|Affiliation||The Horde, Argent Crusade, formerly Blackrock clan, Orcish Horde|
|Occupation||Advisor to Warchief and|
|Location||Grommash Hold, Orgrimmar, The Argent Stand, Zul'Drak, Chiselgrip, Burning Steppes|
|Relative(s)||(honor brother), two unnamed sons (deceased), Ariok (son)|
Eitrigg is an aging Blackrock orc warrior and veteran of the Second War. After an encounter with Tirion Fordring, the two warriors came to respect each other and later became friends despite the animosity between their two races.
Currently, Eitrigg serves the Horde as an advisor to the Warchief. His wise counsel is considered valuable by Thrall, but disregarded by Garrosh Hellscream. He also joined Tirion in the Northrend Campaign as commander of the Argent Crusade's Zul'Drak division.
|Siege of Orgrimmar||20||968|
Of Blood and Honor
Eitrigg is an aging but still powerful orc warrior currently in his late fifties, who was born into the Blackrock clan and served with valor and distinction during the First and Second War, losing two sons to battle. After he learned the truth of betrayal and his bargain with , Eitrigg fled into the wilderness of Lordaeron, forsaking his race and determined to live out the rest of his days in peace.
He was discovered years later living in the ruins of an abandoned watch tower by the paladin . At first regarding each other as nothing but enemies, the two began to fight one another. Their fight caused the tower to collapse, and Eitrigg ended up saving unconscious Tirion's life by pulling him out of the ruins. From that point forward, Tirion felt he owed a debt of honor to the orc.
This was not enough to prevent Eitrigg from being captured however. It is certain that the orc would have been put to death in Stratholme but thanks to the timely intervention of Tirion and Thrall's new Horde, he was saved. He regarded Tirion as his human brother after such losses to save him.
After meeting Warchief , Eitrigg found that his people had rediscovered their shamanistic roots, and returned to life among his own kind. Before he left with his people, Eitrigg proclaimed that Tirion and he were brothers, bound by blood and honor. It seems that he knew Durotan.
World of Warcraft
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He served with the Horde as an advisor to Thrall, and can be found in Thrall's throne room in Orgrimmar.
He announced the human spy that told Thrall about draenei joining the Alliance. Later, he was present when Thrall learned about the uncorrupted orcs, the Mag'har. Thrall commanded him to sent ambassadors to Hellscream.
Wrath of the Lich King
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In (carried by a Horde death knight who completed  ), Tirion Fordring - now the Highlord of the Argent Crusade - made a postscript sending his regards to Eitrigg and requesting that Thrall send him to Northrend, saying he needed a good orc at his side.
Thrall appears to have approved this request as Eitrigg can be found at the Argent Stand, the Argent Crusade outpost in Zul'Drak. He ends the quest  . He has made friends with many of the members: , the surly human paladin, even called him brother.
Eitrigg was present at a celebration for Garrosh Hellscream and his warriors returned from Northrend. After an attack on night elves, Eitrigg accompanied Thrall to Dustwallow Marsh, where Thrall had a secret meeting with Jaina Proudmoore. When the meeting was over, Eitrigg discussed with Thrall about the current situation of elements, and Thrall decided to leave Azeroth and venture to Nagrand, where he would speak with the Furies. Before leaving, Thrall appointed Garrosh as a leader of the Horde and tasked Eitrigg and Cairne Bloodhoof to be Garrosh's advisors. Garrosh had Orgrimmar rebuild with an architecture of old ways of the Horde, which Eitrigg disliked.
After another attack in Ashenvale occured, Cairne challenged Garrosh into a ritual mak'gora, but to death. Magatha Grimtotem poisoned Garrosh's weapon, Gorehowl, in order to have Cairne killed easily. Eitrigg and Vol'jin noticed how Cairne felt and Eitrigg realized that Gorehowl had not been blessed, which he latter revealed to Garrosh.
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During Garrosh's ascension, Thrall tells Garrosh to use Eitrigg as well as Cairne and Vol'jin to advise him in leading the Horde while Thrall goes to Nagrand to find out from the elements there what is wrong with Azeroth.
Eitrigg learned about the Alliance plans on invading Durotar. He wanted to ask the warchief about sending reinforcements.
Later he is seen in the Burning Steppes with his son Ariok working to stop the Blackrock orcs from attacking Redridge. While the Blackrock are able to summon a Pitlord, due to Eitrigg's plan the Blackrock High Warlock Xi'lun is unable to control the pitlord and it wipes out most of the Blackrock forces.
Tides of War
Eitrigg was present during the meeting of the Horde leaders, where Garrosh's plan was explained. Eitrigg was against the plan and even Baine Bloodhoof supported him. After Theramore was destroyed, Eitrigg wrote a letter with all what had happened and sent an orc courier that shared his views to the Maelstrom to Thrall.
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During the events of Vol'jin revolution, Thrall said to Vol'jin that he is going to Orgrimmar to find some orcs, Eitrigg included, who are against Garrosh.
Siege of Orgrimmar
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Eitrigg, after discovering Garrosh's new base below Orgrimmar, and his corruption by Y'Shaarj, sides with the rebel and Alliance forces to end Garrosh's reign. He also reveals to the attackers the true scale of Garrosh's lust for power.
- Do you think my people survived in your world this long using brute strength alone? Your kind has always underestimated mine. That is why you lost the first war, I think.
- have great honor, for a human. That much was clear from our fight. No honorable warrior deserves to die like a trapped animal. It would not have been right to simply leave you there. Besides, I have seen enough death in my time.
- There is much you do not know about my people. Their honor and their pride left them long ago. I decided my duty to them was finished when my sons were killed.
- All orcs are warriors, human. We know little else. Despite my sons' strength and prowess, they were betrayed by their own leaders. During the last war our clan chieftains fought amongst themselves over petty rivalries. As one particularly bloody battle concluded, my sons were ordered to pull back from the front lines. One of our chieftain's rivals, hoping to advance his clan's standing within the Horde, countermanded the order and sent my sons and their brethren back to be slaughtered. It was a dark day for our clan... A dark day for me. I realized then that there was no hope. Corruption and enmity had completely overshadowed my people's spirit. I felt that it was only a matter of time before the Horde devoured itself from within.
- We are bound by blood and honor, . I will not forget you.
- The Blackrock orcs are my kin. My father was a Blackrock, as was his father before him. My mother was a Blackrock. And I am a Blackrock.
- But before anything else, I am an orc. And that means honor above all else.
- My Highlord has granted me leave to complete my task here in the Burning Steppes. And I will not leave until the Blackrock orcs here learn the error of their ways.
- In-game, he is larger than normal sized orcs.
- can be fished from the Dalaran Fountain.
- Eitrig is German for festering.
- There were several Alliance guilds on Server:Eitrigg US, which seemingly unwittingly named themselves things like "Eitriggs Army", which brought about notable head scratching from people who knew lore and that Eitrigg was an orc.
- Eitrigg is called elder.
- Eitrigg's life is also retold in the Ashbringer (comic) by Tirion to Darion Mograine.
The death of his children seems to have two versions. According to Of Blood and Honor, his two sons were killed in a battle of rivalling chieftains of the Blackrock clan. According to  he and his two children joined to Dal'Rend in the Blackrock Mountain and were killed there in a battle against the Dark Iron dwarves.
Considering that Of Blood and Honor was written 3 years before the release of World of Warcraft, the game's version is probably the current version.
- Patch 1.5.0 (2005-06-07): Added.