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Tirisfal Monastery
Scarlet Monastery

Leaders

None
Formerly:
Sally Whitemane
Commander Durand

Location

Northeastern Tirisfal Glades

Affiliation

Kingdom of Lordaeron (Formerly)
Church of the Holy Light
Scarlet Crusade

The Tirisfal Monastery, now known as the Scarlet Monastery, was one of the last bastions of the zealous Scarlet Crusade, with their other held territories (Hearthglen, Tyr's Hand, the Scarlet Enclave, the western portion of Stratholme, etc.) having fallen. It was once a proud bastion of Lordaeron's priesthood - a center for learning and enlightenment. With the rise of the Undead Scourge during the Third War, the peaceful Monastery was converted into a stronghold of the Crusade. It is located in the northeastern corner of the Tirisfal Glades, and the garrison was commanded by Renault Mograine, son of the legendary Ashbringer Alexandros Mograine, and Sally Whitemane. While Mograine would be slain, Whitemane continued to command the monastery alongside Commander
Tirisfal Monastery

The Tirsfal Monastery.

Durand, until they too were slain by Lillian Voss. Following this, the Monastery was led for a final time by High Commander Goodchilde, until he and the inhabiting crusaders were wholesale butchered by the Knights of the Ebon Blade.

It served as the staging ground for the Alliance during the Siege of Tirisfal, but was abandoned following the battle.

ConstructionEdit

Scourge of LordaeronEdit

Under the CrusadeEdit

Recent TimesEdit

Thrice, the Scarlet Monastery has been invaded and sacked by the forces of both the Alliance and the Horde and its leaders slain. For differing reasons and using a wide array of tactics, both Factions' eyes were drawn towards the Monastery and its High Inquisitor, Sally Whitemane.

As early as after the end of the Third War, an ex-member now affiliated with the Alliance, Raleigh the Devout, had planned the assassinations of key leaders of the Crusade in the Monastery, while the leader of the Deathstalkers, Varimathras, had ordered the deaths of the leaders in the Monastery. Both factions sent Azerothian Heroes to the Monastery to eliminate the Crusade's leadership.

Some years later, the Alliance had dispatched numerous Azerothian Heroes to assist a splinter-faction rebelling against the Crusade at the same time the Horde had enlisted its own heroes to assist Sylvanas Windrunner's forces infiltrate and destroy the Crusaders; the leader of this rebellion was a Crusader named Joseph the Awakened---who would later become known as Joseph the Crazed and later, Joseph the Insane---who had claimed to have witnessed corruption after being denied the title of "Champion" and wished to reorganize the Crusade. Meanwhile, Dark Ranger Velonara had coordinated the Forsaken forces with similar objectives.

It is unclear which faction defeated James Vishas, Bloodmage Thalnos, Houndmaster Loksey, Arcanist Doan, Champion Herod or High Inquisitor Sally Whitemane or had looted the various artifacts and documents attributed to the Crusade such as the Compendulum of the Fallen, a roster of living and deceased Crusaders, but Commander Mograine was slain by the ghost of his father Alexandros when his younger brother Darion travelled to the Monastery with the corrupted Ashbringer. Additionally, Vishas eluded death and later became a gladiator for the Brawler's Guild.

However, the "victory" over the Scarlet Monastery would prove hollow; according to various Heroes, a Hooded Crusader (who was actually Lilian Voss, a well-known Forsaken deserter and raised Scarlet) had spoken of the Scarlets returning to life by means of a "mass resurrection" spell by Whitemane herself. While some officers, lieutenants and even Commander Mograine were unable to be resurrected, the Scarlets had returned to the Monastery in greater force and had even picked up Pandaren Monasticism from a Human named Korloff.

Similar to the previous invasion and sacking, such heroes were tasked with both the seizing of documents and relics and the defeat of the new leaders: Flameweaver Koegler, a newly-risen Thalnos, Houndmaster Braun, Armsmaster Harlan, Brother Korloff and Commander Durand. Using two enchanted blades found within the Monastery, heroes had plunged them within Whitemane's corpse---preventing her from being resurrected---before Voss had revealed herself and took the blades.

Unbeknownst to Voss or the heroes accompanying her, the League of Lordaeron, the Clergy of the Holy Light, the Scarlet Hammer and the Grey Blades had launched an offensive against the Monastery---killing other leaders and discovering the higher leaders (including Whitemane) dead within the burning ruins.

Revival and Final EndEdit

The Scarlet Monastery became the stomping grounds for many smaller Scarlet groups, who would rise and fall within the walls of the once sacred place.

Primarily among them were crusaders led by High Commander Goodchilde, who was in the process of revitalizing the Crusade at the time of the Burning Legion's invasion of Azeroth. In need of a third horseman, the Ebon Blade invaded the Monastery under the orders of the Deathlord and the Lich King. By the orders of Darion Mograine, the Ebon Blade slaughtered every single scarlet within the Monastery, few escaping to the hills.

By the end of it, the only scarlets remaining were those who had fled in time; otherwise, every scarlet was dead within, leaving the Monastery undermanned and hollow.

It would later serve as the staging ground for the Alliance during the Siege of Tirisfal, as the holy site had not yet been defiled or taken over by the Forsaken. What Scarlets remained either were captured, converted to the Alliance, or once again had fled. With the monastery as their mountain fortress, the Alliance successfully sieged Tirisfal and destroyed Brill, which became the new forward command with the arrival of Kings Genn Greymane and Anduin Wrynn.

Following the destruction of the Undercity and the blighting of Tirisfal, Alliance forces, what few remained, withdrew from the area for a safer operation in the now Bloodfang-Controlled Fenris Keep.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

Adapted from Wowpedia.

The Kingdom of Lordaeron
Lands Capital City (Undercity) · Tirisfal Glades (Brill · Deathknell · Scarlet Monastery) · Silverpine Forest (Shadowfang Keep · Ambermill · Pyrewood Village · The Sepulcher) · Hillsbrad Foothills (Durnholde Keep · Hillsbrad Fields · Southshore · Tarren Mill) · Eastweald · Western Plaguelands (Andorhal · Caer Darrow · Hearthglen) · Eastern Plaguelands (Corin's Crossing · Cinderhome · Darrowshire · Light's Hope Chapel · Scarlet Enclave · Terrordale · Tyr's Hand) · Stratholme
Organizations Government House of Nobles · Argent Lordaeron
Military Lordaeron Army (GAN · Argent · Restored) · Lordaeron Navy (GAN · Argent)
Other Church of the Holy Light · Knights of the Silver Hand · Scarlet Crusade · Argent Dawn · Argent Crusade · Scourge · Cult of the Damned
Notable Figures Terenas Menethil II · Arthas Menethil · Calia Menethil · Uther the Lightbringer · Othmar Garithos · Alexandros Mograine · Alonsus Faol · Aedelas Blackmoore · Tirion Fordring
Events Second War · Third War (Culling of Stratholme) · Battle for Hillsbrad
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