The Mag’har Orc is one of the new allied races in Battle For Azeroth.
Although it was one of the allied races we previously covered, we now have some clues as to how to recruit this allied race. Recruiting the Mag’har Orc allied race is still subject to change between now and when Battle For Azeroth releases on August 14.
The Lightbound, a fanatical Draenei sect, is hunting the Mag’har Orcs to force them to worship the Light. The Lightbound Draenei are the alternate universe (AU) version of the Lightforged Draenei. This is a callback to Warlords of Draenor when the Draenei and the Orcs agreed to work together. Sylvanas is able to re-open the portal to Draenor, albeit the AU version of it.
In the AU version of Draenor, Yrel is apparently the leader of Lightbound Draenei (or at least occupies a high-ranking position within the group). Durotan and Draka have a daughter, Geya’rah. In this version of Draenor, Garrosh apparently joins the Lightbound forces. The line that indicates this says, “Some orcs even sided with the draenei against their kin…even the warchief’s own son was lost! We call those traitors Lightbound.”
The timelines cross over in one specific incident: when Grommash and Eitrigg from different timelines speak with one another.
Other dialogue during the scenario indicate that Grommash and Eitrigg from different timelines interact with one another:
Grommash: It has been many years since I set eyes upon a green-skinned orc. And this one at your side is…familiar. You come from Azeroth.
Eitrigg: Indeed. I am Eitrigg, and this is (character name), champion of the Horde.
Grommash: Eitrigg…I knew an Eitrigg who served Blackhand. He was an honorable orc who died in glorious battle.
Eitrigg: And the Grommash Hellscream I knew gave his life to free us from the grip of demons. A worthy death.
Grommash: Well then here we are…two old ghosts. Why have you returned to Draenor after all this time?
Eitrigg: Heroes from my world once freed yours from the grip of tyrants. Now Azeroth faces a similar threat, so we have come to ask repayment of that debt.
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