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The unwaking[1] is the term used when someone or something in the Emerald Dream is affected by the Nightmare.

In Orgrimmar, Thrall was among the first to become unwaking.[2] Everyone on Azeroth who had become an unwaking was freed when the Nightmare Lord was defeated.

In the RPG

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It means that they are trapped in the Emerald Dream and their bodies are forced into a permanent sleep; they die of starvation unless carefully aided.[3]



  1. ^ Stormrage: I add my strength to hers from afar, watch over all tentative advances by the Nightmare into this world, seek those who can help…and watch for the corrupted, the unwaking.
  2. ^ Stormrage, chapter 15
  3. ^ Shadows & Light, pg. 147
  4. ^ Malfurion Stormrage#Conversation with Remulos
  5. ^ Naralex#Quotes