The ancient hydra Aku'mai, princess of the deep, has taken up residence within the Blackfathom Deeps, which once was a glorious temple dedicated to the night elves' moon-goddess Elune. A favored pet of the primordial Old Gods, Aku'mai has been a scourge to the Zoram Strand for ages. Drawn to Aku'mai's presence in the Deeps, the cult known as the Twilight's Hammer has gathered to bask in the Old Gods' evil presence by sacrificing innocents to the monstrous beast in order to gain favor with her twisted masters.
She within her a small measure of the Old Gods' power, greatly feared for her mindless savagery and insatiable hunger for living flesh. The Twilight's Hammer worships her as a divine sign that the Old Gods will soon return.
- Between expansions, the description of Aku'mai switched genders from "she" to "he". For the purposes of this page, it is assumed the original "she" is the intended gender.