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To Tame a Land
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Campaign: The Founding of Durotar
Place: Durotar
Outcome: Defeat of the Humans near Orgrimmar
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  • Heavy
  • Moderate

To Tame a Land is the first act of the Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne campaign The Founding of Durotar. The following act is Old Hatreds.

Plot

Mok'nathal Rexxar and his bear companion, Misha spend a peaceful life in Kalimdor, watching the different wars that scar the land. After failing to rescue the orcish messenger Mogrin, Rexxar travels to the nearby city of Orgrimmar and meets the orc's leader, Warchief Thrall, and discovers the recently founded kingdom of Durotar. Thrall is thankful to Rexxar for restoring Mogrin’s honor and offers him hospitality. Rexxar declines and says he'll have to earn it and offers his aid to the orcs, specifically Nazgrel, Drek'Thar and Gazlowe.

In the northern part of Durotar, Rexxar meets the pandaren bremaster Chen Stormstout, who requires some rare and hard to find ingredients for a new brew. After bringing him the required ingredients, Chen joins Rexxar in his adventures.

While solving minor problems, Rexxar discovers that an small party of humans have established a forward base on the coast of north-eastern Durotar, Kalimdor. Thrall does not want to harm the humans, due to a none-agression pact he sealed with Jaina Proudmoore after the battle of Mount Hyjal, but allows Rexxar to take action if they're hostile. In the mean time, the humans destroy the orc outpost village and kill the inhabitants. Rexxar tracks down the humans and exacts revenge by killing them. Upon returning to Orgrimmar, Thrall sends Rexxar to the Echo Isles, to convince the inhabitant Darkspear trolls to flee for the fleet of the humans. The leader of the trolls Vol'jin agrees, after Rexxar aided them in the defense of the isles.

While Rexxar returns to Orgrimmar, Thrall receives a message for an appointment with a human emissary at a cliffy place southeast of Orgrimmar. Rexxar insists to go instead, because he suspects a trap. When Rexxar arrives at the meeting point, he is ambushed by humans that seek to capture Thrall. The First Act ends as a confused Thrall sends Rexxar to the new established outpost of the Darkspear trolls to take a ride with a Goblin Zeppelin to meet with Jaina Proudmoore and ask for an explanation.

Submaps

Beside the main map of the region around Orgrimmar in Durotar, the first act consists of five different submaps:

Quests

Dying Wish

Trivia

  • “To Tame a Land” is a reference to a song with the same name from Iron Maiden.

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