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A Visual Ode To the DK Starting Zone

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I main not one, but two Death Knights. Therefore Death Knight Week is going to get more than one post from me.

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This is Tyri posed next to my favorite NPC DK, Koltira.

I really love the DK starting area. I loved it the first time I created a Death Knight and I still love it over twenty DKs later. It is hard to explain sometimes why I love it so much.

I love getting to be evil and do bad things. I love smacking the hell out of the Scarlet Crusaders and collecting their skulls. Most of all, I love being redeemed at the end.

One of my favorite things to do is to take screenshots. I decided the best way to show my love of the starting area would be to illustrate it.

I created a new Death Knight this morning specifically for this purpose. I might play Tyri more later or I might not. However she was fun to take through and a nice model.

So, here we go. This is the Death Knight starting area through Tyri’s eyes.

A
A stark example of what happens if you fail to become a proper Death Knight.
B
To become a successful DK, you must kill your rival candidates.
C
Frost Death Knights in training.
D
Unholy Death Knights and their “experiments.”
E
Blood Death Knights being taught about the uses of blood.
F
Thassarian, Orbaz, and Koltira discussing orders in the Ebon Hold.
G
The campaign against the Scarlet Crusade begins.
H
You must become an undead ghost to kill the huntsman and claim your steed.
I
The campaign escalates as the Scarlet Crusade begins to fall.
J
Formerly human lands are now burning with the fires of the Scourge.
K
Vampire elves serve the Lich King and they hang out in crypts.
L
Ghouls overrun the last bastion of the Scarlet Crusade.
M
Orbaz and Thassarian have a secret base within the Scarlet’s territory.
N
Koltira after being tortured by the Scarlet Crusade. Even the undead can feel pain.
O
Tyri helping Koltira get revenge on those who hurt him.
P
Disguised as the Scarlet Courier, it is simple to get information from General Abendis.
Q
Armed with the Scarlet Crusade’s plans, the Lich King puts his final attack into motion.
R
A Frost Wyrm easily destroys the puny human defenses. The Scarlet Crusade falls.
S
The final march to Light’s Hope Chapel begins!
T
But…the Death Knights are defeated. They learn they have been betrayed by the Lich King.

They are then redeemed. Darion Mograine breaks away from the Lich King and helps Tirion Fordring to drive Arthas away. He then pledges the Knights of the Ebon Blade to the duty of defeating the Lich King.

I don’t have good pictures of this because another player got in the way of every possible shot. If he had acted normal it would have been ok…but no. He was riding around on a mammoth and being stupid so it didn’t work.

Anyway…

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A final purging of the Ebon Hold is necessary.

I took a lot more pictures than this, but I tried to edit it down to the most relevant ones.  Lastly, I leave you with some notable NPCs who show up again in Wrath raids. You have already seen the Vampire Elves.

Thoth the plaguebringerbaron Rivendere

To the left is Noth the Plaguebringer. To the right is Baron Rivendere.

Hopefully this conveyed some of my love for the zone. I really had fun running through it again and taking pictures. Death Knights are the best class!

3 comments on “A Visual Ode To the DK Starting Zone

  1. Great post, you got some fab screenies!

    I started my first ever DK tonight, even though I’ve been playing since release!
    I’ve just got to Orgrimmar and I really enjoyed the starting area!

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  2. Yay! I hope you end up having fun playing your DK.

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  3. Love this post! I’m gonna have to start a new DK today or tomorrow and read quests and play through this story again…

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