Wyll Benton

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AllianceWyll Benton
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Gender Male
Race Human
Affiliation(s) House Wrynn, Kingdom of Stormwind
Status Deceased
Relative(s) Elsie (wife), deceased brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews[1]
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Princes and kings have so much to worry about. The last thing they need is to bother themselves with things like candlewick trimming and hanging their clothes properly.
— Wyll's response when Anduin tried decreasing his duties[2]

Wyll Benton was an elderly servant of Anduin Wrynn. He had been taking care of Anduin since the king was little and refusing his service would offend him. As far as the king of Stormwind knew, Wyll had no family and was in service to the Wrynn family almost his entire life, having served King Llane and King Varian when they, too, were young. Though old and gray-haired, Wyll was tall and heavyset. Even though he was sarcastic, Anduin knew he was a kind man, and his mild, slightly detached demeanor disguised a stubborn will and fierce devotion to the house of Wrynn.[2] Wyll accompanied Anduin in Ironforge during the tumultous events preceding the Cataclysm but died of old age shortly after the Argus Campaign.[1]

Biography

The Shattering

Shortly before the Cataclysm of Azeroth, Wyll accompanied his prince to Ironforge. After the petrification of King Magni Bronzebeard, his daughter Moira returned to Ironforge. Wyll was sent to find Anduin and Rohan in Ironforge and told them to see the princess. While Moira held Anduin and everyone else in Ironforge captive, Wyll told the prince that he was certain Varian was working on a liberation.[3]

Before the Storm

Wyll continued to serve as Anduin's manservant in the aftermath of the Argus Campaign. By this point, increasing age began preventing the servant from performing many of his duties, but he still wanted to feel like he was useful. After Anduin's speech at Lion's Rest and the meeting with several Alliance members, Wyll tended to Anduin and spoke about their previous visit to Ironforge, as they would travel there again in the near future. Wyll assured Anduin that he would accompany him during his journey.[2] Once they returned from Ironforge to Stormwind, Wyll was trying to get everything ready for the next part of Anduin's journey. However, the king convinced him to stay in Stormwind and get a well-deserved rest.[4]

Days later, his health worsened and Laurena and Genn confirmed he was dying. Upon hearing this, Anduin wanted to heal the old man and restore his health, but Wyll, lying in bed in his chamber, refused. He stated that he was tired of living with old age and wanted to see his deceased loved ones once again. He also stated that he had made a list of men he could recommend to serve as Anduin's valet, since the king was now a grown man and didn't need a child's servant anymore. Wyll did, however, allow Anduin to use the Light to ease his pain. Anduin remained by his side and started reading his book about the Dragon Aspects until the old man fell asleep. When he awoke, he started hallucinating about the dead loved ones waiting for him but was confused to find that his wife Elsie was not among them. As Anduin calmed him, Wyll's last words were for Anduin to tell Elsie that he would be waiting for her. With that, the servant passed away.[1]

Notes

  • Wyll taught Anduin to read when the prince was young.[1]
  • As befitted someone of his status in the household, Wyll had a fairly large room which was impeccably tidy, just like the servant himself.[1]
  • Despite his age, Wyll was as fond of sweets as any six-year-old child.[1]
  • Wyll's surname was revealed in his second appearance in Before the Storm, 8 years after his introduction in The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm.

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