Anya is the daughter of the Harrogath Elder Aust and his wife Elora. Anya was a young alchemist who managed to uncover the treachery of Nihlathak. She discovered that the Elder was responsible for her father's death as he was in league with Baal, the Lord of Destruction. He gave Baal the Relic of the Ancients which enabled Baal to ascend to the summit of Mount Arreat without being challenged by the mountain's guardians, the Ancients.

Nihlathak kidnapped her and imprisoned her in a block of ice in a cave somewhere on Mt Arreat. Her rescue is the objective of the Prison of Ice quest and after her rescue she gives the Betrayal of Harrogath quest.

What became of her when a huge region around Mount Arreat was devastated when the Worldstone was destroyed is unknown. She either evacuated to safety, or perished within.


After rescuing her from her ice prisonEdit

  • After rescue
You have proven yourself a true hero to me and my people.

These are dark times, warrior. I hope you can bring an end to Baal's reign of destruction.

Our Council of Elders is gone -- my father, Aust, among them. The one thing that keeps us from total despair is the promise of vengeance against Baal.


  • "Can I help you?"
  • "Good evening."
  • "Good morning."
  • "Good morning, warrior."
  • "Hello."
  • "Hello, warrior."
  • "What are your needs?"
  • "Yes?"


  • Ancestors
Many outsiders believe that the fantastic stories about our ancestors, the Ancients, are but fables. However, I believe that the Ancients were more than human -- that mankind has fallen from what it once was.
When I was a child, the Elders told us stories about the mountain and its power...and how the Barbarian people are bound to it as protectors.

Baal is not just taking our land -- with every step he takes up the mountain, he takes a part of who we are as a people.
  • Neighboring kingdoms
I am truly glad you are here, warrior. Perhaps things would be different now if we had asked for assistance from the neighboring kingdoms.

Our foolish, foolish pride...
My father, Aust, was among those Elders wise enough to see that we would need outside help to deal with Baal's legions. He believed that this conflict would affect the entire world, not just our homeland. He said that Mount Arreat is as necessary to the world's survival as food and water is to our own.

I believe this to be true.
Qual-Kehk's confidence in his abilities once bordered on arrogance, but in the early days of the siege, he was humbled by Baal. While he saved us from immediate destruction, a third of our warriors were lost.

None felt those losses more than he. Though he may not admit it, your presence gives him hope, warrior.
If Larzuk could sing or dance half as well as he smiths, he'd be married by now.

...Just look at those shoulders.
  • Guidance
Now that the Elders are all dead, I don't know who will guide our people through this dark time. I was to be the next in line after my father, but this burden is too great for me to shoulder alone.

We are a people of strong blood. I shall do what I can and let fate do the rest.
  • Baal's minions
Baal's minions are not to be trifled with. In their bloodlust they will sacrifice themselves to destroy you.
Nihlathak was the last of our Elders, whose charge it was to safeguard the mountain. He alone tried to guide us through the most desperate time in our history -- but he was just as helpless as the rest of us.

I cannot forgive his betrayal, but I can learn from it.
  • The Ancients
Our people believe that the Ancients protecting Mount Arreat have the power to stop Baal. Unfortunately, the Lord of Destruction has shown great power to undermine our faith.

Siege on HarrogathEdit

  • After Initiate
You've proven your skill at rescuing fair maidens...but how are you at killing vicious beasts?
  • Early Return
Those demons have been out there since before your arrival. Can you do nothing to stop them?

Your task is a simple one, warrior. Find Shenk and destroy him.
  • Upon Completion
I was starting to wonder how long it would take you to stop those beasts.

Good job.

Rescue on Mount ArreatEdit

  • After Initiate
If those men are being treated like I was, you must find them. They won't survive much longer.
  • Early Return
Well, you found me on the mountain; I'm sure you'll find them too.
  • Upon Completion
I'm sure those men appreciate the freedom you gave much as I do.

Prison of IceEdit

  • After Finding her
Hero. Nihlathak did this to me!

If you've come to help me, my only hope lies with Malah.

Please...Tell her you've found me...
  • Upon Rescue
Meet me in town... Hurry!
  • Upon Completion
Thank you, hero, for rescuing me.

To show my personal gratitude, I give you this. I have a custom-made for you by Larzuk.

Betrayal of HarrogathEdit

  • Quest Initiation
Nihlathak told me he struck a deal with Baal to protect Harrogath. In exchange for the demon's mercy, the misguided fool plans to give Baal the Relic of the Ancients, our most holy totem!

Doing so will allow Baal to enter Mount Arreat unchallenged by the Ancients. I tried to stop Nihlathak, but he imprisoned me in that icy tomb.

Nihlathak must be stopped before he dooms the whole world. As much as I would love to strangle the life out of him, I'm afraid I haven't the strength.

You must go to his lair through this portal I've opened, kill him, and then bring back the Relic of the Ancients.

Stop Nihlathak from destroying what we have striven for eons to protect.
  • After Initiate
As noble as Nihlathak's intentions are, nothing can excuse his actions.
  • Early Return
Nihlathak is a traitor! If Baal gets the Relic, he shall enter the mountain and wreak havoc there!

I cannot believe that Nihlathak would give the Relic to Baal in any kind of trade. He's truly insane if he believes that he can deal with the Lord of Destruction.
  • Upon Completion
You have stopped Nihlathak, but he didn't have the Relic! He must have already given it to Baal. Now, Baal will not be tested when he reaches Arreat's summit.

...Damn Nihlathak!

I do thank you for trying, though. Please, allow me to honor your courage by magically inscribing your name onto an item of your choosing.

It's the least I can do.

Rite of PassageEdit

  • After Initiate
You wouldn't have to test yourself against the Ancients if it weren't for Nihlathak's treachery. He was a fool and deserves to suffer for eternity.
  • Early Return
Look. I must apologize.

I feel responsible for your current struggle. If I had only stopped Nihlathak from giving Baal the Relic, you would not have to fight those ghosts.
  • Upon Completion
You stand before me a worthy hero -- and on you rests the last hope of our people.

Bear it well, warrior.

Eve of DestructionEdit

  • After Initiate
Baal has blocked Tyrael from entering the Worldstone Chamber? This truly has become a battle against Hell.

Whether or not it was the Heavens' decree, this is your fight now -- your destiny.
  • Upon Completion
You have done the impossible, hero. Your defeat of the last of the three Prime Evils is a great victory for the Light.

Strange that you say that the Worldstone must be destroyed. The prophecies said nothing about that.

Perhaps all we have fought for will be lost...or perhaps we'll never need fight again!


Anya offers the following list of items:

She also offers gambling, after Nihlathak is gone.


Anya offers to personalize an item of your choosing with your name once you defeat Nihlathak. Personalizing an item simply adds your name to the beginning of the item's name. This works on unique weapons. Personalization can only be used once per difficulty.

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