Griselda Blackhand

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For Warcraft I stats on Griselda, see Griselda (Warcraft I).
Griselda Blackhand
Image of Griselda Blackhand
Gender Female
Race Orc
Affiliation(s) Old Horde
Status Deceased
Relative(s) Blackhand (father), Urukal (mother), Rend Blackhand, Maim Blackhand (brothers), Turok (lover)

Griselda was the wretched orc lover of Turok and also the daughter of Blackhand the Destroyer.


Rise of the Horde

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At her father's urging, Griselda was one of the first children to be aged to adulthood by the Drain Life ritual with Rend Blackhand and Maim Blackhand.[1] Like her brothers, Griselda had been trained to fight, but she was not a natural the way her brothers were.[2] Blackhand forbade her to drink the blood of Mannoroth, intending to shame her.[3]

First War

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Some time later, she started an affair with Turok in defiance. Blackhand was not pleased.[4]

She fled with Turok into the Deadmines to plot with her new ally, disobeying her father's commands, and thus committing treason against the Horde. One of Blackhand's forces was mercilessly sent into the Deadmines in search of Griselda.

The rogue ogres of Turok were a tough match for the fearsome orc warriors, but eventually the war party reached the ruined guardhouse of Griselda and Turok who were with their personal ogre guard. In that final conflict, Turok was cut down and Griselda followed suit in her attempt to flee.

Thus, the Deadmines was cleansed of the ogre threat that had once even brought about the capture of Anduin Lothar. Blackhand had ordered the death of his daughter, and his wish had become reality.