From the animation

  • Patch 9.0, which will bring along the pre-expansion event combined with, you know, the Wow gold classic expansion itself, has been around the PTR (Public Test Realm) for nearly a month already, which means it will make its way to live servers daily now.

    But at the same time, the fact that Activision-Blizzard waited this long to announce that the release date meant that I was somewhat worried that a number of the more bombastic expansion starts -- like that of the maligned Fight For Azeroth -- were something of the past. However, Blizzard just released the Bastion animated brief, the very first part of this Afterlives series, which will see new episodes for all the Covenants at Shadowlands leading up to release.

    And for anybody that has invested a great deal of time with the sport, and what's more, has paid any quantity of focus on the story, will find a lot to love in this cinematic. Here, watch it now, because I'll be spoiling the whole thing here.

    The entire shtick of this video series appears to be moving through all the covenants, also Bastion is themed around the Kyrian covenant in, well, Bastion. According to Wowhead's summary of each of the covenants, the Kyrian are"tasked with shuttling spirits between the lands of the living and the dead". If you want a way more comprehensive guide to everything the Kyrian Covenant provides, Wowhead has you covered there,

    Just inject World of Warcraft: Shadowlands in my veins

    But a lot of angels shepherding the souls of the deceased to where they belong in the Shadowlands is pretty much exactly what I expected from at least one of the covenants in Shadowlands, therefore what pulled me was which characters were chosen to exemplify the covenant's purpose.

    Blizzard based the introduction to the Kyrian covenant around Uther the Lightbringer, who is one of the most significant characters in all of Warcraft. Not only was this dude the first paladin, but he was also the teacher of Arthas Menethil, possibly the most well-known villain in Warcraft history -- you may know him as the Lich King.

    From the animation, Uther's soul is located on the doorstep of the Kyrian in Bastion, since there's some type of afterlife sorting system that places souls where they belong in the Shadowlands. However, Uther can not let go of his lifetime, and he thirsts for justice. He's chastised to this for buy wow gold some time before Devos, the Paragon watching over him, finds that his soul is injured from Frostmourne, the Lich King's blade