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Holocore Facts: Artifact Weapons of Vrykul Warlords – Protection Warrior & Beast Mastery Hunter

Holocore Facts: Artifact Weapons of Vrykul Warlords – Protection Warrior & Beast Mastery Hunter


Welcome back to another episode of the Holocore. Today’s File: Artifact Weapons of Vrykul
Kings Of all the Legendary Kings of the Vrykul that
strived for Glory, none compare to the ambitious Magnar Icebreaker. As with most Vrykul, Magnar Icebreaker strived
to die in glorious combat so that he could ascend to the great halls of Valor and join
the ranks of Odyn’s mighty Valajar. During one of Magnar’s campaigns in the
Wilds of the North, the Vrykul laid eyes upon the great dragon Aspect Neltharion, who flew
overhead. Magnar knew Neltharion’s lair was located
close to Vrykul homeland of Stormheim and curiosity wracked the his mind as he wondered
what sort of treasures lay within the Great Dragons domain. Magnar’s curiosity became an obsession which
brought him and his allies to the Lair of Neltharion. Although the Dragon Aspect had been away from
his Lair, Magnar and his forces were overwhelmed by the other Black Dragons within and during
their attempt to escape Neltharion himself returned. Infuriated at the Vrykul for their tresspassing
and attempted thievery, Neltharion unleashed a torrent of Molten fire upon them. Desperate and disarmed, Magnar seized the
closest object near him-a shed Black dragon scale of Neltharion- and held it in front
of him. To his surprise, the Scale in his hand protected
him completely from the Firey blast, though the power of Neltharion’s attack sent the
Vrykul king tumbling out of the Dragons cave. Neltharion’s scale was more durable than
any material Magnar had ever seen and the Vrykul King soon set to the task of crafting
the scale into worthy instrument of war, eventually crafting the Scale of the Earthwarder and
the a new sword by the name of Scaleshard.. Both Scaleshard and the Scale of the Earthwarder
would paint Magnar’s legacy in blood-stained glory as he lead brutal assaults against the
NerubianS and lead a massive campaign against the Highborne Elves who were occupied in Stormheim. Although Magnar’s forces were victorious
in their brief but bloody war against the Highborne Elves, the Vrykul King’s legend
of Glory would come to a crashing halt. In a turn of betrayal orchestrated by malevolent
Helya, some of the Vrykul turned on their King, slaughtering his closest Generals, his
Son Hruthnir and eventually Magnar himself. Although he had died alongside his Comrades
and Son in battle, Magnar would never ascend to the Halls of Valor. His Spirit would linger within the Tomb that
had been carved in his Honor, awaiting the day that he could sate the rage that prevented
his ascension to the Halls of Valor. During the age following the Black Empire,
Keeper Mimiron toiled endlessly within his Laboratory and created a multitude of technological
wonders that would help the Titanforge protect Azeroth. When prompted to create a weapon that could
strike at enemies from afar, Mimiron crafted the first ever Firearm. It took several attempts to perfect the weapon,
and eventually, Mimiron called upon his fellow Keeper, Thorim, to help in the rifles construction. Thorim called upon the Winds and storms, and
gathered them into a controlled orb called ‘The Thunderspark’ which would serve as
the Core of the rifle. Mimiron bound the furious concentration of
the Storm into the rifle and would name it Titanstrike, before gifting the powerful weapon
to Thorim. Alongside his two faithful Worgs, Hati and
Skoll, Thorim used the Legendary rifle as he hunted and stalked the monstrous Devilsaurs
of the Southern regions of the World; wherever Thorim traveled to, no matter which great
beast he hunted, Titanstrike was there. This would change as ages past and the Betrayal
of Loken shattered the unity of Azeroth’s protectors. During this time of conflict, Titanstrike
was stolen by a Vrykul Warlord by the name of Volund, who fled the Northern reaches of
the land and brought the rifle to Stormheim. There, with Titanstrike in hand, Volund brought
many Vrykul clans to heel, demonstrating the power he controlled with every pull of the
trigger, the skies shaking and the heavens crashing with lightning and storm. As Volund’s armies grew, the Vrykul Warlord
began to grow suspicious of his followers. Volund feared betrayal, believing that the
power of Titanstrike and the Thunderspark within were enough to convince even his most
loyal soldiers to turn on him. Eventually, after Volund’s armies had all
but abandoned him, Volund ordered a tomb built in his honor. There, he commanded his few remaining soldiers
to bury him inside upon his death and to ensure Titanstrike was locked within. Volund ordered Titan-forged security devices
to be placed within the Tomb and upon the Door in order to ensure that no one would
ever reclaim the famous rifle born of Thunder.

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