Yes I know I know it is #PriestWeek now, but I really wanted to show you some awesome Paladins that have crossed my path! 🙂 So here we go!
He was the first Paladin of the Knights of the Silver Hand who led his Order in battle against the Horde during the Third War.
During the Third War, Uther was betrayed and murdered by his beloved pupil, Prince Arthas, while defending the urn carrying the ashes of Arthas’ father, King Terenas.
His tomb is located in the Western Plaguelands, east of Chillwind Camp. The marker stone in the tomb reads:
Here lies Uther the Lightbringer
First Paladin – Founder or the Order of the Silver HandUther lived and died to defend the kingdom of Lordaeron. Though he was betrayed by his most beloved student, we believe that his spirit lives on. He continues to watch over us, even as the shadows close in around our ruined land. His Light is the light of all humanity – and so long as we honor his example, it shall never fade.
I loved doing the quest in Western Plaguelands where you escort Anchorite Truuen to Uther’s Tomb. R.I.P /salute
Terenas Menethil II
He was the last true king of Lordaeron and the primary founder of the original Alliance of Lordaeron. Ruling over seven decades, including the period of the Second and Third Wars, Terenas was considered one of the most powerful human monarch in the three thousand years since the breaking of Arathor. His death at the hands of his own son ended the Menethil dynasty and deprived the Alliance of its leadership at a critical moment in history.
It says in his tomb stone:
Here lies King Terenas Menethil II – Last True King of Lordaeron.Great were his deeds – long was his reign – unthinkable was his death. “May the Father lie blameless for the deeds of the son. May the bloodied crown stay lost and forgotten.”
He was one of the first five Knights of the Silver Hand selected by Archbishop Alonsus Faol, and was one of the heroes of the Second War. He later became Lord of Mardenholde Keep in Hearthglen before being stripped of his title and exiled for defending an orc, Eitrigg.
Following the recent death of his son Taelan Fordring, Tirion committed himself to refounding the order of the Silver Hand. He now leads the Argent Crusade. To this day he remains good friends with the orc veteran Eitrigg.
Highlord Bolvar Fordragon
He was venerated warrior of the Alliance and served as the Regent of Stormwind. He was also named the commander of the Alliance forces sent to take the battle to the Scourge in Northrend. After the treachery of Grand Apothecary Putress at the Battle of Angrathar the Wrathgate, Fordragon was believed to have been killed, either by the Forsaken Blight or the fires of the red dragonblight.
(The Wrathgate cinematic if you didn’t do the quest line or just haven’t seen it.In my opinion it is one of the best cinematics in WoW)
However, he survived, his body altered by the dragon’s flame, and was taken by the Scourge into Icecrown Citadel, tortured by the Lich King in an attempt to break him to his will. He resisted Lich King’s deprevations. After the death of Arthas Menethil, the mortal host of the Lich King, Fordragon demanded that Tirion Fordring place the Helm of Domination, containing all the powers of the Scourge, on his head, so that he would forever be the jailer of the damned – imprisoning the Lich King within the Frozen Throne once more and containing the threat of the Scourge.
(Fall of the Lich King cinematic for those you haven’t seen it. Also one of the best cinematics, still gives me goosebumbs!!)
“Tell them only that the Lich King is dead. And that Bolvar Fordragon died with him. Now, go! Leave this place, and never return!”