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An interesting sound file has emerged in the latest Shadowlands Beta Build that reveals who told Vol'jin to make Sylvanas Warchief. The post contains spoilers.

When Vol'jin was dying in Legion, someone whispered him to name Sylvanas Windrunner for Warchief, which was surprising to almost everybody.

In Battle for Azeroth, we meet the Spirit of Vol'jin and try to figure out who made him name Sylvanas for Warchief in a lengthy questline.

At the Broken Shore, we learn that on the day of his death, something was not quite right, and someone must have been helping the Legion to ensure his death.

Next, we went to the Necropolis to confront Bwonsamdi, who did not answer Vol'jin's calls for help. Bwonsamdi, however, said he did not like Sylvanas, as she raises souls as undead instead of releasing them to Bwonsamdi, so he agreed to help us find out who put Sylvanas in charge.

Bwonsamdi opened a Death Gate to the Lich King, who also was not responsible for that. Finally, we paid the Val'kyr Eyir a visit who informed the group that Vol'jin had been "touched by the hand of valor" and become something beyond even her power to forge, but whoever it was that had helped him was not the same person who had told him to make Sylvanas Warchief.

Eyir also told Vol'jin to seek out who made him name Sylvanas Warchief in Shadowlands and not the world of the living.

We paraphrased the summary above from WoWWiki, where you can read more about Vol'jin's questline.

Now comes the exciting part, as one simple quote reveals everything:

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It be Mueh'zala who brought Helya to the Jailer's side! Struck a deal for old Odyn's eye, and made the banshee Warchief with a whisper. (Source)

So it was Mueh'zala who whispered Vol'jin to make Sylvanas Warchief. We will encounter him as the final boss of De Other Side dungeon. With so much foreshadowing, Mueh'zala could have been at least a raid boss.

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Mueh'zala in Shadowlands

On top of that, we also learned that Helya was working for the Jailer, as she is now part of the Forsworn that are the main enemies of the Kyrian in Bastion.

We encounter her for the first time in the Shadowlands during the Shadowlands Intro Questline.

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She has "struck a deal for Odyn's eye," an artifact of immense power. Below is the legend of Odyn's Eye taken from WoWWiki.

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The Keeper's Eye

There are more stories about Odyn's lost eye than there are stars in the sky. Some say the great serpent Ysildar tore it out. Others say the treacherous Helya stole it. But this is the end of it, the truth of it, from the keeper himself.

The Halls of Valor stood glorious above the world, and great Odyn saw they were empty. "These halls shall be the final resting place of my finest warriors," he said. "I must see the world of death, for only then can I raise the spirits of the fiercest, bravest vrykul to their proper place in the heavens. They shall be called Valarjar, and they shall honor these halls for eons to come."

Helya the sorceress was doubtful of the keeper's plan. "Beings of death are ancient and powerful, great Odyn," she said. "To meddle in their realm is dangerous, even for one such as you." But Odyn would not be swayed, and so they began a ritual to see into the Shadowlands.

Deep within the Halls of Valor, Helya traced a magic circle around Odyn with the arcane threads of the universe. From the world's energies she pulled strands of light of the purest green, and strands of darkness deeper than the purest shadow. And the sorceress wove them together around Odyn until the veil over the Shadowlands began to lift.

A great spirit appeared to Odyn from this circle, billowing up from ethereal mists, shapeless, to surround the keeper in shadow. "What will you give," the spirit asked, "to peer beyond the veil of this world?"

Wise Odyn considered the wraith's question. "I have two eyes," he replied. "One to see in this world of mortals, and one to see into the realm of spirits." And with that, Odyn plucked his own eye from his head and presented it to the spirit. The spirit clasped his eye and swallowed it whole, and great Odyn saw.

Seeing through this given eye, great Odyn saw the Shadowlands. He saw life, saw it even in the land of death, and he was satisfied that his Valarjar would live beyond the mortal realm.

And yet still he saw death. He saw souls in torment, and souls in anguish, and the husks of the dead lay all around him. He saw ghostly wraiths with no face, and others with no form, and all were made of death itself. And as he saw, even the great Odyn, master of the Halls of Valor, chosen of Aman'Thul, was afraid.

Odyn looked back into his world with his other eye.

"What did you see, great Odyn?" Helya asked.

"I saw the answer," wise Odyn said. "For in life, there exists death, and in death, there can be life. But there are only beings of life and beings of death. My messengers must span both realms."

And so great Odyn conceived the Val'kyr, beings between life and death who would ferry the vrykul to the Halls of Valor. "They will be formed from the vrykul," Odyn proclaimed, "and their bravery shall preserve their brethren as Valarjar for all time. Like life, they shall be powerful. Like death, they shall be eternal."

-Recorded by Rysa Hjafmir

During Legion, Helya met with Sylvanas and was able to retrieve Illidan's soul from the Twisting Nether, thanks to the Odyn's Eye, maybe.

We're excited to hear more about Helya and find out her role in the Shadowlands and what Sylvanas is actually up to, why it was prosperous for Mueh'zala to name Sylvanas Warchief, and so on.

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Random unknown voice whispers to a dying Vol'jin that he should make that crazy evil undead person Warchief.

"I see no problem with dis."

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22 minutes ago, Migol said:

Random unknown voice whispers to a dying Vol'jin that he should make that crazy evil undead person Warchief.

"I see no problem with dis."

*eyes Turalyon in SL expansion* yep seems legit.

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