Sally Whitemane has been many things.
Tirion Fordring had risen from a mere hermit living in the outskirts of the Plaguelands to the leader of the assault against the Lich King.
In a hidden grove on the border of the Eastern Plaguelands, Tirion Fordring lived a quiet life of isolation.
Tirion Fordring is one of the oldest characters in Warcraft lore -- not by age, of course.
With the benefit of hindsight we can look back on the Scarlet Crusade and see fanatics who let their zeal overcome their wisdom.