Elder Nadox Nadox was once a venerated nerubian leader who taught the ancient ways of his race to generations of broods. When the War of the Spider ravaged Azjol-Nerub, he was overcome by legions of undead. The Lich King reanimated his corpse and bled everything wise and noble from Nadox, forcing him to slaughter his students, friends, and all other nerubians who opposed the might of the Scourge.
Jedoga ShadowseekerJedoga dreams of apocalypse. She is rumored to be one of the most fanatical adherents of the Twilight”s Hammer. Under the guidance of the ruthless ogre mage Cho”gall, she learned to twist her shamanic powers to serve the Old Gods. Not long ago, Jedoga journeyed into the bowels of Ahn”kahet to prepare for the glorious day when Yogg-Saron will arise and envelop the lands of Azeroth in shadow.
Herald VolazjAmid the Scourge”s invasion of Azjol-Nerub, many of the kingdom”s denizens tunneled underground to escape the Lich King”s minions. Yet some of them dug too deep, exposing the tendrils of Yogg-Saron. Roused by this disturbance, the entity has sent one of its most ancient warriors – Herald Volazj – to cull the beleaguered nerubians and annihilate anyone foolish enough to threaten the Old God.
Azjol-Nerub was an empire of great strength when the Lich King arrived in Northrend. Despite ferocious resistance, however, Scourge forces managed to overtake the subterranean kingdom and slaughter its inhabitants, the nerubians. Scarred by years of war and abandonment, this vast domain is now occupied on two fronts.
Hadronox During the fall of Azjol-Nerub, nerubian viziers released a single spider that would one day grow to challenge the unyielding forces of the Lich King. Hadronox was instilled with a desire to avenge the fallen and reclaim its home from any that dare threaten it.
Trollgore The Drakkari were among the most vicious troll tribes and Trollgore was a paragon of the tribe”s savagery. This hulking monstrosity discovered that his vaunted ferocity paled in comparison to the Lich King”s and he now serves as a grisly warning to all that dare challenge Arthas” reign.
King DredKing Dred is a legend amongst the Drakkari. Stories tell of a troll hunting party locating a mighty beast that thrived in a habitat saturated with Scourge plague. The trolls tamed the devilsaur, believing that he alone held an antidote for the savage disease devastating their people.
Slad”ranSlad”ran took no pleasure in sacrificing the loa he had served all his life. As the powers of his god surged into him, the high prophet swore that the Scourge would suffer for the atrocities the Drakkari trolls were forced to commit.
MoorabiThe Drakkari sought to sacrifice Mam”toth for his powers, but instead the loa destroyed himself. Despite this act, Moorabi would not be denied his god-like powers. The high prophet drank of the loa”s blood and will now stop at nothing to keep Zul”Drak firmly in troll hands.
Gal”darah The Drakkari turned to their loa as the Scourge invaded the nation of Zul”Drak. The frost trolls did not come to the loa with implorations; they came with blades. As blood flowed from their murdered god, Akali, the high prophet Gal”darah and his betrayers claimed the loa”s strength as their own.
Halls of Lightning
Upon departing Azeroth, the titans entrusted loyal protectors with safeguarding Ulduar, an enigmatic city nestled in the mountains of the Storm Peaks. Designated supreme among his brethren was the guardian known as Loken, but with the power of the titan complex in his hands, he turned to darkness and plunged the region into chaos.
VolkhanLoken”s powerful legions are a testament to the craftsmanship of his blacksmith, Volkhan. His work is never ending, ceaselessly creating soldiers to fight for the fallen keeper. Only when the blacksmith”s creations stand atop the crumpled bodies of their enemies will his work be done.
LokenThe prime designate of Azeroth was tasked to keep Yogg-Saron secure within its prison. None could have foreseen that the keeper entrusted to safeguard the world from the Old God”s malevolence would be the one responsible for its undoing.
Halls of Reflection
For many years, champions among the races of Azeroth have stood against the Lich King only to be slaughtered mercilessly and forced to serve in his army of undead horros. In his ongoing struggle to stop the Lich King, Tirion Fordring of the Argent Crusade has joined forces with Darion Mograined of the Knights of the Ebon Blade in order to assault Icecrown Citadel with a unified army called the Ashen Verdict.
MarwynMarwyn had known Arthas all his life and saw him not just as his prince, but as a true friend. As Arthas sailed to Northrend, the knight followed him without hesitation. Though his friend would later plunge a cursed runeblade through his heart, Marwyn still felt it break upon seeing what the prince had become.
KrystallusWar isn”t won by might alone; it is won by armies. This inherent truth inspired Loken to order the creation of loyal stone constructs to bolster his legions. Krystallus was chosen to oversee the operation and to crush any interloper that threatens its work.
Tribunal of Ages Abedneum, Kaddrak, and Marnak make up the Tribunal of Ages, librarians for the titan discs that contain the ancient histories of Azeroth. The immobile constructs do not give up the titans” secrets easily, but adventurers such as the intrepid Brann Bronzebeard believe the reward is worth the risk.
Forgemaster GarfrostGarfrost has crafted some of the most deadly weapons the Scourge has employed against the living. He can quickly forge saronite into terrible instruments of pain and death, or he can just throw it at his enemies.
MeathookSince Prince Arthas first encountered the Scourge abominations, they have become even more menacing. Meathook has grown stronger, more toxic and more agile than the others. Smarter was never the goal of the necromancers who created Meathook, but it only takes a base cunning to do what he does best.
Chrono-Lord EpochThe infinite dragonflight often tries subtle methods to manipulate the timeways, but if that fails they can send an assassin to deal with Arthas directly. While little is known about the agents of the infinite dragonflight, Epoch displays a dangerous mastery of time that makes him a deadly obstacle to Arthas”s future.
Bronjahm Bronjahm has served the Cult of the Damned from the early days. Kel”Thuzad himself taught Bronjahm the value of souls and how to grind them down to fuel the engines of the Scourge. He can corrupt the souls of his foes and tear them out piece by piece, making him the ideal guardian for the Lich King”s Forge of Souls.
Grand Magus TelestraIt is rumored the Grand Magus Telestra tutored Prince Kael”thas. Though she believed the Prince allying with the naga was foolish, she could not support Dalaran imprisoning her people. Malygos only needed to remind her of this betrayal to gain her as an instructor for his mage hunters.
Ormorok the Tree-ShaperThe incredible arcane energies of the Nexus have transformed the Singing Gardens and its guardians. Ormorok”s simple mind has become obsessed with the energies transforming him. For those who would interrupt his contemplations he has few words, but a mountain of violence.
Drakos the InterrogatorThose who have broken Malygos”s law may find themselves under the claws of Drakos. After securing Keristrasza in the Nexus, Drakos returned to the Oculus to collect his newer prisoners, other drakes who ran afoul of Malygos. He makes no claims of rehabilitation and he uses no metaphors. His prisoners are here to be punished, and there is no escape.
Mage-Lord UromUrom has abandoned the Kirin Tor and pledged his loyalty to Malygos, who was more than happy to receive him. The turncoat mage is an invaluable asset for the blue dragons. He knows the Kirin Tor”s strengths and weaknesses. He knows how they think. And he will use that knowledge to destroy them.
ErekemThe Violet Hold”s inmates include the most notorious of Outland”s criminals, and Erekem is no exception. The Kirin Tor thwarted his plot to assassinate the Council of Six, but now the blue dragons have recruited this insidious arakkoa to achieve a more ambitious feat: wiping out every mage in Dalaran.
IchoronA foolish apprentice summoned this revenant from the Elemental Plane, only to discover that disgruntled soldiers of the Old Gods make poor pets. Ichoron slew her would-be master and has rotted in the Violet Hold ever since, eager to wreak vengeance on her jailors.
Lavanthor Cyanigosa in her cold cunning has unleashed the core hound”s inferno. The magi imprisoned Lavanthor to stanch the two-headed terror”s thirst for blood, and years of isolation have done nothing to improve its temper.
CyanigosaMalygos chose Cyanigosa to execute his machinations because of her unquestionable loyalty. She did not flinch when her master withdrew into madness; she did not falter when he commandeered Azeroth”s ley lines; and she will not fail to eradicate all who defy him.
Trial of the Champion
Clouds blankets the skies of Icecrown and heroes gather beneath battle-worn banners in preparation for the coming storm. They say that even the darkest cloud has a silver lining. It is hope that drives the men and women of the Argent Crusade: hope that the Light will see them through these trying times, hope that good will triumph over evil, hope that a hero blessed by the Light will come forth to put an end to the Lich King”s dark reign.
Grand Champions (Deathstalker Visceri, Eressea Dawnsinger, Mokra the Skullcrusher, Runok Wildmane and Zul”tore)The Lich King is relentless, his undead armies pouring forth to overwhelm his foes. To prepare would-be champions against him, Highlord Tirion Fordring presents a test of courage, endurance, and teamwork. His hardened veterans will weed out those who lack the stomach to face the ravening throngs of undead.
Grand Champions (Ambrose Boltspark, Colosos, Marshal Jacob Alerius, Jaelyne Evensong and Lana Stouthammer)The Lich King is relentless, his undead armies pouring forth to overwhelm his foes. To prepare would-be champions against him, Highlord Tirion Fordring presents a test of courage, endurance, and teamwork. His hardened veterans will weed out those who lack the stomach to face the ravening throngs of undead.
Argent Confessor PaletressBefore heroes can challenge the forces of darkness, they must defeat agents of the Light. Highlord Tirion Fordring has selected a formidable priest from the Argent Crusade to test combatants” mettle. Paletress will do everything in her power to ensure that only those with strong faith will confront the Scourge.
Prince KelesethThe Lich King deployed Keleseth to Utgarde Keep in hopes of harnessing the vrykul”s potential for destruction. Upon arriving, the ambassador found a people who were more than eager to assist the Scourge. The keep has proved to be an excellent staging point for terrorizing the Howling Fjord, and Keleseth has no intention of losing it to insolent trespassers.
Svala SorrowgraveSvala distinguished herself as Ingvar the Plunderer”s lieutenant, leading perilous scouting missions in Horde and Alliance outposts. It was she who discovered the enemy”s plans to invade Utgarde, giving the Lich King time to prepare. For her service, he has transformed her into a val”kyr, revered warrior maiden of the Scourge.
Skadi the RuthlessThe vrykul assign nicknames based on accomplishments. Cleansing a Drakkari bloodline or decapitating taunka might garner the appellation of dutiful but it takes a true act of depravity to be called “ruthless”. Skadi earned his title long ago for relentlessly hunting down vrykul who sheltered the malformed infants predecessors of humanity condemned by Ymiron.
King Ymiron Proud Ymiron ruled the northern wastes until the vrykul”s long slumber relegated him to insignificance. He regained consciousness to find that his wife had been murdered, his lands besieged by enemies. He has cast off his mortality and demands vengeance, eager to show the terrible resolve of an awakened giant.