Birth of the Forsaken


This movie tells my interpretation of how the Forsaken came to be. It had been on my mind for some time.


  • Finalist, Blizzard and Xfire Machinima Contest, 2005-2006

27 Responses to Birth of the Forsaken

  1. IllikasNo Gravatar says:

    exactly right…cept for the fact thaat the banshee queen was a blood elf, not a night elf…

  2. in a way, she did do exactly as this video shows. she led the newly undead down the path of the Forsaken, rather than the path of the Scourge.

  3. do not get me wrong, i love oxhorn’s videos to death, but i feel i must clarify on the actual lore, being a total lore maniac(i am such a fanatic that i have read all several hundred pages of lore, played all the games, read all the books, and all the manga.) Sylvanis was the High Ranger of the High Elves, prior to the sundering of the Sunwell. in the attack when the Sunwell was ripped apart, Sylvanis was almost killed. Arthas (the Lich King) tore her soul from her body, then manipulated it and replaced it to do his dirty work. Sylvanis’ soul, however, was strong and determined. she resisted and broke free of Arthas’ control, becoming known as the Banshee Queen and vowing vengeance against Arthas for what he had done. she helped new undead find the path of the Forsaken, eventually befriending the Horde, and becoming another step closer to their goal of revenge on arthas.

  4. IssoPaeNo Gravatar says:

    Love the song.. good job

  5. slayerNo Gravatar says:

    lol this video is lamme cuz sylvannas, the natherazin i don’t remember the name and the other undead were already together under the command of the lich king, they just rebeled not that she went around ressurrectin people and talking to random demons… sylvanas is no night elf as some stated >_> she is sister to the windrunner(alleria), both high elves(blood if u wish)

  6. RayNo Gravatar says:

    I thought Sylvanas Windrunner was a Night Elf who kept chasing after Arthas. When she finally caught up to him, he whooped ‘er purple heiney but rather than giving her the peace of death he made her into a Banshee and forced her into his service. After a few more cutscenes in WC3:FZ Arthas’ power wains just enough that he loses control of Sylavanas (and others of the Scourge) causing her to bail and gather a few supporters and bam, the Forsaken. Of course, after all that Arthas went on to pop a squat on the frozen throne and thus the present state of WoWitics.

  7. deathofdethNo Gravatar says:

    I know I know I spelled the 2nd deth worng but uuuhhhhhhhhh if your a dethKnight doesn’t that mean im 1 of this people??????????

  8. PowhaaNo Gravatar says:

    I wonder how it comes that many more undeads come into existence 😛 that mausoleum in the tirisfal glades seems to be full of corpses 😛

  9. scpk2000No Gravatar says:

    I believe in the beginning the moch up for Sylvannas Windrunner was the Night Elf and also a Banshee too. So, depending on when this was made that most likely is what was available to work with? I think it was pretty cool none the less :)

  10. BloodhandsNo Gravatar says:

    if that was a night elf then how did she no get attacked by any npcs?

  11. JuhaNo Gravatar says:

    Nice video, how u made that when Sylvanas walked to Orgrimmar? Wasn’t that char Night Elf?

  12. AsvarduilNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting – I never saw the Forsaken narrative being set to a movement of the Mass. Very well done!

  13. JinvaNo Gravatar says:

    That was very elegant 😀

  14. DavidSSNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve had an idea of my own version of “The Birth of the Forsaken” too. It’s not any near this, but I was wondering if you would be able to do some voice action? As my own microphone is bad, and before I start making the machinima I wanna make sure that I can get some good voice actors ;).
    Nice work, I understand why it entered the BlizzCon Competetion.

  15. RobinNo Gravatar says:

    Great work, but I’m really glad they changed Sylvanis’ character model :)

  16. AndyNo Gravatar says:

    Well not to be an smartass but the forsaken were a group of scourge that escaped from LK’s grasp , they formed a group with the escaped and named theirselves the Forsaken , This is knowable in the creation movie from Undeads^^

    • DeadhoofNo Gravatar says:

      Well Yes and No.
      1.At the beginning you see the Lich King FYI
      2.They didn’t just break and group Sylvannas freed them.
      So you are kinda right and kinda wrong.

      • LonomiNo Gravatar says:

        Well actually Sylvannis didn’t free them; a group of renegade undead became free of control on their own accord at first. Sylvannis was just the first to escape Arthas’ control. Arthas was losing his powers due to a problem in the Frozen Throne, which is why he went to the Lich King to retrieve his armor & soul in the first place. The Lich king was using Arthas all along so he could inhabit a body and be better protected from the Burning Legion who wanted him dead.

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