- "Bonechewer" redirects here. For the polearm, see . For the vulture, see Bonechewer (carrion bird).
- Not to be confused with Bone Chewer.
|The Bonechewer clan banner.|
The Bonechewer clan (or Bonechewers clan) was an orcish clan known for ornamenting themselves with bones and other organs in battle, and for their cannibalistic nature. It is unknown if there are any Bonechewer members who are still alive that have not been turned into fel orcs.
Rise of the Horde
The clan was present when Ner'zhul announced the Draenei as the enemies of the orcs. Later, the clan was present at Throne of Kil'jaeden when Gul'dan proposed to the orcs to drink the Blood of Mannoroth.
Beyond the Dark Portal
The Bonechewers stayed in Draenor when the orcs first crossed the Dark Portal, and were spared the defeat that ended the Second War. When Ner'zhul was preparing to create the Horde of Draenor, the Bonechewers were attacked by the Warsong clan, led by Grom Hellscream, because Hurkan Skullsplinter possessed the Skull of Gul'dan as a trophy. Grom slaughtered the chief and claimed the skull for the Horde. Grom left the clan the choice to join or to be destroyed. Tagar Spinebreaker stood up and became the new leader of the clan to serve the Horde.
Soon after, Tagar, along with Fenris of the Thunderlords and Ragnok Bloodreaver were sent to the Tomb of Sargeras by Ner'zhul. Their mission was to find the Jeweled Scepter of Sargeras in order to open several portals on Draenor.
The clan is described as a mindless brutes group, ready to do anything to succeed the mission.
The Burning Crusade
This section concerns content exclusive to The Burning Crusade.
Some of the Bonechewers survived, were transformed into fel orcs by the Illidari, and to this day they can be found scavenging used equipment in Hellfire Peninsula. Hellfire Ramparts is filled with Bonechewers.
The forces of Thrallmar did all that they could to stop the fel orcs contained in Hellfire Citadel. However, a number of Bonechewer fel orcs managed to escape to the Bonechewer Ruins. They wasted no time in constructing fortifications and repairing the buildings, working day and night. Both Shadowstalker Kaide and Theloria Shadecloak were sent by the Horde and the Alliance, respectively, to end with the threat.
The Fel Bonechewer clan collaborated with the Firewing blood elves on the project at Firewing Point,. Their part in the plan consisted of keeping the Alliance and the Horde busy so that the Firewing could complete the mana bomb to destroy their strongholds in Terokkar Forest. Lisaile Fireweaver was employed as a contact between the Bonechewer clan and the Firewing blood elves, and she gave orders to the fel orc leader.
Shadowstalker Kaide and Theloria Shadecloak could have informed their superiors about the situation and received reinforcements, however Theloria Shadecloak thought that it would leave Allerian Stronghold vulnerable to attack while Shadowstalker Kaide didn't want the inevitable scrutiny of Thrallmar. With the help of adventurers they succeeded in slaying enough fel orcs to hamper their part in the Firewing Point project.
|(presumed, though alternate self is a member of the Bleeding Hollow clan on the Hellfire High Council)||Deceased||Halls of Anguish, Black Temple|
|Chieftain (Penultimate one)||Deceased|
|Chieftain (Last one)||Killable (Wow)||Path of Glory, Hellfire Peninsula|
|Killable (Wow)||Hellfire Peninsula|
- Bonechewer Backbreaker
- Bonechewer Beastmaster
- Bonechewer Behemoth
- Bonechewer Blade Fury
- Bonechewer Blood Prophet
- Bonechewer Brawler
- Bonechewer Combatant
- Bonechewer Destroyer
- Bonechewer Devastator
- Bonechewer Evoker
- Bonechewer Hungerer
- Bonechewer Marauder +
- Bonechewer Messenger +
- Bonechewer Mutant
- Bonechewer Raider +
- Bonechewer Ravener
- Bonechewer Riding Wolf
- Bonechewer Ripper
- Bonechewer Scavenger
- Bonechewer Shield Disciple
- Bonechewer Spectator
- Bonechewer Taskmaster
- Bonechewer Worker
- Warped Peon
Beyond the Dark Portal
The following section was changed by the novel
The Bonechewers stayed in Draenor when the orcs first crossed the Dark Portal, and were spared the defeat that ended the Second War. When Ner'zhul was preparing the Horde of Draenor to reopen the Dark Portal, the Bonechewers were attacked by his clan, the Shadowmoon clan, because one of their captains possessed the Skull of Gul'dan as a trophy. Their camp was obliterated and the skull reclaimed.
Soon after, Tagar, along with Fenris of the Thunderlords, decided to attempt a foray into Azeroth, rising to the challenge and succeeding where their predecessors failed. Ner'zhul refused their suggestions and their clans were slaughtered.
Despite their clans destruction, orc forces with Bonechewer colors were seen assisting the Horde retrieve the Jeweled scepter, and as part of the Horde of Draenor's forces in the human campaign. Presumably remnants and/or conscripts.
Leader: Tagar Spinebreaker
The ravaging, cannibalistic warriors of the Bonechewer clan are well respected by the rest of the Horde. Ornamenting themselves with the broken bones and ruined organs of their enemies, the Bonechewers inspire fear and terror in all who behold them in battle.
Notes and trivia
- One of the realms in World of Warcraft is named after the Bonechewer clan.
- In Beyond the Dark Portal a swamp was already existing at the same approximate area as Zangarmarsh. It was home to the Bonechewer clan.
- Twice in Beyond the Dark Portal were the Bonechewers depicted as having "human wave" attack strategies, sending many poorly-upgraded troops at the Alliance Expedition.
- ^ a b File:Draenor map.jpg
- ^ Rise of the Horde page 103
- ^ Rise of the Horde page 248
- ^ Beyond the Dark Portal pages 41-44
- ^ Beyond the Dark Portal pages 135-145
- ^ Beyond the Dark Portal
- ^ a b Conversation between Pathaleon the Calculator's Image and Sharth Voldoun
- ^ The Skull of Gul'dan (WC2 Orc)
- ^ Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal manual, Clans of Draenor, Bonechewer Clan
- ^ Siege of Vanguard (WC2 Human) and The Bitter Taste of Victory (WC2 Human)