Ryan aka CognitivePit from Warcraft Reloaded is here with Nick and Katie to talk about C’Thun and the Gates of Ahn’Qiraj since the gates just opened on WoW Classic! Nick asks Ryan if he got his Scarab Lord title and he did not. Ryan then talks a bit about playing through the Ahn’Qiraj experience. They then get into some of the lore around C’Thun and the gates and talk about Fandral Staghelm sending his son Valstann to regrow Silithus. Valstann stumbles into Ahn’Qiraj and awakens C’Thun and the Qiraji and the War of the Shifting Sands begins. Nick wonders about how people keep wandering into sleeping Old Gods causing problems.

Nick then goes back to the origins of Ahn’Qiraj, talking about how the Zandalari awoke the C’thraxxi Kith’ix, who led an Aqir army, and started the Troll-Aqir war. The Aqir were pushed into Ahn’Qiraj where the Zandalari and Gurbashi trapped them, and then they were warped into the Qiraji by C’Thun’s power. Ryan goes into the ways the Anubiseth were affected by C’Thun and talks about some of the Ahn’Qiraj bosses like the Twin Emperors and Prophet Skeram.

They then talk about Fandral going nuts when Valstann is killed and how Fandral ultimately joins Ragnaros. This leads to a discussion of how Old Gods tend to corrupt people.

They talk about Saurfang leading the united war front, and the effort required to gather so much cloth for the war effort for bandages.

Nick brings up how Cho’gall started the War by sacrificing several cultists to awaken C’Thun.

Finally, Ryan ends by talking about his show Warcraft Reloaded.

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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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