One of my favorite, and one of the least talked about subjects in Warcraft, is the Moons of Azeroth, The White Lady and the Blue Child. We know very little about each. The White Lady is normally associated with Elune by Night Elves. Tauren see the White Lady as the left eye of the Earthmother. What if there is more to these celestial bodies than just empty rocks orbiting Azeroth?
I was listening to episode 35 of Group Quest when they started talking about the Cdev answer to the ‘Is Elune a Naaru?’ question. Blizzard’s basic answer was yes, but, a.) the Night elves don't want to think about that, and b.) that maybe Elune is why the Draenei knew to come to Azeroth. Now if you’re a being of great power that wanted to watch a planet from a distance but also wants to be able to help out from time to time, what would you do? You would leave a satellite in orbit. Take that with the fact that in the real world a large moon in relative size to a planet they orbit are fairly uncommon. So, what is to say that the whole moon isn’t a Titian construct?
The fact is that over the long term an object like the Blue Child is unlikely to stay in a stable orbit (it will most likely be shot back into space or crash into Azeroth). With these facts, then you have the beginning of something big. If one or both of Azeroth’s Moons were created by the Titans they might have other purposes other than creating tides, and if Elune is a Narru and has taken up residence on The White Lady, who is to say she is the only one?
We have seen that the moons of Azeroth have power. At the moment of embrace, when Blue Child passes in front of White Lady, the Titans gave the five original aspects their powers, or so legend says (T:TotA). We know for a fact that it’s a very regular occurrence happening every few hundred years. Once again, this is not something you would expect to be stable over thousands of years. However, even if there is no truth about the moons and the legend of the original five aspects reserving their powers during the embrace of the moons, which seems unlikely, we have seen the power of the blue dragon flight transferred to Kalecgos during the moon’s embrace. This at the very least suggests the moons are somehow important to the Titian's plans, even if only as a clock.
The other cool idea I have is that often when people talk about the Emerald Dream, they talk about it as the back up copy to Azeroth (WotA). However, if you back up your computer, do you normally keep it on your main hard drive? No, you put it on disk or another hard drive. What if one of the moons, say the Blue Child, is the back up to the Emerald Dream and Azeroth for that matter? Maybe the Titans kept this copy off the main drive because they knew at some point their back up to the Emerald Dream that we know might get corrupted, and they can use this copy to restore it to the system.
You want to talk about an epic quest--going to the Moons of Azeroth to recover and save the Emerald Dream, fighting off Titian defenses but not corrupted ones. These work fine, but they will see us the players as the corrupt ones.
The next idea I have deals with Algalon and where we should meet him next. Algalon makes me think there might be at least something to this. In Warcraft comics special issue ,we see Algalon watching the world of Azeroth. Now he could be doing this anywhere or from any number of Titan strongholds, but if these moons were created by the Titans, what better place for a guy made out of stars to hang out than on a moon in space?
The last thing I want to talk about is that Goblin Rocket ship in Area 52. What became of that? Wouldn’t it be cool if we could get to these lands and then we had to ride a goblin rocket to the moon?
The whole idea is craziness and I don’t expect any of it to come to pass, but I thought I would put it out there for you all to judge my ideas for the next expansion.