Jade Lotus

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NeutralThe Jade Lotus
Jade Lotus.jpg
Symbol of the Jade Lotus.
Main leader

 Aya Blackpaw (de facto)
 White Eyes (ostensibly)

Race(s)
Character classes
Base of operations

Gadgetzan Museum of Ancient Artifacts

Theater of operations
Status

Active

"Members of the Jade Lotus family excel in the ancient arts of stealth, assassination, and turning murlocs into finjas. Yeah, I said finjas. Don’t give me that look. I didn’t come up with that name. Rumor has it they’re meddling with some sort of ancestral juju and hitting the local art and relic exhibits—I don’t know how true that is, but I’ll tell you one thing: the statues outside their business are really creepy."[1]

The Jade Lotus are one of the three crime factions active in Gadgetzan in the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan expansion for Hearthstone. They are a family of assassins that move unseen by night, as well as masters of the mystical and martial arts.[2]

Most of the Jade Lotus is made up of races that came from the distant shores of Pandariapandaren, hozen, mantid, jinyu and even virmen. They have found disciples in Gadgetzan, teaching their ways to eager new students. The family consists of rogues, shaman and druids that own the shadows, command ancient spirits and bend the forces of nature to their will.[3]

An immense pandaren warrior known as White Eyes leads the Jade Lotus' operations, but unbeknownst to even most of the Jade Lotus' own members, he is not the leader of the organization. Instead, he is merely a figurehead, and the sworn bodyguard and servant of Aya Blackpaw, the last heir of the wealthy Blackpaw family and the true leader of the organization. Using the Gadgetzan Museum of Ancient Artifacts as her headquarters, Aya issues orders to the rest of the Lotus through her loyal servant whilst shrouding her activities behind her family's reputation as generous philanthropists.[2][3]

Most denizens of Gadgetzan believe the Lotus to be criminals and mere thieves and assassins, and whisper fearfully of them in taverns and alleyways throughout the city. The Jade Lotus' one purpose in the town has been to steal jade and jade artifacts from all over Azeroth, but not for wealth. Instead, the Lotus' secret lies in how the magic within the stones can be drawn forth to create Jade Golems, powerful living statues that do the faction's bidding. Many of the organization's members have been granted trinkets that can summon these warriors in the blink of an eye. Each Jade Golem they summon arrives more powerful than the last, and soon the Lotus are planning to unleash them upon Gadgetzan.[3]

Known members

Trivia

  • The Jade Lotus card back was rewarded for achieving Rank 20 in Ranked Season 33, which took place during December 2016. The flavor text reads: "The Jade Lotus is the newest of the three groups vying for Gadgetzan. They're hip with today's criminal youth."

References

  1. ^ Blizzard Entertainment Blizzard Entertainment 2016-11-04. Extra! Extra! Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Revealed!. Retrieved on 2016-12-08.
  2. ^ a b BlizzCon 2016, Mean Streets of Gadgetzan - Hearthstone What's New Panel
  3. ^ a b c Blizzard Entertainment Daxxarri 2016-11-21. Secrets of the Jade Lotus. Retrieved on 2016-12-09.