02/18/2013 12:15 PMSay, of maybe the twenty paladins raised by the Val'kyr... five of them took the opportunity at a second chance to defend their home and their people from aggressors, and therefore, joined the Forsaken.
Posted by Brukk
If those risen paladins truly wanted to defend their homeland from aggressors, joining the Forsaken would be the last thing on their minds. They'd turn on the Forsaken and try to wipe them out.
02/18/2013 12:19 PM
Posted by Brukk
Remember, Paladins were immune to the plague.
Common misconception and entirely false.
"Death Knights were once virtuous defenders of Humanity. However, once the Paladin ranks were disbanded by the failing Alliance, many of these holy warriors traveled to the quarantined lands to ease the suffering of those left within the plague-ridden colonies. Though the Paladins were immune to disease of any kind, they were persecuted by the general populace who believed that they had been infected by the foul plague.
A small band of Paladins, embittered by society's cruelty, traveled north to find the plague's source. These renegade Paladins succumbed to bitter hatred over the course of their grueling quest. When they finally reached Ner'zhul's icy fortress in Northrend they had become dark and brooding. The Lich King offered them untold power in exchange for their services and loyalty. The weary, vengeful warriors accepted his dark pact, and although they retained their humanity, their twisted souls were bound to his evil will for all time. Bestowed with black, vampiric Runeblades and shadowy steeds, Death Knights serve as the Scourge's mightiest generals."