Lore in Short is a series of animated shorts offering 90-second recaps of parts of Warcraft lore as promotion for World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic, with narration set to new artwork by Bayard Wu.[1] The first was released on June 1, 2021, the day of Burning Crusade Classic's release.[2]


Lore in Short: The Burning Legion (2021-06-01)
Lore in Short: The Dark Portal (2021-06-06)


The Burning Legion
Watch a quick refresher on the history of the Burning Legion in 90 seconds.
The Burning Legion will stop at nothing to destroy all world-souls in order to prevent the void lords from corrupting the universe. Get caught up on how this innumerable army of demons came to be.
The Dark Portal
Watch a quick refresher on the history of the Dark Portal’s origins in 90 seconds.
A colossal gateway between worlds, the Dark Portal has wrought destruction on Azeroth and Draenor alike. In World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade, venture through this passage to the remnants of Draenor, now known as Outland, in an attempt to quell Illidan and the Burning Legion.



  1. ^ Bayard Wu 2021-07-10. Lore in Short: The Burning Legion. ArtStation. Retrieved on 2021-07-11.
  2. ^ World of Warcraft on Twitter (2021-06-01). Retrieved on 2021-06-01.