Jump to content
FORUMS
Starym

A Found Memento: Raising a King

Recommended Posts

r73HNnz.jpg

 

The alliance got a new cinematic in 7.2 which we're sure you've checked out (even us Hordies) and Blizzard has just featured it, adding insight into the making of the cinematic itself, the quest leading up to it, the timing of it as well as the characters in it. So, if you missed it the first time check out all the additional info, and if you didn't make sure to watch it again, it's definitely worth it.

Blizzard LogoBlizzard (source)

For those of the Alliance, the loss of King Varian Wrynn at the Broken Shore continues to echo throughout Azeroth. But for his son, Anduin Wrynn, that loss is felt most keenly as he faces not only the loss of a father, but takes on new responsibilities as a king. 

Whether Horde or Alliance, we didn’t want you to miss seeing the culmination of the Alliance-only quest line A Found Memento and witnessing the rise of the new King of Stormwind.

In-game Cinematic Team Insights:

This was a story we had been wanting to share for a while, but hadn’t yet arrived at the right moment in the expansion to tell it. When things fell apart at the Broken Shore, it felt like there were many things left unsaid and unfinished for Anduin—and for the community as well. We went from the death of a king during the horrific clash at the Broken Shore, right into a battle for Azeroth’s very survival against the Burning Legion. There was no time to grieve for Anduin. However, with our return to the Broken Shore in Patch 7.2, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to revisit the young Wrynn’s storyline, and reveal to the audience that he’s still struggling to find his place as a king and coming to terms with the death of his father. 

Knowing the story we wanted to tell in this cinematic, the quest team took the initiative to craft a robust quest line leading up to it, building and amplifying the emotional context for the cutscene. For those who have had the opportunity to play through it, there’s significant impact as we gain insight into what Anduin is experiencing—you see the people of Stormwind sharing their unvarnished feelings and doubts about Anduin as their new king. You witness some of the same skepticism conveyed by Genn Greymane—who, in his own gruff way, has stepped in as a father figure to the young king—and Velen, who has been his friend and mentor in the way of the Light on his journey to priesthood. Hearing these doubts led Anduin to make a firm decision: “I must see the Broken Shore for myself.”

The rest of the tale is told within the cinematic. Everyone who worked on it is incredibly thankful that, after all that has happened, we had the opportunity to say “goodbye” to King Varian Wrynn, and reveal a glimpse of what lies ahead for King Anduin Wrynn.

Key Character Bios

Anduin Wrynn

Anduin Wrynn —King of Stormwind
“There will be peace. One day.”

The son of Tiffin and the late King Varian Wrynn, Anduin Llane Wrynn has ascended the throne in Stormwind to take on the mantle of leader after the loss of his father. Anduin continues to struggle with his role in a world rife with brutality and war, but is working to reconcile his yearning for peace and the necessity of war. Learn more about Anduin’s story here.

Genn Greymane

Genn Greymane – King of Gilneas
“A monster lurks in my veins… Threaten my people, and it will be the last thing you ever see.”

After spending many years of isolation and abjectly refusing to rejoin the Alliance, Genn Greymane and his nation suffered a horrifying curse, transforming some Gilneans—including Greymane–into bloodthirsty wolf-beasts known as worgen. Their long seclusion behind their wall ended when Sylvanas and her Forsaken invaded the weakened kingdom and wreaked great destruction upon them. Gilneas suffered great losses—including the death of Genn’s own son, Liam. Rather than crumble, Greymane has focused his efforts on securing peace for the Alliance intent on one day reclaiming his lost kingdom. Learn more of Genn Greymane’s story here.

Velen

Velen, Leader of the Draenei
“Where faith dwells, hope is never lost.”

Velen is the spiritual leader of the draenei—a people once a part of the eredar—who have long been in exile from their homeworld of Argus. Velen was able to foresee the perils of following Sargeras and eventually led his people to make landfall in Azeroth. A paragon of the Holy Light, he continues to fight against the Burning Legion as a voice of wisdom for the Alliance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Holy shit. This gave me the epic chills on my spine. Anduin's Theme has such power, it is one of the best, if not the best song in the entire Warcraft franchise. It conveys so much emotion. I still remember the feeling when I heard it for the very first time, during the cinematic when Varian perishes.

I know a lot of people hate Anduin, but he, of all characters in the game, is the one that showed true character development and growth, rivaling even Thrall. I can't wait to see him become much more of a badass.

Quoting a fellow commenter: "Anduin has evolved into Manduin".

Edited by Valhalen
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Velen is the spiritual leader of the draenei—a people once a part of the eredar—who have long been in exile from their homeworld of Argus. Velen was able to foresee the perils of following Sargeras and eventually led his people to make landfall in Azeroth. A paragon of the Holy Light, he continues to fight against the Burning Legion as a voice of wisdom for the Alliance."

So did they just decide to totally ignore the "tell them the light died this day...we're going home" part of the quests we did?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, Migol said:

So did they just decide to totally ignore the "tell them the light died this day...we're going home" part of the quests we did?

I was thinking the same. Maybe it was just the heat of the moment. They did kill his son, after all.

Edited by Valhalen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎5‎/‎17‎/‎2017 at 2:40 PM, Valhalen said:

Holy shit. This gave me the epic chills on my spine. Anduin's Theme has such power, it is one of the best, if not the best song in the entire Warcraft franchise. It conveys so much emotion. I still remember the feeling when I heard it for the very first time, during the cinematic when Varian perishes.

I know a lot of people hate Anduin, but he, of all characters in the game, is the one that showed true character development and growth, rivaling even Thrall. I can't wait to see him become much more of a badass.

Quoting a fellow commenter: "Anduin has evolved into Manduin".

I loved the cinamatic!  I agree that Anduin has had a lot of character growth and that the dev's have done a fantastic job with his story.  I have always loved the dynamic between father and son and with the loss of Varian, I am glad to see that Anduin is attempting to step up and fill his father's shoes.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Stan
      In our latest post, we are looking at trinkets and their effects from the new Castle Nathria raid.
      Bargast's Leash
      Huntsman's Bond - Form Huntsman's Bond with an ally for 30 sec. 25% of incoming damage will be redirected to your bonded ally, up to 0 total damage. Cabalist's Effigy
      Crimson Chorus - Join the Crimson Chorus. Every minute, your Critical Strike swells by 162 over 30 sec. before returning to normal. This effect is increased by 10% for each member of the Crimson Chorus in your party. Consumptive Infusion
      Consumptive Infusion - Casting a damaging spell causes your next single target heal to grant 82 Leech for 10 sec. This effect may only occur once every 30 sec. Dreadfire Vessel
      Dreadfire Vessel - Unleash 3 incendiary flames at your target inflicting 0 Fire damage. Gluttonous Spike
      Gluttonous Spike - Your autoattacks have a high chance to steal 0 health, healing yourself for three times the health stolen. If this effect overheals, deal 0 Physical damage to nearby enemies over 15 sec, but suppress the lifesteal effect. Manabound Mirror
      Manabound Mirror - For every 3,240 mana spent, store 0 healing within the mirror, up to 0 for 30 sec. Manabound Mirror - Heal your target for 0 plus any healing stored within the mirror. Memory of Past Sins
      Shattered Psyche - Your next 5 damaging abilities inflict Shattered Psyche, dealing 0 Shadow damage and increasing the target's damage taken from Shattered Psyche by 2% for 5 sec, stacking up to 25 times. Nathria Trinket (No Effect Yet)
      Nathria Trinket (No Effect Yet)
      Nathria Trinket (No Effect Yet)
      Sanguine Vintage
      Sanguine Vintage - Absorb up to 0 damage, then heal for twice the remaining amount after 6 sec. Skulker's Wing
      Skulking Predator - Become the Skulking Predator, gaining 66 speed, decreasing detection radius, and pouncing on the next enemy to come within 8 yards, dealing 0 Physical damage. Soul Igniter
      Soul Ignition - Activate Soul Igniter, sacrificing up to 0 health over 15 sec to empower Blazing Surge. Reactivate to cast Blazing Surge, dealing 0 Fire damage to enemies in a 40 yard cone, plus up to 80% additional damage, based on how long Soul Igniter was active. Reactivating Soul Igniter begins a one minute cooldown. Splintered Heart of Al'ar
      Splintered Heart of Al'ar - When you suffer lethal damage, erupt in a burst of flames, inflicting 0 Fire damage to nearby allies and enemies, and recovering 0 health. This effect can only occur once every 8 min. Stone Legion Heraldry
      Stone Legionnaire - Proclaim your allegiance to the Stone Legion, increasing your Versatility by 53, increased by 10% for each Stone Legionnaire in your party. Tuft of Smoldering Plumage
      Tuft of Smoldering Plumage - Infuse your ally with a tuft of phoenix plumes, healing them for 0 after 6 sec, increased by up to 50% based on your target's missing health. If your ally suffers lethal damage, this effect triggers instantly.
    • By Starym
      The very popular Shadowlands free mount poll is ending in just a few hours (10PM CEST, 3PM PDT), and we're taking one final look at the numbers and the changes since yesterday to see if we can get even more people to push their favorites! It's also really impressive that over 250,000 people have voted in the US and EU alone, with the world-wide total being much higher. And, as we've mentioned before, 2nd and 3rd places will probably also matter, as Blizzard will almost certainly make more than just the winner.
      In the EU 5,000 additional people have voted, but the ratios haven't shifted, in fact the percentages are identical to yesterday's:

      The US saw even more new entries, with 6,000 players chiming in, but there's still no movement on the percentages there either, as it's going to take a lot more focused support for any of the mounts that aren't the Ancient!

      Unfortunately we weren't able to get an updated number from the Asia servers.
      It's great to see that many people voting, especially in the last day, as it shows how passionate the WoW community can be. You can also see that in the fan art, which you can check out here, and even some potential similar in-game models here. So get everyone you know to vote for the Spelltome, uh, we mean your favorite, whichever that may be! We totally don't have a favorite!
    • By Starym
      We have an entrance! As noticed by MrGM, we have an update to the intro quest that kicks things off in the Shadowlands, as a new in-game cutscene has been added which shows off exactly how we're entering the Maw. The cutscene is definitely still work in progress, as you'll see below, but suffice it to say we're entering in style (especially MrGM's Mechagnome, who gets to do the Iron Man/Terminator entrance)!
      It's already pretty impressive and will only get better from here, so get your print screen buttons ready for some cool screenshots of your character raining from the sky one Shadowlands arrives! What do you think of the momentous occasion and how it's being presented?
      Source.
    • By Starym
      The Revendreth short was quite a dark sight to behold, both in narrative and visual tone, but there were still plenty of striking images to be had, and our old wallpaperist NostraDavid has captured a whole lot of them in 4K! We have 31 images to take a look at (including Garrosh, both screaming and non-screaming) and pick our favorites from this time around, so let's take a look at some of our picks or you can head straight to the imgur gallery for all of them. And don't forget, there's also the Bastion, Maldraxxus and Ardenweald wallpapers to choose from as well!















      Source.
    • By Starym
      We recently covered the potential/actual exploit of getting from level 50 to 60 in under 10 minutes on the beta, and Blizzard was quick to address it with today's build, by simply reinstating the equivalent level limit for the item that it had before the squish. However, there is a very simple workaround for the fix, featuring Party Sync. The original method still applies, and you'll have to get a whole lot of Legion mission table XP items using not quite legit means (you can check out the whole process here), but the workaround for the fix is simplicity itself, as Shiekrunner demonstrates in 30 seconds:
      This will almost certainly also be fixed soon, but we're just pointing it out in case it does slip by unnoticed, although even if it did it seems awfully brave for anyone to attempt this, as it's very likely it would result in some level of suspension.
      Source.
×
×
  • Create New...