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Lirath Windrunner

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Not to be confused with Lyrath Moonfeather.
NeutralLirath Windrunner
Image of Lirath Windrunner
Gender Male
Race High elf
Affiliation(s) Quel'Thalas
Status Deceased[1]
Relative(s) Lireesa (mother), Alleria, Sylvanas, Vereesa (sisters)
Arator, Galadin and Giramar (nephews) Zendarin (cousin)
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Lirath Windrunner was the youngest brother of the Windrunner siblings. He dreamed of becoming a ranger like his three sisters. Lirath was killed when a group of orcs cut their way into Quel'Thalas and attacked the Windrunner clan. Several uncles, aunts, and cousins also perished. Lirath's oldest sister, Alleria Windrunner, swore revenge and began hunting down all remaining orcs after the end of the Second War.[2]

Notes and trivia

  • Lirath's hair color was bright golden. He and Alleria were thus nicknamed as the suns of the family. He would play on his lute during the feasts of the Windrunners[3] and sing the quel'dorei version of the Lament of the Highborne with his sisters.[4]
  • While the War of the Ancients Trilogy mentions two male siblings of the Windrunner sisters who died to the Scourge,[5] War Crimes says Lirath was the only brother of the sisters.[6] Nothing besides the War of the Ancients Trilogy has ever mentioned the others and they appear to have been retconned.
  • Lirath was first depicted visually in Three Sisters, 10 years after his introduction in Beyond the Dark Portal.

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