The Globe of Rebirth - Newly Datamined Spells Prepare the Way
08.08.2022 um 17:12
Following our previous article exploring the
Secrets of the Moon
and Elune's potential involvement in the story of Dragonflight, further datamining has revealed new details as to how this story may unfold!
Speculation and Potential Story Spoilers Ahead!
We previously speculated that Ysera's story could continue in Dragonflight, and although the means by which the Dreamer would return are still unknown, we continue to uncover references to Ysera in the Alpha's game files. In this latest build, a
handful of new spells
also directly mention Ysera, the most notable of which is
(update: the spell, previously called Activating, appears to have been removed in this latest Dragonflight Alpha build).
Activate the Globe of Rebirth to prepare the way for Ysera.
This would appear to be as definitive as it gets, though we all know things in WoW are rarely that straightforward, so there's still a question of when and how exactly this "rebirth" will manifest itself.
A Seed is Not a Globe
The most obvious avenue for the green dragon aspect's return would appear to be related to the
, a special seed containing the souls of the Night Elves liberated from the Maw and representing a "new beginning" for the Kaldorei people. Dialogue directly following that cinematic revealed that Ysera could also return to Azeroth "
If Elune Wills It
," though she cannot leave the Shadowlands without great sacrifice, almost too pointedly referencing the treasure just placed in Tyrande's hands.
Tyrande Whisperwind: The Winter Queen called her gift a seed. Ysera, my beloved friend, could it truly be so?
Ysera says: Yes. I sense this seed is touched by the Dream as well as by Ardenweald. A symbol of the crucial balance between life and death.
Ysera says: I know of a place it can be protected, but... it has been so long...
Ysera says: Bring the seed to my daughter. Merithra will know where it should be taken.
Shandris Feathermoon says: Are you not returning to Azeroth with us? Surely the Winter Queen will allow you to--
Ysera says: When the queen used her own essence to revive me from the wildseed, it bound my soul to this realm.
Ysera says: I cannot leave it. Not without great sacrifice.
Tyrande Whisperwind: Then tell us the price, and it shall be paid.
Ysera says: No, my friends. The kaldorei need you beside them once more.
Ysera says: If Elune wills it, I will soar through Azeroth's skies again... one day.
A New Beginning and a New Home
A seed is not really a globe though, and while the closely proximity of that dialogue would seem to imply some kind of choice between those souls or Ysera, it feels too obvious a setup - not to mention a somewhat heartbreaking choice either way. Another easy interpretation of a "new beginning" for the Night Elves would be the creation of a new world tree, from which a seed would be very symbolic.
Eagle-eyed Redditor art_prominence has
already discovered a location
suitable for this very purpose, a ring of islands situated west of the Ohn'ahran Plains, but not shown on the game's minimap and guarded by encrypted files. Given the plains are home to the Green Dragonflight and Ysera's suggestion of taking the seed to Merithra, who we already know is heavily involved in the story of Dragonflight, it seems reasonable that this could be the site of a new world tree.
This wide open spot isn't visible in-game and all other details regarding it are encrypted, suggesting a secret waiting to be revealed.
The original world tree, Nordrassil, was blessed by each of the dragon aspects, with Ysera's binding it and the Night Elves to the Emerald Dream. Perhaps in the act of planting a new tree, Ysera will also return to Azeroth, not fully reborn, but exerting enough of her power across the veil to impart her blessing once again. Though perhaps a technicality, this would appear to fulfil
both of Ysera's previous assertions
- not allowing her to actually leave the Shadowlands (at least not permanently), but still revisiting Azeroth for a brief time.
Of course, this is just speculation and there are still many questions regarding how this could all unfold, not the least of which being what exactly the "Globe of Rebirth" is. That said, it's seeming more clear that this is a storyline which will continue directly in Dragonflight, rather than leaving us
waiting several years for something to happen
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