|Race||Night elf (Humanoid)|
|Affiliation(s)||Court of Farondis|
|Former affiliation(s)||Highborne, Kaldorei Empire|
|Occupation||Prince of Azsuna, formerly Advisor to Queen Azshara|
As one of the queen's trusted advisors, Farondis was in regular contact with the Highborne of Zin-Azshari, but his palace in Azsuna was several leagues away from the elven capital. As such, he was able to witness Sargeras' influence on the Highborne court without falling sway to the demons' temptation.
Farondis' plan was bold, but simple: destroy the Well of Eternity in Zin-Azshari. Doing so would close the portal to Sargeras' realm and stem the tide of evil before it even started. In order to accomplish this task, he would use the power of an artifact stored deep within Nar'thalas Academy: The .
Unfortunately, the queen's influence in Farondis' palace was already deep-seated. Vandros, a young noble in Farondis' court, caught word of Farondis' plans to defy the Queen, and reported the insurrection to Queen Azshara herself.
Azshara wasted no time in punishing Farondis and his people. In a frightening display of arcane power, she destroyed the Tidestone of Golganneth, and in doing so, released a wave of dark energy over all of Azsuna and its inhabitants.
Since that day, the elves of Azsuna have been unable to experience the release of death. Their spirits wander the land indefinitely, all because of their prince's allegiances.
Farondis eventually overcomes his fears and approaches the academy, where he sees Tidemistress Athissa and Warlord Parjesh kidnapping the adventurer. He considers going after them to recover the Tidestone, but opts to rescue his champion from the naga slavers. Upon reaching the mouth of the cave where the adventurer is imprisoned, he is greeted by Queen Azshara. Changing into an image of her former self when he doesn't recognize her, Azshara taunts him over how he failed his people. However, she offers to release his people from their curse if Farondis swears fealty to her.
Farondis seems to briefly consider her offer, before quickly turning his wrath upon the queen, swearing that his people will never bow to her. Azshara simply laughs and disappears, claiming that her wrath is coming. He then proceeds to eliminate the naga within the cave, rescuing the adventurer. He then assists them in finding Athissa at a portal going to the Eye of Azshara so that they can retrieve the Tidestone.
During the battle against Athissa, his people return to his side, claiming that they saw him stand up to Azshara, and that any leader who would do such a thing is worth following. Even if doing that before got them all killed.
Farondis leads the defense of Azsuna during the Legion Assaults.
- World quests
- Legion Assaults
- "We are cursed to spend eternity as ghosts."
- "I failed my people."
- "Azsuna was once beautiful, ten thousand years ago."
- "I should never have opposed Queen Azshara."
- "May the power of the arcane be with you."
- "It is through you that I will have redemption."
- "Until we meet again."
- "Don't blindly trust at anyone, especially your leaders."
- "Leave me be."
- "I'm really not in the mood."
- "We are not amused."
- "You dare touch my royal person?!"
Post-The Head of the Snake
Our work is nearly done.
I must thank you for including me in your adventure, <name>. I may have assisted you in finding the Tidestone itself, but I feel you have done so much more for me and my people.
Notes and trivia
- As a child, Farondis had a pet sand piper.
- Farondis has arachnophobia, a fear of spiders. He finds them more unbearable than naga, demons, or angry spirits.
- can be fished from the fountain in Dalaran at the Broken Isles.
- As of patch 7.3.0, he disappears from his palace after the Azsuna storyline.
- Farondis is voiced by Max Mittelman.
- Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Added.