User:Tbirdraider/Blackrock Clan (Emerald Dream US)

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HordeBlackrock clan
Blackrock-clan.jpg
Main leader

Warlord Ripgut

  Formerly
Race(s)

IconSmall Dragonmaw Male.gifIconSmall Dragonmaw Female.gif Orc

Capital
Language(s)
Affiliation
  Formerly
Status

Active

The Blackrock Clan (Guild) is an All Orc Clan on the Emerald Dream (RpPvP) server. Upholding the old traditions of the Dark Horde with its loyalty to the Black Dragonflight and the Burning Legion. They have been seen around the Altar of Storms sacrificing infants and cannibalizing trolls and orcs.

History

Template:Before Emerald Dream For years, the clan was on the server Ravenholdt (RpPvP)

<Clan Blackrock>

2008

<Dark Horde>

2010

<Blackrock Clan>

2013

However, many other members of the clan, who were captured and being held prisoner in the internment camps, joined the modern Horde under Thrall when he freed them or were part of the portion still loyal to Orgrim Doomhammer. He was a mentor to Thrall, and the orc capital of Orgrimmar was named after him. Regardless, the Blackrock orcs in the New Horde don't seem to have maintained a strong clan identity unlike their cousins within the Dark Horde. They appear to see themselves firstly as Horde orcs and only secondly as Blackrock orcs.

Aftermath of the Third War

Blackrock clan banner.

Currently, the Blackrock clan still mainly resides in and around Blackrock Spire under the leadership of Rend Blackhand, where they war with the Dark Iron dwarves for control of the area. Their holdings also include territory in the Burning Steppes and the Redridge Mountains. They have formed the Dark Horde and have become a dire threat to nearby towns like Lakeshire, whose defenses are severely strained against their raids. It has also been rumored that they have allied with a group of black dragons led by Nefarian, Deathwing's son. They are but one of the pawns Nefarian is using to undermine the human kingdom of Stormwind.

Culture

Customs

After the fall of Telmor on Outland, Gul'dan offered the former draenei city to the Frostwolf Clan, but Durotan refused and decided to stay in Frostfire Ridge. The Blackrock clan, however, began living in the town, and many of the orcs began using draenic cloths and robes as everyday clothing, melding the unique style into their own culture.[1]

Appearance

A Blackrock orc in Burning Steppes with green skin

Rend's faction Blackrock orcs have a dark gray skin because they had spent years without seeing the light of day, dwelling deep inside Blackrock Mountain.[2] However, in Warlords of Draenor the Blackrock NPCs appear to have gray skin, which would make it a natural identification of their clan. It is possible that this has been retconned. It is also possible the grey skin from the Blackrocks came from mining in Gorgrond.

Curiously in WoW, a few Blackrock orcs who never joined with Rend's faction such as Eitrigg are also depicted with grey skin. Some pieces of artwork for WoW also depicts the Blackrock orcs under Rend with green skin.

Factions of the Blackrock Clan

As one of the largest orc clans and the polarizing issue of leadership between Orgrim and Blackhand as well as their respective heirs, there are multiple factions of the Blackrock clan with different allegiances.

The Faction loyal to Orgrim remained with him fighting against the Internment camps or were in the interment camps themselves. As Thrall was chosen as Orgrim's heir, this Blackrock faction would join the New Horde.

The Blackrock orcs loyal to Blackhand or interested in Demon Worship would combine with the Black Tooth Grin Clan under Rend, eventually teaming up with Nefarian of the Black Dragonflight.

A third group of Blackrock orcs was introduced when Garrosh recruited former members of the Blackrock clan who served under Rend and Nefarian.

Blackrock clan divisions

Lordaeron divisions

Azeroth divisions

Azeroth classes

Known members

The Blackrock banner as seen in Warcraft III menu.
Name Location
Mob  Ripgut Doomhammer Horde [Warlord] Stonewatch Keep
Mob  Bonekrakka Horde [General] Stonewatch Tower
Mob  Gul'dann Stonewatch Keep and Lakeshire Redridge Mountains
Mob  Stormfiend Dark Shaman Render's Camp
Mob  Blashirk Horde [General] Blackrock Barracks
Mob  Burgalveist Worgmaster Alther's Mill
Mob  Terunndi Slavemaster Blackrock Witch
Mob  X The Skull Warren Burning Steppes
Mob  X Blackrock Stronghold / Firegut Furnace Burning Steppes
Mob  X Stonewatch Redridge Mountains
Mob  X Stormwind Stockade Stormwind
Mob  X The Storehouse Blackrock Spire
 X Deceased
 X Deceased
 X Deceased
 X Deceased
 X Deceased
 X Deceased
 Orgrim Doomhammer Deceased
 Telkar Doomhammer Deceased
 Haomarush Deceased
 Throk'Feroth Deceased
 Mazrigos Deceased
 Khanzo Deceased
 Genjuros Deceased
 The Slave Master Deceased
Horde IconSmall Dragonmaw Male.gif Eitrigg[3] Argent Stand Zul'Drak
Horde IconSmall Dragonmaw Male.gif Ariok Various Burning Steppes
Horde IconSmall Orc Male.gif Broxigar Saurfang[4] Deceased
Horde IconSmall Varok.gif Varok Saurfang[4] Warsong Hold Borean Tundra
Horde IconSmall Dranosh.gif Dranosh Saurfang[4] Deceased
Horde IconSmall Orc Female.gif Thura[4] Unknown
Horde IconSmall Orc Male.gif Bloodeye Redfist Deceased
Horde IconSmall Dragonmaw Male.gif Malkorok Orgrimmar

Notable Leaders

History Shamanism Rise of the Horde First War Second War Interbellum Third War World of Warcraft The Burning Crusade Wrath of the Lich King Cataclysm Mists of Pandaria Warlords of Draenor
Ruler Draenor / Horde Neutral
Blackhand
Horde
Blackhand
Horde
Orgrim Doomhammer
Unknown Horde / Mob
Malkorok
Horde
Unknown
Dark Horde Mob
Rend Blackhand and Maim Blackhand
Mob
Rend Blackhand
Unknown None

Notes

  • There are several orcs in the Horde, like General Krakork, Mokasa, Overlord Or'barokh or Mok who use the Blackrock skintone, implying that they are members of the clan.
  • They were the main faction of orcs in Warcraft I and II, and thus where in the most missions.
  • Despite their name, the Blackrock Clan's color has always been red in the RTS games.

See Also

References

  1. ^ Rise of the Horde, pg. 254.
  2. ^ Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War, chapter 2/page 17
  3. ^ Eitrigg's Wisdom
  4. ^ a b c d BlizzCon 2010 - Quests and Lore panel