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Lo

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For the monk trainer in Coldridge Valley, see Lo (pandaren).

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Gender Male
Race Cloud serpent
Affiliation(s) Order of the Cloud Serpent, Pandaren Empire
Status Deceased
Companion(s) Jiang (friend and rider)

Lo was the cloud serpent mount of Jiang, the first pandaren serpent rider and hero of the Zandalari Troll Wars.

Biography

During the Zandalari Troll Wars, just after the founding of the Pandaren Empire, a young girl from Dawn's Blossom[1] named Jiang was walking through the Arboretum when she heard a noise. A small cloud serpent lay there on the ground, injured and near death. With a mother's gentleness, Jiang took the creature into her arms and into her care. She named him Lo, and they became fast friends.[2]

However, the townsfolk shunned Jiang, and begged for her to get rid of Lo before he became old enough to hurt her.[2] During that time, the cloud serpents were feared by the pandaren, as the beasts were seen as violent and aggressive creatures, and even to approach one was to flirt with danger.[1]

During one of the battles in the Jade Forest, Jiang nearly perished at the hands of a troll spear, but just as the weapon was inches from her heart, Lo came to the rescue. The serpent, only half grown, swooped in and ripped the troll limb from limb. He then gathered up the wounded Jiang and flew her far from the battle to safety. Jiang attempted to convince the leaders of Pandaria's defenses that the cloud serpents could turn the tide of war, but her words fell on deaf ears.[2]

Several days later, the Zandalari had pushed in from the coast, and the pandaren champions stood their ground on the great bridge near Dawn's Blossom. The Zandalari numbers were vast, and their bat riders fought in such a way the pandaren had no counter to. Just as the battle was thought to be lost, however, Jiang swooped in on Lo, plucking the Zandalari from the bridge and striking down their bat riders.[2]

The war would still take many months to win, but the tide of war had turned. Soon, Jiang started training other pandaren how to ride as she did, upon the backs of other serpents.[2]

After the war had been won, there was great celebration throughout the empire, but also mourning, especially for Jiang, who had sacrificed herself to kill the Zandalari leader during a battle at the Tomb of Conquerors. For decades after the conflict, Lo was seen circling the skies above the Jade Forest, seemingly searching for his friend and rider.[3]

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