I don’t think many people notice this scripted sequence from within the Old Hillsbrad instance. If you go to Southshore, there’s all sorts of cool stuff going on, and if you go to the Inn, you see a very long sequence where several notable Paladins (most of them future Scarlet Crusade leaders or Death Knights) discuss a crystal that will be used to create the Ultimate Weapon against the undead: the legendary Ashbringer. If you thought Blizz forgot about it, you’re mistaken.
Personally, I don’t give a damn. It’s just a freaking sword, and I can’t use swords.