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{{Quotation|Blizzard description|Kargath Bladefist leads an army of sadists simply by being the most hate-filled orc to ever attach a scythe to the stump of his severed wrist. Initiates of Kargath’s clan, the Shattered Hand, emulate their chieftain’s vicious body modification, but it’s only the first of many opportunities for new scars, both on their own bodies and in the sculpting clay of their foes’ flesh.}}
 
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| affiliation = [[Illidan's forces]], [[Fel Horde]], [[Horde of Draenor]], [[Shadow Council]], [[Shattered Hand Clan]]
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| occupation = Warchief of the Fel Horde, Member of the Inner Circle of the Shadow Council, Chieftain of the [[Shattered Hand Clan]]
 
| occupation = Warchief of the Fel Horde, Member of the Inner Circle of the Shadow Council, Chieftain of the [[Shattered Hand Clan]]
 
| location = {{bc-inline}} [[Shattered Halls|The Shattered Halls]], [[Hellfire Citadel]]; {{Warlords-inline}} [[Spires of Arak]]
 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
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[[File:HeroKargathWC2.gif|frame|left|Kargath in Warcraft II]]
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[[File:HeroKargathWC2.gif|thumb|left|Kargath in Warcraft II]]
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Kargath was a clanless slave orc to the Ogres and was, like many slave orcs before him, promised freedom if he killed 100 orcs in arena combat as a gladiator, and he was unstoppable, On his 100th match, Kargath was given a broken blade as he faced his opponent who has better equipped. Using his cunning, Kargath used the sun's reflection to blind his opponent long enough to slay him. However, the Ogre arena boss did not keep his promise and sent Kargath underneath the arena, never to fight again. Kargath didn't settle, instead, he reached out and grabbed a sharp stone and bashed his bound hand until he severed it, then tossing the stone toward his fellow imprisoned arena champions, and said 'Take your vengence.' causing other orcs to reach for the stone and do the same, Kargath, on that same night, would lead a rebellion against the Ogres, and slayed the Ogre Arena boss, the Orcs chanted his name as he held up the Arena boss's head, and raised his bladed hand, and the others did the same, creating to the Shattered Hand Clan on that same night. [http://youtu.be/LG3RVCEwCPg See: Lords of War: Shattered Hand]
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Kargath was one of the original members of the [[Shadow Council]], and the only non-warlock to reach the Inner Circle.
 
Kargath was one of the original members of the [[Shadow Council]], and the only non-warlock to reach the Inner Circle.
   
When the first wave of clans went through to [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]], Bladefist begrudgingly stayed behind in [[Draenor]], under the uneasy rule of [[Ner'zhul]] the Shaman, who only remained in power through his numbers – and the always-looming threat of the Ogre-Mage [[Dentarg]]. When the [[Bleeding Hollow Clan]] returned to Draenor many years later, Bladefist immediately volunteered to send his clan through to [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]], hoping to gloriously slaughter the humans to avenge his fallen or captured brothers and sisters.
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When the first wave of clans went through to [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]], Bladefist grudgingly stayed behind in [[Draenor]], under the uneasy rule of [[Ner'zhul]] the Shaman, who only remained in power through his numbers – and the always-looming threat of the Ogre-Mage [[Dentarg]]. When the [[Bleeding Hollow Clan]] returned to Draenor many years later, Bladefist immediately volunteered to send his clan through to [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]], hoping to gloriously slaughter the humans to avenge his fallen or captured brothers and sisters.
   
 
===Beyond the Dark Portal===
 
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When [[Ner'zhul]] opened the portals to numerous world in [[Draenor]] the world began to tear apart, Grom Hellscream realizing that Ner’zhul’s mad plans would doom their entire race, rallied as many orcs as he could and escaped back to the relative safety of Azeroth.{{cite|W3man|10}} In World of Warcraft there are orcs of the [[Shattered Hand Clan]] serving Thrall's Horde, while Kargath is in Outland. The warriors of the Shattered Hand in Azeroth are a part of the orcs that crossed with the Warsong clan and Bleeding Hollow clan before the [[Dark Portal]] exploded. However in the videogame [[Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans|Warcraft Adventures]] Kargath appeared in Azeroth leading the Shattered Hand clan. He was one of the clan leaders, along with Doomhammer, and Kilrogg Deadeye that met at a convocation or council on an Altar of Storms. Thrall apparently convinces them to form the Horde again.<ref>[[Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans#Kargath Bladefist]]</ref>
 
When [[Ner'zhul]] opened the portals to numerous world in [[Draenor]] the world began to tear apart, Grom Hellscream realizing that Ner’zhul’s mad plans would doom their entire race, rallied as many orcs as he could and escaped back to the relative safety of Azeroth.{{cite|W3man|10}} In World of Warcraft there are orcs of the [[Shattered Hand Clan]] serving Thrall's Horde, while Kargath is in Outland. The warriors of the Shattered Hand in Azeroth are a part of the orcs that crossed with the Warsong clan and Bleeding Hollow clan before the [[Dark Portal]] exploded. However in the videogame [[Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans|Warcraft Adventures]] Kargath appeared in Azeroth leading the Shattered Hand clan. He was one of the clan leaders, along with Doomhammer, and Kilrogg Deadeye that met at a convocation or council on an Altar of Storms. Thrall apparently convinces them to form the Horde again.<ref>[[Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans#Kargath Bladefist]]</ref>
   
''However this may not have happened as the game was cancelled and haven't been referenced in any source. It does not appear in the [[Lord of the Clans]] novel. Alot more recently, it has been confirmed that he was not infact trapped on the Azeroth side of the portal, and is still in Hellfire Citadel, under the commanding the Fel Horde, and being commanded by the Illidari.''
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''However this may not have happened as the game was cancelled and haven't been referenced in any source. It does not appear in the [[Lord of the Clans]] novel. Alot more recently, it has been confirmed that he was not infact trapped on the Azeroth side of the portal, and is still in Hellfire Citadel, commanding the Fel Horde, and being commanded by the Illidari.''
   
 
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Kargath Bladefist will be making an appearence as one of the Warlords of Draenor in [[World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor|World of Warcraft]] in its fifth expansion of the same name, and chieftain of the Shattered Hand clan. Along with the other cheiftains he will appear in a time before Draenor's destruction. He will rule over the land known as the Spires of Arak.
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Kargath Bladefist will be making an appearance as one of the Warlords of Draenor in [[World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor|World of Warcraft]] in its fifth expansion of the same name, and chieftain of the Shattered Hand clan. Along with the other chieftains he will appear in a time before Draenor's destruction. He will rule over the land known as the Spires of Arak. He also featured in the web series "[http://youtu.be/LG3RVCEwCPg Lords of War: Part One - Shattered Hand]".
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{{Quotation|Blizzard description in "Lords of War Part One – Shattered Hand"|"Before Kargath was a warlord, he was a slave. Before he ruled the Shattered Hand, he was a gladiator. Before he found deliverance, he sought vengeance."}}
   
 
==Description==
 
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*A part of Kargath's former clan, the [[Shattered Hand clan]], has become a guild named [[Shattered Hand clan#The Shattered Hand in the New Horde|The Shattered Hand]] in [[Orgrimmar]]'s Cleft of Shadow, training young rogues in the way of stealth and assassination.
 
*A part of Kargath's former clan, the [[Shattered Hand clan]], has become a guild named [[Shattered Hand clan#The Shattered Hand in the New Horde|The Shattered Hand]] in [[Orgrimmar]]'s Cleft of Shadow, training young rogues in the way of stealth and assassination.
 
*Despite his corruption into a fel orc, Kargath is one of the most respected members of both the original Horde and among orc society. Though most orcs view his fall as unfortunate, they remember the proud warrior he once was. This is evident in Nazgrel's words at the end of {{questlong|Horde|70D|The Will of the Warchief}}; "In his prime, Kargath Bladefist was a fine warrior, a hero and example to his people. His death is a blow to us all, but especially to Warchief Thrall. Whatever happened to him in his final days, we should not forget the orc Kargath once was, nor the lessons to be learned from his downfall."
 
*Despite his corruption into a fel orc, Kargath is one of the most respected members of both the original Horde and among orc society. Though most orcs view his fall as unfortunate, they remember the proud warrior he once was. This is evident in Nazgrel's words at the end of {{questlong|Horde|70D|The Will of the Warchief}}; "In his prime, Kargath Bladefist was a fine warrior, a hero and example to his people. His death is a blow to us all, but especially to Warchief Thrall. Whatever happened to him in his final days, we should not forget the orc Kargath once was, nor the lessons to be learned from his downfall."
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*[[Kargath Expeditionary Force]] is a group of people, is a military exploration group based out of the outpost of [[Kargath]] in the [[Badlands]] of [[Khaz Modan]]. Also sent to [[Blackrock Depths]] they are a part of the horde quest line in there. The Team is named after [[Kargath]], honoring the good ages of Kargart before he turned against The Horde.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG3RVCEwCPg
   
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Blizzard's official history of Kargath on their Lords of War mini series.
 
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Latest revision as of 03:38, August 16, 2014

For Kargath Bladefist's Warcraft II statistics, see Warcraft II units.
This article is about the character biography and Warcraft II appearances of kargath Bladefist. For the in-game, Bc icon Outland boss, see Boss 15 Warchief Kargath Bladefist. For the in-game, Warlords-Logo-Small Draenor boss, see Boss 15 Kargath Bladefist.
Kargath Bladefist leads an army of sadists simply by being the most hate-filled orc to ever attach a scythe to the stump of his severed wrist. Initiates of Kargath’s clan, the Shattered Hand, emulate their chieftain’s vicious body modification, but it’s only the first of many opportunities for new scars, both on their own bodies and in the sculpting clay of their foes’ flesh.
- Blizzard description
CombatMob 32Kargath Bladefist
Kargath
Title Warchief of The Fel Horde, The Merciless one
Gender Male
Race Fel orc (Humanoid)
Character class Warrior
Affiliation Illidan's forces,
Fel Horde,

Shadow Council,
Horde of Draenor,

Shattered Hand Clan
Position Warchief of the Fel Horde, Member of the Inner Circle of the Shadow Council, Chieftain of the Shattered Hand Clan
Location Bc icon The Shattered Halls, Hellfire Citadel; Warlords-Logo-Small Spires of Arak
Status Deceased (lore); Killable (WoW)

Kargath Bladefist (aka Korgath Bladefist) is the Warchief of the Fel Horde and Chieftain of the Shattered Hand Clan. He earned the sobriquet "Bladefist" after he cut off his own hand when he reached the station of grunt, replacing it with a deadly scythe. Hereafter, he quickly rose to the station of Chieftain of the Shattered Hand.

BiographyEdit

WoW-novel-logo-16x62 This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft novels or short stories.
HeroKargathWC2

Kargath in Warcraft II

Kargath was a clanless slave orc to the Ogres and was, like many slave orcs before him, promised freedom if he killed 100 orcs in arena combat as a gladiator, and he was unstoppable, On his 100th match, Kargath was given a broken blade as he faced his opponent who has better equipped. Using his cunning, Kargath used the sun's reflection to blind his opponent long enough to slay him. However, the Ogre arena boss did not keep his promise and sent Kargath underneath the arena, never to fight again. Kargath didn't settle, instead, he reached out and grabbed a sharp stone and bashed his bound hand until he severed it, then tossing the stone toward his fellow imprisoned arena champions, and said 'Take your vengence.' causing other orcs to reach for the stone and do the same, Kargath, on that same night, would lead a rebellion against the Ogres, and slayed the Ogre Arena boss, the Orcs chanted his name as he held up the Arena boss's head, and raised his bladed hand, and the others did the same, creating to the Shattered Hand Clan on that same night. See: Lords of War: Shattered Hand

Kargath was one of the original members of the Shadow Council, and the only non-warlock to reach the Inner Circle.

When the first wave of clans went through to Azeroth, Bladefist grudgingly stayed behind in Draenor, under the uneasy rule of Ner'zhul the Shaman, who only remained in power through his numbers – and the always-looming threat of the Ogre-Mage Dentarg. When the Bleeding Hollow Clan returned to Draenor many years later, Bladefist immediately volunteered to send his clan through to Azeroth, hoping to gloriously slaughter the humans to avenge his fallen or captured brothers and sisters.

Beyond the Dark PortalEdit

Kargath baldefist in manual

As he appears in Warcraft II manual.

Once the Alliance had invaded Draenor, they established a foothold and constructed Honor Hold. From there, they raided Hellfire Citadel, thinking that Ner'zhul resided there. However, Kargath and Dentarg had been left there to distract the Alliance while Ner'zhul attempted to open the rifts to other worlds at the Black Temple. Alleria's elven rangers killed the sentries of the citadel and opened the gates, allowing the Alliance to storm in and butcher most of Kargath's clan. Dentarg was destroyed by Khadgar in that fateful battle. Nonetheless, Kargath understood that he had been left there to die, and managed to pull a few of his forces back and escape. Hoping to intercept the Alliance and continue his service to the Horde, he travelled to Nagrand and attempted to convince Greatmother Geyah to lend him warriors. She refused his request, as the village was one of the sick. Angered, Kargath stormed off. Realising that he had too few soldiers to make a difference, he instead decided to abandon the struggle and reclaim Hellfire Citadel one day in the future, when he was stronger and more prepared.

After the WarEdit

The opportunity to strike the Alliance arose with the coming of Magtheridon. The devilish pit lord used his blood to empower the Shattered Hand, turning Kargath and his followers into fel orcs. With demons to fight with them and Magtheridon's blood in their veins, the orcs of the Shattered Hand retook Hellfire Citadel from the Alliance. So began the reign of Magtheridon, who took up residence in the Black Citadel. Magtheridon culled many orcs from Kargath's legions and corrupted them, taking them with him to his new home. Six of the fel orcs he made his commanders; chief among them his bodyguard Bonethirst.

The Frozen ThroneEdit

Kargath was soon to serve a new master, however. The coming of Illidan Stormrage dictated a new era in Outland. Magtheridon was cast down, and his personal fel orcs legions dispersed. From atop the Black Citadel, Illidan declared that he would reign supreme. As lord of Outland, Illidan commanded the allegiance of Kargath Bladefist and the Shattered Hand of Hellfire Citadel.

Internment YearsEdit

In the cancelled videogame Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans he appeared as if he had crossed through the Dark Portal before it was destroyed by Khadgar.

When Ner'zhul opened the portals to numerous world in Draenor the world began to tear apart, Grom Hellscream realizing that Ner’zhul’s mad plans would doom their entire race, rallied as many orcs as he could and escaped back to the relative safety of Azeroth.W3man 10 In World of Warcraft there are orcs of the Shattered Hand Clan serving Thrall's Horde, while Kargath is in Outland. The warriors of the Shattered Hand in Azeroth are a part of the orcs that crossed with the Warsong clan and Bleeding Hollow clan before the Dark Portal exploded. However in the videogame Warcraft Adventures Kargath appeared in Azeroth leading the Shattered Hand clan. He was one of the clan leaders, along with Doomhammer, and Kilrogg Deadeye that met at a convocation or council on an Altar of Storms. Thrall apparently convinces them to form the Horde again.[1]

However this may not have happened as the game was cancelled and haven't been referenced in any source. It does not appear in the Lord of the Clans novel. Alot more recently, it has been confirmed that he was not infact trapped on the Azeroth side of the portal, and is still in Hellfire Citadel, commanding the Fel Horde, and being commanded by the Illidari.

The Burning CrusadeEdit

Bc icon This section concerns content exclusive to The Burning Crusade.
Kargath Bladefist

Kargath Bladefist in The Hellfire Citadel

To this day, Kargath resides in Hellfire Citadel, now as Warchief of the Fel Horde, overseeing his former master Magtheridon in a twist of bitter irony. Now Kargath's prisoner, Magtheridon supplies Illidan's forces with corrupted blood. Thus, Kargath is the source of Illidan's fel orc legions. Now that the Horde and Alliance have stakes in the war, Kargath finds himself under siege.

It appears that at some point he replaced his other hand with a sword-like weapon, as did many of his fellow fel orcs. The actual in-game fist weapon The Bladefist, is this newer armament, and not the original bladefist.

Warlords of DraenorEdit

Warlords-Logo-Small This section concerns content exclusive to Warlords of Draenor.

Kargath Bladefist will be making an appearance as one of the Warlords of Draenor in World of Warcraft in its fifth expansion of the same name, and chieftain of the Shattered Hand clan. Along with the other chieftains he will appear in a time before Draenor's destruction. He will rule over the land known as the Spires of Arak. He also featured in the web series "Lords of War: Part One - Shattered Hand".

"Before Kargath was a warlord, he was a slave. Before he ruled the Shattered Hand, he was a gladiator. Before he found deliverance, he sought vengeance."
- Blizzard description in "Lords of War Part One – Shattered Hand"

DescriptionEdit

From the Warcraft II Manual: A razor-sharp scythe setting in place of his severed left hand, Kargath is always willing to engage in frenzied combat. His ruthless tactics and single-mindedness have earned him the Chieftainship of the feared Shattered Hand clan. Like Hellscream, Kargath waits only for the time his clan is unleashed upon the unsuspecting humans to engage in massive bloodshed.

TriviaEdit

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From Warcraft Adventures.

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In Warcraft Adventures.

  • The outpost of Kargath in the Badlands was named in his honor. In addition, the shore south of Orgrimmar has been dubbed Bladefist Bay, and the headquarters of the Warsong Logging Camp in Ashenvale is known as Kargathia Keep.
  • In the Warcraft II manual he was referred to as both Kargath and Korgath. In Beyond the Dark Portal game and later sources he is referred to as Kargath.
  • Several World of Warcraft servers are named after him in both Korgath and Kargath flavors.
  • A part of Kargath's former clan, the Shattered Hand clan, has become a guild named The Shattered Hand in Orgrimmar's Cleft of Shadow, training young rogues in the way of stealth and assassination.
  • Despite his corruption into a fel orc, Kargath is one of the most respected members of both the original Horde and among orc society. Though most orcs view his fall as unfortunate, they remember the proud warrior he once was. This is evident in Nazgrel's words at the end of Official horde mini-icon [70D] The Will of the Warchief; "In his prime, Kargath Bladefist was a fine warrior, a hero and example to his people. His death is a blow to us all, but especially to Warchief Thrall. Whatever happened to him in his final days, we should not forget the orc Kargath once was, nor the lessons to be learned from his downfall."
  • Kargath Expeditionary Force is a group of people, is a military exploration group based out of the outpost of Kargath in the Badlands of Khaz Modan. Also sent to Blackrock Depths they are a part of the horde quest line in there. The Team is named after Kargath, honoring the good ages of Kargart before he turned against The Horde.
  • First was he red(dark) and now grey

MediaEdit

VideoEdit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG3RVCEwCPg

Blizzard's official history of Kargath on their Lords of War mini series.

ReferencesEdit

Preceded by:
None
Position:
Warchief of the Fel Horde
Succeeded by:
Incumbent
Preceded by:
Unknown
Position:
Chieftain of the Shattered Hand clan
Succeeded by:
Incumbent


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