Once the Titans felt satisfied with their creation upon Azeroth, they left to roam the cosmos in search of new worlds to bring order to chaos, creating new life through a myriad of worlds. Before their departure, they empowered five dragons to become the Dragon Aspects. Their purpose, to guard Azeroth and protect the Titan’s creation.
Eonar, the titan patron of all life, gave a portion of her power to the Red leviathan, Alexstrasza. Ever after, Alexstrasza would be known as the Life-binder, and she would work to safeguard all living creatures within the world. Due to her supreme wisdom and limitless compassion for all living things, Alexstrasza was crowned the Dragonqueen and given dominion over her kind.
Alexstrasza was one of the three dragon aspects that fought the demons of the Burning Legion during the War of the Ancients. When Ilidan, brother of Malfurion Stormrage, emptied three vials of water from the Well of Eternity over the river of Mount Hyjal, Alexstrasza decided to use the new Well as a tool to heal the land by placing a magical acorn from G’Hanir the Mother Tree into the new Well of Hyjal. Naming the new World Tree as Nordrassil.
Ten thousand years later, during the second war, the orcs of the Dragonmaw Clan captured Alexstrasza. Nekros, a warrior and former Warlock, was given by his Warchief, the Demon Soul. With it, Nekros and the orcs teleported to the Red dragonflight’s lair and captured Alexstrasza and her eldest consort Tyranastrasz to mate her to produce more eggs. The new breed of red dragons would be used by the orcs as war mounts.
You can read these events in Warcraft: Day of the Dragon pocketbook—written by Richard A. Knaak.
Her youngest consort, Korialstrasz was always vigilant of the lesser races, and even against his lover’s will, he immersed within the Human and Elven races posing as one of them. Korialstrasz shapeshifted and took the form of a High Elf named Krasus. As a High Elf, he became one of the six senior leaders of the Kirin-Tor. The Kirin-Tor didn’t know Krasus was a dragon. Once Alexstrasza was captured, Krasus discovered far deep that Deathwing was still alive and not dead during the war. Deathwing was thought dead after the Humans harpooned him into the sea. As Lord Prestor, Deathwing had become the heir to the throne of Alterac, after Perenolde betrayed the Alliance. Deathwing wished to destroy the Alliance by becoming a human king of Alterac, gaining political power. At the same time, through his servant goblin, Deathwing manipulated indirectly the Dragonmaw Clan into finding the Demon Soul. His goblin became a spy by joining Nekros as servant. So unknown to Nekros, he became a pawn on the chessboard-gameplan of Deathwing. His goal was to destroy the Alliance from within, while the Dragonmaw Clan seized control of Alexstrasza, then take her eggs to create a dragonflight for himself, to rule the world.
Krasus sent a human mage named Rhonin to free Alexstrasza. It was arranged that a female elf named Vereesa escorted him to Hasic—a port some two weeks away from Southshore. From there, Rhonin was to be transported by sea to Khaz’Modan for his mission.
Krasus simply used Rhonin as a diversion, for he didn’t have much faith in the mage’s mission. Krasus willingly used the human, knowing he might die. Krasus wanted the Dragonmaw Clan to think that if a single human could be able to penetrate their defenses by getting inside Grim Batol(Wetlands), they would panic thinking the Alliance would attack from the west with many mages able to bypass their defense by entering inside the stronghold as easy as Rhonin did.
The bluff worked, and although Rhonin was captured for interrogation, Nekros ordered the Dragonmaw Orcs to take Alexstrasza and all the eggs on wagons to move away from Grim Batol, heading toward Dun Modr, to the north.
Krasus’s plan worked. Once in the open, Krasus wished to attack the caravan and strip Nekros of the demon soul by flying down onto him. Nekros used the demon soul to slash at Krasus, who fell onto the ground.
Deathwing also came upon the orcs to steal one of the wagons full of eggs. With the help of Rhonin—who with help of Vereesa and a dwarf named Falstad got freed, attacked Nekros and destroyed the Demon Soul.
Alexstrasza’s eldest consort , Tyranastrasz, was freed from the wagon and flew after Deathwing to rescue the red eggs. Tyranastrasz died during the Second War when Deathwing killed him. His skull can be seen at the Explorer’s League in Iron Forge.
Alexstrasza and the Dragon Aspects engaged Deathwing in combat. Now with the Demon Soul destroyed, their full powers were returned to them after ten thousand years, and defeated Deathwing.
Alexstrasza caused him the most harm by transfering into Deathwing all the suffering of a mother that see her offsprings used as war mounts and her suffering as a captive of the orcs. The trauma made Deathwing shriek in agony and couldn’t handle the powerful feeling Alexstrasza had endured. He flew away while chased by the Dragon Aspects and nothing has been heard ever since of Deathwing.
Krasus and Alexstrasza now live in Grim Batol as their new lair. The Dwarves’ leader was a agent of Krasus and along some 600 dwarves, now guard the dragonflight within Grim Batol.
Among Alexstrasza’s abilities, she can regrow forests and heal the land. She can animate the dead and resurrect. She also created a new dragonflight for Malygos after the Second War with the Orcs, although very few blue dragons were made. Krasus once animated the dead corpse of a gblin to guide him to Deathwing’s lair—which means Alexstrasza can create undead as empty husks that follow her command. But as seen in War of the Ancients: The Sundering pocketbook, Krasus abhors using this spell and sees it as an abomination. He used it simply to find Deathwing’s lair.
Alexstrasza loves all living creatures and protects them, and she is known for a great compassion. Only those who menace the dragonflights or the world face her wrath.
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