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The Risen are a faction of undead Scarlet Crusaders killed and raised into undeath by the demon . They are said to be extremely powerful and that unlike the Scourge, Balnazzar will not hold them back.
Former Scarlet Crusaders, they were brought back to life after the defeat of the by the dreadlord , who had been manipulating them in life as , Grand Crusader of the Scarlet Crusade.
Following the assault on Stratholme, the most important chief of the Crusade had been defeated and Balnazzar had been unmasked but not killed. With a lot of pleasure, he resurrected the elite members of the Crusade, the Crimson Legion, corrupting their senses or torturing their mind. Scarlet Crusade champions were killed and resurrected. Now mindless and eternally loyal to their dreadlord master, they sought to take the Plaguelands for the Burning Legion and Balnazzar.
In a true twist of irony, the Scarlet Crusade, formerly fierce haters of all undead and demonic entities, had themselves become undead slaves of the Legion.
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|Leader of Risen||Killable||(disguised)||Stratholme|
|Risen haunted by the combustion of this book||Undead||Stratholme|
|Blacksmith of Risen||Undead||Stratholme|
|Commander of Risen||Undead||Stratholme|
In Stratholme, they are the target of:
Note that during in Tyr's Hand, it is said that what caused the Crusaders' descent into undeath is not certain, and at no point are they directly connected with the undead specifically called the Risen, and are in fact, still referred to as the Scarlet Crusaders. It is possible, though not certain, that the actions of Balnazzar were the source of their undeath. It is also possible that these two similar groups are connected only in their origins in the Scarlet Crusade and general fate.
Alternatively, Tyr's Hand crusaders could be members of the Risen and Eligor just didn't know about the cause during the invasion of Tyr's Hand, but it would become known later during the attack on Stratholme.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Added.