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The History of Warcraft (also known as the “history of the Warcraft universe”) is a comprehensive account of lore created by Blizzard as background information to the World of Warcraft universe, and was made up of the entirety of Blizzard’s published record so Kiljaeden mythic The full text was available on the official World of Warcraft site, but was removed for some unknown reason. In the absence of lore on the official sites, most (perhaps all?) of this material can be read within the World of Warcraft itself as in-game books.

Want to know more about the lore of World of Warcraft? Although the game doesn’t require any prior knowledge of Warcraft lore to enjoy, you may appreciate the broader understanding of the setting and characters in the game that you will gain from learning about the lore. Here are some resources that are available:

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Edit
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World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1
World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2
History of Warcraft Edit
Note: Certain chapters below are outdated and may therefore conflict with other pieces of lore or stories. There may have been a plan on updating this section by Blizzard someday to bring it up to date, but it appears to have been abandoned.[1]

Timeline Edit
Timeline (from official site, 2010)
Chapter I: Mythos Edit
The Titans and the Shaping of the Universe (in-game Mythology of the Titans)
Sargeras and the Betrayal
The Old Gods and the Ordering of Azeroth
Charge of the Dragonflights
The Waking World and the Well of Eternity
The War of the Ancients
The Sundering of the World
Mount Hyjal and Illidan’s Gift
The World Tree and the Emerald Dream
Exile of the High Elves
The Sentinels and the Long Vigil
Chapter II: The New World Edit
The Founding of Quel’Thalas
Arathor and the Troll Wars
The Guardians of Tirisfal
Ironforge – the Awakening of the Dwarves
The Seven Kingdoms
Aegwynn and the Dragon Hunt
War of the Three Hammers
The Last Guardian
Chapter III: The Doom of Draenor Edit
Kil’jaeden and the Shadow Pact
Rise of the Horde
Chapter IV: Alliance And Horde Edit
The Dark Portal and the Fall of Stormwind
The Alliance of Lordaeron
The Invasion of Draenor
The Birth of the Lich King
Icecrown and the Frozen Throne
The Battle of Grim Batol
Lethargy of the Orcs
The New Horde
War of the Spider
Kel’Thuzad and the Forming of the Scourge
The Alliance Splinters
Chapter V: Return of the Burning Legion Edit
The Scourge of Lordaeron
Sunwell – The Fall of Quel’Thalas
Archimonde’s Return and the Flight to Kalimdor
The Battle of Mount Hyjal
The Betrayer Ascendant
Rise of the Blood Elves
Civil War in the Plaguelands
The Lich King Triumphant
Old Hatreds – The Colonization of Kalimdor