The High King of Quel'Thalas, is the highest ranking position within the Thalassian Government and is the highest authority in the Thalassian Peerage. It has only been held within the line of elven kings of House of Sunstrider. High King Anasterian Sunstrider, was the last High King of Quel'Thalas. His son, Prince Kael'thas Sunstrider chose not to continue on the title and as such the position remains unfilled. Now over watching the vacant throne Regent-Lord Lor'themar Theron oversees the Thalassian State.
The High King served as the executive arm of the Convocation of Silvermoon and carried out the will of the Thalassian Senate. They were responsible for leading the quel'dorei during times of war and was the chief diplomat. The High King had full command of the Royal Thalassian Army and all of its subbranches.