Story Idea & Inspiration
This story is based on the World of Warcraft Video Game mixed in with my own imagination and frustration that I haven’t really found or read a good story about Warlocks in this genre. My inspiration for the story came from the culmination of several things occurring around the same time. First, I had rolled a new Forsaken character. If you haven’t played a Forsaken character and leveled them through the new revamped story lines created by Blizzard for the Cataclysm expansion then I recommend you do. In particular there was one and story that occurs in the Tirisfal Glades area where I constantly found myself trying to fill in the gaps as to what could have happened. I believe much of the macabre and horror from that questline didn’t occur from the dialogue or the quests but rather from what Blizzard didn’t spell out, show you or tell you.
Around this same time I was watching the news (sadly, I can’t even remember what the subject was about) and two historians arguing over how history should be written. In a nutshell, the main point the were trying to get across was that most history is written by those who become victorious and so it has a slanted view. As time passes and the true facts and feelings of what actually occurred fade away, the only thing we have left concerning those events of history is the biased view that has been left behind. This might sound pretty deep but if you think about it, history in its entirety, is really a biased point of view. I found that interesting. (and no, I don’t do any drugs IRL although I do enjoy a good glass of wine on occasion)
If you play a Warlock in WoW you have probably also heard of the famous, Cynwise. In one of his blog columns he goes into a very long and very deep detail in why he never liked The Forsaken race in WoW. It opened a great discussion and some of the readers were quite vocal in how they felt. You can check out his post at Cynwise’s Field Notes. Both WoWinsider and MMOmeltingpot even had follow-up articles to his post. (Sorry I can’t find the link to the WowInsider one)
So, what you are about to read is what happened when I imagined filling in the gaps.
Love me or hate me…thanks for reading!