Favorite Characters: Moroes
WarCraft: The Last Guardian, World of WarCraft
“You are the New Young Man?” said a soft, almost sepulchral voice, and Khadgar, his head still craned upward, nearly jumped out of his skin. He wheeled to see a stooped, thin figure emerge out of the shadows of the entranceway.
The stooped thing looked marginally human, and for a moment, Khadgar wondered if Medivh was mutating forest animals to work as his servants. This one looked like a hairless weasel, its long face was framed by what looked like a pair of black rectangles.
Khadgar didn’t remember making any response, but the weasel person stepped farther from the shadows, and repeated itself.
“You are the New Young Man?” it said. Each word was enunciated with its own breath, encapsulated in its own little box, capitalized and separate from the others. It stepped from the shadows fully and revealed itself as nothing more or less threatening than a whip-slender elderly man in dark worsted livery. A servant – human, but a servant. It, or rather he, was still wearing black rectangles on the sides of his head, like a set of earmuffs, that extended forward to his prominent nose.
“I am Moroes,” the servant said. “Steward of the Tower. Castellan to Medivh. Blinders?” He raised the black rectangles, twins to those that framed his narrow face.
Moroes, also known as Moroes the Castellan, is Karazhan’s steward and can be found tending to guests in the Banquet Hall in Karazhan. Along with four special invited patrons, Moroes fights any uninvited guests to the death. Moroes is the second boss and the first mandatory boss found in this raid instance, and his defeat allows access to the Opera Event.
In The Last Guardian, Moroes was described as Medivh’s castellan or personal house servant. He was an oddly thin man, too thin. It made Khadgar think Medivh mutated animals to serve him. He was also ghostly in appearance, who wore horse blinders over his eyes in order to escape the wandering visions that plagued Medivh’s tower. He described to Khadgar (who had traveled from Dalaran to serve as Medivh’s apprentice) how he had seen a vision of himself breaking one of Cook’s crystal dishes and — despite trying to avoid doing so — ended up shattering it anyway; he wore the blinders until the day he died.
Moroes was killed by Medivh, who was in the final stages of madness, and is now buried beside both his master and Cook outside of Karazhan. It seemed that Moroes wasn’t surprised that he was murdered by Medivh. When Khadgar found his body, Moroes’s eyes were wide and open, but his face was surprisingly composed. Not even death seemed to surprise the castellan.
As of The Burning Crusade, Moroes has been resurrected by the new master of Karazhan. He is one of the first bosses encountered by adventurers. He has been revived as an undead and wields two wicked daggers when attacking. He seems to have retained much of his memories during life, as he will occasionally state that Medivh will return from Stormwind City.
The party he “holds” in the tower’s Banquet Hall includes ghosts of relatives of Darkshire noblemen as guests. Names of all of the NPCs in the Hall, including Ebonlocke who refuses to take part in the festivities, can be found as names of notable citizens of the Duskwood town.
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