Horde (Requires The Burning Crusade)
For nearly 7,000 years, high elven society centered on the sacred Sunwell, a magical fount that was created using a vial of pure arcane energy from the first Well of Eternity. Nourished and strengthened by the Sunwell’s potent energies, the high elves’ enchanted kingdom of Quel’Thalas prospered within the verdant forests north of Lordaeron.
Blood Elf Racial Traits
Arcane Torrent – Blood elves can disrupt magic, briefly silencing all enemy casters around them and restoring some of their own resources.
Arcane Affinity – Blood elves are skilled in the mystical arts and receive a skill bonus to enchanting.
Magic Resistance – Blood elves have a natural resistance to magic spells.
Start Location: Eversong Woods
The blood elves have called the resplendent Eversong Woods home for millennia, but the stewardship of this forested region has not been without its perils. Bent on harnessing the elves’ mystical Sunwell, Prince Arthas and the Scourge carved a path of destruction through the heart of Quel’Thalas during the Third War, leaving a tainted scar across Eversong Woods. Thus far the elves have worked extensively to drive the lingering undead from their lands and cleanse the wounds of Arthas’s assault, but the task is far from over. As Quel’Thalas looks toward a new future, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of Eversong will be a critical first step.
Home City: Silvermoon City
Less than a decade ago, the wondrous high elven capital of Silvermoon was nearly destroyed during a brutal Scourge invasion. Under the command of Prince Arthas, the undead ravaged the city and went on to corrupt the sacred waters of the Sunwell. Despite this horrific event, the high elves—now known as the blood elves—have labored to rebuild their ruined capital. Most recently, the rebirth of the Sunwell has lifted spirits among the elves, and they have continued to heal Silvermoon’s scars in the hopes of returning the crown jewel of Quel’Thalas to its former glory.
Racial Mount: Hawkstrider
When Kael’thas led his followers to the ruined world of Outland, the vibrant hawkstriders that were brought with them proved to be welcome reminders of the blood elves’ beauteous home in Quel’Thalas. Valued for their trustworthiness and speed, these colorful avian creatures embody the inherent splendor of the forests within the blood elven kingdom. While tragedy has befallen Quel’Thalas in recent years, the hawkstriders remain an integral part of the elves’ day-to-day lives.
Leader: Lor’themar Theron Regent Lord of Quel’Thalas
Regent Lord Lor’themar Theron is well-aware of the suffering that the blood elves have faced in recent years. After surviving the brutal Scourge invasion of Quel’Thalas, he was entrusted with watching over the elven kingdom while Prince Kael’thas journeyed to Outland. Not long afterward, Lor’themar’s will was tested when the prince, twisted by demonic energies, returned to Azeroth and attempted to use the Sunwell for nefarious purposes. Kael’thas was later killed for his treachery, leaving Lor’themar to guide the fate of the blood elves. With the Sunwell reborn, a bright future now lies ahead for Quel’Thalas. Fittingly, it will be Lor’themar, who weathered many of the kingdom’s darkest days, leading his people toward their new destiny.