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"Hey, sailor."

The Naga Siren
from Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.

Naga sirens are the female mage variant for naga, also informally known as a "naga mage", who uses her tail to slither forward with her brethren. A pair of glaives are clutched in two of her arms, while the other two weave arcane energy. She makes excellent use of these extra limbs to protect her allies and decimate her opponents with her spells.[1] They are more commonly found than naga sea witches, who are usually their superiors or mentors in magic. However, they are still deadly to an extent, using their magic to incapacitate foes so the naga myrmidons can sweep in and finish them off. Alternatively, they can choose to lul hapless mortals with their dreaded vocal melodies, then drown them in the sea.[2] The naga siren is, more often that not, assured and arrogant. With good reason.

The naga are powerful arcane spellcasters. Night elves invented the art, after all, and the naga have had 10,000 years to refine it. Indeed, the greatest mortal mage ever to live is was the formerly elven Queen Azshara, who still lives and is now a semi-immortal in her own right (thanks to the Old Gods). Naga women are their race’s primary spellcasters (although on occasion a few males end up becoming high ranking sorcerers referred to as Priests of the Tides), and over the millennia they have developed a number of talents and techniques related to their art. Through intense study they learn to expand their repertoires to include other, unrelated spells. Their spells strike with the fury of the sea, whipping and crushing their opponents. Naga magi receive some military training as well.[3]

Naga Siren

Naga siren

The sirens, having once been highborne women, have fearsome powers at their disposal. They first appeared in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. They are trained at the Shrine of Azshara. Their Parasite ability can corrupt enemies, turning them into a watery minion, while their Frost Shield protects friendly units from harm. The sirens can create whirlpools while underwater, to entrap enemies, and when they returned to the surface, they discovered that this skill could be used in exactly the same manner as the Cyclone spell of the druids of the talon. Sirens gather to sing and practice magic at the Shrines of Azshara, where they are also trained in the higher levels of their insidious arts. Because of this, they may be responsible for the taming and training of the coatl.

They can speak Common, Low Common, Nazja, and Nerglish.[2]

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Notes Edit

  • The Sirens were dangerous yet beautiful creatures who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. Early myths, sirens were believed to combine women and birds in various ways (similar to harpies). In Spanish, "sirena" also refers to mermaids, who are much more similar to the naga siren (this reflects the Renaissance artistic tradition of painting the Sirens as mermaids). They tempted sailors into drowning themselves or becoming their next meals. The most famous encounter with them is recorded in Homer's The Odyssey.

References Edit

  1. ^ Monster Guide, pg. 105.
  2. ^ a b Dark Factions, pg. 181.
  3. ^ Dark Factions, pg. 34.

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