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Chasing Visions
Chasing Visions (WC3 demo)
Campaign: Exodus of the Horde
Place: Arathi Highlands
Outcome: The warning is given to Thrall
Belligerents


Commanders and leaders
  • None
Strength
Casualties and losses
  • Less than four[1]
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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.

Chasing Visions is chapter one (1) of the prologue campaign, Exodus of the Horde, in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos.

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Transcript

Loading screen

Somewhere in the Arathi Highlands, Thrall, the young warchief of the orcish Horde, wakes from his troubling dream.

Quests

Main Quests

Find the Prophet

BTNMedivh.png
  • Objectives
    • Follow the narrator's directions
    • Find The Prophet
  • Description
    • The troubling dreams that have awakened Thrall foretell of a dark presence. Find The Prophet to quell Thrall's worries.

Mission Fails

  • Thrall has been slain.

Hints

Hints

  • Move commands can also be issued by selecting your units, then RIGHT-CLICKING on their destination.
  • Scrolling the screen in this manner allows you to see different parts of the map.
  • You can also scroll the screen using the UP, DOWN, LEFT, and RIGHT arrow keys.
  • To see a list of messages displayed during your game, CLICK on the LOG button at the top of your screen.
  • LEFT-CLICK on the ground, hold down the mouse button, then drag the cursor across the units you want to select.
  • Attack move commands can also be issued by selecting your troops, pressing the "A" key, then LEFT-CLICKING on their destination.
  • Units that are given attack move commands will automatically engage enemy units encountered along the way.
  • The Hero icon in the top-left corner of your screen blinks red when the Hero is under attack, and displays a number if that Hero has unspent Hero points.
  • To pick up an item, select Thrall and RIGHT-CLICK on the Treasure Chest.
  • To see what a particular item does, move your cursor over the item in your Hero's inventory.
  • A unit's current/maximum mana level is found beneath the unit portrait near the bottom-left corner of your screen.
  • Use the Potion of Mana by LEFT-CLICKING on its icon in Thrall's inventory.
  • Units cannot see as far at night as they can during the day.
  • Unexplored areas often contain secrets or surprises that can be very useful.
  • Sleeping monsters wake up when they are attacked.
  • To see the difficulty level of a particular monster, move your cursor over it. Monsters range in difficulty from level 1 to level 10.
  • Tomes disappear after being used, freeing up inventory slots for holding other items.

Quotes

Intro cinematic

Thrall exits his hut.
IconSmall Thrall.gif Thrall: What kind of nightmare was that?
The Prophet flies overhead in the form of a raven.
IconSmall Medivh.gif The Prophet: It was not a nightmare, young warchief, but a vision. Follow me, and I will reveal what your future holds.
The Prophet flies off.
IconSmall Thrall.gif Thrall: I don't know what this is all about, but I'll play along.

Throughout the mission

IconSmall Thrall.gif Thrall: Lok-Tar, my warriors!
BTNGrunt.png Grunt: We are yours to command, Warchief!
  • IconSmall Thrall.gif Thrall: Prepare yourselves! I sense a gnoll ahead!
  • IconSmall Thrall.gif Thrall: This was only a scout. But the gnolls' camp lies just ahead.
  • BTNGrunt.png Grunt: Warchief, we've discovered a group of murloc raiders in the nearby river!
  • IconSmall Thrall.gif Thrall: Be wary, my warriors. Don't let nightfall dull your senses.
  • IconSmall Thrall.gif Thrall: An ogre! We'd have a fierce battle on our hands if the beast weren't sleeping!
  • IconSmall Thrall.gif Thrall: A golem! Watch yourselves, my brethren: those creatures do not sleep at night!

Victory cinematic

Thrall meets the Prophet on a cliff overlooking the ocean.
IconSmall Medivh.gif The Prophet: Greetings, son of Durotan. I knew you'd find your way.
IconSmall Thrall.gif Thrall: It was you I saw in the vision. Who are you? How do you know me?
IconSmall Medivh.gif The Prophet: I know many things, young warchief, about you and your people. My identity, at this time, is unimportant. What is important is that you rally your people and leave these shores immediately.
IconSmall Thrall.gif Thrall: Leave? What's this all about, human?
IconSmall Medivh.gif The Prophet: Human? I left my humanity behind long ago. I am something... different now. Know that I have seen the future and beheld the great burning shadow that is coming to consume this world. You sense it as well, don't you?
IconSmall Thrall.gif Thrall: The demons... are returning.
IconSmall Medivh.gif The Prophet: Yes. And only by leading your people across the sea, to the distant lands of Kalimdor, will you have a chance to stand against them!
IconSmall Thrall.gif Thrall: But how can we--
IconSmall Medivh.gif The Prophet: I will answer all of your questions in time, young warchief. For now, rally your warriors and prepare to leave this land. We will speak again.
The Prophet turns into a raven and flies off.
IconSmall Thrall.gif Thrall: None of this makes sense, but the spirits tell me... that I should trust him.

Narrator

  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: The blinking button at the top of the screen indicates that your quest journal has been updated. To find out more about your objectives, CLICK on the QUESTS button.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: First, select Thrall. To do this, LEFT-CLICK on Thrall in the main window.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: Excellent. You seem eager to be on your way.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: However, you must first learn how to give orders to Thrall.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: Try ordering Thrall to move down the path towards the nearby banner. To do this, CLICK the MOVE button in the bottom-right corner of your screen, and then CLICK on the banner.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: Skillfully done. However, the orc encampment is still far off. In order to reach the next banner, scroll the screen to the north by moving your mouse to the top edge of the screen.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: Very good. The path to the next banner leads through a black area. This black area represents terrain that has not been discovered yet.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: Notice how the black area shrinks as Thrall moves through it. This reflects areas you have explored.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: Select Thrall and order him to move to the banner in the middle of the encampment.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: In order to have Thrall and his troops move together, you must first select all of them.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: Now that your troops are all selected, order them to move to the next banner.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: To order Thrall's forces to defeat this foul creature, select all of your troops, CLICK on the ATTACK button and then CLICK on the gnoll.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: Order your troops to perform an aggressive attack move into the enemy encampment. To do this, select all of your troops, CLICK the ATTACK button, and then LEFT-CLICK on the ground in the middle of the gnoll camp.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: Good job. Notice that Thrall gained a level from the experience that he earned in combat. Only heroes can acquire experience, allowing them to become incredibly powerful over time.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: Heroes gain a hero point whenever they advance in level. These points can be used to acquire new abilities or to improve previously learned ones.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: To spend Thrall's hero point, select him and CLICK on the HERO ABILITIES button in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: Whenever you CLICK on the HERO ABILITIES button, the bottom-right corner of your screen changes to show what abilities can be learned.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: To spend Thrall's hero point and learn chain lightning, CLICK on the CHAIN LIGHTNING button in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: The murlocs would make excellent targets for your new chain lightning spell. To have Thrall use his new ability, CLICK on the CHAIN LIGHTNING button, and then LEFT-CLICK on one of the murlocs.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: Some monsters drop treasure when they are defeated. Treasure chests hold powerful magic items that can only be picked up by heroes, such as Thrall.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: This particular treasure chest contained a useful potion of mana. Notice that the potion now occupies one of Thrall's inventory slots near the bottom middle of your screen.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: Potions of mana can be used to replenish a hero's mana, the magic energies that allow the casting of spells, such as chain lightning.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: Thrall is currently low on mana. Use the potion of mana to refresh Thrall and provide him with sufficient mana to cast additional spells.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: Order Thrall's forces to explore up the river, following the banners.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: The wolf howls signify that night has begun.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: Excellent. Thrall has found a magic ring. Rings are very useful because they provide a constant, passive benefit as long as they are carried.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Narrator: Very good. That treasure chest held a magic tome that can be used to give Thrall a permanent benefit.

Forces

Named

Units

Creeps

Critters

Battle

Thrall awakens after his strange vision/nightmare and gets out of his tent, where he finds a mysterious raven which tells him to follow it so that it can reveal what Thrall's future holds. Thrall amazed by this scene decides to play along and follow the creature. Thrall sets out to find the raven, but first gathers three of his grunts from the encampment due north of his tent. While following the mysterious raven, Thrall and his grunts find a gnoll encampment, which is in the middle of their path, so they destroy the encampment and continue following the raven's path. While crossing a river, they encounter a group of murlocs who are settling in the river and later on also find a sleeping ogre, both of which they slaughter. While exploring the vicinity of the path which the raven takes, Thrall and his comrades encounter a group of golems, which they kill and steal the treasure they were guarding, and a group of forest trolls, which while killing them, Thrall exclaims that he couldn't believe that these creatures used to be part of the Horde during the Second War. Thrall finally reach the location where the raven led him to. The raven transforms into the Prophet of Thrall's vision. The Prophet tells Thrall that the Burning Legion is going to return and that he has to travel west to Kalimdor and settle there to be safe. Thrall, not being sure about what to do, asked the spirits to guide him, in which they responded by telling him that he can trust the Prophet.[3]

Notes

  • There are two Scurvy Pirates in the map that can only be seen with Thrall's ability, Far Sight. There is also a ship, which probably was the way that the pirates reached the island. They seem to be guarding a Phat Lewt. One of them is a Bandit re-named into Scurvy Pirate while the other is a Brigand re-named into Scurvy Pirate.
  • Since the map is in the Arathi Highlands, the ogres and forest trolls may have been respectively from the Boulderfist clan and Witherbark tribe.

Items

References

  1. ^ Only three units are given and can die, Thrall can't die.
  2. ^ It is possible to kill all the creeps, except the Scurvy Pirates.
  3. ^ "Exodus of the Horde: Chasing Visions", Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. Blizzard Entertainment.