Alliance Expedition

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This article is about the predecessor organization to the current faction known as the Sons of Lothar. See "The Invasion of Draenor" for the in-game book and section 2 of Chapter IV of the History of Warcraft.
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Disbanded, many regrouped into Sons of Lothar

The Alliance Expedition,[1] also known as the Alliance Expeditionary Force,[2][3] was a military venture to the orc homeworld of Draenor following the Second War, with the goal of getting the Book of Medivh from Ner'zhul due to the help of orcish traitors, and stopping the orc from opening portals to other worlds.

The expeditionary forces were led by:

  • Archmage Khadgar of Dalaran, Supreme Commander.
  • Turalyon, paladin of the Silver Hand, High General.
  • Ranger Captain Alleria Windrunner of Quel'Thalas, Lead Scout and Intelligence Agent.
  • Kurdran Wildhammer of Aerie Peak, Commander of the Gryphon Rider Division.
  • Stromgarde Militia Captain Danath Trollbane, Force Commander and Tactical Advisor.

While the expedition was ultimately successful in fighting the Shadowmoon clan and their allies in a string of military victories on Draenor and destroyed Fortress Shadowmoon.[4] The Laughing Skull clan stole the Book of Medivh before Fortress Shadowmoon was destroyed and gave the Expedition the Book along with soldiers in exchange for helping the traitor clan dominate on Draenor.[5] However Ner'zhul had learned enough from the book to succeed with his plan to open numerous portals. Seeing the destruction of Draenor, the Alliance forces chose to close the Dark Portal in order to protect Azeroth from the influx of energy unleashed from the quickly dying world.[6] Their fate was unknown to those on Azeroth. They were last seen entering a portal to escape the destruction of Draenor. When Ner'zhul and his forces entered a different portal, they were immediately captured by the Burning Legion, though the fate of the Alliance Expedition was unknown.

The heroes of the expedition are commemorated by statues in the Valley of Heroes in Stormwind.

Invasion of Draenor

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The expedition constructed Vanguard as their main fortress in Hellfire Peninsula.[7]

Burning Crusade

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The aging surviving members call themselves the Sons of Lothar (coined by Turalyon), and there is a monument at Honor Hold to remember those who were not so fortunate.

Cataclysm

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Kurdran Wildhammer has returned to Azeroth — leading the Alliance forces in the Twilight Highlands — and to date is the only hero of the Alliance Expedition who has done so. Skuerto in the Arathi Highlands complains about a 'pencil-pusher' holding up Danath Trollbane's return.

Leadership

Though Turalyon was the Supreme Commander of the Alliance following the death of Anduin Lothar, the Alliance Expedition itself was led by Khadgar, who had called for the army to be rallied at Nethergarde and led into the Dark Portal to Draenor. As Khadgar's task was by far the most important - to retrieve the Book of Medivh and seal the Dark Portal to save Azeroth from destruction - Turalyon and his lieutenants deferred to him when it came to ways to achieve that task. Otherwise, the command of the Expedition's forces fell under Turalyon's purview.

Known members

Name Role Status Location
AllianceIconSmall Alleria.gif Alleria Windrunner Lead Scout and Intelligence Agent Unknown
AllianceIconSmall HighElf Male.gif Auric Sunchaser High elven ranger Alive Allerian Stronghold, Terokkar Forest
AllianceIconSmall Danath.gif Danath Trollbane Force Commander and Tactical Advisor Alive Honor Hold, Hellfire Peninsula
AllianceIconSmall Human Male.gif Herrick Right hand of Danath Unknown
AllianceIconSmall Khadgar.gif Khadgar Supreme Commander Alive Various Locations
AllianceIconSmall Kurdran.gif Kurdran Wildhammer Commander of the Gryphon Rider Division Alive Various Locations
AllianceIconSmall Human Male.gif Malgor Devidicus Alive Honor Hold, Hellfire Peninsula
AllianceIconSmall HighElf Male.gif Rellian Unknown
AllianceIconSmall HighElf Male.gif Talthressar Unknown
AllianceIconSmall Turalyon.gif Turalyon High General Unknown
NeutralIconSmall Human Male.gif Vargoth Alive Various Locations
AllianceIconSmall HighElf Female.gif Verana Right hand of Alleria Unknown

In the RPG

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The Alliance Expedition is also known as the Draenor Expedition.[8]

Trivia

  • In the canceled Warcraft Adventures, a bulletin board inside Durnholde Keep showed that the Alliance was still looking for information about the missing members of the expedition.

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