Ana'thek the Cruel is a level 45 named jungle troll found in Stranglethorn Vale. Ana'thek is the leader of the powerful Skullsplitter tribe who are at war with the Bloodscalp tribe. Gan'zulah wants Ana'thek killed.
- Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): Quickened Ana'thek the Cruel's respawn rate. He and his entourage now spawn every 5-8 minutes.