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|Title||<Lord Admiral of Kul Tiras>|
|Affiliation(s)||Kul Tiras, House Proudmoore|
|Occupation||Ruler of House Proudmoore
Lord Admiral of Kul Tiras
|Location||Tiragarde Sound, Kul Tiras|
Katherine Proudmoore is the ruler of House Proudmoore, Lord Admiral of Kul Tiras, widow of Lord Admiral Daelin Proudmoore, and mother to Jaina, Tandred, and the deceased Derek. Katherine became the Lord Admiral of Kul Tiras after her husband's death at Theramore. From the capital of Boralus, Katherine rules Tiragarde Sound.
Second War and aftermath
In Boralus, the capital of Kul Tiras, Katherine gave a speech at the statue of her husband about how he had brought the Kul Tiran fleet to Theramore in search of Jaina after the Third War, only to be betrayed by his own daughter as she stood aside while the Horde killed Daelin. Feeling betrayed by Jaina, Katherine felt that she forgot to teach Jaina humility or loyalty to her people.
Afterward, Katherine was approached by Admiral Copeland, who came with news about the renewed conflict between the Alliance and Horde. Katherine dismissed it as Kul Tiras had left the Alliance after Daelin's death so the war was none of their business, but Copeland pressed the issue that the Horde would surely attack Kul Tiras and their ties with the Alliance should be renewed. Katherine declined once more, for she did not want to appear weak by begging for help. When Copeland proposed reaching out to Jaina for aid, both Katherine and her close friend Priscilla Ashvane shot that down as well. Kul Tiras would protect its own.
Battle for Azeroth
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Years after the Invasion of Durotar, Jaina returned to Kul Tiras to ask them to rejoin the Alliance. Instead, Katherine, urged by her close friend Priscilla Ashvane, had Jaina labeled a traitor for her role in Daelin's death and had her taken away to face judgment.
Katherine had heard the rumors about Priscilla just like anyone, but whether out of fear or loyalty she chose to ignore them. Taelia and an adventurer from the Alliance spoke to her to reveal the truth about Priscilla's plans to usurp the Proudmoores, but Priscilla admitted to all of it and then escaped the scene by igniting a smokescreen. Although the attacking forces from the Ashvane Trading Company were dealt with, Priscilla herself ultimately got away by jumping into the sea when she seemed cornered. Afterward, Katherine apologized for the Alliance's treatment when they first arrived in Kul Tiras and, while she made no promises for any formal accords just yet, she did wish to parley with the Alliance leaders.
Later, Genn Greymane would convince Katherine to repeal Jaina's exile and Katherine would agree as she realized she had allowed Priscilla's poisonous words into her heart. However, the problem was finding out where the Ashvane Company had shipped Jaina off to when she was exiled. When it was discovered that Jaina had been handed off to the Irontide Raiders, Katherine was horrified that they had killed her until Genn reminded her that the pirates had been hired to ship her off, not kill her. Taelia, Flynn Fairwind, and an adventurer would eventually discover that Jaina had been sent to Fate's End, an island off the coast of Stormsong Valley where the worst criminals and traitors are sent, never to be seen again. Only the Tidesages can access it safely, and so Katherine asked an adventurer to ask Brother Pike for aid.
Pike and the adventurer would discover that Jaina had been captured by Gorak Tul, king of the ancient drust, and pulled into his realm of Thros. With the help of the drust druid Ulfar, Katherine and the adventurer entered Thros to save Jaina.
After Jaina is saved, Katherine steps down and names Jaina the new Lord Admiral of Kul Tiras.
Notes & trivia
- Alex Afrasiabi has joked that Katherine "is 100% not a dreadlord" (in reference to the "dreadlord Jaina" meme).
Katherine at BlizzCon 2017.
- Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Added.
- ^ Rosenberg, Aaron. "Chapter Eighteen", Tides of Darkness, 453 (ebook). ISBN 978-1-4165-3990-2.
- ^ a b Jaina: Reunion
- ^ Golden, Christie. "Chapter Seven", Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, 164 (ebook). ISBN 978-1439-15760-2.
- ^ Quest:Make Our Case
- ^ Quest:Hot Pursuit
- ^ Quest:Proudmoore's Parley
- ^ Quest:What You May Regret
- ^ Quest:Update Katherine
- ^ Quest:A Nation United
- ^ 2017-11-04, BlizzCon 2017 World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, retrieved on 2017-11-05
Lord Admiral of Kul Tiras