- For Alleria Windrunner's Warcraft II statistics, see Alleria (Warcraft II).
Alleria Windrunner was a ranger-captain of Silvermoon who led her rangers under the Alliance of Lordaeron during the Second War. She was also the head scout of the Alliance Expedition to Draenor. Alleria and her lover disappeared after the planet was torn apart and have not been heard from for many years.
|Title||Ranger-Captain, Lady, Troll Hunter, Lead Scout and Intelligence Agent for the Alliance Expedition|
|Race(s)||Void elf, High elf|
|Character class||Hunter, Elven ranger|
|Affiliation(s)||Alliance, Grand Army of the Light, Alliance Expedition, Sons of Lothar|
|Former affiliation(s)||Alliance of Lordaeron, Kingdom of Quel'Thalas, Farstriders|
|Occupation||A leader of the void elves, Member of the Army of the Light|
|Former occupation(s)||Ranger captain of Quel'Thalas, Lead scout and intelligence officer of the Alliance of Lordaeron|
|Relative(s)||(lover), Arator (son), (mother), Sylvanas, Vereesa, Lirath (siblings), (brother-in-law), Zendarin (cousin), , (nephews)|
|Student(s)||, Void elves of Telogrus Rift|
|Companion(s)||, , , , (close friends)|
- “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.”
Alleria Windrunner is both the eldest child and the eldest of Ranger-General 's daughters, all three of whom have served Quel'Thalas and the Alliance with distinction. As well as her younger sister Sylvanas and youngest sister Vereesa, she also had a younger brother named Lirath. As the oldest, Alleria was expected to succeed her mother as Silvermoon's ranger-general, but Alleria herself had little use for the expectations or traditions of the high elves. She instead focused on practical matters, and chose to become one of the Farstriders, a group of rangers that fought for her people all across Azeroth. She made a name for herself after a number of quick, decisive victories. Alleria's sister Sylvanas would one day rise to leadership in her stead. Alleria would go on to achieve the rank of a Farstrider ranger-captain.
Alleria always wore a necklace given to her by her parents, an exquisite piece containing an emerald, a ruby, and a sapphire. Alleria Windrunner first earned renown due to the sheer number of trolls that she slew in order to defend her people's homeland, Quel'Thalas, during the Troll Wars. With the help of humanity, the high elves ultimately prevailed against the trolls. She is also known to wield a sword with great skill.
Tides of DarknessThis section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft novels, novellas, or short stories.
When the Horde invaded Lordaeron, Terenas Menethil, in the name of called upon the ancient debt the Sunstriders owed the Arathi bloodline. The ruling council of Quel'Thalas, seeing the Horde as more of an excuse to fulfill that debt than an actual threat, sent a small force of elves to assist the Alliance of Lordaeron. Alleria was one of the few in Quel'Thalas who believed that the Horde might pose a threat to the elves, and consequently chose to lead her rangers to Southshore to join the Alliance of Lordaeron, despite not being ordered to do so.
Alleria worked closely with and in the campaign to expel the orcs from Lordaeron. Upon learning that the Horde burned the borderlands of Quel'Thalas, Alleria led the Alliance army to the defense of Silvermoon City, briefly reuniting her with her sister Sylvanas and comrades and . After Alleria's mother Lireesa was killed in a Horde attack, Sylvanas became the new Ranger-General but entrusted Lireesa's bow, Thas'dorah, to Alleria, trusting that her older sister — being a Farstrider — would have better opportunities to exact vengeance on the front lines.
With Lor'themar, Alleria accompanied Turalyon to Capital City which was already under siege. However, the Horde later gave up and began to run away to the south. Alleria and Lor'themar returned home. Though they were successful in repelling the Horde invasion, it came at a terrible cost: eighteen of her kin, including her younger brother, Lirath, were killed. Devastated, Alleria sought comfort in the arms of Turalyon (eventually becoming pregnant with Arator), but ultimately, she chose to dedicate herself to revenge.
Beyond the Dark PortalThis section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft novels, novellas, or short stories.
To the horror of her friends, Alleria came to see the orcs as little more than vermin to be exterminated. Driven by grief and hatred, Alleria vowed that she would have vengeance. Her pursuit of revenge took her into human lands, where she led an elite cadre of rangers in hunting down renegade orcs of the Bleeding Hollow clan, who had been trapped on Azeroth after the end of the Second War. Two years after the end of the war, Alleria was present in Nethergarde where she learned from Khadgar that the portal's rift is widening and that the Alliance army is needed again. The archmage sent her to Stormwind to warn Turalyon, which she reluctantly agreed to. By that time, Alleria had already given birth to Arator.
When the orcs rallied behind and the death knights, Alleria agreed to lead her rangers beyond the Dark Portal into Draenor to exact vengeance for Quel'Thalas and stop the Horde once and for all. Before she left, she had her necklace melted down into three pieces. She kept the emerald for herself and sent the ruby to Vereesa and the sapphire to Sylvanas, using , her lieutenant, as the emissary.
The Alliance reacted quickly to the renewed threat and sent an expedition through the portal to Draenor. Having achieved the rank of captain, Alleria was part of the expedition.
On Draenor, Alleria realized that there was more to the Alliance Expedition's struggle than her quest for vengeance. The final event that caused her to let go her hate and mourn for her loved ones was when Turaylon ordered her to stay back. Alleria found that she could not let go of the young human to his death and rekindled her relationship with , much to the relief of their friends. Following the fall of Hellfire Citadel, Alleria sent most of her forces with , and to pursue Ner'zhul, but herself accompanied Khadgar and Turalyon to retrieve the Skull of Gul'dan from . She later aided in defending Khadgar when he finally closed the last Dark Portal to Azeroth, after which Draenor itself was sundered in a fiery cataclysm, sacrificing her way home. Alleria, along with her surviving allies, entered a rift to the Twisting Nether.
Given the low likelihood of their survival, Alleria and her comrades were presumed dead, killed in the line of duty. They are honored to this day for their sacrifice. A statue of Alleria has a prominent place in the Valley of Heroes, just inside the gates of Stormwind City.
A Thousand Years of WarThis section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft novels, novellas, or short stories.
Alleria and Turalyon ended up elsewhere on Draenor, in an area of the Twisting Nether that was beginning to merge with the self-destructing world. They were found by , a former member of the Burning Legion who had joined the Army of the Light. Lothraxion told them that they were fated to do battle against the Legion, and he had been sent to find them. However, the Legion had also dispatched an assassin to kill them. After Alleria made short work of the assassin, the naaru appeared before the two and told them that, though the Burning Legion had failed to enter Azeroth during the Second War, they would soon succeed in doing so. Alleria, wishing to see their son Arator once more, pushed Xe'ra to send them to Azeroth to rally the disparate nations to stand against the Legion. Xe'ra told them their aid would not be enough, but that they would be needed to do battle against the Legion elsewhere and were fated to discover the "Emerald Star," which held the means to end the Legion forever. The two then agreed with the necessity of Xe'ra's request, and stepped through a portal to join the Army of Light.
Turalyon and Alleria trained aboard the Army's dimensional ship, the Xenedar. While Turalyon was being infused with the Light by Xe'ra, granting him immortality, Alleria was able to catch a glimpse of a ceremony within the Valley of Heroes in Stormwind City, where she saw Sylvanas and her son Arator. Using the light Alleria sent her feelings to her son and when he received her emotions the young Arator looked around, smiled, and then reached out to her statue.
Sometime later the Army of the Light raided a small Legion prison world only to discover all the demons permanently dead due to the void. While looking for survivors Alleria was attacked and infected with the void, which granted her visions. Alleria soon become fascinated with the void and asked Lothraxion to reveal to her all that he knew of it. It was during this time that Alleria learned about the , a mysterious being who was a powerful master of the void and yet fear of it's grasp. Convinced that the void would be useful to the fight against the Legion Alleria revealed to Xe'ra that she wanted to find the Locus-Walker and others like him. While she expected resistance to her plan, Alleria was shocked to be delivered an ultimatum and while she did agree to Xe'ra's wishes, she never forgot her visions or beliefs.
Eventually the Burning Legion invaded the remains of Draenor, now known as Outland. As time flowed differently within the Twisting Nether, the 20 years had passed on Azeroth translated into more than 500 years for Alleria. Convinced that this the moment she had been waiting for Alleria told Xe'ra of a vision she had seen of herself walking on the Legion stronghold world of Argus, and that in this vision she had seen the Emerald Star. With Argus's defenses diminished by their invasion, Xe'ra recognized that there would be no better chance and sent Alleria and Turalyon to discover the truth of the Emerald Star. En route Alleria privately told Turalyon that her visions were sent not by the Light, but by another force that Xe'ra would object to. Turalyon told her that while he respected Xe'ra's wisdom, he trusted Alleria's instincts more and welcomed any help against the Burning Legion. As they explored Argus, Alleria was struck by a vision sent by the titan world soul at the heart of Argus: it was the Emerald Star that was reviving slain demons of the Burning Legion. Though Turalyon did not see the vision, he spoke aloud a pledge to return and free the world soul from the Legion's imprisonment. When they returned to their transport, though, they found it surrounded by demons intent on capturing them. Though they struck down many demons with the Light, their defeat appeared certain until Alleria called instead upon the Void, striking down the demons and opening a shadowy rift. Turalyon, who had become one with the Light, felt agonizing pain as she dragged him through it to a floating rock far away in the Twisting Nether. Dismayed at what she had done, he reached out to her only for their hands to burn at each others' touch. Alleria told him that she was not his enemy and to return to the Xenedar, and Turalyon watched in tears as she departed through another shadowy portal.
She would be captured by Legion and held on Niskara with the Locus-Walker as her fellow prisoner. When Locus-Walker was captured by the Legion, the wrappings containing his energy body had been destroyed. After Alleria used his teachings to kill the inquisitor torturing them, Locus-Walker opened a Void rift for them to escape. On the other side was utter nothingness, the Void itself. Their first lesson was about maintaining Alleria's sanity while using the Void's power. Throughout her training Locus-Walker delved into her memories. He explained to her the duality of Light and Shadow, how the Light cannot see the whole of destiny because it alone is not responsible for it; likewise, the shadow cannot see all of destiny either. He explained how the shadow sees the Light as nothing but horrors, just as the Light sees the shadow, and how neither is true nor wrong. How the Light seeks one path and shuns all others as lies, while the Void seeks every possible path and sees them all as truth. Through Locus-Walker's training, Alleria was able to see destiny that both the Light and Shadow could not see.
But Alleria also realized she was delving into the Void too soon, before her destiny demanded it. Seeing a vision of Turalyon presently being attacked by an eredar attempting to steal his soul as a prize, she tried to have Locus-Walker let her go. When he refused as they were not done, she attacked him to force the lesson to be cut short. Furious, Locus-Walker declared her a coward and he should have expected no less. Though he began to gather power to strike back at her, he stopped when he heard what Alleria's vision was and, laughing, said she had made a very determined enemy; Alleria wasn't sure if that meant Locus-Walker or the eredar. Deciding she may have a unique destiny Locus-Walker acquiesced, allowing Alleria to go save her husband. But he believed they would meet again.
After she arrived Alleria drove off the assassin, but could not stop the soulstone from draining Turalyon's soul. She instead used the Void to rip the assassin's poison out of Lothraxion, who saved Turalyon's soul and cleansed the poison from him in turn. After killing the assassin with the void Turalyon warned her to leave, as Xe'ra would not accept her use of the Void. However Alleria refused to leave and when the naaru arrived Turalyon pled for mercy for Alleria. When Alleria refused to renounce the Void, Xe'ra imprisoned her.
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After years of fruitless research into Alleria's whereabouts, the first lead is presented in the form of a demon who, under torture from the Farstriders, claimed that Alleria was held captive by the inquisitor demons on the Legion portal world of Niskara. Vereesa, joining forces with the Farstriders, forms a team to track the elder Windrunner down and prevent the Legion from gaining her fabled weapon. Although her bow is recovered and Vereesa gives her blessing for the new soon-to-be leader of the Unseen Path to use it, Alleria herself is nowhere to be found. Vereesa concludes that she must have escaped, and resolves to continue the search in the future. Thas'dorah's recovery renews hope that Alleria had survived the destruction of Draenor, and Vereesa believes that her eldest sister has continued her war against evil by hunting the Burning Legion itself, pursuing it into the deepest recesses of the Twisting Nether.
Just before the Xenedar was shot down on Argus, Alleria was last known to still be imprisoned and under guard, but Turalyon was certain she would be one of the survivors, and she soon appeared to aid her husband and an adventurer from Azeroth in defeating . In a reunion with her son Arator aboard the draenei dimensional ship the Vindicaar, Alleria stated that every choice she and Turalyon made was to keep him safe, and that it broke their hearts to be apart from him. With their family reunited, Alleria vowed that she would not let them separate again. When Vereesa later informed Alleria that Sylvanas was now Warchief of the Horde, Alleria refused to believe it after everything the Horde did to their people. Vereesa was unsure of how to tell her that Sylvanas was also undead, or if it was even the right time or place to do so. When Alleria pressed her for answers, Vereesa decided the matter would be best discussed in private.
Vereesa would also inform her of the valiant efforts that the Huntmaster of the Unssen Path undertook during the mission to rescue her on Niskara.
Alleria states reservations about rescuing the rest of Xe'ra's body from the Xenedar's central chamber, concerned about being locked up again (or worse) but she nonetheless assists Turalyon in doing so. She is present aboard the Vindicaar when rejects and kills Xe'ra. Turalyon, enraged, attempts to strike the Betrayer down, while Alleria seems to be shocked by the fact that Illidan possessed enough power to destroy the prime naaru.
In a reunion with , he informed Alleria and Turalyon that Danath and Kurdran were both still alive though he did not get to see them as often as he would like. The three agreed that when the fight was behind them the Sons of Lothar would hold a reunion feast and that, at Alleria's insistence, it was Khadgar's turn to buy the drinks.
When Velen and Turalyon discovered that the Crest of Knowledge, a piece of the Crown of the Triumvirate, was inside the Seat of the Triumvirate on Mac'Aree, Alleria told them that she had scouted the area and realized the darkened naaru had become a beacon calling the Shadowguard ethereals to use the her Void energies for their own ends. Alleria and an adventurer traveled to the ruins of Mac'Aree, where they encountered Krokul being forcefully infused with the Void by the ethereals, despite the best efforts of to prevent that. They ultimately ran into Alleria's teacher Locus-Walker. He explained that he had come to Argus to investigate what the Shadowguard, a group of ethereals who had tragically succumbed to the Void, were doing there. The Shadowguard, in turn, wanted to capture Locus-Walker before he could disrupt their efforts of making Argus fall to darkness. After showing Alleria and the adventurer what the Shadowguard was up to, Locus-Walker confronted Alleria about Turalyon and what he thought of her use of shadow magic, asking how she could use it when the Light shone so brightly beside her. Alleria countered that without the Light, there is no Shadow.
After taking care of the ethereals at the Shadowguard Incursion, Locus-Walker decided to allow Alleria another opportunity to pursue her destiny. After slaying the void revenant , Locus-Walker retrieved its heart and gave it to Alleria, who consumed it. After telling Alleria that as long as her mind remained her own she could control the Void's power and that perhaps someday he would tell Alleria how he came to control it by himself, Locus-Walker took his leave.
Within the Seat of the Triumvirate, Alleria met up with Locus-Walker again. During the battle with he prompted Alleria to use the power of the Void rifts the dark naaru was opening, culminating in her absorbing L'ura's essence and transforming into a Void state. After saying they needed to test the limits of her newfound power, Alleria and Locus-Walker left the Seat. When spoken to on the Vindicaar after the Crown of the Triumvirate is completed, Alleria states that she is in control of her new form, capable of turning it off and on of her own will.
After is imprisoned by the Pantheon at the Seat of the Pantheon, Alleria speaks of how her heart soars to return to Azeroth with her family and see the forests of her homeland once more. However, she dreads the meeting with Sylvanas, but must see with her own eyes what her sister has become; Alleria wonders if she is even her sister any more, or some Light-forsaken monster. But Alleria acknowledges that she has also changed, and the powers she commands may cause some to question her loyalties. There is much for her to ponder, and she has to remain calm and focused.
Return to Azeroth
At the Valley of Heroes in Stormwind City, Alleria and Turalyon stood beneath the memorial statues that had been made for them after the destruction of Draenor, feeling unsettled. Alleria said that sometimes she felt as though she had already died twice, first at Draenor and then with L'ura. She wondered if death was the true legacy of the Windrunners. Turalyon knew she was anxious to meet Sylvanas no matter how she hid it, and while he told her she did not have to go, Alleria insisted that she did. She had to see her homeland with her own eyes and ask Sylvanas how she could ever wear the mantle of Warchief.
Alleria is present at the Stormwind Embassy as part of the Alliance. When King proclaimed that the Alliance needed allies in the face of war with the Horde, Alleria was determined to bring her people, the blood elves of Silvermoon, back into the Alliance, believing that most would shrug off the Horde if given the chance. Alleria travelled to her homeland and had an audience with her old Farstrider comrade, , now her much-changed homeland's regent lord. She arrived at roughly the same time as of the nightborne, who had also come to Silvermoon to pursue an alliance. Lor'themar introduced Alleria as a hero of Silvermoon's past, and after exchanging pleasant courtesies with Thalyssra and Liadrin, Alleria presented her offer to the regent. Lor'themar reacted curtly to Alleria's words, saying that he'd hoped her visit was motivated by love for Silvermoon rather than an errand for the "boy-king." Their parley quickly turned hostile, Alleria suggesting his words were Sylvanas', and Lor'themar raised the issue of her link to the void and its dangers. Alleria, accepting that her offer had been "anticipated and spurned," then prepared to leave, but asked to see the Sunwell once more, as it had been a thousand years from her perspective. Rommath counselled against it, but Lor'themar overruled him, claiming that whatever else she'd become, Alleria was a daughter of Quel'Thalas and he would not deny her a pilgrimage to their people's most sacred site.
Alleria was in awe of the restored Sunwell, acknowledging that while the same as she recalled, its energies were also different; Liadrin confirmed the presence of the Light as well as the arcane sustains their people through the well now. As Alleria moved closer, the plateau erupted with void corruption, calling forth void beasts, and all those gathered rushed to do battle before the Sunwell was lost. Alleria fought off the creatures, including a mighty void horror named , and moved to close a massive rift portal conjured by the unseen perpetrator of the attack. Combining her powers with Rommath and Thalyssra, Alleria successfully closed the rift, but Rommath, blaming her for the attack, furiously ordered her taken prisoner as a saboteur. Lor'themar intervened, instead banishing her, as her very presence posed a danger to Quel'Thalas. Yet before leaving, Alleria gleaned an important piece of information from Rommath: the existence of void-practicing blood elves who, like her, had been exiled for the danger the void poses to the Sunwell.
Returning to Stormwind, Alleria revealed the outcome of her negotiations to Anduin and revealed what she'd learned of the exiles; she and the Alliance champion then returned to Quel'Thalas to track them down, both out of empathy for her brothers and sisters who may be in grave danger of the void's whispers, and to add their strength to the Alliance.
Alleria arrived in the Ghostlands and reflected on what had befallen her homeland in her many years absent. Following a trail of information left by , a scholar with a deep interest in the void and the leader of the exiles, Alleria discovered a number of echoes detailing the disgraced magister's past and motivations, from his clash with Rommath to his discovery of a void world containing an item of great power over the shadows. Arriving at Dawnstar Spire, Alleria found the final piece of Umbric's story and opened a portal to the world she believed he sought, named the Telogrus Rift. There, she came face-to-face with Umbric, who had learned of her own consumption of the void and was happy to welcome her. Alleria felt kinship with him, a fellow exile from Silvermoon.
Umbric led Alleria to the item he and his people had uncovered, and began a spell to unlock its powers, but the "ritual" was interrupted by , the void-corrupted ethereal who had attacked Alleria at the Sunwell. Durzaan, desiring to corrupt the blood elves to the void, began a ritual to strip their mortality away and tempt them to succumb. Alleria, outraged, and wanting to protect her kin, fought a vicious battle against Durzaan while encouraging her people to fight the whispers; she also dismissed his attempts to compel Alleria to embrace the abyss herself. She and the champion slew Durzaan and freed her people, who had been transformed by the void. Umbric, altered by the shadow, stepped forward and thanked his Alleria for saving him from the void's full madness. Alleria offered to teach him and his fellow elves all she could to control the void, and in return, he and their people - the void elves - would fight for the Alliance. Umbric accepted Alleria's offer and, stating that Silvermoon had turned its back on him long ago, pledged his loyalty to Alleria and the Alliance.
Triumphant, Alleria returned to report her success, and the addition of the void elves to the Alliance's ranks. Telogrus Rift then became the elves' base of operations, and Alleria's teacher, Locus-Walker, traveled there to help her teach and train the void elves.
Battle for AzerothThis section concerns content exclusive to Battle for Azeroth.
During the Battle for Lordaeron, void elf and gnome forces led respectively by Alleria and warped in through Void portals at a decisive moment, saving the Alliance from a larger undead army. She personally confronted .
When Halford Wyrmbane and disagreed on whether to pursue or Blood Prince Dreven in the Alliance's war effort against the Horde, Alleria came in to tell them that both could be done: Alleria's void elf forces led by could focus on Gallywix while Shandris focused on Dreven.
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Alleria is a superb forest fighter who prefers solitude and travels with others only when forced to do so. She speaks infrequently and only in short sentences. She shows passion only where orcs are concerned, hunting them ruthlessly and without mercy. However, much of this personality dissolved when she rekindled her relationship with Turalyon. 
In battle Alleria travels in forests whenever possible and prefers to strike from hiding — especially when attacking orcs, who she believes have no honor and therefore can be killed in any way she sees fit. In battle, she uses her great speed and mobility to weave in and out of the fight, taking point blank shots with maximum efficiency. If forced into melee in a situation where she absolutely cannot fire her bow, she swings it as a quarterstaff. She wields no other weapons — Alleria's special composite bow was her father's, and she employs it exclusively.
Valley of Heroes monument
Ranger Captain Alleria Windrunner
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.
- Allied races
For Alleria's Warcraft II quotes, see Quotes of Warcraft II#Alleria.
- "There is no problem. The Alliance wants every orc dead. So do I. We can work together on that."
- "I can't stay behind. Don't ask me to. I stayed behind the last time. I won't watch someone I love go to his death while I..." (Jumps into Turalyon's arms.)
World of Warcraft
- Main article: Quest:A Strike at the Heart#Notes
- Main article: Quest:Return to the Vindicaar#Notes
- Main article: Quest:Gathering Light#Notes
- Main article: Quest:The Light Mother#Notes
- Main article: Quest:Reinforce Light's Purchase#Notes
- Main article: Quest:Storming the Citadel#Notes
- Main article: Quest:Heralds of Apocalypse#Notes
- Main article: Quest:Lord of the Spire#Notes
- Main article: Quest:The Seat of the Triumvirate#Notes
- Main article: Quest:Whispers from Oronaar#Notes
- Main article: Quest:The Pulsing Madness#Notes
- Main article: Quest:Arkhaan's Plan#Notes
- Main article: Quest:Arkhaan's Peril#Notes
- Main article: Quest:Throwing Shade#Notes
- Main article: Quest:Sources of Darkness#Notes
- Main article: Quest:A Vessel Made Ready#Notes
- Main article: Quest:A Beacon in the Dark#Notes
- Main article: Zuraal the Ascended#Quotes
- Main article: Saprish#Quotes
- Main article: Viceroy Nezhar#Quotes
- Main article: L'ura#Quotes
- Main article: Garothi Worldbreaker#Quotes
- Main article: Broken Cliffs
- We each walk a line. Chose yours.
- What news?
- Use every weapon at your disposable.
- It is a good day for a hunt.
- I go missing for all those years and this is how you treat me?
- Yes. Of course I still love him. Must you be so nosy?
- (Sigh) Sisters are complicated, especially the undead ones.
- My void will consume you, if you ask nicely.
- Keep your gaze fixed on your target.
- We do what we must for those we love.
- Aim true.
- The shadows can be an ally... if controlled.
- So many demons, so many targets...
- <Alleria gives you a wry smile.>
Another beautiful day on Argus.
Although, now that I can see our home in the sky, I am filled with hope. Returning home is no longer a dream. It is a certainty.
- The Vindicaar is truly a marvel of the Light, a symbol of what the eredar were. What the draenei still are. Although, do take note that not all of the rooms are as magnificent as this. Some of them are quite confining.
- I will not be broken.
- It is truly remarkable how much time has passed, even for an elf. Surely much has changed on Azeroth in our absence.
What happened to you in the Seat of the Triumvirate?
- As the naaru lay dying, L'ura's essence called to me. A being born of the Light hand turned to shadow.
- It was a familiar sensation.
- The transformation you witnessed is under my control, to be used when I see fit. I am the same person I was... and yet, something more.
- The use of such power makes some... uneasy. But shadow is a force to be harnessed, not feared.
- As with any weapon, one must maintain constant control when wielding it.
<You catch Alleria out of the corner of you eye. She's looking at your bow.>
- I would have words with you, Huntmaster.
- Vereesa told me you accompanied her on the mission to Niskara. That you risked your own life to rescue me, and prevented her from falling into the inquisitor's trap.
- It is clear you wield Thas'dorah with skill and finesse. You bring honor to the bow, and to the memory of those who carried it before you.
- There may come a day when I will have need of my family weapon once again. But for now, at least, I have a different path to follow.
- Hold Thas'dorah proudly, champion. Know that you have proven worthy of it.
My heart soars to return to Azeroth alongside Arator and Turalyon. To see the forests of my homeland once again.
Vereesa told me what has befallen Sylvanas. Though I dread the meeting, I must see with my own eyes what she has become.
Is she even my sister anymore? Or some Light-forsaken monster?
But of course, I have changed as well. The powers at my command may cause some to question my loyalties.
<Alleria draws in a long breath.>
I must remain calm, focused. There is much to ponder...
Valley of Heroes
- High Exarch Turalyon says: It is unsettling to look upon these memorials to our passing.
- Alleria Windrunner says: Indeed. Sometimes I feel that I have already died twice. Once when we were presumed lost on Draenor, and again when gripped by the shadow of the fallen naaru.
- Alleria Windrunner says: Perhaps death is the true legacy of the Windrunners.
- High Exarch Turalyon says: You're anxious. You hide it well... but I know you.
- Alleria Windrunner says: Like no other, my love.
- High Exarch Turalyon says: You don't have to go. You don't have to see her.
- High Exarch Turalyon says: Each of you has a path to follow. If the Light wills that those paths intersect, they will. There's no need to force the hand of fate.
- Alleria Windrunner says: It is time, Turalyon. I must see my homeland again with my own eyes... and hear from Sylvanas how she could ever wear the mantle of warchief.
One day Silvermoon will stand again on the side of the Alliance. I know it.
Allied races & Telogrus Rift
Remember, control demands sacrifice. Power never comes without a price. You risk losing those closest to you in order to save them.
This is the bargain we have made.
<Alleria looks away.>
- "Many believe magic has maintained order in Quel'Thalas. My bow would say otherwise. One shot, one kill. This is how I preserve our realm. I am Alleria Windrunner. If you stand against me, you're just another target. And I never miss my mark."
Alleria in her Hearthstone character trailer.
Notes & trivia
- Her generic name in the Ghostlands is High Elf Ranger.
- Before A Thousand Years of War, Alleria and Turalyon were stated in Beyond the Dark Portal to have materialized from the rift, that they used to escape the destruction of Draenor, back in Hellfire and returned to Honor Hold, which had remained standing through the chaos Draenor had just undergone.
- Alleria is the former wielder of .
- In patch 7.3 Alleria wields a bow similar to Thas'dorah. The bow is not exactly the same, having different plating and bow shape as well as void energy towards the center of the bow, though she makes comment to hunter players who have Thas'dorah, claiming she may take up Thas'dorah again personally once this is all over. When Thas'dorah was recovered, Vereesa herself gave her blessing for the hunter player to use the family's weapon, but only because Alleria was missing. Her wording indicated that when she is found, she expects that one way or another it will be returned to Alleria, or at the very least, the ownership of it will be Alleria's decision.
- In Ask CDev Round 2, Bashiok said the "missing" characters of the Warcraft universe (Calia Menethil, Turalyon, Alleria Windrunner, Med'an, Gallywix, etc.) have not been forgotten. "While we'd love to talk about these characters, doing so would spoil a number of the plots we have for Cataclysm and beyond. Believe us when we say that you will definitely hear about these characters when we're ready to talk about them!"
- Alleria is mentioned in one of the loading screen tips: "Nobody has seen Alleria or Turalyon in years". During Warlords of Draenor alpha, this tip was supplemented: "Nobody has seen Alleria or Turalyon in years. Still." During Legion it was changed again to "Nobody has seen Alleria or Turalyon in years... until now!"
- Blizzard revealed that Alleria's story would not continue in Mists of Pandaria. It was planned to be in the following expansion Warlords of Draenor, but during the WoW Q&A at BlizzCon 2013 it was stated they would not appear in Warlords of Draenor but the expansion after that, later announced as Legion.
- During the Third War, Sylvanas believed Alleria to be dead.
- In Tides of Darkness, Alleria's eye color was described as a brilliant emerald-green. In Hearthstone and Legion, she has blue eyes.
- Alleria mistook a member of the Convocation of Silvermoon for Dar'Khan.
- An Alliance stronghold in Outland bears her name, the Allerian Stronghold.
- Horde players visiting Windrunner Spire in the Ghostlands can locate a intended for her sister Sylvanas. The Dark Lady rages in fury at the messenger, but succumbs to her memories (see Lament of the Highborne).
- Alleria's own necklace is included in her Legion design in artwork, but is not present on her model.
- In the Sunwell raid, an item called the drops from Kil'jaeden.
- In Dalaran, one can find which reads, "May my sisters realize their full potential, the name Windrunner known as result of their deeds."
- Alleria is also referenced by , which reads " and Alleria, wherever you are, may you be well."
- A sometimes visits the inn in your garrison and tasks you with finding high elf weaponry. Subsequently, she will reveal that she is looking for Alleria. The ranger theorizes that the Twisting Nether would bring her to the alternate Draenor. Whether the arrows indicate that is the case is unknown.
- The carrier Alleria's Valor is named after her.
- Alleria was mentioned on Durnholde Keep's bulletin board in the canceled game Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans.
- Two of the realms in World of Warcraft are named after Alleria. See Realm names and their place in Warcraft lore.
- Alleria is voiced by an unknown actress in Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal, by Mara Junot in World of Warcraft, by Clare Corbett in A Thousand Years of War and by Michele Morrow in Hearthstone.
- Alleria is the alternate hero (player character) for the hunter class in Hearthstone, and the second alternate hero to be revealed. Her flavor text reads: "The high elf Ranger Captain is a peerless archer. Ask any of the orcs she used for target practice."
- Purchasing Alleria also unlocks the Alleria card back. The flavor text reads: "When she wants to shoot an apple on your head, you don’t have to worry. Unless you're an orc."
- Alleria originally appeared during alongside Turalyon, but she was cut during the Alpha stage. Curiously, she had a night elf model.
- All of the three Windrunner sisters ended up having a human mate, or at least being very close to one in the case of Sylvanas.
- Copies of Alleria who follow other players during quests in Mac'Aree are seen under the generic name High Elf Ranger.
- In the Battle for Azeroth alpha, Alleria could be found aboard the Wind's Redemption docked at Boralus in Kul Tiras.
Alleria's brief entry in the Warcraft Encyclopedia mentions that she fought during the Troll Wars. This would make her over 2,800 years old. Council of Silvermoon members are noted to be far older than Alleria and only some of them had participated in the Troll Wars. Other elves active during that period, such as the 3,000-year-old Anasterian, are described as the most elderly among their kind, with fittingly frail, wizened, and withered appearances. While Alleria is easily older than any of the humans she interacts with, she is still described as looking young, fit, and beautiful. Alleria's inclusion in the Troll Wars on the Warcraft Encyclopedia might have been a mistake on the writers' part.
Alternatively, the Warcraft Encyclopedia entry might not be referring to the actual Troll Wars of 2,800 years ago, but a more recent conflict with 's trolls, making Alleria significantly younger. Zul'jin had been raiding the elves for years and had united many troll warparties. He had initially declined Doomhammer's invitation to join the Horde, but increasing tensions with the elves and their new human allies forced Zul'jin into allying with the orcs. Alleria and the other elven archers embroiled in this bloody conflict were descendents of their elder race. Day of the Dragon says that humanity had just finished dealing with the trolls when the orcs first came through the Dark Portal.
- Patch 7.3.0 (2017-08-29): Added.
- ^ a b #Valley of Heroes monument
- ^ Wowhead
- ^ a b Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal manual, Legends of the Land, Alleria
- ^ a b Blizzcon 2017: Battle for Azeroth Demo
- ^ a b
- ^ , : "The void elves may be a recent addition to our ranks, but Alleria Windrunner is one of our greatest heroes. Under her tutelage, the powers you wield will aid our cause."
- ^ a b c d Tales of the Hunt
- ^ Rosenberg, Aaron; Christie Golden. Beyond the Dark Portal, 199. ISBN 978-1-4165-5086-0.
- ^ a b c The Warcraft Encyclopedia/Alleria Windrunner
- ^ Rosenberg, Aaron. Tides of Darkness, 200,220. ISBN 978-1-4165-3990-2.
- ^ Rosenberg, Aaron. Tides of Darkness, 118. ISBN 978-1-4165-3990-2.
- ^ Beyond the Dark Portal, chapter 5
- ^ Beyond the Dark Portal, chapter 1
- ^ a b A Thousand Years of War
- ^ Rosenberg, Aaron; Christie Golden. Beyond the Dark Portal, 198. ISBN 978-1-4165-5086-0.
- ^ Rosenberg, Aaron; Christie Golden. Beyond the Dark Portal, 247. ISBN 978-1-4165-5086-0.
- ^ A Thousand Years of War Part One: Two Bright Lights
- ^ A Thousand Years of War Part Two: The Emerald Star
- ^ A Thousand Years of War Part Three: Shadow and Light
- ^ a b
- ^ a b
- ^ Quest:Our Next Target
- ^ a b Arthaus. Shadows & Light, 58. ISBN 9781588469731.
- ^ Legion: Hunter Artifact Reveal
- ^ Ask CDev#Ask CDev Answers - Round 2
- ^ Best Buy Developer Q&A - MMO-Champion
- ^ Diablo III: Book of Cain-like Warcraft Book in the Horizon, Turalyon & Alleria Next Xpac - BlizzPlanet
- ^ Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, pg 420 (ebook). "Sylvanas was fiercely glad that Alleria was dead, could not see this, could not see what a former champion of the Light was doing to everything the Windrunners loved and cherished."
- ^ Tides of Darkness, pg 167 (ebook)
- ^ Alleria's Hearthstone reveal trailer, HD
- ^ Michele Morrow on Twitter
- ^ Hearthstone on Twitter
- ^ Timeline (Ultimate Visual Guide)
- ^ Tides of Darkness, ch. 14.
- ^ Blood of the Highborne: ... and though the weight of three thousand years had exacted a heavy toll on his body...
- ^ Tides of Darkness: The high elf king was old, old even for an elf, with hair that had long since turned white and skin thin as parchment and lined as a piece of old wood. He had gone from slender to frail but his blue eyes were still piercing and his voice, though thin as well, was still filled with authority.
- ^ Arthas: Rise of the Lich King: Three millennia rested upon those shoulders; the white hue of hair that fell almost to his feet was due to age, not dark magics.
- ^ Beyond the Dark Portal, chapter 2
- ^ Tides of Darkness
- ^ Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness manual: Zul'jin
- ^ Rosenberg, Aaron. "Four", Tides of Darkness, 96-100 (ebook). ISBN 978-1-4165-3990-2.
- ^ Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness manual: Elven Archer
- ^ Knaak, Richard A.. "One", Day of the Dragon, 6 (ebook). ISBN 978-0-6710-4152-6.