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"Risen" can refer to many undead forces, notably those around Black Rook Hold.
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The Risen are a faction of undead Scarlet Crusaders killed and raised into undeath by the demon Balnazzar. 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 Lich King by the dreadlord Balnazzar, who had been manipulating them in life as Saidan Dathrohan, 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. No longer needing to hide, he took great pleasure in killing the rest of the crusaders and raising all of them into undeath, corrupting their senses or torturing their mind.
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.
This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.
|Balnazzar||Leader of Risen||Killable||Saidan Dathrohan (disguised)||Stratholme|
|Instructor Galford||Risen haunted by the combustion of this book||Undead||Archivist Galford||Stratholme|
|Risen Hammersmith||Blacksmith of Risen||Undead||Crimson Hammersmith||Stratholme|
|Willey Hopebreaker||Cannon Master||Undead||Cannon Master Willey||Stratholme|
|Commander Malor||Commander of Risen||Undead||Malor the Zealous||Stratholme|
- Risen Sorcerer
- Risen Priest
- Risen Inquisitor
- Risen Initiate
- Risen Guardsman
- Risen Gallant
- Risen Defender
- Risen Conjuror
- Risen Battle Mage
- Risen Monk
- Risen Rifleman
In Stratholme, they are the target of:
The crusaders at Tyr's Hand are not explicitly stated to be among the Risen, as Eligor Dawnbringer says that it is unknown what caused them to become undead. Though it is likely they were slain and raised by Balnazzar like their Crimson Legion fellows in Stratholme and Dawnbringer had not yet learned of this, it is possible (though uncertain) that they are a separate group that became undead through unrelated means.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Added.