Stromgarde

90 Draenei Paladin
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Can this please get revived? They were essential in Warcraft II, yet the city has rotted since WoW began. Could the city at least be reborn as a small town?
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90 Blood Elf Mage
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Oh hey! Another Stromgarde thread.

Inb4 it's changed to a Lordaeron or Forsaken thread by fanatical crazies.
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85 Human Mage
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Its been decided that Stromgarde will be conquered by the Horde, including all of the Arathi Highlands. An Orcish city will be built there called, 'Gromgarde,' and the Orcs will dub it, 'The Cradle of Orcish Civilization.' A highly militant orcish culture will form, though guided by their Shamans who will make use of the various keystones in the highlands for their shamanism, eventually created a, 'Throne of the Elements,' on Azeroth.

This'll continue until Gromgarde's people become superstitious and uncomfortable with the Shaman's growing powers due to the Circles of Binding, and they leave to form their own City in Hillsbrad; Guldaran. The Shaman city will become a utpoia of shamanism, until the boundaries between the Elemental planes and Azeroth thin there, drawing more uncontrolled elementals into the world, forcing the, 'Council of Hammerfall,' to form, in which a single shaman will be imbued with the powers of the others and become, 'The Keeper,' and prevent more Elementals from wreaking havoc on the world.
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90 Human Death Knight
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As far as Blizzard is concerned Stromgarde belongs to the Forsaken, because killing the Royal family and raising them as undead gives them the right to control that area.

Not that I agree with that logic, because that means I could kill Garrosh and raise him as my personal ghoul, making me Warchief of the Horde.
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90 Draenei Paladin
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Its been decided that Stromgarde will be conquered by the Horde, including all of the Arathi Highlands. An Orcish city will be built there called, 'Gromgarde,' and the Orcs will dub it, 'The Cradle of Orcish Civilization.' A highly militant orcish culture will form, though guided by their Shamans who will make use of the various keystones in the highlands for their shamanism, eventually created a, 'Throne of the Elements,' on Azeroth.

This'll continue until Gromgarde's people become superstitious and uncomfortable with the Shaman's growing powers due to the Circles of Binding, and they leave to form their own City in Hillsbrad; Guldaran. The Shaman city will become a utpoia of shamanism, until the boundaries between the Elemental planes and Azeroth thin there, drawing more uncontrolled elementals into the world, forcing the, 'Council of Hammerfall,' to form, in which a single shaman will be imbued with the powers of the others and become, 'The Keeper,' and prevent more Elementals from wreaking havoc on the world.


you win +20 internets.
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90 Blood Elf Death Knight
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09/27/2012 11:28 AMPosted by Lorelaî
Inb4 it's changed to a Lordaeron or Forsaken thread by fanatical crazies.


You rang?

But, yeah, I want Danath to retake Stromgarde. Unlike Andorhal, it's far away enough from Tirisfal that it would make a good replacement for poor, lost Theramore.

In case you haven't noticed, getting to Stormwind from the Eastern Plaguelands without a flight master is terrible Ally-side.

It'd be nice to have Stromgarde Keep turned into a minor Alliance city. Banks and mass transport to Stormwind but no auction house. (This assumes that the boat to Theramore in Menethil Harbor hasn't been changed to a much-needed boat to Stormwind).

Of course, that'd require changing the Cataclysm Arathi quests for both Alliance and Horde. We all know how hard THAT is to get done.

...LORDAERON FOR THE FORSAKEN!
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90 Night Elf Rogue
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All land is Forsaken land.
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90 Night Elf Hunter
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Stormguarde is the Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker of this forum. If you don't understand the reference, I envy your tradechat.
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90 Tauren Hunter
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Stormguarde is the Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker of this forum. If you don't understand the reference, I envy your tradechat.


Should I be sad that I don't get the reference?
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90 Worgen Death Knight
11290
It really is sad that Arathi Highlands has such beautiful music.. and such little attention went into revamping the zone. I don't even care at this point who 'takes it back' persay, I just want to see the zone revamped.
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90 Orc Warlock
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09/28/2012 12:47 PMPosted by Mebahiah
Inb4 it's changed to a Lordaeron or Forsaken thread by fanatical crazies.


You rang?

But, yeah, I want Danath to retake Stromgarde. Unlike Andorhal, it's far away enough from Tirisfal that it would make a good replacement for poor, lost Theramore.


Even if he does, it's going to be a hollow victory. Danath is pushing 70 and doesn't have any immediate family, and the paladin prince that rallied his people to cling to the last potential foothold in their city has been forsakenized to fight for the Horde.

Stick a fork in the Trollbane line, they're done. =\
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90 Night Elf Hunter
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Its been decided that Stromgarde will be conquered by the Horde, including all of the Arathi Highlands. An Orcish city will be built there called, 'Gromgarde,' and the Orcs will dub it, 'The Cradle of Orcish Civilization.' A highly militant orcish culture will form, though guided by their Shamans who will make use of the various keystones in the highlands for their shamanism, eventually created a, 'Throne of the Elements,' on Azeroth.

This'll continue until Gromgarde's people become superstitious and uncomfortable with the Shaman's growing powers due to the Circles of Binding, and they leave to form their own City in Hillsbrad; Guldaran. The Shaman city will become a utpoia of shamanism, until the boundaries between the Elemental planes and Azeroth thin there, drawing more uncontrolled elementals into the world, forcing the, 'Council of Hammerfall,' to form, in which a single shaman will be imbued with the powers of the others and become, 'The Keeper,' and prevent more Elementals from wreaking havoc on the world.


The sad part of this is, that's better writing than Blizzard does and far more doable in game.
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87 Blood Elf Priest
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Its been decided that Stromgarde will be conquered by the Horde, including all of the Arathi Highlands. An Orcish city will be built there called, 'Gromgarde,' and the Orcs will dub it, 'The Cradle of Orcish Civilization.' A highly militant orcish culture will form, though guided by their Shamans who will make use of the various keystones in the highlands for their shamanism, eventually created a, 'Throne of the Elements,' on Azeroth.

This'll continue until Gromgarde's people become superstitious and uncomfortable with the Shaman's growing powers due to the Circles of Binding, and they leave to form their own City in Hillsbrad; Guldaran. The Shaman city will become a utpoia of shamanism, until the boundaries between the Elemental planes and Azeroth thin there, drawing more uncontrolled elementals into the world, forcing the, 'Council of Hammerfall,' to form, in which a single shaman will be imbued with the powers of the others and become, 'The Keeper,' and prevent more Elementals from wreaking havoc on the world.


The sad part of this is, that's better writing than Blizzard does and far more doable in game.


Wait, are you serious? Because Blizzard already wrote that. It's the story of the founding of human civilization.
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85 Human Mage
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Wait, are you serious? Because Blizzard already wrote that. It's the story of the founding of human civilization.


Not sure what you're talking about, there is no human or Alliance lore. It all becomes Horde lore sooner or later.

/sarcasm off

Yeah that was sort of the parody I was aiming for =) Just lucky, 'Grom,' and, 'Gul'dan,' both fit rather well into city naming conventions. Gul'dan's name in use was for extra comedic silliness to prove the post was meant to be in humor; the Orc's wouldn't even name an Ogre's chamber pot after Gul'dan at this point, I think.
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90 Draenei Shaman
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Its been decided that Stromgarde will be conquered by the Horde, including all of the Arathi Highlands. An Orcish city will be built there called, 'Gromgarde,' and the Orcs will dub it, 'The Cradle of Orcish Civilization.' A highly militant orcish culture will form, though guided by their Shamans who will make use of the various keystones in the highlands for their shamanism, eventually created a, 'Throne of the Elements,' on Azeroth.

This'll continue until Gromgarde's people become superstitious and uncomfortable with the Shaman's growing powers due to the Circles of Binding, and they leave to form their own City in Hillsbrad; Guldaran. The Shaman city will become a utpoia of shamanism, until the boundaries between the Elemental planes and Azeroth thin there, drawing more uncontrolled elementals into the world, forcing the, 'Council of Hammerfall,' to form, in which a single shaman will be imbued with the powers of the others and become, 'The Keeper,' and prevent more Elementals from wreaking havoc on the world.


Who wants to bet that Med'an is "The Keeper"?
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09/29/2012 02:34 PMPosted by Kurze
Stick a fork in the Trollbane line, they're done. =\


All I see is an opportunity to go full-Iceland and institute a republic governed by a psuedo-democratic entity based on inheritable property-based chieftaincy.

What? A Viking fanboy can dream.
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85 Tauren Hunter
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With the Gilneans regaining their strength and more and more of the Banshee Queen's Valkyr dying, it would be cool if there was some big patch called the "Battle for Lordaeron" or something in the likes of it. After months of revitalizing their numbers and preparing for a second offensive, the Gilnean Liberation Front decides to return to the Front Lines and leave the safety of Gilneas in "Operation: Homeland" in which they attempt to retake the lands of Lordaeron that were recently conquered by the Banshee Queen. Sylvanas who has grown paranoid recently with the death of some of her strongest Valkyr is afraid to make use of them, causing massive casualties in the Forsaken's numbers in Silverpine Forest as their feeble warriors are out matched by the Worgen and the powerful veterans of the 7th Legion. Alongside the Gilnean Liberation Front stands Highlord Halford Wrymbane and a fresh batch of 7th Legion soldiers that have grown stronger and more ferocious after the War in Northrend.
Sylvanas then makes the tactical error of concentrating her numbers in Silverpine Forest, unaware that the Alliance forces in the Arathi Highlands and the Hinterlands were powerful enough to take a significant part in the offensive. Reinforced by the renowned Gryphon Riders of the Second War and Dwarven troops from Ironforge, the Alliance of Refuge Pointe have mustered a vast army commanded by the legendary Thargas Anvilmar and Kurdan Wildhammer who has brought even more Gryphon Riders from the new found Wildhammer clans in the Twilight Highlands. Being sandwiched by the Alliance forces, the Forsaken lose the battle for the ruins of Stromgarde and lose most of their territory in the Silverpine Forest.
Eventually, Hillsbrad Foothills along with Silverpine Forest and the Arathi Highlands become liberated from the Forsaken Empire. Not only over the course of the offensive did Sylvanas lose her precious Valkyr, but during the past few months agents of the SI:7 have successfully destroyed the Plague Stores in the Undercity itself. The offensive concludes not in Tirisfal Glades or any of the battle-worn regions but in the Alterac Valley. In this battle, the Alliance forces seemed the underdogs as they become entrenched within the closed off valleys on the region. Though Sylvanas makes a horrible mistake. She prepared to use the remaining stores of the Plague on the enemy forces which have become concentrated. Faced with the choice of either helping the Banshee Queen and allowing the home of the Frostwolves to become a plagued, lifeless land or aiding the Alliance and abandoning the Horde, Drek'thar in his ancient age participates in his last battle. He led the powerful Frostwolf riders into the armies of his own allies.
Sylvanas narrowly escapes and called for a Treaty. It becomes known as the Treaty of Lordaeron in which neither side can trespass in the other enemy's land. The only remaining territories of the Forsaken Empire are the Tirisfal Glades, part of the Western Plaguelands, and a new territory of northern Silverpine Forest known as Windrunner. Over the course of the three week offensive, the two legendary heroes, Drek'thar and Kurdan Wildhammer have fallen. Stromgarde is rebuilt and is renamed Lordaeron City as it is the only surviving Alliance city in the entire continent. Though he was never able to fully participate in the invasion due to his age, Danath Trollbane becomes the first High Magestrate of the new city, but the government of the state mostly constitutes a representative assembly of Gilneans, Wildhammer, and of course the humans of Stormwind. Alliance and Horde heroes are able to participate in three battles: the Battle for Stormgarde, The Southern Offensive that features a temporary battleground situated in the Border between Silverpine Forest and Hillsbrad Foothills, and the Blood in the Snow which is the last conflict in Alterac Valley.
More important than new boundary changes, there are several dramatic results to the offensive. First off, the Banshee Queen must reduce her rank among the Forsaken and make Garrosh Hellscream the "King of the Damned" as punishment for her failure, it signifies the largest collaboration of Alliance Forces since the First and Second War, it banishes the Frostwolf from the Horde which become a nation neutral to all, and a great amount of morale is gained for humanity. There were once seven human kingdoms. Stormwind has always been among them. Gilneas has returned as the Gilneans return to their homeland from their sanctuaries in Kaldorei Lands. Stromgarde, or "Lordaron City" has been revived with a population that is growing exponentially. Under the leadership of Jaina Proudmore, Dalaran is growing ever closer to the Alliance. The amount of human kingdoms in existence had tripled in one offensive (though whether or not Gilneas is considered a human state is debateable). Finally, much of the plague that Sylvanas has inflicted into the land is cured and therefore the only remaining plagued land in all of Azeroth is the Eastern Plaguelands, and ultimately neutral organizations such as the Argent Dawn and the Cenarion Circle grow ever closer to joining the Alliance despite their racial ties with the Horde as they see the crimes the Forsaken have committed.
Lordaeron stands as a beacon of hope for the Alliance. Though the epicenter of the conflict was far from the Ruins of Stromgarde, it literally serves as the first state to be literally shared by all despite its status as a human kingdom. Wildhammer and Bronzebeard dwarves dwell within the city's skies and smithing shops. Worgen defend the city and aid use their strength to help in the city's development. Humans live in the residential areas, and Shamans of the Earthen Ring (including its Horde members) use the city as a staging ground for elemental experiments with Arathi Basin and Kaldorei members of the Cenarion Circle use it as their staging ground for the cleansing of Lordaeron. High Elves who are caught between the dangerous Eastern Plaguelands and their Sindorei enemies flock to the city in great numbers symbolizing the first significant community center for Quel'dorei since the fall of Theramore which contained a large High Elf population with the exception of their numerous lodges.
Azeroth is changed forever, and this change is held within the walls of a new massive city, Lordaeron City.
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90 Draenei Paladin
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With the Gilneans regaining their strength and more and more of the Banshee Queen's Valkyr dying, it would be cool if there was some big patch called the "Battle for Lordaeron" or something in the likes of it. After months of revitalizing their numbers and preparing for a second offensive, the Gilnean Liberation Front decides to return to the Front Lines and leave the safety of Gilneas in "Operation: Homeland" in which they attempt to retake the lands of Lordaeron that were recently conquered by the Banshee Queen. Sylvanas who has grown paranoid recently with the death of some of her strongest Valkyr is afraid to make use of them, causing massive casualties in the Forsaken's numbers in Silverpine Forest as their feeble warriors are out matched by the Worgen and the powerful veterans of the 7th Legion. Alongside the Gilnean Liberation Front stands Highlord Halford Wrymbane and a fresh batch of 7th Legion soldiers that have grown stronger and more ferocious after the War in Northrend.
Sylvanas then makes the tactical error of concentrating her numbers in Silverpine Forest, unaware that the Alliance forces in the Arathi Highlands and the Hinterlands were powerful enough to take a significant part in the offensive. Reinforced by the renowned Gryphon Riders of the Second War and Dwarven troops from Ironforge, the Alliance of Refuge Pointe have mustered a vast army commanded by the legendary Thargas Anvilmar and Kurdan Wildhammer who has brought even more Gryphon Riders from the new found Wildhammer clans in the Twilight Highlands. Being sandwiched by the Alliance forces, the Forsaken lose the battle for the ruins of Stromgarde and lose most of their territory in the Silverpine Forest.
Eventually, Hillsbrad Foothills along with Silverpine Forest and the Arathi Highlands become liberated from the Forsaken Empire. Not only over the course of the offensive did Sylvanas lose her precious Valkyr, but during the past few months agents of the SI:7 have successfully destroyed the Plague Stores in the Undercity itself. The offensive concludes not in Tirisfal Glades or any of the battle-worn regions but in the Alterac Valley. In this battle, the Alliance forces seemed the underdogs as they become entrenched within the closed off valleys on the region. Though Sylvanas makes a horrible mistake. She prepared to use the remaining stores of the Plague on the enemy forces which have become concentrated. Faced with the choice of either helping the Banshee Queen and allowing the home of the Frostwolves to become a plagued, lifeless land or aiding the Alliance and abandoning the Horde, Drek'thar in his ancient age participates in his last battle. He led the powerful Frostwolf riders into the armies of his own allies.
Sylvanas narrowly escapes and called for a Treaty. It becomes known as the Treaty of Lordaeron in which neither side can trespass in the other enemy's land. The only remaining territories of the Forsaken Empire are the Tirisfal Glades, part of the Western Plaguelands, and a new territory of northern Silverpine Forest known as Windrunner. Over the course of the three week offensive, the two legendary heroes, Drek'thar and Kurdan Wildhammer have fallen. Stromgarde is rebuilt and is renamed Lordaeron City as it is the only surviving Alliance city in the entire continent. Though he was never able to fully participate in the invasion due to his age, Danath Trollbane becomes the first High Magestrate of the new city, but the government of the state mostly constitutes a representative assembly of Gilneans, Wildhammer, and of course the humans of Stormwind. Alliance and Horde heroes are able to participate in three battles: the Battle for Stormgarde, The Southern Offensive that features a temporary battleground situated in the Border between Silverpine Forest and Hillsbrad Foothills, and the Blood in the Snow which is the last conflict in Alterac Valley.
More important than new boundary changes, there are several dramatic results to the offensive. First off, the Banshee Queen must reduce her rank among the Forsaken and make Garrosh Hellscream the "King of the Damned" as punishment for her failure, it signifies the largest collaboration of Alliance Forces since the First and Second War, it banishes the Frostwolf from the Horde which become a nation neutral to all, and a great amount of morale is gained for humanity. There were once seven human kingdoms. Stormwind has always been among them. Gilneas has returned as the Gilneans return to their homeland from their sanctuaries in Kaldorei Lands. Stromgarde, or "Lordaron City" has been revived with a population that is growing exponentially. Under the leadership of Jaina Proudmore, Dalaran is growing ever closer to the Alliance. The amount of human kingdoms in existence had tripled in one offensive (though whether or not Gilneas is considered a human state is debateable). Finally, much of the plague that Sylvanas has inflicted into the land is cured and therefore the only remaining plagued land in all of Azeroth is the Eastern Plaguelands, and ultimately neutral organizations such as the Argent Dawn and the Cenarion Circle grow ever closer to joining the Alliance despite their racial ties with the Horde as they see the crimes the Forsaken have committed.
Lordaeron stands as a beacon of hope for the Alliance. Though the epicenter of the conflict was far from the Ruins of Stromgarde, it literally serves as the first state to be literally shared by all despite its status as a human kingdom. Wildhammer and Bronzebeard dwarves dwell within the city's skies and smithing shops. Worgen defend the city and aid use their strength to help in the city's development. Humans live in the residential areas, and Shamans of the Earthen Ring (including its Horde members) use the city as a staging ground for elemental experiments with Arathi Basin and Kaldorei members of the Cenarion Circle use it as their staging ground for the cleansing of Lordaeron. High Elves who are caught between the dangerous Eastern Plaguelands and their Sindorei enemies flock to the city in great numbers symbolizing the first significant community center for Quel'dorei since the fall of Theramore which contained a large High Elf population with the exception of their numerous lodges.
Azeroth is changed forever, and this change is held within the walls of a new massive city, Lordaeron City.


First things first: The tab key is your friend. Don't neglect him like that. Ever. Again.

Secondly, this looks like it could be a very interesting set of events. The idea of multiple battle events sounds like fun, and that the Alliance *gasp* might win something seems kind of refreshing. I think you got a little too idealistic with the "community city" suggestion, since there's no way the Legion of Arathor is handing the city over just like that, but all in all, you bring some good stuff to the table.
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10/01/2012 11:02 AMPosted by Abaan
First things first: The tab key is your friend. Don't neglect him like that. Ever. Again.


What about Mr. Enter Key? I'm fairly sure he's been tied up in a basement and savagely beaten with a sack of batteries, from the look of that wall.
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