Francis Germaine was born into a noble family in Hochstein, he migrated to Stormwind and joined its military. He rose through the ranks and joined the Wrynn Expedition. Fate was to have an ill sense of humour with him when General Linus Wrynn ordered Francis Germaine and several battalions of men to travel via portal to Silvermoon and help the Benefactors reclaim it. Germaine and his men played an important role in the Second Battle of Silvermoon. The trolls managed to reclaim the city, however, and Germaine fled back to Stormwind's headquarters on Tol Barad through a portal.
He advocated the termination of Stormwind's alliance with the Benefactors, which was carried out.