Nick and Katie are back with an episode focused on the Mothers in the World of Warcraft! First, Nick and Katie talk about what they’ve been up to in the game lately (not much), and then they get into a discussion about playing demonology warlocks and how it feels to keep summoning all those demons. Nick complains that he misses the old drain-tank warlock build from vanilla.

Warcraft can seem like a game that focuses on father-son relationships, but this week, its all about mothers. They start by talking about one of the newer mother’s recently introduced to the lore, Taria Wrynn, and also her daughter-in-law Tiffin Wrynn. In Tiffin’s case, they discuss the odd fact that she had a relationship while she was set up for an arranged marriage, and also discuss how she was there primarily to fuel Varian’s plot. Then they talk about Wrathion’s two mothers, Nyxondra and Rheastraza. Rhea is the dragon (in goblin form!) who sacrifices herself to Deathwing in one of the more tragic moments from Cataclysm.

They also talk about Alexstraza as mother of all dragons, and life to some degree, and who Katie feels displays a strong maternal instinct. This leads to a discuss of Mylune, who, while not a mother herself serves as an adoptive caretaker for all the critters. They also talk about Therazane and Theradras, the Earth elementals who birthed the centaurs. Nick compares Therazane to the Venus of Willendorf, in her fertile motherliness. E’lune is another mother to all figure, who created the Naa’ru and allegedly parented Cenarius with Malorne.

They also discuss Moria Thaurissan and show their weak knowledge of the Blackrock Depths. Leza was Sunwalker Dezco’s wife who birthed two children and then died, drawing comparisons to Tiffin for her portrayal. The Windrunner ladies get attention, as Liressa is the mother to Alleria and Vareesa, each with their own children (of speculative gender, apparently), and also Sylvanas, who serves as the mother of the Forsaken. They also discuss Greatmother Geyah, who is Thrall’s grandmother, as well as Thrall’s mother Draka (mostly AU Draka), and then Aggra, and review Thrall and Aggra’s decision to go to Draenor in Warlords.

Finally, they talk about Magatha Grimtotem, who apparently is a mother (she has a granddaughter) though she has no named offspring in game. Thank you for listening to our Mother focused episode of The Tauren & the Goblin!

Hosts

Nick Zielenkievicz

Host of WoW! Talk! and The Tauren & The Goblin. Sometimes known as the Video Games Public Defender. Wants to play more Destiny and Marvel Heroes but WoW is all-consuming. Decent F2P Hearthstone player. Sad that he lost the Wii that had Wrecking Crew on it. Would be happy if the only game ever made was M.U.L.E. Gragtharr on Skywall-US. Garresque on Ravencrest-US.

Katie Grace

Katie is a long time gamer who has fallen in love with multiple genres. She started young by playing Nintendo 64, Spyro, and Blizzard games such as Warcraft II with family, then eventually moved into playing games in both my leisure time and as a occupation. She loves being immersed in different universes and exploring the characters that live in them, as well as just playing games for a good time.

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