Stranger in a Strange Land

Ambassador Blackguard: Hi. I’m Ambassador Blackguard. (Blackguard looks down at a piece of paper in his hand.) On behalf of the warchief, I am honored to welcome you to Orgrimmar, (race). (Glances at you, smiles unconvincingly, then looks back at the paper.) As a lifetime of adventure unfolds… ugh! That’s it! I’m tired of reading this same greeting day in and day out. Go figure out where you can fight things, then talk to your emissary. Please just leave me alone.


Find the Warchief’s Command board in Orgrimmar.


For the Horde | Nightborne Allied Race

First Arcanist Thalyssra: For ten-thousand years, Suramar was the only world we knew. As the ages passed, Azeroth changed around us… and fell into the Legion’s grasp. To secure our people’s future, you must help reclaim our place in Azeroth. Venture forth alongside new allies and show the world that the legacy of the nightborne is one of nobility… and strength.

First Arcanist Thalyssra: After ages standing alone, we are once again poised to become part of something greater. Our alliance with the Horde affords us a fresh start, a unique chance that must not be squandered. The warchief’s ambassador awaits you in Orgrimmar, (Name). From there, you will set out on a journey across Azeroth. Fight to defend this land, and claim a place for the shal’dorei within it. Show the world who we are, (Class). Bring honor to the Horde, for in so doing, you will bring honor to Suramar.


Meet Ambassador Blackguard at the Orgrimmar Embassy.


A Second Ally for the Cause

Lady Sylvanas Windrunner: One new ally will prove useful. A second will make us even stronger. Even now, the Alliance plots and schemes against us. We must move quickly, or they will strike before we are prepared to counter their aggression. Say the word when you are ready to begin pursuit of our next ally. There must be no hesitation.


Choose a second ally to pursue.


Silvermoon City

Lady Liadrin: The nightborne have been isolated from the world for thousands of years. Now that they have reemerged, it is up to us to guide them along the right path. Regent Lord Theron has extended an invitation to the nightborne to meet with us in Silvermoon. Come, (Name), let us travel to Silvermoon with Thalyssra.


Meet with Lady Liadrin in Silvermoon City.


A Choice of Allies

Lady Sylvanas Windrunner: Baine Bloodhoof and Lady Liadrin have come to suggest potential allies to fortify our ranks. Each of them knows what is needd to keep the Horde strong. You have proven to be a formidable champion, (Name). I put it to you to choose which course we pursue first. Hear what they have to say and make your decision. Tell me your choice and we will proceed with our plan to strengthen the Horde.



Speak with Baine and Liadrin to learn more about potential allies.


The Call for Allies | Allied Races (Horde)

The Horde’s selfless leadership in the war against the Legion has left our ranks depleted. Our enemies slaver at the thought of stealing what is ours. We will not let them. I’ve authorized the building of an embassy in Orgrimmar. From it, we will win others to our cause. Meet me there at once.

Warchief Sylvanas Windrunner



Meet Warchief Sylvanas Windrunner at the Orgrimmar Embassy.


Battle for Azeroth Release Date Announced: Sept 21

Blizzard Entertainment announced that World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth will ship on or before September 21. Pre-purchase is already available today, and doing so unlocks access to the Allied Races storyline (achievement requirements must be met though).

The Battle for Azeroth™ Begins in World of Warcraft® This Summer†—Pre-Purchase Now and Prepare for War. Recruit four of the playable Allied Races† joining the fight in the upcoming expansion to Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Instantly boost one Horde or Alliance character to level 110 today.

IRVINE, Calif.– A new great war between the Alliance and the Horde will erupt this summer†—and starting today, World of Warcraft® players around the globe can seek out new champions to fight for their faction’s cause. Blizzard Entertainment today announced that Battle for Azeroth™, the next expansion to the world’s most popular subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game, is now available for pre-purchase at

Players who pre-purchase Battle for Azeroth today can begin their journey to recruit four of the expansion’s new Allied Races, each representing comrades they’ve fought alongside on the Broken Isles and Argus in the game’s most recent expansion, Legion™. Upon winning the respect of an Allied Race by completing quests and earning reputation, players will unlock the ability to create characters of that race and set out on a new adventure across Azeroth.† Alliance players can add the shadow-touched Void elves and valiant Lightforged draenei to their ranks, while members of the Horde will be able to bring the ancient Nightborne and noble Highmountain tauren into their faction’s fold—with additional Allied Races to come in the future.

Pre-purchasing Battle for Azeroth also grants the included level-110 character boost immediately†, so players can enter the expansion ready to fight on the front lines of the coming war. Upon Battle for Azeroth’s launch, heroes will be called upon to seek reinforcements in the seafaring kingdom of Kul Tiras and troll empire of Zandalar; battle for strategic control of Stromgarde, a new 20-player cooperative Warfront; and embark on Island Expeditions, where bands from rival factions race to claim resources on treacherous uncharted terrain.

“Battle for Azeroth brings a whole new dimension to the Horde-vs.-Alliance conflict in World of Warcraft, with a new continent to explore for each faction and brand-new gameplay features like Allied Races, randomized Island Expeditions, and large-scale Warfronts,” said Mike Morhaime. “No matter which side they fight for, players’ dedication to their faction will be put to the test when the new expansion arrives this summer.”

Players who choose to level up a new Allied Race will also be able to enjoy World of Warcraft’s recently revamped level 1 to 100 questing experience. Building upon a popular feature introduced on the Broken Isles in Legion, zones across Azeroth, Outland, and Draenor now scale to a wide range of character levels, making it so players can enjoy the quests, stories, and other content at their own pace. Those who complete the full level 20–110 experience† as an Allied Race character will also earn that race’s distinctive Heritage Armor—a set of cosmetic gear that represents their dedication to finding their people’s place in Azeroth.