Necromancy (also referred to as the dark arts or the black arts) the study and use of magic to raise and control the dead. Necromantic magic (or necrotic and death magic) has many functions beyond simply raising the dead. Masters of this tainted field of magic can conjure festering diseases, harness the shadows into bolts of incendiary energy, and chill the living with the power of death. Necromancy can also be used to reconstruct the flesh and bones of undead creatures, allowing them to function again even after the foul monsters have been destroyed. Few things are as abhorrent and horrifying as necromancy.
Death, in the form of necromantic magic, acts as a counterbalance to life. It is an unavoidable force that breeds despair in mortal hearts and pushes everything towards a state of entropic decay and eventual oblivion. It is represented by the Shadowlands, the realm of spirits of the dead.
The most known practitioners of necromancy are necromancers, death knights, and warlocks. Other practitioners include necrolords, necrolytes, neophytes, deathspeakers, and other variations like necrotechs, necrothurges, and necroliths.
Nathrezim are skilled in necromancy.
Liches wield frost magic along with their own considerable necromantic spells.
RPG from Skeletal creature.
Overview of use
While under the possession of Sargeras, the corrupt Medivh delved into the forbidden arts of necromancy as well.
Later, Temples of the Damned were used by the first death knights to study necromancy. And was used in the First and Second Wars.
After being transformed into the Lich King, Ner'zhul used his necromantic powers to raise the fallen nerubians
By the time of the Third War, Thrall had banned the use of necromancy in the New Horde. However, the archmage Kel'Thuzad turned to necromancy, abandoning the Kirin Tor, but giving rise to the Cult of the Damned.
In the RPG
Check Lands of Mystery, pg. 112
- “A chieftain must always do what is best for his people.”
- — Warcraft: Novelization, chapter 15
- 1 Necromancy
- 2 Chieftain
- 2.1 Known
- 2.2 Trolls
- 2.3 The Tauren Chieftains
- 2.4 Notable
- 2.5 In the RPG
- 2.6 Notes
- 2.7 Speculations
- 2.8 References
The orcs of Draenor led their respective clans as chieftains. During the rise of the Horde, majority of the chieftains and their clans united into the Old Horde serving under a warchief. In the New Horde led by Thrall, the clan system was by and large abolished. Although many orcs still proudly carry the name of their clan, the clans themselves are all united under the banner of one Horde.
|Orgrim Doomhammer||Blackrock clan||Deceased|
|Dal'rend Blackhand||Blackrock & Black Tooth Grin clans||Deceased|
|Maim Blackhand||Blackrock & Black Tooth Grin clans||Deceased|
|Kilrogg Deadeye||Bleeding Hollow clan||Deceased|
|Hurkan Skullsplinter||Bonechewer clan||Deceased|
|Tagar Spinebreaker||Bonechewer clan||Killable|
|Nek'rosh Skullcrusher||Dragonmaw clan||Presumed Deceased|
|Thrall||Frostwolf clan (former)||Alive|
|Kargath Bladefist||Shattered Hand clan||Deceased|
|Fenris Wolfbrother||Thunderlord clan (former)||Unknown|
|Garm Wolfbrother||Thunderlord clan||Deceased / Active|
|Garrosh Hellscream||The Mag'har||Deceased|
|Grommash Hellscream||Warsong clan||Deceased|
- Tharbek was the subchieftain of Orgrim Doomhammer in the Blackrock clan during the Second War.
This section concerns content related to Warlords of Draenor.
In the alternate Draenor, as Grommash Hellscream moved to lead the Iron Horde, Garrosh Hellscream was named warlord in his stead, which he gladly accepted. In fact, the orc leaders of the Iron Horde all bore the title warlord during the war in Draenor instead of chieftain. Despite this, Blackhand, Ner'zhul, Durotan, Fenris Wolfbrother were still directly referred to as chieftains in rare occasions.
|Grommash Hellscream||Warsong clan (formerly)||Alive|
|Kilrogg Deadeye||Bleeding Hollow clan||Deceased|
|Fenris Wolfbrother||Thunderlord clan||Deceased|
|Mother Om'ra||Shadowmoon clan||Deceased / Active|
|Kargath||Shattered Hand clan||Deceased|
|Dharl||Burning Blade clan||Deceased|
|Kilrogg Deadeye||Bleeding Hollow clan||Alive|
|Kargath Bladefist||Shattered Hand clan||Alive|
|Grommash Hellscream||Warsong clan||Alive|
- Main article: Tauren chieftain
The tauren leaders are tauren chieftains or chiefs who are united under a high chieftain.
- AU Baine Bloodhoof
- The taunka have sub-chieftains, chieftains, and are united under a high chieftain.
Some furbolgs are lead by a chieftain.
The following races have at least one chietain:
The Tauren Chieftains
In the RPG
Chieftain is a genderless title.
Jungle trolls chieftains are at the top of the hierarchy, the young trolls can hope of becoming one; a chieftain is first and foremost a powerful and highly respected individual who has proved again and again his invaluableness to the tribe, each tribe has a chieftain. Forest trolls are also led by chieftains, a single chieftain rules each tribe, every village has at least one witch doctor or priest, who acts as an advisor or, occasionally, the chieftain. Ice trolls chieftains follow the Frost King.
The ogre clans are commonly lead by a chieftain a single chieftain rules the clan, but their leadership rarely last long, the ogre magis act as their advisors. It is unknown if the half-ogres have chieftains, but Rexxar became the chieftain of the Stonemaul clan.
- Unnamed chieftain of the Warsong clan died under odd circumstances years prior to the rise of the Old Horde. He was succeeded by Grommash Hellscream.
- Unnamed chieftain was killed by Gul'dan (and Gul'dan) when he annihilated his clan.
- Ga'nars wanted be one.
- Nokrar challenged.
- It could be speculated that the Warlords of the Iron Horde chose to use the title warlord as a homage to their leader's past, which earned him the moniker warlord with the iron will. As Grommash didn't become the main leader of the Old Horde in the main universe, the chieftains didn't need to honor him and continued to use the regular title.
- Teron Gorefiend, being leader of the Shadowmoon clan]], could be referred to as chieftain, but nothing states so.
- Mogor, being leader of the Laughing Skull clan, could be referred to as chieftain, but nothing states so.
- Jubei'Thos, being leader of the Blackrock clan, could be referred to as chieftain, but nothing states so.
- Leoroxx, being leader of the Mok'Nathal clan of half-orcs / half-ogres, could be referred to as chieftain, but nothing states so.
- ^ Instructor Chillheart#Dungeon Journal
- ^ Exarch Maladaar#Dungeon Journal
- ^ Entertainment, Blizzard. "Unit Descriptions", Warcraft: Orcs & Humans Manual, Orc - 22.
- ^ a b Ultimate Visual Guide, pg. 21
- ^ The Schools of Arcane Magic - Necromancy
- ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. ??
- ^ Warcraft: Orcs & Humans manual#The Dead
- ^ Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness manual#The Rise of the Shadow Council
- ^ http://www.blizzplanet.com/content/826
- ^ Hara Bloodfury#Quotes
- ^ Ojin'ba
- ^ Ultimate Visual Guide, pg. 114
- ^ Ultimate Visual Guide, Updated and Expanded, pg. 181
- ^ Chieftain Bloodmaw
- ^ Mmmrrrggglll
- ^ Lost One Chieftain
- ^ Chieftain Mummaki
- ^ Oggleflint
- ^ Grimlok
- ^ Boss Galgosh
- ^ Chieftain Gurgleboggle
- ^ Chieftain Burblegobble
- ^ Thorvald
- ^ Bjorn Halgurdsson
- ^ Chieftain Oomooroo
- ^ Howling Wolvar Chieftain
- ^ Elder Ko'nani
- ^ Drakkari Chieftain
- ^ Horde Player's Guide, pg. 149
- ^ a b Horde Player's Guide, pg. 144
- ^ Horde Player's Guide, pg. 143
- ^ World of Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game, pg. 49
- ^ Horde Player's Guide, pg. 159
- ^ Lands of Mystery, pg. 112
- ^ Horde Player's Guide, pg. 26
- ^ a b c Horde Player's Guide, pg. 156
- ^ a b Horde Player's Guide, p.157
- ^ Monster Guide, pg. 51
- ^ Rise of the Horde, chapter ??
- ^ Harbingers