The concept of destiny is a powerful thing in World of Warcraft….

The concept of destiny is a powerful thing in World of Warcraft. It’s a big, weighty word — one that has written the fates of both heroes and villains in lore. It was destiny that Arthas would eventually fall to corruption and become the Lich King. It was prophesized that Jaina Proudmoore would eventually lead the Kirin Tor in her own destiny. And it was destiny that the Orcs would drink the Blood of Mannoroth and invade Azeroth.

In fact, destiny has had a heavy hand in most of the major lore moments in WoW. But what shapes that destiny? Is it simply fate? Are we just pieces of some great story moving inexorably onward? Or are we chess pieces, our destinies written and orchestrated by a higher hand?

And if so…is that higher hand a benevolent force, or a malevolent one?

— Know Your Lore: Gift of the Naaru

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