Gavinrad the Dire


Knight of the Silver Hand


Kingdom of Lordaeron
Order of the Silver Hand



Gavinrad the Dire was one of the first five paladins of the of the Silver Hand. Gavinrad was originally one of the knights who accompanied Anduin Lothar in the exodus from Azeroth during the First War. He was considered one of the most pious of Lothar's troops. Lothar recommended to Archbishop Alonsus Faol that Gavinrad join Uther, Turalyon, Tirion Fordring and Saidan Dathrohan as the first members of the Silver Hand, and the Archbishop agreed.

Gavinrad and the rest of the paladins were present at the ceremony where Prince Arthas joined the Silver Hand. It was Gavinrad who gave him the hammer known as Light's Vengeance. After Kel'Thuzad's death, and the strange happenings in the area, Uther thought it wise to ensure that the necromancer never walked again. To that end, he stationed Gavinrad and his Champions of Peace to guard the cemetery near Andorhal, where Kel'Thuzad was buried. The Scourge required the remains of the former necromancer and so Gavinrad ended up face to face with Arthas, the treacherous son of King Terenas. Surprisingly, the prince gave the paladin the chance to step aside and live. When Gavinrad refused, Arthas slew him in single combat.