Monday, November 15, 2010

Thrall, Lord of the Clans (Part 1/4)

Though I know there are a lot of Thrall fan boys out there, a lot of people don't know just how rich his background really is.  He is one of my favorite characters, and is very fun to learn about.

Thrall's Youth

  • Thrall was found as a baby by Aedelas Blackmoore, a human commander who killed Thrall’s parents, and named him ‘Thrall’, which meant slave in Common.
  • Blackmoore raised him as a ferocious, but keen Gladiator in Durnholde Keep.
  • He was nursed by a human woman, and grew to befriend her daughter, Taretha.
  • Blackmoore's abusive beatings both in and out of the ring began to take its toll.
  • Taretha created a diversion inside the keep which allowed Thrall to escape.
  • After escaping, Thrall got caught by more humans, and shared a cell in a different camp with an Orc who told him about Grom Hellscream, leader of the Warsong clan.  When Thrall heard Blackmoore was looking for him, Thrall escaped again.
Thrall's Clan

  • Thrall found Grom Hellscream, and was told he was part of the Frostwolf clan.
  • Thrall went to the Alterac Mountains to find his clan.  There he met Drek’Thar, who told Thrall that he was the son of the deceased chieftain of the Frostwolves.
  • Drek’Thar brought Thrall to initiation, and he befriended the spirits of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water.
  • Thrall took on his rightful role as Chieftain of the Frostwolf clan.
  • A stranger came to the village, and challenged the clan’s dignity.  Thrall dueled him, and won.  It was Orgrim Doomhammer, the Warchief of the Horde.
  • It was all a test to see if Thrall really was a great leader.  The only man to ever beat Orgrim in a fight before was Thrall’s father.
Drek'Thar, Thrall's mentor


  1. drek'thar is such a badass. always loved thrall 2

  2. @ iMonei

    Yeah... he's one of the main characters.