Freya

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For the encounter in Ulduar, see Freya (tactics). For the Time Rifts version, see Freya (Time Rifts).
NeutralFreya
Image of Freya
Title Keeper
Gender Female
Race Titanic watcher (Giant)
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Pantheon, Ulduar
Occupation Keeper
Location Various
Status Alive

Freya is one of the titanic Keepers. She resided in the Temple of Life in the Storm Peaks until Keeper Loken rebelled against the titan-forged. Yogg-Saron took control of her and made her lay dormant inside the greenery of Ulduar.[1] Freya left behind an avatar in Sholazar Basin to protect it as a fail-safe if she were to be unavailable to the land. She has always been associated with Life and its protection.[2]

Biography

Ancient history

Freya was one of the nine titan-forged Keepers created by the Pantheon to lead their armies against the forces of the Old Gods. She was imbued with power by Eonar. Together with Archaedas, she battled and defeated Therazane the Stonemother.[3]

Freya created the Emerald Dream during the Ordering of Azeroth[3] to serve as the underlying blueprint for the planet. Some believe that she wove the Emerald Dream into being from nothing, others claim that this strange place had always existed in some form, a dream born from Azeroth's slumbering world-soul, which Freya tapped into and molded what would become known as the Dream as a way to commune with the nascent titan.[3]

Within the Emerald Dream, she planted G'Hanir, the Mother Tree, a single massive tree set atop a high peak. From it bloomed many fruits and flowers, and new life flowed outwards in waves, sweeping across the land. Freya sculpted many pools of life in other locations within the Dream, but G'Hanir was the first, the tallest, and the most radiant. For millennia, it served as a source of healing and balance that extended beyond the Dream and into the physical world,[4] acting as a guide for Azeroth's natural life.[5]

Freya then wandered the world, searching for areas where the Well of Eternity's energies had coalesced. These regions created optimal conditions for the development of new flora and fauna. She molded life of astounding diversity, seeding it around the world. The sites where Freya had done her work were located at the polar extremes of the world. They included regions that would later become known as Un'Goro Crater, Sholazar Basin, and the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. The original names she gave them became lost to time.[6]

As she set out to populate the world with life, she placed one of the first seeds in what would become Pandaria, near the powerful energy of the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. From it grew Fu Zan, the first tree. It grew strong and tall, drinking deeply from the Vale's resonant power. More trees arose around it. Lush forests, both in the Dream and in the waking world, sprang to life across the region. All of Pandaria's forests descended from it.[7][5]

A small number of exceptional, wild animals emerged from her enclaves and grew far beyond expectations, showing remarkable power. They became known as the Wild Gods. Seeing them as her children, Freya linked them to the Emerald Dream and wandered primordial Kalimdor with them at her side. The area they spent the most time at was Mount Hyjal,[3][5] her most cherished grove.[8]

Before populating the rest of Azeroth, Freya fashioned a walking stick for her travels from one of Fu Zan's branches. This staff became known as  [Fu Zan, the Wanderer's Companion].[5]

In Sholazar Basin, she created the Avatar of Freya as a failsafe to watch over the region if she couldn't.[2]

After the defeat of Galakrond in Northrend, Freya and some other Keepers channeled the powers of the titans into five proto-dragons. Through Freya, Eonar bestowed her powers upon Alexstrasza and Ysera.[9] Freya also appointed Ysera and her green dragonflight as Hyjal's eternal guardians.[8]

Once, while traveling Azeroth in search of exceptional animals, Freya discovered a panther cub under attack by a pack of wolves, her mother already slain. To Freya's surprise, though the wolves had wounded the tiny creature, she continued to fight, swiping viciously with her claws against the larger predators. Before long the wolves were driven away, unwilling to suffer further injuries for their meal. Freya picked up the cub only to be greeted by a flurry of scratches, but she was not angered; on the contrary, Freya was delighted by the panther's unrelenting wildness. Freya healed the panther cub's injuries and named her Ashamane, after her striking black fur.[4]

Freya also came across two young inquisitive bears named Ursoc and Ursol in the Grizzly Hills. She recognized their potential and saw what they would become.[4] Freya gifted the Claws of Ursoc, forged from titansteel, to Ursoc. He wielded the claws in countless battles until his death during the War of the Ancients.[4]

Four other Wild Gods showed a particular commitment to peace and wisdom. These Wild Gods - Yu'lon, Niuzao, Xuen, and Chi-Ji - would one day come to be known as the August Celestials by the natives of Pandaria, and Freya knew they would aid the region well. One day, Freya came to the Celestials, concerned with a great darkness in the north, believing a confrontation was near. She gave her staff Fu Zan to the Celestials for safekeeping and told them that, "If I do not see you again, return this staff to Azeroth, to one of its children. Give it to someone who loathes battle and loves peace." Yu'lon, the Jade Serpent, vowed to keep the staff safe.[5] Freya never returned for her staff, having been defeated by Loken and enslaved by Yogg-Saron.[3]

Wrath of the Lich King

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Freya in Ulduar.

Freya appears in World of Warcraft as an encounter in Ulduar. Once defeated, she is freed of Yogg-Saron's control and can assist players during the Yogg-Saron encounter. During the battle against the Old God, Freya increases the potency of the heroes' healing and provides sanity-restorating wells.

  • Spell nature healingway.png Resilience of Nature — Increases healing received from all sources by 20%.
  • Spell shaman spiritlink.png Sanity Well — Freya conjures Sanity Wells (green pillars of light) at the sides of the room, which regenerate Sanity for players standing in them (this is the only method to regain sanity).

Dragonflight

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Freya from an alternate timeline appears in the Ulderoth Time Rift.

Locations

Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Archivum Console 82 6,465
Freya (tactics) ??
101,394,500
254,183,500
The Shattered Walkway ?? 7,344,360

Quotes

Gossip

Mortals, I am indebted to you for freeing me from the terrible corruption that besets this place. Though I have not yet recovered fully, I can help you battle Yogg-Saron.

I can grant you and your friends the Resilience of Nature, increasing your damage and increasing healing taken from spells and effects. In addition, I can conjure Sanity Wells that will allow you to recover your Sanity when your grip on reality falters.

Gossip Lend us your aid, keeper. Together we will defeat Yogg-Saron.

Notes and trivia

Gallery

Patch changes

See also

References

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