The Death Knights of Acherus

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The Death Knights of Acherus is a book found on the upper level of Acherus: The Ebon Hold. [47.4, 30.6] Its text changes several times as the player progresses through the death knight starting quests.

Contents

Phase 1

This is how the book starts out, prior to doing any quests:

The Death Knights of Acherus

Name: Jayde
Status: Alive
Comment: Bloodthirsty


Name: Sixen
Status: Alive
Comment: Chatty


Name: Munch
Status: Alive
Comment: Destructive


Name: Cobalt
Status: Deceased
Comment: Fell to his death. Not much upstairs. Probably saved him a lifetime of suffering.


Name: Harmony
Status: Deceased
Comment: The name of this death knight was found in violation of common Scourge decency. Struck down by the Lich King.


Name: Melt
Status: Alive*
Comment: Turned into a ghoul.


Name: Milton
Status: Alive
Comment: Rambles


Name: Minitalis
Status: Alive
Comment: Sees things that do not exist.


Name: <NAME>
Status: Alive
Comment: Needs more cowbell.

<The book goes on for hundreds of pages.>

Phase 2

After completing the quest Victory At Death's Breach!, the book is updated with the following:

The Death Knights of Acherus

Name: Jayde
Status: Alive
Comment: Unstoppable.


Name: Sixen
Status: Deceased
Comment: Died with his mouth open.


Name: Munch
Status: Alive
Comment: Angry. Hateful. Will do well.


Name: Cobalt
Status: Deceased
Comment: Fell to his death. Not much upstairs. Probably saved him a lifetime of suffering.


Name: Harmony
Status: Deceased
Comment: The name of this death knight was found in violation of common Scourge decency. Struck down by the Lich King.


Name: Melt
Status: Deceased
Comment: Turned into a ghoul. Killed by a scarlet peasant.


Name: Milton
Status: MIA
Comment: Cowardly gnome.


Name: Minitalis
Status: Alive
Comment: Chasing butterflies.


Name: <NAME>
Status: Alive
Comment: Personally responsible for the massacre of hundreds of Scarlet Crusaders. Hungers for more.

<The book goes on for hundreds of pages.>

Phase 3

After completing the quest The Scarlet Apocalypse, the book is updated with the following:

The Death Knights of Acherus

Name: Jayde
Status: Alive
Comment: Power growing. Superior tactician. Only ranks behind <NAME> in sheer brutality.


Name: Sixen
Status: Deceased
Comment: Died with his mouth open.


Name: Munch
Status: Alive
Comment: Shows no hesitation. Harbinger of doom.


Name: Cobalt
Status: Alive*
Comment: Pieces of this death knight were finally found. Used most to stitch together a rampaging abomination. Incinerated head and brain.


Name: Harmony
Status: Deceased
Comment: The name of this death knight was found in violation of common Scourge decency. Struck down by the Lich King.


Name: Melt
Status: Alive*
Comment: Turned into a ghoul. Killed by a scarlet peasant. Reanimated by Munch as a ghoul servant.


Name: Milton
Status: Executed
Comment: Caught. Was found without armor or runeblade asleep next to his deathcharger. The deathcharger was returned to Salanar without any serious injury. Death knights are not permitted to sleep.


Name: Minitalis
Status: MIA
Comment: Whereabouts unknown. The hunt is on.


Name: <NAME>
Status: Alive
Comment: Soulless killing machine. No remorse. No regrets. Has killed more Scarlet Crusaders, destroyed more lives, and caused more chaos than any death knight before <him/her>. Promoted to Scourge Commander.

<The book goes on for hundreds of pages.>

Phase 4

After completing the quest An End To All Things..., the book is updated with the following:

The Death Knights of Acherus

Name: Jayde
Status: Alive
Comment: Champion of Mograine. En route to Light's Hope Chapel. Destruction will undoubtedly follow.


Name: Sixen
Status: Deceased
Comment: Died with his mouth open.


Name: Munch
Status: Alive
Comment: Promoted to Scourge Commander. Will accompany me to Northrend.


Name: Cobalt
Status: Deceased
Comment: The rampaging abomination that was stitched together with pieces of this death knight was slain by the armies of Tirisfal. Was the most action he had seen since rebirth.


Name: Harmony
Status: Deceased*
Comment: The name of this death knight was found in violation of common scourge decency. Struck down by the Lich King.

*The Lich King demanded this death knight's remains be turned to ashes and left in a human outhouse. The Lich King takes his names very seriously.


Name: Melt
Status: Alive*
Comment: Turned into a ghoul. Killed by a Scarlet peasant. Reanimated by Munch as a ghoul servant. Incredibly, Melt is faring well as a ghoul servant of Munch. He is also an excellent cook.


Name: Milton
Status: Executed*
Comment: Caught. Was found without armor or runeblade asleep next to his deathcharger. The deathcharger was returned to Salanar without any serious injury. Death knights are not permitted to sleep.

*The deathcharger didn't make it.


Name: Minitalis
Status: Traitor
Comment: We will find her and end her miserable existence.


Name: <NAME>
Status: Alive
Comment: Scourge Commander <NAME> was granted the [Greathelm of the Scourge] by the Lich King for <his/her> complete and utter domination of the armies of Tirisfal and Hearthglen. There were no survivors left from <NAME>'s brutal attacks. Currently en route to end the Argent Dawn.

<The book goes on for hundreds of pages.>

Notes

  • The book was added in as a tribute to the users who actively assisted in the WotLK Alpha Forums and posted on death knight avatars. And of course, to make others laugh.
  • The book can be found on the second floor of Acherus: The Ebon Hold on a platform to the left-most side of the area.
  • The book is updated 3 times (4 including the starting phase) after completing the quests Victory At Death's Breach!, The Scarlet Apocalypse, and then An End To All Things....
  • The death knights mentioned here who remain alive can be seen in Icecrown during N [79] The Air Stands Still.
  • It may have been written by Prince Valanar, as the author wanted to take Munch with him to Northrend, and the Report from the Frontlines: Dragonblight mentions the Prince wanting to take a death knight there.
  • The player's entry in Phase 3 seems to imply that, while in the service of the Scourge, the player was among the most violent, brutal and cruel Death Knights to ever live.

Patch changes

External links

Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4