Day of the Dragon
Uther was a knight and apprentice cleric to Archbishop Alonsus Faol in the First War, and had been a worshipper of the Holy Light since his youth. Uther met the archbishop when he was simply known as Bishop Faol, and he served as Uther's spiritual advisor and mentor. The fall of Stormwind made Faol realize that sometimes faith was simply not enough to combat the evil forces of the world. He decided to bring a new order that can fight enemy with both the gift of light and their martial prowess. He offered Uther a place among them, thus the Knights of the Silver Hand – the Paladins were born. At the Alonsus Chapel in Stratholme, Uther became the first of the new order, as well as their leader. It was a glorious moment for the Alliance and believers of the Holy Light.
Uther participated in some of the bloodiest conflicts in the Second War, including Ogrim Doomhammer's siege of Lordaeron, in which he aided in the victory over the Horde – weakened by betrayal and the resultant redeploying of forces. He was named "Lightbringer" by Lord Anduin Lothar during the battle of Blackrock Mountain. Among his other exploits, the Lightbringer led the final assault against the Horde at the Dark Portal.
In the years following the Second War, Uther continued to serve as a stalwart knight and protector of the people, settling disputes among men and more violent matters with any threatening creatures. As he became the most elite of the remaining paladins, he began to tutor King Terenas's talented son, Prince Arthas and a mysterious Dragonborn Paladin in the way of the Light. They became good friends, and knew each other like family.