A statue of Arom at Arom's Stand
|Title||Lord of Drustvar|
|Affiliation(s)||House Waycrest, Drustvar Militia|
|Location||Gol Osigr, Drustvar|
|Relative(s)||Arthur, Lucille (descendants)|
Arom Waycrest was the military leader of the human settlers of Kul Tiras in the war against the native Drust thousands of years ago. Arom was the one to defeat Gorak Tul, the Drust king at Gol Osigr. For leading the victory, he became the first Lord of Drustvar, and as a Lord, the founder of House Waycrest. He befriended Athair, a white stag.
- Main article: War against the Drust
The Drust war began when humans started to settle on the land of Drustvar. Little did they know that the land was already occupied by humanoid creatures known as Drust. Despite the human's intention of living in harmony with them, the Drust would not have it. The large humanoids attacked the human settlements and drove them away. It wasn't until the Order of Embers was born that counter-attacks began.
Arom would lead the final assault against the Drust. With his men pushing back against the Drust constructs, they would make the final push on Gol Osigr. While Captain Nottley led a defensive line, Arom led the direct assault on their leader, Gorak Tul. With one stab, the Drust king's armies faltered at once; he was presumed to have been killed by the blow. From this victory, Arom was made a Lord and became the founder of House Waycrest.
At some point after the war, Lord Arom was apparently on a hunting trip alone when he met the massive white stag, Athair. He found the stag injured after it had killed several Drust while defending himself. Despite his people being in need of food, Arom instead chose to heal him, thinking that someone who can fight the Drust is someone worthwhile to have roaming his lands. Once healed, the stag returned to the woods and Arom made camp for the night. That very night, he was attacked by ten Drust. Despite his best effort, Arom knew he couldn't win and resolved instead to take down as many as possible. All of a sudden, the stag he saved rushed in and helped Arom take care of his attackers. Arom thanked the stag and was utterly shocked when the stag responded with words, saying that he was simply repaying Arom's kindness. Introducing himself, Athair vowed to protect Drustvar's people should they come to him, for as long as he exists. With that, the stag disappeared in the woods again and since then, any valiant and true soul who wanders the woods may find shelter with the stag.
Arom would eventually pass on, but his descendants would live in fame and power for the next two thousand years to come. A statue of Arom can be found standing vigil in the town of Arom's Stand, down the mountain from Gol Osigr. North of it is the mountain pass of Arom's Crossing, also named after him. The statue at Arom's Crossing is accompanied by a plaque simply reading:
First Lord of Drustvar
- Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Added.