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|“||My job is to turn fear to courage, flesh to iron and fools to ash.||”|
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OOC NOTE: Lots of this writing is low quality and yet to be edited. I wish I could include all of Serana's story while being time efficient, but I realized an over-saturation of detail can get boring very quickly. That being said, I hope you enjoy this page!
Over the years Serana proved herself loyal to the Grand Alliance on numerous occasions, especially regarding the political division of Quel'Thalas and the conflicts over lost territory in Lordaeron. Beloved as 'The Paragon' or feared as 'The Impaler' by the Dawnish, Serana's reputation has been forged by her own evolving definition of righteousness and freedom.
The young duchess' journey led her to the highest pinnacles of power and the darkest depths of fanaticism, but only time will tell the legacy she leaves behind as sovereign of Quel'Damor.
History (WIP) Edit
Serana was born to two Quel'dorei nobles, Teran Dawnsinger and Kiraun Sunwing. Although it was not traditional for a Dawnish child to be born in Dalaran, they decided to make the human kingdom their home.
Most of Serana's youth was spent in Dalaran training in arcane magic but she visited her family's homeland of Quel'Damor twice a year. Once for Remembrance Day and once for Winter Veil.
On her sixteenth birthday Serana was given her first staff which she named 'Phoenixsong'. She was later banned from the arcane academy after giving her sister's violent bullies a death threat. For the next several decades, Serana worked a waitress job in the Hero's Welcome tavern.
Second War Edit
The Second War marked a major part of Serana's adult life after her father formed a military group named the 'Dalaran Onslaught' to combat the Horde.
When she approached her father, Teran offered her and her sister Alea a different opportunity in the Alliance. He secured an allegiance with House Lightstrider and revealed that one of their members, Berwyn Lightstrider was willing to take two Dawnsingers as military students to show his house's good faith. It took some convincing, but eventually the sisters decided to become his pupils.
After learning the basics of warfare from Berwyn however, Serana was placed underneath the high elven ranger Caedori Morrowsky, whom she quickly began a forbidden romance with.
Caedori gave Serana the courage and inspiration she needed to willingly risk life and limb for the Alliance, and eventually Serana turned from a paranoid recruit to a capable combatant from Caedori's influence.
Peace Times Edit
After the Second War Serana was notified of her father's demise. Hearing the news broke Serana's heart and infuriated her simultaneously and in the midst of her dismay, she like some other elves began hunting the orcs.
But Serana was not entirely lost, she still found comfort as always in Caedori's presence. When she was not hunting orcs she could be found in Dalaran, distracting herself in study of the arcane arts.
Third War Edit
In the Third War Serana was one of the magi present who defended the Magocracy of Dalaran from the Scourge. Serana barely managed to escape her demise during this conflict and joined forces with the Alliance Resistance to reclaim Dalaran.
She left the resistance after they attempted to execute Kael'Thas, seeing it as a disgusting move of bigotry against the elves and a spit in the face of Quel'Thalas' service.
Five years in the Scarlet Crusade (1.0) Edit
Out of pure spite and bitterness towards the Scourge and the Alliance, Serana joined forces with the Scarlet Crusade. Although the crusaders were suspicious of her intentions, several months in quarantine gained her a place in their militant forces.
During her time in the crusade she participated in several conflicts and eventually married Vincent Whinehelm, who she later had a child with. Believing he had no more use for Serana, he framed her for aiding in the escape of an undead.
Serana was going to face execution but managed to escape utilizing her arcane talents.
Return to the Alliance (1.3-2.0) Edit
Serana's time in self deprecating isolation was abruptly ended when she was found by an Alliance scout in the Western Plaguelands. In the camp she was cleaned, fed, given water and interrogated. Afterwards, Serana was desperate for a new life and gave into joining the now formed 'Grand Alliance.' She prayed to the light that it would not be like the resistance.
Scourgewar (3.0) Edit
The Scourgewar's beginning marked a new and remarkable chapter in Serana's military career due to her enrollment with the Silver Covenant. Once she joined the high elven militant she reunited with Caedori Morrowsky, and they resumed their relationship as if they had never been apart, though it fell apart quickly. Due to her blatant and extreme bigotry towards any of the non-Alliance races, Serana was banned from entering the Argent Tournament.
Rather than shoving her emotions down she resolved to battle the Scarlet Onslaught, Scourge and Horde in several campaigns spanning the Grizzly Hills and Dragonblight. In reward for her efforts Serana was promoted to the rank of corporal.
Serana later led a strike force against Death Speaker Theradin and assumed he was killed.
Blood of the North (4.0-5.0) Edit
Serana spent her time in the Alliance-Horde war focused around Lordaeron, namely the Western Plaguelands, Hillsbrad and Tirisfal fronts. Serana participated in the Scarlet Civil War, The Battle of Andorhal and the worgen uprising in the Hillsbrad Foothills. At the end of the conflicts, Serana's love of the Alliance was re-ignited by Varian's leadership.
By the time she departed Lordaeron, Serana earned the rank of Sergeant Major.
The Purge of Dalaran (5.0) Edit
Serana's next major assignment was the purge of Dalaran. Although at first Serana was bloodthirsty and brutal against the Sin'dorei, the civilian casualties overwhelmed her with guilt.
She vowed to try redeem the Sin'dorei rather than end their lives if she could.
The Isle of Thunder (5.2) Edit
While in the Isle of Thunder, Serana was still recovering from the purge of Dalaran and so she decided to work on bolstering the Kirin Tor Offensive's machinery.
The tomes left by ancient mogu casters provided useful insight into Serana's study against dark magic.
Siege of Orgrimmar Edit
Being a devoted loyalist to the ways of King Varian Wyrnn, Serana decided to give peace with the Horde a chance albeit with hesitation.
In the moment of peace, Serana turned to the holy light and began to study the ways of a Mage-Priest. She was resolved to be ready for the next great threat, and sought comfort in the light to deal with the Purge of Dalaran.
The Iron Horde (6.0-6.2) Edit
Rather than participating in the expedition to Draenor, Serana spent the Iron War fighting the Iron March. With the use of war elekks, teleportation, bladed chariots, shield walls and firestorms Serana turned the Battle of Sorrows in the Alliance's favor. For her decisive victory she was awarded the rank of master sergeant.
The Legion's Third Invasion (7.0-7.3) Edit
Serana's role during the Legion's Third Invasion of Azeroth was best described as minor after the incredibly lowered morale she felt due to Varian's demise. She spent the majority of the war in Stormheim assisting the Gilneas Brigade.
Corruption (7.3.5) Edit
Serana joined but abandoned the Argus Campaign early after entering Mac'aree and enduring a major injury by an ethereal. She began to hear shadowy whispers and knew all too well what it meant.
War of the Thorns (7.3.5) Edit
In the War of Thorns Serana assisted the Highborne's effort to slow the Horde forces. While successful, she was forced to retreat into Teldrassil due to the Horde's advance. She later saved the life of a Kaldorei family by opening a portal to Stormwind. The Burning of Teldrassil ignited her hatred of the Horde to a new level.
Her corruption was beginning to worsen and her ability to call upon the light was weakened.
The Battle for Lordaeron (7.3.5) Edit
Serana served on the back lines during the siege of Tirisfal and Lordaeron. She found herself remembering the orchish siege back in the Second War and often joked about how ironic an Alliance siege was. Before the battle began she reunited with Bryant Garrett, an old friend from the Second War. He encouraged her to keep battling the void.
Beginning of the Blood War (8.0) Edit
At the start of the Blood War Serana participated in the ongoing battle for Stromgarde alongside one of house Dawnsinger's last allies, Amelina Lightstrider. Serana swore that in this war she would bring the Dawnish people back home into the Alliance.
The Foundation of Dawnshire (8.0) Edit
After hearing the news of Berwyn's death and the discovery of several Thyrin incursions within Hillsbrad, Serana contacted House Lightstrider with the aim of avenging her long lost mentor. Once the call was answered Serana, Dalren and Amelina Lightstrider interrupted the Thyrin efforts in Hillsbrad. Knowing that the thyrin presence was growing, the three of them formed the Order of Dawnshire.
Ghosts of the Past Conflict (8.1) Edit
Eager to prove Dawnshire's spirit and reclaim the Ghostlands, Serana and a small force of Dawnshire soldiers participated in the Ghosts of the Past Conflict. However Serana fell ill from her curse and in turn the group spent most of the conflict protecting the Alliance encampment. In her weakened state, Serana lost in a battle against a blood knight.
By the end of Ghosts of the Past, Serana's skin lost color and her eyes began to fade out.
The Battle of Ferwich (8.1) Edit
The Battle of Ferwich occurred when Serana was inspecting the newly developed Crimson Templars. The surprise attack spelled instant doom for the forces stationed in the constructing keep despite Serana's effort to win the battle.
At the climax of the siege Serana was caught underneath several battlement stones, luckily for Serana, however Amelina and several Crimson Templar survivors recovered her body successfully.
Several medics cleaned and stitched Serana's various scars and scratches from the stones.
Reclaiming Dawn's Peak (8.1) Edit
Although Serana desired to begin an aggressive onslaught against the Thyrin Cult, she recognized that Dawnshire was open to attack from the Horde. To improve the morale of her soldiers, lure Theradin and reclaim the full Lightstrider territory, Serana announced a full assault reclamation effort in Dawn's Peak despite her deteriorating health.
While Dalren worked on marshaling the forces, Serana gathered any Alliance volunteers willing to join them. Together they reclaimed Dawn's Peak and re-established an Alliance governing force in the area.
Amelina was declared the lady of Dawn's Peak, her first act as Lady of the Peak was the reinforcement of several strategic points. She also ordered the mass-production of holy water in preparation for a Thyrin invasion and continued on to be the main campaigner against the cult.
During this time of rest Serana set out to find her sister.
Once Serana was ready to investigate the case of Alea's disappearance she set off to Outland. To begin her search she made contact with Donnavin 'Wildfire', a beloved friend of Alea's. Donnavin explained that Alea vanished into the wilds in a vendetta against the orcs. After several hours worth of story sharing and comforting, Serana and Donnavin resolved to search the wilds for Alea regardless of how long it took.
A total of three weeks of investigation past with the search ending once Serana found an elven rogue in the woods. Alea didn't recognize Serana at first, but as soon as she saw their father's necklace the two sisters embraced. Serana recounted the feeling being an 'Indescribable, fluttery warmth followed by uncontrollable crying and shaking.'
Donnavin suggested that they should fly back to Honor Hold and return to Azeroth - which Serana agreed to, but Alea refused. It was only after Serana explained how much she needed her, how the Dawnsingers were effected by the Third War and how Berwyn Lightstrider was killed, Alea agreed to return home with her sister.
Blood in the Snow (8.1.5) Edit
Several weeks after Alea returned to Azeroth, Velarin Sunwing arrived in Dawnshire with news of the Horde advance through Quel'Damor. Serana left Amelina Lightstrider in charge of the defense of Dawnshire while she led half the order to Quel'Damor. After a grueling and lengthy establishment of Alliance territory in Quel'Damor, the void whispers inside Serana's head drove her to near madness. With no other option she finally decided to purge the shadows in an unorthodox and risky ritual.
Sanctification (8.1.5) Edit
She gathered Dalren, Velarin, Dawnshire's priests and paladins to inform them of her 'Ashbringer theory.' The idea predicted that the holy light and the void were a spectrum of magic, able to be changed from one end to another if enough force was provided. She then requested she be a test subject of the theories' effect on living beings.
With a painstaking effort over several hours the ritual proved agonizing yet successful. The void was purged and replaced with holy light, returning Serana to the form of a Quel'dorei. Serana's form was changed to be a paragon of the light's will and her connection to the cosmic force was stronger than ever.
The Siege of Quel'Damor (8.1.5) Edit
With her mind cleared from distractions of the curse, Serana sent word to the Houses Highblade and Sunrose requesting aid against Aela Dawnsinger's control of Quel'Damor. To her surprise, the two houses accepted and with their considerable forces the Siege of Quel'Damor began.
At the climax of the siege Serana pushed Aela out of the stained glass of Teran's Vigil's palace. Due to Aela's corpse falling and being impaled on a statue, Elevia V. Highblade gave Serana the moniker of 'The Impaler.' She was declared the new General of the Dawnish Army to replace Aela.
The Howling Winds of Change (8.1.5) Edit
After the Siege of Quel'Damor Serana was given a period of time to rest and restore the duchy. Due to the worsening political division and the death of her love Dalren, Serana found herself in a state of doubt and remorse for her people. Eventually in combination with her lack of ability to call upon the light, Serana began to view her leadership as shoddy and evil.
Marian, noticing Serana's distraught, took Serana under her wing. Together they assisted Dawnish citizens in need, restored the morale of soldiers and healed the wounded.
Amelina's defense against the Thyrin Cult proved successful and Serana was given temporary respite from the fighting. In response Serana officially declared Amelina as the lady of Dawnshire.
Holding Dal'Rethor (8.1.5) Edit
WIP - Details still being decided.
During the Siege of Dal'Rethor, Amelina forced the Thyrin Cult back to Northrend.
Coronation (8.2.5) Edit
WIP - Details still being decided
Crossing the Threshold (8.2.5) Edit
Two months after her coronation Serana gave birth to Azaviah Teran Dawnsinger, securing her Quel'dorei dynasty. Although the celebration was short lived as the death of Sylaise Cinderwood, one of Quel'Damor's eldest allies, sparked panic across the duchy. With premonitions of a major power vacuum in the Cindergrove, Serana forcefully evicted the Dawnish Sin'dorei from Quel'Damor into the wilds of the Eastern Plaguelands to mitigate the likelihood of Horde uprising in her land. All Sin'dorei who refused to leave were publicly impaled and placed on the borders of Quel'Damor to warn all enemies of her rule. Following the exile and execution of the Sin'dorei, Serana was distraught by her similarities to Lor'themar and was forced to dwell in guilt. After consoling with Elevia, Serana grew to live with her actions by adopting a new moral principle: Leading a people is not about striving for utopia, but striving for their prosperity whatever it takes. While she understood Lor'themar after the exiling, she continued to despise him for his crimes against the Quel'dorei and his betrayal of the Alliance.
Siege of Highblade City (8.2.5-8.3) Edit
WIP, details still being discussed.
Forming The Silver Hand Chapter of Quel'Aranal (8.3) Edit
With new order established in Quel'Aranal, Serana and Elevia Highblade held a meeting and discussed the state of the Silver Hand. Having agreed that it has strayed far from its intended purpose, they resolved to found their own chapter within Quel'Aranal which adheres to the original intent and structure of the Silver Hand combined with the focused discipline of the pre-corruption Scarlet Crusade. Serana later took office as the Grand Inquisitor of the order at Elevia's behest, and was charged with ensuring quality, discipline and morale in the ranks. Working as an inquisitor taught Serana many skills needed for ruling as a duchess, it also forced her to train harder as a priest to make herself an example for others.
March Against the Black Empire (8.3) Edit
Incursion into the Ghostlands (8.3, WIP trimming down) Edit
When the Black Empire fell Serana continued her efforts to reclaim land for the Quel'dorei. She rendezvoused with a small team of Silver Covenant rangers at Shandris Isle, and sent a request for aids to her Hawkstone allies whom she knew were willing to push against the Horde. She was swiftly joined by Lyeri and Serina Hawkstone, and together with several rangers they ventured forward onto a coastal tower. To their surprise they were met with a Sunfury Paladin and a magister in training battling against a swarm of undead ghouls. Serana decided to help save their lives, and interrogated them afterwards.
Serana, Lyeri and Serina were able to find out that the Sunfury had been sending several patrols after the Silver Covenant rangers, but more importantly that there was growing undead activity to the west. The team of Quel'dorei decided to set up temporary camp in the tour and wait for Varis to arrive.
Varis joined them a day and a half later in the tower and assisted Serana in prying the magister, Vaelor Sunhair of information. However Vaelor started to speak in Thalassian - a language which Serana did not understand - to beg Varis to free his blood knight companion (Kalira), because he thought Serana would kill her for being stubborn. Varis complied and went to speak to the blood knight while Serana continued to interrogate Vaelor. She was informed that the necromancers were some kind of spider cultists who spoke in gibberish and mutilated living beings to sew them onto nerubian corpses, only to raise them into colossal undead arachnids.
With this information she went to Varis, only to find her hit with a holy burn mark across her face from the blood knight earlier, little did she know it was a staged escape. Though distraught that her friend was injured, Serana informed her of the bigger threat at hand and the covenant team, along with Vaelor who was now freed for his honesty, decided to strike against the cultists before resuming their war effort.
Eventually Serana, Lyeri, Serina, Varis and Vaelor came across the ziggurut in which one of the high cultists was disrupting local trade routes. While Serana, Varis and Vaelor went to slay the high cultist, Lyeri and Serina held the outside to make sure they were not overwhelmed. After a long battle they were victorious, and it was revealed from an insignia that these spider cultists were a sub-section of the Thyrin. Though their small victory was soon ended, as a large force of Sin'dorei came down upon the small group, capturing Lyeri and Serina.
Serana, Varis and Vaelor were soon forced to surrender as they realized the Sin'dorei's numbers were too overwhelming to fight, and it was quickly revealed that the blood elves were led by Serana's mother, Kiraun Sunwing. Kiraun presented the decapitated head of Kalira, revealing that the warding stone Varis gave to her gave away the fact that she gained outside help, and was withholding information about the Silver Covenant. She threatened to do the same to Lyeri and Serina if Serana did not come quietly as a prisoner for her war crimes. Eventually, Serana gave in on the condition that her friends were freed and Kiraun concurred, though she demanded the Silver Covenant left the Ghostlands immediately. With the chance to give one final goodbye, Varis secretly gave Serana a magical gem bound to her location, so she had the possibility of escaping. It was in this moment Varis first called Serana her "sister", and Serana with tears said her goodbye, but she took comfort knowing she would return.
|“||Aniah is living evidence that third time really is the charm.||”|
Caedori Morrowsky: Caedori Morrowsky was Serana's first lover. They met during the Second War after the Battle of Hillsbrad, where Serana was given to Caedori as a recruit. Over the course of the war and the various life and death scenarios they endured, the two eventually began a secret and forbidden courtship which lasted from the ending of the Second War to the Burning Legion's Third Invasion of Azeroth. Caedori helped Serana recover from her fear of the battlefield, improved her self esteem and was one of her closest friends in the Silver Covenant. However due to various long-distance duties, Serana giving birth to a still-born child and their secret being found they decided to put their commitments to the Alliance first and terminated their strained relationship. Although Serana seldom wonders what would have happened if they stayed together, she learned the hard way that there are more important things than the Alliance to her.
Dalren Lightstrider: Dalren Lightstrider was Serana's second in command during the days of the Order of Dawnshire. They met after the Third War, when Dalren recognized Serana as the former student of Berwyn. While in the Scarlet Crusade they told each other stories, jokes or sometimes even sung together in hopes of lightening the mood after the chaos of Lordaeron. Dalren won Serana's eternal gratitude when he saved her from execution via diplomacy rather than bloodshed of their comrades. She eventually repaid the life debt during the Scarlet Civil War, and they have been close friends and colleges since.
Aniah Silversong: Aniah Silversong is Serana's thrill seeking and kind hearted lover. They met during a celebration of the Alliance's victory in the Siege of Quel'Damor where Aniah began their interaction with aggressive flirting. Serana found Aniah's attempts endearing, alluring and humorous simultaneously. After a long series of teasing, bets, competitions and physical encounters over a several month period, Serana and Aniah finally agreed to formally begin a romantic relationship. Ever since they began the courting process Aniah has comforted her, aided with her traumas, brought adventure to her life and took her out of her shell. The pair have been noted for their intense passion, both while showering affection or fighting one another. Serana is currently pregnant with Aniah's child and has vowed to stay by her side no matter what, even if it conflicts with the Alliance's interest.
|“||I miss them as march as a novice archer misses their shot.||”|
Teran Dawnsinger: Teran Valrin Dawnsinger was Serana's father and by far the most influential man in her life. He believed in her no matter what and is one of the sole contributors to Serana's magical knowledge. Teran always acted in all his children's interests, and when he was lost the Dawnsinger siblings all cried for their individual revenge.
Friends, Allies, Associates & Reverent: Edit
Garion Magnus: Garion Magnus and Serana met during the Ghosts of the Past Conflict where they had an in depth discussion. They touched the topics of history, the nature of magic, general politics and their mutual experience fighting against cults. After the conflict ended Serana has been in loose contact with the mage. Garion also assisted her in the reclamation of Dawn's Peak.
Elevia V. Highblade: Elevia Highblade is Serana's friend and ally. Serana believes she owes Elevia a life debt after her efforts during the Siege of Quel'Damor and credits the paladin as the true hero of the Dawnish state. Serana sees Elevia as a true paragon of Alliance ideals, a great leader and a savior - and in turn both respects and greatly admires her.
Marian E. Ridgewell: Marian is Serana's friend and ally. They formally met after the Siege of Quel'Damor, where Mary showed kindness while Serana was distraught. Marian guided Serana through her priesthood and over time majorly changed Serana's world view. As a result of Marian's influence, Serana now cares more about saving Alliance lives on the battlefield than ending Horde ones.
Marcus Kilbrook: Serana met Marcus Kilbrook in Stromgarde after the Grand Alliance meeting within the restored kingdom's town hall. They discussed the nature of the armistice and their mutual withdrawal from it. Due to their somewhat similar politics, Marcus garnered respect from Serana quickly, however she rejects his methods of genocide against the enemy.
Alexander Grayson: Alexander Grayon is a superior officer that Serana serves in the Grand Alliance Army underneath The Eastern Pinnacle. Along with being her commander in those circumstances, Alexander is also her tutor in the ways of the paladin. She has an immense respect for Grayson and his leadership skills, along with his calm nature and sense of morality. Though she often feels immense weight trying to live up to his teachings.
Varis Hawkstone: Varis is Serana's friend and ally. Having met years prior in the Scarlet Crusade, Serana maintained loose contact with Varis over the years after the Dark Times. Despite that loose connection however, when they met again during the founding of the Silver Inquisition Varis was largely different to how Serana remembered her. Despite that she still considers a friend and has pledged her support to Varis' cause, as well as taught Varis some Mage-Priest methods.
Vincent Whinehelm: Vincent Whinehelm was Serana's abusive and controlling husband during her years in the Scarlet Crusade. Originally with him due to blackmail, Serana found his very presence abhorrent. Over their one year marriage, Serana gave birth to Vincent's child and was later banished from the Scarlet Crusade due to the exposing of her fel magic use. Serana later had her revenge years later when she executed his undead form.
Theradin: Theradin and Serana's rivalry began in the Scourgewar, where their forces clashed in minor skirmishes around the Grizzly Hills and Dragonblight. Aside from their history in the Scourgewar, the two were largely unaware of each other's survival until the death of Berwyn Lightstrider, when Theradin publicly announced the Thyrin Cult's mission. Ever since the death of her mentor, Serana has fought the Thyrin War against his military.
Gerock Stonebreaker: WIP!!!
Physical Description Edit
|Serana's Age Progression|
62 BDP-33 ADP
Standing at a notable 6'3, Serana is a giant of a woman by human standards. At a first glance Serana's appearance gives either an intimidating or meek first impression (depending on how much armor she has equipped.) At a more detailed inspection any onlooker would be able to tell Serana is a tried and tested veteran. Sporting a decorated golden prosthetic ear and a severe scar down her face, her wounds are often perceived as unsettling and/or difficult to ignore. Aside from her injuries, Serana's features are gentle and traditionally feminine. She could be considered alluring by anyone who enjoys conventionally attractive women.
Serana's wispy ash-blonde hair rests gently along her shoulders reaching mid-way down her back. Despite the extreme length one would instantly notice (unless its a Monday) that Serana takes extensive care to clean, brush and maintain her pristine mane. Serana's skin is a pastel tone that is best described as spotless, clean and warm.
Her body is curvy, frail and largely untrained which leads her to be physically exhausted swiftly from sword-fighting or running. If one were to gaze upon her naked form they would be met with a light golden phoenix tattoo which runs down her back akin to her ashen mane.
In regards to mannerisms Serana is repetitive and predictable. She seems to have ingrained a model or sergeant-like physical pattern to match with her walk. She often strides with a hand pointed down to her left or two hands clasped behind her back. When not on the move, however, Serana's movements are relaxed and demure.
"With the aid of the Kirin Tor the war is won. It is as simple as that. Why? Because with every world conquering army there was an order of magi to back them. From the great Highborne Empire to the humans of Arathor, from Quel'Thalas to the great Alliance of Lordaeron the magi have always been the key ingredient to our victory. If even the MIGHTY scourge could not stand against the Kirin Tor, the Horde has no hope. By forcing Jaina's hand the unstable, destructive, warmongering filth play with a fire they can no longer control... Varian's empire is about to begin.
"A living being starts as flesh and blood, but through their actions they become so much more."
"What would you have me do? Send the Horde an angry letter? No, I'm going to fight them myself. Its what I've always done and I'm awful good at it."
"A confident and calm man means clean breaches. In this analogy the confident and calm man is an inspired soldier and the clean breaches mean that he won't retreat from battle."
"Want to know why violet roses are my favorite? Because its always the odd ones that bloom the most beautiful."
"I am a woman of irony dear orc, you and your men will burn just as the Ghostlands did so long ago. Then once you're ash, I'll let your remains be scattered and lost like the families affected by your barbaric race."
"I will be ruthless in purging the Silver Hand of those who fail to uphold its sacred code. If you cannot abide by the three virtues, if you cannot treat your fellow paladins with respect, if you cannot muster the courage to fight, get out. As for the rest of you I will push you to your absolute limit, help you reach your full potential and ensure that each and every one of you become a worthy protector of Quel'Aranal. I look forward to our journey together."
Personality Traits and General Habits Edit
Serana is a ruthless, charismatic, calculating and unforgiving woman often admired for her extreme honesty and straightforward nature. Due to her honesty and straightforwardness she is sometimes perceived as socially awkward, arrogant, crass, outspoken and rude.
Beyond that, Serana is also a very caring and kind woman towards those close to her, or those within the Alliance. Anyone on her good side can vouch for her selflessness.
Serana's enthusiastic behavior often shines in deep conversations about one of her beloved topics. These include: Politics, cats, nature, history, magic, dreams, vegetarianism and Aniah Silversong.
Racial Reactions: Edit
Serana has a variety of racial biases towards the denizens of Azeroth. This is a compiled list of them.
Alliance Races Edit
Humans: Humans are Serana's favorite race and she respects them highly. Serana credits the humans as saviors of the Thalassian people, long time allies of the elves and loyal friends. She vocally supports most human-led organizations and kingdoms that fall under the Grand Alliance.
Dwarves: Although Serana respects the dwarven people less than the humans she values their loyalty and friendship to both the Grand Alliance and the Quel'dorei. Serana's favorite dawrven clan is the Wildhammer Clan.
Gnomes: Serana's respect for the gnomes is equal to that of the dwarves. Other than the gnome's contribution to the Alliance, Serana remains distant from their people other than the occasional donation to the Gnomeragan reclamation effort.
Night Elves: Serana's relationship with the night elves is somewhat negative. Although she grew to respect them in the War of the Thorns and Ghosts of the Past Conflict, Serana refutes with their anti-magic society. She also resents their efforts to push racism against the Quel'dorei.
Draenei: Serana's initial opinions on the draenei were negative while she was a warlock. However as she became Quel'dorei again, Serana learned to empathize with the draenei's past and respect their humble culture. After taking the time to realize the draenei's losses to the Orcish Horde, Serana came to the conclusion that they and the Quel'dorei were not so different.
Worgen: Serana's treatment of the worgen is largely equivalent to that of a non-afflicted human. However, Serana still secretly and guiltily fears their physical capabilities and feral nature.
Void Elves: Serana's opinion on the Ren'dorei is equally as high as her opinion on the humans. Being a former Ren'dorei herself, she understands their struggles against the shadow's whispers and admires their will to fight for the Alliance. She views them as fellow children of Belore whom simply dwell in the shadow that the sun casts.
Horde Races Edit
Orcs: There is no race on Azeroth Serana hates more than the orcs. She views them as vicious and murderous cabbage-skinned cretins with an uncontrollable bloodlust. Having lost well over half of her family to the orcs, Serana was already a skeptic of their redemption. The Blood War and the events in Kul Tiras reaffirmed her resentment towards the entire species. Despite her extreme hatred, Serana could never bring herself to harm an unarmed orcish citizen or child.
Trolls: Serana's opinions on the trolls are mixed. While she resents their constant raids on the elven people she also understands that the elves stole their ancient homeland. After having lost her homeland of Quel'Damor, she underwent a drastic ideological change where she empathized with their frustrations. Serana now avoids confrontation with the forest trolls unless they are causing direct harm to her kin. However, she goes out of her way to end the lives of Darkspear trolls that step foot into Alliance-dominated lands.
Tauren: Serana is apathetic towards the Tauren. She has not had many interactions with the tauren people other than various Alliance-Horde warfronts over several conflicts. Because of this she is leaning towards a negative view due to their affiliations with the Horde - especially towards Baine whom she believes is a coward and a weak ruler. Other than that, Serana lacks an opinion on the neutral tauren and Kalimdor at large (save for the northernmost parts.)
Forsaken: After serving in the Hand of the Unblinded, Serana's opinions on the Forsaken are extremely discriminatory and simplistic. She believes that the vast majority of them are evil and that many of the last 'good' Forsaken were wiped out during the Gathering in Arathi Highlands. She despises Sylvanas and any who follow her 'false claim over Lordaeron.' Serana also believes that Lordaeron belongs to its living survivors rather than the Forsaken and that Forsaken should only be allowed in Lordaeron if Calia approves of them individually. Because of her opinions, she finds herself often agreeing with Genn Greymane and the Gilneans' politics.
Blood Elves: Like her opinions on the trolls, Serana's view on the blood elves are consistently self-challenged. While she sees them as her kin she is also overcome with grief due to their 'betrayal of what it means to be Thalassian' by siding with the Horde. Serana despises Lor'themar and any blood elf who enforces his leadership willingly and gladly kills any enforcer of the Horde's 'dictatorship over Silvermoon.' For the blood elves that are not Horde patriotic, Serana is largely akin to Alleria in the sense that she wants to see their return to the Alliance. Serana immensely respects any Sin'dorei who actively speaks against Lor'themar and sides with the Alliance.
Goblins: Serana refuses to acknowledge the majority of goblins as living beings - rather she sees them as the embodiment of greed and a paragon of the Horde's true corrupt morals. When encountering a goblin it is common for her to spit on their corpses when nobody is looking. She often says that she's yet to find a goblin that is not entirely driven by gold or lust.
Nightborne: Serana's outlook on the Nightborne is simple and blunt. She sees them as petty, arrogant and asinine traitors who ungratefully disregarded the Alliance's efforts to save them by joining the Horde. Serana actively hopes that the Nightborne perish under the Horde's leadership.
Politics EditHer political beliefs are as follows:
- All members of the Alliance should be allowed to use any type of magic so long as the sacrifices are not members of the Alliance.
- The Horde are untrustworthy no matter if they are in peace or war.
- The Horde should be disbanded and its members exiled to non-Kaldorei territories of Kalimdor.
- The Horde by foundation is murderous and hypocritical.
- Silvermoon belongs to the Quel'dorei and Ren'dorei while Quel'danas belongs to all Thalassians.
- Sin'dorei should always have the chance to rejoin the Alliance.
- The Alliance should not compromise its land rights for peace.
- Freedom is important for the people but safety matters more.
Current Political Status Edit
Serana is no longer at war with the Horde after the official armistice was signed. Though she is not at war with the Horde, she continues to push the boundaries of peace by participating in proxy conflicts.
- Serana's favorite colors are: Red, purple and gold.
- Despite being elven, Serana's knowledge in Thalassian is lacking and therefore she primarily speaks common.
- Dogs are Serana's favorite animal.
- Serana is bisexual.
- She is often mistaken for a Sin'dorei due to her eyes and color of dress.
- As a child Serana often dreamed about having the power to fly.
- Elevia Highblade presented Serana with the Alliance Legion of Valor after the War of Crowns.
- In her original concept Serana had a thick Irish accent that was supposed to mimic what a rural Hillsbradian would sound like.
- Serana has gone through many backstory re-designs in her near two year life span. Her original concept was a sassy former-exile who was recruited into the Alliance during the Blood War, and she was forced to fight for the military. I later changed this to have happened back in Vanilla so she could have other emotional developments during BFA. She is hardly as mean spirited and rude as she once was.
Theme Music Edit
Composed by Me:
- Serana - Main Theme
- Serana - Conflicted Theme
- Serana - Romance Theme
- Serana - Tavern Theme
- Serana - Second War Theme
- Dalren X Serana
Positions Held Edit
|Duchess of Quel'Damor|
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|General of the Dawnish Army|
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|Matriarch of House Dawnsinger|
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|Dawnish Ambassador to the Kirin Tor|
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|Lady of Dawnshire|
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