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N'Zoth's Possible Location in Battle For Azeroth

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Redditor Vorsa believes to have found the potential location of N'Zoth's prison in Battle for Azeroth by studying the maps!

It's kind of an open secret that there will be moderate to heavy Old God involvement in the plot of Battle for Azeroth, potentially even later being revealed as the spark for the renewed Alliance/Horde animosity. N'Zoth and the Void Lords were expected to be the next expansion after Legion for quite a while, but with BfA it seems like we're either getting a mixed bag with PvP focus and Old Gods, or, which I think is more likely, BfA will be the bridge expansion between us fighting the Legion and then full on fighting the Void Lords in the next one.

However, redditor Vorsa has delved into some old maps and thinks he found the potential location of N'Zoth's prison/Ny'alotha on the Battle for Azeroth map. It makes perfect sense if we'll be getting to see the old god/his city in BfA, as it's positioned smack down in the middle between Zandalar and Kul Tiras:

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Throughout legion I thought N'zoth's prison (which is most likely in Ny'alotha) could have been under the broken shore. I realised today that it's a far better fit sitting between Zandalar and Kul Tiras. Ny'alotha and N'zoths prison could literally bridge the gap between the two faction land masses.

The top left and large images come from The Chronicle Vol.1, the bottom left image is a still from the BfA intro superimposed on the world map (it doesn't line up exactly because it's from two different sources, but you get the idea).

Seems a little uncanny.

- Vorsa

So, is Ny'lotha going to be BfA's Argus type final patch? Is it going to bridge over into a full-on Old God/Void Lord expansion or will be dealing with N'Zoth himself directly in BfA? Will the whole Horde/Alliance scuffle turn out to be a complete Old God manipulation?
What do you guys think?

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/7em58b/don_your_tinfoil_hat_because_this_makes_a_whole/

 

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I actually hope that is what happens. That would be incredibly cool and make me look forward to how they do it. And if he is the last boss, we are bound to get a cinematic with him in it, which could be more than epic. Of course after the obvious cinematic for Queen Azshara.

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I'd love to see that happening. Where we discover that this entire conflict between the Horde and Alliance was caused by Old Gods pulling the strings. Because honestly, after defeating The Burning Legion everyone should be in good terms, at least.

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I'm thinking it's going to be a repeat of MOP - war, war and then trolls (Zul'Again anyone?) leading up to another SOO type raid to whack Sylvanas.  Then like you said, the next one can be our N'zzle and Queen Jainazshara.  Bonus points if we call it Jackrabbit Slims Twisting Nether. 

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1 hour ago, Dejo93 said:

Japanese fans will enjoy this expansion soo much 

yeah, they hope to see tentacles for sure

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4 hours ago, Valhalen said:

I'd love to see that happening. Where we discover that this entire conflict between the Horde and Alliance was caused by Old Gods pulling the strings. Because honestly, after defeating The Burning Legion everyone should be in good terms, at least.

I hope this is the reason as well, can't believe after we defeat the Burning Legion we will be back to fight each other for nothing... 

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Commented this in the reddit post too, but I'd just want to smack it in here too:

https://imgur.com/a/ygkD7

At first when I read the Chronicle and looked at this map, I didn't really find anything curios. Much later with Il'gynoth and his whispers came on people's minds, I had a look on the map again and found the "compass" symbol interesting. This cause one of Il'gynoth's whispers mention that you have to "drown yourself in the circle of stars" to find him (N'zoth). The symbol is clearly a circle with multiple stars inside is. It's hard to say if this is intentional from Blizz' side. We've had a few other theories, for example the picture of the skybox in the Maelstrom, but that was kinda out of position of where we believe he is. If there's actually an in-game solution to this puzzle, or if the Chronicle map itself is what the quote leads to, only Blizz themselves know.

In the end it fits nicely with what Vorsa presents. We've been presented that Queen Aszhara and her naga will show up in the 2nd raid of BfA, and if they aren't making big changes to amount of tiers per expansion, we most likely will be getting more raids after. What could even top Aszhara as a raid boss? N'zoth, for sure, if they don't pull a Garrosh Hellscream or random Archimonde out of the hat.

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1 hour ago, Herjeee said:

What could even top Aszhara as a raid boss? N'zoth, for sure, if they don't pull a Garrosh Hellscream or random Archimonde out of the hat.

We're well overdue for another Kael'thas 'setback'. 

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Hmm, had another theory where N'zoth's location is. Il'gynoth said you must drown yourself in a circle of stars to get to Ny'alotha. I can't really tell where the stars are, but many people say he's captured in the Maelstrom (Well of Eternity). Maybe he got jailed by the titans or do i miss some lore? 

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8 hours ago, mcslash said:

Hmm, had another theory where N'zoth's location is. Il'gynoth said you must drown yourself in a circle of stars to get to Ny'alotha. I can't really tell where the stars are, but many people say he's captured in the Maelstrom (Well of Eternity). Maybe he got jailed by the titans or do i miss some lore? 

All 4 of the old gods where jailed by the titans (ok, 3 to jail one to oblivion)

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On 11/23/2017 at 10:58 AM, Valhalen said:

I'd love to see that happening. Where we discover that this entire conflict between the Horde and Alliance was caused by Old Gods pulling the strings. Because honestly, after defeating The Burning Legion everyone should be in good terms, at least.

 

On 11/23/2017 at 3:08 PM, Syktris said:

I hope this is the reason as well, can't believe after we defeat the Burning Legion we will be back to fight each other for nothing... 


I really don't think people are that quick to forgive old slights or the like; certainly our own history on Earth disproves that kind of optimism. And although we've not united to combat a universal threat like the Burning Legion (and in doing so I'm sure we could forget and move on past certain disagreements), some things aren't morally excusable. For example, I can't imagine the Alliance would ever cease to wage war upon the Horde unless the Forsaken end their use of necromancy and resurrection of dead bodies. The past use of WMDs is a high war crime as well, and one I'm sure would be hard to forget.

Ultimately I don't think it's so far-fetched that the factions would declare war on each other again, especially not if the running theory is true; if a third party such as the Desolate Council is guilty of the burning of Teldrassil (and claims to have done so in the name of the Horde), the past is just - pardon the pun - fuel for the fire.

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A world-ending threat (or several, back-to-back) caused old hatreds to be buried, for the sake of the greater good; buried, but not forgotten.  Old God influence is supposed to be subtle, and has less of an effect on weaker minds.  I'm guessing that Queen Azshara found a way to amplify that subtle corruption, so that even the strong-willed heroes have a difficult time resisting the whispers.  Now that the immediate threat has passed (after Legion), the factions are less focused on working together; the glue that bound them together toward a singular purpose is growing weaker, allowing N'Zoth a moment of opportunity.

 

There will be a few who will dig deeper into the source/root-cause, and uncover the Old-God/Void-Lord influence, but the vast majority of characters will be focused on rebuilding the world and repairing the damage done by the Legion.  This will be like Russia and the US, after WWII; a fight for resources and power.  Only this time, it is less of a "cold" war, and more of an all-out conflict; a land-grab and a time to take advantage of "alliances" for the sake of greed and personal agendas.

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