Stromgarde Militia

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AllianceStromgarde Militia
Stromgarde Defender.jpg
Main leader  Captain Nials (presumed)
  Formerly  King Galen Trollbane †
 Captain Danath Trollbane
Race(s) HumanHuman Human
  Formerly ForsakenForsaken Forsaken
Capital Stromgarde Keep
Base of operations Refuge Point
Theater of operations Arathi Highlands
Affiliation Stromgarde army, Kingdom of Stromgarde, Alliance
Status Active

The Stromgarde Militia[1] is a division of the Stromgarde army. Prior to the restoration of the kingdom, they fought for years for control of Stromgarde Keep at the hands of invading forces.


Second War

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The militia was active during the Second War and was led by captain Danath Trollbane.[2][3][4]

World of Warcraft

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Following the Third War and the fall of Stromgarde, the militia still existed and was based in Refuge Pointe, while a contingent of their defenders was also being firmly entrenched in the chapel district of Stromgarde Keep itself.[5] The capital was then a battlefield where they faced the Witherbark trolls, the Boulderfist ogres, and the criminals of the Syndicate.

As the tomb of King Thoras Trollbane was protected by four sigils, the Sigil of Thoradin was divided into eleven pieces by Prince Galen Trollbane, who dispersed them among the militia ranks. When the Darkspear tribe sought to steal Trol'kalar in the tomb for their coming battles against the Gurubashi trolls, the hunter Zengu dispatched agents of the Horde to hunt down the portions of the sigil of Thoradin.[6]

At some point, the militia placed bounties on the head of Lord Falconcrest, who headed the Syndicate's efforts in the Arathi Highlands, and on his bodyguard Otto, who killed dozens of their defenders.[1] In return, the Syndicate also placed bounties on the militia members, in order to urge the rabble to fight their more disciplined troops, and awarding gold for each Stromgarde badge gathered off killed militiamen. Captain Nials later tasked Alliance adventurers to hunt down the assassins and retrieve the badges, and once in their possession, she promised to inform the families of the fallen soldiers.[7]

A bounty was also placed on the warlock orc Marez Cowl, a high-level advisor and operative of the Syndicate, who menaced the Stromgarde defenders with her demons in the capital.[8]


Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

Following the Cataclysm, the Sigil of Thoradin had once again been divided between the ranks of Stromgarde Militia in Stromgarde Keep, since Zengu had been killed before he could attempt to leave the Arathi Highlands with Trol'kalar. After Prince Galen Trollbane was resurrected as a Forsaken, he directed Horde adventurers to once again recover the divided sigil and reobtain Trol'kalar for his new master, Lady Sylvanas Windrunner.[9][10] At the same time, Captain Nials once again tasked Alliance adventurers to hunt down the Syndicate agents in the capital and retrieve the Stromgarde badges from their bodies, in order to inform the families of the fallen.[11]


Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

Nazgrim strangulating the undead defenders.

At the time of the third invasion of the Burning Legion, like all of the Stromic people still in Stromgarde Keep, the members of the militia have been raised into undeath and served King Galen Trollbane.[12] After Galen bretrayed the Deathlord, the militiamen who opposed the Knights of the Ebon Blade were slaughtered by the death knights Nazgrim and Thassarian.[13]

Battle for Azeroth

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During the Fourth War, the living militiamen were present in the Alliance-retaken Stromgarde Keep and fought against the Horde during the Battle for Stromgarde.

Known members





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As the one rewarding the Stromgarde Militia's bounties, and informing the fallen's families, Captain Nials may be the leader of the organization.


See also