Warcraft lore trascends beyond the RTS game spin-offs into pocketbooks, RPG Books, Trading Card Games, and even Manga. Such is the case with Kalecgos, Anveena, Dar’Khan, Tyrygosa and Jorad Mace—who are characters of Warcraft Manga: The Sunwell Trilogy. Dar’Khan is a high elf traitor who joined Arthas in the manga, and has trascended to be an NPC in a blood elf quest of World of Warcraft?: Burning Crusade?. Anveena—the embodiment of the Essence of the Sunwell—is an NPC in the MMORPG, and now Tyrygosa the blue dragon and Jorad Mace the Paladin are part of the MMORPG as quest-giving NPCs. This is a storyline involving Tyrygosa and Jorad Mace with the Nether Dragons.
Wind Trader Marid: There are only 3 kinds of people in this world: competitors, customers and employees. Competitors are to be crushed ruthlessly, customers indulged, and employees strictly supervised.
Independent contractors are a myth. They want to be paid better than employees, but treated like customers. Never trust one who calls himself by that title.
A NOT-SO-MODEST PROPOSAL
From the look on your face, I can tell you’re a (race) who appreciates a good profit.
I’ve built a reputation as a dealer in exotic goods, and I’m about to launch a new venture.
I need a reliable subcontractor to procure the goods from the Celestial Ridge.
First, you’ll need to re-energize a teleport pad. There is a spare power pack in Access Shaft Zeon, from our ill-fated deal with the blood elves. The Protectorate is operating in there, so you may be able to follow their tracers to your goal.
Retrive the Teleporter Power Pack and bring it to the Ethereal Teleport Pad on the Celestial Ridge to the east of Manaforge Ultris. Activate the pad and give the Teleporter Power Pack to the image of Wind Trader Marid so he can install it. Rewards: 11g 30S.
(This Ethereal teleport pad is covered in brightly colored buttons and switches, but seems to have fallen into disuse.
> Attempt to contact Wind Trader Marid.
Wind Trader Marid: Are you prepared to discuss business now?
This power cell should hold for our purposes. Once the money starts rolling in, we’ll improve it even more.
Enough with such things. Every moment spent in discussion translates to lost profit.
GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS
As you’ve no doubt seen, the area is teeming with nether dragons in various stages of growth. All nether dragons, young and old, contain an essence that’s highly desired by K—err, by a client of mine.
Most people aren’t willing to risk their lives to gather it, so we’ve got the place to ourselves. You can start by gathering the essence from any of the creatures out here, but it’s imperative that we start building a supply right away. Return to me once you have the first batch.
Gather 15 Nether Dragon Essence, then return to the Ethereal Teleport Pad area. Nether Dragon Essence may be obtained from Nether Drakes or Phase Hatchlings.
(** When reaching the Teleport Pad, a female voice can be heard hidden behind the rocks. **)
Tyri: There’s no need to contact the conniving ethereal. Come, we have much to discuss. I’m certain you have many questions, all of which will be answered in due time. And to think, that wretched ethereal was going to sell these essences to the blood elves like so much candy …
Greetings. Do not be alarmed. This is merely a projection of my current form. It’s the only way my companion and I could keep watch without revealing ourselves.
The ethereal who approached you, Marid, is little better than a swindler in the guise of a legitimate merchant. I’d like you to consider working with me instead. My purpose out here is to find out more about the unusual dragonkin on this ridge. Meet me at the north end of the ridge and we will discuss this further.
Find Tyri at the north end of the Celestial Ridge and speak with her.
Tyri: I’ve never seen anything like these nether dragons. They seem to have inherited their sire’s temperment, but they have become something entirely different.
My name is Tyrygosa, of the brood of Malygos, but most call me “Tyri.” My companion is the paladin Jorad Mace.
Word of these strange dragonkin has already traveled far and I fear that too many will rush to exploit them for profit without realizing the true nature of what they’re dealing with. With your help, we’re hoping to gain insight into these creatures before others discover their presence. Rewards: 1g 71S.
A PROMISING START
We’ve come here to investigate rumors of a strange breed of dragons, perhaps even descendents of Deathwing himself. These are clearly not ordinary black dragons, though.
We’ll know more once we’ve had a chance to examine their eggs. Their hatred for my flight runs deep, so I can’t get close enough to gather the eggs. Will you agree to help?
Gather 15 Nether Dragonkin Eggs, then return to Tyri and Jorad on the Celestial Ridge. Reward: 11g 30S.
Tyri: Were you able to gather the eggs? These will work quite nicely. Thank you for agreeing to help us.
Before we can continue, however, there is something else we’ll need to address.
Your former employer, Wind Trader Marid, must’ve gotten wind that you’re helping us now. Through my projection, I’ve seen his nether-stalkers entering the area, hoping to track us down.
We’ve been able evade them so far, but Marid must be dealt with before the problem grows more severe.
If your impressions of Marid are correct, he’ll do just about anything to secure the supply of his product. Return to him and tell him you’re prepared to offer a deal. Lure him away and slay him.
Speak with Wind Trader Marid and lure him away from his trading post. Deal with him and then return to Tyri and Jorad on the Celestial Ridge.
> Wind Trader Marid, I’ve returned with more information on the nether drakes. I’m prepared to be your business partner, and for an extra sum, I’ll take care of that troublesome elf and her human friend.
Wind Trader Marid: Let us hold our discussion in a more … private place. Follow me. You didn’t really think I’d do business with you again, did you? Sometimes, the best way to return to profitability is to know when to cut your losses.
Tyri: Now that that troublesome ethereal has been dealth with, we can focus our efforts on understanding these nether dragons. I’ve had chance to examine the eggs and I’ve made a few discoveries.
SECURING THE CELESTIAL RIDGE
The nether dragons have the same ferocious temperament as their black dragon forbears, but there is something entirely alien about them. They hatch and mature rapidly, harnessing the strange energies that forged their kind in the destruction of Draenor.
There is so much more I need to know about them, but I believe the powers may be of use to my own flight. If we can displace the leader of these drakes, Veraku, with a show of dominance, we can cow the rest of them into submission.
Use the Challenge of the Blue Flight to provoke Veraku on the southern edge of the Celestial Ridge. Defeat him and return to Tyri and Jorad on the Celestial Ridge.
ITEM: Challenge of the Blue Flight – Use: Challenge the nether dragon Veraku. The challenge must be issued while standing near the Dragon Skeleton on the southern part of the Celestial Ridge.
Tyri: Have you challenged and defeated Veraku? Well done. Well done indeed. The nether dragonkin will not accept a blue dragon among them at first, but with time and the firm demonstration of my authority, they will come around. Scattered, isolated, and without a definitive leader, we must be vigilant in preventing them from falling under the sway of a malevolent power, keeping them in check all the while.