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Patch 8.2: Agents of the Black Prince

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We noticed the presence of Agents of the Black Prince in Rise of Azshara. This article contains spoilers.

We haven't heard of Wrathion for a long time until now. In Rise of Azshara, we noticed the presence of Blacktalon Watchers in both Nazjatar and during the Essence intro questline, carefully spying on you.

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The agent obviously won't tell you anything and tells you to mind your own business.

Go about your business, champion of Azeroth. You and I have no quarrel.

> What's an agent of the Black Prince doing here? (Gossip Text)

This information isn't mine to give at this time. You have your hands full as it is. Go about your business and you will know more, soon enough.

Magni sends you to Neltharion's Lair in Highmountain to close fissures and recover an Essence that is later used for your Heart of Azeroth Heart of Azeroth. The questline servers as an introduction to Essences and you will get the The Heart Forge The Heart Forge achievement upon completion.

During the quest, we are aided by Spiritwalker Ebonhorn who is actually Ebyssian of the Black Dragonflight, but he poses no threat, according to MOTHER. What's interesting is the fact that Ebyssian can't leave Highmountain without risking Old God corruption, but we see him enter the new Chamber of Heart. (Source)

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We also found a Blacktalon Watcher in Nazjatar, carefully watching over the area. 

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It seems Wrathion and the Black Dragonflight are going to play a role in Battle for Azeroth's upcoming patch, but we don't know more at this time. Let us know your theories down in the comments!

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Better very late than never, Wrathion was supposed to originally be Ebonhorn, but since that was cut he has been oddly missing. Perhaps they will salvage his character. Him not doing anything in Legion was a disappointment, as defeating Burning Legion served as his main driving point. Not sure why he would have anything to do with Azshara.

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2 minutes ago, Arcling said:

Not sure why he would have anything to do with Azshara.

Maybe serving as a Secret Police, collecting information on baddies and so on since Wrathions main threat, the legion, is gone. Maybe targeting the Old Gods as the new problem to solve and panic over is something on his table 😄

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Just now, Hoods said:

Maybe serving as a Secret Police, collecting information on baddies and so on since Wrathions main threat, the legion, is gone. Maybe targeting the Old Gods as the new problem to solve and panic over is something on his table 😄

Perhaps some preparations for the Void Lords... Hopefully this time it will lead into some plot point.

What's strange, so far there is nothing about Tyrande and Malfurion. Of all the people, they should have been there, as they had personal vendetta against Azshara.

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1 hour ago, Arcling said:

What's strange, so far there is nothing about Tyrande and Malfurion. Of all the people, they should have been there, as they had personal vendetta against Azshara.

They do currently have a much more recent vendetta against the people who burned their people alive in a tree, so I can see the desire to focus on the warfront as a plausibly more desirable area of focus for them.  

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On 5/16/2019 at 4:05 PM, PatrickHenry said:

They do currently have a much more recent vendetta against the people who burned their people alive in a tree

Unfortunately, I'm expecting this to be resolved in a less than satisfactory way, given what a sad trombone that whole exercise ended up being.  Much ado about nothing.  

 

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