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Anaya Dawnrunner was removed after cataclysm came out.
- Anaya Dawnrunner says: Finally, my soul may rest... Oh, dearest Cerellean...
Before the War of the Ancients, 10,000 years ago, Anaya Dawnrunner maintained a personal relationship with a druid named Cerellean Whiteclaw. However, during the war, Anaya's home city of Ameth'Aran was left in ruins, and Anaya was killed.
Anaya's spirit was left to haunt the ruins of Ameth'Aran, while Cerellean hibernated in sorrow. Upon awakening and discovering Anaya haunting the ruins, Cerellean determined that it was necessary to destroy her spirit, but was too sentimental to do so himself. An agent in the employ of Cerellean Whiteclaw was sent to destroy her, ultimately freeing her.
Once Anaya's spirit was freed, her ghost visited Cerellean briefly, to reiterate her love for him, to quell his doubts, and to express her confidence that they would be truly reunited in their afterlife. It seems that Cerellean remained most sorrowful, at least for a time.
- Despite Anaya being a night elf, she appears as a slightly transparent spirit, instead of the wisp form that a night elf turns into when they die.
Anaya shares her name with a blood elf ranger residing in the Farstrider Retreat of Eversong Woods, Lieutenant Dawnrunner. Considering that Anaya died in the aftermath of the battle at the Well of Eternity, it is possible that she could be a distant relative of the blood elf lieutenant, possibly an ancestor. Of course, it could also be a pure coincidence (most likely). She also shares her name with Eldara Dawnrunner.