Darkmoon Faire possibly being a weird N'zoth cult? Yeah sounds right.
Has anyone tried this quest line with the uncleansed Gift of N'zoth on them? Maybe it will reveal that some NPCs like Nastasia have the gift as well? Just a thought.
*tinfoil-helmet on*Silas Darkmoon and his showmen didn't move to a mysterious Island "somewhere", only reachable by us through portals, for a short, limited time. They were all murdered while moving tents from Elwynn Forest to Mulgore and replaced by Ethereals !Why would they otherwise reward us for simple activities like whacking Gnolls, throwing rings, repairing toys or making horseshoes?They want to study us, every movement of us! When would an imposter be exposed? During simple tasks, like walking or scratching your ear. When things are so common to us but not them are imitated wrongly. It's the moment you realise that grandpa is holding his spoon funny while eating soup that makes him "weird", not acting unusual in a dangerous situation, where such behaviour could be simply explained by stress.The Island is only accessible to us for a limited time as they can only maintain the illusion for a limited period of time. They also need to process all the gathered data, to improve the gathering methods. Heard they will build a new rollercoaster soon, to observe how our skin deforms during high acceleration and other G-Forces working on us ....It won't be long and we might find ourselves surrounded by enemies. People you knew for years, might turn out being replaced by the Ethereals all along!
What if they are watching us to see if they can find a way for us to join them and be on their side in x war?
Ooh, the plot thickens! :DThis also reminds me how there's this shadow person in the pet battle dungeons storyline, who's doing odd things...mayhap this person is also an ethereal coming to collect data on us? (pets is another 'leisure' activity after all)
In the same vein as RyudoTFO's post above, this definitely sounds like the ethereals are planning a Skrull invasion of Azeroth soon.
That bat thing might be Xal'atath. There is quite a decent amount of evidence that she was/is an Old God.On a different note, it's interesting that the Void Ethereals seem to be able to impersonate people almost as well as Dreadlords or on par with them. So There is a certain intelligence officer I have had a feeling wasn't who he claims to be ever since Cataclysm. And this new information helps my theory, my other thoughts were he's secretly a Black Dragon, or a Humunculus. But, maybe he's neither and a Void Ethereal, very interesting.
The scourge are not immune to the Old Gods' whispers and corruption. There are ghouls in Icecrown that have started to go mad from mining Saronite, and they even will mumble Yogg's name.
Is Zkohl'krothaa maybe one of the old gods that infested K'aresh, the homeworld of the Ethereals?