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Old 08-16-2019, 01:33 PM
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Default Why was Calia not ressurected normally?

So we have 3 powerful Light-based characters casting ressurection on Calia. Yet she came back as a modified Forsaken instead of just... getting ressurected the way we would at a Spirit Healer or when our players cast Ressurection.

Now I get that there's a difference between gameplay and story, but if the lore supports the ability to raise a person from death using the light and retaining everything about them, then what exactly makes a Light-based Forsaken?

Time of death? Some special cursed arrows that prevent Ressurection? The way that the Naaru used their ressurection? Other than 'the writers just want something different', I can't really wrap my head around how she wasn't just brought back to life normally.
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Old 08-16-2019, 02:14 PM
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It was her own choice, she wanted to be closer to her people; the undead of Lordaeron, to be like them and thought she couldn't do it as a living human.
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:38 PM
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The naaru put the idea in her head probably.
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Old 08-17-2019, 10:23 AM
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Because you guys needed Lightforged Undead and just didn't know it yet.
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Old 08-17-2019, 02:01 PM
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Because you guys needed Lightforged Undead and just didn't know it yet.
As long as I get to play alabaster human paladins on the Alliance, undead Calia has my stamp of approval.
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Old 08-19-2019, 05:31 PM
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Actually, this raises several questions about the Light. One of them... when Arthas raised Sylvanas and others as undead... did he use the Light to create them, or necromancy? Or is Necromancy a perversion of the Light? Was Necromancy not used at all by Arthas?

Think of it. Arthas was a paladin of the Holy Light.

The dreadlords taunted human Arthas with comments stating he was chosen in specific. Was it for being young? For being a Prince? Or because of his Holy abilities?

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Old 08-19-2019, 09:52 PM
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The way I see it, while resurrection is completely restoring a person to life, what is ch is much, much harder in lore, undeath means that there is magic continuously supporting that person's existence. Usually, that's death magic, or void. Here, it's the Light.
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Old 08-20-2019, 08:17 AM
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Hmm, I just remembered Krasus created an undead using "life" magic.
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Old 08-20-2019, 02:45 PM
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Is that really the canon?

I understand that it was her choice to be closer to the Forsaken, but I ask how that was possible. So she could *choose* how to be ressurected? As in, all mortals have a choice in how they can be ressurected and it's not an involuntary process like... 'choosing' to get lit on fire or 'choosing' to go deaf from a loud noise.

I don't fully understand how it was even able to happen.
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