Dragonflight: Elwynn Forest Cat Monument at Crystal Lake

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Dragonflight: Elwynn Forest Cat Monument at Crystal Lake

With the recent release of Patch 10.1.5, the gaming community was surprised by the appearance of a small cat monument in World of Warcraft. Nestled on an island in the picturesque Crystal Lake within Elwynn Forest, this memorial has caught the attention of many. But what exactly is this mysterious monument, and who is it dedicated to? Let’s find out. 

“Deeply missed, never forgotten” is the inscription on the monument. It hints at the tale of Mats Steen, a devoted World of Warcraft player from Norway, who has captured the hearts of thousands with his inspiring story. Despite battling a rare form of muscular dystrophy that confined him to his home, Mats became a beacon of kindness and leadership within Azeroth.

Dragonflight: Elwynn Forest Cat Monument at Crystal Lake
Mats Steen on the right

In his virtual refuge, Mats built an extensive network of friends and admirers from all corners of the globe. As his health declined, these loyal companions rallied around him. They offered him support during his hospital stay and attended his funeral when he passed away. Mats’ online community astonished his parents, bringing them solace that their child didn’t just experience some fleeting digital connections. Rather, he was embraced by genuine friendships.

You can learn more about Mats’ story in detail here.

To immortalize Mats’ impact on the WoW community, the game developers constructed a monument just for him in Elwynn Forest. Based on the image of the memorial at his real-world grave, the monument stands as a testament to the power of virtual friendships and the enduring legacy of a remarkable individual. Players can visit the site and pay their respects to the memory of Mats Steen.

Dragonflight: Elwynn Forest Cat Monument at Crystal Lake

The Dragonflight Memorial in Elwynn Forest stands as a symbol of the profound bonds that can be forged no matter the circumstances. After all, friendship knows no boundaries

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