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NeutralShrine of Aviana
Shrine-of-Aviana.jpg
Type Shrine
Leader(s) Skylord Omnuron
Race(s) Night elfNight elf Night elf
TaurenTauren Tauren
Affiliation(s) Neutral Guardians of Hyjal
Organizations Neutral Druids of the Talon
Location Mount Hyjal[44, 45]
Status Destroyed[1]
Characteristics
Facilities

Done Inn          Done Mailbox

Done Stables

Done Anvil & Forge

Undone.gif Bank       Undone.gif Auctions
Travel Done Flight Master(s)
Undone.gif Mass-transit
Undone.gif Portal(s)

The Shrine of Aviana is a shrine built to honor Aviana. Found on the Rim of the World in central Mount Hyjal it serves as a safe haven for all winged creatures and as a base for the Druids of the Talon under the direction of Skylord Omnuron.

The Wormwing harpies once sheltered themselves in the boughs of the shrine, but have turned against the druids since the Twilight's Hammer assault upon the mountain.

Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

The Shrine of Aviana comes under attack by the Burning Legion. However, this is only a distraction while the Legion works to corrupt Goldrinn in Moonglade.[2][3]

The Legion attacks the shrine a second time to steal the Idol of Aviana, during which it is revealed that Skylord Shadegrove is actually a dreadlord named Infazzar the Shade. With the fall of the shrine, the Druids of the Talon regroup to the Dreamgrove and build a new shrine on its northern border.[1][4]

Legacy

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According to Choluna.

Fair Aviana, the Mistress of Birds! All winged creatures of Azeroth once owed her allegiance, especially we Druids of the Talon. It's by her grace that we were granted the ability to shift forms and take to the skies.

Aviana was both beautiful and terrible, like the great birds of prey she counted among her children. She lived in the towering spirit realm of G'hanir, the Mother Tree, but appeared on Azeroth in the form of a great winged goddess.

Gossip You speak in the past tense. What happened to her?

<Choluna's face darkens.>

Ten thousand years ago demons flooded across Azeroth in the War of the Ancients. Aviana called her children to the skies and fought off the demon hordes from the front lines. Her wrath was inescapable.

Hundred feel before the fury of her talons. But ultimately she was surrounded by Doomguards, their barbed lances piercing her sides...

It is said that her blood itself attacked the demons, searing their flesh, destroying them even as she herself fell from the sky.

Gossip What became of her?

Aviana perished on the battlefield that day, but the mortal races and the remaining ancients ultimately triumphed. The first druids found her body among the carnage, and bore it up her, to the highest mountain.

She was laid to rest just outside this shrine, within a circle of sacred stones.

A seed of G'hanir was used to planet the World Tree, and it is all that remains of that sacred realm, which otherwise perished with her.

Inhabitants

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Notes

  • The inn does not seem to contribute to all phases of the area. It may work when you first arrive, but by the time Aviana is up and alive, the Inn may not work as intended.

References

 
  1. ^ a b N Druid [45] Defense of Aviana
  2. ^ N Druid [110] Talon Terror
  3. ^ N Druid [110] Lone Wolf
  4. ^ N Druid [45] You Can't Take the Sky from Me

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