Malorne was an enormous white stag that roamed the land as protector of nature. His eyes are silver and his body shines with a white glow. He was among the first living creatures in Azeroth. The Tauren were hunting Malorne one day, and in his attempt to escape Elune bargained with Malorne in exchange of help. Malorne accepted Elune’s help and loved her as part of the deal. Elune mothered Cenarius from that relationship. You can read the Tauren legends about Malorne and Cenarius here.
Malorne the Waywatcher shows up to help the Night Elves when great crisis affect the world or the Night Elf civilization in the shape of a giant white stag. Although he has great magical power, he is never shapeshifted into any other form. Malorne has avoided two civil wars among the Night Elves simply by making himself present before the astonished eyes of the Night Elves.
Malorne is a great diplomat of sorts. He would first engage in conversation with other individuals to seek reasoning. When diplomacy doesn’t work, Malorne uses his calming aura to tranquilize his opponents—which cancels out any spellcasting or physical abilities. If they persist, he uses non-lethal magic to restrain or separate opposing forces. If two forces engaged in combat, he would heal both sides and try to find a solution to stop the fight.
Malorne may enter the Emerald Dream and the Physical world at any time, and perceives what happens in both realms as if he had omniscience of what happens simultaneously in both planes.
Rumors are of the existence of a group of druids that take on the aspect of Malorne as Druids of the Antler, but it has not been proven. Night Elves do worship Malorne for his great assistance during the War of the Ancients against the first invasion of the Burning Legion where he lost his life in defense of the world of Azeroth.
Cenarius had gone into a frenzy seeing Ursoc and Ursol, Aviana, and Agamaggan die. Cenarius crushed hundreds of Felguards and Felhunters with his antlers and some others got impaled against the dead corpse of Agamaggan’s thorny side as Cenarius charged them outwards.
The demons finally got hold of Cenarius, and before the demons could slay him, Marlone came into the fray blinding all demons with his majestic white flashing body. Marlone’s hoof crushed many demons, while his antlers swoop many others. Marlone defended his son Cenarius, and with a look toward the elves as if telepathically commanding them to come for his son, Jarod Shadowsong and others dragged Cenarius to safety.
Malorne would have surely single-handedly defeated the Burning Legion, had Archimonde not showed up. Black lightning stroke the land around Malorne, baking it … then green fire from the ground engulfed Malorne, burning at his coat, while the land and rock formed giant hands that pinned his four legs to the ground. Archimonde swelled in size matching Malorne’s height.
Malorne freed himself from his magical trap, and charged Archimonde with his antlers, causing tremors and lightning as demons and Azeroth’s races nearby shook and fell to the ground flat on their backs with astonishment. Finally, Archimonde grabbed Marlone by the neck and with great force snapped his neck. Cenarius’s brave rescuer laid limp and lifeless, as Archimonde tossed him to the side.
Malfurion knowing Cenarius was uncouncious and that Archimonde had just slain Marlorne, casted a spell that engulfed most of Archimonde’s body with vines. The Archdemon, analytical as always, decided to retreat by vanishing in a green flare of flames that consumed the vines.
Shortly, Alexstrasza, Ysera, and the Bronze dragon consorts of Nozdormu, along with their dragonflights joined the War of the Ancients. Ysera came to a halt and opened wide her brilliant jade orbs with a deafening shriek. As she landed, thousands of demons were thrown in all directions with her paws and wings … making her way through to her goal, until she came still, her chin on Malorne’s head, sobs could be heard. Her lover was dead.
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