Sylvanas Windrunner is a fictional character who appears in the Warcraft series of video games by Blizzard Entertainment. Originally introduced in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, the character received a redesign in World of Warcraft: Legion to her current appearance. Once a high elf ranger, Sylvanas was murdered by Arthas Menethil who ripped her soul out and transformed it into a banshee; an agent of the Lich King empowered by hate. She was later able to regain her free will and body and founded the Forsaken faction of undead; vowing to avenge her death, they set out to wage war against the Scourge, undead forces under the control of the Lich King. As of Patch 7.0.3, Sylvanas Windrunner is the Warchief of the Horde. Also styled and known as the "Dark Lady" and the "Banshee Queen", the character has become one of the most iconic and noted characters in Warcraft lore, and has received generally positive critical reception from gamers.