Tomb of Sargeras
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The Tomb of Sargeras is a building on the Broken Shore in the Broken Isles that was used by the Guardian Aegwynn to contain the corpse of the Avatar of Sargeras after she defeated it, 800 years before the First War. After having been submerged under the sea for centuries it was raised to the surface by Gul'dan during the Second War, but the warlock was torn apart by the demonic guardians within before he could claim the power contained in the Tomb. Later still, during the Third War, the structure was visited by Illidan Stormrage in search of the Eye of Sargeras.
Originally, the building that would become known as the Tomb of Sargeras was the Temple of Elune in the night elf city of Suramar. During the War of the Ancients, the Burning Legion attempted to open a second portal besides the one at the Well of Eternity in the temple in order to attack the night elves on two fronts. The Pillars of Creation were used by the night elves to close the portal and put several seals on the temple. During the Great Sundering, it and most of Suramar were blasted under the sea. Millennia later, Aegwynn would battle and defeat the Avatar of Sargeras and imprisoned its corpse within the sunken ruins, giving the tomb its new name. Aegwynn warded the tomb so no Azerothian race could enter it, and this is why the spirit of Sargeras that was possessing Medivh later summoned the Old Horde to Azeroth in the first place - orcs were unaffected.
Centuries after Aegwynn's battle, the tomb was raised during the Second War by Gul'dan as a new island. Gul'dan believed that the body of Sargeras contained the power to make him a god (it was in fact the promise of the Tomb of Sargeras that led Gul'dan to first open the Dark Portal). The warlock led his entire army, formed by the Stormreaver and Twilight's Hammer clans, to the islands, thus taking away about a third of the Horde's entire standing forces. This action ultimately led to the Horde's defeat in Lordaeron. Gul'dan himself was later torn apart by the Tomb's demonic guardians, at the very threshold of the Eye Chamber, and his armies destroyed by the enraged Black Tooth Grin clan. The Black Tooth Grin forces were led by Rend and Maim Blackhand, and had been sent by Orgrim Doomhammer, who had been forced to cancel the Horde's assault on Lordaeron in order to deal with Gul'dan's treachery.
Eventually, Teron Gorefiend sent one of his lieutenants, Ragnok Bloodreaver, to accompany Tagar Spinebreaker, Fenris Wolfbrother and their warriors to the Tomb of Sargeras. Their mission was to locate and retrieve the Jeweled Scepter of Sargeras. Once inside the tomb, they were confronted by a demon, whom they promptly slew. The demon held the scepter, and it was recovered. It was then that Ragnok, the death knight, threatened the orcs with death if they did not help him retrieve the Eye of Sargeras. Fenris was adamant, however, and Ragnok was forced to reconsider his decision to venture into the Chamber of the Eye.
Many years later, the tomb was visited by Illidan Stormrage who was searching for the Eye of Sargeras to destroy Northrend on Kil'jaeden's orders. Maiev Shadowsong tried to stop him from claiming the Eye, but Illidan collapsed the chamber on top of her, setting off a chain reaction that started the collapsing of the entire building. However, Maiev managed to escape.
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An alternate version of Gul'dan would later make his way to the Tomb and open the way for the Burning Legion to fully invade Azeroth once again, in an invasion that dwarfed even the War of the Ancients.
The Tomb of Sargeras is going to be a raid in Patch 7.2. The last boss will be Kil'jaeden, and the penultimate one the fallen and empty husk of the Avatar of Sargeras. The upper part of the Tomb will be a separate 4-boss dungeon.
The Tomb had at least 3 side entrances.
- Wrathguard Dreadblades
- Felguard Invaders
- Grinning Shadowstalkers
- Felstalker Dreadhounds
- Mo'arg Spinebreakers
- Winged Nightmares
- Intermediary Legion leaders attacking the Alliance, including Carnivore, Lochaber, Doomlord Kazrok, Brogozog, Felwing, Soulchaser, Makaan the Malevolent, Lord Perdition, Smashspite the Hateful, Geth'xun, Pilik, Imp Mother Fecunda, Hakkar the Houndmaster, Vaultwarden Umbra, The Overseer, Lord Kra'vos, Blerg and Fel Lord Dakuur. On the ridge, other Legion leaders attacking the Horde, including Darkmagus Drazzok, Harbinger Drel'nathar, Gorgoloth, Fel Lord Kaz'ral, Mazgoroth, Arch Magus Zyrel, Dread Knight Zak'gal, Flamecaller Vezrah, Flameweaver Verathix, Arch Magus Velysra, Harbinger Faraleth and Darkmagus Falo'reth. These ones would later be regional leaders during the Legion Invasions. The Horde side was also attacked by three Legion ships summoned by Vizuul the Twisted.
- Superior Legion leaders attacking the Alliance, including but not limited to Gul'dan, Aargoss, Arkethrax, Azoran, Balnazzar, Brutallus, Dantalionax, Destromath, Grand Summoner Abraxeton, Grand Warlock Alythess, Lady Sacrolash, Gravax the Desecrator, Kathra'Natir, Lady Keletress, Lady Ran'zara, Lord Jaraxxus, Mal'Ganis, Malgalor, Malinoth, Mephistroth, Oublion, Overseer Lykill, Sathrovarr the Corruptor, Talixae Flamewreath and Tichondrius.
- In Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, the tomb did not appear as a building on the map, and was portrayed in a cinematic as an actual subterranean, relatively primitive stone tomb.
- In Beyond the Dark Portal, a Dalaran expedition was depicted as having reached the area. They had built internment camps for the Old Horde survivors there, and had sealed the entry of the Tomb with two elven runestones and numerous soldiers.
- When the location was revisited in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, it appeared as an ornate building at the heart of the ruins of Suramar.
- The Tomb of Sargeras, at least in its The Frozen Throne appearance in a sunken city, could have been inspired by the legend of the sunken city of R'lyeh from the Cthulhu Mythos, or the legendary undersea city of Atlantis.
- Gul'dan summons a lot of demon commanders during the battle for the Broken Shore, but originally several more were intended to appear among their brethren: Anetheron, Garnoth and Lord Hel'nurath.
- Even though Aegwynn warded the tomb so no Azerothian race could enter, night elves and naga later entered it without being stopped. It is possible that when the Tomb was raised by Gul'dan or re-entered by Illidan, they disabled the protection.
The Tomb during the Second War.
The Tomb during the Invasion of Draenor.
The Tomb during the battle for the Broken Shore.
- ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1
- ^ Blizzcon 2015 | Alex Afrasiabi Legion behind the scenes!!
- ^ Dave Kosak on Twitter
- ^ The Tomb of Sargeras (WC2 Orc)
- ^ Tides of Darkness
- ^ The Tomb of Sargeras (WC2x Orc)
- ^ The Broken Isles (Warcraft III)
- ^ Beyond the Dark Portal
- ^ a b The Broken Isles (Warcraft III)
- ^ The Tomb of Sargeras
- ^ World of Warcraft Expansion Unveiling at Gamescom – Live Stream August 6
- ^ The Tomb of Sargeras (WC2x Orc)