Blizzard has pushed a lore blog post, highlighting the story that leads to the opening of the Dark Portal.
Prepare to re-enter the Dark Portal by brushing up on the major events that compel Azeroth’s heroes to enter the shattered world of Outland in Burning Crusade Classic. For those interested in how the story begins, read on to see how the two new playable races, the Burning Legion, and Illidan Stormrage tie together in Burning Crusade Classic.
During WoW Classic, we’ve hunted down and disposed of corrupt black dragonflight’s leaders—Nefarian and his sister Onyxia. We’ve banished the fiendish blood god Hakkar to the plane from whence he came. We exterminated the hivemind infestation that plagued Ahn’Qiraj and shut C’Thun’s all-seeing eye once and for all (we hope). And when Kel’Thuzad’s icy grip threatened our world with an apocalyptic invasion? We shattered his wicked bones and scattered their dust to the wind.
Azeroth’s heroes have bravely faced these challenges and more, struggling to ensure the continued survival of their races. The greatest perils, however, have just begun.
This story began over 10,000 years ago during the War of the Ancients, back when the demonic Burning Legion invaded Azeroth. A night elf who held great promise, Illidan Stormrage, allied himself with Sargeras, the Destroyer of Worlds, and his Burning Legion armies in exchange for unfathomable power. At the eclipse of the conflict, when the Burning Legion would vanquish Azeroth and enslave all its inhabitants, Illidan… Continue reading