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This article is about a faction led by Lord Garithos during the aftermath of the Third War. For the modern faction, see Alliance. For other uses, see Alliance (disambiguation).
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Destroyed by the Forsaken. Survivors may have joined the current Alliance.

The "New Alliance"[1] (only given a proper name in the non-canon RPG; normally referred to as simply the Alliance)[2][3][4][5][6] was a force that operated in the aftermath of the Third War and consisted of humans, blood elves and dwarves (under both Bronzebeard[7] and Wildhammer[8]) led by Grand Marshal Garithos and Prince Kael'thas Sunstrider.

History

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This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and official bonus maps.

Background

During the Third War, Dalaran was destroyed by Archimonde,[9] but many of the Burning Legion demons went to Kalimdor and were defeated.[10] Lord Garithos became the Grand Marshal of the survivors of the Alliance of Lordaeron and managed to retake Dalaran.[11]

Blood elves

Main article: Alliance Remnants

Garithos and his men were joined by Prince Kael'thas Sunstrider and his healthiest warriors[12] voluntarily, although they were met with suspicions by the prejudiced human Garithos. Garithos assigned the blood elves increasingly difficult missions.[13] He stationed them throughout Silverpine Forest and would have perished if not for the help of Tyrande and Maiev.[14] They returned to Dalaran but were scolded by Garithos for their tardiness and ordered them to repair three observatories.[15] After the repairs, Lord Garithos went to the front lines and left Kael'thas to await orders. The next day an Emissary sent by Garithos ordered the withdrawal of the human and dwarven troops from Kael'thas' command and to send them to the fornt lines. Then Dalvengyr and an undead army launched an attack on Kael'thas' bases. When the blood elves were going to be defeated, Lady Vashj and her naga appeared and helped Kael'thas fend off the undead. The combined armies attacked the undead and managed to kill Dalvengyr, but later Garithos arrived and saw the naga. He condemned the blood elves for consorting with naga as an act of treason and imprisoned the blood elves; planning to excecute them later.[16]

Divided

The New Alliance was, so, divided into two groups: the human and dwarves loyal to Garithos and Kael'thas' forces, the blood elves who were imprisoned.

Imprisoned and sentenced to death, the blood elves were rescued by Vashj. Kael'thas fought his way throughout the dungeons of Dalaran against Garithos' Enforcers and his former friend Jailor Kassan. The blood elves planned to reopen the portal opened by Kel'Thuzad that brought Archimonde into Azeroth and redirect it to Outland, where they would then meet Illidan.[13][17][18] However, they needed to keep Garithos' Elite Guard at bay while his men crossed the portal. Kael'thas, Vashj, and some engineers planned a defense and managed to hold off Garithos until everyone made it through the portal.[19]

Mind-controlled

Sometime after the blood elves escaped and Arthas left to defend the Lich King, Garithos and his forces were bewitched and mind-controlled by Detheroc.[20] Along with Detheroc's undead the New Alliance fought the forces of Sylvanas and Varimathras, but were eventually freed from Detheroc's enslavement.[2][20] Sylvanas then proposed an alliance with Garithos, to which he was offended by such an offer as Sylvanas had been part of the undead army that drove the humans out of Lordaeron in the first place. However, running out of military options, he reluctantly agreed to her terms: Garithos' army will aid her in her assault on Balnazzar in exchange for control of Capital City. Garithos assembled his forces and met with Sylvanas outside of her forward base.[2]

Annihilation

The elves had left the New Alliance[13] and the Wildhammer dwarves were annihilated,[21] with just humans and Bronzebeard dwarves left; yet the New Alliance persisted and went to fight for the Capital City.[3]

Sylvanas, Varimathras and Garithos planned to attack the Capital City. They knew that Balnazzar could only be defeated through attrition, so Sylvanas decided that they would assault his army from two fronts. Garithos' men would attack from the rear, while Sylvanas' forces would attack from the front.[3] Balnazzar was unprepared by an attack from both armies.[20] During the battle, Garithos' was informed that his dwarven reinforcements were lost. Infuriated, he went out to search for them. When he found them, he insulted them for their incompetence and commanded them to help him in the battle. With both armies attacking from two fronts, Balnazzar's Forces, the Dreadlord Insurgents, and the Dreadlord Loyalists were all defeated.

Balnazzar was "killed" by his brother Varimathras. After which, Garithos ordered Sylvanas and her undead "wretched animals" to leave his city. Sylvanas, however, turned on Garithos and ordered Varimathras to kill Garithos, which he did gladly.[3] Sylvanas and Varimathras then continued to slay the remains of his army.[20] The New Alliance was annihilated and in the aftermath, Sylvanas then renamed her faction as the Forsaken; telling Varimathras that she would slaughter anyone who stands in their way.[3]

Command structure

IconSmall Garithos.gif Garithos - Grand Marshal.

References

  1. ^ Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game, pg. 214.
  2. ^ a b c "Legacy of the Damned: Dreadlord's Fall", Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Blizzard Entertainment.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Legacy of the Damned: A New Power in Lordaeron", Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Blizzard Entertainment.
  4. ^ Ultimate Visual Guide
  5. ^ Annual 2015
  6. ^ The Burning Crusade Townhall/History of the Blood Elves
  7. ^ "Curse of the Blood Elves: Misconceptions", Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Blizzard Entertainment.
  8. ^ "Legacy of the Damned: Dreadlord's Fall", Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Blizzard Entertainment.
  9. ^ "Path of the Damned: The Destruction of Dalaran", Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. Blizzard Entertainment.
  10. ^ "Eternity's End: Twilight of the Gods", Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. Blizzard Entertainment.
  11. ^ "Legacy of the Damned: King Arthas", Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Blizzard Entertainment.
  12. ^ The Warcraft Encyclopedia/Kael'thas Sunstrider
  13. ^ a b c The Warcraft Encyclopedia/Blood Elves
  14. ^ "Terror of the Tides: Shards of the Alliance", Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Blizzard Entertainment.
  15. ^ "Curse of the Blood Elves: Misconceptions", Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Blizzard Entertainment.
  16. ^ "Curse of the Blood Elves: A Dark Covenant", Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Blizzard Entertainment.
  17. ^ "Curse of the Blood Elves: The Dungeons of Dalaran", Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Blizzard Entertainment.
  18. ^ Dark Factions, p.119
  19. ^ "Curse of the Blood Elves: The Crossing", Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Blizzard Entertainment.
  20. ^ a b c d Horde Player's Guide, pg. 150.
  21. ^ They are not in A New Power in Lordaeron.
  22. ^ In the Shadow of the Sun