- "We press on."
- —Words of House Davenwell
The House of Davenwell (informally House Davenwell) is a noble Stormwindian family. Founded following the conclusion of the Gnoll Wars, the Davenwell family became Westridge's representatives in the House of Nobles congregation. The current head of the house is Lord Dighton Davenwell.
History of the Davenwell Family
History of the Davenwell Family Prior to Nobility
Before their nobility, the Davenwell family were known as a standard family in the Kingdom of Stormwind for many generations. Many members in the family's ancestry were known to be magistrates and soldiers. One of the biggest competitors of the Davenwell family was the Clairmont family. Their feud with the Clairmont spanned for decades and it was one of the fiercest family rivalries in Elwynn Forest besides the Stonefields and Maclures. The families would alternate when it came to the position of Magistrate of Westridge so they would hold political power in the small town.
History of House of Davenwell
Hugh Davenwell became a war hero following the Kingdom's victory over the unified gnoll forces. His heroic actions granted the family nobility in the Kingdom of Stormwind and to represent the town of Westridge in the House of Nobles. Later Leander Davenwell gained notoriety after joining the Brotherhood of the Horse. In an effort to obtain a seat in the House of Nobles for his family, the patriarch of the Clairmont family had his son join the Brotherhood of the Horse. And so Leander rose through the army ranks during his service during the Gurubashi War, earning more respect for the Davenwell name. During the First War, Leander became nothing short of a hero after rescuing various civilians whose homes were ransacked by the invading orcish Horde.
After the Kingdom of Stormwind was destroyed by the Horde, Leander and his family traveled north to Lordaeron alongside the other refugees. Leander was one of the first to volunteer himself into combat after the formation of the Alliance of Lordaeron. Throughout the Second War, Leander brought the Alliance several victories against the Horde, even capturing the great Vargok Wartooth. After successfully defending Lordaeron and laying siege to the volcanic fortress of Blackrock Spire, Leander was knighted by King Terenas II — recognizing his family's nobility in Lordaeron.
As the Second War came to pass, Leander met his demise at the hands of the orcish escapees from Durnholde Keep. In the aftermath of the skirmish, Leolius, the most prestigious weapon known in Westridge was shattered and lost. The title of Lord of House Davenwell then was passed to Dighton, a young paladin of the Silver Hand, whose house has now grown following Dighton's marriage to Sara Dornnel. And later the young couple would produced the future of their house in the form of their son, Howard, and daughter, Marcella.
House of Davenwell Estates
This was the Davenwell's original base of operations prior to the fall of Stormwind during the First War, but was later rebuilt by the people of Westridge after the Davenwells aided in the rebuilding of Westridge.
The Davenwell Estate
This was the house that the Davenwells built themselves after the fall of Stormwind in Lordaeron.
Heirlooms of House Davenwell
Leolius, Westridge's Defender
Crest of Davenwell
Mallet of the Magistrate
Battleplate of Davenwell
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