Eonar the Titan blessed Alexstrasza's younger sister, the lithe green dragon Ysera, with a portion of nature's influence. Ysera fell into an eternal trance, bound to the waking Dream of Creation. Known as the Dreamer, she would watch over the growing wilds of the world from her verdant realm, the Emerald Dream.
After the War of the Ancients, Alexstrasza planted a magical acorn from the Mother Tree G’hanir within the second Well of Eternity, created by Illidan. Ysera enchanted the tree so that it is bound to the Emerald Dream.
Ysera is green, and her skin glitters with countless emeralds for scales. Her physical form is ghostly, ethereal, like watching a living dream or vision. The Emerald Dream is a place where all living beings dream when sleeping. It is a place of where sentient beings have dreams of hope, and faith for a better tomorrow. From the Emerald Dream, Ysera can observe all lesser races. Her eyes are always closed, although you can see her pupils move constantly below her eyelids as if watching many dreams at once.
Few times Ysera has opened her eyes. When she does, you can see eyes of many colors, like a rainbow. The eyes of every sentient creature can be seen at once through her eyes. Even yours. Ysera opened her eyes during the War of the Ancients after seeing her lover Malorne dead. She opened them another time during the Second War, before Krasus, when he tried to convince her to help free Alexstrasza. Ysera fought along the other Dragon Aspects the evil of Deathwing while Rhonin destroyed the Demon Soul. She regained her full powers once the Demon Soul was no more.
Ysera avoids and dislike combat, specially in her realm. When angered, she is terrible, paranoid and impulsive. She keeps herself isolated in the Emerald Dream, and is rarely seen in the Real world. When she does visit the Living plane, she shapeshifts into a humanoid form, covered by a green hood, and her eyes are always closed.
When in combat, she attacks with her greenish breath to sleep her opponents, and rarely strikes to kill. She prefers to neutralize her enemies and banish them away from her realm.
Ysera can travel from mind to mind to travel anywhere she wishes by entering the dreams of any living being sleeping. She may enter the dreams of a target to communicate with or warn the sleeping creature. Ysera has the ability to planeshift between the real world and the Emerald Dream.
Ysera was revealed to be the "adopted" mother of Cenarius, and lover of Malorne. Many fans theorize that Elune and Ysera are the same being, since they are shown as entities that care for the lesser races with compassion. However, writer Richard A. Knaak has confirmed that they are NOT the same. See this thread by the owner of BlizzPlanet for more details.
In recent times, Ysera's most trusted lieutenants, Lethon, Emeriss, Taerarand Ysondre have been warped by a dark new power within the Emerald Dream. Now these wayward sentinels have passed through the Great Trees into Azeroth, intending to spread madness and terror throughout the mortal kingdoms. Even the mightiest of adventurers would be well advised to give the dragons a wide berth, or suffer the consequences of their misguided wrath.
Also known as:
- The Dreamer
- She of the Dreaming
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