Petran is a high elf caster, formerly from Dalaran. He was a friend of Archmage Annan. He had traveled to Kalimdor after the destruction of Dalaran. One day after getting drunk in a bar in Theramore in a bad part of town, he insulted some dwarves. They beat him up for the insults, and rifled through his belongings. They planned to steal a knife that he had received from Annan. Afraid for his life, he prepared a spell to attack the dwarves knowing it would likely affect the relations between his people and the dwarves. In the chaos after casting the spell he was able retrieve the knife and escape into the night. He didn't bother to check if any of the dwarves had survived, and was sure he had lit the pub on fire. He hid in the shadows and decided he would find out what life was like outside of Theramore.