Wyrmrest Temple

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NeutralWyrmrest Temple
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Leader(s)  Alexstrasza
Race(s) Red dragon Red dragon
Green dragon Green dragon
Bronze dragon Bronze dragon
Blue dragon Blue dragon
Black dragon Black dragon
IconSmall DrakonidRed2.gif Drakonid
Night elfNight elf Night elf
OrcOrc Orc
Affiliation(s) Wyrmrest Accord
Status Active

Done Inn          Done Mailbox

Undone.gif Stables

Undone.gif Anvil & Forge

Undone.gif Bank       Undone.gif Auctions
Travel Done Flight Master(s)
Undone.gif Mass-transit
Undone.gif Portal(s)

Wyrmrest Temple (or simply Wyrmrest)[1] is an ancient titan structure located in the Dragonblight on southern Northrend. It towers above the Dragon Wastes, tier after tier of white columns and golden domes in the style of the titans. It's an ancient structure, built before the Great Sundering so the newly created dragonflights would have a place to meet and watch over Azeroth.[2]

The Chamber of the Aspects takes the lower portion of the temple while the Wyrmrest Summit takes the uppermost section. Here, Alexstrasza created the Wyrmrest Accord to battle the blue dragonflight in the Nexus War.[2] Since the Aspects sacrificed their power to the Dragon Soul, in order to destroy Deathwing, it has been mostly emptied of dragons.[3]


Ancient Kalimdor

Thousands of years ago, the titanic keepers bestowed upon the five proto-dragons that defeated Galakrond the power of the Pantheon, thus the Dragon Aspects were born. To help the Aspects, the keepers created a new species that would serve as their allies and consorts, the dragons. With this, the dragonflights were created. The Dragon Aspects and their flights would all be bound by their duty to protect Azeroth. To strengthen this bond, the keepers forged a grand tower in northern Kalimdor named Wyrmrest Temple. It would serve as the heart of the dragons' culture, a sanctuary where they could gather and discuss their activities. But above all, Wyrmrest Temple would stand as a symbol of their unity.[4]

Over 20,000 years ago, when tensions rose between the proto-dragons and ordered dragons, the dragonflights used Wyrmrest Temple as the center for their diplomatic endeavors toward the proto-dragons. The efforts were briefly halted by the Winterskorn War, when proto-dragons were enslaved by vrykul,[5] but continued afterward until the outbreak of the War of the Scaleborn. Shortly after Raszageth was imprisoned on the Forbidden Reach, Wyrmrest Temple was attacked by the Primalists led by Vyranoth.[6]

Wrath of the Lich King

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Many legends hold that the five great Dragon Aspects were blessed within this fortress and given their charge to watch over the budding world. In reality, they were blessed at the site where Galakrond died.[7] Perhaps it is for this reason that dragons nearing the end of their lives come to the Dragonblight to enrich the land with their passing. Surrounding Wyrmrest Temple are five majestic dragon shrines: red, bronze, green, blue, and black, each blessed with the powers of its respective flight. In recent times the undead Scourge has laid siege to these shrines in an effort to further its attempts at raising terrifying new variations of undead dragons to serve the Lich King. In an attempt to arrest these invasions, the red Dragon Aspect, Alexstrasza, has begun recruiting heroes to aid in the fight against the Scourge.[8]

At some point after the end of the Nexus War, Deathwing and his black dragonflight used their Obsidian Sanctum as a breeding ground for twilight dragons, a terrible experiment undertaken by Sintharia to create a new dragonflight to rule over Azeroth. These energy vampire abominations had to be slain by adventurers at the behest of Alexstrasza. The black dragonflight then attacked the Ruby Sanctum and destroyed it in retaliation. Consequently, the adventurers were sent to destroy Halion and his lieutenants Saviana Ragefire, Baltharus the Warborn and General Zarithrian.[3]

During their assault of Icecrown Citadel, the adventurers destroyed Sindragosa in the Frostwing Halls. Rather than leave her to suffer again in some form, they took her crystalline essence to Kalecgos at Wyrmrest Temple, where she could truly be laid to rest.[9] Upon receiving the essence, Kalec stated "So much suffering, so much needless destruction. These have not been kind times for my brothers and sisters. But thanks to your efforts, brave adventurers, this darkened yet still noble soul may find peace at last. Rest now, Sindragosa. You are home...."[10]

Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects

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The Hour of Twilight as seen by Ysera in a vision.

Alexstrasza summoned for a meeting, where for the first time blue dragons were invited. The place of meeting was at Wyrmrest Temple. Korialstrasz remained in Ruby Sanctum while Alexstrasza met her sister and representatives of the blues, Kalecgos and Arygos atop the Temple. The meeting was interrupted by an attack of twilight dragons in service of the Twilight's Hammer. Moreover, an explosion arose from the basement.[11] It was revealed that Korialstrasz had betrayed the Dragonflights. After this, Alexstrasza shattered it in a fit of rage.[12]

The Aspects then abandoned the Temple, only to be retaken by the Twilight Father and his followers. It was also there where Arygos's sister Kirygosa was held captive and Chromatus's body was brought. The monstrous being was then resurrected by magic from the Nexus. Thrall managed to unite the Aspects and the Dragonflights and Kirygosa escaped from the Temple and told everything she knew. The Aspects attacked the Wyrmrest Temple, however, Chromatus was powerful and Nozdormu urged to retreat. Timeless one said some wise words, and together they attacked and were able to defeat Chromatus and took back the Temple. While there, they searched the Temple for the Twilight Father's body, but according to Kirygosa who would always know his face, he was not here. The Aspects thanked Thrall and enabled him to leave for Maelstrom.[13]

Hour of Twilight

Wyrmrest Temple under siege.

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Wyrmrest Temple is the location of the first part of the Dragon Soul raid, the final battle against Deathwing and the Twilight's Hammer.

Dawn of the Aspects

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Adhering to their tradition to meet when the two moons of Azeroth were at a particular cycle the former aspects meet at Wyrmrest Temple. At the end of the brief meeting Alexstrasza, along with Ysera and Nozdormu, decided that they would officially end the Accord one month from now, to the shock of Kalecgos.[14] The former aspects would later return to the temple at the request of Kalecgos, who used an artifact from Watcher Tyr to remind them about their past battle against Galakrond and that they didn't need to be aspects to help safeguard the world. Agreeing with him, the other three decided to continue their affairs in protecting Azeroth. They also swore Kalecgos to secrecy about the nature of Galakrond, as they did not want anyone to follow in his dark path.[15]


Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

The Wyrmrest Temple is once again a meeting place for dragons and the death knights of the Ebon Blade visited them during the Burning Legion's third invasion in order to learn something about Kyranastrasz.

Wyrmrest is also visited when speaking with Chromie who sends the adventurers into the future Wyrmrest.[16]

Exploring Azeroth

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During their travels, the brothers Bronzebeard, Magni, Muradin, and Brann visited the temple. They stated that the dragons might meet again there on their own schedule, but at the time, the only permanent inhabitants were the drakonid guards, who were not very talkative.[3]

The Vow Eternal

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Many dragons of all flights from all across the world felt a strange sensation in their hearts. They all assembled at Wyrmrest Temple, where Alexstrasza informed them that the Dragon Isles were reawakening, and the sensation they felt was the dragonflights' ancestral lands calling them home.[17]

In the RPG

Wyrmrest Temple in Lands of Mystery.

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Wyrmrest Temple is set in the Dragonblight's southwest and this structure dominates the landscape for two reasons. First, it is massive and impressive. Second, its inhabitants, past, and present. The Titans built the temple, though no one alive knows why. It looked out upon the dragons to the north and the ocean to the south. The Titans have long since vanished and now the temple occupants are dragons: blue dragons more specific. It seems they monitor the Dragonblight, see to the needs of those dragons arriving here to die, and commune with the spirits of those dragons already departed. They allow non-dragon visitors up to the temple but not within, so its internal architecture is a mystery. If it is half as impressive as the exterior, this is the most beautiful building in all of Northrend.[18]

The Temple of Storms in the Storm Peaks is similar to Wyrmrest Temple, especially when considering that both were made by the Titans.[19]


  • The interior contains ancient carvings of indistinct figures with some resemblance to humans or elves.[14]


Patch changes

  • Wrath-Logo-Small.png Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): The inside of Wyrmrest Temple is now considered outside territory.
    As such travel forms and mounts may now travel within.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small.png Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.


External links

Dragonblight Hour of Twilight

pl:Wyrmrest Temple