Following the fall of Lordaeron the Knights of the Silver Hand led by Uther the Lightbringer, Sage Truthbearer, and Ballador the Bright took control of Andorhal and kept the Scourge at bay until the coming of the now death knight Arthas. Arthas (who had become the greatest of the Lich King's death knights) came to find a magical vessel to carry the remains of Kel'Thuzad to the Sunwell in Quel'Thalas in order to resurect him. Arthas boldly lead an army of undead scourge killed Sage Truthbearer, Ballador the Bright, Uther the Lightbringer, and their forces. With Uther dead Arthas took the urn of King Terenas for himself.
Uther's body was retrieved by his remaining soldiers, and buried in a great tomb built for him to the south of the ruins of Andorhal, vigilantly guarded by defenders of the Alliance. The headstone shows him in a heroic pose, a tome of Light in one hand, his warhammer in the other. The marker stone before it, written in the Common tongue, reads:
Here lies Uther the Lightbringer
First Paladin - Founder of the Order of the Silver Hand.
Uther lived and died to defend the Kingdom of Lordaeron. Though he was betrayed by his most beloved student, we believe that his spirit lives on. He continues to watch over us, even as the shadows close in around our ruined land. His light is the light of all humanity - and so long as we honor his example, it shall never fade.
High Priest Thel'danis is the caretaker of Uther's Tomb.
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Some time after the blood elves joined the Horde, Mehlar Dawnblade, a former student of Uther, wanted to for training Prince Arthas. However the Ghost of Uther Lightbringer kept the tomb from being defiled. A Draenei named Anchorite Truuen wants to pay tribute to Uther by recovering the . An item that was lost when Uther was killed and was recovered by the Scarlet Crusade. After recovering the and taking it to tomb the Ghost of Uther Lightbringer tells the player to keep the mark to inspire others.
Shortly before the attack on Andorhal, Maddox's army visited the tomb.
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A beautiful lush pathway now leads to the tomb, lined with tall hedges. And if you kneel before the statue, it gives you a buff called Uther's Blessing, which is also avaible after doing the quest of the same name to Alliance characters.