Windrunner's Tear is an amulet given to Alleria Windrunner by her family when she obtained the rank of Ranger-Captain in the Rangers of Quel'Thalas. Alleria held the amulet close to her heart for many years but eventually gifted it to her younger sister, Veeresa, when she left with Turalyon on the Alliance expedition to Outland. The amulet remained in Veeresa' home in Windrunner village for many years until Quel'Thalas was invaded by the Scourge under the command of Prince Arthas Menethil.
The Scourge invasion of Quel'Thalas saw Windrunner Village destroyed, the amulet lost within the ruins.
Quest for Turalyon
Prior to the Battle of Windrunner Village, Ranger-Lady Aeriyth Dawnsorrow and a group of volunteers composed primarily of members of the Seventh Vanguardsuccessfully retrieved the amulet from its hidden location within Windrunner Village after several hours of scouring the ruins and fighting back the still present remnants of the Scourge. Aeriyth gave over the amulet to Grand Knight Gottfried Helheim, and some time after that it was lost to the Horde forces, which shattered it and gave out fragments as trophies.