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The Fires Down Below
Campaign: Exodus of the Horde
Place: Darkspear Islands
Outcome: Prisoners rescued and escaped
  • Light[1]
  • Sen'jin
  • Very Heavy[2]
  • Murloc High Sorcerer
  • Annihilation[3]

The Fires Down Below is the fourth (4) mission of the demo campaign and the second (2) mission of the custom campaign, Exodus of the Horde. Thrall, finding himself a prisoner of the murlocs in a cavern, combines forces with jungle trolls to escape. During their escape, Sen'jin was sacrificed by a Murloc Sorcerer and although it was killed the cave began to quake and the Horde had to escape.


Loading ScreenEdit

Thrall finds himself in an underground lair, held prisoner by the murlocs and separated from his companions.

Quests Edit

Main Quests Edit

20px The Great Escape Edit

  • Objectives
    • Rescue 10 Prisoners
  • Description
    • Murlocs have captured several of your companions, as well as the native Trolls. You must free the prisoners before making your way back to the surface.

20px The Ritual Edit

  • Objectives
    • Kill the Murloc Sorcerer
  • Description

Mission FailsEdit

  • Thrall has been slain.
  • The Great Escape (Although is not explained, it is when various prisoners die).



  • Attack prison gates to destroy them and free prisoners.
  • Some rocks may be destroyed.



Intro cinematicEdit

Between the battleEdit

PrisonBreak ScenceEdit

  • 18px Footman: "This is our chance. Let's make a break for it!"
  • 18px Footman: "Keep fighting, men! We're almost there!"

Between the battle (2)Edit

  • 18px Grunt: "I knew you'd find us, Warchief."
  • 18px Grunt: "I believe we are no longer welcome in this place, Warchief."
  • 18px Troll Headhunter: "Hey Chief-mon, it look like there be a passageway here. Maybe we find a way out?"

Middle cinematicEdit

  • 18px Grunt: "Warchief, Sen'Jin was just taken away by the fish-creatures! I tried to stop them, but there were too many. They said he is to be sacrificed to their witch!"
  • Pilt:IconSmall Thrall.gif Thrall: "Then we have no time to lose! Sen'Jin must be freed!"
  • 18px Shaman: "Warchief, I sense a protective shield around the sorcerer. I

believe these three fish-creatures are helping maintain it."


Ending cinematicEdit

Unused quotesEdit

  • 18px D04Footman16: Orcs! Get up!
  • 18px D04Footman23: Orcs, I should have known... attack!
  • 18px D04Grunt11: Free at last!
  • 18px D04Grunt13: Those fish creatures must pay!
  • 18px D04MurlocSorcerer30: You may have rescued the others but I'll see to it that the exalted one does not go completely unpleased.
  • Pilt:IconSmall Thrall.gif D04Thrall15: There are maybe other creatures down here, these paltry wretches died before they were even sacrificed.
  • Pilt:IconSmall Thrall.gif D04Thrall17: Will you humans never learn?!
  • Pilt:IconSmall Thrall.gif D04Thrall20: These cave may lead outside, but we can't leave without the others.



The battleEdit


  • In the custom campaign there is a visibility bug with Sen'Jin not present in the demo campaign. The troll appears stand up in the final cinematic and then a second later appears in the floor, even thought he was supposed to be in the floor since the Murloc Sorcerer attacked him.


Reference listEdit

  1. Very few units can be killed or the mission is failed.
  2. Around one hundred units can be killed, while the Horde just have around fifteen.
  3. After this mission no human units appeared.