|Races|| Human (140,000)
High elf (20,000)
Night elf (4,000)
|Government||Hereditary monarchy and the House of Nobles|
|Ruler||King Varian Wrynn|
|Faith||Holy Light, Druidism,Shamanism|
|Location||Stormwind, north of Elwynn Forest|
The kingdom of Stormwind was originally founded 1,200 years before the First War by the descendants of the Arathi bloodline, who had migrated south from the nation of Arathor. Traveling past the rocky mountains of Khaz Modan, their journey finally ended after many long seasons, and they settled in the northern region of the continent they would name Azeroth. In a fertile valley they founded the kingdom of Stormwind, which quickly became a self-sufficient power in its own right. It had a long and prosperous history, with the king served loyally by the knights of theBrotherhood of the Horse and the clerics of the Holy Order of Northshire Clerics. Secretive conjurers also served the kingdom, and as such Stormwind Keep had its own court conjurer.
The constant bickering and infighting that marred the rules of the former kings of Arathor had no place in the court of Wrynn, and all had been peaceful for many generations in the kingdom until the Gnoll War. King Barathen Wrynn ended the conflict by scattering the unified gnoll packs and bringing back peace, solidifying the rule of the Wrynn dynasty over the entire kingdom.
At the start of the war, Kilrogg Deadeye and Cho'gall led the first attack on the stronghold of Stormwind but lost.
It was the humans' main base of operations and the last city to fall to the Orcish Horde's offensive during the First War.
Around the year 3 or 4, King Llane was assassinated by Garona in the keep. After his death, the city was overrun.
Anduin Lothar took what was left of the people and led their exodus to Lordaeron. While there, Alonsus Faol told him that he had started to raise funds to rebuilt Stormwind once they reclaimed it.
The city was reconstructed and named New Stormwind, rebuilt on the same location as original Stormwind City. It is not common to call the city New Stormwind by the time of World of Warcraft, but usually simply Stormwind City. Two years after the end of the Second War, the orcs reopened the Dark Portal and a small group led by Teron Gorefiend entered the city's library to steal Book of Medivh. The book however, had been stolen by Alterac soldiers and placed in the mountainous country.