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Varo'then was the leader of Queen Azshara's personal guard[1] (WoE 77-78) and bore a distinctive scar.[1] (WoE 77, 96) After the "death" of Xavius, Varo'then became the right hand of the queen. Outwardly, Varo'then was immune to Azshara's charms, but in fact he was madly in love with her. Unlike Xavius, Varo'then dealt with his obsession by serving the queen's every whim. Mannoroth found Varo'then annoying, but very efficient, meaning that the captain was the best-liked of the Highborne serving the Burning Legion. Varo'then and Illidan were sent to retrieve the Demon Soul from Deathwing. He succeeded and gave the Demon Soul to the pit lord Mannoroth (Varo'then nursed a vendetta against Malfurion for the remainder of the War of the Ancients). At the final battle overhead the Well of Eternity, Varo'then lead the Highborne still loyal to the queen on the backs of large, mysterious, flying bat-like creatures. There, he was slain after admitting to Malfurion that he lived only to serve Azshara and gain power to lead her forces, even to destroy Kalimdor. As his confession had rejected Kalimdor, Kalimdor then rejected him.[2] (Sund 290)

In World of Warcraft

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In World of Warcraft, in the Azshara zone on the eastern side of Kalimdor, there is a small area called Shadowsong Shrine. There are ghost mobs in this area and you can actually find a rare ghost there named Combat Varo'then's Ghost. It seems that his punishment for betraying Kalimdor itself extended beyond his death.

Varo'then is also a boss in the Well of Eternity instance in the Caverns of Time.

Memorable quotes

  • "The Light of Lights will reward me greatly for this!"
  • "Mannoroth fell afoul of you!, Archimonde fell afoul of you! Such an insipid creature and you outwitted them both! Lord Sargeras's grand commanders! Ha! I'll not only again be her favored for this, but his aswell! Me! Lord Varo'then!"


• Varo'then seems to be completely aware that Azshara toys with him but, unlike Xavius, doesn't seem to mind.


Fan Art

See also

  1. ^ a b WoE, 77-78
  2. ^ Sund, 290