The main cast and the legend of World of Warcraft: Dragonflights are explained

The main cast and the legend of World of Warcraft: Dragonflights are explained ...

Players in World of Warcraft have been wading through uncharted territory for some time now, working their way through the Shadowlands. Dragonflight, the next expansion, which is currently in beta, seems to be undergoing a narrative reset. Players are returning to Azeroth, and the Dragon Isles seem to be the site of some good old-fashioned fantasy adventures.

Everything is never quite as simple in a long-running and narratively lengthy game as World of Warcraft. Blizzard is reintroducing many old plot threads and reintroducing older characters, according to one article. If youve been following Azeroth for a while, here's all you need to know about the character of the next expansion.

[Ed. note: This article contains small spoilers from Public Test Realm content.]

Since Shadowlands, each expansion has covered a chronological window of around one to two years, and things have changed. Characters have been resting and healing, and Azeroth has emerged from the rut of constant, unceasing conflicts and war. What do all of the major players have to say?

The Horde and Alliance

The Horde is in a very interesting narrative position thanks to the long and sometimes terrible story of Sylvanas Windrunner that unfolded during Battle for Azeroth. The Horde has made peace with the Alliance, but it does not change the factions' violent past, as they committed genocide, burning Teldrassil and killing all who lived there. Thats something the narrative tries to wrestle with, and the Horde characters are in an awkward position right now.

The Alliance, on the other hand, hasnt made any structural changes. Theyre still a monarchy headed by a High King. Anduin Wrynn, Warcrafts soft, sweet boy, is still somewhat traumatized by the events of Battle for Azeroth and Shadowlands, so hes taking a leave of absence. Turalyon, a war hero from 1995's Warcraft 2, who only reappeared in 2016's Legion, has developed into a type of

Overall, the two factions are at peace. Players from both sides can even play together right now. This suggests we need some sort of adversary after all, as the old joke goes, it's the Warcraft franchise.

Oops!All Dragons!

The expansion is called Dragonflight, and there are plenty of dragons on the way: the Red, Blue, Green, Bronze, and Black Dragonflights, as well as their leaders and Aspects. At the end of Cataclysm, the Dragon Aspects gave up most of their power to defeat Deathwing, the maddening Aspect of the Black Dragonflight; dragons are no longer infertile, and were in the new age of dragons.

Alexstrasza, the Dragon Queen and Aspect of the Red Dragonflight, will be one of the main quest givers and NPCs we travel with. She's been a big part of the franchise since the RTS games, and she's generally a nice person. In Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm, she even took some time to rescue a lost soul from the undeath.

Kalecgos, the Aspect of Magic and leader of the Blue Dragonflight, is relatively unexplored. She was first introduced in a manga back in 2005, and she later dated Jaina Proudmoore, but she is a blank slate. Merithra of the Dream is the new leader of the Green Dragonflight. She saved Yseras soul by binding it to the realm of Ardenweald in Shadowlands.

The previous two leaders are the most interesting. Wrathion is the son of the aforementioned evil, maddening Deathwing, and he is on a mission to restore his Dragonflight. The issue is that Wrathion is young, impulsive, and tends to run with an idea rather than checking in with his friends.

Nozdormu, the Bronze Aspect, is the character who was taught back in Cataclysm that Nozdormu would fall to corruption and try to alter all of the universe's timelines... but there's a literal time bomb in that character that might go off during Dragonflight.

The Aspects, Horde, and Alliance are collaborating to eliminate threats like Primal Proto-Drakes and their elementalist cults, as well as uncovering the secrets of a new playable race, the Dracthyr, who appeared to be a hidden science experiment that Deathwing finally released onto the world.

The Dragon Isles itself seems to be a decent base for Dragonflight, and our journey to the Dragon Isles seems to be more adventurous and optimistic than the first few expansions. However, there are a few hidden narrative mines carefully placed by the authors in characters like Nozdormu and Turalyon that will likely cause problems sooner or later. After all, players need to raid something for their sweet loot.