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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]

历史

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。

血骑士在血精灵加入部落时扮演了十分重要的角色;萨尔凯恩·血蹄早早意识到了这一组织的力量——但和远行者一样,他们也反对其获取力量的途径。当部落正式接纳这一成员后,由血骑士构成的部落哈兰守卫开始与德莱尼人及其新盟友争夺外域的中立城市哈兰。

一位名叫麦拉·黎明之刃的血骑士主管着这一组织在被遗忘者领地上的活动,他也是亵渎乌瑟尔·光明使者之墓的幕后主使。但让他意外的是,乌瑟尔的英魂并未因此责怪他,反而借此敦促他参与到重建奎尔萨拉斯的工作中。麦拉后来尝试创造了强大的抗天灾物品——天灾石;血骑士甚至认同了希尔瓦娜斯·风行者在此事上做出的努力。[11]

血骑士的训练工作直接由新成员接管。这些工作大多在幽魂之地瘟疫之地进行,包括在与其他血骑士的对抗中磨练技艺;通过试炼者将会在组织中获得一定地位,并最终得到勇士头衔和象征其地位的萨拉斯军马。为了宣告自己比世界上其他圣骑士更强大,血骑士还烧毁了阿隆索斯礼拜堂

对血骑士意志的考验将在不久后到来,那时,他们将因为一场突发变故暂时失去力量之源。

王子的背叛

凯尔萨斯带着魔血精灵杀回了银月城,他们从血骑士手中抢走了穆鲁并将其带到太阳之井高地。空荡荡的密室中只剩下陷入迷茫的魔导师,而寻求圣光能量的血骑士新兵则只能从他们——而非穆鲁——身上汲取残余的能量。

由于缺少“正常”获取圣光的途径,血骑士的未来越发黯淡。正值此时,魔导师阿斯塔洛·血誓却宣称凯尔萨斯的背叛并不会让血骑士分崩离析,而女伯爵莉亚德琳已经在寻找替代能源的路上了。

莉亚德琳独自离开后,日怒之塔中血骑士代表的席位由大法师罗曼斯接替。[12]

关于女伯爵莉亚德琳和阿达尔之间的对话,见: 女伯爵莉亚德琳

眼见王子成为叛徒,莉亚德琳来到沙塔斯并见到了阿达尔,又从这位纳鲁口中了解到穆鲁其实一直清楚自己的命运——帮助奎尔萨拉斯的子民完成救赎,正如维伦所预言。由此莉亚德琳投身于沙塔尔组织,并开始为反抗凯尔萨斯及其主子基尔加丹破碎残阳效力。索拉纳·血怒领主在莉亚德琳离开银月城后接管了新血骑士的训练工作。

太阳之井得到净化,血骑士获得新的能量来源。

太阳之井的净化

随着凯尔萨斯死去、穆鲁陨落以及基尔加丹的失败,莉亚德琳终于亲眼见到被污染的太阳之井。她宣布他们对穆鲁所犯下的罪行永远无法弥补,尽管这是这位纳鲁的既定命运。随后先知维伦将尚未被玷污的“穆鲁之心投入太阳之井中,随着一团耀眼光芒的爆发,血精灵千百年来的魔力之源得到了净化。莉亚德琳未能料到这样的转变,震惊之中她听维伦宣布这是奎尔萨拉斯的救赎之路。

此后,血骑士可以直接从太阳之井中引导能量——这更温柔,也更和谐。[13]

巫妖王之怒

WotLK 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽世界:巫妖王之怒

剧情曾提到血骑士参与了诺森德战役,[12]尽管他们的大部分所作所为我们不得而知。血骑士玛力萨·亮刃黎安卓·唤日与部落勇士并肩参加了银白联赛,还有数位血骑士作为库卡隆卫队成员参与了冰冠堡垒战役。银月城的人民在这一过程中越发为血骑士而自豪,就连希尔瓦娜斯·风行者本人也渴望见到他们在战场上的表现。[12]

在净化奎尔德拉的任务中,女伯爵莉亚德琳曾在和数位血精灵朝圣者交谈时提到了太阳之井的重建。尽管任重而道远,她坚信辛多雷的救赎之路将会迎来光明的终局。

大地的裂变

Cataclysm 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽世界:大地的裂变
Katsin Bloodoath,辛多雷血骑士。

随着大地裂变、萨尔离任大酋长,血骑士派雷亚诺成为了新任大酋长加尔鲁什·地狱咆哮的私人顾问。

这位血骑士训练师的过激言论如今已被抹去;而整个组织的晋升流程也已经变得更为自然——由于现在的血骑士直接从太阳之井而非借助纳鲁获取圣光能量,他们的战略价值也更加凸显。[14]

熊猫人之谜

MoP 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽世界:熊猫人之谜

潘达利亚被首次发现后越两个月,洛瑟玛·塞隆便带着一队血骑士登上了这片迷雾笼罩的大陆。这些血骑士的职责既包括保护神圣遗物学会(血骑士Kaelis Sunsoar是学会在卡桑琅丛林的领袖),也包括在昆莱山负责摄政王的安全。血骑士埃涅雅参与了抓捕并审问一名魔古领主的行动,他和Ranger Orestes陪伴部落的英雄一起去往帝王谷并完成了使命。

后来血骑士部队在雷神岛扎营,夺日者先锋军随后攻下了雷神的堡垒。在辛多雷大本营逐晨者海角中可以看见一支血骑士军队正整装待发。

德拉诺之王

WoD 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽世界:德拉诺之王

血骑士是誓日者的中坚力量,莉亚德琳亲自率领的这支部队以协助奥金尼守卫德莱尼圣地奥金顿为使命,那时燃烧军团的队伍正对其发起猛攻。我们可以在几乎德拉诺全境看到血骑士的身影——从部落要塞纳格兰,还有位于塔拉多的大本营。一些著名的血骑士也加入了这支队伍,但只有眼尖的玩家才能找到他们的名字。

军团再临

Legion 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽世界:军团再临

正当艾泽拉斯面临有史以来最严峻的军团入侵时,一些血骑士向重生的白银之手骑士伸出了援手,与其他圣骑士组织并肩作战。

力量来源

Ashra Valandril太阳之井高地中的一名血骑士。

血骑士与其他圣骑士的主要差别在于他们使用圣光的非传统手段。最初,圣骑士们通过与穆鲁建立联系来获取圣光,那时这只纳鲁正被囚禁在银月城中。要想建立起这样的联系需要克服许多困难与痛苦,但换来的却是无需信仰或虔诚即可使用圣光的自由;事实上,在血骑士看来是圣光在他们最需要的时刻背叛了他们,因此他们也不再需要再听从圣光的教导。然而,血精灵没能成功召唤圣光的根本原因在与他们面临天灾军团入侵奎尔萨拉斯时自身的恐惧与疑虑,[2]但穆鲁确实是一个可信的圣光源头。部落成员,包括很多银月城居民,都认为这种方法并不合乎道德。

这种情况在“燃烧的远征”结束时终结,在太阳之井高地的决战中,穆鲁陨落,太阳之井得到净化。如今血骑士们直接通过太阳之井来使用圣光——此时的太阳之井已不只是向外发散奥术能量,更有穆鲁最后一块残片中蕴含的巨大圣光能量。血骑士与圣光之间由此建立起一种和谐的关系,他们不再需要为使用圣光而承受不必要的痛苦与非难。[13]

为了顺利从太阳之井中获取圣光,一位血骑士必须拥有强大的信念和对自己能力的高度自信。[15] 尽管前后“偷取”圣光的本质并未改变,血骑士对圣光的态度却已大不相同。[16]现在血骑士已经完全接纳了太阳之井,他们也确实正在带领人民走向更美好的未来。[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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