Lianne Menethil

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AllianceLianne Menethil
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Title Queen, Lady
Gender Female
Race Human
Affiliation(s) Kingdom of Lordaeron
Occupation Queen consort of Lordaeron
Status Deceased[1]
Relative(s) Terenas (husband),
Calia (daughter),
Arthas (son),
Unnamed granddaughter, Unnamed son-in-law
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Lady Lianne Menethil was the wife of King Terenas Menethil II, mother of Calia and Arthas, and queen consort of Lordaeron.[2]

Lianne was present in a church service where Arthas met Jaina Proudmoore for the first time. Years later, when Arthas and Jaina were in love and once, Lianne took Calia and Jaina to be fitted for the formal dresses fashion required for the Winter Veil Eve ball.[3]

After Calia secretly married and got pregnant, she confided in Lianne. Lianne was furious at first, but she eventually saw the love in Calia's face. She would sometimes take her daughter "to remote parts of the kingdom to enjoy a rest." It was then that Calia would spend time with her husband and daughter. Lianne promised her that after Arthas was married and produced an heir, Calia's child would be acknowledged and her husband would be elevated to a nobleman status.[4]

Notes

  • When asked about Lianne's fate at BlizzCon 2011, Chris Metzen stated that the developers hadn't discussed the subject but that, based on his impression of Warcraft III, it would work better if Lianne died at some point prior to the fall of Lordaeron. This is because the impact of Terenas' death would be diminished if Arthas went on a spree killing the rest of his family, and having Lianne be out of the picture years earlier would be simply be a "classier" solution. Metzen further stated that the team would continue to discuss the subject.[5]

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