In Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, the "Silvermoon Guardian", when entering play, says "Remember Quel'Thalas!"

I wonder what does it mean. As I gather, Quel'Thalas is an ancient elven realm with the capital city named Silvermoon. So does it simply mean "Remember you fight for your country" or does it have a deeper meaning, perhaps Quel'Thalas was a site of an important battle where they made some mistake?

  • 1
    Silvermoon is (was) the capital of the Kingdom of Quel'Thalas, not the other way round. Apr 18, 2014 at 12:29
  • 1
    @AlfredoHernández Thank you. I fixed it now. Oct 31, 2016 at 19:54

3 Answers 3


or does it have a deeper meaning, perhaps Quel'Thalas was a site of an important battle where they made some mistake?

Yes. During the Third War, Arthas, with the assistance of Dar'Khan Drathir, basically marched his Scourge from the Eastern Plaguelands, through the Ghostlands, though Quel'Thalas, destroyed Silvermoon (Half the city is still ruins), killed the majority of the High Elves, killed King Anasterian, killed Sylvanas Windrunner (turning her into the first banshee), and used the Sunwell to resurrect Kel'Thuzad, corrupting the Sunwell (and depriving the High Elves of the source of their power) in the process

The path he took is still corrupted and is called the Dead Scar.

enter image description here

  • 1
    Also, in World of Warcraft, when you talk to some Blood Elves NPCs, they sometimes say "Remember the Sunwell". I guess it's for the same reason. Oct 31, 2016 at 19:25

My opinion is this: Silvermoon guards will say "Remember Quel'thalas", because their homes were destroyed. They says those words for their enemy as words of revenge: "This is for Quel'thalas!" And they will never forgot it.


Both, sort of. For all intents and purposes the nation of Quel'Thalas was destroyed in the Third War, as 90% of the High Elves were butchered in the genocidal rampage by the traitor-prince, Arthas, and the undead swarms composed of the fallen population of Lordaeron. It would be like if the USA was destroyed and all that survived was Chicago...sure technically Americans still live, but basically everything we were was wiped out.

Quel'Thalas' primary defense was the great barrier shield known as the Ban'dinoriel, powered by the Sunwell, that protected the country of the High Elves for 7000 years. Only by the help of a traitor was the shield deactivated and kept from being re-formed, allowing the undead to breach the conventional defenses.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.