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HordeDeathstalker Commander Belmont
Image of Deathstalker Commander Belmont
Title <Desolate Council>
Gender Male
Race Forsaken (Humanoid)
Class Rogue
Resource Energy
Reaction Alliance Horde
Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Desolate Council, Undercity, Deathstalkers, Uncrowned
Location Various
Status Active

Deathstalker Commander Belmont is a Forsaken Deathstalker commander, who appears in Silverpine Forest, deployed there during the invasion of Gilneas. He is also found in Shadowfang Keep, and serves as its primary quest giver for Horde players.

History

Deathstalker Commander Belmont

Belmont briefing a unit of deathstalkers

Belmont and Arthura

Belmont first appears within Forsaken High Command, having sent Deathstalker Rane Yorick to scout information on the Gilneas Liberation Front's movements within Forsaken territory. Following Yorick's mission compromise and subsequent death at the hands of Ivar Bloodfang, Belmont has her report handed over to the Banshee Queen - revealing an uneasy alliance between the Gilneas Liberation Front and the Bloodfang pack.

Belmont and the Val'kyr Arthura later relocate south to the Forsaken command post in the Ruins of Gilneas, where intensive fighting was going on against the worgen. They leave shortly before a besiegement by the Bloodfang - now also supported by the 7th Legion to Emberstone Village. The two of them and the player fight their way to the corpse of Lord Godfrey, whom Lady Sylvanas has plans for. Arthura and the player make their escape with his corpse, while Belmont remains behind, confident that he can make it back to the basecamp. However, during the flight back, a large number of howling worgen are seen overlooking the lone Belmont.

Despite his apparently grisly fate, Belmont was able to escape his predicament, and following the Forsaken victory in Silverpine is out for revenge - on the treacherous Lord Godfrey, who had shot Lady Sylvanas from behind in his absence. Belmont, along with a regiment of Forsaken Deathguard troopers and blightspreaders, now resides inside Shadowfang Keep, keen to show Godfrey the wrath of the Banshee Queen.

After clearing the dining hall, High Warlord Cromush appears, and "reminds" Belmont that use of the fully powered plague is forbidden. Belmont quickly assures him that this version serves as little more than a worgen repellent, though tells the player that "unsurprisingly" they are not going to pay much heed to Cromush's opinion on the blight, and thanks them for "keeping quiet" about its true potency. He later finds Cromush, who is wounded by Godfrey's poison, and ensures nothing interferes with the battle against Godfrey.

Belmont gives the quests to kill Baron Ashbury, Baron Silverlaine, Commander Springvale, Lord Walden and Lord Godfrey.

Legion

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Belmont is seen within the sewers of Dalaran in the secret Hall of Shadows. He is found at the bar talking with Wailing Mary Smitts.

Battle for Azeroth

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Belmont in Bashal'Aran.

Belmont fought in Darkshore following the War of the Thorns. He first confronted Shandris Feathermoon, Maiev Shadowsong, and an Alliance adventurer at the Ruins of Auberdine, but Maiev slew his forces and drove him off. He later encountered Tyrande Whisperwind herself, now the avatar of the Night Warrior, at the Ashwood Depot. While he taunted Tyrande that the entirety of Darkshore would soon bolster the Forsaken's armies, Tyrande slew Belmont's forces then froze Belmont in place with Elune's magic and left him to rot.[1]

Belmont was later held captive by the Druids of the Branch alongside Master Apothecary Faranell. He was freed by the Horde and participated in the Battle for Darkshore. When the Horde controls Darkshore, he can be found at Bashal'Aran.

Shadowlands

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Sometime later he joined the Forsaken in mustering in the ruins of the kingdom of Lordaeron, as they sought to reclaim as much as they could of the Tirisfal Glades. Belmont was disdainful and distrustful when Calia Menethil arrived to aid them.[2] Belmont, alongside other influential figures that had risen to prominence among the Forsaken, joined Calia in a meeting to determine their next of course of action.[3] While Lilian Voss wanted to directly focus on dealing with the plague in the Undercity, Belmont questioned what they should do about Calia, only for Dark Ranger Velonara to declare that they should focus on the blight. She then turned to Master Apothecary Faranell and questioned if he had more plague eaters, only for him to reveal to Calia and the others that he only had one left, and that while he could make more for them to be effective, they must be formulated to survive the plague. This in turn inspired Calia to point out that they might be able to turn to the plague-lords of Maldraxxus for insight. When Faranell revealed that he required an undiluted sample of the plague from deep within its reaches, Calia vowed to acquire it for him, but both Faranell and Belmont were skeptical of her being able to acquire it and survive.[4] Calia then called upon the light and with the Maw Walker by her side, she ventured into the plague and successfully acquired the plague sample, which greatly surprised Belmont.[5] With the sample in their possession, Calia, Voss, the champion, and the plague eater went to Maldraxxus.[6]

Belmont with his fellow members of the Desolate Council.

In time they returned with the empowered plague eater, where Calia informed Faranell of how the blight sample became a living manifestation, to which Faranell was quick to declare it ingenious, as it would be easier to kill.[7] This plan was ultimately successful as the plague manifested as an Amalgam and was slain, liberating the Ruins of Lordaeron from the plague.[8] Following this, Voss declared that the Forsaken have many points of view and should be led by a council, not a single ruler, a motion accepted by the other Forsaken leaders. While Belmont had his reservations about having a Menethil on the council, Calia was quick to declare that she had no desire for a throne, that her place was amongst them, with a vow to serve all their people. Thus a new Desolate Council composing of Voss, Calia, Belmont, Faranell, and Velonara was created to lead the Forsaken.[9] In the aftermath Belmont declared that nothing would stand in the way of the Forsaken and that Calia could continue, as her presence amongst them could be a powerful shield against the worst of the Alliance.

Locations

Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Silverpine Forest 18 2,440
Shadowfang Keep 18 5,856
Hall of Shadows 100 - 110 5,942,808
Darkshore 120 Elite 614,860 - 2,168,050

Abilities

Silverpine storyline and Shadowfang
  • Ability backstab.png  Backstab — Inflicts 150% damage to an enemy, but only if attacking from behind.
  • Ability rogue fanofknives.png  Fan of Knives — Instantly throw knives at all nearby enemies, dealing 100% weapon damage.
  • Ability rogue shadowstep.png  Shadowstep — Attempts to step through the shadows and reappear behind your enemy.
  • Ability stealth.png  Stealth — Puts the caster in stealth mode. Lasts until cancelled.
During the Battle for Darkshore
  • Spell nature nullifypoison.png  Deadly Poison — Inflicts Nature damage to an enemy every 6 sec. for 12 sec.
  • Inv throwingknife 06.png  Deadly Throw — Throws a dagger at an enemy target, dealing Physical damage. It also interrupts spellcasting and prevents any spell in that school from being cast for 3 sec.

Quests

Darkshore
Silverpine Forest
Ruins of Gilneas
Shadowfang Keep
Removed from game The subject of this section did not make it out of the beta stages of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

Quotes

On-click

Greetings
  • Greetings.
  • I am Forsaken.
  • What do you need?
Irritated
  • Don't provoke me.
Farewell
  • Victory for the Forsaken.
  • Keep your guard up.
  • Another time.

Dialogue

Silverpine Forest storyline
Deathstalker Commander Belmont says: None can stop the wrath of the Banshee Queen.
Deathstalker Commander Belmont says: Did you think a handful of worgen vermin could stop me? Hah!
Main article: A Man Named Godfrey#Notes
Main article: The Great Escape#Notes
In Shadowfang Keep
Deathstalker Commander Belmont says: This special plague we're spreading will keep Godfrey's forces from leaving the keep, but will allow us to move our troops in to take it for the Forsaken!
Deathstalker Commander Belmont says: You're more skilled in combat than I thought.
Deathstalker Commander Belmont says: Very well then. Let's get the courtyard door open so we can continue our mission!
Deathstalker Commander Belmont says: This lock should be easy enough to pick.
Deathstalker Commander Belmont says: There we go!
Darkshore and Battle for Darkshore
Main article: In Darkest Night#Notes
Main article: Battle for Darkshore#Horde: Sira Moonwarden - Maiev Shadowsong

Gossip

Silverpine Forest storyline

Our mission is clear. We must not fail.

In Shadowfang Keep

Nothing can stop the wrath of the Banshee Queen.

In Brill

Nothing will stand in the way of the Forsaken.

Gossip Why don't you trust Calia?

Is she really one of us?
She wasn't raised like we were.
She didn't suffer like we have.
Does her heart burn with anger, and her ichor flow with spite? Has her every moment of undeath been locked in a battle to survive against those who wish all of us, permanently, dead?
How can we trust her?
Gossip Let's talk about something else.

Gossip Who are you?

I am Deathstalker Commander Belmont, leader of the Forsaken's more subtle forces.
I have gotten out of tricky situations more than once.
My Deathstalkers are no mere bodyguards. We are death in the shadows.
Gossip Let's talk about something else.
In the Ruins of Lordaeron

Nothing will stand in the way of the Forsaken.

Gossip What do you think about Calia?

She's served a purpose.
And she may continue to. Her presence among us could be a powerful shield against the worst of the Alliance.
And we are patient.
Gossip Let's talk about something else.

Trivia

  • His surname may be or not be a reference to Castlevania.
  • Following the death of Rane Yorick, Belmont laments "Alas, poor Yorick. I knew her, <name>." - an allusion to a line from Shakespeare's Hamlet.

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Preceded by:
Lilian Voss (Interim Leader)
Position:
Ruler of the Forsaken (as a member of the Desolate Council)
Succeeded by:
Incumbent
Preceded by:
Varimathras (earliest known)
Position:
Leader of the Deathstalkers
Succeeded by:
Incumbent
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