I'm going to go ahead and go crazy for this post about my favorite race in the game. THE FORSAKEN! YES, they are glorious, YES they are sexy, YES they are better than everyone else in the game. Well, in my opinion anyway. "BUT DREAMY" you say "YOUR MAIN IS A BLOODELF! WHY ISN'T SHE UNDEAD?"
Unfortunately my favorite class is not playable by undead. I've always enjoyed playing a paladin, and seeing as I'd rather play a fun class than play the best lookin', most wonderful race, I ended up a bloodelf. Hey, at least the bloodelves and the forsaken are pretty much B.f.f's as far as their relationship with other horde races go.
I'll also admit, I have an unhealthy attraction to them. Most girls I've talked to have found blood elf males to be among the most attractive of the characters in game. Some like nightelves, I'm not sure if I've ever met anyone who has thought of human males as sexy (I honestly think it's the doofy faces and porno mustaches). Everyone has a particular taste and seeing as how I'm fond of skinny, lanky, nerdy boys who might even look a bit sickly, and am especially fond of mohawks, it's no surprise that the forsaken are my kind of guys. I DON'T CARE IF YOU THINK I'M CRAZY, I LIKE WHAT I LIKE WAHHHH.
I really wish I had more undead characters. It takes me forever to level anything though and I actually do also have a max level undead mage. However, it took me 85 levels to realize I hate playing mages. I also have a almost level 50 undead hunter, I've been working on him a lot, I freakin love him. I've always had a thing for hunters. YES I made him a male. I JUST WANT TO LOOK AT DAT SWEET ASS WHEN HE WALKS, GAW.
Okay, okay. I don't just find the forsaken physically appealing though. I'm a big fan of the lore and honestly I feel for them. There are a few quests throughout the undead starting areas that show how sad it can be for them. Lilian Voss was a very good example:
(taken from WowWiki) "From the moment of her birth she was raised as a weapon against the plague as a member of the Scarlet Crusade. She studied stealth, sorcery, martial arts and anything else that would make herself stronger. She gave up her childhood for her father.
After she died Lilian ended up being raised as an undead by the Forsaken's Val'kyr. When Horde players approach her to recruit her into the Forsaken's ranks, she runs away in denial of her undeath claiming that her father will protect her. She instantly cried for her father and ran away screaming for her life, pleading to be taken back home. Later she was found by Novice Elreth in Deathknell. To show her what she really is and to join the Forsaken Novice Elreth gave the adventurer a hand mirror. After she saw her face Lilian ran away again denying her life as an undead.
Upon fleeing, she is captured by a lieutenant of the Scarlet Crusade. Lieutenant Gebler, supposedly a friend from her past, brings word from her father. He had initially perceived her as a possible weapon against his enemies, but has now denounced her as a daughter and ordered her execution instead. Lilian instantly kills Gebler and orders the adventurer to leave her be. She now seeks retribution against her father and all of the Scarlet Crusade."
Many forsaken were abandoned and feared by their old friends and family after becoming undead, then were driven away from their homes. It's true that there are mindless undead that are evil, but the forsaken still retain their memories and personalities as they were when they were living. The forsaken are made up of mostly Humans and High elves, though there have apparently been Dwarfs and trolls as well (though I've never seen this).
This is a picture of a forsaken rogue I did while back, I never finished it. Every time I try to color it, I hate it. I think I just prefer it black and white. I might use water colors eventually though.
I always hate it when people make them out to be monsters. They are not all monsters and there are forsaken that work towards good. There are even rogue bands of Forsaken that broke away from their race to devote themselves to more noble causes that they believed in while they were living.
SO WHAT I'M REALLY TRYING TO SAY IS. The forsaken are interesting. They have many different types of characters within their race, a rich as well as sad history and a bit of an underdog feeling since no one really likes them, including most of the Horde. PLUS, the undead males have the coolest laugh ever. DON'T EVEN DENY IT.
Okay I'm going now but here's some more doodles I did earlier while thinking of them.
I HEART FORSAKEN 900% AND I CANNOT DO THEIR BEAUTY JUSTICE. WAHH.
Some sweet jams about loving dead people.
A Month Dead -Stephen Lynch
Dead Girls - Voltaire
Zombie Prostitute - Voltaire
Living Dead Girl - Rob Zombie
Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo
Maybe I'll add more later. I NEED A SMOKE!
If you guys have any undead art, songs, stories, anything creative you've made regarding undead, send me a link! I'll post it here and link to your blog and get really excited about seeing new undead stuff. X3
BE COOL YOU CRAZY CATS <3