Taelan Fordring

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Taelan Fordring is a legendary neutral minion card, from the Core set.

How to get

The Regular and Golden copies of Taelan Fordring are uncraftable. They have special unlock requirements and cannot be crafted, disenchanted, or opened from card packs:
TypeSourceQualityCount
LevelingUnlocked by completing the Tutorial.Regular1
Achievement Great Victory
(Win 5000 games in Ranked or Arena.).
Golden 1

Sounds[edit | edit source]

Play
  • ▶️ VO_CS3_024_Male_Human_Play_01.wav This is not what we stood for!
  • ▶️ HS_LegendaryStinger_TaelanFordring.wav <music stinger>
Attack
  • ▶️ VO_CS3_024_Male_Human_Attack_01.wav Rotten to the core.
Death
  • ▶️ VO_CS3_024_Male_Human_Death_01.wav <death sound>

Lore[edit | edit source]

Taelan Fordring was a level 63 elite human paladin found in Hearthglen in the Western Plaguelands. Taelan was the son of  Tirion Fordring and lord of Mardenholde Keep.
When the Scourge swept through Lordaeron he offered the rest of the Silver Hand's paladins shelter in Hearthglen and then joined the Scarlet Crusade to help fight back the undead, one of the target being Stratholme. Blind to the atrocities committed by the Crusade, Taelan rose through their ranks under the tutelage of Saidan Dathrohan. When Renault Mograine was killed, Taelan was appointed Commander at the Scarlet Monastery in his place.
Eventually, with the help of adventurers sent by his father, Taelan recognized the corruption that had befallen the Scarlet Crusade and defected. While escaping from Hearthglen, however, he was killed by Grand Inquisitor Isillien for his betrayal. Tirion Fordring was waiting nearby for his son and saw him cut down and, overcome with loss and outrage, avenged Taelan's death by killing Isillien. Grieving over his son's body, Tirion resolved to reform the Silver Hand to once more be a force of good in the world.
After the Lich King's defeat, Highlord Tirion Fordring returned to the Western Plaguelands and established the Argent Crusade's base in Hearthglen. Down the road, the tower where Taelan was slain by Isillien has been christened Taelan's Tower in his memory. In addition, Crusade Commander Eligor Dawnbringer sends players into Stratholme to reclaim a painting of Taelan and his family from the Scarlet Bastion.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Taelan Fordring, full art

Patch changes