Soggoth the Slitherer
Herald of the Old Gods
|Affiliation(s)||Old Gods' forces|
|Location||Master's Glaive, Darkshore|
Soggoth the Slitherer, also known as the Slithering One, was an enormous herald of the Old Gods that was slain by the stone giant long ago. Soggoth's remains can be found at the Master's Glaive in Darkshore.
According to , the Master's Glaive was the site of an ancient battle. The titans sent twenty of their stone giants against Soggoth. Of those twenty giants, only one survived. The tablets say that , the largest of the stone giants, allowed himself to be entangled by Soggoth's tendrils -- just long enough to be lifted close enough to the creature's skull and within reach of Kronn's mighty sword.
In the wake of the Shattering of Azeroth, the Twilight's Hammer cult sought to resurrect Soggoth. However, due to interference of the ancients and the Alliance, they were only able to resurect a small remnant of the dread being. During the battle that followed, Alliance adventurers were able to slay Soggoth's avatar, putting an end to the Slitherer and saving Darkshore.
Soggoth's remains as they appeared prior to the Cataclysm.
Soggoth's remains as they appear after the Cataclysm.
Another view of the Master's Glaive.
- Much like , Soggoth's name may be inspired by the Outer God Yog-Sothoth from H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.
- Alternatively, the name may be a reference to the shoggoths, enormous, shape-shifting slime creatures also found in the Cthulhu Mythos.
- The remains at the Master's Glaive bear a striking similarity to the murals depicting the Old God .
- Soggoth appears as a legendary card in the Whispers of the Old Gods expansion for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Its flavor text reads: "Don't tell Soggoth, but in the future he gets totally owned by the Master's Glaive and his skull becomes a tourist attraction."