Skywrath Mage/Lore

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Skywrath Mage minimap icon.png Dragonus, the Skywrath Mage
A highly placed mage in the court of the Ghastly Eyrie, Dragonus lives a troubled existence. Sworn by birth to protect whomever sits within the Nest of Thorns, he hates the current Skywrath queen with all his soul. As a youth, high-born, he was a friend and companion to the eldest Skywrath princess, Shendelzare, first in line for the Nest. He had loved her warmly and unshakably, but as his studies took hold, his mind turned to arcane learning and the mastery of Skywrath sorcery.

Obsessed with matters aetherial, he missed the mundane signs of courtly treachery that hinted at a plot against Shendelzare, and lost his chance to foil it. When the court was shaken by a swift and violent coup, he emerged from his studies to discover his oldest and dearest friend had been lost to him. The Nest of Thorns now belonged to Shendelzare's ruthless younger sister, and Dragonus could do nothing. The magic of the Skywrath Mage serves only the sworn protector of the Skywrath scion, so to act against the Nest would render him helpless. He clings to his post, believing it to be the best hope of one day restoring his true love to her rightful place. Meanwhile, his secret is known only to the goddess Scree'auk, whose magic it was transformed Shendelzare from a crippled physical creature into an embodiment of pure vengeful energy.

While he dreams of restoring his beloved queen to the Ghastly Eyrie, he dreams even more desperately of restoring Shendelzare herself to a fully healed physical form. The duplicity of his role at court tortures him, for he is a noble and good-hearted creature; but the worst torture of all is imagining the hatred that Vengeful Spirit must hold in her heart for him.
Skywrath Mage
Associated with
Heroes:Vengeful Spirit minimap icon.png Vengeful Spirit
Terrorblade minimap icon.png Terrorblade
Races:Skywrath
Places:Ghastly Eyrie
Gods:Avilliva
Scree'auk
  • Mars hints that Dragonus may have made a bargain with the goddess Scree'auk in exchange for power.[1]
  • Dragonus likely made the Scree'auk's Talon for Shendelzare.[2]
  • Terrorblade despises Dragonus, because he looks like an angel.[3] At the same time, he also believes Skywrath Mage would make a fine demon.[4]
  • Mireska implies that Dragonus is being used like a puppet.[5] Although by whom is unknown.

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Skywrath Mage

  • Play Ember Spirit minimap icon.png We soar into history, Skywrath.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r Are all birdmen this morose? Just you?
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r Know your problem? Too subservient. Be your own birdman for once.
  • Play Rubick minimap icon.png r Dragonus, you bring sorcery from the sky? How wonderful.
  • Play Play Terrorblade minimap icon.png r Are you an angel?
  • Play Terrorblade minimap icon.png u Are you an angel?
  • Play Play Terrorblade minimap icon.png r Skywrath, your form disquiets me.
  • Play Terrorblade minimap icon.png u Skywrath, your form disquiets me.
  • Play Play Terrorblade minimap icon.png r Skywrath, what a fine demon you would make.
  • Play Terrorblade minimap icon.png u Skywrath, what a fine demon you would make.
  • Play Vengeful Spirit minimap icon.png r How fare the Skywrath, Dragonus?
  • Play Winter Wyvern minimap icon.png r Feathered wings, Skywrath Mage? Is that really wise?

Enemies killing Skywrath Mage

  • Play Abaddon minimap icon.png You gave up too much for your honor, Dragonus.
  • Play Underlord minimap icon.png When the surface burns, the skies will be next.
  • Play Enigma minimap icon.png Gravity brings you down.
  • Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png Quit your moping, Skywrath.
  • Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png u Quit your moping, Skywrath.
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png Never trust a wizard.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r From the greatest heights fall the biggest cowards.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r Are those things made of wax, Skywrath?
  • Play Phoenix minimap icon.png Chirp!
  • Play Rubick minimap icon.png I didn't think your sorcery could keep you aloft.
  • Play Silencer minimap icon.png I clipped your wings.
  • Play Play Play Terrorblade minimap icon.png I was the devil on your shoulder.
  • Play Play Play Terrorblade minimap icon.png An angel falls.
  • Play Vengeful Spirit minimap icon.png I have surpassed your treachery, Dragonus.
  • Play Vengeful Spirit minimap icon.png Grounded.
  • Play Vengeful Spirit minimap icon.png Your wings are clipped.
  • Play Viper minimap icon.png Feathers are for the weak.
  • Play Viper minimap icon.png Clipped your wings.
  • Play Wraith King minimap icon.png Court mage? More like court jester.

Others

  • Play Oracle minimap icon.png r Wrathful fates foreseen will fall on you from ghastly heights.
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png Swords and sorcery!
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png I will bring you down!

References[edit]

  1. Mars response: Play Power dependent upon allegiance is no power at all!
  2. Scree’auk’s Talon description.
  3. Terrorblade response: Play Skywrath, your form disquiets me.
  4. Terrorblade response: Play Skywrath, what a fine demon you would make.
  5. Dark Willow response: Play You're nothing but a puppet, bird man.