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Afterlives: Revendreth Animated Short Is Live!

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The final Afterlives animated short is finally here! We get a better look at the last zone in the Shadowlands story flow, which leads directly into the first raid, Castle Nathria. You can check out the last two entries (along with all the other animated shorts from WoW history) right here and if you want to know even more about the zone and Covenant, you can check out our overviews.

Hearing Garrosh referred to as "old reliable" is quite the thing, and it seems that he's feeding half of the zone with his torment, as Sire Denathrius very unconvincingly tells us about what's happening and makes it very clear why he's going to be a raid boss!

Revendreth is supposed to be the last Afterlives short, but there's been a lot of rumblings about a potential 5th one or even a full-fledged cinematic, featuring the Maw and, more importantly, the Jailer. We've seen a seemingly cinematic render from the latest issue of PCGamer, and it's looking like we have another empty week before the pre-patch (which is presumably still coming on September 29th, but could be even further away). It would also make sense to see the Maw, as we've now covered all the other zones of the Shadowlands (Oribos excluded, but it's just the hub city). But considering the entire storyline revolves around what's happening in the Maw and with the Jailer, it may be a bit too much to hope for before the release. 

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It wasn't as dark as I've expected, more humorous. Too bad we didn't learn anything about Garrosh, only that he is there. He doesn't appear in beta, so if he is going to show up, it must be in a later patch (unless this cinematic is his only appearance/cameo). If it's really him, then it also creates a plot hole, as he died in the past of alternate universe. 

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Unlike the other 3 covenants, Revendreth seems without any redemptive qualities, at least story-wise. Major characters in the first three express some inner conflict. In this cartoon it is only, possibly, the scribe who reveals misgivings. I may choose the Covenant for playstyle purposes, but that's not generally how I approach the game; too much RP...anima in me.

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2 hours ago, Libraridan said:

Unlike the other 3 covenants, Revendreth seems without any redemptive qualities, at least story-wise. Major characters in the first three express some inner conflict. In this cartoon it is only, possibly, the scribe who reveals misgivings. I may choose the Covenant for playstyle purposes, but that's not generally how I approach the game; too much RP...anima in me.

Well, we are going to fight this guy, so by the end of it, Revendreth should be under different leadership. I think Kyrian are going to get something quite similar, going to reform their society etc.

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3 hours ago, Arcling said:

It wasn't as dark as I've expected, more humorous. Too bad we didn't learn anything about Garrosh, only that he is there. He doesn't appear in beta, so if he is going to show up, it must be in a later patch (unless this cinematic is his only appearance/cameo). If it's really him, then it also creates a plot hole, as he died in the past of alternate universe. 

It doesent matter where he died as Shadowlands is universal and even the souls of the AU Draenor people go to the same Shadowlands as MU universe souls.AU Draenor is just a pocket dimension that got created by Vision of Time and was set around the time of the Orcs drinking the Blood of Mannoroth.

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So, next expansion has Garrosh taking control of the Revendreth, raiding the SL for orcish souls, forming his "Ectoplasm Horde" and attempting to conquer Azeroth, I take it?

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4 hours ago, Marick said:

It doesent matter where he died as Shadowlands is universal and even the souls of the AU Draenor people go to the same Shadowlands as MU universe souls.AU Draenor is just a pocket dimension that got created by Vision of Time and was set around the time of the Orcs drinking the Blood of Mannoroth.

Facts, please.

AU Draenor is not a "pocket dimension", it's a fully separate timeline. And so far, nothing confirms without contradictions that Shadowlands go beyond timeline limitations, or works with souls that belong to planes of existence other than the Great Dark Beyond (i.e. the Light, the Void and the Twisting Nether).

Including this cinematic, because that is MU Garrosh you're looking at.

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4 hours ago, Marick said:

It doesent matter where he died as Shadowlands is universal and even the souls of the AU Draenor people go to the same Shadowlands as MU universe souls.AU Draenor is just a pocket dimension that got created by Vision of Time and was set around the time of the Orcs drinking the Blood of Mannoroth.

It isn't, it was a fan theory afaik. Besides, it continued to exist as shown in Mag'har recruitment scenario. If it's universal, then we should have Shadowlads with two Durotans (as both versions have died) and many others. 

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1 hour ago, Arcling said:

It isn't, it was a fan theory afaik. Besides, it continued to exist as shown in Mag'har recruitment scenario. If it's universal, then we should have Shadowlads with two Durotans (as both versions have died) and many others. 

or it could just be that you go to the version associated with the timeline you're originally from...except that still has its problems since mag'har PC's are from AU Draenor, so by that logic theyd go to "AU Shadowlands" unlike the rest of the PCs

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2 hours ago, Ulzorn said:

or it could just be that you go to the version associated with the timeline you're originally from...except that still has its problems since mag'har PC's are from AU Draenor, so by that logic theyd go to "AU Shadowlands" unlike the rest of the PCs

They would when they die, but that's not how we're going in so it checks out!

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it's totally garrosh, we all know that orc scream anywhere.

 

here's hoping (i'm serious here) he helps in like 9.2 or 9.3 (are we in 9.0?) to break hard into the maw to help fix the shattering of everything.

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12 hours ago, Ulzorn said:

or it could just be that you go to the version associated with the timeline you're originally from...except that still has its problems since mag'har PC's are from AU Draenor, so by that logic theyd go to "AU Shadowlands" unlike the rest of the PCs

This explanation is pretty good, at least it avoids all that mess with characters from alternate universes. Although having all these universes is already a huge potential for plot holes, like Mag'har Orcs dying in "main" universe. Are they going to their own Shadowlands? Even though they can still be resurrected as undead in this universe.

There are some other unexplained things from older lore, like spirits of orcish ancestors being summoned/walking around in Outland/Draenor, similar to souls of draenei in Auchindoun. I guess it can be explained that somehow their way to Shadowlands has been stalled, but knowing what we know now, how valuable Anima to denizens of Shadowlands is, it's hard to explain. Why anyone from Shadowlands wouldn't be angry of possibility of some souls being denied to them? Or even actively working to bring them there?

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