"Daughter of the Sea" is a Kul Tiran folk song about Jaina Proudmoore and her role in the demise of her father Lord Admiral Daelin Proudmoore at Theramore Isle, following the Third War. The events of the song are detailed in Chronicle Volume 3, and first occurred in the Warcraft III campaign Founding of Durotar.
"Beware, beware the Daughter of the Sea."
"Beware," I heard him cry.
His words carried upon the ocean breeze,
As he sank beneath the tide.
Those blood-soaked shores of Kalimdor,
Where sailors fought and died.
The Admiral fell at Theramore,
because she left his side.
Why this? Why this, oh Daughter of the Sea?
Why this? Did you forget your seaside days?
Always the pride of our nation's eyes,
How could she go astray?
When she did flee across the ocean deep,
The Admiral followed west.
What else but sail to save a daughter's life,
And pray she still drew breath?
But there he found upon those distant shores,
Enemies 'pon the rise!
But when he faced those savage foes
His daughter stood aside.
And buried deep beneath the waves,
Betrayed by family.
To his nation, with his last breath, cried,
"Beware the Daughter of the Sea."
In Warbringers, Jaina adds a final stanza
I heard, I heard, across a moonlit sea,
The old voice warning me,
"Beware, beware the Daughter of the Sea",
Ahoy, ahoy, sweet Daughter of the Seas.
Ahoy this child be mine.
The Admiral's girl, his whole entire world,
for as long as stars do shine.
- Jaina sings the song in Warbringers: Jaina.
- A similar tune is played in the cutscene when Jaina first arrives to Boralus.
- Flynn Fairwind sings the first few lines of the song while he is imprisoned in Tol Dagor.
- In Jaina's nightmare, an undead Daelin sings a song with the same tune to a young Jaina, before blaming her for his death.
- An oarsman sings it while ferrying an Alliance adventurer to Xibala in Zuldazar.
- Jaina hums the song when she activates her father's pendant and recall the missing Kul Tiran fleet during the Siege of Boralus.
- The song is also referenced by a goblin mech jockey during after seeing Jaina.
- The lyrics of "Daughter of the Sea" were written by Robert Brooks.
- In Warbringers: Jaina, the song was sung by Laura Bailey, the voice actress of Jaina, and Dónal Kearney.
- Laura Bailey, the voice actress of Jaina performs the song in BlizzCon 2018.
- The lyrics given on Twitter, in , and vary slightly from the Warbringers version with the lyrics being the "Daughter of the Seas" instead of the "Daughter of the Sea", "But there he found on the Western shores" instead of "But there he found upon those distant shores", and "Buried deep beneath the waves" instead of "And buried deep beneath the waves".
While the exact origins of the song are unclear, it appears to have been once used as a nursery rhyme for a young Jaina Proudmoore. The current version may have emerged since then, and the subsequent events surrounding Admiral Daelin's death at Theramore.
- Derek Proudmoore says "for as long as stars do shine" when talking with Jaina during their first reunion in Theramore.