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  Formerly
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  Formerly
Affiliation
  Formerly
Status

Defeated, surviving members rejoined Quel'Thalas

The Sunfury forces are a group of high-ranking blood elves once loyal to Kael'thas Sunstrider[1] that numbered in the thousands.[2] The bulk of their army had been established both in Netherstorm and Shadowmoon Valley, while several of their members left the main contingent to follow other pursuits; mainly, the Scryers and the blood elven forces loyal to Illidan Stormrage.[citation needed]

In the waning moments of Prince Kael'thas' ill-fated assault on the Sunwell Plateau, the prince recalled his loyal servitors on Outland to his side at Quel'Danas. Though some remnants of his army would heed this call, and become known as the Dawnblade, others did not: a number of the Sunfury forces broke away from the prince's increasingly damning path, and instead reaffirmed their loyalty to their homeland of Quel'Thalas and its acting regent, Lor'themar Theron. Though little is known of the organization's current status, their presence has ensured the Farstriders have become less strained with protecting the nation's borders.[3]

History

Kirin'Var Village

The Sunfury were led by Master Daellis Dawnstrike to destroy the Kirin'Var Village,[4] but the overall army was led by Kael'thas Sunstrider himself.[5][6] During the invasion of the village they detonated a mana bomb, which caused a rift in the Twisting Nether and mana creatures appeared around the region.[5] Master Daellis Dawnstrike fought in the front lines killing many Kirin Tor mages.[4] Spellreaver Marathelle looted the  [Heliotrope Oculus] and [7] Summoner Kanthin claimed Glacius as his trophy.[8]

Once the destruction was done, Vargoth was sealed with a magic that forbids passage to anyone of the Kirin Tor [9] and Kael'thas took the  [Sigil of Krasus] from him and gave it to Spellbinder Maryana.[10] Finally he left Ar'kelos as a guardian to guard Vargoth's prison.[11] Kael'thas' forces retreated to Sunfury Hold where some Sunfury were left stationed,[12] including Spellreaver Marathelle.[7]

Background

The Sunfury Magisters carry mana crystals. Exposure to these, combined with Bloodgem Shards, greatly magnifies the addiction to magic of the blood elves; Kael'thas has most of his army drunk with these crystals.[13]

The Sunfury blood elves were in an alliance with the Zaxxis ethereals, but the ethereals cut off relations with the Sunfury[14][15][16] and went into business for themselves.[16]

They lost the manaforge Manaforge Ultris when it was attacked by mana creatures.[17]

Manaforges

Discovery

Manaforge Coruu.
Manaforge B'naar.

The Sunfury army holds control over four manaforges.[18] The Scryers were sent to investigate them[19] and the Aldor went as well as they couldn't ignore the threat that they present.[20] They were sent by High Priestess Ishanah.[21] The manaforges threatened the region with blowing up within a few months, probably taking much of Outland with the explosion.[22][23]

Captain Arathyn, leader of a ballista team outside of Manaforge B'naar, held the [B'naar Personnel Roster].[19] The Aldor defeated their magisters and bloodwarders[24] while the Scryers kill Arathyn and managed to obtain it. With this information the Scryer began to assassinate Sunfury blood elves,[25] but not any blood elf that could be easily replaced. They targeted the brains of the operation: the Sunfury Warp-Engineer and the Sunfury Warp-Master who oversaw the retrieval of a so called "warp-energy" by the manaforge and its delivery to a remote destination via a system of underground pipes and the Sunfury Geologist.[26] Meanwhile the Aldor went to investigate if the manaforges were made with naaru technology.[25][27] They discovered that it was a modified technology of Tempest Keep,[28] and that the warp were highly dangerous as the naaru technology wasn't supposed to be used so close to the land.[29] However, as most naaru constructs, the manaforges had a safeguard that allows them to be permanently disabled in case of emergency. This information was shared with the Scryer.[28]

Destruction

Manaforge B'naar

Manaforge B'naar was protected by blood elves and even arcane guardians,[30] with Overseer Theredis in possession of one acces crystal used to deactivate Manaforge B'naar. Both Aldor and Scryer went and killed Theredis and shut it down.[28][31]

Manaforge Coruu

Arcanist Ardonis was the leader of Manaforge Coruu,[17] but Overseer Seylanna held control over access crystal.[18]

By this time Manaforge Duro went under heavy attack by arcane wraiths,[32] the same mana creatures they lured with their mana bomb,[5] because they wanted the harvested energy and the situation went out of control. Commander Dawnforge and Pathaleon the Calculator took many troops from Manaforge Coruu, even when it had very few blood elves to defend themselves, to go and defend Duro.[32] Caledis Brightdawn managed to infiltrate Manaforge Coruu, and the Scryers managed to overhear the information of Manaforge Duro,[17] and gave that information to the Aldor.[18]

The blood elves activities in Coruu sent waves of mana elementals to Kirin'Var Village, although adventurers helped the ghosts of Kirin'Var more waves continued to appear,[33] this creatures were also attacking the Sunfury blood elves, so they began to develop techniques to destroy them.[34]

Finally Kirin'Var was saved as they activated a shield with the Sunfury's stolen technology and destroyed the new mana creatures who tried to enter the village.[35]

Then the attack commenced against the Manaforge Coruu: The Aldor attacked the arcanists and researchers.[36] Meanwhile other Aldor and Scryer adventurers used the distraction of the Sunfury caused by the mana creatures and managed to destroyed the manaforge, killing Overseer Seylanna[18][37] alongside Spellbinder Maryana.[10] During the battle it was discovered that the Sunfury had received outside assistance to understand the Naaru technology.[38][39]

Sunfury Hold

At that time, other adventurers sent by Custodian Dieworth attacked Sunfury Hold, where they killed their archers,[12] flamekeepers,[40] their leader Master Daellis Dawnstrike,[4] Spellreaver Marathelle,[7] and burned up their ballistae and tents.[40]

Betrayal of the Consortium

The Consortium gave the Sunfury blood elves a shipment of  [Box of Surveying Equipment] to Manaforge Duro but the blood elves refused to pay, but during the confusion of the attack of mana creatures adventurers sent by the ethereals managed to repossess the shipment. After this events it was unofficially ended the dealings between both organizations.[41] But some time later, Ambassador Solannas was sent by Kael'thas Sunstrider asking for the  [Ata'mal Crystal] to Nexus-Prince Haramad, but decided to give the crystal to the naaru instead and end the dealings with the Sunfury. For this actions Solannas and his guards attacked the ethereals but were killed by Haramad himself.[42]

Manaforge Duro

Spymaster Thalodien[43] and Anchorite Karja[44] were worried because of the lost of control in Manaforge Duro,[43] as the explotion of the manaforge could threaten all of Outland.[44] The Scryers used the mana beasts' attack to Manaforge Duro and fought against the Sunfury at the same time, slaughering many blood elves.[45] And then, both factions sent adventurers to deactivate the manaforge, they killed Overseer Athanel.[43][44] During the battle Summoner Kanthin was also killed at Archmage Vargoth's request.[8] After this Archmage Vargoth obtained all the necesary items to release from his prision he just needed to defeat Ar'kelos, an arcane guardian left by Kael'thas, with help from adventurers he managed to defeat the golem, but still needed a key held by a Bloodwarder commander.[11] By destroying Manaforge Duro just one manaforge was left.[46]

Discovery of the Burning Legion's alliance

Manaforge Ara
Manaforge Ara.
Manaforge Duro.

Manaforge Ara was the last manaforge active, it was oversaw by Overseer Azarad,[46] they recruited blood elves from Quel'Thalas and reincorporated them into their ranks.[47] Magister Theledorn betrayed the Sunfury and offered assistance to the Scryers, who sent adventurers to check if Theledorn wasn't a double agent,[48] but the contrary happened, thanks to him they were able to obtain evidence of the alliance between Kael'thas' forces and the Burning Legion.[49] The Scryers shared the information with the Aldor,[50] who sent ten troops to attack the Manaforge, but only one survived,[51] the survivor was reinforced and managed to kill some shivarras and mo'args.[50] Nether-Stalker Oazul, an ethereal of The Consortium, went to attack the blood elves because they were destroying the land with the manaforges, targeting the nethermancers, who stabilize the flow of power.[52]

The Sunfury had also a mine below Manaforge Ara, the Trelleum Mine; since the destruction of Manaforge Ultris this was their last source of materials to run the manaforges. As the ethereals of The Consortium wanted to take the mine for themselves, they sent adventurers to defeat the foreman,[53] but when he was found he revealed that he had been demoted, and, in truth, Overmaster Grindgarr held control over the mine and the foreman was no longer an enemy of the ethereals. The overmaster was defeated and the ethereals learned that the Sunfury were allied with the Burning Legion and that there were some blood elf defectors.[47]

Meanwhile, the Scryers didn't know about the alliance with the Legion thinking that the overseer of Manaforge Ara was a blood elf. They went to deactivate it but, when they proceded, they found out that the overseer was, in truth, a wrathguard and that the Sunfury were working with the Burning Legion, a very bad news to the thousands of blood elves travelling from Azeroth.[46] Even with the demons protecting the manaforge both, Aldor and Scryers managed to deactivate the last manaforge,[46][54] saving Netherstorm and all of Outland from a possible explosion.[22][23]

The Scryers sent word from this alliance between Kael'thas and the Burning Legion to Voren'thal the Seer.[46][55]

Return To Quel'Thalas

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Regent Lord Lor'themar Theron mentioned that a number of the Sunfury had recently returned to Quel'Thalas from Outland, and that their input had ensured the Farstriders have become a little less strained with protecting Quel'Thalas' borders. Though their return was a surprise to some, it serves as a reminder that not all of the sin'dorei within Kael'thas' forces' were willing to share in the prince's dark fate.[56]

Types

Ambassador Solannas.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ [Sunfury Signet]
  2. ^ Excerpts from the Journal of Archmage Vargoth
  3. ^ In the Shadow of the Sun
  4. ^ a b c N [69] Down With Daellis
  5. ^ a b c N [69] The Unending Invasion
  6. ^ World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. Blizzard Entertainment. Netherstorm. Archmage Vargoth: "The night Kael'thas leveled the village, I could do nothing to help. His magic had already sealed me in the tower, exacerbating my torment by forcing me to witness the deaths of my fellows.
    And still the voices are calling from far away, waking me up in the middle of the night."
    .
  7. ^ a b c N [69] Unlocking the Compendium
  8. ^ a b N [69] Summoner Kanthin's Prize
  9. ^ World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. Blizzard Entertainment. Netherstorm. Custodian Dieworth: "Kirin'Var survived 20 long years and countless or assaults, but it could not withstand the forces of Kael'thas. A man who once called himself a member of the Kirin Tor murdered all of us, save one.
    Archmage Vargoth survived the attack so Kael'thas imprisoned him within the Violet Tower, warding it with a magic that forbids the passage of any of the Kirin Tor."
    .
  10. ^ a b N [69] The Sigil of Krasus
  11. ^ a b N [69] Ar'kelos the Guardian
  12. ^ a b N [69] The Sunfury Garrison
  13. ^ N [68] Bloodgem Crystals
  14. ^ N [68] Assisting the Consortium
  15. ^ N [68] Assisting the Consortium
  16. ^ a b N [68] A Heap of Ethereals
  17. ^ a b c N [68] Information Gathering
  18. ^ a b c d N [69] Shutting Down Manaforge Coruu
  19. ^ a b N [68] Manaforge B'naar
  20. ^ World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. Blizzard Entertainment. Netherstorm. Anchorite Karja: "While the focus of the Sha'tar remains in Shadowmoon Valley and Illidan, we cannot ignore the threat that Kael'thas Sunstrider presents".
  21. ^ N [67] Assist Exarch Orelis
  22. ^ a b  [Netherologist's Notes]
  23. ^ a b N [68] Off To Area 52
  24. ^ N [68] Distraction at Manaforge B'naar
  25. ^ a b N [68] Naaru Technology
  26. ^ N [68] High Value Targets
  27. ^ N [68] B'naar Console Transcription
  28. ^ a b c N [68] Shutting Down Manaforge B'naar
  29. ^ N [68] Measuring Warp Energies
  30. ^ N [68G2] Wanted: Annihilator Servo!
  31. ^ N [68] Shutting Down Manaforge B'naar
  32. ^ a b Pathaleon the Calculator's Image#Conversation between Pathaleon the Calculator's Image, Commander Dawnforge and Arcanist Ardonis
  33. ^ N [68] A Fate Worse Than Death
  34. ^ N [69] Potential Energy Source
  35. ^ N [69] Building a Perimeter
  36. ^ N [68] Attack on Manaforge Coruu
  37. ^ N [69] Shutting Down Manaforge Coruu
  38. ^ N [70] Sunfury Briefings
  39. ^ N [70] Outside Assistance
  40. ^ a b N [69] Torching Sunfury Hold
  41. ^ N [69] Rightful Repossession
  42. ^ N [70G] Full Triangle
  43. ^ a b c N [70] Shutting Down Manaforge Duro
  44. ^ a b c N [70] Shutting Down Manaforge Duro
  45. ^ N [70] Kick Them While They're Down
  46. ^ a b c d e N [70G3] Shutting Down Manaforge Ara
  47. ^ a b N [70] Dealing with the Overmaster
  48. ^ N [70] A Defector
  49. ^ N [70] Damning Evidence
  50. ^ a b N [70] A Dark Pact
  51. ^ World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. Blizzard Entertainment. Netherstorm. Kaylaan: "Ten of us went into Manaforge Ara. All the others fell to the Legion.".
  52. ^ N [70] Neutralizing the Nethermancers
  53. ^ N [70] Dealing with the Foreman
  54. ^ N [70G3] Shutting Down Manaforge Ara
  55. ^ N [70] Bound for Glory
  56. ^ In the Shadow of the Sun