Calia died twice already, one more and one of Il'gynoth's whispers comes true.
The only way I see Calia leading the forsaken is if they do away with the faction war for good. There is no way she would actively try to kill her people that are in the Alliance. It goes against what she is striving for, which is a place for all of her people to exist peacefully living or undead. As I see it, she will either be an Alliance faction made up of both living and undead of her people that were able to escape Sylvanas, or she will be the head of a neutral faction. The Alliance has shown that they want this bridge of peace to be built which aligns with that goal, so it makes sense that she would remain with the Alliance, it also makes sense if she were neutral not wanting her people to kill each other in the faction war.
Embarassing for a platform like wowhead to shill Nobbel when he continuously gets things wrong. You may as well just straight link to wowpedia articles.Anduin is on board with making weapons from Azerite, just like Sylvanas is, and agrees to do so.Magni doesn't meat his grandson. Moira asks him to and the scene ends, and nothing more is heard of it. Considering his duties and how utterly neglectful he's been thus far, there's no indication that he has done so. Maybe he did, maybe he didn't, but it's certainly not confirmed either way.Edit: And I notice he managed to omit the kind of important plotpoint of Anduin concealing Calia's identity from Sylvanas, despite the entire point of it being a bunch of vetted and approved people meeting with full transparency on both sides.
Sounds like Sylvanas is actually not all that unreasonable in this novel. I confess I haven't read it yet, but the excerpts and summaries going around seem to portray her as pretty level-headed, capable of having actual conversations both with her peers as well as the leader of the opposing faction that she has no reason to trust at all.The only questionable action she takes is killing her own Forsaken and Calia. Which, given the circumstances, is kind of understandable as they both directly weaken her powerbase. No matter what die-hard Horde fans argue, Calia IS the rightful heir to Lordaeron - simply because she is the only living member of the Lordaeron royal family. With that in mind, it is not difficult to see why Sylvanas would want to kill her and the Forsaken that have already "betrayed" her. She even seems to discuss this topic with Anduin afterwards, and the Alliance doesn't find it necessary to declare war over it. So he must understand her actions as well, even if he might not approve.However, people are judging novel-Sylvanas by the actions of game-Sylvanas, who is so far being portrayed as 100% irredeemable evil. So all her actions in the novel must be evil by default too.Which seems kind of unfair. I for one would love to see more of novel-Sylvanas.
Lillian would make a better leader though I feel there would be many more in the hierarchy of the Forsaken if there was this vacuum should Sylvannas leave. The issue with the game is that as much as they play politics between the Alliance and Horde, they don't develop/show enough of those with power for each race so it appears each race is a dictatorship with one leader representing the whole. They did it really well with Nazgrim where he ranked up and had story, I just don't see that with other characters, or if they were in an expansion there is no further story growth in the next expansion.
Anduin has been eager to succeed his father. Despite his own insecurity, Anduin would make a better king than Varian, but would he believe it? If not, the lure of Azorite would become stronger than ever for this young man.
After reading the novel, I think they are explaining the choice of fighting the opposing faction or being peaceful through this expansion (pvp on/off on all realms). I also see the team setting up a possible choice characters can make to either join the Alliance, Horde, or maybe leave both to be friendly with everybody or nobody. You have Forsaken wanting to rejoin their families in Stormwind, Saurfang being upset over Sylvanas's use of the plague in Lorderon, goblins helping the Alliance since the start, etc. on the Horde side. On the Alliance side, you have Magni trying to rally everyone to a single cause, Anduin not wanting war, Valen questioning the decisions he has made because of the Naru, etc. Also, I have had a feeling since the BfA reveal that the devs have not been completely honest with us about the real story that will unfold in this expansion.