“Men, you've trained for this. You're among the elite. You are Skyfire men! This is the ship that took down Deathwing. You think some raggedy little Horde outpost stands a chance against the pride of the Alliance fleet? NO! Those green dirtbags down there plagued your homes in Southshore, laid siege to your children in Redridge, and massacred every man, woman and child in Theramore. It. Is. PAYBACK TIME!”
- — Rogers, commander of the Skyfire, before battle
World of Warcraft
Sky Admiral Rogers led the Skyfire on a mission to rescue the White Pawn, only to discover Pandaria in the process. After arriving over the Jade Forest, Rogers and her SI:7 team immediately set to work on eliminating the Horde outpost and ships that had preceded their arrival. When the survivors tried to swim ashore, she ordered Rell Nightwind to kill them. After the Horde presence was completely gone, Rogers relocated to Paw'don Village from where she directed an attack against hozen and dispatched Nodd Codejack and an alliance hero to examine the Wreck of the Vanguard. When Taylor was healed in Pearlfin Village, Rogers appeared only to tell him that she couldn't let him the Skyfire's strength because she was called back to regroup and advised him to use the SI:7 agents and local pandaren and jinyu instead.
Sky Admiral Rogers later commands the Skyfire in its siege of Domination Point and in Assault on Zan'vess. She was also present at the summit of Alliance dignitaries in the Shrine of Seven Stars, where they discussed the possibility of weaponizing the Sha. Rogers was in favor of doing so, noting that Garrosh was undoubtedly doing the same thing, but was ultimately overruled.
The Skyfire was ordered to travel to Stormheim on the Broken Isles on orders from King Anduin Wrynn following the Battle for the Broken Shore. The official mission was to escort Alliance champions to Stormheim and aid them in obtaining the . Unofficially though, after receiving intelligence of suspicious Horde activity, the Skyfire has been tracking Warchief Sylvanas Windrunner's fleet. The vengeful Genn Greymane and Sky Admiral Rogers, who believed Sylvanas herself was a passenger on one of the ships, chose to attack the fleet. Unable to make contact with the rest of the Alliance fleet, the Skyfire proceeded with their assault. Though their forces managed to board the Forsaken's ships and kill their captains, when they boarded the royal flagship, the Alliance discovered that Sylvanas had already left the ship and that Nathanos Blightcaller was leading a Horde force to sabotage the Skyfire.
By the actions of Forsaken boarders, the Skyfire was sabotaged and crashed on Stormheim. The Skyfire was destroyed but its crew survived and rallied in the Skyfire Triage Camp while combating the Horde. Sky Admiral Rogers tasks Alliance adventurers to kill the surviving Forsaken who continue to trespass on the ruins of her ship. Eventually, Tinkmaster Overspark creates a distress signal to request Alliance reinforcements while the Skyfire survivors evacuate to the safety of Greywatch.
Before the Storm
Sometime after the campaign in Stormheim, High King Anduin Wrynn forcefully rebuked Rogers and Genn Greymane for taking his assignment much further than he had ordered, and it was mentioned that Anduin had an "uncomfortable" relationship with her, although acknowledged that the Alliance had needed her "hawkishness" during their last conflict.
When King Anduin summoned his councilors to advise him on plans for Azerite, Rogers suggested they weaponize the mineral against the Horde. Anduin however, reproached her and didn't want to use such power for violence.
Following the death of King Anduin's manservant Wyll Benton, King Anduin would later summon his advisers to the map room to unveil his plan for a Gathering between the Forsaken and their human loved ones. Rogers was adamantly opposed to the idea and cited the Forsaken as responsible for the destruction of Southshore. Anduin, however, believed that the Forsaken are not the Scourge, and some of them miss their living relatives. When Anduin asked Catherine how she would like to respond if her loved ones were members of the sympathetic Desolate Council, Rogers allowed herself a brief moment of sentimentality before hardening and reaffirming to herself and everyone that her loved ones are dead and she would loathe to see them as undead monsters. Genn Greymane also agreed with Sky Admiral Rogers and saw the Forsaken as monsters, and stated the Alliance shouldn't embrace what they've become.
|Location||Level range||Health range|
|Cove of Nashal||110||10,392,670|
|Stormheim||100 - 110||2,991,320|
- What's the situation?
- This is the most powerful ship in the fleet.
- Victory in battle is the only path to peace.
- Do your duty, soldier.
- For the Alliance!
- Show them what we're made of.
- Aboard the Skyfire
The Skyfire has had a complete overhaul since our encounter with Deathwing! We now carry a full complement of both fixed-wing and gyro aircraft as well as a battery of 18-inch smoothbore shore bombardment cannons.
The Horde won't be able to hide from her reach. Not on land, not at sea, not in the air.
You really have it in for the Horde, don't you?
<The Sky Admiral's face grows hard.>
I grew up in Southshore. My parents are buried there - what's left of them.
I've been waiting to unleash this gunship against a worthy target. Let's spend some ammunition!
- Paw'don Village
These pandaren seem like good people.
They're reluctant to get embroiled in our war, but after a few weeks of dealing with the Horde, I have no doubt they'll all come around to our side.
This fortress will be harder to take than Garrosh'ar was. But sooner or later, they will break. The Horde always breaks.
- Skyfire, Stormwind Harbor (Legion)
Our mission is of the utmost importance.
- Cove of Nashal
We will seize the Aegis in time - we must not miss this opportunity to take out Sylvanas!
- Skyfire Triage Camp
We had the Forsaken fleet right where we wanted them - trapped in that bay like fish in a barrel.
There was no time to wait for reinforcements.
We had one shot, so I gave the order.
I have no regrets.
- Weeping Buffs
Our crew will rendezvous with the Alliance navy and continue hunting Sylvanas.
You, however, have bigger fish to fry.
- After the Skyfire falls in Stormheim
Don't worry about the ship - it's just wood and metal. The Skyfire lives on as long as we keep fighting.
- Main article: Touching Ground (Alliance)#Notes
Notes and trivia
- Catherine grew up in Southshore and her parents are buried there. By her comment "what's left of them", it is possible that they were killed when the Forsaken attacked and destroyed the town.
- Broadcast text for voice lines mentioning Rogers as a Warfront commander in the Battle for Stromgarde and calling her a paladin were added to the game files during Beta but were never used.
- Rogers said that everyone was killed in Theramore. However, during the Siege of Orgrimmar, it was revealed that Garrosh Hellscream had captured several civilians and had his Kor'kron use them for sport as either target practice or forcing them to fight to the death. These civilians may have come from Dustwallow Marsh and Southern Barrens, or from the ship of willing civilians that Jaina had sent to Gadgetzan prior to the attack on Theramore.
- Rogers is voiced by Valerie Arem.
- Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.
- ^ a b
- ^ Before the Storm, chapter 4
- ^ Before the Storm, chapter 17
- ^ War Crimes, pg. 145
- ^ https://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/2375655-Stromgarde-led-by-Sky-Admiral-Rogers-instead-of-Danath-Trollbane-Wut
- ^ Dave Kosak on Twitter: "The Theramore civilians may not have come from that battle. They may have been captured in S. Barrens or Dustwallow."