Dec 15th 2008 5:36PM I RPed an UD shadow priestess for awhile, but it always annoyed me that an undead character would have the spell "shackle undead". And the beginning explanations on the Forsaken’s relationship with the Light and Shadow were pretty confusing. I tried to ration that Undead Priest's embraced the shadow and used those same energies to heal and cast their "holy" spells. Kind of how someone who believes in the Holy Light can cast a shadow spell and not believe in The Forgotten Shadow. I figured someone who believes in The Forgotten Shadow could cast a holy spell and it wouldn't be from the Holy Light, just what ever source they deem to be holy... not sure it that makes complete sense, but I tried...
Eventually I just rerolled to a BE priestess. Her story was pretty easy to figure out. She believed in the Holy light, she lost her faith when Arthas attacked and killed everyone she loved. Instead of becoming a Blood Knight she looked to darker and, what she perceived as, more powerful sources of divine magic. As her heart darkened so did her faith and she began wielding the shadow with the same reverence that she once wielded the light... It's pretty standard stuff, it's similar to the Blood Knights reasoning but since I didn't want to be a semi-sinister character still using goody-goody magic I catered it to my shadow priestess.
I also figured that since BEs are closely allied with the Forsaken (Tranquillien), she would have access to the teaching of the Cult of the Forgotten Shadow. And that went on to explain why I have the two UD mounts instead of the ugly ass chocobos.
I also figured that my priestess could go through a sort of redemption/ enlightenment when she reached outland/ the Sunwell getting relight with pure holy light.. I eventually want to heal, so I just figured that when she reached Shatt and came in contact with the Naruu and the Scryers and all that she reestablished her connection with the Holy Light. But she never denounces the shadow. Instead she embraces both disciplines as equal counterparts to each other. Now she has the power over life and death, just like the character creation screen says, priests are all about using the spectrum of light and dark, or at least mine is.
Aug 11th 2008 12:44AM There are a few notable female Paladins. Lady Liadrin, Matriarch of the Blood Knights. High General Abbendis, Military Commander of the Scarlet Crusade. And Scarlet Commander Marjhan, Scarlet Ambassador to the Argent Dawn.
...The fact that they are or at one point were evil women is neither here nor there...
Jul 15th 2008 1:26PM I also have friends who will play nothing but Alliance. But I personally don't get it. I find their races and quests extremely boring, but I don't bash my friends for their preference.
I for one love to play the questionable character. I have an orc warlock, a forsaken shadow priest, and a blood elven paladin. Save for my undead toon, who could murder children for a hobby and still be considered normal in forsaken society, all my toons were or are shunned by their people for their practices. The blood knight quests, back when Lady Liadrin was still in Silvermoon were the best quest series to date i.m.o. I also love the orcs history with fel magics and how they just barely tolerate warlocks in the new horde.
I figure that faction rep shows how your deeds make you slowly accepted by your people, but I like that the Horde isn't afraid to associate with those who "do what they have to do".
Oh and P.S. I'll be making a Blood Elven Death Knight as well, who's more hated then a Blood Knight? Death Knight wielding the powers that ravaged their people... this is good stuff.