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Thunderlord clan
Thunder-lord-clan.jpg
The Thunderlord clan banner.
Leader

None, Group defunct

Past leaders
Clan color

Violet

Status

Defunct

"Thunderlord" redirects here. For the realm, see Server:Thunderlord US.

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. 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.

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History

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.[1][2] 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.[3]

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.

Fenris and his clan were defeated by the Shadowmoon Clan.[citation needed] Garm Wolfbrother succeeded Fenris but was eventually killed as well.

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.[4]

After the war

Most of the clan was apparently transformed into fel orcs[5] through the blood of Mannoroth and abandoned their village.[6] After that the Bladespire clan took the village.[5]

The Burning Crusade

Thunderlord Stronghold from above.
Thunderlord Stronghold seen from the southwest.

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.

Known members

Name Role Status Location
Horde  Fenris Wolfbrother Chieftain Unknown
Horde  Garm Wolfbrother Chieftain (last) Deceased Thunderlord Stronghold, Blade's Edge Mountains
Horde  Malgrim Stormhand Fenris' second Unknown
Combat  Vorpil[7] Grandmaster of the Shadow Council in Outland Deceased Shadow Labyrinth, Auchindoun

References