Stonemaul clan

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The standard of the Stonemaul clan
Main leader

Unknown[1] (some support IconSmall Ogre Male.gif Tharg)

  Formerly
Secondary leaders
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  Formerly
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Affiliation
  Formerly
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Active

The Stonemaul clan[2] (or the Stonemaul Ogres) is an ogre clan which was allied with the orcs and, after the Second War, separated in two — one part sailing west to Kalimdor and establishing a village in Dustwallow Marsh[3] while the other remained in Lordaeron.[4]

History

Warcraft III

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Former chieftain Kor'gall

The part of the clan in Lordaeron ended up getting involved in the battle between the self styled Dark Lady Sylvanas Windrunner and the dreadlord Varimathras; their leader Mug'thol was possessed by a banshee and the clan declared their allegiance to Sylvanas.[5]

The other part of the clan reached Kalimdor; an ogre named Kor'gall, came into possession of the ancient orcish axe,  [Serathil], and used its magical powers to rise quickly through the ranks of the Stonemauls. But Kor'gall's rise to power stemmed from nothing more than a desire to overpower his kin, and his rule was brutal and merciless, and one ogre, whose brothers were killed by Kor'gall, knew that he was leading the clan to ruin. He barely escaped with his life and sought any help he could. His quest would lead to him asking the Horde for help.[6]

Kor'gall was soon approached by Rexxar, a Mok'Nathal of the Horde. Rexxar demanded to join the clan, and Kor'gall agreed, but only if he were to pass through the Gauntlet, a valley full of many beasts and thus completing the Trial of of Strength. Rexxar and his friends survived the Gauntlet, and Kor'gall was impressed, and allowed Rexxar to join. Rexxar's first request was to aid the Horde, but Kor'gall had no intention of ever honoring their former allies again. Frustrated, Rexxar exercised his right to challenge Kor'gall for leadership of the clan. Kor'gall decided to entertain the request, but warned that he was not as slow-witted as Rexxar first guessed.

Though it took several tries, Rexxar finally beat Kor'gall and slew him in the Trial of Blood. As Kor'gall died, the last words on his ears were his men cheering for Rexxar. With his death Rexxar assumed the position of chieftain. He then led the Stonemaul ogres back to Tidefury Cove, where Thrall was assembling the Horde. Thrall sent his soldiers and the Stonemaul ogres to Theramore to keep Proudmoore's forces at bay while Rexxar and his few companions wove through the battle to face off against Proudmoore and his most loyal retainers. In the end, Rexxar and Proudmoore squared off in mortal combat, and Rexxar emerged victorious.

World of Warcraft

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After the battle, Rexxar disappeared into the Barren wilderness and made the ogre Mok'Morokk the leader of the Clan. Although Mok'Morokk had displayed strength when Rexxar was their leader, he soon fell prey to temptations of power after Rexxar's departure. Rather than lead, he demanded. He did not serve his people, as he expected them to serve him.

Brackenwall Village

Later Stonemaul Village was raided by Onyxia's brood. The daughter of the black dragonlord, Deathwing, was there for a greater reason — one which they didn't know.

When the black dragonflight attacked them in Stonemoul Village, Mok'Morokk led the clan to Brackenwall Village. While some expected that the ogres would take an action against the dragons, no counterattack happened.[7] He ruled until an adventurer of the Horde drove him out and he fled. The clan now seeks a new leader. Draz'Zilb who orchestrated the attack hinted that Tharg could be a leader but is hindered by his injuries and age.[8]

Some time after establishing the Forsaken and the Undercity, Mug'thol was sent to retrieve the  [Crown of Will]. Once acquired, he tried it on, and subsequently broke the psychic link with Sylvanas, thus freeing himself from the Forsaken's control.[9] He and his ogres became known as the Crushridge clan at some point.

Cataclysm

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During the Cataclysm the Stonemaul Clan have expanded into Feralas and set up a base of operations in western Feralas, near Dire Maul, called Stonemaul Hold. The Stonemaul are helping the Horde in dealing with the local population of hostile ogres in the region under the command of Orhan Ogreblade.

Mists of Pandaria

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During the Pandaria's Campaign, the Brackenwall Village sent Or'Dac as emisary to support the Horde's influence in Pandaria.

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Since he was sent from Brackenwall, it is possible that the ogres still didn't retake their previous home.

Known members

Name Role Status Location
Horde  Ajaye Alive Stonemaul Hold, Feralas
Neutral  Brogg Alive Mudsprocket, Dustwallow Marsh
Horde  Chonk Alive Stonemaul Hold, Feralas
Horde  Draz'Zilb Alive Brackenwall Village, Dustwallow Marsh
Horde  Do'gol Alive Brackenwall Village, Dustwallow Marsh
Horde  Krak Alive Brackenwall Village, Dustwallow Marsh
Horde  Kerthunk Alive Stonemaul Hold, Feralas
Neutral  Kor'gall Leader (Penultimate) Deceased Dustwallow Marsh
Horde  "Little" Logok Innkeeper Alive Brackenwall Village, Dustwallow Marsh
Horde  Overlord Mok'Morokk Leader (Provisional) Alive Brackenwall Village, Dustwallow Marsh
Horde  Mudcrush Durtfeet Alive Brackenwall Village, Dustwallow Marsh
Horde  Ogron Alive Brackenwall Village, Dustwallow Marsh
Horde  Ogg'marr Alive Brackenwall Village, Dustwallow Marsh
Horde  Or'Dac Emisary Killable Domination Point, Krasarang Wilds
Horde  Rexxar Leader (Last) Alive Thunderlord Stronghold, Blade's Edge Mountains
Horde  Swar'jan Alive Stonemaul Hold, Feralas
Horde  Tharg Alive Brackenwall Village, Dustwallow Marsh
Horde  Wuu Alive Stonemaul Hold, Feralas
Horde  Zulrg Alive Brackenwall Village, Dustwallow Marsh

Culture

  • Chieftains rule small bands of ogres with an iron fist, and are never short on challengers. The Stonemaul clan have notoriously high turnover rate in their leadership; judging from the layers of bloodstains this stone appears to have been instrumental in deposing multiple Stonemaul chieftains.[10]

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Notes

Speculation

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It is unknown how and when exactly they arrived to Kalimdor, but they may have done it at the end of the Second War with Cho'gall and the Twilight's Hammer (although they must have been with them on the Broken Isles and would later split off). Alternatively, as the ogres are said to be shipbuilders[11] they could have arrived on their own at any other point after the Second, or Third War when the existence of Kalimdor was revealed.

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