- For Turalyon's Warcraft II statistics, see Turalyon (Warcraft II).
High Exarch of the Grand Army of the Light,|
High General of the Sons of Lothar,
Lieutenant to Lord 
|Character class||Priest, Paladin|
|Affiliation(s)||Alliance, Grand Army of the Light, Knights of the Silver Hand, Sons of Lothar|
|Former affiliation(s)||Alliance of Lordaeron, Kingdom of Lordaeron|
High Exarch of the Grand Army of the Light, Knight of the Silver Hand (currently);|
Supreme commander, High General of the Sons of Lothar (formerly)
|Relative(s)||(father), Arator (son), (lover)|
|Companion(s)||, , , Malgor Devidicus, (close friends)|
High General Turalyon (pronounced "Tuhr-AHL-ee-ohn") is a famous paladin who served the Alliance army with distinction during and immediately after the Second War. He was second in command to Lord , the Supreme Allied Commander. During the siege of Blackrock Spire, Lord Lothar was struck down in combat with . It was General Turalyon that picked up Lothar's battle standard and broken sword, and rallied the army of the Alliance to victory over the Horde, capturing Doomhammer and driving the orcs back to the Dark Portal. As the Lion's lieutenant, Turalyon was named Lothar's successor as Supreme Commander by the monarchs of the Alliance.
After the war ended, Turalyon led the Sons of Lothar to Draenor. There they achieved a series of military victories against the Horde and successfully destroyed the Dark Portal's stone frame, severing the link between the two worlds. The victory, however, was short-lived. As the Sons of Lothar clashed with the remnants of the Horde's forces, had unleashed a powerful spell that tore open countless portals, ripping the world apart. After fleeing through a nearby rift, Turalyon and his lover, , became separated from their companions. Their whereabouts were unknown for decades.
Following their disappearance, Turalyon and Alleria encountered the prime naaru and the Army of the Light. Separated from physical reality and the flow of time, the pair joined the Lightforged as they waged war against the Burning Legion across the Twisting Nether in a struggle that spanned a millennium. During the final war against the Legion, Turalyon and Alleria finally reunited with their comrades when the Armies of Legionfall united with the Army of Light to retake the Legion homeworld, Argus. Turalyon has lived this long because blessed him and, in her words, he "has crossed the boundaries of mortality. He has been found worthy to become an eternal protector of creation."
- 1 Biography
- 2 Locations
- 3 Quests
- 4 Personality
- 5 Combat
- 6 Monuments
- 7 Status prior to Legion
- 8 Memorable quotes
- 9 Notes & trivia
- 10 Speculation
- 11 Gallery
- 12 Videos
- 13 Patch changes
- 14 References
- 15 External links
BiographyThis section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft novels or short stories.
The Second War
Turalyon was born to the nobility in Lordaeron, and his father's name was . He studied in the ways of the Light as a boy and became a priest, healing the sick and the wounded. He hunted for sport. Turalyon was one of the most venerated priests in Lordaeron by the time of the Second War. When the leaders at the Council of Seven Nations grew divided as of Gilneas and of Alterac threatened to abandon the council out of fear of losing their regional power to unity, Turalyon brought the orphaned Prince of Stormwind to his side and called upon the kings to cease quarreling over meaningless issues. If they did not, he announced, then every kingdom would be destroyed and every city would be burned as Stormwind had been, and their children would be orphaned like Varian if they even survived at all. Turalyon argued that if humanity failed to unite they would be remembered as a people that could've saved Azeroth but were too proud to put aside political ambitions, yet if humanity did form an alliance they could change history and become the guardians of Azeroth. These words saw the Council of Seven Nations erupt into applause, even from Greymane and Perenolde, and resulted in a unanimous vote to form the Alliance of Lordaeron.
He was handpicked as one of the first five Knights of the Silver Hand by . Turalyon, along with his mentor, , and the other Knights: , and Gavinrad the Dire, were tasked with assisting Lord Anduin Lothar and in organizing the defense of Capital City against the advancing Horde. Faol presented each of the paladins with enchanted librams during their training that were among the church's most ancient relics. Each libram represented a core trait of the Silver Hand that Faol challenged his students to become the living embodiment of. Turalyon was given the Libram of Protection. Lothar chose Turalyon as his lieutenant, a decision that made an already uncertain Turalyon question his worth even more. The young Turalyon developed a rapport with Khadgar, who despite his aged appearance, was roughly the same age as the paladin. Turalyon was also introduced to , the leader of a cadre of elven rangers who had been sent to assess the situation by the Council of Silvermoon.
Turalyon fought at Lothar's side for the first skirmishes at Hillsbrad and Southshore. After forcing the Horde from their initial beach landing, the Alliances forces followed the Horde northeast to the mountain pass leading to the Wildhammer dwarves' keep of Aerie Peak. Unknown to the trailing Alliance forces, the Horde's goal was not the dwarven stronghold there. It was merely a feint to lure the bulk of their pursuers into a cat-and-mouse diversion in the mountains and forests of the Hinterlands, while the main body of the Horde marched on the elven homeland of Quel'Thalas. From this location, the Horde could launch an assault on either Silvermoon or Stromgarde. Lothar sent Turalyon, Khadgar, and Alleria to intercept the Horde before Quel'Thalas burned. Turalyon led his forces east and then north through the pass now known as Plaguemist Ravine, but they were too late — the Horde had already seized Caer Darrow, taken the runestone and moved further east into the forests surrounding Stratholme. The Horde proceeded to decimate Stratholme as well as the outlying town of Tyr's Hand before moving north and setting fire to Eversong Forest in southern Quel'Thalas.
The Allied forces managed to halt the Horde's advance into inner Quel'Thalas, but at the cost of many lives and a sizable portion of the Eversong Forest being destroyed. A distraught Alleria sought comfort in Turalyon's arms However, the brutal assault on their home convinced the elves to throw their full support behind the Alliance, and when Turalyon left Quel'Thalas, it was at the head of an elven armada. They arrived at the Capital City, after passing through the mountainous region of Alterac, just in time to turn back Doomhammer's siege, and then chased the orcs back to the beaches of Southshore.
The Lion's lieutenant
Turalyon and his comrades rejoined the rest of the Alliance army after the liberation of Ironforge, forcing the Horde to retreat to Blackrock Spire itself. The battle proved to be devastating for both sides. In the mist of the battle, Turalyon saw Lothar fighting against the orc warchief, , in single combat. Turalyon desperately fought his way towards them, but he was barred by orc warriors and could do nothing more but watch as Doomhammer shattered the Great Royal Sword and brought his hammer down on Lothar's helm with a sickening crunch. Turalyon shoved his way through the crowd and knelt by the body of his hero as the warchief laughed and proclaimed victory.
Doomhammer's words - "I have conquered! And so shall all our foes die, until your world belongs to us!" - brought Turalyon to a revelation. For months he had been struggling with his faith and had been unable to wield the Light like Uther and the other paladins could. He did not understand how to reconcile the notion of the Light uniting all creatures while beings as cruel and monstrous as the orcs walked the world, but Orgrim's comment reminded him that the orcs were not of his world. Turalyon reasoned that the Light only united the creatures of Azeroth, and that creatures who did not belong there - like the orcs - could be struck down with impunity. Now confident in his faith, Turalyon began to shine with a brilliant glow that forced onlookers to shield their eyes.
Taking up Lothar's shattered sword, Turalyon disarmed Doomhammer and struck him unconscious. Other orcs cowered from him as the light around him grew blinding, and the black rock on which he stood was blanched white by its power. Turalyon and the other paladins rallied the Alliance forces, while many of the orcs began to panic. Some stood and fought, some surrendered, and others fled. After the battle, control over the Alliance army fell to Turalyon - as he was Lothar's lieutenant and sub-commander, no one questioned his right to lead. Uther expressed his happiness at seeing Turalyon's faith finally emerge, and Turalyon bestowed the title of "the Lightbringer" upon the older paladin.
With the battle lost, the Horde retreated towards the Swamp of Sorrows and the Dark Portal. Under Turalyon's command, the Alliance succeeded in destroying the Dark Portal, the mystical gateway that connected the orcs to their homeworld of Draenor. Cut off from reinforcements and fractured by infighting, the Horde finally buckled in upon itself and fell before the might of the Alliance. With the ending of the Horde menace, the Alliance rounded up the scattered orc clans within guarded internment camps and began rebuilding their devastated kingdoms. Turalyon also led his men to the destroyed Stormwind. Some months later, he and Khadgar happened to be in Burning Steppes watching the statue of Lothar.
Turalyon helped secure his place as Stormwind's next king by providing him with experienced ministers and advisors. He also oversaw the repatriation of the citizens of Stormwind.
Expedition to Draenor
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Only two few years later, General Turalyon was handpicked by King to lead an expeditionary force, through the reformed Dark Portal and into Draenor. There it was discovered that an orc shaman was planning to use a number of powerful artifacts to open more portals, allowing the Horde to escape and plunder other worlds. Upon arriving, Turalyon renewed his relationship with Alleria Windrunner and lay siege to the Hellfire Citadel. Unfortunately, Ner'zhul had already escaped. While they were determined to go after the mad shaman with the Skull of Gul'dan, was in a different direction. The Skull was needed to close the portal so the Alliance forces split up: Khadgar, Turalyon, and Alleria going after the black dragon while , Alleria's rangers and the Wildhammer dwarves followed Ner'zhul.
Turalyon and his friends met a tribe of gronn and ogres on the way, whom he tried to aid in their assault on Deathwing. After a fierce battle against the black dragonflight, they managed to gain the skull and rejoined Danath's forces in a final attempt to lay siege on the Black Temple.
However, the Alliance forces ultimately failed to stop Ner'zhul from opening and escaping into his portals, and the subsequent chaotic energy the portals released began to destroy the planet. Rather than risk Azeroth being damaged by Draenor's destruction, the brave paladin selflessly assisted Archmage in destroying the Dark Portal on Draenor.
As Draenor tore apart around them, Turalyon led the forces of the Sons of Lothar that were with him through a rift that separated Turalyon and Alleria from his friends. Turalyon's disappearance was not taken lightly by Danath, his brother in arms and successor as expedition leader. Trollbane exerted his full authority as the leader of the Sons of Lothar, and they would search from Hellfire Peninsula to Nagrand, but found no leads. Eventually, Danath could do nothing more than call off the search and presume that Turalyon and Alleria were dead. Turalyon would later have a massive stone statue erected in his memory in the Valley of Heroes in Stormwind City, alongside the other leaders of the Sons of Lothar.
A Thousand Years of WarThis section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft novels or short stories.
Turalyon and Alleria ended up elsewhere on Draenor, in an area of the Twisting Nether that was beginning to merge with the self-destructing world. They were found by , a former member of the Burning Legion who had joined the Army of the Light. Lothraxion told them that they were fated to do battle against the Legion, and he had been sent to find them. However, the Legion had also dispatched an assassin to kill them. After Alleria made short work of the assassin, the naaru appeared before the two and told them that, though the Burning Legion had failed to enter Azeroth during the Second War, they would soon succeed in doing so. Alleria, wishing to see their son Arator once more, pushed Xe'ra to send them to Azeroth to rally the disparate nations to stand against the Legion. Xe'ra told them their aid would not be enough, but that they would be needed to do battle against the Legion elsewhere and were fated to discover the "Emerald Star," which held the means to end the Legion forever. Turalyon and Alleria agreed with the necessity of Xe'ra's request, and stepped through a portal to join the Army of Light.
Turalyon and Alleria trained aboard the Army's dimensional ship, the Xenedar. After many years, Turalyon was infused with the Light by Xe'ra, granting him immortality. He also joined their Council of Exarchs, and participated in many raids against the Burning Legion throughout the cosmos. Eventually the Burning Legion invaded the remains of Draenor, now known as Outland. As time flowed differently within the Twisting Nether, the 20 years had passed on Azeroth translated into more than 500 years for Turalyon. Alleria told Xe'ra of a vision she had seen of herself walking on the Legion stronghold world of Argus, and that in this vision she had seen the Emerald Star. With Argus's defenses diminished by their invasion, Xe'ra recognized that there would be no better chance and sent Alleria and Turalyon to discover the truth of the Emerald Star. En route Alleria privately told Turalyon that her visions were sent not by the Light, but by another force that Xe'ra would object to. Turalyon told her that while he respected Xe'ra wisdom, he trusted Alleria's instincts more and welcomed any help against the Burning Legion. As they explored Argus, Alleria was struck by a vision sent by the titan world soul at the heart of Argus: it was the Emerald Star that was reviving slain demons of the Burning Legion. Though Turalyon did not see the vision, he spoke aloud a pledge to return and free the world soul from the Legion's imprisonment. When they returned to their transport, though, they found it surrounded by demons intent on capturing them. Though they struck down many demons with the Light, their defeat appeared certain until Alleria called instead upon the Void, striking down the demons and opening a shadowy rift. Turalyon, who had become one with the Light, felt agonizing pain as she dragged him through it to a floating rock far away in the Twisting Nether. Dismayed at what she had done, he reached out to her only for their hands to burn at each others' touch. Alleria told him that she was not his enemy and to return to the Xenedar, and Turalyon watched in tears as she departed through another shadowy portal.
Unbeknownst to Turalyon who was on Argus, his now 24 year old son Arator went to Outland in search of his parents, motivated by dreams he had about his father. Though Arator did not find them, he found their old friend Danath Trollbane, whom he would pledge his sword to.
500 Nether-years later, Turalyon had become the High Exarch of the Army of the Light. Though they had spent centuries opening rifts to make hit and run attacks on Argus, the Legion had finally enacted barrier generators to block their rifts. Following a failed assault to try and shut down the barriers, the assassin from Draenor--now reborn from within the Twisting Nether--snuck aboard the Xenedar and ambushed Turalyon, stabbing him and Lothraxion with a dagger that cut them off from the Light and prepared to trap Turalyon's soul within a soulstone. He gloated that Alleria was alive as the Legion's prisoner, and that she would share his fate, their souls imprisoned for all eternity. He was saved by the unexpected arrival of Alleria, who had received a vision of his torment while training to wield the Void. Alleria drove off the assassin, but could not stop the soulstone from draining Turalyon's soul. She instead used the Void to rip the assassin's poison out of Lothraxion, who saved Turalyon's soul and cleansed the poison from him in turn. Turalyon warned her to leave, as Xe'ra would not accept her use of the Void, Alleria refused to leave. When the naaru arrived, Turalyon pled for mercy for Alleria. When Alleria refused to renounce the Void, Xe'ra imprisoned her. Though Turalyon's thoughts were conflicted, he was comforted knowing that he would always trust and fight for Alleria, and she for him.
LegionThis section concerns content exclusive to Legion.
During the Burning Legion's third invasion of Azeroth, , the sentience core of the naaru , fell out of the sky and was delivered to Archmage . When Khadgar investigated Light's Heart, an image of Turalyon appeared from it with a message: the final plea of the Army of the Light. Turalyon explained that Light's Heart represented the army's ultimate sacrifice and must reach .
Later, Light's Heart reached out to the Knights of the Silver Hand who received another message from Turalyon, known as High Exarch, to his son, . He revealed that for him it had been "ages" that he and Alleria had fought the Burning Legion across the stars, and now the Legion was coming to Azeroth, with being ordered to destroy everything Turalyon held dear. Turalyon told Arator that he must gather the defenders of the Light and fight, or all would be lost.
When Balnazzar attacked Netherlight Temple, the Silver Hand was sent to help the priests. , High Commander of the Grand Army of the Light, was sent as a reinforcement by Turalyon to help defeat the demons.
On Argus, Turalyon survived the crash of the army's dimensional ship, the Xenedar, and was saved by the resident Krokul of Krokuun. At Krokul Hovel he met the Prophet and heroes from Azeroth, and reunited with Lothraxion where he revealed he did not know the status of Alleria. While aiding the Krokul with the annihilans of the Annihilan Pits, Alleria arrived to help defeat . The two of them traveled to the Vindicaar, the dimensional ship that brought Azeroth's armies to Argus, where they reunited with their son Arator. Afterward Turalyon, Alleria, and an adventurer set out to rescue Xe'ra from the wreck of the Xenedar.
When Xe'ra attempted to fulfill the destiny she had seen for through the Light, Illidan rejected her and Xe'ra consequently bound Illidan in chains of light to force the prophecy to be fulfilled and forge Illidan a new life. Stating that his life was not hers to take, Illidan ultimately broke free, declared his destiny is his own, and killed Xe'ra. Horrified, Turalyon cried that Illidan had doomed them all, called him Betrayer, and attempted to strike him down with his sword. Illidan blocked Turalyon's blow with his hand, telling him as fel blood leaked down his arm that his faith had blinded him and there was no chosen one--only they could save themselves.
In a reunion with , he informed Alleria and Turalyon that Danath and Kurdran were both still alive though he did not get to see them as often as he would like. The three agreed that when the fight was behind them the Sons of Lothar would hold a reunion feast and that, at Alleria's insistence, it would be Khadgar's turn to buy the drinks.
Retrieving the , part of the Crown of the Triumvirate attracted the attention of the Burning Legion, who came to Mac'Aree to hunt down the forces of Azeroth. Velen had traveled with the Army of the Light to the Arinor Gardens to search for the Crest of Knowledge, Kil'jaeden's piece of the Crown of the Triumvirate, prompting Turalyon and an adventurer to go and try to save them before it was too late. Velen was found in the ruins of his old home, before the childhood bed of his son, who he asked to forgive him. Once they reunited, Velen revealed that his old friend was the leader of the Legion's presence on Mac'Aree and aimed to take the Crest of Knowledge beyond their reach. At Kil'jaeden's Terrace they learned that long ago had thrown the Crest in the Seat of the Triumvirate to rot alongside the naaru . After Velen recalled the day Sargeras came to the eredar, Talgath arrived to confront his old friend.
Talgath commented on how unlike Velen it is for the Prophet to stand his ground, but that it was a welcome change of pace. Velen attempted to reach a peaceful solution and told Talgath to stand down, but Talgath refused. During the battle Talgath taunted Velen, telling him how his departure wounded Kil'jaeden and how cold Velen had been leaving his wife and son behind. When Talgath was about to lose he attempted to flee, but Velen bound him with chains of light. Velen once more tried to get Talgath to help them find the Crest of Knowledge, but Talgath responded that they were too late, and not even the Light could escape the Seat of the Triumvirate where the Crest was hidden. Afterwards, Velen killed his old friend with a burst of holy magic.
With Talgath defeated, Velen realized from Talgath's words that the naaru L'ura had fallen to the Void. This concept was a foreign one to Turalyon, who thought it impossible for a naaru to fall to darkness. As Velen explained, there was much Xe'ra had not wanted Turalyon to know.  Alleria and an adventurer would be the ones to break into the temple, defeat L'ura, and retrieve the Crest of Knowledge.
After is imprisoned by the Pantheon at the Seat of the Pantheon, Turalyon talks about how part of him never expected to see the day the battle was over, after so many battles and so much loss. Returning home to a world he hasn't walked on in a thousand years worries him. His old life is long past, but it is time to build a new one and get to know the son who embodies everything he fought for.
Battle for AzerothThis section concerns content exclusive to Battle for Azeroth.
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- Antoran Wastes
Turalyon is a kind and gentle soul who only wishes the world to be at peace. His innocence and understanding personality allow him to see through people for who they truly are. An example would be his friendship with Khadgar, as wizards were often discriminated against by holy orders. He has no special hatred for his enemies either and is very merciful: he refused to kill Doomhammer even when the warchief killed Lothar whom Turalyon admired very much. However, when innocent lives were threatened Turalyon's passive nature changed to that of a determined avenger willing to do what was necessary, setting aside his own well being, and putting the lives of the endangered as the top priority. It was these traits that drew Alleria Windrunner to fall in love with him.
Although Turalyon is a firm believer that order can be maintained only through extreme martial discipline, he is honored by his friends and foes alike. Turalyon secretly harbors a deep regret of his inability to save .
Although he was initially a priest, Turalyon is a skilled and fearsome warrior and can fight as well as any knight. Like Lothar, he was usually seen leading contingents of knights, smashing aside foes with his warhammer and his aura, spreading encouragement to his own troops and fear into the hearts of his enemies. His determination and faith gave him enough strength to fight dozens of much larger orcs. A skilled tactician, Turalyon is known for his tactics of surprising enemy forces with fearsome charges of knights and foot soldiers while supporting them with arrow and magic.
Esarus thar no'Darador' - By Blood and Honor We Serve.
You were the right hand of justice and virtue, old friend. Your name will be honored in our halls always.
- An additional statue stands in the Mage Quarter, though it bears no plaque.
- A different statue of Turalyon stands in the Sanctum of Light beneath Light's Hope Chapel. Its plaque says:
None sacrificed more than the High General. May we always walk in his path, so we, too, might safeguard the innocent as he did. By Blood and Honor We Serve.
Status prior to Legion
- During BlizzCon 2010, the question of Turalyon's status was brought up. Chris Metzen and Alex Afrasiabi responded they had every intention of dealing with Turalyon in an epic manner, but nothing had been set in stone yet. It then became a running gag in the lore Q&As that his plot would be expanded along with:
- the three Windrunner sisters being reunited, which they had no plans to visit at that time,
- , whom they did not know how to leverage in the game yet,
- the timeline discrepancy between revamped Azeroth and Outland,
- Stromgarde, whose story was not to be resolved yet,
- and Atiesh, which would not be obtainable again.
- Many of these events have since come to semi-fruition in World of Warcraft: Legion. was reunited with her sister Alleria on Argus, the story of Stromgarde was continued some more with 's resurrection in the death knight campaign, and reunited with again, while wielding Atiesh.
- In Ask CDev Round 2, Bashiok said the "missing" characters of the Warcraft universe (Calia Menethil, Turalyon, Alleria Windrunner, Med'an, Gallywix, etc.) were not forgotten. "While we'd love to talk about these characters, doing so would spoil a number of the plots we have for Cataclysm and beyond. Believe us when we say that you will definitely hear about these characters when we're ready to talk about them!"
- Turalyon is mentioned in one of the loading screen tips: "Nobody has seen Alleria or Turalyon in years". During Warlords of Draenor, the tip was supplemented: "Nobody has seen Alleria or Turalyon in years. Still."
- It was later revealed that Turalyon's story would continue, not in Mists of Pandaria, but in the expansion after it. It was then said during Blizzcon 2013 Q&A that they would finally not appear in Warlords of Draenor, but the expansion after. Finally, at Gamescom 2015, it was announced that Turalyon and Alleria would return in World of Warcraft: Legion.
For Turalyon's Warcraft II quotes, see Quotes of Warcraft II#Turalyon.
- By the Light, your time here has ended! You are not of this world, not of the Holy Light. You do not belong here! Begone!
- You will stand trial for your crimes. You will stand in Capital City, in chains as the leaders of the Alliance decide your fate, and there you will acknowledge your full defeat. But you will not be so lucky. You will die here, with the rest of your kind, and this world will be rid of your taint forever!
- I hope you are wrong. But if you are right, we will be here waiting for them when they return. And we will drive them back again, just as we did this time. This world is ours, and by the Holy Light we will keep it safe, now and forever.
- We knew when we came through we might not be returning. Light, we expected to die—but we didn't. The portal's closed. We did what we came here to do. What we do now—that's up to us. There are others still out there—we need to find them, bring them back. We'll explore. Make new allies. Keep fighting the Horde, whatever's left of it here, so they don't ever try to do something like this again. The Light is still with us. We still have a job to do. This world will be what we choose to make of it.
World of Warcraft
LegionThis section concerns content exclusive to Legion.
- The Light welcomes you, champion.
- We stand together.
- The Army of the Light stands ready.
- My faith is my shield.
- Krona ki cristorr!
- I spent so long away from my home... away from my son.
- Fighting the Legion every step of the way... savoring every victory... mourning every bitter defeat.
- But for Azeroth, and for those we love, it was all worth it.
- Walk in the Light.
- We fight for home... for family.
- Dioniss aca.
- We didn't come this far to falter now.
- Light guide us.
- Our fight has only just began.
- We must press our attacks.
- It is a joy beyond words to look up in the sky and see Azeroth once more. Home, so close that I feel like I can reach up and grasp it.
But within the grasp of the Legion. We must stop them before we can plan on returning.
- It is nice to see new, friendly faces. It has been so long since I have seen another <gender> from Azeroth!
- This was changed after the developpers were notified on Twitter, from : "It is nice to see new, friendly faces. It has been so long since I have seen another <race>!"
- I have seen you taking an interest in our warframes, champion. They are truly fearsome instruments of war, capable of dealing and withstanding much damage. They are even capable of flight, although we need to keep a low profile to avoid attracting the attention of the Legion.
- The Army of the Light will not rest until we have destroyed the Burning Legion.
- Our fight against the Burning Legion continues.
At long last, the war is over.
Part of me never expected to survive to see this day. So many battles. So much loss.
<Turalyon sighs, his eyes brimming with a flood of emotions.>
Now we return home to a world I haven't walked in a thousand years.
My old life is long past. It is time to build a new one, and get to know the son who embodies everything I fought for.
Notes & trivia
- Turalyon was originally described as having been a knight (instead of a priest) before becoming a paladin.
- The Valley of Heroes statue is the only depiction of him with long hair. In many new and old artworks Turalyon appears with cropped hair, and he is also described in Beyond the Dark Portal as having short blond hair. Chronicle Volume 2 depicts him with short hair.
- There is a constellation seen from Draenor which dubbed Turalyon's Hammer.
- On the eve of the Sons of Lothar's expedition to Draenor, Turalyon was given a book called by . During the campaign and the ensuing years, the paladin never forgot to read his daily passage to the men, though he later gave the book back to Malgor once he left again.
- In his Beyond the Dark Portal depiction his eyes were glowing golden with the Light, like those of the paladins units. The Lightforged draenei were later introduced with similar features, while Turalyon was not depicted again with glowing golden eyes.
- A few of his on-click quotes are common Draenei phrases.
- In Dalaran, one can find Alleria, wherever you are, may you be well." which reads, "Turalyon and
- The ships Turalyon's Might and Turalyon's Hope are named after him.
- Turalyon is one of four famous paladins mentioned in the spell along with , and . If a paladin uses , Turalyon's Justice will be the name of their judgement's proc effect.
- The Tier 9 Alliance paladin set is named Turalyon's Battlegear.
- Turalyon was mentioned on Durnholde Keep's bulletin board in the canceled game Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans. He was depicted using 's artwork.
- Turalyon is voiced by an unknown actor in Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal, by Travis Willingham in World of Warcraft: Legion and by Andres Williams in A Thousand Years of War. In Warcraft II his voice had a slight echo compared to those of other humans.
- A TCG card is named "Wrath of Turalyon".
- While accompanying the player in quests, Turalyon rides a . Copies of Turalyon who follow other players are seen under the generic name Lightforged Vindicator.
- Even after Turalyon received a custom model on Argus, the quest continues to use his old model.
- When Khadgar reunited with Alleria and Turalyon on the Vindicaar on Argus, he stated that he could not find them after the destruction of Draenor.
- Originally, it was established that Turalyon, Alleria and the other heroes did resurface back in Outland from a dimensional rift after the destruction of Draenor and returned to Honor Hold, which had remained standing through the chaos Draenor had just undergone. stated that Turalyon disappeared "after a lost battle" and stated that he had not heard from Turalyon "for 15 years", which means that Turalyon and Alleria disappeared 3 years after Draenor's destruction (in Year 11) since World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade is situated in Year 26 and Draenor was destroyed in Year 8.
- As such, the "lost battle" might have been the last battle at the Dark Portal when Draenor exploded instead, though it remains odd to refer to the cataclysmic destruction of Draenor as simply "a lost battle". Danath's counting of years remains incorrect however, and would have to be an approximation instead of an exact date.
- This was eventually confirmed to be a change in the story in A Thousand Years of War which starts with the destruction of Draenor. Instead of materializing in Hellfire Peninsula and returning to Honor Hold, Turalyon and Alleria were given a new story upon entering the rift to avoid the destruction.
- Turalyon was possibly meant to be the "other son" in Outland mentioned at the end of the Corrupted Ashbringer Event by . This would mean he could have been originally intended to be the son of and brother of , and also be the one to restore the Ashbringer. The role as the other son of Highlord Mograine and the new Ashbringer seems to have been recycled into and , respectively.
Turalyon in Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal.
Turalyon's statue, as seen in the opening cinematic of Cataclysm.
Turalyon's placeholder model at Sanctum of Light.
- Patch 7.3.0 (2017-08-29): Added.
- ^ Aftermath of the Second War
- ^ Rosenberg, Aaron; Christie Golden. Beyond the Dark Portal, 53. ISBN 978-1-4165-5086-0.
- ^ a b c d Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal manual, Legends of the Land, Turalyon
- ^ a b Blizzcon 2017: Battle for Azeroth Demo
- ^ a b Quest:A Light in the Darkness
- ^ a b World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2
- ^ Rosenberg, Aaron. Tides of Darkness, 373. ISBN 978-1-4165-3990-2.
- ^ a b c A Thousand Years of War Part Two: The Emerald Star
- ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2, page 152
- ^ Rosenberg, Aaron. Tides of Darkness, 83. ISBN 978-1-4165-3990-2.
- ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2, page 154
- ^ Rosenberg, Aaron. Tides of Darkness, 122. ISBN 978-1-4165-3990-2.
- ^ Rosenberg, Aaron. Tides of Darkness, 163. ISBN 978-1-4165-3990-2.
- ^ Rosenberg, Aaron; Christie Golden. Beyond the Dark Portal, 201-204. ISBN 978-1-4165-5086-0.
- ^ Rosenberg, Aaron. Tides of Darkness, 331. ISBN 978-1-4165-3990-2.
- ^ Rosenberg, Aaron. Tides of Darkness, 352. ISBN 978-1-4165-3990-2.
- ^ Rosenberg, Aaron. Tides of Darkness, 354. ISBN 978-1-4165-3990-2.
- ^ Rosenberg, Aaron. Tides of Darkness, 356. ISBN 978-1-4165-3990-2.
- ^ Rosenberg, Aaron. Tides of Darkness, 359. ISBN 978-1-4165-3990-2.
- ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2, page 177
- ^ Beyond the Dark Portal
- ^ a b A Thousand Years of War Part One: Two Bright Lights
- ^ Arator the Redeemer#quotes "I am thankful for what you have done, Commander. As my father called upon you, a brother in arms, know that you may call upon me. I am at your service, my Lord."
- ^ A Thousand Years of War Part Three: Shadow and Light
- ^ BlizzCon 2010: Quests and Lore Panel Liveblog
- ^ Ask CDev#Ask CDev Answers - Round 2
- ^ Best Buy Developer Q&A - MMO-Champion
- ^ Diablo III: Book of Cain-like Warcraft Book in the Horizon, Turalyon & Alleria Next Xpac - BlizzPlanet
- ^ Steve Danuser on Twitter
- ^ Rosenberg, Aaron; Christie Golden. Beyond the Dark Portal, 53. ISBN 978-1-4165-5086-0.
- ^ Beyond the Dark Portal, chapter 28
- ^ Timeline (Ultimate Visual Guide)
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