Before it was revealed that Discord was posing as Grogar, the character of "Grogar" received mixed reviews. Many were hyped to see another famous G1 antagonist revamped in G4 and were expecting him to be one of the series biggest, most evil, and most dangerous villains. However, some complained that "Grogar" hardly served any purpose in the show, though he does have a connection to Equestria's history.
The twist with Discord turning out to be Grogar gathered mixed responses from the fandom. Some have hoped that Grogar would finally be able to appear in the show after lobbying for the move for so long, and so the revealing of Discord to actually be Grogar caused disappointment.
Others have commented that they didn't mind the twist, as most of the attention had gone towards the Legion of Doom anyway and that Grogar himself had little presence to be taken seriously. Furthermore, some fans expressed anger towards Discord for his scheme. Some even claimed that what he did was unforgivable, and felt the Mane Six and the Sisters let him off too easily.
They also got upset with Discord for helping the Sisters turn the Terrible Trio into stone. The main reason why the writers decided to have Discord be Grogar all along is that they wanted Lord Tirek, Queen Chrysalis, and Cozy Glow to be the final antagonists of the series, as they have a more personal connection to the main characters.
Despite all of this, Discord still remained as one of the most popular and fan-favored characters of the entire series. This also helped Discord become one of the recurring characters in the spin-off TV series called "Pony Life".
Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Villain Overview. Contents [ show ]. It's really quite boring. You've been kind for far too long, my dear. Time to be cruel. Perhaps we haven't met. I'm Discord, spirit of chaos and disharmony. Although I admit it makes rolling my eyes a challenge. I'm chaotic. Not the same thing. I oppose order, not good. Maybe they should make me an Alicorn princess. But there is nothing worth more. I see that now. He lied when he said that this medallion was given as a sign of gratitude and loyalty.
But when I say that it is a sign of our true friendship, I'm telling the truth. If I weren't so evolved, I might decide to take it personally. How is the fact that Twilight decided to put an incompetent, power-hungry unicorn in charge of her school my problem?!
It would give you power over all reality. But you'd have to ask nicely and spare my friends. Cozy Glow: Discord, could you pweeeease Chrysalis: Threats are more my speed. Tirek: He's lying. He won't tell us. I certainly won't tell you after the way you lied to me last time we teamed up, you muscle-bound cretin.
Tirek: This "cretin" could destroy you before you blink, so choose your words carefully. You're right. How about "pathetic centaur who uses magic to compensate for the fact that deep down he's afraid he'll never be enough to please dear old dad, King Vorak"? I can't think of anything that they would want less! You have returned? Why did you bring us here? You may call me And you have all been brought here as part of my plan to rid Equestria of Twilight Sparkle and her friends once and for all.
It just doesn't ring any bells. I have been away too long if my name no longer strikes fear into the heart of one so tiny! Perhaps a demonstration of power is in order? My reign was a glorious, fear-soaked epoch of darkness in Equestria. Until Gusty the Great rose up and banished you.
And watching all of you, I've seen each of your humiliating defeats at the hooves of six puny ponies. And do you know why they've always bested you? Where one is weak, another is strong, and thus unified, they are a formidable force! But we shall use their own strategy to defeat them! I demand that you join me, and together, Equestria will be ours! Categories :. Who cares? I can do whatever I want, whenever I want. I'm Discordthe master of chaos!
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The anthemic title track is considered be one of the great Doom hymns by many fans. All this hard work during the previous years started to pay off. With their aptly named fifth full-length "V" now released on the famous German Doom label Hellhound Records and the live recording "Live" coming out a year later, interest started to grow considerably, although at first in continental Europe, but soon after in England as well. Despite the warm welcome received, the band remained largely inactive after this release.
This led to the again much applauded album "Die Healing" It might have been the right time for the group to reap the harvest of all the amazing songs that they had sown, but due to severe health problems of Scott Reagers their European tour had to be prematurely ended and that seemed to be the end of the SAINT VITUS story for a long time, much to the dismay of their loyal and by then many followers.
After this last show in Europe the band returned to the States as planned. The godfathers of American Doom Metal will soon embark on an extensive European tour in celebration of their 40th band anniversary. At first glance a bold statement such as "godfathers of American Doom Metal" might appear to be weighing as heavy as this band sounds.
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Varimathras ominously warned that those who were not part of this new land would be cast aside and that she had best not vex the new rulers of the Plaguelands. Sylvanas was adamant. As Varimathras departed, Sylvanas knew that an attack was imminent.
But with only her banshees and some lesser undead to serve for her, Sylvanas was certain that she would soon fall. She needed to acquire an army. Scouting the outer wilderness, Sylvanas found a plethora of creatures who would serve her well, and with her banshees at her disposal, they would have little choice in the matter.
She sent out her banshees to possess Mug'thol the leader of the local ogres, the Bandit Lord Blackthornthe gnoll ruler Snarlmaneand the Murloc Puddle Lord. Those she did not possess were killed. With so many new allies, Varimathras was quick to fall before her. But after she defeated him, Varimathras begged for his life, saying that he could serve her well.
He knew his brothers' tactics, and where their bases were located. Sylvanas knew trusting such an insidious creature was a risk but felt that she could control him enough for her purposes. Detheroc had acquired a human puppet, Garithosand his men, and was using them to protect himself. Sylvanas had his scouts possessed and then infiltrated his base while their guard was down. As they slept, Sylvanas swept through the twin bases and slaughtered any before her.
Though they eventually awoke and raised the alarm, it was too late. Sylvanas disabled the humans and ravaged Detheroc's forces, eventually coming to the dreadlord himself, and killing him swiftly.
With the dreadlord dead, Garithos was freed from his mental control. Sylvanas saw him as arrogant and foolish but felt that she could use him. She lied and promised to relinquish control of the Capital to him if he helped her kill Balnazzar. She also encountered and freed Reigol Valdread who initially assisted her but later asked her to release him from her service which she eventually agreed to do. The night before attacking the Capital CitySylvanas met with the freed undead.
She spoke about their purpose in the world and if they help her retake the Capital. An undead alchemist called Lydon asked her what would become of Garithos' humans. She responded that they will just serve for the battle.
Garithos attacked from the rear entrance to the city as Sylvanas and Varimathras came from the front. As they moved into the city, Sylvanas found caches of items left by the Lordaeron royals and used them to further the assault. Despite the dreadlord's demonic allies, his forces were destroyed, and, as a final test of loyalty, Sylvanas demanded that Varimathras kill Balnazzar. Varimathras froze, saying that it was forbidden for one Nathrezim to kill another.
But she required Varimathras to prove his loyalty to her. Varimathras obeyed and struck down Balnazzar. Varimathras was not so reluctant when Sylvanas ordered him to do the same to Garithos. With all their enemies dead, Sylvanas made a proclamation to Varimathras. They would rule the Plaguelands as the Forsakenand would stake out their own destiny, where none would get in their way. Sylvanas quickly went about founding her new empire of undeath.
Freeing as much undead from the Lich King's dominion, and organizing them into a new nation of their own, Sylvanas attacked the royal catacombs beneath the ruins of Capital City - the Undercity - and took it over for the Forsaken.
The Forsaken have since worked to complete Arthas' plans in the Undercity; extending its dungeons and tombs considerably to forge a functional capital for their own use. Sylvanas, the Banshee Queen, and leader of the Forsaken traveled to Quel'Thalas for her own reasons, but soon encountered the traitor Dar'Khanconfronting him in the ruins of Silvermoon. She aided Kalecgos in attempting to stop the traitor from claiming the Sunwell's energies; though she was initially unsuccessful, she distracted Dar'Khan long enough for Anveena to regain her power and vaporize him.
Sylvanas agreed to keep Anveena's identity a secret in the interests of preventing Arthas from gaining the Sunwell's power. Ranger-General Sylvanas in Silvermoon City. Sylvanas in Ghostlands. The Forsaken, having carved a functional empire of their own and with growing numbers by the day, knew that the next step to realizing their vengeance upon Arthas Menethil was to secure their place in the world.
Though Sylvanas had presided over the civil war in the Plaguelands and successfully conquered the ruins of Lordaeronhow long the relatively small faction of the Forsaken could keep their holdings was unclear. As such, Sylvanas looked to finding allies. To that end, she sent ambassadors to both the Alliance and the Horde.
Her emissaries to the Alliance never returned. Sylvanas suspected that they hadn't survived long enough even to make it past the gates of Stormwind City. Fortunately, her ambassadors to the Horde fared better with the Archdruid Hamuul Runetotem believing that Forsaken could be redeemed and spiritually revived. Hamuul brought Forsaken ambassadors to meet with Cairne Bloodhoofhigh chieftain of the tauren tribes, and Cairne agreed that the undead should be given a chance to thrive. This alliance of convenience has granted the Horde a better footing in the mostly Alliance controlled Eastern Kingdomsand in turn, with the Horde's protection, and even the assistance of the Argent Dawn the Forsaken were able to keep their holdings in Lordaeron.
Having carved out an alliance with the Horde, the Forsaken looked to expanding their ever-growing empire of undeath. By freeing the minds of the undead under the sway of the Lich King, Sylvanas came to preside over an impressive faction of her own.
Nathanos was named the champion of the Banshee Queen and took up residence on the Marris Stead to train and direct his Queen's new champions. Sylvanas sent adventurers to train under Nathanos, and later to help remove the zealous Scarlet Crusade presence constantly harassing Forsaken lands. Sylvanas sanctioned the creation of the Deathstalkers which has quickly become one of the LP) powerful spy organizations on Azeroth, and also oversaw the early production of a master plague capable of bringing the Scourge to its knees - the Royal Apothecary Society rising to meet this goal.
Sylvanas tasked Varimathras with the conquering of the human and dwarven lands in southern Lordaeron. The Forsaken have incorporated the notion of Hallow's End into a core part of their culture.
Sylvanas hails it as the night where the Forsaken are strongest - the night where their enemies fear them the most. She appears in a ghostly form outside of the Undercity to burn the large wickerman ; much to the crowd's delight. The Wickerman Festival celebrates the anniversary of the Forsaken's campaign against the Scourge and Burning Legion and the birth of the Forsaken as a people.
Since the Cataclysm, Sylvanas gives a new speech during Hallow's End, and there are sound files for this speech, just as Genn Greymane has. This section concerns content related to The Burning Crusade. In undeath, Sylvanas still considers herself one of the foremost protectors of Quel'Thalasand repeatedly offered assistance in the form of supplies and troops to the blood elves.
This is due to the fact that the Dark Lady still had a lot of love for Quel'Thalas, its people, and identified with them on many fronts. Sylvanas played a large part in convincing Thrall to accept the blood elves into the Horde.
It is delivered to the Banshee Queen herself, and Sylvanas is briefly taken aback by the sight of it. However, she quickly composes herself and lashes out at the adventurer - ensuring them that it means nothing to her and that Alleria Windrunner is a long-dead memory; dropping the necklace.
She dismisses the adventurer from her chambers, though in a rare moment of emotion, LP), summons a choir of high elven banshees and begins to sing a melancholic song for her bereaved homeland. She then kneels down to pick up the necklace. On behalf of Mehlar DawnbladeSylvanas would later assist sin'dorei Blood Knights in the creation of a powerful scourgestone ; Sylvanas' intimate knowledge of the Scourge's workings proved essential in its creation.
Sylvanas alongside Varimathras attacked a camp of the Scarlet Crusade in Tirisfal Glades and defeated its leader, Renee Lauer who was responsible for the deaths of some Horde members. After this, Renee was resurrected as a Forsaken. Sylvanas once went to see Faranell who showed her the effects of the New Plague.
She was satisfied with the result but warned Faranell that the Plague should never fall to wrong hands. Arthas killed and consumed the dream form of Ner'zhul thus he became the only person known as the Lich King. In that moment he opened his eyes and Sylvanas felt that something terrible was happening.
The time had finally come to deal with the Scourge. After the duel between Garrosh and Thrall fueled by Garrosh's belief that immediate action needed to be taken was interrupted by a Scourge assault, Sylvanas helped to defend Orgrimmar. After the Horde victory, Thrall declared war upon the Lich King. Pleased, Sylvanas dispensed Putress to assist the Horde in Northrend - his vast knowledge of the plague surely being a beneficial addition to its arsenal.
With the Horde now dedicated to a Northrend campaign, Lady Sylvanas and a group of Royal Dreadguards traveled to Sunfury Spire to gain the support of the blood elves towards the war effort. Sylvanas instructed Lor'themar to send a force of blood elves — MagistersFarstriders and Blood Knights — to Northrend, though Lor'themar was apprehensive, reasoning that he had only just overcome the war on Quel'Danas.
Sylvanas noted that the blood elves are a part of the Horde only by her hand and that if they do not mobilize they would surely lose its support - and Forsaken support in their lands. With his arm twisted, Lor'themar relented, and agreed to send a contingent of blood elves to the Undercity. Sylvanas prepared to leave, though Rommath was outraged at this turn of events.
He threw Sylvanas' offers of aid back at her, stating that the situation was blackmail. Sylvanas informed him that all she desired was the strength to defeat their greatest foe - and that moreover, her offers were just that - offers. Lor'themar quickly ended their conversation, and Sylvanas' eyes flashed for the briefest of moments at his Thalassian farewell. She silently left. The Horde thus began their assault on the frozen region of Northrend. While the main Horde advanceled by Garrosh Hellscreamattacked from Borean Tundra ; the Forsaken - coming under the banner of the aptly named Hand of Vengeance - assaulted the region from Howling Fjord with their considerable navy.
Under Sylvanas' direct leadership, the Hand of Vengeance brought with it everything in the Forsaken's arsenal - including the penultimate phases of their enigmatic plague, which would be perfected during their time in Northrend. One of the new Forsaken camps in Northrend is New Agamandwhere most of the Royal Apothecary Society 's members took up residence to finish perfecting the plague to unleash upon the Lich King. Lady Sylvanas had been methodically and patiently overseeing the creation of this contagion for several years now, and it seemed the time, at last, had come to test it on the Scourge.
However, Grand Apothecary Putresswhom Sylvanas had deployed in Northrend, would soon come to undertake this honor - by hurling the perfected, ravenous plague at the Scourgethe Allianceand even the Horde during the Battle of Angrathar the Wrathgate.
As the combined Horde and Alliance forces began their assault upon Angrathar the Wrathgatean uprising broke out within the Undercity. Varimathras and hordes of his demonic brethren, in league with Putress, overran the city, slaying all those who would not submit to their dark rule.
Sylvanas herself nearly died in the coup, but managed to escape with a number of loyalists and fled to Orgrimmar. Determined not to allow the dreadlords a foothold in Horde territory, Thrall and Sylvanas planned an immediate counter-attack. In the midst of their planning, however, Jaina Proudmoore arrived with terrible news: in the wake of Bolvar Fordragon 's death, King Varian was preparing for a possible war with the Horde.
Jaina had been sent to elicit an explanation for the betrayal at the Wrathgate. Though Thrall and Sylvanas explained that the Horde was not responsible for Putress, Jaina had warned them that King Varian would most likely pursue retribution. Sylvanas returned to the Undercity at the head of a Horde army, determined to retake her city. Along with Thrall and Vol'jinshe led the assault into Undercity itself, a cry for her people upon her lips. In the Throne Room, Sylvanas fought and finally slew Varimathras, retaking her throne.
As this was occurring, King Varian launched his own assault on the Undercity from the sewers, eventually finding and killing Putress. Upon discovery of various Forsaken experiments on their human captives, King Varian was set on declaring war on the Horde.
King Varian entered the Royal Quarter shortly after Varimathras' defeat, branding them monsters and charged at the Warchief and the Dark Lady. However, he was quickly teleported out of the battle by Jaina, who took the Alliance forces back to Stormwind.
With the battle over, Sylvanas was thus able to reclaim her throne, with the treacherous rebels put to death. Sylvanas was willing to take vengeance against the Lich King at almost any cost, even by making a weapon as deadly as the plague.
Whether she was aware that Putress and Varimathras were planning to use the concoction remained a mystery. Rumors persisted that she knew about the attack at the Wrath Gate beforehand, and her denials did not assuage the doubts of her detractors. With that, Sylvanas herself made the journey to Northrend - to finally deliver her vengeance upon Arthas. Sylvanas led the Horde forces to the Frozen Halls inside Icecrown Citadelto confront the Lich King and gain her vengeance against Arthas for destroying Quel'Thalas and damning her to undeath.
Accompanied by Dark Ranger Kalira and Dark Ranger Loralenshe instructed Horde heroes in their battles through the accursed halls and joined with several Horde champions of the Argent Tournament. Following the defeat of Ick and KrickKrick begged for mercy before Sylvanas and attempted to sate her with the knowledge that Frostmourne itself is within the halls - unguarded. Krick was ultimately disposed of by Scourgelord Tyrannusand Sylvanas made the journey to the Halls of Reflection.
Before entering the halls, they had to battle with Tyrannus. Right after his death, Sindragosa appeared and killed almost all the combatants except Sylvanas, her two rangers and the adventurers, who she pulled out of Sindragosa's range.
She sent Kalira to get reinforcements and with Loralen and the Our Lords Return - The Blackwood Brothers* - Rise N Be Healed (Vinyl entered the Halls of Reflection. Upon reaching Arthas' private chambers in the Halls of Reflection and standing so close to Frostmourne, Sylvanas felt the pain of her death to this blade renewed.
Nonetheless, she attempted to commune with the spirits within the sword, hoping that "salvation lies within". At that point, the spirit of Uther the Lightbringer appeared, warning her that the Lich King was on his way, and of the foolishness of attempting to defeat him there. He revealed that even if Arthas were to be destroyed, there must be someone to take his place as master of the Scourge, lest they wash across the world like locusts, consuming everything in their path.
Just then, the Lich King arrived and reclaimed his blade, consuming the soul of Uther within it. He summoned Falric and Marwynhis two top lieutenants, to kill the intruders. While the adventurers battled the pair and the ghosts they summon, Sylvanas and Dark Ranger Loralen gave chase as the Lich King fled to his inner sanctum.
Upon defeating the death knights and their ghostly allies, the party found Loralen dead in the hallway and sounds of battle coming from the chamber before them - Sylvanas and the Lich King in single combat. Realizing he was too powerful to confront there, as Uther had warned, Sylvanas and her escorts fled, breaking through the ice walls and packs of undead minions the Lich King summoned to slow their progress.
As they reached the outside, they realized that it is a dead-end, and resolved themselves to die in battle against the Dark Lord. Just then, the gunship Orgrim's Hammer arrived on scene to rescue them. As they fled the Halls of Reflection, Sylvanas realized that the Lich King's powers have increased tenfold and that to defeat him, a mighty army was needed, one greater than even the Horde could muster.
Eventually, Arthas fell in combat with Tirion Fordring and his champions, ending his reign of terror. The adventurer brings the vial to Sylvanas, waiting in Light's Hammer. As the whole of Azeroth was enveloped within the effects of the Emerald Nightmare, so was the Undercity and the Banshee Queen herself. Sylvanas dreamt about being a high elf once again after the actually dead Varimathras had turned her back into one.
However, her fears gripped her once more as the actually dead Lich King reappeared and tortured her while Varimathras betrayed her once again in her dream. Sharlindra and the other denizens of the Undercity could not bring her out of the spell's grip. While irritated that she was not there to see him fall, Sylvanas took solace in knowing that the work she had begun in the lush forests of Quel'Thalas was at last complete: Arthas was dead.
With her life's - and unlife's - goal sated, Sylvanas could think only of the bright fate that had awaited her before Arthas tore out her soul and prepared to hurl herself from the citadel onto the saronite spikes below, the only thing capable of destroying her completely.
As she contemplated the end of her long journey, nine Val'kyr encircled her, granting her visions of her past. Sylvanas ignored them and hurled herself off the Frozen Throne. Sylvanas saw a vision of her peoples' future. Without her leadership, the bulk of the Forsaken was sacrificed by Garrosh Hellscream in a failed assault on Gilneas. At the BulwarkApothecary Lydon organizes a last, desperate counterattack against the invading Alliance forces. As the tide turned against them, the Forsaken threw themselves into raging fires rather than face the onslaught to come.
As the vision ended, Sylvanas found herself floating in a dark void, where she knew only terror, cold, hopelessness, fear, and regret. She also ran into the ghost of Arthas and was surprised to find that all he was at this point was a frightened and lonely little boy.
Looking at the man who had inflicted such torment, Sylvanas admitted that had her soul not been broken she may have actually felt pity for him despite what he had done to her. As she realized that this realm of anguish was to be her eternity, the Val'kyr appeared to her again. Led by Annhylde the Callerthey offered the Dark Lady a pact: instead of allowing Sylvanas to reside eternally in this terrifying realm, Annhylde offered to take her place if she binds herself to the remaining Val'kyr; a powerful vessel through which they can continue to exist as more than slaves, their fates intertwined.
Sylvanas accepted the pact and was returned to the realm of the living surrounded by the eight remaining Val'kyr. Sylvanas returned to Silverpine Forestwhere Garrosh was leading the assault on Gilneas and stated that the invasion would be carried out her way; Garrosh begrudgingly accepted, and Sylvanas ordered her fleet around to the southern coast to harass the villages and split the defenders.
Reflecting on what she had been through, Sylvanas realized that her people were no longer simply arrows in her quiver, but an important resource that would not be squandered. Following the Wrathgate fiasco, the Forsaken as a whole came under scrutiny from the wider Horde. Use of the Forsaken Blight was explicitly banned, though the apothecaries were permitted to work on a considerably weaker strain. Sylvanas was then ordered to move south into Gilneas because the Horde wanted a Our Lords Return - The Blackwood Brothers* - Rise N Be Healed (Vinyl in northern Lordaeron.
Through her ally, Ralaar Fangfireshe had learned that the legendary Scythe of Elune was in Gilneas and sought custody of it. However, the Forsaken had not counted on the Gilneans controlling the worgen curse that had spread among them, and the Gilneans uniting their forces after internal struggling to push the Forsaken out of Gilneas City. She quickly turns the tables despite her disadvantage, and aims a poisoned arrow at Genn - though Liam hurls himself in its way; dying in the process.
Frustrated, and with the new Warchief's presence breathing down her neckSylvanas orders the city to be drenched in blight to secure a certain victory. The Gilneans learn of this and begin to evacuate their citizens. With the battle over and Gilneas once again in Forsaken hands, Sylvanas retreats.
However, the Forsaken lose their holdings in Gilneas after a night-time raid by the 7th Legion. In a meeting with Garrosh Hellscream whom Sylvanas does not appear to think particularly highly ofSylvanas reveals the newest allies of the Forsaken - the Val'kyrthe ascended vrykul women who once served the Lich King, and uses them to raise dead enemies as Forsaken as a solution to the undead not being able to procreate.
After an insulting exchange with the highly revolted Garrosh, High Warlord Cromush is dispensed to "guard" the Dark Lady and keep tabs on the Forsaken. Sylvanas personally takes to the battlefield in Silverpine Forestleading her army against the Alliance counterattack from Gilneas. The Forsaken come under heavy fire from the Gilneas Liberation Frontbacked by the Bloodfang pack and the 7th Legion troops. While the Forsaken forces begin to push forward with the help of their allies, old and new Orcish reinforcements and the Val'kyr, respectivelythe latter efficiently bringing in the fallen to bolster their ranks, Sylvanas devises a plan to end the battle in victory- beginning with the resurrection of Lord Godfrey.
Darius decides to surrender and Sylvanas allows him to leave with his daughter and his men. Shortly afterward she is killed by Godfrey, who quickly flees to Shadowfang Keep. After a moment of thought, the three Val'kyr sacrifice themselves and give Sylvanas life once more. This convinces Sylvanas beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Val'kyr are the future of her people. The Dark Lady and her forces are eager to conquer the Arathi Highlandsand the fallen and resurrected Prince Galen Trollbanenow a member of the Forsaken, along with Dark Ranger Alina are presiding over the possible conflict.
Sylvanas herself mused to Alina that the Forsaken's complete conquest of Lordaeron may be the only way they can find satisfaction, and perhaps, relief.
She expresses dissatisfaction with how Koltira Deathweaver deals with the Alliance - especially after the Alliance forces assault the Forsaken's side of Andorhaldespite Koltira's apparent truce with the enemy commander, Thassarian.
Sylvanas steps in to turn the battle around, unleashing the Val'kyr to secure a safe victory. After the Alliance is defeated, Sylvanas confronts Koltira about his ill-fated truce with Thassarian and scolds him LP) being weak. A portal to the Undercity is opened and Koltira is pulled through by a hooked chain, where Sylvanas will attempt to purge him of his compassion for Thassarian and make him more of a servant of the Horde - more specifically, a servant of Sylvanas and the Forsaken.
Lady Sylvanas later sends Lady Cozwynn to the Twilight Highlandsto serve as the Horde liaison to the new Dragonmaw Chieftain, Warlord Zaelain order to improve her relations with the Warchief and "mend broken fences.
Lady Sylvanas and the Forsaken as a whole have come under the observation of the neighboring Argent Crusade forces and certain members of the Ebon Blade. As similarities between her and the Lich King increase, the Forsaken are now being watched very closely.
Sylvanas was present at the Horde leader meeting called by Warchief Garrosh Hellscreamin which the Warchief made clear his plans to attack and crush the nation of Theramore. Sylvanas was opposed to this notion, wary that the Alliance may take their anger out on the Forsaken and sin'dorei if their main base of power on Kalimdor is compromised. Sylvanas repeatedly looked to Lor'themar Theron for support, playing upon his sympathy, though Lor'themar gave her none.
Garrosh assured Sylvanas that any counterattacks would be dealt with, and the Dark Lady dispensed Captain Frandis Farley to represent her during the siege of Theramore. After the war, Malkorok had Farley killed in the inn in Razor Hill for questioning his actions in the meeting with Baine and Vol'jin. Vol'jin vaguely referenced her as an ally against Garrosh Hellscream in the burgeoning Horde Rebellion noting that she needs "no excuse" to strike against Garrosh.
While nearing to make a landfall, she and Theron discussed raising the dead. While the blood elven regent forbade her to use her resurrection skills on the elves, he did not care about the human ones. She planned to use her angels to fill the streets of Orgrimmar and raise the dead but it is currently unknown if she succeeded or not. Sylvanas is present along with the rest of the Horde's leadership barring Ji Firepawwho was injured earlier in the siege at the defeat and arrest of Garrosh.
When Thrall names Vol'jin the new Warchief, Sylvanas nods in acknowledgment. However as the quote below indicates, she's not quite as accepting as she appeared, hinting that she's going to give him a hard time to 'test' him. AethasLor'themarand Sylvanas at Bladefist Bay. Sylvanas at Dranosh'ar Landing during the Siege of Orgrimmar. Sylvanas in the Inner Sanctum. Sylvanas is initially displeased at the idea of a trial rather than an execution and opposes the appointment of Baine Bloodhoof as Hellscream's defender.
When Baine's defense of Hellscream proves better than the Banshee Queen would like she accuses him of being an "Alliance sympathizer", prompting the tauren chieftain to somewhat aggressively, albeit calmly, deny her claim while grabbing her upper arms.
Vereesa Windrunnernoticing her sister's mutual hatred for Garrosh, anonymously summoned her to Windrunner Spire to plot the assassination of the tyrannical former Warchief. Concocting a new, untraceable poison with her Forsaken subjects, she and Vereesa planned to lace Hellscream's last meal with it.
In the meantime, Vereesa entertained the idea of joining her sister in a leadership position of the Forsaken despite the fact that it would require her to abandon her children. Sylvanas realized that the Forsaken would not accept a living creature into their leadership and decided she would murder Vereesa so that her "Little Moon" could be reborn at her side as an undead. At the last moment, Vereesa relented and informed Anduin Wrynn of the poison in Hellscream's food.
Despite Hellscream's hateful words and remorseless attitude, the prince saved the imprisoned orc's life, foiling the Banshee Queen's plan. After learning of the plan's failure, the Banshee Queen rampaged through the wilderness, angrily killing any wildlife unfortunate enough to get in her way and proclaiming that she would never attempt to love again. When the Dark Lady asked for volunteers to make the trek into Draenor, Dark Ranger Velonara answered without hesitation.
Any opportunity to please the Dark Lady is worth the risk. Sylvanas also sent the mage Vivianne to assist the commander on Draenor and to retrieve samples of the Infested for study.
As the Legion began invading AzerothSylvanas called Nathanos to partake in a ritual meant to make him stronger. He agreed to take part, though not before attempting to provoke her. When he discovered that the ritual would involve the Val'kyr sacrificing his cousin Stephon Marrishe felt no regret, only the duty-bound oath he had made towards Sylvanas.
The Val'kyr proceeded to place herself between the human and the undead and began chanting guttural words in an ancient tongue, flashes of blue and gold pulsing from her hands. Nathanos lost his senses for a time, his world exploding in fire and pain. When the Blightcaller's wits returned, he found that he had been transformed to become stronger than before and not be as decayed and withered as he had been.
However, upon looking into a mirror, he noticed that his new face was not entirely his own. He then noticed that the second ritual table was empty save for a bit of ash and oily residue stains. Sylvanas directed Dark Ranger Anya to escort her champion to the armory to see him outfitted in a manner that befits his station.
Along the way, Anya implied to Nathanos that Sylvanas had feelings for the champion, a notion that the Blightcaller disagreed with, as he personally felt that whatever emotion his mortal heart might have held, now it had room only for rage and contempt. The Forsaken's ruthless leader is a formidable champion of her people. But with the Burning Legion 's invasion, the stakes for the Dark Lady have never been higher.
Should Sylvanas perish, her demise will be the beginning of her eternal damnation. All that stand between her and this doom are her Val'kyryet few of these spirit guardians remain. As her fate edges closer to the abyss, Sylvanas must decide how far she'll go to protect her people Sylvanas took part in the Horde's attack force heading for the Broken Isles in a joint assault with the Alliance. When a demonic attack critically damaged the Alliance's gunship, she vaulted onto it before it crashed into her own.
She fought alongside Varian Wrynn against a rampaging abyssal and survived the gunship's fall to continue the battle on land. During the Battle for the Broken ShoreSylvanas and Baine Bloodhoof 's forces regrouped with Vol'jinThralland the Horde reinforcements and fight their way to defeat the demons of the Black City. They then pursue Gul'dan and witness the sacrifice of Tirion Fordring after the warlock summoned Krosus. After the Horde forces defeat the demon with the Alliance's help, Sylvanas tells King Varian Wrynn that the Horde will hold the high ridge and cover the Alliance's flank while the Alliance confront Gul'dan.
The Horde forces hold the high ridge until they discover that another portal opened up behind them and its vast reinforcements threaten to overwhelm the Horde defenders. The Horde is overwhelmed from an attack from behind and Vol'jin was mortally wounded by a poisoned spear. Sylvanas rides to secure her Warchief who urged her not to let the Horde die this day. Seeing the Horde forces crumbling and incoming Burning Legion reinforcements, Sylvanas blew her war horn signaling her Val'kyr to secure injured Horde soldiers and ordered a retreat.
The Horde abandoning their strategic position left the Alliance vulnerable however and Varian watched in shock and disappointment as he witnesses the Horde forces quit the field. Varian is forced to order a retreat via gunship. As it takes off, however, Gul'dan summons an immense fel reaver through the portal, which grabs onto the airship, causing it to tip and send many Alliance soldiers plummeting to their deaths.
King Varian sacrificed himself to distract the Burning Legion so that the remaining Alliance forces can secure their escape. Sylvanas grimly gazed at the massive fel explosion that resulted from Gul'dan executing the subdued Varian Wrynn with fel magic as she steered her Forsaken battleship back to Orgrimmar.
After a mysterious force posing as the loa grant Vol'jin a vision,  Vol'jin decided to make Sylvanas warchief of the Horde in his final moments. Vol'jin was burned on a funeral pyre, and during the ceremony, Sylvanas asked the masses of the Horde who will aid her in avenging him.
The members of the Horde reply with thunderous battle cries and roars and the other Horde leaders pledge their loyalty to the new Warchief. When demon infiltrators assault Orgrimmar, Sylvanas' forces and the Illidari envoy, Allari the Souleaterare able to repel the attack. Seeing that demon hunters will play a crucial part in the war, but mistrustful of their motives, Lady Windrunner sends a Horde champion to act as the Horde's envoy to the Illidari and, unofficially, as her spy.
Sylvanas later takes the Forsaken fleet to Stormheim. Suddenly, the fleet is attacked by a single Alliance gunship, the Skyfire. Sylvanas tasks her champion, Nathanos Blightcallerand a Horde adventurer to defend the fleet.
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