- For the furbolg tribe, see Blackwood tribe.
The baron's son, Othmar Garithos, joined the army as a knight during the Second War, where he saw combat in Quel'Thalas defending the elves' homeland from invading orcs. While he was in Quel'Thalas, however, a small band of orcs broke off from the main invading force and burned Blackwood to the ground, killing all of its inhabitants in spite of the valorous defense marshaled by its lord. Othmar's family perished doing their duty, defending the homes and lives of their subjects. He blamed the elves for the loss of his town and family, believing that the elves diverted forces away from the Alliance's true goal: the defense of humanity alone. After his father's death, Othmar was awarded his title and continued his service in the armies of Lordaeron.
In the TCG
Blackwood was ruled by the Baron Blackwood, but after House Blackwood fell, the land was ruled by Baron Garithos. The Forsaken raised Baron Blackwood back in order to legitimize their claim to the area.