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Thraed was born to Archmage Xandroz in Grand Hamlet sometime during the First War. Shortly after his birth, orcs appeared from beyond the Dark Portal and destroyed his hometown. Thraed's father attempted to defend his home but was killed by the invading orcs.
Thraed was raised by his mother in Elwynn Forest. His mother would often tell stories of his father's heroic deeds, which inspired Thraed into becoming a mage.
Studies and early exploits
Thraed studied to become a mage under . After years of studying arcane magic, Thraed decided to travel to Dalaran to continue his studies. While studying under the , Thraed suffered from anxiety attacks and had nightmares about the destruction of his hometown and the death of his father.
Soon after, he left Dalaran to pursue smaller goals. He spent much of his time in Southshore helping out the local villagers with menial tasks. After Thraed fended off a group of shadowy assassins that where attacking the town, and the people of Southshore considered Thraed a hero.