For the Waycrest Manor encounter, see Lord and Lady Waycrest.
NeutralLady Meredith Waycrest
Image of Lady Meredith Waycrest
Title The Mother
Gender Female
Race(s) Matron, Human (Humanoid)
Level 20-50
Reaction Alliance
Affiliation(s) Heartsbane Coven
Former affiliation(s) House Waycrest, Kul Tiras
Occupation Lady of House Waycrest, Leader of the Heartsbane Coven
Location Waycrest Manor, Drustvar
Status Killable Battle for Azeroth
Deceased (lore)
Relative(s) Arthur (husband)
Lucille (daughter)

Lady Meredith Waycrest was the matriarch of House Waycrest. She made a pact with the Drust, seeking to use their power to save her ailing husband.[1]


Meredith disapproved of her daughter Lucille's marriage to Alexander Treadward for he was a common merchant.[2] On the day of their wedding Meredith hired Roland the Knife of the Red Hand to assassinate Alexander.[3]

Lucille was aware that she had a cruel streak,[4] but like everyone else had no clue her own mother was behind Alexander's murder.

As matron of House Waycrest, Meredith didn't have much in the say of rule, being much more reserved when it came to political talk. This would all change when a rumor sprung up about her husband being deadly sick, with her locking herself with him in their chambers out of grief.[5] Stricken with grief due to her ailing husband, Lady Waycrest called out to any power that could save him. The Drust king Gorak Tul answered her cry and promised that death would never part the couple, for a price.[6] She started to recruit girls to her newly formed Coven and taught them in the way of Drust magic. Their ultimate goal was to bring the Drust back to the realm of the living.[7]

Then one day, she came out of her solitude, assuring the people that all was fine. The only thing the villagers found odd about her return is that she had taken control of the men. All seemed normal until the disappearances began and the guards were put under a spell. With Corlain under the control of the Coven, Meredith sent out her followers to recruit more witches and begin the return of the Drust king.[5] Despite the efforts by the Order of Embers to stop the return, the Coven were successful.[8]

Lady Waycrest as a matron.

Now calling herself 'the Mother' as head of the coven, Meredith tapped so freely into Tul's power that it emanates from the very walls of Waycrest Manor.[9]

When the Order of Embers took down the barrier at Upper Corlain, they rushed all the way to the foot point of Waycrest Manor. Lucille and the rest were in shock, as they found out that the true identity of the Mother was quite literal in Lucille's case. Meredith also revealed that she intended on her undead husband becoming Lord of all Kul Tiras, and invited Lucille to join them. She corrupted Marshal Everit Reade and left him to deal with the others.[10] Once the Marshal was put to rest, the Order of Embers rushed to Waycrest Manor to end Meredith.[11]

However, Lady Waycrest was merely a vessel for Gorak Tul's power and her death opened the Rupture, the doorway for the Drust to enter Azeroth.[12] At the Rupture, Gorak Tul was able to raise his people from the dead, but he was banished back to Thros nonetheless. With his defeat, the Heartsbane Coven was broken and Drustvar was released from Gorak Tul's power.

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  • During BlizzCon 2017, the reason given for her making a pact with the Drust was to gain power and influence within the council that ruled Kul Tiras.[13] In the final version of the game, it was changed so it was to save her dying husband[1] who she hoped would become Lord Admiral of Kul Tiras.[10]

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