Ysera the Awakened is the green Dragon Aspect charged with the protection of the Emerald Dream who watches over Azeroth. She is known as the “mother” of Cenarius to Druids.
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. Formally known as the Dreamer, she would watch over the growing wilds of the world from her verdant realm, the Emerald Dream.
You are bound to the waking Dream of Creation. Nature is your realm, and all things have caught glimpses of the Emerald Dream when they sleep. You see them all, Ysera. And they see you, though they may not know it. Like the Life-Binder, you touch all living beings, and sing to them the songs of creation and interconnectedness.
– Blessing of the Green Aspect, given by Eonar
Ysera’s projection appears at the Emerald Dragonshrine in Dragonblight. Her skin glitters with countless emeralds while her physical form is ethereal, like watching a living dream or vision. The Emerald Dream is a place where all living beings dream while sleeping. A place where sentient beings have dreams of hope and faith for a better tomorrow. From the Emerald Dream, Ysera can observe all lesser races. Although her eyes are usually closed, you can see her pupils constantly moving as if watching many dreams at once.
Ysera can assume the female form of any race, depending on whom she is talking to. She often wears an emerald green dress with emerald jewellery and emerald hair. Her updated model and wardrobe can be seen below.
She avoids and dislikes combat, especially in her realm. When angered, she becomes paranoid and impulsive, keeping herself isolated in the Eye of Ysera within the Emerald Dream and rarely seen in the real world. When in combat, she attacks with her greenish breath to put her opponents to sleep, and rarely strikes to kill. She prefers to neutralise her enemies and banish them away from her realm.
Ysera can travel anywhere she wishes by entering the dreams of any sleeping living being. She may enter the dreams of a target to communicate or warn the sleeper. Ysera has the ability to planeshift between the real world and the Emerald Dream.
Ysera has also appeared at Mount Hyjal under the World Tree Nordrassil during the Cataclysm expansion.
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. The Tree grew large till it reached the heavens and was crowned Nordrassil. Ysera enchanted the tree so that it was bound to the Emerald Dream.
Ysera was one of the Dragon Aspects that gave some of her power to the Demon Soul, not knowing Neltharion would betray the Aspects.
Read about Ysera’s most trusted lieutenants.
The Tiny Emerald Whelpling used to be farmed from the Adolescent Whelps and Dreaming Whelps in Swamp of Sorrows. These days they are farmed from the Noxious Whelps in Northern Feralas.