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The Burning Blade clan is an orcish clan. They are best known for their deadly blademasters. The Burning Blade can range from demon-crazed warriors to plotting and lucid demon-focused cultists to the noble blademasters who can be found within the ranks of the Horde.

History

A Burning Blade blademaster in art.

Prehistory

The Burning Blade clan resided in Hallvalor which has become the ogre-infested Burning Blade Ruins.

Second War

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The Burning Blade is not a clan as much as it is an elemental force of nature. Chaotic and unpredictable, the Burning Blade is a brotherhood of demented orcs whose only objective is to raze and plunder with no regard for their own safety. This leaderless swarm is held in check by the ogres - to be unleashed by the clans in times of urgent duress. The Burning Blade holds loyalty to no one and will attack any that they perceive to be a threat - even their fellow orcs.[1] Their faction color was orange.

Third War

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A Burning Blade blademaster in WCIII, which is set to prior and past the Third War.

The blademasters of the Third War were once part of the ill-fated Burning Blade clan that consumed itself in the throes of demonic corruption. With their clan scattered and broken, the proud blademasters swore a grim oath to free themselves and their brethren from demonic control once and for all.[2]

Cycle of Hatred

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Zmodlor has recruited both humans and orcs who were prejudiced against one another into a new incarnation of the Burning Blade cult. Each side had the promise to destroy their enemies. No one who followed him was aware that he also recruited their enemies. Among the followers, there are: Kristoff, Jaina's chamberlain, and Burx, one of Thrall's chief warriors. There is also Margoz who had to recruit humans into Theramore and aggravate the hate into the city. The goal was to create tensions between Theramore and Orgrimmar in order to collect souls during the battles. The Zmoldor's plan has been put in check by Jaina and Aegwynn and the bloodbath has been avoided.[3]

World of Warcraft

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The Burning Blade clan banner in World of Warcraft.

Recently, the warlock Neeru Fireblade, a servant of the Shadow Council at Jaedenar, was given the task to recruit orcs to infiltrate Durotar from within. Neruu is working with the Searing Blade within the Ragefire Chasm. He used to send unaware adventurers into Ragefire Chasm to test the strength of the Searing Blade cultists, to see if they're truly worthy of being on his side.

They maintain several holdings throughout Durotar, where they constantly scheme to bring about the destruction of the Horde. United by their allegiance to the precepts of the demonic Burning Legion, the members of the Burning Blade have established footholds in places such as a cave in Valley of Trials,[4] Skull Rock near Orgrimmar and in the dreaded Ragefire Chasm beneath the city itself. These installations, however, were located and subsequently destroyed by Orcish forces after Warchief Thrall learned of the cult and ordered its annihilation.[5]

Into the Dreadmist Peak, the cult protect a powerful artifact, The Demon Seed. For an unknown reason, Neeru has tried to destroy his artifact.[6]

Mankrik, a blademaster,[7] in the Crossroads is one of the remaining members of the original clan judging by his bloodlust and the banner of the Burning Blade hanging outside his tent.

The Burning Blade is particularly deeply entrenched in Desolace, where they have made ties with the Hatefury satyrs.[8] They are a stronghold in the region, Thunder Axe Fortress.

A cell-based organization, the Burning Blade is largely independent of outside control, but does officially report to agents of the continent-spanning Shadow Council. The Searing Blade clan, named in honor of another orcish clan, and the Argus Wake are the Burning Blade's sister groups.[9]

The cult itself employs more races than orcs. Some Forsaken, humans, goblins, and Highborne[请求来源] have been counted amongst their ranks.

Burning Crusade

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Lantresor of the Blade,[10] a blademaster, has become the leader of the Boulderfist clan in Nagrand.

Cataclysm

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After the fall of the Burning Blade clan, the blademasters swore to free themselves and their people from demonic control. This may be done, but the honor of some like Ronakada remains unsatisfied. He shall fight for the Horde - and train other warriors to do so - until he dies gloriously in battle.

In Desolace, Led by Kohor, they attempt to summon a powerful demon in order to assure their victory. However, the demon has been invoked too soon and he has been killed.[11]

Into the Dreadmist Peak, the cult has got The Demon Seed, protected by Xelnaz. They're planning to use a powerful artifact called the Demon Seed to launch a full scale attack on the Horde. Fortunatly, the artifact has been taken and given to Balgor Whipshank.[12]

The Horde and Alliance have met with success with uniting the centaur clan in order to fight the Burning Blade clan.[13]

Mists of Pandaria

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All trace of the cult has disappeared from the Ragefire Chasm. Furthermore, during the Siege of Orgrimmar, Neeru has been hanged by the "True Horde".

Since the cult appears to be wiped out, the only members left of the Burning Blade are the members in the ranks of the Horde.

Known members

Name Location Condition
IconSmall Orc Male.gif 交战 Yarrog Baneshadow Burning Blade Coven, Durotar Killable
IconSmall Orc Male.gif 部落 Neeru Fireblade Cleft of Shadow, Orgrimmar Deceased
IconSmall Orc Male.gif Klass Metalfist Thunder Axe Fortress, Desolace The RPG Icon 16x36.png Unknown
IconSmall Orc Female.gif Al'arr Darkhills Thunder Axe Fortress, Desolace The RPG Icon 16x36.png Unknown
IconSmall Orc Male.gif 交战 Kohor Thunder Axe Fortress, Desolace Killable
IconSmall Orc Male.gif 交战 Gazz'uz Skull Rock, Durotar Killable
IconSmall Goblin Male.gif 交战 Fizzle Darkstorm Thunder Ridge, Durotar Deceased
IconSmall Undead Male.gif 交战 Sarilus Foulborne Dreadmist Peak, The Barrens Killable
IconSmall Felguard.gif 交战 Rathorian Dreadmist Peak, The Barrens Killable
IconSmall Orc Male.gif 交战 Jugkar Grim'rod Mannoroc Coven, Desolace Killable
IconSmall Undead Male.gif Jonas the Red Unknown (lore)
IconSmall Felguard.gif 交战 Xelnaz Dreadmist Peak, The Barrens Killable

"Galtak Ered'nash"

The two words Galtak Ered'nash are used as a greeting among the members of the Burning Blade. It translates as: "All hail the Burning Blade" in the demonic tongue.[14]

In the RPG

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Another Burning Blade blademaster in art.

First war

According some RPG books, the Burning Blade clan fought in the First War.[15][16]

Introduction

In the First and Second Wars, the Burning Blade was less a clan and more a group of (somewhat) organized orcs who had no banner of their own. They were something of a force of nature; these orcs were some of the first to drink the blood of demons, and simply wished to kill everything in sight with no regard for their own lives. The other clans used the ogres to keep the Burning Blade in check, lest this clan turn on the rest of the Horde in their permanent state of aggression. In more recent times, the Burning Blade has grown more organized, and they are definitively anti-Horde. The Burning Blade harbors many of those whom Thrall exiled or otherwise refused to incorporate in his new society, such as warlocks and the worst of murderers. The clan has a leader now; many whisper that he is none other than Neeru Fireblade, a warlock residing within the very halls of Orgrimmar. It is unknown if Thrall is aware of his existence, or if he intentionally keeps the Burning Blade's leader close to watch his actions. The Burning Blade Clan's color is orange.[16]

Organization

The Burning Blade is a tightly run organization, with a fear of spies coloring their strict hierarchy. Leaders, one to every pocket of foul sorcerers, call themselves the First, likely harkening back to the First War when they pushed the Horde to demon-tainted victory over the Alliance. The Firsts have direct contact with the demons still on Kalimdor, and work to summon more of their infernal allies from the Twisting Nether. They also send out inferiors, to serve as spies among the Horde. Since some goblins have joined the Burning Blade's ranks, it is likely there are spies among the Alliance as well. Their inferiors are split into three other groups, called the Second, the Third, and Nothing. This refers to the Second War, which ended in defeat, and the Third War, in which the Horde did what the Burning Blade considers unthinkable — joined with the Alliance to defeat the demons. Nothing refers to the current state of truce with the Alliance, defeated demons, and a splintered Burning Blade.

The Seconds report directly to the Firsts, and know most of the secrets of the cult. Many powerful warlocks hold this rank, likely hoping their mentors kick it one day so that they can take the reins. The Thirds comprise most of the Burning Blade, ambitious and foul orcs who want power and will do anything to get it. Nothings are the initiates, sent on mundane tasks such as hunting, cleaning, cooking, and even serving as bait to snare those who trespass on the Burning Blade's territory.

Their stronghold lies in the Thunder Axe Fortress of Desolace, but their foul taint reaches as far as the heights of the mountains of the Barrens and even under Thrall's feet in Orgrimmar. The Burning Blade makes its beds wherever one can find demons. Their main area of influence is the Thunder Axe Fortress in Desolace, and it pulses with arcane energy. Others can be found an area in the hills of Desolace where they attempt to summon more demons. They also show up at the Dreadmist Peak in the Barrens, Skull Rock and Thunder Ridge in Durotar (a location where goblins serve the Burning Blade), and there is even a Burning Blade movement in Orgrimmar itself, in Ragefire Chasm, the cave complex underneath Thrall's city.[15][17]

Membership

There are many orcs who are not happy with the current Horde. The current state of the Horde is a tenuous peace with the Alliance, and most orcs prefer a life of blood and thunder. However, many of these orcs attack Alliance caravans and travelers without ever leaving the Horde. The orcs who serve the Burning Blade feel that the divine magic Thrall encourages is weak, and they long for the rush of demonic power. The Burning Blade is comprised of orcs, mostly warlocks, who crave more and more power. The organization is aware of its tenuous existence, with both the Alliance troops from Theramore and their former brethren after them, and so they are watchful of Horde spies.

The first couple of tests in order to become members of the Burning Blade are mostly arcane spell casting and pledging oneself to the Burning Legion. The next test involves the drinking of foul demon blood. The final test is the cold-blooded murder of one of the initiates' own people. These initiations take place at the top of Dreadmist Peak. After passing the final test, they travel to Desolace for further training. Those that pass the test of consuming demonic blood are told some of the Burning Blade's plans. The Burning Blade is planning on summoning more demons to bolster an army. They have footholds in Desolace.

The leaders are all orcs from the old wars, those who actually remember the First War and their old homeland. These are orcs who have lived a very long time; the magic sustained them, but ravaged their bodies in the process. They are twisted to the core, they are; ancient and evil. They harbor a deep hatred for the Alliance, the Horde and the Scourge. The leaders do know, however, that they are not immortal, and that the weakened forces of the demons make them vulnerable. They are carefully grooming younger warlocks to take their positions; the initiations that entailed are unknown.[18]

Speculation

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While Warcraft II describes the Burning Blade as not being a clan but as a force and brotherhood of demented orcs, in Warlords of Draenor they are seen under the organized leadership of Dharl and later Azuka. It is possible that since the time before the opening of the Dark Portal and the Second War some events happened that led to regress of the clan (probably deaths of the leadership).

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