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|The Battle for Andorhal|
|Conflict: Alliance-Horde War (Cataclysm)|
|Outcome: Pyrrhic Forsaken victory|
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With the Lich King defeated, the the Alliance and Horde were able to claim separate portions of Andorhal and soon after began a crusade to claim the whole city, while the Scourge tried to keep their territory.  Over the course of the battle both Koltira Deathweaver and Thassarian send adventurers to deal with the remaining Scourge forces. After defeating their leaders, the two enter a truce with one another. Some time afterwards, the peasant militia defies Thassarian's orders, launching their own assault on the Forsaken. After repelling the invasion, Koltira sends agents of the Horde to speak with Lindsay Ravensun.
Upon meeting Ravensun, it is revealed that she is in reality Sylvanas Windrunner, who is aware of the truce between Koltira and Thassarian, dating back to their service as death knights of the Scourge. Using the val'kyr, she resurrects slain Alliance soldiers - many no more than peasant militia - before sending agents of the Horde to eliminate Thassarian. Many of these agents, including the Val'kyr commander, Aradne, are slain by the Alliance forces led by heroic adventurers. Despite their valiant efforts however, the Alliance are forced to retreat from Andorhal. As Horde forces enter the Alliance camp, all they find is the slain body of Lurid, Thassarian's skeletal minion, and discover that Thassarian and the remaining Alliance forces have retreated from Andorhal. With Andorhal now in control of the Forsaken, Sylvanas calls Koltira to her and after berating him about his "weakness" and Arthas' failure to remove such weakness, a portal appears and a chain drags him into the Undercity, where Sylvanas promises to eliminate his compassion for Thassarian and ensure his loyalty is to the Horde and more specifically the Forsaken.