I am playing through Shadowlands, and I have so many questions. I’m not finished with the storyline yet, so maybe more will be answered on the way, but some of this stuff is really bothering me, so I was hoping for some help understanding the lore here…
- So when a person dies in Azeroth, their soul gets turned into something completely different in the afterlife? Like a blue angel that carries people to the Shadowlands, or a skeleton/zombie fighting in an eternal war, etc.? Why does Draka still get to look like an orc, but no one else?
So there is no chance of a happy afterlife with your loved ones? No eternal hunting ground for the Tauren, or halls of Dwarven ancestors, etc.?
- I don’t understand “anima” either. Are some souls just ground into paste to power machines, never to return? That doesn’t fit the description, which says that powerful souls contribute more anima.
So do they just suck a bit of anima out of everyone when they arrive, like how they’re still draining poor Garrosh? Did Uther have to contribute any? Did Draka? I just don’t get it.
Or is there some kind of cycle of rebirth/reincarnation, where anima gets turned into new people in the living world, and that’s the “machine” of the afterlife?
I’m just so confused. Sorry if I’m being obtuse.