Sisterhood of Elune
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|Temple of the Moon|
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|Theater of operations|
The Sisterhood of Elune (aka the Sisters of Elune 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, — priestesses of Elune. The Sisterhood is led by the high priestess of Elune.
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 , escaped and flocked to the banner of Lord Ravencrest. A few weeks after the abandoning of Suramar, was made high priestess following the death of her predecessor at the hands of . The Sisterhood continued to fight in the War of the Ancients after Tyrande's capture by — under the leadership of first and then . 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 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 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 and the power struggle that erupted between and .
The Sisterhood of Elune is the highest echelon of the priesthood that serves the goddess of the moon, . 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.
|Alinya||Priestess||Alive||Ruins of Auberdine, Darkshore|
|A'moora||Priestess||Alive||Temple of the Moon, Darnassus|
|Alathea||Priestess, priest trainer||Alive||Temple of the Moon, Darnassus|
|Amara||Moon Priestess||Alive||Dolanaar, Teldrassil|
|Aquinne||Sister, novice priestess||Alive||Temple Gardens, Darnassus|
|Priestess of the Moon||Alive||Howling Oak, Darnassus|
|High Priestess of Elune (penultimate)||Deceased|
|Priestess of the Moon||Alive||Teldrassil and Darkshore|
|High Priestess of Elune (first)||Deceased|
|Kyleen Il'dinare||Priestess||Alive||Odesyus' Landing, Azuremyst Isle|
|High Priestess of Elune||Unknown||Unknown|
|Lasara||Moon Priestess||Alive||Temple Gardens, Darnassus|
|Priest trainer||Alive||Dolanaar, Teldrassil|
|Maestra||Moon Priestess||Alive||Maestra's Post, Ashenvale|
|Former member, High Priestess of Elune (interim)||Alive||Unknown|
|High Priestess of Elune (interim)||Deceased|
|Nici||Moon Priestess||Alive||Dalaran, Northrend|
|Priestess of the Moon||Alive||Lor'danel, Darkshore|
|Former member||Alive||Feathermoon Stronghold, Feralas|
|High Priestess of Elune (current)||Alive||Temple of the Moon, Darnassus|
|History||Ancient times||Burning Legion Invasion||Recent history|
|Ruler||Haidene||Unknown||Kalo'thera||Unknown||Dejahna||Tyrande Whisperwind||Marinda||Maiev Shadowsong||Tyrande Whisperwind|
- The Sisterhood have a special language to commune with the lunar deity.
- As the name implies, it is a female-only organization.