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[[Image:Arcanomicon.jpg|thumb|The Arcanomicon]]
 
[[Image:Arcanomicon.jpg|thumb|The Arcanomicon]]
   
The '''Arcanomicon''' is the map of all of the magical [[ley line]] intersections in the world of [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]]<ref>[[Quest:Projections and Plans]]</ref>. Gifted to [[Malygos]] ages ago by the titan [[Norgannon]], the Arcanomicon has been continuously updated and revised by the [[blue dragon]]s over the long years of Malygos's seclusion. Malygos planned to use the Arcanomicon to locate and tap into the ley lines and divert the magical powers that course beneath the earth to his home base in [[Northrend]], the [[Nexus]].<ref>http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/wrath/features/dungeons/nexus.xml</ref>
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The '''Arcanomicon''' is the map of all of the magical [[ley line]] intersections in the world of [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]]<ref>{{questlong|Alliance|72|Projections and Plans}}</ref>. Gifted to [[Malygos]] ages ago by the titan [[Norgannon]], the Arcanomicon has been continuously updated and revised by the [[blue dragon]]s over the long years of Malygos's seclusion. Malygos planned to use the Arcanomicon to locate and tap into the ley lines and divert the magical powers that course beneath the earth to his home base in [[Northrend]], the [[Nexus]].<ref>{{ref web|work=Official World of Warcraft Community site (US)|url=http://us.battle.net/wow/en/zone/the-nexus/|title=The Nexus|accessdate=25-Apr-2012}}<br/>&nbsp; &nbsp;{{ref web|work=Official World of Warcraft Community site (EU)|url=http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/zone/the-nexus/|title=The Nexus|accessdate=25-Apr-2012}}</ref>
   
==Inspiration==
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== Inspiration ==
The name is likely a reference to the [[Wikipedia:Necronomicon|Necronomicon]] in novels written by [[Wikipedia:H. P. Lovecraft|H. P. Lovecraft]].
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*The name is likely a reference to the [[Wikipedia:Necronomicon|Necronomicon]] in novels written by [[Wikipedia:H. P. Lovecraft|H. P. Lovecraft]].
   
Arcanomicon could mean to different things -
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*Arcanomicon could mean to different things:
*One, "Image of the Laws of the Arcane", which mix a word with latin roots - "arcane" - and the greek ending "nomicon" - mixture of "nomos" (law) and "eikon" (image).
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**One, "Image of the Laws of the Arcane", which mix a word with latin roots - "arcane" - and the greek ending "nomicon" - mixture of "nomos" (law) and "eikon" (image).
*Two, "Image of the Laws of Power, which is a full composed greek name that employs the word "arche" (power) and the suffix "nomicon".
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**Two, "Image of the Laws of Power, which is a full composed greek name that employs the word "arche" (power) and the suffix "nomicon".
Both meanings can be considered as valid.
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*:Both meanings can be considered as valid.
   
==References==
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== References ==
 
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[[Category:Blue Dragonflight]]
 
[[Category:Blue Dragonflight]]

Revision as of 23:13, April 25, 2012

Arcanomicon

The Arcanomicon

The Arcanomicon is the map of all of the magical ley line intersections in the world of Azeroth[1]. Gifted to Malygos ages ago by the titan Norgannon, the Arcanomicon has been continuously updated and revised by the blue dragons over the long years of Malygos's seclusion. Malygos planned to use the Arcanomicon to locate and tap into the ley lines and divert the magical powers that course beneath the earth to his home base in Northrend, the Nexus.[2]

Inspiration

  • Arcanomicon could mean to different things:
    • One, "Image of the Laws of the Arcane", which mix a word with latin roots - "arcane" - and the greek ending "nomicon" - mixture of "nomos" (law) and "eikon" (image).
    • Two, "Image of the Laws of Power, which is a full composed greek name that employs the word "arche" (power) and the suffix "nomicon".
    Both meanings can be considered as valid.

References

  1. ^ Alliance 15 [72] Projections and Plans
  2. ^ The Nexus. Official World of Warcraft Community site (US). Retrieved on 2012-04-25.
       The Nexus. Official World of Warcraft Community site (EU). Retrieved on 2012-04-25.
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