The name Windrunner is a well-known one on Azeroth. Sylvanas is easily the most recognized. After all, she was Ranger-General of Silvermoon, then leader of the Forsaken, and now leader of the entire Horde. Her younger sister Vereesa built a name for herself as well, though not quite as prominent. Vereesa avoided Kael’thas’ teachings and the fel that stained the eyes of her kin. Eventually, she founded the Silver Covenant, serving as its Ranger-General and leading those High Elves that remained uncorrupted and loyal to the Alliance.
The third Windrunner sister may not have been as influential in matters of present-day, but her name lingered on in her absence. Who, after all, could forget Alleria Windrunner, when her statue flanks the very gates of Stormwind? But though anyone entering the city would know her name, few people know the real Alleria.
As the eldest of the Windrunner sisters, one might have expected Alleria to do more with her life. She was supposed to inherit her mother’s role as Silvermoon’s Ranger-General, but she didn’t take it. Instead, she turned away from expectation and tradition, joining the Farstriders and leaving the position to her younger sister, Sylvanas. Her name and status among her people mattered little to her. Protecting those people was far more important.