[Spoiler Alert] Fall of the Lich King Cinematic Unveiled – (Working Video)
I’m the type of person who loves to spoiler myself on things like this, but I absolutely hate spoilering other people – so if you’re not interested in finding out what happens when we eventually confront Arthas in Icecrown Citadel and what happens with him and other major figures up to this point, stop reading now!
Seriously, the video of the cinematic is after the jump. DO NOT CLICK if you don’t want to be spoilered. If you do want to be spoilered however, please, by all means, read on.
There – so if you’re here, you want to see the ending, or you’re like me and in a guild that will probably never get to the ending on our own, or at least not until Cataclysm comes out and we’re all at the new level cap.
So clearly the stories about there having to be a Lich King and someone having to wear the Helm in order to keep the scourge from running unchecked across Azeroth are completely true, and just as Tirion Fordring plans to sacrifice himself (everything he does is for the sake of honor, it’s no surprise he’s ready to do this) to save Azeroth, a familiar figure, glowing red, speaks from atop the Lich King’s throne.
It’s Bolvar Fordragon, whom we last saw at the WrathGate – we all mourned him as though he were dead, but it’s clear that he’s very much alive and very much on fire: the best explanation I’ve seen of this is that the flames of Alexstraza, the life-binder, when she and her flight descended on the battlefield, being burned by the life-giving flames of the red dragonflight somehow saved and preserved him in this state.
I don’t know all of the details, but Bolvar insists that Tirion give him the helm of the Lich King, and he does. He glows red (instead of Arthas’ blue) just as he’s encased in ice, and demands that everyone leave and never return.
Here’s the video:
Enjoy it while it lasts, the original one that Wow.com posted has been removed at Blizzard’s request.
My question: where are we, as in the player? And how did Bolvar get to this state, or on top of the throne? I guess we’ll have to all download the patch to find out.