Humanity is a resilient breed, having survived an invasion by the savage Orcs during the First War. During the Second War, the armies of Stormwind rallied with the Alliance of the Northren Lands, as well as the Elves, Gnomes and Dwarves, to reclaim their homeland of Azeroth. After the success of the Second War, Stormwind was rebuilt and Human civilization began to flourish once again throughout the southlands.
With the recent invasion of the Burning Legion - which left the northern kingdom of Lordaeron in ruins - Stormwind now stands as the last bastion of human civilization. Following the heroic examples of the legendary Sir Lothar and King Llane, the defenders of Stormwind are considered to be among the fiercest warriors in the land. They stand resolute in their charge to maintain the honor and might of humanity in an ever-darkening world.
Humans have perhaps suffered the most out of all the races of Azeroth, having endured a bloody, genocidal invasion by the Demon-corrupted Orcs and losing almost all their northern population to the Plague. Out of the millions that once populated the Eastern Kingdoms in many splendid and wonderful fort cities, merely two hundred thousand are still alive. Despite all this humans continue to be vigilant, and - perhaps as a result of their struggles - they have banded closer together and with the Alliance as a whole.
Today, the Child King Anduin Wrynn oversees Stormwind, under the watch of the council of Nobles and the Regent Lady Katrana Prestor. While the Empire of Stormwind has lost much of its glory, it still retains some ties with the cities of Darkshire, Lakeshire, Goldshire, Southshore and to a lesser extent, Menethil Harbor. Those cities fall under the protection and leadership of Stormwind, but they also have their own local military forces and independent democractic election.
Theramore isle, an independent nation that keeps close ties with Stormwind, is under the watchful leadership of the young mage Jaina Proudmoore, formerly of Kul Tiras. Kul Tiras itself, while still a member of the Alliance, is an independent nation under the rule of Daelin Proudmoore. The city-state of Dalaran, with its combat mages, still retains some control over Hillsbrad and the Tirisfal Glades. In addition, there is an independent Human enclave in the Arathi Highlands, the remnants of the Empire of Strom. It is rumored the once-allied empire of Gilneas is still flourishing and populated with Humans - but no word has been heard of them for years.
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