For the plaque in Scarlet Monastery, see Admiral Barean Westwind.
NeutralBarean Westwind
Image of Barean Westwind
Title Grand Admiral of the Scarlet Fleet,
Leader of the Scarlet Onslaught
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid)
Class Warrior
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Scarlet Crusade, Kul Tiras, Scarlet Onslaught
Occupation Commander of the Scarlet Fleet, mortal disguise of the dreadlord Mal'Ganis
Location Various
Status Deceased (possessed by Mal'Ganis)

Barean Westwind of Kul Tiras was once a prominent member of the Scarlet Crusade. He was part of the Scarlet Fleet's disastrous expedition to Northrend, and was lost off the Frozen Coast. A large statue was erected in his honor in the Hall of Champions, located in the Scarlet Monastery in the Tirisfal Glades.

However, recent reports indicate that he is still alive and has joined the ranks of the Scarlet Onslaught. Only a few know that he is truly dead, and that his corpse is being used as a disguise for the dreadlord Mal'Ganis.

Wrath of the Lich King

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With the Scarlet Onslaught's arrival in Northrend, Admiral Westwind resides within the cathedral of New Hearthglen. He is seen alongside High General Abbendis. Abbendis was not expecting to see him there when the Onslaught arrived in Northrend, nor was she expecting him to suddenly take over command from her.[1]

Near the entrance to the city, one of the Onslaught Raven Priests remarks to an Onslaught Footman, "The Grand Admiral himself has come to see to our dedication. If I see you slacking on your post again, I will gut you myself." What his position of authority is within the ranks of the Scarlet Onslaught has yet to be seen.

In a later encounter in Icecrown, players face him once more and discover his true form: the Dreadlord Mal'Ganis.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Dragonblight ?? 55,340
Icecrown ?? 99,612


  • Inv misc shadowegg.png  Protection Sphere — Provides the caster with a sphere of protection that makes them immune to all harm while it is maintained.


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This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

Barean Westwind in Icecrown.

  • It seems that he is succeeding in corrupting other members of the Scarlet Onslaught. This is most evident in the form of the Raven Priests, who were conceived when "the Holy Light whispered a new blessing to the Admiral in his sleep which he passed on to Landgren", and the Onslaught Death Knights.
  • Westwind Weald may be named after him or his family or vice-versa.

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