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==The Second War==
 
==The Second War==
He was one of the human leaders who met at the councils to form the [[Alliance of Lordaeron]]. Stromgarde was quick to join the Alliance, following the start of the [[Second War]], sending half of its standing army to the main Alliance forces, for Trollbane felt that glorious battle was to be had with the [[orcs]]. But Stromgarde had little chance to show its offensive capabilities, as its other half of the army was defending the Northlands from invasion through the dwarven realm of [[Khaz Modan]], which the [[Horde (pre-Thrall)|Horde]] led by the [[Blacktooth Grin]] had already expanded into.
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He was one of the human leaders who met at the councils to form the [[Alliance of Lordaeron]].{{cite|ToD|45}} Stromgarde was quick to join the Alliance, following the start of the [[Second War]],{{cite|ToD|71}} sending half of its standing army to the main Alliance forces,{{cite|ToD|260}} for Trollbane felt that battle was to be had with the [[orcs]] to stop their threat, he was one of the first in accept to form the [[Alliance of Lordaeron]].{{cite|ToD|71}} [[Greymane]] didn't want to form a combined army but Thoras accused him of cowardice so Greyman accepted to form the Alliance.{{cite|ToD|72}} Stromgarde had little chance to show its offensive capabilities, as the half of the army (the one that didn't went with [[Lothar]]) was defending the Northlands from the Horde's invasion through the dwarven realm of [[Khaz Modan]], which the [[Horde (pre-Thrall)|Horde]] led by the [[Blacktooth Grin]] had already expanded into.<ref>{{ref game |title=Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness |expansion= |campaign=Orc campaign |mission=[[Tol Barad (WC2 Horde)]] |zone= |npc= |quote= |quest= }}</ref>{{cite|W2Man|43}}
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[[Image:Thoras Trollbane.gif|thumb|left|A fan depiction of Thoras Trollbane]]
 
[[Image:Thoras Trollbane.gif|thumb|left|A fan depiction of Thoras Trollbane]]
Stromgarde came under heavy assault and losses, but continued to battle through with a resilience the Horde did not expect, its knights and warriors attacking at every turn. But the Horde did manage to destroy a good deal of Trollbane's kingdom, and to continued its march towards the elven kingdom of [[Quel'Thalas]].
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Stromgarde came under heavy assault and losses, they lost their island citadel of [[Tol Barad]] but continued to battle through, they tried to ambush Cho'gall and kill him but they failed.<ref>{{ref game |title=Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness |expansion= |campaign=Orc campaign |mission=[[The Badlands (WC2 Horde)]] |zone=[[Badlands]] |npc= |quote= |quest= }}</ref> The Horde manage to destroy a good deal of Trollbane's kingdom, and to continued its march towards the elven kingdom of [[Quel'Thalas]].<ref>{{ref game |title=Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness |expansion= |campaign=Orc campaign |mission=[[The Fall of Stromgarde]] |zone=[[Arathi Highlands]] |npc= |quote= |quest= }}</ref>
During the Siege of Lordaeron, Trollbane personally led his surviving troops to cut the Horde's escape through the mountains, preventing the entire Horde from overwhelming Lordaeron.
 
   
Following the destruction of [[Alterac]] after its deal with the Horde became known, Thoras Trollbane petitioned King Terenas to annex the eastern portion of Alterac's territory to [[Stromgarde]] in recognition of the latter's sacrifices and valor during the Second War.]]
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During the Siege of Lordaeron, Trollbane personally led his surviving troops to cut the Horde reinforcements through the [[Alterac Mountains]], preventing the entire Horde from overwhelming Lordaeron's [[Capital City]].{{cite|ToD|266, 267}}
   
 
As the Alliance forces made their push to the South, he sent a Stromgarde force under his nephew [[Danath Trollbane]] to retake Khaz Modan.
 
As the Alliance forces made their push to the South, he sent a Stromgarde force under his nephew [[Danath Trollbane]] to retake Khaz Modan.
   
After the defeat of the orcs in the Second War, much of the Horde was wiped out, and most surviving orcs were placed in concentration camps. Trollbane, however, fervently disagreed this policy, believing that the orcs were simply too dangerous to be kept alive. He argued with Terenas which was bitter for both as it was an argument between very close friends. When [[Lordaeron]] refused to mass execute the orcs, Trollbane sadly withdrew his support from the Alliance.
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Following the destruction of [[Alterac]] after its deal with the Horde became known, Thoras Trollbane petitioned King Terenas to annex the eastern portion of Alterac's territory to [[Stromgarde]] in recognition of the latter's sacrifices and valor during the Second War.
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After the defeat of the orcs in the Second War, much of the Horde was wiped out, and most surviving orcs were placed in [[internment camp]]s. Trollbane, however, fervently disagreed this policy, believing that the orcs were simply too dangerous to be kept alive. He argued with Terenas which was bitter for both as it was an argument between very close friends. When [[Lordaeron]] refused to mass execute the orcs, Trollbane sadly withdrew his support from the Alliance.{{cite|W2BnetMan|85}}
   
 
==Death and legacy==
 
==Death and legacy==
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==Reference==
 
==Reference==
*[[Tides of Darkness]]( WC2) and Novel
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*[[Beyond the Dark Portal]]( WC2} and Novel
 
*[[Beyond the Dark Portal]]( WC2} and Novel
 
*[[Day of the Dragon]]
 
*[[Day of the Dragon]]
   
 
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{{SuccessionBox|[[Liam Trollbane]]|King of Stromgarde|[[Galen Trollbane]]}}
 
{{SuccessionBox|[[Liam Trollbane]]|King of Stromgarde|[[Galen Trollbane]]}}
   

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AllianceNPC 32Lord Thoras Trollbane
Thorastrollbane
Gender Male
Race Human
Character class Warrior
Affiliation Alliance of Lordaeron, Kingdom of Stromgarde
Position King of Stromgarde
Location Buried in Stromgarde
Status Deceased
Relative(s) Ignaeus Trollbane (Ancestor)
Liam Trollbane (Father)
Danath Trollbane (Nephew)
Galen Trollbane (Son)

Thoras Trollbane was warrior king of the human Kingdom of Stromgarde.APG 161 ToD 45 W2Man 29

Biography

Thoras Trollbane was a natural born warrior. His people's lands were in the heart of troll-populated areas, and so being ready for battle was simply a way of life. Due to this, he is easily the largest and physically the strongest human king in the Alliance. Thoras was a man of few words only speaking those needed. However, his gruff exterior hid a very sharp mind. This often gives him an advantage when dealing with arrogant men. Trollbane was old friend of King Terenas of Lordaeron, likely known each other since youths and was his closest ally. Though their relationship soured after the war, they still respect each other greatly. Trollbane was also a rival and an enemy of King Perenolde of Alterac. He wielded a mighty axe into battle during the siege of Lordaeron but he was also known to wield the dreaded sword Trol'kalar.

The Second War

He was one of the human leaders who met at the councils to form the Alliance of Lordaeron.ToD 45 Stromgarde was quick to join the Alliance, following the start of the Second War,ToD 71 sending half of its standing army to the main Alliance forces,ToD 260 for Trollbane felt that battle was to be had with the orcs to stop their threat, he was one of the first in accept to form the Alliance of Lordaeron.ToD 71 Greymane didn't want to form a combined army but Thoras accused him of cowardice so Greyman accepted to form the Alliance.ToD 72 Stromgarde had little chance to show its offensive capabilities, as the half of the army (the one that didn't went with Lothar) was defending the Northlands from the Horde's invasion through the dwarven realm of Khaz Modan, which the Horde led by the Blacktooth Grin had already expanded into.[1]W2Man 43

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Stromgarde came under heavy assault and losses, they lost their island citadel of Tol Barad but continued to battle through, they tried to ambush Cho'gall and kill him but they failed.[2] The Horde manage to destroy a good deal of Trollbane's kingdom, and to continued its march towards the elven kingdom of Quel'Thalas.[3]

During the Siege of Lordaeron, Trollbane personally led his surviving troops to cut the Horde reinforcements through the Alterac Mountains, preventing the entire Horde from overwhelming Lordaeron's Capital City.ToD 266, 267

As the Alliance forces made their push to the South, he sent a Stromgarde force under his nephew Danath Trollbane to retake Khaz Modan.

Following the destruction of Alterac after its deal with the Horde became known, Thoras Trollbane petitioned King Terenas to annex the eastern portion of Alterac's territory to Stromgarde in recognition of the latter's sacrifices and valor during the Second War.

After the defeat of the orcs in the Second War, much of the Horde was wiped out, and most surviving orcs were placed in internment camps. Trollbane, however, fervently disagreed this policy, believing that the orcs were simply too dangerous to be kept alive. He argued with Terenas which was bitter for both as it was an argument between very close friends. When Lordaeron refused to mass execute the orcs, Trollbane sadly withdrew his support from the Alliance.W2BnetMan 85

Death and legacy

Thoras Trollbane met his end when he was assassinated under mysterious circumstances following the Third War. This was merely the beginning of Stromgarde's darkest hour, as the kingdom soon came under siege by forces of the Syndicate and Boulderfist ogres. The Syndicate and Boulderfist won several battles against the now weakened kingdom, and managed to occupy much of its terrain, including most of the capital city. Thoras was succeeded as Stromgarde's ruler by his son, Prince Galen Trollbane.

Thoras' nephew, Danath, was the tactical adviser to the Alliance Expedition to Draenor during the Second War, and was believed to have died after Draenor was destroyed and the Dark Portal sealed off; however, Danath has recently been discovered alive at Honor Hold, in the region now known as Outland.

Quotes

  • "We honor your memory, nephew, and your sacrifice. Since the founding of our glorious empire, the path to valor has always been drenched with the blood of heroes." - dedication to his nephew, Danath, in the Valley of Heroes in Stormwind
  • "That fool! What did he do, let them through?" - upon learning of the Horde's passing through Alterac
  • "King! Bah. The word sits ill in my mouth. It's an outrage! He betrays us all, damn near destroys us, and this is all he gets? I say prison, if not outright execution!" - referring to Perenolde's house arrest after the Second War

Reference

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