Bleeding Hollow clan
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The Bleeding Hollow clan is one of the most legendary orcish clans. The clan is named after the hidden chamber in which the chieftains sacrifice an eye to receive a vision of their death. Knowing how they will die, the chieftains of the Bleeding Hollow are able to lead their clan without fear against foes that one would otherwise be concerned to face.
Fanatical and crude, the Bleeding Hollow slathered their weapons with hallucinogenic venom and stalked their victims from the trees, before engaging opponents in a berserker fury. The Bleeding Hollow shamans also used powerful blood magic, which they could use offensively, defensively, or to transform their warriors into dire orcs.
The Bleeding Hollow clan have had at least thirty-one chieftains over the course of their existence, not including their present chieftain, . Among them included , and . There was also an unnamed mad chief, who was apparently known for his speed and possible fel-corruption, hinted at by his skull's powers and unusual green glow of his eye.
Once, back when was not yet the chieftain of the Bleeding Hollow, the clan was terrorized by the arakkoa who were invading their home in the Tanaan Jungle. The orcs were forced to hide in their villages from the bird men, and the chieftain at the time - Kilrogg's father - forbade them to wander beyond the walls. This era came to an end when Kilrogg killed his own father and assumed leadership of the clan, leading them to attack the arakkoa and reclaim ownership of the jungles.
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While most Horde forces waged war against the humans of Stormwind, Kilrogg led his Bleeding Hollow into Stranglethorn Vale, which reminded the orcs of their ancestral home of Tanaan. Thus the Bleeding Hollow were determined to claim Stranglethorn for themselves, however the Gurubashi tribe refused to share their lands with outsiders and the two forces would clash in battle. Due to their knowledge of the land the Gurubashi launched a guerrilla campaign to drive the invading Bleeding Hollow out of the region. Kilrogg and his Bleeding Hollow would eventually be ordered to retreat by Warchief Blackhand after he learned of the conflict and concluded that too many orcs were dying for no apparent gain.
The clan led by , participated in the first attack on Stormwind Keep, along with the Twilight's Hammer clan, led by . This first attack was an unmitigated disaster for the orcs, and Deadeye and Cho'gall blamed the failure on each other. A rift soon grew that threatened to rip the Horde apart before it had even begun its conquest of Azeroth. quickly stepped in to quell the problem, reinstalling as Warchief of the Horde.
During the Second War, the Bleeding Hollow clan was stationed throughout Khaz Modan, where it controlled the Horde's vital mining and oil refining operations, especially at Grim Batol. The clan also conducted the Siege of Ironforge, though they were unable to take the city. After the Horde's defeat, they were able to evade capture by Alliance forces, despite being tracked by the elite rangers of .
With 's help the Dark Portal was reopened, and the clan was able to make it back to the relative safety of Draenor, bringing forest trolls and other Azerothian allies with them. To the old clans, the warriors of the Bleeding Hollow were considered mighty heroes as they had been in human lands for many years. Under Ner'zhul's uneasy rule they faced an invasion of Draenor made by human expeditionary forces, notably defending the clan's stronghold of Fortress Auchindoun.
When the world started to collapse, due to the numerous portals opened by Ner'zhul, Bleeding Hollow along with the Warsong and the Shattered Hand clan attempted to save themselves by breaking through the human fortifications near the Dark Portal and getting back to Azeroth before Draenor collapsed. These clans entered it just in time before Archmage closed it completely. However, the Bleeding Hollow clan was captured by the Alliance and placed into the internment camps. Part of the Bleeding Hollow clan remained on Draenor and survived.
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When liberated the orcs of the internment camps, the imprisoned Bleeding Hollow members were recruited. The clan now flies the banner of the New Horde, but no doubt has an individual presence, like the Frostwolf clan.
The remnants of the Bleeding Hollow on Draenor appear to be split. One portion became part of the Fel Horde and inhabit Zeth'Gor in Hellfire Peninsula, as well as parts of Hellfire Citadel. Another part, residing at the ancestral grounds of the Bleeding Hollow on the edge of Terokkar Forest, remained uncorrupted. Led by Kilrogg's son Jorin, they were forced out of their lands by a clan of ogres, and fled to the safety of the Mag'har stronghold of Garadar in Nagrand.
|Deceased||Zeth'Gor, Hellfire Peninsula|
|Alive||Bleeding Hollow Ruins, Terokkar Forest, later Wintergrasp|
|Chieftain||Deceased||Shadow Labyrinth, Auchindoun|
|Warlord||Deceased||Zeth'Gor, Hellfire Peninsula|
- In the canceled Warcraft Adventures, the Bleeding Hollow clan was shown to be free and to still be led by .
- The Bleeding Hollow is listed as one of the orcs clans to remain on Draenor in Rise of the Horde, when actually they were one of the first clans on Azeroth with works prior and after Rise of the Horde reflecting it as such.
- In Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal, the color of the clan was changed from green to orange. In later sources like World of Warcraft the color of the clan is implied back to be green, as seen in its clan banner.
- The clan's feat of surviving alone for years in Azeroth despite being tracked by the elven rangers of Alleria may be because of their origins as jungle fighters. Furthermore, even after the clan crossed back the Dark Portal prior to the Invasion of Draenor, some more Bleeding Hollow soldiers managed to survive stranded in Azeroth.
- There is a recurring warlock spell called , being named after the renowned chieftain of the clan. 
- One of the realms in World of Warcraft is named after the Bleeding Hollow clan.
- Up until Warlords of Draenor, the clan was depicted as living near the area that would become known as Terokkar Forest, as indicated by Fortress Auchindoun and the Bleeding Hollow Ruins. The expansion pack, however, changed their backstory as being from Tanaan Jungle instead, and Chronicle Volume 2 restated this. It is possible that the clan left Tanaan when the desertification began to move to the only forested area left in Draenor.
In Warcraft II
Chieftain: Kilrogg Deadeye
Clan Colors: Green
Background: The Bleeding Hollow clan was one of the largest in the Horde before passing into Azeroth. Led by the aged Kilrogg, the Bleeding Hollow embodies the unrelenting savagery required for many long years of successful Orcish warfare. In accordance with their unequaled performance in battle, they have been given the honor of safeguarding the refinement operations in the occupied lands of Khaz Modan. Allegiant to the Blackrock clan, these veteran warriors place the needs of the Horde above all else.
In Beyond the Dark Portal
This clan has achieved legendary status for battling the forces of Azeroth throughout both the First and Second Wars. Kilroggg[sic] was able to avoid capture by the Alliance after the defeat of the Horde in the Second War, and with the help of was able to lead his clan back to the safety of Draenor. The Bleeding Hollow now serves Ner'zhul and will stop at nothing to bring his dark plans to fruition.
- ^ Game Guide - Kilrogg Deadeye
- ^ a b Lords of War
- ^ Number of skulls in the Vault of Eyes.
- ^ Chronicle Volume 2
- ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2 Page 125
- ^ Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness manual, The History of Orcish Ascension, The Mastery of Forces - Medivh and Blackhand
- ^ Grim Batol (WC2 Human)
- ^ a b Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal manual, Legends of the Land, Alleria
- ^ Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal manual, The Aftermath of the Second War
- ^ The Fall of Auchindoun (WC2 Human)
- ^ Rise of the Horde, pg. 342
- ^ Dragons of Blackrock Spire (WC2 Orc)
- ^ Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness manual, Ogre-Mage Spells
- ^ Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness manual, Clans of the Horde, Bleeding Hollow Clan
- ^ Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal manual, Clans of Draenor, Bleeding Hollow Clan