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a work created for the new fanart book coming soon~~~
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the story of Pandaria Emperor Shaohao
here is the story:

The One-Way Journey

The time was ten thousand years ago, maybe more. Back then, the Well of Eternity was still there, and Kalimdor was still the Land of Eternal Starlight. The dynasty of Pandaren of Pandaria had lasted for years and generations that no one could tell.

The empire of Pandaren was built upon their overthrowing of the slavery of the Mogu. But still, it took a lot of efforts to remain peaceful with all the other strong and even aggressive races, which was a hard burden for the emperors of Pandaren.

Pandaren had great faith in Shao Hao, the crown prince, that he would be a leader of great deeds. The crown prince took training at Tian Monastery, which endowed him of the top-notch skills of a monk. Domestically he was benevolent to his people. Diplomatically he allied with other races - Jinyu, Hozen, Grummle and Yaungol - so they could make peace with each other, excluding the Mantid and the Mogu. He also shared a profound bond with the Monkey King, the leader of Hozen.

After crowning, he was referred as Emperor Shao Hao.

According to the old tradition, every new emperor needed to visit the Jinyu elder at Jade Forest who possessed the mystic power of fortune-telling by listening to the words of water. However, what was told to Shao Hao was cruelty and terror beyond his imagination.

Night elves would summon the Burning Legion, who would devour everything of Kalimdor, including Pandaria.

From that moment, the newly crowned Emperor Shao Hao realized his destiny. The throne was no longer an easy task for him. He had to search through his whole life with difficulties to fulfill it. All the glories and fortune of an emperor meant nothing to him. He had to set out immediately on the journey of the salvation of Pandaria.

This journey would be of all pains and no happiness. Should he fail, it would be the end of all.

Monkey King and the Sha

Many roads did Emperor Shao Hao took, many people did he counsel with. In this tedious and fruitless journey which seemed endless, he came to realize that the wisdom of the Celestials was essential to the puzzles. By himself he climbed up Mount Neverest, the highest summit of Azeroth in order to seek the counsel of Yu’lon, the Jade Serpent. Yu’lon did not seem to disappoint him. Shao Hao seemed to find a way to save everything – he was required to free all the burdens upon his shoulders, cleanse his body and soul, so he could be the one with the land.

But the wisdom of the Jade Serpent confused Emperor Shao Hao. What were the burdens that he needed to let go? How could he purify himself? And which was the way to be the one with the land? All these questions puzzled Shao Hao. No zen could help him to discover the secrets within.

Maybe it finally came down to his incapability? How did such an incompetent emperor deserve his jade throne? The frustrations and hopelessness depressed him. All the negative emotions became heavy burdens crawling on his shoulders. He felt like he was about to succumb.

Witnessing his bosom friend in great doubt, the Monkey King tried his best to help. He came to Jade Forest to whittle a strange magic visage out of bamboo in order to please Emperor Shao Hao. But the unexpected happened. The doubt of Shao Hao was absorbed into the mask, his doubt no longer linger. Yet another unexpected thing happened. After they buried the magic visage that had absorbed the doubt of Emperor Shao Hao deep into the earth, a monster that brought forth doubt showed up.

It was called Sha.

Just walking out of shadow, Emperor Shao Hao was confronted with the monster that the Monkey King created unintentionally. What was worse, they soon discovered that Sha could not be eliminated but controlled and sealed. Even for a strong warrior like Shao Hao and with the help of the Monkey King, it took seven hours to eventually have Sha controlled. Sha was sealed within the Jade Forest for real this time.

The idea finally struck Emperor Shao Hao. It came to him that what Yu’lon required him to do was to eliminate the negative emotions such as doubt, so he could one day gain the ability to save Pandaria.

The Seven Burdens

On realizing that, he immediately went to visit the Red Crane, and by the power of the mask that the Monkey King carved for him, he expelled his despair. The Sha of Despair held the dark power of devouring all the hopes. Shao Hao, the Monkey King and the Red Crane fought the Sha of Despair in the pouring rain for four days and five nights. Eventually they sealed it under the land of Krasarang Wilds.

With no hesitation, Emperor Shao Hao and his companions headed to Temple of the Black Ox on the Mantid Steppes beyond the Great Wall. This time they faced the Sha of Fear, who possessed even greater power. The Black Ox joined the three to fight. It took eight days for them to seal the Sha of Fear under Mantid Steppes.

After these battles Emperor fully understood the desperately evil power of Sha, and the countermeasure came to his mind. He gathered the best of all the best Pandaren warriors in Pandaria, and established Shado-Pan. Together, they reached temple of the White Tiger, the last station of the journey. With the help of the White Tiger, Emperor Shao Hao demonstrated the skills to yield and seal Sha, and successfully sealed his Violence, Anger and Hatred under this land.

Thus Emperor Shao Hao finally sealed all his negative emotions. The Pandaren of Shado-Pan had to become the undercover protectors of Pandaria, working on the controlling and sealing of Sha.

After he let go all the seven burdens, Emperor Shao Hao managed to purify all his body and soul. But time was ticking; the War of Ancient was drawing to a close. The foretold day approached. Yet a problem appeared. Should he save Pandaria, Mantid, the archenemy of Pandaren would be saved together. Pandaren and the Mantid warred now and then. Their hatred had lasted for millennia. The decision that Shao Hao was about to make suddenly became heavier.

So the Monkey King spoke.

He counseled with one fact. Every hundred years the Mantid would attack the Great Wall of Pandaren, this cycle was a part of Pandaria. There would be no fish if the water is too clear. Even the conflicts between the two races could not be mitigated; they certainly could not be separated. Pandaren could not be saved without the salvation of the Mantid. The Mantid defined Pandaren as Pandaren defined them. So Emperor Shao Hao understood the deeper meaning of the Jade Serpent.

He knew what he had to do, and the call was made.

The Mists of Pandaria

The Great Sundering began. The first irreversible destruction of Azeroth befell. In the eyes of all his beloved people, Emperor Shao Hao raised his staff, initiating the ritual.

The people of Pandaria looked at their beloved Emperor with full gratitude. While he was chanting, the whole of Pandaria separated from the main land of Kalimdor. It drifted off further to the sea. Silent and solitary.

Quietly, something began to condense in the air. It was the mists! The ocean around Pandaria swelled and shaped into a ring of impenetrable mists, shrouding Pandaria within. From then on, Pandaria was hidden in the Mists; the rest of the world could not bother it any more.

And an incident happened.

When all Pandaren were cheering, celebrating, and their eyes on the emperor, Emperor Shao Hao suddenly struck the ground with a clack.

The emperor who spent his whole life on saving his people fell.

Slowly, the body of the emperor seemed to dissipate. He became a mist, together with all the mists around Pandaria, the land that carried the people he loved.

This is the story of the last emperor of Pandaria. His legend ended there, ten thousand years ago.

He no longer exists by now, yet he is everywhere. He is a part of Pandaria. He is Pandaria. He keeps watching and protecting the people and the land that he always loves.
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old work did last year for a marine soldier in Iraq, hope he have return home safely.
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I finally got 12 Titan Runestones and did the quest of the black prince,I chose the trial of the red crane because others told me it was the easiest...however, I found it was not easy at all ;w;, I failed numerous times and each time the black prince shouted "stop ,that's enough!" I thought he was going to cry....←I'm sorry but I'm a little happy for this.
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I think Varian is adorable when he's concerned about his son XD.
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# Underworld Big Sister and her half-brother# # otaku brother is doing paternity # # father: "I don’t remember when I have slept an Asan(a call of Indian in Chinese)"——by one of my friends.(*`▽´)
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Well I finally finished it. Whew. Im pooped!
Download for the desktop size.
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Lord of time.. with the correct color eyes.

no one knows why they're blue in the model -_-

download for desktop size
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Morea for :iconesmene:
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IT'S YOU AND MEEE.
I KNOW IT'S MY DESTINY!
OH, YOU'RE MY BEST FRIEND
AND AZEROTH WE MUST DEFEND.

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It's important to keep up with technology!

Thank you all for your comments! :)

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This is one of the comic pages I've made for the Swedish magazine "Level presenterar World of Warcraft" (Level presents World of Warcraft) no. 4/2010.

I've been thinking this EVERY time I've gotten through the Frozen Halls :D

Also read my web comic "Warmongers"!
[link]
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-,-,,
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-,-
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-.-
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Happy Winterveil/Christmas to all.

The idea came into my mind like... late at night 2 days ago, and then I couldn't stop thinking how would Wrathion look like without his turban. :P

There were tons of parties and I had to stay up at night to draw this... so, eh, sorry I didn't have time to finish the 2nd page.... I will have to draw it afterwards.

For those who doesn't know who Amethygosa ([link]) is... she's an original character (Blue Dragon princess) I created to be a "counterpart" of the Black Dragon Prince.
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NOTICE: Amethy/Amethygosa isn't an RP character. For more info please read whatever was discussed below this thread. Thank you!

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Wrathion, the known heir of Neltharion who claimed himself untainted by the evils beneath the very earth he would rule upon, and is the last remaining Black Dragon prince known to mortals.

(I guess we'll get to know more about him when 4.3 comes out!!)

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Amethygosa, known by close ones as "Amethy", was bestowed by the purest of all magic long before she was hatched. As a clutch sister of Arygos, her hatch date has been postponed for so long that even her father thought the egg was a crystallized stillbirth.

According to the lore, the entire clutch which Arygos and other notable siblings would be hatched from was taken away by Korialstrasz because Saragosa neglected them.

When Nozdormu took these Blue Dragon eggs into foster care, he soon noticed the infamous "stillbirth" among the other eggs. He saw what lies before the egg's fate, and not only he decided to keep the crystalline egg separated from its siblings, he even made the egg's existence a secret by deliberately "erasing" its past appearances in the timeline. So that even powerful Aspects like Malygos could only recall a glimpse of sparkle when he thought of the egg.

When the Nexus War was about to end, he had Soridormi secretly send the egg to Winterspring under Haleh's care. Right after Malygos' death, the egg was finally hatched.

Despite Amthy is among one of the youngest blue dragonkins, she would be "the most rightful" heir after Malygos if judged based on power and knowledge of magic. However, her existence as a dragonkin is unknown by all beings, not even herself, except Haleh who looked after her egg and acompanied her as a mother and mentor.

To mortal eyes, Amethy is an all-loving High Elf child with no talent in magic. Her existence simpily makes her surroundings merrier, as if she is a spirit of good fortune.

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Alough Haleh was unsure about Kalecgos' positoin as the new Blue Dragon Aspect, she remained silence and kept role as the Blue Dragon's Matron Protectorate. She decided to keep Amthy's identity as a secret to avoid outer threats and inner conflict; her descision became firmer after learning what has happened to Arygos when he tried to overthrow Kalecgos.

Fortunately, Amthy showed no interest in magic or arcana of any sorts. She prefered to hang out with Moonkins dwelled in Owl Wing Thicket and has often spent long period of time gazing at the moonlight. It was also the place where Wrathion and Amthy first met.

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Haleh initially advised Amthy not to befriend with Wrathion because of her grudge towards Nefarian and his brutal experiments which caused many deaths on baby whelps like Awbee. When Amthy sharply pointed out the irrevelence and asked her adoptive mother the "real" reason, Haleh finally gave in and told her who she truly was, and confessed that deeply she feared what would become if Amethygosa's power was misled by wrongful forces.

Amthy then claimed that Wrathion was "still pure in the spirit", that there was nothing to be afraid of unless the seed of fear grows into a dark forest which entangles the heart and blocks out every bits of light.

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On the aspect of their power, Amethygosa and Wrathion were on similar scales. When discussing about the recent issues happened among the Dragon Aspects, both of them share similar views on "being free." Amethy, who knew she was raised in a surrounding filled with care and love, decided to join Wrathion on his difficult journey because she felt the necessity of doing so.

"It's to avoid him from burrowing too deep, dear Mother," she said. "The Mind can be as free as Arcane power, and can be as as deep as the Earth. The Titans must be out of their mind to ask a tiny dragon to keep guard of something so powerful that even the Titans themselves must join forces to defeat. We must avoid it from happening again."



"The best way of using magic is not to use it -- unless using it would be your last and only resort." -- Amethygosa
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Done this while ago when WotLK just came out. So tempted to level up a gnome DK but never got enough time and motive to do so.

It would be fun to guess out which race is which. Empirically TW players have a hard time distinguish between Draenei/Troll/Orc and NE/BE...
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Wratheon, the Black Prince, son of Deadwing, the last pure black dragon,the failed aspect of earth, the leader of thieves. Definitely one of my most loved characters in Pandaria!
I hope you enjoy!

Гневионом обозвали Принца в Русской локализации. Ну да ладно, пусть будет Гневионом =3
Это персонаж из игры World of Warcraft, последний "чистый" чёрный дракон, сын Смертокрыла, несостоявшийся аспект земли, лидер разбойников и вообще очаровательнейший стервец редкой породы. Как ни странно, он очень даже положительный персонаж(пока) и защищает Азерот весьма...своеобразными методами. Забавно, но в первом разговоре он предлагает Вашему персонажу выпить с ним и говорит что-то вроде: "я не держу зла на свою семью...". Зла не держит, точно. Не на кого держать, Смертокрыла убили в рейде, а своим дяде из Гилнесса и тёте из Каражана он устроил несчастные случаи ввиде своих разбойников. Несчастные случаи, разумеется, со смертельным исходом.
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Dear friends! My computer is in the repair (over a week) so I can `t fulfill certain obligations to you. I ask a little patience and wait. I love you all!

Some WoW fanart(yes, i love redheads blood elves)
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:D
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Draenei paladin!!
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It's King Varian Wrynn and Prince Anduin of Stormwind! Yay!

Hope you like! And leave a comment RAWR!

Warcraft (c) Blizzard Entertainments

Edit March 10 - 2010 : I like this version more :D
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Hail to the King, baby.

Quoting my favorite podcast But Wait! There's Lore! from WC Radio:

Omacron: And Onyxia decides the best way to stop a rampaging, overpowered warrior king is to kidnap his son. Because we all know, kidnapping a barbarian's family is the best way to get him to stop fighting.
Pride: Onyxia's not the brightest dragon in the nest.
Omacron: I'm just saying, don't these people
read?

Varian and Anduin Wrynn are (c) Blizzard entertainments

Leave a comment! RAWR!
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I hadn't colored Koltira and Darion, because I didn't like how either of them turned out. I'll redraw them, but in the mean time, here's the Alliance favorite deathknight, Thassarian!

Thassarian, Warcraft (c) Blizzard Entertainment

Leave a comment on your way out!
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Click the image!

It's a request from :iconladyyui:
I Just hope she like it.
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I've read "Tides of war"... 0_o...
and here Jaina drawn one year ago. -> [link]
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Here my first World of Warcraft TCG card : Betrayal of the Guardian.
did it about one year ago, really felt happy to painting this :)
please enjoy it!


Art direction : David Baron :icondavidbaron:
© 2013 Cryptozoic Entertainment
© 2013 Blizzard Entertainment
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