- Fighting a long, bitter war against the Burning Legion, these draenei soldiers were infused with the Holy Light to become living weapons. Victorious at last, these Lightforged stand ready to defend Azeroth.
For untold millennia, the Army of the Light waged war against the Burning Legion throughout the Twisting Nether. The draenei most committed to their long crusade would undergo a ritual to become Lightforged, infusing their bodies with the very essence of the Holy Light. After finally achieving victory on Argus, the Lightforged draenei have undertaken a new mission: protecting Azeroth from rising threats and helping the Alliance push back against Horde aggression.
The Vindicaar (pronounced VIN-di-kar) is a space-faring vessel, similar in design to dimensional ships, created by the draenei of the Exodar in order to return to their homeworld of Argus. The vessel would go on to take part in the Argus Campaign against the Burning Legion, in which it acted as headquarters for the mortal forces.
The ship can maintain instant connections to various nearby and distant locations at a given time through the use of Lightforged Beacons. The Vindicaar is also equipped with powerful defensive shields, as well as offensive air-to-surface weaponry.
Currently, the Vindicaar has come under the control of the Army of the Light, who use the vessel as their primary base after the Xenedar’s destruction, and who have since joined the Alliance.
Argus is the original homeworld of the eredar now located within the Twisting Nether. It was once described as a utopian world whose inhabitants were both vastly intelligent and highly gifted in magic. It has since been twisted by demonic, chaotic energies and became the stronghold and homeworld of the Burning Legion.
Fareeya: Captain Fareeya is a Lightforged draenei located on Argus. A member of the Army of the Light, she is the leader of the surviving members of the Xenedar’s crash, the Crescent Glaive. Her forces are the best the Army of the Light has to offer.
Commander Atalaa was her second-in-command long ago.
Turalyon: High General Turalyon (pronounced “Tuhr-AHL-ee-ohn”) is a famous paladin who served the Alliance army with distinction during and immediately after the Second War. He was second in command to Lord Anduin Lothar, the Supreme Allied Commander. During the siege of Blackrock Spire, Lord Lothar was struck down in combat with Orgrim Doomhammer. It was General Turalyon that picked up Lothar’s battle standard and broken sword, and rallied the army of the Alliance to victory over the Horde, capturing Doomhammer and driving the orcs back to the Dark Portal. As the Lion’s lieutenant, Turalyon was named Lothar’s successor as Supreme Commander by the monarchs of the Alliance.
After the war ended, Turalyon led the Sons of Lothar to Draenor. There they achieved a series of military victories against the Horde and successfully destroyed the Dark Portal’s stone frame, severing the link between the two worlds. The victory, however, was short-lived. As the Sons of Lothar clashed with the remnants of the Horde’s forces, Ner’zhul had unleashed a powerful spell that tore open countless portals, ripping the world apart. After fleeing through a nearby rift, Turalyon and his lover, Alleria Windrunner, became separated from their companions. Their whereabouts were unknown for decades.
Following their disappearance, Turalyon and Alleria encountered the prime naaru Xe’ra and the Army of the Light. Separated from physical reality and the flow of time, the pair joined the Lightforged as they waged war against the Burning Legion across the Twisting Nether in a struggle that spanned a millennium. During the final war against the Legion, Turalyon and Alleria finally reunited with their comrades when the Armies of Legionfall united with the Army of Light to retake the Legion homeworld, Argus. Turalyon has lived this long because Xe’ra blessed him and, in her words, he “has crossed the boundaries of mortality. He has been found worthy to become an eternal protector of creation.”
Elekk are a species of large, elephant-like creatures native to Draenor that the draenei commonly employ as mounts. Patient and strong, the elekk exemplify the draenei attitude towards the hardships of life. They can live to be over a hundred years old. It is said an elekk never forgets.