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** Gilneas' reason for leaving the Alliance are also changed. In the original lore, Gilneas left the Alliance after the kingdom of Alterac was given to Stormgrade despite Genn's request it be given to him, in addition to being angry that the captured Orcs were not killed, as he saw it as financially stupid for Gilneas to have to invest in it. In the new lore established in ''Chronicle'', the later reason is the largest reason instead of being one of several.


** Garona is no longer the result of Gul'dan forcing a orc and a draenei to mate, though his manipulations did indirectly lead to her birth. She is now the daughter of a Bladewind orc and a draenei prisoner, born before the war with the draenei even began. She also isn't related to Maraad since she was already a teenager when his sister Leran was captured and sacrificed.

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** Garona is no longer the result of Gul'dan forcing a orc and a draenei to mate, though his manipulations did indirectly lead to her birth. She is now the daughter of a Bladewind orc and a draenei prisoner, born before the war with the draenei even began. She also isn't related to Maraad since she was already a teenager past childhood when his sister Leran was captured and sacrificed.sacrificed, and before meeting Gul'dan and receiving a PlotRelevantAgeUp as in earlier lore.


** Aegwynn, Medivh, and Garona's backstories have been almost completely rewritten and Med'an has officially been retconned.

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** Aegwynn, Medivh, and Garona's backstories have been almost completely rewritten and Med'an has officially been retconned. Medivh's backstory in particular is heavily altered; Sargeras' possession is more of a variation of SymbioticPossession with elements of MoreThanMindControl instead of being a straightforward DemonicPossession like it used to be, with Medivh being a TragicVillain.



** The Horde’s defeat in the Second War was retconned to being a result of WeAreStrugglingTogether. While in original lore the Horde was not fully unified, their defeat started at the Siege of Lordaeron where Stormgarde forces launched an attack from behind that caused the Horde to panic and retreat, followed by the Horde’s defeat at Blackrock Mountain. In Chronicle, instead the Horde’s defeat was because Guldan took a large portion of his forces off to explore the Tomb of Sargeras, causing the Horde to lose the edge in battle and ultimately be pushed back. This retcon, however, predates Chronicle.


** The Horde’s defeat in the Second War was retconned to being a result of WeAreStrugglingTogether. While in original lore the Horde was not fully unified, their defeat started at the Siege of Lordaeron where Stormgarde forces launched an attack from behind that caused the Horde to panic and retreat, followed by the Horde’s defeat at Blackrock Mountain. In Chronicles, instead the Horde’s defeat was because Guldan took a large portion of his forces off to explore the Tomb of Sargeras, causing the Horde to lose the edge in battle and ultimately be pushed back.

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** The Horde’s defeat in the Second War was retconned to being a result of WeAreStrugglingTogether. While in original lore the Horde was not fully unified, their defeat started at the Siege of Lordaeron where Stormgarde forces launched an attack from behind that caused the Horde to panic and retreat, followed by the Horde’s defeat at Blackrock Mountain. In Chronicles, Chronicle, instead the Horde’s defeat was because Guldan took a large portion of his forces off to explore the Tomb of Sargeras, causing the Horde to lose the edge in battle and ultimately be pushed back. This retcon, however, predates Chronicle.


** The creation of the Gilnean Worgen is changed from being the result of Argual summoning them in Silverpine to fight the Scourge on his own, to being instructed to do so by Genn. In addition to that, Gilneas is changed from isolating themselves completely for several years, to originally trying to defeat the Scourge outside the Greymane Wall before failing and retreating, leading to the use of the Worgen.

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** The Horde’s defeat in the Second War was retconned to being a result of WeAreStrugglingTogether. While in original lore the Horde was not fully unified, their defeat started at the Siege of Lordaeron where Stormgarde forces launched an attack from behind that caused the Horde to panic and retreat, followed by the Horde’s defeat at Blackrock Mountain. In Chronicles, instead the Horde’s defeat was because Guldan took a large portion of his forces off to explore the Tomb of Sargeras, causing the Horde to lose the edge in battle and ultimately be pushed back.
** The creation of the Gilnean Worgen is changed from being the result of Argual summoning them in Silverpine to fight the Scourge on his own, to being instructed to do so by Genn. In addition to that, Gilneas is changed from isolating themselves completely for several years, to originally trying isolating itself shortly before the Third War, and even tried to defeat the Scourge outside the Greymane Wall before failing and retreating, leading to the use of the Worgen.


* AdaptationalVillainy: Previously Blackhand, while ambitious and power hungry, still ultimately wanted to help his family and his race. In the new history presented, Blackhand was a murderous tyrant who was nearly as bad as Gul'dan himself.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: AdaptationalJerkass: Previously Blackhand, while ambitious and power hungry, still ultimately wanted to help his family and his race. In the new history presented, Blackhand was a murderous tyrant who was nearly as bad as Gul'dan himself.himself.
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** Orcs as a whole get this in comparison to ''Literature/RiseOfTheHorde.'' Originally pre-Legion, orcs and draenei simply avoided each other and rarely interacted, Chronicles changed this to many orc clans persecuting the draenei and enslaving the females.
** The Bladewind clan was mentioned in the novels as one of the clans to oppose Ner'zhul's orders for the most part and stayed out of most of the conflicts until ''Literature/BeyondTheDarkPortal.'' Chronicles has the Bladewind as one of the orc clans that used Draenei females as [[SexSlave as breeding slaves]].


* SmallRoleBigImpact: Aggramar appears only in the first section of ''Volume II'', when prehistoric Draenor is JustBeforeTheEnd. He doesn't stay long, as Sargeras's first killing of a planet calls him away, but his few actions save Draenor from a premature death by starvation. All of Draenor's history and races, including the orcs, owe their existence to Aggramar's passing whim.

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* SmallRoleBigImpact: Aggramar appears only in the first section of ''Volume II'', when prehistoric Draenor is JustBeforeTheEnd. He doesn't stay long, as Sargeras's first killing of a planet calls him away, but his few actions save Draenor from a premature death by starvation. All of Draenor's history and races, including the orcs, owe their existence to Aggramar's passing whim.whim, and many races, including the orcs, descend from his creation(s).


The first volume was released March 15, 2016, the second volume came out March 14, 2017, and the third volume is set to be released in March 27, 2018. While it was originally stated that the book series was going to end after three volumes, Matt Burns, senior writer for ''Warcraft'', has hinted that there may be more volumes planned.

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The first volume was released March 15, 2016, the second volume came out March 14, 2017, and the third volume is set to be was released in March 27, 2018. While it was originally stated that the book series was going to end after three volumes, Matt Burns, senior writer for ''Warcraft'', has hinted that there may be more volumes planned.



* AdaptationDistillation: The new history mixes together Warcraft's original lore, the [[Film/WarCraft movie]], and the ''Warlord of Draenor'' expansion.

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* AdaptationDistillation: The new history mixes together Warcraft's original lore, the [[Film/WarCraft movie]], movie]] (in spite of the movie's world having its own separate {{continuity}}), and the ''Warlord of Draenor'' expansion.


** InUniverse, the Alliance was frustrated that the Gnomes seemed to vanish from activity during the Scourge's attacks, unaware of the battle inside Gnomeregan with the Trogs.

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** InUniverse, the Alliance was frustrated that the Gnomes seemed to vanish from activity during the Scourge's attacks, unaware of the battle inside Gnomeregan with the Trogs.Troggs.

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* AscendedExtra: Archaedas was totally overshadowed by his counterparts in Ulduar, who were more powerful, more numerous, more friendly, and more clearly important than being a defense mechanism in some dilapidated ruins. Here we learn his backstory, revealing he is actually their equal in rank and power and making him a HeroOfAnotherStory.


** How Medivh came back to life was something that was not elaborated on in ''Warcraft 3''. Here, its explained that Aegwynn was contacted by the spirit of Medivh after he learned of the Burning Legion's plan to create the Scourge. Though initially reluctant, she used most of her remaining powers to bring him to life long enough to set in motion the survival of the Alliance, Horde, and Night Elfs, and the defeat of the Burning Legion's second invasion.

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** How Medivh came back to life was something that was not elaborated on in ''Warcraft 3''. Here, its explained that Aegwynn was contacted by the spirit of Medivh after he learned of the Burning Legion's plan to create the Scourge. Though initially reluctant, she used most of her remaining powers to bring him to life long enough to set in motion the survival of the Alliance, Horde, and Night Elfs, Elves, and the defeat of the Burning Legion's second invasion.


** Kael'Thas is written as a far more heroic and tragic figure than ''Warcraft 3'' portrayed him as. In ''Chronicle'', he is shown to be something of an outcast to his people because he wasn't there during the siege of Quel'Thalas, yet he still returns to lead his people despite this. Furthermore, he is shown to be NotSoDifferent from Arthas during the original ''Warcraft 3'', something that was implied, but not gone much into depth with originally.

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** Kael'Thas is written as a far more heroic and tragic figure than ''Warcraft 3'' portrayed him as. In ''Chronicle'', he is shown to be something of an outcast to his people because he wasn't there during the siege of Quel'Thalas, yet he still returns to lead his people despite this. Furthermore, he is shown to be NotSoDifferent from Arthas during the original ''Warcraft 3'', something that was implied, but not gone much into depth with originally. He also is given a more legit reason for becoming evil and joining the Legion, as its revealed Kil'jaeden manipulated him into doubting Illidan, then revived Kael'Thas after Tempest Keep, meaning Kael'Thas was more or less dead and thus not in sound mind anymore.


** Kael'Thas it written as a far more heroic and tragic figure than ''Warcraft 3'' portrayed him as. In ''Chronicle'', he is shown to be something of an outcast to his people because he wasn't there during the siege of Quel'Thalas, yet he still returns to lead his people despite this. Furthermore, he is shown to be NotSoDifferent from Arthas during the original ''Warcraft 3'', something that was implied, but not gone much into depth with originally.

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** Kael'Thas it is written as a far more heroic and tragic figure than ''Warcraft 3'' portrayed him as. In ''Chronicle'', he is shown to be something of an outcast to his people because he wasn't there during the siege of Quel'Thalas, yet he still returns to lead his people despite this. Furthermore, he is shown to be NotSoDifferent from Arthas during the original ''Warcraft 3'', something that was implied, but not gone much into depth with originally.


** Chronicles 3 incorporates the majority of the revisions made to the ''Warcraft 3'' story from ''Arthas: Rise of the Lich King'', such as Arthas using Frostmourne to freeze the ocean separating the Sunwell from the mainland, and Uther nearly defeating Arthas due to his superior skill and the power of the Light.

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** Chronicles 3 ''Chronicles 3'' incorporates the majority of the revisions made to the ''Warcraft 3'' story from ''Arthas: Rise of the Lich King'', such as Arthas using Frostmourne to freeze the ocean separating the Sunwell from the mainland, and Uther nearly defeating Arthas due to his superior skill and the power of the Light.



* AdaptationalHeroism: Originally, Aegwynn manipulated Nielas into thinking she was in love with him in order to get pregnant, after which she cruelly rejected his advances. In the new canon, she and Nielas legitimately fell in love with each other and Nielas was aware of her plan to empower their son from the beginning.

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** How Medivh came back to life was something that was not elaborated on in ''Warcraft 3''. Here, its explained that Aegwynn was contacted by the spirit of Medivh after he learned of the Burning Legion's plan to create the Scourge. Though initially reluctant, she used most of her remaining powers to bring him to life long enough to set in motion the survival of the Alliance, Horde, and Night Elfs, and the defeat of the Burning Legion's second invasion.
* AdaptationalHeroism: AdaptationalHeroism:
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Originally, Aegwynn manipulated Nielas into thinking she was in love with him in order to get pregnant, after which she cruelly rejected his advances. In the new canon, she and Nielas legitimately fell in love with each other and Nielas was aware of her plan to empower their son from the beginning.beginning.
** Kael'Thas it written as a far more heroic and tragic figure than ''Warcraft 3'' portrayed him as. In ''Chronicle'', he is shown to be something of an outcast to his people because he wasn't there during the siege of Quel'Thalas, yet he still returns to lead his people despite this. Furthermore, he is shown to be NotSoDifferent from Arthas during the original ''Warcraft 3'', something that was implied, but not gone much into depth with originally.
* AdaptedOut: A few minor events are omitted to keep the pacing and intent much more smooth and organized.
** The Night Elfs helping the Blood Elfs escort their people is cut from ''Chronicle 3'', meaning Tyrande doesn't HoldTheLine against the Scourge and get swept up by the river. Admittedly this does cut a major part of Illidan and Malfurion's relationship since they instead part after Illidan tries to use the Eye of Sargeras to destroy the Frozen Throne.


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** While the Old Gods have always been manipulating things behind the scenes, ''Chronicle 3'' states they were behind the Naga allying with Illidan, as they wanted him to defeat the Scourge and Legion for them.


** Chronicles 3 incorporates the majority of the revisions made to the ''Warcraft 3'' story from ''Arthas: Rise of the Litch King'', such as Arthas using Frostmourne to freeze the ocean separating the Sunwell from the mainland, and Uther nearly defeating Arthas due to his superior skill and the power of the Light.

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** Chronicles 3 incorporates the majority of the revisions made to the ''Warcraft 3'' story from ''Arthas: Rise of the Litch Lich King'', such as Arthas using Frostmourne to freeze the ocean separating the Sunwell from the mainland, and Uther nearly defeating Arthas due to his superior skill and the power of the Light.

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