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Lich King Backstory Revealed

Posted by Keith Cross on Aug 15, 2007  | Comments

Lich King Backstory Revealed - World of Warcraft - MMORPG.com

Blizzard has posted chapter 2 of the back story behind their next expansion for World of Warcraft, Wrath of the Lich King. Chapter 2: The Claiming of Frostmourne focuses on Prince Arthas and the events of Warcraft III.

Joined by the legendary paladin Uther the Lightbringer, Arthas and Jaina nevertheless arrived at the gates of Stratholme too late to stop the distribution of plague-ridden grain. Arthas realized that the innocent villagers would inevitably join the growing ranks of undead. He ordered Uther to purge the town and slaughter the civilians before they could become minions of the Scourge. When Uther refused, Arthas accused the veteran knight of treason and disbanded the Order of the Silver Hand. Uther and most of his remaining cavalry left the village in disgust, and Jaina, horrified by Arthas' decision, abandoned the prince as well.

Despite the loss of his supporting forces, Arthas carried out his plan, putting the city's innocents to the blade and burning every remaining structure to the ground. Something in Arthas snapped that day, and as he walked away from Stratholme, he left much of his humanity in the flaming ruins.

Read the full story here.

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