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During the War of the Ancients the Blackmaw fought against the Burning Legion and served as their representative in the Kaldorei Resistance. The Blackmaw would later become one of the few tribes of furbolgs to have escaped corruption after the Third War and would later settle in Blackmaw Hold in northwestern Azshara, at the former location of the closed entrance to Timbermaw Hold.
As the Horde and the goblins of the Bilgewater Cartel began to aggressively settle Azshara the Blackmaw would harass their forces and diplomatically engage the night elves from Talrendis Point in order to establish a treaty. However Horde agents would discover this and sabotage negotiations between the night elven diplomats and the Blackmaw chieftain by deceiving the Blackmaw and turning them against the Alliance.