Some events described above take place in the Patch 8.1 Horde War Campaign
. In this campaign, you will also see the Horde steal the Abyssal Scepter, find Derek Proudmoore's body, and help Lady Ashvane escape from the Tol Dagor prison. The War Campaign is needed for several Allied Races:
At the end of the 8.1 War Campaign, you will receive the achievement Tides of Vengeance
The Horde War Campaign also gives reputation with the Honorbound Faction
. Hitting Exalted is required to unlock the Mag'har Orc Allied Race
Completing the Campaign as well as Loremaster on both sides rewards Two Sides to Every Tale
Patch 8.1 and the War Campaign culminated in the opening of the new raid, which we've recapped in the Story of Dazar'alor
The raid came with several cinematics and narrative plot twists, which we further analyzed in Rastakhan Cinematic Analysis
, Who Won the Battle of Dazar'alor?
and the Siege of Dazar'alor Cinematic Analysis
While Dazar'alor is no longer a current raid, you may still want to run it for rewards like Dazar'alor Windreaver
, and Glacial Tidestorm
The story then continued in Patch 8.1.5 with the arrest of Baine Bloodhoof and reunion of Jaina and Derek, which we've discussed here
. It remains to be seen whether Derek has regained his free will, or if returning him to Jaina was part of Sylvanas' master plan.
This story then took a backseat in Patch 8.2, but Sylvanas' motivations remain murky as the Blade of the Black Empire, in the hands of Nathanos, guides us to Nazjatar in the opening cinematic
. The Alliance and Horde also work together to free Baine from Orgrimmar, leading to further speculation that faction lines could be redrawn
in a future expansion.