Galakrond

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Galakrond
Image of Galakrond
Title

Father of Dragons

Gender

Male

Race

Proto-dragon (Dragonkin)

Location

Remains in the Dragonblight

Status

Deceased

Relative(s)

Galakras (direct descendant)[1]

Not to be confused with Grakkarond.

Galakrond was a massive proto-dragon,[2] who is known as the "progenitor of dragonkind".[3] He was a threat which five proto-dragons of varying colors united against.[4] It is said that from him the Titans created the Aspects,[3] but this is a rumor the Aspects actively encouraged so as to keep the truth about Galakrond a secret from the dragonflights.[5]

His size alone was greater than all of the Aspects combined,[3] large enough that the only possible being Galakrond could be compared to was himself. His roar could be heard from miles around, and the flap of his wings generated powerful wind.[6] As time went on, Galakrond grew hideous mutations all over his body, such as limbs and even eyes. Galakrond was not always this large and he used to have a smoother, more streamlined appearance.[7] His mutations seemed to be caused by cannabilising on other proto-dragons, and as a by-product of his absorption of the proto-dragons' life essence his victims came back as undead.

Galakrond's remains at Galakrond's Rest

History

Dawn of the Aspects (past)

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In prehistoric Azeroth, the proto-dragons lived in fear of Galakrond. On a day when dozens gathered to hunt, Galakrond appeared and took their prey, terrifying them all. The blue-white proto-dragon Malygos was curious as to why Galakrond would hunt in that area when he never had before, to which his new friend Neltharion responded that there was more food. Malygos, however, was quick to point out that the food was their food.

As proto-dragons began dying brutally, becoming nothing more than shriveled up husks of skin and bone, Malygos grew to believe Galakrond was somehow behind it. A terrified purple proto-dragon crying "Swallowed them up! Swallowed them up!" only backed up Malygos's theories.

Some time later, Galakrond began devouring dozens of proto-dragons. Kalecgos, who was seeing this time through the eyes of Malygos, noted that his neck seemed bloated. No one could understand why Galakrond was eating them, and as Malygos dove for cover the massive dragon's jaws surrounded him.

Galakrond was ultimately defeated when Malygos and Neltharion lodged a boulder in his throat, choking the monster to death.

Fiend

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More than 10 000 years later a taunka named Buniq was trying to prove herself worthy to her mate Akiak. Akiak along with Trag Highmountain found her corpse near the remains of Galakrond in Dragonblight. A bone fragment from his corpse was retrieved by Trag. He could see its potential and took it with him.[2]

Wrath of the Lich King

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Some time afterwards, Grand Necrolord Antiok was put in charge of an effort to raise Galakrond to undeath. His plans and work was thwarted by the adventurers.[8]

Cataclysm

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When Deathwing attacked the Wyrmrest Temple for the second time Galakrond's boneyard was used by the Twilight's Hammer as an assault point against Thrall and his companions.

Dawn of the Aspects (present)

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Speculation

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Fel

When Galakrond started destroying the life essence of proto-dragons by consuming them, he underwent a mutation. Eventually, he started to breath a sickly green mist that reminded Malygos "much too much of that 'breathed' by the not-living."[9] Those exposed to this mist became either lethargic, as if their lives were slowly seeping out afterwards,[10] or violent[11] This shares many characteristics with fel magic, which is created by destroying life energy,[12] manifests as a sickly green, sometimes causes mutations in those exposed to it, and sometimes makes people more violent or lethargic. The author of Dawn of the Aspects, Richard A. Knaak, states that he likes the theory of Galakrond being affected by fel and that it works with what he knows of fel, but that Blizzard instructed him to keep the green stuff mysterious.[13]

References

  1. ^ Dungeon Journal: Galakras
  2. ^ a b Warcraft: Legends Volume 3, page 19
  3. ^ a b c B [74] Audience With The Dragon Queen
  4. ^ Dawn of the Aspects description
  5. ^ Dawn of the Aspects Part 5
  6. ^ Dawn of the Aspects excerpt.
  7. ^ Dawn of the Aspects Part 2 chapter 2
  8. ^ N [74] Galakrond and the Scourge
  9. ^ Dawn of the Aspects Part IV, 46.
  10. ^ Dawn of the Aspects Part IV, 47.
  11. ^ Dawn of the Aspects Part IV, 48.
  12. ^ Sean Copeland on Twitter (2013-11-25)
  13. ^ Richard A. Knaak on Twitter (2014-10-09)