Sisterhood of Elune

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The Sisterhood of Elune (aka the Sisters of Elune[1] or simply the Sisters) are the oldest night elf religious and magical order, predating the quel'dorei by some 2,000 years. As the name implies, they are an order of priestesses dedicated to the worship of the moon goddess, Elunepriestesses of Elune. The Sisterhood is led by the high priestess of Elune.

History

The headquarters of the Sisterhood was originally the Temple of Elune in the city of Suramar, but the Sisters staffed temples and chapterhouses the length and breath of Kalimdor. The temple was lost when Suramar was overrun by the nathrezim, but the Sisterhood, under the leadership of high priestess Dejahna, escaped and flocked to the banner of Lord Ravencrest. A few weeks after the abandoning of Suramar, Tyrande Whisperwind was made high priestess following the death of her predecessor at the hands of Hakkar the Houndmaster. The Sisterhood continued to fight in the War of the Ancients after Tyrande's capture by Xavius — under the leadership of first Marinda and then Maiev Shadowsong. Following the conclusion of the war and the creation of Nordrassil, the Sisterhood continued in a less formal role (many of the Sisters became Sentinels), particularly during the Long Vigil. Now that Archimonde has been defeated and the night elves are free from the Long Vigil, Tyrande leads a much more formal and religious Sisterhood of Elune from the Temple of the Moon in Darnassus.

The first members of the Watchers were the volunteers from the Sisterhood.[2]

Role

The Sisters are a major and active night elf political faction, and fulfil the role of magistrates, officials, and others for the night elf government. The highest-ranking of the Sisters are privy to the government's most important secrets, such as the original condition of Malfurion Stormrage and the power struggle that erupted between Tyrande Whisperwind and Fandral Staghelm.

The Sisterhood of Elune is the highest echelon of the priesthood that serves the goddess of the moon, Elune. The Sisterhood has remained exclusively female up until recent times. This is largely because of a common belief that the deepest mysteries of Elune can only be comprehended by women. Although the vast majority of Elune's priesthood is still comprised of night elven women, the order has come to accept Kaldorei males into its ranks as well.

The Sisterhood has maintained its role since the days of the ancient Kaldorei Empire, over 10,000 years prior; although this role was significantly less political before the Great Sundering. Owing to their military capabilities, the Sisterhood also played an active role in the War of the Ancients, where they joined with the Kaldorei Resistance to curb the invasion of the Burning Legion. They ultimately played a decisive role in numerous battles with the demons, acting as both elite shock troops and adept healers.[3]

Known members

Name Role Status Location
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Alinya Priestess Alive Ruins of Auberdine, Darkshore
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif A'moora Priestess Alive Temple of the Moon, Darnassus
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Alathea Priestess, priest trainer Alive Temple of the Moon, Darnassus
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Amara Moon Priestess Alive Dolanaar, Teldrassil
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Aquinne Sister, novice priestess Alive Temple Gardens, Darnassus
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Belysra Starbreeze Priestess of the Moon Alive Howling Oak, Darnassus
NeutralIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Dejahna High Priestess of Elune (penultimate) Deceased
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Dentaria Silverglade Priestess of the Moon Alive Teldrassil and Darkshore
NeutralIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Haidene High Priestess of Elune (first) Deceased
NeutralIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Hel'jara Deceased
NeutralIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Jia Deceased
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Kyleen Il'dinare Priestess Alive Odesyus' Landing, Azuremyst Isle
NeutralIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Kalo'thera High Priestess of Elune Unknown Unknown
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Lasara Moon Priestess Alive Temple Gardens, Darnassus
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Laurna Morninglight Priest trainer Alive Dolanaar, Teldrassil
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Maestra Moon Priestess Alive Maestra's Post, Ashenvale
NeutralIconSmall Warden.gif Maiev Shadowsong Former member, High Priestess of Elune (interim) Alive Unknown
NeutralIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Marinda High Priestess of Elune (interim) Deceased
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Merende Alive Unknown
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Nici Moon Priestess Alive Dalaran, Northrend
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Serendia Oakwhisper Priestess of the Moon Alive Lor'danel, Darkshore
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Shalasyr Former Priestess Deceased
AllianceIconSmall Shandris.gif Shandris Feathermoon Former member Alive Feathermoon Stronghold, Feralas
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Shiromar Priestess Alive Unknown
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Tharill Moon Priestess Alive Darkshore
AllianceIconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind High Priestess of Elune (current) Alive Temple of the Moon, Darnassus

Notable leaders

History Ancient times Burning Legion Invasion Recent history
Ruler Haidene Unknown Kalo'thera Unknown Dejahna Tyrande Whisperwind Marinda Maiev Shadowsong Tyrande Whisperwind

Types

Trivia

  • The Sisterhood have a special language to commune with the lunar deity.[4]
  • As the name implies, it is a female-only organization.[5]

Speculation

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Judging by the appearances of Priest Ellandras, Priest Iridil, and Priest Sal'shanan, they may be one of the first male members of the organization.

See also

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