|Bound by faith, bound by blood. Together we stand as a shield for the people.
The Shield of Light is a paladin order operating from
the Cathedral of Light in Stormwind, formed to uphold
the ideals of the paladins and aid the populace of the
Acting as soldiers of the Church, the order is independent
from the regular military units in Stormwind but often
fight alongside with the ordinary troops. Due to their
lack in numbers the paladins of the order often find themselves
conducting small scale operations or supporting local
militia and other military outfits.
The order conducts patrols in Stormwind's surroundings
such as Elwynn, Redridge, Westfall and Duskwood. Earlier
these regions used to be the order's only areas of operation,
but after the plague in Stormwind it was clear that focusing
on these regions only was not enough. While it now looks
beyond the vicinity of Stormwind its major concern is
still the human lands.
The order spends much time fighting the Scourge in various
forms, both the walking undead in the lost territories
and the Scourge's agents infiltrating the cities. Other
then that the order also deal with demons of the Burning
Legion, demonic possessions, orc renegades and to some
extent normal criminals.
Lordaeron was the home of the Church of Light, and when
the land fell to the Scourge the clerics were scattered
and vast knowledge lost. Not even the Silver Hand proved
a challenge for the undead, and lucky were the ones who
survived their onslaught.
With many refugees fleeing south Stormwind, with the nearby
Northshire Abbey, would eventually become the new home
of the Church of Light.
As the Silver Hand was nearly destroyed in the war many
paladins found themselves to be on their own without a
distinct banner to rally around. Some remained on Lordaeron
fighting their own battles or as part of the Scarlet Crusade,
some travelled west to Kalimdor while many turned south
This came to be a time of sundering, when paladins found
new loyalties and purposes. Former ideals were forgotten
and many paladins turned into fortune seekers fighting
only for themselves. Many lost their trust in paladins,
but with the intention of bringing order to chaos, paladins
started pledging their allegiance directly to the archbishop.