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血骑士
Blood Elf Female Paladin.jpg
首脑 IconSmall Liadrin.gif 女伯爵莉亚德琳
次级首领

IconSmall BloodElf Male.gif 索拉纳·血怒
IconSmall BloodElf Male.gif 阿斯塔洛·血誓

IconSmall BloodElf Male.gif 骑士领主布拉德瓦罗
种族构成 模板:血精灵
职业 圣骑士
主城 银月城
其他重要据点 幽暗城, 奥格瑞玛
势力范围 艾泽拉斯, 外域, 德拉诺
主要语言 萨拉斯语
其他语言 兽人语
子势力 誓日者
阵营 奎尔萨拉斯
声望
战袍 Blood Knight Tabard.jpg
“……奎尔萨拉斯的捍卫者,银月城坚定的仆从,真正精通圣光的大师。”
骑士领主布拉德瓦罗

血骑士作为血精灵圣骑士组织,是奎尔萨拉斯的主要军事力量。[1]

魔导师银月城守卫——前者曾参与血骑士部队的组建——的强力支持下,血骑士由创建之初遭到鄙视的团体逐渐变成了在辛多雷社会中广受欢迎的组织。[2] 他们的领袖是女伯爵莉亚德琳,她也是这一组织的首名成员。

现在的许多血骑士在还是高等精灵时曾为Church of Light的成员,大多数是牧师,也有少数圣骑士。[3][4][5] 另一部分成员由银月城的皇家卫士——高等精灵社会骄傲的守护者——转变而来。[6]第三次战争后,大多数高等精灵改称自己为血精灵来纪念他们死去的同胞和破碎的家国,与此同时,他们也开始怀疑圣光或许并非想象中那么强大。这导致很多血精灵摒弃了圣光信仰,[7] 甚至认为圣光在他们最需要的时候抛弃了他们。[6] 因此,他们必须另找一种使用圣光的方法——于是,被捕获的纳鲁穆鲁便成为了血骑士抽取能量的来源。但陷入疯狂的凯尔萨斯·逐日者却为了燃烧军团而派魔血精灵来盗走了穆鲁。失去能量来源后,血骑士加入了阿达尔的队伍——破碎残阳组织。破碎残阳在奎尔斯丹纳击败了凯尔萨斯和基尔加丹,恢复了奎尔萨拉斯往日的荣光。

随着太阳之井的重生,血骑士也焕然一新——他们再次信仰圣光,并开始为血精灵的美好未来奋斗。[8]

History

From the official Burning Crusade website:

Hanthal Lightward, Blood Knight of Silvermoon.
不久以前,在外域………
凯尔萨斯·逐日者王子和他麾下的血精灵等待着新近抵达的纳鲁离开风暴要塞。他丝毫不关心纳鲁来这片破碎之地的目的——他想要的是风暴要塞。王子一声令下,血精灵便突破防御系统、席卷了堡垒,整座飞船都落入他们手中。其实,风暴要塞中唯一的威胁来自于一只名叫穆鲁的留守纳鲁。一番苦战后,凯尔萨斯制服了穆鲁并将其送回奎尔萨拉斯,以满足他的子民日益增长的魔瘾。
在银月城,魔导师阿斯塔洛·血誓却不赞同这种做法。数月的研究与试验后,他和手下的法师终于找到了抽取纳鲁体内圣光能量,并使这些能量能为原本没有天赋者使用的方法。由此血精灵将纳鲁的圣光能量——而不单纯是魔法——纳为己用。
曾为牧师的莉亚德琳刚刚放弃了圣光信仰,她认为圣光抛弃了奎尔萨拉斯。在了解到法师们的成绩后她自愿成为首个使用这种窃取而来的能量的精灵。于是,一个新的阶层诞生了:血骑士。这些离经叛道的圣骑士得以驾驭联盟最强大盟友的神圣能量。
大多数血骑士成员的前身都是皇家卫士——高等精灵社会骄傲的守护者,他们认为圣光在最关键的时刻抛弃了他们,而抽取纳鲁的能量便是恰当的补偿。
大酋长萨尔和部族领袖凯恩·血蹄尽管公开反对血精灵的这些做法,却仍然十分重视血骑士的战略价值。事实上,很有可能血骑士的存在为部落最终接纳血精灵做出了极大的贡献。
血骑士们很快掌握了这种借来的力量,然而对于某些新手来说,这股力量仍然很难驾驭……

很多血精灵都为血骑士的出现欢欣鼓舞,但仍有同胞不赞同他们的做法和态度,远行者便对他们极为厌恶。有趣的是,纳鲁本身并未表达任何不满,甚至允许血骑士进入他们的城市。[9] 尽管血骑士奴役了穆鲁,沙塔斯城内仍随处可见他们的身影。



创建

WoW-novel-logo-16x62.png 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽争霸系列小说短篇
身着血骑士战袍的莉亚德琳,血骑士的领袖和最高统帅。

血骑士的构想最初由大法师罗曼斯和阿斯塔洛·血誓提出,他们当时正在研究如何利用凯尔萨斯王子送来的礼物:穆鲁,一只纳鲁。在两名法师成功压制住穆鲁后,罗曼斯召来前任高等牧师莉亚德琳,告诉了她组建一队圣光战士的计划——与过去不同,这些圣光武士是他们力量的主人而非仆从。莉亚德琳刚刚从一名虔诚的牧师转变为一个满心复仇的战士,她在见到穆鲁后欣然接受了领导这一组织的提议。她被封为女伯爵,成为了血骑士的最高领袖。其实早在数年前天灾军团入侵奎尔萨拉斯时,罗曼斯就注意到了莉亚德琳作为牧师所展示出的对圣光的轻蔑。[2]

但血骑士这一组织的建立却也遭到过批评。游侠将军哈杜伦·眀翼统领的远行者公开反对血骑士,认为他们是在通过邪恶途经获取力量;出于同一原因,民众也对血骑士组织怀有轻蔑甚至是厌恶。奎尔萨拉斯的摄政王洛瑟玛·塞隆也持保留态度,但他同样希望血骑士能在将来证明自己的价值。血骑士领导层坚持称他们的所作所为都是为了保卫奎尔萨拉斯,并指责那些诋毁者对于血骑士的付出毫无感恩之情。

魔导师们认为正是他们对穆鲁的开发利用让血骑士——其中很多人都对圣光怀有轻蔑与鄙夷——有了唯一可靠的力量来源。然而,他们对于纳鲁本身却做出了错误的决断:他们认为纳鲁已经在这一过程中崩溃,但整件事情根本就没有在他们的掌控下进行。事实上,穆鲁的抗拒只是表面,它其实是“自愿”为血骑士提供力量,它的牺牲也只是一个长远计划中的一部分。

而血骑士成员的来历也涵括了多种职业:有在第三次战争后不再信仰圣光的牧师,例如莉亚德琳;还有曾保卫过奎尔萨拉斯的前皇家卫士;各路战士和战争英雄也穿上了血骑士战袍,欣然接受心的力量。

但要想成为血骑士却并不容易。由于缺乏可以用来测试的律令法典,能否接受穆鲁便成了每一个血骑士必须经过的考验。暴露在穆鲁面前时,有的会遭到头痛折磨,有的则要经历过往噩梦的重现。穆鲁的声音(被形容为如同“碎裂的玻璃”)微弱而遥远,成为血骑士后还要耐得住旁人冷眼与孤独寂寞。

在诺森德的冰川之上,巫妖王也对这些不需要道德准则便能使用圣光作武器的战士产生了兴趣,他命令达尔坎·德拉希尔诱捕一些血骑士并将他们转化为不死族。收复了阳帆港、驻扎在幽魂之地的血骑士打败了达尔坎的死亡大军,血骑士就此凭实力化解了民众的误会。[2]

燃烧的远征

TBC 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽世界:燃烧的远征

在光复奎尔萨拉斯后,血骑士组织正式进入到外界视野中。作为家乡的守护者和“真正精通圣光的大师”,血骑士的成立也被很多人看做辛多雷坚毅精神的象征。[10]在女伯爵莉亚德琳的领导下,血骑士成为奎尔萨拉斯最精锐的力量之一。从穆鲁身上抽取的能量让本身即战技精锐的血骑士得以将圣光用作武器。

穆鲁,被囚禁的纳鲁,太阳之井在其帮助下得到净化。

The Blood Knights were a key component in the blood elves joining the Horde; Thrall and Cairne Bloodhoof themselves noting the considerable power of the order—though opposing their methods just as much as the Farstriders did. With their new alliance sealed, a regiment of Blood Knights began to wrestle Halaa from the Draenei and their own new allies after the journey into Outland.

A Blood Knight named Mehlar Dawnblade would oversee the order's activities within Forsaken lands, and would task adventurers with defiling Uther the Lightbringer's tomb in Lordaeron. To his surprise, the Lightbringer does not fault him for his actions, and urges him to instead turn his rage into helping to rebuild beautiful Quel'Thalas. Mehlar would later attempt to create a powerful anti-Scourge item named the Scourgestone; Blood Knights enlisting the help of even Lady Sylvanas Windrunner to this end.[11]

The trials of the Blood Knight order were undertaken by newly-inducted members. These ranged from expeditions into the Ghostlands and the Plaguelands, to directly funding the powerful order, to trial-by-combat against other Blood Knights; the end result of which would be an ever-increasing rank and status in the order, ending with the title of champion and mastery over the Thalassian Charger. The Blood Knights would attempt to assert their dominance to the paladins of the world with their destruction of the Alonsus Chapel.

The will of the order would soon be tested, however, when they would lose their powers for a short time after an unexpected turn of events.

Treachery of the prince

Travelling to Quel'Thalas once more, Kael'thas and his "felblood" minions entered Silvermoon, took M'uru from his place under Blood Knight headquarters, and spirited the naaru to the Sunwell Plateau. In the empty chamber, the magisters that drained the Light energy stand around, dazed; young initiates seeking to learn the powers of resurrection (who would normally tap the power directly from M'uru) must instead collect the residual holy energies from the dazed magisters.

Now without any 'natural' way to channel the Light, the future of the Blood Knights looked unclear. Magister Astalor Bloodsworn, however, proclaimed that Kael'thas would not break the order—and that Lady Liadrin was already seeking a new source of power.

Without Lady Liadrin personally present to directly represent her order's interests, the leader of the magisters Grand Magister Rommath represented them in her place within Sunfury Spire.[12]

For the dialogue between Lady Liadrin and A'dal, see: Lady Liadrin.

Seeing Kael'thas' treachery for herself, Lady Liadrin travelled to Shattrath and met with A'dal, who informed her that M'uru had known his fate - to aid in the redemption of the people of Quel'Thalas, as prophesied by Velen. With this new insight, Liadrin pledged herself and the Order to the Sha'tar and the Shattered Sun Offensive, the army raised to battle Kael'thas and his nefarious master, Kil'jaeden. With Liadrin absent from Silvermoon, the duties of training aspiring Masters - normally undertaken by Liadrin herself - are now being handled by Lord Solanar Bloodwrath.

The Sunwell restored - and a new source of power for the Blood Knights.

The Sunwell restored

Following the death of Kael'thas, the corruption and demise of the darkened M'uru, and the defeat of Kael'thas' demonic master, Liadrin observed the sight of the defiled and destroyed Sunwell, lamenting that the blood elven people may never atone for the sin they had commited in damning M'uru to his fate. Prophet Velen revealed the "heart of M'uru"; unblemished and pure. It is channelled into the Sunwell, and in a massive blaze of light, the blood elves' fount of power is restored. Liadrin is both astonished and taken aback by this turn of events, and Velen mentions that this may be the road to rebirthing the soul of a nation. With the Sunwell restored, the Blood Knights now channel their power directly from it—a far less damaging and far more harmonious relationship than their previous method of gaining power.[13]

Wrath of the Lich King

WotLK 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽世界:巫妖王之怒

The Blood Knights were hinted to have played a role in the Northrend campaign,[12] though they seem to have taken a step out of the spotlight. The Blood Knights Malithas Brightblade and Liandra Suncaller fought with the Horde champions in the Argent Tournament, and several were seen as part of the elite Kor'kron Guard regiment found in Icecrown Citadel. The denizens of Silvermoon continue to take a great amount of pride in their Blood Knights, and even Lady Sylvanas Windrunner herself was eager to see them in action.[12]

During the quest to restore Quel'Delar, Lady Liadrin is seen speaking to groups of blood elf pilgrims about the Sunwell's revitalization. Acknowledging the road ahead as a difficult battle, she resolves that the sin'dorei will prevail, and be restored to their greatness.

Cataclysm

Cataclysm 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽世界:大地的裂变
Katsin Bloodoath, sin'dorei Blood Knight.

Following the shattering and the abdication of Warchief Thrall, the Blood Knight Master Pyreanor became one of newly-named Warchief Garrosh Hellscream's personal advisors.

The more aggressive quotes spoken by the Blood Knight trainers have been reworded; now referencing the Light without referring to the naaru's manipulation. The path to rank and power in the order has become less dubious in nature - instead of undertaking increasingly harsh actions such as defiling Alonsus and stealing power from the naaru, the Sunwell-empowered Blood Knights instead go about forging powerful items and weaponry for the order's use.[14]

Mists of Pandaria

MoP 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽世界:熊猫人之谜

Roughly two months following the discovery of Pandaria, Lor'themar Theron leads a Blood Knight division to the myth-shrouded continent. The Blood Knights serve as either protectors of the Reliquary (the Blood Knight Kaelis Sunsoar directing the Reliquary's movements in Krasarang Wilds), or looking to the safety of the regent lord himself in Kun-Lai Summit. Blood Knight Aenea is tasked with tracking down and capturing a mogu warlord for interrogation in the Valley of the Emperors, and she and Ranger Orestes accompany Horde heroes to his location.

The Blood Knights are later fielded on the Isle of Thunder, when the Sunreaver Onslaught is on the cusp of breaking into the Thunder King's stronghold. A Blood Knight regiment can be seen at the sin'dorei base camp, the Dawnseeker Promontory.

Warlords of Draenor

WoD 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽世界:德拉诺之王

The Blood Knights are the main force of the Sunsworn, led by Lady Liadrin herself. The Sunsworn hope to drive out the demonic corruption in the region and have joined forces with the Auchenai to defend the draenei's sacred precinct, Auchindoun, from agents of the Burning Legion. Based mainly in Talador, Blood Knight members can be found all over Draenor, from Horde garrisons to a small presence in Nagrand. Several of the named Blood Knights deployed to Draenor will be familiar to keen-eyed players.

Legion

Legion 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽世界:军团再临

With Azeroth under threat from the largest Burning Legion invasion yet, several Blood Knights lend their aid to the reborn Knights of the Silver Hand, combining forces with the other paladin orders.

Empowerment

Ashra Valandril, a Blood Knight within the Sunwell Plateau.

Blood Knights are unusual among paladins in that their method of wielding the Light is unorthodox. Originally, the Blood Knights invoked the Light by establishing a link with M'uru, a captive naaru kept imprisoned beneath Silvermoon. The bond was testing and sometimes painful, but allowed the knights to use the naaru's Light-given powers without a need for faith or piety; indeed, the Blood Knights turned to this method precisely because they believed the Light had turned its back on them in their darkest hour, and they no longer wished to heed its teachings. The blood elves were misguided in their rage against the Light, as their waning ability to invoke it was due to their own inner doubts and dread in the face of the Scourge invasion,[2] but either way M'uru provided a pragmatic method to access the Light reliably. Members of the Horde, and even many citizens of Silvermoon, considered this method of empowerment to be unethical.

This changed at the end of The Burning Crusade, which saw the death of M'uru and the restoration of the Sunwell. The Blood Knights now wield their powers through the Sunwell itself, its renewed energies no longer solely a source of arcane power, but also Holy Light born of M'uru's last spark. It is a harmonious relationship, free of the pain and discord of their previous method of wielding the Light.[13]

To wield the Light through the Sunwell, a typical Blood Knight must have strong willpower and faith in their own ability.[15] Although possible to "steal" the Light from the Sunwell in the same way they did from M'uru, the Blood Knights have moved past this sort of abuse.[16] The Blood Knights have embraced the Sunwell, as they lead their people into a more promising future.[17]

Horde-specific paladin spells and items

There are a great number of similarities between Alliance and Horde paladins, but there are also major variations of the Horde paladins over their Alliance cousins. These are but a few:

Blood-Tempered Ranseur

The Blood-Tempered Ranseur, during the old system of class-specific quests before the Cataclysm expansion, was the reward obtained after the completion of the Paladin quest given by trainers at level 20 and, as such, comparisons to the Alliance equivalent of the time - Verigan's Fist - were inevitable.

While the Ranseur itself has been made unavailable due to the removal of its associated quest - although the item has not been removed - an item using a similar model can be found in Outland, namely Terokk's Quill; a reward from a quest in the Sethekk Halls.

In Blood of the Highborne, Grand Magister Rommath presented Lady Liadrin with a Blood-Tempered Ranseur. He stated that the weapon was symbolic, and represented the balance that the Blood Knights, and indeed all blood elves, must seek to master.

Mounts

Like the Alliance, blood elf paladins receive their class-specific warhorse mount at level 20, from their class trainer for 1g. Formerly, it was completely free and obtained from a quest, but 1 gold is not too difficult to obtain.

Also like the Alliance, blood elf paladins receive their epic charger mount quest at level 40. Prior to the Cataclysm the quest requirements were somewhat different - described as somewhat easier than the Alliance's - and the only instance required was Stratholme (though some may have wished to run Scholomance, as Dark Runes were required for the early portion of this quest). Now however, it is trained from the Paladin trainer.

There are also variations in appearance. Alliance paladin horses are white, with blue livery and silver armor plating (gold at 60). Blood elf paladin horses are black, with red livery and brass armor plating.

Blood Knight tabard

With the coming of the Cataclysm, and the changes made to the class-specific quests, the Blood Knight tabard is now much easier to obtain. Instead of requiring the completion of an expensive quest chain, the tabard now comes as a reward for the Horde's Blood elf version of a Paladin quest at level 50 in addition to the Tier-1 look-alike helmet of choice, which has now become standard reward for class quests at this level.

Uniform and equipment

A male and female Blood Knight.
A Blood Knight in standard attire.

The Blood Knights generally display a certain dress-code, more often than not including their tabard. The standard Blood Knight uniform consists of a plate set, decorated by a collage of red and black. Lower ranking members are occasionally seen in more informal clothing, though there are exceptions. The order does not appear to be particularly strict in enforcing its dress-code, and many variations and alterations of the standard uniform exist.

Unlike their Alliance counterparts, the Blood Knights tend to make use of swords more than maces, though exceptions do exist. Most Blood Knights are seen wielding either one-handed or two-handed swords, or spears. The Blood Knight order is shown having two major types of shield - the first seen on lower ranking members such as Adepts (which uses a common model, Lor'themar Theron having also formerly used it), and another shield, sporting the trademark symbol of the order - using the same model as a Blood Knight Defender or Bloodforged Guard.

While other organisations or groups have the models of their uniforms available to players - whether in its entirety or to some limited degree - the Blood Knight uniform can be arguably considered one of the "easiest" (due to various changes to obtaining both honour points and PVP-related gear from previous expansions) for a player to completely obtain.

Two of the earliest and more "iconic" Blood Knight-esque weapons in the game are the Sin'dorei Warblade, obtained in the Ghostlands from the quest The Traitor's Destruction. The second one, the Blood-Tempered Ranseur is, with the advent of the Cataclysm expansion, no longer available to players (it was the reward for level 20 Blood Elf Paladins). However, the model is used a second time - in the form of Terokk's Quill - and is still available as a reward from the Sethekk Halls quest Terokk's Legacy.

The majority of a Blood Knight's armour - incorporating the head, chest, gloves, legs, boots and a choice of two variants of shoulderpads - can be obtained through the level 60 PVP sets, namely the Warlord's Aegis and Champion's Redoubt. For a third variant of shoulderpads in the Blood Knight red-and-black colour scheme, the Mech Tech Shoulders - a reward from the Pick Your Part quest in the Netherstorm - is an available option.

After obtaining the above items, only the cloak and a suitable belt remain. Two cloaks which perfectly match the colour scheme are available. The first one is the Cloak of Blade Turning, which is part of the loot table of Kael'thas in the normal-mode Magister's Terrace. For those unwilling to play the odds, the Blood Knight War Cloak is by far an easier option, although it does come with the drawback of costing 130 Justice Points, however this can be easily obtained by a single run through almost any level 85 normal-mode dungeon. Given that fighting in the contested town of Halaa (in Nagrand) is now virtually non-existent on many (if not all) servers, the initial example of a Blood Knight belt - the Avenger's Waistguard - can be considered somewhat impractical due to it requiring 20 PVP kills (Halaa Battle Tokens) in the town and a Halaa Research Token to buy it. Once again, the Justice Point vendor in Shattrath comes to the rescue, with the Chain of Unleashed Rage, although the price (312 Justice Points) is somewhat steeper than the War Cloak.

Notable Blood Knights with a deviating uniform include Cyssa Dawnrose, Duyash the Cruel, Lyrlia Blackshield, Matis the Cruel, Lord Solanar Bloodwrath and even Lady Liadrin.

Roles and motives

The stated goal of the Blood Knight order is a simple one: to defend Quel'Thalas, and to destroy her enemies.[18] Their specialized Light-based powers have made the order a useful front line of defense against the Scourge, while their common mindset with the magisters had led to some playing roles of state enforcement.[19]

In regards to the sin'dorei military, the Blood Knights have been referred to as "the backbone of the blood elf army."[20]

The Blood Knights, and their matriarch in particular, were once highly eager to demonstrate the superiority and dominion of their rapidly-growing order to the "false paladins of the world,"[21] though in light of recent events it appears this creed has somewhat subsided.

The knights now uphold a mixture of willpower and faith in one's own ability.[22]

Ranks of the Blood Knight order

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There are four "ranks" that are obtainable by blood elf paladins, and some that are only obtainable by the NPCs.

Player ranks

  • Initiate: Where all Blood Knights begin, at level 12
  • Adept: Obtained after completing the Blood-Tempered Ranseur, around level 20-25, and learning Summon Warhorse.
  • Knight: Obtained after learning the Blood Charger summon, level 40.
  • Master: Obtained after completing the Blood Charger quest and receiving the Blood Knight Tabard, around level 60. This rank is also held by some NPCs (Master Pyreanor in Orgrimmar, for example).

Blood Knight masters are considered part of an elite inner circle of the order. Acquiring the rank of master requires the sponsorship of another high-ranking knight.[23]

NPCs

  • Champion: Some blood elf paladin trainers (Champion Cyssa Dawnrose in the Undercity, for instance) have this rank.
  • Knight-Lord: Presumably the teachers of aspiring Blood Knights (Knight-Lord Bloodvalor in Silvermoon).
  • Matriarch: The rank held by Lady Liadrin, supreme leader of the Blood Knight order.

Notable

A darker side of the Blood Knights.
Name Location Information
IconSmall Liadrin.gif 部落 Lady Liadrin Terrace of Light Shattrath City Matriarch and supreme leader of the Blood Knight order.
IconSmall BloodElf Male.gif 部落 Lord Solanar Bloodwrath Farstriders' Square Silvermoon City Trains aspiring Masters (post-Patch 2.4)
IconSmall BloodElf Male.gif 部落 Magister Astalor Bloodsworn Farstriders' Square Silvermoon City Creator of the Blood Knights, led the project to drain energy from captive naaru.
IconSmall BloodElf Male.gif 部落 Knight-Lord Bloodvalor Farstriders' Square Silvermoon City Oversees Blood Knight training in the lower ranks.
IconSmall BloodElf Male.gif 部落 Knight-Lord Dranarus Shattrath City Talador Captain of the Shattered Sun Offensive, Knight-Lord of the Blood Knights
IconSmall BloodElf Male.gif 部落 Mehlar Dawnblade The Bulwark Western Plaguelands Former student of Uther the Lightbringer, aids in creation of Scourgebane.
IconSmall BloodElf Female.gif 部落 Champion Cyssa Dawnrose Royal Quarter Undercity Only Blood Knight trainer in Eastern Kingdoms outside of Quel'Thalas.
IconSmall BloodElf Male.gif 部落 Master Pyreanor Grommash Hold Orgrimmar Only Blood Knight trainer in Kalimdor.
IconSmall BloodElf Male.gif 部落 Master Kelerun Bloodmourn Eversong Woods Quel'Thalas Blood Knight master; oversees trials by combat.
IconSmall BloodElf Male.gif 部落 Ashra Valandril Various Blood Knight veteran, blood elf representative in the Garad'kra.
IconSmall BloodElf Female.gif 部落 Kelantir Bloodblade Razor Hill Durotar A pupil of Lady Liadrin and direct surbordinate of Halduron Brightwing; dispensed to aid in the Horde attack on Theramore.
IconSmall BloodElf Female.gif 部落 Aenea Valley of the Emperors Kun-Lai Summit One of the named Blood Knights deployed to Pandaria.
IconSmall BloodElf Male.gif 中立 Gathios the Shatterer Chamber of Command Black Temple Illidari Council member.
IconSmall BloodElf Male.gif 中立 Lord Sanguinar The Eye Tempest Keep Advisor to Kael'thas Sunstrider; the "Blood Hammer".
IconSmall BloodElf Male.gif 中立 Blood Knight Argaron Terrace of Light Shattrath City Only known Blood Knight affiliated with the Scryers.

For a more detailed archive of Blood Knights see List of Blood Knight paladins.

NPCs

Concerns and controversy

详见:Blood elf controversy The introduction of paladins to the Horde along with shamans to the Alliance was initially controversial. The decision to eliminate faction-specific classes was explained by Blizzard as an attempt to refine and distinguish the two classes from one another. They had previously suffered from comparisons of their abilities, and the attempt to "balance" them and yet have them remain distinct led to the two classes becoming more and more similar to one another. The introduction of these classes to both sides would reduce the controversial issue of faction balance. Nevertheless, this decision has met with some criticism by players and even Blizzard employees have expressed that the decision was not an easy one.

Trivia

  • The Blood Knight order appears to hold political sway within Quel'Thalas, the Silvermoon guardians appearing to be particularly respectful to both the Blood Knight player and Champion Vranesh. On the other end of the spectrum, they do not seem to hold the Farstriders in a very high regard.
  • They no longer suffer from the negative effects of drawing the Light from M'uru.[24]
  • The knights can steal the Light from the Sunwell, but Liadrin changed this.[25]
  • The term "Blood Knight" refers to both the order, and the Blood Elves' own individual take on the paladin class. Many Blood Knights not directly affiliated with Quel'Thalas retain the title (such as the knights in Outland), and a number of Kael'thas' Blood Knights continued to wear their uniforms even on Quel'Danas. The Darkfallen Blood Knights further suggest that "Blood Knight" can be a personal take on the class. On the other hand, there is nothing to suggest that Blood Elf paladins affiliated with the Argent Crusade consider themselves anything other than paladins of the Light.
  • A Blood Knight who uses the "/eye" emote on a Silvermoon City Guardian will be treated with a courteous kneel. In addition, one who uses the "/salute" emote will receive a salute in response.
  • A recurring theme in the Blood Knight order is the prevalence of the term "blood" in several of its members' surnames. This is likely a self-styled reference to both the blood of their many brethren who perished during the Third War, and to the moniker of their order.
  • Most of the sin'dorei battlemasters appear to be Blood Knights: Althallen Brightblade, Lyrlia Blackshield, Yula the Fair, Duyash the Cruel, Irissa Bloodstar, and Andrissa Heartspear. Notable exceptions include Mabrian Fardawn, who appears to be a warrior, along with Asara Dawnblaze, Saeld Brightflare, and Magister Surdiel, who are magi.
  • A grand master pet tamer, Antari, appears to be a Blood Knight.
  • According to Chris Metzen, the Blood Knights' role in Warlords of Draenor was going to bring their understanding of the Light and the origin of paladins full circle from The Burning Crusade.[26] However, this did not make it into the expansion.
  • Lorewise, Blood Knights were present during the Siege of Orgrimmar.[27]
  • In the Diablo franchise, Blood Knights are a type of enemy creature.
  • Although it's fairly easy for players to purchase the standard Blood Knight uniform in-game (Warlord's Aegis), it is difficult to use it for transmogrification purposes - despite not being introduced until The Burning Crusade, the gear, which is considered the Horde version of Field Marshal's Aegis, still requires a military rank acquired in vanilla or through rated battlegrounds in order to transmogrify it.

Speculation

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  • Following the abduction of M'uru, exactly how sin'dorei paladins could continue wielding their powers was the source of wide speculation. It was noted by Astalor Bloodsworn that Lady Liadrin was actively seeking a new source of power for the order, and her conversation with A'dal left a number of possibilities open. For one, it is possible that either A'dal or another Naaru continued to empower the Blood Knights, now allies of the Shattered Sun Offensive. Despite such allusions, however, it was never explicitly stated how the Blood Knights were able to retain their powers between the betrayal of Kael'thas and the defeat of Kil'jaeden.
    • Even following this, it remained unclear as to how Blood Knights continued to wield their powers. The issue was raised during the first round of "ask creative development," and the lore team revealed that Blood Knights now channel their power through the renewed Sunwell - now a mixture of both the holy and the arcane, thanks to M'uru's final "spark."
  • Various Blood Knights seem to display a somewhat totalitarian attitude shared with some of the Magisters, as seen with Gatewatcher Aendor on behalf of the Blood Knights and Priest Kath'mar on behalf of the Magisters. This further contributes to the political divide within Silvermoon. Whether this is still the case is unknown, as despite the radical changes sweeping Quel'Thalas with the Sunwell restored, Quel'Thalas itself has not been updated to convey much of it.

Blood Knight faith?

Following the Sunwell's revitalization, the Blood Knights now take their power directly through the Sunwell itself - the restored fount now a mixture of both holy and arcane energy - to fuel their order and paladin-esque abilities.[13] However, where this leaves the blood elves in relation to conventional Light worship remains somewhat unclear.

On one hand, Lady Liadrin appears to have reconverted to the Light's teachings, or at the very least has rekindled a reverence for its power. Simply viewing the Sunwell firsthand and feeling its embrace wrought on a new perspective for the Blood Knight Matriarch, and several blood elf pilgrims have also been seen adhering to her opinion; as seen by her encouraging exchange with them in Quel'Delar's penultimate quest.

On the other, there is nothing to suggest that blood elf paladins have a practical "need" for Light worship, as all the process essentially requires at this point is channeling the Light via the Sunwell.

At this point, it is possible that both components are present in the Blood Knight order - those that have rekindled their faith in the Light, and those who simply have not since the Sunwell itself allows them to retain their Light-given powers either way.

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