The Sentinels are the primary military arm of the kaldorei. Founded in the years following the War of the Ancients and the destruction of the old Kaldorei Empire, the Sentinels serve as the kaldorei’s army in its engagements throughout Kalimdor and beyond.
The organization is composed of devout and well-trained warriors, often with strong ties to the Sisterhood of Elune. The Sentinels form the majority night elven component of the Kaldorei Army, which encompasses numerous other beings and unit types.
In the wake of its war with the Burning Legion, High Priestess Tyrande Whisperwind led the night elf race, and particularly the Sisterhood, in rebuilding their ruined society. Her order was uniquely poised to fill a power vacuum as a result of their numbers and influence, and Tyrande soon took advantage of this. From the ranks of the Sisterhood of Elune, she forged the Sentinels, whose duty it was to protect their newly-emergent society. Quickly cementing itself in this role, the Sentinels became the night elf nation’s primary agents and guardians.
In the millennia to come, the Sentinels would take part in many conflicts on behalf of the kaldorei, most immediately in the War of the Satyr. Over time, the army’s composition would begin to change, incorporating more male night elves into its ranks, and utilizing more military hardware. Today, Tyrande is recognized as their former general, and the Sentinel Army is led in battle by the distinguished General Shandris Feathermoon, with its largest base of operations at Feathermoon Stronghold in Feralas, closely followed by Silverwing Hold on the border between Ashenvale and the Barrens.
Areas of Operation
The Sentinels can be found everywhere in kaldorei lands and occasionally even beyond. The bulk of their forces can be found on Kalimdor, but the kaldorei have established outposts in the Eastern Kingdoms, Northerend and in Outland as well. Below is a list of the different territories that have a Sentinel presence.
Dragonblight – Northerend
Blade’s Edge Mountains – Outland
Krasarang Wilds – Pandaria
Shadowmoon Valley – Draenor