This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and official bonus maps.

The Crippling Force was a detachment of troops, led by Dagren the Orcslayer, who served the Silver Hand as part of the resistance against the Scourge. They, along with the Circle of Holy Light and the Defenders of Justice, were stationed in the Ruined Palace Gardens of Lordaeron. Their combined efforts were not enough to stop Arthas Menethil from conquering Lordaeron.