#14 - For Azeroth!: “#14 - For Azeroth!: “The Dragon Aspects”
• Garrett • Jocelyn
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- Finally upgraded my bracers! Very excited about it. Was sitting on an 845 for what seemed like forever. Got 860 bracers. Thank you LFR! Neck is my last piece of 845.
- Also, finally hit Exalted with the Nightfallen. Still need to run Court of Stars for the quest though.
- Finished exploring Stormheim. Why is Watchman’s Rock so cool? I can’t get close to the big torch looking statue-thingy.
- WoW Token, can be used for BNet balance, really interesting to watch the prices fluctuate across regions
- Arch mount quest is active this week!
- We got the first 5 bosses of Nighthold down in 1.5 hours last night!
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Creation of the Dragon Aspects
After the fall of the Black Empire and the ordering of Azeroth (Episode 8 of FAZ), the Pantheon departed Azeroth, leaving the Keepers in charge of the World. The imprisonment of the Old Gods allowed life on the world to flourish, but soon a new power would rise to threaten Azeroth.
- Life began to flourish after the ordering of the planet, the strongest of which were the protodragons in the frozen north of Kalimdor
- There were many species, each with their own abilities and strengths
- One overshadowed the power of the rest, Galakrond
- He was so large that his beating wings could flatten a forest. He quickly dominated the best hunting grounds, and devoured everything in sight
- Galakrond could never be satisfied, so great was his hunger, so he began eating other proto-dragons, even corpses of the long dead
- His cannibalism warped his mind and body, extra limbs and eyes sprouted from his huge body
- The death energies wafted off him, reanimating dead things around him, eventually creating an army of mindless undead that terrorized the skies
- The other proto-dragons failed to put their differences aside to stop him, and so Keeper Tyr decided to step in
- The keepers had been greatly weakened by the war with the Black Empire and by the ordering of the world, and so refused to help Tyr
- Tyr sought out the proto-dragons to attempt to unite them. He approached the five greatest and most intelligent, each hailing from a different strain of proto-dragon and so possessing different strengths: sisters Alexstrasza and Ysera, Malygos, Nozdormu, and Neltharion
- Alexstrasza could breathe fire, Neltharion was the strongest in raw physical power, Malygos could breathe frost, Nozdormu could summon blinding sandstorms, and Ysera could sap an enemy's willpower and put them in a trance
- In spite of their differences and their wariness of the new creature who approached them, they agreed to fight together alongside Tyr
- Alone, none of the proto-dragons were able to bring down Galakrond, but working together they were able to target his weak spots (all those extra eyes made his stomach vulnerable) and eventually they were victorious
- During one of many battles, Galakrond proved too powerful for Keeper Tyr, whose hand was bitten off by the giant dragon. The wound would never fully heal due to the necrotic power of the dragon, so years later, Tyr replaced the lost hand with one of pure silver. The Silver Hand became a symbol of his belief that one can only attain lasting justice through self sacrifice
- When Galakrond finally fell, he did so in the frozen waste that would come to be known as Dragonblight
Creation of the Dragonflights
- While the battle against Galakrond was going on, the other Keepers awakened from their stupor
- They were impressed by the resolve shown by Tyr and his allies, and embarrassed of their own apathy
- Tyr convinced the other Keepers to bestow powers on the five Proto-drakes to allow them to protect Azeroth when the Keepers could not
- Only Odyn challenged the idea, saying that Azeroth’s fate was the Keeper’s responsibility, and did not belong to the dragons, viewing them as primitive beings
- He believed that as the Prime Designate he had the final say, but the others disagreed and moved forward with their plans
- Acting as conduits for the Pantheon’s power, the Keepers channeled power into the proto-dragons
- Ra gave Nozdormu the power of his creator Amun’thul, the power over time itself. He would be known as the Timeless One, with dominion over fate and destiny
- Freya used the powers of Eonar to empower Alexstrasza. Now known as the Lifebinder, she was crowned Dragonqueen, and given charge of all her kind, as well as everything in the living world
- Freya also blessed Alexstrasza’s younger sister Ysera with nature’s influence. Ysera would watch over the wilds of Azeroth from the Emerald Dream, being ever bound to the realm. She descended into a trance and became known as the Dreamer
- Loken called upon his creator Norgannon to empower Malygos with incredible arcane powers, making him the Spell-weaver. The realm of magic was his to share, explore, and protect
- Finally, Keeper Archaedas called upon Khaz’goroth to give his power to Neltharion. He was named the Earth-warder, given charge over the mountains and the caverns of the earth. He embodied the strength of the world, and was Alexstrasza’s greatest friend and confidant for many years to come
- The power of the Pantheon transformed the protodrakes into much larger, more graceful creatures, the Dragon Aspects, each taking on a new colour to represent their powers, Red, Blue, Green, Bronze, and Black
- The keepers also altered hundreds of proto-dragon eggs, shaping them in the image of the Aspects, providing them with consorts and allies to help them with their respective charges. These beings represented a new race on Azeroth known as Dragons, and together they became the Dragonflights
- Though all served a different Aspect, they were bound by their duty to protect Azeroth. To represent their charge, the Keepers erected Wyrmrest Temple to be the heart of Dragon culture, a sanctuary for them to meet, and a symbol of their unity
- Created by Nefarian in Blackrock Spire using the blood of the other flights
- Few survived long enough to hatch and fewer still proved viable once they did
- Corrupted bronze dragons seeking to disrupt the timeways to help the Old Gods bring about the Hour of Twilight
- Led by Murozond, the future corrupted version of the bronze Aspect Nozdormu
- "Following" the death of Murozond in the End Time, the remaining infinites decided to aid Kairozdormu, a charismatic bronze dragon disillusioned with protecting time, who wished to use alternate timelines to gain infinite power.
- Following Kairoz's death at the hands of Garrosh Hellscream, the status of the remaining infinites is unknown.
- Spawned from black dragon eggs infused with raw nether-energies when Draenor was torn apart, bodies are composed of energies from the Twisting Nether
- The Cult of the Damned began breeding a plagued dragonflight within Scholomance as another method of spreading the Plague of Undeath
- A flight associated with storms found on the Broken Isles; not to be confused with Skywall's storm dragons
- They server the Keepers, though have been enslaved by Vrykul with the coming of the Burning Legion
- Created by Sintharia by using the power of the nether dragons; feed vampirically on magical energies
- The twilight dragonflight is now nearly extinct, most being killed in the War against Deathwing
Fate of the Aspects
- The Aspects lost their immortality in the final battle against Deathwing, giving their powers to the Dragon Soul to be able to defeat him
- Alexstrasza and Nozdormu are alive, and Kalecgos serves as the Steward of Magic, though the Blue Dragonflight has disbanded
- Malygos was killed by agents of Alexstrasza after declaring war on all mortal spellcasters
- Neltharion was driven mad by the whisperings of the Old Gods and managed to drive the blue dragonflight to near extinction. Renamed Deathwing, he was slain by Thrall, adventurers, and the other Aspects at the Maelstrom
- Ysera fell to the Emerald Nightmare and was put to rest by Tyrande Whisperwind. Her spirit lives on in the Emerald Dream.
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Greetings Garrett and Jocelyn
Jubikus here and i was listening to your podcast and when you mentioned the next expansion i got ideas for the next races they could add alongside it.
First up is Ogres. Contrary to what i think most people would immediately think, I believe Ogres should be the Alliance race. My main reason for this is Ogres and Orcs have had a long history as enemies so it makes sense for them to be of use to the alliance.The other reason for this race being alliance is the alliance could use another race that wasn't of titan origin.
Next we have the horde race of the Vry'kul. This race fits really well into the horde as their ancestry-based spirituality, and their reverence for honor on the battlefield are are extremely similar to orcs. Another reason i would like this race to be horde is simply the closest thing the horde have to a race that descended from titan constructs is the forsaken and that's only because humans are descended from titan constructs.
Hello Garrett and Joce,
My name is Brian and I have been a follower of this podcast since its debut on Embrace the Spoilers, even though, at the time, I had not played WoW. The only experience I had with Warcraft was Warcraft 3, the cinematics, and all of the lore stuff my buddy kept telling me about whenever we were in a car together. I started listening to this podcast, developed more interest, then bit the bullet when my buddy got me a gift card for a first month of WoW. Since Warlock was all he ever talked about, and some of my other friends said I would be disowned if I chose Horde, I started leveling a human Affliction Warlock and can proudly say that as of yesterday I have finally hit max level and am starting Suramar. Yay!
My question is, what should I do next? I have realized that I am a huge lore nerd, and spending time on my meteor in the twisting nether-I mean class hall- has shown that I get really involved in all the small storylines. What would you recommend? I am going to do Suramar, but should I go back and do old content, (and if so, what should I look for), or should I focus on pvp, or 5mans, or raids?
Thank you for doing this show, without it I doubt I would have gotten either the courage or drive to start playing WoW in the first place.
Btw are all of the other class halls as badass as the Warlock one?
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