At an early age, Kurenai was something of a tomboy with a keen interest in the ways of the blade, much to the chagrin of her priestess mother. To this day, she and her mother often seem to get into an argument whenever she returns home to Darnassus.
A born explorer, her natural curiosity led her to venture into the wilds of Azeroth and beyond. After being met by a mysterious human death knight and his guild of fellow adventurers, Kurenai knew there was strength in numbers and joined their ranks, fighting alongside them to the best of her ability.
When the guild's leader mysteriously vanished in the frozen wilderness of Northrend, his understudy Benty, along with several other guild seniors and Kurenai herself, took effective guardianship in his absence. Soon after, Benty also vanished without trace, effectively rendering the guild leaderless. Many battle-hardened raiders, including Kurenai, threw in their lot with the human paladins Severause and Grimtidings.
Kurenai is also a grand master blacksmith, and has crafted much of her own armour and weapons.
Seemingly unusual for a night elf — or any elf for that matter — Kurenai comes across as something of a ladette, a logical progression from her tomboyish childhood, and something that continues to be a bone of contention with her mother. Then again, it's not so unusual when she can dual-wield two handed weapons, dig ore from rocks, and bash out pieces of metal with a hammer and anvil. Her drinking habits seem more dwarven than elven, and not surprisingly finds good company among the Ironforge dwarves, in defiance of popular wisdom.
- I... am... NOT... FAT!!!