Who is Valanos?
Just exactly who is Valanos, the namesake of [Valanos' Longbow]?
A quick search on Google won’t give you the answer, but a search on Google Images does.
Kodo and stag? HA! Try hunting clefthoof and talbuk.
Valanos is a Draenei hunter (presumably one of the best). This makes sense somewhat. The design of the Longbow has the same rounded blockiness effect that Draenei structures have (e.g. Shattrath). Given that the Draenei were given the power of the Light and its abilities, it also makes sense that the bow has an intellect buff. The quote above indicates that he is most likely from Outland rather than Exodar. However, his pet is apparently a bear, which is not native to Outland. The only other bears I know of in Outland are kept by the Mag’har and Rexxar, Champion of the Horde.
His trading card is part of the Through the Dark Portal card set from the TCG. The sigil on Valanos’ head is the effect of the Gift of the Naaru racial ability. Interestingly enough, he isn’t pictured with his bow. Anyone know what swords he is holding?
Unfortunately, we don’t know where he is in World of Warcraft. If his bow is a world drop, it may be that he’s no longer alive. Speculations?