I'm betting he might play a role in the future with Sylvanas; as currently both the Argent Crusade and Ebon Blade are watching the Forsaken quite closely since they've gained the power to recruit more Scourge. The moment she turns into a Lich Queen of sorts, they'll probably bust out the 'bringer and wage war.
With Frostmourne shattered, the "new" Lich King probably needs a weapon. Plus, Ashbringer is orange, so it would suit his motif!
It will fuse with Tirion's corpse and become a sentient human/naaru shard hybrid.
But seriously I just hope it stays in the Argent Crusade (or what ever its name changes to when the time comes)
Turalyon is as old as Tirion now, so I don't see that happening. Besides, he's already got a legendary weapon - the Royal Great Sword once wielded by Lothar.
Turalyon obsession aside, I think the weapon belongs in the hands of a Paladin who at least went through the Third War, as the blade itself did. After Tirion, hard to think of many named Paladins still of relevance as NPCs. If they went the Paladin direction with Anduin, maybe, but they clearly aren't leaning that way.
I think Maxwell Tyrosus would probably be the best choice to take the blade whenever Tirion has no further need of it. Most of the human sorts I could think of who are still alive are pretty static NPCs without much development; at least Tyrosus has been around for a long time, and always right in the thick of it. Liadrin would not be too far down my list of choices, though.
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Nat Pagle is the next wielder of the Ashbringer of course. He will fish it up one day outside scholomance. And that letter from alterac valley was planted there by the infinite dragonflight.
Return it to the dwarves that made it?
As for the blade choosing the wielder, that doesn't seem to be represented in the lore about that weapon at all.
I'm going to stick with Maxwell Tyrosus. Anduin if he were a Paladin. Liadrin would probably be my #3 choice. If they wanted to start building some story for one of the NPCs that currently is just a hollow shell, like the Stormwind pally trainers, I would kinda prefer they elevate a female as well. There's at least one in there.
Either enshrined only to be used in moments of crisis, or the current leader of the Crusade will use it as a symbol of the Light.
Though he's been neutral for a wee bit longer, Tirion is essentially the Alliance-equivalent to Thrall.
Expect him to outlive the game itself.
Whats the big deal with the Ashbringer anyway? Just a weapon, kinda kills undead, yeah, but the only thing special about it is a purified crystal thingy. During our adventure in WoW we encountered many more purified crystal thingys, guess we can start making a production line of Ashbringers.