So recently, some PTR notes were datamined, and its pretty exciting stuff. They tell us what happens at the end of patch 7.3 where we take the fight to the Legion in Antorus, the Burning Throne on Argus. Obviously, there are spoilers so if you don’t want to know what happens, stop reading here. : )
Right…ready? Let’s dive into it.
Here are the quotes either during or after the fight against Argus, the end boss in Antorus, the Burning Throne:
Amanthul’s voice is heard, telling everyone they want to use the last glimmer of Argus’ power to bind him at the Seat of the Pantheon and he tells players to return home and protect the last titan (Azeroth).
Prophet Velen: Sargeras will soon undo all we have fought for.
Voice of Amanthul: No.
Voice of Amanthul: We will use the last glimmer of Argus’s power to bind him here. The Seat of the Pantheon shall become Sargeras’s prison… and ours as well.
Prophet Velen: You would condemn yourselves to stop him?
Illidan Stormrage: Our world must survive… no matter the cost!
Voice of Amanthul: A sacrifice must be made.
Voice of Amanthul: Return home, children of Azeroth. Protect the final titan.
High Exarch Turalyon: Prophet… what happened out there?
Prophet Velen: Illidan serves as the Dark Titan’s jailer. His sacrifice has ended the Legion. At long last, the Burning Crusade… is over.
Surprising Story Development
This is all surprising and very sudden, which is great as the story has been very slow up until the release of the Tomb of Sargeras raid.
We’ll get some closure as this story has been going on since the start of Warlords of Draenor. Instead of killing Sargeras (which sounds pretty silly by the way), Illidan and the Titans use the remaining power they have, along with the power of Argus to imprison Sargeras. While I didn’t imagine it ending like this, I did think we’d drain our artifact weapons to do something with him, but this is a better, more fitting end (but not really) to the leader of the Burning Legion.
With Illidan serving as Sargeras’ jailor, this opens up the possibility of bringing either of them back somewhere down the line. Obviously Illidan will be seen again at some point, what with the Army of the Light. We might even encounter or ask Sargeras for help against the Void Lords, which sounds a little far-fetched to me. He did launch a crusade against the universe after all.
Regarding bringing Illidan back in this expansion, only to send him away again is not a bad development for him. With the crimes he committed it’s a solid ‘punishment’. Maiev on the other hand, may not be as pleased as everyone else.
Who knows! I thought we’d see the end of the Legion story in patch 7.4, but with what we know now, it looks like 7.3 will the be the last major content patch. We may get a smaller patch to introduce the events of the next expansion, possibly along the lines of Kul’Tiras and the Old Gods? : ) But it’s an exciting time if you’re into your WoW lore.
Anyway, what do you think about the ending of Antorus, the Burning Throne? Let me know in the comments below!