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The Alliance
Alliance
The crest of the Grand Alliance, bearing a heraldic piece from all of its original member states

Members

Stormwind Icon Kingdom of Stormwind
BETTERIronforgeIcon Kingdom of Ironforge
GilneasBorderIcon Kingdom of Gilneas
Kul Tiras Icon BFA Kingdom of Kul Tiras
Alterac Icon Kingdom of Alterac
StromgardeIcon1 Kingdom of Stromgarde
Lordaeron Icon Kingdom of Lordaeron
GnomereganIcon-0 Gnomeregan
DarnassusTabard Darnassus
Aldor Exodar
Silver Covenant Icon Silver Covenant
Tushui Icon Tushui
Army of the Light Icon Army of the Light
Inv cape armor voidelf d 01 Void Elven Forces

Main Leader

IconSmall AnduinKing High King Anduin Wrynn

Leadership

IconSmall FalstadIconSmall MoiraIconSmall Muradin Council of Three Hammers
IconSmall Tyrande Priestess Tyrande Whisperwind
IconSmall Mekkatorque High Tinker Gelbin Mekkatorque
IconSmall Velen Prophet Velen
IconSmall Genn King Genn Greymane
IconSmall Turalyon High Exarch Turalyon
IconSmall Alleria Ranger-Captain Alleria Windrunner

Secondary Leadership

IconSmall Malfurion Archdruid Malfurion Stormrage
IconSmall Danath Lord Danath Trollbane
IconSmall Jaina3 Lord Admiral Jaina Proudmoore
IconSmall Aysa Master Aysa Cloudsinger
IconSmall Umbric Magister Umbric

Capital

Stormwind City, Elwynn Forest

Major Cities

Ironforge, Khaz Modan
Darnassus, Teldrassil
Exodar, Azuremyst Isle
New Tinkertown, Khaz Modan
Gilneas City, Gilneas
Boralus, Kul Tiras
Shadowforge City, Burning Steppes

Main Language

Common

Secondary Languages

Dwarven
Thalassian
Darnassian
Gnomish
Draenei

Status

Active

The Grand Alliance (aka the Alliance) is one of two major political factions of the mortal races in Azeroth, its counterpart being the New Horde. The Alliance claims that it consists of powerful cultures and groups bound not by desperation or necessity, but by their deep commitments to abstract concepts like nobility and justice. The Alliance was formed from the factions that were once known as the Alliance of Lordaeron when its leadership was centered in the Kingdom of Lordaeron.

However, the Alliance was forced to move the bulk of its forces to Kalimdor and to the southern Eastern Kingdoms continents of Khaz Modan and Azeroth in the aftermath of the Undead Scourge that destroyed Lordaeron. It has since lost many members as well as gained new allies, including the draenei of Argus, the kaldorei, and the Tushui pandaren. In addition, the high elves of Quel'thalas, whom were once a minority, have made a triumphant return to the Alliance as a major military organization known as the Silver Covenant.

With the Legion's defeat, new races have answered the call of battle within the Alliance. Including the Lightforged Draenei of the Army of the Light and the Void Elves that were originally citizens of Silvermoon.

Main MembersEdit

HumanityEdit

The humans are the primary race of the Alliance and make up the bulk of their forces. Most of the human kingdoms have fallen to dark times, but remain to fight with the Alliance in some form. All of the human kingdoms follow the Church of the Holy Light, an organization based in the Cathedral of Light, Stormwind City, that serves as the main clergy for the worship of the Holy Light, with the Archbishop at its head, and is primarily associated with the Alliance.

Kingdom of Stormwind Edit

The Kingdom of Stormwind is a major power located on the southern subcontinent of Azeroth in the Eastern Kingdoms. It is one of the founding members of the Alliance of Lordaeron following Stormwind City's destruction in the First War when it was known as the Kingdom of Azeroth. The kingdom was restored to its former glory and renamed to what it is now after the Second War. Its capital is Stormwind City, located in northwestern Elwynn Forest. It is led by King Anduin Wrynn.

Kingdom of Stromgarde Edit

Stromgarde was the very first great nation of the humans from which all other nations developed, the Empire of Arathor. It once ruled and presently attempts to retake the Arathi Highlands. The nation rapidly declined after the Third War, losing almost all of its capital city and many other territories. They left the Alliance over disagreements on how to deal with the orcs, and did not rejoin the Alliance until after the Third War. Their capital was Stromgarde City, located in the south-west of the Arathi Highlands, but the majority of the city was lost after the Third War and now, the largest settlement is the small camp known as Refuge Pointe. It is presumably led by Lord Danath Trollbane.

Kingdom of Kul Tiras Edit

An old human kingdom of merchants and sailors, the Kingdom of Kul Tiras is an island nation located on the isle of the same name reputed for its navy. It sustained a heavy attack by Horde forces during the Second War, but largely avoided and survived the Third War. Many of its citizens joined the expedition forces of Jaina Proudmoore to Kalimdor where they founded the nation of Theramore, which had the same sigil as Kul Tiras. They left the Alliance following the failed invasion of Durotar by Lord Admiral Daelin Proudmoore and the Alliance's refusal to avenge their leader, and remained in isolation until following the end of the Third Legion Invasion of Azeroth, when they rejoined the Alliance after they nearly collapsed under the poor leadership of Katherine Proudmoore. The capital is Boralus, located on the eastern coast of the island kingdom. It is led by Lord Admiral Jaina Proudmoore.

Kingdom of Gilneas Edit

Formerly one of the strongest human nations, famous for its efficient factories and ironworks, the Kingdom of Gilneas was one of the founding members of the Alliance of Lordaeron based on the Gilnean Peninsula in Lordaeron. It sealed itself off from the rest of the world shortly after the Second War, not wanting to be brought along in other nations' problems. After the Cataclysm and the forsaken invasion, it rejoined the Alliance and is in the process of rebuilding with the help of Stormwind and allies. It is led by King Genn Greymane.

Kingdom of Lordaeron Edit

Ravaged by the plague and the Horde, the Kingdom of Lordaeron was once one of two major eastern human powers ruling over the Lordaeron subcontinent. Its remnants have ow rallied under several banners. While they may not all agree in the manner in which Lordaeron should be restored, they all stand united under the banner of the Alliance. Though several had hoped that the return of Princess Calia Menethil would unite the remnants of Lordaeron, the princess' stance on the restoration of the kingdom is unknown as she is currently working with the High Priest of the Conclave.

Kingdom of Alterac Edit

The Kingdom of Alterac is a kingdom in limbo that once ruled prosperously over the Alterac Mountains until the reigning House of Perenolde betrayed the Alliance of Lordaeron. A minority of the people of the once traitor-kingdom have remained loyal to the Alliance, even after the Perenoldes' betrayal and the rise of the Syndicate.

Kingdom of Ironforge Edit

The Kingdom of Ironforge is a major dwarven power that rules over the mountainous regions of Khaz Modan, populated by the Bronzebeard, Wildhammer, and Dark Iron clans; however, the Bronzebeard Clan is the majority which remains still in the capital city of the same name, Ironforge. They originally joined after the events of the Second War. After King Magni Bronzebeard was petrified to save Ironforge, the Council of Three Hammers was put into place, with a representative of each clan meeting in Ironforge, and all three clans united for the first time since the War of the Three Hammers.

  • The Bronzebeard Clan is led by High Thane Muradin Bronzebeard. They had gained complete control over Ironforge after the War of the Three Hammers, but after the Shattering, let the other clans form a council, bringing Ironforge in a new era.
  • The Wildhammer Clan is led by High Thane Falstad Wildhammer and are based in the Aerie Peaks, in the mountains of the Hinterlands. Formerly the denizens of Grim Batol, they were forced to leave after a curse was placed on the city. The scattered clans of the Twilight Highlands have been united under one banner and have been brought in the Alliance.
  • The Dark Iron Clan is led by Queen-Regent Moira Thaurissan. Having joined the Alliance after the Cataclysm, these Dark Iron are a splinter faction who follow Moira instead of Ragnaros and the Twilight's Hammer Clan.

Gnomeregan Edit

The city-state of Gnomeregan is made up of the mostly underground city of the same name and its satellite towns. It is inhabited by the ingenious gnomes, cousins of the dwarves, who have joined them to bring technological wonders to the Alliance. Their capital was abandoned after it was irradiated to stop a trogg attack. For a long time after, the gnomes lived in Tinker Town, located in Ironforge city. Following Operation: Gnomeregan, they built the town of New Tinker Town on the outskirts of their irradiated city. It is led by High Tinker Gelbin Mekkatorque.

Darnassus Edit

Darnassus is the night elf nation based in northern Kalimdor Teldrassil. The night elves, or kaldorei, lived for centuries in peace in the distant lands of Kalimdor until the Third War, in which they allied with human survivors from Lordaeron and Thrall's Horde to defeat the Burning Legion at the Battle of Mount Hyjal. Due to the Horde's continuing deforestation of Ashenvale, the Night Elves broke off and joined the Alliance. Their capital is the majestic city of Darnassus which the government takes its name from, located on the World Tree Teldrassil, off the coast of Darkshore. It is led by the High Priestess of EluneTyrande Whisperwind, and Archdruid Malfurion Stormrage.

The Exodar Edit

The Exodar is the crash-landed ship of the alien draenei people and a de facto nation. The draenei are a faction of uncorrupted eredar from the planet of Argus who have been fleeing from the forces of the Burning Legion for years until they crashed their ship in the Azuremyst Isle, Kalimdor, on Azeroth. The draenei are led by Prophet Velen.

Silver Covenant Edit

The Silver Covenant is a military and political nation made up of the High Elves of Quel'Thalas, whose kingdom was once a prominent member of the Alliance of Lordaeron driven to near extinction due to the Scourge attack led by former Prince of Lordaeron, Arthas Menethil. The covenant is led by Ranger-General Vereesa Windrunner.

Tushui Pandaren Edit

The Pandaren followers of the way of the Tushui, a philosophy that encourages living a venerable life through meditation, rigorous training, and moral conviction, were drawn to the Alliance because of similar philosophies, but do not hold any territory except designate embassies. They are led by Aysa Cloudsinger.

Lightforged Draenei Edit

For millennia, the Army of the Light waged battles, skirmishes, and sabotage against the Burning Legion. They all knew they might not survive their final assault on Argus. After the Legion's defeat, the Army of the Light traveled to Azeroth and the Lightforged Draenei joined the Alliance. They are led by Turalyon.

Ren'dorei Edit

The Void elves or Ren'dorei are a group of Thalassian Elves who follow the leadership of Alleria Windrunner, who gained mastery of the void on Argus, along with the Sin'dorei, Magister Umbric. Pledging their loyalty to Alleria and the Alliance, they established themselves as the Ren'dorei. They are led by Alleria Windrunner on Telogrus Rift.

Military Edit

See main article: Alliance Military

The Grand Alliance Military, sometimes referred to as the Alliance Military, is comprised of the army and naval forces affiliated with the nations of the Alliance and helps strengthen effective strategic and tactical cooperation among forces when fighting as one. It is headed by the High King of the Alliance, currently King Anduin Wrynn of Stormwind, but is only a coalition in that the High King does not simply have supreme authority over its branches, just like they do not have political power in other nations than their own, but only helps direct it during multinational conquests. In the absence of a High King, the leader of the Alliance Military is known as the Supreme Allied Commander.

Alliance Army Edit

See main article: Grand Alliance Army

The Grand Alliance Army, sometimes referred to as the Alliance Army, is the united coalition of the land fighting forces of the Alliance nations. It is headed by the Alliance High Command Council, a leadership council formed by various high-ranking officers headed by the Grand Marshal of the Alliance Army, Julianne Tremblade.

The various forces comprising the Alliance Army coalition include:

Alliance Navy Edit

See main article: Grand Alliance Navy

The Grand Alliance Navy, sometimes referred to as the Alliance Navy, is the united coalition of the maritime fighting forces of the Alliance nations. It is headed by the Alliance Naval Command Council, a board of high-ranking naval officers subordinate to High Command from the various navies headed by the Grand Admiral of the Alliance Navy, Jes-Tereth.

The various navies comprising the Alliance Navy coalition include:

Other Forces Edit

Though not directly affiliated with the Alliance armies, the following paramilitary forces fight or have fought for the Alliance:

Symbolism Edit

Alliance

The crest of the Grand Alliance

The official crest of the Grand Alliance is made up of symbols from its original members: atop the crest is a hammer with an anvil, in representation of Ironforge; in the center, the main piece of the crest is a shield with a lion flanked by two gryphons, in representation of Stormwind; at the bottom are four gears, in representation of Gnomeregan; and intertwined with the gears are a pair of crosses purple arrows, in representation of Darnassus. The entirety of the crest is blue and gold minus the arrows, which are the main colors of the Alliance.

While the crest is most formal, the golden lion from the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Stormwind is also recognized as an Alliance symbol.

Gallery Edit

Alliance 15 Grand Alliance
Races Human · Worgen · Draenei · Night Elf · High Elf · Gnome · Dwarf · Pandaren · Lightforged Draenei · Void Elf
Major Cities Ironforge · Stormwind · Darnassus · Exodar · Gnomeregan · Gilneas City · Vindicaar · Telogrus Rift
Factions Darnassus · Gnomeregan Exiles · Bronzebeard Clan · Stormwind · Hand of Argus · Silver Covenant · Theramore · Stromgarde · Kul Tiras · Wildhammer Clan · Sisters of Elune · Explorer's League · Church of the Holy Light · Wildhammer Clan · Gilneas · Army of the Light · Void Elven Forces
Forces SI:7 · Grand Alliance Navy · Grand Alliance Army · League of Arathor · Silverwing Sentinels · Stormpike Guard