|Racial capital||Twilight Caverns|
|Average height||Varies by species and age|
Night of the Dragon
The twilight dragonflight was first created by Sintharia, aka Sinestra, prime-consort of Deathwing the Destroyer. Eager to succeed where her hated mate had failed and create a new breed of dragon that would rule the world, Sintharia used a nether dragon named Zzeraku, which she captured with a Chrysalun Chamber, together with two draconic artifacts, to alter several dragon eggs from various dragonflights. The artifacts were an ancient blue dragon relic known as Balacgos's Bane, and shards of the infamous Demon Soul. Thought destroyed by the human mage Rhonin, Sintharia gathered several fragments of the Demon Soul and used the power within them to carry out her designs.
Sintharia's earliest creations proved unstable, and were destroyed by Krasus and Kalec. However, they still displayed considerable power, having the ability to vampirically drain magical energy from any source. Sintharia's subsequent creation, Dargonax, proved even more powerful and far more cunning. Dargonax proved too ambitious and strong for Sintharia to completely control, even with fragments of the Demon Soul in her possession. Only the sacrifice of the nether dragon Zzeraku enabled Dargonax to be defeated, and in his death throes he seemingly destroyed Sintharia as well.
Although Sintharia and her creations were all slain, several of her unhatched twilight dragon eggs were taken from her lair in Grim Batol by Deathwing himself. Hiding in tunnels deep beneath Grim Batol, caverns older than any the dwarves had ever constructed, Deathwing had whispered his urgings to the unsuspecting former consort, making her believe that everything was according to her own designs. He safely stored the twilight dragon eggs and began his plans to perfect the new dragonflight, intending to erase the failures of his family and use the newest breed of dragon for his own designs.
The story of the twilight dragonflight is expanded in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, in the region known as the Twilight Highlands, east of Grim Batol. What Deathwing has planned for them is yet to be known. They seem to be a some kind of elite guard within Twilight's Hammer clan's ranks and their drakes are seen to be used as mounts by their mortal followers.
It is explained that Twilight dragons are usually raised from stolen eggs from other dragonflights, which are then modified through dark magic. A "natural" egg found in Mount Hyjal revealed that one of their matriarchs, Desperiona, has become a viable broodmother.
It is further revealed that they are being created by a reanimated Sintharia in Twilight Caverns under the Bastion of Twilight. After being slain, Sintharia says: "Deathwing, I have fallen, The brood has fallen", which might mean that her death is the end of the Twilight dragonflight.
During the events of the Dragon Soul Twilight dragonflight is nearly extinct. Though once vast in number, only a few dozen twilight dragons now remain. Astride these hardened survivors are the last vestiges of the Twilight's Hammer's army: the elite drake riders of Deathwing's personal escort. Led by the insidious Warmaster Blackhorn, they move with unholy purpose, driven to protect their dark master.
Though adventurers seemingly brought down these last vestiges of the flight while pursuing Deathwing, and Blackhorn was slain, it's perhaps notable that his mount, Goriona, escaped and may be the only Twilight Dragon left.
Twilight dragons resemble black dragons, but they glow with a greenish, red, or, more commonly, amethyst light. The earliest twilight dragons created by Sintharia had the ability to feed off of magical energy, particularly enemy dragons. The later dragons, those raised by Deathwing, may have similar abilities.
Twilight dragons also possess the ability to turn incorporeal at will, allowing attacks to pass through their bodies without harming them, though they cannot remain incorporeal indefinitely.
- Halion TCG.jpg
- Twilight Corruptor TCG.jpg
A twilight drake in the TCG.
- Twilight Shadowdrake.jpg
Another twilight drake in the TCG.
- Twilight Emissary TCG.jpg
Another twilight drake in the TCG.
- Twilight Wyrmkiller.jpg
Yet another twilight drake in the TCG.
Sintharia's DemiseSintharia's final words in the Bastion of Twilight could have several different meanings. Most associate them with the fall of the twilight flight. However she is also the last remaining brood mother for the black dragonflight after the death of Obsidia. Additionally the twilight dragonflight is also capable of 'reproducing' via the eggs of other dragonflights, meaning Sintharia's death could mean little for the flight in the long run. Note that Obsidia's quest was changed after beta to make her status as being the actual last broodmother more vague.
- Warmaster Blackhorns dungeon journal entry
- Quest:Brood of Evil
- Dungeon Journal entry for Warmaster Blackhorn
- Mount Journal entry for Vicious Gladiator's Twilight Drake, Ruthless Gladiator's Twilight Drake and Cataclysmic Gladiator's Twilight Drake
- Quest:The Twilight Master
- Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects