Felo'melorn

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Felo'melorn,[1] Flamestrike in Common,[1] is an ancient Highborne runeblade borne into battle by the Sunstrider dynasty. It was once wielded by Dath'Remar Sunstrider, even before the War of the Ancients.[1] This powerful and storied runeblade, passed down through the Sunstriders for generations, is a mighty weapon said to harness the very essence of flame.[2]

History

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Felo'melorn was eventually passed down to Dath'Remar's great-grandson, Anasterian Sunstrider, who wielded it against the Amani trolls after the founding of Quel'Thalas. It was said that Felo'melorn had spilled enough Amani blood to brim the walls of Zul'Aman.[3] During the Scourge invasion of Quel'Thalas, Anasterian wielded the sword in battle against Arthas Menethil, and grievously wounded the death knight's steed Invincible with it. Towards the end of their battle, Felo'melorn and Frostmourne clashed, but the former was severed in two on collision. Although Anasterian fought on with his broken blade, burying it deep in Arthas' thigh, he was ultimately defeated.[4][5] The shattered blade was recovered and returned to Silvermoon, along with the fallen king's body, by the brothers Solanar and Falon. Later, Kael'thas Sunstrider, last of the Sunstrider line, had Felo'melorn reforged, "with magic, hatred, and a burning need for revenge."[6]

It was last seen when Arthas engaged Kael in a duel during the final battle between the Lich King's Scourge led by Arthas Menethil, and Kil'jaeden's agents led by Illidan Stormrage. Kael boasted that unlike human blades, which weakened when repaired, elven blades grew stronger when remade; this proved true, much to Arthas's surprise, when the runeblade was able to parry Frostmourne without failing. Though Kael ultimately fled, the sword was lost there.[7]

Artifact

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Felo'melorn as an Artifact.

In the upcoming expansion World of Warcraft: Legion, Felo'melorn will become the Artifact weapon for Fire mages.

After the betrayal of Kael'thas Sunstrider to the Burning Legion, Lyandra Sunstrider, a distant relative that held no actual claim to the throne, decided to find Felo'melorn. According to Aethas Sunreaver, she became obsessed with finding it, and began to hunt down the old elven runeblade, it having been lost by Kael'thas during his duel against Arthas in Icecrown years prior. At an unspecified point, she disappeared. She apparently found the blade only to be killed and raised as a member of the Scourge by the Lich King in Northrend. By the time Aethas, Modera and the new leader of the Tirisgarde decided to track down Felo'melorn, she had apparently been missing for years. The Lich King feels the mage's presence and tells them he will not interfere but neither will he protect them from the Scourge.

She is ultimately killed once more by the mage and Aethas, and the old elven runeblade thus falls into the hands of the reformed Tirisgarde to combat the Legion, the very group that its former owner had eventually sworn allegiance to.

Known wielders

Name Location Notes Status
IconSmall Dath'Remar.gif High King Dath'Remar Sunstrider N/A Wielded the blade during the War of the Ancients. Founder of Quel'Thalas. Deceased
IconSmall HighElf Male.gif King Anasterian Sunstrider Cremated in Silvermoon Wielded the blade in the Troll Wars until the Third War. Honored posthumously as last king of the high elves. Deceased
IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas Sunstrider Buried on Quel'Danas Reforged the blade and wielded it against Arthas Menethil, the man who would become the Lich King. Last Sunstrider to rule Quel'Thalas. Deceased
IconSmall BloodElfDeathKnight Female.gif Lyandra Sunstrider Icecrown Led a search for the lost blade, but fell in Icecrown. Reborn as a servant of the Lich King. Distant relative of Anasterian. Killable
AllianceHorde Conjurer of the Tirisgarde Unknown Recovered the blade from Icecrown with the aid of Aethas Sunreaver. Walking the path of fire, this champion leads the reformed Tirisgarde. First non-Sunstrider to wield the blade. Alive

In the RPG

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Flamestrike is a large double-edged warblade, etched with elven runes of power.[8] It is rumored to have once been Dath'Remar's favored weapon, and over many generations was passed down through the Sunstrider dynasty. Flamestrike grants its wielder an increased chance to hit, increased damage, and an increased chance of scoring a critical hit. It adds fire damage to every attack (more so on a critical hit) and also allows its wielder to cast the flame strike spell five times per day.[9]

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