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5-23-2008 @ 10:22PM
""Now another LK history lesson. The Lich King used to be a powerful orc Shaman named Ner'zhul. Long story short: Ner'zhul joined forces with the Burning Legion because he craved power and lots of it. He orchestrated the orcs' invasion of Azeroth, as seen in WC 1 and 2, but after some betrayals by both sides he decided to try to escape from Kil'jaden. The end result was the creation of Outland and Ner'zhul being captured by Kil'jaden while trying to escape into those portals. Ner'zhul's mortal body was ripped apart and his spirit encased into the armor and sword, Frostmourne, and he was sent back to Azeroth to finish the job of wiping out all life and the return of the Burning Legion."Ner'zhul isn't quite the power-hungry villain he appears to be in this post. Rise of the Horde paints him in a much kinder light, revealing him to have been decieved by the aptly-named Kil'jaeden the Deciever. He began his villainous campaign believing himself to be doing the work of his orcish ancestors and fallen mate, on behalf of "The Great One". He ultimately sees the error of his ways and succeeds in stopping the Frostwolf clan from taking the Blood of Mannoroth, saving Durotan (and, in turn, Thrall) from falling to the Orcish bloodlust.Of course, by the time Kil'jaeden was done turning him into the Lich King, it would seem that any good will left in him had been expunged.
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