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The Faithless, also known as the Faithless empire or the sethrak empire, (sometimes capitalized as the Sethrak Empire) are a force of militant sethrak led by Emperor Korthek. Having turned away from the sethrak's loa Sethraliss, the Faithless and their emperor seek to conquer all of Zandalar and will not stop until they have conquered the world. They have allied themselves with the forces of General Jakra'zet of the Zanchuli Council with the shared goal of breaking the seal on the great pyramid of Atul'Aman and unleashing the monstrosity within in order to conquer Zuldazar.
The Faithless' leader Korthek was once one of the Keepers — sethrak charged with protecting Atul'Aman, the tomb housing the corpse of Mythrax the Unraveler after he was defeated by Sethraliss. However, as the sands continued to spread, Korthek grew hungry for war and plotted to unearth Mythrax and use him as a weapon to conquer Zandalar. He raised an army of like-minded sethrak, and they began to slaughter those who opposed them. Keeper Sulthis was the first to fall, but not before safeguarding one of the three keystones required to break the seal on Atul'Aman. The Devoted who were still loyal to Sethraliss, led by Keeper Vorrik, were forced out of their home and into hiding. They have been fighting the Faithless ever since. Since Korthek's betrayal, the Faithless have brought war upon the lands in search of the remaining keys to Atul'Aman, and the Sanctuary of the Devoted has become the last bastion for the Devoted.
In ages past, the Faithless attacked the Port of Zem'lan, which was under the control of Pirate-King Zem'lan and his Zandalari pirates. Refusing to let the sethrak take his home, Zem'lan used a set of cursed idols to transform his crew into skeletons, allowing them to retain control of the port for all eternity.
In the current day, one force of Faithless led by Fangcaller Sraka mercilessly attacked a vulpera caravan at the Abandoned Burrows. Another group, headed by Overseer Nerzet, scoured the ruins of Zul'Ahjin in search of Keeper Sulthis' keystone. The sethrak have taken to subjugating anyone they can as slaves.
The majority of generic sethrak mobs affiliated with the Faithless use the same set of voiced quotes that can be spoken upon aggro and death.
- For the Emperor!
- For the glory of the sethrak empire!
- Let your death be a lesson to the others!
- Like sand, you will be scattered and forgotten!
- Our empire's dawn is your extinction!
- The sands will swallow you!
- We have dominion over all!
- We will eradicate you like insects!
- You cannot stop the sands from spreading!
- You will shatter like glass!
- Your lands are next to fall!
- I failed you... Korthek...
- My death... will be... avenged...
- My life... for the empire...
- The sands... will spread...
- This cannot be...
- This is not... the end...
- We will not... be stopped...
- You have not... won...