This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and official bonus maps.

Talendar's thirst for arcane power was fueled by his inability to cast any spells himself. He locked himself within a place of arcane power, desperately trying to absorb the energies around him, but instead of granting him power it became his tomb.