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Alliance 32 Kingdom of Stormwind
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CapitalStormwind City (200,000)
Population200,000
RacesIconSmall Human MaleIconSmall Human Female Human (140,000)

IconSmall Dwarf MaleIconSmall Dwarf Female Ironforge dwarf (28,000)
IconSmall High Elf MaleIconSmall High Elf Female High elf (20,000)
Half-elf (8,000)
IconSmall Night Elf MaleIconSmall Night Elf Female Night elf (4,000)
Half-orc
IconSmall Gnome MaleIconSmall Gnome Female Gnome

Harpy
Ogre lord[citation needed]
Forest Troll[citation needed]
GovernmentHereditary monarchy
RulerKing Varian Wrynn (current), Anduin Wrynn (former) / Bolvar Fordragon (former regent)
AffiliationAlliance
LocationNorth of Elwynn Forest
Sources: [citation needed] [citation needed]
For the playable human race, see Human (playable).

The Kingdom of Stormwind (aka nation of Stormwind[citation needed] or Stormwind) is located in the central-western region of the Eastern Kingdoms, its capital being Stormwind City.

Today, with the collapse Lordaeron and Stromgarde, Stormwind is the brightest bastion of humanity on Azeroth, and is an integral member of the Alliance.

History

Originally settled by descendants of the Arathi as the Kingdom of Azeroth, it flourished until the First War when it was conquered and lain waste by the Horde. The survivors of that conflict, led by Anduin Lothar, sought refuge in Lordaeron and managed to reclaim their homeland at the end of the Second War with the aid of the Alliance of Lordaeron. Soon reconstruction started thanks to the economic help of the other human nations and the effort of craftsmen called by the House of Nobles. When the work was finished the stonemasons found themselves unemployed, without remuneration, and above all banished from the new Capital. Alone, betrayed, and disillusioned the group turned to the head of the Stonemasons, Edwin VanCleef, and together they founded the Defias Brotherhood. From their main base in the Deadmines their influence spread all the way to the nobles within Stormwind: King Varian Wrynn was abducted and his son Anduin became King. Following the inability of the Capital leadership to counter outsiders the kingdom of Azeroth split into several smaller territories including the kingdom of Stormwind.[citation needed] It still has some control and influence over the lands outside of the nation itself, including Elwynn. While Stormwind retains its hereditary monarchy, most of the nearby territories have become democracies, or with the case of Westfall, a region best described as being under anarchy. All the regions are currently in severe distress, as Stormwind City has not provided the military aid required to defend against the Defias in Elwynn and Westfall, the Blackrock orcs in Redridge, and the undead in Darkshire.

Regions and outposts of the Kingdom of Stormwind

Note: References to "Stormwind" usually refers to the region of Stormwind (sometimes referred to as the actual kingdom)[citation needed] rather than including all of its territory.

  • Stormwind - full control; a kingdom;[citation needed] ruled by the monarchy.
  • Elwynn Forest - Alliance; close enough to Stormwind to enjoy considerable Alliance guardianship; sends its criminals to Stormwind; its own democratic government.[citation needed]
  • Redridge Mountains - Alliance; under Stormwind's control;[citation needed] the Stormwind army maintains a token presence here and handles Redridge's few crime problems, its people discuss Stormwind and believe if the people up there would just relax then their problems would solve themselves; it is the last true area wholly under Alliance influence in Azeroth;[citation needed] it has gnoll, orc, and troll problems.
  • Duskwood - Technically part of the Alliance and under Stormwind's protection;[citation needed] it stands within Stormwind's territory but profits little from the fact;[citation needed] has its own democratic government; it has undead, ogre, and worgen problems.
  • Westfall - Indepdendent; formerly controlled by Stormwind but currently in a state of anarchy ruled by Edwin VanCleef through the Defias Brotherhood.[citation needed]
  • Nethergarde

References

*A portion or version of this article was copied from a WoWWiki icon stampWoWWiki archived page ( October-2-2008 ) . See list of authors.

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