Ravages of the Plague (WC3 Human)

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Ravages of the Plague
Ravages of the Plague (WC3 Human)
Campaign: The Scourge of Lordaeron
Place: Alterac, Brill
Outcome: Alliance victory
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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.

Ravages of the Plague is Chapter Three of the Human campaign, The Scourge of Lordaeron, in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos.

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Three days later in Alterac, Arthas and his men wait near a crossroads along the King's Road.

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IconSmall Captain.gif Captain: Prince Arthas, we've been waiting here for hours. Are you sure this friend of yours is coming?
IconSmall Arthas.gif Arthas: I'm sure. Jaina usually runs a little late.
Jaina Proudmoore arrives but is attacked by two ogres. Jaina summons a water elemental and fends off the attack.
IconSmall Captain.gif Captain: We must help her!
IconSmall Arthas.gif Arthas: Stay your blade, Captain. She can take care of herself.
One ogre is killed and the other flees.
IconSmall Arthas.gif Arthas: Gentlemen, meet Miss Jaina Proudmoore, special agent to the Kirin Tor, and one of the most talented sorceresses in the land.
IconSmall Arthas.gif Arthas: Looks like you haven't lost your touch. It's good to see you again, Jaina.
IconSmall Jaina.gif Jaina Proudmoore: You too, Arthas. It's been awhile since a prince escorted me anywhere.
IconSmall Arthas.gif Arthas: Yes, it has. Well, I guess we should get underway.
IconSmall Jaina.gif Jaina Proudmoore: Our sources believe the plague originated in the region north of here. We should check out the villages along the King's Road.

Quest: Investigate Villages

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  • Explore the countryside
  • Arthas must survive
  • Jaina must survive
The wizards of Dalaran suspect that the plague originated in the northern villages. Investigate the villages along the King's Road and uncover whatever clues you can regarding the plague's origins.

HINT - Use Jaina's Summon Water Elemental spell to summon a water elemental unit.

  • IconSmall Human Female.gif Stacie: Prince Arthas! There's something amiss at the bridge ahead!
  • IconSmall Human Female.gif Marie Claire Antoinette: Look! It's Prince Arthas.
IconSmall Human Male.gif Villager: Greetings, milord!
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Achilles: Milord, someone has destroyed the bridge from the far side of the river! There is another way to cross, but it is not as safe as it used to be.
  • IconSmall Human Male.gif Garglemel: Milord! If this is about taxes, I can explain!
IconSmall Human Male.gif Bandit: Slaughter them all!
IconSmall Human Male.gif Villager: Bandits! Run!
IconSmall Human Male.gif Bandit: Sack the town!
IconSmall Human Male.gif Villager: Save us!

Arthas and Jaina bravely engaged the bandits, saving the populace of the town.

  • IconSmall Human Female.gif Villager (Splendora): Oh, thanks so much! I have a reward for you.

NEW ITEM RECEIVED - Potion of Greater Healing.

IconSmall Human Male.gif Alric: Milord, there is an ancient fountain shrine nearby. Legends say that its holy waters can restore health and heal grievous wounds.
IconSmall Arthas.gif Arthas: That could prove to be useful indeed.

Quest: Fountain of Health

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  • Find the Fountain of Health
Locate the holy Fountain in the nearby forest. Its sacred waters can restore health and vitality to any who drink from them.

HINT - Move wounded units close to the fountain of Health and they will heal more quickly.

IconSmall Arthas.gif Arthas: This must be the shrine that the old man spoke of. Any man who drinks from these Light-blessed waters will be healed.

Arthas, Jaina and the Lordaeron footmen fought murlocs on their way through the river. Dangers abroad, they also found a bandit camp. Once reaching the other side of the river, they were surprised by skeleton archers.

BTNFootman.png Sergeant: Lock your shields and defend yourselves! Their arrows won't get through!
IconSmall Arthas.gif Arthas: Skeletons? Slay them all, immediately!

Arthas and Jaina found local footmen attempting to save as many villagers as possible from the invasion of skeletons. The heroes joined their fight to defend the village. The swarm of undead skeleton archers was destroyed, leaving Arthas with the concern of what they were.

IconSmall Arthas.gif Arthas: What were those creatures, Sergeant?
BTNFootman.png Sergeant: Undead, milord! This whole village has gone mad! We did our best to defend the villagers, but--
IconSmall Arthas.gif Arthas: We'll get to the bottom of this.

HINT - Your Footmen now have the Defend skill. Use it for better protection against ranged attacks.

HINT - Arthas may use the Holy Light spell to damage the Undead.

IconSmall Jaina.gif Jaina Proudmoore: It's as if the land around the granary is... dying.
IconSmall Arthas.gif Arthas: Could the grain itself be plagued?
IconSmall Jaina.gif Jaina Proudmoore: Let's hope not. Those crates bear the regional seal of Andorhal, the distribution center for the northern boroughs. If this grain can spread the plague, there's no telling how many villages might be affected.
IconSmall HighElf Male.gif Priest: Greetings. We are priests from Quel'Thalas. We've come to help heal the land of this strange curse.
IconSmall Jaina.gif Jaina Proudmoore: As always, the generosity of the elves is greatly appreciated.
IconSmall HighElf Male.gif Priest: You should know that there is a granary warehouse at the far end of this village. This evil blight may be evident there as well.
IconSmall Arthas.gif Arthas: We'll check it out.
NEW UNIT ACQUIRED

Priest - Supporting spellcaster. Can initially cast heal., which increases the life of wounded units. Can also learn Dispel Magic and Inner Fire.


Quest: Grain Warehouse

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The Elven Priests have discovered an infected granary that is corrupting the land near the end of town. Seek out the fouled granary and destroy it if possible.

While investigating the area, Arthas found a Mortar Team fighting for their lives against Undead Skeletons. Arthas and Jaina saved them from becoming overwhelmed by the vast undead forces. In gratefulness, they joined Arthas.

NEW UNIT ACQUIRED

Mortar Team - Long-range siege weaponry Exceptional damage versus buildings, but slow and vulnerable. Can learn the Flare ability.

IconSmall Arthas.gif Arthas: What the hell are you men shooting at?
IconSmall Dwarf Male.gif Mortar Team: We're blasting those damned skeletons, sir. This whole flaming village is crawling with them.
IconSmall Arthas.gif Arthas: Well, I could use your help. We've got a warehouse to destroy at the end of town.

IconSmall Necromancer.gif Kel'Thuzad: We've been discovered, my brothers! Flee and continue with the operation!
IconSmall Necromancer.gif Kel'Thuzad: I'm sorry I can't stay and chat, but... duty calls.
IconSmall Jaina.gif Jaina Proudmoore: That creature looks like it was sewn together from different corpses.
IconSmall Arthas.gif Arthas: Let's study it after we kill it, okay?
IconSmall Arthas.gif Arthas: Destroy that warehouse, now!

Jaina, Arthas and their men defeated the Necromancers, Abominations and Undead Skeletons guarding the warehouse. The Mortar Team destroyed the warehouse and its plagued content.

Mission completed

IconSmall Arthas.gif Arthas: What was that? And who was that wizard dressed in black?
IconSmall Jaina.gif Jaina Proudmoore: I believe that the robed man was a necromancer. Obviously, he and his lackeys are behind this plague.
IconSmall Arthas.gif Arthas: Well, it's a good bet we'll find him, and the answers we're looking for, in Andorhal.

Trivia

  • There is a NPC who's name is Marie Claire Antoinette, after the French/Austrian queen who was killed during the Reign of Terror. Also, there is another NPC named Achilles after the famous Greek warrior.
  • The villager Garglemel can actually be made to pay his taxes. Clicking him 50 times will grant the player a random amount of gold and clicking him an additional 50 times will make him give a Potion of Healing.
  • In Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, Arthas, Jaina, Falric and others encountered only one undead farmer after they entered the outskirts of the village. In the game, the undead skeletons were present all the way to the first granary.

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