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HordeDark Ranger Velonara
Image of Dark Ranger Velonara
Title <Desolate Council>
Gender Female
Race(s) Darkfallen, formerly high elf (Humanoid)
Class Hunter
Resource Mana
Affiliation(s) Desolate Council, Forsaken, Undercity, Horde, Unseen Path
Former affiliation(s) Farstriders, Kingdom of Quel'Thalas
Occupation Dark ranger, member of the Desolate Council
Former occupation(s) Elven ranger
Location Various
Status Active

Dark Ranger Velonara is a Darkfallen dark ranger and a member of the Desolate Council, the governing body of the Forsaken.

In life, she was a Quel'dorei ranger, until she was killed by Arthas Menethil and his Scourge during the Scourge invasion of Quel'Thalas. She was later resurrected by Sylvanas Windrunner as one of her dark rangers. Following the Fourth War, Velonara decided to stay with the Forsaken, and side against the Banshee Queen who defected from the Horde.

Following the Forsaken reclaiming the Ruins of Lordaeron she, alongside other prominent Forsaken, created a new Desolate Council to serve as the governing body of their people.


Third War[]

Ranger Velonara

Velonara during the Third War.

Velonara was a ranger in service of Quel'Thalas and was betrothed to a nobleman. She was killed by the death knight Arthas Menethil when he invaded the elven kingdom and created the Dead Scar.[1] Some time later, Velonara was resurrected by the undead Sylvanas Windrunner and called to her service as a dark ranger.

During the initial outbreak of the plague of undeath, her mother was tortured by James Vishas of the Scarlet Crusade.[2]


Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

At the time of the Cataclysm, Velonara led the Horde adventurers against the remnants of the Scarlet Crusade in Tirisfal Glades. With the Scarlet Crusade on its last legs, Velonara along with several Forsaken Dreadguards and Forsaken Flesh Rippers were out to remove what remains of it from the Dark Lady's domain - by force. She could be found in all four wings of the Scarlet Monastery.

Warlords of Draenor[]

Warlords of Draenor This section concerns content related to Warlords of Draenor.

During the war in Draenor, Velonara was present in Axefall in Spires of Arak, dealing with the poisoned troll named Lunzul. She later worked with the commander in Shadow's Vigil to find the Shattered Hand assassin, Gardul Venomshiv, and created the antidote. She then joins the Garrison as a follower.


Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.
Velonara at the Dranosh'ar Blockade

Velonara at the Dranosh'ar Blockade.

After the disastrous battle at the Broken Shore, Velonara was present at Vol'jin's funeral ceremony, accompanying Lady Sylvanas. She defended her when demons were revealed among the crowd by the Illidari.

During the third invasion of the Burning Legion, she appeared at the Trueshot Lodge to represent the dark rangers in the Unseen Path, the union of all hunters on Azeroth.

Death Hunter Moorgoth admitted to having a crush on Velonara and asked the Huntsman to speak with her on his behalf.

Battle for Azeroth[]

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Warchief of the Horde - Velonara

Dark Ranger Velonara outside the Orgrimmar Embassy.

At the time of the Fourth War, Velonara participated in the Battle for Darkshore. When the Horde controls Darkshore, Velonara is stationed at Bashal'Aran. She enlisted Horde adventurers with striking against the Twilight's Hammer, who sought to take control of the elemental breaches within Darkshore as the Horde and Alliance were focused on one another.[3]

During the annual ritual remembering the losses of the blood elves to the Scourge, a vision of the living Ranger Velonara can be seen fighting alongside her Farstrider comrades against the Scourge led by Arthas Menethil near the gate of Deatholme as part of the recreation of the past when Quel'Thalas fell. She was the last to fall before Arthas proceeded further into the elven home.[1]

In the aftermath of Sylvanas's betrayal of the Horde, the death of Varok Saurfang, and the end of the Fourth War, the leaders of the Horde agreed that the position of Warchief was not needed in times of peace. As such, instead of a singular dictator, the Horde would be led by a conglomerate of leaders who would represent their people's interests known as the Horde Council.[4] Following the council's formation, Velonara came to reside near the entrance of the Orgrimmar Embassy district of the city. Though once fiercely loyal to Sylvanas, Velonara declared that her people were the sin'dorei and Forsaken and that she stood with them and the Horde. She also revealed that while some of her fellow dark rangers sided with Sylvanas, many others have remained with the Horde.


Shadowlands This section concerns content related to Shadowlands.
Desolate Council

Velonara with her fellow members of the Desolate Council.

Sometime later she joined the Forsaken in mustering in the ruins of the kingdom of Lordaeron, as they sought to reclaim as much as they could of the Tirisfal Glades. Declaring that her first duty was the safety of the Forsaken, Velonara directed champions, with eradicating the blighted undead attacking Brill.[5] With this task done, Velonara alongside other influential figures that had risen to prominence among the Forsaken, joined Calia Menethil in a meeting to determine their next of course of action.[6]

While Lilian Voss wanted to directly focus on dealing with the plague in the Undercity, Deathstalker Commander Belmont questioned what they should do about Calia, only for Velonara to declare that they should focus on the blight. She then turned to Master Apothecary Faranell and questioned if he had more plague eaters, only for him to reveal to Calia and the others that he only had one left, and that while he could make more for them to be effective, they must be formulated to survive the plague. This in turn inspired Calia to point out that they might be able to turn to the plague-lords of Maldraxxus for insight. When Faranell revealed that he required an undiluted sample of the plague from deep within its reaches, Calia vowed to acquire it for him, but both Faranell and Belmont were skeptical of her being able to acquire it and survive.[7] Calia then called upon the light and with the champion by her side, she ventured into the plague and successfully acquired the plague sample, which greatly surprised Belmont.[8] With the sample in their possession, Calia, Voss, the champion, and the plague eater went to Maldraxxus.[9]

In time they returned with the empowered plague eater, where Calia informed Faranell of how the blight sample became a living manifestation, to which Faranell was quick to declare it ingenious, as it would be easier to kill.[10] This plan was ultimately successful as the plague manifested as an Amalgam and was slain, liberating the Ruins of Lordaeron from the plague.[11] Following this, Voss declared that the Forsaken have many points of view and should be led by a council, not a single ruler, a motion accepted by the other Forsaken leaders, with Velonara declaring that she and her fellow dark rangers stood with Voss. Thus a new Desolate Council composed of Voss, Calia, Belmont, Faranell, and Velonara was created to lead the Forsaken.[12] In the aftermath Velonara reflected that for years the dark rangers had worked as agents for Sylvanas Windrunner, but now with the Desolate Council they serve a greater cause: shaping their people's future. Though knowing that they couldn't be certain of what lied ahead, she vowed that the dark rangers would do everything in their power to defend this kingdom.[13]


Dragonflight This section concerns content related to Dragonflight.

After the Scarlet Crusade forces led by Scarlet Commander Forsythe seized control of Fenris Isle, they used it as a staging ground to strike against the Forsaken within the Ruins of Lordaeron. Velonara and Master Apothecary Faranell subsequently traveled to the Sepulcher for their plan of counterattack, where they found themselves joined by Forsaken champions.[14] While Faranell sent them to gather ingredients for a concoction for the war effort, Velonara, vowing to not let the crusade imitate their people in Silverpine Forest, sent them to destroy slanderous propaganda.[15] After Faranell's concoction was used to weaken the defenses on the isle, Velonara called in the full force of the Forsaken and took part in the subsequent assault.[16][17] In the aftermath, Velonara returned to the Ruins of Lordaeron, where she and the other members of the Desolate Council declared the champion represented what it meant to be Forsaken.[18]


Location Level range Reaction Notes
Scarlet Monastery Graveyard 30 Elite Horde Appeared during the Cataclysm version of the instance.
Scarlet Monastery Library 33 Elite Horde Appeared during the Cataclysm version of the instance.
Scarlet Monastery Armory 36 Elite Horde Appeared during the Cataclysm version of the instance.
Scarlet Monastery Cathedral 39 Elite Horde Appeared during the Cataclysm version of the instance.
Axefall & Shadow's Vigil & Shattered Rise, Spires of Arak 30-40 Horde Once the Inn is built in Axefall.
Frostwall 40 Horde
Dranosh'ar Blockade, Durotar 10-45 Normal/Elite Horde
Trueshot Lodge 10-45 Alliance Horde
Port of Zandalar, Dazar'alor 50 Elite Horde
Bashal'Aran, Battle for Darkshore 50 Elite Horde
Bashal'Aran, Darkshore[47.8, 36.2]VZ-DarkshoreBlip 50 Elite Alliance Horde Present when the Horde controls the zone.
Dead Scar, Ghostlands[36.8, 65.8]VZ-GhostlandsBlip 50-60 Horde During H IconSmall BloodElf MaleIconSmall BloodElf Female [50-70] The First to Fall, part of the Heritage of the Sin'dorei.
Orgrimmar Embassy, Orgrimmar[40.6, 76.8]VZ-OrgrimmarBlip 50 Horde After completion of the Horde War Campaign.
Brill & Ruins of Lordaeron, Tirisfal Glades 50-60 Elite Alliance Horde During the Inv shield 58 [Return to Lordaeron] questline.
Sepulcher, Silverpine Forest 50-70 Elite Horde During the Forsaken heritage questline.


Spires of Arak
  • Inv spear 07 Aimed Shot — An aimed shot that inflicts weapon damage as Physical.
  • Inv ammo arrow 03 Counter Shot — Interrupts spellcasting, silencing the spellcaster for 3 sec.
  • Spell frost chainsofice Freezing Trap — Launch a frost trap to the target location that freezes all enemies in 6 yards, preventing all action for 10 sec.
  • Ability upgrademoonglaive Multi-Shot — Fires several missiles, hitting your current target and all enemies within 8 yards.
  • Ability hunter runningshot Rapid Fire — Increases haste by 100% for 15 sec.
  • Ability marksmanship Shoot — Shoots at an enemy, inflicting Physical damage.
Durotar & Battle for Darkshore
  • Ability theblackarrow Black Arrow — Curses an enemy, inflicting periodic Shadow damage over 8 sec. If the target dies while afflicted by Black Arrow, a Skeleton will be summoned from the target's corpse.
  • Ability upgrademoonglaive Multi-Shot — Fires a volley of missiles at an enemy and its nearby allies, striking up to 3 targets for 110% weapon damage.
  • Ability marksmanship Shoot — Shoots at an enemy, inflicting Physical damage.


Shadowlands This section concerns content related to Shadowlands.
Velonara (Darkshore)

Velonara in Darkshore.

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Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.
Warlords of Draenor This section concerns content related to Warlords of Draenor.

Once the inn is built, she is involved in the following quests:

Removed from game The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 5.0.4.

Scarlet Monastery - Graveyard[]

Scarlet Monastery - Library[]

Scarlet Monastery - Armory[]

Scarlet Monastery - Cathedral[]

Removed from game The subject of this section did not make it out of the beta stages of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.



  • Well met.
  • My bow is ready.
  • I stand with the Forsaken.
  • We have much to do.
  • Surprise, surprise. Another mortal fawning over a dark ranger.
  • Black roses? Yes, I admit a certain... fondness for them.
  • Al diel shala.[19]
  • Vendel'o eranu.[19]
  • We will forge a new future.
  • May your aim be true.


  • Commander!
  • Glad to be in your presence, Commander.
  • It is my honor to serve you.
  • One look at you and our enemies will cower like the dogs they are!
  • Tonight we feast in your honor, Commander!
  • The garrison is secure.
Gossip I need you to come on patrol with me.
Trueshot Lodge
The Banshee Queen sends her regards, Huntmaster.
If carrying 13 Black Roses
Gossip I was just talking to Moorgoth, and he...
You mean that moping, black-clad imbecile across the way? The one who keeps leering at me?
Yes, I've noticed him. He's not the first mortal to obsess over a dark ranger. I don't understand the fascination some have with death. He should spend his time pursuing the living, not longing for a dalliance with one who has already passed.
Life is often wasted on the living.
Gossip You sound as if you miss your previous life.
I was a maiden, pure and true. A young ranger in service of Silvermoon, betrothed to the nobleman of my dreams.
Then Arthas came.
I fell in battle as the mad prince cut a black scar through the land I loved. But at least I was at peace, I suppose. For a time. Until the Banshee Queen pulled me back from beyond and damned my soul into her service.
You'll have to pardon me if I have little patience for imbeciles like Moorgoth, who take for granted what they have and think to find happiness in pain.
Gossip He doesn't seem like such a bad guy.
<The dark ranger sighs.>
I suppose he has a certain charm. He can't help his ignorance.
But he must realize that my heart is incapable of feeling love or happiness, nor could we... engage in the sort of intimacy he desires. I am a dead, rotting thing, and only the abyss awaits me.
Please if you find any fondness for him at all, break his heart now. It will save him true pain later.
<Velonara pauses for a moment, then takes a single black rose and caresses its petals.>
Gossip I'll let him down easily.
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After the formation of the Horde Council
Main article: Warchief of the Horde (quest)#Notes
Shadowlands This section concerns content related to Shadowlands.
In Brill

Our quivers must remain full. Even though our direction is unclear.

Gossip How do you feel about Calia?

Some might also ask if the Dark Rangers are to be trusted, as well. We were Sylvanas' closest cohorts, and even we were left behind.
I have declared my allegiance to the Forsaken. Calia should be given the opportunity to prove the same.
Gossip Let's talk about something else.

Gossip Who are you?

I am Velonara, former ranger of the Quel'dorei. I served under Ranger-General Sylvanas Windrunner, and I served the Banshee Queen in death.
I am loyal to the Forsaken and the Horde, and will use my bow in their defense for as long as I have strength.
Gossip Let's talk about something else.


On approach in Frostwall
  • What is your wish, commander?
On approach in the Trueshot Lodge
The Dark Lady has lent her rangers to your cause, Huntmaster.

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NPCs Follower Generic name
Preceded by:
Lilian Voss (interim leader)
Ruler of the Forsaken (as a member of the Desolate Council)
Succeeded by: