They were once rulers of an empire that rivaled the Zandalar in size and scope, but they possessed powers far greater than the trolls could ever dream of. They used their power to shape the grummels and saurok from the lesser races of Pandaria. They enslaved the pandaren race as a whole, using them to build structures and gather supplies all under threat of their iron fists. Their great empires trace back to thousands of years ago, before even the War of the Ancients, and possibly before the rise of the kaldorei race.
The mogu are one of the clear villains of this expansion, and our arrival denotes the sudden uprising of this strange, curious, violent race. While the mogu may have been relatively quiet for centuries, they are certainly far from it now. And as we make our way through Pandaria we see more and more evidence that these violent beings are on the move — something that disturbs the gentle pandaren greatly. The mogu hide secrets, and over the course of raiding, we uncover a few.
But their greatest secret may just be something so unfathomable, so bizarre, that it shakes the roots of everything we currently know and believe.
Today’s Know Your Lore is a Tinfoil Hat edition, meaning the following is a look into what has gone before with pure speculation on why and what is to come as a result. These speculations are merely theories and shouldn’t be taken as fact or official lore.
Please note: This post contains some content spoilers from Mists of Pandaria.
Know Your Lore, TFH Edition: The dark secrets of the mogu originally appeared on WoW Insider on Sun, 14 Oct 2012 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.