Tirion Fordring était un des cinq premiers Chevaliers de la Main D'argent choisis par l'Archevêque Alonsus Faol et l'un des héros de la deuxième guerre. Il est devenu plus tard le seigneur du Donjon de Mardenholde à Âtreval avant d'avoir été déchu de son titre et banni pour avoir défendu un orc, Eitrigg. Après la mort récente de son fils Taelan Fordring, Tirion s'est engagé à la refondation de l'ordre de la Main D'Argent. Il mène maintenant la Croisade d'Argent, une organisation réunissant les vieux Chevaliers de la Main D'argent et l'Aube d'Argent, contre le Roi Liche et le le Fléau. À ce jour il reste bon ami avec le vétéran orc Eitrigg.
En tant que gouverneur de la principauté de l'Alliance, Âtreval, Tirion a vécu une vie confortable, bien respecté par ses sujets et aimé par sa femme Karanda et son fils Taelan. Tant un grand guerrier qu'un juste dirigeant, Tirion était renommé partout dans le Royaume de Lordaeron. Malgré sa prouesse militaire acclamée, l'expérience de Tirion comme Paladin pendant les invasions orcs lui a appris à estimer la paix. Après que les guerres soient finies, chaque nuit Tirion priait qu'aucun conflit n'apporterait plus jamais le mal à ses sujets.
Un jour, il rencontra un vieil ermite orc vivant dans une tour abandonnée. Ils ont immédiatement combattus jusqu'à ce qu'un morceau de la tour en ruine se soit effondré sur Tirion. Il s'est réveillé dans un lit des jours plus tard et a découvert qu'il avait été retrouvé, lié à sa selle et avait été guéri par Barthilas.
En comprenant que l'orc l'avait sauvé, Tirion reparti en direction de la tour. L'orc, Eitrigg, raconta à Tirion qu'avant l'arrivée des orcs en Azeroth, ils étaient une société noble enracinée dans le chamanisme. Après la guerre, il avait quitté la Horde corrompue. Tirion, voyant un grand honneur en Eitrigg, promis de garder son existence secrète.
Barthilas n'était pas si confiant et appela Saidan Dathrohan pour venir s'occuper lui-même de l'orc. Dathrohan pris un groupe de chasseurs avec lui et les mena dans les bois, où ils trouvèrent Eitrigg. Pendant la capture de l'orc, Tirion s'est battu contre les hommes de Dathrohan, incitant Barthilas que ses actions étaient perfides. Tirion fut amené à Stratholme pour passer en justice.
Tirion, espérant être un exemple pour son fils, raconta à la cour exactement ce qui était arrivé. En fin de compte, le jury composé de l'Amiral Daelin Portvaillant, l'Archimage Antonidas, l'Archevêque Alonsus Faol et le Prince Arthas Menethil décidèrent que Tirion ne pouvait plus être un membre de la Main D'argent et devait être banni.
Désespéré et désirant empêcher Eitrigg d'être exécuté pour crimes de guerre, il retourna en arrière à Stratholme, où il attaqua les gardes d'Eitrigg. Étonnés, ils réussirent quand même à le soumettre, jusqu'à ce qu'un groupe d'orcs pris d'assaut dans la ville. Tirion utilisa la distraction pour libérer Eitrigg et fuir la ville.
Une fois en dehors de la ville , Tirion voyant qu'Eitrigg était proche de la mort fit la seule chose qu'il pouvait faire, il utilisa ses pouvoirs sacrés de paladin pour guérir l'orc qui l'avait sauvé. À sa surprise, il pouvais toujours utiliser ses pouvoirs sacrés et Eitrigg fut sauvé.
Ils se sont brusquement retrouvés entourés par des orcs et leur nouveau chef de guerre, Thrall qui s'approcha d'Eitrigg et l'invita a rejoindre la Horde, qui avait depuis retrouvé ses racines de shamanisme. Eitrigg fut ravi et accepta
Tirion remained in Lordaeron, to watch his son Taelan be inducted into the Silver Hand. His son later became the lord of Mardenholde. Tirion's wife told his son that Tirion had died, and even took him to a false grave at the Undercroft, where Taelan buried the toy warhammer his father had given him in memory of his father.
Voir aussi: Of Blood and Honor
Exile and Return
Tirion lived out his exile in a small farmstead, in the northwest of what became the Eastern Plaguelands, on the shores of the Thondroril River with his trusty horse, Mirador. During the Third War he often fought off the undead Scourge.
He was dismayed to find later that his son, Taelan, joined the Scarlet Crusade, and even became the highlord of that order. Nonetheless, he kept watching his son from afar, and even enlisted some adventurers to help him as he and a few Crusaders became trapped in the small village of Cinderhome, surrounded by Scourge forces who were interrupting the Crusade's attempt to re-settle the area.Modèle:Cite Later, Tirion turned to adventurers yet again to have them collect mementos of his son's past, which finally enabled him to convince his son to leave the Crusade, only to see him killed in the attempt. Spurred by his son's death, Tirion resolved to reform the original Silver Hand as a force of good in the world.
World of Warcraft
Tirion Fordring est un donneur de quête de niveau 61 situé au sud du Tunnel de Tisse-terreur dans les Maleterres de l'Est. Il accepte l'aide de la Horde comme de l'Alliance, ce qui suit ses affirmations que la race ne dicte pas l'honneur et ce qu'il a appris de sa rencontre avec Eitrigg.
He starts the following quests:
The Burning Crusade
In The Burning Crusade, Tirion Fordring can be found in the Old Hillsbrad Foothills via the Caverns of Time as a level 55 NPC. Tirion can be seen in the Southshore inn wearing the same plate chest he wears nowadays and discussing Ashbringer with several of his fellow members of the Silver Hand. He was the first to refer to the future weapon by its legendary name. Sadly, most of the friends assembled here would later turn to bitter enemies, as they embraced the zeal of the Crusade they would later create.
Wrath of the Lich King
Death Knight quest chain involvement
In Modèle:Questlong, the last quest of the death knight starting area, the player joins Highlord Darion Mograine leading ten thousand Scourge against three hundred defenders of the Light at the Battle for Light's Hope Chapel. After a hundred or so defenders die, Tirion appears to confront Darion. Alexandros Mograine, Darion's father, also makes an appearance.
After an interaction between Darion and Tirion, then Darion and Alexandros, the Lich King will appear and cast a spell that incapacitates Tirion. Darion, wielding the Corrupted Ashbringer once held by his father, tosses the sword to Tirion where it is seemingly purified. Tirion then charges towards Arthas, who runs and eventually escapes. It is here that Tirion makes his vow to destroy Arthas, uniting the Argent Dawn and the Knights of the Silver Hand into the Argent Crusade. Darion also pledges his Knights of the Ebon Blade to the cause.
As a paladin, Tirion Fordring was a man of honor — and his commitment to upholding his honor no matter the cost often brought him into conflict with his family and friends. His wife Karandra Fordring often lamented the sacrifices she had to make in order to adapt to her husband's tendency to place his personal honor above everything else - his family included. So, for instance, when Fordring attempted to explain to his wife and to his long-time friend Arden that his commitment to saving the life of Eitrigg was a matter of honor, he encountered, for the most part, a total lack of understanding, with both Arden and Karandra arguing that he also has a responsibility to his family and his subjects — a responsibility he should not neglect in the name of honor. Tirion's honor, therefore, was the ultimate cause of his downfall — during his trial, he was offered an opportunity to be restored to good standing within the Alliance if only he would renounce the vow he gave to Eitrigg. Tirion refused, saying that his honor precluded him from doing so.
In the end, Tirion Fordring paid heavily for the honor he held in high such esteem. Not only was he stripped of his office and estates, but his family — Karandra Fordring and Taelan — refused to accompany him into exile, stating that she would not let him ruin their lives as he had ruined his own. Thus, after his rescue of Eitrigg from the gallows in Stratholme, honor was very much the only thing Tirion still had.
- "You are assuming that there are more orcs out there, Barthilas. I was there, and I saw none. I will not sound the call to arms before we've confirmed the facts. This is not the time to start jumping at shadows. We must remain calm and vigilant."
- Taelan: "Are you going to fight the green men, Poppa?"
- Tirion: "I don't know yet, son. I just don't know."
- "I will remain committed to the Alliance until my dying day. Of that, have no doubt. But I cannot disavow the oath I took. To do so would be to betray everything I am and everything we, as honorable men, hold dear."
- "May your soul burn in anguish, Isillien! Light give me strength to battle this fiend. Face me, coward. Face the faith and strength that you once embodied."
- "Too long have I sat idle, gripped in this haze... this malaise, lamenting what could have been... what should have been. Your death will not have been in vain, Taelan. A new Order is born on this day...an Order which will dedicate itself to extinguishing the evil that plagues this world. An evil that cannot hide behind politics and pleasantries. This I promise...This I vow..."
- "Say hello to my little friend." — When attacking a mob.
Tirion's Story in His Own Words
After completing his first three quests, this conversation opens with Tirion, as part of the next quest in his chain:
- I must apologize for not being entirely truthful with you in regards to my identity. I had to be certain you could be trusted — few people would have selflessly lent assistance to an old and forgotten hermit.
- You have proven yourself as one of those people: A person of integrity and honor.
Thank you, Tirion. What of your identity?
- My son, Taelan, was only a child when I was found guilty of treason and banished by the Alliance to live a life in exile. I chose to remain here so that I could watch over him; to somehow insure that he would grow up an honorable man.
- As I had hoped, he took my place as lord of Mardenholde; but in a cruel twist of fate, joined the ranks of the Scarlet Crusade. He is now their Highlord, <race>.
That is terrible.
- Indeed. The Scarlet Crusade are an aberration of the Order of the Silver Hand.
- You must believe me, <race>; Taelan is a good man. He needs to remember...remember what it is to be noble and honorable. I know that in his heart, he knows what he does is wrong. Will you help him? Will you help him remember?
I will, Tirion.
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