Gorribal

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Gorribal from Shadows & Light.

Gorribal the Dark Seether is a sword that was forged from one of the two Shatterbound fragments of Gorshalach. Wielded by Sargeras, this weapon embodies the darkness that exists in all beings, even noble ones. If this weapon is ever combined with the other fragment, which has been reforged into Taeshalach, then Gorshalach will be reborn, although this can only be done by a non-evil being.[1]

Speculation

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Sargeras cleaving a planet with a different-looking sword in Chronicle Volume 1.
  • Sargeras's weapon described in The Sundering might have been Gorribal given the fact it was a broken blade upon which he impaled Broxigar in the jagged tip.[2][3]
  • World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 established that, rather than the RPG's origins, Sargeras and Aggramar's weapons were always separate blades and shattered in a duel against each other when Sargeras betrayed the Pantheon.[4] However, since Aggramar's sword is still named Taeshalach in canon,[5] the name Gorribal may still be canon too. It's also possible that Sargeras' shattered sword may have kept its original name, Gorshalach.
  • Sargeras conjured an unbroken blade with which to stab Azeroth as he was being pulled by the titans into the Seat of the Pantheon. It looks nearly identical to the previous depictions of what is presumed to be Gorribal, except perhaps for the lack of an eye in the hilt, here appearing as just an orb of energy. This sword looks completely different than the one he was wielding prior to his corruption in the Warcraft Saga and Chronicle Volume 1 artwork. That sword may presumably be Gorshalach.

Images

References

  1. ^ Shadows & Light, pg. 173
  2. ^ The Sundering, pg. 323
  3. ^ The Sundering, pg. 307: "Then, the titan raised one arm and in it Brox beheld a long, wicked sword the upper half of whose blade had been broken off. What remained was jagged and still very capable of slaying"
  4. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 50
  5. ^ Aggramar adventure guide