Janeiro’s Point

Janeiro’s Point is a small island just outside Booty Bay, upon which a giant statue of Baron Revilgaz originally stood as a beacon to all travellers. Baron Revilgaz is the de facto ruler of Booty Bay and is able to observe strangers and visitors to his town atop his balcony on the Salty Sailor Tavern.

During Pirate Day, 2010

Since the Cataclysm, Janeiro’s Point has taken a fair amount of damage. Most of it can be seen on the left hand side of the statue where his missing arm is hard to miss, as well as some additional damage to the head area. A flying mount will allow easy access into the statue. Inside you’ll find a small alcove filled with unlootable treasure and chests. If you complete the small quest chain inside Zul Gurub you’ll get A Shiny Reward which you can collect from a chest inside the broken statue. The interesting thing to note is that the Black Ice ring which is one of four rewards from the chest not only sells for 100G but is also viewable on your finger when equipt. I just wish I knew that when I received the reward, pre void storage and all that. Unfortunately it’s also the only reward out of the four that’s BoP so no transferring to your bank toons for some flashy costume. aerial view of Booty Bay view from Booty Bay Janeiro's Point after Cataclysm Fly inside to loot your Shiny Reward Over the last year I’ve been able to take various shots inside the Statue. Interestingly enough it’s one of 25 random locations when using The Last Relic of Argus, one of the items obtained through Archaeology. Last Relic of Argus locationLooking out from statue

Just threw this one in for fun…

Pirate Booty

Kalecgos – Aspect of Magic

Kalecgos – Aspect of Magic

Kalecgos the Spell Weaver is the current Aspect of the blue dragonflight, after the death of Malygos. He often disguises himself as a half-elf, calling himself Kalec. Due to the blues being most in tune with magic of all the dragonflights, Kalec has the powers of a sorcerer and the strength of a warrior.

Prior to the Nexus War, Kalecgos was Malygos’ investigator, and became involved in the search for residual energies of the Sunwell. He opposed Malygos’ war against mortal spellcasters and became the blue dragonflight’s ambassador to the Wyrmrest Accord.

During the events of the War against the Lich King, Kalec decided to not stand with Malygos. He allied himself with Alexstrasza and the Wyrmrest Accord to help stop his former master.

At some point Kalec relocated to Azshara, fearing that the death of Malygos was a sign of weakness on the part of the blue dragonflight, and that Deathwing would send agents to assassinate the rest of the flight. This held true, as the black dragonflight invaded Azshara to hunt down Azuregos. Kalec can be found in Bilgewater Harbor, where he and Azuregos help low level Horde players to repel the invasion.

Meanwhile, the blue dragonflight struggled with the issue of appointing a new leader. Its members were torn between Kalecgos and Arygos, the two likeliest successors. Arygos believed that his kind should withdraw from the world and forge a new path while Kalecgos believed that they should play an active part in the world’s affairs. Ultimately, the flight agreed to meet at the Nexus during the astronomical event called the “Embrace”, where both of Azeroth’s moons come in perfect alignment, in the hopes that one of them would be selected as the new Aspect.

Arygos, who was secretly allied with Deathwing, attempted to have Kalecgos assassinated to ensure his own succession. However, his plan failed when Tarecgosa sacrificed herself to save Kalecgos, and he flees Coldarra, swearing that Neltharion will destroy them all. Kalecgos thus becomes the official successor to Malygos, as both the leader of the Blue Dragonflight and the Aspect of Magic.

Before taking up the throne of Aspect of the Blue Dragonflight:

Brothers, sisters. Arygos speaks of our troubled past. Indeed, we have suffered greatly. But I’d contend that we’re at least partly to blame for the scars we bear. Let’s turn from our old ways. Let’s not seek to extinguish magic from the world… …but to use responsibly for the benifit of Azeroth and all its inhabitants. It’s true that our choice here today will affect the destiny of our flight, and likely, the destiny of the world. May the Titans guide us. May we be inspired to choose with wisdom.

Kalecgos in Orgrimmar during the closing ceremony in which Tarecgosa is bound to the legendary staff.

With the rise of Deathwing during the Cataclysm, Kalecgos the new Aspect of Magic aids his fellow Aspects and the mortal adventurers in the battle with the Black Aspect.

Kalecgos at Wyrmrest Temple before defeating Ultraxion

The Aspects once again imbue the Dragon Soul with their essence

During the final battle against Deathwing

The Blue Drake mount has a chance to be in the Cache of the Ley-Guardian from The Oculus (Heroic) after queuing for a random heroic or the Satchel of Exotic Mysteries.

Malygos the Spell-Weaver

Malygos was the Aspect of the blue dragonflight and one of the most ancient creatures living on Azeroth, one of only a handful who were alive at the time the Titans departed. Norgannon, the Titan master-magician and keeper of lore, granted 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. Malygos was a leviathan with small wings. His body was covered with crystalline scales of pure azure. His body shone with shifting colors that change constantly from blue to silver. He was the oldest of the five Aspects, possibly the oldest dragon still living. He was closest to his brother Neltharion, the Earth Warder, prior to the War of the Ancients.

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.

– Blessing of the Blue Aspect, given by Norgannon

Malygos in Eye of Eternity

Malygos, Lord of Magic, was said to have created magic and spells. His command of magic was quite impressive, rivaling that of a demigod, although he did not aspire to such power. While physically he was not as powerful as some of the other Aspects, Malygos countered this disadvantage with his phenomenal command of magic.

Before the War of the Ancients, Malygos was described to often appear with an amused expression on his face. While physically dragons cannot smile, it appeared he often walked around with a smirk. He is said to have had a sense of humour and an optimistic personality, enjoying using magic and illusions to entertain audiences.

Like most of his kind, Malygos was a solitary creature who avoided contact with others. He was known to dwell in Northrend, in a lair filled with some of the greatest magical artifacts known to exist. He spent his days studying magic, refining his abilities, and studying the various planes of the multiverse both remotely and in person, while his few remaining children scoured the world for ancient artifacts and repositories of arcane power.

Malygos did not seek out combat; and although he and his dragonflight were still routinely hunted by black dragons, he avoided their kind if at all possible. He protected his lair and himself with illusions and misdirection. Those who discovered his home were encouraged to depart through a variety of means; Malygos took direct action only as a last resort. When he did fight, he engaged spellcasters first, using his breath weapon and other abilities to sweep spells from their minds.

During the Nexus War, Malygos, with clearer eyes, took note of the large number of mortal spellcasters running around Azeroth, recklessly using arcane magic, and worried they may bring the Burning Legion to Azeroth in force again, as the Highborne once did (one of his last few memories before going mad). Believing that the spellcasters of the mortal races were responsible for all of Azeroth’s troubles, Malygos began a terrible war to purge the world of “rogue” magic users, including the Kirin Tor of Dalaran. Realizing the situation had grown out of hand, Alexstrasza rallied the remaining dragonflights in the Wyrmrest Accord to combat Malygos’s genocidal crusade. Dalaran therefore moved to Northrend, as a capital for both the war against the Lich King, and the Kirin Tor’s fight with Malygos. The red dragonflight – keeping Alexstrasza’s promise to Rhonin after the events of Day of the Dragon – stepped up to defend the mortals from their cousins’ crusade against spellcasters.

Malygos before the encounter starts in Eye of Eternity

The Arcanomicon was given to Malygos ages ago by the titan Norgannon, the Arcanomicon has been continuously updated and revised by the blue dragons over the long years of Malygos’s seclusion. Malygos planned to use the Arcanomicon to locate and tap into the ley lines and divert the magical powers that course beneath the earth to his home base in Northrend, the Nexus. The consequences had been violent, dangerous, and deadly. The world’s crust had splintered, and the resulting unstable rifts had torn the very fabric of the magical dimension known as the Twisting Nether. Malygos’s misguided attempts to “correct” the perceived misuse of arcane magic had to be halted – whatever the cost. Dragon had fought against dragon in the bitter Nexus War, and it had been the Life-Binder herself who had reached the agonizing decision that Malygos — not long recovered from millennia of insanity — had to be destroyed. Alexstrasza had taken her flight and allied with the magi of the Kirin Tor. With all that was at stake, the remaining flights had agreed to join the reds in their bitter task. The alliance of dragons became known as the Wyrmrest Accord.

As Coldarra is inaccessible without flying mounts, players are sent there on the back of a red dragon from NPCs located at Amber Ledge. On Coldarra, players meet Keristrasza, who sends them on a quest to build a trap for Saragosa, Malygos’ consort. Keristrasza burns Saragosa’s body at the culmination of the quest line, infuriating Malygos. Malygos descends upon the area and uses his magic to freeze Keristrasza and put her under his control. She is then forced to become his new consort and subsequently becomes a boss within the Nexus.

Malygos made his final stand in the Eye of Eternity, his personal realm. Ultimately, the red dragonflight arrived to lend their aid, attacking the Aspect of Magic alongside the adventurers who had come to defeat him. Malygos met his end at the hands of Alexstrasza, imploring his sister with his last breath to see that mortals would destroy everything. The [Heart of Magic] was taken from his body by Alexstrasza and given to Korialstrasz, ending the war but depriving magic of its appointed guardian at a crucial point.

Azure Whelpling

The Azure Drake mount is available from Alexstrasza’s Gift in Eye of Eternity. It’s said to have a 3% drop rate.

Prior to The Shattering, the Azure Whelpling dropped from Blue Dragonspawn, Draconic Mageweaver, Blue Scalebane, Draconic Magelord in Azshara. After Patch 4.0.3a this pet was relocated to Winterspring as a zone drop.

Nozdormu – Aspect of Time

Nozdormu – Aspect of Time

Nozdormu the Timeless is a slim and sinuous bronze dragon, with scales of a metallic golden-brown color. He can arrange sand to conform to his body, cementing into one definite form. His eyes are made from gemstones, the color of the sun. He moves with a speed and grace belied by his monstrous form. Curiously, his position seems to change from moment to moment, as though its location in space were constantly in flux.

Unto you is charged the great task of keeping the purity of time. Know that there is only one true timeline, though there are those who would have it otherwise. You must protect it. Without the truth of time as it is meant to unfold, more will be lost than you can possibly imagine. The fabric of reality will unravel. It is a heavy task–the base of all tasks of this world, for nothing can transpire without time.

– Blessing of the Bronze Aspect by Aman’Thul

Nozdormu at the Bronze Dragonshrine, Dragonblight

Nozdormu is tasked with ensuring that the flow of time occurs normally, without interruption, and that events happen as they are fated. To accomplish this mission, Nozdormu knows much about the nature of time. He uses his abilities and powers to prevent others from discovering these same secrets. Should a sorcerer or other mortal being begin to delve too deeply into magic that alters or affects time, Nozdormu always steps in to remove the threat, one way or another. Nozdormu is closely associated with time itself and is the very soul of patience. He has few worshippers, save perhaps among the night elves who wish to become once again timeless themselves. He pays no attention to those who venerate him, neither accepting nor disapproving of their efforts. Nozdormu is usually found in the Caverns of Time, a closely guarded complex located deep in the Tanaris Desert. Those who venture there and get past the bronze dragon sentinels rarely emerge unchanged. Some age, or become so youthful they are but infants. Others are lost in time and return decades or even centuries later. There are even legends of some who leave the caverns before they even enter!

Although difficult to defeat because of his ability to look into the corridors of time and repeat events if they do not progress as he feels they should. He is extremely wise and uses his insight to determine the best course of action before proceeding. Should this fail, he simply tries again as necessary, or uses his power to avoid the encounter entirely. Nozdormu can take any form he desires, as though constantly under the effects of a shapechange spell. He frequently takes on the role of a humanoid creature and travels incognito as a simple commoner or peon. When doing this, the only consistent trait he displays is the absence of any need to hurry.

Chromie also acts as the bronze dragonflight’s ambassador at Wyrmrest Temple as a part of The Wyrmrest Accord. Chromie sends willing adventurers out into the Dragonblight to investigate the origins of the infinite dragonflight at the Bronze Dragonshrine.

During the Charge of the Aspects, Nozdormu arrives at Mount Hyjal to find Tick and a dying Zirion. Zirion is leaking the sands of time which Nozdormu attempts to reverse to no effect. He is shocked to discover that his powers had been predicted and countered by equally powerful spellwork. Tick then says Zirion came from the future, the Hour of Twilight. Nozdormu realised that he would descend into madness with the Hour of Twilight. He asks how Zirion was injured, and Tick anwsers saying that it was the Infinite Dragonflight and their leader. Nozdormu then pleads for forgiveness from Zirion before he passes away. Zirion uses the last of his strength to look away from the Timeless One with a look of terror in his eyes. Nozdormu then ventures to Nordrassil to have a meeting with the other aspects when he explains that he killed Zirion and will become the Infinite leader. Ysera ponders the thought of an aspect being charged to protect their flight but then killing one of their own before Nozdormu departed.

Shortly afterwards, Ysera and Kalecgos come up with an idea of retrieving the Dragon Soul from the past to vanquish Deathwing. After telling Alexstrasza, the Dragonqueen departs to tell Nozdormu. The two aspects eventually meet and discuss the plan. Nozdormu admitting that he once pondered on whether he should go back in time and save the dragonflights and Malygos. They debate on Alexstrasza’s intentions but eventually agree that sometimes life must be taken in order to preserve it. Nozdormu then returns, and the aspects work out a plan which involves going to the future to defeat Murozond and open the timeways to allow them to retrieve the Dragon Soul during the War of the Ancients. The aspects then ask Thrall to wield the Dragon Soul for no dragon can use it without causing themselves harm. Thrall agrees, but asks if the short-lived races can assist him. Alexstrasza agrees. Not long afterwards, Kalecgos brings up the fact that the Titans blessed the aspects for a reason, to stop the Hour of Twilight, but what would become of them afterwards. The aspects establish that they are intended to preserve the gifts they were given, for time, life, nature and magic last forever.

Nozdormu at Wyrmrest Temple before defeating Ultraxion

The Aspects once again imbue the Dragon Soul with their essence

During the final battle against Deathwing

The Dragon Aspects, with allegiance from Thrall, have devised a dangerous and unorthodox strategy to bring Deathwing down once and for all. But to do so, they must acquire the Dragon Soul from a pivotal moment in the distant past. One of an infinite number of potential outcomes, the “End Time” timeway depicts the desolate future of Azeroth should its defenders fail to stop Deathwing. In this bleak future, Nozdormu has identified an anomaly that bars access to both the past and the Dragon Soul: a powerful creature from out of time, living alone amid time-twisted echoes of the past. In order for Nozdormu to provide you the ability to travel back in time to a point before the Dragon Soul was hidden by Malfurion Stormrage from anyone who’d seek its power, heroes must first go to a distant and desolate future to discover the anomaly blocking the past. The maniacal figure named Murozond blocking Nozdormu’s vision has the ability to create a new and infinite dragonflight.

“You crawl unwitting, like a blind, writhing worm, towards endless madness and despair. I have witnessed the true End Time. This? This is a blessing you simply cannot comprehend.”

Murozond is in fact the future version of Nozdormu who will inevitably go mad and try to interfere with the past, thus his past self will send adventurers in to the future to strike him down. Right after Murozond is slain Nozdormu tells them:

“At last it has come to pass. The moment of my demise. The loop is closed. My future self will cause no more harm from this day on. Still, in the future, I will… fall to madness. And you, heroes… will vanquish me. The cycle will repeat. So it goes. What matters is that Azeroth did not fall; that humanity survived to live another day. All that matters… is this moment.”

Fighting Murozond technically makes Nozdormu the second Aspect which can be fought and killed, Malygos being the first, and Deathwing the third. It’s interesting to note that Murozond’s name is an anagram of Nozdormu.

Bronze Drake

The Bronze Drake Mount is available from the Infinite Corrupter in the Culling of Stratholme (Heroic) dungeon. You must reach the the Infinite Corrupter in under 25 minutes and is 100% drop rate however, only one person may loot the item.

Alexstrasza – Aspect of Life

Alexstrasza the Life-Binder, Aspect of the red dragonflight, is the guardian of all life in the world of Azeroth. One of five great dragons chosen by the titans to be empowered with a portion of the Pantheon’s power and rule over her flight while they watch over Azeroth and its inhabitants.

Eonar, the Titan patron of all life, gave a portion of her power to the red leviathan, Alexstrasza. From that point onward she would work to safeguard all living creatures within the world. Due to her supreme wisdom and limitless compassion for all living things, Alexstrasza was crowned the Dragonqueen and given dominion over her kind.

This is my gift: compassion for all living things. A drive to protect and nurture them. And the ability to heal that which others cannot, birth what others may not, and love even the unlovable–who surely need such grace more than any other souls.

– Blessing of the Red Aspect, given by Eonar

Alexstrasza appears normally on the top tier of the Wyrmrest Temple in Dragonblight in a form resembling an unnaturaly tall female high elf or blood elf with pink skin, amber eyes and horns. During the Wrath of the Lich King, many members of the red flight, including Alexstrasza and her prime consort, had led the Wyrmrest Accord, an alliance of the remaining four dragonflights defending the temple against the blue dragonflight and its Aspect, Malygos. The undead Scourge had laid siege to the surrounding five dragonshrines in an effort to raise terrifying new variations of undead dragons. To arrest these invasions, Alexstrasza had begun recruiting heroes to aid Ceristrasz and Vargastrasz in the Ruby Dragonshrines defense against the Lich King.

Alexstrasza and Korialstrasz (Consort to the Queen) at Wyrmrest Temple, Dragonblight

Alexstrasza and Korialstrasz at Angrathar the Wrathgate, Dragonblight

Alexstrasza also appears in her draconic form at Angrathar the Wrathgate after the completion of Return to Angrathar and in the Eye of Eternity raid in the Nexus, where she and her children will aid players in slaying the Spell-Weaver.

With the rise of Deathwing during World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Alexstrasza has taken a very active role in defending Azeroth against the Aspect of Death, eventually ordering her entire dragonflight to war against the Black Dragonflight. She and her red dragonflight are featured heavily in the Twilight Highlands where they fight against the Twilight’s Hammer clan and struggle to breach Grim Batol. Alexstrasza herself battles Deathwing above Grim Batol during the Battle of Life and Death quest. Though Deathwing is gravely wounded, so too is Alexstrasza. She is taken to Wyrmrest Temple to recover from her injuries, but the weakening of Deathwing bought the mortal races time to prepare a final assault against him.

Alexstrasza once again imbues the Dragon Soul with her essence

During the final battle against Deathwing

The reds are utterly loyal to their Aspect, Alexstrasza, who along with her consorts such as Tyranastrasz and Korialstrasz, are treated with great respect by the reds and the other flights. The reds are typically the only dragons mortals are likely to encounter, with the exception of the druidic allies of the greens. Like all dragons, they take their charges seriously and usually operate in secret, keeping tabs on important beings, organizations, and places, such as Cenarius, Dalaran, and the Scourge. As a result, the red dragonflight’s agents are often away, spreading themselves throughout Azeroth, and using their powers to disguise themselves as members of the mortal races, such as humans or elves. Like all dragons, the reds have the ability to create illusions on themselves and others. Often the dragons have mortals, dragonsworn, working on gathering information or doing other related errands.

All this is done to maintain harmony and the prosperity of life, the task entrusted to them. Due to Alexstrasza’s influence, the red dragonflight see themselves as custodians and defenders of life on Azeroth. Red dragons understand the secrets of life, and in turn those of death, like none others do, and have been granted great power over both. They are capable of rejuvenating and draining life, as well as performing a form of necromancy, though only as a last resort, as they are not fond of doing so. The breath of red dragons burns but also rejuvenates, and whenever a red dragon walks or breathes upon the soil, the earth is renewed.

While red dragons are the protectors of life, they will not hesitate to kill a creature if its actions endanger other lives. Many members of the red flight still remain distrustful towards mortals, especially the orcs, citing they have brought only danger and death to the world. Generally, though, red dragons are friendly to humans, elves, and their other traditional allies; for the most part, it is the representatives of the flight near Grim Batol who acted strangely hostile to any outsiders. The drake Axtroz and the dragonspawn located there will attack adventurers on sight.

Adult red dragons most often have names ending in “strasz” for males, or “strasza” for females. When taking humanoid form red dragons most often choose human, high elven, or blood elven forms.

Info taken from WoWWiki

I found the following from ‘Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects’ novel particularly sad…

After the cataclysm, the dragons convened upon Wyrmrest Temple to have their first meeting with the blue dragonflight since the death of Malygos. Korialstrasz, not particularly liked by many of the blues, specifically Arygos, chose to stay behind and watch his newest clutch of eggs in the Ruby Sanctum. As Alexstrasza traveled to the meeting above, Korialstrasz discovered the Twilight Hammer within the sanctum, casting dark spells on the eggs. Confronting them, he discovered that their spells had mutated the hatchlings, transforming them into deformed chromatic dragons. When he touched a mutated egg, the infection passed on to him. It was then revealed to him that not only was the entire clutch of eggs infected, but every flight’s eggs, in each of their sanctums. Half-mutated into a Chromatic dragon but thinking of his beloved Queen one last time, Korialstrasz summoned every ounce of his power and exploded the sanctum outward, destroying a good chunk of Wyrmrest Temple, and utterly obliterating himself and the sanctums. Along with the sanctums fell the thousands of corrupted eggs. While his death and apparent betrayal was a shock to the other dragonflights, Alexstrasza suffered the most. In sadness bordering on madness, she shattered the Wyrmrest Accord and fled to the center of Desolace, where she sat waiting for death. Thrall attempted to rouse her from her depression but could not.

Later, during a battle above Wyrmrest Temple, Thrall had a near-death experience after falling from extraordinary heights. In his vision, among other things he saw the truth behind Korialstrasz’s actions. When the battle had ended, Thrall brought the news to Alexstrasza, who rejoined the fight with renewed purpose to not let her love’s sacrifice be in vain.

Taken from Wowpedia

The Red Drake mount is available at Exalted reputation with Wyrmrest Accord. Prior to The Shattering, this whelpling dropped from the Red Whelp, Flamesnorting Whelp, and Crimson Whelp. These creatures have since been removed. As of Patch 4.0.3, the Tiny Crimson Whelpling is now a zone drop from the Wetlands.

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