Notable Priest

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He was the former leader of the Church of the Holy Light and later on he was revealed as the Twilight Prophet of the Twilight’s Hammer cult (This was after the death of Cho’gall). He was high-ranking lieutenant of Deathwing and the Old Gods, and aided them in their efforts to destroy all life on Azeroth.

When he was younger he was a student of Lordaeron’s religious leader, Archbishop Alonsus Faol. He spent many years learning from his devoted master and helped the Church of Light construct its most striking monument, the Cathedral in Stormwind. He was slain at Wyrmrest Temple by Thrall and his allies.

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 He was the head of Holy Order of Northshire Clerics prior to the First War between humans and orcs.
According to some sources he fled with surviving citizens of Stormwind to Lordaeron. Other sources tell that he was already in Lordaeron during the First War and only learned about the destruction of Northshire Abey when he spoke with Lord Lothar. He met Uther while he was just a bishop.

In warcraft novels they’ve wrote that Alonsus was deeply troubled by the loss of the abbey and by the terrible attrition his clerics suffered in that conflict. Aided by his apprentice, Uther Lightbringer, Faol created the Knights of the Silver Hand and equipped the followers of the Holy Light with the armaments of war.
Alonsus Chapel, in Stratholme, was the site where he nominated Uther as the first of the paladins.

Notable Monk

Reason this post is sooo late and why I posted ‘Notable Paladin’ post before this was that since the Monk class is quite new there is not much (at least I can’t find) written lore and info about the famous Monks. Took me a while but now I have few candidates so I’m safe for a little while 🙂

Aysa Cloudsinger

She is Master follower of TushAysa-Cloudsingerui Pandaren (Alliance side), they believe living respected life through meditation, thorough meditation and moral conviction. She attained impeccable form and a refined intellect through constant practice.
To Aysa, to follow the way of Tushui is to defend what is right above all else. She believes that success in any task never justifies dishonorable deeds. Alliance contains great deal of mixed cultures, she is attracted to the high ideals and values that cement the Alliance together.

In game the first encounter with her is on Fu’s Pond, Wandering Isle, where she trains atop a lily pad. She is also one of the most promising student of Master Shang Xi.
She took part in the Siege of Orgrimmar, hoping that she can rescue Ji Firepaw from carnage. Ji was beaten unconscious by the Kor’kron and was slated for execution, she helped fight off the orcs and rescued him from his predicament. Begging him to live, she promised that the two of them could return to the turtle and be together. (In raid if you wait too long to save him the Kor’kron will execute him and Aysa will charge them for revenge and will be killed too. I love Blizzard’s story writing <3)

Notable Paladin

Sorry for delaying this post few weeks, first I was sick and then I just kept forgetting to actually make the post 😀
For Paladin week I didn’t have clear idea who I should introduce but then I remembered that while you level trough classic you meet two really unique Paladin friends (at the first look you wouldn’t probably believe that they could possibly be friends).
On this post I’m gonna tell you about Gidwin Goldbraids and Tarenar Sunstrike.

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You first meet these two when you start questing in Eastern Plaguelands and you help Fiona at her caravan to find her two missing companions. Depending which one you’re saving first, you meet a Dwarf, Gidwin Goldbraids, who is trying to act really tough by telling how many Nerubian spiders he killed before he got caught in the web. While you’re releasing him from the web he admits that it wasn’t actually that many, he just had competition with his Elf friend.
Next companion you save is Blood Elf, Tarenar Sunstrike, who doesn’t seem to need as much help as his Dwarven friend did. You help him to kill few Undeads and then he realizes what time it is and rushes back to caravan leaving you to finish what he started.

What is common between these two Paladins are that they both are eager to become

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members of the Argent Crusade and more of that they are good friends.
You move alongside the caravan and help them with their journey, while you help them you notice that Tarenar is helplessly in love with Fiona and Gidwin always teases him about it.

When these two finally reach the Light’s Hope Chapel and become finally became Crusaders and while they’re on their first Crusade Gidwin gets annoyed towards Tarenar because he doesn’t take things seriously and for that reason Gidwin leaves and gets caught by the Scourge. Player helps Tarenar to find and save Gidwin and afterwards everything returns back to normal between these two.

It is rumoured that these two fellows may actually be reference to Gimli and Legolas from Lord of the Rings. Thinking that their races are quite similar and their competition who kills more Scourge. If for some reason you haven’t done these quests I suggest you to do so, it is so much fun 🙂

Notable Mages

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She was the ruler of the Night Elves for ten thousand years ago, currently she is a ruler of the Nagas. She was loved by her people, she started sinking into madness when she was corrupted by the Dark Titan Sargeras. When Malfurion Stormrage defeated her and Great Sundering sent her to the depths of the sea, she was transformed into the Empress of Nazjatar – ancestor of the serpentine Naga. It’s been said that she was the greatest mortal mage ever to live.

Some say that she is tribute to Medusa (because of her snake body and snake-like hair) and for the few features of Kali (Hindu goddess of death and destruction).

“To fully prepare for a world of perfection, all the imperfect must be swept away.”

 

Kel’Thuzad

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When he was Human he was a Mage of the Kirin Tor. He was the founder of th Cult of the Damned and one of the highest agents of the Lich King. He was the reason why the plague of undeath across Lordaeron. After the plague hit he was slain by Prince Arthas. When Arthas became a Death Knight, one of his first moves was to resurrect Kel’Thuzad. As a Lich (powerful undead sorcerer) Kel’Thuzad was able to summon Archimonde the Defiler. When Arthas left from Northrend, he was left to command the Scourge of Lordaeron from Naxxramas.

Kel’Thuza wrote The Decree of the Scourge. Kel’Thuzad’s Gold Coin says “Sometimes…I wish someone would come along and just give me a big, long hug.” Also the ingame pet Lil’KT is sent to you by Kel’Thuzad and in the letter he congratulates player on joining his fanclub.

 

 

 

Notable Hunters

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Alleria Windrunner

She is the eldest of the Windrunner sisters (sisters Sylvanas and Vereesa Windrunner). They also have three brothers, one named Lirath Windrunner (not much of information about the other two). She had a necklace she got from her parents, eleganlt piece containing a ruby and a sapphire. Alleria Windrunner first earned renown due to the sheer number of trolls that she slew in order to defend her people’s homeland, Quel’Thalas, during the Troll Wars. With the help of humanity, the high elves ultimately prevailed against the trolls. She is also known to weild a sword with great skill.

She is a excellent forest fighter and she prefers solitude and travels with others only if have to. Alleria speaks infrequently and only in short sentences. She shows passion only where orcs are concerned, hunting them ruthlessly and without mercy. In battle she travels in  forests whenever possible and prefers to strike from hiding – especially when attacking orcs, who she believes have no honor and therefore can be killed in any way she sees fit. If she is forced into melee fight she swings her bow as a quarterstaff. She has no other weapon only the bow she got from her father

Vereesa Windrunner

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She is an elven ranger who fought throughout the Third War. She is the youngest of Windrunner sisters, widow of Rhonin Redhair and proud mother of twinsons, Giramar and Galadin. Almost all of her extended family were killed by orcs in the Second War and in Prince Arthas’s invasion of Quel’Thalas. Both of her sisters can be considered “alive” because Sylvanas still lives, even tho she is not technically “among the living”, and Alleria is likely still alive, but her whereabouts are not known.

She leads the Silver Covenant, a militant core of high elves that rejected the admission of Blood Elves into the Kirin Tor and have took it upon themselves to serve as a military deterrent for any potential Horde uprising. She styles herself as the “Ranger General of the Silver Covenant”.

 

Notable Druids

Yesss it’s Druid time! As you may or may not have been noticed I’m quite obsessed with Druids, the lore, the NPCs, the whole class. At this moment I have one Druid at level 90 and 3 baby Druids that I’m trying to level 🙂 Hopefully atleast one of them is 90 before WoD 🙂

“Druids harness the vast powers of nature to preserve balance and protect life. With experience, druids can unleash nature’s raw energy against their enemies, raining celestial fury on them from a great distance, binding them with enchanted vines, or ensnaring them in unrelenting cyclones.” (Official site here)

Ok time to introduce some well known NPCs.

Spirit_of_StormrageMalfurion Stormrage

He was the first mortal Druids on Azeroth, and the Night Elf who initiated the mainstream use of Druidism among the Kaldorei people under guidance of the demigod Cenarius. Under Malfurion’s supervision, the Night Elves succesfully stopped the Burning Legion’s first invasion of Azeroth during the War of the Ancients. He became the greatest of the world’s archdruids. He has twin brother, Illidan Stormrage, he is also loving and beloved husband of the high priestess of Elune, Tyrande Whisperwind. These two together have represented the highest leadership of the Night Elves ever since the fall of Queen Azshara.

Sometimes Malfurion is referred to as Shan’do, which means “honored teacher” in Darnassian. Connected deeply to the life of Azeroth and bearing ages of responsibility and wisdom, he is one of the mightiest and most venerated mortals of the Warcraft universe. Chris Metzen has said that Malfurion is one of his favourite character lorewise and I agree with  him 100%.

“Be steadfast, champion. I know why it is that you are here, and I know what it is that you seek. Eranikus will not give up the shard freely. He has been twisted… twisted by the same force that you seek to destroy.”

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He was formerly the Archdruid of Darnassus, replacing Malfurion Stormrage after he was lost in the Emerald Nightmare. He had constant power struggles with Tyrande, for leadership of the Night Elves and he was one of the architects of the plan to create Teldrassil. After it was revealed that he had been corrupted by the Nightmare himself and extended Malfurion’s absence, Fandral eventually descended into madness and was to be imprisoned by the Cenarion Circle. He was captured when he was being moved to Moonglade and turned into the first Druid of the Flame, becoming the new Majordomo of the Firelands, until he was killed by brave heroes during the final battle against Ragnaros.

Fandral is amond the most ancient of the remaining Night Elves. He’s born about a thousand years after the Sundering (that makes him over 9 000 years old).
He is taller than most of the Night Elves, close to 8 feet heigh. He uses his height to get advantage both in battle and conversation, seeking to intimidate all those around him. Fandral is fond of many of the ancient Night Elf beliefs, one particular has made him unpopular – He is devoted Night Elf supremacist and believes that Night Elves are the only true Druids, as well as the superior race on the planet. (I think he is his times Hitler sort of..)

Notable Death Knights

Ragnok Bloodreaver

He is one of the original Death Knights of the Horde of Draenor, created by Gul’dan from corpses of fallen Alliance Knights and the spirits of the slain Shadow Council.

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Ragnok was an orcish warlock of the Shadow Council when warchief, Orgrim Doomhammer, came upon them in a surprise attack and slew nearly every last member, including him.

Shortly after, Gul’dan, his former master, brought him back and placed his spirit, along with his fellow council members, in the decaying bodies of knights of Azeroth.
That is how the Death Knights were born.
The Horde was defeated and the Dark Portal destroyed. Ragnok found himself trapped on Draenor along with Teron Gorefiend and Gaz Soulripper (which rise as Death Knights as well). Teron and other Death Knights convinced Ner’zhul to reopen the portal.

“Pitiful things. I could destroy you with a mere thought! You will come with me to retrieve the Eye or -“

Arthas Menethil

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Crown Prince of Lordaeron and Knight of the Silver Hand, he was the son of King Terenas Menethil II and heir to the throne. He was trained as a paladin by Uther the Lightbringer, and had a romantic relationship with the sorceress Jaina Proudmoore.

Taking up the cursed runeblade Frostmourne, Arthas became the most powerful and evil being in Azeroth, he became a Death Knight of the Scourge and led the Undead in destroying Lordaeron, Quel’Thalas and Dalaran. He eventually made his way to the Frozen Throne of Icecrown and merged with the Lich King.

He ruled as Lich King for years and years, Arthas was finally defeated in combat by Highlord Tirion Fordring and his champions of the Light. Cradled by the spirit of his father, Arthas Menethil died, leaving the mantle of the Lich King to be taken by Bolvar Fordragon who would contain the power of the Scourge.

“Wizards of the Kirin Tor! I am Arthas, first of the Lich King’s death knights! I demand that you open your gates and surrender to the might of the Scourge!”

Notable People Of Each Classes

As some of you might have noticed I had a ‘theme’ while I was doing Lae’s (from World of Lae) Alt Appreciation challenge. I wrote about classes that you might know or you should know. I’ve been thinking a lot of adding it as a real theme for my blog and since it’s new year and all, here it is 🙂
Starting next week, I will be introducing a few people of importance to the current class of the week.
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Notable Hunters

Vol’jin

The shadow hunter Vol’jin, son of Sen’jin, is Chieftain of the Darkspear tribe and rightful ruler of the Echo Isles.
He has sworn to do everything in his power to lead the Darkspear tribe just as his late father, Sen’jin, would have. For years he resided in Orgrimmar, offering strategic advice to Thrall and assisting with critical operations such as retaking the Undercity after the Forsaken bastion had been unsurped by Grand Apothecary Putress and the dreadlord Varimathras.
Recently, however Vol’jin has came into conflict with Horde’s new warchief, Garros Hellscream. Alienated by the orc’s extremism and lust for war the troll elader has departed Orgrimmar and taken up residence on Darkspear Isle.
With the war between Alliance and Horde coming to the shores of Pandaria, Vol’jin has become a bitter enemy of Garrosh. After surviving an assasination attempt by one of Hellscream’s Kor’kron, Vol’jin has gone into hiding.
With Garrosh’s defeat and capture, he assumed the mantle of Warchief of the Horde, with the personal support of Thrall and the remainder of the Horde’s leadership. Vol’jin is the first non-orc to earn the title.
Halduron serverd under the Alliance of Lordaeron during the second War against Horde. Before the Third, Sylvanas Windrunner was the Ranger-General of Silvermoon, the highest authority amongst the Farstriders. With her death, a void was left, leaving the high elven rangers without a leader. The Farstriders soon chose Halduron Brightwing as the new leader. As he was a great ranger, he was promoted to Ranger-General of Silvermoon, and rules the rangers to this day. At the same time he was promoted , his commanding officer, Lor’themar Theron, was made Regent Lord of Quel’Thalas. Like, Lor’themar, Halduron played a crucial role in protecting Quel’Thalas from the Scourge during the re-founding of Silvermoon City and is privy to the true identity of Anveena.

Notable Druids

I was suppose to post this earlier this week (and technically it’s Monday already ;D)  but I’ve been really distracted by leveling and watching Netflix and I’m really sorry about it 😛
But here are some notable Druids that you should know or get to know 🙂

Hamuul Runetotem

He is the Archdruid of  Thunder Bluff and venerated leader of the tauren people. He is the highest-ranked tauren in the Cenarion Circle, though the inclusion of tauren had incurred the ire of his former night elf counterpart, Fandral Staghelm, who believed that only night elves can be druids.

As many of his people do, Hamuul believes very much in the balance between nature and the races of Azeroth. This was the reason that he sought out and befriended the mighty night elf Malfurion Stormrage during the recent invasion of the Burning Legion, to request training in the druidic arts. After Cairne was murdered by Magatha Grimtotem, Hamuul continued his role as advisor to Cairne’s son Baine, the new Chieftain.

Broll Bearmantle

Broll Bearmantle was born with antlers, and extremely rare gift of nature and sign that one day he would do great deeds. For years people watched as his antlers grew and waited for him to manifest greatness. Over the long centuries he developed into a fine druid – very powerful, and amazing shapeshifter with many forms – but beyond that he seemed nothing special. In time he was further gifted with an idol crafted by the immortal druid Remulos, son of the demigod Cenarius.

He, along Valeera Sanguinar, continued to accompany the King Varian Wrynn until they assisted him in bringing the broodmother Onyxia to justice, rescuing Anduin and returned Varian to his rightful throne; thus becoming a trusted friend in the process. He also grows attached to Valeera, who’s independent and sometimes reckless nature remind him of his deceased daughter. The two form a close, almost fater-daughter like bond over the course of their journey. Broll however, is deeply concerned for Valeera and her addiction to magic.