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Afterlives: Ardenweald Animated Short Arrives Today!

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Update: the short has gone live!

Another awesome animated short arrives today, probably at 7PM CEST/10AM PDT, if it follows the last one's timetable. After some pretty big revelations in both Bastion and especially Maldraxxus (with Draka going off to fight the Legion on other worlds), will Ardenweald, the home of the Night Fae also add some serious depth to the Shadowlands? It seems like a more peaceful area, and we'll get to see the Winter Queen and possibly how the Anima drought has more intensely affected the area than other Shadowlands realms.

Ardenweald hosts the weirdest gardens, where souls of nature spirits and Wild Gods are nurtured and then sent back to be reborn into the living world, except the recent lack of Anima has made things a bit less idyllic for the forest dwellers, and the Queen especially, as she must now choose who gets to be reborn and who fades away forever.

And so the penultimate Afterlives arrives later today, but will we truly only be getting 4 of these awesome animated shorts? Could a secret, fifth one be coming for the Maw itself, somewhere closer to the release of the expansion? Or perhaps even a little after the expansion launches, since the Maw is an endgame zone and we'll have to travel through the 4 we've seen in the shorts first.

Interestingly, the Ardenweald one seems to be the least represented in the trailer as well:

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