World of Warcraft: Chronicle

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World of Warcraft: Chronicle (or simply the Warcraft Chronicle) is a series that attempts to codify, tighten up and clarify the history of Warcraft.[1] There are three volumes.[2] Information that is left out from the Chronicles and originate from canon sources is still considered canon.[3]

Chronicle is the "Warcraft Book of Cain" that was first mentioned by Chris Metzen at the Mists of Pandaria launch party in 2012,[4] which refers to the book released alongside Diablo III that covered the Diablo universe's lore. According to Micky Neilson, the book is like a bible with illustrations.[5] Chronicle is checked by internal readers and Blizzard's historians.[6]

Matt Burns hinted on several occasions that there may be more volumes in the future,[7] but for now, the third volume, despite ending with "To be continued..." like the first two, is the final one. In late 2018, it was re-confirmed that despite the series having had a really good reception, there are no plans for an eventual continuation.[8]


Possible future subjects

These subjects were stated to be possibly covered in future volumes.


  • The lore section of the Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne game manual is also called "Chronicle."
  • Chronicle is part of the game continuity and should not be confused with the tie-in novel to the movie.[33]
  • According to Matt Burns, Chronicle Volume 2 has a very high-up view of the first great wars compared to the original games so their unmentioned battles and events still could have happened.[34][35] Furthermore, some events in Chronicle Volume 3 were left out due to already being told in other books/manuals.[36]