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Lore in Short is a series of animated shorts offering quick recaps of parts of Warcraft lore as promotion for World of Warcraft: Classic, with narration set to new artwork by Bayard Wu.[1] The first two episodes were released for Burning Crusade Classic, with the first episode being posted on June 1, 2021 (the day of Burning Crusade Classic's release),[2] and are both voiced by an unnamed narrator. The third episode was released on September 20, 2022, a week before the release of Wrath of the Lich King Classic, and is narrated by Jaina Proudmoore (Laura Bailey).[3]



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.
Arthas Menethil
Learn the tragic story of Arthas Menethil and the events that led to him ascending the Frozen Throne to become the true Lich King.



  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.​ “What is the Burning Legion? Before heading through the Dark Portal, get caught up in 90 seconds.
  3. ^ World of Warcraft on Twitter (2022-09-20). Retrieved on 2022-09-20.​ “The Lich King as told by Jaina (in short).