- For the lower part of the temple, see Chamber of Aspects.
Wyrmrest Temple is an ancient Titan structure located in The Dragonblight on Northrend. It is the base of operations for the Wyrmrest Accord and was the ancient meeting place for the five dragonflights. The structure was built by the titanic watchers soon after creating the Dragon Aspects.
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Many legends hold that the five great Dragon Aspects were blessed within this fortress and given their charge to watch over the budding world. In reality, they were blessed at the site where died. Perhaps it is for this reason that dragons nearing the end of their lives come to the Dragonblight to enrich the land with their passing. Surrounding Wyrmrest Temple are five majestic dragon shrines: red, bronze, green, blue, and black, each blessed with the powers of its respective flight. In recent times the undead Scourge has laid siege to these shrines in an effort to further its attempts at raising terrifying new variations of undead dragons to serve the . In an attempt to arrest these invasions, the red Dragon Aspect, , has begun recruiting heroes to aid in the fight against the Scourge.
Wyrmrest Temple includes two single encounter raid instances where players fight a single boss inside the Chamber of the Aspects. Right now there are 2 raid instances and it is possible that they could add more bosses to the instance. The Keep itself is a neutral town controlled by the red dragonflight. From here players fly up to the peak where they meet and her consort, Krasus. The floating orb the top floor (where the dragons meet) is known as the Orb of Unity. It does not do anything, but is the symbol of the unity of the Wyrmrest Accord.
Wyrmrest is situated in the center of The Dragon Wastes, which itself is the center of Dragonblight. South of Angrathar the Wrathgate and surrounded by the dragonshrines, from the northeast, clockwise: Bronze, Emerald, Azure, Ruby, and Obsidian. The Path of the Titans passes through the shrine from north to south, and located just to the east is The Mirror of Dawn.
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An unknown, sinister force took control of the Ruby Sanctum and heroes of Azeroth are tasked to enter the lower part of Wyrmrest Temple, go through a portal and destroy Halion.
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Alexstrasza summoned for a meeting, where for the first time blue dragons were invited. The place of meeting was at Wyrmrest Temple. Korialstrasz remained in Ruby Sanctum while Alexstrasza met her sister and representatives of the blues, Kalecgos and Arygos atop of the Temple. The meeting was interrupted by an attack of twilight dragons in service of the Twilight's Hammer. Moreover, an explode arose from the basemant. It was revealed that Korialstrasz had betrayed the Dragonflights. After this, Alexstrasza shattered it in a fit of rage.
The Aspects then abandoned the Temple, only to be retaken by the Twilight Father and his followers. It was also there where Arygos's sister Kirygosa was held captive and Chromatus's body was brought. The monstrous being was then resurrected by magic from the Nexus. Thrall managed to unite the Aspects and the Dragonflights and Kirygosa escaped from the Temple and told everything she know. The Aspects attacked the Wyrmrest Temple, however Chromatus was powerful and Nozdormu urged to retreat. Timeless one said some wise word and together they attacked and were able to defeat Chromatus and took back the Temple. While there, they searched the Temple for the Twilight Father's body, but according Kirygosa who would always know his face, he was not here. The Aspects thanked Thrall and enable him to leave for Maelstrom.
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- See also: Wyrmrest Summit
Dawn of the AspectsThis section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft novels or short stories.
Adhering to their tradition to meet when the two moons of Azeroth were at particular cycle the former aspects meet at Wyrmrest Temple. At the end of the brief meeting Alexstrasza, along with Ysera and Nozdormu, decided that they would officially end the Accord one month from now, to the shock of Kalecgos. They former aspects would later return to the temple at the request of Kalecgos, who used an artifact from Watcher Tyr to remind them about their past battle against and that they didn't need to be aspects to help safeguard the world. Agreeing with him, the other three decided to continue their affairs in protecting Azeroth. They also swore Kalecgos to secrecy about the nature of Galakrond, as they did not want anyone to follow in his dark path.
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"Set in the blight’s southwest, this structure dominates the landscape for two reasons. First, it is massive and impressive. The second reason for the structure’s dominance is its inhabitants, past and present. The Titans built the temple, though no one alive knows why. It looked out upon the dragons to the north and the ocean to the south. The Titans have long since vanished, of course, and now the temple occupants are dragons: blue dragons. They apparently monitor the Dragonblight, and see to the needs of those dragons arriving here to die, and commune with the spirits of those dragons already departed. The dragons allow non-dragon visitors up to the temple but not within."
- Patch 3.3.5 (2010-06-22): The Ruby Sanctum opened.
- Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): The inside of Wyrmrest Temple is now considered outside territory.
- As such travel forms and mounts may now travel within.
- As such travel forms and mounts may now travel within.
- ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 47
- ^ Dawn of the Aspects
- ^ http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/wrath/features/northrend/dragonblight.xml
- ^ http://www.worldofwar.net/articles/413362/jeff-kaplan-video-interview-transcript/page2
- ^ http://pc.ign.com/articles/872/872841p2.html
- ^ Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects, page 22
- ^ Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects, pages 38-39
- ^ Dawn of the Aspects Part 1
- ^ Dawn of the Aspects Part 5
- ^ Deaths of Chromie
- ^ Kiley, Ellen P.. Lands of Mystery, 100. ISBN 9781588467843.