For other uses, see Sanctum.
NeutralSanctum of Light
Level: 100 - 110
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Type Class Hall
Races HumanHuman Human
DwarfDwarf Dwarf
High elfHigh elf High elf
DraeneiDraenei Draenei
Half-elfHalf-elf Half-elf
Night elfNight elf Night elf
Blood elfBlood elf Blood elf
TaurenTauren Tauren
IconSmall Ghost.gif Ghost
Nathrezim Nathrezim
Ruler(s) Alliance & Horde Paladin The Highlord
Neutral  Lord Maxwell Tyrosus
Alliance  Lord Grayson Shadowbreaker
Alliance  Justicar Julia Celeste
Alliance  Vindicator Boros
Alliance  Arator the Redeemer
Former ruler(s) Horde  Lady Liadrin
Horde  Aponi Brightmane
Affiliation Knights of the Silver Hand
Location Under Light's Hope Chapel,
Eastern Plaguelands
PvP status Sanctuary

The Sanctum of Light, also known as Light's Hope Sanctum,[1] is a secret hall located beneath Light's Hope Chapel. It serves as the Order Hall for paladins. The Knights of the Silver Hand operate from here, led by the new Highlord. During the third invasion of the Burning Legion, the order includes members of the Argent Crusade, the Blood Knights, the Hand of Argus, the Sunwalkers and other paladin organizations.

The Sanctum is also a catacomb which houses the remains of a thousand heroes of Lordaeron. Many of the remains are those of warriors, priests, paladins, and champions of battles long past. They were exhumed from elsewhere and moved in secret to the chapel by members of the Argent Dawn, among them Lord Maxwell Tyrosus, so they could not be resurrected in the service of the Lich King.[2]

During the Fourth War, the status of the Sanctum is unknown following the split between its occupants during the Battle for Stromgarde, where Turalyon leads the Knights of the Silver Hand for the Alliance, and Lady Liadrin leads the Blood Knights and the Sunwalkers for the Horde.[3][4]

Following the armistice, Mathias Shaw mentions in his report that the Sanctum of Light is still active with Knights of the Silver Hand present inside. Its halls have also been cleared to store many artifacts mostly recovered from Scholomance, Stratholme and the Plaguelands. The artifacts stored by the Silver Hand are far too dangerous to be stored elsewhere, and above all far too tempting for anyone to resist, which requires sacred protections. Among them, the most dangerous artifacts are the weapons and armor recovered from the body of the dreadlord Balnazzar in the Scarlet Bastion, which are the  [Demonshear], the  [Hammer of the Grand Crusader], the  [Crown of Tyranny], the  [Shroud of the Nathrezim], and the  [Book of the Dead].[5]

Other artifacts recovered by adventurers, who ventured years ago in the burning city to defeat Baron Rivendare with the help of Lord Aurius Rivendare, have also joined those in the Sanctum, among them the  [Runeblade of Baron Rivendare], the  [Bonescraper], and the  [Seal of Rivendare].[5] As a donation, the Sanctum archives also received the book  [The Light and How to Swing It], written by Uther for Arthas, from Lorekeeper Mykos who removed the Athenaeum mark, thus allowing all paladins to read it.[6]

Points of interest

Map of the Sanctum of Light.

Armory of the Silver Hand - This is the first area of the Sanctum and where the Silver Hand paladins keep their weaponry.

  • Libram of the Ancient Kings - It is located in the western wing (library area) across from the portal to Dalaran. It contains the artifact research.
  • Mission Board - It is located in the eastern wing; used to direct Silver Hand operations across the Broken Isles.
  • Collectible Tomes - The library area has two collectible buff tomes.
    • Light in the Darkness - It highlights demons and undead on the minimap.
    • Striding with the Sunwalkers - It provides a speed boost.

Hall of Champions - The main area of the Sanctum. It is a chapel where the Silver Hand makes ceremonies.



During the quest A United Force





The Hall of Champions.

The Sanctum of Light.

  1. N Paladin [10-45] An Urgent Gathering
  2. N Paladin [10-45] Weapons of Legend
  3. Acquire the chosen artifact:
  4. N Paladin [10-45] We Meet at Light's Hope
  5. N Paladin [10-45] A United Force
  6. N Paladin [10-45] Logistical Matters
  7. N Paladin [10-45] A Sound Plan
  8. N Paladin [10-45] Growing Power (optional)
  9. N Paladin [10-45] Rise, Champions
  10. N Paladin [10-45] The Blood Matriarch
  11. N Paladin [10-45] Dark Storms
  12. Complete all of:
  13. N Paladin [10-45] To Faronaar
  14. N Paladin [10-45] This Is Retribution
  15. Complete both:
  16. N Paladin [10-45] The Codex of Command
  17. N Paladin [10-45] Silver Hand Knights (optional)
  18. Complete both:
  19. N Paladin [10-45] Cracking the Codex
  20. Complete both:
  21. N Paladin [10-45] Translation: Danger!

Level 45

  1. N Paladin [45D] Black Rook Hold: Lord Ravencrest
  2. N Paladin [45] To Felblaze Ingress
  3. N Paladin [45] Aponi's Trail
  4. Complete both:
  5. N Paladin [45] United As One
  6. Complete all of:
  7. Complete all of:
  8. N Paladin [45] A Light in the Darkness
  9. N Paladin [45] Warriors of Light

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