Humanity is a resilient breed, having survived an invasion by the savage Orcs during the First War. During the Second War, the armies of Stormwind rallied with the Alliance of the Northern Lands, as well as the High Elves, Gnomes and Dwarves, to reclaim their homeland of Azeroth. After the success of the Second War, Stormwind was rebuilt and Human civilization began to flourish once again throughout the southlands.
With the invasion of the Burning Legion years after the Second War - which left the northern kingdom of Lordaeron in ruins - Stormwind now stands as the last bastion of human civilization. Following the heroic examples of the legendary Sir Lothar and King Llane, the defenders of Stormwind are considered to be among the fiercest warriors in the land. They stand resolute in their charge to maintain the honor and might of humanity in an ever-darkening world.
Humanity like many other of the races of Azeroth have suffered a long and bloody past losing countless upon countless losses and tragedies including losing one of the their greatest achievements, The city of Stormwind in the First War to the Orcish Horde and later lost many humans to the plague of Lordaeron during the Third War, The humans have suffered many losses to their population but now contain a stead population since the Third War. Despite all this humans continue to be vigilant, and - perhaps as a result of their struggles - they have banded closer together and with the Alliance as a whole.
Today, King Anduin Wrynn oversees Stormwind, due to the loss of his father, The late great King Varian Wrynn, Though Anduin is still young, He has a council of advisers to aid him including the draenai prophet Velen and the Dwarvish Council of the Three Hammers. King Anduin still retains some ties with the cities of Darkshire, Lakeshire, Goldshire, Southshore and to a lesser extent, Menethil Harbor. Those cities fall under the protection and leadership of Stormwind, but they also have their own local military forces and independent democratic election.