Talk:Ruins of Silvermoon

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"The Scourge smashed through the Elfgates defending Silvermoon from attackers, and destroyed the Rangers of Silvermoon, led by Sylvanas Windrunner, before finally reaching Sunstrider Isle and placing Kel'Thuzad's rotted corpse into the holy waters of the Sunwell. Kel'Thuzad was resurrected as a powerful lich, and the waters of Eternity forever corrupted."

I'm fairly certain that Sunstrider Isle was not the location of the Sunwell. The Sunwell was located in the Sunwell Grove on another island north of the Quel'Thalas mainland. -Saranus

You're right. The sunwell is/was located on the Sunwell Plateau, an island further north, and a zone that will be implemented at a later point. Note that Well Watcher Solanian is located on Sunstrider Isle, and stares north across from there towards where the plateau will be located. ---- Varghedin.jpg Varghedin  talk / contribs 08:11, 20 January 2007 (EST)

Ruins red?

Why are the Silvermoon Ruins red?? Did the blood elves go and paint the destroyed buildings during the blood renovation? -Blackmorsel

*snicker* I nearly died when I saw the ruins. They could have chosen any color other than red, like mint green in Warcraft III. --Super Bhaal 21:19, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
Laziness/oversight.--SWM2448 21:44, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
...on the part of the Blood Elves or the developers? I suppose the Blood Elves could have used magic to paint the ruins, since they seem to use magic for everything else. You know, like that one episode of The Simpsons where people kept asking Lucy Lawless questions and she kept replying with "wizards"? --Super Bhaal 23:24, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
Sorry for the confution, I ment the developers. :(--SWM2448 23:53, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
Though this is a very late entry, I'd just like to point out to any who may be reading this convo that Thalassian buildings may have always been red lorewise (not necessarily a retcon - W3 mission colors are hardly lore, and have you seen any teal night elves recently?); and their hue was possibly just another poetic reason for why the "blood elf" moniker was so readily adopted. But more than this, I believe that it was a creative decision: the developers intentions were that the zone had to to look cohesive; teal ruins beside new red buildings would look somewhat mismatched. They were hardly lazy - was it really necessary to give the elven buildings in Allerian Stronghold their own distinct color scheme? And how many Sin'dorei ruins are there in comparison to Quel'dorei ruins anyway? The latter surely outnumber the former. --User:Vorbis/Sig 15:11, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
Personally I'd think they would have had a variety of colors. According to Lands of Conflict the one thing all the buildings in Silvermoon region had in common was the buildings were built of white stone and living plants (branches and ivy growing accross the walls). They had nothing against red color when they were high elves. There was no idealogical reason not to use red. So they certainly would have used red. BTW you don't see the palace in Warcraft III, and most of the buildings you do see get destroyed. So teal buildings not existing later on makes sense. As for building that houses the well of eternity if you read Ultimate Edition of the Sunwell Trilogy, you'll see it red when it was first built. As for the blue color in Allerian Stronghold? I'm not sure but that might be a nod back to color scheme in Warcraft II? Anyone remember what her faction color was?Baggins (talk) 17:58, 9 March 2009 (UTC)