In the WarCraft
universe, the High Elves are a splinter group of "Highbourne" Night Elves
, led by Dath'Remar Sunstrider, who were expelled from Kalimdor 10,000 years before the events in the computer games for using magic, which attracted the Burning Legion and nearly destroyed Azeroth
. Due to their racial addiction to magic, these elves became shorter, their skin paled and their hair turned blonde or brown, as they journeyed farther from the world's traditional source of magic, the Well of Eternity on Mount Hyjal. After a journey across the Great Sea, they settled in a land they called Quel'Thalas
, the High Realm, on a large peninsula in northern Lordaeron, where they had found a new source of magic in the enchanted Sunwell. Isolated from the human and dwarven kingdoms to the south, they founded the grand capital of Silvermoon and worked to copy the civilization that they had built on ancient Kalimdor before the demonic invasion.
Around 2,000 years before WC1, because of troubles in fighting the native trolls of the region, the High Elves appealed to the humans for aid and taught them magic. Many of the first men who were taught the arcane arts later founded the mystical city-state of Dalaran where they could practice their art in peace, and the magical prowess of their descend...