The World of Warcraft: Cinematic Quest Guide is a massive cinematic walkthrough of the storyline quests in World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King from the Alliance perspective; involving over 10,000 original screenshots. Incorporating WoWHead’s integrated tool-tips, it portrays the tale of a Night Elf Warrior named Vikstone in his mission to kill the Lich King and avenge his murdered clan. It’s a nostalgic twist between a role-playing story and a pictorial quest guide, allowing all World of Warcraft veterans to re-live specific moments in the game’s lore just as they all took place in 2009-2010.
Wrath of the Lich King: A Tale of Revenge
Sergeant Vikstone is a legendary Night Elf veteran returning home after fighting several campaigns against the Horde and the Burning Legion. Vikstone discovers that the Lich King is responsible for murdering every surviving member of his clan during the events of The Burning Crusade. His family was the last of an ancient bloodline, built upon the tenets of the Warrior.
You probably think you’re quite strong — fighting these undead and crushing their bones beneath your war machines. That is nothing compared to the strength it took to create them.Matthias Lehner
Swearing to avenge them, he travels to the continent of Northrend on a final mission to stop the Lich King, an entity the Vrykuls called “the God of Death.” In this new world, he finds himself in the middle of one of Azeroth’s most destructive wars. Vikstone makes his necessary transformation throughout the journey in order to kill what’s left of Arthas Menethil. In his quest to gain enough power to one day face the Lich King, he questions his own sense of morality as he cuts down everyone and everything that stands in his way.
History has shown him that anyone can be killed, even the Lich King.
Vikstone begins his tale at level 70, following the events of The Burning Crusade. His evolution in gear, talent specializations (Arms, Fury, Protection), new weapons, and appearances are all captured in a chronological fashion as he progresses through the quest lines, from Borean Tundra to Icecrown on the Terokkar realm (circa 2008-2009). It is the greatest undertaking of his military career. Experience the entire story of Wrath of the Lich King through his own eyes.
Over 50 different players assist him in major boss fights and elite quests throughout the game, a process that required over 22,000 screenshots to capture.
Wrath of the Lich King is the story of Arthas’ retribution, a man who has committed great sins. These crimes are revealed to Vikstone throughout the story in his several confrontations with the Lich King, before the final confrontation. There is no way to tell the story of Arthas Menethil without telling the story of Vikstone.
- Northrend Atlas
- Boss Fights and Guest Appearances
- The Making of the Guide
- Why the Warrior Class?
- The Author’s History in World of Warcraft
Map of Northrend