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But if you've ever sat in the middle of the Blood Knight Temple and listened to the conversations, or done their class quests, you'd know that the organization is rotten cruel and maybe even evil down to it's core. If nothing else it's extreamly imperialistic in nature, looking after Silvermoon, and only really Silvermoon's interests.
Not long ago, in Outland...
Prince Kael'thas Sunstrider and his blood elves waited until the newly arrived naaru departed Tempest Keep. He had little interest in what the naaru hoped to accomplish on this shattered world: it was Tempest Keep that had brought him here. At the prince's signal the elves stormed the dimensional fortress, quickly defeating its automated defenses and claiming its satellite structures. The only real threat the elves discovered was a lone naaru who had stayed behind to maintain the keep's defenses. With some difficulty, Kael'thas subdued the energy being and sent it to Quel'Thalas so that the magic-addicted blood elves could feed upon it.
Back in the capital city of Silvermoon, Magister Astalor Bloodsworn was not content with this idea. After long months of study and experimentation, he and his fellow wizards learned how to manipulate and corrupt the naaru's luminous energies. In the end the wizards devised a process by which the powers of the Light could be transferred to recipients who had not earned such abilities. Instead of feeding upon the naaru's magic, the blood elves would wield the naaru's Light-given powers themselves.
Lady Liadrin, formerly a priestess, had recently renounced her vows, for she felt the Light had abandoned her people. She learned of the wizards' achievement and volunteered to be the first to bend the stolen powers to her will. With her decision a new order was born: the Blood Knights. These renegade paladins are able to harness the sacred powers of the Alliance's noblest heroes.
I quoted the original Blizzard created text first. This second portion is also in the article, but does not appear on the WoW Website that I've seen. Likely fan speculation.
Though many blood elves applauded the creation of the Blood Knights, just as many dislike their methods and their attitude, especially the farstriders.
It is also important to note that not all High Elves, now Blood Elves, have abonded their former ways and become Blood Knights. A very small minority of Blood Elves still follow their former more pure Paladin/Priestly ways.
Have any of the end game Blood Knights seen any lore to indicate from NPCs that this second quote is the case?