You guys are such novices at this...lemme show you how it's done. I'm ripping off the template from the Silver Hand characters thread (I regret nothing).
(Jorundr, Blood Elf Paladin, Darrowmere server)
Name: Jorundr Dawnwalker
Age: 144 (comes out at about 22 in human years)
Nicknames/Aliases: Lord Jorundr, Jorundr of the Shattered Sun, The Light-Weaver
Class: Paladin, Mage, Battlemage (lore)
Eyes: Green (from fel magics, originally blue)
Weight: 276 pounds in full plate gear
Height: 5'8" (five feet, eight inches)
Alignments: Silvermoon City, The Blood Knights, The Horde, The Silver Hand
Garments/Armor: Typically wears platemail at all times, always wears a Blood Knight war tabard.
Other: Adept at melee combat but an excellent healer.
Alignment: Neutral Good.
Personality: Jorundr is a law-and-order type who always places the intrests and safety of Silvermoon City and its allies above other priorities. He strives to bring Silvermoon back to a period of prosperity like those he had seen before the coming of the orcs. In truth, he feels the orcs are responsible for much, but after the Alliance's outright hostilities he holds them responsible for the destruction of Silvermoon as he does Arthas. He does not harbor any true partnership with the Undercity or the Darkspear Trolls, stating that "the Sylvanas Windrunner he knew is dead and gone and that the one parading around calling herself Sylvanas is only a withered husk whose sole purpose is vengance" and due to an ancient grudge between Silvermoon and the Amani troll empire, but he steadfastly stands with all races of the Horde, knowing that siding with the humans again would only lead to disaster.
History: Jorundr was born in Dawnstar Village on the Isle of Quel'Danas in northern Quel'thalas more than a century ago. Showing great magical prowess even as an infant, it was believed that he would be far more than any mere high elven mage or swordsman. At the age of five he demonstrated a command of magic that even apprentice magisters had required years to master. At age seven he began his training and education as an apprentice mage. Quickly showing his prowess in the magical arts, Jorundr became a fully-recognized mage by the age of 30, still a mere child in the eyes of the High Elves. At the same time, Jorundr began exploring his family history dating back to the Exile of the Highborne, and one thing kept coming up: Bloodwake. Jorundr, fascinated by whatever this Bloodwake was, asked his father, Tharidas, of its legacy.
Originally, the Dawnwalker family was not of the Highborne and did not practice magic. Jorundr's ancestors were warriors, and Bloodwake was an ancient spear forged to combat the demons and blessed with ancient, primal light-magic practiced by the priestesses of Elune. Jorundr's family fought originally on the side of the Night Elves and Malfurion Stormrage during the War of the Ancients, and after the war they began practicing magic in secret, using Bloodwake as a war staff to channel the arcane energies. Originally, the weapon was condemned to be destroyed, but the Dawnwalkers hid it. After Dath'remar Sunstrider, the leader of the Highborne night elves, came to power, he elected five warriors to represent his family line as his personal guard. Among those was Jorundr's ancestor, and using Bloodwake as his weapon he kept any potential attackers from reaching Dath'remar. From that point on, one member of the Dawnwalker family has served in the personal guard of the Sunstriders dating back 8,000 years.
Jorundr, fascinated by his heritage and the weapon's legacy, began training himself for when the time came that he would use Bloodwake to safeguard the royal family. Enlisting in the Silvermoon Guard at 51 (roughly 16 in human years), Jorundr learned to wield a weapon and fight with more than mere frostbolts and arcane energy. But by age 58, Jorundr began having strange nightmares about a human he had never met, fighting a massive demon of flame and darkness, and how he would be slain by those he considered his allies, again people he knew nothing about.
At age 60 (the age of ascention and age 18 for humans), Jorundr was deemed ready to wield Bloodwake and its ancient, primal magics. But it wasn't enough. Jorundr thought that by then, his rampant nightmares had begun to take their toll on his sanity. Seeking refuge from the nightmares, Jorundr travelled between Quel'thalas and the human kingdoms. Somewhere between Dalaran and Strom, Jorundr was caught in a downpour and took refuge in an abandoned chapel. During the storm, Jorundr began reading the books and scrolls and gather his thoughts. After a week of reading and contemplation, the nightmares began to fade away. After reaching the human nation of Strom, Jorundr immediately went to the local chapel and sat in quiet contemplation and prayer, asking the Divines for guidance and what he should do. That night, in his sleep, he thought he could hear a voice telling him to follow the ways of the Light. From that night on, Jorundr's nightmares were no more. During his travels, Jorundr became incredibly devout, making pilgrimage to temples throughout the Alliance territories. Jorundr continued to travel, until he heard rumors of a green-skinned menace in the south that had ravaged Stormwind.
Not long after Stormwind's fall, Jorundr went back north to the territories of Lordaeron, and soon after his pilgrimage brought him to Stratholme. In Stratholme, he found that a new order of light-keepers and knights was being formed, called the Knights of the Silver Hand. The first of the knights, Uther the Lightbringer, had been blessed with power over the light in Alonsus Chapel in Stratholme, and nine other knights followed suit. Jorundr offered his services to the newly-formed order, and was inducted as a man-at-arms in the Silver Hand. Jorundr's new duties kept him away from Silvermoon, but soon his two alliances would coincide. The Horde had pushed their way northward, and Jorundr would participate in some of the bloodiest battles in the war. As the Alliance began to push the Horde south, the two reached a stalemate toward the Orcish fortress of Blackrock Spire. From there, the orc warchief Orgrim Doomhammer and his forces met with the combined forces of Lordaeron, Azeroth, Quel'thalas and the dwarven kingdom of Khaz Modan in the bloodiest battle of the Second War: The Battle of the Burning Steppes. Jorundr stayed off the frontlines, healing his allies in the heat of battle. However, during the battle, a contingent of ogre-mages and orcs managed to break through. Jorundr, with few options, launched himself into battle and struck down five of the ogres and seven orcs, but his crowning achievement in the battle was the slaying of twenty trolls. To this day, Jorundr keeps the trolls' tusks as a trophy. During the battle, Jorundr saw Anduin Lothar fall in battle, and it struck him hard. During the insuing chaos, Turaylon took up Lothar's blood-stained shield and rallied the Alliance forces, defeating the orcs and chasing them back to the Swamp of Sorrows. Jorundr was ordered back to Silvermoon by the Silvermoon royal family, and he parted ways with his allies in the Silver Hand.
For the next few years, Jorundr was assigned to protect and served as the personal guard of Prince Kael'thas Sunstrider. After two years in the Prince's royal guard, there was talk that a plague of undeath was sweeping through Lordaeron and that Prince Arthas Menethil, the crown prince of Lordaeron, had turned against his people and his focus was on Silvermoon. Prince Kael'thas was away in Dalaran, but Jorundr was not. Arthas and the undead attacked in their full fury, and when the threat of an invasion seemed likely, Jorundr and a number of Silvermoon's high-ranking military officials began evacuating Silvermoon by sea. Jorundr and his people watched in horror as the skies above the Isle of Quel'danas darkened with the corruption of the Sunwell.
After a few weeks of sailing, Jorundr found a safe, untained stretch of land along the north coast of Quel'thalas, near the ruins of what used to be Silvermoon City. Within two days, Prince Kael'thas and the rest of his guard found them. Kael'thas decided to take some of the strongest of his people, but Jorundr was left out of this group. Jorundr was, instead, assigned to retake Silvermoon on the behalf of Kael'thas, along with the newly-elected ranger-general, Lor'themar Theron. Many of Jorundr's allies, priests, warriors and archers, believed that the Light had abandoned them and that they needed a new source of power. Jorundr, however, was steadfastly against it. After weeks of fighting, Jorundr and his forces managed to push the undead back to the Ghostlands, and in a desparate decision, and faced with the weakening of the high elven forces, they decided to burn the forests to keep the undead from advancing. After a year of conflict, a single representative of Kael'thas, Rommath, was sent to Silvermoon to tell them of Kael's promised return. He instructed the elves in the use of fel magics, and after much deliberation, Jorundr started using fel magics. Soon after, his powers over the Light began to wane. Not long after, Prince Kael'thas sent back a being of pure light, a naaru called M'uru, a captive from an attack on the interdimensional fortress Tempest Keep. The blood elves were instructed to harness its power for their own use. The first among them, a former priestess named Liardin, soon after formed an order of blood elven paladins called the Blood Knights. Jorundr, in a moment of weakness, drained the light-given powers of M'uru and in an instant regained much of his power over the Light. Jorundr was assigned to defend Silvermoon with all his strength, and its allies.
Since the re-opening of the Dark Portal, Jorundr has been made an official Blood Knight. At first, Jorundr was hesitant to ally with the Horde, especially given his history of conflict with them, but he has come to regard Thrall as one of the few worthy and honorable orcs. He was devastated to hear that Kael'thas had changed masters, from Illidan Stormrage to Kil'jaeden, and has dedicated himself to destroying Kael and keeping him from leading the Blood Elves down the path the Highborne treaded seven millenia previous. Jorundr has also heard whispers that the traitor Arthas has mobilized his undead legions for an attack against the mortal races, and now stands ready for the word to mobilize against Northrend and the legions of the undead.
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