Calia Menethil: Arthas' Lost Sister

100 Draenei Paladin
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Nobody really knows what became of Arthas' sister Calia after he murdered his father and the Scourge ran rampant thru the Capital. It was stated in the novel after killing his father that he left via a secret tunnel known only to his father, his sister and the bishop, but that they were all gone now. With his father and the bishop at that time dead, it seems to imply she too was deceased.

However, there are also implications that she is still alive and was possibly rescued by Alliance from the depths of the Undercity dungeons from excerpts in the player guides.

All in all, there is still no factual proof of her status or current whereabouts.

I personally think it would be awesome if she was to make a return and become involved in the plight of the Forsaken race AS some form of Forsaken herself, particularly when the developers appear to be moving in a direction that does not bode well for Sylvanas' continued well-being.

Picture this: after the death of her father, she was captured by her brother and held prisoner in the depths of the newly-built Undercity. Instead of killing her, some part of him resists in spite of Ner'Zhul's influence on his mind. To cover his intentions, he instead resorts to tormenting her via experiments with the Plague on the basis of creating new powerful forms of the Scourge. By combining his own power with that of the Plague, he prepares to infuse her with it. As he begins, her pleas to him begin to break down his coldness in spite of his efforts to hide it. In that moment, a portion of the old Arthas breaks out and the Light answers his call in that brief moment, bathing his sister in light in a misguided attempt to reverse what he had done. When the Light fades however, he is stunned to discover his sister Calia has become an entirely new form of undead like Bolvar eventually became. With the Light disrupting the regular process, she retained all her free will and became something not dead, but not quite alive either. Incredibly, this fusion allowed her to actually wield the powers of the Light without the pain and agony normally associate with it amonst undead, which was unheard of.

Before he could learn further, the Lich King called him to Northrend to defeat Illidan and fulfill his destiny. Thus Calia languished, forgotten, in the deep catacombs unbeknownst to the Dreadlords during the Civil War in the Plaguelands. When Sylvanas took the Undercity and began to dredge out the lower levels and expand them, Calia's cell was discovered and Sylvanas immediately decided to examine this unusual undead creature for herself. At first astounded that the Light could function in an undead without harming it in the fashion her Shadow Priests were forced to endure, all consideration into her being a potent ally vanished when she discovered Calia's true identity. With a thrill of horror, she realized this unusual creature was not only the sister of her most hated enemy, but also the rightful ruler of her Forsaken and thus a direct threat to her rule.

Making a decision, she instead banished her to a secret cell in the depths of the prison, ensuring that no one, not even her lieutenant Dreadlord, knew about her existence save her. Over the years, Sylvanas occasionally visited the cell and tortured Calia as a form of spite to punish her most hated enemy thru his sister while taunting her with snippets of news regarding her lost brother and the fate of her people. Thus Calia Menethil learned all that befell the world since her incarceration over the years and bemoaned the tragedy that had befallen her kingdom. Believing Sylvanas at first to merely be misunderstood and hurt, she attempted to reach out to her to no avail. Over the years, she slowly recognized the monster that had subverted Sylvanas' noble spirit and a deep hatred began to fester...

Recognizing that the Banshee Queen would lead her people to destruction if left unchecked, she knew she had to escape if she was to have any chance of saving them. But no matter what she tried, all avenues of escape seemed to be closed to her. She began to despair of escaping altogether when the tumultuous events of the Undercity rebellion happened. By chance, a mortar shell from the beseiging forces penetrated several layers thru rotting framework and fractured her prison. Seeing this as her last best chance, she managed to break her cell open and immediately freed as many prisoners as she could, as the prison block was left unguarded during the riot. During the chaos, she and the rest of the prisoners were able to quietly mingle with the rest of the refugees and escape unnoticed from the Undercity.

After the rebellion was put down and Sylvanas returned from Northrend from killing the Lich King, she decided it was time to end the charade and put an end to the troublesome sister and stamp out Arthas' legacy forever. But upon reaching the prison cell, she saw with a thrill of horror that it was empty. Fearful that the freed Calia could incite rebellion and cause another civil war, she decided to occupy the Forsaken's energies on conquest while sending out her Dark Rangers to hunt down and eliminate her at all costs.

Now Calia, the last Queen of Lordaeron, watches from the shadows and plots for a way to save her people from the one who would turn them into slaves and ride them to destruction. Constantly hunted by Sylvanas' Dark Rangers and the Deathguard, she and her followers nevertheless perservere and continue to fight the Dark Lady's hold over the Forsaken. Alliances will be made. Soon a battle for the soul of the Forsaken will rage, with the forces of darkness on one side and the forces of light on the other. The stage is being set for a confrontation of epic proportions, for if one is to stand, the other must fall...

*Calia Menethil says: "I'm Calia Menethil and I approve this message!"*
Edited by Andarin on 2/15/2011 1:29 PM PST
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25 Blood Elf Paladin
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No.

The last thing we need is more Alliance lore given to the Forsaken.

Plus the Forsaken would reject her anyway.

It's better if she stays alive to give a face to the Lordaeron humans and the Alliance reclamation effort.
Edited by Vyrin on 2/15/2011 1:28 PM PST
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88 Orc Hunter
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And what happened to Beve and Isiden Perenolde? Aliden's probably dead, killed by Horde adventurers seeking Tabetha's necklace.

Isiden's supposed to be in Gilneas, and was supported by Genn to rule Alterac.
Beve's currently nowhere.
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63 Tauren Hunter
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I think Calia should fufill her destiny and marry Lord Prestor (Deathwing). Then the black Aspect would be able to legitimately claim Lordaeron and Sylvanas will be all QQ.
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70 Night Elf Death Knight
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Dragons don't claim things through law unless they're trying to play some crazy game.

So far as Deathwing is concerned, he owns all of Azeroth because he's the Earth Warder.

Now that I think about it, why was he even trying to marry into a royal family anyways? His goal was to have his eggs moved, wasn't it?
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85 Troll Rogue
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It would be interesting, if only to add to the Alliance qq in regards to Lordaeron.
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63 Tauren Hunter
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02/15/2011 2:51 PMPosted by Draelik
Now that I think about it, why was he even trying to marry into a royal family anyways? His goal was to have his eggs moved, wasn't it?

With him having control of the entire Alliance including the loyalty of Gilnaes, but at the expense of Dalaran, he would have been in a VERY good position to get the mortal races to outright implode on themselves. With the orcs in limited command of the Demon Soul at the same time, Deathwing would have been able to establish his Day of the Dragon with impunity.

Sadly, he didn't know the archmage of the Kirin Tor happened to be a red dragon.
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70 Night Elf Death Knight
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Oh, so I was right.

Crazy dragon games.

Really though it took until Cataclysm for him to realize he's a dragon and can just destroy things.
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100 Undead Warrior
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No.

The last thing we need is more Alliance lore given to the Forsaken.

Plus the Forsaken would reject her anyway.

It's better if she stays alive to give a face to the Lordaeron humans and the Alliance reclamation effort.


The lordaeron alliance was destroyed that day after Arthas murdered his father and became scourge on that day. The forsaken lore is the result of the scourge occupation.

Also the forsaken wouldn't reject her as she shows more hope and a better understanding of their plight, not to mention she suffered a more harsher life under Arthas and is forsaken.

As for her being alive, that doesn't mean she is alliance affiliated, chances are the reason we haven't seen her anywhere is because she has a deep seated hatred for how Stormwind abandoned lordaeron despite what her brother was doing to her people under the name of the scourge.

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100 Dwarf Warrior
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Yes, the kingdom on the other end of the continent that had only just finished rebuilding itself after being destroyed by the orcs abandoned them when they were wiped out by the Scourge almost overnight.
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100 Tauren Druid
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shes probably dead, for all we know shes just another Forsaken walking around with a new name because she wants to forget her past, or she can't remember her old life
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85 Human Paladin
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Oh, so I was right.

Crazy dragon games.

Really though it took until Cataclysm for him to realize he's a dragon and can just destroy things.


Nah, he was doing that in the War of the Ancients ~and~ the Second War.

He decided to have a bit of a dalliance with politics, but it conflicted with his 'I want Alextraszas babies to have my babies' plans, which ultimately backfired and forced him to go hide in Deepholme for 20-30 years.

edit: Oh, and on-topic:

Calia is alive and living as a hermit on Mount Hyjal. Where she has been for the past 10 years is a complete mystery, but she will pop up to lead the armies of the Argent Crusade in conjunction with the Scourge. Or soemthing.
To destroy the Blood Elves and Gnomes, who have been secretly plotting to turn the entire world into The Matrix, so the Blood Elves can use them all to generate manamphetamine and hairspray.
Edited by Kuthis on 2/15/2011 3:40 PM PST
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85 Tauren Hunter
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Can we please stop making Alliance heros and having them either be neutral, gone crazy, or dead?

She should be alive to have a face that is present and can contest the forsaken holding Lordaron. The same for all of the Alliance members that went through the Dark Portal. None of them would have any reason to side with the Horde at this point and time nor should they.
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88 Orc Hunter
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Can we please stop making Alliance heros and having them either be neutral, gone crazy, or dead?

She should be alive to have a face that is present and can contest the forsaken holding Lordaron. The same for all of the Alliance members that went through the Dark Portal. None of them would have any reason to side with the Horde at this point and time nor should they.

Gone crazy and died? I'm pretty sure the Horde has cornered the market there.
Kargath, Cho'Gall, Saurfang the Younger, Kael'thalas (twice), Zul'jin...
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90 Goblin Shaman
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Really these polarized threads are getting to be real boat anchors around this forum...

Honestly this is an idea I had for a while, but considering that Blizzard has barely referenced the woman (especially after the WotLK expansion) really points to them just not wanting to do anything with her character... or to put it in better terms, to actually make a character around her.

Calia never had a character, she was never that important, was hardly mentioned and I don't think she ever will be. There are plenty of characters that Blizzard needs to develop first before they even start with another Lorderon golden child story line(whether it be for Alliance or Forsaken side of things)
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85 Tauren Hunter
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Can we please stop making Alliance heros and having them either be neutral, gone crazy, or dead?

She should be alive to have a face that is present and can contest the forsaken holding Lordaron. The same for all of the Alliance members that went through the Dark Portal. None of them would have any reason to side with the Horde at this point and time nor should they.

Gone crazy and died? I'm pretty sure the Horde has cornered the market there.
Kargath, Cho'Gall, Saurfang the Younger, Kael'thalas (twice), Zul'jin...


I was saying that so that Calia Menethil doesnt become another faction leader that goes neutral, crazy, or someone we kill. I should have worded by post better but with Calia Menethil being Ally I went with that. I think that they way Blizz is writing the forsaken at the moment there is going to be a major fight for Lordaeron. It would make sense to have Calia Menethil at the forefront for the Alliance as it is her former city.
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100 Undead Warrior
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02/15/2011 3:34 PMPosted by Vegdrasil
Yes, the kingdom on the other end of the continent that had only just finished rebuilding itself after being destroyed by the orcs abandoned them when they were wiped out by the Scourge almost overnight.


The book Arthas clearly states that SW is rebuilt when he returned there for his cermony to joining the silverhand, this is true given the riots took place after the council of nobles refused to pay the stonemasons when they finished repairing the city.

So no, they was no reason for them not to help lordaeron especially after 2 kingdoms outside the borders of lordaeron were invaded and utterly destroyed.

And what it took a few months for them reach Southshore on boat after the 1st war?
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85 Human Death Knight
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Many Horde players seem to be under the (mistaken) impression that Varian only wants Lordaeron to expand his own domain. In actuality, he wants to reclaim it for the Lordaeron refugees who fled to Stormwind after the Forsaken takeover. Much how Lordaeron sheltered Stormwind after the first war, Stormwind now shelters them, and they have just as much a right to their land as the Forsaken do (arguably more, since most Forsaken don't even consider themselves the same people they were in life).

Unfortunately, people tend to assume that Alliance human = Stormwind. Bringing Calia back as a representative of the Lordaeron citizens would help quell this.
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85 Dwarf Death Knight
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To bad Liam died... could have married him to Calia and then made a united northern liberation crew to start kicking out the Forsaken.
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55 Blood Elf Death Knight
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She's probably died when Arthas ravaged Lordaeron City with possibly her mother.

There has been no hints of her existence in-game for 6 years and it should stay that way, if she suddenly came back out of nowhere and suddenly had a powerful position for no reason that would make for bad story telling.
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