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New NPCs have shown up in old World of Warcraft zones, and no one knows why

And they don't know how to transmog.

World of Warcraft is a big game with eighteen years of world-building. Over that time there have been many changes to locations around Azeroth. New NPCs are added constantly, but they usually serve a specific purpose, such as providing a quest. Old locations don’t see many pointless updates, which is why a new mystery in some old zones is causing quite the fan speculation.

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Several new NPCs have shown up in random old zone locations and no one can seem to pinpoint the reason that they have been added to the game. As of now, they are not involved in any quest chains or Dragonflight content. They’ve just appeared for seemingly no reason. Furthermore, none of these characters have been seen or established in the game’s lore yet, making it a true mystery as to who these NPCs are.

Some fans have theorized that these NPCs might be characters for community players that have passed on being immortalized in game. Others wonder if new developers are placing their own characters into the game for fun.

Dregoth is a Human Death Knight NPC seen leaning against the inn in Darkshire. He doesn’t do much but has all the typical voice lines of a normal Death Knight NPC. Players have speculated that he is an easter egg for Morgoth from the new Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power show, but this is only because his name is similar.

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Champion En’galad is a Blood Elf next to the portal entrance inside the Sanctum of Light Paladin order hall from Legion. His purpose is also unclear, and he wears a questionable transmog consisting of pieces from several popular sets, including the Kyrian covenant armor plate leggings.

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Lord Krazore is a Dwarf Paladin that walks around the Cathedral District of Stormwind. He also doesn’t seem to serve any particular purpose yet. There is another Dark Iron Dwarf located in the Dwarven District, but he is involved in the introduction quest to the Dragon Isles. Krazore does nothing of the sort.

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Are there more new characters waiting to be found around the old zones, and do they have any purpose other than just existing in that location? Fortunately, players can dive into the Dragonflight prepatch now and explore for themselves to see if this mystery goes even deeper.

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Michael Stoyanoff
Michael Stoyanoff is a Freelance Writer for Gamepur. He holds vast knowledge on Final Fantasy XIV and World of Warcraft among other MMO's. Bioware RPGs are also a passion. In his free time you can find him lounging with his pug or working on his fitness.