Bwonsamdi

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NeutralBwonsamdi
Image of Bwonsamdi
Title Great Spirit
Gender Male
Race Loa (Humanoid)
Level 82 - 83 Elite
Health 8,000,000
Mana 29,806
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Echo Isles, Durotar
Status Alive

Bwonsamdi is a powerful loa that controls the spirits of the dead.

History

Zalazane's Fall

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Before driven away from the Echo Isles by Zalazane and his hexed trolls, the Darkspear tribe once worshipped the great spirit. During the Liberation of the Echo Isles, Vol'jin tries to recruit Bwonsamdi to his side for the battle against Zalazane. After Vol'jin and his fellow Horde warriors prove themselves worthy, Bwonsamdi agrees to help them against Zalazane.

Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde

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After Garrosh Hellscream's assassins crippled Vol'jin, the troll found that his shadow hunter powers were being withheld by the loa. In his dreams, Bwonsamdi contacted Vol'jin and told him that his injuries, self doubt, and conflicting loyalty toward the Horde has made the loa forsake him. Bwonsamdi showed him various visions, including a future of Vol'jin using the Horde to destroy the Alliance and turning the Horde into an empire that would rival even the ancient troll civilizations. The Death Loa wished Vol'jin would use his influence to create as much strife and war as possible, for that would mean more souls would be sent to the other side on his behalf. Vol'jin refused to go down the path of the Zandalari conquerors, believing it was not the Darkspear way. Vol'jin eventually proved his conviction and reaffirmed his identity, regaining both Bwonsamdi's respect and his powers.

Bwonsambi received the souls Vol'jin sent from the battles between the Shado-Pan and the Thunder King's forces with great satisfaction. At the end of the war, Vol'jin's companion Tyrathan Khort was near death. Vol'jin pleaded with Bwonsamdi to spare Tyrathan. The loa complied, knowing he would have his soul now or later, it did not matter.

Quotes

Vol'jin kneels at the skull pile and begins a chant.
Bwonsamdi appears.
Bwonsamdi yells: WHO BE STIRRIN'UP MY BONES? Dem's Bwonsamdi's charges, and not ta be touched!
Vol'jin yells: I be Vol'jin, Son of Sen'jin, here ta ask your aid, o great Bwonsamdi.
Bwonsamdi yells: I know who ya are, shadow hunter. An' I know what ya WANT. But what makes you tink I'm gonna help YOU? Ain't a wise ting, callin' me from the Other Side...
Vol'jin yells: I ain't askin' for me alone, Great Spirit, but on behalf of da Darkspear Tribe... on behalf of me PEOPLE.
Bwonsamdi yells: Darkspear... it been a long time since I heard de drums... since I drank de ritual offerings. I be watchin' over your dead, Vol'jin, and for NOTHIN'. Why have de Darkspear forsaken Bwonsamdi, eh?
Vol'jin yells: We were driven away, Great Spirit. Hexmaster Zalazane took de Isles from us... drove us mad, made us fight one another. De only trolls left in de Echo Isles are his mindless voodoo slaves.
Bwonsamdi yells: Zalazane...
Vol'jin yells: Aid us, Bwonsamdi! Help us regain our home! Return de Darkspear to de Isles and hear your drums again! Drink your ritual offerings once more! Dis, as de Son of Sen'jin, I swear.
Bwonsamdi yells: Hrmmm. Time ta see how bad ya want dis, shadow hunter. Time ta see if you be WORTHY.
A battle errupts and the party emerges victorious.
Bwonsamdi yells: Ya tink ya got what it takes ta face ME? Give up, shadow hunter!
Bwonsamdi enters the fray.
Bwonsamdi yells: ENOUGH! You got some BIG mojo, Vol'jin. maybe you worth helpin' after all...
Vol'jin yells: Not me, Great Spirit. Me TRIBE.
Bwonsamdi says: Go to de old village, across de water. Take it back. I'll help ya den.
The party moves to the main isle. A battle errupts, Jun'do the Traitor is finally killed.
Bwonsamdi yells: Spirits of de Darkspear... ARISE! Take up de ancient masks, take up de bloody spears... you be followin' VOL'JIN, now!
Bwonsamdi yells: Now GO! Use me boon wisely.
Zalazane yells: No matter! I can't be touched. No living ting can make its way trough dis barrier! Da Echo Isles be Zalazane's ta rule, shadow hunter! Now, and FOREVER!
Bwonsamdi yells: BWAH HAH HAH HAH HAH!
Zalazane yells: Who... who dat be?
Bwonsamdi yells: ZALAZANE. What you tikin' dat which be mine? De Darkspear dead are MY domain, sorcerer... and now you gonna be one of dem!
Zalazane's shield is dispelled.
Zalazane yells: No! No... NOOO!
Zalazane explodes.
Vol'jin says: A fittin' end for so foul a troll. Bwonsamdi; you have my tanks, and dat of all de Darkspear. We will continue to honor you, as is proper.
Bwonsamdi says: It'll be good to hear de Darkspear drums once more. You take care now, Son of Sen'jin. Bwonsamdi will be waitin' for ya... on de Other Side...

Notes

  • Bwonsamdi is the only Loa that the Darkspears are known to have worshiped since moving to the Echo Isles who differs from the traditional Gurubashi Loa.
  • Bwonsamdi seems to be inspired by the real Haitian Loa Baron Samedi. The RPG mentions another troll Loa inspired by Baron Samedi known as Samedi.
  • Bwonsamdi is voiced by Dave Fennoy.
  • Despite being the caretaker of deceased trolls, he is willing to put other races into his care. When Vol'jin tried to negotiate to him to spare Tyrathan Khort, he told him it is not Vol'jin's authority to decide who he will take and who does not. It is likely that he took some deceased pandaren and mogu to his care during the Shado-Pan Monastery battle.

Speculation

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  • Because of the similarities between the troll loa Samedi and Bwonsamdi, it is possible that the two are one and the same, just being addressed by different variations of his name.

Patch changes

Event activated September 7/8, 2010.

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