Therazane

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For the reputation faction, see Therazane (faction).
NeutralTherazane
Image of Therazane
Title Stonemother, Earthmother
Gender Female
Race(s) Earth Elemental (Demigod)
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Herself, Elemental Lords
Former affiliation(s) Old Gods' forces (Black Empire)
Occupation Elemental Lord of Earth
Location Various Locations
Status Alive
Relative(s) Princess Theradras (daughter), Stone Lords, Ozruk ("son"),[1] many centaur descendants

Therazane the Stonemother is the Elemental Lord of earth, and formerly one of the Old Gods' lieutenants.

Biography

Therazane with the other Elemental Lords.

Ancient history

In the beginning, the world that would become known as Azeroth was ruled by the elementals. A nascent titan maturing within the world's core had consumed much of the fifth element, Spirit, and without this primordial force to create balance, the elements were thrown into chaos. The four Elemental Lords, who each ruled over innumerable lesser spirits, constantly clashed with one another on the surface of the primordial world. Therazane the Stonemother was the most reclusive of the elemental rulers, raising great mountain ranges to protect her children from her enemies' assaults. Only after they had worn themselves thin against her barriers would the Stonemother emerge, wrenching open giant chasms to swallow entire elemental armies whole and sending her most powerful servants, giants of crystal and stone, to crush those who survived.[2]

When the entities known as the Old Gods arrived from the Great Dark and established their empire, the Elemental Lords saw the invaders as a threat to their dominion. For the first time in Azeroth's history, the native spirits of the world worked together against a common enemy. Therazane raised walls of jagged rock to corral and shatter the temple cities of the Black Empire, before Neptulon would sweep in with his minions and crush the Old Gods' forces with tidal waves.[2] Ultimately, however, they were overwhelmed by the endless armies of the Old Gods and enslaved to their malign will.

When the titan-forged arrived on Azeroth to battle the Black Empire, the Old Gods sent their enslaved Elemental Lord lieutenants to face them. Archaedas and Freya were charged with facing the Stonemother, who retreated into her towering stone spire. Archaedas used his earth magic to weaken the tower's foundations and destroy the giants guarding it, before Freya called up enormous roots to entangle and destroy the spire, bringing it down upon the Stonemother's head. Therazane and her children were thereafter imprisoned in the crystalline caverns of Deepholm, a region of the Elemental Plane.[2]

Cataclysm

Cataclysm This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

Therazane in World of Warcraft.

After witnessing the devastation Deathwing and his followers caused her realm, Therazane treats all outsiders with open hostility.

Therazane, also known as the Stonemother, is the elemental lord of earth, an ancient and immensely powerful counterpart of Ragnaros, Al'Akir, and Neptulon. Unlike the realms of Al'Akir and Ragnaros, however, her domain-that of the earth, rock, and mountains-has put her in immediate conflict with Deathwing, whose emergence from Deepholm has pushed her stony realm to the point of collapse.

Though Therazane has no love for mortals, she recognizes the role that these races might play in restoring Deepholm and evicting the Twilight's Hammer, who have flocked to her kingdom to bask in the glory of Deathwing's former sanctum. Heroes who seek the aid of the Stonemother will find that her favor can confer many blessings; among them are powerful augmenting stones borne up from Deepholm itself to strengthen the armor of those who serve Therazane's will.[3]

Therazane is a questgiver in Deepholm, residing at Therazane's Throne. Her questline is in a similar experience to the Sons of Hodir's questline in Storm Peaks.[4] While she offers quests to adventurers in Deepholm, Therazane makes it clear she has no love for the mortals who killed Princess Theradras, and warns those who speak to her that they will eventually outlive their usefulness.

After the heroes convinced Therazane that they will indeed leave Deepholm once the World Pillar has been repaired, a battle takes place between the Twilight Cultists and Therazane's forces. Therazane picks out the most dangerous foes, smashing them into pieces before moving on to the next. Ultimately with the help of the elementals of the earth the World Pillar is repaired.

Elemental Bonds

When Thrall's spirit became bound to the earth of Deepholm players along with Aggra visit Therazane to gain her blessing in searching for him. Though she finds Thrall's spirit fascinating and is at first unwilling to part with him she states she can still hear the cry of a lover's heart and that she has not forgotten what it was to love. She grants her blessing to Aggra and the player but warns that even with it Thrall himself may not wish to leave.[5]

Legion

Legion This section concerns content exclusive to Legion.

In order to rally the Elemental Lords against the Burning Legion, the Earthen Ring travels to Deepholm. Therazane and her forces are under attack by the remaining Twilight's Hammer, which is rallying an army to conquer her realm, and Therazane cannot offer her aid until the threat has been dealt with.[6] The forces led by Sintharia's spirit[7] are defeated, and Therazane pledges to fight alongside the Earthen Ring. She sends Avalanchion to join the shamans at the Heart of Azeroth.[8]

When the four Elemental Lords were united under the banner of the Earthen Ring against the Burning Legion, Therazane joined Neptulon, Smolderon, and Thunderaan to commemorate this occasion.

Therazane was not initially aware of what the Legion or demons even were.[9] This makes sense when one considers that she was locked in Deepholm long before the War of the Ancients, the demons' first time on Azeroth.

During the assault on the Broken Shore by the Armies of Legionfall, Therazane joined the Farseer, Magatha Grimtotem, and Smolderon to take vengeance on the demons twisting Azeroth's earth.

Locations

Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Verlok Stand  ?? 2,034,800
Therazane's Throne  ?? 1,597,400
Quest:Allegiance of Flame  ?? 4,096,200
Broken Shore  ?? 207,853,408

Quests

In the RPG

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Description

Therazane from Shadows & Light.

Therazane is a monstrous humanoid covered with stones, earth, and clinging plants. She has squat legs and four powerful arms. Her unblinking eyes of gold-flecked agate look out into the world from her one head, but there are two other faces to be seen as well.

Therazane the Stonemother is ruler over the earth, dirt, rock, and mountains. She is revered by all earth elementals and creatures that dwell underneath the ground. Some druids of the wild see her as the embodiment of all that is peaceful and calm about the world. Some sages believe she feels pain whenever the ground is sundered and weeps at the destruction wrought by Deathwing and his ilk. If so, however, she has done nothing specific to oppose the great dragon. Therazane is the most peaceful of the Elemental Lords. She is a patient, loving, motherly type who encourages growing things and loves simply to spend long periods of time relaxing with those creatures that make their homes upon her. She often feels as though she is always at war with the other Elemental Lords: Al'Akir erodes her surface with winds, Neptulon beats his waves constantly upon her shores, and Ragnaros is a blazing furnace that churns at her fiery core. She would be perfectly happy if the three of them would just go away. Therazane is slow to anger and attempts to avoid combat whenever possible. If roused to battle, however, she can be a fearsome, powerful opponent. She typically drives toward the most dangerous foe, smashing her target into tiny red pieces before moving on to the next. Should she be seriously challenged, she simply sinks into the earth and retreats.[10]

Appearance

As you watch, the earth ahead seems to rise up, forming into a monstrous humanoid covered with stones, earth and clinging plants. It has squat legs and four powerful arms, and the suggestion of large, saggy breasts and wide hips indicate that this creature is undeniably female. Unblinking eyes of gold-flecked agate stare at you from a face that seems curious, inquisitive… and you see what appear to be two other faces beside the one that regards you now, one of anger and fury, the other of perhaps sorrow and longing.[11]

In Cataclysm, she appears as a spherical, obese, floating woman with only one visible face and only two arms. Two vestigial legs hang beneath her, treading the air. Like her daughter, she uses her hair to cover her breasts. A number of purple crystals grow on her, and some are also used by her as jewelery.

Memorable quotes

Deepholm

Main article: Quest:A Rock Amongst Many#Notes
Main article: Quest:At the Stonemother's Call#Notes
Main article: Quest:Audience with the Stonemother#Notes
Main article: Quest:The Stone March#Notes
Main article: Quest:The Binding#Notes
Main article: Quest:Into Constant Earth#Notes

Legion

Legion This section concerns content exclusive to Legion.

Greeting
  • I am listening.
  • Speak and I will listen.
Pissed
  • You have my attention.
  • How may the Stonemother aid you?
  • I am waiting...
  • What is your purpose mortal?
  • I grow tired of you!
  • I will bury you!
Farewell
  • Go with courage, mortal.
  • Until we meet again.
  • The Earth is your shield.

Notes and trivia

  • Princess Theradras, who (along with Zaetar) was the progenitor of five clans of centaur, is Therazane's only daughter, as stated by the Stonemother herself.[12]
  • Princess Theradras' model is called "Tharazun".
  • She has shown little concern for the rebellious Aeonaxx, even allowing his spawn to be taken from her realm.[13]
  • She wore crimson geodes as jewelry before the azure craze swept through Deepholm.[14]
  • In the reputation tab's description of Therazane's fation, the Stone Lords are called her sons. Ozruk is also described by Therazane as her child. This may or may not be a literal expression as she may consider all earth elementals her 'children'.
  • Some have speculated that the tauren are referring to Therazane the Stonemother when they speak of the kind and gentle Earthmother. Terrath the Steady calls Therazane the "Earthmother" in his gossip text in Deepholm. This may be confirmation.
  • Therazane's name is probably derived from terra, a Latin word meaning earth.
  • Her appearance is most likely based on the Venus of Willendorf.
  • During the Cataclysm beta, Therazane used Theradras' model as a placeholder. At one point a rather ugly amalgam of several models was allegedly datamined and circulated on forums such as MMO-Champion and there was much speculation about what the 'real' Therazane would look like.
  • Therazane is the only one of the Elemental Lords not currently represented by a card in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.

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