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Main leader  Warlord Krogg
Secondary leaders  Rok'tar
  Formerly  Admiral Stonefist †
Race(s) OrcOrc Orc
Capital Orgrimmar
Base of operations Crushblow
Theater of operations Twilight Highlands
Affiliation Orgrimmar, Horde
Status Active

The Axebite[1][2] are a militant organization from Orgrimmar. Led by Warlord Krogg, they were assigned with storming the Twilight Highlands by Garrosh Hellscream to stem the power of the Twilight's Hammer.[3] Alongside this goal, they were sent to recruit the Dragonmaw clan into the New Horde; allowing them to have a major presence in the region.

They are veterans of the Northrend campaign.[2]


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Warlord Krogg, leader of the Axebite.

The Axebite fielded in the Northrend campaign, fighting against the Scourge. Many of them racked up years of back-pay during this campaign, which they proceeded to almost immediately blow recklessly in Bilgewater Harbor on all sorts of debauchery. Unfortunately, this came shortly before their next deployment to Twilight Highlands; forcing their leader, Warlord Krogg, to discipline them.[2] The preparations met numerous other delays beyond just AWOL Grunts, as the Foebreaker, one of their vessels, was behind schedule,[4] and their air detachment's flagship, the Spear of Durotar, was missing its engine.[5] After a conscripted adventurer sorted these issues out, the warfleet made way for the Twilight Highlands.[6]

The Axebite made up the majority of the warriors in the warfleet heading towards Twilight Highlands. Accompanied by members of the Kor'kron, the Axebite rode atop zeppelins such as the Spear of Durotar and the Heart of Orgrimmar (though the latter ultimately ended up crashing).[7] While en route alongside the warchief, Garrosh Hellscream, ordered their escort of wyvern riders to attack an unguarded alliance naval fleet near the Thandol Span. Without this escort, the warfleet was attacked by the Twilight dragonflight and ultimately was destroyed on the outskirts of Dragonmaw Port. During this time, they were separated from Garrosh's ship and his detachment.

The Remains of the Fleet rallied under Admiral Stonefist and Warlord Krogg; seeking to continue Garrosh's mission of recruiting the Dragonmaw clan.[8] At the same time, elements of the remaining airforce departed with Captain Krazz to establish an air base that would come to be known as the Krazzworks. Warlord Krogg would later depart to the Krazzworks following the successful recruitment of the Dragonmaw clan, after sending the Axebite warriors to help Dragonmaw insurrectionists rise up against their fel orc overlord, the foul warchief Mor'ghor. Once this was accomplished, the Axebite began to operate out of Dragonmaw Port, and the area was upgraded to be more fortified to act as the Horde's main outpost in the region. Wounded Axebite Warriors were later tended to in the claimed port. Axebite Infantry later laid siege to the Alliance base of Highbank.[9]

Admiral Stonefist later led a battle onto the Twilight Shore, but was slain after his ship crashed along the shoreline. After his death, Rok'tar took command.[10] Axebite Marines engaged in battle with Highbank Marines along the shoreline, seeking to control the beach-head to ensure the defense of their respective bases of Dragonmaw Port and Highbank respectively.[11][12]

Warlord Krogg alongside members of the Gob Squad headed to Wyrms' Bend; seeking to stem access to the mountain fortress of Grim Batol. There, Axebite warriors fought with the Twilight's Hammer along the passageway.[13] With the Gob Squad, the adventurer pried open the Dragonmaw Gates.[14] The group slaughtered a number of Twilight's Hammer, securing their way into the entrance of Grim Batol with allies in the Red dragonflight, such as Lirastrasza.[15]

The warriors of the Axebite later established the outpost of Crushblow, alongside the Dragonmaw and Kor'kron under Zaela and Forsaken sent by Sylvanas Windrunner under Lady Cozwynn. This combined force assailed the Twilight Gate, seeking to accomplish their mission of stemming the tide of the Twilight's Hammer.[16]

Warlords of Draenor

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During the war in Draenor, Rok'tar appeared as a follower in the Frostwall garrison.

Battle for Azeroth

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Foreman Magrok rallying the rebellious peons.

Following the Fourth War, Commander Dresh was overseeing construction in Crushblow when the peons of the region disappeared. Seeking to prove the vulpera's usefulness in the Horde, an adventurer and Kiro set out for the outpost to find out what happened to the peons.[17] Heading out to the area, they found the peons hid away in the old Dunwald Holdout; now renamed Peon Hideout. Within, they found that the peons had revolted under Foreman Magrok.[18] Finding that the peons of Crushblow felt undervalued, Kiro and the adventurer set about breaking apart the revolt.[19] They went about this by gathering supplies for a party, giving promotions, and repairing their tools; culminating in a feast in Crushblow.[20][21][22]

With this all done, the adventurer then challenged Foreman Magrok and defeated him in a duel; thus ensuring the peons returned to work and the foreman resumed his duties.[23] With this done, Kiro and the adventurer returned to Orgrimmar; where Commander Dresh was pleased to hear that construction had resumed on the outpost, and Baine Bloodhoof was impressed by the vulpera.[24]



Name Role Status
IconSmall Orc Male.gif Warlord Krogg Leader of the Axebite. Alive
IconSmall Orc Male.gif Admiral Stonefist Leader of the Axebite naval forces. Deceased
IconSmall Orc Male.gif Rok'tar Assumes command of the naval forces following Stonefist's death. Alive
IconSmall Orc Male.gif Foreman Magrok Foreman of the peons of Crushblow, led a revolt after feeling under appreciated. Alive



  • Unlike their counterparts from Highbank, the Axebite do not appear to derive their name from anything in particular.
  • Rok'tar is a reference to Rok'tar from Flintlocke vs. The Horde.
  • Admiral Stonefist rather unceremoniously died off-screen after having a prominent role in the capture of Dragonmaw Port, with the only mention of this being Rok'tar's gossip dialogue.
  • It is unknown if any of the vessels in the Remains of the Fleet are the Foebreaker or not.

See also


  1. ^ H [30-35] You Say You Want a Revolution
  2. ^ a b c H [30-35] Ready the Ground Troops
  3. ^ H [30-35] Where Is My Warfleet?
  4. ^ H [30-35] Ready the Navy
  5. ^ H [30-35] Ready the Air Force
  6. ^ H [30-35] Twilight Skies
  7. ^ H [30-35] Twilight Skies
  8. ^ H [30-35] Stalled Negotiations
  9. ^ A [30-35] Welcome to Highbank!
  10. ^ Rok'tar's gossip dialogue
  11. ^ H [30-35] Blood on the Sand
  12. ^ H [30-35] Scouting the Shore
  13. ^ H [30-35] The Gates of Grim Batol
  14. ^ H [30-35] If The Key Fits
  15. ^ H [30-35] Pressing Forward
  16. ^ H [30-35] Crushblow
  17. ^ H [40-70] New Allies, New Problems
  18. ^ H [40-70] Where Are the Workers?
  19. ^ H [40-70] A Little Goodwill
  20. ^ H [40-70] A Party in Your Honor
  21. ^ H [40-70] Worthwhile Repairs
  22. ^ H [40-70] Peon Promotions!
  23. ^ H [40-70] Strength and Honor
  24. ^ H [40-70] Job's Done