The last patch added some very interesting sound files to the \data\enGB\patch-enGB-2.mpq container, which when ordered correctly reveal one of the most significant discoveries about the titans, the old gods and the origin of the dwarfs, which we all seeked so much since the Discs of Norgannon in Uldaman. This is probably the single biggest SPOILER since the NDA was lifted.
Brann Bronzebeard in Ulduar: Halls of Stone tries to access titan machines before and during encountering Sjonnir, the Ironshaper. The event will probably be activated after these.
The files in question are the following:
Below is the transcript of the event, which you can listen to while reading, by pressing play:
Brann Bronzebeard: Take a moment and relish this with me! Soon all will be revealed! Okay then, let’s do this!
Abedneum: Critical threat index. Void analysis diverted. Initiating sanitization protocol.
Kadrak: Security breach in progress. Analysis of historical archives transferred to lower priority queue. Countermeasures engaged.
Marnak: Threat index threshold exceeded. Celestial archive aborted. Security level heightened.
A: Warning! Life form pattern not recognized. Archival processing terminated. Continued interference will result in targeted response. Alert! Security fail safes deactivated. Beginning memory purge… System online. Life form pattern recognized. Welcome Brann Bronzen! Query?
BB: Query? What do you think I’m here for? Tea and biscuits? Spill the beans already! Tell me how that dwarfs came to be! And start at the beginning!
A: Accessing prehistoric data. Retrieved. In the beginning Earthen were created to-
BB: Right, right! I know that the Earthen were made of stone to shape the deep reaches of the world but what about the anomalies? Matrix non-stabilizing and whatnot.
A: Accessing. In the early stages of its development cycle Azeroth suffered infection by parasitic, necrophotic symbiotes.
BB: Necro-what? Speak bloody common will ya?
A: Designation: Old Gods. Old Gods rendered all systems, including Earthen defenseless in order to facilitate assimilation. This matrix destabilization has been termed the Curse of Flesh. Effects of destabilization increased over time.
BB: Old Gods eh? So they zapped the Earthen with this Curse of Flesh. And then what?
K: Accessing. Creators arrived to extirpate symbiotic infection. Assessment revealed that Old God infestation had grown malignant. Excising parasites would result in loss of host.
BB: If they killed the Old Gods Azeroth would have been destroyed.
K: Correct. Creators neutralized parasitic threat and contained it within the host. Forge of Wills and other systems were instituted to create new Earthen. Safeguards were implemented and protectors were appointed.
BB: What protectors?
M: Designations: Aesir and Vanir or in common nomenclator Storm and Earth Giants. Sentinel Loken designated supreme. Dragon Aspects appointed to monitor evolution of Azeroth.
BB: Aesir and Vanir. Okay. So the Forge of Wills started to make new Earthen. But what happened to the old ones?
M: Additional background is relevant to your query. Following global combat between-
BB: Hold everything! The Aesir and Vanir went to war? Why?
M: Unknown. Data suggests that impetus for global combat originated with prime designate Loken who neutralized all remaining Aesir and Vanir affecting termination of conflict. Prime designate Loken then initiated stasis of several seed races including Earthen, Giant and Vrykul at designated holding facilities.
BB: This Loken sounds like a nasty character. Glad we don’t have to worry about the likes of him anymore. So if I’m understanding you lads the original Earthen eventually woke up from this statis. And by that time this destabily-whatever had turned them into our brother dwarfs. Or at least dwarf ancestors. Mh?
M: Essentially that is correct.
BB: Well now. That’s a lot to digest. I’m gonna need some time to take all of this in. Thank you!
A: Acknowledged Brann Bronzen. Session terminated.