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Nezar'Azret, a nerubian queen in the Third War.

Early female nerubian concept art by Thammer, which may be a queen.

A nerubian community has one leader, the nerubian queen. The leader is usually the eldest female, mother of much of the group. Large communities will have the elders elect one of their own to lead as queen. Groups formed for a specific purpose, such as a warband or aggregate of decimated families, will choose a leader with proven ability. Queens are the mothers of the cities. Most combine tactical skill with arcane might. Queens may also get quite large. Queens are usually aristocrats, healers, and/or wizards. Queens have something akin to genetic memory, transferred through arcane memory from mother to daughter.[1]

The most ancient of queens can reach 40 feet in height and fill an entire cavern with their bloated bodies. Nerubians claim that an individual nerubian's power can be safely estimated by its size — so these very large queens are also very, very powerful.[2]

Named

  • Azhuul'Mehab, was a queen of the Sundered Monolith.[3]
  • Nezar'Azret, a remaining queen of Azjol-Nerub.[4]

Note

In the Warcraft RPG, they were healers and wizards but in the World of Warcraft RPG they are mages and priests.[5]

Speculation

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It was speculated that one would appear in the Azjol-Nerub dungeon or raid in Wrath of the Lich King. However, with the release of the expansion, this does not appear to be the case. It is still possible a nerubian queen may yet to appear in further content patches.

References

  1. Manual of Monsters, pg. 69, 71
  2. Lands of Mystery, pg. 143
  3. Lands of Mystery, pg. 146
  4. "Legacy of the Damned: Into the Shadow Web Caverns", Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Blizzard Entertainment.
  5. World of Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game Conversion Document, pg. 2
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