|Title||<Council of the Black Harvest>|
|Affiliation(s)||Council of the Black Harvest; Orgrimmar (ostensibly)|
Ritssyn Flamescowl is a powerful orc warlock member of the Council of the Black Harvest. After participating in the fall of Ragnaros, he convened with his fellow warlocks of the Council. He was partnered with Zinnin Smythe to go back to Sulfuron Keep and gather the power left behind by the Firelord.
Ritssyn was once Kira Iresoul's mentor, but as she infiltrated the Argus Wake cult, he abandoned her. Kira has resented him ever since and can not trust him anymore, convinced that Ritssyn is interested by only one thing, power.
Ritssyn was greatly burned by the flames of Ragnaros, and has a permanent mane of fire. His eyes glow and cast eerie shadows over his burn-scarred face and thick-tusked grin. Jubeka Shadowbreaker believed that Ritssyn was so powerful he could probably instantly annihilate Kanrethad Ebonlocke. However, he would not be able to combat all the Council members together.
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After the Battle for the Broken Shore, Ritssyn and the rest of the Council of the Black Harvest sought out a powerful warlock to take place as the Sixth member of the Council, having since lost Kanrethad. They met in the sewers of Dalaran to open a portal into the deepest parts of the Twisting Nether and bind a powerful demon to their will in order to grow stronger against the Burning Legion. Things went wrong as the powerful demon they managed to summon, Jagganoth, overwhelmed the Council, killed Zelifrax Wobblepox, and took the others captive on his personal world, Dreadscar Rift.
There, Ritssyn died from his wounds but was eventually resurrected some time later by the Sixth of the Black Harvest after they managed to kill Jagganoth and take control of Dreadscar Rift. Ritssyn could hardly believe his eyes: for one warlock to control an entire army of demons was beyond what he thought the Council was capable of. They decided to track down and free the others in order to reform the Council of the Black Harvest to prepare for the dreadlord Mephistroth's retaliation, who was terribly enraged since he had lost one of his most powerful lieutenants, Jagganoth, and Dreadscar Rift. With their members scattered and Mephistroth on their heels, Ritssyn claimed that they needed the Netherlord to take leadership of the Council, and named them the First of the Council of the Black Harvest.
To save the other members of the Council, they enlisted the aid of Ritsynn's ex-apprentice, Kira Iresoul for her knowledge of demonic gateway. After helping her with her tasks, she accepted to fulfill her part of the bargain and aid in the opening of a powerful gateway to the world of Niskara where the Council members were being held captive by Mephistroth.
Kira led the ritual of the gateway's summoning, during which Ritssyn acknowledged that her power had grown since the last time they met. The First crossed the portal and rescued their colleagues, except for Shinfel Blightsworn who was nowhere to be found. This was terrible news to the Council: if Mephistroth managed to break Shinfel, he would be able to mount a devastating attack against Dreadscar Rift armed with her power and knowledge.
The First and Ritssyn needed to gather the tools to perform a powerful enough ritual to summon Shinfel back to Dreadscar. In order to create the anchor needed for the ritual of summoning, they needed to link something of Shinfel's to an unclaimed soul. The soul would act like a beacon, guiding Shinfel through the Twisting Nether and back to Dreadscar Rift. Shinfel's staff provided them with the link they need, but the soul was a bit harder to find: the First had to slay the Amalgam of Souls within Black Rook Hold to retrieve a powerful, lost and forgotten soul.
Creating the anchor required more power than the Council members' soul shards were able to provide, so they sent the Dreadscar troops, which are capable of amassing a large amount of soul shards when they defeat enemies, gather more. Ritssyn then harvested the soul shard supply and used it to craft the anchor.
Ritssyn thus finally bound Shinfel's soul to her staff and he, alongside Kira and the First, proceeded and summoned Shinfel. But she was dizzy, and in pain: she had been afflicted with a Curse of Doom by the Eredar Twins, Lady Sacrolash and Grand Warlock Alythess.
Since only the caster of a curse could remove the curse entirely, the Council decided they had to summon the powerful Eredar Twins to force them to cure Shinfel. Having lost their master demonologist, Zelifrax Wobblepox, they sought out one powerful enough to help in this task. They settled on Wilfred Fizzlebang's sister Lulubelle.
The Council then summoned the Eredar Twins and managed to enslave them using Kira's Bloodstone, and forced them to cure Shinfel.
|Location||Level range||Health range|
|Dreadscar Rift||100 - 101||5,283,000|
Notes and trivia
- During the beta, he had the quote "I will not be stopped - be it by Human, Dragon or Titan." on the warlock talent . This quote, along with most of the others previously seen in the beta, made a return on the abilities of any Warlock that completed the Green fire quest chain during Mists of Pandaria.
- Ritssyn is voiced by David Boat.
- The following items could have once belonged to him:
- Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Added.