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Crest of the Alliance

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Crest of the Alliance

The Crest of the Alliance is a faction icon that includes a number of symbolic elements representing the various races of the Alliance:

  • Humans - kite shield with a lion emblem and gilded roses
  • Night elves - crossed elven arrows and a hippogryph in profile
  • Dwarves - a hammer with a gilded anvil and a gryphon in profile
  • Gnomes - interlocking cogs

In World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, a new version of the Crest of the Alliance appears as a monument that can be used to decorate the player's garrison. While keeping the same overall appearance, it changes and adds iconography:

  • Humans - kite shield with a lion emblem and gilded roses
  • Night elves - crossed elven arrows and a hippogryph's wing
  • Dwarves - a hammer with a gilded anvil and a gryphon's wing
  • Gnomes - interlocking cogs
  • Draenei - a pair of sigil marks from their racial crest, possibly including the edges of the wings
  • Worgen - a pair of lanterns
  • Pandaren - a braided rope necklace with a pawprint clasp

Trivia

  • Although called a crest, the full image of the icon of the Alliance is actually an achievement. The crest, using proper heraldic terms, refers not to the entirety of the heraldic image, but rather to its top element which is placed above the shield: in case of the Alliance's icon, it is the hammer representing the dwarves. Another commonly used term is the coat of arms, which is the term most frequently used for national symbols, although the strictest meaning of the word refers only to the achievement's shield.

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