Tiffin Ellerian Wrynn

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AllianceTiffin Ellerian Wrynn
Image of Tiffin Ellerian Wrynn
Title Queen
Gender Female
Race Human
Affiliation(s) Ellerian, House of Wrynn, Kingdom of Stormwind
Occupation Queen consort of Stormwind
Location Buried at the Stormwind City Cemetery[1]
Status Deceased
Relative(s) Varian (husband),
Anduin (son),
Llane (father-in-law),
Taria (mother-in-law),
Ellerian noble family
Fair and just, a wit as quick as her smile. May the Light inherit your warmth, for our world grows cold in your absence.
— Queen Tiffin's memorial plaque

Tiffin Ellerian Wrynn was the wife of King Varian Wrynn, mother of Anduin Wrynn, and queen consort of the kingdom of Stormwind.

Biography

Tiffin belonged to the Ellerian noble family of Stormwind, a small house that only had a small chunk of land in Westfall. Her marriage was arranged at birth in order to give her family a place in the Stormwind House of Nobles. While she and Varian initially disliked each other, they eventually became inseparable. Tiffin helped Varian control his occasional anger issues and taught him economics, while Varian helped teach Tiffin about politics and social etiquette.[2]

She eventually came to be beloved by the people, and was the strongest supporter of paying the Stonemasons' Guild the initially agreed-upon sum.[2] Sadly, she was killed by a rock thrown during the Guild's riots,[3] an event which drove Varian into a deep depression. The effects of her death were felt keenly throughout the entire city. Varian vowed to punish those responsible and dealt with the rioters more severely. The Stonemasons, fleeing the city, hid in the rural areas of Westfall to escape prosecution. Knowing Varian's anger would never fade, many were forced to remain in hiding.[4]

Her death left a deep impact in Varian.[5] During the War Against the Nightmare, Tiffin, alongside their son Anduin, acted as one of his nightmares.[6]

Memorial to Tiffin

Tiffin Ellerian Wrynn
Queen of Stormwind
Fair and just, a wit as quick as her smile.
May the Light inherit your warmth, for
our world grows cold in your absence.

Notes and trivia

  • Right after her death, Varian tasked Archbishop Benedictus with finding the key to her locket. He would eventually find it and gave it to the king during a Remembrance Day after the Cataclysm. The locket ended up in Anduin's hands.[7]
  • In Anduin's quarters hangs only one picture: a portrait of Tiffin holding Anduin when he was a baby, likely painted shortly before her death.[8]
  • One of Anduin's most treasured keepsakes is a small carved box containing Tiffin's engagement and wedding rings.[9][10]
  • A few vessels have been named after her.
  • The item  [Very Unlucky Rock] obtained by finishing the daily fishing quest in Stormwind City may be related to her death.
  • Stormrage, which takes place 27 years ADP, mentions that Tiffin died during a riot almost 13 years earlier,[11] which would put her death 15 years ADP—the same year Anduin was born. This corresponds with The Comic, which shows the queen being killed while holding Anduin as a baby, as well as with World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 3 which also mentions her death under year 15.
  • An unused in-game model was added for her in patch 7.0.1.

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