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Blue dragonflight
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Domain

Magic

Breath

Frost, Arcane

Major leader(s)

IconSmall Kalecgos.gif Kalecgos
IconSmall Malygos.gif Malygos (formerly)

Homeworld
Racial capital
Location(s)
Primary language
Status

Disbanded

"I believe that you will find that my gift to you is not just a profound duty—which it is—but also a delight—which it is! Magic must be regulated, managed, and controlled. But it must also be appreciated and valued and not hoarded. Such is the contradiction you must deal with. May you be dutiful ... and joyous both."[1]
—Norgannon's blessing of the Blue Aspect.

The Blue Dragonflight are dragons that have blue-white scales and can breath frost or arcane magic. During the ordering of Azeroth, the titan Norgannon blessed Malygos and his flight with power over the arcane and the duty of ensuring it would never be abused. Malygos and his mate Sindragosa ruled the blue flight until the War of the Ancients when the crazed Deathwing used the Demon Soul to wipe out the majority of the flight, leaving only Malygos and precious few eggs left. The event left Malygos both weakened and depressed. The flight slowly but surely recovered over the millennia, until the ambitious young dragons Kalecgos and Tyrygosa attempted to bring Malygos out of his stupor.

When Malygos was slain near the end of the Nexus War, the dragonflight was unsure of who would become the new leader and ultimately the new Aspect. After some time passed Kalecgos was appointed by the majority. After the destruction of Deathwing and the Dragon Aspects' becoming mortal, the blue dragons were left in a state of disarray. More and more left their home at the Nexus daily, until finally Kalecgos declared the flight disbanded and all blue dragons free to follow their own individual desires.

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Blue drake
Blue drake concept art
A blue dragon from Warcraft Adventures.

The blue dragonflight includes the blue dragons themselves as well as all other blue dragonkin such as dragonspawn and drakonids.

Culture

The blue dragonflight, while ruled by Malygos, the lord of magic, was all but devastated by the evil Deathwing and his black dragonflight. Though there are few great blue dragons left in the world, their magical powers are awesome to behold. Native to Northrend, the few blues stay relatively close to the great Dragonblight, where they commune with the ancient dragon spirits who died in ages past. Their freezing breath and gargantuan claws have been the death of many hapless travelers in Northrend.[2]

Magic is what mosts concerns the members of the blue dragonflight. Acquiring it, researching it, cataloging it. Blue dragons are masters of the arcane and the wield it with a natural, almost intrinsic, ease. Even the flight's dragonspawn armies are flush with magical aptitude. The blues believe that with this power comes a certain responsibility and so members of the blue flight can often be found in positions policing and monitoring the use of magic by non-dragons.

Their traditional home is Northrend, where they remain close to the great Dragonblight. Historically, blue dragons have had a reputation for spending their days in solitary contemplation of the secrets of the world, but in recent times blue dragons have proved to be more social due to the growing threats to all living creatures. Their approach towards mortals, specificly arcnae spellcasters, can vary anywhere from amiable curiosity to outright hostility.

Blue dragonkin are sometimes refered to as Azure, Cobalt or Sapphire. When taking humanoid form, most blue dragons prefer to transform into humans,[3] though gnome and quel'dorei guises are also common.

Nomenclature

Members of the blue dragonflight most often have names ending in "gos" for males, or "gosa" for females. Sometimes synonyms of the word "blue", or terms relating to spellcasting find their way into their names as well.

History

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The Blue Dragon in Warcraft III.

Charge of the Dragonflights

Before the Titans departed Azeroth, they charged the greatest species of the world with the task of watching over it. In that age, there were many dragonflights, yet five flights, one of which was the blue, held dominion over their brethren, and were chosen to shepherd the budding world. The greatest members of the Pantheon imbued a portion of their power upon each of the flights' leaders. Norgannon, the Titan lore keeper and master-magician, granted the blue dragon, Malygos, a portion of his vast power. From then on, Malygos would be known as the Spell-Weaver, the guardian of magic and hidden arcanum.[4]

The time following this came to be known as the age of dragons, when the civilization of dragonkind was at it's peak.[5]

War of the Ancients

When the night elves inadvertently called the Burning Legion to the world, the blue dragons were among the first to realize the potential threat; and when the Aspect of the Earth, Neltharion, suggested creating a magical artifact to aid in the destruction of the demons, the blues were some of the first to agree to the plan. Malygos himself was one of Neltharion's closest friends and staunchest supporters, and he gave much of his own essence toward the creation of this object, called the Dragon Soul.

When each dragon had contributed a portion of his or her essence to the artifact, Neltharion deemed it complete. The blues joined the other dragons in flight over the battle and the Black Aspect brought the Dragon Soul to bear against the Legion, with devastating effects on the demonic swarm — but only for a precious few moments. He then shocked his fellow aspects and turned the artifact against the terrified night elves as well, and finally his own brethren. The shocked dragons were helpless to resist the power of the Dragon Soul, for it contained a fraction of the essence of each — with the exception of Neltharion himself. All the dragonflights, save Neltharion's own, were paralyzed in midair until the timely intervention of Korialstrasz, a mate of the red dragonqueen, who had been absent from the initial use of the artifact. While Korialstrasz was no match for the Aspect of Earth, he did manage to interrupt Neltharion's concentration for a moment, freeing the other dragons from their paralysis and allowing them to act. Malygos, infuriated at the betrayal by his ally, struck first, but at a great price. As the blue dragonflight flew into formation to attack Neltharion, the mighty black wyrm unleashed the full fury of the Dragon Soul against them, and the power instantly slew nearly every one of them. As the other dragons turned to act, Neltharion retreated, leaving the blue dragonflight broken in his wake.[6]

During the struggle Malygos had been thrown from the battlefield and survived, but his prime consort Sindragosa died from her injuries after being flung far into the icy north. Wounded and shocked, the remaining blues and the other noble dragons were forced to abandon their mortal allies. The dragonflights secluded themselves, hoping to recover from the Dragon Soul's powers, but the damage to the draconic race had been done. The Kaldorei and their allies just barely managed to defeat the legion, but at great cost. Azeroth was sundered.[7]

Korialstrasz teleported himself to the icy caverns of the blue flight to search for any remaining life. He found none, save a few nearly frozen, but still intact, eggs. Knowing these eggs were the only hope of a future the blue flight had, he placed them in a pocket universe, where time ran ever so slowly, until he could pass them on to someone he could trust.[8] One of those eggs contained Arygos.

Aftermath of the Sundering

Deathwing’s betrayal was so destructive that the five dragonflights never truly recovered.[7] If that had not been enough, the ensuing war between the dragonflights decimated the species, and the blues lost many of the few they had left. They would never again be seen in the same numbers as before. The age of dragons had passed.

The loss of most of his children and mates drove Malygos mad and for 10,000 years the Spellweaver fell deeper and deeper into his madness. In fits of rage and grief, he split his home, Coldarra, from mainland Northrend, creating the Westrift. The few survivng members of the blue flight settled on Coldarra, carving their own caverns out of the Nexus. Perhaps Malygos's last sane act was placing many of his surviving dragonkin in the caverns of Mazthoril to hold eternal vigil over the sacred site of Mt. Hyjal, location of the world tree Nordrassil and the second Well of Eternity. After that he isolated himself in his lair, refusing all visitors, while his presence in the world diminished over time.

A few remaining blues continued their lord's study of magic throughout the millennia. The Arcanomicon, a map of the world's ley lines gifted to Malygos ages ago by the titan Norgannon, was continuously updated and revised by the blue dragons over the long years of Malygos's seclusion.[9] Mighty blue wyrms, such as Sapphiron and Azuregos, continued to search for and hoard artifacts of great magical power, keeping them from inexperienced hands.[10][11] When the legion was planning its second invasion of Azeroth, another agent, Arcanagos, attempted to sway the Guardian Medivh away from the path he was taking under the control of the Dark Titan, Sargeras.

War of the Shifting Sands

A thousand years before modern times, the almost-extinct blue dragons still managed to lend their aid to the night elves and the bronze dragonflight during the War of the Shifting Sands. Led by Arygos, child of Malygos, the blues fought the Silithid and their Qiraji masters furiously and ultimately helped push them back to their city where they were sealed away from the world. The dragons suffered few casualties but the progeny of Malygos, Arygos, was believed lost, having charged deep into Ahn'Qiraj during the final push. After the war a shard of the Scepter of the Shifting Sands was entrusted to the blue wyrm Azuregos by Anachronos the bronze.[12]

Unbeknownst to his flight, Arygos, along with Caelestrasz and Merithra, was not dead, simply captured. The dark master of Ahn'Qiraj used the tortured dragons to power his new creations: Moam and the other Obsidian destroyers.[13]

Battle of Grim Batol

An Azure Skyrazor fighting a black drake.

In the events leading up to the Second War, Deathwing led a powerful orc warlock named Nekros to the Dragon Soul — now renamed the Demon Soul. Nekros used the Demon Soul to force the red Dragon Aspect, Alexstrasza, into submission, and forced the rest of the red dragonflight to serve him or risk the death of their queen. Korialstrasz, who escaped by faking his death sought the assistance of the other Aspects to free his queen.[14] When Korialstrasz approached Malygos, the Blue Aspect seemed almost indifferent to the news at first. That is until the red consort hinted to the lord of the blues that as the aspect of life, there could be something Alexstrasza could do for him and his nearly-extinct flight. After heavy consideration and some coaxing from Ysera, he agreed.

With the Aspects convinced, Korialstrasz waited until Nekros brought Alexstrasza and her eggs out of the fortress, just as Deathwing had desired. When Deathwing made his appearance, Malygos and the others arrived and proceeded to battle Deathwing in the sky near Grim Batol. Korialstrasz's human apprentice, Rhonin, defeated Nekros and used one of Deathwing's scales to destroy the Demon Soul. The destruction of the artifact released the ancient power that had been sealed inside for millennia, making the Aspects whole once more and allowing them to overpower Deathwing and force his retreat. This final battle was known as the Battle of Grim Batol.[15]

After having his powers restored to him, Malygos remained secluded for the most part but his flight did became more active in the world once again. Still recovering from the events that occurred ten thousand years ago, they nevertheless continued to safeguard the world from corrupting magic and those who would wield it.

Third War

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Like the other dragonflights, the blue dragonflight did not play any significant role in the events of the Third War. Arthas Menethil, First Death knight of the Lich King, did however invade the icy lair of the blue dragon Sapphiron, where the wyrm had hoarded a great treasure and artifacts of significant power. The death knight, assisted by the Crypt lord Anub'arak, quickly dispatched Sapphiron's brood and slew the ancient servant of Malygos, raising him in undeath as a mighty Frost wyrm.[16]

The Sunwell

Following the Third War, which had ravaged the kingdom of Quel'Thalas and cost the high elves their fabled Sunwell, Malygos and the blues felt a great flaring of power, coming from Lordaeron. The Spell-Weaver, with no elders at his disposal, sent the young Kalecgos to investigate. Tyrygosa, Kalecgos's intended mate, followed soon after, arriving just in time to save Kalecgos from the Scourge. In their company was a strange young woman by the name of Anveena Teague. On a visit to Tarren Mill they were joined by the paladin Jorad Mace.[17] The four journeyed together, their exploits eventually leading them to Quel'Thalas where after being assaulted by Dar'Khan Drathir and an enslaved Korialstrasz they discovered Anveena was the new avatar of the Sunwell. Dar'Khan was defeated and Anveena was left in the care of Lor'themar Theron and Halduron Brightwing. Kalecgos, having sworn to look after her, remained in Quel'Thalas as Anveena's guardian.[18]

Outland and the Nether Dragons

After the reopening of the Dark Portal by the demonic survivors of the Third War, Tyrygosa crossed through the portal in order to investigate the shattered world and the strange mysterious nether dragons found there. She discovered, to her dismay, the nether dragons were the wayward nether-twisted spawn of Deathwing himself, and that they were being subjugated by the death knight Ragnok Bloodreaver.

Following his defeat Tyrygosa atempted to save the fading nether dragons by bringing them to Azeroth, specificly to the Nexus which she hopes to use to feed and stabalize the ethereal dragons. The nether dragons however gorged themselves and grew mad with power claiming they were magic incarnate, and proceed to attack the blues. The mad slumbering Malygos heard this and awakened. Hearing the claims of the nether dragons Malygos misinterpreted their reference to themselves as magic and decided to absorb the nether dragons into himself. This empowered Malygos and allowed him to finally shake off his millenia long madness.

Since that time the blue dragons monitor the portal from their sanctum, and nothing crosses in or out without their knowing.[19]

Second Battle of Grim Batol

A lone survivor, Zzeraku, overlooked by the blues was quickly captured by Sintharia and taken to Grim Batol to be used in her schemes to create the twilight dragon Dargonax. Kalecgos followed ultimately meeting up with the red dragon Korialstrasz. Korialstrasz sensed something happening deep within the mountain and returned to Grim Batol to find the black consort in the midst of creating the twilight dragonflight. Ultimately, thanks to Korialstrasz's allies, the sacrifice of the nether dragon Zzeraku, and the anger felt by Dargonax towards his "mother", Sinestra and her creation were defeated. The mountain was once again abandoned, unaware to anyone that Deathwing lurked still deeper within.[20]

Nexus War

Having awoken from madness, Malygos assessed the state of magical affairs on Azeroth and concluded that magic had run amok, blaming the mortal races and their reckless pursuit of power. Determined to forestall a catastrophe, The Blue Aspect decreed that the world's unbridled magic had to be be reined in. So Malygos turned to the Arcanomicon to locate the ley lines, and tap into them using constructs called Surge needles, maneuvered into position over ley lines by his flight. He diverted these lines of energy that coursed beneath the earth to his home, the Nexus, where they were focused through the Nexus' ascending rings and blasted into the Twisting Nether. However, this redirection carried disastrous consequences, splintering the world's crust and opening up unstable rifts.[9]

Malygos' siphoning of the world's magic did not go unnoticed. The Kirin Tor, elite magi of Dalaran, swore to fight Malygos to the bitter end, going as far as using their waning powers to transport their entire city to float above Northrend, though several members opted to side with the blue dragonflight becoming mage hunters.[9] Blue dragons, led by Cyanigosa, launched an offensive against the city. Their initial onslaught nearly succeeded in breaking through the shield but the magi of Dalaran were able to hold the spell, unaware that Cyanigosa had an agent on the inside. The mage hunter Crevan had allowed himself to be captured, and when the opportune moment arose he manipulated his nephew, the apprentice Aodhan, into freeing him. Crevan released the prisoners of the Violet Hold in hopes the distraction would work to Cyanigosa's avantage. The blue dragons pressed forward while Crevan atempted to bring the city down - literally - from inside, but Aodhan managed to outwit him long enough to stop him. The Kirin Tor, free from any distractions, were able to strengthen the shield and force the blue dragons to abandon the attack.[21]

The blue's increasingly militaristic methods were condemned by the red dragonflight, who vowed to neutralize Malygos at all costs. To this end, they formed a council with the Kirin Tor, and the two groups began actively subverting Malygos's devastating campaign.[9] When the blues dared attack Wyrmrest Temple, the reds called upon the remaining dragonflights for assistance, creating the Wyrmrest Accord.[22] Once again dragon fought against dragon. Alexstrsza and the other Aspects saw no way to end the senseless violence other than destroying Malygos. But the Blue Aspect proved elusive[23] until a key to the The Eye of Eternity was found on the remains of the frost wyrm Sapphiron, a former servent of Malygos. The Spellweaver was finally confronted in his realm where he was slain by members of the Accord.[24]

The blue dragonflight had been left without an Aspect.[25]

Twilight of the Aspects

The blue dragonflight faced a crisis that no other dragon in the world had faced before, the loss of an Aspect. Research indicated that one could be empowered during the Embrace, and the two major candidates for the position were Kalecgos and Arygos, son of Malygos. Arygos betrayed his people to Deathwing for the promise of achieving the position, but in the end the flight elected Kalecgos their new leader.

Kalecgos worked alongside the other Aspects in the final battle against Deathwing, using his new power to rewrite the Dragon Soul's magic and allow it to harm the Aspect of Death. At the end of the fighting, the Aspects became mortal.

Tides of War

Deciding that the Focusing Iris needed to be placed somewhere safe, a squad of blue dragons began to escort it from the Eye of Eternity to the depths of Azeroth's ocean. However, agents of the Horde killed the entire squad and stole the artifact. Kalecgos went out searching for it because of his former position as Aspect, but was unable to discover its location until the Focusing Iris was used to empower the mana bomb that destroyed Theramore.

Because of their diminished numbers, first from Deathwing, then the Nexus War, and then the Shattering, the blue dragonflight decided to go their separate ways. The few remaining blue dragons have scattered across the world, no longer affiliated with any organization.

Dawn of the Aspects

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Blue dragonkin in Mazthoril.
  • Arygos, thought to have been lost during the War of the Shifting Sands, was recently found to be alive inside Ahn'Qiraj, as a slave of C'Thun, along with Caelestrasz and Merithra. Andorgos came to Ahn'Qiraj after sensing his trapped brethren within, but dares not travel into the temple from fear of falling under the old god's control.

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  • Azuregos and his brood of dragonspawn once guarded the ruins of the ancient night elven city of Eldarath. The city was rumored to hold many powerful highborne artifacts scattered throughout the ruins. Azuregos would stop at nothing to safeguard these artifacts from falling into mortal hands.[11] At one point Azuregos was seeked out for the  [Blue Scepter Shard] he once held only to tell the adventurers he had passed it along to an empowered minow ages ago to spare himself the hassle.
  • The icy caverns of Mazthoril in Winterspring once teemed with blue dragonkin under the leadership of the Matron Protectorate Haleh, General Colbatann, and the drake-champion Scryer. These dragonkin were fierce enemies of the black flight and desired to strike out against its new leaders; Nefarian and Onyxia. At one point they came under attack by Nefarian's dragonriders, coming in the darkness of night, and kidnapping whelps, such as Awbee, to be used in experiments to create a new chromatic dragonflight.

The Burning Crusade

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  • Tyrygosa, princess of the blue flight, has returned to the shattered realm of Outland to study the mysterious nether dragons found at the Singing Ridge in the Netherstorm. Tyrygosa seeks to better understand the rogue nether dragons under Veraku, and ultimately help them subdue the temperament inherited from their sire.

Wrath of the Lich King

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The Nexus dragonkin
  • With the Nexus War in full swing, the blue dragonflight have spread outward from Coldarra into the neighboring regions of the Borean Tundra such as Beryl Point and the Coldrock Quarry. Coldarra bustles with activity as the blue flight hatches and trains drakes for the war, supervised by Malygos's last remaining consort, Saragosa. The blue dragon Eregos and his minions watch over the Oculus. Malygos himself spends his time coordinating his war from inside the Eye of Eternity.[23]
  • The blue dragonflight has diverted much of the ley lines' energy to the Azure Dragonshrine in the Dragonblight, empowering the flight and altering their appearance. With this power the blue flight has boldly began to launch attacks against Wyrmrest Temple, what was once considered neutral ground. The Wyrmrest Accord fight to defend the temple against their misguided brethren.[26] Later on an ambassador of the Blue Dragonflight, Kalecgos, can be found at the top of the Wyrmrest Temple, who reluctently assists adventurers seeking the draconic sword Quel'Delar.
  • In Crystalsong Forest, an army of blue dragonkin, assisted by mage hunters, can be found in the close vicinity of Dalaran, daring to strike at the city. A significant force, led by Cyanigosa, even manages to break into the Violet Hold, the city's prison, and free several inmates in hopes of creating chaos in the streets of Dalaran.

Cataclysm

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  • Kalecgos has traveled to Bilgewater Harbor in Azshara in search of a fellow blue dragon. The black dragonflight seeks to route out the last remaining blues and has invaded the area to hunt down Azuregos. Kalecgos hopes to convince Azuregos to come out of hiding and assist him in repeling the invasion.
  • In Winterspring, the caverns of Mazthoril have been magically corrupted, and creatures from all dimensions have made their way inside. The blue dragons and dragonspawn have been slain by Umbranse the Spiritspeaker who was after their powerful essences. Matron Haleh managed to escape to the Beryl Egress and wants to see Umbranse dead. Her son Nymn can be found in Everlook recruting assistance in getting precisely that done.
  • Since the death of Malygos, the blue dragonflight has struggled with appointing a new leader. Its members are torn between Kalecgos and Arygos, the two likeliest successors. Arygos, a scion of Malygos, believes that his kind should withdraw from the world and forge a new path while Kalecgos champions reconciliation with other races. To end these debates and arguments the flight has agreed to meet during the Embrace, in hopes that one of them will be selected as the new Aspect.[27] During the Embrace, at Coldarra, it is revealed that Arygos has allied with Deathwing to assassinate Kalecgos in order to secure his position as leader of the Blue dragonflight. However his plan is thwarted and revealed to the rest of the flight when Tarecgosa sacrifices herself to save Kalecgos. With his actions revealed to the rest of his flight Arygos flees the Coldarra calling the flight fools and that Neltharion will destroy them as Kalecgos is chosen to be the flight's new leader.

Known members

Name Role Type Condition
IconSmall Kalecgos.gifIconSmall Kalec.gif Kalecgos Current leader of the blue dragonflight. Recently became the new Aspect of magic during the Embrace. Formerly an agent of Malygos and guardian of Anveena Teague. Aspect Alive
IconSmall Malygos.gifIconSmall Malygos2.gif Malygos Former leader of the blue dragonflight. Blessed by the Titans as the Aspect of magic, and called the Spell-Weaver. Killed by the Wyrmrest Accord, ending the Nexus War. Aspect Deceased-Killable
IconSmall DragonBlue.gifIconSmall Gnome Female.gif Andorgos Agent which came to Ahn'Qiraj after sensing her trapped brethren within. Later assisted during the Siege of Wyrmrest transporting adventurers to the temple. Dragon Alive
IconSmall Emberwyrm.gif Arcanagos Agent who confronted Medivh at Karazhan, and was burned from within, remains littering the area. Reincarnation is known as Nightbane. Dragon Undead-Killable
IconSmall DragonBlue.gifIconSmall Gnome Male.gif Arygos Son and Heir of Malygos. Fought and captured in the War of the Shifting Sands. Attempts to ally with Deathwing following his father's death, but is instead killed. Dragon Deceased
IconSmall Azuregos.gif Azuregos Former guardian of the ruins of Eldarath. Now resides in the spirit world with Anara.  [Blue Scepter Shard] holder. Dragon Alive
IconSmall DragonBlue.gif Balacgos Son of Malygos. Slain in ancient times by his own creation, a cerulean cube designed to absorb latent magic now known as Balacgos's Bane. Dragon Deceased
IconSmall Azuregos.gifIconSmall HighElf Female.gif Cyanigosa Blue dragon who unsucessfully attacks Dalaran and later breaks into the Violet Hold in order to set all prisoners loose upon the city. Dragon Killable
IconSmall DragonBlue.gif Eregos The Ley-Guardian. Can be found in upper reaches of the Oculus. Dragon Killable
IconSmall DragonBlue.gifIconSmall HighElf Female.gif Haleh Consort of Malygos. Matron Protectorate of Mazthoril, currently residing at the Beryl Egress. Dragon Alive
IconSmall DragonBlue.gifIconSmall HighElf Female.gif Hallegosa Envoy of the blue flight whom appears in Stormwind and Orgrimmar to escort the wielder of Tarecgosa's Rest on their final ceremony. Dragon Alive
IconSmall DragonBlue.gif Jarygos Kirygosa's Mate. Perished prior to the end of the Nexus War. Dragon Deceased
IconSmall DragonBlue.gif Kaldrigos Known as "The Dread Wyrm". Slain ages ago by a group of four mortals, presumably dwarves. Dragon Deceased
IconSmall DragonBlue.gifIconSmall Human Female.gif Kirygosa Daughter of Malygos. Betrayed by Arygos and made prisoner of the Twilight's Hammer for use in their experiments. Escapes and returns to her flight. Dragon Alive
IconSmall Azuregos.gifIconSmall FelDragon.gif Madrigosa Dragon sent to Quel'Danas along with Kalecgos. Flys over the Dead Scar, taunting Brutallus, who later kills her. Reincarnation is known as Felmyst. Dragon Undead-Killable
IconSmall DragonBlue.gif Narygos Blue dragon whom serves as protector of the Nexus. Informs Arygos and Kalecgos of Thrall's arrival and later fights to retake Wyrmrest Temple. Dragon Alive
IconSmall DragonBlue.gifIconSmall HighElf Male.gif Nymn Son of Haleh. Agent found in Everlook sending adventurers ahead to his mother at the Beryl Egress. Dragon Alive
IconSmall FrostWyrm.gif Sapphiron Ancient servant of Malygos. Lair invaded by Arthas who slew and raised him as a Frost wyrm. Serves Kel'Thuzad, guarding his inner sanctum in Naxxramas. Dragon Undead-Killable
IconSmall Azuregos.gifIconSmall Human Female.gif Saragosa Consort of Malygos. Guardian of Coldarra. Killed when lured into a trap set in motion by her former prisoner Keristrasza. Dragon Killable
IconSmall DragonBlue.gif Sidragos Sent orders to Goramosh directing him to move all forces under his command to the Azure Dragonshrine. Dragon Unknown
IconSmall Frostbrood.gif Sindragosa The Frost Queen, first of the Frostbrood. Former prime consort of Malygos. Perished in the War of the Ancients, and remains were once found in Icecrown. Dragon Undead-Killable
IconSmall Tarecgosa.gif Tarecgosa Sacrifices herself to save Kalecgos from Arygos's betrayal. Kalecgos saves her life by binding her soul to a staff Dragon Alive
IconSmall DragonBlue.gif Teralygos Older dragon whom is sympathetic to Arygos' stance of isolationism. Critizes Kalecgos and the other flights but remains loyal regardless. Dragon Alive
IconSmall DragonBlue.gifIconSmall Tyri.gif Tyrygosa Kalecgos's intended mate. Assisted in restoring the Sunwell and investigated the nether dragons. Besieged at Wyrmrest by Deathwing until reinforcements arrive. Dragon Alive
IconSmall DragonBlue.gif Vyragosa A wandering blue dragon found in the Storm Peaks. Dragon Killable
IconSmall DrakeBlue.gif Azurous Drake who patrols around Winterspring. Drake Killable
IconSmall DrakeBlue.gif Indigos Drake found in Dalaran Crater in the Hillsbrad Foothills. Drake Killable
IconSmall DrakeBlue.gif Manaclaw Drake that resided inside the caverns of Mazthoril. Killed by Umbranse the Spiritspeaker. Drake Deceased
IconSmall DrakeBlue.gif Scryer Drake-Champion of the blue dragonflight. Resided inside the caverns of Mazthoril. Killed by Umbranse the Spiritspeaker. Drake Deceased
IconSmall DrakeBlue.gif Spellmaw Drake who once patroled the area immediately outside Mazthoril. Killed by Umbranse the Spiritspeaker. Drake Deceased
IconSmall WhelpBlue.gif Awbee Whelp abducted to Blackrock Spire by Nefarian's agents for his chromatic experiments. Once sent adventurers to Haleh in Winterspring. Whelp Alive
IconSmall SpawnBlue.gif Cerulean General of the blue dragonflight forces found in Coldarra. Dragonspawn Killable
IconSmall SpawnBlue.gif Colbatann General and military leader of the blue dragonflight forces on Kalimdor. Resides in Mazthoril. Staunch enemy of the black dragonflight. Dragonspawn Killable
IconSmall SpawnBlue.gif Drakos The Interrogator. Winged dragonspawn found in the Oculus holding dragons of other flights prisoner. Dragonspawn Killable
IconSmall SpawnBlue.gif Goramosh Dragonspawn in charge of the blue dragonflight forces found at the Moonrest Gardens. Dragonspawn Killable
IconSmall DrakonidBlue.gif Goredrak Azure-Lord of the blue dragonflight. Found in Coldarra. Drakonid Killable
IconSmall DrakonidBlue.gif Insivius Curator of the blue dragonflight. Leads the mage hunters in Coldrock Quarry in digging up sacred tuskarr artifacts. Drakonid Killable
IconSmall DrakonidBlue.gif Varos Cloudstrider Azure-Lord of the blue dragonflight. Can be found in the Oculus. Drakonid Killable
IconSmall BloodElf Boy.gif Zakk Sinon Dragonkin wandering outside Mazthoril in elven child form. Dragonkin Alive

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Culture

Society

Malygos is said to have established magic itself and created all the spells that set the sky and earth into motion. While he is not revered as a god, for blue dragons see no godhood in scientific fact, he is considered the greatest scientific mind ever to have existed in the multiverse—or, at least, his flight considers him so. Blue dragons have a natural affinity for spellcasting, and most powers of sorcery are instinct even to young drakes. Because of their natural propensity for magic, they have high magic resistances and can withstand many magical attacks. They are also the masters of frost, their breath weapon can drain enemies' magic energy, an effect the blue dragons term "withdrawing Malygos's favor." Blues find all forms of ice and water welcome, most making their lairs in the frozen peaks of mountains or in caverns near, or under, freezing water.

For the thousands of years between the Sundering and the destruction of the Demon Soul, blue dragons were all but unheard of, but they have begun to emerge in the world once again. Their traditional home is Northrend, where they remain close to the great Dragonblight, the final resting place of dragons. The blue dragons once communed with the dead there to ensure that each draconic spirit made its way into the Beyond. Northrend lies much in control of the Scourge, but blues still make pilgrimages to the dark northlands, seeking answers hidden among the bones of their dead. The most powerful blue dragon sorcerers claim that the spirits of the dead tell them a new upheaval is on its way, a cataclysm that will outweigh any trouble the world of Azeroth has yet endured. The blue dragons say this often, no matter what disaster the world suffers, so few have given their words much credence this time.[28] More and more dragons however, migrate to the caverns of Mazthoril in Winterspring on Kalimdor. This migration occurs for two main reasons: First, because of the growing concern about another imminent attack on the World Tree; and second, to retreat from the Scourge, which some dragons see as a threat the dragonflight is not prepared to conquer.[29]

Blue dragons are a bit xenophobic, keeping to their territories and maintaining their own studies without interference. They are highly territorial, largely due to their paranoia that any intruder wandering into their lairs are probably agents of the black dragonflight, and won't hesitate to attack if his territory is invaded. Under such circumstances, a blue dragon is as violent and destructive as any black dragon. In previous years, blue dragons even attacked each other over territorial disputes, but such conflicts are unlikely now that so many dragons have adapted to living in groups for protection.[29][30]

In modern days blue dragons are rare and difficult to find, thus their society does not have a rigid hierarchy. Although some great blue dragons remain in the world, they are few and far between, studying their magic almost to the exclusion of all else. All blue dragons serve Malygos with roughly equal standing, although there are some ancient dragons who are considered authority figures simply due to their great knowledge and mastery of magic. In essence, it is a society ruled by the powerful, but in a group of intellectuals such as these any real ranking system would do nothing but cause endless debate. Males and females have equal standing in blue dragon society, although usually it is the female who chooses her mate. With a few exceptions, blue dragons usually take only a single mate, and they are immensely protective of their mates and children. Female blue dragons sometimes stalk and observe a potential mate in a number of different forms to gauge the male’s worth before revealing themselves.

Studies

Blue dragons are the undisputed masters of magic, their culture revolving around the study and cataloging of magic and spells, primarily but not exclusively arcane magic. They focus on advancing in spellcasting ability, and the acquisition of knowledge and greater magical power to the exclusion of almost everything else, but this is not to say they are single minded. Rather, the dragons are extremely loyal, and know that the Titans gave their master his domain so that they would use their magic to keep the world safe.[29] As such, the "proper" use of magic is a matter of great importance to the dragons — while blue dragons are naturally curious about the use of warlock magic and the like, they consider such forms of magic to be perversions of nature. For this reason, warlocks and necromancers are considered enemies of the dragonflight, although the dragons have higher priorities on their hit list — namely every living black dragon. In their pursuit of magic, blue dragons infiltrate mortal societies in humanoid forms to learn more about how mortals practice spellcasting. While some dragons have engaged in this activity for centuries, it has been widespread only since Malygos's recent recovery from years of insanity.

While the dragons are primarily interested in arcane magic, other forms interest them as well, especially those that do not require the worship of a divine being. For this reason, a number of blue dragons engage in a scholarly study of the Holy Light. It isn't surprising to find blue dragons in the ranks of many mortal orders: the Kirin Tor, naturally, but also orders dedicated to the Light such as the Argent Dawn and the Knights of the Silver Hand.

In addition to their noted obsession with magic, blue dragons also enjoy researching other subjects. They could be called the academics among dragons; they have begun to serve more and more as the teachers of younger members of other species. While in humanoid form, many dragons also notice the scientific discoveries of other races and take an increasing interest in the development of engineering and similar studies. Blue dragons are scholars and often learn many languages, posing as mortal wizards and even paladins to better study the magical progress of the younger races. Many strive to impress their master, Malygos. Members of the blue flight value other thinkers such as writers, artist, spellcasters, academic types, and engineers.[31] They have associated with the elves for the centuries, and more recently they study the unique skills of dwarven, gnome, and goblin engineers.[32] They delight in knowledge and in samples of new crafts.[33]

Blue Dragonspawn, more often than the dragonspawn of other flights, become proficient arcanists and rise to positions of power and authority within their broods, General Colbatann of Mazthoril being a prime example. This is credited to the unusual intelligence and disposition towards magic associated with the blue dragonflight.[29] Many other dragonspawn are warriors, rogues, hunters, scouts or gladiators. A few dragonspawn priests worship the blue dragonflight or Malygos, contrary to most blue dragon beliefs, but shamans and druids are almost unheard of among the blue dragonflight.[34]

Faith

The blue dragonflight’s belief system is scientific; they seek proof of everything, and take little on faith or word of mouth alone. The dragons revere Malygos as a creator of magic, but not as a god; rather, they feel Malygos is simply the greatest scientific mind that has ever existed. Those dragons that know of the Titans respect them as powerful users of magic and as creators, but they consider the Titans good examples and mentors, not divinities to be worshiped. Likewise, the dragons respect the followers of Elune, Cenarius and the other Ancients, but they do not worship these entities.[30]

Mentality

The blue dragonflight is focused on the pursuit of ever greater power and knowledge. This doesn't make them completely egocentric; the dragons share what they learn to help others of their kind as well as the world in general. Many blue dragons strive to impress their master, Malygos, with their knowledge of magic, or invent new spells or magic items. Members of the blue dragonflight value other thinkers, including spellcasters, engineers, writers, artists and general academic types. If a mortal shows a blue dragon a spell he has never seen, they earn that dragon’s respect. If they teach the dragon that spell, the mortal likely gains the dragon's gratitude for a lifetime — and blues live a very long time. Generally, members of the blue dragonflight consider adventurers in general to be kindred spirits, but they highly favor those who are clever, inventive and powerful.[31]

Relations

While blue dragons are slowly growing in numbers again, they lack the power to take on the children of Deathwing, such as Onyxia and Nefarion, directly. As such, the blues entrust favored mortals with the task of fighting against these powerful black dragons, and reward their mortal allies with magical secrets and objects of power in return for risking their lives to aid the dragonflight. Generally, the blue dragonflight likes the mortal races, especially those that practice arcane magic, but there are a few exceptions. Most blue dragons dislike goblins, since many goblins serve the black dragonflight, and it was a group of goblins that outfitted Deathwing with the adamantine armor attached to his scales. Also, blue dragons are wary of orcs, due to their role in enslaving the red dragonflight in recent years. Relations between the blue dragonflight and the other dragonflights have dramatically improved since the fall of Deathwing at Grim Batol; many of the other dragons felt that the blues abandoned them after the construction of the World Tree; but now red, bronze and blue dragons guard Nordrassil together once again.[31] Now, it should be noted however that several Blues are somewhat bitter after the events of the Nexus War.

Corruption

Blue dragons are some of the foremost arcane spellcasters on Azeroth. As such, some are concerned that the demons' taint may touch and corrupt the dragonflight. These concerns are unfounded; blue dragons, blue wyrmkin, and the rest of the dragonflight are immune to arcane corruption — though no one yet understands why. Perhaps they have mastered magic to such an extent that they surpassed the danger. If this is true, perhaps arcanists of other races can achieve similar transcendence.[31]

History

For thousands of years, Malygos' children prospered and experimented with the eldritch powers of the universe, unrivaled in their mastery of arcane power.[30] The blue dragons were numerous and co-existed peacefully with the other dragonflights, working together to safeguard their world. But this age would not last forever.[35]

At the hour of Deathwing's betrayal, Malygos narrowly managed to raise a protective spell fast enough to survive, and only a handful of others reached the safety of his barrier in time. As the other dragons turned to act, Neltharion retreated, leaving the blue dragonflight broken in his wake.[34]

After having nearly wiped out the flight, the black dragons were not ready to leave the last few blues in peace. The survivors of the blue flight had fled to Northrend, when Deathwing attacked, slaughtering them by the dozens. The survivors fought back but were no match for Deathwing's ferocity. In the process their homes were destroyed and the land so damaged it could never recover. The area became the Dragonblight.[36] Over what is now Crystalsong Forest another battle between the blacks and blues was waged. The dying blues released their magic and it sprinkled down to cover the landscape. Finally a elder blue wyrm, beset by many blacks, released a spell to turn his attackers into stone, but the magic blanketing the area amplified the spell and crystallized the landscape.[37]

Blue Dragons were rarely seen, and most of the survivors had gone into hiding from the blacks.[36] For thousands of years, none but a few of the most ancient dragons knew of Malygos's whereabouts, and much of his dragonflight hid in solitude, realizing their fight against Deathwing was doomed without their leader.[34]

Following Deathwing's retreat at the Battle of Grim Batol, the black dragonflight became less organized, allowing the blues the chance to strike back against the murderous dragons who hunted them for millennia. General Cobaltann, one of the eldest and most powerful of the blue dragonspawn, organized an army to protect all creatures against the threat of the black dragonflight hoping it would grow strong enough to obliterate the black dragonflight.[34] Since the blue dragonflight was so long secluded from the affairs of mortals, most were pleasantly surprised at the progress humans and high elves had made. Their pride in the accomplishments of these races allowed them to justify taking humanoid form to trade secrets with the mortals.

Following the Battle of Mount Hyjal, blue dragons were stationed at Hyjal Summit, where they, along with the reds, greens, and bronzes, guarded the World Tree from another attack by the remnants of the Burning Legion in Darkwhisper Gorge.[38][39] They also kept an eye on the demons from the caverns of Mazthoril in Winterspring. The blues are concerned the demons there would eventually launch another attack against Mount Hyjal and the dragons stationed there.[40]

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