290
    Quote Originally Posted by Aucald View Post
    Elune probably can vouchsafe souls from the Maw, but in this cause it seems that wasn't necessary.
    I seriously doubt that considering the maw is teeming with night elves, she spared the pain of burning to death, only to leave them to hell.

  11. #291
    Quote Originally Posted by Sarethion View Post
    Well, then that shoots the "Arthas being thrown into the Maw broke death" theory out of the window, which... I'm a bit sad about, because it would be a really cool way to explain how death broke. Well, we'll see what they do to instead. Hopefully it's something more interesting than the Jailer simply breaking death.
    Why was that a theory in the first place? Blizzard confirmed the machine of death broke during Legion, and they confirmed like 10 months ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarethion View Post
    Well, then that shoots the "Arthas being thrown into the Maw broke death" theory out of the window, which... I'm a bit sad about, because it would be a really cool way to explain how death broke. Well, we'll see what they do to instead. Hopefully it's something more interesting than the Jailer simply breaking death.
    Why are you people ignoring the obvious reason AKA the weapon containing the power of the Maw "the agent of the Maw" if you will (by Devos' own words) influencing the world of the dead? Devos literally fucking says it.

  13. #293
    I don't think Arthas getting thrown into the Maw was part of the Jailer's plan. More likely it will end up being part of his downfall when we end up working with Arthas to take him down.

  14. #294
    Quote Originally Posted by Aucald View Post
    I'm referring to the quest in ICC, where you return his item from the Sealed Chest to him at the entryway. He says the following:
    That's not exactly evidence that there's something wrong with his soul, especially considering that he did understand Arthas needed to die regardless of his personal feelings. This questline also happens after his soul is freed by the looks of it, making that a factor. Arthas is already dead.

    Doesn't sound like damage to me. Only personal ties. Terenas was the same way. Jaina still is the same way. Even in BFA did she have ties with him, muddying her perception, and I doubt that storyline is ending anytime soon.

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    So with this image
    I strongly believe we will help Uther reclaim his other half of his soul. This could be the reason for the update to his tomb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerovar View Post
    I mean, another thing to consider is: Why would the Light send Uther into an afterlife that apparently gets invaded by the Light from time to time?
    We don't know if Bastion specifically has ever been attacked by the Light, nor do we really know the nature of the Shadowlands conflict with the Void and the Light. The Void has definitely attacked Bastion, we see that in quests in the zone, but there's no mention of any battles with the Light specifically. I'm of the mind that the Light and the Void don't really wage war with the Shadowlands directly, per se; but merely that the eternal Void/Light conflict has the Shadowlands as one of its many metacosmic battlegrounds (with the denizens of the Shadowlands less than pleased by playing host to warring entities). In that sense, perhaps the Light sent Uther to Bastion because he's always been a stalwart warrior against the Void (as a matter of course) and it felt the Shadowlands was in need of those.

    Or, if you're of a more conspiratorial bend, and given what Uther's presence does to Bastion with the actions of the Forsworn that he comes to champion, perhaps sending Uther to Bastion was itself an attack?
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  17. #297
    Quote Originally Posted by Aucald View Post
    The machine of death was broken in Legion, around the time Sylvanas was toying with the Soulcage and had imprisoned Eyir - this is confirmed in Ardenweald as Ysera (who died at Val'Sharah) was one of the last of the souls to come to the Shadowlands. Arthas, in this case, appears to be a soul who wasn't properly judged by the Arbiter because Uther and Devos decided to judge and punish him directly.

    It's also around the time that Frostmourne was reforged

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  18. #298
    Quote Originally Posted by Aucald View Post
    It definitely has something to do with the Soulcage, Helya, and Sylvanas given how the events line up. Although my personal theory is that was more the straw that broke the camel's proverbial back as opposed to the sole incident, so to speak. So it stands to reason that Arthas being tossed into the Maw might well have been a factor, just one of the many dominoes lined up by the Jailer and Sylvanas that eventually brought the system down.
    What do you mean, that Sylvanas had anything to do with Arthas being thrown to the Maw? She didn't know the Jailer then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrunes View Post
    He's still a denizen of Shadowlands that directly interacted with the world. Likely, so is Mueh'zala, because someone had to ascend Bwonsamdi from a priest to a Loa. Then there's Helya and her squad.
    Uhh... Mueh'Zala says he made Bwonsamdi go from 'Priest ta Loa' himself so I know think he's the one who did it. Ooor brought a seed to Bwonsamdi and told him to go sit in it? I've just assumed he died and was raised as a Loa



    Zalazane doesn't even get to lick Nagash's feet. Hell, even his dandruff.
    Zalazane also didn't undead-ify the whole world lol
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  20. #300
    Quote Originally Posted by bagina View Post
    What do you mean, that Sylvanas had anything to do with Arthas being thrown to the Maw? She didn't know the Jailer then.
    Maybe. Maybe not. Blizzard can just come out tomorrow and say that she has. Hasn't stopped them before.

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