The Fallen Hero of the Horde is a level 60 neutral quest giver located on the border of the Blasted Lands in the contested territory of Swamp of Sorrows. He stands beside the road leading out of the swamp to the south and warns travelers of the dangers of the Blasted Lands, which consumed him and his men.
The hero was a warrior of the Horde named Trebor (his name is mentioned at the end of the quest , during and at the beginning of the quest ), who was specifically chosen to travel to the Blasted Lands with a group of assembled men. He learned of the horrors and the location of the Burning Legion within the Blasted Lands and sent a scout back to Stonard with this information. However, his orders were intercepted by an ambush of murlocs led by the Swamp Talker. After weeks of waiting for orders that never came, Trebor moved into the Blasted Lands to investigate; this proved to be unwise, as his troops were captured by the demonlord Razelikh the Defiler and his henchmen. It is unknown how many of his men were tortured and who specifically, but it is known that at least his lieutenant, Kirith, was tortured along with Trebor himself.
In the Serpent's Coil, their souls were used in experiments. Trebor escaped only to die shortly after. Kirith was not so lucky. His soul twisted, he now roams in the back cave of the Serpent's Coil as a huge felhunter; you must kill him to free Kirith's soul. The rest of Trebor's men were forced to serve under Archmage Allistarj, Lady Sevine, and Grol the Destroyer. Trebor - now known only as the Fallen Hero of the Horde - remains near the entrance to the Blasted Lands, hoping to enlist adventurers to free his enslaved men and finish the mission he never received.
The Fallen Hero is involved in a warrior quest chain, and a very long quest chain connected to the Blasted Lands. The initial quests for the Blasted Lands chain differs by faction, but the majority of the chain is neutral. This quest line gives a large amount of experience if completed at level. The completion of the first 19 stages of the Horde side chain ( through ) returns significant gold and experience as well as a trinket, the , and an anti-demon piece of used for completing the quest line.