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This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and official bonus maps.
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Gates of the Abyss
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Conflict: Curse of the Blood Elves
Place: Outland, near Black Citadel
Outcome: Illidan manages to close the demon portals
Combatants
Commanders
Strength
Casualties
  • Moderate
  • Very Heavy
  • Blademaster

Gates of the Abyss is the chapter 5 of the Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne alliance campaign, Curse of the Blood Elves.

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  • IconSmall Illidan Illidan Stormrage: "Long ago, after Draenor's explosion, a brutal Pit Lord named Magtheridon rallied the surviving orcs and took control of Outland. Since then, his forces have grown strong."
  • IconSmall Kael'thas Prince Kael'thas: "How, master? If most of the orcs were killed when this world exploded, how has he bolstered his ranks?"
  • IconSmall Illidan Illidan Stormrage: "By using the very portals that tore the planet apart. Many of Ner'zhul's dimensional gates still stand, young prince. Magtheridon lures scores of hapless demons through them daily."
  • IconSmall Kael'thas Prince Kael'thas: "Then we must seal them permanently."
  • IconSmall Illidan Illidan Stormrage: "Yes. We will seek out each of the gates and I will close them myself. Once they have been sealed, we will move against Magtheridon's Black Citadel, and claim Outland as our own."
Closing first portal.
  • IconSmall Kael'thas Prince Kael'thas: "It's working. Illidan is closing the portal! We've got to buy him more time!"
At the middle of the battle.
  • IconSmall Kael'thas Prince Kael'thas: "Master, Magtheridon must have discovered us! His orcs have already begun their assault!"
  • IconSmall Illidan Illidan Stormrage: "Our forces must hold them back while we search for the dimensional gates!"


  • IconSmall Kael'thas Prince Kael'thas: "Magtheridon's forces have besieged that Draenei village! If we drive them back, the Draenei will join us in our fight!"
After the fel orcs attacking the draenei had been defeted.
  • IconSmall Akama Akama: "I am Akama, Elder Sage of the draenei. Lord Illidan promised to rid us of our ancient enemies in exchange for our loyalty. These cursed orcs serve Magtheridon--a terrible lord whose Black Citadel lies to the west. Under his command, the orcs hunted us to the brink of extinction. But now, with Lord Illidan behind us, we will fight back and retake our ancestral lands."
  • IconSmall NagaSeaWitch Vashj: "We also serve Illidan, old one."
  • IconSmall Akama Akama: "Very well, stranger.."
Closing the rest of the portals.
  • IconSmall Illidan Illidan Stormrage: "I'll get to work on this gate. Kael, I'll need you to defend me just as before."
  • IconSmall Kael'thas Prince Kael'thas: "Be wary, master! More demons are emerging from the gate!"
  • IconSmall Kael'thas Prince Kael'thas: "The gate is closing. Fight on, my warriors!"


  • IconSmall Illidan Illidan Stormrage: "Kael, cover me while I attempt to close this gate."
  • IconSmall Kael'thas Prince Kael'thas: "Magtheridon has called in his reinforcements!"
  • IconSmall Kael'thas Prince Kael'thas: "The gate is collapsing. Defend Lord Illidan!"


  • IconSmall Kael'thas Prince Kael'thas: "Master, the final dimensional gate is surrounded by demons! We're going to have a serious fight on our hands."
  • IconSmall Illidan Illidan Stormrage: "Do not fear the demons, Kael. In time, they will call you master!"
  • IconSmall Kael'thas Prince Kael'thas: "The gate is opening! More demons are charging through!"
  • IconSmall Kael'thas Prince Kael'thas: "The gate is nearly closed. We must stand fast!"
  • IconSmall Illidan Illidan Stormrage: "The final gateway is closing! Hold fast, my warriors! Our victory is at hand!"
If Illidan is hit.
  • IconSmall Kael'thas Prince Kael'thas: "Lord Illidan is under attack! We must defend him!"
  • IconSmall Kael'thas Prince Kael'thas: "Illidan needs our help!"
  • IconSmall Kael'thas Prince Kael'thas: "Protect Lord Illidan at all costs!"
  • IconSmall Kael'thas Prince Kael'thas: "The master is weakening! We must rush to aid him!"
Freed draenei prisoners.
  • IconSmall LostOne Draenei Stalker: "Thank you, strangers. The wretched orcs nearly had us this time. If you seek to put an end to them, then our bravest warriors will assist you."
  • IconSmall LostOne Draenei Vindicator: "Old Akama told us of your exploits. We will aid you in Lord Illidan's name!"
  • IconSmall LostOne Draenei Seer: "You saved our lives. We are yours to command, blood elf."
Portals are closed.
  • IconSmall Kael'thas Prince Kael'thas: "We've done it, master! The dimensional gates are all sealed. There's no way for Magtheridon to call reinforcements now."
  • IconSmall Illidan Illidan Stormrage: "True, but his standing forces are still considerable. Assaulting his Black Citadel will not be easy, Kael."
  • IconSmall Kael'thas Prince Kael'thas: "I wouldn't have it any other way."

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