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WARSONG Rise and History of the Horde

The cold war

Read more about this particulary moment on the Horde build-up and know everything about his new allies!

What all u want to know about the beggining of the “Horde�, the horrible true about this clan.

Thrall and Garrosh

Wars, and more wars

Life and history of the Warchiefs of the horde, each side of the coins in power.


Learn all the facts about the wars of the horde and the alliance, and know every detail of their ends.

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Rise of the Horde Kill’Jaeden “The Decerver”, Ner’zhul, and Gul’dan, all responsable for the start of the Horde.



teachings in favor of a new path: that of the warlock. The consequences were dire. Once he had learned the basics of manipulating this new infernal magic, his fame grew. Others soon abandoned the old ways The Horde's history to follow his new, quicbegins in hellfire, when ker path to the maniputhe shaman Ner'zhul lation of incredible nawas contacted by an ex- tural world. traplanar being called It took years before Kil'jaeden. Ner'zhul Ner'zhul realized his was tricked (much like the night elves had error. By this time he been) into thinking that had convinced many Kil'jaeden was a spirit. to follow his dark path, Though he had dedi- and the orcs waged war cated much of his life against the draenei. to balance and nature, Ner'zhul helped in the Ner'zhul was lulled by first efforts to unify the the archdemon's offers Horde into aon blood. of power and was con- Kil'jaeden, on. Where vinced to abandon his Ner'zhul. peaceful orcish clans of Draenor were transformed into the ravenous Horde through the machinations of the Burning Legion whose intent was on destroying the draenei.



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Thrall (birthname Go'el), son of Durotan (born 2 years ADP),was the Warchief of the restored orcish Horde, and ruler of the red land of Durotar in Kalimdor. Before the Cataclysm, he was Warchief of all the Horde, but temporarily gave leadership to Garrosh Hellscream in order to lead the Earthen Ring's effort with Farseer Nobundo against the Twilight's Hammer cult and elemental imbalance afflicting Azeroth. As of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, he stands at the edge of The Maelstrom attempting to repair the damage wrought by Deathwing, the Destroyer.

Nobundo beckoned Thrall to him with an o Thrall is the son of Durotan, former chieftain of the Frostwolf clan, and Draka. As a baby, he was found amongst the bloody bodies of his murdered parents by Aedelas Blackmoore, commander of the internment camps which held orcs after the end of the Second War. Blackmoore gave him the name Thrall, which was another word for “slave� in the human tongue. Blackmoore returned to his fortress, Durnholde Keep, with Thrall, and raised him as a gladiator .

With all the savagery of an orc, but with the keen strategic intellect of a human. He was trained and taught by many, wet-nursed by a human woman, and grew to befriend her daughter, Taretha Foxton. Thrall proved to be an excellent student and a phenomenal fighter.


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Garrosh Hellscream, son of Grom Hellscream and former chieftain of the Warsong clan, is currently the acting Warchief of the Horde. With the reopening of the Dark Portal, Garrosh was invited into the Horde by Thrall himself, quickly advancing to the position of personal advisor of the Warchief. Garrosh led the Horde troops into Northrend and was given the position of acting Warchief in Thrall’s absence.

Garrosh is well-known for his fierce hatred of the Alliance and frequently expresses his desire for the Horde to go to war with its rival faction.

oversized hand. "Come, my friend," he said... Garrosh became an important chief among the Mag’har. He was aided by Jorin Deadeye, son of the Bleeding Hollow clan’s former chieftain, Kilrogg Deadeye. When our heroes first meet Garrosh, he is sullen, pessimistic, even depressed. Undoubtedly he is worried about the health of his clan’s matriarch, Greatmother Geyah, who is ill. Garrosh knows that when she dies, he may be expected to lead the Mag’har, and that troubles him as well. Garrosh believes himself fated to once again repeat his father’s mistakes. Garrosh’s ascension to the Warchief ’s throne has been applauded by the orcs, but is less than popular with the other races of the Horde, including the two closest allies of the orcs.


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Thrall founded the city of Orgrimmar, named after Orgrim Doomhammer, in the valleys of Durotar, named after his noble father Durotan. Jaina of the humans and Malfurion of the night elves allowed the Horde to live in peace, and tauren constructed on their own city for the first time — Thunder Bluff in Mulgore. It was not long before tensions rose again, however. Admiral Daelin Proudmoore, one of the leaders of the Alliance in the Second War, came to find his daughter Jaina. In spite of her protests, he launched assault after assault on the orcs, until Jaina was forced to aid the Horde against her father. Thrall honored her sacrifice by sparing those loyal to her within

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her city of Theramore, but the battle proved to many that lasting peaMore and more battles ce between the Alliance and the now mencioned sprung up in spite of the efforts of both leaders to Horde was impossible. keep diplomatic relations strong. When the naga Current History emerged from the sea and attacked both human With King Varian of and orc cities, each side Stormwind having de- blamed the opposing facclared war upon the tion. And so, things grew Horde following the worse and worse. Back in events of the Battle of Lordaeron, Sylvanas WinAngrathar the Wrath- drunner, a banshee and gate and Battle for the former ranger general of Undercity. The dreams Quel’Thalas, broke free of Doomhammer, Du- of Arthas’s control and rotan and his mate have created her own undead been crushed. Compli- faction — the Forsaken. cating matters further As the situation in Kaliis Thrall’s decision to mdor grew bloodier, Sylresign as Warchief in or- vanas offered an alliance der to focus his efforts to Thrall, which he grudon repairing the dama- gingly accepted. The inge wrought by the Ca- troduction of the undead taclysm. As his repla- to the Horde infuriated cement, he appointed the Alliance further; whiGarrosh Hellscream, le Jaina still did her best to stop the fighting, the huwhose/hotheaded. mans in Stormwind took action against the Horde

again, and the situation deteriorated. More recently, Thrall has been in communication with the Revantusk forest trolls, who agreed to a tentative alliance with the Horde. The Revantusk tribe is now loosely allied with the Horde. While not members of the Horde, they are some kind of friends.

History of membership First War, Mostly orcs. However there were a few goblins and ogres. The forest trolls of Zul'jin were neutral during the conflict, however, they promised not to attack any orcs. Second War, New allies of the Second WarEdit In order to expand beyond their territory .


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New allies of the Second War... In order to expand beyond their territory among the ruins of Azeroth, the orcs found a number of allies: * The forest trolls of Zul'Aman, led by Zul'jin. * The ogres and two-headed ogres of Draenor, and the ogre-magi created by Gul'dan. * Mercenary goblins. * Giant turtles captured by the Stormreaver clan. * The red dragonflight, subjugated through the dominion of Alexstrasza by the Dragonmaw clan. * The death knights, an order of undead magic users created from the corpses of the fallen knights of Azeroth and the spirits of the orcish warlocks from the First War. * The human nation of Alterac. Most of the Horde’s new allies abandoned them, however, Kilrogg Deadeye returned to Draenor and brought with him some forest trolls, some goblins and a few still-controlled Red dragons, while Teron Gorefiend brought his order of Death Knights. Both of them and with the help of the elder shaman.

The alliances which comprised the Horde in earlier times, were never restored following their defeat in the Second War. Instead, the orcs forged new alliances which reflected their rediscovered shamanistic heritage, including the tauren and the Darkspear trolls. Even their pact with the undead Forsaken was based on compassion and a genuine desire to help the restless undead of Lordaeron. That alliance was consummated only reluctantly, however, and relations between the Forsaken and the rest of the Horde remain uneasy.

Between the Horde and the Alliance, the current situation remains tense, however despite true peace apparently not being possible, both sides appear to prefer a state of cold rather than total war. There have also been isolated times, when the need was sufficiently great, that the two factions have been able to look past their differences and assist each other. Examples include both the Third War itself, and the brief resurgence of the Scourge, which saw members of both factions allying with the reconized Argent Dawn.




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enchanted with ancient magic of unknown origin. Gul’dan perverted the artifact, slicing it into great slabs to construct the first Altar of Storms.

The orcs followed the humans north, enjoying the conquest of yet more land. The fledgling Alliance rose to combat them, but the Horde too proved capable of finding allies. The forest trolls had long hated the humans and elves, but proud Zul’jin initially refused to join with the Horde; this changed when the troll leader was captured by human forces in Hillsbrad, and rescued at Doomhammer’s command. With trolls, ogres and orcs fighting side by side it was not long before the enterprising goblins saw the potential profit in aiding them. Dark magic brought the Horde the remainder of their allies. Gul’dan was furious at the slaughter of his council, but he found little difficulty in training others to follow his path. Kil’jaeden whispered secrets to himxing, he learned to command the dead. Gul’dan learned to stretch his consciousness into the Great Dark Beyond, and found the souls of his fellow warlocks eagerly awaiting a new host.

Gul’dan called his minions to the altar, sacrificing many of them in dark rituals to ensure his success. His efforts were not without fruit; Gul’dan first experimented with the living, and used the runestone’s magic to create a new breed of warlock that would not so easily fall to Doomhammer’s swords: the ogre magi. Cho’gall, the first of these new ogres, was fanatically loyal to Gul’dan for his gift. Together, the two created yet more ogre magi, and prepared for the next step of their plan. Doomhammer, having betrayed his own master, was highly suspicious of others; Gul’dan convinced him that Rend and Maim, the sons of Blackhand, planned to turn against him. Doomhammer disbanded Rend and Maim’s legions of raiders and dispersed them to save his own hide, but this weakened the Horde’s mounted cavalry in the process. Gul’dan, of course, had the solution — he would create an army of undead riders, loyal only to Doomhammer. This concept pleased the warchief, although he clearly did not trust the warlock, and with good reason. This situation bought Gul’dan time, however; and while his initial experiments with Cho’gall failed, the two gathered orcs and ogres around them, forming the Stormreaver and Twilight’s Hammer clans. As time went on, Orgrim demanded results; Gul’dan, not yet prepared for war

His first attempts at resurrection and raising the dead met with failure; the flesh of his necrolytes and apprentice warlocks proved too weak to house the spirits of these ancient warlocks. When the Horde laid siege to Caer Darrow, they were repelled for a time by a massive artifact; a powerful runestone,

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with the warchief, searched desperately for a solution. He realized he had been working only with the bodies of his own ground troops; he needed trained riders, with bodies built for mounted combat. In a stroke of insane genius, he placed the spirit of one of his former companions, Teron Gorefiend, in the corpse of a mighty human knight. To his surprise, Gorefiend took control of the body, and perhaps more importantly, still proved capable of channeling dark magic while his spirit was encased in the skeletal shell. Thus, the first death knight was born. Even with death knights and ogre magi, the Horde suffered many defeats early in the Second War; this could partially be attributed to the strength of the newly-formed Knights of the Silver Hand, but the main reason was far more blatant: the Alliance had air support. The mighty Wildhammer dwarves of Aerie Peak rained lightning from the heavens on the helpless ground forces of the Horde, evading the counterattacks of the Horde’s spellcasters and troll axe-throwers. The veterans of the war knew the Horde desperately needed their own beasts of the skies, and so it start the confrontation about what we just takled about before but found none to answer their call.

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llwork, no matter how great Zuluhed’s effort lan Thuskaldun and his son . Gul’dan called his minions to the altar, sacrificing many of them in dark rituals to ensure his success. His efforts were not without fruit; Gul’dan first experimented with the living, and used the runestone’s magic to create a new breed of warlock that would not so easily fall to Doomhammer’s swords: the ogre magi. Cho’gall, the first of these new ogres, was fanatically loyal to Gul’dan for his gift. Together, the two created yet more ogre magi, and prepared for the next step of their plan. Doomhammer, having betrayed his own master, was highly suspicious of others; Gul’dan convinced him that Rend and Maim, the sons of Blackhand, planned to turn against him. Doomhammer disbanded Rend and Maim’s legions of raiders and disper them to save.


Then an orc chieftain, the shaman Zuluhed, through mysterious resources, uncovered an ancient talisman said to be capable of tremendous wonders. The only trouble was that it did not respond to shamanistic spe-


Death tHe Des SPECIAL EDITION: My blessing upon you will seem humble compared to those which have been bestowed upon the others: the managing of time, of life, of dreams and magic. I offer you the earth. The soil, the ground, the deep places. But know that the earth is the basis of all things. It is where we are rooted. Where

you must come from, if you are to go to. Here is whence true strength comes. From deep places... within the world, and within oneself. - Blessing of the Black Aspect, given by Khaz'goroth.

Neltharion was originally the mighty black wyrm chosen by the titan Khaz’goroth to be

one of the five Dragon Aspects, with domain over the earth and the deep places of the world. He was chosen as the caretaker of the continents of Azeroth, and he used his power to forge mountains and rivers for the benefit of mortal races.[2] In peaceful times, Neltharion was renowned for his wisdom

and power, and he became known as Neltharion the Earth-Warder, a great protector of the land. Malygos the SpellWeaver, the Aspect of magic, was his closest and best friend.

hwing stroyer “ Pain... Agony.... My hatred burns through the cavernous deeps. The world heaves with my torment. Its wretched kingdoms quake beneath my rage... But at last... The whole of Azeroth will break... ...And all will burn beneath the shadow of my wings..�


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History and Biography Title: The Destroyer, Aspect of Death, The Worldbreaker, The Black Scourge, formerly Earth-Warder

Deathwing the Destroyer, formerly known as Neltharion the Earth-Warder, is one of the five Dragon Aspects and leader of the black dragonflight. Thousands of years ago, Neltharion was empowered by the Titans with dominion over the earth and the deep places of Azeroth. However, driven mad by the Old Gods, he turned against the other Aspects during the War of the Ancients. Among both mortals and dragons his name has become one whispered with a feeling of fear and a huge amount of contempt. The black aspect involved himself in the Second War, adopting the form of Lord Daval Prestor in order to destroy the Alliance from within. He also managed to turn his greatest enemy, Alexs-

trasza, into a slave of the Horde, with which he later allied himself. After a series of setbacks, culminating in his defeat at the hands of the other Aspects, Deathwing retreated to the elemental plane of Deepholm to recuperate. From there, he observed his former mate Sintharia's experiments with the twilight dragonflight in Grim Batol. He now continues his late consort's work.

Though believed dead by many, Deathwing made his return in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm,

the third expansion to World of Warcraft, and his wrath constituted a pre-release event known as the Shattering, which changed the world of Azeroth permanently. The world continues to

reel from the effects of Deathwing's return as he flies over Azeroth to randomly cast his flame. He will be the final raid encounter of Cataclysm, appearing as the last two encounters of the Dragon Soul raid. Deathwing has control over the land and its fathoms, including lava. Like the rest of his dragonflight, lava features prominently in his attacks. He also has the ability to withstand extreme temperatures, such as those within volcanoes of lava.

Deathwing on his human form.

The inner-voices of the Old Gods convinced him that he could have power beyond his imagination if he served them. The voices made him paranoid of even his own black dragonflight. Neltharion beThen came the mad- gan to yearn for a world ness that destroyed dominated by his black Neltharion’s and mind, dragonflight — a world changing him and his in which the other drakind forever and leading gonflights start ceased to the creation of the to exist and Ysera and powerful item known Alexstrasza would be his as the Dragon Soul, la- petty slaves for mating ter the Demon Soul. intentions. WARSONG

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When the Burning Legion entered Azeroth during the War of the Ancients, Neltharion saw the opportunity to complete his Dragon Soul. Guided by the voices of the Old Gods, he first captured demons of the Burning Legion, and added their powers to the Dragon Soul. Neltharion then convinced Malygos to help him with the other Dragon Aspects. All of them agreed to give a portion of their powers to the Dragon Soul, including all dragons of their dragonflights. Neltharion

proposed that the Dragon Soul disc could be a weapon of great power to destroy the demons of the Burning Legion. Unknown to the rest, Neltharion was the only one who did not give of his powers to the Dragon Soul., the new instances.

tive power through it destroyed thousands of demons with one swing of radiant magic. The Dragon Aspects watched in horror as Neltharion also killed hundreds of night elves and other allies along with the demons that u know.

Neltharion, the Dragon Aspects and their dragonflights flew toward Zin-Azshari where the night elves held the demons at bay. The dragons awaited Neltharion's first attack. He grabbed the Dragon Soul and by channeling his destruc-

Neltharion revealed the depths of his betrayal at last. Now with the disc at his command he wanted all races and the demons to see his power and to bow to him. The Dragon Aspects attacked Neltharion in an attempt to take the Dragon Soul

from him and to reason with him in hopes of determining the cause of his perfidy. Malygos' blue dragonflight surrounded Neltharion, but with a swing of the Dragon Soul, most of the blue dragons perished. The next swing of the Dragon Soul paralyzed all dragonflights and the Dragon Aspects in mid-air, rendering them unable to move or speak. Neltharion then struck out at the Dragon Aspects and their dragonflights, destroying many and scattering them far across the land.

Deathwing flying around destroying everything in his way with his skin, wich blows up everything that touchs it quick and fast.

Deathwing against the Heroes of Azeroth, a fan Art describing the fight of the best champions Azeroth can provide, Aly n Hord.

Neltharion's betrayal struck a great blow to the Aspects, and their fear of being destroyed like the blue dragonflight kept them in seclusion. In desperation, the Aspects shielded themselves and hid to become undetected even by each other. Rise of the Destroye. The growing corruption in Neltharion's heart warped his body, as the angelic dragon began taking a more demonic appearance, similar to how Sargeras changed to a more demonic

form after his corruption. Neltharion's body cracked open, revealing his molten heart, and magma and fire flowed off his chest. His eyes became aflame in red, demonstrating the magnitude of his power and the depths of his evil. Thus was Deathwing the Destroyer born, and the Dragon Soul was renamed the Demon Soul. Deathwing returned to his lair beneath a mountain. His proximity to the Demon Soul was ripping his body apart, so the goblin smiths forged

an armor of adamantium to serve as a vessel to contain Deathwing's raging powers and keep them in check.[3] Only the adamantium plates kept the power from destroying his body.

mon Soul to power the gateway that would let him enter Azeroth. By using the Demon Soul to amplify the gateway, the three Old Gods hoped to escape their prison beneath the planet.

he Old Gods had manipulated Deathwing into creating the Demon Soul, but their true intention was that the demons would inform their lord Sargeras of the great power of the weapon used against them. Sargeras would no doubt want the De-

However, Malfurion Stormrage used the Emerald Dream to find Deathwing’s lair and stole the Demon Soul from the black dragon, who tried to incredible plan that they already had in their minds pursue the thief in vain.


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Champion of the Horde, is a half-ogre, half-orc beastmaster of the Mok'Nathal clan, and may be one of the last half-ogres of the clan. He saved the city of Orgrimmar from the hatred of an enemy of the Horde. He was instrumental in assisting the Horde after the fall of the Burning Legion. Due to his mixed lineage, he is a towering and massively muscled warrior, and he wields his two huge axes with tremendous skill and ferocity. Rexxar is always seen with his loyal bear companion Misha.

and despite his father’s wishes, he joined the Horde and left through the Dark Portal. The beastmaster was accompanied by a large black wolf, Haratha, his loyal companion.

Prior to World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, the warrior wandered a path from the Charred Vale in Stonetalon Mountains along the main road through Desolace and continued to the Twin Colossals in northern Feralas. Currently, he can be found in Thunderlord Stronghold in the Blade's Edge Mountains of Outland, protecting the settlement against ogres and gronn while trying to find more of his people.

Rexxar was stationed with Grom Hellscream and the Warsong clan on the Azerothian side of the Dark Portal. He remained in the Horde’s service until just after the destruction of Draenor and the second destruction of the Dark Portal. Rexxar grew sickened by the senseless killing that the orcish race seemed to favor, and particularly the constant betrayals — first by Gul’dan and then by Ner’zhul. His resolve was further weakened when Haratha was drained of its life essences by a orcish warlock when he lept in between them to save his master. He slew the warlock but had lost his companion. He declared that he would only trust beasts from thereon out, and left the Horde.

After the Horde’s defeat in the Second War, Rexxar briefly returned to Draenor. When Ner’zhul launched his own invasion of Azeroth to retireve certain artifacts...

"Where I lay my head nts... is home. See that rock? That's my pillow..."

Rexxar was one of the few orcish warriors who had been formed from a union between orcs and ogres. Rexxar was originally part of the pacifist Mok’Nathal clan, based on Draenor in the Blade’s Edge Mountains, under the watchful guard of his father, Leoroxx. But their pacifist ways gave him no reason to stay,


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