Lilian Voss is a recently "recovered" undead, first uncovered by the player from a coffin inside the Shadow Grave of Deathknell. The player, while leveling in Tirisfal Glades, will often either encounter or hear about Lilian up until the player helps her kill her father High Priest Benedictus Voss.
Later on she infiltrated the Scarlet Monastery and enlisted the aid of adventurers in order to retrieve the and finish off High Inquisitor Whitemane by stabbing her with them. She then took the blades and went to Scholomance to take revenge on Darkmaster Gandling, the headmaster of the necromancy school.
Lilian was raised by her father High Priest Voss to battle the plague as a member of the Scarlet Crusade, giving up her childhood. She studied stealth, sorcery, martial arts and anything else that would make herself stronger.
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After she died, Lilian was raised as an undead by the Forsaken's Val'kyr. When Forsaken adventurers approached her to recruit her into the Forsaken's ranks, she ran away in denial of her undeath, claiming that her father would protect her. Later she was found by Novice Elreth in Deathknell. To show her what she really is and to join the Forsaken, Novice Elreth gave the Forsaken adventurer a hand mirror. When Lilian saw her own face in the mirror she ran away, again calling for her father and denying her life as an undead.
Shortly thereafter, she was captured by the Scarlet Crusade and imprisoned. She discovered her father had disowned her and ordered Lilian's execution. Enraged by this, Lilian passed through the bars of her cage, ignited herself in purple flames and instantly killed her former comrade.
Some time later, dozens of Scarlet Crusaders were found that had been killed in the same fashion. Lilian was again encountered by a Horde adventurer and escorted to her father. Lilian grabbed Benedictus and climbed up the walls of the towers, strangling and killing him in the process, before escaping again.
High Executor Derrington at the Bulwark received reports of Scarlet Crusade activity at a small camp east of Felstone Field, now known as the Charred Outpost. He sends Horde adventurers to the Western Plaguelands to inspect the camp. Upon reaching the camp, all the Crusaders are found dead and engulfed in purple flames, implying that Lilian had passed through the area.
Mists of Pandaria
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Lilian appeared again in revamped Scarlet Monastery instances as a Hooded Crusader, directing adventurers to clear up any rebuilding Scarlet forces inside the Monastery and to retrieve the , the only weapon that is able to permanently kill High Inquisitor Whitemane. After the deed was done, Lilian finally revealed herself and took the blades, venturing to eradicate the Scourge remnant in Scholomance, including Darkmaster Gandling.
Lilian fought her way through Gandling's domain, only to be subdued by the darkmaster himself. Now turned against her allies, she had to be freed from the necromancer's control by defeating her in combat. After the Necromancer fled, Lilian begged the adventurers to leave her to die alone. However, she managed to survive the wounds she sustained during the battle and is still active in the world somewhere.
Warlords of Draenor
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- Lilian Voss says: You don't understand... I CAN'T be undead! Not me, not now...
- Lilian Voss says: The world of the living may have turned its back on me, but I'm no damned Scourge. Just go.
- Lilian Voss says: Father!
- High Priest Benedictus Voss says: Lilian... you're... it's so nice to see you well.
- Lilian Voss says: Shut up.
- Lilian jumps on the Scarlet Bodyguard and , killing them instantly.
- Lilian Voss says: You raised me to be a killer. How am I doing, daddy?
- High Priest Benedictus Voss says: I, ah...
- Lilian Voss says: But wait... I remember now. You taught me to only kill the undead. So you do want me to kill myself, daddy?
- High Priest Benedictus Voss says: Lilian, I...
- Lilian Voss says: Then again, why kill myself... when I can kill YOU instead!
- Lilian grabs Benedictus and climbs up the walls of the towers, strangling and killing him in the process.
- Although Lilian does not have a completely unique model, it's unusual for a non-death knight with the Forsaken model to have glowing blue eyes (rather than yellow ones). Another notable example is Lord Godfrey.
- Many of Lilian's attacks cause her victims to erupt in purple flames, leaving her mark throughout Scarlet encampments in Tirisfal Glades and the Western Plaguelands. These kinds of attacks also appear in the fight against Lilian in Scholomance.
- Though commonly assumed to be a reference to Liliana Vess (a necromancer from Magic: The Gathering), Wryxian has stated that any similarities between the characters are coincidental.
- Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now appears as a quest giver in Scarlet Monastery and an encounter in Scholomance.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Added.