|Title||<The Hand of Suffering>|
|Affiliation(s)||The Scourge, Host of Suffering|
|Former affiliation(s)||Death knights of Acherus|
|Occupation||Commander of the Host of Suffering|
|Status||Killable (WoW), Deceased (Lore)|
Orbaz Bloodbane, nicknamed the "Hand of Suffering", is a death knight in the service of the Scourge.
He was first encountered in Acherus: The Ebon Hold in the Scarlet Enclave. After , he is relocated to the Scarlet Tavern. Upon discovering that there was a courier coming from Hearthglen (in ), Orbaz, Thassarian, and Koltira Deathweaver were sent behind enemy lines to locate him. He appears to be apathetic to the plight of any comrade who gets him/herself captured and/or killed and still maintains old hatreds, as was the case when Koltira was captured and held in the Scarlet Hold. After the Battle for Light's Hope Chapel in , Orbaz flees when the Scourge is defeated, thus remaining in Scourge service while Darion Mograine and the others (including the players who took part) are freed from the Lich King.
Orbaz was apparently intended to lead a new order of death knights, the Host of Suffering, based out of Malykriss: The Vile Hold, a replacement for Acherus being built out of saronite. Seeking to derail the plans surrounding the new necropolis, the Knights of the Ebon Blade send out willing allies to disrupt saronite mining operations, destroy infrastructure, and slay the intended leaders of the new order, ending with Bloodbane himself in .
|Location||Level range||Health range|
|Plaguelands: The Scarlet Enclave||55||784,200|
He is involved in the following quests:
- Orbaz Bloodbane yells: Ah, the hand of the Ebon Blade has finally come to claim me. I tremble in fear.
- Orbaz Bloodbane yells: Hah! That's all you've got? I'm surprised you even made it to the citadel.
- Orbaz Bloodbane yells: The Lich King has given me power beyond your wildest nightmares. Behold!
- Orbaz Bloodbane yells: It all ends here.
- Highlord Darion Mograine yells: Orbaz Bloodbane, self proclaimed hand of the Lich King
- Highlord Darion Mograine yells: Couldn't wait for me to be out of the way so that you could seize control?
- Orbaz Bloodbane yells: There you are, Darion! I was wondering when you'd crawl forth.
- Highlord Darion Mograine yells: You'll never have what it takes to lead anything, Orbaz. Not even a legion of mindless skeletons.
- Orbaz Bloodbane chuckles knowingly
- Orbaz Bloodbane yells: The Lich King shall extinguish...every..last...one...of you.
- Highlord Darion Mograine yells: Good riddance.
Orbaz Bloodbane in Ebon Hold.
It is possible that he is related to Baron Bloodbane.
- Patch 3.0.3 (2008-11-04): Added.
|Ebon Hold||Scarlet Tavern||Light's Hope||Icecrown|