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To Tame a Land
To Tame a Land
Campaign: The Founding of Durotar
Place: Durotar
Outcome:
  • Defeat of the Humans in Durotar
  • Orc outpost village destroyed (possibly Razor Hill)
  • Echo Isles occupied
Combatants
Commanders
Strength
Casualties
  • Heavy
  • Moderate

To Tame a Land is the first act of the Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne campaign The Founding of Durotar. The following act is Old Hatreds.

Plot Edit

Mok'nathal Rexxar and his bear companion, Misha spend a peaceful life in Kalimdor, observing the wars that scar the land from afar. After finding an orcish messenger Mogrin ambushed by a pack of Quillboars, Rexxar fails to save the messenger but promises to deliver the message to the nearby orc chieftain. Rexxar travels to the nearby city of Orgrimmar and meets the orc's leader, Warchief Thrall, and discovers the recently founded kingdom of Durotar. Thrall is thankful to Rexxar for upholding Mogrin’s mission and honor. In return, Thrall offers Rexxar the hospitality of Orgrimmar. Rexxar declines and says he'll have to earn his keep. Rexxar offers his aid to the city's residents, specifically Nazgrel, Drek'Thar and Gazlowe.

In the northern part of Durotar, Rexxar meets the pandaren brewmaster Chen Stormstout, who requires some rare ingredients for a new brew. After foraging for and returning with the required ingredients, Chen joins Rexxar in his quest.

While culling a den of quillboars that are harassing a nearby orc outpost, Rexxar discovers that an small party of humans have established a forward base on the coast of north-eastern Durotar, Kalimdor. Rexxar immediately returns to Orgrimmar and shares this information with Thrall. Thrall says he is not willing to harm the humans, due to a non-agression pact he made with Jaina Proudmoore after the battle of Mount Hyjal. He suggests that Rexxar only fight if they attack first. During this discourse, the humans destroy the nearby orc outpost village and murder the inhabitants. Rexxar tracks down the responsible humans and exacts revenge by killing them. Upon returning to Orgrimmar, Thrall sends Rexxar to the Echo Isles, to convince the resident Darkspear trolls to flee from the fleet of the humans. The leader of the trolls Vol'jin agrees, after Rexxar aids them in the defense of the isles.

While Rexxar returns to Orgrimmar, Thrall receives a message for an appointment with a human emissary at Razor Hill southeast of Orgrimmar. Rexxar insists to go instead, because he suspects a trap. When Rexxar arrives at the meeting point, he is ambushed by humans that seek to capture Thrall. The First Act ends as a confused Thrall sends Rexxar to the new established outpost of the Darkspear trolls to take a ride with a Goblin Zeppelin to meet with Jaina Proudmoore and ask for an explanation.

Submaps Edit

Beside the main map of the region around Orgrimmar in Durotar, the first act consists of five different submaps:

Quests Edit

Dying Wish

Trivia Edit

  • “To Tame a Land” is a reference to a song with the same name from Iron Maiden.