Hand of Argus
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- “A Hand of Argus is many things: Obedient, brave, intelligent, and above all, honorable.”
The Hand of Argus is an organization of draenei paladins and vindicators that serve as the primary military and police force of the Exodar. Before the third invasion, their presence was strongest in Bloodmyst Isle, where the greatest of the corruption on the Azuremyst Isles had taken hold.
They are considered elite among the draenei. Once a mighty order of draenei paladins dedicated to protecting their people from their Legion hunters, their numbers have yet to fully recover from the slaughter in Draenor at the hands of bloodlusted orcs. Yet, Vindicator Boros refuses to let their legacy die. He has dedicated himself to renew their sacred vows at all costs, and the order remains foremost protectors of draenei society.
The Hand of Argus is led by the Triumvirate of the Hand — Vindicators Boros, Kuros and Aesom. They are stationed in Blood Watch on Bloodmyst Isle. However, despite remaining mostly on Bloodmyst Isle, the Hand's agents have been seen in Ashenvale and Nagrand.
The Burning Crusade
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Wrath of the Lich King
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A draenei delegation under the lead of Harbinger Vurenn was sent to Valiance Keep in order to coordinate the draenei involvement in the War against the Lich King. However, both Counselor Talbot and General Arlos were reluctant to accept the help and the general decided to make use of the delegation in an advisory role, preventing the arrival of draenei batallions.
After Vurenn's suspicions on the measures against the Cult of the Damned presence in the keep, Vindicator Yaala conducted a secret investigation that lead to the defeat of the cultists. Yaala, however, felt that it wouldn't be the last time the Alliance would see the cultist, stating that "darkness has a way of hiding in plain light".
With Prophet Velen in deep contemplation on the eve of the Cataclysm, the Hand of Argus' leaders convened to discuss their people's future on Azeroth in light of the Exodar's repair. Vindicator Maraad came before them, and was outspoken with his opinion: that the draenei should leave to rebuild their second home on Outland and assist the Lost Ones remaining behind. The Triumvirate agreed, and it was decided that unless Velen ordered otherwise, within a week the Exodar would take flight for old Draenor.
Tensions were raised by the presence of Alliance refugees from across the ocean, who had come to Azuremyst to seek Velen - whom they saw as a mighty deity - and the draenei's protection. However, violence broke out when the increasingly paranoid refugees began slurring the vindicators as "demons" and became belligerent. Unsurprisingly, the battle was one-sided in the angered vindicators' favor, leaving the humans broken and dispersed. Velen himself emerged to quell the unrest, and peace was restored. Some of the vindicators were ashamed of having been riled to anger; but others, such as Maraad, were unmoved, feeling justified in their response. It was decided that the draenei would remain on Azeroth to combat the incoming threat.
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Vindicator Vedaar went to Ashenvale to destroy the remaining forces of the Burning Legion, preventing in the process a planned demonic attack against the draenei settlement of Forest Song. Some are even seen in the Stonetalon Mountains.
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The Triumvirate lead the Hand of Argus to Light's Hope Chapel to pay their respects to the fallen Tirion Fordring. Boros steps forward and pledges his order's support to the new Highlord of the Silver Hand.
Triumvirate of the Hand
The Triumvirate seem to be the leaders of the Hand of Argus.
|Vindicator Boros <Triumvirate of the Hand>||Blood Watch||Bloodmyst Isle||Alive - First in Command|
|Vindicator Kuros <Triumvirate of the Hand>||Blood Watch||Bloodmyst Isle||Alive - Second in Command|
|Vindicator Aesom <Triumvirate of the Hand>||Blood Watch||Bloodmyst Isle||Alive - Third in Command|
|Vindicator Saruan <Triumvirate of the Hand>||Unknown||Unknown - Former second in command|
|Vindicator Vedaar <Hand of Argus>||Forest Song||Ashenvale|
|Vindicator Yaala||Valiance Keep||Borean Tundra|
|Interrogator Khan <Hand of Argus>||Telaar||Nagrand|
- Vindicator Corin
- Defender of Argus
- Injured Defender of Argus
- Vindicator Dran'aan
- Vindicator Edhri
- Argus Purifiers
- Hunters of the Hand
- Trackers of the Hand
- Alliance Halaani Guards
- Hand of Argus Swordsmen
- High Vindicators
- Lightsworn Anchorites
The Defenders of Blood Watch are all members of the Hand as well.
- Azure Watch on Azuremyst Isle is one of their forward bases, though they do not have an active presence there in-game.
- A draenei player may become a member of the Hand of Argus by completing and acquiring the .
- Since Iravar was a paladin and all the other named Eye of the Storm battlemasters wore the same armor as him, it is possible that the Hand of Argus led the Alliance effort to take that battleground.
- The presence of Arbiter Khan in the alternate Nagrand seemingly indicates that the Hand also existed on the alternate Draenor and thus on its main universe counterpart.
- The Triumvirate of the Hand may be an attempt by the draenei refugees to recreate the Council of Exarchs.
- The Light's Chosen may be a subgroup of the Hand.
- Blades of Argus are likely members of the Hand.