Valley of Heroes
The Valley of Heroes is a valley that lies before Stormwind Gate. A bridge of stone crosses the narrow moat and is the first sight of all who enter. This gloriously lush valley lies south of the city, and many visitors must pass through it, as it is one of three entrances to Stormwind (the others are the Deeprun Tram, and the Stormwind Harbor). The statues of five famous Alliance heroes stand on either side of the path, welcoming visitors while providing an awe-inspiring warning.
The valley is also the location of several important Stormwind officials. Astride his tall stallion in the center of the causeway is General Hammond Clay. Down the left fork of the bridge is the paladin, Major Mattingly, and down to the right stands Field Marshal Afrasiabi.
- 1 History
- 2 Getting there
- 3 NPCs
- 4 Statues
- 5 In the RPG
- 6 Notes and trivia
- 7 Patch changes
- 8 References
- 9 External links
After the Second War and during the reconstruction of Stormwind, five statues were built in this valley to commemorate the sacrifice of the Alliance Expedition members during their campaign on the orcish homeworld of Draenor. These heroes comprised the leadership of the expedition that traveled through the Dark Portal to seal the dimensional rift from the other side. On the left are Kurdran Wildhammer, Thane of Aerie Peak, and the Archmage Khadgar of the Kirin Tor; on the right are Force Commander Danath Trollbane and Ranger-Captain Alleria Windrunner; at the end of the main road, just before it splits to enter Stormwind City proper, is General Turalyon, the expedition's military leader.
World of Warcraft
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After the Cataclysm and turning over his seat on the Council of Three Hammers to Falstad, Kurdran Wildhammer stated that he would go to Stormwind to meet King Varian Wrynn and to see his statue. By the time of the invasion of Pandaria, he was the first of the five to have visited the valley.
This section concerns content related to Legion.
Khadgar might have seen his when he flew to Stormwind Keep to warn the Alliance that the Burning Legion had returned (if he had not seen it before) but he may well have been too preoccupied to be concerned with such things. Alleria and Turalyon saw theirs after the imprisonment of Sargeras at the end of the third invasion of the Burning Legion and their return from Argus. They both felt unsettled by their monuments.
- Major Mattingly
- General Hammond Clay
- Squire Rowe
- Field Marshal Afrasiabi
- Alleria Windrunner
- Stormwind City Guards
- Stormwind City Patrollers
The subject of this section has been removed from World of Warcraft.
- General Marcus Jonathan <High Commander of Stormwind Defense>
- Foreman Wick
- Mason Goldgild <Royal Stonecutter's Guild>
- Construction Worker
- Dwarven Construction Worker
Ranger Captain Alleria Windrunner
- Main article: Alleria Windrunner
Renowned Troll Hunter of Quel'Thalas. Lead Scout and Intelligence Agent for the Alliance Expedition that marched into the orc homeworld of Draenor.
"Your heart flew straight as any arrow upon the wind, sister. You were the brightest of our Order. You were the most beloved of our kin."
-- Sylvanas Windrunner - Ranger General of Quel'Thalas
Archmage Khadgar of the Kirin Tor
- Main article: Khadgar
Former apprentice of Medivh. Supreme Commander of the Alliance Expedition that marched into the orc homeworld of Draenor.
"Never did one so selflessly delve into the dark heart of magic and warfare. We wish you well, bold wanderer. Wherever you are."
-- Antonidas - Archmage of Dalaran
- Main article: Kurdran Wildhammer
Renowned Dragon Fighter. Gryphon Master of the Aerie Peak. Commander of the Gryphon Rider Division attached to the Alliance Expedition that marched into the orc homeworld of Draenor.
"We will hear Sky-Ree's calls upon the winds. We will hear your hammer thunder across the mountaintops. Ride hard into the hereafter, brother. The halls of our ancestors await you."
-- Falstad Wildhammer - Lord of Aerie Peak
- Main article: Danath Trollbane
Militia Commander of Stromgarde. Tactical Advisor to General Turalyon. Force Commander of the Alliance Expedition that marched into the orc homeworld of Draenor.
"We honor your memory, nephew, and your sacrifice. Since the founding of our glorious empire, the path to valor has always been drenched with the blood of heroes."
-- Thoras Trollbane, Lord of Stromgarde
- Main article: Turalyon
Former Lieutenant to Lord Anduin Lothar, Knight of the Silver Hand. High General of the Alliance Expedition that marched into the orc homeworld of Draenor.
"Esarus thar no Darador - By blood and honor we serve."
"You were the right hand of justice and virtue, old friend. Your name will be honored in our halls always."
-- Lord Uther the Lightbringer - Knight of the Silver Hand
In the RPG
In Lands of Conflict
This gloriously lush valley lies south of the city, and all visitors must pass through it, as it is the only entrance to Stormwind. Statues of heroes such as Danath Trollbane, Alleria Windrunner and High General Turalyon stand on either side of the road, welcoming visitors while providing an awe-inspiring warning.
In Shadows & Light
Notes and trivia
- It is interesting to note that the five heroes were "presumed deceased" and despite the plaques on the statues reading like epitaphs, all five heroes of the Alliance Expedition turned out to still be alive as of the beginning of Legion, having all survived the destruction of Draenor.
- According to the book Blinking Rules & Regulations a statue of General Turalyon was once severely damaged by magma in an attempt to rescue a mage, who, when using the spell , accidentally got inserted into a statue.
- In the game, the name was originally spelled as Valley Of Heroes.
- The valley forms the entrance to the Blizzard World map in Overwatch.
- Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): All damages repaired, Trollbane's statue restored.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Valley damaged; Trollbane's statue toppled; Farseer Umbrua moved to the Dwarven District.