!14,15,16,17Aethanel always attacks her Frozen victims with an Ice Shard.
I'm excited for this raid!
I honestly saw the Cursed Lovers thing as a weird reflection of Azshara and N’zoth’s whole ‘relationship’. Bear in mind, I am not saying there’s any ‘love’ between them, but there are some parallels. Azshara’s past attempt to marry Sargeras due to the promise of power and her legit awestruck ‘Magnificent’ at having beheld the Black Empire certainly bring to mind that she has a lust for power. Lust is the lesser corruption of ‘love’.“Their eyes long for one another” - N’zoth in Warbrngers noted he’d been observing and watching Azshara for 1000 years, seeing in her the means to become free. After the pact, Azshara had 10,000 years of the visions of the Black Empire being in her mind’s eye (as she mentions during the campaign that “N’zoth’s visions (were) becoming more tangible”), and the way she says “we’ve been waiting so very long for this moment” is just a hint of that desire she’s had for 10,000 years.Where the Cursed Lovers ‘longing’ is of tragic romance, the ‘longing’ expressed by Azshara and N’zoth is a gross lust for power and selfish desire.“Their gaze incurs calamity” - a more straightforward allusion to how of course, N’zoth’s various eye/gaze-based mechanics from Crucible, and generally being represented as an evil eyeball as Old Gods are. However I also think it alludes to how it was when N’zoth became aware of Azshara, and Azshara became aware of N’zoth, that their mutual observation and awareness of each other was the beginning of the ‘calamity’ that befell the Highborne, and the rise of the Black Empire.
You know, I just had a thought: this could end up being a route to giving Highborne as an Allied Race. I know Blood Elves, they'd never do it, etc. but as we've seen they're quite willing to throw anything they've previously said right out the window (Classic anyone?). Especially if Ion or whoever is the barrier for bringing High Elves as an allied race were to leave or capitulate, they could end up writing something into the game whereby eliminating Azshara somehow "frees" them to join us. I'm not one of these fanatics and don't really even care about it that much, but it's just a thought that occured to me after the discussion of Highborne culture, etc. from this raid.
What if Aethanel and Cyranus are placeholders for two characters we already know? ... Like Malfurion and Tyrande...Calling it now!
OH Bizzard funny as hell
Could the lovers be the Alliance and the Horde? I had thought that's where the article was headed, but it never got there. Every time we try and team up, there's a tragic event that keeps us at war. Our gaze (attempts at peace) cause calamity.
"Throughout Battle for Azeroth, Azeroth has meddled in the politics of Kul Tiras and Zandalar, helping Lady Ashvane and Zul with their respective coups, as well as manipulating the Tidesages and stealing the Kul Tiran fleet outright!"> I think you meant "Azshara has meddled", not Azeroth. Even thou Azeroth did as well through Magni. "Azshara has never appeared sentimental, so her choice of a romantic tragedy is puzzling puzzling."> one puzzling too much ;)Cyranus and Aethanel are probably also theatrical reference: Cyrano de Bergerac. At least the plot of the play reminds me a little of the "dance" those characters perform for/with us.
Splendid. I sure hope Blizzard isn't planning to off Aszhara so quickly, she is worth more than that.
Lest we forget the very tangable story of love lost between Jaina and Arthas. Keep them in mind as well. I do like the ideas that Elementroar put forward, but it could be a little closer to home than that. Azshara has proven to be quite deceptive. And I find it interesting that the lovers are using the same spells and weapons those two used when they were together. Just my two cents. If you (the reader) haven't yet, I suggest refreshing your lore on those two. their storry is a tragic love story for sure.
I live for this level of literary analysis applied to video games. Excellent work.
Removed I hope this raid is great. 8.2 seems like a great patch and I am hopeful that we are using the final patches to set up a great 9.0.
hope N'zoth devours her
I think you typed the wrong word here :)