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The Light is Full of Assholes – Velen, the Draenei and K’ure

September 28, 2010 2 comments

I don’t care that your Light-worshipping character/pet NPC is a perfectly upstanding citizen with enough moral fiber to relieve a constipated angel. “The Light is Full of Assholes” does not mean “All Light Followers are Assholes;” it means “Many Light Followers are Assholes.” Given that the same could be said of any reasonably-sized group of people, this shouldn’t even need to be stated; but since sometime during the late Burning Crusade Blizzard has become so enamored of their Christianity expy that they appear incapable of acknowledging that anyone involved might be a colossal asshole.

Anyway, let’s talk about Velen, Prophet of the Naaru and leader of the draenei on Azeroth. He is held up by the community and by Blizzard as Spiritual Authority and All Around Good Guy.

When the Sunwell needed to be purified at the end of TBC, they brought him into Silvermoon to do the honors. He has had centuries of friendly contact with the physical manifestations of the Light, the Naaru. And he is a coward and a bigot, unfit to lead the Draenei people. Read more…