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Battle for Light's Hope Chapel
Battle for Light's Hope Chapel
Concurrent: Scourge Invasions of Stormwind and Orgrimmar
Next: Battle for the Ebon Hold
Conflict: War against the Lich King
Date: October, 619 K.C.
Place: Light's Hope Chapel, Eastern Plaguelands
Outcome: Tactical Argent Dawn victory
Belligerents:
Commanders and Leaders:
Strength:
  • 300 total
    • ~300 Defenders of the Light
Casualties and Losses:
  • Near annihilation
  • ~100 Defenders of the Light

The Battle for Light's Hope Chapel was the conflict fought between the Undead Scourge Death Knights that would later become the Order of the Ebon Blade and the Argent Dawn at the Light's Hope Chapel that resulted in the creation of the Argent Crusade and the defection of a large portion of the Scourge's Death Knights.

With the union of the Argent Dawn and the Silver Hand, the Argent Crusade became official. This battle marks the first official declaration of War against the Lich King.

The Light of Dawn

Under the watchful eye of the Lich King himself, Highlord Darion Mograine marched his death knights from Acherus onto the human-occupied regions of the Plaguelands below. The first to resist and the first to fall were the Scarlet Crusade forces operating out of New Avalon and Havenshire. No matter how hard they fought, the undead could not be swayed. The death knights and their zombified minions pressed the attack, eventually fixing their sights upon Light's Hope Chapel. With only the Argent Dawn and a handful of heroes standing against them as well as being backed into a meager old chapel, it seemed like an easy victory that would bring glory to the death knights of Acherus.

However, the assault proved to be nothing more than a suicide mission where the death knights would be sacrificed in order to lore Tirion Fordring out of hiding. Beneath the chapel was the Sanctum of Light, a catacomb built to house the remains of the mightiest heroes of Lordaeron. The power of the Light resonated so strongly that Darion and his minions could not touch it.

The spirit of Alexandros Mograine reached out to show Darion the error of his ways, but the reunion was cut short with the arrival of the Lich King. The forces of Light's Hope charged to protect Tirion, but they were swatted away like flies before the death knight. Before the life is strangled from the paladin completely, Darion tossed the Corrupted Ashbringer to him using the last of his strength. The legendary sword is purified with holy Light energy once more, and Tirion manages to wound the Lich King. The undead retreat to Northrend, taunting the paladin to finish the fight there.

With the Ashbringer returned and under the leadership of Tirion, the Argent Dawn and Knights of the Silver Hand combined into the Argent Crusade. Darion took on the role of Deathlord of the Knights of the Ebon Blade, aligning themselves with Tirion for revenge and redemption. Thus, the campaign against the Lich King was officially underway.

Notable Survivors

Here is a total list of currently cataloged participants in the Battle for Light's Hope Chapel, whether they be Alliance or Horde, enemy or ally, combatant or noncombatant, etc.

*Status indicates whether said person was alive or dead at time of battle and is not indicative of current status.

Name Race Class Faction Involvement Status*
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Tirion Fordring Human Paladin Order of the Silver Hand Lead field organizer for the Silver Hand and Argent Dawn. Combatant. Alive
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Lord Maxwell Tyrosus Human Paladin Argent Dawn Field organizer and leader of the Argent Dawn. Combatant. Alive
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Korfax, Champion of the Light Human Warrior Argent Dawn Field organizer and combatant. Alive
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Eligor Dawnbringer Human Paladin Argent Dawn Field organizer and combatant. Alive
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Leonid Barthalomew the Revered Forsaken Paladin Argent Dawn Field organizer and combatant. Alive
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Duke Nicholas Zverenhoff Human Paladin Argent Dawn Field organizer and combatant. Alive
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Rayne Kaldorei Druid Cenarion Circle Healer and combatant. Alive
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Rimblat Earthshatter Tauren Shaman Earthen Ring Combatant. Alive
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Lavernius Jur Kaldorei Druid Neutral Healer and combatant. Alive
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Tarondu Amberglaze Sin'dorei Ranger Horde Combatant Alive
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Darion Mograine Human Death Knight Undead Scourge Lead field organizer for Scourge ground assault and combatant. Defected from the Scourge. Alive
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Thassarian Human Death Knight Undead Scourge Field organizer and combatant. Defected from the Scourge. Alive
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Koltira Deathweaver Sin'dorei Death Knight Undead Scourge Field organizer and combatant. Defected from the Scourge. Alive
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Lich King (Arthas Menethil) Human Death Knight Undead Scourge Lead organizer of Scourge assault on Plaguelands and combatant. Alive
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Orbaz Bloodbane Human Death Knight Undead Scourge Combatant. Fled with Lich King. Alive

Feel free to add your own character to the list. This is a page that anyone can use if they wish to implement their character into this profile.

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