Alonsus Chapel is a chapel in the Stratholme undead side where the first paladins were created just prior to the Second War. It was presumably named after Alonsus Faol, Uther's mentor and the leader of the Church of the Holy Light. The chapel serves as the base of operations of the Order of the Silver Hand in the undead city.
Despite its dingy appearance, it survived both Prince Arthas' purge and the Scourge invasion relatively intact. Before the Cataclysm, the chapel was completely surrounded by zombies and skeletons, and Magistrate Barthilas also stood vigil outside — that was until someone opened the inner gate of the service entrance. An eternal flame burned in this chapel at least long enough to keep the Scourge from overrunning it (and, apparently, to prevent the fires of Stratholme from consuming it) and to prevent its single occupant — the paladin Aurius Rivendare — from being transformed into a death knight.
In order to complete their final trial to obtain the rank of Master, Blood Knights of Silvermoon City had to enter into Stratholme and extinguish the eternal flame inside of the building. The chapel would then go up in flames and the Blood Knights and their group would have to defeat Aurius and the spirits of five Knights of the Silver Hand to emerge victoriously.
During the Burning Legion's third invasion, though the city was still in control of the Scourge, the chapel was controlled by the Silver Hand and Lord Grayson Shadowbreaker who used it as a base of operations, while some paladins of the order were present outside in the Elder Square, in order to escort the Highlord and perform the ritual of purification for the barding of the .
- Although the eternal flame is supposed to keep the Scourge out, the mobs of Stratholme have no trouble following you inside the chapel.
- According to Of Blood and Honor, the paladin-induction ceremony for Tirion Fordring was held in the Cathedral of Light. It was likely meant to refer to Alonsus Chapel as the cathedral in Stormwind City was at the beginning of the Second War ruined / in control of the orcs.
- In the RPG there is another religious building within Stratholme called the Temple of Light.
Alonsus Chapel ablaze after the eternal flame was doused by the Blood Knights.
Alonsus Chapel in the Culling of Stratholme instance.
Alonsus Chapel in Warcraft III: Reforged.
The formation of the Order of the Silver Hand, as featured in World of Warcraft Chronicle Tribute: Hourglass of Time. Artist unknown.