Nice hopefully people have more remorse for how they treated sylvannas now
"I see only darkness before me"This is very obviously referring to the maw, not Devos' hand. It is doubtful that Arthas, a living being - separated from the Helm of Domination at that point might I add - would even be able to see Uther or Devos hovering over him. Be careful not to take these visuals so literally when its a cinematic that is trying to show how the afterlife works. His soul is already being flung into the Maw as he closes his eyes.Let's be real, if he had actually seen those two he would have said something like "I see a big hand in my face and OMG is that Uther?"
Team Arthas. I don't trust this form of Uther's or this Devos character.
Please add "Spoilers" to the title of the article, thanks. :-/
A very nice analysis with a lot of insightful notes from not only the short but lore in the WotLK expac. Im very interested in the concept of Uther's soul being seperated in two places (in Frostmourne and Shadowlands) and how possibly the information within both souls combined (after Frostmourne was broken) when Uther was going to drop Arthas into Maw.
About how the Kyrian didn't help stopping Arthas: why would they? Their job is to guide souls into "the Purpose", not to prevent people from dying. They have nothing to do with what happens outside the shadowlands. If Uther was purged from his memories and they hadn't found out about Arthas, it would have been the same as what they did, but Devos and Uther wouldn't have become Forsworn.Now, would Arthas actually end up in the Maw if it wasn't for Uther? I mean, he had to, right? If running amok all over Azeroth killing and raising dead people isn't enough to end up in the Maw, what is?
I called it so hard, on the very post the quote first appeared in I was like, wait, that means they did something to Arthas, I bet they threw him into the Maw, and I was right, they literally threw him into the Maw.
So I said this in another post and I believe the light set it up for Arthas to get Frostmourne and then use it on people loyal to the light. Frostmourne being a blade from the maw has only one purpose: consume souls and direct their anima to the maw, but if said soul has accepted the bargain of the light then not all of the soul can be absorbed and the light bound remnants are shunted to the Shadowlands. The one place the light and the void should not be. The void cares not for the dead and only for the living. A living being can make infinite choices, create infinite paths which in turn can make all things possible. The light wants all to kneel and accept them as the singular path, the singular way and even the souls of the dead must submit. So what better way to get lightbound forces into the Shadowlands than to side with its possible maker. Sylvanas wasn't very religious and neither was King Terenas and so their souls are fully consumed by the blade and doomed for the maw, but someone like Uther gets cut in twain and his anima-less light filled remnant gets sent to the Shadowlands where it starves and destroys the balanced system of the Shadowlands. It isn't just him, but until these individuals' souls are mended and the light cast out of the Shadowlands things will just get worse. Oh and PS I think Denathrius was the first Nathrezim to be slain by his own kind, but his soul didn't return to the twisting nether. Since it didn't, his knowledge was lost and the Nathrezim value nothing more than knowledge and forbade any Nathrezim to strike at another. This explains why Varimathras was punished so severely. Denathrius is the one who snuck out Frostmourne and the armor and gave it to the legion.The Jailer gave them to him and then the light set up the path for Arthas that would lead him into possession of Frostmourne. This isn't to say Arthas isn't culpable. He totally could have stopped murdering alot of people anytime he wanted.