Okril'lon Hold

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For the Warcraft: Orcs & Humans Human campaign mission at the same location, see Rockard and Stonard (WC1 Human).

NeutralOkril'lon Hold

Dreadmaul Hold cata.jpg

Type

Fortress

Leader(s)

Unknown

  Formerly
Race(s)

Mag'har orcMag'har orcOrcOrc Orc
OgreOgre Ogre

Affiliation(s)

Unknown

  Formerly
Location

Northwestern Blasted Lands

Characteristics
Facilities

Done Inn          Undone.gif Mailbox

Done Stables

Undone.gif Anvil & Forge

Undone.gif Bank       Undone.gif Auctions

Travel

Done Flight Master(s)
Undone.gif Mass-transit
Undone.gif Portal(s)

Status

Active

Sources: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

Okril'lon Hold, previously called Dreadmaul Hold, was a Horde fortress in the northwest corner of the Blasted Lands. It was originally called Rockard, but was later renamed by the Dreadmaul ogres who took control of it. It contains a barracks and a blacksmith.

During the Ironmarch invasion the hold was captured by the Iron Horde and served as their headquarters for the invasion. The Horde and the Alliance eventually killed its leader.

Background

Rockard on the Azeroth map of the First War.

Foundation

The fortress was founded as an outpost, called Rockard, in the Black Morass, after the first opening of the Dark Portal. It is one of the oldest orc cities of Azeroth,[1] along with the town of Stonard.

First and Second War

The Rockard and Stonard region during the First War.

The two towns were the last defense before Blackrock Spire during the First War, and as such were destroyed by humans at the end of the war.[2] However they didn't manage to destroy Blackrock Spire, and were defeated by the Horde.[3] Both the towns were reconstructed, but Rockard was taken over by the Dreadmaul ogres, who forced out the orcs and renamed it Dreadmaul Hold.[1]

The ogre's dominion

Dreadmaul Hold became the main encampment of the Dreadmaul ogres, first under the ruleship of Agramalor, and Grol the Destroyer after him, who became a servant of the demon Razelikh the Defiler. Grol ambushed Loramus Thalipedes when he arrived in the Blasted Lands to hunt Razelikh, and both died during the fight.[4] Many other ogres also were killed by adventurers sent by the Fallen Hero of the Horde, to retrieve the Amulet of Grol.

The Horde return

The Horde forces, led by Warmatron Okrilla, managed to regain control of Dreadmaul Hold after the Cataclysm. Some of the ogre inhabitants were enslaved, but many others fled, and later begun to ambush the hold.[5] Now Okrilla, the new leader of the fortress, does not allow any non-orc into town,[6] and started to launch attacks against the Alliance forces of Nethergarde Keep.[7]

Warlords of Draenor

Warlords of Draenor This section concerns content related to Warlords of Draenor.

Dreadmaul Hold, now named Okril'lon Hold, was taken over by the Iron Horde during the Ironmarch invasion. The Azerothian forces launched a counterattack and killed Gar'mak Bladetwist.

NPCs

The hold before Cataclysm.
Guards

Notes & trivia

  • Dreadmaul Hold was renamed Rockard in the early beta stages of Cataclysm, but this idea was scrapped and it was decided to keep the original name.
  • During the Warlords of Draenor opening event, this hold is phased into the Okril'lon Hold for level 90s only.

Speculation

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The hold may be named after Okrilla. The new name was given either before the invasion of the Iron Horde when the Horde took control of Dreadmaul Hold in or at any point after Cataclysm, or it was named as part of the WoD beta when some Okril'lon, including the leader, betrayed the Horde possibly seizing the hold for themselves. Since the later was scraped, it is more likely that it was before the invasion.

References