While doing a quest in Nazjatar today, I came across this Eye of the Corruptor mob whispering me like mad about this woman I should really kill. His exact whispers were “Listen. She is a threat. Kill her. KILL HER.” and “The queen threatens the king. There is no way to win. Listen.”.
This inspired me to do more research on the lore and try to figure out who this woman is. Apparently the void, among other non-living forces of evil really dislike and fear Sylvanas.
Through the Vol’jin questline we find out that the Lich King and Bwomsandi consider her actions too extreme and have really bad consequences for everything.
In the comic Three Sisters, where Sylvanas, Alleria and Vereesa have their reunion, the Void starts whispering really horrific things about Sylvanas to Alleria, warning about her and suggesting she needs to be ended.
“This one is dangerous. She is a threat and must be ended. Beware this one, she seeks the death of all things… all possibilities. End her threat, murder her. Murder her, save yourself and murder her. Save the world and murder her.
She is a violation, she serves the true enemy. Kill her now, kill her kill, her now, remove her from this world and take from her what you need now, now, now.
This is nothing, you should have destroyed her. Now it is too late. You have sacrificed greatness for false feelings. They will leave you. You will watch as she claims them.”
I’m inclined to believe in the whispers of the Void such as N’Zoth’s. They pretty much became true, or at least have high potential of becoming true. But it still didn’t make much sense to me why Sylvanas is so feared by more powerful forces.
So I went all the way back to the events in the “Edge of Night” which explain what happened to Sylvanas after the defeat of Arthas at Icecrown Citadel, where she wanted to commit suicide and find peace, as revenge against the Lich King had been fulfilled.
She was saved by nine Val’kyr of the Lich King after being shown and being inside what she referred to as the “realm of the dead”/“infinite darkness”. I doubt the Infinite Darkness is the void, since the void does not like her in the slightest.
There are many forces in the Warcraft universe and they don’t only conspire against the Horde and the Alliance, many times they also go against eachother. The Scourge would’ve gone against the Legion had they succeeded in defeating the mortals. The Legion would’ve succeeded in going against the Void was their invasion on Azeroth successful. Hell, even the Light is hinted as to be not as pure as mortals think. Remember Xe’ra trying to corrupt Illidan? That was pretty terrifying. Elune is also speculated to be an old god or something not as pure as the Night Elves believe her to be.
The more enemies the mortal races defeat, the more mysteries and questions surface and the plot thickens.
I’m going leave you with one of the Void’s, possibly N’Zoth’s whispers, “She is a violation, she serves the true enemy.”.
Who is this true enemy that even the Void is afraid of? What was this Infinite Darkness, this hell Sylvanas went through after dying at Icecrown Citadel?
Any speculations are welcome.