The Forsaken undead or simply Forsaken (Second Human Empire: ?) are a race and faction of intelligent undead who took control of much of the city of Lordaeron, destroyed during the Azeroth civil war. The Forsaken are led by their Banshee Queen, Lady Sylvanas Windrunner, the former Ranger-General of Quel'Thalas. Their capital is the Undercity, in the royal catacombs beneath the ruins of the City of Lordaeron.
While comprised vastly of undead humans, the Forsaken are a diverse faction that include several different races at their biological core. However, they have all assumed their racial identity as "Forsaken," due to their shared goals and loyalties. The Forsaken encountered the Alliance of Nations years during the battle of Armageddon and became members of the Coalition of Independent States, though a sizable population is found in the Fourth Reich