Many tales have been told of Azeroth in the lead-up to the release of World of Warcraft: Legion. In case you missed any of it, we’ve rounded up the books, animated shorts, and other sources of lore for you here.
Illidan – The Novel
Learn the true reason Illidan was at the Black Temple, and gain a greater understanding of Azeroth's new demon hunter saviors in this look at their past.
Illidan Stormrage is one of the most powerful beings ever to walk the lands of Azeroth. He is also one of the least understood. Behind his legend, beneath his enigmatic mission, lies a brilliant mind whose machinations are comprehended by few—and trusted by even fewer. Illidan’s righteous reign of justice and vengeance has begun.
In these animated shorts, you'll learn more about three key figures in Azeroth's tale: Khadgar, Gul'dan, and Illidan.
World of Warcraft: Legion Comics 1 - 4
Tying into the new expansion storylines, the World of Warcraft: Legion comics tell the tales of four moments in time leading up to the events at the Broken Shore.
World of Warcraft: Legion #1—"Magni: Fault Lines"
It has been four years since the dwarf king Magni Bronzebeard was cursed as he sought to protect his world, frozen as a solid diamond statue at the center of Old Ironforge. In our new Legion digital comic, "Fault Lines," he emerges from his crystal slumber with a dire warning of dark times to come. But will his daughter, Moira, be able to set aside the pain of her past to forgive Magni and help unite her people?
World of Warcraft: Legion #2—"Nightborne: Twilight of Suramar"
Deep within the night elven city of Suramar, home of the nightborne, the orc warlock Gul'dan issues a terrifying ultimatum: surrender the Nightwell, the source of their power, or see their homeland crushed beneath the heel of the Burning Legion. As evil descends, the grand magistrix must decide whether to trust her enemy or risk all to stand strong.
As the Burning Legion advances across the land, the chieftains of Highmountain gather for a momentous summit. An ancient artifact, the mystic Hammer of Khaz'goroth, may hold the power to protect their territory, but will betrayal threaten the tribes from within?
In “Anduin: Son of the Wolf,” a letter from Anduin’s father, King Varian, speaks of ill times ahead, prompting the young ruler to ponder leadership and responsibility. Anduin must face his fears and decide if he can defend Azeroth while still keeping true to his beliefs.
The Tomb of Sargeras: Prelude to World of Warcraft: Legion Audio Drama
The fate of Azeroth hangs in the balance as Gul’dan and Khadgar clash in this four-part audio drama, written by Robert Brooks and narrated by Steven Pacey.