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Post by Demurral on Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:47 am

I thought it would be good to have a thread, where we can ask various Lore-related questions. To begin us off:

In what era and Time did Varian Wrynn first become King of Stormwind? Before the First Opening of the Dark Portal? The Second War? When?

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Post by Charlie Blazesong on Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:52 am

Somewhere after the second war I believe, he got crowned at 18 if I remember correctly.

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Post by Jiang-Nu on Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:58 am

Varian Wrynn came to the throne at about the same time as when Arthas Menethil was first inducted into the Order of the Silver Hand. This is a little bit before the Third War. I think I remember Warcraft III actually starts with Arthas being a fledgeling Paladin. King Llane Wrynn, Varian's father, ruled Stormwind when the Dark Portal was opened.

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Post by Demurral on Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:06 am

With that in mind, then - Assuming that the people of Stormwind mark the years by the reign of the king - How long has he been crowned? Assuming the dates are marked like " The fifth of May, in the fifteenth year of Reign of King Varian"

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Post by Jiang-Nu on Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:17 am

Assuming Varian and Arthas are the same age (all lore seems to suggest they are), Varian was born 4 years before the start of the first war. In the WoW timeline this is 0. The start of World of Warcraft has been determined to be 25 years after the start of the first war. WoW is about to celebrate its 10 year anniversary, so it's a good guess that we're now at 35 years. 35+4=39-18=21. The eleventh of november, twenty first year of the reign of King Varian. Long may he live.

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Post by Ixirar/Kavalis on Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:31 am

The official, Blizzard condoned timeline places the timespan of wow xpacs at 1 year apart, though, contrary to the lapse of 2 years each irl.

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Post by siegmund on Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:39 am

The timeline is kinda iffy in the WoW game years as you have the 10 year anniversary one one hand and yet you have that visual guide on the other ( [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] ) which was Blizzard's atempt to make a actual timeline sort of. But most i've seen agree is that they kinda made it seem very short rather then follow actual game years.

Depends on ones views but if one wants to get really technical and go with the latest things Blizz put out would be about 5 years from start of "WoW" and the start of Pandaria.

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Post by Jiang-Nu on Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:44 am

siegmund wrote:The timeline is kinda iffy in the WoW game years as you have the 10 year anniversary one one hand and yet you have that visual guide on the other ( [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] ) which was Blizzard's atempt to make a actual timeline sort of. But most i've seen agree is that they kinda made it seem very short rather then follow actual game years.

Depends on ones views but if one wants to get really technical and go with the latest things Blizz put out would be about 5 years from start of "WoW" and the start of Pandaria.

Seems a bit of a weird thing to do. Meh. Blizz is Blizz. I blame bronze dragons.

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Post by Charlie Blazesong on Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:45 am

Yeah, it's like! KILL KIL'JAEDEN! SHIT ARTHAS WOKE UP LETS SMACK HIM! OMG GUYS DEATHWING JUST BROKE THE WORLD! GUYS! I SEE AN ISLAND WITH PANDAS!

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Post by siegmund on Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:48 am

Yeah well 5.4 alone lasted for a year for us but yeah... try asking Blizz how long it lasted lorewise, surely would be a blast to hear that.

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Post by Jiang-Nu on Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:14 am

siegmund wrote:Yeah well 5.4 alone lasted for a year for us but yeah... try asking Blizz how long it lasted lorewise, surely would be a blast to hear that.

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Post by Sadok on Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:21 am

In my own RP head-canon, it's been ten years since WoW launched both ICly and OOCly - we RP in terms of RL days, weeks, months and years, so an RP character rolled in 2004 would have celebrated ten birthdays rather than five.

Squishing it down to five years may work fine in theory, but it's just awkward in practise, especially with sudden sweeping changes to an otherwise static in-game world.


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Re: Lore Questions

Post by Izzifix on Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:23 am

Charlie Blazesong wrote:Yeah, it's like! KILL KIL'JAEDEN! SHIT ARTHAS WOKE UP LETS SMACK HIM! OMG GUYS DEATHWING JUST BROKE THE WORLD! GUYS! I SEE AN ISLAND WITH PANDAS!

I find it highly amusing to RP a character who copes with this by extreme sarcasm.

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