World of Warcraft “Warbringers: Azshara” Animated Short

World of Warcraft's third “Warbringers” cinematic is finally here (here's one for Jaina and one for Sylvanas), telling us the origin story of the game's Nagas and their queen Azshara over the course of seven minutes. Continent shattering events, shapeshifting Old Gods, thirst for power, and hasty bargains, it's all present and accounted for. Have a look:

Ten thousand years ago, the lands of Azeroth were torn apart by the Sundering. As the continents cracked open and the ocean rushed in, the Highborne elves and their great queen, Azshara, seemed doomed to a watery grave. But what she found in the deep was not oblivion . . . but opportunity.