Bonechewer clan

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"Bonechewer" redirects here. For the polearm, see  [Bonechewer]. For the vulture, see Bonechewer (carrion bird).
Not to be confused with Bone Chewer.
Bonechewer clan
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The Bonechewer clan banner.
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Green

The Bonechewer clan (or Bonechewers clan)[1] 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.

History

Rise of the Horde

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The clan was present when Ner'zhul announced the Draenei as the enemies of the orcs.[2] Later, the clan was present at Throne of Kil'jaeden when Gul'dan proposed to the orcs to drink the Blood of Mannoroth.[3]

Beyond the Dark Portal

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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.[4]

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.[5]

The clan is described as a mindless brutes group, ready to do anything to succeed the mission.[6]

The Burning Crusade

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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.[7] They wasted no time in constructing fortifications and repairing the buildings, working day and night.[8] 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,[9]. Their part in the plan consisted of keeping the Alliance and the Horde busy[10][11] so that the Firewing could complete the mana bomb to destroy their strongholds in Terokkar Forest.[9] 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.[12][13]

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.[14][15] With the help of adventurers they succeeded in slaying enough fel orcs to hamper their part in the Firewing Point project.

In the Black Temple, the Halls of Anguish was the lair of the clan surrounding Gurtogg Bloodboil, a powerful dire orc.

Known members

Name Role Status Location
 Gurtogg Bloodboil (presumed, though alternate self is a member of the Bleeding Hollow clan on the Hellfire High Council) Deceased Halls of Anguish, Black Temple
 Hurkan Skullsplinter Chieftain (Penultimate one) Deceased
 Tagar Spinebreaker Chieftain (Last one) Killable (Wow) Path of Glory, Hellfire Peninsula
 Krun Spinebreaker Assassin Unknown Unknown
 Warboss Nekrogg Killable (Wow) Hellfire Peninsula

Types

Beyond the Dark Portal

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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.[16]

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.

Background

Leader: Tagar Spinebreaker

Color: Green

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.[17]

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