Hippogryph rider

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For the Warcraft III unit, see Hippogryph Rider (Warcraft III).

Hippogryph riders are night elf female archers and scouts mounted on hippogryphs as a part of the Sentinel Army. The brave creatures respond to the female riders as if they shared an empathic bond.[1] Most notably, they participated in the War of the Ancients, the Third War, the Ashenvale war, and the Destruction of Theramore.[2] In recent years, other races became hippogryph riders in the ranks of the Argent Crusade during the war against the Lich King and the Silver Hand during the Burning Legion's third invasion.

Riders do not control so much as work in concert with the hippogryphs as they are allies, not pets. Riders' companions judge where and when they would need to rest; experienced riders never assumed that they knew better than the hippogryphs themselves.[3] According to Handler Tessina, properly trained squadron of hippogryph riders can take on nearly any opposing force.[4]





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