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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.

The Ascension is the cinematic finale of Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.

Quotes Edit

Arthas Menethil is walking up the long, spiraling stairs of the Frozen Throne inside Icecrown Citadel. Voices from the memories of the past flood his mind as he ascends.

Uther: ...turn to bloodlust, we will become as vile as the orcs...

Uther: ...you are not my king yet, boy!...

Muradin Bronzebeard: ...forget this business! Lead your men home...

Uther: ...nor would I obey that command even if you were!...

Arthas: ...damn it, Uther! As your future king, I order you to purge this city...

Uther: ...have you lost your mind, Arthas?!...

Arthas: ...then I must consider this an act of treason...

Uther: ...and you've ground it to dust in a matter of days...

Muradin Bronzebeard: ...you lied to your men, and betrayed the mercenaries who fought for you! What's happening to you, Arthas?...

The Prophet: ...your young prince will find only death in the cold north...

Arthas finally reaches the Frozen Throne, where Ner'zhul's spirit is waiting for him.

Ner'zhul: Return the blade. Complete the circle. RELEASE ME FROM THIS PRISON!

Arthas cries out and shatters the Frozen Throne with one strike from Frostmourne. A terrifying howling sound is heard. The throne chamber itself begins to crumble. Ner'zhul's helm lands at Arthas' feet. Arthas picks it up and slowly dons it, his eyes closed. The helm fits perfectly. Arthas opens his eyes, revealing them to be glowing whitish-blue. He is now one with the Lich King.

The Lich King: Now, we are One!

A white blast of light engulfs everything. When it fades, all that is left of the throne chamber is the tall spiral of stairs leading to the Frozen Throne. The Lich King is sitting on his throne, silently lording over his domain.

Cinematic Edit

The Ascension

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