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Mistress of Birds,|
Mistress of the Mother Tree,
the Lady Raven
|Affiliation(s)||Guardians of Hyjal, Kaldorei Resistance|
|Occupation||Lady of G'Hanir|
- "My winged children fill the skies."
She is referred to as the mistress of the skies.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Locations
- 3 Quests
- 4 Appearance
- 5 Quotes
- 6 In the TCG
- 7 In the RPG
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Speculation
- 10 Video
- 11 Patch changes
- 12 References
- 13 External links
Aviana found her way to G'Hanir, the Mother Tree, a fount of life that was the first thing created within the Emerald Dream. Aviana grew enchanted with it, as it was more than a tree; it was a source of life, healing, and peace. Aviana spent years melding her power into the tree, and soon all winged creatures of Azeroth dreamed of spending the afterlife flying through its branches. Aviana's spirit became tied with G'Hanir, and in time this would have lasting consequences.
War of the AncientsThis section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft novels or short stories.
During the War of the Ancients, Aviana was one of many Ancient Guardians who came to the aid of the night elves in defense of their world. Though the shock of their attack initially gave them an edge, the endless numbers of the Burning Legion eventually overwhelmed many of them. Aviana was knocked from the sky and witnessed her lifeless body fall when a large group of demons attacked her. The doomguard surrounded her and pierced her body with their spears. When Aviana was killed, her realm tree G'Hanir died.
The shock of Aviana's death reverberated through the Emerald Dream, and all the leaves of G'Hanir fell from their branches. Many mourned it, and some succumbed to the temptation of serving dark forces in Aviana's absence. But although she had died, her spirit lingered. As the night elves struggled to rebuild their society in the wake of the Great Sundering, the green dragonflight discovered a gift: A single branch from the Mother Tree, with a single acorn hanging from its leaves, had been left in their care. of the red dragonflight used the acorn to grow Nordrassil, the World Tree. sensed that it had been Aviana's spirit that had given the branch to them, and he believed it was best to keep it hidden. Many of Aviana's children had been lost to chaos, and they might be driven to claim the remnant of Aviana's legacy for their new masters. Quietly, Malfurion moved the branch to a safe location within the Emerald Dream. Few knew of its location, but its influence was felt far and wide. For many millennia, the branch served as a stabilizing force for the Emerald Dream, and the land near it was said to be a place of great healing and peace.
For ten thousand years Aviana drifted formless in the Emerald Dream while the mortal races continued to worship her; the Druids of the Talon in particular focused their worship around her and learned to take the forms of raven and crows. Her children, the harpies, descended into violence and barbaric behavior, and eventually forsook their parent for other, darker masters, or struck out on their own. Some worshippers believed Aviana to have survived her death at the hands of demons, and others claimed to have actually had contact with her. However, this is unlikely, unless it was through the Emerald Dream.
Word of WarcraftThis section concerns content exclusive to World of Warcraft.
CataclysmThis section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.
Ten thousand years after Aviana's death, the Destroyer returned to Azeroth from Deepholm. Under his command the fire elementals of marched upon Mount Hyjal, to make way for the Firelord himself to set fire to the World Tree Nordrassil. During their siege adventurers were called from across Azeroth to assist in the mountain's defense. One of the tasks assigned to them was to assist in the resurrection of the demigods, one of whom was Aviana. Besides resurrecting her, adventurers were also assigned to destroy her fallen children, the harpies, who were attacking their mother's shrine. Eventually, the Demigoddess of the Sky was reborn and Aviana returned to the world to help repel the invading fire elementals and to send Ragnaros back to the Firelands.
After Ragnaros was slain, Aviana turned her attention to G'Hanir once again. Times had changed, but her dream of providing a spiritual haven for her kind had not. She set out to restore the Mother Tree to its full glory.
Warlords of DraenorThis section concerns content exclusive to Warlords of Draenor.
Aviana has taken an interest in the arakkoa, as they too are creatures of the sky and so fall under her domain, and wishes to extend an invitation of peace and give them a place on the Great Bough of G'Hanir. She sends to Draenor, and for helping to retrieve a feather from Skyreach, Omnuron gives adventurers to help them gain wings, much like the one she gave to Krasus during the War of the Ancients.
LegionThis section concerns content exclusive to Legion.
Aviana and several Druids of the Talon appear at the Sylvan Falls in Highmountain. Aviana has created a test of dexterity for new Druids of the Talon, and adventurers can take it as well. Completing the test will reward .
An Avatar of Aviana appears in the Emerald Dreamway to direct the Archdruid of the Dreamgrove to the from the , in order to power the and commune with . When Malorne becomes trapped in an Emerald Nightmare recreation of his death at the hands of , a figment of Aviana is seen battling demons during the War of the Ancients.
When a demon attack at the Shrine of Aviana turns out to only be a distraction, asks Aviana for more information. Aviana reveals that her eyes and ears across the world have told her that is under attack by the Legion at the Stormrage Barrow Dens in Moonglade. Thisalee and the Archdruid of the Dreamgrove go to save him on Aviana's command.
The Idol of Aviana, which grants the Druids of the Talon their , is stolen from the Shrine of Aviana on Hyjal by the Legion and used to corrupt harpies with fel. After it is retrieved and cleansed, Aviana blesses the Archdruid of the Dreamgrove with the .
|Location||Level range||Health range|
|Shrine of Aviana||??||6,465|
QuestsThis section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm. This section concerns content exclusive to Legion.
Aviana takes the appearance of a large harpy with white feathers covering her body, with gold-colored arms and legs. She wears a gold outfit covering only her groin and breasts, as well as a gold headdress and necklace. The necklace bears a sapphire at its center.
- I am reborn!
- The skies are my domain, mortal.
- Those who harm my children will pay!
- Speak, mortal.
- My winged children fill the skies! They are my eyes, my breath, my life.
- These talons would be your end, mortal! Do not trifle with me!
Mount HyjalThis section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.
- First vision of Aviana after using the
- A Mysterious Wing Spirit appears above the circle, hazy and indistinct.
- Mysterious Winged Spirit says: Come...closer...<class>. They are pulling me away...
- After being freed
- I am the mistress of the skies, and they who threaten my children shall suffer.
- You will not defile the winds of Hyjal monster!
- Hurry, she is breaking free!
HighmountainThis section concerns content exclusive to Legion.
- In my domain, fledglings are hurled from the nest as soon as they can stretch their wings. They fly. Or they die.
- I have created a test of dexterity for the druids I have taken under my wing. Would you like to attempt it as well?
- With my blessing you will be able to float gracefully through the skies... for a time.
- I would like to attempt the flying challenge, please grant me your blessing.
- How do I complete your test?
- I will grant you my blessing, allowing you to float gracefully to the ground. As you fall, attempt to gather as many globes as you can.
- Few hatchlings gather more than a couple on their first flight. But most survive to try again.
- Should you gather them all in one flight, I may have something extra for you.
In the TCGThis section contains information taken from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game and expansion sets which is considered non-canon.
In the RPGThis section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft RPG and is considered non-canon.
Long ago, Aviana was a normal raven until she was chosen by to deliver messages from the moon goddess to her son, the demigod . Soon she was carrying messages among many of the powers of the ancient world; each power granted the raven new abilities required to carry out her duties until she eventually became an equal among them.
As the kaldorei gathered at the Well of Eternity, Aviana took the form of a night elf and joined their studies of magic. When built her temple and gathered together her chosen servants to revel in their arcane power, Aviana realized the corrupting influence of magic and returned to Elune's side.
During the War of the Ancients, Aviana would occasionally take mortal form and guide groups away from the doomguard. However, most of the time she flew high above the land gathering information for Cenarius on the movements of the Burning Legion.
Aviana prefers to keep her distance from combat, acting primarily as an observer or messenger. When drawn into battle, she will strike from a distance for as long as possible using her magic and her longbow before changing into raven form to charge and claw opponents while trying to make her way to freedom.
- Aviana's chuckle is described as a clicking, crow-like noise.
- There is an Alliance and Horde submarine used during the naval missions on the alternate Draenor that bears the name Aviana's Feather.
- Aviana appears as a legendary card for the Druid class in the Grand Tournament expansion of Hearthstone. Her flavor text reads: "Call her "Tweety". She'll find it real funny. I PROMISE."
- Despite the addition of a new harpy model in Legion, Aviana uses her old model when she appears at the Sylvan Falls in Highmountain. All other Legion appearances have Aviana using the new model.
In the War of the Ancients Trilogy, it is implied that some night elves were altered and became forest guardians. Some fans speculate that night elves who venerated Aviana may be the harpies. The death of Aviana during the War would have left them without their matriarch, and could explain their now brutal nature (although Aviana herself also hinted to having these streaks).
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Added.