This article is about the night elf elite guard. For other uses, see Sentinel (disambiguation).


The Sentinels, also known as Sentinel Army, are an elite guard belonging to the night elves.[1] (WRPG 73) Given the threat of invasion that constantly looms, few roles are as critical to the defense of the land as the sentinel. Sentinels perform guard duty.[2] (MM&M 103) Sentinel is an ancient title, its skills are rooted in ancient tradition from even before the time of Queen Azshara.[3] (WoWRPG 100) The Sentinels were established shortly after the War of the Ancients, and until recently all of its soldiers were night elf women. They were created in order to replace the old army.[4] Sentinels are elite archers and skirmishers, capable of doing tricks with the bow that few others can hope to match.

Sentinels are proficient with all simple and martial weapons and with light and medium armor, due to her extensive study of her foes and training in the proper techniques for combating them. In addition, sentinels are proficient in the use of arrows as a melee weapon. As a class, it shares elements from archer, hunter, and scout classes.[1] (WRPG 73) Their hatred of orcs has also fueled their participation in the Alliance. After the death of Cenarius during the Third War, many sentinels, druids and warrior night elves began a great hunt. Some night elves happily hunt orcs as a repayment for Cenarius’ murder.[3] (WoWRPG 38) Druids of the wild now strive to heal and restore the land, while sentinels keep their eternal watch for enemies both seen and unseen.[1] (WRPG 44) Night elf sentinels favor moonglaives.[3] (WoWRPG 186)

Sentinels are found in many night elf villages in World of Warcraft, as well as among other races.

History

Not long after the night elf druids entered the Dreamways of Ysera's Emerald Dream, high priestess of the Sisters of Elune, Tyrande Whisperwind, assembled a powerful fighting force from amongst her night elf sisters. The fearless, highly trained warrior women who pledged themselves to Kalimdor's defense became known as the Sentinels. This period in history became known as the Long Vigil, and ended when the druids were awakened prior to the battle for Mount Hyjal.

The Sentinels included a number of night elves who had fought bravely during the War of the Ancients. Chief among them was Shandris Feathermoon. Orphaned during the Legion's invasion, she was taken under Tyrande's care. Young Shandris distinguished herself in combat time and again throughout the conflict. Her heroics earned her a place at Tyrande's side thereafter, and when the Sentinels were forged, Shandris was named captain of the fledgling order.[5]

These warrior women practice both the art of combat, as well as that of healing and life-giving in the name of Elune. The Sentinels are considered the elite fighters among the night elves. They are led by the priestesses of the moon under the high priestess, Tyrande Whisperwind, and her lieutenant, Shandris Feathermoon. The Sentinels are comprised of elite night elf archers, a cavalry division known as the huntresses who ride the feral nightsaber panthers, and the mighty hippogryph riders, who assault enemies from the air.

Sentinel divisions

Shandris Feathermoon

Sentinels share almost the exact customs as high elf rangers, to the point where you can only tell the difference by race. Many Sentinels fulfill their duties as huntresses, riding astride great nightsaber panthers, or as windwarriors astride hippogryphs.[6] (APG 127) Sentinels are also the night elf version of elven ranger class.[1] (WRPG 73)

  • Archers compose the first rank of the Sentinel army. These women are expert marksmen and use the concealing forests of Kalimdor to their advantage. Their lightning-quick ambushes are legendary, for few warriors can match the proud archers' speed and cunning. These are the basic sentinel type, and the closest to elven rangers.
  • Huntresses are the elite cadre of the Sentinel army. Drawing their strength from the moon goddess, Elune, these warrior women ride the feral nightsaber panthers into battle. Huntresses are strong and swift, and merciless to those who would defile the sanctity of Ashenvale Forest. Huntresses also have a close bond with the owls of the forest. These owls relay information and spy for the Sentinel army. These are the mounted warrior version of sentinels.
  • Hippogryph riders. During the war, a number of Sentinel archers rode these magnificent creatures into battle. These are the flying mount version of the sentinels.

Known members

Name Role Status Location
AllianceIconSmall Shandris.gif Shandris Feathermoon General (last) Alive Feathermoon Stronghold, Feralas
AllianceIconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind High priestess of Elune Alive Temple of the Moon, Darnassus
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Raene Wolfrunner Ruler of Ashenvale Alive Astranaar, Ashenvale
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Sentinel Amara Nightwalker Moon Priestess Alive Teldrassil
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Velinde Starsong Priestess, Sentinel MIA Unknown
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Su'ura Swiftarrow Warsong Gulch Battlemaster Alive Silverwing Grove, Ashenvale
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Aethalas Warsong Gulch Battlemaster Alive Warrior's Terrace, Darnassus
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Lylandris Warsong Gulch Battlemaster Alive Military Ward, Ironforge
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Elfarran Warsong Gulch Battlemaster Alive War Room, Stormwind
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Male.gif Lylandor Warsong Gulch Battlemaster Alive Lower City, Shattrath City
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Sentinel Farsong Sentinel Alive Silverwing Grove, Ashenvale
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Elanaria Warrior Alive Warrior's Terrace, Darnassus
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Thyn'tel Bladeweaver Sentinel Alive Warrior's Terrace, Darnassus
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Sentinel Arynia Cloudsbreak Sentinel Alive Oracle Glade, Teldrassil
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Tysha Moonblade Sentinel Alive Darkshore
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Shindrell Swiftfire Sentinel Alive Astranaar, Ashenvale
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Illiyana Moonblaze Silverwing Supply Officer Alive Silverwing Grove, Ashenvale
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Sentinel Amarassan Sentinel Alive Stonetalon Peak, Stonetalon Mountains
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Sentinel Dalia Sunblade Sentinel Alive Darnassus
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Sentinel Keldara Sunblade Sentinel Alive Haldarr Encampment, Azshara
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Sentinel Selarin Sentinel Alive Auberdine, Darkshore
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Sentinel Glynda Nal'Shea Sentinel Alive Auberdine, Darkshore
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Sentinel Aynasha Sentinel Alive Darkshore
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Sentinel Elissa Starbreeze Sentinel Alive Auberdine, Darkshore
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Sentinel Luciel Starwhisper Sentinel Alive Forest Song, Ashenvale
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Sentinel Melyria Frostshadow Sentinel Alive Forest Song, Ashenvale
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Sentinel Thenysil Sentinel Alive Astranaar, Ashenvale
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Sentinel Velene Starstrike Sentinel Alive Silverwind Refuge, Ashenvale
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Sentinel Onaeya Sentinel Alive Maestra's Post, Ashenvale
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Sentinel Stillbough Sentinel Alive Temple of the Moon, Darnassus
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Sentinel Moonwhisper Sentinel Alive Blade Tooth Canyon, Blade's Edge Mountains
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Sentinel Shaya Sentinel Alive Dolanaar, Teldrassil
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Sentinel Amberline Bowyer Alive Star's Rest, Dragonblight
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Sentinel Sweetspring Stable Master Alive Star's Rest, Dragonblight
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Sentinel Brightgrass Sentinel Alive The Bravery, Darkshore or Stormwind Harbor
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Sentinel Winterdew Sentinel Alive The Bravery, Darkshore or Stormwind Harbor
AllianceIconSmall NightElf Female.gif Sentinel Silversky Sentinel Alive Military Ward, Ironforge

Types

Warcraft III Beta Sentinel

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