History Literature / TheShatteringPreludeToCataclysm

7th Aug '15 12:50:16 AM MinisterOfSinister
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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: Garrosh to Eitrigg about [[spoiler:the poison Magatha put on his axe]]. Subverted in that the old orc does. -->'''Garrosh''': Eitrigg, you must believe me!\\ '''Eitrigg''': I ''do'' beieve you.
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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: Garrosh to Eitrigg about [[spoiler:the poison Magatha put on his axe]]. Subverted in that the old orc does.Subverted, however, because Eitrigg already knows he wasn't responsible. -->'''Garrosh''': Enough! ''Silence,'' old one! ...She robbed me of my honor. She took my kill from me. I will never know now if I would have been stong enough to defeat Cairne Bloodhoof in a fair fight. Eitrigg, you must believe me!\\ '''Eitrigg''': I ''do'' beieve you.do, Garrosh.
10th Jul '15 1:56:29 PM MinisterOfSinister
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* ApologeticAttacker: Sort of. Cairne picks a fight with Garrosh, intending to oust him (and possibly kill him) from the position of warchief, but he doesn't like the idea at all, and notes several times to himself that he believes losing Garrosh will/would be a detriment to the Horde.
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* ApologeticAttacker: Sort of. Cairne picks a fight with Garrosh, intending to oust him (and possibly kill him) from the position of warchief, but he doesn't actually like the idea at all, of doing it, and notes several times to himself that he believes losing Garrosh will/would would be a detriment loss to the Horde.Horde, especially after the War against the Lich King.

* DeadGuyJunior: Moira's son Dagran is named after his now-dead father, once the final boss of the dungeon Blackrock Depths and ruler of the Dark Iron clan, a position that has since transferred to Moira.
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* DeadGuyJunior: Moira's son Dagran is named after his now-dead father, once the final boss FinalBoss of the dungeon Blackrock Depths dungeon and ruler of the Dark Iron clan, a clan; that position that has since transferred to Moira.

* EasilyForgiven: Averted with [[spoiler: Baine regarding Garrosh, as even in light of the new facts, Baine finds him partly to blame for his father's death.]] * [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Warmongers Have Standards]]: Garrosh was willing to make his duel with Cairne to the death, but does not approve of [[spoiler:coating his weapon with poison without his knowledge]]. He notes that this is largely out of a desire to not be dishonorable like the Alliance.
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* EasilyForgiven: Averted with [[spoiler: Baine regarding Garrosh, as even in light of the new facts, Baine finds him partly to blame for his father's death.death; he just acknowledges that Magatha is more to blame since Garrosh was ObliviouslyEvil, while she was not.]] * [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Warmongers Have Standards]]: EveryoneHasStandards: Garrosh was willing to make his duel with Cairne to the death, but does not approve of [[spoiler:coating his weapon with poison without his knowledge]]. He notes that this is largely out of a desire to not be dishonorable like the Alliance.

* ParentalSubstitute: Bolvar is noted as being one for Anduin, and to some extent, Jaina is.
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* ParentalSubstitute: Bolvar is noted as being one for Anduin, and to some extent, with Jaina is.as something of an HonoraryAunt.

* PensiveFlashback: Thrall has one on his vision quest.
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* PensiveFlashback: PensieveFlashback: Thrall has one on his vision quest.

* WellIntentionedExtremist: Moira wants to unite the dwarven clans, but to do so, rules Ironforge completely tyrannically.
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Moira wants to unite the dwarven clans, clans and put an end to the Dark Iron's reputation as systematic bad guys, but to do so, so she rules Ironforge completely tyrannically.

-->'''Anduin''': "Father -- you're a king, a good one, one who wants to do the right thing. You believe in the law. In justice. You're not some-some vigilante." * YouHaveToBelieveMe: Garrosh to Eitrigg about [[spoiler:the poison Magatha put on his axe]]. Subverted, in that the old orc does.
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-->'''Anduin''': "Father Father -- you're a king, a good one, one who wants to do the right thing. You believe in the law. In justice. You're not some-some vigilante." vigilante. * YouHaveToBelieveMe: Garrosh to Eitrigg about [[spoiler:the poison Magatha put on his axe]]. Subverted, Subverted in that the old orc does.

'''Eitrigg''': I do beieve you. * YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler:Baine Bloodhoof]]. ** Subverted in that he shows remarkable mercy to both parties involved in his father's death. [[spoiler:He allows Magatha to live, in exile, and tells Garrosh that while he's partially to blame, he will work with him for the sake of the Horde. He spared Magatha, however, because he could infict more punishment on her by sending her into exile without her shamanic powers (he crushes her totems between his fingers).]]
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'''Eitrigg''': I do ''do'' beieve you. * YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler:Baine Bloodhoof]]. ** Bloodhoof]]. Subverted in that he shows remarkable mercy to both parties involved in his father's death. [[spoiler:He allows Magatha to live, in exile, and tells Garrosh that while he's partially to blame, he will work with him for the sake of the Horde. He spared Magatha, however, because he could infict more punishment on her by sending her into exile without her shamanic powers (he crushes her totems between his fingers).]]
23rd Apr '15 10:57:07 AM MinisterOfSinister
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''The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm'' is the name of a ''WorldOfWarcraft'' novel by Christie Golden. As her previous work, ''Literature/{{Arthas}}: Rise of the Lich King'', had done for ''World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King'', this story leads into the ''World of Warcraft'' expansion ''World of Warcraft: Cataclysm''.
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''The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm'' is the name of a ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' novel by Christie Golden. As her previous work, ''Literature/{{Arthas}}: Rise of the Lich King'', had done for ''World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King'', this story leads into the ''World of Warcraft'' expansion ''World of Warcraft: Cataclysm''.

* AlwaysChaoticEvil: As usual, subverted with the Dark Iron Dwarves and Grimtotem tribes. Some members of the former join the Alliance (although as World of Warcraft reveals, others are still allied with the Twilight Hammer cult), and some of the Grimtotem swear loyalty to the Tauren chieftain rather than their tribe.
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: As usual, subverted with the Dark Iron Dwarves and Grimtotem tribes. Some members of the The former join the Alliance (although as World of Warcraft reveals, others are still allied with the Twilight Hammer cult), Alliance, and some of the Grimtotem swear loyalty to the Tauren chieftain High Chieftain rather than their tribe.

* BlackSheep
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* BlackSheepBlackSheep: The Dark Iron clan are considered this by the Bronzebeards, on account of their clan's less-than-honourable conduct during the War of Three Hammers. As a result, their presence in Ironforge doesn't sit well with many.

* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Warmongers Have Standards]]: Garrosh was willing to [[spoiler:make his duel with Cairne to the death]], but does not approve of [[spoiler:using poison on him without his knowledge]]. He notes that this is largely out of a desire to not be dishonorable like the Alliance.
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* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Warmongers Have Standards]]: Garrosh was willing to [[spoiler:make make his duel with Cairne to the death]], death, but does not approve of [[spoiler:using [[spoiler:coating his weapon with poison on him without his knowledge]]. He notes that this is largely out of a desire to not be dishonorable like the Alliance.

* LetsYouAndHimFight: When the night elves revoke the Warsong's hunting and lumber-gathering rights in Ashenvale, political tensions ensue. Hamuul Runetotem attempts to use his druidic contacts to mend the broken bridge, but the Twilight's Hammer cult veto that proposition
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* LetsYouAndHimFight: When the night elves revoke the Warsong's hunting and lumber-gathering rights in Ashenvale, political tensions ensue. Hamuul Runetotem attempts to use his druidic contacts to mend the broken bridge, but the Twilight's Hammer cult veto that proposition proposition. They ''want'' the Horde and Alliance to fight each other over petty and minor things, because the more they fight each other, the less time they have to spend fighting the Hammer.

* [[spoiler: MauveShirt : Aerin]]
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* [[spoiler: MauveShirt : Aerin]]MauveShirt: Aerin, a female dwarf who is assigned to help Anduin train for combat/survivability, forming a close friendship with him.

-->'''Thrall''': I look forward to meeting this Aggra. -->'''Aggra''': You already have.
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-->'''Thrall''': I look forward to meeting this Aggra. -->'''Aggra''': Aggra.\\ '''Aggra''': You already have.

** Lampshaded when Thrall laughs at Eitrigg's suggestion that Jaina would make a good mate if she was an orc, giving the LikeBrotherAndSister speech.
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** Lampshaded when Thrall laughs at Eitrigg's suggestion that Jaina would make a good mate if she was an orc, giving prompting the LikeBrotherAndSister speech.

** Lampshaded when Thrall laughs at Eitrigg's suggestion that Jaina would make a good mate if she was an orc, giving * ToServeMan: Garrosh mentions the LikeBrotherAndSister speech.traditional troll tendency towards this as a way to screw with and unnerve the crew of an Alliance vessel he attacks off the coast of Northrend, complete with one of his troll soldiers licking his lips in an exaggerated fashion.

* TurnOutLikeHisFather: Many people, especially Cairne, are concerned Garrosh will do this. He doesn't (in this book anyway), though he does end up looking a lot like him
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* TurnOutLikeHisFather: Many people, especially Cairne, are concerned Garrosh will do this. He doesn't (in this book anyway), doesn't, though he does end up looking a lot like himhim physically.

* WithDueRespect: Captain Tula says this when Cairne orders her not to [[spoiler:attack the Alliance vessel]], saying that Garrosh is the one in charge of matters relating to war.
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* WithDueRespect: Captain Tula says this when Cairne orders her not to [[spoiler:attack attack the Alliance vessel]], vessel, saying that Garrosh is the one in charge of matters relating to war.

'''Eitrigg'': I do beieve you.
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'''Eitrigg'': '''Eitrigg''': I do beieve you.

** Subverted in that he shows remarkable mercy to both parties involved in his father's death. [[spoiler:He allows Magatha to live, in exile, and tells Garrosh that while he's partially to blame, he will work with him for the sake of the Horde]].
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** Subverted in that he shows remarkable mercy to both parties involved in his father's death. [[spoiler:He allows Magatha to live, in exile, and tells Garrosh that while he's partially to blame, he will work with him for the sake of the Horde]].Horde. He spared Magatha, however, because he could infict more punishment on her by sending her into exile without her shamanic powers (he crushes her totems between his fingers).]]
15th Apr '15 4:19:18 PM MinisterOfSinister
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* ApologeticAttacker: Sort of. Cairne picks a fight with Garrosh, intending to oust him (and possibly kill him) from the position of warchief, but he doesn't like the idea at all, and notes several times to himself that he believes losing Garrosh will/would be a detriment to the Horde.

* BlackSheep

** Also, Garrosh denies the attrocities Cairne accuses him of, but the old bull doesn't believe him.

* DeadGuyJunior: Moira's son Dagran is named after his now-dead father, once the final boss of the dungeon Blackrock Depths and ruler of the Dark Iron clan, a position that has since transferred to Moira.

* FauxAffablyEvil: Moira. And Magatha as well.

* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Moira Bronzebeard is an unusually subdued version of this trope.

* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Moira Bronzebeard is an unusually subdued version of this trope.

* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Moira Bronzebeard is an unusually subdued version of HornyVikings[=/=]WoodenShipsAndIronMen: The Kvaldir, the so-called sea vrykul, attack the Warsong Offensive as they're preparing to sail back to Orgrimmar. At this trope.juncture, they discover that the Kvaldir are just regular vrykul wearing costumes. * IdiotBall: Cairne doesn't seem as wise as he usually is when he confronts Garrosh over supposedy sabotaging a peaceful druid meeting and massacring everyone there. (In fact, it was the Twilight's Hammer.) Especially since he hurls insults straight at Garrosh's face, has no evidence to back up his claims and doesn't seem to realise that Garrosh ''has no idea what he's talking about.''

** Archdruid Renferal and any of the other named druids in the group (except Runetotem) when [[spoiler: They were slaughtered by the twilight's hammer]].
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** Archdruid Renferal and any of the other named druids in the group (except Runetotem) when [[spoiler: They were slaughtered by the twilight's hammer]].Twilight's Hammer]]. ** Technically, [[spoiler:Magni Bronzebeard]]. He doesn't have x's in his eyes, but the way things move forward in the novel (and the game since then) his death is treated as canon.

** Archdruid Renferal * LetsYouAndHimFight: When the night elves revoke the Warsong's hunting and any of lumber-gathering rights in Ashenvale, political tensions ensue. Hamuul Runetotem attempts to use his druidic contacts to mend the other named druids in broken bridge, but the group (except Runetotem) when [[spoiler: They were slaughtered by the twilight's hammer]].Twilight's Hammer cult veto that proposition

* MookFaceTurn: Stormsong, one of the Grimtotem, defects to Baine's side.
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* MookFaceTurn: Stormsong, one of the Grimtotem, defects to Baine's side. Several others follow suit when he makes them the offer.

* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: Averted. Anduin respects [[spoiler:Magni]], but points out that he was a failure as a parent, saying "You can be an honorable man and still make mistakes."
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* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: Averted. Anduin respects [[spoiler:Magni]], but points out that he was a failure as a parent, saying "You can be an honorable man and still make mistakes."" Thrall and several others are also quick to point out to Garrosh that his father had some bad moments in his time as well.

* ObfuscatingStupidity: Gorkrak (a Twilight’s Hammer member who attacks the gathering of druids) claims that he thought the Night Elves were attacking the Tauren druids, and claims to not even know who Garrosh is. Hamuul finds his performance unconvincing.
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Gorkrak (a Twilight’s Hammer member who attacks the gathering of druids) claims that he thought the Night Elves were attacking the Tauren druids, and claims to not even know who Garrosh is. Hamuul finds his performance unconvincing. He's absolutely right by the way -- Gorkrak is a perfectly intelligent (though still fairly unhinged) guy.

* ParentsAsPeople: Magni Bronzebeard, according to Moira and Rohan, was disappointed that he couldn't get a male heir. Varian loves Anduin, but his SplitPersonality and hostile attitude toward the Horde creates a rift between the two. * PensieveFlashback: Thrall has one on his vision quest.
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* ParentsAsPeople: Magni Bronzebeard, according to Moira and Rohan, was disappointed that he couldn't get a male heir.heir, and Moira tells Anduin that she genuinly loved Dagran Thaurissan and had a child with him because he and his people treated her with respect her father didn't show her. Varian loves Anduin, but his SplitPersonality and hostile attitude toward the Horde creates a rift between the two. * PensieveFlashback: PensiveFlashback: Thrall has one on his vision quest.quest. * PoisonousFriend: Cairne notes Magatha is this to him, only she's not really his friend. ** Later on, she also becomes this for [[spoiler:Garrosh]].

* ParentsAsPeople: Magni Bronzebeard, according TattooAsCharacterType: Garrosh has traditional Warsong chieftain's tattoos similar to Moira and Rohan, was disappointed that he couldn't get a male heir. Varian loves Anduin, but those of his SplitPersonality and hostile attitude toward father Grom's painted by the Horde creates a rift between apprentice of the two. * PensieveFlashback: Thrall has one on his vision quest.tattooist who did Grom's.

* ParentsAsPeople: Magni Bronzebeard, according to Moira and Rohan, was disappointed that TurnOutLikeHisFather: Many people, especially Cairne, are concerned Garrosh will do this. He doesn't (in this book anyway), though he couldn't get does end up looking a male heir. Varian loves Anduin, but his SplitPersonality and hostile attitude toward the Horde creates a rift between the two. * PensieveFlashback: Thrall has one on his vision quest.lot like him

-->'''Anduin''': "Father- you're a king, a good one, one who wants to do the right thing. You believe in the law. In justice. You're not some-some vigilante."
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-->'''Anduin''': "Father- "Father -- you're a king, a good one, one who wants to do the right thing. You believe in the law. In justice. You're not some-some vigilante."" * YouHaveToBelieveMe: Garrosh to Eitrigg about [[spoiler:the poison Magatha put on his axe]]. Subverted, in that the old orc does. -->'''Garrosh''': Eitrigg, you must believe me!\\ '''Eitrigg'': I do beieve you.
24th Mar '13 2:56:05 AM Xtifr
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''The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm'' is the name of a ''WorldOfWarcraft'' novel by Christie Golden. As her previous work, ''{{Arthas}}: Rise of the Lich King'', had done for ''World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King'', this story leads into the ''World of Warcraft'' expansion ''World of Warcraft: Cataclysm''.
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''The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm'' is the name of a ''WorldOfWarcraft'' novel by Christie Golden. As her previous work, ''{{Arthas}}: ''Literature/{{Arthas}}: Rise of the Lich King'', had done for ''World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King'', this story leads into the ''World of Warcraft'' expansion ''World of Warcraft: Cataclysm''.
21st Aug '12 1:23:34 PM Valiona
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* BrutalHonesty: Baine starts his meeting with Garrosh by stating that [[spoiler:he was partially responsible for his father's death]], and Garrosh appreciates Baine's lack of pretenses.

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* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: Averted. Anduin respects [[spoiler:Magni]], but points out that he was a failure as a parent, saying "You can be an honorable man and still make mistakes."

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Baine to [[spoiler:Magatha]], outlining the full extent of his CruelMercy to her and the hope that it will provide her with much-needed humiliation.

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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Anduin to Varian. -->'''Anduin''': "Father- you're a king, a good one, one who wants to do the right thing. You believe in the law. In justice. You're not some-some vigilante."
21st Jun '12 2:22:32 PM mlsmithca
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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "Let. Them. Go."

* ThisIsSPARTA: "Let. Them. Go."
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