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 is a space-faring vessel, similar in design to the naaru 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.
High Exarch Turalyon is one of the first five paladins of the Knights of the Silver Hand along with Uther the Lightbringer, Saidan Dathrohan, Tirion Fordring, and Gavinrad the Dire. Contrary to the other paladins, Turalyon was previously a priest rather than a warrior. Serving 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, Lothar was struck down in combat against 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 Orgrim 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 assault 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.”
Captain Fareeya is a Lightforged draenei and high-ranking member of the Army of the Light. As one of High Exarch Turalyon’s chief lieutenants, Fareeya is responsible for issuing orders to the army, as well as commanding forces in the field. She is also personally in charge of a small unit of elite Lightforged champions, some of the best the Army of the Light has to offer.
Fareeya, along with the other Lightforged, waged a millennia-long war against the demonic Burning Legion and their Crusade, since the fall of the eredar home planet of Argus. They took part in the Argus Campaign alongside forces from Azeroth to bring a permanent end to the Burning Crusade.
In the wake of the final victory on Argus, the Army of the Light would pledge their support to the Alliance, and continue to operate and train more Lightforged draenei from the Vindicaar.
A longtime companion of the draenei, the stalwart elekk are conditioned to charge headlong into darkness without fear.