Lireesa Windrunner

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NeutralLireesa Windrunner
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Title Ranger-General of Silvermoon
Gender Female
Race High elf
Character class Ranger
Affiliation(s) Kingdom of Quel'Thalas, House of Windrunner
Occupation Ranger-General of Silvermoon, wielder of Thas'dorah
Status Deceased
Relative(s) Alleria, Lirath, Sylvanas, Vereesa (children),
Rhonin, Turalyon (sons-in-law),
Arator, Giramar, Galadin (grandsons),
Zendarin (nephew or nephew-in-law),
Talanas (ancestor)

Lireesa Windrunner was the Ranger-General of Silvermoon and wielder of Thas'dorah a few years prior to the First War. She was the mother of the four Windrunner siblings: Alleria, Lirath, Sylvanas, and Vereesa. Since the eldest child, Alleria, refused the mantle of Ranger-General, choosing instead to make more practical use of her abilities as a member of the Farstriders, Thas'dorah remained in Lireesa's hands until tragedy struck: at the onset of the Second War, she and many of her rangers were killed in a bloody attack by the Amani trolls, who had recently allied themselves with the invading Orcish Horde. Sylvanas became the new Ranger-General, but Alleria was the one who took up Thas'dorah.[1]


  • At some point, the Windrunner siblings' parents gave Alleria a necklace containing an emerald, a ruby, and a sapphire.[2][3] Alleria later melted down the necklace and gave the ruby and the sapphire to Vereesa and Sylvanas, respectively.[3][4]
  • While Tales of the Hunt states that Sylvanas became Ranger-General following Lireesa's death in the Second War, the short story Dark Mirror instead shows that Sylvanas was already an established Ranger-General before the Second War had reached Quel'Thalas.[5]


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

It could be speculated that Lireesa was actually killed during the interim between the First War and Second War.


Preceded by:
Talanas Windrunner (earliest known)
Ranger-General of Silvermoon
Succeeded by:
Sylvanas Windrunner