|John von Hastings, Baron of Seradane and Admiral of the Marshtide Squadron|
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Jacob Hastings (Father)+
|Medals and Accolades|
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John Hastings is an afflicted Stormwindian human who is the Husband of Affinaria Hastinngs and is the Former Marshal of the Fallen Dawn and the Current Baron of Seradane.
"While we do not want to risk our citizens directly in the current war on behalf of the Alliance, we have sworn loyalty to both Stormwind and Darnassus. And as such, we will fight alongside our allies, even if it is a meager contribution."-John's statement in relation to the status of the Fourth War and the Barony of Seradane.
Early Life Edit
John Hastings was born out of wedlock thirty years ago. This was not bolding well for the man already. The young boy, without a father to look up to, began to see the Military officers as the best a man can do for one's self, starting a passion of the Army and Navy.
Military Life Edit
81st Lancers Edit
John joined the army when he turned 18 and was assigned to the 81st Lancers. He served in Ashenvale, where he developed a massive pull to elven culture and converted to the Night Elven religion.
During his time in Ashenvale, he made a close friend(And lover) with Lieutenant Sarah Smith, a fellow officer and cavalryman. The two, when not busy with their work, often stole time together, talking philosophy and politics. This time was not to last however. On one patrol, Sarah was killed by Horde archers, along with half of the patrol. John went into deep depression afterwards, keeping Sarah's dog tags in honor of her.
After several months of depression, John pulled himself together in order to become a capable officer, remaining in Kalimdor until his unit was pulled back to Stormwind for reserve status.
The Rangers Edit
After several months of no action, John learned of an elite force called the Rangers was recruiting. He transferred units, longing for the haste and thrust of battle.
While he initially remained low in the ranks during his first few weeks, John was selected to be Commander Eren's second. John performed his duties to the "T", and personally setting up the Rangers' Board of Medals and Awards Acquisition and Distribution.
While the man initially retained his rank, John was promoted to sergeant and second in command to the Vanguard. Even with the amount of responsibility and lack of desire to keep rising in the ranks, John was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander, and was placed as the second-in-command of the Rangers as a whole, despite his unwillingness to do so.
Despite the stress and paperwork he kept getting, as well as the orders for negotiations, John did his job faithfully. This only caused him to be promoted to Commander, making him equal to the division commanders of the Rangers.
The Rangers were some of the first responding forces to the Horde surprise attack. John's ground almost immediately were cut off due to the speed of the Horde advance, which led the group to be surprised and attacked. Despite the several hours of defiant fighting, John's group was slowly whittled down to just John, who's armor was dented and had pieces missing. After a few more minutes, John collapsed from exhaustion.
The Next thing John knew, he was chained up and guarded by Dark Rangers. The main reason he was captured was due to his rank, and John was tortured and questioned for information on Alliance Movements up until the Burning of Tedrassil. John was able to break free, having most of the guards leave for other campaigns. John made his way to Lor'danel, only to find the World Tree burning. The survivors of the Campaign were able to teleport him to Stormwind so he could recover.
John, after recouping, joined his comrades to partake in the Siege of Tiriasfal. While he was relegated to the defense of the Alliance Base of Operations, John saw two actions that would harden his resolve.
The first of the actions was the attempted assassination of Larele Moonfang. While he was overseeing the defenses(or lack there of), John heard a bloody scream come through his Ranger Com. Knowing it was Larele from the sheer terror, John mounted his horse, Valiant, and galloped towards the fallen General. Before him were three Dark Rangers, one he recognized to be one of his torturers, and the other two were connected to Larele. John left into action, not waiting for reinforcements, and began the dance of melee. After fifteen minutes of combat, the two Dark Rangers were on the ground, and the torturer was fleeing.
John managed to carry the General back to the Base of Operations, where she was sent to Aerie Peak to prevent further damage. John took up command of the Rangers for the rest of the campaign.
John took part in the Battle for Brill, having faced off against a desperate enemy. Despite the numbers involved in the assault, John's group was rebuffed fully after three assaults, inflicting heavy losses on both sides. Despite his group's rebuff, the Alliance were able to enter Brill and force the Horde to the Ruins of Lordaeron, leaving the Forsaken town burning.
Note: "His group" is just indicating that the group he was apart of, not that he was leading it.
John was soon promoted to High Commander, despite his protests. After the promotion, he was tasked to plan the Invasion of Quel'thalas. While John was extremely reluctant to even undertake the job, he did draft up plans.
John attended the funeral to his friend and General, Larele Moonfang, and was shocked when Zeleon Moonfang proposed to Elidravia, causing a massive rift between John and Zeleon, as well as nearly destroying the unity of the Rangers.
While the man was shipwrecked and the Rangers' higher-ups got word, John (Under the assumption that he was dead) was made into a Knight of Elune and thus bound to the Kaldorei People. But he was alive and several days after he returned, he was notified that he was knighted. While John took up the mantle humbly, he worried that because of it, he might end up dead before his time.
Recent History Edit
John went north to partake in the campaign in Arathi Highlands, aiming to prevent his comrades from being cut off and surrounded. While he was engaged, John was recalled back to Stormwind to oversee his daughter's arrest. This ended up having John cutting all his connections to allies and friends as he went deep into the forests of Stormwind, killing whatever moved and ended up covered in blood and gore.
After calming, John began looking into establishing his own legacy and his families future. Thus he founded House of Hastings and the Barony of Seradane, seeking to preserve its culture and provide a home to those who do not have many other options.
The Dark Times Edit
The Dark Times is what John refers to in relation to his life and the Blood War. Despite the multiple joys of his life, including expecting a child, John fears that the war will make its way to Stormwind, despite the Alliance Dominance in the Eastern Kingdoms.
John was made Marshal of the Fallen Dawn(Formerly the Rangers) after Zeleon stepped down from leadership. While he had essentially operating in the same capacity, he was never one to really like titles. He has been pressing for his subordinates for reports and war plans.
John himself has been having confidence issues, mainly due the rapid rise to the front of the leadership with a few months. On top of the rapid rise, he has had to prevent one of his trusted friends from killing a 'relative', which put his own trust in his fellow friends and order members into question, with few above scrutiny and suspicions. Those who are above it is Maz, Affinaria, and Errenar, mainly due to many interactions they all have with each other.
The Rebirth Edit
John, after much thought, he decided to retire and become a reservist. This lifted a huge load from John's shoulders. He began to do multiple introspections, determining whether or not he would continue fighting or remaining neutral in the war.
His main introspection was determining whether or not he was even capable of leading even a squad. While he ultimately decided he was capable, he vowed to never take the role of a high commanding officer. He could not handle the stress and was willing to commit "Honorable" suicide at the hands of the enemy.
Treaty of Seradane Edit
Note: This is not public knowledge, but is officially on the books within Seradane's archives.
John made a personal treaty with Sylvosas Songwhisper, his arch rival within the Horde, essentially declaring that they would not take offensive measures against one another. While they may end up fighting each other on the battlefield(due to the war as a whole), Sylvosas and John essentially signed a personal non-aggression pact between Sylvosas, along with her small forces, and the Barony of Seradane. But both made a secret pact as well. An unofficial point in the Treaty stated that the Sin'dorei under the Battlemage's control would be able to settle in Seradane if they wish to AFTER the Blood War's conclusion.
Return to the Front Lines Edit
John, despite his neutral leanings, has taken up the blade once again to fight for his people. Whether or not he will resume his command has already been determined: no. He was going to rise in the ranks like he did previously. In order to put a cap on his rank, John joined the Remnant of Lordaeron. Ironically, he gained several wounds with his first day.
"The Irony here... is that I was wounded the first time I was in the Rangers. But hey, different wounds." -John after being 'carried' out of the barracks in Tyr's Hand.
Remnant Life Edit
Despite John's dedication to the Grand Alliance as a whole, he found Lordaeron to be a region that needs to be reclaimed in the name of the fallen in the War. He found the less radical group, Remnant of Lordaeron, to be the best option in doing somethin about it.
A day after officially joining the Remnant in one of its orders, John sent the Tedrassil's Vengeance Squadron to support Operation: Burning Stone. After receiving word that the fleet was put out of action due to damage, John began laying plans to build a shipyard at Marshtide Watch.
John was called up to Nazmir to rescue a man that was recently found out to be alive. Despite the reports, John and the Remnant team were able to make quick work of the Blood Trolls and recovered the man.
Relationships(Family and Friends) Edit
Aria Shadeclaw Edit
These two lovebirds met soon after John transferred to the Rangers, quickly falling in love and marrying. It was not long before a child was beginning to form in Aria. But due to a warlock, she had a miscarriage. Larele, who was with child herself, offered to have her daughter to be adopted by the couple. While john remained on the front lines, Aria stayed home to take care of the child.
Larele Moonfang(Diseased) Edit
John and Larele are close friends who have shared battles over the brief time in the same order. John proved to Larele to be a capable officer and advanced him up the ranks in the short time, often appointing John as her second or the commander when she was in dispose.
Zeleon Moonfang Edit
Oh boy... John and Zeleon have a tense relationship to say the least.
Maz Dearun Edit
These two have a rough-housing relationship. John considers Maz to be a trusted confidant in sensitive matters regarding many issues, and often is consulting her in certain matters.
John and Meng still communicate despite going their separate ways after their time in the 81st Lancers.
Despite the constant explosions and coffee of his engineering, John considers Liam to be a good friend and a man of honor and integrity.
Full List Edit
|Affinaria Hastings||Kaldorei||The Fallen Dawn||Alive||Wife|
|Arsong Moonfang||Kaldorei||House of Hastings(Stormwind)||Alive||Daughter(adopted)|
|Theral Hastings||Kaldorei||The Fallen Dawn(Former)||Alive||Daughter(adopted)|
|Liam Yorkson||Human(Stormwindian)||The Fallen Dawn(former)||Alive||Friend|
|Mengersh Barrancas||Human(Lordaeronean)||81st Lancers(Former)||Undead||Friend|
|Larele Moonfang||Kaldorei||The Rangers||Deceased||Close Friend|
|Maz Daerun||Kaldorei||The Fallen Dawn(Former)||Alive||Close Friend/Confidant|
|Vyncent Dreadsteel||Ren'dorei||The Fallen Dawn(Former)||Alive||Friend|
|Zeleon Moonfang||Ren'dorei||The Fallen Dawn(Former)||Alive||Associate|
|Elidravia Moonfang||Ren'dorei||The Fallen Dawn(Former)||Alive||Friend|
|Sarah Smith(Lt)||Human(Stormwindian)||81st Lancers||Deceased||Former Lover|
|Sarah Smith(Captain)||Human(Kul Tiran)||Tedrassil's Vengeance Squadron(House of Hastings personal Fleet)||Alive||Close Associate|
|Jean Luxford||Human(Gilnean)||Stormwind City Guard||Alive||Associate|
|Amanda Everhurst||Human(Stormwindian)||Stormwind City Guard||Alive||Associate|
|Jacob Hastings||Human(Lordaeronean)||Lordaeronean Army||Deceased||Father|
|Miyu Shadowspyre||Ren'dorei(Kaldorei)||The Rangers(Formerly)||Alive||Friend|
|Winter Shadowspyre||Kaldorei||The Fallen Dawn(Former)||Alive||Close Friend|
|Zatial Langeve||Kaldorei||The Fallen Dawn||Deceased||Close Friend|
|Evoly 'Mengersh' Sunbringer||Human(Lordaeronean)||The Fallen Dawn(Former), Stormwind Army||Unknown||Personal Eyes and Ears|
|Aelar Flamecaller||Quel'dorei||The Rangers(Former), Kirin Tor(Formerly), Grand Alliance Army||Alive||Correspondent|
|Sylvosas Songwhisper||Sin'dorei||Thalassian Army||Alive||Enemy(Non-aggression)|
|Dagdea Lightbender||Sin'dorei||The Rangers(Former), Alliance Medical Corps||MIA||Friend|
|Amookerellea Songwhisper||Kaldorei(Void infused)||The Rangers(Former)||Alive||Enemy|
|Sanalellah Sunbringer||Human(Lordaeronean)||Hastings House Guard||Alive||Friend, Trusted Ally|
|Gaytheil Sunstrike||Ren'dorei||Remnant of Lordaeron||Alive||Ally, Friend?|
|Kora Deathwhisper||Human(Lordaeronean)||Remnant of Lordaeron||Undead||Friend|
|Niklos Adamant||Human(Lordaeronean)||Remnant of Lordaeron||Alive||Leader, Ally|
John, having seen extensive combat in his ten years of service, bears numerous scars. The most visible ones that most see are across his face. John bears a scar afros the bridge of his nose, several across his cheeks and neck, and one over his right eye. Most of his other scars are hidden, only known by his closest friends and advisors. These include several deep scars across his chest, several shallow scars on his arms and legs and several puncture scars on his shoulders.
John often uses his older Stormwind Armor or his newer "Knight" armor with purple hues. Both sets bear many dents. But always, his Stormwind Tabard is displayed with pride.
A blue and gold Bicorne is often on his head. His uniform is a navy blue with the Admiral shoulder rank on both shoulders. Over his left breast is his accolades from left to right: Blood War Campaign with 4 stars Broken Isle Campaign Alliance-Horde War Campaign Distinguished Service Unit Citation
His Cutlass has a gold and blue braid handing off the guard. His Sleeve cuffs have a gold embroidering. He often wears leather gloves with his uniform.
Weapons/Extra Equipment Edit
John often has his standard issue steel sword that has several runes engraved into it, proving it with additional durability and accuracy. These runes were blessed by a Priestess of Elune when John converted to the religion.
There is one extra runeblade that John carries: Elune's Justice. This blade has both the jagged edge(representing the chaos of the Worgen Curse), yet smooth and tranquil runes(Representing the soothing tranquility that comes to Elune's followers). John use Elune's Justice alone or in tandem with his officer blade, for which he named Goldrinn's Fang. Elune's Justice was made with blessed Elunite and Ashenvale Wood for a hilt.
He also carries a long lance and a long sword, both granted to him when he became a Lancer and a Commander respectively. The Lance itself is made of Ironwood and Steel, noting its age and service. The sword itself is made of platinum and a gold trimmed hilt of ironwood.
He often carries two flintlocks for last ditch close quarters defense(before he uses his claws). While the technology is highly outdated, it does not mean it is no less effective.
John has grey hair, probably due to the stress, despite being Thirty Years Old.
He has the dog tags of Sarah Smith around his neck along with his own dog tags and locket of his family.
As a man of humble beginnings, John hardly even state his accolades, let alone display them while in uniform. Only his rank is shown while in uniform.
Personality Traits Edit
Though he will state his rank and titles when he first meet people, he almost immediately goes into a more humble and down to earth stance. When not in combat, John tends to keep to himself and talk to a limited few often, most from his time in the Rangers and Fallen Dawn.
When in combat, John is decisive, commanding, and ironically inspiring for troops in the fields of battle. Most of this has come from experience and the Worgen Curse, using both in combination as best as he could. Often equipped appropriately for the operation he is apart of and his dual blades, many can sight his as a pillar to rally behind.
- Voice is Morgan Freeman
- Light in the Black-Sabaton
- Resist and Bite-Sabaton
Affinaria Hastings- The wife of John Hastings, Affinaria(or Aria) is a Kaldorei Druid who ends up staying with their adopted child, Arsong Moonfang, while John is away on business, unfortunately.
Thera Hastings- The 'Teenager' of Kaldorei society, Thera is his, albeit troublesome, daughter that resembles thJohn a little bit too much.
Arsong Moonfang- The last Child of Larele Moonfang, John considers Arsong his flesh and blood and tries to make time to see her whenever possible.
Military Service Edit
Note: Dates are directly from the wiki's dates and the direct participation of the character for these events.
|Campaign||Date Started||Date Ended||Result|
|Ashenvale Campaign||November, 621 K.C.||December, 621 K.C.||Close Victory|
|Stormheim Campaign||September, 626 K.C.||January, 627 K.C.||Victory against Legion Forces, Draw with Forsaken Forces|
|War of the Thorns||July 24th, 628 K.C.||July 31st, 628 K.C.||Crushing Defeat, Prisoner of War for second half of the campaign.|
|Siege of Tirisfal||July 22nd, 628 K.C.||July 28th, 628 K.C.||Tactical Victory|
|Seige of Lordaeron||July 22nd, 628 K.C.||July 28th, 628 K.C.||Pyrrhic Victory|
|Battle for Stromgarde||September 3rd, 628 K.C.||September 15th, 628 K.C.||Undetermined|
|(2nd) Battle of Stomgarde||October 13th, 38 L.C.||N/A||N/A|
|Operation: Burning Stone(Indirect Support)||October 10th, 38 L.C.||October 10th, 30 L.C.||Tactical Defeat|
|Remnant Rescue Mission||October 14th, 38 L.C.||October 14th, 38 L.C.||Overwhelming Success|
|Insignia||Rank||Service||Unit||Date of Rank|
|Admiral||Remnant of Lordaeron; Stormwind Navy (GAN)||Marshtide Squardon||October 10th, 38 L.C.|
|Marshal||Stormwind Auxiliary Forces||Fallen Dawn||September 28th, 628 K.C.|
|High General of Seradane's Armed Forces||The Rangers, Seradane United Forces||The Rangers, Seradane Regional Army||September 24th, 628 K.C.|
|'Knight of Elune'||Stormwind Auxiliary Forces||The Rangers||August 6th, 628 K.C.|
|High Commander||Stormwind Auxiliary Forces||The Rangers||August 4th, 628 K.C.|
|Commander||Stormwind Auxiliary Forces||The Rangers||May 15th, 628 K.C.|
|Lieutenant Commander||Stormwind Auxiliary Forces||The Rangers||March 12th, 628 K.C.|
|Lieutenant||Stormwind Auxiliary Forces||The Rangers||February 16th, 628 K.C.|
|Sergeant||Stormwind Auxiliary Forces||The Rangers||January 6th, 628 K.C.|
|Corporal||Stormwind Army||81st Lancers||March 23rd, 620 K.C.|
|Private||Stormwind Army||81st Lancers||December 3rd, 619 K.C.|
|Recruit||Stormwind Army||81st Lancers||July 1st, 619 K.C.|
John is drafting plans to build a shipyard to support the Marshtide Squadron, as well as becoming more active within the Remnant of Lordaeron. He is also drafting a document that makes the Marshtide Squadron officially part of the Remnant of Lordaeron.
Positions Held Edit
|Zeleon Moonfang(General)||John Hastings(Marshal)||Winter Shadowpyre(Company Head)||July 21st-September 15th, 38 L.C.|
|Not Available||John Hastings(Admiral)||Sarah Smith(Captain)||July 12th-cont.|
- John, when not at ceremonies, is often overlooking reports and other Seradane related information.
- He goes through armor like it is nothing, mainly due to frontline action.
- John, while he does not admit it, has a large amount of respect for the 42nd, especially Commander Everhurst and Knight-Lieutenant Luxford.
- John has two adopted Daughters, Arsong and Thera.
- John still regrets the loss of his good friend, Lt Sarah Smith, while serving in the Alliance-Horde War.
- Due to the Worgen Curse, he is more prone to 'snap', but he often holds it in until no one sees his true rage.
- While John is relaxing, which is rare, he is spending time with his family.
- John, having humble beginnings, is not fond of nobility manners, only using them when absolutely necessary.
- John rarely participates in the House of Nobles for two reasons: His Barony has no influence and is too far away to be even be worried about.