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The Stormwind Medical Corps oversees the medical treatment and the general health of the Royal Army of Stormwind. It's an assembly of medical personnel, whose daily duties could range from treating simple wounds to providing other types of medical assistance to all under the King's Banner.
Those who wish to serve as a Medic must simply have the passion and see the healing of others as their top priority- since most types of healing are welcomed and appreciated.
History[edit | edit source]
So long as men and women have fought in wars, there have been those who seek to mend the wounds of those who succumb to the perils of battle. The Stormwind Medical Corps traces its origins back to the Arathorian Legion, where apothecaries and healers would travel with the Legionnaires to Stormwind in their conquest of the wild frontier. Make no mistake, these healers were not organized within the Legion itself, but auxiliaries who travelled with the Arathorians in hope of saving lives. King Logan Wrynn's rebellion saw many units of the Arathorian Legion defect to his cause, and with them, their medical personnel. These healers and apothecaries would remain in the newly founded Kingdom of Stormwind, where they would assist the militias gathered by the lords raised by King Logan.
At the close of the Stormwind civil war which deposed Queen Mary and ended her reign of terror, King Samson Wrynn founded the Stormwind Army which would act as a standing military force and answer directly to the King above their feudal lords. In his reforms, King Samson wisely established the Stormwind Medical Corps to support his new army. The Medical Corps recruited doctors, apothecaries, and surgeons from all corners of the kingdom, and before long, became an authority of medicine of its own accord.
The Stormwind Medical Corps served the Royal Army for centuries following its founding, following the crown's forces in their expansion of the territorial boundaries of the kingdom. At the onset of the First War against the Orcish Horde, the medical corps tended to the king's forces even as the kingdom fell around them. It was in the Alliance of Lordaeron that the surviving apothecaries continued to follow their kinsmen, tending to the Stormwindian survivors until the very end of Stormwind's liberation.
At the onset of the Third War against the Scourge and Burning Legion, refugees from Dalaran and Lordaeron would test the medical corps' resolve as many entered Stormwind with grievous wounds or worse - carrying the undead plague. Several policies were enacted by King Varian Wrynn to contain the plague of undeath and prevent its spread in the Kingdom of Stormwind. These measures were considered largely successful but caused widespread economic strain that would lead to the dark times in the aftermath of the war. The Stormwind Medical Corps learned much from the surviving apothecaries and healers from the north and adopted many practices from them that are still in use today.
The Stormwind Medical Corps remains a vital organization of the Royal Army, especially in these times of war and strife. The Royal Academy of Medicine graduates hundreds of certified field surgeons every year, all of which are sent to the various locales where the Royal Army is deployed. Were it not for the logistical support of the Stormwind Medical Corps, the Royal Army would not have secured the victories it has in the past decade.