Freya

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For the encounter in Ulduar, see Freya (tactics).
NeutralFreya
Image of Freya
Title Keeper
Gender Female
Race Titanic watcher (Giant)
Level ?? Boss
Health 14,433,075
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Ulduar
Status Alive

Freya is one of the watchers. She resided in the Temple of Life in the Storm Peaks until Loken rebelled against the other watchers. She has since then been corrupted by Yogg-Saron and is laying dormant inside the greenery of Ulduar.[1] Freya left behind her avatar in Sholazar Basin to protect it from the Scourge as a fail safe if she were to be unavailable to the land.

Biography

Ancient history

Freya was one of the Keepers created by the Pantheon to lead the titan-forged armies against the forces of the Old Gods. Freya was imbued with power by Eonar. Together with Archaedas, she battled and defeated Therazane the Stonemother.[2]

Freya is the creator of the Emerald Dream, which functions as a "blueprint" of Azeroth. Some believe that Freya wove the Emerald Dream into being from nothing. Others claim that this strange place had always existed in some form, a dream born from Azeroth’s slumbering world-soul. It is said that Freya tapped into this realm and molded what would become known as the Emerald Dream as a way to commune with the nascent titan.[3] She began creating the Emerald Dream with G'Hanir, a single massive tree set atop a high peak. From it bloomed many fruits and flowers, and new life flowed outwards in waves, sweeping across the land. Freya sculpted many pools of life in other locations within the Dream, but G'Hanir was the first, the tallest, and the most radiant. For millennia, it served as a source of healing and balance that extended beyond the Dream and into the physical world.[4]

Freya also created Un'Goro Crater, Sholazar Basin, and the Vale of Eternal Blossoms, where she created new life and from where the Wild Gods emerged. Seeing the Wild Gods as her children, Freya linked them to the Emerald Dream and wandered primordial Kalimdor with them at her side. The area they spent the most time at was Mount Hyjal.[3]

Once, while traveling Azeroth in search of exceptional animals, Freya discovered a panther cub under attack by a pack of wolves, her mother already slain. To Freya's surprise, though the wolves had wounded the tiny creature, she continued to fight, swiping viciously with her claws against the larger predators. Before long the wolves were driven away, unwilling to suffer further injuries for their meal. Freya picked up the cub only to be greeted by a flurry of scratches, but she was not angered; on the contrary, Freya was delighted by the panther's unrelenting wildness. Freya healed the panther cub's injuries and named her Ashamane, after her striking black fur.[4]

Freya also came across two young inquisitive bears named Ursoc and Ursol in the Grizzly Hills. She recognized their potential and saw what they would become.[4] Freya gifted the Claws of Ursoc, forged from titansteel, to Ursoc. He wielded the claws in countless battles until his death during the War of the Ancients.[5]

Long ago, as the titanic watcher Keeper Freya set out to populate the world with life, she placed one of the first seeds in Pandaria. From it grew Fu Zan, the first, and all of Pandaria's forests descended from it. Before populating the rest of Azeroth, Freya fashioned a walking stick for her travels from one of Fu Zan's branches. Eventually Freya passed her staff to the Jade Serpent, Yu'lon, who later gave it to a uniquely clever hozen. The Monkey King, as he was called, hung his most prized possessions from the staff, which he carries with him to this day.[6]

Ulduar

WotLK This section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.

Freya in Ulduar.

Freya appears in World of Warcraft as an encounter in Ulduar. Once defeated, she will assist players during the Yogg-Saron encounter if summoned for assistance. During the battle against the Old God, Freya stands vigilantly in the corner of the prison inside an unreachable pillar. From there, she increases the potency of the heroes' healing and provides sanity restoration wells.

  • Spell nature healingway.png  Resilience of Nature — Increases healing received from all sources by 20%.
  • Spell shaman spiritlink.png  Sanity Well — Freya conjures Sanity Wells (green pillars of light) at the sides of the room, which regenerate Sanity for players standing in them (this is the only method to regain sanity).

Trivia

  • Freya's name is derived from Freyja (also sometimes called Freja or Freya), the Norse goddess of fertility, beauty and love.
  • Freya is voiced by Jessica Straus.

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