The Forsaken

In Warcraft 3, players followed the story of Sylvanas Windrunner from her days as Ranger-General to her rebirth as Queen of the Forsaken. After breaking free of the Lich King’s hold, Sylvanas gathered similarly freed undead and rallied them into taking Capital City. After dispatching of all enemies who might oppose them, the Forsaken settled in the catacombs beneath Lordaeron’s capital — the Undercity.

At some point after the end of events in Warcraft 3, Sylvanas and her Forsaken followers joined the Horde. Yet it wasn’t an easy transition — the Tauren, of all people, ended up arguing for the Forsaken’s inclusion. Archdruid Hamuul Runetotem thought perhaps the Forsaken could be redeemed. Although they were brought in, the Forsaken aren’t exactly trusted or particularly well-liked in Classic, even by their supposed allies.

But the crux of their conflict is in Tirisfal Glades and its surrounding territories. Despite their success in establishing the Undercity, the Forsaken are still hunted by remnants of Lordaeron’s survivors — namely the Scarlet Crusade. Sylvanas’ hope is that their new Horde allies can help them deal with — and extinguish — that threat. The Forsaken don’t really have much going on for them beyond that fixation on sheer survival by any means necessary. Their ultimate goals — and Sylvanas’ plans — remain a mystery throughout Classic WoW.

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