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The Thunderlord clan was an orc clan that existed for a very long time on Draenor. It remained behind during the first and second wars, however when Ner'Zhul wanted to open new portals, they immediately volunteered.
Invasion of Draenor
After the First War, the Thunderlord clan was said to maintain the last of the wolf-riding Raiders (excepting those of the exiled Frostwolf Clan). The Thunderlords were led by an orc named Fenris the Hunter, presumably also a Raider. The Thunderlord clan represented some of the best mounted cavalry in any clan. They had strong connections to the Lightning's Blade clan and Blackrock clan; in fact, Orgrim Doomhammer initially rose to power as a member of this clan. It is unclear how this is possible, however, as orc clans were very segregated and members avoided close contact or friendship with members of other clans before the formation of the first Horde.
When Ner'zhul wanted to recreate the Horde, the clan refused, preferring to kill each other with the orc clans. They joined finally the Horde later with Laughing Skull clan and the Bonechewer clan, leaving behind them the Redwalker clan.
Some Thunderlord warriors was sent by Gaz Soulripper to escort Teron Gorefiend alongside Fenris and Tagar Spinebreaker into the Blackrock Mountain  and later to the Tomb of Sargeras. When the artifacts were secured, Fenris left Malgrim Stormhand at the Dark Portal and he with the rest of the clan returned to Draenor.
Garm Wolfbrother at some point succeeded Fenris but was eventually killed.
The Burning Crusade
This section concerns content exclusive to The Burning Crusade.
Thunderlord Stronghold was taken from the Bladespire ogres by the Horde and now is a Horde-friendly town in the Blade's Edge Mountains. It is the remains of the Thunderlord clan's holdings, used as a base of operations by newcomer Horde forces. Although the guards are called Thunderlord Grunt they are not part of the Thunderlord clan.
Most of the clan appears to be wiped out, with quest lines focused on revenge on the ogres and with finding a way to heal the spirits of the dead. However, since the last chieftain of the clan, Garm Wolfbrother, was a Mag'har, it is quite likely that there are more survivors of the clan among them. Currently the quest lines end when you are able to communicate with the ghosts of the dead.
Rexxar, Champion of the Horde, now resides in the stronghold since the reopening of the Dark Portal. He protects the base from any beasts, and monstrosities that lurk within Blade's Edge. Rexxar eventually hopes to find more of his people, and perhaps make peace with his father Leoroxx, the chieftain of the Mok'Nathal clan.
|Chieftain (last)||Deceased||Thunderlord Stronghold, Blade's Edge Mountains|
|||Grandmaster of the Shadow Council in Outland||Deceased||Shadow Labyrinth, Auchindoun|
Game version of the Beyond of the Dark Portal
This section concerns content exclusive to Warcraft II.
When the Bleeding Hollow clan returned, Fenris was immediately thrilled, believing that he would be able to return to Azeroth to finish the job that Doomhammer had been unable to. Ner'zhul, however, did not share that vision. Unfortunately their clan leader decided to attempt to head into Azeroth and accomplish what the second war did not. Ner'zhul did not approve of this, and he slaughtered the entire Thunderlord clan.
When the Alliance attacked Draenor to retrieve the artifacts stolen by Ner'zhul, they found that the Laughing Skull clan had already stolen the Book of Medivh from Ner'zhul. In exchange for the book, the Alliance assisted the Laughing Skull clan in attacking the Thunderlord Clan.
- ^ Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal Manual
- ^ Horde Player's Guide, 172
- ^ Rise of the Horde, page 36, 47 (ebook).
- ^ Beyond the Dark Portal, page 33
- ^ Beyond the Dark Portal, page 66
- ^ Beyond the Dark Portal, page 90
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- ^ Beyond the Dark Portal, page ??
- ^ Thunderlord and Bonechewer
- ^ Dance of the Laughing Skull