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Drakefire Amulet

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"The Blood of Drakkisath Flows Within..."

The Drakefire Amulet was once a pendant known as the Dragon's Eye. Possessed of powerful magic, the black dragon Onyxia used it in her guise as Katrana Prestor to manipulate the leadership of Stormwind. Though it did not outright control minds, it was capable of bringing one's deepest desires to bear, encouraging them to do things that they wouldn't normally do but, deep down, always wanted to. It also deflected suspicion from her, causing others to simply take her words at face value. She eventually went so far as to physically put it around Bolvar Fordragon's neck to make him more compliant and susceptible to her influence.

When Marshal Windsor uncovered her deception, the Dragon's Eye was broken in the ensuing fight. Using the blood of General Drakkisath, the blue dragon Haleh transformed the broken pendant into the Drakefire Amulet, while the Alliance heroes used it to bypass the powerful wards protecting Onyxia's Lair and slay her. Afterwards, the amulet was locked away in Stormwind Keep to prevent anyone else from using its manipulating magic.

Over a decade later, the amulet was stolen by agents of the Defias Brotherhood serving Count Clessington. The theft was the fulfillment of a long dream of Clessington to use the amulet to enrich himself, get rid of his political enemies, and ultimately put himself on the throne, having been an ally of Onyxia's before her demise. He used first it to convince the Defias to attack Northshire Abbey in order to use it as a staging ground for an assault on Stormwind itself, and then to turn the people of Northshire against each other by inflaming everyone's latent grudges, but the attack was foiled by Vanessa VanCleef, Mathias Shaw, and a champion of Stormwind. After Clessington was killed, Shaw wanted to lock the amulet up again in Stormwind, while VanCleef wanted to keep it for herself. The two briefly came to blows before realizing that they were still suffering from the amulet's influence. Refusing to be manipulated again, VanCleef shattered the amulet, causing a Shade of Onyxia to emerge and attempt to kill them. It was soon destroyed, putting a final end to her legacy.

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