- Lorewalker Cho says: "Our backs are hardened by the whips of the mogu," he told them. "Our arms are powerful from building their fortresses. Our minds are sharp from working alongside our enemy. You think the mogu are stronger? I say we are their strength!"
- Lorewalker Cho says: "We cannot help you," said the Bronzebeard dwarf, "For if we turn our back on the Dark Irons, they will defeat the Wildhammer and take over Ironforge!"
- Lorewalker Cho says: "We cannot help you," said the Wildhammer dwarf. "For if we turn our back on the Dark Irons, they will defeat the Bronzebeard and take over Ironforge!"
- Lorewalker Cho says: Ah, but there is a problem with creating a living weapon. Do you see?
- Lorewalker Cho says: All that matters is what you do with it.
- Lorewalker Cho says: And so it was a human king who helped to unite the dwarven clans so long divided.
- Lorewalker Cho says: And so Moira and the High King set out into the snow to save the city, leaving the others to think about their actions.
- Lorewalker Cho says: And that is the lesson of Liu Lang, my friend. Everyone always laughs at the explorer. They always laugh... until he returns.
- Lorewalker Cho says: And when they rose... they rose as warriors.
- Lorewalker Cho says: But as the centuries passed, one young explorer decided to see what was out there. His name was Liu Lang. And he set out to discover the world... on the back of a turtle!
- Lorewalker Cho says: But what the king did not realize is that the dwarves did not trust one another!
- Lorewalker Cho says: Each time he returned, more and more pandaren answered Liu Lang's call, and joined him on his growing turtle. They were the bravest among us: The explorers. The adventurers.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Every few years, he returned - with tales of mysterious cities in the sand, nomadic people living on endless grassy plains, a great empire under the ice, and a magical kingdom gilded in gold.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Fate is like fire; it can shape or destroy us.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Fire is the instrument of change.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Fire! It is the most magical of elements. It warms us, it cooks our food. It is the hearthfire that makes a house a home. In the right hands, fire can shape iron into swords or plowshares. Left uncontrolled, fire could destroy a city.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Free to trust one another, all three dwarven leaders pledged their full strength to the Alliance cause.
- Lorewalker Cho says: From the flames of fate, the yaungol were born. They survive beyond the wall, for they refuse to submit to any law but their own.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Great events often have humble beginnings. Consider: a quiet pond. Still. The water is like a sheet of glass.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Has fate been cruel to the yaungol? You may as well ask if fire is good or bad.
- Lorewalker Cho says: He promised gold and riches to any who could discover for him the hidden secrets of this land that fill Pandaria with such a dark and powerful energy.
- Lorewalker Cho says: I do, for I wield the sword!
- Lorewalker Cho says: In the whispering waters, they can hear the future.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Let us talk about the nature of power. In my hands I hold a sword. I ask you: Who wields the power?
- Lorewalker Cho says: Long ago, a group of sturdy nomad hunters wandered the world. By a stroke of fate, they were here in Pandaria when the Sundering split apart the continents of Azeroth. The wanderers found themselves trapped in the Townlong Steppes, a harsh and dangerous land.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Long ago, when my people were slaves of the mogu empire, we were forbidden from carrying any weapon at all. We were not fighters. And no one believed we could fight the mogu without magic and steel.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Many thousands of years ago, the mogu held all the power. They ruled this land with fists of iron. But as their empire grew, they needed a way to police and control it.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Meanwhile, in the city of Orgrimmar, Warchief Garrosh Hellscream sent goblin dig teams all across the continent of Pandaria.
- Lorewalker Cho says: My friend, something is about to give. I wish I could experience the next chapter of the story, but alas, I am just the storyteller.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Oh, how the pandaren laughed at him. But Liu Lang was more clever than anyone thought. Sea turtles always return to the beach where they were born. And so, despite the mists that envelop our land, he always had a way home.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Oh... I seem to have lost my sword.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Once upon a time - moments ago, in fact - a great king sought the help from a trio of powerful dwarves: The Council of Three Hammers.
- Lorewalker Cho says: One day, the beloved monk issued a challenge to his fellow slaves. "Hit me!" he called out.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Only one dwarf offered to help the king. "We will lend you our strength," said Moira, of the Dark Iron. "We will trust our dwarven brothers, and we will show them what loyalty means!"
- Lorewalker Cho says: So you see - power is easily taken, but should not be lightly given.
- Lorewalker Cho says: So! Even as the Alliance binds itself ever closer together, the Horde is ripping itself apart.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Soon, they started killing the mogu themselves.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Surely, the king thought, if he helped them with their troll problem, they would give him more troops for his campaign against the Horde.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Surprised, the beleaguered Pandaren slaves tried to strike Kang. One by one they failed, for he intercepted their blows like a dancer and sidestepped their attacks like a reed in the wind.
- Lorewalker Cho says: The farmers, the bricklayers, the shepherds and the smiths... they all bowed before Kang. "Teach us," they said. "Teach us to fight."
- Lorewalker Cho says: The heartless saurok, even with their tiny lizard brains, soon realized the truth of their position. They killed the enemies of the mogu.
- Lorewalker Cho says: The High King, his champions, and the Dark Iron dwarves worked together to save Ironforge.
- Lorewalker Cho says: The jinyu also have humble origins. Once primitive creatures, they were fortunate enough to live near the enchanted pools within the Vale.
- Lorewalker Cho says: The jinyu and their waterspeakers stand at the very heart of the greatest events in Pandaria's history.
- Lorewalker Cho says: The king was furious. "If none of you help, then Ironforge will fall under siege!"
- Lorewalker Cho says: The king's scouts had discovered that Zandalari trolls threatened the dwarven capital.
- Lorewalker Cho says: The magic of the pools expanded their minds and grew their bodies, until they became one of the great ancient cultures of Pandaria.
- Lorewalker Cho says: The mogu emperor then ordered all of the saurok to be purged. He tried to wipe out their entire race, to no avail. They still plague Pandaria to this day.
- Lorewalker Cho says: The other dwarven leaders were ashamed of their behavior, and vowed never again to allow fear or distrust to cloud their judgment.
- Lorewalker Cho says: The story is still being written...
- Lorewalker Cho says: The wisest of the jinyu are very wise indeed - they can speak to the rivers the way you and I would consult our elders.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Their visions built empires, freed slaves, and warned our Last Emperor of the Sundering that shattered Azeroth ten thousand years ago.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Then they killed the subjects of the mogu.
- Lorewalker Cho says: They used the powers of the Vale, and their own flesh-warping magics, to twist and shape a race of ferocious lizards into a living weapon. They created an army. An army of Saurok. Bloodthirsty savages created to enforce the will of the emperor.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Think about it: the smallest voice can change the world. Consider that, friend, the next time you decide to start throwing stones!
- Lorewalker Cho says: Those noble hunters found a way to survive on their own. Fire was the key. They drew up oil from the ground. They used it to heat their homes, cook their food, and burn their enemies. They grew STRONG.
- Lorewalker Cho says: To my surprise, his people have found something! Right here, in the sacred vale! What will happen now?
- Lorewalker Cho says: Until I throw a stone. Such a small thing - but soon, ripples engulf the whole of the lake!
- Lorewalker Cho says: Until Kang, the First of First Dawn, opened our eyes.
- Lorewalker Cho says: We celebrate his bravery with statue and song, but if you were actually there on the beach that very day - well, I'm sure he looked quite silly, indeed.
- Lorewalker Cho says: What happens next? I must know!
- Lorewalker Cho says: What is the source of YOUR power? Think carefully before you answer. Many adventurers point to their weapons, or their equipment, or to tomes of arcane might.
- Lorewalker Cho says: When the Sundering ripped apart the continents of Azeroth, we pandaren thought that the rest of the world had been utterly destroyed.
- Lorewalker Cho says: Who, now, wields the power?
- Lorewalker Cho says: Your voice. Your hands. THESE are the tools of true heroes. Use them well... and you can change the world.
- In-game screenshots are preferred over model-viewer-generated ones.
- The higher the quality the better!
- Be sure to read the tips & tricks if you haven't before.
The Wowhead Client is a little application we use to keep our database up to date, and to provide you with some nifty extra functionality on the website!
It serves 2 main purposes:
- It maintains a WoW addon called the Wowhead Looter, which collects data as you play the game!
- It uploads the collected data to Wowhead in order to keep the database up-to-date!
You can also use it to keep track of your completed quests, recipes, mounts, companion pets, and titles!
So, what are you waiting for? Download the client and get started.