is acursesuffered by some of the descendants of, notably thedwarvesandgnomes, who were mainly housed inUlduar. As they migrated south to the areas that would becomeUldumLordaeron, andPandariathey spread the curse unknowingly to other titan creations.The curse changed the structure and appearance of these races from their original stony/metallic forms into mortal beings of flesh and sinew.
The Curse of Flesh was created by theOld Godsearly in Azeroths history to facilitate assimilation. Thetitansattempted to remove the curse (and the Old Gods), but found that the Old God infestation had grown too severe to remove without completely destroying Azeroth. Instead they bound the Old Gods within Azeroth.
Though the curse was meant to make it easier for the mortal races to fall under the sway of the Old Gods, it also gave them the greatest weapons they would have against their would-be conquerors: courage, hope, and the virtues that would bring together those mortal groups to overcome great obstacles.
Adialoguetriggered byBrann BronzebeardinUlduargives most of the details of the curse and the connection to the Old Gods.
In the questThe Mechagnomes, a dialogue withFizzcrank Fullthrottledetails the removal of the curse from several gnomes byGearmaster Mechazodwhich transformed the gnomes into mechanical beings. The dialogue mentions that all creations of the titans eventually fell victim to it.
Sjonnir The Ironshapermentions the curse when engaged.
While theLorekeepers KnowledgeinUldamandoesnt mention the Curse of Flesh by name, it clearly refers to the same events that are later described by the Tribunal of Ages. Interestingly, this dialogue was written during the originalWorld of Warcraft, indicating that either this plotline has been planned for many years or has been built out of existing lore.
Jotuns title suggests that he is cursed, or bears a curse to others (which could be believed to be the Curse of Flesh).
InArchavons Log(beforePatch 3.3.0), for the Day 1051213,Archavonwrote Archavon wake up, notice face feel soft. Not important. Go back to sleep. This could hint that he was, more or less, affected by the Curse of Flesh.
While General Bjarngrim in the Halls of Lightning does not directly utter the name of the curse, he does refer to it during the fight. His quotes imply that he compares himself with the player. Apparently, he also considers killing lifeforms affected by the curse to be the the solution of removing it.
InIcecrown Citadel, some of her dialogue states that the Curse of Flesh is a joke played by theCreatorson their own creations. She also states that the sooner the cultists come to terms with the fact that the Curse is a defect, the sooner they will come into a positionto transcend it.
TheTribunal of Agesdialogue reveals that it was the curse that caused the transformation from stony earthen to fleshy dwarves while they were asleep in Uldaman. In the Warcraft Novel The Sundering by Richard A. Knaak, the altered timeline of The War of the Ancients descibes the dwarves as earthen. His rough-hewn skin appeared to be a gray granite, his squinting eyes glittering diamonds. The beard was actually an intricate series of mineral growths that even made it looks as if the figure was graying with age. This suggests that the Curse of Flesh took place over a longer period of time and was still occuring upto at least 10,000 years ago.
The troggs too, were initially stone creatures. Like the Earthen, some were affected by the curse, turning them into fleshy troggs.
IfGearmaster Mechazodis to be believed, prior to the curse, gnomes appeared as mechagnomes. Unaffected mechagnomes have been found in theStorm Peaks, maintaining the mechanical systems of the Titans. There is a quest chain located north of theBorean TundrainNorthrendabout the curse.
Sjonnir the Ironshaperappears as a vrykul with metallic skin. As such, it was thought possible by some players that the vrykul also had an original, more stony, appearance and also suffered from the curse. However, the iron races were constructed byLoken, after and separately from all other titan creations. Instead, based on the quests>
71The Echo of Ymironand>
71Anguish of Nifflevar, it was discovered that the birthing ofhumanswas originally a severe side-effect of the curse on the vrykul.
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Thestorm giantsof Northrend may beaesirwho have succumbed to the curse. Aesir is the titan word meaning storm giant.
The tolvir of Uldum are a race of stone cat-centaur introduced in Cataclysm. The curse of flesh causes them to turn into the fleshy, wingless Ramkahen. The process can be reverted by powerful beings such asSiamat, and is some kind of a reward for swearing allegiance to Deathwing.
The curse of flesh can effect the various earth elemental types withinDeepholm. This causes them to turn into creatures akin tofungal giants.
The Mogu were originally stone guardians of Pandarias greatest secret: The Dark Heart ofYSharrj, the old god. Some time before the age of the first Mogu empire, the Mogus stone bodies became flesh, throwing the race into years of chaotic, clan-based warfare.
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