Blackrock & Roll, Too! (WC3 Undead)

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This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.
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Blackrock & Roll Too!
Blackrock & Roll, Too! (WC3 Undead)
Campaign: Path of the Damned
Place: Alterac Mountains
Outcome: Scourge victory
Belligerents


Commanders and leaders
Strength
Casualties and losses
  • Moderate
  • Massive

Chapter 6 of the Undead Campaign, Act 2 "Path of the Damned" in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos.[1]

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The next morning, on the outskirts of the Blackrock clan village...

Creeps

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Transcript

IconSmall ArthasDK.gif Arthas: Isn't it time you told me about the second phase of the plan, lich?
IconSmall Kel'Thuzad.gif Kel'Thuzad: Certainly. The first phase of the Lich King's plan was to engineer the Scourge, which would eradicate any group that might resist the Legion's arrival.
IconSmall ArthasDK.gif Arthas: Like the forces of Lordaeron...and the high elves.
IconSmall Kel'Thuzad.gif Kel'Thuzad: Exactly. The second phase is to actually summon the demon lord who will spark the invasion.

Arthas and Kel'Thuzad starts walking towards their base.

IconSmall ArthasDK.gif Arthas: So, where are we going now?
IconSmall Kel'Thuzad.gif Kel'Thuzad: There is a near encampment of Blackrock orcs who maintain a functional demon gate. I must use the gate to commune with the demon lord and receive his instructions.

During the Mission

IconSmall Kel'Thuzad.gif Kel'Thuzad: Behold, the Frost Wyrm! These undead dragons are the Lich King's favored pets. This one shall serve us well.
IconSmall OrcGray Male.gif Orc Warlock: The Legion has sent the dead to test us! Victory to the Blackrock Clan!
IconSmall OrcGray Male.gif Blademaster: We orcs are the true servants of the Burning Legion! These mindless undead are weak...impure!
IconSmall Kel'Thuzad.gif Kel'Thuzad: Your people failed their task, savage. You, too, must be scourged from the world.
IconSmall Kel'Thuzad.gif Kel'Thuzad: This camp guards the demon gate. Defeat these orcs quickly, so I can contact the demonlord.
IconSmall ArthasDK.gif Arthas: Understood.

Optional Mission

IconSmall ArthasDK.gif Arthas: He dropped a large tome. Is it magical?
IconSmall Kel'Thuzad.gif Kel'Thuzad: It is a tome of demon lore. No doubt his comrades carry it as well.
IconSmall ArthasDK.gif Arthas: I've encountered these demon-worshipping orcs before. How do they fit into all this?
IconSmall Kel'Thuzad.gif Kel'Thuzad: That, young one, is a very complicated matter. Suffice it to say they no longer hold any favor with the Legion.

Outro

IconSmall ArthasDK.gif Arthas: The brutes have been slain. The demon gate is yours, lich.
Arthas and Kel'Thuzad approach the demon gate and Kel'Thuzad summons the demon lord.
IconSmall Kel'Thuzad.gif Kel'Thuzad: I call upon thee, Archimonde! Your humble servant seeks an audience!
IconSmall Archimonde.gif Archimonde: You called my name, puny lich, and I have come. You are Kel'Thuzad, are you not?
IconSmall Kel'Thuzad.gif Kel'Thuzad: Yes, great one. I am the summoner.
IconSmall Archimonde.gif Archimonde: Very well, then. There is a special tome you must find... the only remaining spellbook of Medivh, the Last Guardian. Only his lost incantations are powerful enough to bring me into your world.
IconSmall Kel'Thuzad.gif Kel'Thuzad: Where should we search for it, great one?
IconSmall Archimonde.gif Archimonde: Seek out the mortal city of Dalaran. It is that the tome is kept. At twilight, three days from now, you will begin the summoning.

Battle

The Lich Kel'Thuzad needed a Demon Gate to communicate with the Demon Lord Archimonde and receive his instructions. However the nearest functional Demon Gate was guarded by the Blackrock clan, so they would have to destroy the Orcs first.

The Orc warlocks thought that the Burning Legion has sent the undead to test them. They felt that the undead were "impure" that the Orcs were the true servants of the Legion. Kel'Thuzad coldly informed the delusional Orcs that they had failed to conquer Azeroth and they didn't hold any favor with the Legion. The Orcs too must be scourged from the world.

The Blackrock Orcs fought hard, along with their ogre and troll allies, and goblin and dragon slaves. However, the Scourge's numerous undead warriors, now reinforced by the powerful Frost Wyrms, quickly overwhelmed the Orcs. Arthas and Kel'Thuzad destroyed each Orc village one by one, killing the individual leaders and learning Demon Lore from their Magic Tomes. Finally, all the Orcs lay dead before them. Kel'Thuzad approached the Demon Gate and requested to speak with Lord Archimonde.

Archimonde appeared within the Demon Gate and ordered the undead leaders to steal the Book of Medivh from the Violet Citadel of Dalaran. At twilight, three days from now, they were to summon Archimonde into the world of Azeroth.

Notes

  • Though they have the same spells as the farseers of the new Horde, Throk'Feroth and Mazrigos may represent warlocks instead of shaman. They may also be dark shaman.
  • The Blackrock orcs control red dragons despite Alexstrasza's release many years prior. Since the red dragons belong to the Blackrock Warlocks sub-faction, they may be enslaved by demonic magic.
  • The Blackrock orcs train orc warlocks instead of shaman, a clear indication of their continued allegiance to the Burning Legion.
  • Troll headhunters are seen helping the orcs. These are likely meant to represent forest trolls, as no jungle trolls was known to exist in the area.
  • Considering the location, the ice troll creeps may be from the Winterax tribe.

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