This may not come as a surprise to anyone reading this blog, but I have lots of random, minor questions and musings about the game lore and what might happen in the future. Not all of these ideas are strong enough for a full post, so I thought I'd do a little weekly feature where I throw out some quick thoughts about a random storyline I'd been contemplating, and anyone who wanted to could chime in with their thoughts in the comments. Sunday seemed a nice day for some mild brainstorming, when everyone is sort of winding down from the weekend!
As we all know, Magni Bronzebeard is currently transformed into a diamond form. This is decidedly "not dead" so I think most people assume he'll eventually be transformed back or be reborn somehow, etc. Probably just in time to unite the bickering dwarf factions.
However, what makes us so sure this will be a good thing? Remember, Magni got turned to diamond because in the Shattering novel, he misinterpreted the meaning of "become one with the earth." At the time, no one really knew what was about to happen, or that Deathwing was behind the elemental unrest and global chaos starting to occur.
Think about it. Magni gets turned to diamond, and becomes one with the earth. Anyone remember what Deathwing's former title? Yep. The Aspect of Earth. As in, total control of all of Azeroth's earth, land and rock. It seems a little too coincidental for me.
Think it's far-fetched? Well, I might agree, except it's already happened before. I want to avoid spoilers so I won't go into detail, but in the story I'm talking about, things go down almost exactly the same as with Magni.
I'd hate for it to happen, but I'm not so sure I'd be thrusting Magni back on the throne when he softens up, even if the Council of Three Hammers is making a mess of things. I'm not entirely sure he'd still be the same beloved King that everyone remembers...