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Covering most of the northern regions of the Eastern Kingdoms, Lordaeron was the largest of the human kingdoms. By the time of the orcs' arrival on Azeroth, it was ruled by King Terenas Menethil II. When refugees from Stormwind arrived in Lordaeron after the First War, Terenas called the other human kingdoms together and formed the Alliance of Lordaeron. Lordaeron was also the birthplace of the Order of the Silver Hand, founded in preparation for the coming war with the orcs.
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Unfortunately, fourteen years after victory in the Second War, the plague of undeath would ravage the kingdom of Lordaeron. Despite efforts to combat the Undead Scourge, Terenas' heir Prince Arthas eventually fell to darkness and slew his own father, conquering Lordaeron for the Scourge.

While Arthas was eventually ousted from Lordaeron, a large majority of its people are now undead, some of which became the Forsaken. However, the living remnants of Lordaeron among the Alliance, the Scarlet Crusade and the Argent Crusade, still seek to restore the once great kingdom.

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  • Animal Motifs:
    • Despite being primarily a Stormwind symbol, lions are also popular a popular motif in Lordaeron, with several characters and buildings featuring lion iconography.
    • Since Lordaeron's iconic L symbol does not work on tabards due to being asymmetrical, tabards used by Lordaeronian characters in World of Warcraft feature a two-headed imperial eagle instead.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Their coat of arms features a calligraphic L symbol. It is still used by numerous factions, like the Scarlet Crusade, the Alliance, and even the Forsaken.
  • Butt-Monkey: Lordaeron just doesn't catch a break during the events of Warcraft III. Pretty much all of the Undead Campaign in the base game revolves around massacring its kingdom, or factions based around it. To make it worse, while the factions based around it (Dalaran and Quel'Thalas) more or less managed to get better since then, Lordaron still is reduced to a wasteland mostly controlled by the Forsaken, with only small groups of humans desperately trying to take their land back. Eventually, the Alliance seeks to reconquer Lordaeron in Battle for Azeroth.
  • Church Militant: The people of Lordaeron are deeply religious and the Knights of the Silver Hand were founded to combine the faith of the Light with martial prowess in the war against the orcs. This faith in the Light carried over to the Scarlet Crusade, but was turned into mad fanaticism and zeal.
  • Cool Helmet: The Footman's helmet is by far the most iconic piece of human headgear, being a tall open-faced helmet with a blue plume hanging from the top of it. The Warcraft III cinematics feature an even cooler version of the helmet, with a larger and slightly more elaborate design, which is finally obtainable for players in the Arathi Warfront in Battle for Azeroth.
  • Drop the Hammer: Knights in Warcraft II wield war hammers, which carries over to the upgraded Paladin unit and serves as their iconic weapon of choice. While Knights in Warcraft III switch out the hammer for a sword and lance, the Paladins upgrade to huge two-handed mauls.
  • Dual Wielding: The Knights of Lordaeron in Warcraft III wield both lances and swords, though they only attack with their swords.
  • Failed a Spot Check: When Prince Arthas returned from Northrend to Lordaeron, somehow it seems that nobody realizes there are skull motifs, as if implying he's evil now, on his armors.
  • Jousting Lance: In addition to their swords, Knights in Warcraft III also carry a lance in their other hand, but it never gets used in any of their attacks. The reason for this is that the Knight's model was originally made for a hero unit known as the Crusader which had a charge attack, but the unit was scrapped and the model reused for the regular Knight unit.
  • Light Is Good: Of the human kingdoms the people of Lordaeron were the most religious and firmly showcased this.
  • The Order: Lordaeron is the birthplace of the Order of the Silver Hand, with many of its members hailing from the kingdom.
  • The Paladin: The Knights of the Silver Hand were founded in Lordaeron after the First War, becoming the first Paladins to go by that name. In Warcraft II Paladins are an upgrade of the Knight with the ability to heal other units and smite undead. In Warcraft III Paladins are upgraded to a hero unit with primarily support abilities to heal and strengthen your troops.
  • The Remnant: Several.
    • The Forsaken are probably the largest remnant by population, and (used to) own most of its former territory, including the capital. While Sylvanas is trying to distance her people from their past in favour of her own Cult of Personality, many Forsaken still consider themselves Lordaeronians.
    • The Scarlet Crusade, a fanatical religious order formed by remnants of the Silver Hand after the kingdom's fall. It is eventually fully destroyed over the course of World of Warcraft, though.
    • The Argent Dawn (later Argent Crusade), another order formed by Silver Hand survivors, except far more open to outsiders. Come Cataclysm, it controls much of eastern Lordaeron, seeking to cure it after the Scourge's defeat.
    • Garithos's remnant forces from Frozen Throne, which were eventually betrayed and killed by their previous ally Sylvanas.
    • Finally, many refugees from Lordaeron found their way to Stormwind, and are now part of the new Alliance.
  • Rightful King Returns: As of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, the Alliance, led by Anduin Wrynn of Stormwind, seeks to reconquer Lordaeron over the Horde. This could mean putting Calia Menethil on the throne, as she's the only remaining heir to the throne of Lordaeron.
  • Standard Royal Court: Terenas kept a royal court with nobles and ambassadors all coming in attendance prior to his death.
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Lordaeron's Royal Family

    Terenas Menethil 

King Terenas Menethil II

Voiced by: Ted Whitney (Warcraft III), Earl Boen (World of Warcraft)

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A king that doesn't kick ass for once

"I will not institute quarantine without proof of your claims, ambassador! The people of Lordaeron have suffered enough without becoming prisoners in their own lands."

The king of Lordaeron and one of the primary founders of the Alliance. When Lothar brought the refugees of Stormwind with him north to Lordaeron, Terenas immediately called for all of the neighbouring kings to unite as the Alliance. After the Second War had been won, Terenas took over as its leader for years to follow. During the Third War, he ignored Medivh's prophecy of the Burning Legion's coming, dismissing him as "rambling prophet". As a plague had presumably struck the northern parts of Lordaeron, he sent his son, Prince Arthas, to investigate, who found out that an undead army, the Scourge, was behind it all. After Arthas returned from Northrend, he was killed immediately by the now corrupted Arthas, who promptly destroyed the lands he had ruled for over 50 years. Alas, he did not get to taste the swift release of death. His soul was bound within Frostmourne, alongside many others.

In Wrath of the Lich King, Terenas provides the ironic narration of the expansion's opening. He also plays a major part as a soul in the fall of the Lich King, where he taunts the Lich King that his end comes and in the final fight, he not only helps players get freed from Frostmourne, he also ressurects the entire raid after Tirion destroys Frostmourne.


  • Backup from Otherworld: Downplayed due to his status as a Non-Action Guy. However, he provides support in the Lich King fight when the players are brought into Frostmourne and help him defeat the Spirit Warden, using a moment of opportunity with the blade weakened enough to return the players to their bodies. Once Frostmourne is shattered, his soul is freed from the blade and he proceeds to mass resurrect the raid so they can finish off Arthas.
  • Big Good: Became the leading figure of the Alliance following Lothar's death.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He died in Warcraft III and provided the ironic narration for Wrath of the Lich King, but beyond that, few expected him to play a role of particular importance in the present. Fast forward to the last patch of the expansion and he shows up as a ghost within Frostmourne.
  • Cool Crown: Wore a magnificently horned and jeweled crown in life, though its current whereabouts are unknown.
  • Cool Old Guy: Old at the time of his death, and a decent man and ruler, devoted to securing the best future for his people.
  • Dead Person Conversation: Has one with Arthas, then much later Tirion in the final patch of Wrath of the Lich King. It's also implied he regularly talks with Arthas at other times, like the narration in the Wrath of the Lich King opening cinematic.
  • Dramatic Irony: His narration in the opening cinematic of Wrath of the Lich King talks of how proud he is of his son Arthas (Now the Lich King of Scourge) and what qualities will make a good king. This is juxtaposed with the Lich King raising a giant frost wyrm and rallying his undead army.
  • The Good King: Terenas ruled wisely and is fondly remembered by all citizens of the broken kingdom, both living and dead.
  • Killed Off for Real: Slain by his own son Arthas, and while his soul remained chained within Frostmourne he's released at the end of Wrath of the Lich King.
  • Non-Action Guy: According to Tides of Darkness, Terenas is not a capable fighter, though this has been contradicted by the now uncanon RPG and World of Warcraft.
  • The Paladin: According to the RPG and World of Warcraft Terenas is a paladin, contradicting his Non-Action Guy status in Tides of Darkness.
  • Pimped-Out Cape: Wore a very large furred cape as befitting a king.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Listens to and believes in Lothar and Khadgar when they arrive telling news of how the Horde had destroyed Stormwind and calls the Seven Kingdoms together to form the Alliance. He is more unreasonable when Medivh comes to him, but he had plenty of reasons to dismiss him as the rambling prophet he thought he was.
  • Writers Cannot Do Math: According to Uther in WC 3, Terenas ruled Lordaeron for over seven decades (which was later retconned to five in Literature/Arthas) - which is an impasse considering that Arthas is only 25 years old at the time. So, even if Terenas ascended to the throne shortly after his birth, it took him a really long to father a heir.

    Calia Menethil 

Princess Calia Menethil

Class: Priest

The eldest child of King Terenas. Calia, due to being born a woman, was to be married to the charismatic Lord Daval Prestor as part of a marriage alliance, but it was called off as Lord Prestor disappeared. She vanished during the Third War after the destruction of Lordaeron and was not heard from for years. She finally appeared in game during the Legion expansion as a priest and a companion to Alonsus Faol.


  • Adult Fear: She had to hide existence of her husband and child from her father and was almost killed during the Scourge's initial attack on the Lordaeron. She managed to get back to her family only to become separated from them once again when the Blight ravaged the area.
  • Arranged Marriage: As part of Deathwing's schemes to become king of Alterac in the guise of Daval Prestor, he manipulated Terenas into offering him the hand of his daughter, securing a marriage alliance and his place on throne. It was however called off when Lord Prestor mysteriously vanished.
  • Back from the Dead: Sylvanas killed her during the Gathering to remove her as a potential rival. However, Anduin and Alonsus Faol were able to revive her with the Light.
  • The Bus Came Back: She makes her return in the Legion expansion.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: Her father wanted her to marry a powerful noble in order to strengthen Lordaeron. However, she fell in love with one of his low ranking soldiers and secretly married him and had a daughter.
  • Fallen Princess: While she is technically the heir to Lordaeron, she has no interest in reclaiming the throne and has declared the Forsaken to be the inheritors of the kingdom.
  • Heir Club for Men: Despite being two years older than him, Arthas was first in line for the throne of Lordaeron.
  • I Will Find You: She is currently searching for her missing husband and daughter.
  • Missing Mom: Subverted. The original plan was that her husband would raise her daughter away of Lordaeron, ignorant of her royal status, until Arthas had married and produced an heir, at which point she would publicly acknowledge them both as her family. The scheme went awry thanks to Arthas destroying Lordaeron.
  • Rebellious Princess: She defied her father by marrying one of his footmen and she waited until she was pregnant until before telling her mother.
  • Parental Neglect: Something that she used to her advantage. Her father was so caught up with preparing Arthas to succeed him that Calia was able to marry one of his soldiers and give birth to a daughter right under his nose.
  • Spanner in the Works:
    • In-Universe, this is what Sylvanas fears Calia will become for the Forsaken in Before the Storm. Calia is the last remaining member of the royal family, with the majority of the Forsaken being Lordaeron citizens who while hating Arthas, wish to have the city returned to how it used to be. Thus to Sylvanas, Calia could rally the Forsaken to rebel against her and thus she moves to eliminate her in the novel.
    • In Before the Storm, she was approached by a number of Forsaken who wanted to defect from the Horde and wanted to use the Gathering as their chance. Her decision to support them nearly ignited an open war between the Horde and the Alliance.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Her original claim to fame was her complete disappearance from the lore after the destruction of Lordaeron, with no mention of what happened to her until Legion, fifteen years after she was introduced.

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Order of the Silver Hand

    Alonsus Faol 

Archbishop Alonsus Faol

Bishop of Secrets

Class: Priest

Voiced by: Gideon Emery

"At times I have been a leader of a church, a mindless minion of the Scourge, and a commander in a secret war. But I have always been a priest first."

Head of the Church of the Holy Light prior to Benedictus and co-founder of the Order of the Silver Hand. Having recognised how unsuitable priests were for warfare after the destruction of Stormwind, he founded the Order of the Silver Hand with his apprentice Uther, whom he anointed as the first paladin. He died sometime between the Second and Third Wars, the cause unknown. His grave can be found at Faol's Rest, outside of the Scarlet Monastery.

He is revealed in Legion to have been raised as an undead by the Scourge during the Third War, but managed to break free of their control. He has remained hidden since then, but reemerges to form a united front of priests of all faiths against the Burning Legion.


  • Big Good: Of the Priest Class Order storyline in Legion.
  • Came Back Wrong: It's revealed that he was revived by the Scourge at some point but was able free himself. He's spent his time afterwards "fighting in a secret war."
  • Cool Old Guy: Commands a great deal of respect in his old age.
  • Gallows Humor: Alonsus learned to make light of his undead existence. When he reunited with Greymane and Turalyon, he admits they might not have recognized him... because he no longer had his beard, despite the more obvious answer.
  • Good Shepherd: He's a kind-hearted priest who is devoted to helping people, which has made him a very beloved figure.
  • High Priest: The head of the Church in the first few games, succeeded by Archbishop Benedictus.
  • Light 'em Up: As the head of the Church, he's a very adept Light-user.
  • Retcon: Lore initially had him tied to the Clerics of Northshire, having personally witnessed how unsuitable they were for battle. Current lore has him as a native of Lordaeron, who never went to Stormwind during the First War and whose only ties to Northshire is through being head of the Church.
  • So Proud of You: Towards Turalyon in Before the Storm.
  • Staff of Authority: Mentioned to carry a ceremonial staff to signify his authority as Archbishop.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: Utilizes both Light and Shadow together as a Discipline priest in Legion.

    Uther the Lightbringer 

Uther the Lightbringer

Class: Paladin

Voiced by: Michael McConnohie

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There must always be another snowclone of this line

"Remember, Arthas, we are paladins. Vengeance cannot be a part of what we must do. If we allow our passions to turn to bloodlust, then we will become as vile as the orcs."

First paladin and Grand Master of the Order of the Silver Hand. Prior to the Second War, he was a student of Archbishop Alonsus Faol; together they founded the Order of the Silver Hand when news reached Lordaeron of Stormwind's destruction by the orcish Horde. During the Second War he led his paladins into battle and rose to become one of the newly formed Alliance's greatest heroes. His title "the Lightbringer" was earned at the Battle of Blackrock Spire, given to him after the battle by General Turalyon.

Prior to the events of Warcraft III, Uther took Prince Arthas Menethil of Lordaeron as his apprentice, hoping that he would grow into a benevolent and powerful paladin. Alas, Arthas eventually took a long jump down the slippery slope with the Culling of Stratholme, alienating both his mentor, Uther, and his lover, Jaina, before he went off to Northrend. After Arthas returned to Lordaeron and slew his own father, Uther took it upon himself to defend the ashes of his king, kept in a magical urn. Arthas sought out the urn intending to use it to transport Kel'thuzad's remains, and after a heated fight, Arthas slew his former mentor. To this day, he is still remembered as one of the Alliance's greatest heroes.


  • A Father to His Men: Many characters and fellow paladins imply that Uther really cared for his men.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Not only the Grand Master of the Silver Hand, but also the most powerful.
  • Badass Beard: Grew a full beard in Warcraft III, though the novelization of Warcraft II describes him as bearded even then.
  • Badass Cape: Wears a long cape split in two over his pauldrons.
  • Badass Grandpa: Big and strong as a bear, laying waste to countless orcs and undead on his own even as an old man.
  • Badass Preacher: He was actually a knight before he became a priest and Alonsus Faol's protégé, but on the onset of the Second War he went full circle back to knight by becoming a paladin. His time spent as both a knight and priest presumably served well in making him the first paladin.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Arrives at the head of a legion of knights during Arthas' desperate defence of Hearthglen, destroying the Scourge forces threatening to overwhelm the city.
  • Cool Old Guy: Old as he may be, he's still capable of kicking ass and remains a decent and honorable man.
  • Dead Person Conversation: In Wrath of the Lich King, the player character, along with Jaina or Sylvanas, has one of these with the spirit of Uther in the Halls of Reflection. It's Uther who first gives the warning that there must always be a Lich King, lest the Scourge will run rampant and out of control.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Crosses this after Arthas's betrayal.
  • Drop the Hammer: Wields a large two-handed hammer as his weapon. And perhaps because of him, it became the paladin's weapon of choice.
  • Dying Curse: Uther's Famous Last Words are among the more well-known lines from Warcraft III:
    Uther: I dearly hope there's a special place in Hell waiting for you, Arthas.
    Arthas: We may never know, Uther. I intend to live forever.
  • Escort Mission: The subject of one in Warcraft II, where he exposes Alterac's treason, though the matter in which it was discovered has since been retconned.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He's willing to exile Tirion for disobeying orders for an orc's sake, but he gets angry when Barthilas disrespects Tirion, who is Uther's old friend and Barthilas' superior.
  • Fantastic Racism: See the above quote, and the fact that in Of Blood And Honor, he rejects Tirion's argument that Eitrigg is any different from the rest of the orcs. Justified in that he has not witnessed the orcs acting in any other way than their Warcraft I and II selves.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Towards Jaina during Dead Person Conversation when she lamented that she can't "kill [her] beloved prince".
  • Healing Hands: Being a paladin he's a capable healer.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: Didn't wear a helmet in Warcraft III, though the Tides of Darkness novel mentions him wearing one during the Second War.
  • Hero Antagonist: In Undead Campaign of Reign of Chaos, you fight him as Arthas who already becomes a Villain Protagonist.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: Torches undead with the Light's power.
  • Honor Before Reason: Adheres to the principle of honor coming first, which is one of the reasons Lothar chose the seemingly less experienced Turalyon rather than him as his lieutenant during the Second War. A decision Uther himself took very well as he prefered not to lead and was only comfortable leading the Silver Hand because it was composed of fellow paladins.
  • Killed Off for Real: Slain by Arthas in the third game, though his spirit sticks on for a while until Wrath of the Lich King.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Despite his age, Uther's a shining knight through and through, to the point of valuing honor above reason.
  • Light 'em Up: As the Grand Master of the Silver Hand, it stands to reason he'd also be one of the most powerful Light-wielders on Azeroth.
  • Magic Knight: His martial training as a knight and the spiritual training he received as a priest under Alonsus Faol served well in making him both the first and the most powerful paladin on Azeroth.
  • The Magnificent: One does not lightly earn the title of "The Lightbringer".
  • Mighty Glacier: Noted in lore to be big and strong like a bear, but somewhat lacking in speed.
  • Mounted Combat: Rode a horse into battle against the orcs in the Second War.
  • Noble Bigot: Is one against the orcs, as he favors exiling Tirion for trying to help Eitrigg. Justified in that he has not witnessed the orcs acting in any other way than their Warcraft I and II selves.
  • Old Master: Old, Arthas' mentor, and a very capable warrior.
  • Old Soldier: Served from the Second War onwards, living until old age in the Third War.
  • Perma-Stubble: Artwork of him in Warcraft II depicted him with a stubbled face.
  • The Paladin: First of the human paladins.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Treats Arthas, his subordinate as a paladin, with respect and allows him to make most of his own choices so that he may learn from them. In hindsight, maybe that wasn't the best idea...
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Barthilas, angered by his disrespecting Tirion.
    Uther: You will learn to control your tongue, junior Paladin. I have known this man for years. We saved each other's lives more than once, and stood victorious over the enemy more times than I can clearly remember. Whatever he may have done, he certainly deserves more than to be harangued by an unseasoned boy like yourself.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": In Warcraft II his name was given as Uther Lightbringer, without 'the'.
  • Voice of the Legion: Like other paladins in Warcraft II his voice echoed.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Calls out Arthas for his willingness to cull the people of Stratholme. He later calls him out again for murdering his own father during their confrontation, after Arthas had turned to the Scourge.

    Turalyon 

Turalyon

High Exarch

Class: Paladin

Voiced by: Travis Willingham (World of Warcraft)

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"The Light, yes. But we should let it guide us, not command us. We also have our own minds and hearts. We should make use of those as well."

One of the founding members of the Order of the Silver Hand and so the first paladins of Azeroth, Turalyon was Lothar's protégé, and served as his second-in-command through the Second War. While fighting the orcs, Turalyon nonetheless struggled to reconcile them with his religious beliefs; how could the Light be all-embracing and all people essentially good while the evil of the orcish Horde existed? By the end of the Second War he finally resolved these doubts and rallied the Alliance to victory against the Horde after Lothar's death.

He later on led the Alliance Expedition into Draenor, the orc homeworld, after the Dark Portal had been reopened. There Turalyon helped to save Azeroth from destruction again, though he was thought lost when Draenor was destroyed. He was discovered to have survived the destruction in The Burning Crusade, but went missing a long time ago. While not present himself in the game, his son by Alleria, a half-elf paladin named Arator the Redeemer, can be found in the remnants of Draenor now known as Outland.


  • All-Loving Hero: Incredibly forgiving, open-minded, and befriends nearly everyone he comes into contact with.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: High General of the Alliance army following Lothar's death and one of Azeroth's most powerful paladins, and later High Exarch of the Army of the Light.
  • Badass Baritone: Had a deep booming voice in Warcraft II. Travis Willingham keeps to this in Legion.
  • Badass Preacher: Was a priest before becoming a paladin, though ironically a lot less zealous than his brethren, most of whom were knights prior to becoming paladins.
  • Bash Brothers: Turalyon and Khadgar fought this way in the Second War and later fought side by side during the Invasion of Draenor.
  • Battle Couple: With Alleria.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He prefers to help people in need, build, cure and chat with orphans than smashing orc skulls. Not that he is incompetent in the latter.
  • Bling of War: His reappearance on Argus comes with a very impressive set of plate armor, decorated with golden lines and crystals of the Light resembling those of the Naaru.
  • Blue Blood: Turalyon comes from a family of Lordaeron nobles.
  • The Bus Came Back: He and Alleria finally return in the expansion Legion after decades of absence, with Turalyon appearing early in a message, before they make their full reappearance during the invasion of Argus.
  • Cool Sword: Turalyon picks up Lothar's broken greatsword after his death and since his disappearance he has reforged the broken part of the blade with what appears to be crystallized Light, making an already impressive weapon even cooler.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Looks an awful lot like Clint Eastwood.
  • Dork Knight: At the beginning of the Second War Turalyon is very insecure and dorky, though later he grows out of it.
  • Drop the Hammer: Wields a hammer as his main weapon.
  • Dual Wielding: Picks up Lothar's broken sword during the Battle of Blackrock Spire and dual wields it in conjunction with his hammer when he fights the remnants of the Horde at the Dark Portal.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He has some racism against the orcs, but he's disturbed by those who are obsessed with revenge against them, such as Alleria and an orphan boy. In the former case, it's particularly out of fear that Alleria will ultimately get herself killed in her reckless crusade against them.
  • Fantastic Racism: His epiphany that allows him to fight at his full potential with the orcs is that, because they're not from Azeroth, they're not part of the Holy Light.
    • Very briefly towards the Forsaken in Before the Storm, as he considers their existence to be a blaspheme. He eventually grows out of it with the help of his old mentor, who became one of the Forsaken during Turalyon's long absence.
  • Foreign Culture Fetish: Turalyon is notably enamored with draenei culture. This is justified in that he spend a thousand years of Nether-time fighting side by side with the draenei's finest warriors.
  • Four-Star Badass: Being a general of Alliance forces does not diminish his asskicking abilities.
  • Frontline General: Following Lothar's example, Turalyon leads from the front and can often be found in the thick of the fighting.
  • Glowing Eyes: Like other paladins in Warcraft II, his eyes glowed with a golden light.
  • Healing Hands: As a paladin he's capable of healing his fellow soldiers.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: Turalyon is mentioned as wearing a helm during the Second War in the novels (though artwork of that time period does not reflect that), but he later does not wear one with his new set of armor on Argus.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Despite being quite capable for one as young as himself he is quite hard on himself, though he eventually grows out of it.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: Highly capable of destroying unholy beings with the Light's power.
  • Humans Are Leaders: The only human member of the Army of the Light, as well as a central leader of the organization. Turalyon was also provided the impetus to form the Alliance of Lordaeron during the Second War - not quite an example of this trope yet since it was just Humans then, but they would later be joined by the Dwarves, Gnomes and High Elves.
  • Ideal Hero: Turalyon is unfailingly moral.
  • In a Single Bound: Like his son Arator, when Turalyon engages the pit lord Aggonar with the player, he leaps straight at the demon with the Light's power.
  • Inter Species Romance: With Alleria Windrunner.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Young, heroic and selfless to a fault.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Knight of the Silver Hand, General of the Alliance... and Lothar's number 1 fanboy.
  • Last of His Kind: As of Legion, Turalyon is the only surviving of the first five Knights of the Silver Hand that were handpicked by Alonsus Faolnote .
  • Light 'em Up: While his powers were initially limited because of his faith, he proves to be a very powerful Light-wielder after resolving his doubts, to the point where orcs were blinded by the light permeating from him.
  • Light Is Good: Firmly believes this; sometimes to his detriment. He believes it so much though that he couldn't fathom the idea that anything "light based" could be evil. Velen basically has to spell it out to him that Naaru do lose their light overtime and he's shocked.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: He had no idea that the naaru are capable of losing their light and becoming dark naaru, even after spending one thousand years with the Army of Light. Velen theorizes that Xe'ra had intentionally kept this information from him and the rest of the Army of Light.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: During the Second War, he wielded a shield together with his hammer.
  • Magic Knight: As a paladin he handles himself pretty well with both his hammer and the Light.
  • Manly Tears: He weeps openly whenever there's something to justify it.
  • Mighty Whitey: During his long absence Turalyon becomes the leader of the Army of the Light, almost entirely made up of Draenei. While Turalyon doesn't strike up a romance with any of the Army's Draenic women, his still carries out the trope of an exotic wife in his High Elven lover Alleria.
  • Mounted Combat: During the Second War, he always rides a horse into battle.
  • Never Found the Body: After Draenor's destruction.
  • Nice Guy: Easily the nicest and most immediately personable paladin.
  • Number Two: Served as Lothar's second-in-command during the Second War.
  • Opposites Attract: With Alleria Windrunner.
  • The Paladin: Among the first on Azeroth, though he carried a lot more doubt in his faith than his fellow paladins at the time.
  • Perma-Stubble: Showing off his age and ruggedness when he reappears on Argus, Turalyon's face is covered in grey stubble.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Like most other paladins, when Turalyon powers up with the Light to fight a powerful demon, he gains golden glowing wings.
  • Player Character: Turalyon is the player in the Alliance campaign of Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness.
  • Put on a Bus: He and Alleria vanish after the events of Beyond the Dark Portal, and don't return even after the other Sons of Lothar reappear in Burning Crusade. See The Bus Came Back above.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Turalyon has lived through a thousand years of Nether-time, a dozen human lifetimes, thanks to being empowered by Xe'ra.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The cool-headed Blue Oni to Alleria's short-tempered Red Oni.
  • Rugged Scar: Turalyon's return on Argus comes with a few facial scars, showing that he has been busy fighting ever since he disappeared.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: After what he saw and experienced during the Second War, Turalyon thought of withdrawing into himself.
  • Shoot the Dog: Reluctantly destroys black dragon eggs to pre-emptively stop a future threat.
  • Silver Fox: Turalyon has clearly aged in his absence, with his blond hair having turned grey, but he still remains rather attractive.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Even after a thousand years Alleria is still the only person he truly loves.
  • Space Marine: Waged war against the Burning Legion across the Twisting Nether in a struggle that spanned a millennium.
  • The Strategist: Known for being well versed in strategy and planning.
  • Sword Beam: While fighting demons on Argus, he blasts them with a wave of Light from his sword.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Originally, Turalyon's Paladin abilities were signified by having golden Glowing Eyes in Warcraft II. This was RetConned out in his later appearances.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He was a competent commander and a good fighter before Lothar's death, but the experience not only grants him full access to his holy powers, it also turns him into more of a badass.
  • Touched by Vorlons: Was infused with the Light by Xe'ra.
  • True Companions: With Khadgar and Alleria throughout the Second War.
  • Worthy Opponent: In Battle for Azeroth, he seems to have this dynamic with Lady Liadrin alongside Danath, treating her with courtesy and respect, albeit with some banter, even as he makes it clear that he has every intention of defending Stromgarde from her.
  • Wrecked Weapon: In battle he still carries Lothar's sword that was broken by Orgrim Doomhammer, never choosing to reforge it... until we see him on Argus, where the missing part of the blade is replaced by golden Hard Light.
  • Voice of the Legion: Like all other paladins in Warcraft II Turalyon had an echoing voice.
  • You Are in Command Now: After Lothar's death.
  • You Remind Me of X: Just before the Siege of Blackrock Spire Turalyon is told by Lothar how he reminds him of Llane Wrynn, who was Lothar's best friend.

    Alexandros Mograine 

Alexandros Mograine

Class: Death Knight (former Paladin)

Voiced by: Marc Graue

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The Ashbringer...

Eligor Dawnbringer: "Let me let you in on a little secret, Commander. The power of the Ashbringer came from the man who would wield it... I was there, Commander. I watched him burn legions of undead in righteous fire before he would even unsheathe the blade. Alas, your grasp on history is... lacking."

High-ranking member of the Silver Hand, at the battle of Blackrock Spire during the Second War, he encountered an orc warlock wielding a powerful dark orb, which mangled his hand when he tried to pick it up after the warlock's death. Many years later, as the Third War approached, he and a group of allies met and discussed the use of the orb against the potential undead threat. While Issilien attempted to destroy it, the orb absorbed the Light and was purified, healing Alexandros' hand when he tried to touch it. He then took the crystal to Ironforge, where Magni Bronzebeard forged the sword Ashbringer.

Once he returned, however, the Scourge had already taken over Lordaeron, and so he led the remnants of the Silver Hand against the Scourge. Wielding the Ashbringer, Alexandros became legendary for the number of undead he slew, leaving only ashes behind him. Tragedy struck however, as his oldest son, Renault Mograine, thinking he's the unfavorite of the family, was manipulated by Balnazzar (in the guise of Dathrohan) into leading his father into a trap, before killing him with his own sword. Kel'thuzad eventually raised him as the mightiest death knight the Scourge had ever seen, though he was slain again, this time by his other son, Darion Mograine, when he came to Naxxramas in search of his father.


  • Badass Beard: Had a fierce red beard to match his hair.
  • Badass Boast: During his Last Stand against his undead ambushers.
    Alexandros: Tell your master that a thousand of his minions will not suffice! I will deliver you all... And when I am done I will stand... AGAINST A THOUSAND MORE!
  • Badass Cape: Wore a long blue cape into battle.
  • BFS: The Ashbringer in the game is a big sword with a quite broad blade. It turns even bigger after its corruption.
  • Came Back Wrong: Raised from the dead by Kel'thuzad as one of the Four Horsemen and the Scourge's most powerful death knight, but he's eventually slain by his son Darion.
  • Cool Sword: The Ashbringer is one of the most iconic Cool Swords in the franchise, though not as much as Frostmourne.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: The Warrior tier 3 set from classic World of Warcraft was initially stated to be a set of armor forged for him when he led the Scarlet Crusade, though this was later retconned into him never wearing it while alive. To elaborate, the set has a very Death Knight-ish appearance.
  • Drop the Hammer: Wielded a large hammer during the Second War.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Reacted with a great deal of sorrow and disappointment as he was stabbed in the back by his son Renault, stating that was wrong and that they were nothing alike.
  • Fiery Redhead: Matching his hair color, he's fierce and short-tempered.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He has a very short fuse and is prone to exploding in anger, especially when Darion is harmed.
  • Healing Hands: As a paladin, he's supposedly capable of using the Light to heal himself and others, but it's subverted on the one occasion where he's seen trying: After picking up the orb that would eventually form the Ashbringer's core, he's unable to heal his mangled hand.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: Never seen wearing a helmet into battle.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: A number of characters remember him bringing down the wrath of the Light on the undead before ever drawing his sword.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Stabbed In the Back by his own son Renault with the Ashbringer.
  • Killed Off for Real: He's killed twice by his own sons, but his spirit remains around for a while before finally being freed as the Lich King's death.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Despite his fiery nature, he was also kind and honorable. Even Tirion himself praised him for the purity of his soul.
  • Light 'em Up: Even without the Ashbringer in his hands, Alexandros himself was quite capable of using the Light to slay his foes.
  • Magic Knight: As a paladin, he's quite capable of blending Light with martial prowess.
  • Named Weapons: The Ashbringer was named so because of how it left only the ashes of the undead it killed in its wake.
  • Offing the Offspring: In the Ashbringer quest and comic, he kills Renault from beyond the grave.
  • One-Man Army: Has a reputation as one, due to the Ashbringer.
  • The Paladin: Became a paladin during the Second War and certainly proves to be one of the Silver Hand's most legendary members.
  • Papa Wolf: Very protective of his sons, especially Darion.
  • Parental Favoritism: While he loved both of his sons, to the outside it seemed like he clearly showed favoritism to his younger son Darion compared to his older son Renault.
  • Parents as People: Sure, he loves both of his sons, but he shows clear Parental Favoritism towards Darion, causing Renault to develop into a "Well Done, Son!" Guy in an attempt to gain his respect. Balnazzar in Dathrohan's body uses this to manipulate Renault into killing him.
  • Playing with Fire: Noted for his burning of undead legions in holy fire, both by his own power and through the Ashbringer. As a death knight, he also bathed his foes in flames.
  • Red Baron: Was named the Ashbringer after the sword he wielded.
  • Retcon: Several, either concerning him or his sword. He personally started out as the betrayed Highlord of the Scarlet Crusade, which was once a pure organisation. This was later retconned into the Scarlet Crusade only existing after his death in the Ashbringer comic, as it led to the split of the Order of the Silver Hand into the Argent Dawn and the Scarlet Crusade, the latter of which was never pure.
  • Tragic Hero: Alexandros' greatest flaw, his Parental Favoritism, turns out to be his ultimate downfall as his son Renault turns against him.

Nobles of Lordaeron

    Othmar Garithos 

Othmar Garithos

Class: Dark Knight

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Lord of the Mustache

"The only good non-human is a dead non-human."

Grand Marshal Othmar Garithos was a human supremacist and noted racist with a fierce hatred for all non-humans, and a special hatred reserved for elves in particular. When Lordaeron fell during the Third War, leadership of the broken remnants of Lordaeron's army fell upon his shoulders. He managed to successfully defend southern Lordaeron and take back Dalaran from the Scourge, but at the same time cost the Alliance the aid of the blood elves when he tried to execute Kael'thas and his men. He was killed by Varimathras on orders from Sylvanas, after having previously allied with each other to take back Lordaeron's capital city.


  • An Axe to Grind: Wielded a large double-headed axe into battle.
  • Asshole Victim: No one doubts Sylvanas' motives for wanting him dead weren't anything but malevolent, but it's hard feel sorry for him, especially after he threw Kael'thas and the blood elves under the bus.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Leader of the Alliance remnants in Lordaeron and a nigh unstoppable fighter in his own right.
  • Badass Mustache: It ends up becoming memetic through the traits of Tresdin, the Legion Commander who uses his character model.
  • Blue Blood: Inherited the title of baron from his father.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He tells the leader of the Forsaken to piss off and leave his city. Said leader are an undead elf who used to be a ranger-general and a former member of the Burning Legion, who now command the force that's much larger and stronger that can easily wipe Garithos's men out, and a Dreadlord at her side. It doesn't end well for him.
  • Cool Helmet: Wears a rather fancy winged helmet.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Reclaiming Lordaeron would've been accomplished much easier if Garithos didn't go out of his way to sabotage his Elven allies. Somewhat averted with Sylvanas, as when he realizes her forces outnumber his, he agrees to an Enemy Mine.
  • Cutscene Incompetence: Dies very easily for a tank unit with an ability to turn invulnerable to magic.
  • Enemy Mine: Realizing that they cannot take the Capital City on their own, Garithos reluctantly agrees to team up with Sylvanas. She ends up backstabbing and having him killed when they've won, despite her agreeing to leave Lordaeron to him.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The very moment he is introduced in Frozen Throne, he proceeds to call out Kael'thas for being late, refuse to listen to his polite excuse, and orders him and his troops to stay behind to do a thankless job. All of this while delivering no less than three racist comments against elves.
  • Fantastic Racism: Probably one of the most infamous examples in the franchise, Garithos holds an extreme hatred for any non-human races, particularly elves. While he's able to work with some non-humans in the Alliance, he doesn't hold them in high regard and perceive of them as nothing more than "only existing to make themselves useful for humans".
  • Four-Star Badass: His competence as a general is debatable as it's heavily implied he's risen to the rank of Grand Marshal is not necessary because of his own abilities, but his deceased father's reputation and title. That being said, his competence as a frontline fighter is not questionable, being an absolute monster in battle, and he and his forces did manage to win several battles, including retaking the ruins of Dalaran and pushing the undead back into the Plaguelands before being mind controlled.
  • Frontline General: Many things can be said about Garithos, but he's no coward, leading his forces into battle himself.
  • Final Solution: His on-click quotes suggest it to be a goal of his to purge all non-humans from Lordaeron after reclaiming it. He certainly gives it a try when he orders Kael'thas and his soldiers to be executed.
  • General Ripper: While in charge of the Lordaeronian remnants in the south, he's very focused on the non-humans in his own ranks and goes out of his way to persecute them, eventually leading to his attempted mass execution of Kael'thas and his elves.
  • General Failure: He has the largest pocket resistance against the Scourge but that is not saying much. His callous treatment of the blood elves weakened his own forces to the point that he needs help from the more tactical sound but treacherous Sylvanas. And after capturing the Capital City, he foolishly demands Sylvanas and Varimathras to leave without his forces backing him up.
  • Hate Sink: With his massive Jerkassery and attempts to execute the then-sympathetic Kael'thas and his people, his role in the game is basically to make the player hate him as much as possible and root for Sylvanas and the Forsaken to take over Lordaeron instead.
  • Healing Hands: Used Holy Light to heal the soldiers under his command.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: Capable of calling upon the Light to smite his undead foes. It's implied his version of Shockwave is also this.
  • Hypocrite:
    • One of his scenes has him make the classic criticism of calling the elves arrogant. This coming from the guy who won't shut up about how Humanity Is Superior and any intelligent non-human race doesn't deserve to live.
    • He doesn't trust elves and immediately sentences them to death for accepting needed aid (that Garithos himself denied them in the first place) from the Naga, whom he views to be inhuman enemies deserving to be crushed. However, he has no trouble of accepting offered aid from Sylvanas and her undead forces despite being warned repeatedly by his advisors that they are not to be trusted.
  • Idiot Ball: One might wonder if he'll succeed to reclaim Lordaeron had he not turn the blood elves away by set them up on a suicide mission, then condemn them to death in spite of the success of the given suicide mission. Which result in turning Kael'thas and his men into a hostile force, his decision to pursue the escaping blood elves result in a loss of his men and resources while gaining nothing in return.
    • This is followed by his decision to form an alliance of convenience with Sylvanas, who arguably less trustworthy than Vashj, and after they reclaim Lordaeron he proceed to tell her off to leave his city. When he and his men couldn't retake it alone in the first place, and the Forsaken can easily wipe his men out without suffering any loss.
  • Jerkass: Towards non-humans at least. He seems more amiable towards his fellow humans, but we don't really get to see it before he is killed.
  • Karmic Death: He berates Kael'thas for allying with the nagas twice, telling that he should be careful in where to put his loyalties on, and then tries to execute the blood elves even though Garithos pretty much forced Kael to get help from them. Later, Garithos joins forces with a faction of undeads, the very race responsible for Lordaeron's destruction, out of convenience and not necessity like Kael's situtation, and unlike Vashj, Sylvanas Windrunner is not a trustworthy ally and has Varimathras kill him. Additional karma comes from the fact that Sylvanas is an (undead) elf who was from the same kingdom as Kael'thas.
  • Killed Off for Real: After being killed by Varimathras and then eaten by ghouls, he is certainly not coming back.
  • Knight Templar: Views the non-human races as evil savages unworthy to live in Lordaeron and will jump at the chance to enforce his views.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Played with. While even Varian himself would be jealous of that magnificently chiseled chin, and he is fighting to save Lordaeron, he's a despicable Jerkass who tries to execute some of his own troops.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Fast, hard-hitting and an absolute tank in combat.
  • Light 'em Up: Capable of wielding the Light to heal allies and strengthen their armor, as well as to smite undead. His version of Shockwave is also implied to be this.
  • Light Is Not Good: Despite the name of his custom unit and the color of the armor he wears, he utilizes paladin spells in combat, but does not act in the manner expected of one.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Wielded a larged lion-faced shield into combat, though it ultimately failed to protect him from Varimathras.
  • Magic Knight: As a Dark Knight, Garithos is a melee unit with access to Paladin spells.
  • Mounted Combat: Rides a horse into battle, which probably attributes to his Lightning Bruiser status.
  • The Neidermeyer: Extremely dismissive of the non-human soldiers under his command, and tries to have Kael'thas and his men killed when he returns from battle to find them working with naga. He seems more amiable towards human soldiers, but we don't really get to see it before he is killed.
  • Noble Bigot: He's bigotted yes, but he's also willing to overlook it and work with some non-humans, as with the Dwarves (though he still disparaged them), and no one can argue his goals (Saving Lordaeron, defeating the Scourge) aren't noble, nor does he go back on his side of his deal with Sylvanas or betray her. However, his attempts to execute Kael'thas and his men really brings down the Noble part.
  • Nominal Hero: He's a despicable person, with little to no redeeming quality, but is fighting the Scourge to reclaim his homeland.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Managed to get all the way to Lordaeron's capital city and (considering his position once he's controlled) through it before getting mind controlled.
  • One-Handed Zweihänder: He wields a full-sized battleaxe in one hand.
  • The Paladin: In Warcraft III he uses the custom class Dark Knight, half of whose skillset is based on the Paladin hero unit.
  • Screw You, Elves!: Subverted; he seems to think he is doing this in-universe, but Kael never acted arrogant toward him while working under his orders, and he was so pointlessly an asshole about it that he really came out as the smug one.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Kael'thas eventually became an egotist mana addict who willingly dealt with a demon lord, instigating events that could have possibly lead to the destruction of all Azeroth. However it's generally agreed Garithos' decisions damned Kael and forced him into the desperate situations he was faced with. Also, Garithos had no way of knowing Kael's future actions and his abuse of Kael came purely from his bigotry against non-humans as he dissed Kael even when Kael was serving him loyally and effectively.
  • Sole Survivor: He's the known living member of Othmar's family, who hasn't perished during the Second War, and the only high-ranking survivor of Lordaeron's military after the Scourge's rampage across the land.
  • The Southpaw: Due to his unit model being based upon the Knight, he wielded his axe in his left hand like many other units in Warcraft III.
  • Super Mode: Able to use the Mountain King ability Avatar which makes him much more powerful and immune to spells.
  • Tempting Fate: "The only good non-human is a dead non-human." Oh, Sylvanas certainly fits that description to a tee.
  • Tragic Bigot: According to Creative Development, when asked about his past, it is explained he fought the Horde during the Second War in Quel'Thalas when it was razed, but while he was doing so, his village got destroyed by a detachement of orcs and his family killed. This led to Garithos deciding that the elves diverted forces away from the Alliance's true goal: the defense of humanity alone.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Officials from neighboring non-human states such as Ironforge and the ruined Quel'Thalas recognize him as the last remnant of Lordaeron's government, and sent him aid. What did he do? Give Kael'thas and the blood elves a suicide mission in the hope they all would perish before the Scourge, and treat his dwarven allies like a dirt.
  • Uriah Gambit: Purposefully sent Kael'thas and the Blood Elves on a suicide mission, ultimately forcing them to enlist the aid of the Naga against the Scourge.
  • You Are in Command Now: After most of Lordaeron's military command was killed and the Silver Hand was fighting on a seperate front in Lordaeron, he was left in charge of its military forces.

    Aedelas Blackmoore 

Aedelas Blackmoore

Class: Warrior

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Master of Durnholde Keep and head of the orcish internment camp system. Found the orphaned Thrall after the murder of his parents and raised him, intending to make him into a general that would lead the orcs into taking over Lordaeron for Blackmoore. Having mistreated the orc as he raised him, Thrall ran away, eventually finding his way back to the clan he came from. When Thrall took control of the Horde and freed the orcs from the internment camps, he laid siege to Durnholde, eventually killing Blackmoore.


  • The Alcoholic: A very heavy drinker, to the point of going into battle while affected by alcohol. He also makes some of his worst decisions while drunk.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Thrall. In both main and alternate timeline.
  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: Blackmoore is drunk when Thrall shows up to Durnholde with an army, and gets the great idea of first taunting him, then throwing the decapitated head of Thrall's friend Taretha Foxton at his feet to break his spirit. This just ends up pissing him off.
  • Ambition Is Evil: He had grand ambitions to make himself king of Lordaeron. In an alternate timeline he succeeds, though not the way he had planned in the main timeline.
  • Beard of Evil: His neatly trimmed goatee makes him look all the more sinister.
  • Cornered Rattlesnake: Blackmoore is a coward who is willingly to abandon his stronghold and men to the orcs if it means saving his own skin. But when a vengeful Thrall corners him, Blackmoore surprises the Warchief by putting up a much longer fight than most human fighters could.
  • Decapitation Presentation: In a fit of drunken madness, he has Taretha executed and tosses her head at Thrall's feet.
  • Dirty Coward: He cares about his own life first and foremost, and runs from battle when the tide is turned against him. He even has a secret passage tunnel under Durnholde for such an occasion.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Blackmoore's plan is masterfully planned but not flawless. He didn't count on the possibility that Thrall and Taretha would become close friends, form a strong bond that she would consider him a surrogate brother. Which would lead to her aid his escape from Durnholde. He also never realize Thrall would be intelligent enough to not be easily manipulated and used, and have a thought of his own, more importantly has wisdom and leadership to rally the Horde against him.
  • Duel to the Death: Thrall grants him one last fight to the death between the two during the Battle of Durnholde.
  • Freudian Excuse: We're never given the full details, but his father was apparently a traitor of some kind. The stigma of that is at least part of the reason why he's such a bitter cruel man, and a miserable drunkard.
  • The Ghost: In "Escape From Durnholde Keep", he is referred to multiple times and adventurers fight through his men while trying to free Thrall, including killing Captain Skarloc, also known as "Blackmoore's Spear". Blackmoore himself never shows up, however.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a scar running down over his left eye, which adds to his somewhat sinister appearance.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Dies with a smile on his face, remarking with pride how Thrall became what he raised him to be.
  • Hate Sink: Blackmoore is an abusive and cowardly man who represents the very worst of humanity to Thrall. Even when he's sober, he makes it clear to Thrall that he owns him, highlighting the orc's name to mean slave. When he's drunk, all bets are off. He's domestically abusive to Taretha, which culminates to her untimely death, and he intends to overthrow King Terenas with an army of orc slaves. It's not surprising that Orgrim Doomhammer compares him to Gul'dan of all people when Thrall describes his upbringing in Durnholde.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: He intends to make Thrall a general of an army of orcs made up from the prisoners in the internment camps, and send them against splinting Alliance to conquer Lordaeron for him.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Blackmoore raised Thrall to be the perfect warrior who could lead the orc armies against the rest of the human Alliance. Thrall did eventually become the Warchief of the Horde... and then led his army against Blackmoore.
  • Irony: One of the greatest ironies of history, as his decision to raise Thrall would result in the outcome he never anticipated. See Nice Job Fixing It, Villain! below.
  • Kick the Dog: Very abusive of Thrall and Taretha, but the standout example has to be executing Taretha and throwing her head at Thrall's feet to try and break his spirit. This proves to be a horrible, horrible mistake.
  • Killed Off for Real: Slain by Thrall before the Third War. In the alternate timeline he was slain by Thrall before he could accomplish a task given by the Infinite dragonflight.
  • Laughing Mad: When Blackmoore realizes just how badly he pissed off Thrall, he snaps and laughs madly while staggering away.
  • Liquid Courage: While a very capable warrior in his own right, he confesses to himself that his courage on the battlefield is boosted by alcohol.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: His intention to raise the orcs as an army to dominate the Alliance for him, had paved the way for the restoration and revitalization of the Horde by raising Thrall. Who would restore its shamanistic roots and reform the Horde.
  • Pet the Dog: Blackmoore is capable of occasional kindness and civility when sober or not temperamental and impatient, and being concerned of how his actions affected others.
    • Retroactively, but shortly before their final confrontation, Thrall realizes that he actually does have a few happy memories of Blackmoore. While Blackmoore himself is genuinely proud of Thrall who become what he always wanted.
    "You are... what I made you... I am so proud...."
    • Despite the very abusive relationship, and rough sex with Taretha. Blackmoore is deeply in love with her, alas any feeling he has for her shattered as soon as he learned Taretha help Thrall escape, and has been writing to him for years.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When he realizes that Durnholde is doomed, he tries to run away using his secret escape tunnel, but is intercepted by Thrall.
  • Smug Snake: Ambitious, arrogant and way too sure in the success of his plans.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: Implied. His own father, General Aedelyn Blackmoore, was a traitor who sold state secrets when Aedelas was just a child, an action that left much stigma on the Blackmoore name and forced him to continuously prove to others that he was not like his father. Despite that, when he had the opportunity he decided to raise Thrall to lead an army to take over Lordaeron. Either treason truly did run In the Blood, or Aedelas hated it so much that people thought he'd be like his father that he eventually did became a traitor out of resentment.
  • Undignified Death: Alternate timeline Blackmoore begs Thrall for mercy in his final moment. Ironically, Main timeline Blackmoore seems to have enough valor to stand against the raging Warchief, and more acceptance of his death.
  • We Can Rule Together: Offers Thrall one last chance to work together with him during their Duel to the Death, but Thrall refuses.

Others

    Jorad Mace 

Jorad Mace

Class: Paladin

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Once a paladin in service to Prince Arthas Menethil, Jorad Mace is haunted by his failure to stop his prince from destroying Lordaeron, which caused him to lose his connection to Light. Was on the verge of death following the destruction of Lordaeron, but was saved by the mysterious Borel, also known as the dragon Krasus. Waiting in Tarren Mill, he encounters the blue dragons Kalecgos and Tyrygosa and the mysterious young girl Anveena. He aids them in their search for Borel and the Sunwell, eventually culminating in the discovery that Anveena was the Sunwell in human form all along.


  • The Atoner: Haunted by his inability to stop Arthas and goes out of his way to atone for his failure.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Shows up to aid the group against Dar'Khan Drathir near the end of the first volume of The Sunwell Trilogy, which turns the battle in their favor.
  • Drop the Hammer: Wields a huge two-handed hammer.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: Never wears a helmet, even in the company of other paladins who do.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: Able to set orcs ablaze with the Light after regaining his connection to it.
  • Interspecies Romance: Falls in love with the blue dragon Tyrygosa, who takes the humanoid form of a high elf.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: A bit on the sour side initially, favoring leaving behind Anveena's friends to help her see Borel. He quickly steps back up to the plate when he comes to the rescue and proves himself to be a true Knight of the Silver Hand.
  • Light 'em Up: While he's unable to call upon the Light in The Sunwell Trilogy, he ends up calling upon the Light again in Shadow Wing.
  • The Paladin: An ex-paladin for a good long while, but he regains the title when he regains use of the Light.
  • Perma-Stubble: Has a constantly unshaven face that threatens to grow into a full beard.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Unlike most of the characters from The Sunwell Trilogy, Jorad has not made any significant appearance in game aside from a minor cameo in Outland. Chronicles doesn't even mention him at all, leaving him potentially rectonned.
  • You Don't Look Like You: His appearance in game doesn't even try to match how he looks in the manga, being grey-haired with a goatee and using different equipment.

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