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Shadowlands Afterlives Animated Short: Bastion Featuring Uther

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We finally get to see the Afterlives animated shorts! The successors to Lords of War, Harbingers and Warbringers, the Shadowlands cinematics focus on the Covenants of each zone, with many prominent Warcraft lore characters appearing throughout. Whether it's Arthas and Uther, Draka, or even potentially Garrosh, their stories will introduce us to the way the Shadowlands work, with each Covenant being crucial to the way souls are treated in the afterlife. We'll also get to meet new characters, mostly related to the Covenants themselves, and that all starts now!

The first in the series focuses on Bastion and the Kyrian Covenant, as we follow Uther's journey after his death and the problems he faces, as well as the new character of Devos. It seems Arthas' killing of Uther had a much bigger impact than we thought, as the Shaowlands were also affected by it.

And here's the official trailer we've already seen, featuring parts of the next three shorts:

Blizzard really seem to be putting a lot of effort into Shadowlands, and it's becoming one of the more hyped expansions in WoW's history, which is great to see.

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Aand we already see a huge lore retcon. Remember back in Warcraft 3 and Wrath how itvwas mentioned that Frostmourne captures souls? Remember Halls of Reflection dungeon? How was he able to ascend when he was still supposed to have been trapped in the blade? Plus the end of the ICC raid when you give the mementos to various NPCs he was still there?

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1 hour ago, Dejo93 said:

Remember Halls of Reflection dungeon? How was he able to ascend when he was still supposed to have been trapped in the blade?

Had same questions, it's a retcon and it creates some plotholes. Like, did both halves share memories or were they separate? Was every soul like this, or just Uther? Reminds me of Varian's story from the comic, when he was split in two by Onyxia, and they were two separate physical bodies (Varian regained memories of his other half when they merged, if I remember it correctly).

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4 hours ago, Arcling said:

Reminds me of Varian's story from the comic, when he was split in two by Onyxia, and they were two separate physical bodies (Varian regained memories of his other half when they merged, if I remember it correctly).

Oh, hello, Varian's Background. This is a surprise. I thought you were off travelling with Med'an somewhere.

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1 hour ago, Halock said:

Oh, hello, Varian's Background. This is a surprise. I thought you were off travelling with Med'an somewhere.

It's still canon, supposedly. Only parts with Med'an becoming Guardian of Tirisfal aren't. After all, characters introduced in the comic are still around. Except for Med'an, obviously, although he might still exist, but won't be mentioned anywhere.

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48 minutes ago, Arcling said:

It's still canon, supposedly. Only parts with Med'an becoming Guardian of Tirisfal aren't. After all, characters introduced in the comic are still around. Except for Med'an, obviously, although he might still exist, but won't be mentioned anywhere.

Med'an is around of course, but travelling... somewhere. Where he is best suited. Varian's backstory would be an excellent travelling companion, I think. ?

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