|Title||Bard of the Goldenmist|
|Character class||Bard, Rogue|
|Affiliation||House Menethren, Horde, Silvermoon City|
|Occupation||Bard, Rogue, Traveler|
|Location||Silvermoon City, Falconwing Square|
Quiet and elusive, Annorath is known to frequent world taverns and pubs if only to find clients. The few times one can hear him speak is typically when he is performing in one of the taverns. Rarely seen without his enchanted harp, he spends most of his time performing and few can otherwise account for his whereabouts. He is known to disappear frequently and for long periods of time, though he has consistently denied ever being away.
Born some hundred years before the Third War, Annorath was born and raised in Goldenmist Village in southern Quel'Thalas. Annorath was trained from a young age with the intention of becoming an elven ranger. With his father trained as a warrior and his mother serving as a priestess of the Light, both were committed to the Alliance forces in the wars before the fall of Quel'Thalas. Annorath's father fell in service to the Alliance, leaving him to be raised by his mother following the end of the First War. His mother was later slain when the Scourge, led by Arthas stormed through Quel'Thalas.
Post Third WarEdit
Just barely surviving, Annorath managed to make it to the close by western shore, and hid upon a small group of islands just off the coast of the mainland. As the elven survivors began to push back against the remaining Scourge forces following the initial destruction, Annorath was found and struggled alongside the remaining elves with their magical addiction.
Forsaking his intentions of becoming a ranger, Annorath dedicated his unique skill sets to more selfish causes, and began to masquerade as a bard to draw away any suspicions. Though Annorath took upon the title of Sin'dorei, like many of the other survivors, he never had any intention of following Kael'thas Sunstrider, or any leader for that matter.
Fall of Kael'Thas SunstriderEdit
As Kael'Thas Sunstrider's reign came to an end, Annorath took the opportunity to solidify his multiple identities, claiming that several of them were in service to the power crazed prince. With several identities, Annorath has managed to travel the world, continuing his mysterious work and still maintain his guise as a bard within Silvermoon City.
The Bard & The HarpEdit
Annorath can be seen at many of the world taverns and pubs playing grand symphonies upon what appears to be a simple harp. One may learn, through conversation, that the harp is magical in its origin and if played correctly, can produce grand epics and songs fit for any high king or queen. The origin of the harp has yet to be revealed, though some rumors suggest it once resided in the palace of Queen Azshara. If that is indeed true, how it fell into the hands of a simple bard remains a mystery.
The harp, when played correctly, is said to be able to enchant an audience, putting them into a deep trance or even healing the mind and soul of certain ailments. It is also rumored to be able to cause great pain, though that has yet to be seen done while in the hands of the bard, though he has proven his efforts as a healer with the aid of the harp, most likely through skills acquired from his mother before her passing.
Recently, Annorath publicly pledged loyalty to the House Menethren of Silvermoon, serving as a bard and healer. Though his loyalty is sworn to the house, his strange disappearances have continued, which have led some to believe he has ulterior motives.
With Annorath still using multiple identities acquired over the years, no one knows for sure where exactly his true loyalties lie. His disappearances are followed most times by reports of strange and mysterious deaths. Though one may grow suspicious and make accusations, so far there is no clear connection between his night life, and his day job as a bard.