“Choice, the problem is choice”
It is almost certain that World Of Warcraft’s upcoming expansion; Shadowlands is a pure source of exciting and fresh lore. Throghout all the alpha testing, Blizzard hinted that they have something big in mind, that would push Warcraft lore into a new era. As the destruction of The Helm Of Domination symbolizes it at least in my opinion.
It is an undeniable fact that Blizzard is constantly borrowing from other fantasy universes, ancient mythologies and such. While there is no shame in that, it also makes easier to track down the breadcrumbs Blizzard left us throghout the lore of the game. Today, I’m gonna talk about a pure speculation of my own, yet to be improved into a full-structured theory. What if the term Clockmaker Ion Hazzikostas recently used hide important hints about the future of the game?
A TIME BEFORE OUR TIME
In Warcraft Chronicles, it is stated that our universe came to be after the clashing between The Light and The Void. And as we know, they are struggling to have total dominance over the entire reality. So, The Chronicles has been written by the Titan’s perspective, that means I’m free to assume before that explosion happens, there could be something out there. Before our “version” of universe came to be, there could be another one, damaged by a fatal error should not be happened ergo it had to be resetted. We know, as its been kind of confirmed that there can be a powerful race of creation: The First Ones. Different titan like beings in different cosmic forces, and a possible mastermind that created all this design: The Clockmaker, the possible equivalent of The Architect and in the case of Warcraft, the sole creator of everything.
“THERE CAN BE NO CHOSEN ONE”
Lets continue with this mind set. And we can already find more than one fatal errors in this version of our universe that recently happened. Illidan denied to be The Chosen One. In this sense, which possibly broke The Clockmaker’s (or whatever you can call it, The Creator, may be?) scheme of order. By using The Lightmother Xe’ra, a prophecy has been formed to give the followers of the light hope against Sargeras’ Burning Crusade, the one who trying to break the simulation further by causing destruction upon destruction. But Illidan denied the prophecy, by enforcing free will. Which we dont need to delve into the Matrix to realize the term is not much welcomed in Warcraft lore aswell.