Equip: Grants the Thal'kiel's Consumption ability, which dispatches Thal'Kiel to torment an enemy.
"When finally Thal'kiel emerged, he was changed. He had aged by centuries, alone in the dark with his thoughts and his thralls. His back was twisted and stooped, and there was an odd glimmer in his eye. He summoned his Wakeners, and we answered the call..."
Before the eredar served the titanSargeras, one of their greatest leaders, Thal'kiel, had unprecedented skill with summoning and binding magics. Driven by ambition, he reached into the Void and was answered with knowledge of dark creatures unlike any the eredar had seen before. Thal'kiel's apprentice, Archimonde, discovered his master's dark pact and revealed it to Thal'kiel's fellow rulers, who banded together to strike Thal'kiel down. After his defeat, they had his skull gilded and placed on display as a warning. Today the dreadlordMephistroth uses it to enhance his ability to summon and command demon armies for the Legion.
To dominate, or not to dominate? That is the question.
Do you need a hand? Because I don't have one.
When equipped, certain places, characters and events can trigger Thal'kiel to say or whisper things to the player, similarly to [Xal'atath, Blade of the Black Empire]. All of them are voice acted.
Thal'kiel whispers: Look upon the monstrosity before you. The Legion had no part in its creation. No, this creature is the volley of the titans designs. (unknown)
Killing a target
Did it even try?
The soul of that one would be useful.
Fall before your masters!
Another weakling falls!
Well, that brought back some unpleasant memories.
The feeling is mutual.
This one bears partial blame for me being in this form! He will not escape my wrath, but there are others far more responsible who must be dealt with first. (to Velen, in the Exodar)
This one reminds me of a felguard. Big, strong, and stupid. (General Xakal))
Keep me away from that thing! I don't need my magic to be drained again! (Ivanyr)
Interesting... what a creative use of residual soul energy! We must remember to research this technique! (Amalgam of Souls)
This one has drank deeply of the fel. It's unfortunate we don't have time to see if she can bound like any other demon. (Illysanna Ravencrest)
Well, well, if it isn't my particle student, Talixae. She was missing when the vindicators put me in chains and slew the rest of my disciples. I look forward to witnessing her death. (Talixae Flamewreath)
In early Alpha, the Skull was classified as a Staff.
Unlike other offhands, the Skull cannot be sheathed and will float arround the warlock as long as it is equipped.
The initial description of the Skull on the official website for the weapon made it rather unclear as to the timeline of events in which Thal'kiel started summoning demons, when he was killed, and when Sargeras made contact. The way it was described made it seem as if Archimonde was already a demon lord prior to Sargeras' arrival. It has since been changed to give a better understanding of how events transpired, as well as establishing that Archimonde was Thal'kiel's apprentice.
The website's old description of the Skull was: Before the eredar served the titan Sargeras, one of their greatest leaders, Thal'kiel, had unprecedented skill with summoning and binding magics. Driven by ambition, he reached into the Void and was answered with knowledge of dark creatures unlike any the eredar had seen before. His audacious power grab infuriated the demon lord Archimonde, who struck him down, then had his skull gilded and placed on display as a warning. Today the dreadlord Mephistroth uses it to enhance his ability to summon and command demon armies for the Legion.
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