Blog challenge – saddest quest

My lovely friend Zeirah and I are challenging each other with a weekly blog post. We choose a topic and both write about. This week’s topic is the saddest quest in Legion. You can read Z’s post about her favourite right here.

Z and I are both softies, which is how this topic came up. When talking about our experiences in Legion we kept coming back to quests that made us cry. So we decided to write about which of these made us the saddest. Unfortunately I didn’t take screen shots the first time I did this particular little quest line, so, even though I had said I would never do it again… I had to go an do it again. 😦 But after THIS time I won’t do it again!

I also have a sneaking suspicion Z and I are going to be writing about the same quest…

The quest I chose is the unnecessary genocide of primitive Ravenbears in Stormheim.

1wowscrnshot_092416_114857This quest line is quite short – only takes about 5 -10 minutes to have your heart ripped open, so you don’t have to wait long. The first quest can be found on a Frightened Ravenbear in Stormheim, not too far from the Stormtorn Foothills flight path in Stormheim. He is visibly distressed, jumping up and down to catch your attention.

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We follow him down the path to find the reason for his distress – bastard dragons are tormenting his friends and family. All of them look terrified and are in trouble – of course we’re going to help them!

Inside the cave that is their home, I meet with their chieftain and attempt to communicate with him. We figure out that he’s in trouble, so taking down some of the jerks tormenting his people is a no-brainer. But it also looks like they’re trying to put something together to help appease the “lord” that is causing them so much distress. So off I go to get some bits and pieces for that, too. But not before hanging out with some of them.

 

Outside we get a better picture of what’s happening here. Some awful, awful dragons are taking much delight and pleasure in tormenting these primitive creatures, who are squawking for dear life, and paying for the dragons’ entertainment with their lives. You can also see the decoy Ravenbears they’ve made to help divert the attention away to something that won’t suffer at the hands of these dragons. I don’t think it’s working, though.

Once we’ve collected the reagents for their ritual and killed off some of the evil dragons, we go back to the chieftain, who is delighted with us, and expressing it the only way he knows how – by flapping his little wings ❤ He’s so happy we’ve come to help him that he invites us to come along to the ritual. So off we go…

The ritual area shows the Ravenbear’s primitive nature, but there’s something really beautiful about it. They make a dragon out of their reagents, and perform a sacred chanting/movement that involves dancing, waving and flapping our wings, all in an effort to appease the dragons who take pleasure in causing these creatures so much pain.

They are successful in catching the attention of the leader of these dragons – Nithogg…

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But he is less than impressed with their efforts. And so rather than ignoring their primitive ways, or laughing off their primitive attempts, he kills them all. No hesitation. Just full of malice and hatred. All of them dead.

The first time I did this quest I cried my eyes out. I was so upset and so mad. So mad, in fact, that I logged off from the game for the rest of that day. They were just trying to be little Ravenbears. Nothing more. They just wanted to live their lives. They weren’t hurting anyone. They were just there. And these awful creatures come along and torment them and annihilate them for no reason other than that they can. I think it upset me because I feel like in some ways this is how our world is becoming. People don’t like certain races or colours of peoples’ skin or religious beliefs, and so they torment them and annihilate them just because they have the power and because they can. And it really upsets me.

Thor tells me if I don’t start this quest line again, then in that reality they’ll always be alive. Which is all well and good. But I tell you, when I saw Nithogg as the first world boss the other day,  I took much satisfaction getting rid of him. I killed him for the Ravenbears. Poor little creatures.

So that’s the quest that tugged on my heartstrings the most. Why didn’t I choose Ysera for this? Technically I cried a LOT more with Ysera – I was sobbing as we were defeating her. But I knew that it had to be done. It was an awful, heartbreaking situation, but we had to do it or there would be terrible destruction as a result. With this quest, there was no reason what so ever to kill these Ravenbears. They were just trying to live their little lives, and they got wiped out. It was unnecessary and sad.

Also, this little quest was a close runner up:

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Have you guys come across any quests that got you in the feels?

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3 Comments on “Blog challenge – saddest quest

  1. Ooh Cinder, first up..I love your style and perspective and this challenge is so much fun 🙂
    Secondly, I need to read our prompts better.. saddest quest not quests!

    Out of the ones I posted about this is also the one quest that I don’t think I’ll ever forget. The simple beauty of the ravenbears and the unexpected ending had me in tears. Like you.. I had to go back on an alt for better screenshots but never again. They are going to stay alive for the rest of my alts for the rest of time.

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  2. I had to literally log out of the game for awhile after Ysera. I couldn’t see the screen to keep playing, anyway. She deserved a much better end.

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