作者： 2016-02-22 16:12:14 来源： 互联网
Azeroth is but one small world in a vast universe, a realm filled with
potent magics and mighty beings. Since the dawn of time, these forces have
influenced Azeroth and the surrounding cosmos, setting the stars in motion
and shaping the destiny of countless worlds and mortal civilizations . . .
The Cosmic Forces
Light and Shadow
Light and Shadow are the most fundamental forces in existence. Although contradictory by their
very nature, they are bound together on a cosmic scale. One cannot exist without the other.
Pure Light and Shadow dwell in a realm outside the borders of reality, but shades of their presence
are found in the physical universe. Light manifests as holy magic, while Shadow (also referred to as
“the Void”) appears as shadow magic.
Life and Death
The forces of Life and Death hold sway over every living thing in the physical universe. The energies
of Life, known commonly as nature magic, promote growth and renewal in all things. Death, in the
form of necromantic magic, acts as a counterbalance to Life. It is an unavoidable force that breeds
despair in mortal hearts and pushes everything toward a state of entropic decay and eventual oblivion.
Order and Disorder
The forces of Order and Disorder govern the cosmic systems of the physical universe. Order is most
commonly perceived in reality as arcane magic. This type of energy is innately volatile, and wielding it
requires intense precision and concentration. Conversely, Disorder is manifested as highly destructive
fel magic. This brutal and extremely addictive energy is fueled by drawing life from living beings.
The elements of fire, air, earth, and water serve as the basic building blocks of all matter in the
physical universe. Shamanic cultures have long sought to live in harmony with, or assert dominion
over, the elements. To do so, they call upon the primordial forces of Spirit and Decay. Those who
seek to bring balance to the elements rely on Spirit (sometimes referred to as the “fifth element” by
shaman, or “chi” by monks). This life-giving force interconnects and binds all things in existence
as one. Decay is the tool of shaman seeking to subjugate and weaponize the elements themselves.