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The Kingdom of Stromgarde
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Ruler

Prince Galen Trollbane (Formerly)
Lord Danath Trollbane (Presumed)

Capital

Refuge Pointe

Affiliations

Grand Alliance

Status

Government-in-Exile


Stromgarde is a human nation historically located in the Arathi Highlands. Its capital city, Stromgarde, rests upon the site of the original capital of the Arathorian Empire, Strom.

During the Second War, Thoras Trollbane, Lord of Stromgarde, joined his kingdom with the Alliance of Lordaeron. The kingdom declined rapidly following the Third War, losing control of much of its territory and capital city. The national colour of Stromgarde is red, and its symbols are a closed fistand a bird with its wings spread. 

HistoryEdit

ArathorEdit

The city of Stromgarde was founded by the Arathi tribe of humans in the Arathi Highlands during the Troll Wars. Originally named Strom, the city became the capital of the great Arathorian Empire. Following the peak of the empire's power, many of its citizens left to found other cities, including Dalaran, Alterac, Lordaeron, and Stormwind. Many of these newer cities began to attract settlers at an astonishing rate, and it was only a matter of years before the once-powerful Arathi Empire was splintered into seven independant states following a great civil war. At the end of the war, Strom was no longer the center of the human lands, and it was during this time that the leaders of the remaining Arathorian Legion changed the city's name toStromgarde.

Second and Third WarsEdit

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Stromgarde before its fall after the Second War.

By the time of the Second War, Stromgarde was a harbor city that controlled the [[Arathie Highlands and the island-fortress of Tol Barad. Though not the largest, it was one of humanity's most powerful kingdoms. Led by Thoras Trollbane, it was also a close and loyal ally of the Kingdom of Lordaeron, and their mutual friendship would facilitate the nation's quick entry into the Alliance of Lordaeron just before the Second War. Following the start of the Second War, Stromgarde sent half of its standing army to join the main Alliance forces, the rest of its army left to defend the highlands from invasion through the dwarven realm of Khaz Modan.

After the end of the war, Stromgarde left the Alliance upset at King Terenas' decision to not execute the captured orcs.

During the Third War, Stromgarde managed to prevent the Scourge from ravaging through its lands, and sent a detachment of troops, the Stromgarde Brigade to accompany Lady Jaina Proudmoore and the human expedition across the sea to Kalimdor. Despite this, the darkest hour of Stromgarde was yet to come. Thoras Trollbane was assassinated under mysterious circumstances, and Stromgarde came under siege by both the forces of the Syndicate and the Boulderfist Ogres. Outnumbered and isolated, the city of Stromgarde fell the the invading forces. 

Recent historyEdit

After Thoras' death, his son, the Prince Galen Trollbane, became the leader of the remains of Stromgarde, and actually managed to retake a large portion of the city until his own demise at the hands of the Horde. The remaining forces of Stromgarde form the League of Arathor, which fights to free the rest of the Arathi Highland, in the Arathie Basin, and its many resources, from the hands of the Forsaken and the Horde forces from the former internment camp now Horde base, of Hammerfall

Sruins

The current ruins of Stromgarde City. The church and northwestern districts of the city are currently under Stromgardian control, whilst the southwest remains under the control of the Boulderfist and the keep and southeast remain in the grip of the Alterac Syndicate.

Danath Trollbane, Thoras Trollbane's nephew, vowed that he would one day return to Stromgarde and restore it to its greatness, but, for the time being, he is bound to his duties in Outland.Stromgarde is still remembered as the starting point of humanity and still exists, though much weaker than ever before, its population and territory being greatly diminished. Stromgarde's armies, however, are far from defeated and still maintain a base of strategic operations at the crevasse known as Refuge Point in the Highlands, and some areas of the partially reclaimed Stromgarde City.

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