Garad

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For the character from an alternate universe, see Garad (alternate universe).
Garad
Image of Garad
Gender

Male

Race

Orc

Character class
Affiliation
Occupation

Chieftain of the Frostwolf Clan

Status

Deceased[1]

Relative(s)

Geyah (Mate)
Durotan, Ga'nar, Fenris Wolfbrother (sons)
Draka (Daughter-in-law)
Thrall (Grandson), Durak (Great-grandson)

Garad was the chieftain of the Frostwolf Clan many years before the rise of the Horde. He was the father of Durotan, Ga'nar and Fenris.

History

Legends: A Warrior Made 1

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Kelkar and Zuura showed the clan their newly born daugher, Draka. As a chieftain of the clan, he blessed her. Years later, there was a large fire in the Frostwolf village when Blackhand once visited it. Blackhand saw Draka hardly able to lift a bucket of water, and took it as sign of weakness in the Frostwolf Clan. Blackhand added that If she had been born to Blackrock Clan they would have killed her. To save face Garad exiled Kelkar, Zuura and Draka to the outskirts of the village. Years later, months before the Kosh'harg festival, Garad forbade them to attend the festival.[2]

Blood and Thunder

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Though Garad pressed ideals of family and tradition on Fenris, he believed that his destiny was greater. When their home came under threat from the gronn, giant beasts that could be brought down only through a coordinated effort, Fenris defied his father's wishes and hunted with the neighboring Thunderlord clan. Fenris was victorious and continued to hunt with the Thunderlords as well as with the Frostwolves. During a Kosh'harg festival, Garad declared in front of everyone that his son's pursuit of fame was hollow and without honor. Fenris then challenged Garad to a mak'gora and was defeated but not killed. Humiliated, Fenris left his native Frostwolf clan and joined the Thunderlords.[3][4]

When Fenris vanished, Garad chose Durotan as the heir of the Frostwolf clan instead of the hot-headed Ga'nar.[5] Before the formation of the Horde, he fought alongside Ga'nar against the Laughing Skull clan.[6]

Rise of the Horde

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He was killed in a battle against a group of ogres and a gronn shortly before Kil'jaeden convinced the orcs to make war against the draenei.[7] He was succeeded as chieftain by his son, Durotan, who would be the only voice of dissent against the corruption of the orcish people.

Trivia

References

Preceded by:
Unknown
Position:
Chieftain of the Frostwolf Clan
Succeeded by:
Durotan