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The Nightborne have been around for a long time and their names are steeped in history. Here are 13 facts about Nightborne Names that will fascinate you!
-Nightborne names are usually composed of one word, but they can be more than one.
-The first Nightborne were created by Elisande in Suramar city and all the great families had members come from this group. Many of them also ended up being leaders.
-In order to pronounce a name properly, it is best to know its meaning so you don’t butcher their identity! (See below for meanings) __ The list goes on.. __ ..and on.. __ It continues here:
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“The Nightborne are a people of the night – or so they would have you believe.
Merely an excuse for their proclivity to slumber during daylight hours, this unearthly behaviour is one that sets them apart from other races.”
– Bevelle-Rae, “A Treatise on The Ancient People and Their Customs”
Nathariel – One who studies knowledge in secret. Gul’dan’s most trusted lieutenant was known as Nathariel before he betrayed his master. Nowadays it might be used to name someone with a thirst for wisdom and hidden secrets. Taridethi’nhrae – Peaceful tranquility amid fire (Taridethi is a word in Darnassian for “peaceful tranquility”)
Aravin – One who has the power to heal. The Nightborne are masters of both martial and arcane arts, but some have gifts even more special than that. Aravins were known as skilled surgeons among their people because they had learned how to channel magic into healing wounds. They protected Azsuna with this knowledge while it was being attacked by the Burning Legion, using their skills on wounded soldiers from all sides of the conflict without prejudice.” (a reference to modern nurses) Kael’thas Sunstrider – Sometime after his betrayal against Dalaran he changed his name back to “Kael” which means “Little one”.
Nocturnal – A night elf who is devoted to the study of magic and sorcery. The name “Nok’ra” means literally “one-eyed”, in reference to their single eye that glows silver or gold depending on whether they are casting a spell, as well as other abilities which allow them to see things at great distances through fog, smoke, even darkness.”
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– They are the descendants of those who made a bargain with Elune to survive during the War of the Ancients.
– The Nightborne have been mostly cut off from their sources of power for ten thousand years, and they never regained that connection in order to maintain eternal youth.
– As such, when night falls on Azeroth, all but the youngest among them will age at an immensely rapid rate until dawn breaks once again.
– Even still, this trait does not seem to be universal: some have remained young while others continue aging normally even after living through thousands or millions of years without contact with the Well of Eternity. Very few know why this is so – if it is because these individuals were born before
– The Nightborne have only recently been discovered by the Alliance. They are a group of violet elves that live in Suramar City, the capital city of their kingdom which has not yet fallen under attack from Gul’dan and his demonic Burning Legion forces.
– They were cut off from Dalaran’s magic supply when he opened up a portal to take on Sargeras’ destructive army, resulting in the loss of much knowledge and power.
– Even though they’ve lost so many things, these mighty magi people still try to maintain what little culture they can with some new traditions; for example, “balefire” is used as both an arcane weapon against demons and also as a rite that accelerates growth
The Nightborne elves were exiled from Suramar for refusing to give up their magical practices.
In the night elven society, they are called “the highborn”. They reside in Shal’Aran where they make it their duty to study and protect Elune’s power.
They believe that many of Azeroth’s current problems have been caused by this new worshiping of the Light above all other things.
Their appearance is very similar to High Elves with lilac skin and white hair but there eyes glow purple instead being blue or violet like most elves on Azeroth.
Many members of The Nightfallen also wear deep purple clothing which stands out against the light colors worn by other races throughout Az
– Nightborne names are usually four to six letters long.
– The first letter of their name is always a consonant, not an “H”.
– They are often named after the moons and stars in night sky.
– There are exceptions such as Illyana who was born during the day and so her birth sign might be different from everyone else. She also has two middle names which she can use instead if one of them matches with her moon sign better than another: Maiev Shadowsong (dark) or Anna Marie D’Ancanto (light).
– Their surnames either match their constellation’s star pattern or they’re based on what trade specializations that person had before joining the Inquisition; for example, someone may have been a tailor before and so they would take up sewing again.
– The Nightborne are sometimes given new names by the Inquisitor upon joining their ranks.
– Some of these new names might be an honorific or something that reflects some sort of personality trait or occupation; for instance, if one had died in battle with many enemies left dead on the field, then it wouldn’t feel right to just call them “Ana” after death–they might instead become “Anatheniel”, which means “the warrior”.
– For noble families when children were born into different positions in society (tradesman vs royalty), they often took on a name that was used only during ceremonies to reflect their rank and privilege.
– After the people of Suramar were shielded, they had to forget who they once knew themselves as in order for everyone’s memories not to be corrupted from living so long under such a spell. Now that the Nightwell has been destroyed, some are rediscovering snippets of memory or old names that have resurfaced after centuries without use–the most common being “Anara” which is shortened from Anariel meaning “noble”.
– Rumor has it there also exists one name among them who was chosen by Queen Azshara herself: Viryxiel, literally translated as “Void Moon”, though what significance this might hold remains unknown at this time.
The Nightborne were once elves that lived in Suramar until they were exiled by the Legion.
– The nightborne are known for their nobility and magical prowess. They have a strong connection to the arcane, attuned to the ley lines of Azeroth’s power grid.
– This is why it came as no surprise when word spread about Tyrande’s new allies: her elven kin from Quel’Thalas who just happened to be experts at wielding magic made from moonlight – or “moon elf” folk (a term which many non-Nightborne would consider offensive) if you will.
– In this article: 13 Facts About Nightborn Names, I am going share with you some interesting facts about these new allies of the night elves. – The Nightborne do not have an inherited aristocracy, but rather a system based on meritocracy and social rank. – The entire race is effectively nobility in that they can trace their ancestry back to Elisande’s royal lineage, yet outside of noble bloodlines there are commoners who still achieve great feats or hold positions within society thanks to their own merits. Beyond this hereditary hierarchy, the most prestigious stations in Suramar City’s government were reserved for those with prominent arcane abilities – particularly spellcasters like Shal’anar & Farstrider Advisor Zorathas . Even without any magical talent at all, one could become