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Image of Theocritus
Title <Mage of Tower Azora>
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid)
Level 1-30
Class Mage
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Independent, Kingdom of Stormwind
Former affiliation(s) Kirin Tor,[1] Magocracy of Dalaran
Location Tower of Azora, Elwynn Forest[65.2, 69.8]VZ-Elwynn ForestBlip
Status Alive


Theocritus is a human mage located in the Tower of Azora in Elwynn Forest. He is the owner of the tower and can be found on the top floor.


World of Warcraft[]

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Theocritus used to notice how helpful Archmage Karlain was back in Dalaran.[1]

Theocritus is a mage of some power—one of the many of those educated by the Kirin Tor left independent by the inaccessibility of Dalaran.[citation needed]  He resides in the Tower of Azora, in eastern Elwynn Forest. He is a particularly eccentric mage, keeping a coterie of attendants, ranging from legions of gnomish servants to his own personal clothier, Morley Eberlein. He is known for his interest in enchanting,[citation needed]  and those seeking to learn more of the art often visit his tower to speak with its residents.

He is not particularly involved in the day-to-day affairs of the rest of humanity, but he still considers it his duty to battle against the dark mage Morganth of Redridge, both as a personal enemy and as a threat to the Kingdom of Stormwind. Theocritus spent months of research to find a way to communicate with the Shadowhide gnolls, the servants of Morganth, through their pendants. He wants to learn how to send an attack through the pendants, to immobilize any Shadowhide gnolls who wear them.[2]

Theocritus has also developed a means of spying on his rival, the Eye of Azora, and can now view him from afar, though his final purpose is to study Morganth's thoughts.

Dark Riders[]

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After scolding Mardigan for his hooliganism in a bar, Karlain traveled to the Tower of Azora. There, Theocritus told him to protect one of his colleagues, Tannos, who is keeping a secret artifact, later revealed to be the Hand of Azora, and keep it safe from the Dark Riders that are after it.

Karlain later returned to the Tower of Azora. Karlain discussed with his friend Theocritus what became of Tannos as well as his son Mardigan's disappearance and him being hunted for murder. With Theocritus' urging, Karlain used the Eye of Azora to discover that his son has traveled to Darkshire.[1]


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When Cote "Shepherd" Metcalf arrived at the base of the tower to speak with Theocritus about The Woolomancer's Charge, the mage of the tower kicked him out, branding him insane.


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Welcome to the Tower of Azora, young <class>. I am Theocritus.

Do you have business with me? I have business with you, perhaps?

Main article: Cote "Shepherd" Metcalf#Quotes

In the RPG[]

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Theocritus is a wizard who leads mages who wish to escape the politics of Stormwind City. He refuses to see visitors.[3] The Academy of Arcane Sciences wish to speak with him, but he has vowed never to return to Stormwind.[4]


  • He is a reference to the Sicilian poet Theocritus.

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