Arthas Menethil

Know Your Lore: Arthas, the Lich King’s chosen Last week, we talked about Arthas’ fall from grace. How step by step he moved from a Paladin who served his people to an obsessed, vengeful and ruthless man who would do anything to destroy Mal’Ganis… even imperil his own soul. How his inability to accept defeat and loss broke him. This week, we talk...

Know Your Lore: The tragic fall of Arthas Menethil Last week we talked about Arthas Menethil, the Paladin, the son of Lianne and Terenas Menethil. The Crown Prince of Lordaeron. This week, we talk about Arthas Menethil’s fate. Stirrings of the Plague For a while, all seemed well in Lordaeron. The Trolls of Zul’Aman made a few forays into the kingdom, but Prince Arthas...




Knights of the Frozen Throne comic series is full of tall tales about our favorite heroes Are you excited for Hearthstone’s upcoming Knights of the Frozen Throne? Are you wondering just what in the heck is going on with all of the characters being Death Knights now (and what’s the deal with the lore inconsistencies)? Then Blizzard has a series of online comics that do absolutely nothing to answer any of those...

Know Your Lore: The promise of Prince Arthas Menethil Lianne Menethil, Queen of Lordaeron, and her husband King Terenas had two children — Princess Calia Menethil and Prince Arthas Menethil. Arthas was heir to the throne, and his childhood was as close to idyllic as possible. He was born four years before the First War between Humans and Orcs ravaged the Kingdom of Stormwind...

Know Your Lore: Death Knights, then and now Before the Frozen Throne crashed into Icecrown, before the lords of the Burning Legion first conceived of a weapon that would scour life from Azeroth, there was only means, motive and opportunity... and a self-serving power hungry Warlock grasping for a tool.

Know Your Lore: What Azeroth Knows By What Azeroth Knows, I don’t mean the planet itself. We’ve recently seen that Azeroth is a nascent Titan, and it seems to know quite a bit, going as far as to speak through former king Magni Bronzebeard in his diamond form. But that’s an example of something the average Azerothian wouldn’t know. Right now, Magni...




Know Your Lore: The Sin’dorei and the Alliance For the roots of the divide between the few remaining High Elves and the Blood Elves, we must go back to two figures — Kael’thas Sunstrider and Garithos, self-proclaimed Grand Marshal of the few remaining Alliance forces in the region after Prince Arthas Menethil’s betrayal of his father and his kingdom to the Scourge. If...

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Know Your Lore: The beginning of the Third War The skies split open. Demons razed the land. Corpses walked. It was the end of the world. It was the Third War, fought not between Horde and Alliance, but fought by those that lived and wished to continue to do so against the demons of the Burning Legion and their servants and pawns. Having failed...



Know Your Lore: The wrath of Sylvanas Windrunner We looked at her life, her death, and her rise to become the Banshee Queen. But Sylvanas’ story didn’t end with the destruction of her Dreadlord enemies and the ascension to the throne of the Undercity. After bending the Nathrezim Varimathras to her will, she took steps to secure her power, both for her own sake...

Know Your Lore: The making of Varian Wrynn Kings are born like anyone else. They don’t come into the world ready to wear a crown or bear the weight of it. This was certainly true for Varian Wrynn, who came into the world utterly unprepared for the life he would live. The first few years of his childhood were idyllic — born in...

Know Your Lore: The rise of Sylvanas as the Banshee Queen When last we looked at Sylvanas Windrunner, she had died at the hands of Arthas Menethil, servant of the Lich King. Now we look at what happened after she died: how she went from the Ranger-General of Silvermoon to the Banshee Queen of the Forsaken. Death was a hard demarcation line for Sylvanas — the...

Heroes of the Storm: Warrior heroes guide The real stars of Heroes of the Storm are all the different characters from the varied Blizzard franchises you get to play in one hectic arena. But how can you choose which one of the many heroes you’d like to focus on? Here’s a guide to help. Heroes come in four basic types: Warriors, Assassins,...

Know Your Lore: Jaina Proudmoore Although she's not necessarily heavily involved with Draenor, Jaina Proudmoore, leader of the Kirin Tor, has made her presence known. And her current behavior is slightly confusing to those that have read the novel War Crimes, but not necessarily out of character.