|Title||Dark Ranger Captain, Captain, Commander|
|Race(s)||Darkfallen, formerly night elf (Humanoid)|
|Affiliation(s)||Forsaken, Undercity, Horde|
|Former affiliation(s)||Darnassian City Guard, Sentinels, Darnassus|
|Former occupation(s)||Captain of the City Guard, Commander of the Ashenvale forces, Sentinel lieutenant|
Delaryn Summermoon, nicknamed Del, was the captain of the Darnassian City Guard, and a commander of the night elven forces who fought during the War of the Thorns. Although young, she was thrust into a position of leadership and coordinated the kaldorei effort throughout Ashenvale and Darkshore until her death on the shores of Lor'danel. During the Battle for Darkshore, she was raised into undeath as a dark ranger of the Forsaken. Following the end of the Fourth War, Delaryn, along with other undead night elves, sought Calia Menethil to help them.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Locations
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Quests
- 5 Objective of
- 6 Quotes
- 7 Notes and trivia
- 8 Speculation
- 9 Gallery
- 10 Patch changes
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Before the war
Delaryn originally held the rank of lieutenant among the Sentinels. She accepted the possibility of dying when she first became its member. Since the Cataclysm, she was mentored by the older and higher-ranking Sentinel Cordressa Briarbow, and the two grew close.
Shortly before the War of the Thorns, Delaryn reunited with Cordressa when the older Sentinel returned to Darnassus with the surviving Explorers' League members after the events in Silithus. Delaryn was present during a conversation between Cordressa and High Priestess Tyrande in which Tyrande informed the two Sentinels of High Overlord Saurfang's apparent plans to send hundreds of Horde soldiers to Silithus. Not long after, Cordressa and the other high-ranking Sentinels were dispatched south to reinforce Silithus, while Delaryn and the rest of the Sentinels were sent to fill their positions in Ashenvale. Delaryn wasn't looking forward to serving in Ashenvale but was excited at the prospect of serving as the second-in-command to Anaris Windwood, the Sentinel commander of the region, whom Delaryn admired as a personal hero. However, she quickly became disillusioned after she and the others arrived in Ashenvale and discovered Anaris' harsh attitude.
War of the Thorns
While walking through Ashenvale days later, Delaryn unexpectedly reunited with her lover, the druid Ferryn, whom she hadn't met in years. While drowsing in each others' arms a few days later, the two were awoken by a goblin rogue. After killing the intruder, Delaryn and Ferryn raced back to Silverwind Refuge to find that it had come under attack. Sentinel Vannara informed them that Horde rogues were attacking outposts across Ashenvale and that Commander Windwood was out on patrol. Delaryn and Ferryn caught up with the commander and informed her of the situation, but moments later, Rifen and Lorash Sunbeam attacked the group and killed Anaris and several Sentinels. Lorash was quickly forced to flee but Rifen was wounded and pinned to the ground. Delaryn, now commander, interrogated the dying rogue and realized in horror that the Horde was clearing a path through Ashenvale to attack Darnassus and that the talk of Silithus had all been a diversion.
Delaryn quickly sent Sentinel Eriadnar to inform Malfurion Stormrage in Darnassus and Ferryn to scout out the Horde army in the Northern Barrens. Meanwhile, she gathered forces in Silverwind Refuge and prepared to mount a defense at the Falfarren River by burning the bridges. Not long after Eriadnar and Ferryn's return, magi arrived from Darnassus and opened portals for druid reinforcements. While Ferryn and the druids were sent to harry the Horde's forces, Delaryn's troops held the Horde forces off by firing at them from the western banks of the Falfarren, even despite the presence of Sylvanas Windrunner herself among the Horde troops. However, the kaldorei were forced to retreat when the Horde began magically freezing the river to allow their soldiers to cross. Having received word from the rogue Tavar that Malfurion was on his way, Delaryn gathered with Tavar and a team of druids to make a stand in Astranaar and buy the archdruid time. When Ferryn was not among the druids that Tavar gathered, Delaryn knew that he was likely dead but refused to give herself time to grieve.
The elves gathered nearby corpses and placed them in Astranaar, masking their wounds to make them look as if a battle had taken place in Astranaar, before hiding around the town to ambush the Horde forces. When High Overlord Saurfang arrived, Tavar disguised himself as a Forsaken and tried to lure Saurfang into the open, but the orcs saw through the deception and killed him. Moments later, Malfurion arrived, and Delaryn's forces leapt from the trees to ambush the Horde soldiers. The attack nearly succeeded until Warchief Sylvanas joined the fray, forcing the night elves to retreat. In the midst of the battle, Sylvanas made eye contact with Delaryn and smiled briefly at her.
Delaryn and the remnants of her forces reunited with Malfurion as well as with Sentinel Eriadnar at the border between Ashenvale and Darkshore, where they witnessed Malfurion calling upon the forest's wisps to destroy many of the intruders and form an impenetrable barrier. Not long after, the night elf fleet arrived and began bombarding the Horde forces on the shore. However, when the wisps began to disperse and Saurfang scaled the mountains of Felwood to invade Darkshore from the north, Malfurion knew that Darnassus was lost and ordered Delaryn to take her forces to Mist's Edge to do what they could.
Burning of Teldrassil
Delaryn fought fiercely and witnessed how the night elf ships that could still set sail fled from Teldrassil. She was hit by multiple Horde arrows, shrugging off the first few until the last one caused her to collapse on the ground. In that moment, the dying Delaryn saw Ferryn beside her, and she realized that he was dead and that what she saw was only an image conjured up by her mind.
Delaryn then saw Sylvanas approaching and asked her why she would invade the tree; the Horde had already won and only innocents remained in the tree. The Sentinel tried in vain to remind the warchief of her past life as the ranger-general of Silvermoon. Sylvanas told Delaryn not to grieve, for she would soon join her loved ones. Delaryn explained that she grieved for Sylvanas, for she had made life her enemy, and that was a war she could never win; that she could kill her people, but she could never kill hope. In response, Sylvanas turned Delaryn's head so that she was forced to gaze at Teldrassil in her final moments, then gave her forces the order to burn the tree.
The ghostly image of Ferryn urged Delaryn to close her eyes and let go of her hatred and fear, but the Sentinel refused, and the image of the druid vanished. Delaryn's thoughts then turned against Elune for having abandoned the kaldorei despite all that they had given in Teldrassil's defense. In her last moments, Delaryn wondered if it would hurt when she passed into oblivion.
Tides of Vengeance
When the Horde returned to Darkshore, Delaryn was sought out by them specifically on Sylvanas's orders. The attempts to raise her were fought off by the night elves, first by Sira Moonwarden who was slain, and then by Tyrande and Malfurion. However, although Tyrande managed to kill one of the Val'kyr, the Horde succeeded in raising not only Delaryn but also Sira. Delaryn and Sira told Tyrande that she and Elune had abandoned them despite their trust in her, and so now they were Forsaken. Afterward, Delaryn became captain of the Forsaken's new night elf dark rangers.
During the Battle for Darkshore, Delaryn appears after the death of the AzerMEK Mk. IIs to defend the platform of Sira Moonwarden. Upon defeat, she remarks that the Alliance's hope will fail them, before escaping.
Visions of N'Zoth
In time, Varok Saurfang's revolutionaries clashed with Sylvanas Windrunner's loyalists, which saw the conflict ending in Saurfang's death and Sylvanas's abandonment of the Horde. As a result, many of the undead within the Horde felt lost, betrayed, and abandoned, including Delaryn and the other Forsaken night elves. Seeking to help them, Lilian Voss arranged a meeting with Calia Menethil and Derek Proudmoore at the Calston Estate in the Tirisfal Glades. Though initially surprised, Derek and Calia quickly offered to help the dark rangers and subsequently left the estate with them, vowing to help them find a future rooted in something beyond hatred and malice.
Delaryn relocated to the rebuilding Brill where she stood guard at the northern entrance, raining arrows at the blighted undead. She was amongst the Forsaken who moved into the Ruins of Lordaeron following its cleansing. While some of the Forsaken night elves departed to rejoin the Alliance, Delaryn remained with the Horde. When questioned about this, Delaryn admitted that she didn't know if the kaldorei would welcome her, as during that violent time of confusion she fought against them and lost their faith. However, Delaryn wouldn't blame them for their distrust. She then admitted that while they were on the road of accepting themselves, they weren't done, but fortunately were not alone anymore.
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- Arrow Barrage - Fires a rain of arrows in a cone in front of the caster inflicting Physical damage every 0.5 sec for 4 sec.
- Shadowburn Shot - Inflicts Shadow damage to all enemies in a line 45 yards long in front of the caster.
- Shoot - Shoots at an enemy, inflicting Physical damage.
- Smoke Bomb - Casts a smoke bomb, stunning nearby enemies for 3 sec.
- Shroud of Concealment
- World quests
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- I feel... nothing.
- My fate... my curse.
- Hope is not enough.
- So be it.
- We are all damned.
- Death spares no one.
- I serve the kaldorei.
- I am glad you stand with us.
- There is much to be done.
- My people will endure!
- Elune... save us.
- The Horde will pay for this incursion.
- Lor'danel Landing
- <Delaryn glances up.>
- I remember you. You were there.
- <Delaryn doesn't seem to be looking at you.>
Remind me what happened? (The Burning of Teldrassil cinematic plays)
Do not fear, we are on the same side this time.
Death has a way of making everything clearer.
- Delaryn's Demise
<Delaryn's body is long cold.>
- War of the Thorns
We must defeat the Horde and their vile warchief, though it might cost us that which we hold most dear.
- Ruins of Lordaeron
Ishnu-alah. We walk the night.
Are you going to rejoin the kaldorei?
After Darkshore, I do not know if they would welcome me. In that violent time of confusion, I fought against the kaldorei. I lost my faith.
I would not blame them for not accepting me, or the others that were raised in the aftermath. We may be on the road to accepting ourselves, but we are not done. And, fortunately, we are not alone anymore.
Let's talk about something else.
<Tell Delaryn about Ferryn in Ardenweald.>
<Delaryn's subtle expression twists with a pained emotion, which then melts to relief.>
I am glad to hear that he is not in that dark, terrible place anymore. At least one of us has a chance to know peace. Thank you for telling me.
Let's talk about something else.
Notes and trivia
- Delaryn was described as having pinkish skin and dark blue hair. She never chose her facial markings; while night elf tattoos don't always have to mark a rite of passage, Delaryn felt that they should, and nothing had made enough of a mark on her to choose their form.
- Her flying mount is a hippogryph.
- Delaryn gives a world quest to Alliance players consisting in helping the wounded after the Burning of Teldrassil, even though she is supposed to be dead by then.
- Delaryn has a notable British accent, while night elves usually have an American one.
- Delaryn is voiced by Erica Lindbeck.
- As Sentinel Thenysil is said to lead the remaining Sentinels in Ashenvale, she may have succeeded Delaryn in the rank of the commander of Ashenvale.
- She may be related to Lalina Summermoon.
Sentinel commander of Ashenvale