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"It's always darkest before the dawn. The dawn will come... The sun will rise. The balance will shift back to where it should be."
Aponi Brightmane

The Sunwalkers are an order of tauren paladins.[2]

They were founded by Aponi Brightmane after a series of theological discussions with Tahu Sagewind about the importance of balancing out the night elven focus on moon-worship through reverence of light as part of their worship of the Earth Mother. As such, the Sunwalkers are warriors who wield the power of An'she, the sun in tauren mythology, as they did in the past.[3] They are the most militant branch of the tauren armies within the Horde.[4] These paladins exist alongside the Seers, tauren priests led by Tahu who also wields the power of An'she.

The emergence of the Sunwalkers is a sign of both troubling times and the unending duty the tauren race has to the Earth Mother, in which hope is their greatest weapon.[citation needed]

The Sunwalkers' level 20 class mount is the Sunwalker Kodo, and the level 40 class mount is the Great Sunwalker Kodo.

History

Foundation

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Concurrently with the war against the Lich King, Brightmane and Sagewind discussed whether the tauren have overlooked a key aspect of balance, noting the night elves' near exclusive worship of the moon, known to the tauren as Mu'sha. Yet both Mu'sha and An'she, the sun, are the eyes of the Earth Mother. The pair concluded that the night elves, through their ties to tauren druids, passed on their cultural prejudice against the sun to their tauren students. To properly revere the Earth Mother they hold sacred, the two decided to strive for balance and further explore the powers of the sun, An'she. Brightmane, a warrior who fought on the Icecrown Glacier, remained hopeful that An'she would shine across the sky, and victory would be won by the mortal races, no matter what perils remained.[5]

As Our Fathers Before Us

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The Sunwalkers aided Baine Bloodhoof in a battle against the Mulgore quilboars.[6]

Cataclysm

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The Sunwalkers were formed under Aponi Brightmane. Tauren paladins were added as a playable class/race combination.

Mists of Pandaria

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Sunwalker Dezco led a group of tauren to Pandaria based on visions his people had of the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. They participated in battles against the mantid, mogu, and the Siege of Orgrimmar.

Legion

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After the fall of Tirion Fordring, Aponi Brightmane and the Sunwalkers joined the Order of the Silver Hand serving its new leader.

Sayings

  • Tauren paladin trainers: "The light of the Sun illuminates the path to wisdom."
  • Tauren paladin trainers: "The light of the Sun illuminates the path to wisdom. Where shall we walk today, friend?"
  • Tauren paladin trainers: "May the Sun's light protect you, <class>."

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  • "Even in the darkest of times, the sun will always rise to begin a new day."[7]
  • "The sun provides warmth to all of the Earthmother's children."[8]
  • "Like An'she, the sun, we bring light to the darkness."[9]
  • "We protect our tribe just as the sun protects us from the harsh winter."[10]

Known members

Name Role Status Location
Horde  Aponi Brightmane Founder and leader, paladin trainer Alive Hunter Rise, Thunder Bluff
Horde  Sunwalker Atohmo Paladin trainer Alive Valley of Wisdom, Orgrimmar
Horde  Sunwalker Chagon Kor'kron Commander Killable Lion's Landing
Horde  Sunwalker Dezco Chieftain of the Dawnchaser tribe Alive Various Locations
Horde  Sunwalker Helaku Paladin trainer Alive Camp Narache, Mulgore
Horde  Sunwalker Iopi Paladin trainer Alive Bloodhoof Village, Mulgore
Horde  Sunwalker Jo'hsu Unknown Alive Hunter Rise, Thunder Bluff
Horde  Sunwalker Lonaki Paladin trainer Alive Crossroads, Northern Barrens
Horde  Sunwalker Reha Paladin trainer Alive Hunter Rise, Thunder Bluff
Horde  Sunwalker Saern Paladin trainer Alive Hunter Rise, Thunder Bluff

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Source of power

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It appears that the two developed new techniques to wield the power of An'she, and the Sunwalkers were founded as a result of this avenue of power, and a new path to revere balance and the Earth Mother. Alternatively, this path was already known (most likely to traditional tauren healers, the Seers), and has simply been rediscovered.

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References

  1. ^ N Paladin [98] Seeker of Truth
  2. ^  [Consecrated Note]
  3. ^ Ultimate Visual Guide
  4. ^ A [87] Blind Them!
  5. ^ Aponi Brightmane says: There's a phrase... "It's always darkest before the dawn." The dawn will come, though, Tahu. The sun will rise. The balance will shift back to where it should be.
    Aponi Brightmane smiles and gestures to the north.
    Aponi Brightmane says: Even on the glacier itself, the sun manages to peek through the gloom. I have hope, Tahu. I think we'll make it through this, no matter how dire it looks.
  6. ^ As Our Fathers Before Us
  7. ^ TCG Twilight of the Dragons/11
  8. ^ TCG Throne of the Tides/140
  9. ^ TCG War of the Ancients/137
  10. ^ TCG War of the Ancients/151