Beyond the Dark Portal (WC2 Human)
- For other uses of Beyond the Dark Portal, see Beyond the Dark Portal (disambiguation).
|Previous: Once More Unto the Breach|
|Next: Upon the Shadowed Seas|
|Alternate level: The Rift Awakened|
|Beyond the Dark Portal|
|Campaign: Human Campaign|
|Place: Stair of Destiny, Hellfire Peninsula|
|Outcome: Alliance Expedition victory|
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|Casualties and losses|
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Elven scouts bring chilling news from Azeroth. A tearing of shadows heralded the arrival of the mighty Orc Shaman Ner'zhul and his guard of Death Knights within the Royal Library of New Stormwind. Unleashing their black magiks, they slaughtered all who opposed them and then fled into the night with their prize - the Book of Medivh.
This serves to confirm what Khadgar has gleaned from the Battle of Nethergarde. He is convinced that the Horde is attempting to learn how the great sorcerer opened the rift between our world and that of the Horde, known in the Book of Medivh only as Draenor.
With countless domains to plunder, the Horde would become an unstoppable power. The High Command believes that our only recourse is to venture through the Portal - both to reclaim the Book of Medivh and to ensure that the Horde can never again threaten Azeroth.
- Erect a castle to protect the Portal
- Destroy all enemy forces
- It is unsure if the Laughing Skull clan actually participated in the battle considering they are only made of "neutral" monsters like skeletons and daemons. They may just be creeps.
- The area can be very roughly compared to the one depicted in Assault on the Dark Portal, with the Umbral Halls and Kargathar Proving Grounds being situated where the current Shadowmoon base is, and Heartblood being where several swamps and mushroom forests now are.