- 1 Grom's Son
- 2 Picture Dispute
- 3 Grom's ghost?
- 4 Axl Rose
- 5 Grom's Age
- 6 Axe
- 7 Grom's a Blademaster?
- 8 Gorehowl
- 9 Grom Hellscream Vision Video?
- 10 Why Grom Hellscream is a hero
- 11 Image
- 12 Too many classes?
- 13 Grom's Legacy: One Possible Interpretation
- 14 "Redeemer of the orcs"
- 15 Relatives?
- 16 Blademaster?
- 17 Before anone else edits his occupation...
- 18 Grom in Unbroken
- 19 Grom's Name
- 20 Redemption and Death
- 21 Needs Fixing
- 22 Infobox Image
- 23 Doesn't Make Sense
- 24 Voice Actor
- 25 Blood drinking timeframe
- 26 Lords of War
He has a son in Outland, one of the Mag'har, in Nagrand: http://wow.warcry.com/scripts/images/view_image.phtml?id=81171&site=19&gallery=2192&action=next AzraelOpacus 01:21, 19 October 2006 (EDT)
- Already added in the infobox. --Ragestorm 09:25, 19 October 2006 (EDT)
- She was never even talked about.
- Loremaster A'noob, Arch Druid of the Noobhoof Clan (talk/contribz) 07:58, March 10, 2010 (UTC)
Im saying that picture from the cover of RoC is Grom Hellscream and not Thrall, compare it to other pictures of Grom...
The things that mostly make me say its Grom are: 1. He has that Hollywood Hogan-type beard and Thrall doesnt 2. Thrall has blue eyes, this orc (which instead of braided hair also displays the loose black hair typical to Grom) also has reddish eyes; which in Orcs is a sign of demonic corruption. This has to be Grom Hellscream, and I think its a better pic of him the the typical one also used at his page in wikipedia. --Whimsickal 02:58, 20 December 2006 (EST)
Oh... and comparing it with the pic that is right under; you can see the similarities. They even have that scar on the eye. --Whimsickal 03:00, 20 December 2006 (EST)
- Argument noted and commended, though I still think's not as clear as you say. For future reference, new discussions are started at the end of the page. --Ragestorm 07:15, 20 December 2006 (EST)
"Oh... and comparing it with the pic that is right under; you can see the similarities. They even have that scar on the eye"
That's not a scar its his eyebrow in Metzen picture, you can see a similar one over his left eye as well. So that is not a "similarity", as there is no scar to speak of, just weird eyebrows.
You also said Thrall is never shown with a "holywood hogan" beard, actually in some concept art in Art of Warcraft he does, and in some shots in the cut-scenes.
As for jaw shape its somewhat closer to Thrall's more rounder face than Hellscream's sharper jawline as seen in the cutscenes of Warcraft III.
Additionally the armor of the cover orc is neither like the one Thrall wears, or the one that Grom wears. Although the direction of the studs are closer to the studs in some pictures of Thrall's armor(including in-game cutscenes), top to down, rather than left to right(as they are in Grom's armor).Baggins 10:24, 8 January 2007 (EST)
I say we put a picture from another source in it yes. Is that gromm on the cover of the rise of the horde? Seems to definitely have a black tattooed chin, and the armor design matches.Baggins
I think I am inclined to agree that the picture Whimsickal put up is indeed of Grom, but simply another artistic interpretation of him. But I say make Chris Metzen's portrait of him "the portrait", or a still of him from a cinematic, since Metzen is the one who conceived of the character. The tattoos Grom has in Metzen's portrayl is also the most consistent with his novel descriptions.--Zexx 12:44, 10 January 2007 (EST)
With Patch 2.01 a quest was added on each side to summon and interact with Uther's ghost. Think we'll be able to do the same with Grom at any point? It would be only fair.--Illidan Rocks 02:54, 27 December 2006 (EST)
While this is a topic worth pursuing, I don't think WoWWiki would be the best place to discuss something like that.--Zexx 03:35, 27 December 2006 (EST)
Hey, i'm new here, I'm Grom's biggest fan and i'm still trying to get over his death, i only played Reign of Chaos (i have watched my neighbours play warcraftII and the expansion dark portal). You think since the guy died so many times before but was ressurected we could bring him back again, the whole guy? But yeah, maybe we should let him rest in peace, Grommash hold is already built and that pretty much requires him to stay dead, i guess. Anyway, i saw the topic and felt sharing, thank you for reading and creating the topic.(Sweatboy (talk) 23:37, 6 September 2008 (UTC))
Double You Tee Eff? Can someone justify this?--Zexx 01:39, 8 January 2007 (EST)
Thanks for the clear up Baggins. I misplaced my manual and it is indeed shown as 45, but it appears Chris Metzen's timeline has been retconned once more with the relatively short amount of time between the orc's corruption to the current time.--Zexx 05:28, 8 January 2007 (EST)
Grom must have been really fit orc to live so long. Zarnks 05:00, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
- Actually fel magic can do that to you. Its one of its "curses".Baggins 05:04, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
As a point, Rise of the Horde doesn't lend validation to Grom being 10 when he took control of the clan. Durotan and Ogrim remark that he's a couple years older than they were when they reached the age of adult hood, 16. That would have put Grom at around 17-18, as it was stated he had only recently taken control of the clan.Tweak the Whacked 01:57, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Hey, does anyone know where I can put the name of his axe? I got the name from the d20 book Shadows & Light and while it's not super-important, I think it'd still be pretty neat to let everyone know what it's called in case they're wondering. So uh...if anyone knows where I could put it without it sticking out like a sore thumb, I'd appreciate it. --Super Bhaal 2:44, 28 January 2007
Gorehowl? That's the one in-game. Baldr
Grom's a Blademaster?
Is there any lore to actually confirm this? (ie. perhaps his description in the RPG books, if anyone has it available.) I thought the Blademasters were specifically former members of the old Burning Blade. Sure he was basically a blademaster "unit-wise" in WCIII, but it was not his unit title and if ability was a judge of what a character is, then Malfurion would actually be a Son of Cenarius. If there is other lore to back it up, forgive my rambling. Korgo 03:05, 8 February 2007 (EST)
According to Shadows & Light, he was a 12th level Fighter ( later renamed warrior ) amd a 10th level Gladiator ( prestige class ) around the time he and Thrall landed on Kalimdor. They said the Horde called Gladiators Blademasters, so there we have it. ...also of interest, they credit him as knowing Common, Dwarven, and Orcish. Don't see anything about the Burning Blade, though. Just stuff about him landing on Kalimdor. As far as what you said about Malfurion goes, Keepers of the Grove have their own fifteen-level class that's kind of like a druid and kind of not; they're free to multiclass as a druid. Also of interest, Malfurion and Cenarius are both chaotic good. Super Bhaal 03:42, 8 February 2007 (EST)
Ah, thank you. I wouldn't have thought he was blademaster, but thats interesting. I should really go out and get those books, even if I don't play D&D these days. Korgo
- More importantantly, while Grom's model was different in Warcraft III, he used the same abilities as the Blademaster units. I don't remember what he had attached to his "class" subtitle on the character screen in game though, might have been blademaster, but I don't remember.Baggins 05:14, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
I'm wondering, how did Prince Malchezaar get hold of this axe, Gorehowl, apparently Grom's? He hasn't been present in the lore until TBC so I can't see when he stole the axe, or who might have stolen it and presented it to the Prince.
Stab in the dark, but he might've grabbed it sometime during/after the Battle of Mount Hyjal. You know, wandered to Demon Fall, grabbed the axe...I mean, there were other Eredar aside from Archimonde there, right? Don't like playing that map much, wouldn't remember. And Gorehowl is Grom's. Shadows & Light said it was under his list of possessions. Super Bhaal 04:12, 14 February 2007 (EST)
- Though Archimonde was the only Eredar on the map, that doesn't mean anything. It's possible that Malchezzar was there, or that someone else, such as Azgalor, brought it back to the Nether and it just wound up being given to Malchezzar. -- (talk · contr) 10:07, 14 February 2007 (EST)
- I would attribute it to the otherworldly-ness of Karazhan... we also see a lot of items that seem to come out of the past of Azeroth, so we can assume that Karazhan is out of sync with time and space. I guess one could imagine that, floating around out in the Nether, a parallel Grom or at least his parallel axe ended up in the tower or the possession of one of its denizens. --Flyspeck 16:18, 17 February 2007 (EST)
- Pf, either way you'd think Thrall'd have the decency to take his friend's possessions with him after he died and not let some dork in a metal bikini walk off with it...maybe when Mannoroth exploded the axe got magic'd to Karazhan? Super Bhaal 17:11, 17 February 2007 (EST)
- I don't think so. As a matter of decensy, it would have just as likely been buried with him. Many warrior societies in Earth's history (and the horde borrows from them extensively) considered it taboo to take a fallen warrior's weapons. You'd take those of an enemy as a trophy and a final insult (as Mannoroth's are displayed in Orgrimar), but not those of an ally. In the same concept, at some point since Warcraft III, the demons controlling the area around Grom's grave could have desecrated his remains and taken his weapon in petty revenge.--Hevach 18:38, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
- Pf, either way you'd think Thrall'd have the decency to take his friend's possessions with him after he died and not let some dork in a metal bikini walk off with it...maybe when Mannoroth exploded the axe got magic'd to Karazhan? Super Bhaal 17:11, 17 February 2007 (EST)
Do game drops really require lore? I mean what's a random clefthoof doing with a Blinkstrike on him?--Zexx 06:35, 17 February 2007 (EST)
Indeed that is true because there are questlines involved, but Gorehowl is an epic-grade item.--Zexx 15:16, 17 February 2007 (EST)
- Not certain what your point is. Regardless, this is the sort of thing that requires little, if any, actual explanation, and is, as you suggest, not of extreme import. -- (talk · contr) 23:03, 17 February 2007 (EST)
You listed legendary-grade items as examples of item drops founded within lore. Epic items are not given the same treatment.--Zexx 02:44, 18 February 2007 (EST)
- I don't see why not, given the fact that items such as Gorehowl and Atiesh were owned by major lore characters. Besides, lorethoughts are more things for users to keep in mind, not any real attempt to explain them (ie, not going in the article). -- (talk · contr) 09:37, 18 February 2007 (EST)
Ati'esh is, once again, a legendary item with a specific questline. You're drawing the wrong comparisons. Epics with links to lore characters like Gorehowl, Ashkandi, etc are just drops. I suppose there could be some sort of argument made because of the people that drop them, but ultimately it's pretty trivial, and just to add a "oh cool, this belonged to _____" factor rather than to explain how it ended up in the possession of a mob in the first place.--Zexx 15:48, 18 February 2007 (EST)
One theory: considering Burning Legion's activity around the Grom's Monument, perhaps it was stolen from the Monument? (Orgrim's Armor was made a monument, and Mannoroth's broken weapon is suspended there, maybe the Axe was there also?) --Potbasher 12:31, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
- The other-worldly nature Karazhan makes the most sense. (See Flyspeak's comments above.) While it is possible that Prince Malchezaar and members of the Legion stole Gorehowl from Grom's grave, that is highly unlikely. Grom's grave would most likely have some sort of magical wards or some guardian spirit guarding it at Thrall's request.
- Regarding whether Gorehowl should have some lore behind its, IMO, by right Blizzard should have added some lore behind an item belonging to such an important character. Like Grommash Hellscream is an original Warcraft RTS character and these characters should be given more respect. --Invin Dranoel 13:23, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
Grom Hellscream Vision Video?
Does anybody have the video of the vision of Grom Hellscream fihgting Mannoroth that you create for Garrosh? I'd like to see it (since as Alliance I can't see it otherwise).
It's really crappy, these two 2 inch tall orcs face off against a foot tall Mannoroth, Thrall's attack scene is pathetic, so is Goroms as all he does is run up, strike, die and THEN Mannoroth dies. Baldr
I think Blizzard was lazy when they made that video, i mean comon... bad attacks, Bad models.. i cant see anything good in that video to be honest, execpt that Grom is in it
Why Grom Hellscream is a hero
Grom Hellscream is a tragic hero. He had had a bad sense judgement, was often blinded by rage but he always meant well. In the end He atoned for his sins by making the ultimate sacrafice for his people. Zarnks 03:52, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
- I think this is mentioned in the article... Ellethwen 04:10, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
I don't see how the image I uploaded couldn't be Grom. Compare it to the cinematic image: hair, demonic red eyes, shoulderpad ( down to the stud at the bottom near his ribs, leather strap with a metal ring near his solar plexus, and placement on right shoulder ), tattooed jaw, Warsong symbol, and hairtie are all dead on, unless there's a Grom lookalike somewhere in the Horde. --Super Bhaal 03:17, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
- Noted. I'll have a second look at them when I have the chance. Please don't change it back before I do. :) --Sky (t · c · w) 03:24, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
- Eh, that's just what I thought when I picked up Rise of the Horde at the bookstore: "Hahaha, oh wow that looks like Grom. What a metalhead.". --Super Bhaal 03:27, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
- The artwork title is "Rise of the Horde", though I'm pretty sure its Grom as well.Baggins 03:31, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
- Yeah, just grabbed it fron Sons of the Storm because I thought, "hmm. That green tint to the cinematic image is nauseating, and I'm sure people don't want to be reminded of that depressing part of the story. Why not show him when he was an overgrown twelve year-old with a magic temper?" --Super Bhaal 03:38, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
I like both images. Though I prefer using "photorealistic" cutscene images over artwork whenever possible, if the option exists.Baggins 05:50, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
Too many classes?
Fighter, Grunt, and Warrior are the same thing, why have three of the same class listed? Same goes for Elune. "Healer" and "Priest" listed at the same place is redundant. --Super Bhaal 04:07, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
- Grunt is a NPC unit/class in Horde Player's Guide, and in in Warcraft I-III. Grom was based on the Grunt unit, in Warcraft II.
- In the two Warcraft RPG games, Warcraft RPG, and World of Warcraft RPG has been given Fighter and Warrior classes, each class unique and seperate to both versions of the game (with the fighter class being removed, and not making it into the second game, and warrior class added instead), however both had seperate written "lore".
- The list reflects the references in the lore, rather than to be references to the game mechanics. It exists to show the publishing record, and how each source interpreted the characters. Again according to policy we don't pick and choose sources, and because this is not an RPG specific website, so rules on how to play the game are to be left out.
- As a side note in the Warcraft RPG, Fighter and Warrior were seperate classes from each other. In World of Warcraft RPG, had a new type of the Warrior class and replaced the Fighter class, and the Soldier class was made and replaced the old Warrior class. The skills lists for the various classes were not the same however. The version in World of Warcraft RPG is closer to the MMO style Warriors.Baggins 05:01, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
BTW, for anyone curious I went back and did some research, for references in original Warcraft RPG, to that game's version of the "Warrior class", and I found these references (this is probably not all of them, but only the ones I could find);
- ...adept, aristocrat, commoner, expert, warrior exist in the world of Warcraft.
- Draenei, 1st-Level Warrior
- Furbolg, 5th-level warrior
- Dark Iron Dwarf, 1st-Level Warrior
- Forthisal D’Neve (female high elf Rog6/War3/Wiz2)
There are quite a few sentences written in a lore format where warriors and fighters are mentioned at the same time as well, for example in Shadows & Light, as suggested enemies for characters in the book to defeat. In the earlier rpg warriors tended to be treated as less than fighters as far as fighting skill, and this influenced the wording of the lore somewhat. For example, something like;
- ...turning the lowliest warrior into a skilled fighter...
-Baggins 07:37, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
- Then can we put the source for the class next to the respective class or just put whatever class the hero is most recognized for down? I think the sentence from S&L is more a matter of context than anything related to game mechanics. It's like calling an umbrella a "parasol" or "brolly": different name, same meaning. I'll agree with stock NPCs being given NPC classes and everything ( makes writing encounters easier ), but the HPG entry for the Grunt was nothing more than White Wolf's ( thankfully modernized ) interpretation of an RTS class and not a seperate class in itself. The only thing close to an actual grunt is the "Orc Warrior" racial iconic class. --Super Bhaal 10:19, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
- There is such a thing as "too much information" in the infoboxes, the infobox is actually supposed to be limited in scope of explanation of material listed in it (giving links, but not much more).
- An (RPG) comment is enough for all classes listed from the RPG in general. If people want to learn more about a specific class they can then click on the link to find out more. Beyond that if there is to be a big explanation about something found in the infobox it actually belongs in a section of the article (for example the expanded language notes on race pages under the culture sections). Yes, the new grunt is more of a new kind of NPC rather than, a straightforward class in itself, but class is the general term we use for castes/positions/ranks/unit/jobs (different terms used by different sources for what are essentially "jobs"), etc here on the wiki, for categorization purposes.Baggins 14:16, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
- bhaal, I think there might be more to the "lowliest warrior into a skilled fighter" then you think there is, there are some references in the WoW RPG to similar terms such as "lowliest soldier into a skilled warrior" in one of the books as I remember, and the explanation for the soldier class treats them as a kind of wimpy warrior compared to actual warriors. The books narrators, including Brann would also pretty much stick to using the terms most common to which ever game the book was set in, in the lore explanations for whatever topic covered. So the use of fighter was far more common than use of warrior in Lands of Conflict for example, where as all the World of Warcraft RPG books use the term warrior and soldier far more commonly used.
- A very good example of this phenomena is use of describing history of Brymidaine Zecker, in Magic & Mayhem, he is described as a wizard (one of the two common arcane caster classes Warcraft RPG), where as in More Magic & Mayhem he is described as a mage (the common arcane caster class in WoW RPG).Baggins 14:24, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
- ^ Arthaus. Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game, 54. ISBN 9781588460714.
- ^ Borgstrom, Rebecca; Eric Brennan, Genevieve Cogman, and Michael Goodwin. Manual of Monsters, 26. ISBN 978-1588-4607-07.
- ^ Borgstrom, Rebecca; Eric Brennan, Genevieve Cogman, and Michael Goodwin. Manual of Monsters, 46. ISBN 978-1588-4607-07.
- ^ Arthaus. Lands of Conflict, 191. ISBN 9781588469601.
- ^ Arthaus. Lands of Conflict, 170. ISBN 9781588469601.
- ^ Arthaus. Shadows & Light, 15. ISBN 9781588469731.
Grom's Legacy: One Possible Interpretation
- New comments at the bottom of the page. This is the appropriate place for you to put this, if you're trying to get it back in the article (which, fyi, I don't think is likely to happen). If you're just looking for feedback, you'll want to put this on your own talk page. -- (talk · contr) 12:37, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
- No, I'm not actually trying to get it put back in the article as such. I noticed however that people used the talk pages to express opinions about a few elements of the Burning Crusade expansion, (the Blood Elves etc) among other things, and that seemed to be accepted...they weren't removed, at least. It led me to believe that to some extent at least, the talk pages are sometimes used for annotations/elaborations of material on the parent page, but which for various reasons were not considered appropriate for the parent page as such. I hope this is not inappropriate.
- Petrus4 22:51, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
WHY is this Grom thing even a problem between orcs and night elves??? WHY are alliance races so stubborn all the time???? Baldr
- It might have something to do with how Grom and his buddies started cutting down the trees the night elves protected without their permission, as well as their chugging Mannoroth's blood in order to kill Cenarius. --Super Bhaal 03:03, 22 September 2007 (UTC)
Um... but no alliance race... not EVEN the perfect night elves have suffered as much as orcs, and no orc has suffered more than Grom. He was careless, extremely, but who knows what azeroth would be without his deeds? He was redeemed from demon control, twice over. I've yet to see ONE night elf to do it even once. Baldr 00:11, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
- What does the night elves' lack of suffering have to do with Grom pwning Cenarius and pissing them off? --Super Bhaal 00:24, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
It has a lot to do with that. See the night elves hold a grudge because they do not understand the suffering grom went through even though... yes he made bad choices but still, it is a question of understanding not "oh gee this one guy murdered my demigod so now im going to be stubborn and never get over something I DONT UNDRSTAND"... Baldr 18:58, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
That's life. Besides, if everyone wanted to sit down and drink tea to discuss all of this, Warcraft wouldn't be fun. --- Zexx 19:32, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
LOL yeah ur right at that, PEACEcraft would b a complete faliure Baldr 00:48, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
- You kill our sisters and our demigod and cut down the forest that we have guarded for thousands of years to this day, but I see you youself may have suffered so go on destroying stuff (Have a scone with that tea too).-- 00:52, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
Hey...he DID make bad choices I said. Besides, he was under orders to cut wood and... without even trying to reason... it was the elves who attacked him. So maybe, just MAYBE... he might've had a reason to lift a hand in defense, eh? Baldr 00:03, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
- Ok, you have a point there. But still both sides have yet to reason. PEACEcraft would b a complete faliure. :) -- 00:10, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
Well no1 disagrees there... that game would suck. Baldr 00:43, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
- LEt's go play World of general-discontentment-with-the-economic-and-political-state-of-Azeroth-but-otherwise-quite-pleased-with-the-way-the-game-has-turned-out-Craft!!!
- Nope... just doesn't have the same ring to it. ~Peregrine Faithbearer 19:35, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
LOL yeah Baldr 23:59, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
"Redeemer of the orcs"
I dont think thrall is a relative, i think he called him little brother because they were good friends?--Gurluas 14:25, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, he was like a big brother to him, expecially when he first joined up with the orcs and he was looking out for him. Rannulf 06:50, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
Still relatives is for biological relatives...--Gurluas 20:01, 23 September 2007 (UTC)-
- It should be, but oddly we use it for "mentors" and "teachers" sometimes too. To be fair those should probably be removed.Baggins 20:08, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
--Ayalafatalis 08:59, 11 September 2007 (UTC)
He's listed as a Blademaster in Warcraft III, and has all the blademaster abilities. I don't know who said they are defined by abandoning traditioanl axe to use swords, but RPG says that blademasters are masters of all kinds of blades and weapons, being the orcish equivalent to the gladiator class.Baggins 09:00, 11 September 2007 (UTC)
Because he wasn't a Tauren Cheiftain or a Far Seer, with no other horde heroes... he was made a Blademaster. And yes, the regular Blademaster model uses a sword, but Blademasters can use any weapon of choice, note the blademasters in WoW. The difference is, he was never able to talk to the spirits. Anywho... he was an EXTREMELY skilled warrior, enough said.Baldr 00:18, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
- Yeah, he didn't kill Mannoroth by being lazy. ~My rage bar is blue and I start the fight pissed - Peregrine 00:44, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
Before anone else edits his occupation...
Gromash Hellscream is Iron Man (he says that in Warcraft II: Beyond The Dark Portal --The last Alterac 06:14, 13 April 2008 (EDT)
- When? I'm guessing in his joke quotes which im not even gonna get into. If so it's worth meantioning under trivia but not occupation. 13:23, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
What??? Warchiefthrall 23:21, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
- As a joke he does indeed sing 'I am Iron Man'.-- 23:27, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
Ah I see. Thanks :) Warchiefthrall 10:51, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
Grom in Unbroken
Why are you telling that the orc who fight Nobundo is Grom? At least give me the source or something, as the short story doesn't give names that orc could have been just a generic orc. Unless you give me the source I will put it under a speculation tag. Benitoperezgaldos (talk) 00:40, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
- How many orcs have a "horrific battle cry from out of the mist that chilled him to the bone", are "fiery-eyed", and "carry a wicked two-handed axe in his grip. His raven-hued hair clung to his thick chest and shoulders, and his lower jaw had been colored as black as pitch". The scream and the jaw are enough evidence. We also don't know for a fact Antonidas was the head of the Council in Day of the Dragon, or that this picture  is actualy Malfurion, Tyrande, Illidan and Cenarius, but there is no doubt that's exactly who they are. Just as there is no doubt that Hellscream is the orc meantioned during the battle in the novel. If you seriosuly intend to try and force a speculation tag, lets get an admin's opinion on the matter beforehand. Where's Ragestorm? 01:18, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
I don't know how relevant this is, but the word "Grom" means "thunder" in Russian. We already know of one "character", Misha, whose name is derived from Russian, so I was wondering if the folks at Blizzard named Hellscream that way for a reason. For those of you who are wondering, I am from Russia (now living in America), but I still speak Russian fairly well.
- Interesting, I did not know this. Just out of curiousity, what does "Misha" mean? ~My rage bar is blue and I start the fight pissed - Peregrine 04:16, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
Redemption and Death
Tell me, is this section taken from a book or other official source, or is it fan written? If the latter, it needs to be modified. It's too flowery and lacking in NPOV.--Austin P (talk) 16:13, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
- Play the By Demons Be Driven mission and see the last cinematic of warcraft III and you'll see that it's taken from there. Benitoperezgaldos (talk) 21:21, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
- It's fine. 03:28, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
I say we switch it to File:Grom CoW.jpg. 04:26, September 6, 2010 (UTC)
- Or File:WarCraft Raneman021c.jpg, but more likely yours.
- Loremaster A'noob, Arch Druid of the Noobhoof Clan (talk/contribz) 09:45, September 7, 2010 (UTC)
- I think File:Grom Glowei.jpg is one of the best pictures of Grom overall... but it's a full-body shot with a lot of background, which isn't very good for an infobox portrait. I'd suggest either using a heavily cropped version (with the full picture elsewhere in the article), or going with File:WarCraft Raneman021c.jpg (which gives a clear view of the character without having to enlarge it). Egrem (talk) 16:41, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
Doesn't Make Sense
Just replayed the RoC Orc Campaign, and remembering the Rise of the Horde novel makes me realize how some facts in it have no connection to the information that can be gained from the game (the same goes to the War of the Ancients, btw). First of all, in the game Grom has actually met Mannaroth before killing Cenarius, back in Dreanor, I think that otherwise Grom would have reacted different and Mannaroth wouldn't have said "hello again Grommash". Another thing is what Tichondrious said about "recharging" the orcs, which may mean that when the orcs first drank the blood of Mannaroth they became "Chaos Orcs", but when Mannaroth left them his grip over them weakened and they became green-skinned as now. However, all of this was completely denied by the novel, so Cristie Golden just didn't take into account or more likely just didn't know about those phrases, which are very important in my opinion, first of all since they could explain the origin of "Chaos" and "Fel" orcs.G.L.F. High Commander (talk) 06:23, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
- I forget exactly why, but I remember that Rise of the Horde presents things with a vastly different vibe than one gets when Grom and Thrall are referring to the era in the orc campaign. Grom seems to imply that he knew a lot more about the curse and Mannoroth initially than he seemed to in the novel at Gul'dan's drinking ceremony.-- 06:47, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
Grom's voice in Warlords of Draenor sounds an awful lot like Kevin Michael Richardson, a famous voice actor for many many projects and known for his deep voice. He often voices villains, and seems to be doing so again. Anyone able to confirm if it's indeed him voicing Grom now? Meganerd18 (talk) 14:22, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
- Richardson apparently confirmed it here, but the person who asked the question has their Twitter blocked so I'm not sure if he was actually asking about Grom.ReignTG (talk) 08:16, 22 December 2013 (UTC)
Blood drinking timeframe
In RotH, blood drinking happened the same day the orcs overran Shattrath and effectively ended the war. Durotan notes during the DP construction that it had been months since their war machines were used. "While the portal was being completed over the last several days, other tasks had been finished as well. The war machines that had so devastated Shattrath several months earlier now were again pressed into service, repaired, oiled, and tested." --Aquamonkeyeg (talk) 17:07, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Lords of War
How much the story in Lords of War (episode 2) is applicable to this version of Grom? Hellscream (short story) made it clear that there were some differences between the timelines (even before Garrosh and Kairoz showed up), and Golka dying before giving birth to Garrosh was one of those. Could the circumstances of her death (and Grom's subsequent actions) have differed as well? Or should we assume things played out the same way (in the main universe) at some point after Garrosh was born? Egrem (talk) 19:27, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
- IDK if it is just wording, but I've seen people getting confused about Garrosh and Golka's death. On AU Draenor, it's not so much that Golka died before giving birth (their deaths are pmuch the same) it's that she was never pregnant by the time she died (or miscarried beforehand).
- I think for the most part, it's supposed to be the same. However, one thing that seems to be different is that in Hellscream, AU Grom is haunted by and regretful over the events surrounding Golka's death. In his mind he's begging for death and is constantly struggling to keep his weakness from overtaking him, which is very different from his portrayal in Lords of War. Also, in Hellscream, AU Grom vows to have Golka's strength. But in Lords of War, Grom Prime is chastising her weakness. --Aquamonkeyeg (talk) 19:36, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
- So both Golkas had the same death, with the only difference being that the MU one had a child beforehand and the AU one did not. Works for me.
- As for Grom's thoughts on Golka's death... perhaps they simply changed over time, once he had time for reflection and regret. Egrem (talk) 20:07, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
- @Shammiesgun: Yea, that too. Maraad is an unreliable narrator, basically relaying tales of these orcs that may not be factually accurate and were exaggerated to build up their legends. I could totally see Grom's revisionist history of events to build himself up as unwavering, while internally struggling with it and overcompensating for it.
- @Egrem: That's also possible, but Grom's persona in Lords of War doesn't strike me as the kind of person who would make that kind of turn. --Aquamonkeyeg (talk) 20:17, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
Micky Neilson said in an interview:
[Lords of War] is going to touch on Grommash's history in a critical point in his history and him becoming who he is now even though when we go over to alternate Draenor, we're dealing with alternate Grommash, he was still shaped by this same event. There are subtle differences and the short story gets into how it's the same world, but the stars don't look the same and things like that. [...] So you're gonna see why he is the way he is and it's touched on in the Hellscream story as well. And I think Grommash has a very interesting character arc that he goes through and it has to do with his wife and everything else.
IMO, AU Grom being internally weak and obsessed with purging that weakness is one of the subtle differences he's talking about; feeding into his WoD character arc. And that while the event is the same, AU Grom was affected differently by it compared to MU Grom, who wasn't really shown to have this internal struggle.
In RotH, MU Grom is intrigued by information about the "new, old enemy" the Draenei were supposed to be. But in Hellscream, AU Grom is unconcerned with them. --Aquamonkeyeg (talk) 20:37, 6 September 2014 (UTC)