When Eralas Trollbane travelled to Quel'Thalas with volunteers to help the elves fight the trolls, Anrothan was one of the first to join the company. He was one of the few to survive the Battle of Silvermoon. With Eralas and Anasterian he fled to Quel'Danas. There, the Benefactors managed to sway thousands of elves to their cause. Kariel Winthalus tried to assassinate Anasterian, but Anrothan and Eralas barred the way. Anrothan and Anasterian fled with much of the royal family to Caer Darrow. Eralas stayed behind and cut off Kariel's arm, but was afterwards killed.