Check out all of Frozen Throne's flavor text and we get details on a special Pirate's Day event.

The latest Hearthstone patch included a bunch of new references in its text files. Thus far we've found references to a Pirate's Day event, a ton of flavor text - some of which we've highlighted below - and a bunch of loading bar tasks that you'll see when playing the expansion's single-player content.

Other Patch 9.0 posts:

 

Updated Cards

Bite

Before : Give your hero +4 Attack this turn and 4 Armor.
After : Give your hero +4 Attack this turn. Gain 4 Armor.

Earth Elemental

Before : TauntOverload: (3)
After : Taunt Overload: (3)

Mistress of Pain

Before : Damage dealt by this minion also heals your hero.
After : Lifesteal

Dreadsteed

Before : Deathrattle: Summon a Dreadsteed.
After : Deathrattle: At the end of the turn, summon a Dreadsteed.

Fandral Staghelm

Before : Your Choose One cards have both effects combined.
After : Your Choose One cards and powers have both effects combined.

Princess Huhuran

Before : Battlecry: Trigger a friendly minion's Deathrattle effect.
After : Battlecry: Trigger a friendly minion's Deathrattle.

Wickerflame Burnbristle

Before : Divine ShieldTaunt. Damage dealt by this minion also heals your hero.
After : Divine ShieldTauntLifesteal

Cryomancer

Before : Battlecry: Gain +2/+2 if an enemy is Frozen.
After : Battlecry: If an enemy is Frozen, gain +2/+2.
 

New Strings

  • TARGET_NOT_DAMAGEABLE_ONLY_BY_WEAPONS : That character can only be damaged by weapons

  • TARGET_NOT_VAMPIRE : That minion is already a vampire

  • DISABLED_HERO_POWER : Your Hero Power is disabled

 

Frozen Throne Themed Loading Messages

  • Opening Crypts

  • Freezing Thrones

  • Seeing Only Darkness

  • Fixing Slime Pipes

  • Chilling Out

  • Crowning Ice

  • Raiding the Fridge

  • Defrosting Windows

  • Shoveling Snow

  • Animating Zombies

  • Sealing Pacts

  • Practicing Deep Voice

  • Pointing Sword Menacingly

  • Carving Runes

  • Putting Spikes on Things

  • Threatening Heroes

  • Summoning Ghouls

  • Petting Penguins

  • Playing Fetch with Arfus

 

Pirate Day Emotes

  • Morgl:

 

Our Favorite New Flavor Text

  • Exploding Bloatbat: We've all been there after a night of one-too-many funnel cakes.

  • Skelemancer: What do you mean there's no such thing as "Skelemancy?" But "Dinomancy" is ok?\

  • Grim Necromancer: WARNING: Skeletons will NOT explode.

  • Bone Drake: The bone drake brings all the dragons to the yard. He would teach you, but you have no cards.

  • Cobalt Scalebane: You get a sword! And you get a sword! Everybody gets a sword!

  • Defile: This spell was originally designed to help warlocks clean up their hard drives.

  • Venomstrike Trap: Snakes on a frozen plain.

  • Professor Putricide: Among his more notable inventions: A tentacle-groomer, a plague that would wipe out all life on Azeroth, and a fidget spinner.

  • Stitched Tracker: He's just exercising his right to bear arms.

  • Avalanche: One of our more snowbally cards.

  • Skulking Geist: It's as though a million Jade Idols cried out, and were suddenly silenced.

  • Abominable Bowman: Frosty the Bowman... was an angry hateful soul... with a fresh hewn bow and a missing nose...

  • Bring It On!: Brrr, it's cold in here. Let's hope she doesn't have an Auctioneer!

  • Arfus: There must always be a Lick King.

All Flavor Text

  • Exploding Bloatbat - We've all been there after a night of one-too-many funnel cakes.

  • Phantom Freebooter - There's no such thing as a free boot.

  • Skelemancer - What do you mean there's no such thing as "Skelemancy?" But "Dinomancy" is ok?

  • Snowflipper Penguin - On land, a group of penguins is called a "waddle."

  • Unwilling Sacrifice - Stand right... there. Perfect, perfect! Now don't move.

  • Death Revenant - How's everyone doing? Hurt? Bleeding? Wounded? ... Excellent.

  • Deathspeaker - It helps to speak really, really loud.

  • Saronite Chain Gang - Desperately needs some alone time.

  • Wretched Tiller - If you ever tried to plow permafrost, you’d be wretched, too.

  • Rattling Rascal - Don't give up, skeleton!

  • Grim Necromancer - WARNING: Skeletons will NOT explode.

  • Bone Drake - The bone drake brings all the dragons to the yard. He would teach you, but you have no cards.

  • Sunborne Val'kyr - Bring valor to Odyn's halls, Champion!

  • Cobalt Scalebane - You get a sword! And you get a sword! Everybody gets a sword!

  • Night Howler - Honestly, he howls during the day, too.

  • Venomancer - Eight times the death of regular-mancers.

  • Arrogant Crusader - To be honest, he was kind of a jerk even BEFORE he was bitten by that ghoul.

  • Righteous Protector - Original name was Tubular Protector, but this seems more bodacious.

  • Dark Conviction - In his court, Uther is judge, jury, AND executioner…

  • Defile - This spell was originally designed to help warlocks clean up their hard drives.

  • Venomstrike Trap - Snakes on a frozen plain.

  • Roll the Bones - Call it: Heads or Tailbone…

  • Professor Putricide - Among his more notable inventions: A tentacle-groomer, a plague that would wipe out all life on Azeroth, and a fidget spinner.

  • Treachery - Never look a gift minion in the mouth.

  • Devour Mind - A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Seconds, anyone?

  • Shadow Ascendant - When you're at the bottom, there's nowhere to ascend, but up.

  • Acolyte of Agony - It takes many years of practiced study in order to fully master agony.

  • Eternal Servitude - What do you mean I don't get overtime pay for this?!

  • Obsidian Statue - The original artist spent many hours with a fine chisel perfecting the facial expression for maximum tauntiness.

  • Fatespinner - Her clothing? Pure silk, of course.

  • Rotface - Daddy! I think I made a Legendary!

  • Archbishop Benedictus - Nobody expects the Archbishop's Benediction!

  • Howlfiend - The problem is that he carries those cards in his mouth.

  • Toxic Arrow - What doesn't kill you makes you toxic.

  • Webweave - O, what a tangled web we weave, hoping spiders dodge the cleave.

  • Druid of the Swarm - The Druid awoke from troubling dreams to find herself transformed into a giant spider.

  • Play Dead - He's a very literal dog.

  • Spreading Plague - In the past, plagues were spread by mice or fleas. These days they're spread by elves.

  • Drain Soul - Cleans even the toughest clogs with just a flick of the wrist!

  • Deadscale Knight - His favorite spell is Chum Explosion.

  • Leeching Poison - No actual leeches were harmed in the creation of this card.

  • Gnomeferatu - She prefers the term "Glampire."

  • Val'kyr Soulclaimer - My Ghoul friend is back and you're gonna be in trouble.

  • Cryostasis - We'll thaw you out when we find a cure!

  • Brrrloc - He may be frozen fish, but he fights fresh!

  • Mountainfire Armor -  Excuse me. Your mountain is on fire.

  • Blood Razor - For the close shave that you've always wanted. Caution: Very sharp.

  • Stitched Tracker - He's just exercising his right to bear arms.

  • Bearshark - "Candygram."

  • Bone Baron - "Oil," "Rail," and "Blubber" were already taken.

  • Vryghoul - It's pronounced VERY GHOUL. Don't let anyone tell you different.

  • Ice Walker - Ice Walker you say? He doesn't have feet!

  • Ghastly Conjurer - Wearing purple after the holidays? GHASTLY!

  • Light's Sorrow - These sorrows cut deep.

  • Despicable Dreadlord - He's deathspicable.

  • Avalanche - One of our more snowbally cards.

  • Gnash - It's rude to gnash with your mouth open.

  • Drakkari Defender - Sometimes, the best defense is an offensive troll.

  • Frozen Clone - It's like déjà vu, times two.

  • Doomed Apprentice - Jaina was never good at keeping up apprentices.

  • Ultimate Infestation - Ghouls in the pipe, five by five.

  • Glacial Mysteries - The secret is in the frosting.

  • Voodoo Hexxer - The Silver Hand recruits shuddered in terror when they saw the dreaded totem of the Hexxer: A tiny little snowman, impaled with pins.

  • Ice Fishing - Glow fish, war fish... blow fish, more fish...

  • Snowfury Giant - This minion goes all the way to 11!

  • Dead Man's Hand - I got two pair, Rags and Armorsmiths. What you got?

  • Acherus Veteran - This is my Runeblade. There are many like it but this one is mine.

  • Tuskarr Fisherman - If you bring him 500 fish, he'll give you this sweet Kalu'ak Fishing Pole.

  • Fallen Sun Cleric - It's hard to keep a Shattered Sun Cleric down.

  • Furnacefire Colossus - Smelts in his mouth, not in your hand.

  • Grave Shambler - I think one of the necromancers got a little carried away.

  • Tomb Lurker - She hangs out in all the tombs, but she rarely posts.

  • Ticking Abomination - Abomination. Emphasis on the second syllable.

  • Happy Ghoul - When life gives you snow…

  • Skulking Geist - It's as though a million Jade Idols cried out, and were suddenly silenced.

  • Shallow Gravedigger - It's hard to put them six feet under when you're three feet tall.

  • Bonemare - Attacks her job with unbridled enthusiasm.

  • Nerubian Unraveler - He loves a good yarn.

  • Doomerang - Guaranteed to return your weapon directly to your hand! (Wear gloves. Thick ones.)

  • Shadow Essence - Difficult to bottle up and sell. But it packs a punch.

  • Ice Breaker - A great way to end a conversation.

  • Animated Berserker - He'd be a lot easier to animate if he would just stand still.

  • The Lich King - "All that I am: anger, cruelty, vengeance, 8 attack - I bestow upon you, my chosen knight."

  • Runeforge Haunter - Don't worry, he'll keep an eye on that for you.

  • Corpse Widow - Her marriage survived death, but it decayed pretty quickly after that.

  • Desperate Stand - They're grateful for the help, but most minions would prefer not dying in the first place.

  • Blackguard - "Did I ever tell you the story of when I single-handedly took down a 29/29 C'thun?" - Reno Jackson

  • Coldwraith - He's freezing his bones off!

  • Corpse Raiser - He was just minding his business, farming corpses, when you meddling adventurers came along.

  • Howling Commander - Enlistment in her battalion comes with several pairs of earplugs.

  • Thrall, Deathseer - "Do not be afraid. Approach. The dead will sleep… for now."

  • Spirit Lash - We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, stolen from you!

  • Forge of Souls - Powerful weaponry forged by Bronjahm, the Godfather of Souls.

  • Strongshell Scavenger - It isn't "grave robbing" when there's no grave. It's just scavenging…

  • Crypt Lord - The original fifth beetle!

  • Plague Scientist - The excruciating pain means it's working!

  • Deathaxe Punisher - Don't fear the Arcanite Reaper.

  • Lilian Voss - She doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And she absolutely will not stop... ever, until all necromancers are dead.

  • Meat Wagon - Necromancers call it "Meals on Wheels."

  • Blood-Queen Lana'thel - As a young blood-princess she learned the proper way for a lady to curtsy, how to address fellow members of royalty, and how to bite them.

  • Moorabi - Most disturbing is how Moorabi covers all those frozen minions with flavored syrup.

  • Chillblade Champion - It slices, it dices, it vaporizes! The Chillblade will make a Champion out of even the lowliest gnome.

  • Simulacrum - It's like déjà vu, times two.

  • Abominable Bowman - Frosty the Bowman... was an angry hateful soul... with a fresh hewn bow and a missing nose...

  • Valeera the Hollow - "Run away. Hide in your precious keeps, behind your walls and your bodyguards. Night always falls, and shadows will fill your hallowed halls. One day, one of those shadows will be me."

  • Deathstalker Rexxar - "You were too slow, old friend. The hunt began long ago. And now... it will never end."

  • Uther of the Ebon Blade - "Step forward. Confess! Once I was a mere servant of the Light. Now I alone stand in judgement."

  • Shadowreaper Anduin - "I will tell you what Velen never taught me. Whosoever stands before the Light… inevitably casts a shadow."

  • Bloodreaver Gul'dan - "Still you refuse to bend your knee? None can escape death, you old fool. And in death… all will serve me…"

  • Malfurion the Pestilent - "Cenarius once taught me about the precarious balance between life and death. I have come to understand: there IS no balance. Death always wins."

  • Frost Lich Jaina - "Arthas was a spoiled child, playing with toys he could neither control nor understand. Come into the cold. I will show you the true power of the Frozen Throne."

  • Scourgelord Garrosh - "You dare to challenge me? Come! Draw your last breath - and then, you are mine."

  • Hadronox - The viziers of Azjol-Nerub released Hadronox as a last-ditch effort to hold back the Lich King. They did so by VERY carefully scooping him up in a LARGE newspaper and releasing him.

  • Breath of Sindragosa - Is it cold in here or is it just Sindragosa?

  • Bring It On! - Brrr, it's cold in here. Let's hope she doesn't have an Auctioneer!

  • Sindragosa - "I recognize your effort but I think your magic still has room for improvement." - Sindragosa after taking a class on giving constructive feedback.

  • Necrotic Geist - An eye for an eye, and a ghoul for a ghoul.

  • Embrace Darkness - Once you both get comfortable, darkness is actually pretty snuggly.

  • Drakkari Enchanter - Drakkari sorceresses have the irritating habit of repeating themselves at the end of every sentence. Every sentence.

  • Mindbreaker - He's a mind breaker, dream taker, ghoul trainer, don't you mess around with him.

  • Sanguine Reveler - Have some! This drink is to die for!

  • Wicked Skeleton - It's minions like these that give normal, law-abiding skeletons a bad rap.

  • Bloodworm - Queen Lana'thel insists on one of these, fried, every morning for breakfast.

  • Shadowblade - It's tacky to call it "Shadeblade."

  • Prince Keleseth - Three Princes stand before you. This one wants to buff his brothers.

  • Prince Taldaram - Three Princes stand before you. This one wants to copy others.

  • Prince Valanar - Three Princes stand before you. This one devours one after another.

  • Arfus - There must always be a Lick King.

  • Hyldnir Frostrider - Don't be fooled, that polar bear's the one in charge.

  • Spellweaver - Spells offer twice the moisture wicking of cotton.

  • Bolvar, Fireblood - He's so hot right now.

  • Spectral Pillager - It turns out you CAN take it with you.

  • Keening Banshee - "What are your strengths?" the interviewer asked. "Well," she replied, "I'm really good at keening."

  • Corpsetaker - Her extensive collection of corpses includes one of nearly every type. She'd love for you to join it.

  • Tainted Zealot - The love she shares seems to go nowhere. Now she's lost her Light, tosses and turns, she can't sleep at night...