Lords of Dread Easter Eggs in Sepulcher of the First Ones
The Lords of Dread bosses in Sepulcher of the First Ones have several interesting details, including impersonating many NPCs from past expansions.
Dreadlords in Disguise
Mal'gais and Kin'tessa are two Dreadlords that we have
quite a long history with
, especially Mal'Ganis. A Dreadlord's favorite trick is to infiltrate and impersonate, and these two are no different. We first met Kin'tessa in a side questline in Korthia, masquerading as the Keeper Caretaker Kah-Than. As for Mal'Ganis, our most recent encounter with him was during the second chapter of 9.2's main questline, where we discovered he had been imitating us!
Mal'Ganis (disguised as you) says: Surprised?
Mal'Ganis (disguised as you) says: If I truly replaced you, would anyone notice?
The Lords of Dread encounter itself continues this trend of impersonation. During the fight, the mechanic
involves infiltrating our own raid group! In what is often referred to as the "Among Us mechanic", two players are marked as intruders who the rest of the raid need to quickly identify and "expose".
Not only that, but as we enter the raid room, we can witness the two Dreadlords transforming into several other NPCs from previous dungeons and raids.
According to a tweet by Senior Game Designer for Encounters, Kenneth Huang, this may be because we are seeing the Dreadlords practicing their abilities to mimic other people.
The NPCs that Dreadlords can mimic are:
Wrath of the Lich King
Mists of Pandaria
Battle for Azeroth:
Lords of Dread Notable Loot
As another nod to the Dreadlords' history of impersonation and infiltration, some of the loot the Lords of Dread drop have some interesting flavor text.
, a pair of Warglaves, reads, "A trophy from Kin'tessa's favorite deception." Alandien was a Demon Hunter instructor we killed during a questline for the
in Burning Crusade. According to the novel
, she taught Demon Hunter recruits about infiltration.
Soft-spoken Alandien had laid out the tactics of infiltration. She claimed to have been trained by Illidan himself.
- World of Warcraft: Illidan
We've already reported about how the
was given a
new exclusive appearance
that more closely matches its name. The flavor text reads "A memento of Malganis' favorite pawn.", referencing Arthas Menethil.
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