Wizard Revealed

The last of the hero characters has arrived the Gathering of Heroes in New Tristram – the Wizard has made her arcane-y presence known to the hordes of the Burning Hells!

Ah… one of my favorite characters , aside from the Monk who’s just so badass…

The wizards. Brilliant practitioners of the arcane arts who deftly wield the energies of fire, ice, lightning, and even time itself in the pursuit of their enigmatic goals. Bedecked in archaic charms, clad in runes, and wrapped in free-flowing robes to allow for the somatic components of their spells, wizards are a veritable thunderstorm of lethal powers who can strike from close or long range. There is no safe way to approach an angry wizard.

But the hero character’s title is just so plain. Wizard? Why would a wizard be considered uncouth? It just doesn’t fit. Oh well, who cares.

Rumors from Caldeum detail the events surrounding a certain brash student of the sorcerous arts—a promising, even brilliant, pupil, but one whose unbridled ambitions have led to violence and disorder in the respected schools of that august city. This young woman was trained by some of the most skilled mages in the world, but rather than follow their guidance, she chose to display an uncooperative spirit, constantly pushing past their restrictions in pursuit of knowledge that they claimed she was not prepared for.

This behavior resulted in censure and reprimands, but nothing seemed to bar her from her course. In the end, she insinuated her way into the hallowed aisles of the Ancient Repositories and was there confronted by the great Vizjerei mage Valthek. The altercation turned violent, resulting in costly damage to the building, the destruction of many irreplaceable artifacts, and the humiliation of an honored sorcerer. This rebel student, calling herself a wizard, disappeared into the shadows and is considered still at large.

The actions of a single soul can have far-reaching consequences, whether intended or not.

Haha! The short story, written by Michael Chu, is titled Firefly. Now isn’t that ironic? This powerful and volatile spellcaster is hardly a firefly at all!

I ask your forgiveness, for there is much to speak of the wizard, and I am the only one who can tell all there is of her story. This is my burden, as is what awaits after. The ending is no great mystery. It is written in the shattered stones and broken walls that surround us, and whispered in the rumors that tumble from every mouth.

But on the subject of magic, nothing is so simple, and be certain that what you may have seen and heard is not the whole tale.

Quoted texts, video, and images are all courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment.


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