I'm glad you took the time to compile this, I've been curious about Bwonsamdi since I saw the Zandalari Forever cinematic (Alliance player btw) and wondered what his story is.My guess is he's going to be a boss in the final raid, and we'll defeat him with Vol'jin's help.
Is there any questline that opens to the Alliance once we reach revered with a certain faction?
Personally whilst I know there appears to be a lot of connections between N'zoth and Bwonsamdi I'd be very disappointed if this ended up being the case. The fact that someone has respected as Nobbel believes this may be the case is worrying that it may just turn out true.I would like to see a twist in the story something that continues to express his quirky chaotic nature. It doesn't seem right that he would be opposed to one Old God whilst in the back pocket of another (unless perhaps unknowingly).A lot of the Loa's strength seems to be backed by worship, hence Rezan's strength as the Zandalari's main Loa, and the importance of a deal to ensure Bwonsamdi is worshipped above all else.By backing an Old God and essentially the destruction of Azeroth it would appear that he might be nailing his own coffin if it ends up being true.
Hoping it's not old gods, tbh.I feel like they've been setting up a Shadowlands expansion for a while now. I think Bwonsamdi's boss might be the same death entity that Odyn made a deal with to learn how to make Val'kyr.Aluneth is an arcane entity. I'm starting to think there may be a "god" of each cosmic force. I don't think Aluneth is Arcanes, but I think it hints at the existence of one.
i need a plush of bwonsamdi STAT
When bwonsamdi says he lost a spirit i assumed he is talking about vol'jin, not another person.
He says that he hasn't lost a spirit in...The intonation indicates he is referring to a separate spirit, not the one he just lost, Vol'jin.Maybe Vol'jin's dad, Sen'jin? Nobbel loves hinti g that Sen'jin might be a loa, Bwomsamdi would have to lose the spirit first.
Since loas can die, and we havent seen a dead loa come to life, why would it make sense that a dead someone be turned into a loa?Kira is bwonsamdi's boss, off course.
Great article, thanks for making this! I'd much rather read this with some music in the background than watching a Youtube video about it to be honest :)
Highly doubt that Bwonsamdi's boss is an Old God. Then again I'm not surprised by anything Blizzard comes up with anymore.I still think his Boss is actually Mueh'zala, because Mueh'zala is simply known as Death.
I appreciate the lore, but please engage someone to proofread the text before posting. There's a quite big amount of grammar mistakes and stylistic errors. I ain't a grammar nazi, but I laughed that the trolls named a mountain rage Zandalar ;)
Couldn't the cutscene sections just have the script from the actual cutscene, with maybe some actual descriptions? The color commentary is...varying in quality.
This is gonna be interesting.
I would LOVE to see Sylvannas become the Lich queen and figure out how to turn demons undead
Oddly enough no one has asked why Bwonsamdi/Baron Samedi is Baron Saturday. Let me explain.Saturday or Saturn's Day in the Greco-Roman traditions was named for the farthest planet known to the ancient world. Because it is far away and dark it was named for the Titan, Saturn. So it is associated with darkness and death from the start. Also Saturn is the father of Zeus. Upon hearing the prophecy that one of his children would kill him, Saturn set about eating his children. Zeus escapes the cannibalistic carnage and does, indeed, kill Saturn. Pretty nasty and another obvious association with death. In the Christian tradition, Jesus of Nazareth is crucified and dies on a Friday to be resurrected on a Sunday. On the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter even Jesus must pay his debt to death for, in the words of the Nicene Creed, "He descended into Hell". Again, another reinforcement of death for the last day of the traditional week. Bwon is a pidgin corruption of Buon meaning "good". Baron is an honorific that performs the same function of respect for death's power. That sort of ingratiating term for the fearsome forces of death is common in much lore. The Greek Furies, The Erinnyes (literally The Angry Ones) are most often referred to as "good" or "kind" so as not to bring their wrath down upon the head of any so foolish as to speak their names without placating terms. Similarly we are urged, "Don't speak ill of the dead," lest we incur the ire of a spirit that could do us supernatural harm.Finally, I think it's hilarious that in this moment in Earthly history 2 duplicitous and potentially evil figures, Bwonsamdi and N'zoth are master of the art of the deal.None of this, of course, has any bearing on the lore of the game or game play but I thought some of you might like to know.