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BfA Digital Comic No.3 - Three Sisters Now Live

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The third and perhaps most interesting of the Battle for Azeroth digital comics has arrived! It focuses on the Windrunner sisters and the aftermath of their stories in Legion, with Sylvanas' part of the comic being of particular interest as her character is pivotal to the events that "spark" the upcoming faction conflict.

You can also check out the Q&A with the writing team from our preview yesterday or head directly to the full comic here.

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After returning home to Azeroth, Alleria Windrunner calls upon her estranged siblings—Sylvanas, the warchief of the Horde, and Vereesa, ranger-general of the Silver Covenant—to join her in a quest to retake their ancestral home, Windrunner Spire, from the undead who have overrun it. On their journey, the three sisters will navigate the dangers of the present and the ghosts of the past to discover if time and tragedy have divided them irrevocably—or if, despite everything, they are still a family.

We invite you to download and read the comic here.

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Written by Christie Golden and Andrew Robinson based on a story by Steve Danuser, and illustrated by Antonio Bifulco and Sebastian Cheng, “Three Sisters” is the third in a series of comics leading up to the Battle for Azeroth.

Christie Golden is an award-winning author and International Association of Media Tie-in Writers Grandmaster who has appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers list nine times. She is the author of 54 novels, including 16 for World of Warcraft and StarCraft. After collaborating with Blizzard for the past 17 years, she took things a step further and became a full-time employee in 2017. Since then, she has contributed creatively to a variety of Blizzard’s universes, such as writing song lyrics, comics, short fiction, and in-game content, including cinematics.   

Andrew Robinson is a senior writer on Blizzard Entertainment’s creative development team, where he helps build and expand upon the fiction of our universes through comics, cinematics, and more. He started at Blizzard in 2014 as a writer focusing on animation projects, and has written and consulted for more than 30 animated TV shows over the course of his full career.

Antonio Bifulco graduated with a degree in painting and drawing from the Art Academy of Napoli. He began working in the art industry as a colorist and inker first in 2007 then progressed to penciller, character designer, illustrator, and concept artist. During his career, he’s collaborated on several comics, video games, and card games.

Sebastian Cheng is an acclaimed Malaysian-American comic book colorist and digital painter who has contributed to works from Blizzard Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Titan Comics, Penguin Random House, and Upper Deck. He’s best known for his work on the Revolution and Revolutionaries comic series for IDW.

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This screams sylvanas raid boss... Alleria also seems sketchy, but Sylv straight up planned to murder her family in cold blood. Maybe she's not beyond redemption, but this and how shady she was in all of legion point that direction (making a deal with Helya, who was a major raid boss and clearly evil).

She seems as twisted as Arthas when becoming the Lich King at this point. It does worry me what they do with the Horde then. Like seriously who's left to be warchief? 

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Alleria can't be the one to "lost it" because that would tell the factions that even the best of heroes can't resist the void's call...and that means the Void Elf subrace loses legitimacy.    They do do well teasing it though.   Hoping we're not up for something super-cheesy where Arator or Turalyon (or both) die to Sylvannas (or other random bad person/eldritch horror) and Alleria flat out loses it.  

As expected, they can't help but write Sylvannas as evil.    With a minimal effort to say "but maybe..."

...but maybe she was planning to kill her sisters and just chickened out.     Sorry that's not morally grey.

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Cool story bro, but I agree that they portrayed Sylvannas poorly. She had always been... strong-willed, but I hope they don't simply make her an evil entity just because. I believe she has been a good Warchief for the Horde, and is too much of a badass character to deserve it.

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Art in this comic looks wonky, especially Sylvanas and Alleria who were making some weird faces.

With how things are turning out, it seems we might end up with something similar to another Siege of Orgrimmar. Unless they have something unexpected planned for Sylvanas, but for now it's too predictable. At least she had some doubts about killing and raising her sisters as undead, though apparently not anymore 😛

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20 hours ago, Laragon said:

This screams sylvanas raid boss... Alleria also seems sketchy, but Sylv straight up planned to murder her family in cold blood. Maybe she's not beyond redemption, but this and how shady she was in all of legion point that direction (making a deal with Helya, who was a major raid boss and clearly evil).

She seems as twisted as Arthas when becoming the Lich King at this point. It does worry me what they do with the Horde then. Like seriously who's left to be warchief? 

Sylvanas will die, and Saurfang will become war chief. They didn't redo that model for nuthin.

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2 hours ago, Reldey said:

Sylvanas will die, and Saurfang will become war chief. They didn't redo that model for nuthin.

Actually, that sounds quite likely, specially if they continue to paint Sylvannas as the boogeyman of BfA. Also, below are the latest developments on him from the alpha in the siege of Loraderon:

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When the Horde began to lose the battle (of Capital City), Saurfang was against Sylvanas's decision to use the blight. He argued with her that the Horde had to recover the bodies of the fallen as honor demanded, to which she was opposed. He then vanished, going to see the results of Sylvanas's tactics. When he returned, he confronted Sylvanas, but she didn't care about the honor.[27]

Later in the fight he was about to be killed by Alliance soldiers but Anduin stopped them, much to Saurfang's chagrin as he wanted an honorable death. Anduin said that his father had told him that Saurfang represented what was best about the Horde and admired him for that, and the new king felt the same. Anduin healed Saurfang and then ordered his men to take the High Overlord to the Stormwind Stockades, but to be treated with the respect that he was due.[28]

Rokhan, Thalyssra, and the Horde adventurer infiltrated the Stockades to break Zul and Talanji, but they found Saurfang. When he was freed he didn't go with them and remained in the cell.[29]

 

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Imho both Sylvanas's throne and Alleria's existence look safe. Altough the devs definitely are going somewhere with this Windrunner storyline - maybe setting up a kidnapping of Vereesa? By far she is the weakest of the three and both factions now have an incentive to fight for her.

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