Brotherhood of the Horse

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The Brotherhood of the Horse (aka Knights of Azeroth[1] or Knights of Stormwind[2]) was the official name of the kingdom of Stormwind's knights before the First War.[3]


First War

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The most notable, and only known, member of the Brotherhood was Anduin Lothar, who became a knight and rose to the position of Armsman.[3] They were well respected throughout the realm, and the tales of their fighting prowess were known far and wide.[4]

Prior to the beginning of the First War, the orcish forces who came through the Dark Portal easily slaughtered the human peasants they encountered. They met their first real opposition in the knights of Stormwind, who defeated the unprepared troops of the Twilight's Hammer clan and the Bleeding Hollow clan during the first siege of Stormwind Keep.[5] The knights then rallied the remaining soldiers to temporarily push the orcs back to the Black Morass, where the orcs escaped by hiding in the Swamp of Sorrows.[6]

Toward the end of the conflict, Orgrim Doomhammer specifically targeted an encampment near the center of the human lands where knights and other soldiers were sent to train.[7] Most of the knights were killed fighting in the last battles of the war but took many orcs with them.

Second War

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The dark fate of the Brotherhood was a grim news to the knights of Lordaeron, who during the Second War sworn to both avenge their fallen brethren and free their homelands from the grip of the Orcish Hordes.[1]

Many of the knights of Stormwind who fell to the orcs during the First War were transformed into death knights by Gul'dan.[8]



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.

Gavinrad was a Stormwindian knight before to become a paladin and as such he was also probably a member of the Brotherhood.