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{{infobox faction
| image = March of the Legion2.jpg
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|name = The Burning Legion
| name = The Burning Legion
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|faction = hostile
| mlead = [[Kil'jaeden|Kil'jaeden the Deceiver]] in the absence of [[Sargeras|the dark titan Sargeras]]
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|image = March of the Legion2.jpg
| leaders = [[Mephistroth]], [[Azgalor]], [[Kael'thas Sunstrider]], [[Kazzak the Supreme]]
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|mlead = [[Sargeras|The Dark Titan Sargeras]]
| capital = [[Argus]] (presumed)
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|leaders = [[Kil'jaeden|Kil'jaeden the Deceiver]]<br/>[[Mephistroth|Dreadlord Mephistroth]]<br/>[[Azgalor|Azgalor the Supreme Annihilan]]<br/>[[Kazzak the Supreme]]<br/> [[Archimonde|Archimonde the Defiler]]<br/>[[Hakkar the Houndmaster]]<br/>[[Xavius|Xavius the Nightmare Lord]]<br/>[[Mother Shahraz]]<br/>[[Mannoroth|Mannoroth the Destructor]]<br/>[[Dimensius the All-Devouring]]<br/>[[Supremus]]<br/>[[The Lich King|Ner'zhul the Lich King]] (formerly)<br/>[[Brood Queen Tyranna]]<br/>[[Queen Azshara]] (formerly)
| capitals = [[Xoroth]] (presumed)
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|pop = Estimated to number in the millions<ref name=crisis>{{ref web|url = http://media.worldofwarcraft.com/movies/video_loader/wow_video.htm?vid=crisisatdaportal-en&dir=movies/crisisatdaportal&crisisatdaportal&rating=wow|title = Crisis at the Portal|accessdate = 20-06-2009|author = [[Blizzard Entertainment Inc.]]|date = April 19, 2007 |work = News From Outland: Crisis at Da Portal|language = English|quote = How long do you think this is going to last? Given that the Legion is estimated to number in the million! - [[Wendy Breezy]]}}</ref>
| language = [[Eredun]]<ref>{{ref web|url = http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/encyclopedia/346.xml|title = Burning Legion|accessdate = 08-07-2009|author = [[Blizzard Entertainment Inc.]]|work = The Warcraft Encyclopedia|language = English|quote = ...the eredar declared that their primary language, Eredun, would be the Legion's common language.}}</ref>
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|races = {{Race|Dark titan}}<br />{{Race|Demon}}s:<br />{{RaceIconExt|PitLord}} [[Annihilan]]<br />{{RaceIconExt|Felhunter}} [[Fel stalker]]<br />{{RaceIconExt|Shivarra}} [[Shivarra]]<br />{{RaceIconExt|FloatingEye}} [[Floating eye]]<br />{{RaceIconExt|Imp}} [[Imp]]<br />{{RaceIconExt|DemonicHound}} [[Demonic hound]]<br />{{RaceIconExt|Voidwalker}} [[Voidwalker]]<br />{{RaceIconExt|VoidTerror}} [[Void terror]]<br />{{RaceIconExt|Jailer}} [[Jailer]]<br/>{{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord}} [[Nathrezim]]<br />{{RaceIconExt|Tothrezim}} [[Tothrezim]]<br />{{RaceIconExt|Aranasi}} [[Aranasi]]<br/>
| slang = [[Demonic]]
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{{RaceIconExt|ImpMother}} [[Imp mother]]<br/>
| races = [[Man'ari eredar|Eredar]], [[Nathrezim]], [[Annihilan]], [[Ered'ruin]], [[Mo'arg]], [[Sayaad]], [[Shivarra]], [[Infernal]]s, mortal followers, and many corrupted species
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{{RaceIconExt|Felbat}} [[Felbat]]<br/>
| theater = [[Twisting Nether]], [[Outland]], [[Azeroth]]
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{{RaceIconExt|Demonhunter}} [[Demonhunter]]<br />
| pop = Estimated to number in the millions<ref name=crisis>{{ref web|url = http://media.worldofwarcraft.com/movies/video_loader/wow_video.htm?vid=crisisatdaportal-en&dir=movies/crisisatdaportal&crisisatdaportal&rating=wow|title = Crisis at the Portal|accessdate = 20-06-2009|author = [[Blizzard Entertainment Inc.]]|date = April 19, 2007 |work = News From Outland: Crisis at Da Portal|language = English|quote = How long do you think this is going to last? Given that the Legion is estimated to number in the million! - [[Wendy Breezy]]}}</ref>
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[[Ered'ruin]]<br>{{RaceIconExt|Daemon}} [[Daemon]]<br>{{RaceIconExt|Doomguard}} [[Doomguard]]<br>{{RaceIconExt|Doomlord}} [[Doomlord]]<br>{{RaceIconExt|Fiend}} [[Fiend]]<br />{{RaceIconExt|Succubus}} [[Sayaad]] ([[Succubus]])<br />{{RaceIconExt|Mo'arg}} [[Mo'arg]]<br />{{RaceIconExt|Gan'arg}} [[Gan'arg]]<br>{{RaceIconExt|Felguard}} [[Felguard]]<br>{{Race|Man'ari eredar|[[Man'ari eredar]]}}<br>{{RaceIconExt|Wrathguard}} [[Wrathguard]]<br />{{RaceIconExt|Felsteed}}{{RaceIconExt|Dreadsteed}} [[Nightmare]]<br />Legion's contructs:<br />{{RaceIconExt|Abyssal}} [[Abyssal]]<br />{{RaceIconExt|Infernal}} [[Infernal]]<br />
| status = Active
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{{RaceIconExt|FelReaver}} [[Fel reaver]]<br />
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[[Fel]] [[Fel corruption|corrupted]] [[species]]:<br />
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{{Race|Fel Orc}}<br />
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{{RaceIconExt|ChaosOrc|Male|Small}}{{RaceIconExt|ChaosOrc|Female|Small}} [[Chaos orc]]<br/>{{Race|Scourge}}<br />{{Race|Felblood Elf}}<br />{{Race|Naga}}<br/>
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{{Race|Arakkoa}}<br/>{{RaceIconExt|Satyr}} [[Satyr]]<br />{{RaceIconExt|Nightborne|Male|Small}}{{RaceIconExt|Nightborne|Female|Small}} [[Nightborne]]<br/>{{RaceIconExt|Helboar}} [[Helboar]]<br />{{RaceIconExt|Darkhound}} [[Darkhound]]<br />{{RaceIconExt|WarpStalker}} [[Warp stalker]]<br />{{RaceIconExt|FelDragon|Small}}{{Race|Undead|notext}} [[Shadow|Fel]]-[[Necromancy|raised]] [[undead]]<br />{{RaceIconExt|DireFurbolg}} [[Corrupted furbolg]]<br />Other Corrupted [[species]]<br />{{Race|Vrykul}} <small>(Led by [[Skovald]])</small><br/>
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[[Mortal]] followers:<br />
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{{Race|Bloodelf|notext}} Notably [[Kael'thas' forces|blood elves]]<br />
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[[Shadow Council]] [[races]]
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*[[Cult of the Dark Strand]] races
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More others from various [[race]]s
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|capital = [[Argus]] (presumed)
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|capitals = [[Xoroth]] (presumed)
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|theater = [[Twisting Nether]], [[Outland]], [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]], Pieces of the [[Great Dark Beyond]] (presumed), some other doomed, influated or/and conquered [[planet]]s
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|language = [[Eredun]]<ref>{{ref web|url = http://www.wow-europe.com/en/info/encyclopedia/346.xml |title = Burning Legion |accessdate = 2011-06-10|author = Blizzard Entertainment|format = HTML|work = The Warcraft Encyclopedia|publisher = |language = English|doi = |archiveurl = |archivedate =|quote = ...the eredar declared that their primary language, Eredun, would be the Legion's common language.}}</ref>
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|slang = [[Demonic]]
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|status = Defeated
 
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:''Beat or be beaten! This is the way of the Legion!
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:''"Beat or be beaten! This is the way of the Legion!"''
:- [[Brutallus]]
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:[[Brutallus]] the pit lord
   
The '''Burning Legion''' (a.k.a. the '''burning shadow'''<ref>{{ref game |title=Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos |campaign=[[Exodus of the Horde]] |mission=[[Chasing Visions]]|npc=Medivh |quote=Human? I left my humanity behind long ago. I am something ... different now. Know that I have seen the future and beheld the great burning shadow that is coming to consume this world. You sense it as well, don't you? }}</ref>, the '''Legion of the Lower Planes''', or simply the '''Legion'''<ref>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion= [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Legacy of the Damned]]|mission=[[King Arthas]]|npc=Sylvanas Windrunner|quote=The Legion was defeated months ago. How could they not know?}}</ref>) is a vast, innumerable army of [[demon]]s, [[infernal]]s, and corrupted races who seek to destroy any trace of order in the universe. They have thrice invaded [[Azeroth]], and were only beaten back at a terrible cost. Much of Azeroth's history — including the First, Second, and Third War — were due to the Legion's influence. It should also be noted that Azeroth is the only known planet that they have ever failed to conquer.
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The '''Burning Legion''', (also known as the '''Demonic Legion''' '''Army of Underworld''' '''Army of Chaos''' '''Great Burning Shadow'''<ref>{{ref game |title=Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos |campaign=[[Exodus of the Horde]] |mission=[[Chasing Visions]]|npc=Medivh |quote=Human? I left my humanity behind long ago. I am something ... different now. Know that I have seen the future and beheld the great burning shadow that is coming to consume this world. You sense it as well, don't you? }}</ref>, the '''Legion of the Lower Planes'''{{fact}}, or simply '''The Legion'''<ref>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion= [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Legacy of the Damned]]|mission=[[King Arthas (Warcraft III)|King Arthas]]|npc=Sylvanas Windrunner|quote=The Legion was defeated months ago. How could they not know?}}</ref>), is a vast, innumerable army of [[demon]]s, [[infernal]]s, and corrupted races who seek to destroy any trace of order in the universe.
   
The Legion's mission is, in theory, to undo the works of the [[titan]]s and restore the universe back to its original, chaotic and disorganized state. In practice, the Legion scours all life, down to the last plant and mineral, from the worlds it invades. The Legion is thus responsible for the genocide of thousands of races across the universe billions, if not trillions of lives.
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They have thrice invaded [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]] and were only beaten back at a terrible cost. Much of Azeroth's history — including the First, Second, and Third War were due to the Legion's influence. It can be said that the Legion is Azeroth's nemesis; it corrupted the orcs who then invaded Azeroth, created [[the Lich King]], and is the source of most of Azeroth's scars. It should also be noted that Azeroth is the only known planet that they have ever failed to conquer.{{fact}}
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The Legion's mission in theory is to undo the works of the [[titan]]s and restore the universe back to its original, chaotic and disorganized state.<ref>{{ref web|url = http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/game/lore/story-so-far/chapter-1/1|title = Chapter I: Mythos |accessdate = 2011-06-10|author = [[Blizzard Entertainment]]|format = HTML|work = History of Warcraft|publisher = |pages = |language = English|doi = |archiveurl = |archivedate = |quote = }}</ref> In practice, the Legion scours all life from the worlds it invades; they are cursed to roam the greater realms forever, consuming the primal energies of magic to survive.<ref name="WC3prelude">{{ref web|url = http://blizzard.com/war3/description.shtml|title = Warcraft III official site|accessdate = 2000-12-23|accessdaymonth = |accessmonthday = |accessyear = |author = [[Blizzard Entertainment]]|last = |first = |authorlink = |coauthors = |date = |year = |month = |format = HTML|work = Description|publisher = |pages = |language = English|doi = |archiveurl = http://web.archive.org/web/20000831114421/blizzard.com/war3/description.shtml|archivedate = 2000-08-31|quote = }}</ref>
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The Legion has destroyed world after world in its mad lust for arcane power<ref name="WC3prelude" /> and is thus responsible for the genocide of thousands of races across the universe, totaling in billions, if not trillions of lives.
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Their purpose is to destroy all so that the [[Void Lord]]s can't corrupt all. Sargeras believes that if all is destroyed, life will begin again. Unbeknownst to him, the Void Lords and their servants the [[Old gods]] have used him and his Burning Legion for their benefit many times.
   
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
 
=== Genesis ===
 
=== Genesis ===
(From the World of Warcraft Official Site) The [[Titan]]s, creators of order in the universe, were aware of the threat posed to their creations by the evil entities living in the [[Twisting Nether]]. These demonic beings existed only to devour the living energies of the universe. Over time, the demons began to make their way into the Titan's worlds from the nether. The Titans selected their greatest warrior, [[Sargeras]], to act as their first line of defense. A noble giant of bronze, Sargeras carried out his duties for countless millennia, seeking out and destroying these demons wherever he could find them. Over the aeons, Sargeras encountered two powerful demonic races, both of which were bent on gaining power and dominance over the physical universe. Though Sargeras' nearly limitless powers were more than enough to defeat the demons he faced, he was greatly troubled by their corruption and all-consuming evil. Incapable of fathoming such depravity, the great Titan began to slip into a brooding depression.
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The [[Titan]]s, creators of order in the universe, were aware of the threat posed to their creations by the evil entities living in the [[Twisting Nether]]. These demonic beings existed only to devour the living energies of the universe. Over time, the demons began to make their way into the Titans' worlds from the nether. The Titans selected their greatest warrior, [[Sargeras]], to act as their first line of defense. A noble giant of bronze, Sargeras carried out his duties for countless millennia, seeking out and destroying these demons wherever he could find them.
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Over the aeons, Sargeras encountered two powerful demonic races, both of which were bent on gaining power and dominance over the physical universe. Though Sargeras' nearly limitless powers were more than enough to defeat the demons he faced, he was greatly troubled by their corruption and all-consuming evil. Incapable of fathoming such depravity, the great Titan began to slip into a brooding depression.
   
While his confusion and misery deepened, Sargeras was forced to contend with another group intent on disrupting the Titans' order: the [[Nathrezim]]. This dark race of vampiric demons (also known as [[dreadlord]]s) conquered a number of populated worlds by possessing their inhabitants and turning them to the shadow. The nefarious, scheming dreadlords turned whole nations against one another by manipulating them into unthinking hatred and mistrust. Sargeras defeated the Nathrezim easily, but their corruption affected him deeply.
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While his confusion and misery deepened, Sargeras was forced to contend with another group intent on disrupting the Titans' order: the [[Nathrezim]]. This dark race of vampiric demons (also known as [[dreadlord]]s) conquered a number of populated worlds by possessing their inhabitants and turning them to the shadow. The nefarious, scheming dreadlords turned whole nations against one another by manipulating them into unthinking hatred and mistrust. Sargeras defeated the Nathrezim easily, but their corruption affected him deeply.
   
As doubt and despair overwhelmed Sargeras' senses, he lost all faith not only in his mission, but also in the Titans' vision of an ordered universe. Eventually he came to believe that the concept of order itself was folly, and that chaos and depravity were the only absolutes within the dark, lonely universe. His fellow Titans tried to persuade him of his error and calm his raging emotions, but he disregarded their more optimistic beliefs as self-serving delusions. Storming from their ranks forever, Sargeras set out to find his own place in the universe. Although the [[Pantheon]] was sorrowful at his departure, the Titans could never have predicted just how far their lost brother would go.
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As doubt and despair overwhelmed Sargeras' senses, he lost all faith, not only in his mission, but also in the Titans' vision of an ordered universe. Eventually he came to believe that the concept of order itself was folly, and that chaos and depravity were the only absolutes within the dark, lonely universe. His fellow Titans tried to convince him of his error and calm his raging emotions, but he disregarded their more optimistic beliefs as self-serving delusions. Storming from their ranks forever, Sargeras set out to find his own place in the universe. Although the [[Pantheon]] was sorrowful at his departure, the Titans could never have predicted just how far their lost brother would go.
   
Even Sargeras' titanic form became distorted from the corruption that plagued his once-noble heart. His eyes, hair, and beard erupted in fire, and his metallic bronze skin split open to reveal an endless furnace of blistering hate.
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Even Sargeras' titanic form became distorted from the corruption that plagued his once-noble heart. His eyes, hair, and beard erupted in fire, and his metallic bronze skin split open to reveal an endless furnace of blistering hate.
   
By the time Sargeras' madness had consumed the last vestiges of his valiant spirit, he believed that the Titans themselves were responsible for creation's failure. Deciding, at last, to undo their works throughout the universe, he resolved to form an unstoppable army that would set the physical universe aflame. In his fury, Sargeras shattered the prisons of the Nathrezim and all the other demon races he had imprisoned during his time as the Titans' champion, and set the loathsome demons free. These cunning creatures bowed before the dark Titan's vast rage and offered to serve him in whatever malicious ways they could. Thus was born Sargeras' unstoppable army the Burning Legion.
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By the time Sargeras' madness had consumed the last vestiges of his valiant spirit, he believed that the Titans themselves were responsible for creation's failure. Deciding at last to undo their works throughout the universe, he resolved to form an unstoppable army that would set the physical universe aflame. In his fury, Sargeras shattered the prisons of the Nathrezim and all the other demon races he had imprisoned during his time as the Titans' champion, setting the loathsome demons free. These cunning creatures bowed before the dark Titan's vast rage and offered to serve him in whatever malicious ways they could. Thus was born Sargeras' unstoppable army: the Burning Legion.
   
On the planet [[Argus]], Sargeras found the army he sought the [[eredar]], a race of highly intelligent beings with a natural affinity for magic in all its myriad forms. From the ranks of these mighty creatures, Sargeras picked two champions to command his demonic army of destruction. [[Kil'jaeden]] the Deceiver was chosen to seek out the darkest races in the universe and recruit them into Sargeras' ranks. The second champion, [[Archimonde]] the Defiler, was chosen to lead Sargeras' vast armies into battle against any who might resist the Titan's will.
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On the planet [[Argus]], Sargeras found the army he sought: the [[eredar]], a race of highly intelligent beings with a natural affinity for magic in all its myriad forms. From the ranks of these mighty creatures, Sargeras picked two champions to command his demonic army of destruction. [[Kil'jaeden]] the Deceiver was chosen to seek out the darkest races in the universe and recruit them into Sargeras' ranks. The second champion, [[Archimonde]] the Defiler, was chosen to lead Sargeras' vast armies into battle against any who might resist the Titan's will.
   
Kil'jaeden's first move was to enslave the vampiric dreadlords under his terrible power. The dreadlords served as his personal agents throughout the universe, and they took pleasure in locating primitive races for their master to corrupt and bring into the fold. First amongst the dreadlords was [[Tichondrius]] the Darkener. Tichondrius served Kil'jaeden as the perfect soldier and agreed to bring Sargeras' burning will to all the dark corners of the universe.
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Kil'jaeden's first move was to enslave the vampiric dreadlords with his terrible power. The dreadlords served as his personal agents throughout the universe, and they took pleasure in locating primitive races for their master to corrupt and bring into the fold. First amongst the dreadlords was [[Tichondrius]] the Darkener. Tichondrius served Kil'jaeden as the perfect soldier and agreed to bring Sargeras' burning will to all the dark corners of the universe.
   
The mighty Archimonde also empowered agents of his own. Calling upon the malefic pit lords and their barbarous leader, [[Mannoroth]] the Destructor, Archimonde hoped to establish a fighting elite that would scour creation of all life.
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The mighty Archimonde also empowered agents of his own. Calling upon the malefic pit lords and their barbarous leader, [[Mannoroth]] the Destructor, Archimonde hoped to establish a fighting elite that would scour creation of all life.
   
 
Once Sargeras saw that his armies were amassed and ready to follow his every command, he launched his raging forces into the vastness of the [[Great Dark]]. He referred to his growing army as the Burning Legion. To this date, it is still unclear how many worlds they consumed and burned on their unholy [[Burning Crusade]] across the universe.
 
Once Sargeras saw that his armies were amassed and ready to follow his every command, he launched his raging forces into the vastness of the [[Great Dark]]. He referred to his growing army as the Burning Legion. To this date, it is still unclear how many worlds they consumed and burned on their unholy [[Burning Crusade]] across the universe.
   
''In terms of exact dates, these events are difficult to pinpoint. The empowerment of the [[Dragon Aspects]] is listed as having occurred some 64,000 years ago, which most sources agree happened after Sargeras fell. However, the defection of the eredar didn't occur until 25,000 years ago, some 39 millennia later. This is confusing, as it means neither the eredar nor the Nathrezim (the most important minions of the Legion) joined until long after the Legion's foundation. Alternatively, the Legion was only formed after the eredar's defection 25,000 years ago, and not Sargeras's fall 39,000 years earlier. In other words, the foundation of the Legion is shrouded in mystery.''
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''In terms of exact dates, these events are difficult to pinpoint. The empowerment of the [[Dragon Aspects]] is listed as having occurred some 64,000 years ago, which most sources agree happened after Sargeras fell. However, the defection of the eredar didn't occur until 25,000 years ago, some 39 millennia later. This is confusing, as it means neither the eredar nor the Nathrezim (the most important minions of the Legion) joined until long after the Legion's foundation. Alternatively, the Legion was only formed after the eredar's defection 25,000 years ago, and not Sargeras' fall 39,000 years earlier. In other words, the foundation of the Legion is shrouded in mystery.''
   
 
=== The First Invasion ===
 
=== The First Invasion ===
 
{{main|War of the Ancients}}
 
{{main|War of the Ancients}}
   
Many thousands of years ago (10,000 years before [[Warcraft I]]) the Burning Legion became attracted to the world of [[Azeroth]] due to the reckless use of magic taking place on that world. The night elf "[[Highborne]]" under the direction of the Night Elf queen [[Azshara]] and her counselor [[Xavius]] had been undertaking experiments to draw greater and greater amounts of energy from the [[Well of Eternity]], the source of magical power on Azeroth.
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Many thousands of years ago (10,000 years before [[Warcraft I]]) the Burning Legion became attracted to the world of [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]] due to the reckless use of magic on that world. The Highborne's reckless use of magic sent ripples of energy spiraling out from the [[Well of Eternity]] and into the Great Dark Beyond. The streaming ripples of energy were felt by terrible alien minds. Sargeras — the Great Enemy of all life, the Destroyer of Worlds felt the potent ripples and was drawn to their distant point of origin. Spying the primordial world of Azeroth and sensing the limitless energies of the Well of Eternity, Sargeras was consumed by an insatiable hunger. The great dark god of the Nameless Void resolved to destroy the fledgling world and claim its energies as his own.
   
The Highborne's reckless use of magic sent ripples of energy spiraling out from the Well of Eternity and into the Great Dark Beyond. The streaming ripples of energy were felt by terrible alien minds. Sargeras — the Great Enemy of all life, the Destroyer of Worlds — felt the potent ripples and was drawn to their distant point of origin. Spying the primordial world of Azeroth and sensing the limitless energies of the Well of Eternity, Sargeras was consumed by an insatiable hunger. The great dark god of the Nameless Void resolved to destroy the fledgling world and claim its energies as his own.
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Sargeras gathered his vast Burning Legion and made his way towards the unsuspecting world of Azeroth. The Legion was composed of a million screaming demons, all ripped from the far corners of the universe, and the demons hungered for conquest. Sargeras' lieutenants, [[Archimonde]] the Defiler and [[Mannoroth]] the Destructor, prepared their infernal minions to strike.
   
Sargeras gathered his vast Burning Legion and made his way towards the unsuspecting world of Azeroth. The Legion was composed of a million screaming demons, all ripped from the far corners of the universe, and the demons hungered for conquest. Sargeras' lieutenants, [[Archimonde]] the Defiler and [[Mannoroth]] the Destructor, prepared their infernal minions to strike.
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Queen Azshara, overwhelmed by the terrible ecstasy of her magic, fell victim to Sargeras' undeniable power and agreed to grant him entrance to her world. Even her Highborne servitors gave themselves over to magic's inevitable corruption and began to worship Sargeras as their god. To show their allegiance to the Legion, the Highborne aided their queen in opening a vast, swirling portal within the depths of the Well of Eternity.
   
Queen Azshara, overwhelmed by the terrible ecstasy of her magic, fell victim to Sargeras' undeniable power and agreed to grant him entrance to her world. Even her Highborne servitors gave themselves over to magic's inevitable corruption and began to worship Sargeras as their god. To show their allegiance to the Legion, the Highborne aided their queen in opening a vast, swirling portal within the depths of the Well of Eternity.
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Once all his preparations had been made, Sargeras began his catastrophic invasion of Azeroth. The warrior-demons of the Burning Legion stormed into the world through the Well of Eternity and laid siege to the night elves' sleeping cities. Led by Archimonde and Mannoroth, the Legion swarmed over the lands of Kalimdor, leaving only ash and sorrow in its wake. The demon warlocks called down searing [[Infernal]]s that crashed like hellish meteors into the graceful spires of Kalimdor's temples. A band of burning, bloodletting killers known as the [[Doomguard]] marched across Kalimdor's fields, slaughtering everyone in their path. Packs of wild, demonic [[Felhound]]s ravaged the countryside unopposed. Though the brave [[Kaldorei]] warriors rushed to defend their ancient homeland, they were forced to give ground, inch by inch, before the fury of the Legion's onslaught.
   
Once all his preparations had been made, Sargeras began his catastrophic invasion of Azeroth. The warrior-demons of the Burning Legion stormed into the world through the Well of Eternity and laid siege to the night elves' sleeping cities. Led by Archimonde and Mannoroth, the Legion swarmed over the lands of Kalimdor, leaving only ash and sorrow in its wake. The demon warlocks called down searing [[Infernal]]s that crashed like hellish meteors into the graceful spires of Kalimdor's temples. A band of burning, bloodletting killers known as the [[Doomguard]] marched across Kalimdor's fields, slaughtering everyone in their path. Packs of wild, demonic [[Felhound]]s ravaged the countryside unopposed. Though the brave [[Kaldorei]] warriors rushed to defend their ancient homeland, they were forced to give ground, inch by inch, before the fury of the Legion's onslaught.
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[[Malfurion Stormrage]], incensed by the growing corruption amongst the upper class, had set out to find [[Cenarius]] and muster a resistance force. Cenarius, accompanied by [[Alexstrasza]] and the [[dragonflight]]s, agreed to go to war against the demons and their infernal masters. Despite the strength of their newfound allies, Malfurion and his comrades realized that the Legion could not be defeated by martial strength alone.
   
It fell to [[Malfurion Stormrage]] to find help for his beleaguered people. Stormrage, whose own brother, [[Illidan]], practiced the Highborne's magics, was incensed by the growing corruption amongst the upper class. Convincing Illidan to forsake his dangerous obsession, Malfurion set out to find Cenarius and muster a resistance force. The beautiful young priestess, [[Tyrande]], agreed to accompany the brothers in the name of [[Elune]]. Though Malfurion and Illidan shared a love for the idealistic priestess, Tyrande's heart belonged to Malfurion alone. Illidan resented his brother's budding romance with Tyrande, but knew that his heartache was nothing compared to the pain of his magical addiction.
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As the titanic battle raged around Azshara's capital city, [[Suramar]], the delusional queen waited in anticipation for Sargeras' arrival. The lord of the Legion was preparing to pass through the [[Well of Eternity]] and enter the ravaged world. As his impossibly huge shadow drew ever closer to the Well's raging surface, Azshara gathered the most powerful of her Highborne followers. Only by linking their magics together in one focused spell would they be able to create a gateway large enough for Sargeras to enter.
   
Illidan, who had grown dependent on magic's empowering energies, struggled to keep control of his nearly overwhelming hunger to tap the Well's energies once again. However, with Tyrande's patient support, he was able to restrain himself and help his brother find the reclusive demigod, [[Cenarius]]. Cenarius, who dwelt within the sacred Moonglades of the distant [[Mount Hyjal]], agreed to help the night elves by finding the ancient [[dragon]]s and enlisting their aid. The dragons, led by the great red leviathan, [[Alexstrasza]], agreed to send their mighty flights to engage the demons and their infernal masters.
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Malfurion, convinced that the Well of Eternity was the demons' umbilical link to the physical world, insisted that it should be destroyed. Knowing that the Well's destruction would prevent him from ever wielding magic again, [[Illidan]] abandoned the group and set out to warn the Highborne. Malfurion led his companions into the heart of [[Eternal Palace|Azshara's temple]]. Yet as they stormed into the main audience chamber, they found the Highborne in the midst of their final dark incantation. The communal spell created an unstable vortex of power within the Well's turbulent depths. As Sargeras' ominous shadow drew ever closer to the surface, Malfurion and his allies rushed to attack.
   
[[Cenarius]], calling on the spirits of the enchanted forests, rallied an army of ancient tree-men and led them against the Legion in a daring ground assault. As the night elves' allies converged upon [[Azshara]]'s temple and the Well of Eternity, all-out warfare erupted. Despite the strength of their newfound allies, Malfurion and his colleagues realized that the Legion could not be defeated by martial strength alone.
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Azshara, having received Illidan's warning, was prepared for them. The ensuing battle between Malfurion and Azshara threw the Highborne's carefully crafted spellwork into chaos. The unstable vortex within the Well's depths exploded and ignited a catastrophic chain of events that would sunder the world forever. The massive explosion rocked the temple to its foundations and sent massive quakes ripping through the tortured earth. As the horrific battle between the Legion and the night elves' allies raged around and above the ruined capital city, the surging Well of Eternity buckled in upon itself and collapsed.
   
As the titanic battle raged around Azshara's capital city, the delusional queen waited in anticipation for [[Sargeras]]' arrival. The lord of the Legion was preparing to pass through the [[Well of Eternity]] and enter the ravaged world. As his impossibly huge shadow drew ever closer to the Well's raging surface, Azshara gathered the most powerful of her Highborne followers. Only by linking their magics together in one focused spell would they be able to create a gateway large enough for Sargeras to enter.
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The resultant catastrophic explosion shattered the earth and blotted out the skies (see The [[Great Sundering]]). Sargeras's link to Azeroth was severed, and he would have to find a new gateway to this coveted world.
 
Malfurion, convinced that the Well of Eternity was the demons' umbilical link to the physical world, insisted that it should be destroyed. His companions, knowing that the Well was the source of their immortality and powers, were horrified by the rash notion. Yet Tyrande saw the wisdom of Malfurion's theory, so she convinced Cenarius and their comrades to storm Azshara's temple and find a way to shut the Well down for good.
 
 
Knowing that the Well's destruction would prevent him from ever wielding magic again, [[Illidan]] selfishly abandoned the group and set out to warn the Highborne of Malfurion's plan. Due to the insanity brought on by his addiction and the stinging resentment towards his brother's affair with Tyrande, Illidan felt no remorse at betraying Malfurion and siding with Azshara and her ilk. Above all else, Illidan vowed to protect the Well's power by any means necessary.
 
 
Heartbroken by his brother's departure, Malfurion led his companions into the heart of Azshara's temple. Yet as they stormed into the main audience chamber, they found the Highborne in the midst of their final dark incantation. The communal spell created an unstable vortex of power within the Well's turbulent depths. As Sargeras' ominous shadow drew ever closer to the surface, Malfurion and his allies rushed to attack.
 
 
Azshara, having received Illidan's warning, was more than prepared for them. Nearly all of Malfurion's followers fell before the mad queen's powers. Tyrande, attempting to attack Azshara from behind, was caught off-guard by the queen's Highborne guardsmen. Though she vanquished the guardsmen, Tyrande suffered grievous wounds at their hands. When Malfurion saw his love fall, he went into a murderous rage and resolved to end Azshara's life.
 
 
As the battle raged inside and outside of the temple, Illidan appeared from the shadows near the shores of the great Well. Producing a set of specially crafted vials, Illidan knelt and filled each with the Well's shimmering waters. Convinced that the demons would crush the night elves' civilization, he planned to steal the sacred waters and keep their energies for himself.
 
 
The ensuing battle between Malfurion and Azshara threw the Highborne's carefully crafted spellwork into chaos. The unstable vortex within the Well's depths exploded and ignited a catastrophic chain of events that would sunder the world forever. The massive explosion rocked the temple to its foundations and sent massive quakes ripping through the tortured earth. As the horrific battle between the Legion and the night elves' allies raged around and above the ruined capital city, the surging Well of Eternity buckled in upon itself and collapsed.
 
 
The resultant catastrophic explosion shattered the earth and blotted out the skies (see The [[Great Sundering]]).
 
 
As the aftershocks from the Well's implosion rattled the bones of the world, the seas rushed in to fill the gaping wound left in the earth. Nearly eighty percent of [[Kalimdor]]'s landmass had been blasted apart, leaving only a handful of separate continents surrounding the new, raging sea. At the center of the new sea, where the Well of Eternity once stood, was a tumultuous storm of tidal fury and chaotic energies. This terrible scar, known as the [[Maelstrom]], would never cease its furious spinning. It would remain a constant reminder of the terrible catastrophe... and the Utopian era that had been lost forever.
 
 
Somehow, against all odds, Queen Azshara and her Highborne elite managed to survive the ordeal. Tortured and twisted by the powers they had released, Azshara and her followers were dragged down beneath the raging sea by the Well's implosion. Cursed — transformed — they took on new shapes and became the hateful serpentine [[naga]]. Azshara herself expanded with hate and rage, becoming a massive monstrosity, reflecting the wickedness and malice that had always hidden within her core.
 
 
There, at the bottom of the Maelstrom, the naga built for themselves a new city, [[Nazjatar]], from which they would rebuild their power. It would take over ten thousand years before the naga would reveal their existence to the surface world.
 
   
 
===Sargeras' return===
 
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=== The Second Invasion ===
 
=== The Second Invasion ===
 
{{Main|Second Invasion}}
 
{{Main|Second Invasion}}
For years, since their defeat at the hands of [[Malfurion Stormrage]], the Legion had watched and waited for the moment to be right for a second attempt to conquer Azeroth. [[Kil'jaeden]] was given orders to plan the second invasion of Azeroth and was unwilling to take any chances on the Legion's success. He decided that a new force would be necessary in order to weaken the defenses of Azeroth before the Legion's main invasion force arrived.
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For years, since their defeat at the hands of [[Malfurion Stormrage]], the Legion had watched and waited for the moment to be right for a second attempt to conquer Azeroth. [[Kil'jaeden]] was given orders to plan the invasion. He decided that a new force would be necessary in order to weaken the defenses of Azeroth before the Legion's main invasion force arrived.
   
Around this time Kil'jaeden discovered the world of [[Draenor]] and its two races, the shamanistic, clan based [[orcs]] and the peaceful [[Draenei]]. Of the two races, Kil'jaeden surmised that the orcs, a race seemingly bred as warriors, would be the perfect tool of the Legion. By bending the elder Shaman [[Ner'zhul]] to his will, Kil'jaeden was able to enact a series of events that would see to the enslavement of the orcs to the will of the Legion. Complete control was established when Kil'jaeden orchestrated a meeting between the orc chieftains and [[Mannoroth]]. At this meeting, the orcs were convinced to drink the blood of Mannoroth and thus cursed themselves to bloodlust and savagery.
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Kil'jaeden discovered the world of [[Draenor]] and its two races, the shamanistic, clan based [[orcs]] and the peaceful [[Draenei]]. Of the two races, Kil'jaeden surmised that the orcs, a race seemingly bred as warriors, would be the perfect tool of the Legion. By bending the elder shaman [[Ner'zhul]] to his will, Kil'jaeden was able to enact a series of events that would enslave the orcs and bind them to the will of the Legion. Complete control was established when Kil'jaeden orchestrated a meeting between the orc chieftains and [[Mannoroth]]. The orcs were convinced to drink the blood of Mannoroth and thus cursed themselves to bloodlust and savagery.
   
The [[orc]]s attempted to invade [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]] twice through the [[Dark Portal]].<ref>[[Warcraft: Orcs & Humans]], [[Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness]]</ref><ref>[[Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal]]</ref> However, the natives of the planet formed together into an [[alliance]] led by the [[humans]], fought back with unexpected determination and casualties were high on both sides. At the end of the [[Second War]], the [[Alliance of Lordaeron]] had defeated the orcs and their homeworld of Draenor destroyed by [[Ner'zhul]]'s attempt to escape into another dimension. The remaining orcs were rounded up and placed in various [[internment camp]]s by the Alliance.
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The [[orc]]s attempted to invade [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]] twice through the [[Dark Portal]].<ref>[[Warcraft: Orcs & Humans]], [[Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness]]</ref><ref>[[Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal]]</ref> However, the natives of the planet formed an [[alliance]] led by the [[humans]] and fought back with unexpected determination; casualties were high on both sides. At the end of the [[Second War]], the [[Alliance of Lordaeron]] had pushed back the invasion. The orcs' home world of Draenor was destroyed with [[Ner'zhul]]'s attempt to escape into another dimension. The remaining orcs were rounded up and placed in various [[internment camp]]s by the Alliance.
   
After the defeat of the orcs, Kil'jaeden determined to create a new force, one that would succeed where the orcs had failed. To this end he captured Ner'zhul and remade him as the [[Lich King]]. Trapping his essence in the [[Frozen Throne]], a large block of ice, Kil'jaeden hurled the Lich King to Azeroth, where he crashed on the frozen continent of [[Northrend]]. The Lich King's new mission was to prepare Azeroth for subjugation through the release of a [[Plague of Undeath]]. Thus, the [[Scourge]] was born.
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After the defeat of the orcs, Kil'jaeden determined to create a new force, one that would succeed where the orcs had failed. To this end he captured Ner'zhul and remade him as the [[Lich King]]. Trapping his essence in the [[Frozen Throne]], a large block of ice, Kil'jaeden hurled the Lich King to Azeroth, where he crashed on the frozen continent of [[Northrend]]. The Lich King's mission was to prepare Azeroth for subjugation through the release of a [[Plague of Undeath]]. Thus, the [[Scourge]] was born.
   
Where the orcs had failed the Scourge succeeded impressively. Within months the Eastern Kingdoms were in disarray. Each soldier or townsfolk who fell to the Scourge was reborn as an undead minion of the Lich King. Finally, the time for the Legion's return was nigh.
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Where the orcs had failed, the Scourge succeeded impressively. Within months the Eastern Kingdoms were in disarray. Each soldier or townsfolk who fell to the Scourge was reborn as an undead minion of the Lich King. Finally, the time for the Legion's return was nigh.
   
 
Servants of the scourge were able to summon [[Archimonde]] himself to lead the assault...with him came the myriad demons of the legion. The second invasion had truly begun. The forces of the Legion swept across the [[Eastern Kingdoms]] and soon reached the shores of [[Kalimdor]], home of their old enemy, the night elves.
 
Servants of the scourge were able to summon [[Archimonde]] himself to lead the assault...with him came the myriad demons of the legion. The second invasion had truly begun. The forces of the Legion swept across the [[Eastern Kingdoms]] and soon reached the shores of [[Kalimdor]], home of their old enemy, the night elves.
   
The Legion chose as it's main goal the consumption of the [[World Tree]] on [[Mount Hyjal]], which contained the essence of all life on Azeroth and granted immortality to the night elves. At the final hour, an alliance of humans, orcs, and night elves fought desperately to hold back [[Archimonde]] and the legion while Malfurion Stormrage performed a desperate druidic ritual upon the World Tree itself. Finally, Malfurion gave the signal that he was ready and the Legion was allowed to reach their goal...the World Tree stood exposed to Archimonde. As the demon embraced the tree, and began to feed upon it's magics, Malfurion's spell took hold. The World Tree released all of its energy into Archimonde at once, destroying both the World Tree and the demon. The ensuing explosion destroyed the tree and laid waste to Hyjal summit. The Legion had been defeated once again, but at the cost of the night elves' immortality.
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The Legion chose as its main goal the consumption of the [[World Tree]] on [[Mount Hyjal]], which contained the essence of all life on Azeroth and granted immortality to the night elves. At the final hour, an alliance of humans, orcs, and night elves fought desperately to hold back [[Archimonde]] and the legion while Malfurion Stormrage performed a desperate druidic ritual upon the World Tree itself. Finally, Malfurion gave the signal that he was ready and the Legion was allowed to reach their goal...the World Tree stood exposed to Archimonde. As the demon embraced the tree and began to feed upon its magics, Malfurion's spell took hold. The World Tree released all of its energy into Archimonde at once, destroying both the World Tree and the demon. The ensuing explosion destroyed the tree and laid waste to Hyjal summit. The Legion had been defeated once again, but at the cost of the night elves' immortality.
   
With Archimonde finally defeated, Kil'jaeden has assumed complete control of the Legion.
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With Archimonde finally defeated, Kil'jaeden assumed complete control of the Legion.
   
=== Afthermath ===
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=== Aftermath ===
 
====Kalimdor====
 
====Kalimdor====
After the defeat of the Burning Legion [[Azgalor]] returned to the [[Twisting Nether]] to plot a revange.<ref>''[[Manual of Monsters]]'', p.177</ref> However many of their followeres are still in [[Kalimdor]], scattered and leaderless,<ref name=WRPG127>''[[Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]'', p.127</ref> some of these cultists have abandoned the Legion and leave in normal villages, but others are still serving their demon masters.
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After the defeat of the Burning Legion, [[Azgalor]] returned to the [[Twisting Nether]] to plot revenge.<ref>''[[Manual of Monsters]]'', p.177</ref> Many of the Legion's followers were still in [[Kalimdor]], scattered and leaderless.<ref name="WRPG127">''[[Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]'', p.127</ref> Some of these cultists abandoned the Legion altogether, but others still served their demon masters.
   
The loyal cultists are divided in three groups: the "mad servants", many of whom have forgotten their lives and now live only to kill; the "depraved ones", who want to destroy Azeroth, understanding the Legion goals; and the "true diciples", who know the purpose of the Burning Legion and seek to turn this to their adventage, among this disiples are those of the new [[Shadow Council]],<ref>''[[Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]'', p.128</ref> reformed by surviving [[warlock]]s;<ref name=WRPG129>''[[Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]'', p.129</ref> This cults however don't present a threat to Kalimdor.<ref name=WRPG129/>
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The loyal cultists were divided in three groups: the "mad servants", many of whom forgot their lives and lived only to kill; the "depraved ones", who wanted to destroy Azeroth, understanding the Legion goals; and the "true disciples", who knew the purpose of the Burning Legion and sought to turn this to their advantage. Among these latter disciples were those of the new [[Shadow Council]],<ref>''[[Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]'', p.128</ref> reformed by surviving [[warlock]]s.<ref name="WRPG129">''[[Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]'', p.129</ref> These cults do not present a threat to Kalimdor, however.<ref name="WRPG129" />
   
The corruption continues expanding in [[Felwood]], principally for the [[Shadow Council]],<ref name=WRPG129/> [[satyr]]s and [[Corrupted furbolg|twisted furbolg]]s<ref name=WRPG200>''[[Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]'', p.200</ref> inhabit this region. The corrupted furbolgs join with the other corrupted creatures to do the Legions aims;<ref>''[[Manual of Monsters]]'', p.46</ref> there are cursed [[ancient]]s who wander these lands and kill anyone who they encounter; the satyrs are allied with the Shadow Council; and some members of the Burning Legion have made their homes in this zone. All these Legion forces are trying to spread the corruption to all Ashenvale Forest to finish the Legion's plans to destroy Kalimdor.<ref name=WRPG200/> Satyrs and corrupted furbolgs sometimes bypass to [[Moonglade]].<ref>''[[Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]'', p.201</ref>
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The corruption continued expanding in [[Felwood]], due primarily to the [[Shadow Council]].<ref name="WRPG129" /> [[Satyr]]s and [[Corrupted furbolg|twisted furbolgs]]<ref name="WRPG200">''[[Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]'', p.200</ref> inhabit this region. The corrupted furbolgs joined with the other corrupted creatures to carry out the Legion's goals,<ref>''[[Manual of Monsters]]'', p.46</ref> while the satyr joined with the Council. Further corruption is evidenced in the cursed, wandering [[ancient]]s who kill anyone they encounter. Their common, shared goal is to spread the corruption to Ashenvale Forest in an attempt to further the Legion's goal of destroying Kalimdor.<ref name="WRPG200" />
   
The cults left behind by the Burning Legion follow an unified agenda to regain their power.<ref>''[[Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]'', p.236</ref> Some demons, survivors of the [[Battle of Mount Hyjal]], still roam the Kalimdor<ref name=WRPG238>''[[Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]'', p.238</ref><ref name=encyclopedia>{{ref web|url = http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/encyclopedia/346.xml|title = Burning Legion|accessdate = 08-07-2009|author = [[Blizzard Entertainment Inc.]]|work = The Warcraft Encyclopedia|language = English}}</ref> and more are summoned from the [[Twisting Nether]] by the cults.<ref name=WRPG238/>
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The cults left behind by the Burning Legion followed an unified agenda to regain their power.<ref>''[[Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]'', p.236</ref> Some demons, survivors of the [[Battle of Mount Hyjal]], roamed Kalimdor<ref name="WRPG238">''[[Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]'', p.238</ref><ref name="encyclopedia346">{{ref web|url = http://www.wow-europe.com/en/info/encyclopedia/346.xml|title = Burning Legion|accessdate = 2011-06-10|author = [[Blizzard Entertainment Inc.]]|work = The Warcraft Encyclopedia|language = English}}</ref>, and more were summoned from the [[Twisting Nether]] by the cults.<ref name="WRPG238" />
   
[[Warlock]]s sometimes take control over small towns or villages.<ref name=WRPG129/> The demons are slowly destroying towns, hamlets and even cities, thanks to the cults.<ref name=WRPG238/> Although leaderless<ref name=WRPG127/> the cults and demons work as a cohesive entity, acting cordinately, and with the capacity of launching assaults to various place at the same time, they are scattered to protect themselves but comunicate from each other via the [[Twisting Nether]]s.<ref name=WRPG238/><ref name=encyclopedia/> Many are looking for oppening a permanent portal so that the Legion can invade [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]] once more,<ref name=WRPG238/> others continue spreading the corruption, guarding sites of power or some just reunite for unknown purposes.<ref name=encyclopedia/>
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[[Warlock]]s sometimes took control of small towns or villages.<ref name="WRPG129" /> The demons slowly destroyed towns, hamlets, and even cities, thanks to the cults.<ref name="WRPG238" /> Although leaderless,<ref name="WRPG127" /> the scattered cults and demons worked as a cohesive unit, with the capability of launching assaults against various locations simultaneously. The members of the cults remained scattered to protect themselves but communicated to each other via the [[Twisting Nether]].<ref name="WRPG238" /><ref name="encyclopedia" /> Many were seeking a way to open a permanent portal so that the Legion could invade [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]] again;<ref name="WRPG238" /> others continued spreading the corruption, guarding sites of power, while some joined together for some unknown purposes.<ref name="encyclopedia" />
   
 
====Lordaeron====
 
====Lordaeron====
Although the Burning Legion was defeated and scattered in [[Kalimdor]], in [[Lordaeron]] they continued ruling under [[Balnazzar]].<ref name=Balnazzar>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion=[[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Legacy of the Damned]]|mission=[[A New Power in Lordaeron]]|quest=Main Quest: Balnazaar, the most powerful of the Dreadlords, holds Lordaeron in an iron grip...}}</ref>
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Although the Burning Legion was defeated and scattered in [[Kalimdor]], in [[Lordaeron]] they continued ruling under [[Balnazzar]].<ref name="Balnazzar">{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion=[[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Legacy of the Damned]]|mission=[[A New Power in Lordaeron]]|quest=Main Quest: Balnazaar, the most powerful of the Dreadlords, holds Lordaeron in an iron grip...}}</ref>
   
 
====Continent of Azeroth====
 
====Continent of Azeroth====
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The Burning Legion in the [[Blasted Lands]] were under the command of [[Kazzak the Supreme|Lord Kazzak]]. Thanks to the efforts of [[Razelikh the Defiler]], the Burning Legion bolstered its ranks with [[Grol the Destroyer]] and his [[Dreadmaul tribe|Dreadmaul Ogres]], [[Lady Sevine]], and [[Archmage Allistarj]]. This sect of the legion also included [[Ilifar]], the only death knight who sided with the legion during the scourge rebellion.
   
 
====Outland====
 
====Outland====
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===The Frozen Throne===
 
===The Frozen Throne===
====Afthermath of the Third War====
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====Aftermath of the Third War====
However, an army of [[human]] and [[blood elves]] arrised, the [[New Alliance]],<ref>''[[Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]'', p.214</ref> under the leadership of [[Lord Garithos]] and [[Kael'thas Sunstrider]].<ref name=human1x>{{ref game |title=Warcraft III|expansion = [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Curse of the Blood Elves]] |mission=[[Misconceptions]]}}</ref> This New Alliance fought back against the Scourge and the Burning Legion, they managed to retake [[Dalaran]]<ref>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion= [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Legacy of the Damned]]|mission=[[King Arthas]]}}</ref> and fought against the undeads in [[Silverpine Forest]]<ref name=human6x>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion= [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Terror of the Tides]]|mission=[[Shards of the Alliance]]}}</ref><ref name=human7x>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion= [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Legacy of the Damned]]|mission=[[A New Power in Lordaeron]]}}</ref> and [[Alterac Mountains]].<ref name=human1x/>
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An army of [[human]] and [[blood elves]] arose, labeled the [[New Alliance]],<ref>''[[Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]'', p.214</ref> under the leadership of [[Lord Garithos]] and [[Kael'thas Sunstrider]].<ref name="human1x">{{ref game |title=Warcraft III|expansion = [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Curse of the Blood Elves]] |mission=[[Misconceptions]]}}</ref> This New Alliance fought back against the Scourge and the Burning Legion. They managed to retake [[Dalaran]]<ref>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion= [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Legacy of the Damned]]|mission=[[King Arthas (Warcraft III)|King Arthas]]}}</ref> and fought against the undead in [[Silverpine Forest]]<ref name="human6x">{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion= [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Terror of the Tides]]|mission=[[Shards of the Alliance]]}}</ref><ref name="human7x">{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion= [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Legacy of the Damned]]|mission=[[A New Power in Lordaeron]]}}</ref> and [[Alterac Mountains]].<ref name="human1x" />
   
The blood elves were overunned by the Scourge but made an alliance with the [[night elves]]. With their help they defeated many undeads and even some [[nathrezim|dreadlords]],<ref name=human7x/> then the night elves fought against [[Illidan's Naga]] while the blood elves defended them from the Scourge, commanded by a dreadlord.<ref name=human7x/> After some battles<ref name=human1x/> [[Kael'thas Sunstrider]] managed to kill [[Dalvengyr]],<ref>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion= [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Curse of the Blood Elves]]|mission=[[A Dark Covenant]]}}</ref> but he was betrayed by the New Alliance, had to flee to [[Outland]] and join [[Illidan's forces]].<ref>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion= [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Curse of the Blood Elves]]|mission=[[The Crossing]]}}</ref>
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The blood elves were overrun by the Scourge but made an alliance with the [[night elves]]. With their help, they defeated many undead and even some [[nathrezim|dreadlords]];<ref name="human7x" /> then the night elves fought against [[Illidan's Naga]] while the blood elves defended them from the Scourge, who were commanded by a dreadlord.<ref name="human7x" /> After some battles<ref name="human1x" /> [[Kael'thas Sunstrider]] managed to kill [[Dalvengyr]],<ref>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion= [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Curse of the Blood Elves]]|mission=[[A Dark Covenant]]}}</ref> but he was betrayed by Garithos. Kael'thas fled to [[Outland]] and later joined [[Illidan's forces]].<ref>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion= [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Curse of the Blood Elves]]|mission=[[The Crossing]]}}</ref>
   
 
====Defeat in Outland====
 
====Defeat in Outland====
 
{{Main|Magtheridon's Forces}}
 
{{Main|Magtheridon's Forces}}
[[Magtheridon]] still ruled Outland after two year later of the Legion's defeat,<ref>''[[Lands of Conflict]]'', p.34-35</ref> but, with the help of the escaped [[blood elves]], [[Illidan Stormrage]] stormed his citadel and claimed Outland for his own.<ref>{{ref game |title=Warcraft III |expansion=[[The Frozen Throne]] |campaign=[[Curse of the Blood Elves]] |mission=[[Lord of Outland]]}}</ref> Although the pit lord was chained and his forces are now part of [[Illidan's forces]], there are still numerous Legion strongholds over the planet and the [[Cabal]], cultists of the [[Shadow Council]], are trying to provide adventage to thier demon masters. The draenei are resisting to the Legion, even a group led by [[Akama]] had to join Illidan to defeat Magtheridon.<ref>''[[Shadows & Light]]'', p.151</ref>
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[[Magtheridon]] still ruled Outland after the Legion's defeat,<ref>''[[Lands of Conflict]]'', p.34-35</ref> but with the help of the escaped [[blood elves]], [[Illidan Stormrage]] stormed his citadel and claimed Outland for his own.<ref>{{ref game |title=Warcraft III |expansion=[[The Frozen Throne]] |campaign=[[Curse of the Blood Elves]] |mission=[[Lord of Outland]]}}</ref> Although the pit lord was chained and his armies were absorbed into [[Illidan's forces]], there were still numerous Legion strongholds all over the planet. The [[Cabal]], cultists of the [[Shadow Council]], were still attempting to further the demons' goals. The draenei resisted the Legion, a group led by [[Akama]] assisting Illidan in his defeat of Magtheridon.<ref>''[[Shadows & Light]]'', p.151</ref>
   
 
====Defeat in Lordaeron====
 
====Defeat in Lordaeron====
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Although the [[New Alliance]] suffered a great loss with the blood elves, they continued fighting against the [[Scourge]]. They were not initially considered a serious threat to the Burning Legion. The dreadlords in charge of the scourge, [[Balnazzar]], [[Detheroc]], and [[Varimathras]], grew impatient waiting for orders from [[Archimonde]], ignorant of the death of their leader. [[Arthas]] returned to Lordaeron's [[Capital City]] with the power of the [[Lich King]]. He told the scourge leaders that the city was now his and that he wouldn't require the dreadlords' services to watch over it. When Balnazzar retorted that the Scourge belonged to the Legion, Arthas replied that their masters had been defeated, and that the Burning Legion was "undone." He then tried to slaughter the dreadlords, but they managed to escape, warning Arthas of their inevitable retribution.<ref>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion= [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Legacy of the Damned]]|mission=[[King Arthas (Warcraft III)|King Arthas]]}}</ref> Later, the dreadlords found out that the [[Lich King]] was weakening, and together with [[Sylvannas Windrunner]] planned to overthrow Arthas.<ref>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion= [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Legacy of the Damned]]|mission=[[A Kingdom Divided]]}}</ref>
Although the [[New Alliance]] suffered a great loose with the blood elves they continued fighting against the [[Scourge]], however, they were not a serious threat to the Burning Legion, instead they were getting impatient for orders from [[Archimonde]] but ensured that the Scourge was ready for accion; then one day [[Arthas]] returned to Lordaeron's [[Capital City]]. He told to the leaders [[Balnazzar]], [[Detheroc]] and [[Varimathras]] that the city was from him and that he won't require that the dreadlords watch over it, Balnazzar angried told him that the undeads belong to the Legion, and Arthas replied their masters had been defeated, and that the Burning Legion was "undone", he then proceded to kill the dreadlords but they managed to teleport away telling to Arthas that their fight wasn't over.<ref>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion= [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Legacy of the Damned]]|mission=[[King Arthas]]}}</ref> Later the dreadlords found out that the [[Lich King]] was weakening, they planned a coup d'état to overthrown [[Arthas]].<ref>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion= [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Legacy of the Damned]]|mission=[[A Kingdom Divided]]}}</ref>
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Luckily for the scourge, Arthas escaped the Capital City, and Sylvanas' assassination attempt was thwarted by Kel'thuzad.<ref>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion= [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Legacy of the Damned]]|mission=[[Sylvanas' Farewell]]}}</ref> Soon after, Varimathras invited Sylvanas to join the dreadlord's new order, but Sylvanas had no intention of losing her freedom. She declined the offer but knew it was only a matter of time before she would be attacked. Using her sister [[banshees]], Sylvanas possessed [[Blackthorn]], [[Mug'thol]], [[Snarlmane]], and possibly the [[Murloc Puddle Lord]] to bolster her forces; not only did she destroy the attacking undead, she even "turned" Varimathras to her side.<ref>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion= [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Legacy of the Damned]]|mission=[[The Dark Lady]]}}</ref> The future [[forsaken]] killed Detheroc and acquired an ally in the freed [[Garithos]].<ref>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion= [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Legacy of the Damned]]|mission=[[Dreadlord's Fall]]}}</ref>
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The banshee and her forces laid [[A New Power in Lordaeron|siege]] to Balnazzar's base, which he had fortified within the city ruins. Balnazzar found himself attacked from both sides by Sylvanas and Garithos. Though he was armed with demons and had made many threats, Balnazzar's forces were defeated.<ref name="mission6">{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion= [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Legacy of the Damned]]|mission=[[A New Power in Lordaeron]]}}</ref>
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[[File:VarimathraskillsBalnazzar.jpg|left|thumb|Varimathras "kills" Balnazzar.]]
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Sylvanas, Varimathras, and Garithos approached Balnazzar. Sylvanas ordered Varimathras to kill his brother as a testament of his loyalty to her. Varimathras was reluctant. Killing another [[nathrezim]] was forbidden, but Sylvanas was adamant. Balnazzar was sure that Varimathras would never take that final step. <ref name="mission6" /> Varimathras allowed his brother to fake his death in order to fool Sylvanas.<ref>''[[Monster Guide]]'', pg. 152</ref><ref>''[[Horde Player's Guide]]'', pg. 180</ref> Varimathras then killed Garithos on Sylvanas' orders.<ref name="mission6" />
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With all their enemies dead, Sylvanas made a proclamation to Varimathras. They would rule the Plaguelands as the [[Forsaken]], and would stake out their own destiny, where none would get in their way.<ref name="mission6" />
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At some point Balnazzar killed and possessed [[Saidan Dathrohan|Saidan Dathrohan's]] body and began using the [[Scarlet Crusade]].<ref>''[[Death is Contagious]]''</ref>
   
 
====The [[Burning Crusade]] continues...====
 
====The [[Burning Crusade]] continues...====
 
Even with their defeat in Azeroth the Legion continues invading planets.<ref>''[[Shadows & Light]]'', p.154</ref>
 
Even with their defeat in Azeroth the Legion continues invading planets.<ref>''[[Shadows & Light]]'', p.154</ref>
   
=== Attempted third invasion ===
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=== Attempted Third Invasion ===
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==== Attempt to enter through the Dark Portal ====
====Attempt to enter throught the Dark Portal====
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After [[Illidan|Illidan's]] failure to destroy the [[Frozen Throne]], [[Kil'jaeden]] sent forces to [[Outland]] to destroy him. [[Illidan's forces]] proved to be equally as powerful and the Legion was unable to exact revenge. During the invasion of [[Outland]], the Legion managed to open the [[Dark Portal]] and send troops into [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]], led by [[Highlord Kruul]], but the [[Argent Dawn]] managed to hold the area surrounding the portal until reinforcements from the [[Alliance]] and [[Horde]] arrived.<ref>''Bad link'' http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/news/rss-01-2007.xml</ref> After that, the Azerothian resistance pressed on and managed to drive the demons back into [[Outland]] where they fought at [[The Stair of Destiny]].<ref name="crisis" />
After [[Illidan|Illidan's]] failure to destroy the [[Frozen Throne]], [[Kil'jaeden]] sent forces to [[Outland]] to destroy him, however, [[Illidan's forces]] proved to be equally as powerful and the Legion has so far been unable to gain revenge. During the invasion of [[Outland]], the Legion managed to open the [[Dark Portal]] and send troops into [[Azeroth]], led by [[Highlord Kruul]], but the [[Argent Dawn]] managed to hold the area surrounding the portal until reinforcements from the [[Alliance]] and [[Horde]] arrived.<ref>http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/news/rss-01-2007.xml</ref> After that, the Azerothian resistance pressed on and managed to drive the demons back into [[Outland]] where they fought at [[The Stair of Destiny]].<ref name=crisis/>
 
   
The Alliance and Horde managed to defeat the Burning Legion in the first battle and entered through the [[Dark Portal]], going to the middle [[Hellfire Peninsula]], there the Horde established [[Thrallmar]]<ref name=PortalH>[[Quest:Through the Dark Portal (Horde)]]</ref> and the initial Expeditionary Force of the Alliance reinforced [[Honor Hold]].<ref name=PortalA>[[Quest:Through the Dark Portal (Alliance)]]</ref> However, a [[Pit Commander]] and more Legion forces blocked the reinforcements of both factions, and they stood together to fight in [[The Stair of Destiny]]<ref name=PortalH/><ref name=PortalA/> for a long time.<ref name=crisis/> [[Lieutenant General Orion]] sent an Horde [[adventurer]] for reinforcements of [[Thrallmar]], after the notice [[General Krakork]] sent out what forces he could.<ref>[[Quest:Journey to Thrallmar]]</ref> The Legion stationed [[nathrezim|dreadlords]] in [[Felspark Ravine]], but the Alliance<ref name=anguish>[[Quest:The Path of Anguish]]</ref> and Horde defeated them, their [[imp]]s and [[infernal]]s.<ref name=felspark>[[Quest:Felspark Ravine]]</ref> The Alliance and Horde finally managed to destroy the portals defeating the Legion's forces by ground<ref>[[Quest:Disrupt Their Reinforcements (Horde)]]</ref><ref>[[Quest:Disrupt Their Reinforcements (Alliance)]]</ref> and by air.<ref>[[Quest:Mission: Gateways Murketh and Shaadraz]]</ref><ref>[[Quest:Mission: The Murketh and Shaadraz Gateways]]</ref><ref>[[Quest:Mission: The Abyssal Shelf (Horde)]]</ref><ref>[[Quest:Mission: The Abyssal Shelf (Alliance)]]</ref> However the Burning Legion continued to produce [[fel reaver]]s in [[Forge Camp: Mageddon]], the Alliance and Horde detected this and sent adventurers<ref>[[Quest:Return to Thrallmar]]</ref> that defeated this force and destroyed the fel reavers.<ref>[[Quest:Disruption - Forge Camp: Mageddon]]</ref><ref>[[Quest:Forge Camp: Mageddon]]</ref> After the defeat of the fel reavers they aimed [[Thrallmar]] with fel cannons, but both Alliance and Horde destroyed the cannons,<ref>[[Quest:Cannons of Rage]]</ref><ref>[[Quest:Enemy of my Enemy...]]</ref> The final Legion's base, commanded by [[Warbringer Arix'Amal]], still housed warp-portals from which they were drawing reinforcements, but the Alliance located the base<ref name=annihilator>[[Quest:Invasion Point: Annihilator]]</ref> and both Alliance and Horde sent adventurers which destroyed the portals and defeated the Legion in [[Hellfire Peninsula]].<ref name=annihilator/><ref>[[Quest:Doorway to the Abyss]]</ref> Kil'jaeden's invasion may have been unsuccessful, but few people know just what he has planned for [[Azeroth]] next...
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The Alliance and Horde managed to defeat the Burning Legion in the first battle and entered through the [[Dark Portal]], pressing to the middle of [[Hellfire Peninsula]]. The Horde established [[Thrallmar]]<ref name="PortalH">{{quest|Through the Dark Portal (Horde)}}</ref> and the initial Expeditionary Force of the Alliance reinforced [[Honor Hold]].<ref name="PortalA">{{quest|Through the Dark Portal (Alliance)}}</ref> A [[Pit Commander]] and more Legion forces blocked the reinforcements of both factions, and they stood together to fight on [[The Stair of Destiny]]<ref name="PortalH" /><ref name="PortalA" /> for a long time.<ref name="crisis" /> [[Lieutenant General Orion]] sent a Horde [[adventurer]] to [[Thrallmar]] for reinforcements; [[General Krakork]] sent out what forces he could.<ref>{{quest|Journey to Thrallmar}}</ref> The Legion stationed [[nathrezim|dreadlords]] in [[Felspark Ravine]], but the Alliance<ref name="anguish">{{quest|The Path of Anguish}}</ref> and Horde defeated them, their [[imp]]s, and [[infernal]]s.<ref name="felspark">{{quest|Felspark Ravine}}</ref> The Alliance and Horde finally managed to destroy the portals, defeating the Legion's ground forces<ref>{{quest|Disrupt Their Reinforcements (Horde)}}</ref><ref>{{quest|Disrupt Their Reinforcements (Alliance)}}</ref> and by air.<ref>{{quest|Mission: Gateways Murketh and Shaadraz}}</ref><ref>{{quest|Mission: The Murketh and Shaadraz Gateways}}</ref><ref>{{quest|Mission: The Abyssal Shelf (Horde)}}</ref><ref>{{quest|Mission: The Abyssal Shelf (Alliance)}}</ref> The Burning Legion continued to produce [[fel reaver]]s in [[Forge Camp: Mageddon]].
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The Alliance and Horde discovered this and sent adventurers<ref>{{quest|Return to Thrallmar}}</ref> that defeated this force and destroyed the fel reavers.<ref>{{quest|Disruption - Forge Camp: Mageddon}}</ref><ref>{{quest|Forge Camp: Mageddon}}</ref> After this defeat, the Legion aimed fel cannons at [[Thrallmar]], but both Alliance and Horde destroyed the cannons.<ref>{{quest|Cannons of Rage}}</ref><ref>{{quest|Enemy of my Enemy...}}</ref> The final Legion's base, commanded by [[Warbringer Arix'Amal]], housed warp-portals from which demonic reinforcements were being drawn, but the Alliance located the base<ref name="annihilator">{{quest|Invasion Point: Annihilator}}</ref> and both factions sent adventurers to destroy the portals, subduing the Legion in [[Hellfire Peninsula]].<ref name="annihilator" /><ref>{{quest|Doorway to the Abyss}}</ref> Kil'jaeden's invasion may have been unsuccessful, but few people knew just what he had planned for [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]] next...
   
 
====Activities in Outland====
 
====Activities in Outland====
[[Doom Lord Kazzak]] is the commander of the Burning Legion in [[Outland]], he resides in the [[Throne of Kil'jaeden]].<ref name=felspark/><ref name=anguish/>
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{{bc-section}}[[Doom Lord Kazzak]] is the commander of the Burning Legion in [[Outland]], residing at the [[Throne of Kil'jaeden]].<ref name="felspark" /><ref name="anguish" /> Although the Burning Legion in Hellfire Peninsula was defeated, its presence is still felt throughout all of Outland, with the exception of [[Zangarmarsh]].
   
In [[Zangarmarsh]] there is no trace of the Burning Legion.
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=====Terokkar Forest=====
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In [[Terokkar Forest]] the [[Shadow Council]] is still active. There are many cultists, who are part of a branch called [[Cabal]].
   
In [[Terokkar Forest]] the [[Shadow Council]] is still active, there are many cultists and this branch is called [[Cabal]].
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=====Blade's Edge Mountains=====
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In [[Blade's Edge Mountains]] the Legion has accomplished several things:
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*Sent [[imp]]s, [[fire elemental]]s, and [[basilisk]]s to defile [[Skald]], destroying the homes of the [[ancient]]s<ref>{{quest|From the Ashes}}</ref> and killing many of them.<ref>{{quest|Little Embers}}</ref>
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*In the [[Bladed Gulch]], they used [[Fel Corrupter]]s to corrupt the creatures of the land. Those creatures became [[Felsworn]] and the [[Cenarion Expedition]] fights against them.<ref>{{quest|Culling the Wild}}</ref>
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*At [[Forge Camp: Anger]],<ref>{{quest|Felsworn Gas Mask}}</ref> the Fel Corrupters used [[Felsworn Gas Mask]]s<ref>{{quest|Damaged Mask}}</ref> to communicate with their masters.<ref>{{quest|Mystery Mask}}</ref> The leader of these Fel Corrupters was called [[Doomcryer]].<ref name="decieve">{{quest|Deceive thy Enemy}}</ref> The [[Cenarion Expedition]] sent out [[adventurer]]s that deceived the masters and caused the deaths of many [[mo'arg]]s<ref name="decieve" /> and [[Doomcryer]].<ref>{{quest|You're Fired!}}</ref>
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*The Legion also controlled [[Death's Door]], one of the portals that connects to the [[Twisting Nether]] that was closed by [[Illidan]],<ref>{{ref game |title=Warcraft III |expansion=[[Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne|The Frozen Throne]] |campaign=[[Curse of the Blood Elves]] |mission=[[Gates of the Abyss]] |zone= |npc= |quote= |quest= }}</ref> and two warp-gates.<ref>{{quest|Harvesting the Fel Ammunition}}</ref> [[Evergrove Druid]]s and some adventurers managed to destroy the warp-gates<ref>{{quest|Fire At Will!}}</ref> and defeat [[Baelmon the Hound-Master]], who kept the portal functioning.<ref>{{quest|The Hound-Master}}</ref>
   
In [[Blade's Edge Mountains]] the Legion sent [[imp]]s to defile [[Skald]], they also sent [[fire elemental]]s and [[basilisk]]s, destroying the living places for many [[ancient]]s<ref>[[Quest:From the Ashes]]</ref> and killing most of them.<ref>[[Quest:Little Embers]]</ref> They are using [[Fel Corrupter]]s against the creatures of the land, corrupting them in the [[Bladed Gulch]], those creatures became [[Felsworn]] and the [[Cenarion Expedition]] is fighting against them.<ref>[[Quest:Culling the Wild]]</ref> The Fel Corrupters have [[Felsworn Gas Mask]]s<ref>[[Quest:Damaged Mask]]</ref> to communicate with their masters,<ref>[[Quest:Mystery Mask]]</ref> the Legion communicator is located at [[Forge Camp: Anger]].<ref>[[Quest:Felsworn Gas Mask]]</ref> The leader of this group is [[Doomcryer]].<ref name=decieve>[[Quest:Deceive thy Enemy]]</ref> The [[Cenarion Expedition]] sent out [[adventurer]]s that decieve the masters and caused the killing of many [[mo'arg]]s<ref name=decieve/> and even the leader [[Doomcryer]].<ref>[[Quest:You're Fired!]]</ref> The Legion has also control of the [[Death's Door]], one of the portals that connects to the twisting nethers that was closed by [[Illidan]],<ref>{{ref game |title=Warcraft III |expansion=[[Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne|The Frozen Throne]] |campaign=[[Curse of the Blood Elves]] |mission=[[Gates of the Abyss]] |zone= |npc= |quote= |quest= }}</ref> and two warp-gates.<ref>[[Quest:Harvesting the Fel Ammunition]]</ref> [[Evergrove Druid]] and some adventurers managed to destroy the warp-gates<ref>[[Quest:Fire At Will!]]</ref> and defeat [[Baelmon the Hound-Master]], the one that keeps the portal functioning.<ref>[[Quest:The Hound-Master]]</ref>
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{{Seealso|Kael'thas' forces}}
In [[Netherstorm]] the Legion controls [[Arklon Ruins]], this group is led by [[Ekkorash]]<ref name=staff1>[[Quest:The Archmage's Staff]]</ref> and are doing an excavation. The [[nathrezim|dreadlord]] [[Pentatharon]] had come into possession of [[Arklon Crystal Artifact]], however it doesn't appear to be anything special and the Burning Legion continued searching for something in particular.<ref name=crystal>[[Quest:Consortium Crystal Collection]]</ref> [[Ekkorash]] posses the {{item|Archmage Vargoth's Staff}},<ref name=staff1/> but removed staff's crystalline headpiece not realizing that it works in concert with the rest of the staff.<ref>[[Quest:Consortium Crystal Collection]]</ref> [[Ravandwyr]] sent [[adventurer]]s to retrive the staff<ref name=staff1/> and [[Nether-Stalker Khay'ji]] sent adventurers to defeat [[Pentatharon]].<ref name=crystal/> A group of [[mo'arg]]s and [[gan'arg]]s set in [[Scrap Field]] and the [[goblin]]s of [[Area 52]] feared that it was a problem for them, so they sent [[adventurer]]s to dealt with them.<ref>[[Quest:In A Scrap With The Legion]]</ref>
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In [[Netherstorm]], the Legion's plans were carried out by blood elves, including those that were part of [[Kael'thas' forces]], such as the [[Sunfury]]. The demons in the zone were led by the [[man'ari eredar|eredar]] [[Socrethar]]<ref>{{quest|The Archmage's Staff}}</ref>. The Legion's activities in Netherstorm consisted of the following:
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**[[Ravandwyr]] sent [[adventurer]]s to retrieve the staff and Ekkorash was killed in the process,<ref name="staff1" /> while [[Nether-Stalker Khay'ji]] sent adventurers to defeat [[Pentatharon]].<ref name="crystal" />
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*[[Culuthas]], a [[nathrezim|dreadlord]], took the {{item|icon=|Ata'mal Crystal}}​​​​​​​ and betrayed the Legion. He killed the demons of [[Farahlon]] and summoned [[Hound of Culuthas|Hounds]] and [[Eye of Culuthas|Eyes]] of Culuthas to aid him. [[Image of Socrethar|A projection of Socrethar]] threatened Culuthas to give him the crystal or die, but the [[Consortium]] killed the dreadlord and obtained the crystal.<ref>[[Quest:Full Triangle]]</ref><ref>[[Image of Socrethar#Conversation with Culuthas|Conversation between Socrethar and Culuthas]].</ref>
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*A group of [[mo'arg]]s and [[gan'arg]]s began activities in the [[Scrap Field]]. The [[goblin]]s of [[Area 52]] feared what they might be doing. They sent [[adventurer]]s to deal with them.<ref>{{quest|In A Scrap With The Legion}}</ref>
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*Demons at the north of Netherstorm were aiding the Sunfury blood elves at [[Manaforge Ara]]. The Aldor and Scryer fought the Legion's presence in Manaforge Ara. The alliance between the the blood elves and the Burning Legion was discovered by the [[Aldor]]<ref name="darkpact">[[Quest:A Dark Pact]]</ref> and [[Scryer]].<ref>[[Quest:Damning Evidence]]</ref>
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**The demons of Manaforge Ara were killed by the [[Aldor]].<ref name="darkpact" />
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**[[Kaylaan]], a draenei Aldor, joined the Legion when he heard of the alliance between [[Kael'thas' forces]] and the Burning Legion.<ref>[[Quest:Deathblow to the Legion]]</ref><ref>[[Quest:Aldor No More]]</ref>
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**At [[Forge Base: Oblivion]] the Legion was led by [[Forgemaster Morug]] and had in their possession the {{loot|Common|First Half of Socrethar's Stone}}​​​​​​​. Morug was killed by adventurers.<ref name="giftvorenthal">[[Quest:A Gift for Voren'thal]]</ref>
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**At [[Forge Base: Gehenna]] the Legion was led by [[Silroth]] and had in their possession the {{loot|Common|Second Half of Socrethar's Stone}}​​​​​​​. Silroth was killed by adventurers.<ref name="giftvorenthal" />
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**High Priestess [[Ishanah]] led the Aldor to fight against [[Socrethar]], but [[Kaylaan the Lost]] halted their advance. [[Socrethar]] killed Ishanah during the fight, but Kaylaan, seeing his mentor dying, broke free of the Legion's control to save her. Socrethar then killed Kaylann accusing him of attrition.<ref>[[Quest:Deathblow to the Legion]]</ref>
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**Finally, Aldors and Scryers attacked Socrethar; with [[Voren'thal's Presence]] the eredar was weakened and was killed in the battle.<ref>[[Quest:Turning Point]]</ref>
   
 
====Kil'jaeden's summoning====
 
====Kil'jaeden's summoning====
Kil'jaeden was not finished yet however, for he had found a new pawn to manipulate in [[Kael'thas Sunstrider|Prince Kael'thas Sunstrider]]. After his defeat at Tempest Keep, and still blinded by his lust for power, Kael become an all too willing participant in The Burning Legion's next attempt to invade and conquer Azeroth. Kil'jaeden restored Kael'thas' life and power through demonic means and empowered many of his followers will fel energy. Kael'thas sent his new Felblood elves to Silvermoon, where they captured [[M'uru]] from Kael's own people and took him to the Sunwell. Kael'thas also discovered that the energies of the Sunwell still existed, in the form of the human girl [[Anveena]], and she was imprisoned and taken to the Sunwell, with Kael hoping to use her energies to reignite the Sunwell, to both bring his new master Kil'jaeden into Azeroth, and to supply himself with a new font of limitless power. However, with the intervention of the Blue Dragonflight and numerous mortal heroes of Azeroth, Kael'thas was killed once and for all in the [[Magister's Terrace]] and Kil'jaeden's plans to enter Azeroth were foiled. Anveena sacrificed herself to weaken Kil'jaeden so that the mortal heroes battling him could finally defeat him and send him back through the Sunwell. After the battle at the Sunwell, [[Velen]] used what was left of M'uru "body" to reignite the Sunwell, saving the blood elves from their addiction to demonic power and allowing them to continue to use the powers of the Light.
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Kil'jaeden was not finished yet however, for he had found a new pawn to manipulate in [[Kael'thas Sunstrider|Prince Kael'thas Sunstrider]]. After his defeat at Tempest Keep, and still blinded by his lust for power, Kael became an all-too-willing participant in The Burning Legion's next attempt to invade and conquer Azeroth. Kil'jaeden restored Kael'thas' life and power through demonic means and empowered many of his followers with fel energy. Kael'thas sent his new Felblood elves to Silvermoon, where they captured [[M'uru]] from Kael's own people and took him to the Sunwell. Kael'thas discovered that the energies of the Sunwell still existed in the form of the human girl [[Anveena]]; she was subsequently imprisoned and taken to the Sunwell as well. Kael hoped to use her energies to reignite the Sunwell, to both bring his new master Kil'jaeden into Azeroth, and to supply himself with a new font of limitless power.
   
== Lords of the Burning Legion==
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With the intervention of the Blue Dragonflight and numerous mortal heroes of Azeroth, Kael'thas was killed once and for all in the [[Magister's Terrace]], and Kil'jaeden's plans to enter Azeroth were foiled. Anveena sacrificed herself to weaken Kil'jaeden so that the mortal heroes battling him could defeat him and send him back through the Sunwell. After the battle, [[Velen]] used what was left of M'uru "body" to reignite the Sunwell, saving the blood elves from their addiction to demonic power and allowing them to continue to use the powers of the Light.
They are the Burning Legion leader:<ref name=S&L52>''[[Shadows & Light]]'', p.52</ref>
 
   
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| {{RaceIcon|DarkTitan|Male|Small}} [[Sargeras]] (Eternal)
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[[File:Varimathras new.jpg|thumb|Varimathras' new model.]]
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In the wake of the [[Battle of Angrathar the Wrathgate]], it was revealed that Varimathras plotted his way into controlling a substantial part of the Forsaken faction, using them and his chief underling, [[Grand Apothecary Putress]], to launch a surprise assault upon the combatants at [[Angrathar the Wrathgate|the Wrathgate]]. This ambush resulted in the deaths of hundreds of Alliance and Horde soldiers, including [[Bolvar Fordragon]] and [[Dranosh Saurfang]]. At the same time, Burning Legion forces under the command of Varimathras successfully took control of the Undercity and nearly killed [[Sylvanas Windrunner|The Dark Lady]] herself.
| {{RaceIconExt|Archimonde|Small}} [[Archimonde]]<ref name=S&L52/> (Deceased)
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He was eventually faced and defeated by [[Thrall]], Sylvanas, and players during {{questlong|Horde|74|The Battle For The Undercity (Horde)|The Battle For The Undercity}}, after which he was not seen in-game again by the player(s) who completed the quest (as part of the "phasing" system used in the [[Scarlet Enclave]] and areas of Northrend). During the battle, Varimathras made reference to "years of planning" (attempting to undermine Sylvanas) and the voice of an unseen "Master" is heard berating Varimathras for his failure to prevent the Horde party from reaching the throne room, after which point Varimathras enters the fray himself where he is defeated.
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A gnome named [[Grand Warlock Wilfred Fizzlebang]] accidentally summoned a powerful eredar, [[Lord Jaraxxus]], during the [[Trial of the Crusader]]. Jaraxxus killed him and fought the champions in the Tournament, but was defeated.
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| {{RaceIconExt|PitLord|Small}} [[Mannoroth]]<ref name=S&L52/> (Killed by {{RaceIconExt|Grom|Small}} [[Grom Hellscream]])
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{{cata-section}}Much of what the Legion took on Azeroth is still under their control. This includes [[Demon Fall Canyon]] and the surrounding areas within [[Ashenvale]]; [[Jaedenar]], [[Jadefire Run]], and the [[Ruins of Constellas]] in [[Felwood]]; and [[Mannoroc Coven]] in [[Desolace]]. Some of their holdings have been expanded, such as their annihilation of the [[Magram Village]] (renaming it [[Shok'thokar]]), yet they have lost areas as well. [[Darkwhisper Gorge]] is chief among them, now taken by the [[Twilight's Hammer clan]].
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;[[Blasted Lands]]
| {{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [[Tichondrius]]<ref name=S&L52/> (Killed by {{RaceIconExt|Illidan|Small}} [[Illidan Stormrage]])
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A [[druid]], [[Marl Wormthorn]], sought to heal the [[Tainted Forest]] of its demonic blight. Instead, he fell victim to the Legion, the druid and his success twisted by their influence. Wormthorn is sadly killed by adventurers in an attempt to stop the widening corruption.
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;[[Burning Steppes]]
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The [[Blackrock clan]] orcs try to summon a [[Pit lord]] to mind control it for their invasion of [[Redridge Mountains]]. Thank to [[Eitrigg|Eitrigg's]] intervention, the mind control fails and the [[Pit lord]] instead begins slaughtering the orcs before being killed by a dragon.
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=== World of Warcraft: Legion ===
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{{Legion-section}}Following the events of {{warlords-inline}} Warlords of Draenor, the Burning Legion found their way back to Azeroth, thanks in part to {{altchar|Gul'dan}} from the [[alternate timeline]] created by [[Garrosh Hellscream]]. The Legion has begun its biggest invasion yet, starting in the [[Broken Isles]], that features the return of many previously defeated leaders and commanders and uses the rediscovered [[Tomb of Sargeras]] as their foothold. A [[Battle on the Broken Shore]] saw the Legion defeat the combined strength of the [[Horde]] and [[Alliance]], also causing the deaths of their respective leaders: [[Warchief]] [[Vol'jin]] and King [[Varian Wrynn]] of [[Stormwind]].
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Since their initial battle on the Broken Isles, the Legion's assault on Azeroth has expanded to include calculated attacks on a variety of both Horde and Alliance settlements throughout the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor, as well as strategic seiges against [[Karazhan]] and [[Dalaran]].
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After the defeat of Argus The Unmaker, the Titans and Illidan Stormrage imprisoned Sargeras on the Seat of the Pantheon, with Illidan becoming his jailor, crippling the Legion and shattering it to the core, ending most of not all of the threat it posed - but not before Sargeras plunged his sword Gorribal into Azeroth.
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== Notable entities ==
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{{Outdated-section|Needs more {{legion-inline}} Legion updates.}}
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=== Lords ===
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''The Burning Legion leaders:''<ref name="S&L52">''[[Shadows & Light]]'', p.52</ref>
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* {{RaceIconExt|DarkTitan|Male|Small}} [[Sargeras]] is the creator and the leader of the Burning Legion. He was once the Champion of the [[Pantheon]] before becoming their greatest enemy. His current whereabouts are unknown, but he kept in regular contact with Kil'jaeden, at least.
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* {{RaceIconExt|Kil'jaeden|Small}} [[Kil'jaeden]]<ref name="S&L52" /> was the acting leader of the Burning Legion, as well as the chief lieutenant of Sargeras. He was killed during a battle at the {{l-inline}} [[Tomb of Sargeras (raid)|Tomb of Sargeras]].
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* {{RaceIconExt|Archimonde|Small}} [[Archimonde]]<ref name="S&L52" /> was the Legion Field Commander on Azeroth, and led the armies of the Burning Legion. He was banished during the {{bc-inline}} [[Battle of Mount Hyjal]] and later again at the [[alternate timeline]] version of {{wl-inline}} {{DraenorZone|Hellfire Citadel}}.
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* {{RaceIconExt|PitLord|Small}} [[Mannoroth]]<ref name="S&L52" /> was the General of the Burning Legion, and the King of the Pit Lords. He was killed by [[Grom Hellscream]].
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* {{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [[Tichondrius]]<ref name="S&L52" /> was the leader of the Nathrezim of the Burning Legion, as well as it's Chief infiltration specialist. He was killed by [[Illidan Stormrage]].
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* {{RaceIconExt|Doomlord|Small}} [??] [[Kazzak the Supreme]], leader of the doomguards, was the Legion field commander on Azeroth; he is now the field commander in Outland.
   
==Notable commanders and allies==
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=== Commanders and allies ===
*{{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [[Anetheron]] took command of the Scourge at the death of [[Tichondrius]], killed at the [[Battle of Mount Hyjal]].
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*{{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [[Anetheron]] took command of the Scourge at the death of [[Tichondrius]], killed at the {{bc-inline}} [[Battle of Mount Hyjal]].
* {{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [[Mephistroth]] asisted to an important meeting and is considered to be one of the leaders of the [[Nathrezim]].
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* {{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [[Mephistroth]] attended an important meeting and is considered to be one of the remaining leaders of the [[Nathrezim]].
* {{RaceIconExt|PitLord|Small}} [[Azgalor]] took command of the [[Annihilan]] at the defeat of [[Mannoroth]], he now resides in the [[Twisting Nether]] ploting his vengance.
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* {{RaceIconExt|PitLord|Small}} [[Azgalor]] took command of the [[Annihilan]] at the defeat of [[Mannoroth]], he now resides in the [[Twisting Nether]] plotting his vengeance.
* {{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [62] [[Balnazzar]] was one of three dreadlords that ruled the Scourge in Archimonde's name, and who now corrupts the [[Scarlet Crusade]] (taking the form of Grand Crusader [[Saidan Dathrohan]]) for the Legion's purposes.
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* {{RaceIconExt|PitLord|Small}} [[Magtheridon]] took control of Outland after Draenor exploded and ruled from {{bc-inline}} [[Hellfire Citadel]]. Former Lord of Outland.
* {{RaceIconExt|Gul'dan|Small}} [??] [[Gul'dan|Gul'dan the Warlock]] was the first leader of the [[Shadow Council]] and Master of the Inner Circle of the Shadow Council. While pursued by the angry clans of the Horde, he was killed by demons in the [[Tomb of Sargeras]].
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* {{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} {{Mob|Balnazzar|level=62}} was one of three dreadlords that ruled the Scourge in Archimonde's name, and who now corrupts the [[Scarlet Crusade]] (taking the form of Grand Crusader [[Saidan Dathrohan]]) for the Legion's purposes.
* {{RaceIconExt|Doomlord|Small}} [??] [[Kazzak the Supreme]], leader of the doomguards, was the Legion field commander on Azeroth; he is now the field commander in Outland.
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* {{RaceIconExt|Gul'dan|Small}} {{Mob|Gul'dan||Gul'dan the Warlock|level=??}} was the first leader of the [[Shadow Council]] and Master of the Inner Circle of the Shadow Council. While pursued by the angry clans of the Horde, he was killed by demons in the [[Tomb of Sargeras]].
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** {{RaceIconExt|Gul'dan|Small}} {{Mob|Gul'dan (alternate)||Gul'dan|level=??}} in the [[alternate timeline]] took up leadership of the Burning Legion in {{wl-inline}} [[Draenor]], fled to {{Azerothworld}} when Archimonde was defeated at {{DraenorZone|Hellfire Citadel}} to open a new great portal at the {{l-inline}} [[Broken Isles]], only to be killed by Illidan at the [[Nighthold]].
 
* {{RaceIconExt|Doomlord|Small}} [??] [[Highlord Kruul]] is the Legion field commander on Azeroth in the place of Lord Kazzak.
 
* {{RaceIconExt|Doomlord|Small}} [??] [[Highlord Kruul]] is the Legion field commander on Azeroth in the place of Lord Kazzak.
* {{RaceIconExt|KaelWretched|Small}} [72] [[Kael'thas Sunstrider|Prince Kael'thas Sunstrider]], lord of the [[blood elf|blood elves]] and formerly a servant of [[Illidan Stormrage]], is now one of Kil'jaeden's lieutenants.
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* {{RaceIconExt|KaelWretched|Small}} [72] [[Kael'thas Sunstrider|Prince Kael'thas Sunstrider]], lord of the [[blood elf|blood elves]] and formerly a servant of [[Illidan Stormrage]], and was now one of Kil'jaeden's lieutenants, until he was killed.
* {{RaceIconExt|Eredar|Male|Small}} [??] [[Lord Jaraxxus]], a [[man'ari eredar]] found within the [[Crusaders' Coliseum]]. Judging by his title, he's a probably one of the influential members of the Legion.
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* {{RaceIcon|Man'ari eredar|Male|Small}} [??] [[Lord Jaraxxus]], a [[man'ari eredar]] found within the [[Crusaders' Coliseum]]. Judging by his title, he's a probably one of the influential members of the Legion.
* {{RaceIcon|Eredar|Male|Small}} [[Talgath]], one of the highest ranking agents of the Legion, tasked with scouring the Nether for the [[draenei]].
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* {{RaceIcon|Man'ari eredar|Small}} [[Talgath]], one of the highest ranking agents of the Legion, tasked with scouring the [[Nether]] for the [[draenei]].
* {{RaceIconExt|Satyr|Small}} [[Xavius]] was a Highborne advisor to Queen Azshara and aided in the summoning of Sargeras. He later became the first of the [[satyrs]]. He was transformed into a tree by [[Malfurion Stormrage]], and sent to the bottom of the newly-formed Great Sea after the Sundering.
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* {{RaceIconExt|Satyr|Small}} [[Xavius]] was a Highborne adviser to Queen Azshara and aided in the summoning of Sargeras. He later became the first of the [[satyrs]]. He was transformed into a tree by [[Malfurion Stormrage]], and sent to the bottom of the newly-formed Great Sea after the Sundering.
   
== Notable former allies of the Burning Legion ==
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=== Former allies ===
 
* {{RaceIcon|Naga|Female|Small}} [[Queen Azshara]], formerly believing herself "betrothed" to Sargeras, was likely enticed by the Old Gods to become the Empress of Nazjatar, progenitor of the serpentine naga.
 
* {{RaceIcon|Naga|Female|Small}} [[Queen Azshara]], formerly believing herself "betrothed" to Sargeras, was likely enticed by the Old Gods to become the Empress of Nazjatar, progenitor of the serpentine naga.
 
* {{RaceIconExt|Ner'zhul|Small}} [[Ner'zhul]], the elder shaman responsible for the foundation of the Horde (and later transformed by Kil'jaeden into the [[Lich King]]) openly betrayed the Legion after the Battle of Mount Hyjal and — despite Illidan's attempts to destroy him — remains in command of the undead [[Scourge]].
 
* {{RaceIconExt|Ner'zhul|Small}} [[Ner'zhul]], the elder shaman responsible for the foundation of the Horde (and later transformed by Kil'jaeden into the [[Lich King]]) openly betrayed the Legion after the Battle of Mount Hyjal and — despite Illidan's attempts to destroy him — remains in command of the undead [[Scourge]].
* {{RaceIconExt|ArthasDK|Small}} [[Arthas Menethil]], followed the instructions of the dreadlord [[Tichondrius]]. He was told to help summon [[Archimonde]]. He then aided the Lich King in overthrowing the Legion. He now is merged with the Lich King.
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* {{RaceIconExt|ArthasDK|Small}} [[Arthas Menethil]], followed the instructions of the dreadlord [[Tichondrius]]. He was told to help summon [[Archimonde]]. He then aided the Lich King (Ner'Zhul) in overthrowing the Legion. He was merged with the Lich King until his death.
* {{RaceIconExt|Lich|Small}} [??] [[Kel'Thuzad]], the necromancer who aided the [[Lich King]] in spreading the Scourge, was tapped as the destined summoner of Archimonde into Azeroth. However, Kel'Thuzad remains eternally loyal to the Lich King even in death, and is one of his most powerful lieutenants.
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* {{RaceIcon|Lich|Male|Small}} [??] [[Kel'Thuzad]], the necromancer who aided the [[Lich King]] in spreading the Scourge, was tapped as the destined summoner of Archimonde into Azeroth. However, Kel'Thuzad remained eternally loyal to the Lich King even in death, and was one of his most powerful lieutenants until his final defeat.
* {{RaceIconExt|Illidan|Small}} [??] [[Illidan Stormrage]], former ally of the Burning Legion, was the undisputed Lord of Outland, before his recent death.
 
   
== Races ==
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==Races==
 
The Burning Legion races consists mainly in [[demon]]s, but other non-demonic races serve them as well.
 
The Burning Legion races consists mainly in [[demon]]s, but other non-demonic races serve them as well.
   
=== Major races ===
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===Major races===
[[Image:The Legionnares.jpg|right|thumb|400px|The various races of the Burning Legion. (Fanmade)]]
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[[File:The Legionnares.jpg|right|thumb|400px|Fanmade picture of the various races of the Burning Legion.]]
   
* {{RaceIconExt|PitLord|Small}} [[Annihilan]], the pit lords
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*{{RaceIcon|Man'ari eredar|Male|Small}}{{RaceIcon|Man'ari eredar|Female|Small}} [[Man'ari eredar]] - Commanders of the Legion
* {{RaceIconExt|Doomlord|Small}}{{RaceIconExt|Doomguard|Small}} [[Ered'ruin]], the [[doomguard]]s
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**{{RaceIconExt|Wrathguard|Small}} [[Wrathguard]] - Subspecies of the [[Man'ari eredar]], serving as elite warriors
* {{RaceIconExt|Fiend|Small}} [[Fiend]]s, a special type of demon still shrouded in mystery
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*{{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [[Nathrezim]] - The Dreadlords
* {{RaceIconExt|Gan'arg|Small}} [[Gan'arg]], stunted Mo'arg, serving as engineers
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*{{RaceIconExt|PitLord|Small}} [[Annihilan]] - The Pit Lords
* {{RaceIcon|Eredar|Male|Small}}{{RaceIcon|Eredar|Female|Small}} [[Man'ari eredar]], Commanders of the Legion
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*{{RaceIconExt|Doomlord|Small}}{{RaceIconExt|Doomguard|Small}} [[Ered'ruin]] - The [[Doomguard]]s
* {{RaceIconExt|Felguard|Small}}{{RaceIconExt|Mo'arg|Small}} [[Mo'arg]], the [[felguard]] and Chief Engineers of the Legion
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*{{RaceIconExt|Fiend|Small}} [[Fiend]]s - A special type of demon still shrouded in mystery
* {{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [[Nathrezim]], the dreadlords
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*{{RaceIconExt|Mo'arg|Small}} [[Mo'arg]] - The Chief Engineers
* {{RaceIconExt|Succubus|Small}} [[Sayaad]], the succubi
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**{{RaceIconExt|Gan'arg|Small}} [[Gan'arg]] - Stunted [[Mo'arg]], serving as Engineers
* {{RaceIconExt|Shivarra|Small}} [[Shivarra]], religious leaders of the Legion
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**{{RaceIconExt|Felguard|Small}} [[Felguard]]s - Conscripted [[Mo'arg]], serving as Demonic soldiers
* {{RaceIconExt|Tothrezim|Small}} [[Tothrezim]], Infernal craftsmen
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*{{RaceIconExt|Succubus|Small}} [[Sayaad]] - The [[Succubi]] and, most likely, the [[Incubi]]
* {{RaceIconExt|Wrathguard|Small}} [[Wrathguard]], man'ari eredar subspecies, elite warriors
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*{{RaceIconExt|Shivarra|Small}} [[Shivarra]]/[[Shivan]] - Spiritual leaders of the Legion
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*{{RaceIconExt|Tothrezim|Small}} [[Tothrezim]] - Distant cousins of the Nathrezim, serving as infernal craftsmen
   
=== Other races ===
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===Other races===
* {{RaceIcon|BloodElf|Male|Small}}{{RaceIcon|BloodElf|Female|Small}} [[Blood elf|Blood elves]] ([[Sunfury]], [[Firewing]], [[Sunhawk]], [[Crimson Hand]], [[Dawnblade (army)|Dawnblade]] and [[Sunblade]])
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*{{RaceIcon|BloodElf|Male|Small}}{{RaceIcon|BloodElf|Female|Small}} [[Blood elf|Blood elves]]
* {{RaceIconExt|Daemon|Small}} [[Daemon]]s
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**[[Sunfury]]
* {{RaceIconExt|DemonicHound|Small}} [[Demonic hound]]s
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**[[Firewing]]
* [[Devil]]s
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**[[Sunhawk]]
* {{RaceIconExt|Dreadsteed|Small}} [[Dreadsteed]]s
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**[[Crimson Hand]]
* {{RaceIconExt|Felhunter|Small}} [[Felbeast]]s
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**[[Dawnblade (army)|Dawnblade]]
* {{RaceIcon|FelbloodElf|Male|Small}}{{RaceIcon|FelbloodElf|Female|Small}} [[Felblood elf|Felblood elves]] ([[Shadowsword]])
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**[[Sunblade]]
* {{RaceIconExt|FrostWyrm|Small}} [[Fel dragon]]s
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*{{RaceIconExt|Daemon|Small}} [[Daemon]]s
* {{RaceIconExt|FelOrc|Male|Small}}{{RaceIconExt|FelOrc|Female|Small}} [[Fel orc]]s
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*{{RaceIconExt|DemonicHound|Small}} [[Demonic hound]]s
* {{RaceIcon|Highborne|Male|Small}} [[Highborne]] [[night elves]] (during the [[War of the Ancients]])
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*{{RaceIconExt|Dreadsteed|Small}} [[Dreadsteed]]s
* {{RaceIconExt|Imp|Small}} [[Imp]]s
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*{{RaceIconExt|Felhunter|Small}} [[Felbeast]]s
* [[Incubi]]
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*{{RaceIcon|FelbloodElf|Male|Small}}{{RaceIcon|FelbloodElf|Female|Small}} [[Felblood elf|Felblood elves]]
* {{RaceIconExt|Dreadsteed|Small}} [[Nightmares]]
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**[[Shadowsword]]
* {{RaceIconExt|Satyr|Small}} [[Satyr]]s
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*{{RaceIconExt|FelDragon|Small}} [[Fel dragon]]
* [[Shadow-hound]]s
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*{{RaceIconExt|FelOrc|Male|Small}}{{RaceIconExt|FelOrc|Female|Small}} [[Fel orc]]s
* {{RaceIconExt|VoidTerror|Small}} [[Voidterror]]s
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*{{RaceIcon|Highborne|Male|Small}}{{RaceIcon|Highborne|Female|Small}} [[Highborne]] [[night elves]] <ref>''[http://www.wowwiki.com/Highborne#The_War_of_the_Ancients Highborne - War of the Ancients]''</ref>
* {{RaceIconExt|Voidwalker|Small}} [[Voidwalker]]s
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*{{RaceIconExt|Imp|Small}} [[Imp]]s
* {{RaceIconExt|WarpStalker|Small}} [[Warp Stalker]]s
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*{{RaceIconExt|Dreadsteed|Small}} [[Nightmares]]
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*{{RaceIconExt|Satyr|Small}} [[Satyr]]s
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*{{RaceIconExt|VoidTerror|Small}} [[Voidterror]]s
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*{{RaceIconExt|Voidwalker|Small}} [[Voidwalker]]s
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*{{RaceIconExt|WarpStalker|Small}} [[Warp Stalker]]s
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*[[Incubi]]
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*[[Devil]]s
   
=== Constructs ===
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===Constructs===
* {{RaceIconExt|Abyssal|Small}} [[Abyssal]]s
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*{{RaceIconExt|Abyssal|Small}} [[Abyssal]]s
* {{RaceIconExt|FelReaver|Small}} [[Fel reaver]]s
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*{{RaceIconExt|FelReaver|Small}} [[Fel reaver]]s
* {{RaceIconExt|Infernal|Small}} [[Infernal]]s
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*{{RaceIconExt|Infernal|Small}} [[Infernal]]s
   
 
===Races of other organizations===
 
===Races of other organizations===
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===Manual of Monsters===
 
===Manual of Monsters===
Appart from the mentioned above, the [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three|Appendix Three]] of ''[[Manual of Monsters]]'' mentions the following allies of the Burning Legion: [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Belsamaug|Belsamaug]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Blight Wolf|Blight Wolf]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Celestian|Celestian]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Demons|Demons]]s, [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Dragon, Firewrack|Dragon, Firewrack]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Dragon, Seawrack|Dragon, Seawrack]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Dragon, Woodwrack|Dragon, Woodwrack]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Fatling|Fatling]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Feral|Feral]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Fleshcrawlers|Fleshcrawlers]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Gorgon, High|Gorgon, High]] (presumed), [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Gorgon, Low|Gorgon, Low]] (presumed), [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Hag, Brine|Hag, Brine]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Hag, Cavern|Hag, Cavern]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Hag, Ice|Hag, Ice]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Murdersprite|Murdersprite]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Narleth|Narleth]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#The Proud|The Proud]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Ratman (Slitheren)|Ratman]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Savant Hydra|Savant Hydra]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Skin Devil|Skin Devil]], some [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Sleet Devil|Sleet Devil]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Vengaurak|Vengaurak]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Arcane Devourer|Arcane Devourer]] (suspected), [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Bitter Tree|Bitter Tree]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Blood Crone|Blood Crone]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Blood Reaper|Blood Reaper]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Blood Sprite|Blood Sprite]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Carnivorous Tree|Carnivorous Tree]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Daemon, Gristly Minstrel|Gristly Minstrel Daemon]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Daemon, Plague Angel|Plague Angel Daemon]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Demon, Abyssal Larva|Abyssal Larva Demon]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Demon, Blade|Demon, Blade]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Demon, Blood Horror|Blood Horror Demon]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Gauntling|Gauntling]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Skullworm|Skullworm]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Surged Giant|Surged Giant]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Wickerman|Wickerman]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Forlarren|Forlarren]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Cerberus|Cerberus]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Daemons, all|Daemons and Devils]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Death Dog|Death Dog]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Demonic Knight, Shadow Demons|Demonic Knight, Shadow Demons]] and [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Screaming Devilkin|Screaming Devilkin]]; however the validity of the source is disputed.
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Appart from the mentioned above, the [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three|Appendix Three]] of ''[[Manual of Monsters]]'' mentions the following allies of the Burning Legion: [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Belsamaug|Belsamaug]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Blight Wolf|Blight Wolf]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Celestian|Celestian]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Demons|Demons]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Dragon, Firewrack|Dragon, Firewrack]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Dragon, Seawrack|Dragon, Seawrack]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Dragon, Woodwrack|Dragon, Woodwrack]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Fatling|Fatling]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Feral|Feral]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Fleshcrawlers|Fleshcrawlers]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Gorgon, High|Gorgon, High]] (presumed), [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Gorgon, Low|Gorgon, Low]] (presumed), [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Hag, Brine|Hag, Brine]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Hag, Cavern|Hag, Cavern]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Hag, Ice|Hag, Ice]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Murdersprite|Murdersprite]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Narleth|Narleth]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#The Proud|The Proud]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Ratman (Slitheren)|Ratman]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Savant Hydra|Savant Hydra]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Skin Devil|Skin Devil]], some [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Sleet Devil|Sleet Devil]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Vengaurak|Vengaurak]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Arcane Devourer|Arcane Devourer]] (suspected), [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Bitter Tree|Bitter Tree]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Blood Crone|Blood Crone]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Blood Reaper|Blood Reaper]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Blood Sprite|Blood Sprite]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Carnivorous Tree|Carnivorous Tree]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Daemon, Gristly Minstrel|Gristly Minstrel Daemon]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Daemon, Plague Angel|Plague Angel Daemon]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Demon, Abyssal Larva|Abyssal Larva Demon]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Demon, Blade|Demon, Blade]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Demon, Blood Horror|Blood Horror Demon]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Gauntling|Gauntling]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Skullworm|Skullworm]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Surged Giant|Surged Giant]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Wickerman|Wickerman]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Forlarren|Forlarren]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Cerberus|Cerberus]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Daemons, all|Daemons and Devils]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Death Dog|Death Dog]], [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Demonic Knight, Shadow Demons|Demonic Knight, Shadow Demons]] and [[Manual of Monsters/Appendix Three#Screaming Devilkin|Screaming Devilkin]]; however the validity of the source is disputed.
   
== Organization ==
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== Trivia ==
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*Many similarities can be observed between Burning Legion and [[w:c:diablo:Demonic Legion|Demonic Legion]] of [[Diablo franchise]]. These include:
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*Both Burning Legion and Demonic Legion are armies of the Twisting Nether and [[w:c:diablo:Burning Hells|Burning Hells]].
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*Many similarties can be observed between the Burning Legion and [[w:c:starcraft:Zerg Swarm|Zerg Swarm]] of [[StarCraft franchise]]. These include:
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*Both Burning Legion and Zerg Swarm are armies of the Twisting Nether and [[w:c:starcraft:Char|Char]].
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==Organization==
 
===Numbers===
 
===Numbers===
The number of [[demon]]s in the [[Twisting Nether]]s are infinite.<ref>''[[Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos]]'' manual, 77</ref> However not all demons are part of the Buring Legion. During the [[War of the Ancients]], [[Sargeras]] gathered the Burning Legion, at that time it consisted of one million demons,<ref>''[[Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos]]'' manual, 48</ref> although the Legion was defeated in both of their invasions and many demons were slain, their ranks have grown once again and it's estimated to consists in one million demons yet again.<ref name=crisis/>
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The number of [[demon]]s in the [[Twisting Nether]]s are infinite.<ref>''[[Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos]]'' manual, 77</ref> However not all demons are part of the Buring Legion. During the [[War of the Ancients]], [[Sargeras]] gathered the Burning Legion, at that time it consisted of one million demons,<ref>''[[Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos]]'' manual, 48</ref> although the Legion was defeated in both of their invasions and many demons were slain, their ranks have grown once again and it's estimated to consists in one million demons yet again.<ref name="crisis" />
   
 
===Organizations who serve the Legion===
 
===Organizations who serve the Legion===
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*[[Marapor]]
 
*[[Marapor]]
 
*[[Shadow Council]] and the [[Shadow Council#Cults and groups currently directed by the Shadow Council|cults who serve them]].
 
*[[Shadow Council]] and the [[Shadow Council#Cults and groups currently directed by the Shadow Council|cults who serve them]].
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*[[Varimathras]] & [[Putress]]' loyalists (During [[Battle for the Undercity]])
 
*[[Underblade]]
 
*[[Underblade]]
 
*[[Scarlet Crusade]]
 
*[[Scarlet Crusade]]
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===Command structure===
 
===Command structure===
*{{RaceIcon|DarkTitan|Male|Small}} [[Sargeras]], Supreme commander (exact status unclear)
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*{{RaceIcon|DarkTitan|Male|Small}} '''[[Sargeras]]''' , Supreme commander (exact status unclear)
**{{RaceIconExt|Archimonde|Small}}''' [??] [[Archimonde]] (deceased) (leaded the armies of the Legion<ref>''[[Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos]]'' manual, 79</ref>)
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**{{RaceIconExt|Archimonde|Small}}''' [??] [[Archimonde]] (lead the armies of the Legion,<ref>''[[Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos]]'' manual, 79</ref> deceased?; possibly recovering in the Twisting Nether{{fact}})'''
***{{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [??] [[Anetheron]] (deceased) (Commander of the Scourge,<ref name=Archimondequote>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|campaign=[[Path of the Damned]]|mission=[[The Siege of Dalaran (Warcraft III)]]|npc=Archimonde|quote=...since the [[Lich King]] is of no further use to me, you dreadlords will now command the Scourge.}}</ref> reported information to [[Archimonde]],<ref>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|campaign=[[Path of the Damned]]|mission=[[The Dreadlords Convene]]|npc=Anetheron|quote=Lord Archimonde demands a report on the Scourge.}}</ref> took control of the scourge at the death of Tichondrius<ref name=Hyjal>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|campaign=[[Eternity's End]]|mission=[[Twilight of the Gods]]}}</ref>)
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***{{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [??] [[Anetheron]] (deceased) (Commander of the Scourge,<ref name="Archimondequote">{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|campaign=[[Path of the Damned]]|mission=[[The Siege of Dalaran (Warcraft III)]]|npc=Archimonde|quote=...since the [[Lich King]] is of no further use to me, you dreadlords will now command the Scourge.}}</ref> reported information to [[Archimonde]],<ref>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|campaign=[[Path of the Damned]]|mission=[[The Dreadlords Convene]]|npc=Anetheron|quote=Lord Archimonde demands a report on the Scourge.}}</ref> took control of the scourge at the death of Tichondrius<ref name="Hyjal">{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|campaign=[[Eternity's End]]|mission=[[Twilight of the Gods]]}}</ref>)
***{{RaceIconExt|Lich|Small}} [[Rage Winterchill]] (deceased) (One of the commanders of the undead army allied with the Legion<ref name=Hyjal/>)
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***{{RaceIcon|Lich|Male|Small}} [[Rage Winterchill]] (deceased) (One of the commanders of the undead army allied with the Legion<ref name="Hyjal" />)
 
***{{RaceIconExt|Fiend|Small}} [[Hakkar the Houndmaster]] (deceased) (Master of the [[felhounds]], slain during the War of the Ancients)
 
***{{RaceIconExt|Fiend|Small}} [[Hakkar the Houndmaster]] (deceased) (Master of the [[felhounds]], slain during the War of the Ancients)
****{{RaceIcon|Eredar|Male|Small}} [68] [[Baelmon the Hound-Master]]
+
****{{RaceIcon|Man'ari eredar|Male|Small}} [68] [[Baelmon the Hound-Master]]
*****{{RaceIconExt|DemonicHound|Small}} [[Wrath Hound|Wrath hound]]s
+
*****{{RaceIconExt|DemonicHound|Small}} [[Wrath Hound|Wrath hounds]]
 
***{{RaceIconExt|Imp|Small}} [[Zmodlor]] (Infiltration Specialist, banished by [[Aegwynn]])
 
***{{RaceIconExt|Imp|Small}} [[Zmodlor]] (Infiltration Specialist, banished by [[Aegwynn]])
 
***{{RaceIconExt|PitLord|Small}} [[Mannoroth]] (deceased) (Under Archimonde,<ref>''[[Shadows & Light]]'', p.61</ref> corruptor of the orcish race)
 
***{{RaceIconExt|PitLord|Small}} [[Mannoroth]] (deceased) (Under Archimonde,<ref>''[[Shadows & Light]]'', p.61</ref> corruptor of the orcish race)
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***Some other [[eredar]]s
 
***Some other [[eredar]]s
 
**{{RaceIconExt|Kil'jaeden|Small}} [??] '''[[Kil'jaeden]]''' acting Supreme Commander
 
**{{RaceIconExt|Kil'jaeden|Small}} [??] '''[[Kil'jaeden]]''' acting Supreme Commander
***{{RaceIcon|Eredar|Male|Small}} '''[[Talgath]]''', agent
+
***{{RaceIcon|Man'ari eredar|Male|Small}} '''[[Talgath]]''', agent
***{{RaceIconExt|FrostWyrm|Small}} [??] [[Felmyst]]
+
***{{RaceIconExt|FelDragon|Small}} [??] [[Felmyst]]
 
***{{RaceIconExt|PitLord|Small}} [??] [[Brutallus]]
 
***{{RaceIconExt|PitLord|Small}} [??] [[Brutallus]]
***{{RaceIconExt|Eredar|Female|Small}} [??] [[Lady Sacrolash]]
+
***{{RaceIconExt|Man'ari eredar|Female|Small}} [??] [[Lady Sacrolash]]
***{{RaceIconExt|Eredar|Female|Small}} [??] [[Grand Warlock Alythess]]
+
***{{RaceIconExt|Man'ari eredar|Female|Small}} [??] [[Grand Warlock Alythess]]
 
***{{RaceIconExt|VoidGod|Small}} [??] [[Entropius]]
 
***{{RaceIconExt|VoidGod|Small}} [??] [[Entropius]]
 
***{{RaceIconExt|KaelWretched|Small}} [72] [[Kael'thas Sunstrider]] (chief lieutenant, leader of the blood elves of Outland, Summoner of Kil'jaeden)
 
***{{RaceIconExt|KaelWretched|Small}} [72] [[Kael'thas Sunstrider]] (chief lieutenant, leader of the blood elves of Outland, Summoner of Kil'jaeden)
****{{RaceIcon|FelbloodElf|Male|Small}}{{RaceIcon|FelbloodElf|Female|Small}} [[Felblood elf|felblood elves]]
+
*****{{RaceIcon|FelbloodElf|Male|Small}}{{RaceIcon|FelbloodElf|Female|Small}} [[Felblood elf|felblood elves]]
****{{RaceIcon|BloodElf|Male|Small}} [69] [[Master Daellis Dawnstrike]]
+
*****{{RaceIcon|BloodElf|Male|Small}} [69] [[Master Daellis Dawnstrike]]
*****[[Sunfury]] blood elves
+
******[[Sunfury]] blood elves
****{{RaceIcon|BloodElf|Male|Small}} [65] [[Sharth Voldoun]]
+
*****{{RaceIcon|BloodElf|Male|Small}} [65] [[Sharth Voldoun]]
*****[[Firewing]] blood elves
+
******[[Firewing]] blood elves
****{{RaceIcon|Eredar|Female|Small}} [20] [[Sironas]]
+
*****{{RaceIcon|Man'ari eredar|Female|Small}} [20] [[Sironas]]
*****[[Sunhawk]] blood elves
+
******[[Sunhawk]] blood elves
****The [[Crimson Hand]]
+
*****The [[Crimson Hand]]
****[[Shadowsword]] felblood elves
+
*****[[Shadowsword]] felblood elves
****[[Dawnblade]] blood elves
+
*****[[Dawnblade (blood elves)|Dawnblade]] blood elves
****[[Sunblade]] blood elves
+
*****[[Sunblade]] blood elves
****{{RaceIconExt|Shivarra|Small}} [70] [[Priestess Delrissa]]
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*****{{RaceIconExt|Shivarra|Small}} [70] [[Priestess Delrissa]]
****{{RaceIconExt|FelbloodElf|Male|Small}} [71] [[Selin Fireheart]]
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*****{{RaceIconExt|FelbloodElf|Male|Small}} [71] [[Selin Fireheart]]
****{{RaceIconExt|Voidwalker|Small}} [71] [[Vexallus]]
+
*****{{RaceIconExt|Voidwalker|Small}} [71] [[Vexallus]]
***{{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [[Tichondrius]] (deceased) (Minion of Kil'jaeden, first among the [[dreadlord]]s<ref>''[[Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos]]'' manual, 79</ref> and the commander of the [[Scourge]]<ref name=Archimondequote/>)
+
****{{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [[Tichondrius]] (deceased) (Minion of Kil'jaeden, first among the [[dreadlord]]s<ref>''[[Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos]]'' manual, 79</ref> and the commander of the [[Scourge]]<ref name="Archimondequote" />)
****[[Scourge#Command structure|Scourge]] (The [[Lich King]] betrayed the Legion)
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*****[[Scourge#Command structure|Scourge]] (The [[Lich King]] betrayed the Legion)
****{{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [[Mephistroth]] (presummed current leader of the dreadlords beacuse of his presence during an important meeting<ref>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|campaign=[[Path of the Damned]]|mission=[[The Dreadlords Convene]]}}</ref>)
+
*****{{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [[Mephistroth]] (presummed current leader of the dreadlords beacuse of his presence during an important meeting<ref>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|campaign=[[Path of the Damned]]|mission=[[The Dreadlords Convene]]}}</ref>)
****{{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [62] [[Balnazzar]] (The most powerful of his dreadlords left in Lordaeron<ref name=Balnazzar/> possessed the corpse of [[Saidan Dathrohan]])
+
*****{{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [62] [[Balnazzar]] (The most powerful of his dreadlords left in Lordaeron<ref name="Balnazzar" /> possessed the corpse of [[Saidan Dathrohan]])
 
*****The [[Scarlet Crusade]] (Unknowingly)
 
*****The [[Scarlet Crusade]] (Unknowingly)
 
*****The [[Crimson Legion]] (His elite group)
 
*****The [[Crimson Legion]] (His elite group)
*****{{RaceIconExt|Varimathras|Small}} [??] [[Varimathras]] (possibly deceased<ref>{{quest|The Battle For The Undercity (Horde)}}</ref>)
+
*****{{RaceIconExt|Varimathras|Small}} [??] [[Varimathras]] (possibly deceased,<ref>{{quest|The Battle For The Undercity (Horde)}}</ref> led a coup d'etat against [[Sylvanas]])
******[[Forsaken]] (The ones loyal to him)
+
******{{RaceIconExt|Putress|Small}} [??] [[Putress]] (Grand Apothecary, sided with Varimathras when he betrayed & almost killed [[Sylvanas]])
  +
******[[Forsaken]] (The ones loyal to Varimathras and Putress)
 
*****{{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [[Detheroc]] (deceased)
 
*****{{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [[Detheroc]] (deceased)
 
******[[New Alliance#Command structure|New Alliance]] (released from Legion mind control<ref>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion= [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Legacy of the Damned]]|mission=[[Dreadlord's Fall]]}}</ref> and slain by the Forsaken<ref>''[[Horde Player's Guide]]'', pg. 150.</ref>)
 
******[[New Alliance#Command structure|New Alliance]] (released from Legion mind control<ref>{{ref game|title=Warcraft III|expansion= [[The Frozen Throne]]|campaign=[[Legacy of the Damned]]|mission=[[Dreadlord's Fall]]}}</ref> and slain by the Forsaken<ref>''[[Horde Player's Guide]]'', pg. 150.</ref>)
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****{{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [62] [[Lord Hel'nurath]] (Ruler of [[Xoroth]], and Stable-keeper of the [[dreadsteeds]])
 
****{{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [62] [[Lord Hel'nurath]] (Ruler of [[Xoroth]], and Stable-keeper of the [[dreadsteeds]])
 
****{{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [??] [[Sathrovarr the Corruptor]]
 
****{{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [??] [[Sathrovarr the Corruptor]]
****{{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [59] [[Lord Banehollow]] (Left in [[Jaedenar]] to cultivate a network of spies,<ref name=LoM16>[[Lands of Mystery]], p.16</ref> the [[Shadow Council]])
+
****{{RaceIconExt|Dreadlord|Small}} [59] [[Lord Banehollow]] (Left in [[Jaedenar]] to cultivate a network of spies,<ref name="LoM16">[[Lands of Mystery]], p.16</ref> the [[Shadow Council]])
 
*****The [[Shadow Council]]
 
*****The [[Shadow Council]]
 
******{{RaceIconExt|Gul'dan|Small}} [??] [[Gul'dan]] (deceased)
 
******{{RaceIconExt|Gul'dan|Small}} [??] [[Gul'dan]] (deceased)
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*******{{RaceIconExt|Cho'gall|Small}} [[Cho'gall]] (Apprentice of Gul'dan, defected to the [[Old Gods]])
 
*******{{RaceIconExt|Cho'gall|Small}} [[Cho'gall]] (Apprentice of Gul'dan, defected to the [[Old Gods]])
 
********[[Twilight's Hammer clan]] (defected to the [[Old Gods]])
 
********[[Twilight's Hammer clan]] (defected to the [[Old Gods]])
******{{RaceIcon|Orc|Male|Small}} [57] [[Fel'dan]] (Alive, Leader of the council on [[Azeroth]]<ref name=LoM16/>)
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******{{RaceIcon|Orc|Male|Small}} [57] [[Fel'dan]] (Alive, Leader of the council on [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]]<ref name="LoM16" />)
 
*******{{RaceIcon|Orc|Male|Small}} [37] [[Neeru Fireblade]]
 
*******{{RaceIcon|Orc|Male|Small}} [37] [[Neeru Fireblade]]
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********{{RaceIcon|Orc|Male|Small}} [[Kohor]]
 
********The [[Burning Blade]] clan (puppet organization)
 
********The [[Burning Blade]] clan (puppet organization)
 
********{{RaceIconExt|Goblin|Male|Small}} [[Fizzle Darkstorm]]
 
********{{RaceIconExt|Goblin|Male|Small}} [[Fizzle Darkstorm]]
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********The [[Argus Wake]] (organization active in Alterac.)
 
********The [[Argus Wake]] (organization active in Alterac.)
 
*********The [[Syndicate]] (under partial control by the [[Argus Wake]])
 
*********The [[Syndicate]] (under partial control by the [[Argus Wake]])
*******{{RaceIcon|NightElf|Male|Small}} [31] [[Athrikus Narassin]]
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*******{{RaceIcon|Highborne|Male|Small}} [31] [[Athrikus Narassin]]
 
********The [[Cult of the Dark Strand]]
 
********The [[Cult of the Dark Strand]]
 
******{{RaceIcon|Orc|Male|Small}} [72] [[Grandmaster Vorpil]] (Alive, Leader of the Council on Draenor.)
 
******{{RaceIcon|Orc|Male|Small}} [72] [[Grandmaster Vorpil]] (Alive, Leader of the Council on Draenor.)
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****Other [[dreadlords]]
 
****Other [[dreadlords]]
 
***{{RaceIconExt|Doomlord|Small}} [??] [[Kazzak the Supreme]] (Kil'jaeden's right hand,<ref>''[[Alliance Player's Guide]]'', 174</ref> Legion Field Commander in [[Outland]], led third invasion into Azeroth)
 
***{{RaceIconExt|Doomlord|Small}} [??] [[Kazzak the Supreme]] (Kil'jaeden's right hand,<ref>''[[Alliance Player's Guide]]'', 174</ref> Legion Field Commander in [[Outland]], led third invasion into Azeroth)
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****{{RaceIcon|Man'ari eredar|Male|Small}} [63] [[Arazzius the Cruel]], Legion overlord of the [[Hellfire Peninsula]]
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*****{{RaceIconExt|Wrathguard}} [62] [[Warbringer Arix'Amal]], head of [[Invasion Point: Annihilator]]
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****{{RaceIcon|Man'ari eredar|Male|Small}} [72] [[Socrethar]] (Overseer of [[Netherstorm]])
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****{{RaceIcon|Man'ari eredar|Male|Small}} [73] [[Reth'hedron the Subduer]] (Leader of the Burning Legions forces in Nagrand)
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*****{{RaceIconExt|PitLord|Small}} [68] [[Xirkos, Overseer of Fear|Xirkos]] (Overseer of [[Forge Camp: Fear]])
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*****{{RaceIcon|Man'ari eredar|Male|Small}} [68] [[Demos, Overseer of Hate|Demos]] (Overseer of [[Forge Camp: Hate]])
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****{{RaceIcon|Man'ari eredar|Male|Small}} [69] [[Warbringer Razuun]] (Legion Field Commander on [[Shadowmoon Valley]])
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*****{{RaceIcon|Man'ari eredar|Male|Small}} [69] [[Deathbringer Jovaan]]
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******{{RaceIconExt|PitLord|Small}} [68] [[Makazradon]]
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******{{RaceIconExt|PitLord|Small}} [68] [[Morgroron]]
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******{{RaceIconExt|Shivarra|Small}} [68] [[Prophetess Cavrylin]]
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****{{RaceIcon|Man'ari eredar|Male|Small}} [[Levixus]] (Supreme commander of [[Auchindoun]]'s souls)
 
****{{RaceIconExt|Doomlord|Small}} [??] [[Highlord Kruul]] (Legion Field Commander on Azeroth, minion of [[Doom Lord Kazzak]])
 
****{{RaceIconExt|Doomlord|Small}} [??] [[Highlord Kruul]] (Legion Field Commander on Azeroth, minion of [[Doom Lord Kazzak]])
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*****{{RaceIconExt|Worgen|Male|Small}} [[Marl Wormthorn]]
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******Some [[Doomguard]]
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******Some [[dreadlords]]
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******Some [[Corrupted treant]]s
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*****{{RaceIcon|Man'ari eredar|Male|Small}} [??] [[Prince Malchezaar]] (Overseer of Karazhan)
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******{{RaceIconExt|Satyr|Small}} [??] [[Terestian Illhoof]]
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*******{{RaceIconExt|Imp|Small}} [70] [[Kil'rek]]
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******[[Ghost]] of [[Karazhan]]
 
***Some other [[eredar]]s
 
***Some other [[eredar]]s
**{{RaceIconExt|Satyr|Small}} [[Xavius]] (Under Sargeras,<ref>[[Shadows & Light]], pg 86</ref> [[Eternal]], currently at the bottom of the [[Great Sea]])
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**{{RaceIconExt|Satyr|Small}} [[Xavius]] (Under Sargeras,<ref>[[Shadows & Light]], pg 86</ref> [[Eternal]], deceased)
 
***{{RaceIconExt|Satyr|Small}} [[Satyr]]s
 
***{{RaceIconExt|Satyr|Small}} [[Satyr]]s
**{{RaceIconExt|Demonhunter|Small}} [??] [[Atiesh, Hand of Sargeras]] (the hand of Sargeras)<ref>{{quest|Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian}}</ref>
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**{{RaceIconExt|Demonhunter|Small}} [??] [[Atiesh]] (the hand of Sargeras)<ref>{{quest|Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian}}</ref>
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**{{RaceIcon|Man'ari eredar|Male|Small}} [??] [[Lord Jaraxxus]] (Lord of Burning Legion)
 
**Unknown if they serve [[Archimonde]] or [[Kil'jaeden]]
 
**Unknown if they serve [[Archimonde]] or [[Kil'jaeden]]
***{{RaceIcon|Eredar|Male|Small}} [??] [[Lord Jaraxxus]]
 
***{{RaceIcon|Eredar|Male|Small}} [72] [[Socrethar]]
 
***{{RaceIcon|Eredar|Male|Small}} [73] [[Reth'hedron the Subduer]] (Leader of the Burning Legions forces in Nagrand)
 
****{{RaceIconExt|PitLord|Small}} [68] [[Xirkos, Overseer of Fear|Xirkos]] (Overseer of [[Forge Camp: Fear]])
 
****{{RaceIcon|Eredar|Male|Small}} [68] [[Demos, Overseer of Hate|Demos]] (Overseer of [[Forge Camp: Hate]])
 
 
***{{RaceIconExt|Doomguard|Small}} [[Azzinoth]] (deceased) (Demon Commander, slain by [[Illidan Stormrage]] during the War of the Ancients)
 
***{{RaceIconExt|Doomguard|Small}} [[Azzinoth]] (deceased) (Demon Commander, slain by [[Illidan Stormrage]] during the War of the Ancients)
***{{RaceIconExt|Eredar|Male|Small}} [63] [[Arazzius the Cruel]] (Legion Subcommander in [[Outland]])
 
****{{RaceIconExt|Eredar|Male|Small}} [62] [[Warbringer Arix'Amal]]
 
***{{RaceIconExt|Eredar|Male|Small}} [69] [[Warbringer Razuun]] (Legion Field Commander on [[Shadowmoon Valley]])
 
****{{RaceIconExt|Eredar|Male|Small}} [69] [[Deathbringer Jovaan]]
 
*****{{RaceIconExt|PitLord|Small}} [68] [[Makazradon]]
 
*****{{RaceIconExt|PitLord|Small}} [68] [[Morgroron]]
 
*****{{RaceIconExt|Shivarra|Small}} [68] [[Prophetess Cavrylin]]
 
 
***[[Felguard]]s
 
***[[Felguard]]s
   
== World of Warcraft ==
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* See: [[Realm name lore|Realm names and their place in Warcraft lore]].
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* {{L-inline}} [[Argus]]
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* {{L-inline}} [[Legion Assaults]] (ongoing expansion event)
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"Beat or be beaten! This is the way of the Legion!"
Brutallus the pit lord

The Burning Legion, (also known as the Demonic Legion Army of Underworld Army of Chaos Great Burning Shadow[3], the Legion of the Lower Planes[citation needed], or simply The Legion[4]), is a vast, innumerable army of demons, infernals, and corrupted races who seek to destroy any trace of order in the universe.

They have thrice invaded Azeroth and were only beaten back at a terrible cost. Much of Azeroth's history — including the First, Second, and Third War — were due to the Legion's influence. It can be said that the Legion is Azeroth's nemesis; it corrupted the orcs who then invaded Azeroth, created the Lich King, and is the source of most of Azeroth's scars. It should also be noted that Azeroth is the only known planet that they have ever failed to conquer.[citation needed]

The Legion's mission in theory is to undo the works of the titans and restore the universe back to its original, chaotic and disorganized state.[5] In practice, the Legion scours all life from the worlds it invades; they are cursed to roam the greater realms forever, consuming the primal energies of magic to survive.[6]

The Legion has destroyed world after world in its mad lust for arcane power[6] and is thus responsible for the genocide of thousands of races across the universe, totaling in billions, if not trillions of lives.

Their purpose is to destroy all so that the Void Lords can't corrupt all. Sargeras believes that if all is destroyed, life will begin again. Unbeknownst to him, the Void Lords and their servants the Old gods have used him and his Burning Legion for their benefit many times.

History Edit

Genesis Edit

The Titans, creators of order in the universe, were aware of the threat posed to their creations by the evil entities living in the Twisting Nether. These demonic beings existed only to devour the living energies of the universe. Over time, the demons began to make their way into the Titans' worlds from the nether. The Titans selected their greatest warrior, Sargeras, to act as their first line of defense. A noble giant of bronze, Sargeras carried out his duties for countless millennia, seeking out and destroying these demons wherever he could find them.

Over the aeons, Sargeras encountered two powerful demonic races, both of which were bent on gaining power and dominance over the physical universe. Though Sargeras' nearly limitless powers were more than enough to defeat the demons he faced, he was greatly troubled by their corruption and all-consuming evil. Incapable of fathoming such depravity, the great Titan began to slip into a brooding depression.

While his confusion and misery deepened, Sargeras was forced to contend with another group intent on disrupting the Titans' order: the Nathrezim. This dark race of vampiric demons (also known as dreadlords) conquered a number of populated worlds by possessing their inhabitants and turning them to the shadow. The nefarious, scheming dreadlords turned whole nations against one another by manipulating them into unthinking hatred and mistrust. Sargeras defeated the Nathrezim easily, but their corruption affected him deeply.

As doubt and despair overwhelmed Sargeras' senses, he lost all faith, not only in his mission, but also in the Titans' vision of an ordered universe. Eventually he came to believe that the concept of order itself was folly, and that chaos and depravity were the only absolutes within the dark, lonely universe. His fellow Titans tried to convince him of his error and calm his raging emotions, but he disregarded their more optimistic beliefs as self-serving delusions. Storming from their ranks forever, Sargeras set out to find his own place in the universe. Although the Pantheon was sorrowful at his departure, the Titans could never have predicted just how far their lost brother would go.

Even Sargeras' titanic form became distorted from the corruption that plagued his once-noble heart. His eyes, hair, and beard erupted in fire, and his metallic bronze skin split open to reveal an endless furnace of blistering hate.

By the time Sargeras' madness had consumed the last vestiges of his valiant spirit, he believed that the Titans themselves were responsible for creation's failure. Deciding at last to undo their works throughout the universe, he resolved to form an unstoppable army that would set the physical universe aflame. In his fury, Sargeras shattered the prisons of the Nathrezim and all the other demon races he had imprisoned during his time as the Titans' champion, setting the loathsome demons free. These cunning creatures bowed before the dark Titan's vast rage and offered to serve him in whatever malicious ways they could. Thus was born Sargeras' unstoppable army: the Burning Legion.

On the planet Argus, Sargeras found the army he sought: the eredar, a race of highly intelligent beings with a natural affinity for magic in all its myriad forms. From the ranks of these mighty creatures, Sargeras picked two champions to command his demonic army of destruction. Kil'jaeden the Deceiver was chosen to seek out the darkest races in the universe and recruit them into Sargeras' ranks. The second champion, Archimonde the Defiler, was chosen to lead Sargeras' vast armies into battle against any who might resist the Titan's will.

Kil'jaeden's first move was to enslave the vampiric dreadlords with his terrible power. The dreadlords served as his personal agents throughout the universe, and they took pleasure in locating primitive races for their master to corrupt and bring into the fold. First amongst the dreadlords was Tichondrius the Darkener. Tichondrius served Kil'jaeden as the perfect soldier and agreed to bring Sargeras' burning will to all the dark corners of the universe.

The mighty Archimonde also empowered agents of his own. Calling upon the malefic pit lords and their barbarous leader, Mannoroth the Destructor, Archimonde hoped to establish a fighting elite that would scour creation of all life.

Once Sargeras saw that his armies were amassed and ready to follow his every command, he launched his raging forces into the vastness of the Great Dark. He referred to his growing army as the Burning Legion. To this date, it is still unclear how many worlds they consumed and burned on their unholy Burning Crusade across the universe.

In terms of exact dates, these events are difficult to pinpoint. The empowerment of the Dragon Aspects is listed as having occurred some 64,000 years ago, which most sources agree happened after Sargeras fell. However, the defection of the eredar didn't occur until 25,000 years ago, some 39 millennia later. This is confusing, as it means neither the eredar nor the Nathrezim (the most important minions of the Legion) joined until long after the Legion's foundation. Alternatively, the Legion was only formed after the eredar's defection 25,000 years ago, and not Sargeras' fall 39,000 years earlier. In other words, the foundation of the Legion is shrouded in mystery.

The First Invasion Edit

Main article: War of the Ancients

Many thousands of years ago (10,000 years before Warcraft I) the Burning Legion became attracted to the world of Azeroth due to the reckless use of magic on that world. The Highborne's reckless use of magic sent ripples of energy spiraling out from the Well of Eternity and into the Great Dark Beyond. The streaming ripples of energy were felt by terrible alien minds. Sargeras — the Great Enemy of all life, the Destroyer of Worlds — felt the potent ripples and was drawn to their distant point of origin. Spying the primordial world of Azeroth and sensing the limitless energies of the Well of Eternity, Sargeras was consumed by an insatiable hunger. The great dark god of the Nameless Void resolved to destroy the fledgling world and claim its energies as his own.

Sargeras gathered his vast Burning Legion and made his way towards the unsuspecting world of Azeroth. The Legion was composed of a million screaming demons, all ripped from the far corners of the universe, and the demons hungered for conquest. Sargeras' lieutenants, Archimonde the Defiler and Mannoroth the Destructor, prepared their infernal minions to strike.

Queen Azshara, overwhelmed by the terrible ecstasy of her magic, fell victim to Sargeras' undeniable power and agreed to grant him entrance to her world. Even her Highborne servitors gave themselves over to magic's inevitable corruption and began to worship Sargeras as their god. To show their allegiance to the Legion, the Highborne aided their queen in opening a vast, swirling portal within the depths of the Well of Eternity.

Once all his preparations had been made, Sargeras began his catastrophic invasion of Azeroth. The warrior-demons of the Burning Legion stormed into the world through the Well of Eternity and laid siege to the night elves' sleeping cities. Led by Archimonde and Mannoroth, the Legion swarmed over the lands of Kalimdor, leaving only ash and sorrow in its wake. The demon warlocks called down searing Infernals that crashed like hellish meteors into the graceful spires of Kalimdor's temples. A band of burning, bloodletting killers known as the Doomguard marched across Kalimdor's fields, slaughtering everyone in their path. Packs of wild, demonic Felhounds ravaged the countryside unopposed. Though the brave Kaldorei warriors rushed to defend their ancient homeland, they were forced to give ground, inch by inch, before the fury of the Legion's onslaught.

Malfurion Stormrage, incensed by the growing corruption amongst the upper class, had set out to find Cenarius and muster a resistance force. Cenarius, accompanied by Alexstrasza and the dragonflights, agreed to go to war against the demons and their infernal masters. Despite the strength of their newfound allies, Malfurion and his comrades realized that the Legion could not be defeated by martial strength alone.

As the titanic battle raged around Azshara's capital city, Suramar, the delusional queen waited in anticipation for Sargeras' arrival. The lord of the Legion was preparing to pass through the Well of Eternity and enter the ravaged world. As his impossibly huge shadow drew ever closer to the Well's raging surface, Azshara gathered the most powerful of her Highborne followers. Only by linking their magics together in one focused spell would they be able to create a gateway large enough for Sargeras to enter.

Malfurion, convinced that the Well of Eternity was the demons' umbilical link to the physical world, insisted that it should be destroyed. Knowing that the Well's destruction would prevent him from ever wielding magic again, Illidan abandoned the group and set out to warn the Highborne. Malfurion led his companions into the heart of Azshara's temple. Yet as they stormed into the main audience chamber, they found the Highborne in the midst of their final dark incantation. The communal spell created an unstable vortex of power within the Well's turbulent depths. As Sargeras' ominous shadow drew ever closer to the surface, Malfurion and his allies rushed to attack.

Azshara, having received Illidan's warning, was prepared for them. The ensuing battle between Malfurion and Azshara threw the Highborne's carefully crafted spellwork into chaos. The unstable vortex within the Well's depths exploded and ignited a catastrophic chain of events that would sunder the world forever. The massive explosion rocked the temple to its foundations and sent massive quakes ripping through the tortured earth. As the horrific battle between the Legion and the night elves' allies raged around and above the ruined capital city, the surging Well of Eternity buckled in upon itself and collapsed.

The resultant catastrophic explosion shattered the earth and blotted out the skies (see The Great Sundering). Sargeras's link to Azeroth was severed, and he would have to find a new gateway to this coveted world.

Sargeras' returnEdit

Main articles: Aegwynn and the Dragon Hunt, The Song of Aegwynn

Somewhere in Northrend, the demon forces invaded once again. Aegwynn fought against them here and even faced, and defeated, the avatar of Sargeras himself.

The Second Invasion Edit

Main article: Second Invasion

For years, since their defeat at the hands of Malfurion Stormrage, the Legion had watched and waited for the moment to be right for a second attempt to conquer Azeroth. Kil'jaeden was given orders to plan the invasion. He decided that a new force would be necessary in order to weaken the defenses of Azeroth before the Legion's main invasion force arrived.

Kil'jaeden discovered the world of Draenor and its two races, the shamanistic, clan based orcs and the peaceful Draenei. Of the two races, Kil'jaeden surmised that the orcs, a race seemingly bred as warriors, would be the perfect tool of the Legion. By bending the elder shaman Ner'zhul to his will, Kil'jaeden was able to enact a series of events that would enslave the orcs and bind them to the will of the Legion. Complete control was established when Kil'jaeden orchestrated a meeting between the orc chieftains and Mannoroth. The orcs were convinced to drink the blood of Mannoroth and thus cursed themselves to bloodlust and savagery.

The orcs attempted to invade Azeroth twice through the Dark Portal.[7][8] However, the natives of the planet formed an alliance led by the humans and fought back with unexpected determination; casualties were high on both sides. At the end of the Second War, the Alliance of Lordaeron had pushed back the invasion. The orcs' home world of Draenor was destroyed with Ner'zhul's attempt to escape into another dimension. The remaining orcs were rounded up and placed in various internment camps by the Alliance.

After the defeat of the orcs, Kil'jaeden determined to create a new force, one that would succeed where the orcs had failed. To this end he captured Ner'zhul and remade him as the Lich King. Trapping his essence in the Frozen Throne, a large block of ice, Kil'jaeden hurled the Lich King to Azeroth, where he crashed on the frozen continent of Northrend. The Lich King's mission was to prepare Azeroth for subjugation through the release of a Plague of Undeath. Thus, the Scourge was born.

Where the orcs had failed, the Scourge succeeded impressively. Within months the Eastern Kingdoms were in disarray. Each soldier or townsfolk who fell to the Scourge was reborn as an undead minion of the Lich King. Finally, the time for the Legion's return was nigh.

Servants of the scourge were able to summon Archimonde himself to lead the assault...with him came the myriad demons of the legion. The second invasion had truly begun. The forces of the Legion swept across the Eastern Kingdoms and soon reached the shores of Kalimdor, home of their old enemy, the night elves.

The Legion chose as its main goal the consumption of the World Tree on Mount Hyjal, which contained the essence of all life on Azeroth and granted immortality to the night elves. At the final hour, an alliance of humans, orcs, and night elves fought desperately to hold back Archimonde and the legion while Malfurion Stormrage performed a desperate druidic ritual upon the World Tree itself. Finally, Malfurion gave the signal that he was ready and the Legion was allowed to reach their goal...the World Tree stood exposed to Archimonde. As the demon embraced the tree and began to feed upon its magics, Malfurion's spell took hold. The World Tree released all of its energy into Archimonde at once, destroying both the World Tree and the demon. The ensuing explosion destroyed the tree and laid waste to Hyjal summit. The Legion had been defeated once again, but at the cost of the night elves' immortality.

With Archimonde finally defeated, Kil'jaeden assumed complete control of the Legion.

Aftermath Edit

KalimdorEdit

After the defeat of the Burning Legion, Azgalor returned to the Twisting Nether to plot revenge.[9] Many of the Legion's followers were still in Kalimdor, scattered and leaderless.[10] Some of these cultists abandoned the Legion altogether, but others still served their demon masters.

The loyal cultists were divided in three groups: the "mad servants", many of whom forgot their lives and lived only to kill; the "depraved ones", who wanted to destroy Azeroth, understanding the Legion goals; and the "true disciples", who knew the purpose of the Burning Legion and sought to turn this to their advantage. Among these latter disciples were those of the new Shadow Council,[11] reformed by surviving warlocks.[12] These cults do not present a threat to Kalimdor, however.[12]

The corruption continued expanding in Felwood, due primarily to the Shadow Council.[12] Satyrs and twisted furbolgs[13] inhabit this region. The corrupted furbolgs joined with the other corrupted creatures to carry out the Legion's goals,[14] while the satyr joined with the Council. Further corruption is evidenced in the cursed, wandering ancients who kill anyone they encounter. Their common, shared goal is to spread the corruption to Ashenvale Forest in an attempt to further the Legion's goal of destroying Kalimdor.[13]

The cults left behind by the Burning Legion followed an unified agenda to regain their power.[15] Some demons, survivors of the Battle of Mount Hyjal, roamed Kalimdor[16][17], and more were summoned from the Twisting Nether by the cults.[16]

Warlocks sometimes took control of small towns or villages.[12] The demons slowly destroyed towns, hamlets, and even cities, thanks to the cults.[16] Although leaderless,[10] the scattered cults and demons worked as a cohesive unit, with the capability of launching assaults against various locations simultaneously. The members of the cults remained scattered to protect themselves but communicated to each other via the Twisting Nether.[16][18] Many were seeking a way to open a permanent portal so that the Legion could invade Azeroth again;[16] others continued spreading the corruption, guarding sites of power, while some joined together for some unknown purposes.[18]

LordaeronEdit

Although the Burning Legion was defeated and scattered in Kalimdor, in Lordaeron they continued ruling under Balnazzar.[19]

Continent of AzerothEdit

The Burning Legion in the Blasted Lands were under the command of Lord Kazzak. Thanks to the efforts of Razelikh the Defiler, the Burning Legion bolstered its ranks with Grol the Destroyer and his Dreadmaul Ogres, Lady Sevine, and Archmage Allistarj. This sect of the legion also included Ilifar, the only death knight who sided with the legion during the scourge rebellion.

OutlandEdit

Magtheridon ruled as the Lord of Outland even after the Legion's defeat in Azeroth.[20]

The Frozen ThroneEdit

Aftermath of the Third WarEdit

An army of human and blood elves arose, labeled the New Alliance,[21] under the leadership of Lord Garithos and Kael'thas Sunstrider.[22] This New Alliance fought back against the Scourge and the Burning Legion. They managed to retake Dalaran[23] and fought against the undead in Silverpine Forest[24][25] and Alterac Mountains.[22]

The blood elves were overrun by the Scourge but made an alliance with the night elves. With their help, they defeated many undead and even some dreadlords;[25] then the night elves fought against Illidan's Naga while the blood elves defended them from the Scourge, who were commanded by a dreadlord.[25] After some battles[22] Kael'thas Sunstrider managed to kill Dalvengyr,[26] but he was betrayed by Garithos. Kael'thas fled to Outland and later joined Illidan's forces.[27]

Defeat in OutlandEdit

Main article: Magtheridon's Forces

Magtheridon still ruled Outland after the Legion's defeat,[28] but with the help of the escaped blood elves, Illidan Stormrage stormed his citadel and claimed Outland for his own.[29] Although the pit lord was chained and his armies were absorbed into Illidan's forces, there were still numerous Legion strongholds all over the planet. The Cabal, cultists of the Shadow Council, were still attempting to further the demons' goals. The draenei resisted the Legion, a group led by Akama assisting Illidan in his defeat of Magtheridon.[30]

Defeat in LordaeronEdit

Although the New Alliance suffered a great loss with the blood elves, they continued fighting against the Scourge. They were not initially considered a serious threat to the Burning Legion. The dreadlords in charge of the scourge, Balnazzar, Detheroc, and Varimathras, grew impatient waiting for orders from Archimonde, ignorant of the death of their leader. Arthas returned to Lordaeron's Capital City with the power of the Lich King. He told the scourge leaders that the city was now his and that he wouldn't require the dreadlords' services to watch over it. When Balnazzar retorted that the Scourge belonged to the Legion, Arthas replied that their masters had been defeated, and that the Burning Legion was "undone." He then tried to slaughter the dreadlords, but they managed to escape, warning Arthas of their inevitable retribution.[31] Later, the dreadlords found out that the Lich King was weakening, and together with Sylvannas Windrunner planned to overthrow Arthas.[32]

Luckily for the scourge, Arthas escaped the Capital City, and Sylvanas' assassination attempt was thwarted by Kel'thuzad.[33] Soon after, Varimathras invited Sylvanas to join the dreadlord's new order, but Sylvanas had no intention of losing her freedom. She declined the offer but knew it was only a matter of time before she would be attacked. Using her sister banshees, Sylvanas possessed Blackthorn, Mug'thol, Snarlmane, and possibly the Murloc Puddle Lord to bolster her forces; not only did she destroy the attacking undead, she even "turned" Varimathras to her side.[34] The future forsaken killed Detheroc and acquired an ally in the freed Garithos.[35]

The banshee and her forces laid siege to Balnazzar's base, which he had fortified within the city ruins. Balnazzar found himself attacked from both sides by Sylvanas and Garithos. Though he was armed with demons and had made many threats, Balnazzar's forces were defeated.[36]

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Varimathras "kills" Balnazzar.

Sylvanas, Varimathras, and Garithos approached Balnazzar. Sylvanas ordered Varimathras to kill his brother as a testament of his loyalty to her. Varimathras was reluctant. Killing another nathrezim was forbidden, but Sylvanas was adamant. Balnazzar was sure that Varimathras would never take that final step. [36] Varimathras allowed his brother to fake his death in order to fool Sylvanas.[37][38] Varimathras then killed Garithos on Sylvanas' orders.[36]

With all their enemies dead, Sylvanas made a proclamation to Varimathras. They would rule the Plaguelands as the Forsaken, and would stake out their own destiny, where none would get in their way.[36]

At some point Balnazzar killed and possessed Saidan Dathrohan's body and began using the Scarlet Crusade.[39]

The Burning Crusade continues...Edit

Even with their defeat in Azeroth the Legion continues invading planets.[40]

Attempted Third Invasion Edit

Attempt to enter through the Dark Portal Edit

After Illidan's failure to destroy the Frozen Throne, Kil'jaeden sent forces to Outland to destroy him. Illidan's forces proved to be equally as powerful and the Legion was unable to exact revenge. During the invasion of Outland, the Legion managed to open the Dark Portal and send troops into Azeroth, led by Highlord Kruul, but the Argent Dawn managed to hold the area surrounding the portal until reinforcements from the Alliance and Horde arrived.[41] After that, the Azerothian resistance pressed on and managed to drive the demons back into Outland where they fought at The Stair of Destiny.[1]

The Alliance and Horde managed to defeat the Burning Legion in the first battle and entered through the Dark Portal, pressing to the middle of Hellfire Peninsula. The Horde established Thrallmar[42] and the initial Expeditionary Force of the Alliance reinforced Honor Hold.[43] A Pit Commander and more Legion forces blocked the reinforcements of both factions, and they stood together to fight on The Stair of Destiny[42][43] for a long time.[1] Lieutenant General Orion sent a Horde adventurer to Thrallmar for reinforcements; General Krakork sent out what forces he could.[44] The Legion stationed dreadlords in Felspark Ravine, but the Alliance[45] and Horde defeated them, their imps, and infernals.[46] The Alliance and Horde finally managed to destroy the portals, defeating the Legion's ground forces[47][48] and by air.[49][50][51][52] The Burning Legion continued to produce fel reavers in Forge Camp: Mageddon.

The Alliance and Horde discovered this and sent adventurers[53] that defeated this force and destroyed the fel reavers.[54][55] After this defeat, the Legion aimed fel cannons at Thrallmar, but both Alliance and Horde destroyed the cannons.[56][57] The final Legion's base, commanded by Warbringer Arix'Amal, housed warp-portals from which demonic reinforcements were being drawn, but the Alliance located the base[58] and both factions sent adventurers to destroy the portals, subduing the Legion in Hellfire Peninsula.[58][59] Kil'jaeden's invasion may have been unsuccessful, but few people knew just what he had planned for Azeroth next...

Activities in OutlandEdit

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Doom Lord Kazzak is the commander of the Burning Legion in Outland, residing at the Throne of Kil'jaeden.[46][45] Although the Burning Legion in Hellfire Peninsula was defeated, its presence is still felt throughout all of Outland, with the exception of Zangarmarsh.
Terokkar ForestEdit
Main article: Cabal

In Terokkar Forest the Shadow Council is still active. There are many cultists, who are part of a branch called Cabal.

Blade's Edge MountainsEdit

In Blade's Edge Mountains the Legion has accomplished several things:

NetherstormEdit
See also: Kael'thas' forces

In Netherstorm, the Legion's plans were carried out by blood elves, including those that were part of Kael'thas' forces, such as the Sunfury. The demons in the zone were led by the eredar Socrethar[72]. The Legion's activities in Netherstorm consisted of the following:

Kil'jaeden's summoningEdit

See also: Sunwell Plateau

Kil'jaeden was not finished yet however, for he had found a new pawn to manipulate in Prince Kael'thas Sunstrider. After his defeat at Tempest Keep, and still blinded by his lust for power, Kael became an all-too-willing participant in The Burning Legion's next attempt to invade and conquer Azeroth. Kil'jaeden restored Kael'thas' life and power through demonic means and empowered many of his followers with fel energy. Kael'thas sent his new Felblood elves to Silvermoon, where they captured M'uru from Kael's own people and took him to the Sunwell. Kael'thas discovered that the energies of the Sunwell still existed in the form of the human girl Anveena; she was subsequently imprisoned and taken to the Sunwell as well. Kael hoped to use her energies to reignite the Sunwell, to both bring his new master Kil'jaeden into Azeroth, and to supply himself with a new font of limitless power.

With the intervention of the Blue Dragonflight and numerous mortal heroes of Azeroth, Kael'thas was killed once and for all in the Magister's Terrace, and Kil'jaeden's plans to enter Azeroth were foiled. Anveena sacrificed herself to weaken Kil'jaeden so that the mortal heroes battling him could defeat him and send him back through the Sunwell. After the battle, Velen used what was left of M'uru "body" to reignite the Sunwell, saving the blood elves from their addiction to demonic power and allowing them to continue to use the powers of the Light.

During the battles against the Lich KingEdit

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The Royal CoupEdit

See also: Battle for the Undercity
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Varimathras' new model.

In the wake of the Battle of Angrathar the Wrathgate, it was revealed that Varimathras plotted his way into controlling a substantial part of the Forsaken faction, using them and his chief underling, Grand Apothecary Putress, to launch a surprise assault upon the combatants at the Wrathgate. This ambush resulted in the deaths of hundreds of Alliance and Horde soldiers, including Bolvar Fordragon and Dranosh Saurfang. At the same time, Burning Legion forces under the command of Varimathras successfully took control of the Undercity and nearly killed The Dark Lady herself.

He was eventually faced and defeated by Thrall, Sylvanas, and players during Horde 15 [74] The Battle For The Undercity, after which he was not seen in-game again by the player(s) who completed the quest (as part of the "phasing" system used in the Scarlet Enclave and areas of Northrend). During the battle, Varimathras made reference to "years of planning" (attempting to undermine Sylvanas) and the voice of an unseen "Master" is heard berating Varimathras for his failure to prevent the Horde party from reaching the throne room, after which point Varimathras enters the fray himself where he is defeated.

Argent TournamentEdit

A gnome named Grand Warlock Wilfred Fizzlebang accidentally summoned a powerful eredar, Lord Jaraxxus, during the Trial of the Crusader. Jaraxxus killed him and fought the champions in the Tournament, but was defeated.

After the CataclysmEdit

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Much of what the Legion took on Azeroth is still under their control. This includes Demon Fall Canyon and the surrounding areas within Ashenvale; Jaedenar, Jadefire Run, and the Ruins of Constellas in Felwood; and Mannoroc Coven in Desolace. Some of their holdings have been expanded, such as their annihilation of the Magram Village (renaming it Shok'thokar), yet they have lost areas as well. Darkwhisper Gorge is chief among them, now taken by the Twilight's Hammer clan.
Blasted Lands

A druid, Marl Wormthorn, sought to heal the Tainted Forest of its demonic blight. Instead, he fell victim to the Legion, the druid and his success twisted by their influence. Wormthorn is sadly killed by adventurers in an attempt to stop the widening corruption.

Burning Steppes

The Blackrock clan orcs try to summon a Pit lord to mind control it for their invasion of Redridge Mountains. Thank to Eitrigg's intervention, the mind control fails and the Pit lord instead begins slaughtering the orcs before being killed by a dragon.

World of Warcraft: Legion Edit

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Following the events of Warlords-Logo-Small Warlords of Draenor, the Burning Legion found their way back to Azeroth, thanks in part to Gul'dan from the alternate timeline created by Garrosh Hellscream. The Legion has begun its biggest invasion yet, starting in the Broken Isles, that features the return of many previously defeated leaders and commanders and uses the rediscovered Tomb of Sargeras as their foothold. A Battle on the Broken Shore saw the Legion defeat the combined strength of the Horde and Alliance, also causing the deaths of their respective leaders: Warchief Vol'jin and King Varian Wrynn of Stormwind.

Since their initial battle on the Broken Isles, the Legion's assault on Azeroth has expanded to include calculated attacks on a variety of both Horde and Alliance settlements throughout the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor, as well as strategic seiges against Karazhan and Dalaran.

After the defeat of Argus The Unmaker, the Titans and Illidan Stormrage imprisoned Sargeras on the Seat of the Pantheon, with Illidan becoming his jailor, crippling the Legion and shattering it to the core, ending most of not all of the threat it posed - but not before Sargeras plunged his sword Gorribal into Azeroth.

Notable entities Edit

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Lords Edit

The Burning Legion leaders:[86]

  • IconSmall DarkTitan Male Sargeras is the creator and the leader of the Burning Legion. He was once the Champion of the Pantheon before becoming their greatest enemy. His current whereabouts are unknown, but he kept in regular contact with Kil'jaeden, at least.
  • IconSmall Kil&#039;jaeden Kil'jaeden[86] was the acting leader of the Burning Legion, as well as the chief lieutenant of Sargeras. He was killed during a battle at the Icon Legion 18x18 Tomb of Sargeras.
  • IconSmall Archimonde Archimonde[86] was the Legion Field Commander on Azeroth, and led the armies of the Burning Legion. He was banished during the Bc icon Battle of Mount Hyjal and later again at the alternate timeline version of Icon Warlords 42x18 Hellfire Citadel.
  • IconSmall PitLord Mannoroth[86] was the General of the Burning Legion, and the King of the Pit Lords. He was killed by Grom Hellscream.
  • IconSmall Dreadlord Tichondrius[86] was the leader of the Nathrezim of the Burning Legion, as well as it's Chief infiltration specialist. He was killed by Illidan Stormrage.
  • IconSmall Doomlord [??] Kazzak the Supreme, leader of the doomguards, was the Legion field commander on Azeroth; he is now the field commander in Outland.

Commanders and allies Edit

Former allies Edit

  • IconSmall Naga Female Queen Azshara, formerly believing herself "betrothed" to Sargeras, was likely enticed by the Old Gods to become the Empress of Nazjatar, progenitor of the serpentine naga.
  • IconSmall Ner&#039;zhul Ner'zhul, the elder shaman responsible for the foundation of the Horde (and later transformed by Kil'jaeden into the Lich King) openly betrayed the Legion after the Battle of Mount Hyjal and — despite Illidan's attempts to destroy him — remains in command of the undead Scourge.
  • IconSmall ArthasDK Arthas Menethil, followed the instructions of the dreadlord Tichondrius. He was told to help summon Archimonde. He then aided the Lich King (Ner'Zhul) in overthrowing the Legion. He was merged with the Lich King until his death.
  • IconSmall Lich Male [??] Kel'Thuzad, the necromancer who aided the Lich King in spreading the Scourge, was tapped as the destined summoner of Archimonde into Azeroth. However, Kel'Thuzad remained eternally loyal to the Lich King even in death, and was one of his most powerful lieutenants until his final defeat.

RacesEdit

The Burning Legion races consists mainly in demons, but other non-demonic races serve them as well.

Major racesEdit

The Legionnares

Fanmade picture of the various races of the Burning Legion.

Other racesEdit

ConstructsEdit

Races of other organizationsEdit

This list includes the organizations that serve the Burning Legion.

Manual of MonstersEdit

Appart from the mentioned above, the Appendix Three of Manual of Monsters mentions the following allies of the Burning Legion: Belsamaug, Blight Wolf, Celestian, Demons, Dragon, Firewrack, Dragon, Seawrack, Dragon, Woodwrack, Fatling, Feral, Fleshcrawlers, Gorgon, High (presumed), Gorgon, Low (presumed), Hag, Brine, Hag, Cavern, Hag, Ice, Murdersprite, Narleth, The Proud, Ratman, Savant Hydra, Skin Devil, some Sleet Devil, Vengaurak, Arcane Devourer (suspected), Bitter Tree, Blood Crone, Blood Reaper, Blood Sprite, Carnivorous Tree, Gristly Minstrel Daemon, Plague Angel Daemon, Abyssal Larva Demon, Demon, Blade, Blood Horror Demon, Gauntling, Skullworm, Surged Giant, Wickerman, Forlarren, Cerberus, Daemons and Devils, Death Dog, Demonic Knight, Shadow Demons and Screaming Devilkin; however the validity of the source is disputed.

Trivia Edit

  • Many similarities can be observed between Burning Legion and Demonic Legion of Diablo franchise. These include:
  • Both Burning Legion and Demonic Legion are armies of the Twisting Nether and Burning Hells.
  • Many similarties can be observed between the Burning Legion and Zerg Swarm of StarCraft franchise. These include:
  • Both Burning Legion and Zerg Swarm are armies of the Twisting Nether and Char.

OrganizationEdit

NumbersEdit

The number of demons in the Twisting Nethers are infinite.[88] However not all demons are part of the Buring Legion. During the War of the Ancients, Sargeras gathered the Burning Legion, at that time it consisted of one million demons,[89] although the Legion was defeated in both of their invasions and many demons were slain, their ranks have grown once again and it's estimated to consists in one million demons yet again.[1]

Organizations who serve the LegionEdit

Currently
Formerly

Command structureEdit

Media Edit

Videos Edit

Spoilers

ReferencesEdit

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  38. ^ Horde Player's Guide, pg. 180
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  43. ^ a b Through the Dark Portal (Alliance)
  44. ^ Journey to Thrallmar
  45. ^ a b The Path of Anguish
  46. ^ a b Felspark Ravine
  47. ^ Disrupt Their Reinforcements (Horde)
  48. ^ Disrupt Their Reinforcements (Alliance)
  49. ^ Mission: Gateways Murketh and Shaadraz
  50. ^ Mission: The Murketh and Shaadraz Gateways
  51. ^ Mission: The Abyssal Shelf (Horde)
  52. ^ Mission: The Abyssal Shelf (Alliance)
  53. ^ Return to Thrallmar
  54. ^ Disruption - Forge Camp: Mageddon
  55. ^ Forge Camp: Mageddon
  56. ^ Cannons of Rage
  57. ^ Enemy of my Enemy...
  58. ^ a b Invasion Point: Annihilator
  59. ^ Doorway to the Abyss
  60. ^ From the Ashes
  61. ^ Little Embers
  62. ^ Culling the Wild
  63. ^ Felsworn Gas Mask
  64. ^ Damaged Mask
  65. ^ Mystery Mask
  66. ^ a b Deceive thy Enemy
  67. ^ You're Fired!
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  69. ^ Harvesting the Fel Ammunition
  70. ^ Fire At Will!
  71. ^ The Hound-Master
  72. ^ The Archmage's Staff
  73. ^ a b c The Archmage's Staff
  74. ^ Consortium Crystal Collection
  75. ^ a b Consortium Crystal Collection
  76. ^ Quest:Full Triangle
  77. ^ Conversation between Socrethar and Culuthas.
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  80. ^ Quest:Damning Evidence
  81. ^ Quest:Deathblow to the Legion
  82. ^ Quest:Aldor No More
  83. ^ a b Quest:A Gift for Voren'thal
  84. ^ Quest:Deathblow to the Legion
  85. ^ Quest:Turning Point
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  87. ^ Highborne - War of the Ancients
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  100. ^ The Battle For The Undercity (Horde)
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  102. ^ Horde Player's Guide, pg. 150.
  103. ^ a b Lands of Mystery, p.16
  104. ^ Alliance Player's Guide, 174
  105. ^ Shadows & Light, pg 86
  106. ^ Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian

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