For the character known as The Dark Lady, see Sylvanas Windrunner.
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The Dark Lady
The Dark Lady
Campaign: Act III: Legacy of the Damned
Place: Tirisfal Glades
Outcome: Sylvanas victory; Varimathras defects to Sylvanas
Possessed Forces:
  • Moderate
  • Very Heavy
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 Dark Lady is chapter 3 of the Legacy of the Damned. It was the first major battle of the Civil War in the Plaguelands. Following Arthas' escape from Lordaeron after being ambushed, Varimathras approached Sylvanas Windrunner and offered her to join him and his brothers Detheroc and Balnazzar to form a new order. However, Sylvanas refused the Dreadlord's offer, incurring his wrath.

With only a handful of ghouls and a few banshee sisters, it looked certain that Sylvanas would be overwhelmed by Varimathras. However, the cunning Dark Ranger ordered her banshees to possess not only Varimathras' warriors, but also the leader of the nearby bandits, Blackthorn and the leader of the Stonemaul ogres, Mug'thol, vastly bolstering her forces and allowing her to march on Varimathras's base.

She also came in possession of Snarlmane and his gnolls; and the Murloc Puddle Lord and his murlocs. She encountered some Forest trolls, however Sylvanas hatred for the Forest trolls made her to kill them and their chieftain Zul'rogg.

After a great battle Sylvanas defeated Varimathras' Forces and surrounded Varimathras. In exchange for his life, the cowardly Dreadlord offered Sylvanas his loyalty as well as tactical information which would help her defeat Detheroc and Balnazzar, to which the dark ranger agreed.


Sylvanas is attacked.
If Mug'thol is killed.
If Mug'thol is possessed.
If Blackthorn is killed.
If Blackthorn is possessed.
In the middle of the battle.

Victory for Sylvanas.

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