Hey guys, I'm back! I've been taking a break from Hearthstone these past few months and now I'M BACK! Let's do the lore:
The blood elves are a sect of the night elves who moved to the Isle of Quel'danas in the Eastern Kingdoms after the War of the Ancients. Their leader, Dath'Remar Sunstrider, had stolen a bit of stolen water from the Well of Eternity and used it to create the Sunwell. Due to using the sunwell, the blood elves, at this point calling themselves high elves, lost their blue skin tone. When the high elves were first establishing their kingdom of Quel'thalas they had trouble dealing with the trolls in the surrounding areas. At this point they had been part of the Alliance and requested their aid in exchange for teaching select humans arcane magic. They succeeded in holding the trolls back and it cemented the bond between the high elves and the Alliance. After a long period of growth, Quel'thalas had grown strong but it would eventually fall. The Lich King, at this point known as Arthas Menethil, invaded Quel'thalas along with the scourge and used up most of the Sunwell's power to revive Kel'Thuzad as a Lich. The Lich King killed of almost all of the high elves (90% in fact) and they were forced to find a new home. They renamed themselves blood elves in remembrance. They grouped up with a leader in the now fallen Alliance of Lordaeron. The leader forced them to do impossible tasks and imprisoned them with sentence of death for not completing them. The high elves found assistance in the naga who led them to Outland to join Illidan. Kael'thas Sunstrider had joined Illidan's forces and told his people to join the Horde to help them get to Outland. Those who did not join the Horde kept the name high elves and joined the Alliance (this was a very small minority).
Jintha'lor is a troll city in the Hintherlands, a zone of the Eastern Kingdoms. It is the second largest forest troll city, second only to Zul'Aman, the capital. The Vilebranch tribe of trolls currently reside there with both the Horde and the Alliance attempting to remove them from dominance. It is led by Vile Priestess Hexx and Hitah'ya the Keeper. It is a city with multiple tiers with each higher up tier having more influence than the one before it. It is thought that Hakkar the Soulflayer, a dark Loa, has an egg there. At the top of the city, there are multiple caves filled with spiders and the corpses of sacrificed trolls.
There is a small island located in western Pandaria known as the Timeless Isle. It appears to be frozen in time as the sun never moves from it's perch at the top of the sky. The legendary Emperor Shaohao, a Pandarian emperor of old, makes the Timeless Isle his spectral home. In the center of the island, the four celestials can be found: Chi'Ji, the red crane, Niuzao, the black ox, Xuen, the white tiger, and Yu'lon, the jade serpent. The celestials challenge those who believe they are worthy and grant boons to those who best them in battle.
Wow it's been an entire year since I last posted on this thread! I no longer play Hearthstone but I still play WoW and since I stumbled upon this thread, why not add to it?
There is a forsaken that can be found in Tirisfal Glades (the home of the Forsaken) named Gunther Arcanus. He was, presumably, the first forsaken to escape from the control of The Lich King. All of the other forsaken broke free when he was in a weakened state, including Sylvanas Windrunner. This makes him incredibly powerful. He lives on a small island in a lake, believing he is the only forsaken to break free from the Lich King. In classic WoW there was a quest to tell him that other forsaken broke free and that he can join them. Since the rework of the Tirisfal Glades zone in the Cataclysm expansion, this quest chain was removed but Gunther is still there. It is also presumed that Gunther is a lich, the same type of being as Kel'Thuzad, meaning that he is a potent necromancer and has the power to be resurrected over and over until his phylactery is destroyed. He is so powerful, he was able to change his appearance to that of a normal forsaken, rather than keep his skeletal lich appearance. No other lich has ever done this.
The Tortollan (the race Tortollan Forager is part of) make their home in both Zandalar, home of the Zandalari trolls, and Kul'Tiras, home of the Kul'Tiran humans. They are a neutral race that love to share stories. They are also very avid collectors of all things ancient. They worship the turtle loa Torga, as he was a wonderful source of all kinds of amazing stories. Sadly, Torga was slain by the blood trolls of Nazmir to sacrifice his blood to the Blood God, G'huun.
G'huun is a vile, disturbing entity accidentally created by the titan keepers, those trusted by the Titans to safeguard Azeroth. They were experimenting, trying to find a way to end the corruption of the Old Gods on Azeroth. They ended up creating an Old God itself (although it is weaker than the other Old Gods). They locked the monstrosity in Uldir, a titan facility in Zandalar. G'huun ate away at the minds of the Zandalari trolls that lived on the island, creating the blood trolls. The blood trolls worshiped it as their Blood God. The leader of the blood trolls was Grand Ma'Da Ateena. In the primitive blood troll society, the women are the ones who lead and are considered "stronger" than the males. G'huun wanted to spread a corruption known as the underrot throughout Azeroth and the rest of the world. It had been kept in check by three titan seals, one destroyed by Deathwing in the Cataclysm, and the other two destroyed by a massive minion of G'huun known as Mythrax.
Anub'arak is a member of a race of ancient Old God minions (the nerubians). The nerubians broke free of Yogg-Saron, Hope's End's control and fought back against their old master. The nerubians live in Northrend, the home of the Scourge. Upon realizing the threat that the scourge posed, the nerubians launched an attack on the Scourge before it became to strong. For years the nerubians and the Scourge fought, with neither making massive progress. That was, until Yogg's servant began to intervene and also fight the nerubians, causing them to have to fight on two fronts. This was known as the War of the Spider. The nerubians would eventually lose and be forced to work for The Lich King. The leader of these nerubians was Anub'arak. A few nerubians still fight to liberate their home of Azjol-Nerub from the Scourge. They refer to Anub'arak as The Traitor King, for turning against their race. It is heavily implied that Anub'arak is being forced to work for the Lich King.
Lord Aiden Perenolde was the ruler of Alterac, one of the weaker kingdoms that contributed to the Alliance of Lordaeron in the Second War. He craved more power and wished to rule over all of Lordaeron. In a combination of fear for his kingdom and want for power, he secretly sided with the Horde during the Second War. He covered their actions and fed them Alliance secrets. Eventually, he was discovered. Although he could not be executed or exiled, due to his being king, he was put on house arrest and a close eye was put on him. Upon the discovery of his treachery, the Alliance burned a large amount of Alterac to the ground. The rest of his kingdom was put under Alliance control. He stole the Book of Medivh, a powerful artifact, to use as leverage for his lands back, but he was eventually declared a traitor and he and his people were exiled from their lands. He and his people found themselves in the Arathi Highlands, confused and afraid. Eventually, the Scourge and the Legion assaulted Lordaeron, giving him and his people a chance. He took his land and the surrounding land back while the Alliance was distracted, forming the Syndicate. He was eventually outed and put in jail by the Alliance. Currently, his son Aliden Perenolde is the ruler of the Syndicate.
Iridi was a draenei priestess from Outland who served one of the naaru. She and her brother studied together and were eventually given staves of great power. The two decided to go to Azeroth to explore the world. Sadly, her brother would be slain and his staff would be taken. Iridi chased after the staff, ending up in Grim Batol. She saw the horrors that Sintharia, Deathwing's consort, was creating. She was attempting to create the Twilight Dragonflight, a dragonflight dedicated to Deathwing's cause. She teamed up with a group of heroes, including Rhonin, to stop Sintharia from succeeding. The group found out that Sintharia was planning on feeding a dragon named Zzeraku to a massive twilight dragon called Dargonax. Iridi channeled all of her and her staff's power to assist Zzeraku in killing Dargonax. Dargonax fell, but so did both Iridi and Dargonax. Iridi asked Rhonin if she could see Outland one last time before her death and so, he took her there. He then buried her there after her death.
The Merciless Ones (also known as zoatroids) are a species of Old God minions that are followers of N'zoth. They are aquatic beings that attach themselves to the face of the enemies of N'zoth to take control of their mind. One of the strongest zoatroids, known as Ozumat, was strong enough to take control of Neptulon, the leader of the water elementals on Azeroth. They are known to work with the Naga, being found in both Vash'jir and Nazjatar, both underwater zones controlled by the naga.
The Vile Reef is a section of the Great Sea located in the western part of Stranglethorn Vale, located in southern Eastern Kingdoms. It is filled with murlocs and clams that have blue pearls inside them. The sea floor is full of ruins of ancient troll civilizations and shipwrecks. Both of those are where the murlocs make their home. Naga have also decided to move into this beautifully named reef. A goblin named Gazban resides here, using a relic known as the Stone of the Tides to control weaker water elementals nearby.