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Name: Arbalest Leafrunner
Race: Blood Elf
Class: Elven ranger
Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes: Light blue (Not fel-tainted green like most Blood Elfs)
Proffessions: Goblin Engineering and Mining
Arbalest is skilled in marksmanship with a bow but not very well trained in using either the crossbow or guns. His ability to commune with nature is nearly unmatched among the Elven Ranger Corps though he is far outdistanced by most Druids.
One-handed weapons as well as Bow's
Arcane and Nature
Even among the Elven Ranger Corps Arbalest is considered an excellent marksman as well as an excellent practitioner of both Nature and basic Arcane magic. His skill at speaking with both animals and plants is nearly unmatched among the Elven Ranger Corps and there are many among the druid order of the Night Elves and Tauren that lack the skill that Arbalest sports.
At a young age Arbalest showed an affinity for speaking to plants often times found laying in one of the many gardens of Quel'Thalas or among the forests of today's Ghostlands leaning against a tree speaking to the wildlife. When he reached his early teens he acquired for himself a bow though he was considered to young at the time to receive official training both his parents were Rangers and as such he learned a large amount from them. At the age of 22 he was conscripted into the Elven Ranger Corps for official training. He was the youngest member of the Ranger Corps at the time and remains one of the youngest members to have ever joined.
The Third WarEdit
Arbalest was a proud High Elf Ranger serving in the Alliance of Lordaeron he had even had the honor to serve directly under the command of Arthas several times. Unfortunately he had been on an extended scouting mission in the jungles of Stranglethorn watching over the rising troll threat when Arthas was corrupted and when he lashed out at Quel'Thalas. Upon hearing the news that his homeland had been attacked he abandoned his post and rushed to offer what aid he could. By the time he finally managed to arrive however the attack was over and he managed to arrive only to find his beloved forests tainted and infested, Quel'Thalas ruined, and the Sunwell all but destroyed. His deep ties to nature magic kept him from feeling the withdraws that the majority of his race faced. He did what he could to aid his people in recovering there magic going so far as to drain magic from traveling mages that he came across only to store it in Mana-Crystals to transport back to his people.
When Kael'Thas took a squad of Blood Elves to search through ruined Lordaeron for supplies Arbalest readily volunteered but was considered to young to be trusted with such an important job. As such he was not there when the racist bastard of a Human commander forced Kael'thas to ally with the Naga in order to complete the goals that he was tasked with, his subsequent imprisonment and escape, and the venture into outlands.
With the surviving Sin'dorei he wasted no time convincing Lor'themar Theron in retaking Silvermoon from the undead whilst they awaited there prince's return. Upon once seeing the full extent of the ruin that consisted of Quel'Thalas Arbalest went into a rage the likes of which are rarely seen outside of Fel Orcs. He and his compatriots slew countless undead and managed to push them back off of the Isle of Quel'Danas, out of Silvermoon, and back into what is now known as Ghostlands. Shortly after retaking Quel'Thalas Rommath arrived from outland with the gift of Fel Magics from Prince Kael'thas.
Arbalest watched silently as his people received numerous gifts from there Prince that consisted of enough Demon Magic to disuade the withdrawls. So many of his people had fallen and become Withered there magical withdraws forcing them to grotesque forms and insanity. His own parents fell shortly before the arrival of the Demonic Artifacts. Though he did not agree with the methods he knew it was a necessary evil that he would have to deal with or watch his people fall and he would never sit idly by as his people died. He admired Prince Kael'thas more than any individual he had ever met his Prince had sacrificed life and limb to provide magic for his people.
Joining of the hordeEdit
The years seemed to roll by at an incredible pace for Arbalest he was one of the few Blood Elves that remained free from the Fel Magics taint but he did not condemn his brothers and sisters. He treated none differently he cared for his people far to much to condemn them for the actions they were forced to take because of an illness. With the rise of a resistance force of Undead lead by none other than Sylvannus Windrunner the Banshee Queen Lor'themar steward of Silvermoon sent Arbalest and a select few others to meet with the Queen of the Forsaken. Sylvannus was quick to accept an alliance with her former people and to write a recommendation to Warchief Thrall that the Blood Elves be allowed to join the Horde. Arbalest and his small group delivered this message to and returned to Silvermoon to cheers and fanfare as Lor'themar made the announcement to the people that they once again had allies in this cruel word.
Fight for the GhostlandsEdit
Arbalest aided the Forsaken in every major push that they made into the ghostlands and slew many more undead. He held a deep hatred for the Scourge and found it odd that he did not fear or hate the Forsaken. Eventually he came to terms with the fact that he was not fighting alongside the undead he was fighting alongside humans and elves alike that had fallen upon a curse as hard as the magical withdraws had hit his people. They to would eventually find a cure and be able to return to the lives that they knew. He promised himself that he would aid both his people and the Forsaken to reclaim what was rightfully theirs.
The Great BetrayalEdit
A dark day in the history of the Blood Elves dawned on the day that Kael'thas himself lead an attack on Quel'Thalas to steal back the Naaru that gave power to the blood elves. Arbalest himself stood at the forefront of the fight to push back the traitorous Kael'thas. Though they could not stop the former Prince the traitor Blood Elves took heavy casualties. The parting words of Arbalest to Kael'thas echoed along the halls of Quel'thas all claimed to have heard and echoed the shout that was given to the fleeing Blood Elf traitors though they had gotten there prize it was not without cost. "The next time we meet traitor Prince you will die by the hands of the Blood Elf nation!" that was the shout that severed the ties between Arbalest and Kael'thas. That was the shout that split the Blood Elves into the factions that still exist today. The reason that Arbalest ventured himself to Outland alongside Lady Liadrin as warriors of the Sin'dorei.
Arrival in OutlandsEdit
Upon arriving in Outland Arbalest had his first official encounter with a Goblin that was not running at him with a bomb strapped to his chest. The bombs were in a bag given to him for a mission he was going to accomplish. He was to take a Wind Rider and commense a strafing run on a group of Legion Soldiers to the north of Thrallmar. The mission was a complete success and it sparked Arbalest's interest in engineering. He learned what he could before continuing on his way to Shattrah with Lady Liadrin. They arrived there in the midst of an attack from the Illidari. Using a few Seaforium charges, that he had received from the goblin for a 'reasonable' price, strapped to arrows he managed to help repel the attack on Shattrah. Upon arriving in Shattrah he immediately joined the Shattered Sun Offensive.
Shattered Sun OffensiveEdit
After receiving a blessing from M'uru he took his fight with Kael'Thas to the Magister's Terrace. He and a group of adventurer's, mostly Blood Elves, showed no remorse in slaying there traitorous kind though none of them liked it. They reached the room of the traitor prince and, after slaying his prized pheonix many times, forced Kael'Thas to retreat back to the Sunwell. Those same Adventurer's that had pushed him out of the Magisters terrace were the same that lead the first attack on the Sunwell. Most did not survive and those that did were heavily wounded. Arbalest himself was nearly dead saved only by the arrival of a much larger group of Heroes as backup. After receiving extensive healing from one of the Priests of the group. He stood and looked around himself. There, in the middle of the sunwell, stood dozens of Heroes both Alliance and Horde alike fighting together under the Tabards of the Shattered Sun Offensive to end the threat of Kil'Jaeden once and for all.
Renewal of the SunwellEdit
With a tear in his eye Arbalest watched as the 'spark' of M'uru was used to reignite the Sunwell by none other than Prophet Velen himself. He approached the Draenei leader several guards nearly attacking him as he did. The prophet held his hand up and stopped the guards. Arbalest was at a lose for words and simply kneeled before Velen and bowed his head. As he looked up at Velen again he uttered the words that few have never heard repeated, "In time, the light and hope within will rebirth more than this mere fount of power. Mayhap, they will rebirth the soul of a nation." And so it was, with Kael'Thas dead, the Blood Elves magic restored, and the scourge repelled for now perhaps it was the time for the Blood Elves to attempt Thrall's ideals.