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Dear Blizzard / Chris Metzen / Lorekeepers,

After giving 14+ years to WoW. all i have to say is "Wow, what a journey it has been !!"

Thank you for the wonderful book called Chronicle 1 that has a lot of stories that we already appreciated in the novels and other wow literature published earlier and much much more.

I am here to report a rather curious anomaly that I found rather strange. In your page no. 8 (Chronicle 1) Chart that illustrates Introduction to Cosmology, I found something inexplicable.


Existing chart of WoW Cosmology

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If I consider Holy (Light) to be North (The Naaru) and Shadow Void (Shadow) to be the South (Void Lords), Nature-Wild Golds appears on the North West ( Life) while Fel- Burning Legion is appearing on the North west (Disorder). Check the attached image

Conflicting positions in WoW Cosmology chart


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I propose that the inner circle (Life-Disorder-Death-Order) and corresponding inner details be rotated clockwise by 90 degrees to make more sense. In this way, negative forces will stay close to the South (Void-death- Fel) and positive will stay grouped towards the North (Life-Light-Arcane). Order-Arcane-The Titans to North-West of the Cosmology chart and Life-Nature-Wild Gods to North east of the chart. Similarly. Death-Necromantic-Undead will move towards South West and Disorder-Fel-The Burning Legion would appear South East.

Proposed WoW Cosmology chart


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The advantages of this arrangement is as follows:-

  1. there is no change on the lore or the wow world at all.

  2. archenemies stay polar opposite to each other similar to the existing chart

  3. the positive sides (Order-arcane-titans) and (Life-Nature-wild Gods) stay close to positive side of things aka North (Light-Holy-The Naaru) and similarly negative forces (Death-Necromantic-Undead) and (Disorder-Fel-The Burning Legion) will stay close to the negative side of things aka South ((Shadow-Shadow void- The Void Lords).

  4. If modified accordingly, the entire chart including the deep interiors (fire-spirit-water-spirit- earth-decay-air), will start to make more sense.

  5. Life and Necromantic remain polar opposite to each other as destined.. and so on.

  6. Similarly, the elements: spirit, fire, air, decay, earth and water may also rotate by 90 degrees clockwise and stay with their native category as designed.

If Blizzard and Loremakers, do not agree with this arrangement, I will look forward to their comments and a reasoning to keep Fel-The burning Legion-Disorder close to the Light side (North) and vice versa.

I made this post in WoW community forums too. You can find it here

Thanks and Happy gaming.

Sugandh Malhotra

Edited by Sugandhm
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