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Major Lore Characters React to What Sylvanas Has Done in the Shadowlands Pre-Patch

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Notable lore characters react to what Sylvanas has done in the Shadowlands pre-patch. This article contains spoilers about the pre-patch event.

The Shadowlands pre-patch (9.0.1) is available for testing on the PTR, and Sylvanas abducted Baine, Thrall, Anduin, and Jaina to the Shadowlands, so we're looking at what major lore characters have to say about this.


Alliance characters that react to the abducting are Shandris Feathermoon, Taelia Fordragon, Genn Greymane, and Matthias Shaw, who blames himself that Anduin was captured because he was spending some time with Flynn.

Shandris Feathermoon

It seems my mother was the only target who avoided capture.

I should give thanks to Elune for such a blessing.

<Shandris's brow furrows.>

Yes, mi minn'do laid waste to the dark manifestations the Banshee sent for her. But the power she displayed, the ferocity she unleashed, something about it was... troubling.

She knew there was a price to be paid for undertaking the ritual of the Night Warrior. With each day that passes, I fear the price will come due.


Taelia Fordragon

I was at the Lord Admiral's side when those monsters came for her.

They struck so fast. She could hardly cast a spell before their chains enveloped her.

She fought all she could, but it wasn't enough.

I... I couldn't stop them.

But by the tides, I swear I'll see this through. No matter where I have to go, or what I have to face.


Genn Greymane

The Banshee's accursed shadow hangs over us all.

She will pay for what she's done!


Master Mathias Shaw

The king was taken on my watch. I should've had more agents assigned to him. This is what happens when I let my guard down. When I allow my--

<Shaw takes a deep breath.>

No, damn it. This was her doing. I won't blame myself for finding happiness. Anduin would be the first to tell me that. We're going to find him. The others, too. Whatever it takes.



On the Horde side, we have Rokhan, Mayla Highmountain, Aggra, Lor'themar Theron, Calia Menethil, Lilian Voss, and Valeera Sanguinar. All of the NPCs are located in Orgrimmar and you can read their reactions below.


Dis be a perilous time for da Horde. Our wounds still be fresh, and da Banshee be inflictin' even fresher ones.

Da Scourge be risin' too. If we don't be careful, Death gonna take hold of dis world. We all gotta stay vigilant.

Queen Talanji be back in Zuldazar, defendin' her kingdom. Don't know if ya heard. but she been facin' problems on her own.

Da Horde gotta stand strong, Name. No matter what be risin' from da shadows.


Mayla Highmountain

Baine endured so much during the war. He did all he could to make the Horde strong. But more than that, he fought to reclaim its honor. Its heart.

The Banshee failed to break him, so of course she would lash out like this. A cowardly attack was all she had left.

Baine means... a great deal to me. But my people--and his--are gripped by fear. Now is not the time for me to leave them, even for his sake.

So I ask you, Name, to fight to save him. As he fought to save the Horde.



We had a life in Nagrand. A home. We were happy.

<Aggra looks wistfully into the distance.>

But... Go'el needed to return. We all did. For the sake of the Horde. And for Saurfang.

The Banshee's forces took us by surprise. We fought fiercely, but it was not enough.

I know wherever they took him, Go'el will keep on fighting.

He would want me to stay and safeguard the children. So I ask you, Name, to go in my stead.

Find him. Find them all. And bring them home.


Lor'themar Theron

The council we have assembled to lead the Horde is still in its infancy.

Sylvanas knows this. The abduction was intended to undermine our council's stability.

But we will not let her succeed.


Calia Menethil

When I worked with King Wrynn to arrange a meeting between the living and the undead in Arathi, I thought I understood the Forsaken. Only too late did I realize how little I knew.

But after being raised into undeath myself, I have begun to see the depths of what they have endured. With the help of Lillian Voss, I have found ways to aid those who feel abandoned and alone.

Right now, the whole world trembles beneath the specter of death. And fear, left unchecked, will consume every soul it touches.

I cannot allow that to happen. Not to the people of Lordaeron, nor to any who fight for the good of Azeroth.


Lilian Voss

The war taught me many lessons. Who I could trust... and who I could not.

Through her actions, Sylvanas has proven that she doesn't care about the Forsaken's faster. But we have endured too much to allow her betrayal to unravel what we have built.

<Lillian peers at you through narrow eyes.>

You think my words harsh, Name? Did you willfully do her bidding? Turn a blind eye upon her endless atrocities?

Windrunner chose her path--and her allies. We all did.

Once, I would have sought vengeance. Retribution. But now, I care only that the Forsaken have a future. And for that, we need the right leaders in place.

I will lend my voice to the Horde council and speak for my people. For a time, at least.


Valeera Sanguinar

Make no mistake. I have friends on both sides, Horde and Alliance.

I refuse to fight with one against the other. There is more at stake than political posturing.

Our world is imperiled. I will work with whomever I must to help save it.


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They all sound so one sided, I sincerely hope Blizzard will remember the promise of how Sylvanas wouldn't be a Garrosh 2.0 and Loyalist storyline won't be wasted this easily.

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3 hours ago, TyZone said:

How did she abduct so many powerful people?

No idea there are some in-game cutscenes that haven't been implemented. I imagine some sort of rift and the Mawsworn capturing the leaders.

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14 hours ago, Stan said:

No idea there are some in-game cutscenes that haven't been implemented. I imagine some sort of rift and the Mawsworn capturing the leaders.

We just fought Jaina in Battle of Dazar'Alor with powers of Azeroth. How. The. *filtered*. Did. This. b**ch*. Capture. Jaina.

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