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Draka Visited Another World in Maldraxxus Short Confirmed (Reused Shot)

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We have official confirmation that clarifies the recent confusion surrounding the reused shot in the Maldraxxus animated short, and we now know that that part of the cinematic was not in the Shadowlands! Many players had already noticed that there were trees and rain in the background as Draka stole the plans from the building with the felguards, but to many it wasn't clear how Shadowlands denizens can just leave and go to other worlds.
(This article has no spoilers from the beta/datamining.)

And now we know what actually happened, as Brian Horn, Cinematic Director Supervisor at Blizzard seems to have confirmed the theory (as spotted by redditor Nemesis4343) :

Now this doesn't seem to completely clear things up for everyone, as more people are still confused and asking whether this "other world" is within the Shadowlands, but it seems pretty clear from the context that Draka left the Shadowlands to go to a Legion world and steal the plans. We know the Legion was at some point involved with the Shadowlands, as both the Helm of Domination and Frostmourne are from there (the Maw specifically) and were eventually brought to Azeroth by the Nathrezim (and perhaps even created at their behest, which was the lore up to this point, but it seems to be changing).

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It was inevitable that we'd hear from the Legion again in Shadowlands because of the Helm and sword connections, but they might play a larger role, as putting the focus on them in the second short seems to be very purposeful. Also, whether the specific reused shot was also used on purpose, to signify that that is in fact the exact same world Ilidan's demon hunters invade, only much earlier (as it's desolated in the Harbinger's short and has trees etc in the Maldraxxus one), is still unclear, but it would make a little more sense now.

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This definitely makes the short a lot more interesting and has large implications for the storyline in Maldraxxus itself, so we're definitely looking forward to seeing what happens!

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My take:  Sargeras and the Jailer (or maybe another death aspect) had some sort of deal.    This would explain how the demons were able to come back to life in the twisting nether over and over again.    How they got in contact or such is another question, though it's been suggested that the Jailer is an exiled Titan.     It's obvious from the (small spoilers ahead)

 

area where the "Light" attacked and still has some remnants that we're not the first to get there.

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If Draka left Shadowlands, then how it was possible? She was just a soul, so that means someone can leave Shadowlands and get physical body back? Strange. Someone else could do the same, especially certain elf who has suffered a couple of setbacks.

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42 minutes ago, Arcling said:

If Draka left Shadowlands, then how it was possible? She was just a soul, so that means someone can leave Shadowlands and get physical body back? Strange. Someone else could do the same, especially certain elf who has suffered a couple of setbacks.

I mean, there are plenty of very much tangible ghosts all around Azeroth...

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53 minutes ago, Teufel said:

I mean, there are plenty of very much tangible ghosts all around Azeroth...

Yes, but these are different, a type of undead brought through necromancy. Unless something changed there as well.

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1 hour ago, lChronosl said:

I am actually more interested in the timeline of this. Do we know "when" the demon hunters attacked that Legion base in Harbringers?

Would have to be before Illidan's imprisonment aka pre-TBC Black Temple ending, post Frozen Throne.

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18 minutes ago, Starym said:

Would have to be before Illidan's imprisonment aka pre-TBC Black Temple ending, post Frozen Throne.

I think it was in Illidan book or similar mission, which would indeed place it somewhere before Black Temple, no specific date given.

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