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High Inquisitor Fairbanks
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头衔 High Inquisitor of the Scarlet Crusade
性别 Male
种族 Human (undead)
职业 Scarlet inquisitor
身份 Chief Advisor to Highlord Mograine, Former High Inquisitor of the Scarlet Monastery
所在地 Crusader's Chapel, Scarlet Monastery
状态 Deceased[1], (his undead form was killable in World of Warcraft)
阵营 Boss
势力 The Scarlet Crusade

High Inquisitor Fairbanks was the former High Inquisitor of the Scarlet Crusade. He used to be found in-game as a level 40 elite undead hidden in a secret chamber in the Cathedral of the Scarlet Monastery. His corpse is still located in the same chamber in the revamped Scarlet Monastery.



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Fairbanks in the comic.

Fairbanks was Highlord Mograine's most trusted adviser, and was present during the meeting in Southshore that led to the creation of the Ashbringer.

Fairbanks was tricked and led along with the Highlord by Mograine's son Renault to Stratholme where legions of the Scourge awaited them. Fairbanks was the first to fall, but did not die - he was trapped and hidden under the corpses of the undead. He bore silent witness to Renault's betrayal of his father, hearing Mograine's anguished cries as Ashbringer was plunged through his heart and fouling the blade. Kel'Thuzad later resurrected Mograine as a death knight.

He managed to survive and returned to Hearthglen where he told the tale of betrayal to anyone who would listen. Those who believed him broke away from the Crusade to found the Argent Dawn. Fairbanks was subsequently murdered by the remaining crusaders for his blasphemy as well as possibly showing symptoms of the plague. His body was discarded in a secret chamber in the Scarlet Cathedral.

While dreaming, Darion spoke with Fairbanks who told him to go to Tirion Fordring.[2]

Judging by his title, he was succeeded by High Inquisitor Whitemane.

World of Warcraft

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Fairbanks can be found in a secret chamber in the Scarlet Monastery. It is accessible by using a torch on the wall in the right prayer room behind the altar in the Cathedral.

The following section was retconned by the comic and no longer refers to the current lore.

Entering the monastery with Corrupted Ashbringer equipped will trigger an event, whereby High Inquisitor Fairbanks is redeemed by the Highlord's ghost, freeing his spirit. Talking to him initiates an extensive dialogue with the player, which describes the history of the Ashbringer, and how to find the Highlord's other son in Outland, who can forge the blade anew. Despite popular belief, Fairbanks does not actually give a quest to create a new Ashbringer, or cleanse the Corrupted Ashbringer, or any quests for that matter.

After the Cataclysm, the undead Fairbanks was killed by the adventurers sent by Dominic.[3]

Old Hillsbrad

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Fairbanks can be seen during Old Hillsbrad Ashbringer event.

Mists of Pandaria

MoP 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽世界:熊猫人之谜

High Inquisitor Fairbanks' undead body can be found in the secret room of Scarlet Monastery. He is lying on the ground lifeless. Perhaps, he may have found peace after the heroes collected his bounty from Dominic.


  • 16x16px  Curse of Blood — Increases the Physical damage taken by an enemy by 1 for 20 sec.
  • 16x16px  Dispel Magic — Dispels magic on the target, removing 1 harmful spell from an ally or 1 beneficial spell from an enemy.
  • 16x16px  Fear — Strikes fear in an enemy, causing it to flee in terror for 6 sec. Only 1 target can be feared at a time.
  • 16x16px  Heal — Calls upon Holy magic to heal an ally.
  • Spell holy powerwordshield.png  Power Word: Shield — Wraps the caster in a shield that lasts up to 30 sec., absorbing a maximum of 801 Physical or magical damage. While the shield holds, spells will not be interrupted by Physical attacks.
  • 16x16px  Sleep — Puts nearby enemies to sleep for up to 6 sec. Any damage caused will awaken them.


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He is possibly related to Gerald Fairbanks and Officer Fairbanks.


Patch changes


External links

The Grand Inquisitor

Fairbanks in the Caverns of Time

High Inquisitor of the Scarlet Crusade
High Inquisitor Whitemane