The Tauren & The Goblin #48: A Major Episode on Mages
This week we share the second part of Nick and Katie’s long conversation, this being the part that focuses on Dalaran and the Kirin Tor, when they aren’t drifting off topic.
We recently received an email from Tis who asked about the Council of Six. So Nick and Katie respond by starting with the origins of human magic, focusing on when the magic-using Night Elves were banished across the sea to the Eastern Kingdoms. They settled in Quel’thalas and founded the Sunwell. Eventually, they worked with the humans to fight the trolls and made a deal where they would train 100 human mages. This leads to a discussion about human magic proficiency, and the intelligence of the vrykul. They then talk about the formation of Dalaran as a training hub just outside the Alterac Mountains. Demons begin appearing so the Council of Tirisfal is formed, and Nick compares them to early season Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
They jump ahead to the Second War when Teron Gorefiend steals the Eye of Dalaran, and then the Third War when Archimonde destroys the city. This results is a look at how many times we’ve beaten Archimonde and how our power levels have grown since we are staring down Titans. They then mention the Kirin Tor working with Grand Marshall Garithos and their role in imprisoning the High Elves.
Looking at vanilla WoW, Nick and Katie talk about Dalaran being inaccessible under a bubble while it was rebuilt, and their experiences questing around it. They discuss the city taking flight in Wrath of the Lich King, and wonder if there is still a Dalaran Crater in the Warcraft movie, due to the city’s altered origins. Katie shares her geology nerd street cred and questions Dalaran’s support structure, as the foundation and dirt should have fallen apart by now. They talk about Jaina kicking out the Blood Elves in Mists of Pandaria, and wonder if Dalaran should have accompanied us to Alternate Draenor. Then they look at Dalaran’s role in Legion.
Finally, they discuss the membership of the Council of Six, the leaders of Dalaran. They talk about Archmage Vargoth and his apprentice quests in Azshara. They also look at Jaina (and Vol’jin) and how their destinies seem to have altered in the last few years. Nick rants about the Alliance wanting to be harsher and yet not accepting it when they are.
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