Nysis was a saurok defender at the Serpent's Spine, under the reign of the mogu. He and his fellows did battle with a young Kil'ruk the Wind-Reaver, before he was a paragon, in his first brush with hand-to-hand combat. Nysis was incredulous that a mantid flyer would do battle on the ground, but attacked anyway after a moment's hesitation. Kil'ruk blocked the saurok's blade with his own, and then dealt him a mortal blow with a second sword he'd taken from another fallen saurok. As he lay dying in the mud, Nysis' last thoughts were still shock at his opponent's presence on the field.