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For the faction see Netherwing.
Netherwing dragonflight
Netherwingdragonflight
Faction/AffiliationNeutral
Racial leader(s)Neltharaku
HomeworldOutland
Racial capitalUnknown
Primary languageDraconic
Secondary language(s)Common, Orcish
Average heightVaries according to specific species and age
AlignmentAlways chaotic neutralS&L 158
Nether Dragon

A nether dragon from World of Warcraft.

The Netherwing Dragonflight is an unusual brood of translucent dragons whose bodies are composed of energies from the Twisting Nether, was spawned from the eggs of Deathwing's black dragonflight, and were infused with raw nether-energies when Draenor was torn apart. Without Deathwing's guidance, they now seek to find their identity beyond the shadows of their father's destructive heritage.

Age GroupsEdit

CultureEdit

Nether dragons vary from being highly friendly to mortal races to downright hostile towards all beings. Many inherited the temper of their sire, the dark Aspect Deathwing. Many others, specifically those in the twisted lands of the Netherstorm, have fallen prey to a mysterious corruption. The nether dragons often see themselves as orphans, abandoned on Draenor as it began to shatter, uncared for and unwanted by their father.

They are fully sentient intelligent beings and speak Draconic like normal dragons. They also share the ability to learn magic and take humanoid forms. When disguised as humanoid creatures, the Nether dragons prefer to take the form of goblins and elves.

The names of Nether dragons often end in "-aku" or "-us". Some of them have names related to the Twisting Nether instead.

HistoryEdit

Near the end of the Second War, the black dragon Deathwing traveled through the Dark Portal to Draenor. Believing the world to be a relatively safe haven for his offspring, he secreted away a cache of black dragon eggs before having to suddenly retreat back to Azeroth. Following the war, Ner’zhul recklessly opened multiple portals on Draenor, and the magical stress tore the planet apart. The energies released in this catastrophe altered Deathwing’s eggs, resulting in the nether dragons: partially corporeal and partially ethereal dragons who possess the ability to shift between the astral and physical planes. Without Deathwing’s guidance, these otherworldly nether dragons are just now finding their own way among the blasted ruins of Outland.

One faction of netherwing dragons, named the Netherwing, were attacked by the Dragonmaw orcs of Shadowmoon Valley and many were enslaved by Zuluhed, including the female Karynaku (mate of Neltharaku) who was leader of the brood. Their son Mordenai wanders the Netherwing Fields seeking adventurers to help free his mother and eventually help the Netherwing escape enslavement.

Another brood found at the Celestial Ridge in Netherstorm, is ruled by the corrupted crazed Veraku. Tyrygosa of the blue dragonflight seeks to defeat Veraku and take control of the brood for their own safety and to study their physiology.

Known membersEdit

Name Role Type Condition
IconSmall DragonNether IconSmall HighElf Male Barthamus First of the Nether dragons. Nether drake caretaker and mount keeper. Located in the Lower City of Shattrath. Dragon Alive
IconSmall DragonNether Dreadwing Broodmother located in the Singing Ridge of Blade's Edge Mountains. Dragon Killable
IconSmall DragonNether Karynaku Netherwing matriarch. Held prisoner by Zuluhed the Whacked at the Dragonmaw Fortress in Shadowmoon Valley. Dragon Alive
IconSmall DragonNether IconSmall HighElf Male Mordenaku Netherwing prince and son of Neltharaku and Karynaku. Located in the Netherwing Fields of Shadowmoon Valley. Dragon Alive
IconSmall DragonNether Neltharaku Netherwing patriarch. Flies through the skies above the Netherwing Fields of Shadowmoon Valley. Dragon Alive
IconSmall DragonNether Netherspite A rogue nether dragon, the first of his kind seen on Azeroth. Located inside Karazhan. Dragon Killable
IconSmall DragonNether Toranaku A nether dragon found inside the Netherwing Mines of Shadowmoon Valley. Dragon Alive
IconSmall DragonNether Valoku A nether dragon encountered by Tyrygosa on her journey to Outland. Saves her from Ragnok Bloodreaver. Dragon Alive
IconSmall DragonNether Veraku A corrupted nether dragon who rules the Netherwing at the Celestial Ridge of Netherstorm. Dragon Killable
IconSmall DragonNether IconSmall Goblin Male Yarzill A nether dragon working undercover against the Dragonmaw Clan in goblin guise. Found in the Dragonmaw Base Camp in Shadowmoon Valley. Dragon Alive
IconSmall DragonNether Zzeraku A nether dragon captured by Sinestra and brought to Grim Batol to feed the twilight dragon Dargonax. Sacrifices himself to defeat her creation. Dragon Deceased
IconSmall DrakeNether Jorus A cobalt nether drake mount, found in the Lower City of Shattrath. Drake Alive
IconSmall DrakeNether Malfas A purple nether drake mount, found in the Lower City of Shattrath. Drake Alive
IconSmall DrakeNether Nazan Vazruden's mount, found flying above the Ramparts of Hellfire Citadel. Drake Killable
IconSmall DrakeNether Nethrandamus Altruis the Sufferer's mount, found northwest of Sunspring Post in Nagrand. Drake Alive
IconSmall DrakeNether Onyxien An onyx nether drake mount, found in the Lower City of Shattrath. Drake Alive
IconSmall DrakeNether Suraku An azure nether drake mount, found in the Lower City of Shattrath. Drake Alive
IconSmall DrakeNether Voranaku A violet nether drake mount, found in the Lower City of Shattrath. Drake Alive
IconSmall DrakeNether Zoya A veridian nether drake mount, found in the Lower City of Shattrath. Drake Alive

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