Shards of the Alliance
Location Pyrewood Village, Silverpine Forest
Result Night Elf victory

Night Elves

  Undead Scourge
Commanders and leaders

Night Elves


Undead Scourge

  • IconSmall Dreadlord.gif Random Dreadlords
  • IconSmall Lich Male.gif Random Lich
Casualties and losses

Night Elves

  • Light
  • Tyrande MIA

Undead Scourge

  • Moderate
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This article contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

Shards of the Alliance is chapter 6 of the Terror of the Tides campaign.

It was a series of small fights between members of the night elf expedition to Lordaeron led by Maiev and Tyrande and a small band of blood elves led by Kael against Scourge raiding parties.

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Three days later, on the western coast of Lordaeron, the night elves venture cautiously into the shifting shadows of Silverpine Forest.


Deciding to commune with the land Malfurion departing from his companions but not before reminding them to focus on Illidan, and not their personal dispute with one another. After agreeing the Night Elves moved inland and soon encountered Prince Kael'thas Sunstrider and the Blood Elves (surviving High Elves who renamed themselves in honor of their fallen. The two elven forces quickly encountered into an agreement with the night elves would help the Blood Elves escort their caravan to safety and in return the blood elves would help them hunt the demon they were seeking. Moving as one the elven forces were eventually able to escort the caravan across the river Arevass after fighting their way through Scourge forces. However the Scourge appeared in greater numbers and Tyrande made the decision to use [Starfall] while standing on the bridge in order to stop the Scourge from following the Elven forces. While this tactic did destroy the undead, it also destroyed the bridge and Tyrande was swept down the river. Knowing that it the river would lead Tyrande into the heart of Undead territory Prince Kael'thas warned Maiev that they had to rescue her, only to be bluntly told that Tyrande was a soldier who knew the risks and that he would have to honor his end of the agreement now.


Main Quests

Availablequest BTNHumanLumberUpgrade2.png Escort Kael'thas and His Caravan

  • Lead the caravan across the river
  • At least two Supply Wagons must survive
  • Tyrande, Maiev, and Kael must survive

Escort Kael'thas and his supply caravan across the River Arevass.

Optional Quests

Availablequest BTNChestOfGold.png Retrieve Supplies

  • Recover the gold caches

Kael'thas has stashed some gold and lumber nearby. Retrieve the hidden resources to allow the purchase of mercenaries and other supplies.



IconSmall Maiev.gif Maiev Shadowsong: Our forces will be ready to move out soon, although we still know next to nothing about this strange land Illidan has run to.
IconSmall Malfurion.gif Malfurion Stormrage: This land is called Lordaeron, Maiev. It is the homeland of the Alliance that aided us at the Battle of Mount Hyjal. I was told that its kingdoms--both human and elven--were consumed by the undead Scourge.
IconSmall Malfurion.gif Malfurion Stormrage: These forests have suffered grievously. I must leave you both for a time. I will enter the woods and attempt to commune with the land itself.
IconSmall Maiev.gif Maiev Shadowsong: While you're gone, we'll set out and try to pick up Illidan's trail.
IconSmall Malfurion.gif Malfurion Stormrage: I expect you both to stay focused on your task. You can settle your personal dispute after we've found my brother.
IconSmall Maiev.gif Maiev Shadowsong: Of course, Shan'do. We'd best get moving.
Malfurion rides off into the woods. Tyrande and Maiev continue until they reach the outskirts of an encampment.
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: This was an Alliance encampment. The attack must have come recently.
IconSmall BloodElf Male.gif Blood Elven Swordsman: Strangers, milord! They don't appear to be undead, but...
IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: Ishnu-alah, night elves. I am Prince Kael'thas. I must admit, I'm surprised to see your kind there. But, whatever your business, I fear you will find only death and shadow in this cursed land.
IconSmall Maiev.gif Maiev Shadowsong: Ishnu-dal-dieb, Kael'thas. I am Maiev Shadowsong, and this is Tyrande Whisperwind. We are hunting a powerful demon that arrived here recently.
IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: Curious. I don't know about any demon, but something's riled the undead based at Dalaran. They've been hounding us day and night. We were about to abandon this post and seek refuge on the other side of the River Arevass.
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: Hmmm. Then we shall lend you our aid, young Kael.
IconSmall Maiev.gif Maiev Shadowsong: Wait--we have no time for this.
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: Perhaps once your people are safe, you will help us hunt the demon we seek?
IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: It would be an honor, milady.

During the Mission

IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: The undead are attacking! The caravan must be protected!
IconSmall Maiev.gif Maiev Shadowsong: Do not fear, Kael. Our mountain giants are more than capable of handling these wretched curs. Their stormy hides are nearly impervious to their clumsy attacks.
IconSmall Maiev.gif Maiev Shadowsong: We are wasting our time here, Tyrande. We should be looking for Illidan.
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: These people need our help, Maiev! Their brethren aided us against the Legion. We will honor that debt now.
  • IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: Protect the caravan at all costs!
  • IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: The undead have returned! Defend the caravan!
  • IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: The caravan is under attack!
IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: We'll stop here for provisions.
IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: Sadly, I have only a few warriors left. The Scourge has pressed us hard these last few months.
IconSmall Maiev.gif Maiev Shadowsong: Kael, where are your high elven brethren? Do they not fight the undead as you do?
IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: The Scourge devoured our ancient homeland of Quel'Thalas. The once proud bloodline of my people is nearly spent. The few of us that remain now call ourselves blood elves, in homage to our murdered people.
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: I grieve for your people, Kael. But you must not allow rage and despair to poison your heart. You may lead your people to a brighter future.
IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: This is one of our last holdouts on this side of the river. We will rest here for a spell and gather reinforcements.
IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: We stand at a crossroads, my friends.
IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: There is a shorter path to our destination, but it will take us perilously close to an undead bastion.
IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: The other route is safer, but it will take us longer to cross the river.
IconSmall Maiev.gif Maiev Shadowsong: Both routes will be dangerous, nonetheless. Let us choose quickly and be on our way.
IconSmall Maiev.gif Maiev Shadowsong: Undead flyers! We must find a way to repel them!
IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: This is the bastion I told you about. It must be destroyed if the caravan is to make it through.
IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: Ah, Pyrewood Village! The River Arevass lies just beyond.
IconSmall Maiev.gif Maiev Shadowsong: Something doesn't feel right.
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: Yes. Perhaps we should keep the caravan moving?
Several undead come out from the village and attack.
IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: Damn! They were waiting for us! Protect the caravan at all costs!
  • IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: Their numbers are limitless!
  • IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: They just keep coming.

Optional Mission

IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: Ah, a mercenary camp! We could hire some of them to aid us, but we'll need to retrieve some of our hidden gold caches in order to pay them.
IconSmall Maiev.gif Maiev Shadowsong: You've hidden your gold?
IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: We're fighting a losing war here, milady. The undead close in around us daily. It's necessary to keep our assets hidden, yet accessible. We have caches secreted throughout the wilderness.
IconSmall Maiev.gif Maiev Shadowsong: Then we shall retrieve them for you.
  • IconSmall Maiev.gif Maiev Shadowsong: This is where Kael buried his gold. Let's claim it quickly.
  • IconSmall Maiev.gif Maiev Shadowsong: Ah, more of the Alliance's treasury. Let's take it and be gone.
  • IconSmall Maiev.gif Maiev Shadowsong: More of the buried gold. This will help our cause greatly.


IconSmall Maiev.gif Maiev Shadowsong: We've driven them back, but the second wave is advancing!
IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: We've run out of time! The caravan will not survive another assault!
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: Kael, get your caravan moving across the river! I will stay behind and hold the bridge!
IconSmall Maiev.gif Maiev Shadowsong: That's very noble of you, Priestess, but you're no match for a force that vast!
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: The goddess is my shield, warden. Elune will grant me the strength.
While Kael's caravans and Maiev get across the river, Tyrande stands on the middle of the bridge and casts starfall, slaughtering several undead near her.
IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: It's working! She's holding them back!
IconSmall Tyrande.gif Tyrande Whisperwind: Merciful goddess!
The starfall is too powerful and destroys the bridge Tyrande is on. Before long, it collapses and she flies down the river.
IconSmall Kael'thas.gif Prince Kael'thas: We must hurry to save her! That current will take her straight into the heart of the undead lands!
IconSmall Maiev.gif Maiev Shadowsong: No, Kael. Tyrande is a soldier; she knew the risks she took. We have a greater mission to accomplish now, and our time grows short.
IconSmall Maiev.gif Maiev Shadowsong: Your people are now safe. You will uphold your end of the bargain and help me hunt the demon I seek.
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