|Race||Blue dragon (Dragonkin)|
|Affiliation||Blue dragonflight (formerly), Deathwing|
|Location||Ahn'Qiraj; The Nexus|
|Relative(s)||Andorgos (sibling), Malygos (father), Saragosa (mother), Kirygosa (sister)|
Arygos is an ancient blue dragon and offspring of Malygos. He can be found in the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj taking the form of a gnome, having been taken captive by the Qiraji alongside Caelestrasz and Merithra. After the short-lived races freed Arygos from his thousand-year imprisonment in Ahn'Qiraj Arygos openly sided with his father Malygos during the Nexus War. After the death of his father Arygos wanted to ensure that he is chosen to be the leader of the blue dragonflight and allied himself with Deathwing.
When Malygos was so lost in his insanity after the War of the Ancients that he abandoned his flight and the clutch of eggs that had contained both Arygos and his sister Kirygosa. It was Korialstrasz who had discovered that untended clutch, as well as many others, and taken it to Nozdormu to be cared for. Later, the clutches had been given to the red dragonflight. It was a glowing example of cooperation among three separate flights with a common cause: care of the unhatched, helpless whelps when they emerged from the shell.
War of the Shifting Sands
When the Qiraji started their first invasion of Kalimdor, Anachronos agreed to enlist the bronze dragonflight against the marauding Qiraji with the night elves. Even with the might of the dragons backing them, however, the sheer numbers of the Qiraji and silithid proved overwhelming. And so Anachronos called upon the progeny of the remaining flights, including Arygos of the blue dragonflight
Arygos, along with Caelestrasz and Merithra, pushed the Qiraji back into Ahn'Qiraj to allow Anachronos, Fandral Staghelm, and the night elves to create a magical barrier to hold in the Qiraji. The three dragons and their companions flew headlong into the Qiraji legions, into the city where they hoped their sacrifice would not be in vain. Though the magical barrier was created, the three dragons were lost within the walls, where they still remained for the next 9,000 years, in humanoid form, as prisoners of the Old God C'thun.
Andorgos, along with Kandrostrasz and Vethsera, later came to the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj after sensing their enslaved brethren deep inside the Qiraji city. However they are unable to attempt to rescue their flightmembers without also falling prey to same spell which holds Caelestrasz, Arygos, and Merithra as C'Thun's slaves. The three wait at the entrance of the temple hoping to find adventurers who will venture into the city to free their brethren, and provide the adventurers with powerful pieces of armor in return for bringing them specific items obtained from defeating C'Thun and his minions.
When given one Imperial Qiraji Armaments and three Elementium ore, Arygos crafts weapons which, according to him, "will become a force of reckoning".
After the short-lived races freed Arygos from his thousand-year imprisonment in Ahn'Qiraj the blue dragon Tyri pulls all of the damaged Nether Dragons from Outland to the Nexus, as she figured that the energy of the Nexus would stabilize them. Zzeraku, finally having enough of everyone trying to master his flight members, declares that they will gain the power of the Nexus then take over Azeroth. Tyri tries desperately to talk him down which almost succeeds till Arygos shows up and attacks the Nether Dragons, which kicks off a fight between the blue and the nether dragonflight. In the midst of the chaos, Malygos awakens from his slumber. In his insanity, Malygos misinterprets the Nether dragons arrogant proclamations of being the embodiment of the Nexus and absorbs them and their power. The dragon's Nether-warped physiology began to affect the Spell-Weaver himself, ultimately helping him regain some of his lost sanity.
Malygos, with clearer eyes, took note of the large number of mortal spellcasters running around Azeroth, recklessly using arcane magic. Thus he deemed the lesser races' use of magic as unacceptable, and he proceeded to declare war on all magic users. Arygos openly sided with his father Malygos during the Nexus War, while Kalecgos, and Arygos' sister, Kirygosa stood against him.
In Alexstrasza’s opinion, Arygos was even more elitist than most of his flight. She suspected this had to do with the young blue's personal history during the Nexus War. Arygos’s clutch sister Kirygosa had gone missing before the war ended. The unhappy but realistic conclusion was that the young blue, pregnant with her first eggs, had fallen in battle. And because she had always dared to stand up to Arygos, and had sided with those few blues who had turned against Malygos, there was an extra layer of tragedy in that it was likely she had been slain by a member of her own flight.
A Legendary Engagement
This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.
Ever since the death of Malygos, the blue dragonflight has struggled with appointing a new leader. Its members are torn between Kalecgos and Arygos, the two likeliest successors. Arygos believes that his kind should withdraw from the world and forge a new path while Kalecgos believes in the opposite. To end these debates and arguments the flight has agreed to meet during the Embrace, in hopes that one of them will be selected as the new Aspect.
Arygos wanting to ensure that he is chosen to be the leader of the blue dragonflight has allied with Deathwing in order to assasinate Kalecgos. However his plan failed because Tarecgosa sacrificed herself to save Kalecgos. With his actions revealed to the rest of his flight Arygos flees Coldarra calling the flight fools and that Neltharion will destroy them as Kalecgos is chosen to be the flight's new leader.
Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects
Alexstrasza, Ysera, their Dragonflights, and the Blue Dragonflight came together at Wyrmrest Temple to try and figure out a way to fight against Deathwing. During the meeting, Arygos continuously accused Alexstrasza of meddling and causing his father's unnecessary death. Kalecgos defended Alexstrasza's position, but the argument quickly faded as the Twilight Dragonflight, led by the Twilight Father, attacked Wyrmrest Temple.
When Thrall later arrived at the Nexus, Arygos told his guards to simply kill him and the bronze dragon that brought him there, but Kalecgos intervened on Thrall's behalf. Arygos left the Nexus, secretly meeting with the Twilight Father at Wyrmrest Temple to discuss plans that would ensure Arygos's position as the next Blue Aspect. However, the Twilight Father was angry that Arygos has not yet killed Thrall, whose death was vital to his plans.
As the Celestial Embrace occurred and the two moons crossed, Arygos flew into the sky above the Nexus and yelled that he should be the Aspect because he is Malygos's son. However, the blue dragonflight instead chose Kalecgos, who was bathed in the light of the moons and transformed into the new Aspect of Magic. Arygos called them fools and departed to the Eye of Eternity as the twilight dragonflight attacked.
There he met with the Twilight Father as well as an alternate timeline version of Aedelas Blackmoore, who agreed to kill Thrall to shake Kalecgos's faith and, hopefully, change the minds of the other blue dragons so that Arygos could become the Aspect instead. As Blackmoore mounted Arygos, however, he plunged his sword into the back of the dragon's skull, killing him. The Twilight Father used Arygos's blood to activate the Focusing Iris and siphon the magic from the Nexus into the massive chromatic dragon Chromatus, bringing it to life.
Arygos can be found in his other form in the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj, where he offers the quest [60R] . This quest requires you to collect and three Elementium Ingots, and rewards one of the following items:
- Let them feel the wrath of the Blue Flight! May Malygos protect me!
- Arygos says: I have agreed to this meeting, Worldbreaker, but at great risk - if this is discovered...
- Deathwing says: Calm yourself, Arygos. Your barrier will buy you all the time you need. With Kalecgos dead, your destiny as the blue aspect shall be realized.
- Arygos says: And once this new order is established, my place will be secure, yes?
- Deathwing says: Your reign over the realm of magic will be absolute, even after the Hour of Twilight. But be warned Arygos, son of Malygos- Don't make the mistakes of your father. Cross me, and your punishment will be greater than the madness he suffered.
- We gather to determine the fate of our troubled flight. Our history has been wrought with great challenges. Our future promises even greater threats. These circumstances demand a powerful leader. I was raised at the feet of my father. I watched as he steered us through adversity, never flinching from difficult decisions. Some called my father mad. But even in his darkest hours, his vision was clear. He put the needs of this flight first and foremost. He sought to consolidate our rightful power, fortifying us for the cataclysm that he saw coming! Brothers, we must take what is ours! Under my leadership, this flight WILL rise again, beyond the glory of our past, onwards to an even greater destiny! I will see to it!
- Fools! Neltharion take you all! (Before he takes off running, seconds after Kalecgos is crowned Aspect of the Blue Dragonflight)
- While his initial appearance in Ahn'Qiraj showed that he uses the model of a standard Blue Dragon, in Cataclysm at the Celestial Embrace he uses the model of his father, Malygos.
- There are two server named after Arygos: Europe and US
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