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Argent Crusade

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Main leader

 Maxwell Tyrosus (presumed)

  Formerly
Race(s)
Character classes
Capital
Other major settlements
Theater of operations
Language(s)

Common, Various languages

Affiliation
Reputation
Quartermaster
Notable reward(s)
Status

Active under the Silver Hand

Tabard

Argent Crusader's Tabard.jpg

The Lich King must answer for what he has done, and must not be allowed to cause further destruction in our world. I make a promise to you now, brothers and sisters: the Lich King will be defeated! On this day, I call for a union. The Argent Dawn and the Order of the Silver Hand will come together as one! We will succeed where so many before us have failed! We will take the fight to Arthas, and we will tear down the walls of Icecrown! The Argent Crusade comes for you, Arthas!
— Tirion Fordring at Light's Hope Chapel

The Argent Crusade is an order of holy warriors formed from the union of the reformed Order of the Silver Hand and the Argent Dawn.[2] Led by the paladin Tirion Fordring, the Argent Crusade was a major contributor to the successful campaign in Northrend that toppled the Lich King. Since the Cataclysm, they work to restore the Plaguelands of northern Lordaeron.

History

Tirion Fordring, the former leader of the Argent Crusade.

Wrath of the Lich King

Wrath of the Lich King This section concerns content related to Wrath of the Lich King.

The Argent Crusade was formed shortly after the Battle for Light's Hope Chapel, as played out during the death knight quest [The Light of Dawn], in which Tirion Fordring — leader of the reformed Silver Hand — reclaimed, and evidently purified the Ashbringer during a confrontation with the Lich King. He assumed a leadership position over the Argent Dawn and united the two factions in order to take the fight against the Lich King to Northrend.

According to the quest A [80] Tirion's Help, Tirion Fordring handpicked every member in the Argent Crusade in order to avoid infiltration by the Cult of the Damned. This was presumably to prevent a repeat of the Inigo Montoy incident, which resulted in Naxxramas returning to Northrend and Kel'Thuzad regaining corporeal form.

It should be noted that, despite the new Tabard the Argent Crusade uses, several of their members can be found using the old tabard of the Argent Dawn - this is referring to members of the Argent Crusade faction in Northrend, not the Argent Dawn members who are found in Eastern Kingdoms/Kalimdor. Those who wear the old tabard range from the common infantry to the commanders and senior members of the Crusade. This may mean that the two tabards are interchangable in the Crusade, and the old Argent Dawn tabard may still be in production as part of uniform for the members of the Crusade. Avenger Metz, for example, still uses the Argent Dawn tabard instead of the newer Argent Crusade one.

Cataclysm

Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

Since the Cataclysm, the Argent Crusade has strengthened its presence in the Plaguelands, claiming not only outposts formerly held by the now-defunct Argent Dawn such as Light's Hope Chapel, but also the former Scarlet Crusade town of Hearthglen, and the four towers that span through the Eastern Plaguelands; around which the plague has receded. They also joined forces with the Cenarion Circle to help heal the Plaguelands from its blighted state. They also watched Sylvanas's movements during the Cataclysm.[3]

Legion

Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

The Argent Crusade sent an assault force to the Battle for the Broken Shore. Many of the Argent Dawnbringers and Argent Lightbringers died following Tirion Fordring, however, survivors were saved by the joint Alliance and Horde forces.

The Paladin champion assumed the mantle of Highlord of the Argent Crusade after Tirion fell in battle. However, the decision was made to reform the Order of the Silver Hand instead alongside the Sunwalkers, the Hand of Argus, the Blood Knights, and the Silver Hand members located at Stormwind and Ironforge. The Argent Crusade were involved directly in the defense of Light's Hope Chapel during the Ebon Blade's assault to recover Tirion's body for themselves.

Base of operations throughout Northrend

Dragonblight

Zul'Drak

Icecrown

Reputation

The Argent Crusade banner.

Reputation description

Led by Tirion Fordring, the Argent Crusade combines the reformed Order of the Silver Hand with the Argent Dawn in one final push against the forces of the Lich King.

Daily quests

Also six quests at the Argent Tournament once you reach a high enough rank.

Note: that these quests will give Knights of the Ebon Blade reputation instead for Death Knights.

Reputation can also be gained by purchasing  [Tabard of the Argent Crusade]1g from Veteran Crusader Aliocha Segard in the Argent Vanguard. This tabard, while worn in level 80 dungeons, awards 2 to 30 reputation per mob depending on its difficulty and 300 reputation per boss to your standing with the Argent Crusade.

Since Cataclysm, Argent Crusade reputation is also provided by most quests in the Western and Eastern Plaguelands.

Notable characters

Main article: Argent Crusade characters

Rewards

Veteran Crusader Aliocha Segard
<Argent Crusade Quartermaster>
Rep Item Cost Type
Friendly  [Tabard of the Argent Crusade] 1g Tabard
Honored  [Cloak of Holy Extermination] 21g 9s 13c Back
 [Standard Issue Legguards] 46g 18s 42c Plate Legs
 [Special Issue Legplates] 46g 36s 29c Plate Legs
Revered  [Argent Skeleton Crusher] 89g 56s 27c 2H Mace
 [Battle Mender's Helm] 32g 72s 90c Mail Head
 [Design: Guardian's Twilight Opal] 4g Jewelcrafting
 [Fang-Deflecting Faceguard] 37g 96s 85c Plate Head
 [Purifying Torch] 52g 35s 6c Wand
 [Zombie Sweeper Shotgun] 53g 94s 17c Gun
Exalted  [Boots of the Neverending Path] 35g 83s 98c Leather Feet
 [Helm of Purified Thoughts] 53g 67s 12c Plate Head
 [Pattern: Brilliant Spellthread] 5g Tailoring
 [Polished Regimental Hauberk] 61g 23s 79c Mail Chest
 [Signet of Hopeful Light] 28g 49s 83c Finger

Quests

Quest list by Zone that provide reputation with the Argent Crusade.

Western Plaguelands

Eastern Plaguelands

Howling Fjord

Dragonblight

Zul'Drak

Icecrown

Quests and Prerequisites

Quest and Prerequisites list by Zone that provide reputation with the Argent Crusade. Listed in proper order so you can maximize your time or if you're playing a Death Knight (because they don't earn rep with the Argent Crusade dailies at Argent Tournament)

Borean Tundra

Dragonblight

Howling Fjord

Icecrown

Argent Vanguard

Valley of Echoes

Crusader's Pinnacle

The Shadow Vault

Blackwatch

Father Kamaros

Icecrown Citadel

First Legion Forward Camp

Sindragosa's Fall

Speculation

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This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

The Argent Crusade and its predecessor the Argent Dawn both have an unusually high number of undead holy men and women in their ranks compared to any other faction, including the Forsaken. They come as Clerics, Priests, Healers, Initiates and Lightbringers. As such, it is possible that these faithful of the Light are members of the Lordaeron branch of the Church of the Holy Light who were initially freed with the other undead and decided to band apart because of the tendency of the Forsaken to instead be shadow priests.

Gallery

Patches and hotfixes

References

  1. ^ N [37] Northridge Lumber Mill
  2. ^ In-game reputation description
  3. ^ Ultimate Visual Guide

External links