The humans are one of the playable Alliance races in World of Warcraft. They are a resilient class, having survived an invasion by the savage orcs during the First War. During the Second War, the armies of Stormwind rallied with the Alliance of Lordaeron to reclaim their homeland of Azeroth. After the success of the Second War, Stormwind was rebuilt and human civilization began to flourish once again throughout the southlands. They are the youngest race in the game, but also the most populous. Their capital is Stormwind, located in Elwynn Forest of the Eastern Kingdoms. Their king is King Varian Wrynn.
The noble humans of Stormwind are a proud, tenacious race. They bravely fought the orcish Horde for generations as the patrons of the Grand Alliance. Just as they thought peace had at last settled over their war-torn kingdoms, an even darker shadow descended upon the world. The undead Scourge unleashed a foul plague of death upon humanity and succeeded in decimating the northern human kingdom of Lordaeron. The few humans who survived fled south to the protection of Stormwind.
As soon as the scourge were defeated, the demonic Burning Legion began its cataclysmic invasion of the world. The warriors of humanity stood fast against the Legion and helped save the world from imminent destruction. Nearly six years later, the defenders of Stormwind stand vigilant against any who would threaten the sanctity of their lands. Situated in the foothills of Elwynn Forest, Stormwind City is one of the last bastions of human power in the world.
Kingrules the people of Stormwind, who remain steadfast in their commitment to the Grand Alliance. Backed by their stalwart allies, the armies of Stormwind have been called away to once again fight the savage Horde on distant battlefields. With the armies gone, the defense of Stormwind now falls to its proud citizens.
Emboldened by the return of their heroic king, Varian Wrynn, the proud humans of Stormwind led the Alliance to victory in its war against the dreaded Lich King. Whilst successful, the campaign in Northrend proved costly, and the humans now seek to bolster their strategic holdings throughout the world. Under Varian’s daring leadership, humanity now braces itself for a renewed conflict with its perennial enemy, the Horde. Yet as the great cataclysm rips across the world, familiar threats have once again arisen closer to home.
Recent discoveries have shown that humans are descended from the barbaric vrykul, half-giant warriors who live in Northrend. Early humans were primarily a scattered and tribal people for several millennia, until the rising strength of the troll empire forced their strategic unification. Thus the nation of Arathor was formed, along with its capital, the city-state of Strom.
Humans can play as Death Knights, Rogues, Hunters, Mages, Paladins, Priests, Warlocks and Warriors so far. As a character, you begin in Northshire Valley, a part of Elwynn Forest.
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Horses for Riding and Gryphons for Flying.
Purchasable from Tannec Stonebeak, the Gryphon Keeper in Stormwind -Edit
Ebon Gryphon - 50 Gold - Increases Riding Speed by 100% and Flying Speed by 150%
Golden Gryphon - 50 Gold - Increases Riding Speed by 100% and Flying Speed by 150%
Snowy Gryphon - 50 Gold - Increases Riding Speed by 100% and Flying Speed by 150%
Swift Blue Gryphon - 100 Gold - Increases Riding Speed by 100% and Flying Speed by 280%
Swift Green Gryphon - 100 Gold - Increases Riding Speed by 100% and Flying Speed by 280%
Swift Purple Gryphon - 100 Gold - Increases Riding Speed by 100% and Flying Speed by 280%
Swift Red Gryphon - 100 Gold - Increases Riding Speed by 100% and Flying Speed by 280%
Purchasable from Katie Stokx, the Horse Breeder in Stormwind -Edit
Black Stallion Bridle - 1 Gold - Increases Riding Speed by 60%
Brown Horse Bridle - 1 Gold - Increases Riding Speed by 60%
Chestnut Mare Bridle - 1 Gold - Increases Riding Speed by 60%
Pinto Bridle - 1 Gold - Increases Riding Speed by 60%
Swift Brown Steed - 10 Gold - Increases Riding Speed by 100%
Swift Palomino - 10 Gold - Increases Riding Speed by 100%
Swift White Steed - 10 Gold - Increases Riding Speed by 100%
King Varian WrynnEdit
Varian’s life has been defined by tragedy and conflict. The murder of his father by the assassin Garona Halforcen weighs heavily on him, along with the accidental death of his wife, Tiffin, during a riot. The king has recently returned to the throne following his abduction by the Defias Brotherhood and the black dragon Onyxia, who disguised herself as Lady Katrana Prestor. Robbed of his memories and enslaved by a Horde gladiatorial trainer in Kalimdor, Varian fought his way to freedom, earning the nickname “Lo’Gosh,” or “ghost wolf,” while in battle. With the help of his comrades, he was able to recover his true identity and finally defeat Prestor. Known for his tenacity and fierce will, King Varian Wrynn is committed to protecting the Alliance’s interests and raising his son, Anduin, to follow in his place.