Veranus is an elite proto-dragon located in The Storm Peaks. Veranus is the broodmother of the proto-drakes in the Storm Peaks, and was the riding drake of Thorim before he released her back into the wild. Players lure her to her nest so that Thorim can use her once again as his riding drake in his battle against Loken.
Veranus and Thorim are captured by Loken, and are brought to Ulduar where the dragon is turned into Razorscale.
Her name is possibly a reference to monitor lizards, whose genus is Varanus.