A master archaeologist and well-known historian among the dwarves, a family fortune based on gemstone mines allowed Magellas to pursue the life of a scholar and discover the clues hinting at his race's divine heritage. Magellas' contributions to the Explorers' League helped build the Guildhall, and his wisdom earned him a place at the head of the Excursion Council. Officially, Magellas is High Explorer of the Guild, though is he often mistaken for a librarian as he spends nearly every day deep in the Guild Library searching for legends and myths that Guild explorers can be sent to investigate.
Tomli's held the position of High Explorer in the year or two leading up to World of Warcraft. He held the position while Brann Bronzebeard was writing Lands of Conflict and Lands of Mystery, both were sent to Tomli and the Excursion Council.
Tomli and MuninnEdit
In the World of Warcraft manual, it talks about Muninn Magellas. In Lands of Conflict, which is set sometime before the events of World of Warcraft, it talks about a Tomli Magellas. Dark Factions mentions the founding of the guild and speaks of Muninn Magellas. Both "characters" have the title of High Explorer, along with Brann Bronzebeard. It is unknown if they are intended to be relatives or the same character.