Lore Sundays: Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker

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Did someone say Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker?

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I am sure we’ve all seen or heard about this legendary sword at some point in the game and most likely you’ve noticed it being spammed in the trade channel. Bare with me on this one and you will know everything about this legendary sword in no time.

In order for Azeroth to be in a perpetual state of chaos, thriving in such a state, the Elemental Lords were assigned to this purpose. The Elemental Lords are the most powerful elementals in existence and they are the leaders of each of their respective types, water, fire, earth, air.

One of the great deeds the Elemental Lords did was defending Primordial Azeroth when the Old Gods attacked down from Great Dark Beyond. The Old Gods slammed into Azeroth’s surface and embedded themselves in the continent of Kalimdor.

Azeroth under the control of The Old Gods

For the first time in history, the Elemental Lords joined their strengths together in order to fight off the Old Gods and their empire. Even though the elementals were very powerful, the constant swarm of n’raqi and aqir was too much to deal with and the elementals were eventually enslaved by the Old Gods. Without the elementals now, the titan-forged armies of the Pantheon would eventually come to assault the Old Gods, defeat them and seal them deep beneath the planet.

The elementals and their armies were also imprisoned in the Elemental Plane which was later on divided into four regions for each of the elemental lords to take and rule over.

The Titan-forged battle the Elemental Lords by Peter C. Lee, found in World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1

Even if they were locked in the Elemental Plane, the Elemental Lords continued to war against each other which was event called the Elemental Sundering. It is believed that this was a 5,000 year-long battle at the core of Azeroth.

Ragnaros the Firelord planned an attack which would highten the already impressive power that the fire elementals had. The target of the attack was Thunderaan the Windlord, the wielder of Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker and son of Al’Akir the Windlord.

Thunderaan the Windlord, wielding Thunderfury as seen in game.

Ragnaros decided to send two of his lieutenants, Geddon and Garr, to ambush Prince Thunderaan when he least expected it. The Firelord attacked the Prince of Air as well, eventually succeeding in defeating him. Prince Thunderaan’s power could not be completely taken into his form. What remained of the prince was placed in a talisman into elemental binding, which was broken into two pieces. The pieces were given to the Firelord’s two lieutenants Geddon and Garr, respectively the left and the right half. These two halves are known as the Bindings of the Windseeker.

Ragnaros The Firelord

As time eventually passed, somehow the talisman halves found their way into the hands of Highlord Demitrian, a follower of Prince Thunderaan.

He recombined the talisman but his plan to release his master in order to cause chaos didn’t succeed. Instead, he did the best he could: He crafted a blade to serve as a vessel for his master’s essence – Thunderfury the Blessed Blade of the Windseeker.

Thunderfury is a vicious sword, crafted from elementium and containing a crackling electrical core that might be all that remains of Prince Thunderaan. The hilt is unusually long, wrapped in black dragon hide, and studded with small spikes of black dragon bone.

Thunderfury the Blessed Blade of the Windseeker

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