Our unit is the elite 5th Marine Reconnaissance Brigade, a Kul Tiran special operations unit made up of the remnants of the 5th Fleet of Kul Tiras, survivors of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Unit who were previously deployed at Tiragarde Keep in Durotar, and survivors from shipwrecked fleets on the Broken Isles. These battle-hardened Marines have been brought together to form an elite unit with experience in expeditionary missions and extended deployment behind enemy lines.
Under the command of Captain Nearo Shadowbane, this unit is the tip of the spear for the Kul Tiras Marines - deploying Boralus Intelligence agents in a variety of sensitive missions, providing support to the Proudmoore Academy by the training of the most promising Cadets in the Academy, and developing advances in weapons and Naval Technology through the Marine Corps of Engineers.
Alpha Company is the main military contingent of 5MRB, while Bravo Company carries out infiltration and espionage operations against the Horde power structure to wage a shadow war from within.
Civilian staff of the Proudmoore Academy have also been authorized to provide support to our unit in order to enhance our ability to conduct the various missions and operations which are being planned and undertaken.
The full history of the 5th Marine Reconnaissance Brigade and the Fifth Fleet of Kul Tiras is available in the Library.
* Distrust towards some Night Elves (suspected of involvement in Lt. Alverold's expedition going missing during the Third War)
While sentiments among some Marines have begun to change with the aid extended to Kul Tiras by the Alliance to resist the coup attempt by House Ashvane, some Marines are still distrustful against Night Elves (especially their senior leadership) because they are suspected of involvement in the disappearance of Lieutenant Alverold's expeditionaround the coast of Kalimdor during the Third War.
Jaina Proudmoore was previously viewed as a traitor for her role in Grand Admiral Daelin Proudmoore's death, however after she rescued the Kul Tiran fleet from Lord Stormsong and Lady Azshara's magical imprisonment in an ethereal storm, Jaina's mother Katheirne Proudmoore abdicated the position of Lord Admiral to her daughter.
With great difficulty, many are having to accept that times are changing. The Marines must put personal feelings aside in order to continue fulfilling our duty in the face of Horde invasion on Kul Tiran soil. Some Marines and Sailors may still not have full confidence in Jaina Proudmoore's leadership due to her history of exercising poor judgment... and others still may never be able to forgive her for the loss of their loved ones.