Ever wanted to settle those lore arguments? Find that obscure reference to some long-lost and long-forgotten figure? Well now you can...

Blizzard have just released the Warcraft Encyclopedia over on the offical community site! This will eventually include all those well known (and many not-so-well-known) historical references, facts and other fascinating tidbits from the entire Warcraft Universe!

Since the release of the first Warcraft game, the lore of the Warcraft universe has been evolving and expanding at an incredible rate. Today, Warcraft lore is spread across four games and three expansions as well as a number of novels, a pen-and-paper roleplaying game, and even a manga series. Now you can find all there is to know about Warcraft in one official source of all things Warcraft: The Warcraft Encyclopedia.

The Encyclopedia will contain information about all major races, factions, and characters, and you will also learn interesting new things about the different worlds that make up the Warcraft universe. The first release of the Encyclopedia focuses mostly on the elves of Azeroth: night elves, high elves, and blood elves, and their relation to each other. You might also want to take this opportunity to brush up on your Darnassian and Thalassian, and if you ever plan to visit the Emerald Dream, it would be best if you read up about it in advance.

This collection of Warcraft lore will be updated several times a year with significant volumes of new information, and in time, it will grow to be the ultimate resource for all your Warcraft story and lore needs. We hope you’ll enjoy the Warcraft Encyclopedia!

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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