World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2

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World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2
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March 14, 2017



Retail price

US: 35.99
UK: £27.17

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World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2 is the second installment of the World of Warcraft: Chronicle series. It covers the history of Draenor and the events of the First and Second Wars, ending with Draenor's transformation into Outland.


Blizzard Entertainment and Dark Horse Books are thrilled to present the next installment of the wildly popular World of Warcraft Chronicle series. Volume 2 will reveal more sought-after details about the game universe's history and mythology. Showcasing lush, all-new artwork from fan favorites such as Peter Lee, Joseph Lacroix, and Alex Horley, this tome is sure to please all fans--casual and collector alike.[1]


World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2 is divided into the following sections:

Subjects covered



The following are mentioned in the book's index but never appear in the actual text.


  • According to Matt Burns, Chronicle Volume 2 has a very high-up view of the first great wars compared to the original games so their unmentioned battles and events still could have happened.[22][23]
  • The island of Balor was intentionally left out of the maps because Blizzard didn't want to nail down its definitive location yet.[24]
  • The index of the book features an easter egg entry - "dreadlord, see Jaina Proudmoore".

Retcons & inconsistencies

  • Aegwynn's and Arcanagos' backstory was slightly changed.
  • Rukhmar and the high arakkoa were originally stated to use a form of solar magic similar to druids, but now instead use the Light. Still she is associated with the sun.
  • It was originally implied by several sources that the events of the Warlords of Draenor web comic Blackhand — wherein Blackhand is engulfed by the elements upon attempting to retrieve the Doomhammer from a pool of lava, leaving him disfigured and with a hand of molten stone — were canonical for the main universe as well. However, Chronicle Volume 2 artwork depicts him as similar to his design in the Warcraft movie, with full hair and a tattooed black hand instead of a stone one. Matt Burns explained that Blizzard had ultimately decided to move away from Blackhand's Warlords of Draenor design and backstory; the main universe Blackhand may still have helped Orgrim retrieve the Doomhammer, but he was not consumed by fire.[25][26]


Charts and maps

Alternate art



  1. ^ Amazon
  2. ^ Matt Burns on Twitter
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  7. ^ Micky Neilson on Twitter
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  11. ^ Matt Burns on Twitter
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  16. ^ Micky Neilson on Twitter
  17. ^ Matt Burns on Twitter
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  24. ^ Matt Burns on Twitter: "We left it out because we didn't want to nail down the location. Some things we leave out of the book because we want to leave them open. Also since we never mention Balor in the text leaving it out wouldn't have caused any confusion with the story."
  25. ^ Matt Burns on Twitter (2017-03-11). Retrieved on 2017-03-16. “Yeah that was something we ultimately decided to go away from in Chronicle. Not to say he didn't help Orgrim get the--
  26. ^ Matt Burns on Twitter (2017-03-11). Retrieved on 2017-03-16. “--hammer back, but just the stuff related to him being "consumed" in fire.

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