In the Shadow of the Sun

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This article contains lore taken from Warcraft novels, novellas, or short stories.

In the Shadow of the Sun is a short story by Sarah Pine featured on the official site. It offers a glimpse into the mind of Lor'themar Theron, regent lord of Quel'Thalas.

Originally, it was a fanfiction that won the grand prize in Blizzard's creative writing contest. It was later rereleased as official lore, with a few minor changes from the original.[1]


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  • In the story, Aurora Skycaller and Renthar Hawkspear tell Lor'themar that Nathanos Marris died at the hands of the Scourge but never became Scourge himself, instead being called to Sylvanas' service before Arthas had a chance to sway his will. However, Nathanos himself told Horde players that he was raised as a member of the Scourge before later being freed by Sylvanas,[2] a version of events supported by Dark Mirror.