Every now and again, you run into mentions of larger-than-life characters in WoW. Major lore figures that held considerable significance in Warcraft’s story, but don’t actually appear in game. More often than not, it’s because these characters are deceased — Anduin Lothar, Terenas Menethil, Uther the Lightbringer, the list goes on.
But one of the most enigmatic groups of mysterious figures was a question mark in history. Their presence, however, could not be ignored. Their statues lined the entrance to Stormwind, each marked with a plaque that declared they were “presumed deceased.” When we traveled through the Dark Portal in Burning Crusade, we found most of this heroic group, but not all. High General Turalyon and Alleria Windrunner were absent, their location a mystery.
It’s a mystery that lingered on through another four expansions after Burning Crusade. Many players wondered: Where was Turalyon? In Legion, we finally have our answer. But why is Turalyon so important — why were people so fascinated with finding him in the first place? For that, we have to go back to the Second War.