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Icon-information-22x22As per the recent race names vote at WoWWiki talk:Writing policy#Race name case, the correct race name spelling is "eredar" and not "Eredar"

The Spellchecker Rides Again! Edit

I've just swapped Eredar to eredar, as per the official info. Don't change it back without good reason, please :) -- Kirkburn 18:15, 14 August 2006 (EDT)

Random Edit

Article on Gamespy describing -what seems like- Eredar as the new alliance race: http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/world-of-warcraft-expansion/705785p1.html --Aldaris 17:38, 9 May 2006 (EDT)

- Nowhere does it say they're Eredar. They seem more like the Broken. Don't start any rumours yet. --Potbasher 06:22, 9 May 2006 (EDT)
- It looks like Eredar, however this is VERY unlikely due to the Eredar being demons. Jeoh 13:23, 9 May 2006 (EDT)
- Sorry Pot, but I DO think they are Eredar. They cant be Broken since they have facial features (i.e. a nose, see link below). Secondly, in comparison to Eredar... well, to say it's similar is a gross understatement. The look damn alike! Check out this link when it's not down. ~CatsHateMangos 09/05/06 22:27 CEST
- We'll find out tomorrow, chances are they are Eredar, or appear Eredar. From what I read on http://wowvault.ign.com, apparently they're WISPS that have mutated into the form of an Eredar upon coming in contact with Archimonde during the famous battle of Mount Hyjal. They appear to be the size of tauren, and they also appear to be the alliances version of the forsaken, and I can assume they will start off neutral with all the other races simply because of their appearence.

Pics of The Eredar Alliance Race:

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--Aldaris 17:38, 9 May 2006 (EDT)

Look let's chillEdit

We don't need to alter this topic every few minutes, we'll know WTF those creatures are by tomorrow. No need to write about every speculation that comes up... It makes everyone look crazy...Baggins 20:13, 9 May 2006 (EDT)

Yeah, well expect a few alterations incoming pretty soon: Proof? ~CatsHateMangos

Draenei are EredarEdit

So it turns out that non mutated Draenei are the same species as Eredar, and broke away from the rest of their kind when it looked like their kind was going to be corrupted by Sargerass. They are not natives of Draenor, and only named the planet that because of their faction name. They call themselves "Draenei" because it means "Exiled Ones".

We now know of one more Eredar leader Velen, but i'm lousy with the table mark up codes anyone want to add it in, with notes that he's actually sided with Draenei rather than the burning legion?Baggins 15:13, 10 May 2006 (EDT)

This article is going to need a huge revision in light of what we know... now. Sargeras history for one has been butchered... Sargeras may have still been corrupted by some demonic race but it certainly wasn't Eredar as we now currently know...Baggins 17:55, 10 May 2006 (EDT)
There's also the Nathrezim. It would be a fairly minor tweak to have the Nathrezim be responsible for Sargeras' corruption, and then he approached the Eredar. As it was before, the Eredar corrupted him and them he discovered the Nathrezim. --Adonzo 18:47, 10 May 2006 (EDT)
Well its possible that he fought some unknown demonic race(we originally thought was eredar), before nethrezim showed up. I personally say that we need to be careful not to be too specific on how many demons Sargeras fought before going evil, or we step on lore too much, and get to far into realm of speculation.
Keep things as neutral and non speculatory as possible(unless you note its speculation its its own heading). If you don't know something specifically, just say "a demon race" for example.
So let's try to avoid as much speculation as possible.-Baggins 19:03, 10 May 2006 (EDT)
From the Offical WoW Histories though (http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/story/chapter1.html#2: Over the eons, Sargeras encountered two powerful demonic races, both of which were bent on gaining power and dominance over the physical universe. And then goes on two talk about the Eredar, and how they effected him during their capture and imprisonment. Then it seems his encounter with the Nathrezim is the last straw, and breaks his will. -Bao 22:25, 10 May 2006 (MDT)
Ya, that's quote directly out of the manual for warcraft 3. Nethrezim where his last encounter with demons and what finally drove him mad. His first encounter with demons could not have been Eredar with current lore however... But personally hold the possibility he fought some other demonic race, maybe one we haven't heard of yet.Baggins 23:31, 10 May 2006 (EDT)
Yea, although the way it states it makes it blatantly obvious (imo); I do concur that your theory of changing a couple words there to make it so that first demonic race was not Eredar would be the best way to fix the botch. Now the question is whether or not Blizz will be smart enough to do it. -Bao 08:20, 11 May 2006 (MDT)

TopDread, please excersice more caution: the italic text in this article was quoting directly from sources and does not nee to be edited for new info! --Ragestorm 19:56, 10 May 2006 (EDT)

Its me on the lore. Argg Blizz stabbed me in the back I'm dying. Last words fight the man Yarg *dies* http://lorelol.ytmnd.com/

I agree with Adonzo. Sargeras was good. The Nathrezim were bad. Sargeras imprisoned the bad Nathrezim, causing him to turn bad himself. He then recruited the Eredar for the Burning Legion, making them bad as well. --- User:TopDread 21:21, 10 May 2006 (EDT)

Yes Nathrezim were bad, they weren't corrupted they were as, the manual put it, "Enslaved by Kil'Jaeden" but they were definitely bad before hand. More thoughts below...Baggins 23:15, 10 May 2006 (EDT)

Over the eons, Sargeras encountered two powerful demonic races', both of which were bent on gaining power and dominance over the physical universe.' In the myth adventure series (not WarCraft), demon is short for dimensenal traveller. So if the twisting Nether is in fact the fractual universe between the dimensions (yes, I know what I am saying), then any being who has even the slightest capabilty of interdimensional traversal is demonic, even if not neccessarily evil.

Here's my theory: Titans are worried about Eredar because they want power without limits (Who doesn't?), they send Sargeras over, and that's that. Then Sargeras goes mad, releases them, and because his form has changed, the Eredar don't recognize him until too late. The Draenei get help from some Naaru who were assigned to follow Sargeras, and the rest is history (Naaru are the exalted servants of the Titans, of which Elune is one). Farfetched but Plausible, Right?--Charred But Alive8:16, 15 June 2006

Clarifacation: To be demonic, the Draenei need to be able to traverse the Twisting nether, but the Naaru provided them a demensional ship. This seems to condridict itself. However, the Draenei could just have an armada of dimmensional x-wings and no colony ship, because they want domanince right now, colonies later.

The Elune-Naaru relation is just fan fiction. Sorry.--Charred But Alive10:10, 16 June 2006

Interesting, but that implies that the Eredar were imprisoned on Argus as opposing to simply living there, and it certainly rewrites the role of the Titans. Still, I think that line of thinking is a good one. I don't think you can use another series' definition of "demon" in this context. What exactly did you mean by that whole x-wing colony ship example? --Ragestorm 17:30, 16 June 2006 (EDT)

It is their home planet, and the Titans are nice guys. The x-wings are for invading other places. Colenys come after blockades. And I say I can use the other demon definition, so there! Humph!

Yes, I know I'm acting like a kid.Charred But Alive 09:54, 19 June 2006 (EDT)

Some personal thoughts on how things could fitEdit

In the original story(let me begin a bit of a paraphrase directly from the manual) when he was good, he encountered two demonic races he was forced to fight against. Now originally this was Eredar and Nathrezim.

Now we know he couldn't have run into the Eredar.

So Let's say it was some other as of yet named demonic race. It was fighting against this certain race, that troubled him. He tried to trap this race in a vacuous corner of the twisting nether.

Then the Nathrezim show up to cause trouble. He fights them. But their darkness was too much for him so became insane, wanting to cause disorder to the universe to undo the titan's works.

In his madness he shattered the prisons he had made for the unamed race, and nethrezim setting the demons free. Thus the two races offer themselves before him to serve in any malicious way they could.

Let's pause for a minute to insert the new lore;


Next he heads to Argus to convince the Eredar a benevolent magical culture to join his cause. Those that accept are given more power and are warped into colossal beings. A faction of Eredar seeing what their brothers are becoming but don't want to to be corrupted, get help from Naaru and flee accross the galaxy.


So back to the paraphrase of the Warcraft 3 manual.

So out of the newly acquired and corrupted Eredar he chooses two champions to lead his demonic army of destruction. Kil'Jaeden and Archimonde. He sets Kil'Jaeden to seek out darkest races, and lure them to Sargeras's shadow.

He chooses Archimonde to lead his vast armies.

Kil'Jaeden's first move was to enslave the Dreadlords under his dark power. They became his Elite Guard and agents throughout the universe, and they took pleasure in finding primitive races for their master to corrupt and bring into the fold.

First among the dreadlords was Tichondrius and he agreed to promote the sargeras's burning will to all corners of the dark corners of the universe.

Archimonde empowered agents of his own, the mighty pitlords and their leader Mannoroth, he hoped to forge a fighting elite that would scour creation of all life.

Then the legion began its war across the worlds, blah blah blah...


If you took the time to read my paraphrase I think you'll see that that most of original intent of the story could be salvaged if blizzard made a few slight changes to what was said. The original race that Sargeras fought couldn't be the Eredar, but could be some unknown race we haven't heard about. The nethrezim could have still come second and been the ones that drove him mad.Baggins 23:15, 10 May 2006 (EDT)

If you ask me the only real solution is to redo the story for the new race entirely. Because they just killed most of the lore in one day. And people wonder why I'm an angry ogre.


Oh I thought they just call you that cause they took the happy goofy fat ogres out of the game, and left them with the meaner, sixpack chested ones ;)... I kid...Baggins 23:32, 10 May 2006 (EDT)
hmmm... maybe Pit Lords? they always seemed to be on more or less equal standing with the Nathrezim in terms of rank. --Adonzo 00:47, 11 May 2006 (EDT)

Hmm, I don't know warcraft 3 manual made Pit Lords out be added after the Eredar, and Nathrezim, when Sargeras started making his burning legion.

Still I suppose it could be possible. Sargeras runs afoul of the Pit Lords first, banishs to that prison in the twisting nether, frees them when he goes mad. Both join him on his way to Argus. He gets Kil and Archi, to join his cause. Kil enslaves the nethrezim under his banner, while archi takes the Pit Lords under his banner. You know you probably have one of the better theories in trying to reconcile this mess. Unfortunately its still just speculation :(.Baggins 09:09, 11 May 2006 (EDT)

Night elf- Draenai conection Edit

Take away the Eredar's tails and you practicly got an elf. I think blizzard is thinking of a relationship between them!

Because, you know, all elves have elongated foreheads, whiskers, hooves and inverted knees. --Adonzo 01:16, 11 May 2006 (EDT)
Oh please! The Eredar look more like Night Elves than they look like Drainei (from warcraft3x)! Why would blizzard make them so alike?
Hey, did you know that if you cut off the pointy tips of a High Elf's ears, he looks Human!? Make a Gnome a foot taller and he's a Dwarf? Make a Dwarf a few feet taller and he's Human? Just because races look similar, doesn't mean they are in any way related. Besides, it's already been established that the Night Elves are descendants of the Trolls, and the Trolls are one of the original creations of the Titans. --Adonzo 18:12, 11 May 2006 (EDT)
Indeed, there is no question that the Eredar are entirely unrelated/undescended from the same ancestor as elves and trolls. The Eredar are descended from the Protoss. Just kidding.

"Make a Gnome a foot taller and he's a Dwarf?"

As well as add an extra digit to their 4 fingered hands(while shrinking their oversized heads a little) LOL, but you are most certainly right.

Besides the Azuremyst Draenei must have surely crashed landed after the Night Elves were already around, since the orcs, and the battles with the Draenei happened only decades before the events of warcraft 1. No way they could have crash landed before the elves, unless some kind of time travel accident happened, which is highly unlikely even with knowledge that time travel exists in the universe.Baggins 18:22, 11 May 2006 (EDT)

A similar theory turned up on Talk: Faceless One, suggesting that the (very) vague artistic similarity between Faceless and Draenei hinted at a relationship. as in this case, the theory depended on the Draenei landing on Azeroth long enough for some people to be left behind, and the Legion not burning the world when they got there. Also, the Draenei were approached by Sargeras nearly 25,000 years ago, which should be around the time the Kaldorei first approached the Well of Eternity. --Ragestorm 18:33, 11 May 2006 (EDT)

I agree that Blizzard intends a connection of sorts between Night Elf and Draenei, even though quests and other material doesn't quite elaborate how, yet. We know so far that the Draenei respect nature, the elements, and the Light, which Night Elves also respect. (Night Elves are not shamanistic, but they have long had a relationship with the Furbolg, who are. ) There are some pretty big differences betweem the Draenei and Night Elves, too -- the Draenei clearly have an affinity for technology, and the Night Elves do not. In a pragmatic sense, Blizzard clearly intends for the Night Elves and Undead to be less... isolated... in the world, and that seems to be the reason Blizzard placed the two new races closer to the Night Elf and Undead starting areas. benefice2

The draenei crashed 'one month ago' according to their introduction movie. They don't look like night elves. At all.--  Varghedin  talk / contribs 14:06, 19 January 2007 (EST)
yeah, lol, they need to change that quest text, as next month, it'll be false. ;) benefice2
Er.... the night elves don't have any particular affinity for the Light (else there would be night elf paladins), there are no night elf shamans either in Warcraft 3 or WoW therefore eliminating their assumed affinity for the elements and there have been no indications that the draenei are the tree-hugging hippies (no offense) that the night elves are. In fact, there is nothing to my knowledge that suggests any kind of relationship with the night elves or draenei. We'll just have to wait and see.
Oh, and the idea of night elves and draenei being related is absurd. --GeekOfDeath 23:12, 24 March 2007 (EDT)--

family tree Edit

Moved from the other page. because this thing is far from done. Eredar, are not connected to night elves. and eredar have evolved from draenei. anyway just fix the table before putting it in :P its looking silly as it is now. CJ 01:40, 11 May 2006 (EDT)

What?! Eredar came from Daenei? Where are you getting your information from? Just take a look at Draenei. And if you gonna put my table in the disscusion page I may as well go overboared and start adding REALY insane ideas to it, like humans coming from night elves and Murlocks coming from Naga.
see below. eredar/draenei are the same thing. there is no point in making a family tree for something that is just a different faction.. like humans / argent dawn, frostwolf, steemweedle, etc etc. there is no true racial name for the corrupted draenei yet.. though for comfort people simply call them eredar. Draenei were the original race though. nowhere are night elves linked... that's like saying a rock and an apple are linked.. they are simply not. CJ 08:27, 11 May 2006 (EDT)
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NO, Draenei evolved from Eredar- either way, this is false, where the heck to Night Elves enter? --Ragestorm 06:42, 11 May 2006 (EDT)

I'm not sure "evolved" is the right word. Best I can tell we are playing the original Eredar, except they just renamed themselves "Draenei"(We know they avoided the corruption by Sargeras), it seems to be more of a faction name, than any actual change to their physical body at least with what we know from their backstory. If anything they are closer to the original draenei than corrupted ones that became colossal demons. Still sure we don't know how many generations they have since they left Vargus, so there could be some changes from the original Eredar, but do we really know for sure? I'm sure if Velen is still alive and is their leader in the game, he's likely going to use the alliance draenei model. while that isn't 100% reliable to know how he really looks, see for example Sylvannas' reuse of a night elf model(its the closest we'll have to go on until Velen gets official artwork). I suppose we need to wait and see if there is further clarification.Baggins 08:17, 11 May 2006 (EDT)

sylvannas is female,, and we do have high elf models in the game.. so kind of odd they havent fixed her yet. CJ 08:24, 11 May 2006 (EDT)

He = Velen, not sylvannas. Sylvannas has already received official artwork in both TFT, and by Metzen(at least I think it was Metzen IIRC) in the RPG.Baggins 08:34, 11 May 2006 (EDT)

OK, let's settle this right now: just because some people see a similarity between the Night Elf and Draenei models, does not mean that they are related- Sylvanas as a reskinned Night Elf model might have something to do with the reanimation spell Arthas put on her, and isn't really a major difficulty. Baggins, you're probably right- however, I think that depends on whether or not the Draenei are immortal. if they are, then they are the original Eredar, and that's how they looked before. if they are not, then they would have changed slightly.

OK, let's settle this right now: just because some people see a similarity between the Night Elf and Draenei models, does not mean that they are related- Sylvanas as a reskinned Night Elf model might have something to do with the reanimation spell Arthas put on her, and isn't really a major difficulty. Baggins, you're probably right- however, I think that depends on whether or not the Draenei are immortal. if they are, then they are the original Eredar, and that's how they looked before. if they are not, then they would have changed slightly. --Ragestorm 16:27, 11 May 2006 (EDT)

Ya rage, that's pretty much what I'm thinking. Though, a couple of thoughts.
So lets assume they changed from the argus eredar. First question would be how much of a change(25,000 years isn't not enough time for many changes to happen)?
For example Humans(Earth) have changed over the last 25,000 years due to diet, and environmental changes, but not by much, a shorter pinky, taller frame, some cheekbone differences, and other minor changes. Definitely not enouch to be considered seperate from original species(maybe some minor racial changes of course, but still part of the same species).
However, we also know Naaru were giving draenei powers throughout their journeys. Did the light change them physically at all? That's assuming the Draenei are/were immmortal or just gifted with extremely long life spans, did they infact become antithesis to what their dark brothers became? Demonic energies turned their brothers into collosal demons, did light energy mutate Draenei into something more "angelic"(for lack of better word?).
We really don't know. Even if draenei did go through a process of "angelic" change, and are gifted with immortality or extreme life spans, it would still be a kind of mutation, certainly wouldn't classify as evolution(evolution is multi-generational, not a single generation change).
assuming that they aren't immortal or long lived(Veren could likely be dead), and holy powers didn't physically change them in anyway, and they changed through natural process over multiple generations, it isn't likely they'd change enough in 25,000 years to be classified as a sub-species, but maybe be racially different though (in that case the term microevolution would be accurate, though its not a change of species).Baggins 16:54, 11 May 2006 (EDT)

So what's more canonEdit

The cutscenes of archimonde or the ingame appearence of him? Because in one he has no spikes on his cheeks, in the other he has spikes and is a completely different shade of color...

Also some demonic eredar do have hair, but its often seen as facial hair, usually a goatee, or hairy goat like legs, and body hair on their arms and chest..., and that's in metzen's own artwork.Baggins 19:36, 12 May 2006 (EDT)19:27, 12 May 2006 (EDT)

DarkTichondrius added the spikes bit, I think- I don't recall seeing anything that could biologically be called "hair" on a demonic eredar. And PLEASE sign ALL your posts!--Ragestorm

Check out the drawn artwork here File:Eredar.jpg, closely, look at the body hair on the chest, legs, arms and lower legs, and look at the goatee.Baggins 19:36, 12 May 2006 (EDT)

I stand corrected on all but one count: no cranial hair. anyway, I'll change it, thanks!--Ragestorm 19:38, 12 May 2006 (EDT)

Also, Achimonde's artwork in shadow's and light shows him to have a goatee as well, and Kil'Jaeden's artwork in the same book shows him to have locks of hair tied into pony tails coming from his head, as well as a goatee... Of course Kil'Jaeden's appearence is somewhat unreliable considering his shape changing ability (While that book was the most recent depiction of him, we have no idea which shape is his official shape currently, and that one might have been designed to show him in one of his changed forms rather than his true corrupted form)...Baggins 19:44, 12 May 2006 (EDT)


You'll find your brain will hurt less if you accept the form in TFT as his real form, he is Eredar, not Daemon, I think this is enough for now- no one's likely to get mad at us for improperly refering to demonic hair :-P --Ragestorm 19:47, 12 May 2006 (EDT)

Hey I never brought up his Warcraft II image, LOL, that's something entirely different(which was referred to by the in the book, its the main point of explaining things away with shape changing LOL).

However in the RPG he received a new and improved image, where he looks like your basic eredar except with huge horns coming out of the top of his arthichoke skull, pony tails coming from the back of his head, a beard, 4 tentacles coming form his face, two horns coming out of middle of his chin. Its hard to tell if that was blizzard intended with that image, if it was to be his updated official appearance(the book is full of quite a few updated appeareances, including work by Metzen and Samwise) or simply yet another one of his shape-changes, LOL.Baggins 19:57, 12 May 2006 (EDT).

I'd better start buying those books. :-D--Ragestorm 20:23, 12 May 2006 (EDT)

Demonic, Lost Ones, and BrokenEdit

It appears that technically to a certain degree, Lost Ons and even Broken are also of Demonic origin. There mutations come from not only destruction of Draenor, but also demonic influence as well...Baggins 15:13, 13 May 2006 (EDT)

Velen the DivineEdit

Although I see nothing refering to Velen as "the Divine" it seems to work considering the titles his peers have (Deceiver & Defiler). Don't know if it should be changed back to just "Velen" though. --Adonzo 01:41, 18 May 2006 (EDT)

For the table balance, we might as well leave it- though I don't think we should put it on Velen's page. But I think we really should change "Alive" to "unknown"- the fact remains we don't know if he's alive or not, and probably won't until that new book comes out. --Ragestorm 06:55, 18 May 2006 (EDT)

It is pretty safe to say that Velen is indeed alive. There are no other Draenei who could possibly lead the race as he could, although Nobundo could assist him. In the draenei backstory he is extensively mentioned. As was said before, the new novel which is coming out will explain much of what is now unknown. For now, I believe we may refer to him as Velen the Divine, while still remembering that Blizzard Entertainment most likely has a name picked out for him already. -Lokranis

Velenrulz added the "although Nobundo could assist him" bit to Lokranis' post. For future reference, do not edit someone elses posts on discussion pages. --Adonzo 04:07, 23 August 2006 (EDT)


Eredar suggested as the first magic usersEdit

Thanks to the person who bolstered my hypothesis with some facts from the bestiary, but I took out the line "This would depend on how long the eredar had been sentient and been practicing magic prior to their corruption". Their corruption didn't stop them from continuing to use magic.--Grid 19:05, 25 November 2006 (EST)

Fine that you removed it, but just to clarify, I meant the Titans shaped Azeroth hundreds of thousands of years ago, and the eredar were corrupted only 25,000 years ago, short by comparison. I find it hard to believe that no race discovered magic if the eredar are only, say 40,000 years old. Also, Archimonde's comment doesn't suggest anything except that the eredar see the greater arcanum as their territory- it has nothing to do with being the first mortal race to use magic. --Ragestorm 19:15, 25 November 2006 (EST)

Racial Tree Edit

I have made a racial tree for the eredar myself, check it out! Should I post it in the article?

Oops, I forgot something in the image, so now it is fixed. Ok check it out here:
DraeneiRacialTreeNew
It looks pretty good, except that the eredar are the top is a bit inaccurate... the only known example of a "true" eredar is Velen. Of course, I don't know how old your post is so I don't know if this is really old or new... >.< --GeekOfDeath 23:12, 24 March 2007 (EDT)
If it didn't look like it was made in Paint, perhaps. Kirkburn talk contr 23:40, 24 March 2007 (EDT)

Dead or alive Edit

Shouldn't Arazzius the Cruel,Levixus the Soul Caller & Prince Malchezaar be counted as dead in the table as all of them are part of quest to kill them so they have been officially killed off. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sinaris (talk · contr).

Technically, "Killable." --Ragestorm (talk · contr) 14:27, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

WikifyEdit

First of all, you don't stamp discussion pages- THEY don't have quality standards. Second, you need to actually tell us why you think the article needs to be wikified. --Ragestorm (talk · contr) 20:35, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

{{cleanup}} would be the correct tag. Kirkburn talk contr 21:29, 6 June 2007 (UTC)
Still waiting for actual reccomendation. --Ragestorm (talk · contr) 01:51, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

I think I've cleaned up what needed to be cleaned up (some bad line breaks), but apart from that, seems fine to me. Kirkburn talk contr 11:04, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Racial Tree, too! Edit

Lol nice title I used... but btw, I made a new racial tree the one i made before was just too... not cool.. I know its not perfect but I like it a bit atleast... well... here is my dear racial tree: EredarRacialTree

Straighten the lines, get rid of that god-awful halo of white around all of them, make it a bit smaller, and check your spelling.
I'm not mean, I'm giving feedback. ~My rage bar is blue and I start the fight pissed - Peregrine 21:16, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Corruption of the EredarEdit

Has it struck anyone else how terribly convenient it is that the Eredar were corrupted? I mean, think about it.

If Sargeras had never corrupted the Eredar, Velen and the Draenei would never have fled Argus. Kil'Jaeden's relentless pursuit would never have driven them to Draenor, and the Orcs would never have been corrupted by Kil'Jaeden, to the point that they eventually came to Azeroth - searching for more blood initially, but eventually helping to drive the Legion back once more. Also, without the attempted summoning of Kil'Jaeden, Velen would never have restored the Sunwell with the heart of M'uru, nor would A'Dal have redeemed the Blood Elves. Sounds like corrupting the Eredar was a big mistake on Sargeras' part. It seems to be the one thing that brought the beginnings of the Army of Light together. ~My rage bar is blue and I start the fight pissed - Peregrine 15:13, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

This seems forum-esque to me, but if Sargeras had never corrupted the Eredar, there may have never been a Legion in the first place. Also, this reminds me of the Opening the Dark Portal debate.--SWM2448 21:42, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
Yes, but the Draenei had next to zero effect on anything around them for 24,800 years, so it wasn't until extremely recently that the repurcussions were felt. And yes, this is forum-esque. --Ragestorm (talk · contr) 22:15, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

There are two draenei on this page... Edit

Are Velen and Jessera on the "eredar list" on account of both being old enough to remember when "eredar" wasn't a dirty word?
IconSmall Draenei Female Farseer Loloteacontrib 17:58, 3 November 2008 (UTC) 21:32, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

This is Eredar history in general. Man'ari Eredar is the evil eredar page.(talk) 02:55, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Please sign your posts.  And the point is that they're the only draenei (as opposed to man'ari) on the page.
IconSmall Draenei Female Farseer Loloteacontrib 17:58, 3 November 2008 (UTC) 02:53, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
The older draenei were all eredar. If you can think of other eredar that were mentioned from before Sargeras, then go ahead.Baggins (talk) 03:08, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
Draenei = eredar.  The term "eredar," however, has undergone pejoration, and now basically means "big scary shadow-spell-slinging demon."  Neither of those two would call themselves eredar nowadays; as I stated, "eredar" has become a dirty word as far as draenei are concerned.
IconSmall Draenei Female Farseer Loloteacontrib 17:58, 3 November 2008 (UTC) 06:44, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
And why are exactly this four Draenei on the page, and not more? I would cut them all out and only list the corrupted here. TheSatyr (talk) 17:20, November 3, 2009 (UTC)

Eredar were a species. Until they split into the manari eredar and the draenei. Apart from slight anatomical changes due to their magical practises, they are pretty much the same species. Hmmmm. Quite a dillema, is it not? BobNamataki 17:36, November 3, 2009 (UTC)

TheSatyr covered what I was trying to get at: The only draenei who are on this page are those who have been established to remember the days when "eredar" wasn't a bad word. In other words, it seems like either it should only list man'ari, or have a link that says "see also: list of draenei characters."
IconSmall Draenei Female Farseer Loloteatalkcontrib 02:20, November 4, 2009 (UTC)
Actually, as the page is about the history of the race itself, I would say it should ONLY list those eredar known to have been alive back then, with the rest listed on either draenei or man'ari eredar as appropriate. -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 02:31, November 4, 2009 (UTC)
I agree to your point, but I would prefer to make two tables out of it, one for the corrupted and one for the uncorrupted.Is this OK for you? TheSatyr (talk) 09:02, November 4, 2009 (UTC)
So basically one for draenei and one for man'ari eredar? -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 09:13, November 4, 2009 (UTC)
Yes exactly like this :) TheSatyr (talk) 09:20, November 4, 2009 (UTC)

Origin of Magic on Argus Edit

I'd like to know how the arcane Magic came on Argus and other worlds like Draenor, the Eredar were talented mages. Could it be that these planets had or have their own "well of eternity"?—The preceding unsigned comment was added by TheSatyr (talk · contr).

There's no information on that subject at all (through Draenor is assumed not to have had one), but use of arcane magic does not appear to be dependent on a Well of Eternity. --Ragestorm (talk · contr) 17:32, November 3, 2009 (UTC)

Merged from Talk:Man'ari eredar.

Colour Edit

Eredar can be both red and green. Anyone know what aspects it is that decides which colour an individual gets? --Odolwa 18:37, 3 May 2007 (EDT)

My guess is type of magic and application of said type, though the colors wouldn't have any philosophical connocations. --Ragestorm (talk · contr) 18:46, 3 May 2007 (EDT)

Technically man'ari eredar have come in colors ranging from, blue, red, purple, and greenish.Baggins 21:17, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Famous eredar Edit

I merged the table of famous eredar with the one in the eredar article. Most of the info was duplicate, and what wasn't, should have been. --User:Varghedin/Sig 21:16, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Term Edit

I still don't get why "man'ari eredar" is the official term when it is found in one source versus "eredar warlock" which is found in around 5 sources. Rolandius Paladin (talk - contr) 07:20, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Man'ari eredar refers to the race and Eredar warlock is only a class no?
IconSmall Hamuul Loremaster A'noob, Arch Druid of the Noobhoof Clan (talk/contribz) 11:17, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
Pobabliy it's a retcon and the race used to be caled "Eredar warlock" until the release of Rise of the Horde, after that is called "Man'ari eredar". Benitoperezgaldos (talk) 17:15, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
It is called "Man'ari eredar" to differentiate from the original eredar and the draenei. If "Eredar warlock" is the proper term, suggest a move, and figure out what to do with Eredar warlock. Move it to 'Eredar warlock warlock'? It was/is more than a mob or creep.--SWM2448 01:53, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
Eredar warlock is the name given for their race in Warcraft III, the RPG, and some books. Eredar is the name given for their race in some books and in the Burning Crusade. Rise of the Horde I think is the latest published source that speaks about the demon eredar. I just looked and they don't say "man'ari eredar". They just call them the "man'ari". I guess it is like the "draenei" where they don't call themselves the "dreaeni eredar". So it looks like this article should be moved to "man'ari" and keep "eredar" for the original race. Rolandius Paladin (talk - contr) 02:07, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
I agree with that, even the quest What Argus Means to Me says "man'ari" without the word eredar. But we should add to the article that they also call themselves simple "eredar" according to the same quest. Benitoperezgaldos (talk) 02:22, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
I added that they call themselves "eredar" already awhile ago. I just think the article title should be "man'ari" since they never use the term "man'ari eredar" that I have seen. Also, Ride of the Horde is supposed to be newer than the quest so I guess "man'ari" is what they call themselves now. The "eredar" article would then be the race that the draenei and man'ari belong to. Rolandius Paladin (talk - contr) 03:21, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
It wouldn't be much different from what happened to the Lost One and Broken articles. The "draenei" part of their was dropped. Rolandius Paladin (talk - contr) 03:23, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
Okay, it looks like there is no opposition so I will be moving this article soon. Rolandius Paladin (talk - contr) 05:28, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Look how many redirects this page has. There is no official term for the demonic eredar besides "Eredar". The Eredar page is currently about the race that is these guys and the Draenei. There are many options for a new name, but none seem to work all the way.--SWM2448 21:27, September 5, 2009 (UTC)

I think the problem with this debate over stems from everyones understanding of the split 25,000 years ago. All sources have always just called the Eredar that: Eredar. When Eredar is used in any lore texts it refers to the race on Argus before the coming of the legion and hose who serve the legion now. The split was not truely a seperation of two groups but rather an evolution of an entire race and culture which resulted in one small group splintering off. The way i see it there should only be two articles: Eredar and Draenei. Eredar being information about the race and what the general population has been doing the last 25,000 years (Burning Legion) and the Draenei article with the information it currently has about that specific faction.Warthok Talk Contribs 23:36, September 5, 2009 (UTC)
More on Forum:Eredar or Man'ari Eredar. I will probably start merging this soon.--SWM2448 20:35, November 28, 2009 (UTC)

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