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Two types of '''tube wyrms''' or '''tubeworms''' in Warcraft lore seem to exist. Both seem to share the same environment.
Two types of '''tube wyrms''' (a.k.a. '''tube worms''') or '''tubeworms''' in Warcraft lore seem to exist. Both seem to share the same environment.
 
   
 
==Tube Wyrm (magical beast)==
 
==Tube Wyrm (magical beast)==
 
[[Image:TidalGuardian.jpg|thumb]]
 
[[Image:TidalGuardian.jpg|thumb]]
   
Tube wyrms are serpentlike creatures that live on the ocean floor, a type of [[sea serpent]]{{cite|DF|120}}. A thick, emerald-colored hide forms this creature's monsterous body, but countless tiny scales of dark blue and deep purple shades cover its serpentine skin. These form a tough natural armor that shimmers iridescently wherever light shines upon it. Occasionally, [[naga]] capture and train tube wyrms to serve them as defenders (particularly in [[Nazjatar]]), though this strategy is not widespread. Naga refer to these tamed tube wyrms as [[Tidal Guardian]]s. Tube wyrms thrive in heated, sulfur-rich, acidic waters. Heated gas emerges from thermal vents in some areas, and tube wyrm consume this gas and convert it into nutrients. One such area is the Pillar Deep, in the Eye. On first sighting this area, an undersea explorer sees enormous pillars rising from the ocean floor. Closer inspection, however, reveals that these “pillars” are tube wyrms, grown to enormous size in these rich waters. Tube wyrms protect the tubes in which they live and the surrounding area. Some varieties spit acid and/or grapple foes.{{cite|DF|207}}
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Tube wyrms are serpentlike creatures that live on the ocean floor, a type of [[sea serpent]].<ref>''[[Dark Factions]]'', pg. 120</ref> A thick, emerald-colored hide forms this creature's monsterous body, but countless tiny scales of dark blue and deep purple shades cover its serpentine skin. These form a tough natural armor that shimmers iridescently wherever light shines upon it. Occasionally, [[naga]] capture and train tube wyrms to serve them as defenders (particularly in [[Nazjatar]]), though this strategy is not widespread. Naga refer to these tamed tube wyrms as [[Tidal Guardian]]s. Tube wyrms thrive in heated, sulfur-rich, acidic waters. Heated gas emerges from thermal vents in some areas, and tube wyrm consume this gas and convert it into nutrients. One such area is the Pillar Deep, in the Eye. On first sighting this area, an undersea explorer sees enormous pillars rising from the ocean floor. Closer inspection, however, reveals that these “pillars” are tube wyrms, grown to enormous size in these rich waters. Tube wyrms protect the tubes in which they live and the surrounding area. Some varieties spit acid and/or grapple foes.<ref>''[[Dark Factions]]'', pg. 207</ref>
   
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==Tubeworm==
 
==Tubeworm==
[[Image:Tubeworms.jpg|thumb|left|Tubeworms]]
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[[Image:Tubeworms.jpg|thumb|Tubeworms]]
 
[[Image:Tubeworm.JPG|thumb|Colossal tubeworm]]
 
[[Image:Tubeworm.JPG|thumb|Colossal tubeworm]]
   
Tubeworms are pale, eyeless worms. Colossal tubeworms are gigantic column-like creatures grown to gigantism on the acidic gas from the volcanic fissures of [[Pillar Deep]] in the [[Maelstrom]]. Innumerable smaller worms inhabit this area as well.{{Cite|LoM|73}}
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Tubeworms are pale, eyeless worms. Colossal tubeworms are gigantic column-like creatures grown to gigantism on the acidic gas from the volcanic fissures of [[Pillar Deep]] in the [[Maelstrom]]. Innumerable smaller worms inhabit this area as well.<ref>''[[Lands of Mystery]]'', pg. 73</ref>
   
==Notes==
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== References ==
*See also; [http://www.ocean.udel.edu/deepsea/level-2/creature/tube.html tubeworms], [[Wikipedia:tube worms|tube worms]], [[Wikipedia:Giant tube worm|Giant tube worm]], [[Wikipedia:Polychaete|Polychaete]], feather dusters, and fan worms.
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[[Category:Worms]]
 
[[Category:Worms]]

Latest revision as of 12:50, June 11, 2010

Two types of tube wyrms or tubeworms in Warcraft lore seem to exist. Both seem to share the same environment.

Tube Wyrm (magical beast)Edit

TidalGuardian

Tube wyrms are serpentlike creatures that live on the ocean floor, a type of sea serpent.[1] A thick, emerald-colored hide forms this creature's monsterous body, but countless tiny scales of dark blue and deep purple shades cover its serpentine skin. These form a tough natural armor that shimmers iridescently wherever light shines upon it. Occasionally, naga capture and train tube wyrms to serve them as defenders (particularly in Nazjatar), though this strategy is not widespread. Naga refer to these tamed tube wyrms as Tidal Guardians. Tube wyrms thrive in heated, sulfur-rich, acidic waters. Heated gas emerges from thermal vents in some areas, and tube wyrm consume this gas and convert it into nutrients. One such area is the Pillar Deep, in the Eye. On first sighting this area, an undersea explorer sees enormous pillars rising from the ocean floor. Closer inspection, however, reveals that these “pillars” are tube wyrms, grown to enormous size in these rich waters. Tube wyrms protect the tubes in which they live and the surrounding area. Some varieties spit acid and/or grapple foes.[2]

TubewormEdit

Tubeworms

Tubeworms

Tubeworm

Colossal tubeworm

Tubeworms are pale, eyeless worms. Colossal tubeworms are gigantic column-like creatures grown to gigantism on the acidic gas from the volcanic fissures of Pillar Deep in the Maelstrom. Innumerable smaller worms inhabit this area as well.[3]

References Edit

  1. ^ Dark Factions, pg. 120
  2. ^ Dark Factions, pg. 207
  3. ^ Lands of Mystery, pg. 73

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