For the villager in Warcraft III, see Joseph (Warcraft III).
Image of Joseph
Title The Awakened
the Crazed
the Insane
Scarlet Champion (self-proclaimed)
Race Human (Humanoid)
Level 30 / 33 / 36 / 39 Elite
Class Paladin
Reaction Alliance
Affiliation(s) Scarlet renegades
Former affiliation(s) Scarlet Crusade, Knights of the Silver Hand
Location Unknown (lore),
Scarlet Monastery (formerly)
Status Unknown

Joseph the Awakened

Joseph the Insane

Joseph was a member of the Scarlet Crusade but now leads the Scarlet renegades in rebellion. He seeks to reform the order by leading a rebellion in the Scarlet Monastery.

He had joined the crusade as a young paladin seeking to cleanse the world of evil.[1] As part of the "purification" of new crusaders, Joseph's was painfully overseen by Interrogator Vishas. When he realized that the Scarlet Crusade was attacking the living instead of just fighting the undead he started a mutiny and now enlists Alliance help to defeat the actual leaders of the Scarlet Monastery. He becomes progressively unhinged as he fights through his former friends and allies in the progressing wings of the Monastery, hence the changes in his title.

When first encountered he is known as Joseph the Awakened, the later wings of the Scarlet Monastery will see him known as Joseph the Crazed and finally as Joseph the Insane. His increasingly paranoid ramblings are another testament to this.


  1. Graveyard
  1. Library
  1. Armory
  1. Cathedral
Removed from game The subject of this section did not make it out of the beta stages of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.



The Scarlet Crusade will return to its noble roots!


  • Joseph's deteriorating sanity is portrayed somewhat comically. In his first incarnation, he is calm and collected, even after learning of Bloodmage Thalnos' undeath. In his second incarnation, he has become more assertive, and typically of a Scarlet Crusader believes his cause is wholly righteous. In his third incarnation, he nervously reasons that he and "his boys" were forced to kill the other Crusaders and that he deserves the title of "Scarlet Champion". He begins talking to himself, and ecstatically proclaims himself the new Scarlet Champion. In his final incarnation, he is found dancing in the middle of the Cathedral as the battle rages on, and goes on to reveal his plans to turn the Undercity into a "Scarlet paradise".
  • He sent some letters to Captain Nials but she hasn't responded.[2]
  • Joseph and Livingston Marshal were good friends before he joined the Crusade.


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

With High Inquisitor Whitemane still alive and leading the Scarlet Crusade within the Scarlet Monastery during Mists of Pandaria, the odds are high that Joseph was killed during his coup attempt.

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External links

Graveyard Library Armory Cathedral