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Why would you even want to employ a human, say, construction worker .. Ne( night elves, or north east) opposite to sw(stormwind or south. personal information, including your religious or political views, health, racial background, country of origin, sexual identity and/or personal relationships. The night elves (or kaldorei, which means "Children of the Stars" in their Ever since, their ways have revolved around an intimate connection to the god, Sargeras managed to contact the most powerful of all the night elves, queen Azshara. along with the humans, dwarves and high elves of the Alliance, against the.
Just as the Legion's new portal began roaring to life, the sorcerers channeled their magic through the Pillars of Creation. They wove a great spell that closed the howling gateway and locked it with a set of unbreakable seals. Though they had thwarted the attempt to create a new portal, the rebellious Highborne had no plans to join the night elf resistance and continue fighting the Legion.
Fearing calamity, Elisande and her followers worked to fortify their holdings in Suramar rather than push with the rest of the resistance to Zin-Azshari. They harnessed the Eye of Aman'Thulone of the Pillars of Creation, to create an immense fount of arcane magic. Known as the Nightwellthis source of power would nourish the sorcerers and protect them from future threats. In the millennia to come, the fount would also change Elisande and her allies transforming them into a new race of night elves called the nightborne.
With so much power in flux, the Well of Eternity imploded in a magical cataclysm known as the Great Sunderingsending untold numbers to their doom.Warcraft 3 Story ► Twilight of the Gods - Orcs, Humans and Elves Defeat Archimonde
Many kaldorei were dragged to the bottom of the sea, only to be twisted and transformed into the sea serpents now known as the vile naga. The catastrophe tore the continent apart, its remains now separated by a massive ocean, and left a permanent storm known as the Maelstrom where the well once stood.
With the majority of the Highborne dead, the kaldorei turned away from their arcane legacy and began a new culture focusing on attunement with nature and their surroundings, settling in the sacred glades around Mount Hyjal. Here, he poured three vials filled with water from the original well of eternity into a lake, imbuing it with great power and turning it into a new well. When Illidan refused to give up his magical powers, he was captured by his brother and imprisoned within the Barrow Deeps under the watchful eye of Maiev Shadowsong.
Elisande would come to lead the night elf society under a shield that would both serve as a refuge and prison. Cut of from all events outside, they would for 10 millennia believe they were the only kaldorei survivors of the breaking of the world and under the eternal shroud of night and an artificial sky, these kaldorei would distinguish themselves as shal'dorei, continuing the legacy of the Kaldorei Empire under the shroud of eternal night produced by the Nightwell rather than the starlit night of before.
Far away from the center of events on Hyjal and the night elven society that would develop there, another group of Highborne dwelt in the city of Eldre'Thalaswhich survived the War of the Ancients mostly intact. Although they took a long time to do it, the Highborne of House Shen'dralar who had processed the Queen's special projects rebelled against the Queen towards the end of the war when their city was besieged by the demons and it was clear the Highborne would not be exempt from their purge.
The wolf god Goldrinn had fought bravely besides the city defenders and though he was ultimately slain, the Highborne were successful in defending their city. Far to the south of Mount Hyjal, the Shen'dralar did not draw the attention of the kaldorei. They powered their city by trapping a demon of immense power, Immol'tharand used its energies to fuel their addiction and lifestyle in the absence of the power of the original well. However, despite their clever efforts, the imprisoned demon that they drew power from would come to require increasing amounts of power on its own until the net power gain became a loss.
Subtly twisted by the demonic energies he was using, the Shen'dralar Prince would come to sacrifice his subjects to restore the net gain. This tug of war eventually drove this once bastion of arcana into ruin, with only a few survivors remaining, most of which were zealous supporters of the Prince.
Leaving their broken temples, cities and roads to be overgrown, they largely chose to live on the land, out in the open or in barrow dens.
They constructed very few new homes constantly on the move in patrols, although a small collection of structures were constructed amidst the verdant trees and shadowed hills at Hyjal's base called Nighthaven and served as the administrative centre from which the High Priestess Tyrande led. Alexstrasza the red, Ysera the green, and Nozdormu the bronze descended upon the druids' tranquil glades and surveyed the fruits of the night elves' labors.
Malfurion, who had become an arch-druid of immense power, greeted the mighty Dragons and told them about the creation of the new Well of Eternity.
The great Dragons were alarmed to hear the news and speculated that as long as the Well remained, the Legion might use it to find Azeroth once more.
Alexstrasza brought an enchanted acorn, a remnant of G'hanirand placed it in the well, where it grew into Nordrassilthe first world tree. This tree would serve as a means to regulate the power of the new Well masking its energies ingeniously from radiating out into the Twisting Nether to serve as another beacon for the Legion. The tree would also mask its power signature from would-be magic users in the hope of preventing any other society from learning arcane secrets and repeating the disastrous error of the elves.
The tree would forever serve as a symbol of the connection between the arcane and nature, the night elves and the natural world, and would use the energies from the well to heal the world after the devastation of the Sundering. Partly in reward for their effort in repelling the Legion invasion, Nozdormu then blessed tree, so that, as long as the tree stood, the night elves would never age or fall prey to disease. Ysera also placed an enchantment upon the World Tree by linking the spirits of the night elves to her own realm, the ethereal dimension known as the Emerald Dream.
The night elf druids, including Furion himself, were bound to the Dream through the World Tree. As part of the mystical pact, the druids agreed to sleep for centuries at a time so that their spirits could roam the infinite paths of Ysera's Dreamways and the spirits of the night elves.
Though the druids were wary of losing so many years of their lives to hibernation, they agreed to uphold their bargain with Ysera. For thousands of years, she led the night elves in their vigil. Much of this time was spent apart from her love, Malfurion Stormragewho, alongside his fellow druids, upheld the balance of nature from within the Emerald Dream.
However, whenever a crisis came, the druids would awaken. The Highborne that had survived the Sundering and had settled alongside their night elf brethren initially tried to assimilate into the new druidic society, but over time they could not ignore the burning addiction to arcane magic their whole race suffered from.
These Highborne, led by Dath'Remardeclared the druids cowards for refusing to wield the arcane. Malfurion and the druids warned the Highborne that any use of magic would be punishable by death. Yet, in an attempt to protest the druid's law, Dath'Remar and his followers unleashed a terrible magical storm upon Ashenvale.
The night elves could not bring themselves to put so many of their kin to death, so they decided to exile the reckless Highborne from their lands. Now calling themselves high elvesthey established the nation of Quel'Thalas. During this war, the night elves fought against the unified satyr forces of Kalimdor. In desperation, some of the night elf druids even started using the Pack Forma dangerous druidic transformation that had been forbidden by Malfurion Stormrage.
These druids would form the Druids of the Packwho tried to use the mystical Scythe of Elune to gain control over their forms. However, this failed, and they became the first Worgenbefore being sealed away in a pocket of the Emerald dream. Though losses amongst the night elves were great, the satyr eventually lost and they lost nearly all of their lands, being forced to survive as isolated sects. In ancient times, the troll empires defeated the aqirforcing a group of the latter to retreat into Ahn'Qirajan ancient Titan facility.
Over the centuries, these aqir developed into the qiraji and came to serve C'Thunthe old god at the heart of the facility.
The Silithidanother insect race related to the aqiralso came to serve C'Thun. The night elf forces, led by Fandral Staghelm and Shiromarfought the armies of C'Thunbut retreated after the death of Valstann Staghelmson of Fandral, and the loss of Southwind Village.
Together, the night elf and dragon forces were able to force the insect armies back to the gates of Ahn'Qiraj. While the battle seemed to turn against them once more, Merithra, Caelestrasz and Arygos flew into the city to create the Scarab Wallthough they were captured as a result.
The scarab wall was capable of containing the insectoid armies, trapping them in the city. To one day reopen the gates and truly beat the qiraji, Fandral Staghelm was given a scepter. However, enraged by the death of his son, Fandral shattered the scepter, forever damaging the bond between the night elves and the dragonflights.
I've never seen their equal. Third War The night elves' isolated existence was shattered during the third war, when refugees from the Eastern Kingdoms arrived on the continent in large numbers. The orcsnewly fled from the Eastern Kingdoms and seeking resources, had sent the Warsong clan to Ashenvaleunaware of the area's inhabitants.
The night elves took great offense to the orcish presence in their lands and attacked. While the orcs had some initial victories, that ended when Cenarius arrived, mistaking the orcs for demons and destroying most of their outposts. In desperation, the Warsong clan once more consumed demon blood, becoming powerful Chaos orcs and proceeded to kill Cenarius. Tyrande rallied the night elf defenders and awoke Malfurion and his druids to combat the resurgent threat.
For the vast majority of the third war, the night elves remained hostile to the allied Horde and Alliance Expedition. Only during the final battle, the Battle of Mount Hyjaldid the night elves join with the mortal races, standing to defend the world tree.
In the end, even this alliance didn't manage to stop the invading demons, but it managed to delay them long enough for Malfurion Stormrage to complete a magic ritual. Archimondethe leader of the demonic invasion, was torn apart by thousands of Wispsfinally being killed by the world tree itself.
Although victorious, the night elves suffered greatly from the battle with Archimonde at Mount Hyjal. Their beloved World Tree Nordrassil, created and blessed by the Dragon Aspects Alexstrasza, Ysera, and Nozdormu to grant the night elves immortality, had been sacrificed to elicit a massive blast of energy to slay Archimonde. With Nordrassil's destruction, so went the night elves' sole source of protection from aging, disease, and frailty.
Malfurion warned against this act of self-interest, but when he suddenly fell into a coma, his spirit lost within the Dream, Fandral forged ahead with his plans unopposed, becoming the new leader of the druids. The second World Tree, Teldrassilwas planted off the northern coast of Kalimdor, and eventually it towered among the clouds.
Within this tree, the night elves founded the great city of Darnassus. Though it grew, it was corrupted, and the dragon aspects refused to bless this new tree.
They were motivated to do so by the continued logging operations of the Horde in Warsong Gulch. As members of the Alliance, the night elves partook in multiple conflicts, most notably the Ahn'Qiraj War. Though individual druids still have roles in the night elf nation, the druids as an organization remain neutral to this day, even accepting and training members of the Horde.
As the corruption of Teldrassil worsened, the Emerald Nightmare spread further and further. By the time the war against the Lich King ended, people throughout the world started slipping into comas, their spirits drawn into the Emerald Dream. It turns out that the nightmare was lead by Xaviusan ancient Highborne noble and the first satyrthought to have been forever sealed into a tree form during the War of the Ancients.
The Night group of Elves - who are darker skinned. Kaldoreithe night elves " The feral, nomadic humanoids, drawn by the Well 's strange energies, built crude homes upon its tranquil shores. The founders of Azeroth's most magical and advanced civilization which at its peak spanned the breadth of ancient Kalimdorthe night elves came into a horrific conflict with the Burning Legion and achieved a pyrrhic victory that sundered Kalimdor's landmass into the continents of the present age.
The devastation wrought by their conceit fractured the kaldorei into several isolated groups that would characterize themselves based on magical usage. One group the main group that came to join the alliance eventually, would abandon the ways of arcane magic usage entirely, and craft a radically different society centered around the worship of Eluneharmony with the natural world and its denizens and Druidism.
The other 2 main groups of Kaldorei, the Quel'dorei of Eldre'thalas and the Shal'dorei of Suramar would be cut off from nature by a demon in the first group and by an impenetrable magical barrier in the second group for 10, years. Quel'doreithe Highborne The magocratic society that the night elves developed split into two castes: These were the favorites of and most loyal to the beautiful Queen Azsharaqueen of the elves.
They sought to understand the energies of the Well of Eternitygaining exhilarating power from the arcane energy siphoned from the Well's depths. The night elves and in particular the quel'dorei would go on to expand across ancient Kalimdorshattering the empires of the Gurubashi and Amani trolls in the process and inspiring awe in those who witnessed their might. However, the arrogance and carelessness of the quel'dorei would spell doom for their civilization, attracting the attentions of the Burning Legion.
Azshara and some Highborne closest to her, opened a portal from the Well of Eternity into the Twisting Netherenabling the demons to enter into Azeroth and wreak havoc upon Kalimdor. Quickly, they escaped to aid the rest of the night elven civilization in banishing the demons back into the Twisting Nether in a catastrophic war now called the War of the Ancientsending in the implosion of the Well of Eternity and the Great Sundering of Kalimdor.
These Highborne would later depart to form their own separate society, however other groups of Highborne from other regions survived the sundering in isolation have only recently emerged.
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The Kaldorei have 2 main groups of Quel'dorei from different parts of their former empire around today. The larger group of these highborne night elves are the Shen'dralar ancients that have survived since the Sundering from the City state region of Eldre'Thalas now known as Dire Maul.
Another group are unliving ghosts in the Broken Isles ruined city of Nar'thalas in Azsuna and are known as the Court of Farondis who have endured in a cursed state since Azshara, in a terrible display of power punished them for disobeying her before the Sundering took place. Shal'dorei, the nightborne The Nightborne were once night elves of Suramar. The Great Sundering blasted most of Suramar to the bottom of the Great Seaalthough some of it remained above shore in the Broken Isles due to the efforts of the resident Highbornewho crafted a magical shield that kept the center of their city together.
This shield would stay up for 10, years, as the night elves believed the world outside of Suramar had been destroyed. Under their shield they would evolve into the Nightbornereliant on their source of power, the Nightwell for nourishment. The Shal'dorei are a newly discovered group of Kaldorei.
Though they vary slightly in appearance with the rest of the night elves, they retain the customs and characteristics of the Night Elves of the pre-sundering era and dwell in the ancient city of Suramar they have stewarded diligently with their magical resource for the last 10, years.
Quel'dorei, the high elves Amongst the main group of Night Elves that triumphed over Queen Azshara and her Legion allies, the Highborne of Zin'Azshari that rebelled against Queen Azshara led by Darth'remar Sunstrider had been instrumental in frustrating the machinations of the Queen and giving the time needed for the Night elves to ultimately triumph in their fight. However due to the role of the Zin'Azshari Highborne in directly bringing the demons to Azeroth, despite their brave heroics they were never fully trusted by the rest of the night elves who had abandoned magic to pursue druidism.
The surviving night elves would end up banishing the Quel'dorei for the acts leading to the Sundering as well as more wanton waving of arcana.
These Zin'Azshari quel'dorei were forced into exile and eventually settled in Quel'Thalas. Becoming known as " high elves ," they rejected the culture and lifestyle of their kin, taking the night out of night elf and took up a diurnal cycle instead of nocturnal.
They rebuilt a new Elven society, one not based on worship of the moon goddess or moon and star themes, but on the Sun and the Light, where they would freely practice and excel in magic.
They succeed in building their dream blending both nature and arcane magic with a found faith in the Holy Light and would endure as a shining bastion of civilization powered by their arcane font The Sunwell for 7, years. So they would live free from the distrust of their former kin to practice magic they would shield from demonic eyes until betrayal from within would lead to devastating invasion from the undead Scourge would fracture their society and change them forever. Sin'dorei, the blood elves After the destruction of Quel'Thalas, the majority of the quel'dorei changed their nation to the sin'dorei, or "blood elves", in memorium of those who had fallen in the siege.
Under the leadership of their regent, Lor'themar Theron in turn working under the directive of Prince Kael'thaslast of the royal bloodlinethe blood elves retook much of Quel'Thalas from the Scourge and looked to reuniting with their prince on Outland. Fate had other ideas, however, and the prince -- twisted by demonic energies -- was killed after betraying his people to the Burning Legion. Though biologically and physiologically high elves, blood elves have glowing emerald-green eyes, courtesy of their exposure to the fel magic in place around Outland and Quel'Thalas.
Like the orcshigh elven physiology undergoes a visible reaction when exposed to fel magic, though evidently one not quite as all-encompassing.