Previously we have theorized that our mortal eyes have been shrouded by a veil. Now we have an actual evidence to prove it!
If you remember we have discussed the idea of the truth about the Warcraft Universe and the veil before, as our eyes have been shrouded by something or someone in an effort to hide the horrible truth of the Warcraft Universe…
What is that horrifying truth? Well, thanks to Korthia we have an actual evidence and answer for it.
You are blind and I will force your eyes upon to face the truth. I have so much proof that actually even I cannot believe how obvious this theory is.
Are you ready? I hope you are.
BEYOND THE VEIL LIES DARKNESS
You guys remember what Zovaal said about this veil? At that time we all thought both Kyrestia and Zovaal meant the Shadowlands when talking about this veil. Well for Kyrestia that’s still true but at this point I’m sure Zovaal meant the true veil which covers the entire Warcraft Universe, Shadowlands included. What? Do you really think Shadowlands has always looked like how it looks like now? Well, you are terribly wrong my friend.
What we see inside the Shadowlands is just another layer inside the veil. What Sylvanas tore apart at the beginning of the expansion was just the veil between Azeroth and Shadowlands. But in truth, even the Shadowlans themselves have been surrounded by a veil to hide the truth. How do I know? Well if you have not played Chains of Domination so far, let me give you a quick summary.
In the new zone of Shadowlands, Korthia, there are Rift Portals across the continent. That can only be accessed via special Riftstones which can only be obtained in Korthia. When you pass through one of these portals you actually pass through the veil itself. Where we found ourselves is just a dark, gloomy and evil place. With creatures of true shadow and death inhabiting the ares. Even our “safe hub” in Korthia is actually surrounded by these shades and manifestations of death.
Please thank Aernath for these awesome screenshots! The one one the left from the actual “death phase” we go to when we die, and the one on the right is from the rift realm in Korthia.
The Rift is literally the same zone we go to when we die for years. So, what if I told you that The Rift is the real Shadowlands?
The true realm of Death has been hidden from our eyes by The Eternal Ones. Why?
Because the “real” universe is actually behind the rift where The First Ones are trapped as Void Lords.
BEHIND THE VEIL ALL YOU FIND IS DEATH
So, let’s bring even more proof about our theory into the table. Along with Lady Deathwhisper’s whisper about the fog above, there were more implications about a veil/fog which has been shrouding our mortal eyes. The biggest evidence for the existence of this veil is actually an entire race: The Arakkoas.
Back in TBC and Warlords Of Draenor, we saw how they were accustomed getting in and out from the veil by just brewing special potions and such. So, back in Hellfire Citadel, we have faced Shadow-Lord Iskar, who in fact knew a lot about the veil. And, -prepare yourselves- switched to the side of The Legion by consuming fel! So, The Legion knew about the veil as well. And so, what did Iskar tell us during the raid fight?
Yes, behind the veil all we find is Death itself. Death and actually our true, grim reality has been locked up behind this veil which has been architected by The Eternal Ones, The Titans and The Pantheon Of Life. They locked up the First Ones inside the Void so they became the Void Lords in time and sent over The Naaru and The Old Gods into our reality in an attempt to free themselves. For more details please check out the articles below:
So, after the banishment of Zovaal and The First Ones, The Eternal Ones shrouded the real Shadowlands away as well. But ultimately Zovaal found a way to pass through that veil and utilize it for his own goals. So, beyond the veil lies darkness, yes. The true darkness and death.
Interestingly enough, it does seem to me that everyone besides us knows about his veil and how to utilize it. The Tolvir race included, for example.
I did not pay attention to this detail so far to be honest. The third boss in the Lost City of Tol’vir who was a High Prophet of Sun rips your body and soul during the fight, thus you are transferred into a realm of darkness. He pierces the VEIL and transports you into the other side of it. The Arakkoa, The Old Gods, The Tol’vir etc. We, the mortals have been trapped inside this veil to become a fuel of Anima and we live in a lie. Some mortal races found this out and went mad and some utilized it. As well as the “enemies” of The Eternal Ones. The Burning Legion and Zovaal for example.
Zovaal decided to break this veil apart to free his masters and set us all free. He worked from the Shadowlands while the Old Gods worked below in the Physical Universe. Zovaal does not want to rule, he wants to destroy and unmake what his makers’ had done. Did I tell his makers? Well, maybe during the time he spent in The Maw, Zovaal decided the system the First Ones created was flawed from the beginning just like Agent Smith.
Bonus fact, this is what Iskar says when we wipe during the boss encounter, when every member dies:
When we all die the veil covers us all, in death.
We will talk about the quotes of Fatescribe Roh-Kalo, how Elune and Yogg-Saron broke The Arbiter and how it has been hinted in previous expansions, and how The First Ones were actually locked outside our reality just like The Outer Gods in the Lovecraft Mythos.
But until then: