Keeper of Celestial Magics and Lore
|Location||Seat of the Pantheon|
Just prior to the war against the Old Gods on Azeroth, the titans, fearing that their enormous bodies would severely harm Azeroth's world-soul crafted the titan-forged to wage war in their stead. Norgannon imbued a potion of his intellect and mastery over magic into keepers Loken and Mimiron. After the defeat of Galakrond, Norgannon used Loken as a conduit to channel his power into Malygos, gifting him with powers over arcane magic.
When the traitor Sargeras, former defender of the Pantheon, began his Burning Crusade to scour the universe of life, the Pantheon confronted him near the world of Nihilam. Their attempts to reason with him failed, and instead Sargeras killed his former student and friend, Aggramar. Enraged by this murder, the Pantheon launched an all-out assault on the fallen titan and his Burning Legion, but could not stand against his fel might. Just as Sargeras summoned a great fel storm to finish the Pantheon off, Norgannon wove a protective shroud around the Pantheon's souls, launching them into the Great Dark just as their bodies were destroyed. The spirits then slammed into the Keepers of Azeroth.
Sargeras would eventually capture the spirits of the Pantheon, except for Eonar who escaped. Aggramar succumbed to Sargeras's torture and was revived as an avatar on the planet Argus to serve the Burning Legion. Aman'Thul, Khaz'goroth, Norgannon, and Golganneth were tortured by the Coven of Shivarra with the goal of breaking them as Aggramar was. After Argus the Unmaker was defeated, Sargeras struck out at Azeroth and wounded her heavily in Silithus. Immediately thereafter the Pantheon imprisoned him within the Seat of the Pantheon. Illidan Stormrage, who stayed behind while his comrades left, serves as Sargeras's jailer.
- During the creation of the five dragonflights and the uplifting of the five Dragon Aspects, Loken channeled the powers of Norgannon into the blue dragon Malygos, gifting him with incredible arcane powers. Norgannon also granted Malygos a map to Azeroth's ley lines, known as the Arcanomicon.
- 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
In World of Warcraft
- The could be purchased from Legacy Justice Quartermasters.
- After defeating Malygos in the Eye of Eternity, Alexstrasza's Gift may contain the .
- and are used in quests in the Storm Peaks.
- One of the effects that can be gained from using the item in Karazhan is called "Chill of Norgannon", which deals additional frost damage.
- The Lore Keeper of Norgannon and the Discs of Norgannon were left on Azeroth by Norgannon to store information about the titans and their creations.
- is a legendary mage, priest and warlock world drop in Legion. The flavor text of the item is a slightly altered partial version of Norgannon's blessing upon Malygos.
In the RPG
- The blank expression on this platinum-skinned titan's face is unreadable. Arcane power emanates from him like a tangible force, making skin prickle and hair stand on end.
Lord of mysteries and master of arcane magic, Norgannon is the ultimate keeper of secrets. Though titans usually avoid the arcane's corrupting nature, Aman'Thul charged the implacable Norgannon to catalogue all spells and magical currents in the universe — the Dreamweaver's knowledge will, hopefully, enable the titans to better understand and defeat the Burning Legion and their other enemies. Norgannon knows almost everything and is utterly passionless. He is the definitive magical historian.
Norgannon's portfolio includes arcane magic, knowledge, secrets and mysteries. Though his name is generally unknown on Azeroth (so far), spellcasters on many worlds revere this paragon of their craft. Some whisper his name whenever they cast a spell, while others beseech his protection against the corruption of the arcane.
- He may have been based on the Aesir Norse God Bragi, god of poetry and lore, or Mímir, god of runes and knowledge.
- His name may be a reference to Organon, the name given to Aristotle's works of logic.
- He may also have been based on Hecate, the minor Greek goddess of magic.
- Patch 7.3.0 (2017-08-29): Added.
- ^ a b World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 20
- ^ Chris Metzen on Twitter (2014-01-11)
- ^ World of Warcraft: The Magazine Issue 5
- ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 31
- ^ a b World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 46
- ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 50
- ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 54
- ^ Vanion.eu Gamescom 2017 Interview with Ion Hazzikostas, 23:35
- ^ Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects, page 286
- ^ a b Shadows & Light, 120
- ^ Shadows & Light, 119
- ^ Shadows & Light, 121