|“|| Remember Arthas we are Paladins. Vengeance cannot be a part of what we must do. If we allow our passion to turn into bloodlust, we will become as vile as the orcs.
| ~ Uther the Lightbringer
The Knights of the Silver Hand (aka Order of the Knights of the Silver Hand, Order of the Silver Hand, or simply the Silver Hand) is the first organization of Paladins in the Warcraft Universe. It was founded by Uther The LightBringer during the First War. It continued to serve as a righteous order that defended it's people until it's destruction by the fallen Prince Arthas Menethil.
The first order of Paladins was founded by Uther the LightBringer and Archbishop Alonsus Faol during the First War, the conflict between humans and orcs. Uther at the time became the leader along with other famous heroes who joined and under his leadership, lead them to battle where they played a role in the Second War. During that time, Uther and his forces with their holy power brought great victory and boosted the morale of their allies, to which Uther was recognized as the greatest of his time.
Their destruction was caused by the betrayal of Prince Arthas, who has become the first and greatest of the Lich King, Nerzhul's Death Knight has taken the blade; Frostmourne from Northrend and began a purge on his former comrades by first killing the founder and his beloved mentor, Uther the LightBringer.
After their crushing defeat and the Third War, the Knights were eventually reformed by another member of the Silver Hand, Tirion Fordring into the Argent Crusade with another organization, the Argent Dawn. In the aftermath of Arthas's death, the order began to recruit Dwarves to help replace the paladins lost during the Third war. Additionally, they now strive to eliminate all forms of corruption that had happened to Arthas to make sure their organization stays pure.
The Organization Itself
It is an organization of paladins who follow the three virtues. It is an order that gives paladin's a sense of righteousness and promotes a sense of teamwork that helps strengthens their resolve. The order itself is one of noble history and continues to use the holy light to protect their allies and smite their enemies.