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Image of Rheastrasza (Rhea)
Gender Female
Race Red dragon (Dragonkin)
Level 15-30 Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Red dragonflight
Location Rhea's Camp, Dragon's Mouth, New Kargath, and Hidden Clutch, Badlands
Status Deceased
Relative(s)  [Rhea's Last Egg] (son)

Rheastrasza, also known by her goblin guise Rhea, is a quest giver initially found at Rhea's Camp in the Badlands.

Rheastrasza dragon form.

The main storyline quest of the Badlands in Cataclysm is centered around her research of the black dragonflight and of a way of purifying them. She hired a group of mercenaries[1] and has captured the black dragon, Nyxondra, and forces her to lay eggs for the experiments. She feels pity for the black dragon but believes it to be for the greater good. After succeeding in creating a purified black dragon egg, she constantly moves around to avoid being found by agents of the black dragonflight, who want to destroy the egg.

In the quest N [15-30] Rheastrasza's Gift, she is killed by Deathwing, who was after the egg. The egg he destroyed, however, was not the purified one, but Rheastrasza's own egg, misdirecting the black Aspect. The surviving purified egg would later hatch as the Black Prince Wrathion.







  • In Greek mythology, Rhea was the wife of the Titan Cronus and the mother of most of the Twelve Olympians. When Cronus decided to devour his children, Rhea saved their youngest son, Zeus, by hiding him away on the island of Crete until he was old enough to kill his father and free his siblings from Cronus' stomach.
  • Rheastrasza's name may alternatively be a reference to Rhea Silvia, the mother of Romulus and Remus in Roman mythology.
  • Regardless of specific cultural reference, its clear that she's meant to be a motherly figure that goes to great lengths to provide the potential of a future to those who otherwise would have no chance.
  • Rheastrasza appears as a legendary druid minion in the Showdown in the Badlands expansion. Her flavor text reads: "Rheastrasza ascends above loyalty to just her dragonflight to serve all dragonkind. She believes all flights deserve a future and will give her life for the future dragon prince."

Patch changes


  1. ^ H [15-30] The Bad Dogs

External links

Rhea Rheastrasza