Ananiel Truefeather was a gallant warrior and the originator of House Truefeather. He followed Dath'remar Sunstrider from Kalimdor to Quel'Thalas and became a founding member of the High Home. Known for being a masterful tactician, skilled general, and a premier lancer, Ananiel lead his soldiers into eastern Eversong Woods. There they constructed a massive series of towers that would later be known as Dawnspire Citadel. The surrounding areas would similarly be named the Dawnspire.
Ananiel had many issues and married thrice. His decedents would later become members of many other noble families of Quel'Thalas. At some point, Ananiel abandoned the Dawnspire and his whereabout were unknown. Many believe he was slain following the many wars with the Amani Trolls.
A large white marble statue of Ananiel sits at the entrance of the Dawnspire Citadel. Its long gleaming spear points outwards facing the rising sun in the east.