|The subject of this article was removed in patch 4.0.3a but remains in World of Warcraft: Classic.
|Race||Night elf (Humanoid)|
Though there were many towns and places of habitation constructed upon the lakeshore on northwestern Kalimdor, Ameth'Aran and Bashal'Aran were the foremost of these, having the touch of Azshara, the Kaldorei's beloved Queen, in their creation. She brought to the twin towns her favored servitors, the Highborne, and to govern them she placed Athrikus Narassin.
His second, a mage known for his prowess in the arcane arts as much as with his physical abilities, was Asterion, who lived among the people of Bashal'Aran, and went many times to Ameth'Aran to see to the needs and wants of its inhabitants.
After the Sundering, the powerful Athrikus Narassin used his craft to create a moonstone seal, forming a prison to hold Asterion by the means of magic. The reasons why he was held in the ruins of Bashal'Aran by his former master are unknown, but from that point on, he began a long and painful life. When he died at some point, Asterion discovered to his horror that even as a specter he was still imprisoned.
World of Warcraft
Before the Cataclysm, the ruins of Bashal'Aran were overrun with demonic minions. The grells and satyrs that had taken up residence in the area fed upon the magical energies of the area, their powers growing from their continued exposure. Even so, they never approached the shrine where Asterion was imprisoned.
An Alliance adventurer managed to recover the seal imprisoning Asterion from the Deth'ryll satyr and went south to Ameth'Aran where it could be destroyed, finally freeing the ghostly elf from a life of torment. Asterion sensed his former master, Athrikus, still lived. He then realized his feelings of hopelessness will give way into thoughts of vengeance.
- Asterion, along with Remorseful Highborne, was one of the only Highborne aligned with the Darnassian night elves and the Alliance prior to Cataclysm and the re-emergence of the Shen'dralar Highborne.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Removed.