- For the character from an alternate universe, see .
- For her Warcraft III statistics, see Jaina (Warcraft III). For the novel, see Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War. For strategy on the End Time dungeon encounter, see .
Leader of the Kirin Tor (formerly),
Ruler of Theramore (formerly),
Special Agent to the Kirin Tor (formerly),
Leader of the survivors of Lordaeron, Daughter of the Seas
|Affiliation(s)||Alliance, Kul Tiras, New Council of Tirisfal, Silver Covenant|
|Former affiliation(s)||Theramore, Human Expedition, Alliance of Lordaeron, Council of Six, Kirin Tor, Kirin Tor Offensive|
|Occupation||Transmuter, Founding member of the New Council of Tirisfal and its mage representative|
|Former occupation(s)||Leader of Dalaran, the Kirin Tor and the Kirin Tor Offensive, Leader of the Council of Six, Ruler of Theramore, Apprentice to Antonidas|
Kul Tiras (Lore),|
Kalec (former lovers)
|Companion(s)||Summoned Water Elemental, Bound Water Elemental|
- “Never forget Theramore.”
- — Jaina after the destruction of Theramore.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore is the most powerful human sorceress alive and the former leader of the Kirin Tor of Dalaran and the port-city of Theramore. She is the daughter of and and sister of and . She was once one of the most trusted sorceresses of Dalaran, trained as the personal agent of the Archmage , leader of the Kirin Tor. Early in the Third War, Antonidas dispatched Jaina to discover what was happening in the northlands of Lordaeron. She was escorted by her childhood friend and one-time romantic interest, Prince , to uncover if the plague had magical origins. Jaina saw the fall of Lordaeron firsthand and — guided by a — rallied what survivors she could and fled across the sea to Kalimdor.
Jaina swore to defeat the Burning Legion and its sinister agents any way she could. Assembling the survivors of Lordaeron, Jaina led her expedition forces to defeat the demon and banish the Legion at the Battle of Mount Hyjal. She then gathered the human survivors in Kalimdor and founded the port city of Theramore Isle, where she ruled over the tattered remnants of the Alliance and hoped to reunite the distant human kingdoms once more, while maintaining peace with 's Horde.
Shortly after the fall of , the Horde led by unleashed a devastating attack against Theramore, destroying the city. Jaina managed to escape with her life, but the experience transformed her, making her more bellicose and even altering her appearance. Following the death of during the attack, and fulfilling a prophecy made by the dragon-mage , Jaina took the fallen mage's place as leader of the Kirin Tor and head of the Council of Six. In spite of personal tragedies, she attempted to maintain the Kirin Tor's neutrality during the Alliance-Horde war which expanded to the forgotten shores of Pandaria. After the Horde aligned Sunreavers took advantage of Dalaran resources to aid the Horde in circumventing her protective wards and steal the , Jaina's fury was reignited. Lady Proudmoore purged the Sunreavers from Dalaran and aligned the Kirin Tor with the Alliance.
Jaina would later become furious at the Horde for abandoning the Alliance during the Battle for the Broken Shore which led to many Alliance deaths. With the Burning Legion growing in strength however, Archmage made a plea to the Council of Six to readmit the Horde back into the Kirin Tor in order to fight the demons at full strength. Jaina Proudmoore was in opposition to this but the Council put the matter to a vote and the majority voted against her. In response, Jaina left the Kirin Tor, unable to condone the Council's decision.
- 1 Biography
- 1.1 Early exploits
- 1.2 The Third War
- 1.3 Arrival at Kalimdor
- 1.4 Founding Theramore
- 1.5 Cycle of Hatred
- 1.6 World of Warcraft
- 1.7 World of Warcraft: The Comic
- 1.8 Burning Crusade
- 1.9 Wrath of the Lich King
- 1.10 Legends: Nightmares
- 1.11 Elemental Unrest
- 1.12 The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm
- 1.13 Cataclysm
- 1.14 Wolfheart
- 1.15 Blood of Our Fathers
- 1.16 Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War
- 1.17 Theramore's Fall
- 1.18 Landfall
- 1.19 Dawn of the Aspects
- 1.20 Rise of the Thunder King
- 1.21 Siege of Orgrimmar
- 1.22 War Crimes
- 1.23 Warlords of Draenor
- 1.24 Legion
- 1.25 Reunion
- 1.26 Battle for Azeroth
- 2 Locations
- 3 Quests
- 4 Personality
- 5 Relationships
- 6 Daughter of the Seas
- 7 In the RPG
- 8 Quotes
- 8.1 Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
- 8.2 Warcraft III: Frozen Throne
- 8.3 World of Warcraft
- 8.3.1 Theramore
- 8.3.2 The Missing Diplomat completed
- 8.3.3 Battle for Mount Hyjal
- 8.3.4 Rise of the Lich King
- 8.3.5 Wrath of the Lich King
- 8.3.6 Cataclysm
- 8.3.7 Mists of Pandaria
- 8.3.8 Warlords of Draenor
- 8.3.9 Legion
- 8.4 Battle for Azeroth features trailer
- 8.5 Hearthstone cinematic
- 8.6 Heroes of the Storm trailer
- 9 Notes & trivia
- 10 Alternate timelines
- 11 Gallery
- 12 Videos
- 13 Patch changes
- 14 See also
- 15 References
- 16 External links
Born three years prior to the First War, Jaina Proudmoore is the youngest child of Lord Admiral , ruler of Kul Tiras and longtime friend and ally of Lordaeron and Stormwind. At a young age, Jaina was enamored with tales of the Guardian . As a child, propriety demanded that Jaina be followed by an escort of her lady-in-waiting and a guard or two.
When her magical talent was discovered after the Second War, Jaina's mother Katherine had to fight Daelin to allow Jaina to be taught at Dalaran. But once she did arrive, she badgered into accepting her as an apprentice, eventually becoming one of the few female wizards in direct service to Dalaran. Under pressure by the expectations of her mentor, the heroic legacy she had to live up to, and the watchful eye of the citizenry of Lordaeron, Jaina struggled to keep her focus on her studies.
Because of their mutually noble heritage, it was inevitable that Jaina and Prince Arthas, the heir to the throne of Lordaeron, would meet. The first time this happened was in the cathedral of Capital City, wherein Arthas thought of her as someone who looked well accustomed to riding and hiking, spent a great deal of time outdoors, and would not mind having a snowball pelted in her face or going for a swim for a hot day. Over the years, they grew close as friends, and then romantically. Kael'thas Sunstrider was also fond of her, but Jaina failed to return his feelings, instead choosing Arthas. At once, when Arthas volunteered to escort Jaina Proudmoore to Dalaran, he took her out to see a camp where the Alliance kept the orcs captured. This was the first real adventure they had together. They were very much in love with one another and were actually engaged to be married. But, eventually Arthas would question whether the two of them were ready to be together. Arthas would abruptly end the relationship so Jaina could focus on her magical studies in Dalaran and Arthas could focus on his commitments to Lordaeron. Jaina was very hurt by the decision, but did not fight him on it. She would soon realize and agree that it was the right thing to do at the time. Shortly after, they decided to rekindle their romance, but this was during the beginning of the Scourge invasion that would change both of their lives forever.
Jaina also briefly helped to dispose of 's undead specimens on the orders of Antonidas.
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Many years later, , eager to learn more about the Plague sweeping northern Lordaeron, was met by the , who pleaded with the wizard to take his people west to Kalimdor. Antonidas dismissed the Prophet as nothing more than a madman, but Jaina, who had been watching from hiding, sensed great power in the Prophet, and thought that perhaps they should heed his warnings. Antonidas continued to disagree, and instead sent Jaina to meet with Arthas and investigate the plague at the northern village of Brill.
As they investigated Brill, Jaina saw some very strange things, including a necromancer and a zombie made of various parts of several corpses. They faced off against several undead enemies, and came upon a granary which contained grain infested with the Plague. The crates bore the seal of Andorhal, the primary distributor of grain throughout Lordaeron.
Chasing the necromancer, who was actually , formerly a member of the Kirin Tor, to Andorhal, they found a mass of undead warriors waiting for them, but fought their way through to Kel'Thuzad, where killed him.
Jaina and Arthas made their way back to central Lordaeron, and they stopped for rest at the small town of Hearthglen. When they arrived they discovered that the plague-infected grain from Andorhal had arrived and had been distributed amongst the townsfolk. They were transforming into the undead. Jaina reluctantly, but hastily left to find for reinforcements. She teleported back to Dalaran where Antonidas sent for Uther. When she returned with the Silver Hand at her back, Hearthglen was all but destroyed, and Arthas was fighting a losing battle. With Uther's help, though, they managed to push back the undead attackers. Arthas, demoralized and horrified by overwhelming forces of undead, vowed to go to Stratholme, where he hoped to fight .
Jaina and Uther followed him to Stratholme, but didn't arrive in time to stop the townspeople from eating the tainted grain. All three knew that the people of Stratholme would soon become undead and attack them. Arthas was in favor of slaughtering the people before their transformation to purge the town, but Uther could not condone murdering helpless people whose only crime was being infected, even if leaving them alive meant they would soon become a threat. When Uther refused to kill the civilians as Arthas ordered, Arthas renounced him, accusing him of treason. He demanded that any true to the king stay with him and see to the town's destruction. Jaina turned and followed Uther to Arthas' surprise.
Jaina and Uther returned to Stratholme's burning ruins after Arthas had finished with it. Both were appalled at what they saw. Jaina was visited by the who had previously attempted to reason with both and her mentor, Antonidas. The prophet sensed her leadership abilities and urged her to take the people she could with her to the west, fleeing Lordaeron and her home country of Kul Tiras. Many months later, Arthas and the Scourge began their invasion of Dalaran. It was at this moment, Jaina and Antonidas realized that the prophet had been right. Antonidas encouraged Jaina to take as many survivors of Lordaeron she could find and and sail west for Kalimdor. Jaina decided to follow his words, and made preparations.
At some point before leaving (but after the fall of Quel'Thalas) she tried to console Kael, who was saddened by his father´s death. Yet Kael angrily rejected her consolation, and rebuked her for favoring such a "monster" (Arthas) over him. After this, she witnessed Arthas' army approaching Dalaran, at first wanting to confront him personally but faltering after recalling her previous failed attempts to sway him. Though she offered to help her mentor and the magi of Dalaran defend the city against the Scourge, Antonidas insisted that she tend to her other duties and lead what remained of her people across the Great Sea.
Arrival at KalimdorThis section concerns content exclusive to Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos or its expansion The Frozen Throne.
Upon arriving on Kalimdor, Jaina found that there were orcs there. Believing the Horde to having followed them from Lordaeron, Jaina clashed with the troops of . Afterwards, Jaina set out to find the Prophet. Not only was Stonetalon Peak a good defense, but also, she sensed a great power within. Jaina led a small expedition into the mountain, with the hopes of finding some power that could help her defeat the orcs. But she sensed that they were being followed.
Upon breaching the core of the mountain, Jaina stumbled upon and . They were about to battle when they were all suddenly confronted by the Oracle, who was actually the Prophet they had met in Lordaeron. The Prophet Medivh implored them all to ally with each other, saying that they would not survive alone against the might of the Burning Legion.
Reluctantly, Jaina agreed to ally her forces with Thrall's against Hellscream and an army of chaos orcs and demons. Jaina gave him a soul gem, which he used to capture Grom's essence as the invasion of Kalimdor began. Then, she helped him purge Grom of the demonic curse that had gripped him.
Jaina and Thrall continued as allies, although their forces were not very eager about it, even after Hellscream's death. They were terrorized by the undead, but also by the night elves' deadly hit-and-run attacks. Though their alliance with one another kept them alive, they were only holding on by a thread.
Finally, Thrall received a vision. Jaina followed him to where he was instructed to go, where they found the leaders of the night elves, and . The Prophet appeared, and revealed himself to be none other than , returned to correct his mistakes of old. He implored the humans, orcs and night elves to all join forces against the Legion, or they would all fall alone. They all agreed to defend Mount Hyjal together.
Jaina used her teleportation spells to scout out the surrounding area, and found that and his doom guard were quickly making their way up the mountain. The defenders instituted three bases going up the mountain in an effort to halt his ascent.
Jaina's base was the first in Archimonde's path, and so it was the first to go, but before he could kill her, Jaina spirited herself out of Archimonde's clutches. The next base to go was Thrall's, and Jaina used her remaining energy to teleport Thrall from his base before Archimonde destroyed him, so that they could live to fight another day.
Founding TheramoreThis section concerns content exclusive to Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos or its expansion The Frozen Throne.
Following the Legion's defeat on Mount Hyjal, Jaina took her refugees to an island outpost off the eastern coast of Kalimdor, newly named Theramore.
When demanded an explanation of the humans encroaching on Durotar and the assassination attempt, Jaina stated she had no such knowledge. When Jaina agreed to help the Mok'Nathal investigate, they discovered the accusatory outpost was under attack from naga. After an encounter with a dying marine, Jaina realized with horror that her father had decided to pay her a visit. Jaina pleaded with the Admiral to spare Rexxar, but Daelin would have none of it. Rexxar and his companions escaped, and Thrall rallied an army to push back Proudmoore's assault.
Jaina was in despair. While she felt loyalty to her father and her nation, her experience with the Scourge and the Legion convinced her that vendettas such as her father's were immaterial in the grand scheme. Jaina helped the Horde gain ships from the goblins and ordered her own troops to stand down when they assaulted Theramore. Jaina's last words to her father were to ask why he didn't listen.
When the people of Kul Tiras learned of their Lord Admiral's death, they cried out for vengeance, but the other nations of the Alliance were not interested. Ordeals caused by the plague in Lordaeron were more immediate concerns, and the other allied leaders also had little pity for Daelin's own aggressive actions. The people of Kul Tiras furiously isolated themselves from the rest of the Alliance, but were not angry with all of the Alliance leaders. They instead nursed a bitter hatred only towards Jaina for betraying her family.
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Theramore and Durotar remained at relative peace for three years, though the two former archenemies were still wary of each other. Eventually, a series of minor shipping incidents led to extreme tension between the two powers, enough so that the goblins, who controlled the region's only neutral port, complained.
Despite the tension, Thrall requested Jaina's aid in relocating a herd of thunder lizards displaced by a mysterious logging operation at Thunder Ridge. Jaina intended to relocate the lizards to a largely unpopulated region on the far side of Mulgore, but was astonished to discover that the area was magically warded to protect its single inhabitant: .
The former Guardian brushed off Jaina's admiration, but filled in the gaps of what had been happening amidst the tensions between Theramore and Durotar: a minor demon, had revived the Burning Blade clan and was playing the two powers against each other.
Jaina and Aegwynn hastily returned to Theramore, where they discovered that Jaina's own chamberlain had been corrupted by the Burning Blade. After dealing with the turncoat, they took on Zmodlor himself. Unfortunately, the demon was backed by a small cabal of warlocks. Jaina was nearly slain by the added strain, but Aegwynn was able to use her own life-force to support her, and Jaina was able to defeat the warlocks and banish Zmodlor back to the Twisting Nether. After the crisis had passed, Jaina and Thrall set about writing a permanent non-aggression pact to ensure that the mutual distrust of their peoples' never escalated into war again.
Against all odds, Aegwynn survived, and assumed the duties left by Jaina's chamberlain.
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As the Ruler of Theramore, Jaina led the town and was found in her tower. Having partnered with the Stormwind kingdom, she insisted on making a summit between Thrall and King . Varian was convinced by his son Anduin but during a journey by the sea, Varian mysteriously vanished. When an investigation about the missing King Wrynn and the Defias Brotherhood was going on, she and Tervosh helped to capture Hendel who was allied with the brotherhood. Around the time of Zul'jin's fall, Jaina was able to discover that the Defias Brotherhood who kidnapped Varian was allied with . She immediately sent this information to Bolvar. (As of 4.0.3, she informs Varian, who no doubt would want to make an example out of the rest of them, of the connection between Defias and Onyxia.)
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told Jaina that two gladiators will be arriving soon in Theramore. Jaina was happy to see Broll much calmer now and immediately sensed a dark magic around Lo'Gosh. Jaina assisted the amnesic gladiator in remembering his true identity with the help of her chamberlain, . It was revealed that the gladiator is long-lost . She granted him a ship to the Eastern Kingdoms to reunite with his son and reveal traitors. She then informed King Magni about Lo'Gosh.
Days later, Lo'Gosh, a doppelganger of Varian and their group returned to Theramore to hunt down who kidnapped Prince . Before leaving, Jaina casted a magical ritual in which Lo'Gosh and Varian remembered what truly happened when Onyxia abducted Varian on his way to a meeting with Thrall. Under the guise of , Onyxia botched a spell that divided Varian into two different Varians when her ritual was interrupted by naga led by , who attacked her. Moments later, the naga kidnapped both Varians, though the one that would be later known as Lo'Gosh jumped into the sea and escaped, the second being ransomed. After this revelation, Jaina gave them the blades Shalla'tor and Ellemayne. She then aided the Varians and his comrades in the battle against Onyxia.
After Onyxia was killed, Jaina was also the primary instigator in proposing an alliance between the humans of Stormwind and the orcs of Orgrimmar on the way back to Theramore. Varian was convinced and she traveled to Razor Hill where she met with and told him the story of Varian. The orc leader also agreed to the meeting, despite having reservations since Orgrimmar sentiment was becoming increasingly restless with the arrival of . Jaina then returned to Theramore, where she prepared for the peace summit, and ultimately welcomed Thrall and his advisers: Rehgar and Garrosh. Although the conference had a promising start, it was ambushed by Twilight Hammer cultists comprising of races from both the Alliance and the Horde. The attack sowed distrust between the human and orc delegates who had suspicions that the opposite faction may have lured them into a trap. Ultimately, the attempted assassinations on the human and orc leaders effectively ruined any chance of a human-orc alliance. One of the Twilight Hammer assassins was , who was left for dead or to be captured by her fellow assassins. Before King Varian could kill her, Lady Jaina claimed Garona as her prisoner with the intention of interrogating her. King Varian allowed it, so long as she shared the information with his adviser, , who will be conducting the investigation on identifying the perpetrators. However, King Varian also claimed he will return to claim Garona for execution. Jaina and Aegwynn discovered that there was a spell placed on Garona's mind but could not remove it without causing her great pain and possible death. In a deal Garona made with Valeera Sanguinar, Garona agreed she would endure the pain and give them some of the information they required if Valeera used the information to go save her son from the Twilight Hammer cult.
When Arthas killed the dream form of Ner'zhul and woke from his six-year slumber as the new Lich King, Jaina sensed that something terrible was happening.
After defending Theramore from a Scourge attack sent by the Lich King, she would later become a founding member of the New Council of Tirisfal. The previously defunct organization was re-established in order to aid Med'an in combating and the Twilight's Hammer. After a series of attacks in Theramore, which were successfully repelled, Jaina alongside the other members empowered Med'an who faced off the ogre-mage. She was saddened by the death of Aegwynn and was last seen during the funeral in Deadwind Pass.
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After the death of , King prepared the forces of the Alliance for all-out war against the Horde. Desperate to avoid a fourth war, Jaina teleported to Orgrimmar to uncover the truth of the recent events in Northrend. There she learned from that an uprising broke out and that had taken control of the Undercity. The renegade Horde traitor, , was in league with Varimathras. Thrall assured Jaina that the Horde had no official interest in a war against the Alliance unless provoked and that he would take care of the traitor. Jaina told them that she shall deliver their explanation to Varian, but warned them that he may still pursue war as the late Highlord was like a brother to the king.
Jaina's assessment proved correct as the forces of Thrall () and King Wrynn (hoping to reclaim it as Lordaeron for the Alliance and ) clashed at Undercity. Refusing to allow the Horde and the Alliance to descend into open war, Jaina stopped the Alliance army cold (literally) and teleported them back to Stormwind.
Secrets of Ulduar
When learned that had escaped his ancient prison in Ulduar, and Jaina called a conference of Alliance and Horde leaders at the Violet Citadel. As Rhonin debriefed on the situation, Jaina noticed that Thrall and had arrived early, and attempted to halt them before another confrontation was started. She was unable to stop Varian and Garrosh from coming to blows and King Wrynn left, refusing to work with the Horde at all after the events at the Wrathgate. Jaina wondered aloud who was left to challenge Yogg-Saron.
The Frozen Halls
After uncovering a hole in the defenses of Icecrown Citadel through the Forge of Souls and the Pit of Saron, Jaina personally leads a team of Alliance champions to the Halls of Reflection in an effort to find the Lich King's weakness and possible redemption.
After Jaina and her allies manage to free some of the Lich King's prisoners and kill , the frost wyrm attacks, nearly killing the entire party.
Within the private chambers of the Lich King, Jaina and her troupe discovered an unguarded Frostmourne, the blade that stole Arthas' soul and led to the fall of Lordaeron. Jaina communed with the souls stolen from Frostmourne and much to her surprise, appeared and told her a terrible truth. Not only did he inform her that Arthas was nothing but a small glimmer of light that stayed the Lich King's wrath, but in order to protect Azeroth, the Lich King would have to be killed and a replacement would have to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Suddenly, the Lich King entered the chambers and Uther was sucked back into Frostmourne. The Lich King coldly acknowledged Jaina while removing Frostmourne from its pedestal. The Lich King summoned and , two captains Jaina fought alongside during the Third War. As The Lich King retreated to his private chambers and sicked the captains on her allies, Jaina remained determined to save Arthas and pursued him as the doors behind her closed. Following the defeat of the two captains, Jaina's allies rushed to her aid only to find her on the verge of defeat, with her former love viciously attacking her. Heartbroken and realizing that there was truly nothing left of Arthas, Jaina and her allies fled down the Hidden Passage with the Lich King in steady pursuit. As they came to a cliff, the Skybreaker flew in and rescued them at the last moment.
Fall of the Lich King
After the Deathbringer was slain by a team of Alliance adventurers, , fresh from the Gunship Battle, was unwilling to allow to retrieve his son's corpse. But when King Varian and Lady Jaina teleported to the scene, Varian ordered Muradin to step aside and let a grieving father pass, to which Jaina burst into tears out of respect for her King.
Having apparently returned to Light's Hammer afterward, she somehow was able to tell that Arthas had died.
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When the Emerald Nightmare invaded the mortal realm in the form of a magical mist and trapped Azeroth's sleeping denizens in their nightmares, Jaina became one of its victims. In Jaina's nightmare, she assisted Arthas in purging of Stratholme and followed her lover Arthas and Muradin to Northrend to fight Mal'Ganis. They attacked the dreadlord and his undead army but during the battle, Muradin slipped and fell into a pit. Jaina chose to help Arthas attack the undead, while Muradin fell to his presumed death. When they defeated Mal'Ganis, they found a cave containing Frostmourne. Jaina read the warning about the blade's curse. When Arthas was about to touch the blade, Mal'Ganis attacked him. Jaina had no other option but to pick up the blade and kill the dreadlord. She saved Arthas but also became the Lich Queen.
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Jaina attended a memorial ceremony in Stormwind that honored those that died in the War against the Lich King. During which a report arrived of a brutal attack on a night elf caravan by supposed Horde members. King was considering violent action in response to the mounting tensions between the Alliance and the Horde. Jaina was able to persuade Varian to stay his hand and pursue diplomatic measures first by reminding him that even he could not control his own people as evidenced by the Defias; though Varian subsequently reminded her that she has a penchant of putting her trust in the wrong people as evidenced by Arthas. It seems that Jaina knows, or at least heard some rumors, about the fate of Bolvar Fordragon atop the Icecrown. After this, Jaina went to Anduin, whom Varian gave her permission to look after in his absence, and gave him a which was connected to Theramore.
After this, Jaina secretly met with Warchief to garner an explanation for this blatant violation of their peace treaty agreement. Thrall explained that he did not authorize this attack and he has been given demands by King Varian to condemn the attack publicly, turn in all violators over to the Alliance for justice, and to show good faith that the Horde was willing to continue peaceful relations with the Alliance. Thrall was only willing to declare his intention to continue honoring the peace treaty but refused to publicly condemn the attack as rebuking the pragmatism of staying alive, even with violent measures which he disliked, when the Alliance purposely cut off all trade with them and are causing them much suffering would be too cruel an attack on his people's identity. Nor was he willing to send violators over to the Alliance for judgment. Though Jaina understood the position Thrall was in, she none the less urged Thrall to find a way to meet the Alliance's demands as his noncooperation was only pushing the Alliance and Horde to all out war.
Anduin indeed used the hearthstone when he wanted to visit his "auntie" Jaina in time when she got back from meeting Thrall and later when took over Ironforge. Also, before Moira´s rise to power, Jaina attended the funeral of the late King .
Later on she provided sanctuary to the exiled , who was seeking aid against the Grimtotem clan. orchestrated the death of his father, , and has seized control of Thunder Bluff. Sympathizing with Baine and impressed by his budding friendship with her ward, Prince , Jaina agreed to fund Baine's rebellion with untraceable Theramore gold. Anduin learned from Jaina that Varian is taking SI:7 agents to assassinate Moira and liberate Ironforge. After a long conversation, Anduin convinced her to create a portal to Ironforge so that he could dissuade Varian from that course of action.
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Since Warchief Garrosh wants to defeat the night elves and conquer the whole of Kalimdor under the banner of the Horde, offensives into the Southern Barrens have been sent in response and secured territory once belonging to the Horde for Varian and his allies. The humans of Theramore have sent their army and tried to establish a military line between night elf territory and Theramore. Theramore had a highway constructed that connects Theramore to Dustwallow Marsh; allowing the Alliance to move more quickly and send supplies and troops from Theramore to Alliance military bases in the Southern Barrens. After the Horde's surprise invasion of Ashenvale, Alliance forces streamed out of Theramore to attack the Barrens.
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Though Jaina would rather come to Darnassus' meeting, she chose to stay in Theramore in order to continue organizing Alliance forces. In her stead came .
Blood of Our FathersThis section concerns content exclusive to Blood of Our Fathers short story.
As the leader of Theramore Isle, Jaina was part of the Honor Delegation coming to Stormwind for a meeting. She greeted Baron Lescovar who was drunk and called her an orc lover. Jaina continues trying to dissuade King Varian Wrynn from his unbending stance against the Horde. Despite differences in opinions, Jaina had always been King Wrynn's ally, if not his staunchest supporter. She continues to counsel the king on not only matters of state but also matters of the heart; most notably his turbulent relationship with his son, Anduin. When Varian was about to give a speech at the Remembrance Ceremony, he was missing and Jaina with Mathias Shaw and Marcus Jonathan went to look for him. She found him dying at Stormwind cemetery but Anduin healed him. Jaina then accompanied Anduin and all the guests to hear Varian's speech.
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After the red comes the silver,
She who was golden and bright;
The Proud Lady humbled and bitter,
Shall now turn her thoughts to the fight.
Saphire to diamond she gleams now,
The Kirin Tor leader who comes,
"Queen" of a kingdom now fallen,
Marching to war's martial drums.
Be ye warned - the tides of war
At last shall break upon the shore.
Following Deathwing's demise Jaina became increasingly concerned with rising tensions between the Horde and the Alliance. Jaina later went to Tidefury Cove where she met with Thrall in secret, where she tried to convince him to do something about Garrosh, whose warmongering was pushing the Alliance and Horde to all out war. Thrall, now going by the name Go'el, was set on his new path and could not abandon the work he and the Earthen Ring were doing to heal the damage the Cataclysm had wrought unto Azeroth. Even so, Jaina was convinced that if they hesitated any longer, war would ensue and many innocents would suffer the price.
Disheartened by Thrall's decision Jaina later returned to Theramore, but some time afterwards would be visited by the former aspect of magic who would request Jaina's aid in looking for the missing Focusing Iris; to which Jaina agreed to help him with this important endeavor. Jaina's advisers: , night elf bodyguard and Kinndy, were all tasked to gain any information about the artifact. As the days passed, Jaina and Kalec grew closer as they began talking about their past, loves, and hurts. In time, Pained learned that the Horde is regrouping near Northwatch and sent a word to Jaina. Now, Jaina had two problems: the search for the Focusing Iris and the Horde's bid for expansionism. Though she feared that Northwatch would fall to the Horde's expansionism, she believed that finding the Focusing Iris took precedence. Eventually, she and Kalec were successful in understanding why Kalec could not sense the Iris: the perpetrators were using transformation spells to masquerade it and hide its presence from Kalec's senses.
Sometime after Baine sent , one of his Longwalkers to deliver the news of Northwatch Hold's fall, Garrosh's desire to conquer all of Kalimdor, and that the Horde was intent on marching upon Theramore. After handing over Fearbreaker (given to Perith to substantiate the claims of his warnings), Jaina promised it would be returned to Anduin and gave him a note to ensure he could leave Alliance territory unharmed for his. As departed from the city, Jaina and her advisers started preparing for war. During this time Kalecgos returned to Theramore and decided to stay and help Jaina defend her city. Jaina began contacting all the allies she can to help defend Theramore, including King and other leaders of the Alliance.
After witnessing Horde war ships near the borders of Alliance waters, Jaina was convinced to ask help from and the Kirin Tor. After being informed that Rhonin alone could not make such a decision, Jaina was left with the task of convincing the Council of Six to help her. After much discussion, the Council of Six agreed to lend the Kirin Tor's aid to Theramore in the hopes that their presence will act as a deterrent; reasoning that doing nothing would be tacit support of Garrosh's war. , one of the members of the Six, also sent word to who sent a contingent of Sha'tari forces.
The defense of Theramore is ill-fated: though the Horde's initial attack on Theramore was repelled, it was revealed that the entire ordeal had been a feint attack, in order to gather the best and brightest of the Alliance in one place, and then annihilate them with a Focusing Iris-empowered mana bomb. The Alliance discover this too late, and the nation of Theramore was utterly obliterated. Jaina and a few Alliance comrades barely survived, thanks to Rhonin who ordered them into a portal just before the mana bomb hit, sheltering them from the blast at the cost of his own life.
When Jaina awakens, she finds herself radiating with arcane energy and nearly all of her once fair hair turned to moonlight white. Despite Kalec pleading her to not go back right away, as he knew no one could have survived the blast, the shell shocked Jaina does so anyway. Jaina is horrified by the loss of all she had worked for, and the deaths of her friends and people. She then came across the corpse of Kinndy; when she touched her shoulder to turn the body over, the young gnome's body, infused with arcane energy, crumbled into violet dust. It was at this moment, losing someone so bright and full of promise, that made Jaina snap.
Filled with cold fury and rage, Jaina exacted revenge on the Horde that stayed behind to loot the ruins and dared to attack her. Not caring to think about the moral consequences, she climbed down the into the crater where the Focusing Iris lay and hid it, so that she could use it against the Horde. She later travels to Stormwind to gain their support for an immediate and brutal counterattack. King Varian is wary of simply attacking Orgrimmar head on with their recent losses, and instead advises caution. King Varian and Prince Anduin are also against using dishonorable tactics to fight the war and reveal that the Horde in the aftermath of Theramore's fall, has set up an effective naval blockade of Kalimdor. Not to be detoured from her vengeance Jaina leaves Stormwind and travels to Dalaran and demands that the Kirin Tor strike against the Horde, even going as far as recommending that Dalaran be transported above Orgrimmar and rain destruction down on the city. Though committed to making sure Garrosh Hellscream will answer for Rhonin's death, the Kirin Tor are unwilling to give Jaina their support to destroy Orgrimmar: having just lost their leader as a result of getting involved in the war and their belief that Jaina's plans could lead to the deaths of many innocents who had nothing to do with the bombing of Theramore.
Seeking vengeance and unaware that the Alliance was rebuilding their fleet to counterattack the Horde, Jaina traveled to the Dalaran library and located The Sixth Element: Additional Methods of Arcane Augmentation and Manipulation, which she realizes had been found and warded shut by her mentor . Seeing it as a sign of that her Antonidas would agree with her plans Jaina carefully broke the seal so that it would not set off the magical security alarms and discovered that the author theorized that the arcane was like an element, and that the Focusing Iris had been used once to enslave and control elementals. Using this knowledge Jaina would head towards Ratchet and then secure Fray Island and began her plan to destroy Orgrimmar by using the Focusing Iris to summon a massive tidal wave's worth of water elementals to drown the whole city.
Having been begged for help by the elements beforehand, Thrall barely arrived in time and tried to dissuade her from committing the horrific act, but Jaina ignored his pleas. She sent the elemental wave on its way and it is all he can do just to stalemate her water with the help of the wind; he quickly realizes that it is a wonder that he is able to keep the water back at all. Enraged, Jaina attempts to kill Thrall with an arcane blast; he manages to deflect a fireball and cleverly uses the wave itself to duck under a pillar of fire, but doing all this, while holding back the wave and trying to talk Jaina down takes its toll. Thrall is forced to pour all of himself into the wind, with nothing left to protect himself with when arrived, preventing Jaina from killing Thrall. Kalecgos in reasoning with Jaina told her that he knew what loss felt like (due to losing ), but that revenge will not bring them back, and one can heal as long as they don't do something so horrible that they can't take back. Thrall adds that using the Iris in a way that Garrosh, a thief, coward and butcher also had would cast her in the same light as well, and if she wanted that.
When Jaina said she did what she knew to be right, Kalec bluntly reminded her that Arthas had believed the same thing when he carried out the culling of Stratholme and pleaded with her not to stoop to the same level, saying that even Arthas had not reacted with such hatred. Jaina considered Kalec's words, and was horrified to realize that not only was her behavior similar to Arthas, but that her intended actions were nearly identical to what Garrosh and the Twilight Hammer had done with the Iris. Realizing what she almost became, Jaina dispelled the tsunami remarking that while she would fight Garrosh's Horde, she would not murder civilians. She told Thrall that peace might be possible when Garrosh was removed, but not a moment before and both friends realized that their friendship is yet another causality of Garrosh's brutality, with Jaina admitting it would be a long, long time—-if ever—-before she could call Thrall "friend" again.
Asking Kalecgos to fly her and the Iris over the Horde capital, they can see the Horde's enthralled krakens nearly annihilating the Alliance fleet, which was sent to besiege Bladefist Bay and eventually Orgrimmar. Jaina was horrified to realize that if Thrall and Kalec hadn't stopped her, she would have destroyed the entire Alliance fleet as well. She uses the Iris to summon an army of water elementals to save the fleet. With the fleet rescued, Jaina and the Alliance fleet remnants sailed to Northwatch Hold, routing any Horde presence in that area and reclaiming the ruined Alliance outpost, thus ending the Horde's blockade of Kalimdor. With Northwatch secured, Varian sends an Alliance ship to Theramore to give those who died a proper burial.
Kalecgos takes Jaina back to the ruins of Theramore for closure, and to her amazement, they come across Fearbreaker, perfectly intact despite of the bomb. Coming to grips with her grief, she sobs as Kalec comforts her. As they talk, he helps her to realize that she wishes to return to Dalaran and the Kirin Tor, remembering that Rhonin had told her that she was its' future. Acknowledging their feelings for each other, Kalec kisses Jaina, formally beginning a relationship.
Meeting with the remaining members of the Six, Jaina hands over the tome she stole, explaining what she did and its' role with the Focusing Iris. Kalec, as leader of the blue flight, unexpectedly donates the Iris to the Kirin Tor for safe-keeping. Jaina makes her formal request to return to the Kirin Tor as a novice member, which they turn down... because they wish her to take Rhonin's place as leader instead. Khadgar explains that Vereesa found a box that contained secret scrolls of prophecy written by , one of which perfectly describes Jaina as she is now and the events that had just affected her. In the aftermath of all that had occurred, Jaina's restraint in the face of despair has shown them much of her character. Jaina points out that she needed help and part of the thanks goes to Kalec, and so Khadgar extends an invitation to the former Aspect to join the Kirin Tor himself.
After seeing to the new mass grave outside Theramore as the Kirin Tor's new leader, Jaina, with Kalec by her side, presided over her predecessor's memorial service at the Violet Citadel.
At the center crater of her ruined city, Jaina attunes to the Focusing Iris before transport while Alliance agents, aided by three water elementals she summons, eliminate the remainder of the Horde's forces, including , but does not seem to actually take part in the battle herself, as described in the novel.
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Jaina, as the leader of the Kirin Tor, was present during the Alliance meeting in the Shrine of Seven Stars, where the Alliance dignitaries and allies discussed the pros and cons of using Sha power. She remained silent in her opinion but did restrain the Sha when it physically manifested into an .
King Varian Wrynn sent and an Alliance adventurer to negotiate with Jaina Proudmoore the withdrawal of blood elves from Dalaran as the Sunreavers claim fealty to the Horde and represent a major threat to the war effort. Jaina Proudmoore refused, citing a desire to maintain Dalaran's neutrality. Her reason being that despite her disdain for Garrosh, Dalaran could serve as a beacon of hope for peace. By showing the world that both Alliance and Horde can trust each other and work together in their city, the world would be able to believe that they could eventually be above the war. She and Anduin talked, and Jaina admitted that she was not proud of how she had planned to wipe out Orgrimmar. She stated that the Kirin Tor has a legacy of abuse and though members of the Kirin Tor have loyalties to both the Alliance and Horde, she hopes that they can trust each other to remain united in their mission to use power responsibly, despite if it conflicts with their faction's agenda. She later assists the night elves by increasing Darnassus' magical defenses in order to prevent Garrosh from obtaining the .
Despite their best efforts, the Horde successfully snuck into Darnassus and stole the Divine Bell. Jaina returned to Darnassus and while trying to discover how her shields failed, found evidence that implicated someone familiar with the Kirin Tor and the Dalaran portal network to aid in the theft. Furious at this betrayal, Jaina mobilized the Kirin Tor, Alliance forces, and the Silver Covenant to purge the Sunreavers from Dalaran. After a brief confrontation with , Jaina chose to incarcerate them. Those that surrendered were imprisoned in the Violet Hold while those that resisted were put to the sword. After the purge, Jaina reported to King Varian that Dalaran was free of Horde interference and pledged the Kirin Tor to the Alliance. Varian was disappointed that Jaina had not conferred with him before she acted as he had been in secret talks with the blood elves to bring them back into the Alliance. Her attack on the Sunreavers would consequently drive the sin'dorei back to the Horde. Jaina is unapologetic as she believes the Sunreavers brought the expulsion on themselves. Jaina also calls Varian's diplomatic endeavors with the blood elves foolish as she now believes that "once Horde, always Horde". Varian stressed to her that the Alliance must act as one. Jaina told Varian to not "go soft" before leaving to prepare the Kirin Tor for war.
Later on, Varian discovered that Prince and an Alliance champion went out on their own to stop Garrosh from using the . Though Anduin succeeded in stopping Garrosh and destroying the Divine Bell, it came at a great cost: Garrosh had assaulted Anduin and left him badly injured. Varian regretted not having sent Anduin to Stormwind immediately and ordered for to be sent to him at once. Varian then mournfully tended to his son while Jaina, furious at the assault on her nephew, swore to Varian that the Kirin Tor would make Garrosh pay and promptly teleported out.
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Some time later, Kalec returned to the Nexus though still kept up his relationship with Jaina. Unbeknownst to Jaina, Kalec had found a strange artifact that was torturing him with visions of a prehistoric Azeroth. He often subconsciously contacted her during his mental battles with the visions, causing Jaina to respond and Kalec to think she was the one contacting him in the first place. Jaina expressed concern over Kalec's health, and also stated she had to do some things that she wasn't proud of, but were necessary.
Jaina teleported to the Nexus and discovered an ancient artifact and realized that its magic has something with titans. Kalec sensed someone so she teleported to the entrance to have Kalec think that she just arrived. After assuring that everything is all right she teleported to Dalaran for more study. At some point, Modera was looking for her and Jaina hid herself. After she was gone, she continued to study more tomes in order to learn anything about the titan artifact and thus rescue Kalec. She returned to the Nexus and began focusing her knowledge on the relic Kalec had found. She was able to see the world of proto-dragons through Alexstrasza's eyes and after Galakrond was defeated, she was successful in bringing Kalecgos to the present. She accompanied him to the Aspects's meeting and the blue dragon reminded them of their duty. During the convocation, Jaina was hidden behind a pillar but Alexstrasza sensed her and as she was about to leave, she told Kalec to thank her. After this, Kalec took Jaina to Dalaran.
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Jaina founded the Kirin Tor Offensive not only to defeat the emerging threat of a resurrected but also to prevent the Horde from scavenging any remains of his power should he be defeated. Jaina entered into an alliance with the Shado-Pan who had already established themselves in the Isle of Thunder and had already begun undermining the Thunder King's forces. Jaina sent her champions to as a gesture of good will and to aid in their efforts.
They pressed their advantage on the Thunder King by assaulting the Emperor's Gate. With the gate destroyed, the Shado-Pan and the Kirin Tor Offensive worked together to secure the Thunder Forges and Stormsea Landing. With the weapons liberated from the Thunder Forges and the Shado-Pan keeping vigil over Stormsea Landing, Kirin Tor resources were free to press the siege elsewhere.
Jaina led the Alliance forces against in the final assault on the Thunder King's stronghold. She learned that a Horde force led by , regent lord of Quel'Thalas, was also about to launch an assault on the Thunder King, though opted to deal with one problem at a time. She was particularly eager to recapture , though put aside this goal to fight the mogu in the courtyard.
Jaina and Lor'themar came face to face after Shan Bu was defeated. Jaina ordered Aethas to be handed over to her in return for Lor'themar's life, while Lor'themar demanded the release of the Sunreavers from the Violet Hold in return for Jaina's. As tensions rose, , though gravely wounded, intervened to defuse the situation, urging Lor'themar and Jaina to break the cycle of retribution and walk away. The two eventually agreed, though Jaina made it clear that no true peace would ever be enjoyed while rules the Horde. To her surprise, Lor'themar responded that that was precisely why they should conserve their strength that day. Softened by Lor'themar's answer, Jaina ordered Vereesa and her forces to back down. Theron and Jaina ended their parley with courteous bows, and, thanks to Zhu's mediation, left the courtyard bloodlessly.
Jaina later tasked those Alliance adventurers who had sufficiently earned her trust to assault the Thunder King's palace and use the to absorb his power from his dais in the . With the Thunder King's power fused with her staff, Jaina planned to use the Thunder King's terrible power on Garrosh when the time comes.
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Jaina arrived alongside and at the Vault of Y'Shaarj after the was defeated. She told the Regent Lord that she was not surprised that Garrosh's arrogance had unleashed the Sha upon the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. They also noticed that Garrosh left Gorehowl behind, and after advising Theron to stay out of the Alliance's way, Jaina sent the Alliance heroes through a portal to aid their forces besieging Orgrimmar.
Jaina and both accompany King 's strike team to seize Bladefist Bay from Hellscream's forces, and takes part in the encounter. When the war moves to the Underhold, Jaina assists Alliance agents in the battle against Kor'kron orcs.
In the aftermath of Garrosh's defeat, Jaina glared at the Horde and accused them of plotting against the Alliance. She urged King Varian Wrynn to seize this opportunity to conquer Orgrimmar and dismantle the Horde, though it was an opportunity he did not take.
- King Wrynn will rue the day he allowed the Horde to name another Warchief.
- We should've kept fighting. Who's to say this new Warchief won't get any ideas in his troll head a few years from now?
- I have nothing to say to you, <race>.
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Jaina attended the trial of Garrosh Hellscream in the Temple of the White Tiger and was extremely happy when she first heard that they had been summoned for Garrosh's trial. King Varian, Prince Anduin, Kalecgos and Vereesa Windrunner were residing at Violet Rise with Jaina for the duration of the trial and there was a feeling of lightheartedness, peace and celebration at Violet Rise that night.
On the evening of the fourth day of the trial Kalec came to Jaina in her tent in Violet Rise and asked if she'd go for a walk with him, although he looked very concerned. On their way down to the beach Jaina recalled when she had went out to meet Kalec as he landed on the beach outside Theramore and first said he'd help in the city's defence. She recalled criticizing the generals that were planning Theramore's defense for taking too much personal enjoyment in the planning their defeat of the Horde, and noted bitterly that she was now one of those that she had mentally chided. She recalls the developing of the relationship between her and Kalec but how recent events had put distance between them, Kalec having only recently come to Pandaria.
Eventually they began to talk and Kalec expressed how he felt that Jaina had grown very hard and bitter and that she doesn't seem to stop hurting over what's happened. At this, Jaina became frustrated and listed out all the things that had happened to her. Kalec agreed that she a had a right to feel the way she did but said he was worried that her hatred would not end with the trial, referencing how she had advised Varian to dismantle the Horde during the Siege of Orgrimmar. Kalec said that now that more important matters were dealt with, such as stopping Garrosh, the differences between them mattered again, that they were both very different now and that they would have to wait and see what would happen between them until the end of the trial. They embraced and kissed, neither one wanting these differences to lead them to break up.
On the sixth day of the trial Tyrande called forth her next witness - the longwalker . Although he initially refused to speak due to the oath he had sworn to Baine, after Baine explicitly ordered him to speak, he reluctantly did. After asking him some questions with regard to 's taking over of Thunder Bluff just before the shattering, Tyrande had a vision brought up of Baine speaking to , and Perith just after Magatha's coup. In the vision they discussed what their next course of action should be and finally Baine stated that he would go to Jaina Proudmoore for help because Garrosh wouldn't send aid and Jaina was known to be more moderate than most. This led to complete chaos in the courtroom.
Jaina simply stared at Tyrande, stunned and feeling terribly betrayed, having expected Baine to use this but not Tyrande. Eventually Kalec brought her back to reality and everyone in the courtroom was shouting. Varian, who was outraged, was demanding why Jaina hadn't told him about this. Taran Zhu then called a ten minute respite. Varian told Jaina that she had to tell him what was going to happen next, comparing this with Jaina's removing the Sunreavers from Dalaran without telling him. When the court resumed Tyrande again questioned Perith, asking about what took place at the meeting between Jaina and Baine. Perith reluctantly told of how Jaina had given Baine monetary aid to help take back Thunder Bluff.
Tyrande then asked whether this was their only secret correspondence, to which Perith said it wasn't. Tyrande then brought up her second vision. The second vision was in Jaina's parlour in Theramore. Jaina became deeply enthralled with the sight and began reminiscing sadly of her destroyed home. In the vision Perith was brought in to Jaina in her parlour. He said he was sent by Baine and warned Jaina that Garrosh was planning an imminent attack on Theramore Isle. He also brought with him Fearbreaker which had been given to Baine by Anduin when he first came to Jaina looking for help to retake Thunder Bluff. Perith said that Baine wanted to return Fearbreaker to its rightful owner. After the vision ended Jaina mockingly asked Varian whether he would arrest her for treason. To that Varian said he had only one question - whether she believed that Baine actually knew about the mana bomb. When Jaina immediately said no, Varian said that was good but demanded that after the the session was over she was to tell him everything that had happened. When the session ended soon after and everyone got up to leave Varian told Jaina to stay, saying that they were going to have a talk.
Varian became very angry at both Jaina and Anduin, outraged that Jaina would aid Baine but mainly frustrated that she hadn't told him before making the decision, to which Jaina stated that he wouldn't have listened, even if she had. When Varian said that he should put them both in prison Jaina responded that she wasn't his lieutenant or his child. She subsequently threatened to take the Kirin Tor out of the Alliance before leaving.
On the seventh day of the trial Jaina herself was called as a witness by Tyrande. Tyrande questioned Jaina on the events after Baine's warning and Jaina told how she sent for and received aid, as well as how they won the battle when the Horde initially attacked and drove them back. Tyrande then questioned her on what happened after the attack, about the The Focusing Iris and about the moments just before the Mana bomb dropped. Tyrande then, somewhat reluctantly, brought up the next vision, this one of Jaina and Rhonin in her tower just as the goblin zeppelin carrying the Focusing Iris started to reach Theramore. In the vision Rhonin told Jaina that he could divert the bomb so it would hit Jaina's magically fortified tower, thus minimizing the damage. He then started to do this but first opened a portal for Jaina and a few others to go through which was very difficult as the mana bomb was so close.
Jaina repeatedly refused to go through saying that she would stay and help defend her city. Eventually Rhonin told her that she was the future of the Kirin Tor before pushing her through the portal seconds before the bomb landed. Everyone in the courtroom was horrified and many in the present cried out when the bomb landed. After a respite, court resumed and Tyrande continued her questioning of Jaina and asked her what happened after she went through the portal. Jaina, pale and red-eyed, replied that she regained consciousness on an island outside Thermaore and said how she told Kalec, who found her, that she wanted to go back to the city alone. Tyrande then proceeded to show another vision. In this one Jaina was walking through what was left of Theramore, with bodies distorted and floating in mid air due to the magic energy still present. The past Jaina eventually found the body of her old apprentice, Kinndy, but when she reached out to touch it it crumbled to violet sand and the past Jaina screamed in agony and began to weep. Tyrande then nodded to Chromie to stop the vision and ended her examination.
After Tyrande finished, Baine stood up and began his questioning. He asked Jaina how she felt in the aftermath of Theramore and also asked her what she did after. She replied by telling him how she went to Stormwind looking for support from Varian, who disagreed with the idea, and led Jaina to storming out of Stormwind Keep. She then said how she went to the Kirin Tor for aid, but who also refused, and how she then recovered the Focusing Iris and used it to create an army of water elementals with which she was going to use to destroy Orgrimmar. Go'el attempted to stop her but would have been killed if Kalec had not arrived and convinced her that if she went through with this she would be just like Arthas, to which she realized Kalec was right.
Tyrande then stated she had one more question before they ended court for the day. She asked Jaina if the reason she was glad she refrained was because, if she had released the tidal wave, she would have inadvertently wiped out the Alliance fleet. Jaina replied by saying that, while she was glad she didn't accidentally destroy the Alliance fleet, that wasn't the only reason. She then looked at Garrosh and said the main reason she was glad was because she would never want to be like Garrosh. Tyrande, however, did not stop and pressed the point, asking whether she didn't want to be like Garrosh or whether she didn't want to be like the Horde. Jaina paused and, after a while, replied by saying that the Horde wasn't Garrosh. This immediately caused Tyrande's eyes to widen as her questioning backfired. She said she had no more questions and the court session ended.
On the ninth and final day of the trial the accuser and defender presented their final arguments to the jury. After the arguments Jaina declined to have a meal with Kalec, preferring to have some time alone to think. She was eating when brought here a message with the red wax the mark of the Horde. She opened and read it. The message read:
It took some time for me to learn what happened in Dalaran. You used to be
a woman of peace; you be that no more. Garrosh scorches earth, and the
dead ain't the only victims. You got no blame or hate from me, no matter
what you feel toward Garrosh—or the Horde.
We all got our ghosts.
After reading it several times she sent a message back telling the warchief that she was thankful for his understanding. She then saw Kalec shaking hands with Varian and Anduin and realized he was leaving. She ran to him, through the crowds, shouting his name and he turned to see her. She jumped into his arms and they kissed.
When Garrosh escaped with Kairoz through a time portal, alternate versions of many of the people present emerged from it, including one of Jaina. This version of Jaina was, in fact, a past version of her - not a possible one. It was her possessed with hatred for the Horde and began throwing fireballs at the members of the Horde in the courtroom as well as deflecting a fireball thrown at her by the true-timeline Jaina, leading the true-timeline Jaina to wonder how she can defeat herself.
Later Jaina, having somehow overcome her doppelganger, hit in the back with a fireball while she was fighting Varian. Varian looked up to see Jaina get shot through the chest by from the zeppelin and collapse. Varian immediately abandoned Zaela, picked up Jaina and brought her inside the temple. When Varian and Jaina entered the temple the fighting was over and everyone else had managed to accept and defeat their alternate selves. When Go'el saw Varian enter with Jaina, who was limp and pale, he and Aggra ran over to her and attempted to heal her wound. Anduin, Tyrande and Velen also arrived and did their best to try and heal Jaina. The wound however, was too serious and they were too exhausted from fighting.
Kalec ran up and held Jaina and went very still. Everyone was despairing, save for Anduin, who refused to stop trying to heal Jaina. , now hovering above them, promptly stated that "The student remembers the lessons of my temple" and proceeded to heal Jaina and the other injured, giving them all the second chance that was intended for Garrosh. Jaina opened her eyes and looked happy. She also took Go'el's hand and squeezed it, effectively forgiving him. After the celestials explained that they would have allowed Garrosh to live so he could continue to learn and how he was not the only one that was on trial, they told them that they must now go back out into the world and do what they must. All heads then eventually turned to Go'el and he humbly spoke for them all, stating that they would find Garrosh.
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Jaina arrives at Khadgar's Tower in Zangarra after is attacked by Garona. While she approves of the Alliance commander and thanks them, the Horde commander is reminded that the Horde are not allowed to be part of the Council of Six's business. Khadgar says that it's not the first time that he disagreed with the council and it won't be the last. After Khadgar gets stitched up by Cordana, he and Jaina go inside his tower to further empower the commander's ring. Together, they make it into an even more powerful ring, and Jaina comments that Khadgar is working with dangerous artifacts that he shouldn't dabble with. She leaves on a good note for the Alliance commander and tells them to be careful in Blackrock Foundry, but to the Horde commander, she simply says that she'll keep her eyes on them.
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Jaina is present at the Broken Shore, fighting alongside King and and leading a squad of Kirin Tor Battle-Mages. During the Battle for the Broken Shore, the Alliance forces are left vulnerable by the Horde's unexpected retreat. The Alliance try to retreat on a gunship but is impeded by a summoned fel reaver. The Alliance forces watched helplessly as King Varian Wrynn sacrificed himself by distracting the Burning Legion forces so that the Alliance forces can fly to safety. In the aftermath of the battle she attends Varian's funeral, and is outraged at her belief that the Horde left the Alliance to die against the demons. Jaina pushes for a front against both the Legion and the Horde, arguing with and Anduin over it, and says that her mages will never work with the Horde again, nor would they be allowed in Dalaran despite Velen and Anduin advocating for it. Even so, she has arranged for Dalaran to move to Deadwind Pass in order to aid in the protection of the Eastern Kingdoms.
When asks the Council of Six to let Horde mages back into the Kirin Tor, Jaina refuses, citing alleged atrocities and betrayals the Horde committed in the past. The council holds it to a vote though she warns them that she would leave the Kirin Tor should they choose to let the Horde back into Dalaran. Ultimately, she is defeated 4-2. Feeling betrayed, she lambastes the Six for blindly trusting the Horde and tells them to remember her warnings the next time the Horde betrays them again.
Jaina would go on to fight the demons on her own throughout the war.
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After the Legion's defeat, Jaina traveled to the ruins of Theramore where she thought back on the events that had led her here: leaving Dalaran, leaving Kalec, the bombing of Theramore, the Battle for the Undercity, and of course her father's death at the Invasion of Durotar. She wondered what her life would have been like if she had fought with her father against the Horde then, or if her being at his side when Derek died would have quelled his rage, or if she had returned home after the Third War if he'd have listened to her counsel.
Deciding that she had run from those questions for too long, Jaina opened a portal to Boralus, capital of her homeland Kul Tiras. There she found her mother Katherine giving a speech about Daelin, how he had always protected his people, and how Jaina had betrayed him. As the Kul Tirans insisted that they would stand alone, not asking Jaina or the Alliance for help, Jaina returned to Theramore and declared to herself that the Kul Tirans would not stand alone.
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After the defeat of the Burning Legion, Jaina returned to active involvement in the rekindled Alliance-Horde war. Jaina participated in the Battle for Lordaeron, arriving after the Alliance broke into the ruins of the city.
Following the battle at Lordaeron, the Horde infiltrated Stormwind and freed two Zandalari prisoners: and . Jaina confronted the Horde forces at Stormwind Harbor, but a fire started by Zul forced her to put it out and save the city instead of capturing them. Talanji destroyed seven of eight Stormwind warships that pursued them as the Horde escaped. Afterward, Jaina suggested to Anduin that she should travel to her homeland of Kul Tiras and recruit its legendary fleet. While Greymane reminded Jaina that she was the reason Kul Tiras left the Alliance in the first place, Jaina insisted that dealing with that was the only hope they had of bringing them back. She promised to return with the fleet or not at all.
En route to her homeland, Jaina had a nightmare. Returning to Kul Tiras stirred feelings and memories that Jaina thought she had left behind. Upon arrival in the capital of Boralus, Jaina found that the citizens feared and hated her for her role in her father's death. In fact the guards arrested her on sight to take her to the Lord Admiral, her mother , where Jaina would answer for her crimes. Jaina went along willingly, and Katherine, urged by , treated Jaina as a traitor and had her be taken away to face justice.
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|Isle of Thunder||??||279,127,200|
|Vault of Y'Shaarj||92||7,872,800|
|Gates of Orgrimmar||??||69,781,800|
|Talador (During Legendary)||??||15,656,600|
|Location||Level range||Health range|
|Battle for Mount Hyjal (instance)||??||569,100|
|Culling of Stratholme (instance)||80||100,800|
|Battle for the Undercity||??||5,907,158|
|Argent Tournament Grounds||80||100,800|
|The Frozen Halls||80||2,213,500|
|Rampart of Skulls||80||8,924,800|
|The Lower Spire (Lich King defeated)||80||2,213,500|
In Theramore, she starts the following quest:This section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.
- Frozen Halls
- Isle of Thunder
Jaina Proudmoore is one of the most inquisitive and talented sorceresses in Lordaeron. With her power and intellect, many survivors of Lordaeron looked to her leadership to thrive in the foreign lands of their nation in Theramore Isle while other leaders of the Alliance appreciated her wisdom in their faction's affairs. Although she was originally wary of the orcs, her time fighting shoulder to shoulder with during the Third War showed her that orcs were capable of honor. Jaina hoped Thrall's patience and diplomatic leadership would rub off on his people and curb their aggressive tendencies, thus leading to peace and coexistence between their races. Since her nation of Theramore lives so close to the Horde's kingdoms in Durotar, she hoped peace could be achieved between their races before one of their nations gets annihilated by the tides of war.
Like Thrall, Jaina was an advocate of peace and moderation between the Alliance and Horde. Even so, old hatreds or manipulation from nefarious agents have constantly undermined her efforts to promote diplomacy between the rival factions. Jaina has gone to great lengths to appease the costs of peace, even going so far as to sabotage her father, Admiral , in his campaign to annihilate the Horde and let the Horde forces kill him. She even attempted to sway King to establish more formal diplomatic ties with the Horde, though Varian felt that the Horde cannot be trusted. Though political tensions continued to escalate between her faction and the Horde, Jaina continued to coordinate with Thrall and even aid certain Horde leaders such as through back channels.
After the fall of Theramore to Garrosh's mana bomb, Jaina became deeply affected by the trauma of the event. For a time she believed that her father had been right, snapping out of it only after Kalec forced her to acknowledge that her anger was making her act exactly like Arthas had been. Though still strong and independent, she is no longer as friendly or as trusting as she once was, especially to the Horde. Jaina has become committed to removing Garrosh from power. Though the initial rage she showed was a side-effect of the bomb, she is much less tolerant of orcs now (though she no longer possesses the desire to kill them all, and realizes that not all of them are like Garrosh) and for a time ceased her friendship with Thrall, citing him as the root cause of Theramore's destruction as he placed Garrosh in power in the first place. During the events of Garrosh's trial, however, the two made up. Even the Sunreavers' role in betraying the Kirin Tor neutrality by circumventing her wards to aid the Horde in obtaining a magical weapon of destruction further reinforced her justified distrust of Horde aligned races. In spite of this, she admitted that peace may be possible if Garrosh is removed, and admitted that she wished she had parted with Thrall on better terms, implying that it may be possible to mend fences later on. She also felt guilt for planning to wipe out Orgrimmar but still firmly believes that Horde power, aggression, and influence should be checked. Jaina is more bellicose now and will not hesitate to act militantly to those who threaten the security of her people or undermine peace (although she still draws the line at killing non-combatants). She is filled with regret over her past actions (or lack of them), such as whether she could have saved Arthas, and the issue of Theramore. As a result of her experiences, she is emotionally damaged. She isn't afraid to show who she is, nor is she afraid of her power.
Jaina first met with when he was searching for the stolen Focusing Iris. During that time, they quickly became friends while they talked about their pasts, finding out that they share the same pain of losing someone they loved. As soon as Kalecgos left, Jaina began to realize that she missed him. When Jaina was about to flood Origrimmar in retaliation for the destruction of Theramore, Kalecgos was the only one able to calm her down, reminding her that she wouldn't stoop as low as Arthas during his culling of Stratholme. After Jaina became leader of the Kirin Tor and Dalaran, she and Kalec began a romance. During the events of the trial of Garrosh Hellscream Jaina and Kalecgos, now having time to consider their relationship began to drift apart, with Kalecgos expressing concern that Jaina wasn't letting go of her hatred for Garrosh and the Horde and that it was beginning to consume her. Towards the end of the trial Jaina, having spent a lot of time in self-reflection throughout the trial and having just read a letter from Vol'jin as well as seeing Kalec about to leave, rushed to him and they embraced and kissed, making up. Eventually the relationship ended as Jaina needed time to focus on herself.
She and Arthas came to share a strong friendship that lead to very serious romance. But initially, their duties to Dalaran and Lordaeron forced them to put things on hold for a time. When they attempted to rekindle, the Scourge invasion got in the way. Their relationship is shown in the novel Arthas: Rise of the Lich King. It is also shown that Jaina was still haunted by Arthas' descending to darkness, thinking it was her fault. In addition, nightmare caused by the Emerald Nightmare, Jaina dreams what would happen if she followed Arthas to Northrend and ends up becoming the Lich Queen in order to prevent Arthas from taking up the accursed blade. In the quest , it was hinted that she had not give up her love for him. In Twilight of the Aspects, an alternate timeline was shown that Arthas, along with Jaina, were forced from Lordaeron to Stormwind. It was then said that they had a son named , which seems to prove that if Arthas had never fallen into madness, Jaina would have remained by his side.
After Jaina and 's armies were forced to work together after the meeting with , the two leaders soon became good friends. Thrall once stated that Jaina reminded him strongly of , but Jaina herself made no specific reason for her to trust Thrall. Their friendship was nonetheless strong, even having endured the battle of Durotar, which cost Jaina her father and Thrall many of his warriors. However, ever since Garrosh's assault on Theramore that ended in the city's obliteration, Jaina's friendship with Thrall has been severely tested as she blames him for putting Garrosh in power, which subsequently lead to the Fall of Theramore and the open war between the Alliance and Horde. During Garrosh's trial, though, the two restored their friendship when it seemed Jaina would die.
Initially, a number of fans had speculated that Thrall and Jaina would be romantically involved at some point, but that proved to be false as Thrall developed a romantic relationship with a Mag'har orc named Aggra in Cataclysm. When Thrall and Aggra became life-mates, Jaina started crying with joy. Despite this, the decoded message from a drop that reads "Thrall and Jaina sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G" became an in-game joke to fans.
It would appear that Kael'thas fell in love with her during Jaina's training with , but their differences in their age (she was a teenager and he was several centuries old) filled him with guilt and self-doubt, and resulted in only an awkward friendship between the two. When he eventually did approach her, she had already fallen in love with , and was at such a juncture that her studies came first. When contemplating Thrall's words of having a life companion, Jaina acknowledged Kael'thas' love for her, silently contemplating that while she had respected and admired Kael'thas, both he and Arthas had fallen to the weaker parts of their nature.
Daughter of the Seas
A song about Jaina and her role in Daelin's death is sung by the people of Kul Tiras:
- "Beware, beware, the Daughter of the Seas."
- "Beware," I heard him cry.
- His words carried upon the ocean breeze,
- As he sank beneath the tide.
- Those blood-soaked shores of Kalimdor,
- Where sailors fought and died.
- The admiral fell at Theramore,
- because she left his side.
- Why this? Why this oh Daughter of the Seas?
- Why this? Did you forget your seaside days?
- Always the pride of our nation's eyes,
- How could she go astray?
- When she did flee across the ocean deep,
- the admiral followed west.
- What else but sail to save a daughter's life,
- and pray she still drew breath?
- But there he found on the Western shores,
- Enemies 'pon the rise!
- But when he faced those savage foes
- His daughter stood aside.
- Buried deep beneath the waves,
- Betrayed by family,
- To his nation, with his last breath cried,
- "Beware the Daughter of the Seas."
In the RPGThis section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.
Some people in Theramore speculate that Jaina's relation with Thrall has taken salacious turn. Some outspoken political opponents are on the verge of accusing Jaina of miscegenation.
Not everybody in Theramore agreed with Jaina's decision to side with the orcs against Daelin and were gossiping or openly questioning her.
Jaina survived an assassination attempt in Theramore.
Life on Theramore Isle is fairly insular, but Jaina welcomes visitors with warm lodging and hearty meals in exchange for stories about the outside world. Her people are simple, with most spending their days as kelp farmers or fishermen. In exchange for information or artifacts that might improve the lives of her people, Jaina has been known to provide arcane assistance to visitors, including occasionally teleporting travelers great distances, summoning elementals to guide them on their journeys or warding them with enchantments. In the event that her people are faced with a dire threat, Jaina will voluntarily accompany or aid adventurers who share her goal of protecting Theramore Isle.
Against mortal foes, Jaina is merciful and tries to capture or force a surrender. Against demons and undead, Jaina is ruthless and uses her spells to their maximum potential for damage. She prefers to remain at great range.
Warcraft III: Reign of ChaosThis section concerns content exclusive to Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos or its expansion The Frozen Throne.
- Main article: Quotes of Warcraft III/Human Alliance#Jaina
- I've heard the rumors of plague spreading throughout the northlands. Do you truly believe that the plague is magical in nature?
- I believe that the robed man was a necromancer. Obviously, he and his lackeys are behind this plague.
- I sensed tremendous power about him, Arthas. Maybe he's right. Maybe he DOES know what will happen.
- I'm sorry, Arthas. I can't watch you do this.
- ...Northrend. He's gone to Northrend to hunt .
- Unite with them? Are you mad?
- Just remember, , with this soul gem you can capture your friend Hellscream's spirit without hurting him. But you need to bring it back to my base immediately, so we can free Grom from the demons' control.
- Is talking all you demons do?
Warcraft III: Frozen ThroneThis section concerns content exclusive to Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos or its expansion The Frozen Throne.
- Jaina Proudmoore: Thrall, ... I come in peace. You must believe me--I had no part in my father's plans. I wish none of this had ever happened. I... I don't know what to do.
- : We've bled together on many battlefields, Jaina. We've faced untold perils as allies. But your father threatens the security of our nation and the very future of my people. You know how this has to end.
- Jaina Proudmoore: I know, Thrall. Do what you must. There is a goblin shipyard on a nearby island that could provide you with warships of your own. With those, you could scatter the blockade surrounding Theramore. But please, spare my men if you can. My father will try to use them against you, but they're the only real family I'll have left when this is over. Please do this... for me.
- Thrall: We'll do what we can, Jaina. You have my word. Now you'd better make yourself scarce. The battle's about to begin.
World of WarcraftThis section concerns content exclusive to World of Warcraft.
I welcome you to Theramore, <name>.
I apologize for being abrupt and not having a lot of time to exchange pleasantries, but my city must come first. Too many things threaten our way of life and the sanctity of the Alliance. I must stay ever vigilant against forces outside of our control if I'm to ensure my people remain safe and happy.
Perhaps we'll have more time to speak later.
- You asked for it.
- I hate resorting to violence!
- Welcome to Theramore. Have you come to help the Alliance?
- All I ever wanted was to study.
- Shh, I'm trying to think here.
The Missing Diplomat completed
Hendel is in our custody now, <name>, thanks to you.
Although the questioning goes slowly, I assure you, he will tell us everything he knows.
For now, please be patient. I will contact you immediately if we have need of your assistance.
Until then, please, enjoy Theramore and I invite you to stay for as long as you like within our city's walls as a friend of the Alliance.This section concerns content exclusive to The Burning Crusade.
- Stay alert! Another wave approaches.
- I'm in jeopardy, help me if you can!
- They've broken through!
- Don't give up! We must prevail!
- Hold them back as long as possible!
- We must hold strong!
- Out of time
- We are lost. Fall back!
- I did... My best.
- We have won valuable time. Now we must pull back!
- "The dead sometimes do linger on, if their deaths were traumatic. It's what gave rise to ghost stories."
- "The...the animation of corpses by powerful individual necromancers is not unheard of. We saw examples of this in both the First War, when the orcs were able to animate skeletal remains, and in the Second, with the appearance of what would come to be known as death knights."
Wrath of the Lich KingThis section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.
- Main article: Quest:Fate, Up Against Your Will#Dialogue
- Main article: Quest:The Battle For The Undercity (Alliance)#Notes
- Main article: Quest:The Battle For The Undercity (Horde)#Notes
- Main article: Argent Tournament#Quotes
- Main article: Quest:Echoes of Tortured Souls (Alliance)#Notes
- Main article: Devourer of Souls#Quotes
- Main article: Quest:The Pit of Saron (Alliance)#Notes
- Main article: Krick and Ick#Quotes
- Main article: Scourgelord Tyrannus#Quotes
- Main article: Quest:Frostmourne (Alliance)#Notes
- Main article: Escape from Arthas#Quotes
- Main article: Deathbringer Saurfang#Quotes
- Main article: Quest:Jaina's Locket#Notes
After Killing The Lich King
- He's truly gone, isn't he?
- I... I can feel it.
- Was there truly no way to save him?
- I fear I shall always wonder.
CataclysmThis section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.
- Main article: Echo of Jaina#Quotes
Mists of PandariaThis section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.
- The Alliance needs heroes like you more than ever.
- What knowledge do you seek?
- Peace is not always the answer.
- Question everything.
- The Kirin Tor is at a crossroads. (Patch 5.1)
- Magic must be control, or it will control you. (Patch 5.1)
- Seek knowledge, not power. (Patch 5.1)
- Keep your mind open. (Patch 5.1)
- Shh...I'm trying to think here... (Patch 5.1)
- Have you come to help the Alliance? (Patch 5.1)
- Be careful who you trust. (Patch 5.1)
- Knowledge is power! (Patch 5.1)
- We must never forget Theramore! (Patch 5.1)
- For the Alliance! (Patch 5.1)
- Stop wasting my time!
- Would you prefer life as a sheep?
- It's about to get very cold.
- Remember Theramore.
- Never temper your passion.
- May magic protect you.
- Purge of Dalaran
- Be silenced, Sunreaver!
- The Kirin Tor will not tolerate insurrection.
- You brought this on yourselves, Sunreavers.
- You had your chance to run.
- Dalaran is a better place without your kind.
- Did you think your actions would have no consequence?
- You chose your warchief over the Kirin Tor.
Violet Rise, Isle of Thunder
A new land overrun by evil horrors of this world. A new place for us to save.
- Main article: Theramore's Fall (Alliance)#Stage guide
- Main article: Quest:The Kirin Tor#Notes
- Main article: Quest:The Fate of Dalaran#Notes
- Main article: Quest:Darnassus Attacked?#Notes
- Main article: Quest:Tracking the Thieves#Notes
- Main article: Quest:Jaina's Resolution#Notes
- Main article: Quest:The Silence#Notes
- Main article: Quest:The Storm Gathers (Alliance)#Notes
- Main article: Quest:The Assault on Shaol'mara#Notes
- Main article: Quest:Tear Down This Wall! (Alliance)#Notes
- Main article: Quest:To the Skies! (Alliance)#Notes
- Main article: Quest:A Bold Idea#Notes
- Main article: Quest:The Fall of Shan Bu (Alliance)#Notes
- Main article: Quest:Securing A Future#Notes
- Main article: Sha of Pride#Quotes
- Main article: Galakras#Quotes
- Main article: Kor'kron Barracks
- Main article: Garrosh Hellscream (tactics)#Quotes
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LegionThis section concerns content exclusive to Legion.
- Main article: Quest:The Battle for Broken Shore (Alliance)#Notes
- Main article: Quest:The Fallen Lion#Notes
- Main article: Quest:Calling of the Council#Notes
Battle for Azeroth features trailer
- "My father once told me that peace was like a dream... Beautiful. Ephemeral. Unattainable. I didn't listen. No one listened. We've made kindling from our suffering. Stirred the embers of resentment. Just waiting for a single spark to set the whole world aflame. As the Alliance returns to forgotten kingdoms, the Horde seeks the might of an ancient empire. We cannot dream any longer. The time has come to call on allies willing to join the fight. To rally beneath the banners of a world at war."
- "Others believe victory requires strategy, and a mastery of power."
- "Always remember that power is a double-edged blade. One side light, the other dark. It calls to you, where you are most desperate; when victory seems worth any sacrifice. There is a price to be paid for such a gift, and many eagerly accept the bargain. The righteous and the meek may recoil at its cost, but they have no vision. Power alone is not to be feared. Fear, instead, those who wield it!"
Heroes of the Storm trailer
- While she walks through a marketplace, Jaina is constantly interrupted by being attacked by other Heroes.
- "Peace. It has been my life's work. Through honesty and diplomacy, there is no obstacle... Eh-hm. There is no obstacle we can't overcome. Within each of our hearts lies... lies a yearning for peace. Even in this odd place, I truly believe that each of us can find a way to live in harmony! As I was saying, I am Jaina Proudmoore. We don't need to fight, but if you insist... so be it."
Notes & trivia
- Jaina is the narrator of the Battle for Azeroth features trailer.
- Unlike the Kul Tirans in Battle for Azeroth including her own family, Jaina does not have a British accent. She explains this away in one of her on-click voice lines in Battle for Azeroth, saying that she had not even realized she had lost the accent. It was likely lost during her time in Dalaran.
- Jaina is one of the four possibilities for a Time Anomaly summoned by the Tier 18 Raid Set.
- Jaina is able to differentiate between pictographs from an old version of the orc language.
- Jaina Proudmoore's impaled body can be seen in the Stormwind Harbor of the Realm of Y'Shaarj.
- Jaina was born 3 years BDP, making her 35 years old by the time of the Burning Legion's third invasion according to the timeline from the Ultimate Visual Guide.
- Jaina referred to her father as "Papa". He taught her that it was as much of a mistake to underestimate yourself as to overestimate yourself, and that false modesty is as bad as false pride.
- On the other hand, Jaina's mother feels that she forgot to teach Jaina humility or loyalty to her people.
- Lady Jaina Proudmoore is a skilled practitioner of transmutation magic. She has developed a powerful variation of the popular mass-teleport spell that is capable of moving a significant percentage of her army with minimal effort. This spell helps make her extremely unpredictable on the battlefield.
- can be fished from the Dalaran fountain.
- Jaina currently carries the — a gift from her late mentor.
- Jaina is completely absent from the Varian's death cinematic despite her being present during the fight.
- Jaina probably previously owned , but it was taken by the Scourge at some point.
- Jaina was voiced by Carrie Gordon Lowrey in Warcraft III, World of Warcraft, and World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, and is now voiced by Laura Bailey for all appearances starting with Wrath of the Lich King.
- Jaina was planned to die as part of a main story element in an early draft for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, but that idea was scrapped as Arthas didn't need any more motivation to chase after than he already had. The love story between Jaina and Arthas was also planned to appear in the game, and Jaina may have also been planned to become a banshee, but it was scrapped as it was too similar to the story of Jim Raynor and Sarah Kerrigan from StarCraft. The banshee plot point was instead moved to .
- In Rise of the Lich King is implied that she had sexual relationships with Arthas during Hallow's end and a few days before the Culling of Stratholme.
- Both Arthas and compared Jaina to . has compared her to , at least in physical appearance.
- Jaina's favorite snacks include sourdough,  and, according to , and sliced apples.
- In the novel Stormrage, Jaina acted in Varian's nightmare. Varian saw her alongside many shapes of Tiffins and Anduins atop the wall of Stormwind. Her expression was dire, a thing caught between horror and death.
- Jaina is presented as an Echo in a possible future.
- Jaina is supposedly still wearing the clothes she wore in Warcraft III, except for the hood and the cape.
- In the Frozen Halls, Jaina refers to Frostmourne as "the blade that destroyed our kingdom". This could suggest that she thought of Lordaeron as her kingdom, possibly due to her relationship with Arthas and her involvement in many of Lordaeron's matters.
- Jaina is the Hero (player character) for the Mage class in Hearthstone. Her flavor text reads: "The Kirin Tor's leader is a powerful sorceress. She used to be a lot nicer before the Theramore thing."
- In the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion, the nine heroes of Warcraft have been raised as powerful death knights of the , with Jaina being resurrected as Frost Lich Jaina. Her flavor text reads: ""Arthas was a spoiled child, playing with toys he could neither control nor understand. Come into the cold. I will show you the true power of the Frozen Throne."
- Jaina is also the narrator for the expansion's cinematic trailer.
- In the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion, the nine heroes of Warcraft have been raised as powerful death knights of the , with Jaina being resurrected as Frost Lich Jaina. Her flavor text reads: ""Arthas was a spoiled child, playing with toys he could neither control nor understand. Come into the cold. I will show you the true power of the Frozen Throne."
- Jaina is a playable character in Heroes of the Storm.
- Jaina has not contacted Kul Tiras since the aftermath of the Third War.
- Jaina considers Anduin to be her nephew.
- An image of Lady Jaina Proudmoore can spawn to the mages with Raiment of the Arcanic Conclave.
- In the Warcraft RPG, Jaina has another brother, , but Blizzard has stated he will not be made canon.
- Jaina's drastic personality change gave rise to the largely tongue-in-cheek theory that she is, or was at one point replaced with, one of the nathrezim. Jesse Cox popularized this theory at various BlizzCons and his YouTube series, sparking a lot of ironic (and some earnest) support for it within the community. Evidence ranging from her frequent changes in attitude to plot-convenient inconsistencies with her magical power - some cases as far back as Wrath of the Lich King - has been cited as "proof" that she is a subversive force in the Alliance. The "Jaina is a dreadlord" theory has even received nods from Blizzard; World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2 redirects readers to "Jaina Proudmoore" if they look up "dreadlord" in the index. When outright asked if Jaina is a dreadlord, however, Alex Afrasiabi confirmed that she is not. In August of 2017, Blizzard announced that Jaina in Heroes of the Storm would receive a Dreadlord skin as part of the then-upcoming "Call of Kel'Thuzad" event. This prompted Ion Hazzikostas to again confirm in an interview that Jaina is not a dreadlord, stating that Heroes of the Storm is not considered canonical and that the skin is simply paying homage to a community meme.
- Jaina is depicted as knowing the Brilliance Aura spell, such as at the Alliance Base during the Battle for Mount Hyjal and during the quest.
During the trial of Garrosh Hellscream, Jaina from another timeway materialized in the Temple of the White Tiger and immediately began attacking Horde members. She was described as a woman with a single golden streak in her white hair, clad in flowing white, purple, and blue, and bearing an ornate staff. Her mouth was set in a hard, angry line, and her eyes glowed pale blue. She was noticed and attacked by Jaina from the main universe. According to Baine, Kairoz selected the most broken and darkest versions. To send them back to their own realities, one was to accept the other self.
In yet another timeline, after the fall of Theramore, Kalecgos and Go'el were unable to stop her as she destroyed Orgrimmar, leading Azeroth to open war. Amongst the known casualties were Jaina herself and almost entirety of the blue dragonflight, leaving only Kalecgos alive but mad.
Echo of Jaina in End Time.
Key art of BlizzCon 2017 featuring Jaina Proudmoore.
Jaina as she appeared before Patch 3.3.0.
Jaina Proudmoore at the Argent Tournament Grounds.
Jaina as she has appeared since 4.3.4.
Jaina in the TCG.
Jaina in the Hearthstone trailer.
- Heroes of the Storm
Fanart of Jaina at an imagined Ulduar council.
Fan art of Jaina as she prepares to destroy Orgrimmar.
- Jaina's Meeting
- The Prince and the Prophet
- Divergent Courses
- The Last Guardian
- Jaina hears of an Old God awaking and tells Thrall
- Jaina tells Anduin about the past
- Seeking Fate
- Hidden Threads
- Hellscream's Downfall (Alliance)
- Heroes of the Storm: Jaina Trailer
- Patch 8.0.1 (NYI): Model updated.
- Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Model updated.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Updated to level 85.
- Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Model updated.
- Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Updated to level 80.
- Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): Updated to level 70.
- List of Dustwallow Marsh NPCs
- World of Warcraft Trading Card Game cards:
- ^ World of Warcraft: Ultimate Visual Guide, Updated and Expanded
- ^ "The Scourge of Lordaeron: Ravages of the Plague", Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. Blizzard Entertainment.
- ^ "The Invasion of Kalimdor: The Oracle", Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. Blizzard Entertainment.
- ^ "Eternity's End: The Last Guardian (interlude)", Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. Blizzard Entertainment.
- ^ Quest:Talanji's Rebuke
- ^ Wowhead
- ^ The Schools of Arcane Magic - Transmutation
- ^ a b Blizzard Entertainment. World of Warcraft manual, 170.
- ^ a b c d e Christie Golden. Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War.
- ^ Loreology on Twitter (2014-05-08)
- ^ Cycle of Hatred, 123
- ^ Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, pg. 40
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- ^ Road to Damnation
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- ^ Rise of the Horde
- ^ Secrets of Ulduar trailer
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- ^ http://www.scrollsoflore.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21125
- ^ Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War Page 38
- ^ Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War, pg 171. "Jaina took a moment to be grateful to the Light—and to [...][...]—for the collective wisdom of these battle-hardened men and women."
- ^ Quest:Storming Stormwind
- ^ Quest:Daughter of the Sea
- ^ Quest:Fate's End
- ^ The Oracle
- ^ The Founding of Durotar
- ^ Threat!
- ^ Showdown!
- ^ a b The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm
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- ^ Spell
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- ^ Loreology on Twitter (2013-07-16): "Tandred will not become canon (per Metzen)."
- ^ BlizzCon 2015 Q&A (2015-11-07): "Jaina is not a Dreadlord."
- ^ Medievaldragon 2017-08-22. Gamescom 2017 World of Warcraft: Legion Patch 7.3 Interview - Page 2 - BlizzPlanet. Retrieved on 2017-09-01. “Jaina is not a dreadlord. Heroes of the Storm, much like Hearthstone in many ways, is not canon when it comes to the lore of World of Warcraft. I know. Our good friend, Jessie Cox, is a source of great and enduring meme**, and paying a homage to memes is a wonderful thing to do with skins, especially in other games, but maybe we will hear more from Jaina in the future, but she is not a dreadlord.”
- ^ Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects
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