The Order of the Silver Hand
Silver Hand


Tirion Fordring (conteseted)
Lord Grayson Shadowbreaker (unclaimed)


Hearthglen (contested)


Lawful Good

Current Status


The Order of the Knights of the Silver Hand was the order of paladins created after the First War by Uther the Lightbringer and Archbishop Alonsus Faol, with Faol annointing Uther as the first paladin, and Highlord, of the order. The Order served the Alliance faithfuly during the Second War and much of the victory can be ascribed to their great tenacity and prowess upon the battlefields of the war. 

Many years later, during the Third War the Order would be decimanted by the corrupted Prince Arthas Menethil, with the murder of Uther, the destruction of their bastion in Stratholme, and the general fall of Lordaeron. It would be in the wake of the Third War that Tirion Fordring would claim to restore the order and subsequently merge it with the Argent Dawn and its later form, the Argent Crusade. Fordring's claim, however, is hotly contested by many hard-line conservatives of the order. Those conservative knights cite Tirion's exile from the Silver Hand by Uther as fact enough to disqualify him from having the authority to restore the Order, thus rendering the Crusade's claim as heir to the Hand void. 

Controversy regarding Tirion's Argent Crusade aside, the Silver Hand Order of Stormwind, and of the Alliance, was relatively unaffected by the events in Lordaeron. Lord Grayson Shadowbreaker serves as the de facto head of the Order in Stormwind, although the title of Highlord remains vacant.