Blizzard have released a prelude to World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, which is set for a November 13 launch.
The prelude comes in the form of a short story, “Hellscream,” and can be found here.
Warlords of Draenor has an alternate timeline of sorts.
The story follows Garrosh Hellscream, a former Warchief of the Horde, and bronze dragon Kairozdormu as they make their escape from Alliance forces.
Garrosh was captured and put on trial for “claiming the heart of an Old God and ravaging Pandaria’s Vale of Eternal Blossoms,” acts which took place in the previous WoW expansion, Mists of Pandaria.
Somehow Garrosh and Kairozdormu managed to travel back in time to Draenor, and Garrosh will attempt to change the destiny of the Orcs forever.
Warlords of Draenor will be the fifth WoW expansion.
The first expansion was The Burning Crusade (2007), followed by the Wrath of the Lich King (2008), Cataclysm (2010), and most recently, Mists of Pandaria (2012).
Warlords of Draenor is in closed beta now.
According to Blizzard:
“This phase of the beta test focuses on the Tanaan Jungle starting experience and allows players to continue on into Shadowmoon Valley (Alliance) and Frostfire Ridge (Horde). High-level content will become available for testing in future updates. Level-90 character templates are available if you’d like to try a new character, or you can copy over your own high-level characters.”