Danath Trollbane

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AllianceDanath Trollbane
Image of Danath Trollbane
Title Sir,[1] Sons of Lothar,
Master of Honor Hold[2]
Force Commander,
Militia Commander of Stromgarde,[3] Captain,[4] Commander[5]
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid)
Class Warrior, Footman[6]
Resource Mana
Affiliation(s) House of Trollbane, Honor Hold, Sons of Lothar, Kingdom of Stromgarde, Alliance
Former affiliation(s) Stromgarde Militia, Stromgarde army, Alliance of Lordaeron
Occupation Ruler of Stromgarde and Honor Hold
Former occupation(s) Force Commander of the Alliance Expedition,[3] Tactical Advisor to General Turalyon,[3] Military commander of Stromgarde,[2] Captain of the Stromgarde Militia, Mercenary
Location Various
Status Alive
Relative(s) Ignaeus (ancestor)
Liam (grandfather)
Thoras (uncle)
Galen (cousin)
Companion(s) Turalyon, Khadgar, Alleria Windrunner, Kurdran Wildhammer (close friends)

“Stromgarde has been despoiled by invaders for too long. Today, we claim what is rightfully ours. For the Alliance!”

— Danath Trollbane during the Battle for Stromgarde

Danath Trollbane is a member of the royal House of Trollbane, and the actual ruler of the kingdom of Stromgarde. Through the Second War, he served as the military commander of the Stromgarde forces, and by the end of the conflict, he was considered one of Stromgarde's most celebrated soldiers and a hero of the Alliance of Lordaeron for his exploits during the liberation of Khaz Modan. After the defeat of the Old Horde, he was elevated to the position of Overseer at the orcish internment camps system based at New Stormwind. During the Invasion of Draenor, Danath served as a tactical advisor and second-in-command to High General Tyralyon, who led the Alliance Expedition in Draenor to prevent Ner'zhul and the Horde of Draenor from invading other worlds.

Following the destruction of Draenor, Danath was revered among the heroes who sacrificed themselves to destroy the Dark Portal and protect Azeroth. In reality, Danath succeeded the missing Turalyon as the leader of the Sons of Lothar and became the master of Honor Hold in Hellfire Peninsula. For eighteen years, alongside Khadgar and Kurdran Wildhammer, Danath coordinated the Alliance survivors to slow down the conquest of the ravaged world, now known as Outland, by the annihilan Magtheridon and his demonic forces. At the time of the Invasion of Outland and the reopening of the Dark Portal, Danath learned from Alliance's reinforcements of Stromgarde's fate after the Third War and made a promise that, once their duty had been accomplished, he would return to Azeroth and restore his kingdom to its former glory.

Following the death of Prince Galen, some considered Danath to be the legitimate leader of Stromgarde, as the nephew of King Thoras Trollbane, and awaited his return from Outland.[7][2] He eventually returned to Azeroth after he was recalled during the third invasion of the Burning Legion, and became the ruler of the Stromgarde Keep by the time of the Fourth War. Unfortunately, the Arathi Highlands became one of the warfronts between the Alliance and the Horde, resulting in the Battle for Stromgarde. Nevertheless, Danath led the League of Arathor in battle, eventually bringing peace to the kingdom of Stromgarde at last.


Second War

Danath Trollbane during the Second War, apparently wielding Trol'kalar.

A veteran mercenary captain in the Stromgarde Militia at the beginning of the Second War, Danath later became the military commander of Stromgarde and the tactical advisor to General Turalyon.[2]

He made a name for himself as a great leader during the final battle for the liberation of Khaz Modan, and by the end of the war, was considered one of Stromgarde's most celebrated soldiers and one of the war's most prominent veterans. His status as a great general and fighter elevated him to the position of Overseer at the orcish internment camps system based at New Stormwind in Azeroth.[4][8] Though Danath oversaw all of the camps, he delegated command of them to the Second War's high-ranking veterans, notably Aedelas Blackmoore at the head of Durnholde Keep in the Hillsbrad Foothills.[9]

Invasion of Draenor

“I am Danath Trollbane, commander of the Alliance army. I have slain many orcs, and you won't be the last. And I will pass!”

— Danath to Kilrogg Deadeye[10]
Danath, Turalyon, Khadgar, and Alleria leading the Alliance Expedition at the Dark Portal.

When the Horde of Draenor reopened the Dark Portal, Turalyon tasked Danath with leading a small army to reinforce Nethergarde Keep in the Blasted Lands, while he would rally the rest of the Alliance forces.[11] Taking half of the standing forces and all the mercenaries[12] in Stormwind City, Danath chose cavalry units he knew would be able to cross the miles quickly and form ranks again soon after, as most of the men he'd fought with were now scattered, and there was no time to summon all the veterans home. Before they left, Danath explained to the youngest and most reckless of his soldiers what awaited them against the invading orcs, and took the time to remember some of their names after encouraging them to be worthy of being the Sons of Lothar. He already regretted the deaths he knew would come, and just hoped they wouldn't be dying for nothing.[1] By the time they arrived near the Dark Portal, the Horde had brought many soldiers to Azeroth, and brutal, close-quarters combat erupted after they ambushed them. Knowing that the orcs were going to win, the soldiers sacrificed themselves so Danath could warn Khadgar at Nethergarde.[5]

While he had never done anything harder in his life than leave his men behind, Danath couldn't let their sacrifices be in vain and galloped to Nethergarde, where he hoped to use its garrison, since he had the authority and familial connections to make himself heard while his experience and leadership skills could not afford to be lost. At his arrival, Danath managed to warn Khadgar of the ongoing invasion, and in the hour that followed, he watched in awe as the mages of the Kirin Tor bombarded the orcs with their spells. After Turalyon and his troops repelled the Warsong clan and their leader Grommash Hellscream, Danath reported the loss of his men with sorrow, as he would never forget the guilt for leading and then leaving his "boys", as he called them, to be slaughtered. Driven by anger, Danath interrogated one of the captured orcs to learn their plan, and faced with resistance, he prepared himself to torture the prisoner with a dagger before being interrupted by Turalyon who took charge of the interrogation himself with the power of the Light.[5] Despite the earlier defeat, Danath was later confident that he could contain the orcish armies in the Blasted Lands until the rest of the Alliance arrived.[13]

After Teron Gorefiend gathered the Book of Medivh and several artifacts for Ner'zhul, Danath joined the Alliance Expedition as second-in-command and the tactical advisor to General Turalyon, who declared that the "Sons of Lothar" would end the orcs on Draenor before they could invade other worlds.[14] During the battle to reach the Dark Portal, Danath was more than eager to kill orcs and fulfilled his role as Turalyon's lieutenant to their troops. Before the crossing, Turalyon ordered Danath to remind his troops that it was a volunteer expedition and that no soldier was forced to come. Upon his arrival in Draenor, Danath commented that Hellfire Peninsula was an "ugly place" and strangely reminded him of the Blasted Lands, to which Khadgar explained to the veteran that it was the same corruption that affected the lands around the Dark Portal.[15] Shortly after the construction of Honor Hold began, Danath theorized that Ner'zhul needed more time to refine his ritual before he could invade other worlds, which did not convince Khadgar. When the mage understood that Ner'zul was waiting for a celestial event, he brought one of Medivh's books in which Danath read that the constellations concerned by the ritual were those of the Staff, the Tome, and the Seer.[16]

Prior to the siege of Hellfire Citadel, Turalyon ordered that Danath would lead the initial, decoy charge, while they would bring up the main offense once the Horde forces had engaged them in combat. Even knowing that he and his men would be outnumbered for a short time, the Stromic warrior had complete faith in the general and was ready to hold off the orcs long enough for the second force to crash over them like a tidal wave. During the conflict, Danath was seen covered with blood and gore, but none of it was red human blood, and he survived with only minor injuries and few losses among his troops.[17] After their victory, Danath was ordered to lead half of the Expedition along with Kurdran Wildhammer's gryphon riders and half of Alleria's rangers led by Talthressar, who somehow became his advisor, in order to pursue Ner'zul who fled the besieged citadel towards the south; while the rest of their forces would pursue Deathwing in possession of the Skull of Gul'dan to the north.[18][19]

During the chase, however, Kurdran was struck down by the orcs, and Danath relentlessly pursued them to avenge his friend. When they found the Horde at Auchindoun, Danath was determined to launch a full attack at night but was stopped by Talthressar. In Auchindoun's tight quarters, a large force was little more effective than a small one, and since the orcs knew the terrain, they would be capable of outmaneuvering Danath, no matter how many troops he brought with him.[20] As they waited for the day, Talthressar and Danath's right hand, Herrick, established what would become the Allerian Stronghold. Despite his frustration, Danath realized that even tired by their journey, the humans, elves, and dwarves worked delightedly together at the task, and after listening to Talthressar's impassioned speech about the importance of their union, he let them do what they desired. The next morning, he witnessed the capture of the arakkoa Grizzik by the high elves, and ensured the interrogation of the arakkoa who told them about the history of its people, the corruption of the orcs, the genocide of the draenei, and that Kurdran Wildhammer was still alive.[21]

Despite Talthressar's apprehensions, the Expedition followed Grizzik into the tunnels of Auchindoun. On the way, Danath decided to divide his forces, one half would follow him through the tunnels, while the other half would attack the front, distracting the Horde in order for both forces to crush them from each side.[21] Half an hour later, they met the draenei death priest Nemuraan who confronted them, but Danath managed to convince the draenei that they were going to rid the ancient temple of the orcs. On the way, Nemuraan explained that he would not tell where his people were hiding for their protection, and Danath claimed he would have done the same. Before they assaulted the Shadow Labyrinth, Nemuraan summoned an army of spectral draenei warriors led by Boulestraan the Blinding Light. When Boulstraan touched his forehead, Danath was terrified by visions of his dead men, until the draenei ghost asserted that despite all his rage, he was here for a just cause and would have their help. After the terror faded, Danath understood that he had been tested, and felt his soul relieved and at peace, wondering if this was what Turalyon meant when he referred to the glory of the Light.[22]

With the aid of his newfound allies, Danath led the battle against the orcs where humans, elves, and dwarves would fight for the first time alongside the draenei who would one day become members of the Alliance. As they stormed through the tomb city, they moved carefully, avoiding the Horde's ambushes, and methodically searched Auchindoun until they liberated Kurdran.[20] When they found the dwarf, they were shocked to see his tortured body, and Danath begged Nemuraan to save him with the Light. After Kurdran was healed, Danath encountered Kilrogg Deadeye and his Bleeding Hollow clan, who barred the way to Ner'zhul. It was not nobility that drove the orc chieftain to make this sacrifice, but a ritual that he had performed years ago, which granted him a vision of his own death. As the orc realized that Auchindoun was where he would die, Danath engaged Kilrogg in a brutal duel that echoed through the tomb city's halls until he plunged his blade through the great warrior's throat.[20] Despite his victory, he considered that they had failed since Ner'zhul had managed to teleport to the Black Temple. Nevertheless, Danath thanked Boulestraan for their help and promised him they would defeat the orcs. He also offered to Nemuraan to leave Auchindoun; even promising to take his people to Azeroth, but didn't insist after the priest's refusal and led his troops out of the city of the dead.[22]

Guided by Grizzik, Danath and his forces waited for the rest of the Alliance army in the Shadowmoon Valley, where Kurdran founded what would become the Wildhammer Stronghold. When Turalyon and his men arrived, Danath explained that his troops laid siege to the temple as soon as they arrived, in order to avoid the orcs getting reinforcements.[23] The Stromic warrior was later seen fighting during the final battle at the Black Temple, where Ner'zhul began his ritual. When the planet was starting to tear itself apart, Danath and his friends defended Khadgar against overwhelming forces while the mage closed the Dark Portal. Then, along with the rest of the expedition, he disappeared into one of the rifts Ner'zhul created to escape the dying world.[24]


After they survived the cataclysm that created Outland, Danath and the survivors returned to Honor Hold and launched search missions for their missing allies.[25] Turalyon and Alleria's disappearance was not taken lightly by their soldiers who searched from Hellfire Peninsula to Nagrand, but found no leads. Eventually, Danath and Khadgar could do nothing more than call off the search and presumed that they were dead.[26] With Turalyon missing, Danath took up leadership of the Sons of Lothar.[27]

Eventually, the Burning Legion saw Outland as the perfect staging ground to launch assaults against other worlds, and dispatched the pit lord Magtheridon who corrupted the remaining orcs to form the Fel Horde. Along with Khadgar and Kurdran, Danath quickly realized they would never be able to defeat the demons on their own, but they could slow them down. The survivors mustered what soldiers they could to oppose the demons' incursion, and the two forces would skirmish intermittently for years.[28]

On Azeroth, accounts from the few Sons of Lothar who had come back painted a grim picture, but there was still hope that one day Danath, Turalyon, Khadgar, Alleria, Kurdran Wildhammer, and their followers might return. However, as the days, weeks, months, and years began to pass, that hope faded. Danath has since been immortalized in stone, along with the other leaders from the expeditionary force, in the Valley of Heroes of Stormwind City,[29] so that all citizens would receive a daily reminder of those who had made the ultimate sacrifice in order to save their world.[30] Plaques were fixed to the statues, and it was King Thoras Trollbane of Stromgarde who wrote a message to honor the memory of his nephew.

The Burning Crusade

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Romus informed me of the tragedies that beset my beautiful city. There are no fitting words for the sorrow I felt upon hearing of Lordaeron's fate - and the fate of my own, beloved Stromgarde. [...] Rest assured, <name>; should I ever return to Azeroth, Stromgarde will once more rise as a force of reckoning. This I swear...”

— Danath's gossip in Honor Hold
Force Commander Danath in Honor Hold.

Eighteen years later, when Lord Kazzak reopened the Dark Portal, the Alliance launched their armies into Outland and their soldiers were shocked to discover Honor Hold and its inhabitants, where Force Commander Danath Trollbane welcomed them with open arms.[31] Through these reinforcements, Danath learned from Field Commander Romus of the fate of his beloved Stromgarde, destroyed during the events of the Third War. He then promised that once his duty in Outland would be done, he would return to Stromgarde and restore it to its former glory.[32]

Among the Alliance reinforcements from Stormwind City and Nethergarde Keep, Turalyon and Alleria's son, Arator, traveled to Honor Hold to know more about his missing parents and their whereabouts. Unfortunately, Danath could not help him on the subject, as he too had not heard from them for twenty years, and bitterly regretted not having been able to save them. Nevertheless, Arathor thanked him for his help and for everything he did to find them, and since Danath was a brother in arms of his parents, the young paladin pledged his sword to the Force Commander and the Sons of Lothar.[26]

When rumors surfaced about the fel orcs, Danath entrusted Lieutenant Amadi with the matter and sent adventurers to assist her.[33] He also tasked them to assist Sergeant Altumus who kept a close eye on the Burning Legion invaders from the East Supply Caravan.[34] After the gan'arg took control of the Honor Hold Mine, Danath told Foreman Biggums that he would take away ale rations from him if the dwarf didn't resolve the problem.[35] When Warp-Scryer Kryv told him about their perils, Danath tasked the adventurers to eliminate Arazzius the Cruel at the Pools of Aggonar, a demon as powerful and evil as any foe the Sons of Lothar have ever faced. Following their success, Danath announced that soon the Legion would leave the devastated world and that they would all return to Azeroth.[36]

At some point, Danath received reports that the Shattered Hand clan were organizing an all-out assault from the Hellfire Citadel. He summoned the Alliance heroes at Honor Hold,[37] and ordered them to kill Drillmaster Zurok to halt their preparations. His scouts later reported that the Shattered Hand were in disarray without their drillmaster, and Danath rewarded the adventurers for their success.[38]

When the adventurers discovered a freshly cast mold related to Hellfire Citadel,[39] they brought it to Danath who recognized the symbol of the Shattered Hand. In order to enter the Shattered Halls, he sent them to seek help from the dwarf blacksmith Dumphry.[40] Once in possession of the key, Danath ordered the adventurers to kill Warchief Kargath Bladefist and to bring back his weapon as proof of his death. After their victory, he declared that he had to discuss with Field Commander Romus about ensuring that the fel orcs stayed on the defensive, since the Alliance reinforcements allowed them to do more than defend Honor Hold after such a major blow against the Fel Horde.[41]

After the heroes killed Vazruden, they found a letter from Illidan Stormrage on his body and brought it to Danath, who later ordered them to help Gunny at the Blood Furnace of Hellfire Citadel.[42] During the investigation, however, Gunny was mortally wounded when he found that something unnatural was occurring in the Blood Furnace, and tasked the adventurers to report to the Force Commander before dying from his wounds. When Danath learned that Illidan's forces were holding Magtheridon prisoner, he realized that they were using his blood to create fel orcs, and that the arrival of the Horde orcs through the Dark Portal could quickly become a disaster. He therefore ordered that an attack on the citadel should be organized as quickly as possible.[43] When the heroes returned with the pit lord's head, Danath announced that all of their efforts would be soon turned against Illidan at the Black Temple, and then ordered his brothers and sisters-in-arms to exterminate the remaining fel orcs.[44]


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During the Cataclysm, Danath tasked Alliance adventurers to lay the final blow against the fel orcs. He sent them to meet Advance Scout Chadwick inside the Shattered Halls of Hellfire Citadel, before the orcish forces could strike against Honor Hold.[45]


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During the third invasion of the Burning Legion, Danath returned on Azeroth after he was recalled from Honor Hold to aid the Alliance in its darkest hour.[46] While being accompanied by an Alliance warrior hero on a reconnaissance flight above the Broken Shore, he was struck by Legion siege weapons, then disappeared after his gryphon fell toward the sea, telling the adventurer that he would find an alternative way back.[47] He could later be found at A Hero's Welcome, where he commented that he had almost been killed by demons twice now, and that they would not get a third chance. If the adventurer was the warrior hero, he was glad to see they survived as well, stating he never doubted them, and that he would return to the front soon.

When it was discovered that Alleria Windrunner and Turalyon were still alive, Khadgar reunited with them on Argus. He told them that Kurdran Wildhammer and Danath were both alive, though he hadn't been able to see them as much as he would have liked, and the three resolved that the Sons of Lothar would hold a reunion feast when the invasion was over.[48]

Battle for Azeroth

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Danath Trollbane leading the Stromgarde army during the Battle for Stromgarde.

By the time of the Fourth War, the Stromic people returned home after years of exile, and Danath ascended as the ruler of his kingdom from the restored Stromgarde Keep. Unfortunately, the Arathi Highlands became one of the warfronts between the Alliance and the Horde, resulting in the Battle for Stromgarde. Along with his old friend Turalyon and Muradin Bronzebeard, Danath was one of the Alliance commanders and led the Stromgarde army into battle, with his elite forces consisting of Veterans of Stromgarde and various members of the League of Arathor. He also notably wore a crown, and referred to Arathi as "his". Throughout the battle, he boasted about Stromgarde's defenses, and also showed a heightened animosity towards Eitrigg, stating they did not belong in Stromgarde; the "rightful home of the Trollbanes".[49] The battle ultimately ended in the Alliance's favor,[50] bringing peace to Arathi and Danath as the leader of the restored kingdom of Stromgarde.

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Following the armistice, Stromic outriders reported to Danath that a group of Horde refugees was passing through the Arathi Highlands, and he informed Alleria Windrunner and Turalyon about it.[51]

When Mathias Shaw presented himself to Stromgarde during his mission for King Anduin Wrynn, Danath blessed him to inspect the Sanctum and the Crypt.[52]

The War Within

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Along with his old friends Turalyon and Kurdran, Danath is part of the Alliance forces that travel to Khaz Algar. He is once again accompanied by his right hand, Herrick.


Location Level range Reaction Notes
Honor Hold, Hellfire Peninsula[56.6, 66.6] 10-30 Elite Alliance Horde Alliance As part of the Hellfire Peninsula quests.
Krasus' Landing, Dalaran[74.6, 45.6] 10-45 Alliance During the Warrior Campaign.
A Hero's Welcome, Dalaran[48.8, 34.4] 45 Elite Alliance Horde Added in patch 7.2.0, probably as a confirmation that he survived the demon ambush.
Battle for Stromgarde ?? Boss Alliance Horde


Battle for Stromgarde
  • Trade engineering.png Ancestral Call — Danath Trollbane calls upon the spirits of his ancestors to aid him, summoning X Arathor Ancestor.
  • Ability defend.png Defend Left — The caster defends his left flank, absorbing up to 1226 damage from sources to his left.
  • Ability defend.png Defend Rear — The caster defends his rear, absorbing up to 1226 damage from sources behind him.
  • Ability defend.png Defend Right — The caster defends his right flank, absorbing up to 1226 damage from sources to his right.
  • Ability warrior devastate.png Devastating Strike — A punishing strike, inflicting 70 Physical damage and increasing Physical damage taken by 50% for 30 sec.
    • Ability warrior shieldbreak.png Devastated — A punishing strike, inflicting 70 Physical damage and increasing Physical damage taken by 50% for 30 sec.
  • Ability warrior shockwave.png Earthshatter — Sends a wave of force in front of the warrior, causing 59 Physical damage and stunning all enemy targets within 45 yards in a frontal cone for 2 sec.
  • Ability heroicleap.png Heroic Leap — Leap through the air and slam down on all enemies within 8 yards of the target area, causing 44 Physical damage and stunning them for 2 sec.
  • Ability theblackarrow.png Rain of Arrows — The caster calls arrows from the ramparts, inflicting 18 Physical damage every 1 sec to anyone in the area.
  • Spell nature massteleport.png Scroll of Town Portal — Teleports the caster and nearby allies to Stromgarde Keep.
  • Ability ironmaidens bombardment.png Stromgarde Bombardment — Danath calls for an artillery strike, inflicting 59 Fire damage.


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Danath in Honor Hold.

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Valley of Heroes monument

Danath's statue in the Valley of Heroes of Stormwind City.

Danath Trollbane

Militia Commander of Stromgarde. Tactical Advisor to General Turalyon, Force Commander of the Alliance Expedition that marched into the orc homeworld of Draenor. Presumed deceased.

We honor your memory, nephew, and your sacrifice. Since the founding of our glorious empire, the path to valor has always been drenched with the blood of heroes.

- Thoras Trollbane, Lord of Stromgarde

When Deathwing descended upon Stormwind City after his violent exit from Deepholm, Danath's monument was toppled into the moat. Only the feet remained standing on its pedestal. Construction workers led by Foreman Wick and Mason Goldgild began trying to get Danath's statue back in place, but the work went slowly due to disagreements between the two foremen.[53][54] In patch 4.0.3a, they had already retrieved the statue from the water, which returned to its former splendor in patch 5.2.0, alongside most of the other superficial damages that Deathwing caused in the Valley of Heroes.


For Danath's Warcraft II quotes, see Quotes of Warcraft II#Danath.

Beyond the Dark Portal

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  • The ones who got left behind when the portal closed, that's true. But that's not what we're dealing with here. They think the Dark Portal's going to reopen. Do you know what that means? It means we won't be facing a ragtag group of orc survivors, boy— we'll be facing the Horde, the largest fighting force ever seen. And that force has never been defeated, not in truth.
  • Because I don't believe in lying about our chances. You've a right to know what you'll be facing. And I don't want you going in thinking this'll be easy. Expect hard fighting, and stay sharp. Go in expecting trouble, and you're more likely to survive. And then you can call yourselves Sons of Lothar.[1]
  • No it won't. This time, we're the ones who are taking those green bastards by surprise. I trust you, Turalyon. The ghosts of those dead boys will be fighting alongside us. They'll be at peace when we trap the orcs between two fronts.[17]
  • I've no death wish, don't worry about that. I want to get home one day, and to bring these boys home with me. I don't want to write one damned more letter that begins "It is with deepest sympathy".[17]
  • I am Danath Trollbane, of the Alliance. We have pursued the orcish Horde here from our own world, and I intend to attack them on the morrow and see them dead and their threat destroyed. They're hiding in those tunnels. I'm going to find them.[21]

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The Burning Crusade

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The men and women of Honor Hold have shed such blood and have lost their youth in this monstrous land... and yet they still hold their spirits high!
Now, you and your cohorts from Azeroth can help us turn the tide. You give us hope that we may one day return to our homelands.
Gossip Tell me of the Sons of Lothar.
Many years ago, my men and I followed the wizard Khadgar and the paladin Turalyon to this world. Our sole aim was to annihilate the orcs and their vile kin. Yet something when terribly wrong in the final hours of our war.
Ultimately, this dark world was ripped asunder - and my dear friends were lost to the void.
Gossip <more>
We, the Sons of Lothar, have remained here ever since - fighting... dying... praying that a day like today would come - a day when the Portal would open and our brothers would come to deliver us home.
Overjoyed as we are, duty still calls. There is much to be done before we can depart this world and take our rest.
Gossip Tell me of your homeland.
Romus informed me of the tragedies that beset my beautiful city. There are no fitting words for the sorrow I felt upon hearing of Lordaeron's fate - and the fate of my own, beloved Stromgarde.
Twenty years ago, no one had heard of the Burning Legion... Damn those cursed devils![sic]
Rest assured, <name>; should I ever return to Azeroth, Stromgarde will once more rise as a force of reckoning. This I swear...

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Before A [10-30] Force Commander Danath
Ah, a new champion to aid our cause? What say you, <name>?
After A [10-30] Force Commander Danath
<Name>, the Sons of Lothar have fought here, on Hellfire Peninsula, for two decades. We are beset on all sides by indigenous orcs and hellish demons of the Burning Crusade, and though our hearts still beat fiercely, years of war have reduced our numbers.
You, and the influx of Azeroth's new generation of heroes, are a welcome sight indeed!
Gossip Tell me of the Sons of Lothar. (Produces the same gossip as above)
Gossip Tell me of the Hellfire orcs.
Orcs. It seems I've been fighting them all my life.
Twenty years ago we shattered the Horde and tore down the walls of their Hellfire Citadel. We drove the vile greenskins to the very brink! After that, other than a few skirmishes the broken orcs never again posed a threat to us.
Until now.


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Danath Trollbane at A Hero's Welcome in Dalaran.
A Hero's Welcome gossip

That's twice I've almost been killed by demons. They will not get a third chance.

Battle for Azeroth

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Main article: Battle for Stromgarde#Horde: Eitrigg - Danath
  • Stromgarde will stand proud once more.
  • My life for the Alliance.
  • Whatever comes, we will face it together.
  • We will fight for what is ours.
  • Azeroth calls and we must answer.
  • Khadgar and I get together once a week for a game of checkers. Spoiler alert: he cheats.
  • Thank the Light I'm FINALLY out of Honor Hold! That place was getting more than a bit ripe.
  • So Turalyon is all glowy, Alleria goes all shadowy, Hmm. Guess now that I'm back in action, I better find some kind of fancy gimmick.
  • Fight well, friend.
  • The Alliance will prevail.
  • For the Alliance!
  • For Stromgarde!
  • We each must do our part.

In the TCG

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  • "The Sons will yield to no orc - green, brown, and now red. We will overcome them or die trying."[55]
  • "You will find him at the Pools of Aggonar. If not, his evil will most certainly find you."[56]
  • "Go in expecting trouble, and you'll be more likely to survive. And then you can call yourselves Sons of Lothar."[57]
  • "They will be like waves crashing against an adamantite wall."[58]

In the RPG

Icon-RPG.png This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.

In the RPG, Danath was oddly referred to with different last names: Dungalion[59] and Trollbane.[60] He is the uncle of Cristof Dungalion.

Notes and trivia


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

A TCG image of Danath shows him wielding a sword identical to how Trol'kalar is depicted in Lands of Conflict. Since the only known depiction of the legendary blade is from Lands of Conflict, which is part of the Warcraft RPG and therefore non-canon, it is unknown if the sword wielded by Danath in the TCG is meant to be Trol'kalar. It is reasonable to assume that they were meant to be the same at the time, though Blizzard is no longer bound to this.


Patch changes

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Beyond the Dark Portal, chapter 5
  2. ^ a b c d World of Warcraft: Ultimate Visual Guide, Updated and Expanded, pg. 87
  3. ^ a b c #Valley of Heroes monument
  4. ^ a b Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal manual, Legends of the Land, Danath
  5. ^ a b c Beyond the Dark Portal, chapter 9
  6. ^ Danath (Warcraft II)
  7. ^ Skuerto#Quotes
  8. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2, pg. 177
  9. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2, pg. 178
  10. ^ Beyond the Dark Portal, pg. 317
  11. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2, pg. 184
  12. ^ Christoph Faral#Quotes
  13. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2, pg. 185
  14. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2, pg. 190
  15. ^ Beyond the Dark Portal, chapter 14
  16. ^ Beyond the Dark Portal, chapter 16
  17. ^ a b c Beyond the Dark Portal, chapter 18
  18. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2, pg. 191
  19. ^ Beyond the Dark Portal, pg. 264
  20. ^ a b c World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2, pg. 192
  21. ^ a b c Beyond the Dark Portal, chapter 20
  22. ^ a b c Beyond the Dark Portal, chapter 21
  23. ^ Beyond the Dark Portal, chapter 24
  24. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2, pg. 197
  25. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 3, pg. 12
  26. ^ a b Arator the Redeemer's dialogue with Danath
  27. ^ A [10-30] Force Commander Danath
  28. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 3, pg. 16
  29. ^ A Thousand Years of War, Part One – Two Bright Lights
  30. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2, pg. 198
  31. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 3, pg. 152
  32. ^ Danath's quotes in Honor Hold
  33. ^ A [10-30] Know your Enemy
  34. ^ A [10-30] The Legion Reborn
  35. ^ A [10-30] When This Mine's a-Rockin'
  36. ^ A [10-30] Overlord
  37. ^ A [10-30] Trollbane is Looking for You
  38. ^ A [10-30G] Drill the Drillmaster
  39. ^ A [70] Entry Into the Citadel
  40. ^ A [70] Grand Master Dumphry
  41. ^ A [70D] Turning the Tide
  42. ^ A [62D] Dark Tidings
  43. ^ A [63D] Heart of Rage
  44. ^ A [30] The Fall of Magtheridon
  45. ^ A [20-30D] Advancing the Campaign
  46. ^ A Warrior [10-45] An Important Mission
  47. ^ A Warrior [10-45] Return to the Broken Shore
  48. ^ N [45] Sizing Up The Opposition
  49. ^ Battle for Stromgarde#Quotes
  50. ^ BlizzCon 2019: WoW Q&A Panel
  51. ^ Shadows Rising, chapter 9
  52. ^ a b World of Warcraft: Exploring Azeroth: The Eastern Kingdoms, pg. 68
  53. ^ Foreman Wick#Quotes
  54. ^ Mason Goldgild#Quotes
  55. ^ Force Commander Danath Trollbane
  56. ^ Arazzius the Cruel
  57. ^ Danath Trollbane (Betrayal of the Guardian)
  58. ^ Burly Bellow
  59. ^ Shadows & Light, pg. 29
  60. ^ World of Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game, pg. 44
  61. ^ Field Commander Romus#Quotes

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Danath Trollbane
Preceded by:
Leader of the Sons of Lothar
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Galen Trollbane
Ruler of Stromgarde
Succeeded by: