Rhonin was the main character and brash, maverick, but lovable mage in the first warcraft novel Day of the Dragon.
Which centered around him freeing Alexstrasza from the clutches of the Dragonmaw Clan in Khaz Modan. You can visit the area in wetlands where the story takes place and there is a (rumored) instance to be added at that site centered around the Red flight at a later time post WoTLK.
There is a set of robes called Robes of Rhonin which drops off Archimonde in Hyjal Summit (
where is he i need to find him
Rhonin is the new leader of the Kirin Tor, and one of "The Six". As such, he's their faction leader in game (hence the ?? Boss), as well as ruler of their city, Dalaran.
You can find Falstad, the mighty dwarf from the Ist novel in Aerie Peak just near the entrance to the gryphons, now we get to see Rhonin too! this is cool.
The book always commented that Rhonin would wear his hair tucked into a ponytail... why he's not wearing one? :)
Rhonin played a vital role in the lore of warcraft. After all he was temporary a mentor to Illidan in the first war, not to mention the only human involved in it (due to a anormalia in time itself he was teleported there along with Krasus / Korialstrasz and the orc Broxigar) As krasus is his former mentor we can hope for a questline connecting the two. Rhonin himself is a mage of great power. It is uncertain if we can call him a "mage" as class however since he is not using any real mage specific spells in the book.
his hair should be red, oh comeon :|
I hope Blizz will include his wife - Vereesa (I hope I'm spelling it right). The sister of Lady Sylvanas Wundrunner.
Edit: His hare should be red, tho, not blonde. His last name shows it - Rhonin
He will be the leader of the newly rebuilt and renovated (the insurance they took out luckily protected against scourge attack) Dalaran, flying above Northrend to combat Malygos, who has lessened in his (but still apparent) madness, declaring war on people who use magic, minus those who ran groveling.
Sry for putting this here but i dunno where i can put it---Will be in WotLK faction Knight of the Silverhand ? its my favourite faction but i didnt find it in list of factions so i dont know if this is mistake or one of blizzards epic fails that such a popular faction as is Knight of the Silverhand isnt in new datadisk...ps sry for my english and puting this topic here
Who read the Warcraft books knows that he has got red hair...why the hell is his hair blond now?
Rhonin's full name is Rhonin Redhair...... thats just barely more obvious than Garona Halforcen....
i think he got blond hair because of some of the spellwork he has been weaving might have backfired
only thing i dont get is that he should have the same build as Khadgar, but here he is, looking like he could match an orc in a weight lifting contest, a skirt really would remedy his extra mussles
Rhonin is also the husband of Vareesa Windrunner, making him sylvanas' brother in law.
Mary Sue alert
He sends mail to players after they reach level 80 :)
In fact, what I was commenting on was Chillsizzle's assertion that Rhonin was the author's Mary Sue (or in this case Marty Stu / Gary Stu / etc.), a term that is usually applied to bad fanfiction, where the writer creates their own character whose own goals and development take priority over the established canon. I realise that I was a little flippant in my post, but Mary Sues usually do have everything go their own way and save the day.
Giving him character flaws (which aren't really all that negative, such as his recklessness and hotheadedness) is merely there to make him seem more sympathetic. Nobody wants to read about a character who is perfect in every way.
Now, the first book is fine if you like it, as the character is involved with his own arc, which is the driving force of the plot. And it builds on the established lore, without changing what went before, even opening the way for some new plotlines.
The fact that Knaak wrote him into his other books (the War of the Ancients trilogy), which were about events that happen thousands of years before Rhonin was born. Yet, through a plot contrivance he is sent back in time (time travel is another hallmark of Mary Sues) with two other of the author's own characters, who then have an effect on the outcome, tying him to Illidan, arguably most popular character in Warcraft (even if he didn't actually teach him, though incidentally mentor is a synonym for teacher), compounds the charge that he's a Mary Sue. The whole canon was altered because of that trilogy.
Now, I freely admit I've never read his books (I like a better caliber of fantasy writer like Tolkien, Pratchett or Moor@#$%) but the lore of Azeroth is something that has always greatly interested me. I've always used resources like this site and wowwiki to find out the story of places like Grim Batol and the Greymane Wall, that are in game but have no content yet, and I played WC2 and WC3 (plus the expansions) before WoW was released so I do know a lot about the story. Having someone come in and retcon events just so he can write about his own characters kinda annoys me. And I also know Blizzard gave him their approval to make these changes, and that's something I can't understand. The War of the Ancients stands on it's own as a story, adding more characters to it is pointless, and creates lore problems Blizzard needs to then readdress.
Then again, Blizzard isn't too bothered about upsetting the established lore to suit their own purposes, just look at the Draenei.
And those three characters have become very important characters in Warcraft lore - Rhonin is now the leader of the Kirin Tor in WotLK, Krasus is the consort of Alexastrasza and a prominent figure in WotLK, and Broxigar is brother to Saurfang and the first Orc to confront the Burning Legion head-on. It's not as if the author created these characters, imbued them with amazing abilities and made them important characters... Blizzard definitely had a hand in it, especially since they've been featured in the game since WoW was first released. Saurfang spoke of Broxigar and holds him in high-esteem, we see the ruins of the caravan that Deathwing attacked in Day of the Dragon near Grim Batol, the fact that Grim Batol is now overrun by red dragons and Deathwing has been missing since his defeat in the novel, the mention of Krasus in several quests, Falstad Wildhammer (Rhonin's companion) being the leader of the dwarves in the Hinterlands, and now Rhonin, Krasus and Veressa being their own NPCs in WotLK.
The novels definitely have an impact on the game (or maybe it's Blizzard just telling them what they can work with so it can be used in the game) - look at the novels The Last Guardian. It introduces us to Moroes, Medvih's assistant, now a boss in Karazhan. Or Lord of the Clans - where it shoes Thrall escaping with the help of Taretha Foxton, who is then featured in the game during the Escape from Hillsbrad instance and in a quest line in Hillsbrad where a servant of Thrall sends the player to recover Taretha's necklace. Or the novel Of Blood and Honor which sets up the relationship between Eitrigg and Tirion Fordring, which has been touched upon in the game several times now.
As for the Ancients trilogy, I seriously doubt the author went in and created this story that changed the lore so much and then had Blizzard go along with it - it's more like Blizzard told him what can be done and what's going to be changed to better fit their new lore. Obviously Blizzard changed a lot, not just with the War of the Ancients - as you said, Draenei backstory was changed as well. So it's not very fair to accuse the author of meddling and getting away with it. What happened in the Ancients trilogy is what Blizzard wanted to happen. And why can't the two go together, anyway? You have the normal timeline where things went as originally told, but then the time portal opens up 10,000 years later which sends the three figures into the past, where they change and affect some of it, creating a new timeline. Illidan, Malfurion, Tyrande, Cenarius, the dragons.. those guys are still the heroes of the story, the truly powerful figures, but Rhonin and the others still have their impacts. Broxigar helps to slow down the Legion advance just enough to allow the others to shut the portal by causing a little scratch on Sargeras, for instance, but he's ultimately killed in the process. It's not detracting from the major players in any bit. Illidan is still Illidan, etc.
Think of it like the Star Wars books - the authors can't go and kill the Big Three, and they're all bound to the canon of Star Wars. They can't go and do whatever they please with their stories, they have to abide by each other's works, etc. You can't have a story where Luke goes back in time and fixes the past so Anakin doesn't become Vader, you can't have a character dying in one book and reappearing in another, can't make any galaxy-changing events unless it's done with the approval of the Licensing people at Lucas who manage it all, etc. Knaak isn't doing anything more than what's given to him by Blizzard.
Just curious, does Rhonin have any special dialog if you approach him wearing his robe?
What I am wondering is can I get that staff and how?
Rhonin will be taking A'dal's role in patch 3.1 as the official crier, that indicates whenever a certain significant boss has been defeated.
After defeating Algalon the Observer/(Raid Destroyer), and turning in whatever quest item he drops, Rhonin will begin monologuing for a minute or so.
Like A'dal before him, and Bolvar/Thrall before that, my guess is that this monologue will grant everyone in Dalaran a 2-hour buff.
You can hear the monologue, along with most of Algalon's audio
. Rhonin's part starts at 4:47.
Be warned: may contain spoilers!
Rhonin is voiced by
in the video and in the
Secrets of Ulduar official trailer.
When you use the underbelly elixir when i does this effect
Rhonin gets turned into a girl, it's so loling funny!
Rhonin and Lady Jaina Proudmoore are not part of alliance but they partner with horde, strange since they are humans, one member of alliance is partner with them and that is Brann Bronzebeard
Blizzard gave him a model update of Red hair in patch 3.1 I believe as compared to the picture at the top.
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I was on a Belf alt in dala yester day when i noticed this- Rhonin is actually
than my blood elf. With a hemet. Either im going crazy or hes just like 7' Tall
He wears mage t8.5
They still have yet to give Rhonin a quotes.
very, very ridicoulusly good looking staff
He could Kill 2 racial bosses cause of his HP.... GO RHONIN!
"The Battle of Grim Batol" p.2-3
With the Dragonqueen as his hostage, Nekros built up a secret army within the abandoned - some say cursed - Wildhammer stronghold of Grim Batol planning to unleash his forces and the mighty Red Dragons on the Alliance. Nekros hoped to reunite the Horde and continue its conquest of Azeroth. His vision did not come to pass: a small group of resistance fighters, led by the human mage Rohnin managed to destroy the Demon Soul and free the Dragonqueen from Nekros' command.
book found at the Bael'dun Digsite in Mulgore
I don't know if anyone have noticed what I just noticed.
Rhonin's staff got the same model as Lord Jaraxxus's staff does.
Oddly I just saw a speech given, yelled, by Rhonin in The Eventide. If you did indeed adjust your screen to look above through out the speech you saw an awesome demonstration:
Citizens of Dalaran! Raise your eyes to the skies and observe!
Today our world's destruction has been averted in defiance of our very makers!
Algalon the Observer, herald of the titians, has been defeated by our brave comrades in the depths of the titan city of Ulduar.
Algalon was sent here to judge the fate of our world.
He found a planet whose races had deviated from the titans' blueprints. A planet where not everything had gone according to plan.
Cold logic deemed our world not worth saving. Cold logic, however, does not account for the power of free will. It's up to each of us to prove this is a world worth saving.
That our lives... our lives are worth living.
Does anyone know what the name of the staff he is using?
So... Rhonin REDhair is actually blond? or am i colorblind?
Rhonin now starts the breadcrumb quest to Wyrmrest Temple to begin the Ruby Sanctum quests.
Is there a determining factor in Rhonin giving out the lead-in quest for the Ruby Sanctum? Every one I know is able to get the bread crumb quest , but it is not showing up for me. Also, when other players try to share it out with me, they get a system message that says I am not eligible. I spoke with a GM, but the GM was insistent that Rhonin in no way, shape or form gives out any quest related to the Ruby Sanctum yet, I was logged in and right next to my friend when he got the quest.
Any ideas why some are able to get it and others are not? Did Rhonin quit giving the quest out already? In any event, it seems odd a GM would insist the quest does not and never has existed.
Just wanted to update my post quick - I spoke with another GM and he said the lead-in (bread crumb ) quest for Ruby Sanctum from Rhonin has an Ashen Verdict Rep eligibility. He said he was fairly sure all one has to be is friendly for it to open. Also, he noted that he was going to escalate the inquiry just in case it was some sort of bug/error that a lead in would require rep to open up availability. Hope this helps any other people that were confused as to why some of their characters could get the lead in to Ruby Sanctum from Rhonin while some others could not. P.S. You do not need this lead-in quest to get in, you can simply go to Wyrmrest and get the other - it was just something I found confusing and wondered about so pursued to find the answer.
Funny.. if you're on this page on the Cata version of WoWhead, it says Rhonin belongs to the Wildhammer Clan, not the Kirin Tor.
After Algalon the Observer in Ulduar is defeated, he stands next to the sculpture outside of the southern bank in Dalaran and gives the following speech:
Citizens of Dalaran! Raise your eyes to the skies and observe! Today our world's destruction has been averted in defiance of our very makers! Algalon the Observer, herald of the titans, has been defeated by our brave comrades in the depths of the titan city of Ulduar. Algalon was sent here to judge the fate of our world. He found a planet whose races had deviated from the titans' blueprints. A planet where not everything had gone according to plan. Cold logic deemed our world not worth saving. Cold logic, however, does not account for the power of free will. It's up to each of us to prove this is a world worth saving. That our lives... our lives are worth living.
Anyone know what the staff is that hes holding?
anyone think he should have a role in cata?
he was awesome in days of the dragon
His staff uses the same model as
, only with a different skin.
Oh thank you! I knew someone would be helpful enough.
As far as humans go..... you're alright! How's Broxigar! Tell that badass to go kill more demons!
"We received Brann's message, and we have begun preparations."
"Citizens of Dalaran! Raise your eyes to the skies and observe!"
"Today our world's destruction has been averted in defiance of our very makers!"
"Algalon the Observer, herald of the titans, has been defeated by our brave comrades in the depths of the titan city of Ulduar."
"Algalon was sent here to judge the fate of our world."
"He found a planet whose races had deviated from the titans' blueprints. A planet where not everything had gone according to plan."
"Cold logic deemed our world not worth saving. Cold logic, however, does not account for the power of free will. It's up to each of us to prove this is a world worth saving."
"That our lives... our lives are worth living."
I would like to see his two sons.
Does anyone know the name of his boots he's wearing? Or anything that looks the same.
Need boots for Mage Tier 8!
With Mists of Pandaria, Rhonin will no longer be the leader of the Kirin Tor as Jaina Proudmoore takes his place.
What happens to Rhonin isn't known as of yet, but it is sure that the Kirin Tor will change their friendly attitude towards the horde with Jaina as their leader, since she seeks revenge after the horde destroyed a big part of Theramore.
Beware: MASSIVE Spoilers ahead!
Rhonin gets killed by the effects of a giant manabomb who was created by the bloodelves of the horde. Some goblins threw it from a zeppelin at the sky over Theramore to destroy the city and kill the inhabitants.
Because the war between Alliance and Horde reached incredible proportions Jaina asked different persons to help her defending Theramore. The most prominent members were Vereesa Windrunner, Rhonin, Shandris Feathermoon and Kalecgos. There were even a lot of soldiers (mostly from the 7th legion) to defend the city. But when the horde dropped the bomb down on Theramore everybode except Jaina, Vereesa, Shandris and Kalecgos died. Jaina refused to leave her beloved city even when she did know that there was no chance once the horde uses the bomb, so Rhonin simply pushed her into a portal which lead to Dalaran. It was too late for him to step through the portal, too, so he died as a follow-up of the giant amounts of unleashed magic.
With the assault on Theramore the horde/Garrosh Hellscream made a few enemies even more aggressive: Kalecgos and his blue dragonflight, Vereesa and the Silver Covenant, the Kirin Tor with Jaina as their leader and the sentinels under the command of Shandris Feathermoon.
Rest in peace, Rhonin. You died the death of a true hero, just like your old companion Brox.
May Azeroth never forget what you did for it.
Rhonin will be replaced by jaina as the leader of the Krin Tor. Dont know how this is goting to affect the horde because of Jaina's city being bombed.
Rhonin gets killed in the book War Of The Tides after Theramore is destroyed . Jaina survives because Rhonin pushed her through a portal ( Should try that on mailbox campers). Veseera ( Slyvanas's sister Rhonin's Wife ) is still alive.
After learning that the Horde was about to attack Theramore, the
request to help. Rhonin insisted that they would not abandon their neutrality; they would help civilians escape, but they will not fight Horde soldiers.
When it was discovered that a mana bomb was going to drop on Theramore, Rhonin used his magic to contain the explosion. If he didn't do this, the entire Dustwallow Marsh would have exploded along with the city. Moments before his sacrifice, Rhonin pushed Jaina through a portal, telling her that she was the future of the Kirin Tor.
The last thing Jaina saw was Rhonin staring defiantly at the mana bomb, arms outstretched, before exploding into violet dust.
It seems that Blizz has called out a hit on Knaak's main characters and Christie Golden is their trigger man. First Krasus, now Rhonin. This is two books in a row now.
RIP Rhonin, Dalaran will not be the same.
-- Update 8/12/2015: --
- Rhonin has been "brought back to life" and I'm thankful blizzard does little things like this!
is now a legendary card in Hearthstone, in The Grand Tournament Expansion.
- Maybe he will show up in heros of the storm one day too!
Since the Theramore's Fall scenario is now live, we are now be able to obtain a good Rhonin lookalike staff with the right colours!
) <-- Has a chance to drop from the 'bag' when finishing the event. Goodluck! :-)
Like hell I'm going to believe he and Krasus are dead. You expect me to accept that when they are both powerful mages?
I swear if Blizzard "killed" them because the fans hated them for being "Mary Sues" I'm going to lose all respect for them. If they want them dead it's on THEIR TERMS not because players complained about it. Who's to say Christie Golden "offed" them in a way that Knaak will bring them back in future novels, as Rhonin and Krasus are his characters? Unless he personally gave her the go-ahead to do so, and I read descriptions of characters seeing their dead bodies, then I won't believe their fates have been sealed.
I honestly tried to read--and LIKE--Day of the Dragon. Got all the way to chapter 3. Then I had to stop reading it because I hated both Rhonin AND Vereesa and wanted them both to DIE. Damn thing read like a Harlequin Romance, and not a particularly good one. Books like that give trash a bad name. And I don't care whose sister Vereesa is.
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I guess I know why you're here:
I wish he would just shut up in Dalaran.
Citizens of Dalaran! Since of the server-merges I got stuck in an endless loop, Citizens of Dalaran! My life, Citizens of Dalaran... my life is worth saving! Help, Citizens of Dalaran!
Patch 6.0.3 hotfixes for the 10th of December includes a tweak of Rhonin's constant yelling.
Citizens of Dalaran! Raise your eyes to the skies and observe! Rhonin, Leader of the Kirin Tor, should now be reciting their spoken lines to characters within a much smaller radius in the streets of the city of Dalaran. Note that his text... his text are still worth reading and continue to still be visible to those within the city.
If you are done listening to Rhonin's speech, here, I have written a macro for you:
/console Sound_EnableSFX 1
/console Sound_EnableSFX 0
Right click with your mouse: turn off Rhonin's speech by turning off sound effects.
Left click with your mouse: turn sound effects back on.
Note: Blizzard has changed configuration for the sound in 6.1. New macro for 6.1:
/console Sound_EnableDialog 1
/console Sound_EnableDialog 0
Shouldn't he not be titled 'Leader of the Kirin Tor' now...?
In fact, shouldn't he be, you know, not there at all?
Citizens of Dalaran! Raise your eyes to the skies and observe that pathetic tryharder!
has eluded him for the 100th week in a row!
CITIZENS OF DALARAN!
is it possible to get the same gear that he´s using? :) would look nice on a mage
quest you can actually see Rhonin flying on a red dragon at the beginning of the scenario.
ls he still available somewhere in Dala ? I would like to finish: "Heroic: All is well that ends well", but no matter how hard I am looking for him I simply cannot find that fellow :(((. Any help will be well appreciate. Thanks in advance.
If you go to old Dalaran looking for him, and can't find him, just wait for him a couple of minutes at the Council of Six.
Want his chest ffs
upon turning in the quest for reply code alpha, he walks to the fountain in the south of Dalaran, he respawns roughly 2 minutes and 20 seconds after anyone turns the quest in, and is not interactable while he takes his walk to the fountain
m an NPC, hands down.
这个 NPC 能在这些地区找到：
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