As a heads up, this article will have a few spoilers for the upcoming World of Warcraft: Shadowlands expansion! If you’re trying to keep your information on the story of the new expansion as minimal as possible, turn away quickly!
World of Warcraft is filled with countless characters that fans have come to know and love. Stepping into World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, plenty of these characters are making triumphant returns, with the Shadowlands themselves serving as the afterlife for the population of the Warcraft universe.
Among those announced, there are a few powerhouses that everyone is extremely excited to see. Garrosh Hellscream, Kael’thas Sunstrider, Draka, and Uther the Lightbringer are all going to be making appearances, from what we’ve heard.
Two other characters were spotted in the Shadowlands that have players – especially Death Knight mains – more than a bit excited. Koltira Deathweaver and Thassarian have both been spotted at each other’s sides.
For those who may not be acquainted with the lore, Koltira Deathweaver and Thassarian were two of the more prominent members of the ranks of Death Knights in Arthas’s Scourge army. When the Ebon Blade broke free, the two were among the group that split off.
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Having found a friendship with each other despite their differences – Koltira being a Blood Elf and Thassarian being a Human – the two were forced to go their separate ways as they returned to their respective factions.
As time went on, the two found themselves at each other’s sides again. Those that have quested through the Western Plaguelands will recognize them as the commanders of the Horde and Alliance forces there, both deciding to pull their forces out of Andorhal rather than fight each other.
Eventually, they found themselves as allies again, standing next to the player as they became the Deathlord in Bolvar Fordragon’s new military. Two of the most prominent leaders of the Ebon Blade, Koltira and Thassarian have been long-standing figures for Death Knights and players in general.
It’s unknown what their place in the Shadowlands will be, but given how prominent the Ebon Blade is likely to be after the trailers that have been released, it’s unsurprising to see the two standing beside each other once more.
As we come closer and closer to the November 23rd release date of the expansion, we’re bound to see more familiar faces popping up. Keep your eyes peeled for your favorite NPC – whether they’re still breathing or not, they might still appear!