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该条目描述的是the recent history and current state of the Horde。 关于its past,请查阅History of the Horde.
部落
Horde Crest.png
部落徽章
主要领袖

IconSmall Vol'jin.gif Vol'jin
IconSmall Baine.gif Baine Bloodhoof
IconSmall Sylvanas.gif Sylvanas Windrunner
IconSmall Lor'themar.gif Lor'themar Theron
IconSmall Gallywix.gif Jastor Gallywix

IconSmall Ji.gif Ji Firepaw
次要领袖

IconSmall Go'el.gif Thrall
IconSmall Drek'Thar.gif General Drek'Thar
IconSmall Varok.gif Varok Saurfang
IconSmall OrcBrown Male.gif Jorin Deadeye
IconSmall Hamuul.gif Hamuul Runetotem
IconSmall Nazgrel.gif Nazgrel
IconSmall Undead Male.gif Master Apothecary Faranell
IconSmall Geyah.gif Greatmother Geyah
IconSmall Tauren Male.gif Jevan Grimtotem
IconSmall Halduron.gif Halduron Brightwing
IconSmall BloodElf2 Male.gif Tae'thelan Bloodwatcher
IconSmall Taunka Male.gif Roanauk Icemist
IconSmall ForestTroll Male.gif Elder Torntusk
IconSmall Aethas.gif Aethas Sunreaver
IconSmall Rommath.gif Grand Magister Rommath
IconSmall Liadrin.gif Lady Liadrin
IconSmall Tauren Female.gif Aponi Brightmane

IconSmall Hozen.gif Chief Kah Kah
前任领袖

IconSmall Garrosh.gif Garrosh Hellscream
IconSmall OrcGray Female.gif Warlord Zaela
IconSmall Magatha.gif Magatha Grimtotem

IconSmall Cairne.gif Cairne Bloodhoof
主要种族 奥格瑞玛兽人男性奥格瑞玛兽人女性兽人
丛林巨魔女性丛林巨魔女性丛林巨魔
雷霆崖牛头人男性雷霆崖牛头人女性牛头人
被遗忘者男性被遗忘者女性被遗忘者
银月城血精灵男性银月城血精灵女性血精灵
地精男性地精女性地精
熊猫人男性熊猫人女性熊猫人
其他种族

食人魔食人魔食人魔
玛格汉男性玛格汉女性玛格汉兽人
莫克纳萨莫克纳萨半食人魔 (Mok'Nathal)
半兽人男性半兽人女性半兽人
森林巨魔森林巨魔森林巨魔
牦牛人男性牦牛人女性牦牛人
IconSmall Hozen.gif Hozen
IconSmall Hobgoblin.gif Hobgoblin
麻风侏儒男性麻风侏儒女性麻风侏儒
狗头人狗头人

IconSmall Wyvern.gif Wyvern
各大首都 Orgrimmar, Thunder Bluff, Undercity, Silvermoon City
主要城市 Darkspear Isle, Bilgewater Harbor, Thrallmar, Garadar, Warsong Hold
根据地 Lordaeron and Central Kalimdor
战场 Lordaeron, Quel'Thalas, Kalimdor, Outland, Northrend, Pandaria, Great Sea
主要语言 Orcish
其他语言 Goblin, Gutterspeak, Low Common, Pandaren, Taurahe, Thalassian, Zandali
主要派系 Orgrimmar, Darkspear Trolls, Thunder Bluff, Undercity, Silvermoon City, Bilgewater Cartel, Huojin Pandaren
组织 Boulderslide, Dragonmaw clan, Mag'har, Revantusk tribe, Sunreavers, Forest Hozen
discuss changes here
The Horde is made up of orcs, forsaken, tauren, trolls, blood elves, and most recently, goblins. Misunderstood and cast aside, these diverse and powerful races strive to overcome their differences and unite as one in order to win freedom for their people and prosper in a land that has come to hate them.
In the Horde, action and strength are valued above diplomacy, and its leaders earn respect by the blade, wasting no time with politics. The brutality of the Horde's champions is focused, giving a voice to those who fight for survival.[1]

部落Horde) (also called the New Horde, Thrall's Horde or Vol'jin's Horde) is one of the two major political factions of the mortal races in Azeroth, its counterpart being the Alliance. The Horde, a faction led by off-worlders and composed of outsiders has survived these obstacles by bonding together, fighting as family, comrades, or even uneasy allies.[2]

During Garrosh Hellscream's reign, the faction was plunged into a state of civil war, divided between Hellscream's pan-orc government he referred to as the "True Horde" and the 暗矛之乱, comprised of the remaining Horde races, as well as orcs that have decided to oppose Garrosh, under leadership of 沃金. After the 决战奥格瑞玛 upon the defeat of Garrosh, 沃金 is crowned as the new Warchief of the Horde with every leader supporting the choice, even 萨尔 himself. This also marks the first time, when the Warchief's position was held by a person that isn't an orc, signifying a sense of a unity between all the member races of the faction, in Vol'jin's own words - The Horde is a family.

Horde Logo

Members

详见:部落主要领导人

我来告诉你部落是什么。部落是我和萨尔一手创建的。它是一个大家庭。就算全世界都想把我们打倒,这个大家庭都会帮助我们重新站起来。

—— 大酋长沃金[3]

Major members

Major member races include:

奥格瑞玛 Orc Clans

The Orcish Icon of Battle

奥格瑞玛兽人男性奥格瑞玛兽人女性兽人 - The surviving orcs of Azeroth's First, Second and Third Wars, who were released by 萨尔 from the Internment camps of 洛丹伦 and led by him to form their new destiny in 卡利姆多 while attempting to re-embrace their once honorable, shamanistic ways and fight the corruption of demonic magic. Capital is 奥格瑞玛 in Durotar.

  • Led by: Unknown
  • They have a large presence in Central 卡利姆多. After the 黑暗之门(地理) opened the orcs make bases in Outland to investigate their past. They also have bases in Northrend where they fought against the Scourge.

The Orcs in the Horde are from the following clans:

  • 霜狼氏族 - Thrall's own clan, and one of the few clans in the Eastern Kingdoms.
  • 战歌氏族 - A powerful warrior clan that battles the night elves for Ashenvale.
    • Led by: Unknown
  • 黑石氏族 - Many Blackrock clan orcs joined with Thrall under Orgrim or when he freed them from internment camps. Notable individuals are Eitrigg and 瓦罗克·萨鲁法尔. Furthermore, the former Warchief Garrosh Hellscream granted the new Blackrock Clan formed by Rend amnesty and recruited a formidable amount of them into the ranks of the Horde.
    • Led by: Unknown
  • Bleeding Hollow - The clan returned to Draenor after the Second War, but as it was torn apart some members crossed safely into Azeroth at the same time as the Warsong clan. They were captured and later rescued from the internment camps, and now they serve the new Horde. Additionally they have a notable presence in the Mag'har.
  • Shattered Hand - The Azerothian part of the clan have joined Thrall and serve as the Horde's guild of assassins.
  • IconSmall OrcGray Male.gifIconSmall OrcGray Female.gifDragonmaw - The Dragonmaw clan residing in the Twilight Highlands, have recently joined the new Horde.[4]
  • Shadowmoon - Scouts and peons are seen serving the New Horde at Shadowmoon Village.
    • Led by: Unknown
  • Burning Blade - The blademasters were once part of the Burning Blade, although the clan consumed itself in the throes of demonic corruption, these few swordsmen are still part of the Horde.
    • Led by: Unknown
  • Rageroar - A newly created clan that was assaulting Northwatch hold. It is almost destroyed at the end of the Alliance questline.[5]
  • 莫克纳萨莫克纳萨半食人魔 - Many of Azeroth's Half-Ogres assist the Horde when called on.
  • 半兽人男性半兽人女性半兽人 - Many aligned with their orcish relatives. Some joined the Alliance.
  • IconSmall Wyvern.gif Wyvern - The Horde has befriended many of these intelligent beasts of Kalimdor, whom they use as riding and flying mounts.
  • IconSmall DragonBlack.gifIconSmall WhelpBlack.gif Black Dragons - The Dragonmaw have enslaved members of the Black Dragonflight to serve them as mounts.
  • IconSmall ProtoRed.gif Proto-Dragon - With the end of the black dragonflight, the Dragonmaw clan now subverts proto-drakes for the needs of the Horde.[6]

Darkspear Darkspear Tribe

The Troll Icon of Shadows

丛林巨魔女性丛林巨魔女性丛林巨魔 - Originally from a small chain of islands in the Great Sea. Eventually joined Thrall’s journey to Kalimdor and moved to the Echo Isles, but were then rooted out by the 库尔提拉斯 marines. They are forever indebted to the orcs for saving their tribe and giving them a home. Capital is Darkspear Isle, the largest of the Echo Isles, off the coast of Durotar.

  • Led by IconSmall Vol'jin.gif 大酋长 Vol'jin
  • Prior to the reclamation of the Echo Isles, Sen'jin Village in mainland Durotar was the main Darkspear settlement. Darkspear settlements are commonly found in 卡利姆多 or Outland.
  • The Ravasaur Trainers in Un'goro Crater are a group of Darkspear troll elite raptor riders that provide their mounts to members of the Horde who prove themselves able to survive the creature's poison.

雷霆崖 United Tauren Tribes

The Tauren Icon of the Earth Mother

雷霆崖牛头人男性雷霆崖牛头人女性牛头人 - A race of noble creatures, native to 卡利姆多, who befriended the orcs and offered them spiritual guidance and aid. Capital is 雷霆崖 in Mulgore.

The Tauren of the Horde come from various tribes:

幽暗城 Forsaken

The Undead Icon of Torment

被遗忘者男性被遗忘者女性被遗忘者 - Known as the Forsaken, this group of undead was released from the control of the Lich King and have entered into an alliance of convenience with the other members of the Horde. The group also consists of other undead creatures, such as the Val'kyr, who chose to join the Forsaken after the Lich King's death. The capital is the 幽暗城, beneath the ruined City of Lordaeron in 提瑞斯法林地.

The Forsaken employ various different types of undead.

WC3FT logo 16x28.png Sylvanas was able to produce the following during the events of the 第三次战争:

  • IconSmall ObsidianDestroyer.gif Obsidian Statue - During the Third War, Sylvanas was able to produce Obsidian Statues.
  • IconSmall Ghoul.gif Ghouls - When Sylvanas first was freed from Arthas, all she had was her banshees and a small group of ghouls.
  • IconSmall CryptFiend.gif Crypt Fiends - During the Third War, Sylvanas had a group of crypt fiends in her forces.
  • IconSmall Gargoyle.gif Gargoyles - Sylvanas was also able to produce a few gargoyles. Koltira Deathweaver also made the use of multiple gargoyles in the Battle of Andorhal
  • IconSmall FrostWyrm.gif Frost Wyrms - Sylvanas eventually learned how to raise Frost Wyrms.

TBC Silvermoon Kingdom of Quel'Thalas

The Blood Elven Icon of Blood

银月城血精灵男性银月城血精灵女性血精灵 - Dealt a devastating blow during the Scourge invasion of Quel'Thalas, the high elves cast off their name and dubbed themselves the "blood elves," in honor of the fallen. Tirelessly working to reclaim their homeland from the lingering Scourge and the ever-vengeful Amani, the sin'dorei sought to join the reformed Horde with the strong backing of their former ranger general, Lady Sylvanas Windrunner. With the Sunwell restored and the monumental betrayal of their prince behind them, a bright future now lies ahead for the blood elves of Quel'Thalas.[9] Capital is 银月城 in Eversong Woods, in northern 奎尔萨拉斯.

Icon Cataclysm 18x18.gif 锈水财阀 锈水财阀

The Goblin Icon of Kezan

地精男性地精女性地精 - With the Cataclysm consuming their home island of Kezan, the goblins of the Bilgewater Cartel are shipped across the sea, intended for slave labor in Azshara, when they are caught in a naval crossfire between an Alliance fleet and a single Horde vessel off the Lost Isles. While there, they are attacked by the Alliance and ally with the orcs to defeat both their mutual foe, the hostile natives of the Lost Isles, and dissent from within their own ranks. Current home is Bilgewater Harbor in the heavily-reshaped Azshara. The goblins also have a district led by Boss Mida within the orcish capital of Orgrimmar.

MoP Huojin 火金派熊猫人

The Pandaren Icon of Pandaria

熊猫人男性熊猫人女性熊猫人 - The pandaren followers of Huojin hail from the Wandering Isle, and have now decided to join the Horde ranks, giving the similiarities in the moral code of its races. Huojin philosophy states that inaction is the greatest injustice, and that there is no shame in defending one's homes and loved ones regardless of cost.

  • Led by IconSmall Ji.gif Ji Firepaw, these followers now are integrated in the Horde community and have a small base of operations in Orgrimmar's Valley of Honor.

Horde forces

The uneasy truce between the Alliance and the Horde in the aftermath of the Third War was soon broken when several battlegrounds between various forces of the factions have erupted:

WoW Icon 16x16.png Classic

TBC Burning Crusade

  • 部落 Thrallmar - is the name for the Horde expeditionary forces to Outland, who quickly found many native allies. Consist of all the Horde races. The expedition's settlements are scattered all over Outland's zones, except Nagrand and Netherstom.
  • 玛格汉男性玛格汉女性 Mag'har - Mag'har are orcs from various clans that escaped corruption and remained in Outland throughout all three wars.

WotLK Wrath of the Lich King (Horde Expedition)

Icon Cataclysm 18x18.gif Cataclysm

MoP Mists of Pandaria

  • 部落 Dominance Offensive - The major Horde force for the Pandaria campaign.
  • IconSmall Hozen.gif Forest Hozen - A faction of hozen that has made their home in Jade Forest and was in constant war against the Jinyu. They find themselves allied with the Horde after the Horde gains their favor by rescuing some of their members, sating their appetite for fish, and killing some of their most fearsome enemies. Armed and equipped by the Horde, this tribe of hozen are recruited to fight the Horde's war against the Alliance.
  • 银月城血精灵男性银月城血精灵女性 雷霆崖牛头人男性雷霆崖牛头人女性 玛格汉男性玛格汉女性 被遗忘者男性被遗忘者女性 Sunreaver Onslaught - Outcast from 达拉然, the Sunreaver Onslaught fight to obtain powerful mogu artifacts from among the ruins of Thunder Isle, and to secure their future if the Horde falls to anarchy.

WoD Warlords Of Draenor

Allies

Wrathion and the leaders of the Horde.

Although not officially part of the Horde, the following groups have allied themselves with the Horde:

  • 熊猫人男性熊猫人女性 Eastwind Rest - After being aided in retaking their town, the Pandaren of Eastwind Rest have joined the Horde.
  • 熊猫人男性熊猫人女性 Honeydew Village - Though not officially aligned with the Horde. The villagers of Honeydew Village appear affilated with the Horde and grant Horde members sanctuary in their village.

Other members

食人魔法师食人魔食人魔 Stonemaul - This faction joined the Horde after Rexxar bested Kor'gall in a duel for the leadership of the clan. After, Rexxar disappeared into the Barren wilderness and made the ogre Mok'Morokk the leader of the clan. Although Mok'Morokk fell prey to temptations of power after Rexxar's departure and so the Stonemaul Village, actual former capital of the clan, was raided by Onyxia's brood. Mok’Morokk led the clan to Brackenwall Village, current capital, where he ruled unquestioned until an unknown challenger drove him out. Currently many support Tharg as a new leader.

食人魔法师食人魔食人魔 Dunemaul - Shortly after the shattering the Dunemaul band joined the Horde due to the efforts of Megs Dreadshredder and the Dunemaul "Emissary" who are stationed at the Dunemaul Recruitment Camp.

莫克纳萨莫克纳萨 Mok'nathal - This clan of hunters and beastmasters were discovered by 雷克萨 during his activities in Outland.

森林巨魔森林巨魔 Revantusk - Situated in the 辛特兰, The Revantusk have also been known to have Dire Trolls such as Ongo'longo among them. At Elder Torntusks return, the Revantusk have joined the Horde as full members.

丛林巨魔女性丛林巨魔女性 Shatterspear - Personally recruited by Garrosh Hellscream to fight against the Night Elves.[11] mostly situated the Shatterspear Village. The village was all but wiped out by Night Elf forces, and while there were some survivors that joined the Horde and various other organizations the tribe itself effectively no longer exists.[12]

丛林巨魔女性丛林巨魔女性 Twilight Highlands tribe - Another, seemingly Jungle Troll, aids the Horde in the Twilight Highlands; oddly, they are native to the region.[13]

War beasts

The Horde contains many beasts trained to assist their warriors in battle.

  • IconSmall Raptor.pngRaptors - Darkspear are commonly around reptiles, admiring their strength. They brought these beasts from Stranglethorn and have used them as mounts ever since.
  • IconSmall Bat.gifBats - Bats are the traditional flying mounts to Jungle Trolls. Many trolls use bats for suicide runs and burning buildings. The Forsaken also use bats as mounts.
  • IconSmall Dragonhawk.gif Dragonhawk - The elves of Silvermoon have used the majestic dragonhawks of Quel'Danas as mounts for centuries.
  • IconSmall Worg.gif Wolves - Even during their time on Draenor the orcs used wolf mounts. They are treated as equals and hunting partners among the Horde.
  • IconSmall Spider.gif Spider - The forsaken and specifically their Dark Rangers have began to breed and tame spiders.
  • IconSmall SkeletalHorse.png Skeletal Horse - The Forsaken used these noble animals as mounts in life so they found it fitting to raise them into death as their mounts.
  • IconSmall ProtoRed.gif Proto-Dragon - During the Northrend Campaign, Garrosh domesticated many proto-dragons. Furthermore, with the end of black dragonflight, the Dragonmaw clan now subverts proto-drakes for the needs of the Horde.
  • IconSmall Hawkstrider.png Hawkstrider - Because of their beauty and grace the blood elves have decided to make the Hawkstriders their war mount of choice.
  • IconSmall Wyvern.gif Wyvern - Impressed by the Orcs' commitment to honor and victory, the Wyverns allowed the Orcs to ride them into combat.
  • IconSmall Kodo.png Kodo - The tauren hold them in high esteem, and breed them as mounts.

Subjugated

These factions listed are not full members of the Horde but subjugated servants.

狗头人 Boulderslide - They became servants of the Horde thanks to the efforts of Subjugator Devo.[14][15]

IconSmall DragonBlack.gifIconSmall WhelpBlack.gif Black Dragons - The Dragonmaw have enslaved members of the Black Dragonflight to serve them as mounts.

猛犸人猛犸人 - Garrosh domesticated many by holding their young hostage.

Former Horde members

详见:Old Horde

Orcs' symbol in Warcraft I.

森林巨魔森林巨魔 祖阿曼(副本) - Allied with the Horde during the 第二次战争 after their leader, Zul'jin was rescued from the 洛丹伦联盟 by Horde warriors.

食人魔法师食人魔食人魔Ogre clans - The ogres followed the orcs through the 黑暗之门(地理).

地精男性地精女性 热砂财阀

奥格瑞玛兽人男性奥格瑞玛兽人女性 暗影议会 - Most of the faction was slayed by the ex-大酋长 Orgrim after the 第一次战争.

  • 魔鬼 Daemon - These dreaded hell spawns were summoned by the warlocks of the Shadow Council to do their bidding.

红龙军团 Red dragonkin - These noble creatures were subjugated by the Dragonmaw Clan using the 恶魔之魂.

黑龙军团 Black dragonkin - These servants of the Old Gods briefly allied themselves with the Horde of Draenor out of convenience.

暴风城人类男性暴风城人类女性 Kingdom of Alterac - A traitor human kingdom that allied with the Horde during the second war and later temporarily allied with the Horde of Draenor. They have since engaged in hostile relations with the New Horde.

IconSmall UndeadDeathKnight.gif Death Knight order - Order of undead magic users created from the corpses of the fallen knights of 艾泽拉斯世界 and the spirits of the orcish warlocks from the 第一次战争.

奥格瑞玛兽人男性奥格瑞玛兽人女性 雷神氏族 - Was one of the original orc clans and part of the Horde of Draenor. All of its members seem to have been forcibly turned into Fel Orcs by the Illidari and Burning Legion.

奥格瑞玛兽人男性奥格瑞玛兽人女性 暴掠氏族 - A clan formed by 古尔丹 for his personal protection. It later betrayed the Horde to look for the Tomb of Sargeras and was slaughtered by the vengeful 黑石氏族. A few ex-members such as Drak'thul survive but none known have joined the Horde.

奥格瑞玛兽人男性奥格瑞玛兽人女性 Twilight's Hammer clan - A clan leaded by 古加尔, the first ogre mage. Cho'gall was made the leader of an orc clan after its previous chieftain was executed for disobeying the Shadow Council. The clan's name was then changed to Twilight's Hammer; its original name and that of its former chieftain was stricken from all records. Under Cho'gall's leadership, the clan became increasingly nihilistic and eventually sought the destruction of all creation. This was true of their clan even before the orcs joined the pact with Mannoroth.

食人魔食人魔 Dreadmaul - After losing Dreadmaul Hold a portion of the Dreadmaul tribe have become slaves to the conquering Horde forces while another portion of the clan fight to reclaim their former home.[16] Some still remain and continue to fight the Horde for their home. They have managed to break free by allying themselves with the Iron Horde.

History

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In the past, the Horde referred to the orcs and their battle thralls from both Draenor and Azeroth, such as trolls and ogres. Following its utter defeat at the end of the 第二次战争, the Horde's dark power was broken, allowing Thrall to awaken the dormant spirituality of his people and free them from the 燃烧军团's control.

During the events of the 第三次战争, Thrall has made lasting bonds with the tauren chief Cairne Bloodhoof and the troll shadowhunter 沃金 of the Darkspear clan. The ties between the three races are very close, as both share many similar cultural views. With the help of the tauren, both the orcs and the tribe of trolls have established a place for themselves in 卡利姆多. Since then, certain ogre tribes, as well as the Forsaken and blood elves have chosen to affiliate themselves with the Horde.

The present Horde is mostly about surviving in a land that has come to hate them. The orcs are hated because, much like the Forsaken, they were manipulated by corrupt forces that channeled their aggression on unsuspecting foes, thus leaving behind a legacy of brutality and domination. In fact, many races of the Horde have a history of being unscrupulous. Though redeemed and trying to make amends or simply trying to survive, they are not forgiven nor trusted by many members of the Alliance who believe them to be their old selves still.[17][18][19] The 巨魔s, 牛头人 and their other allies are the ones who understood them, and so they are hated for that.

In the Third War, before the liberation of the Forsaken from the Scourge and the defection of the blood elves, the Horde allied themselves with the Alliance to rid Azeroth of the Burning Legion. Since then old animosity has risen again, resulting in open conflict on several battlefields, keeping relations between the Horde and Alliance in a state of Cold War. However, the two factions still officially kept a truce despite the rising conflicts until the 夺回幽暗城, when King Varian Wrynn officially declared war.

By the time the mists concealing Pandaria dissipated, cracks within the Horde started to emerge. The war had intensified with the surprise mana-bombing of Theramore Isle on Garrosh's orders, the actions of which Baine Bloodhoof and Vol'jin openly disapproved of.[20] In response, Garrosh ordered the Kor'kron to suppress any potential dissent, going as far as subjugating the Darkspear trolls on their own territory.[21][22] Horde leaders were weary of Garrosh's attempts to harness the sha for his own ends,[23] and the blood elves became increasingly discontented with Garrosh treating them as expendable in his attempts to do so.[24][25] The exposure of Sunreaver agents taking orders from Garrosh eventually led to the Sunreavers' expulsion from Dalaran, stoking further recriminations from the blood elf leadership towards Garrosh.[26]

Organization

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Before the tauren and trolls joined the Horde, the Horde was also called the Orcish Horde.[27] Although the Horde is a coalition of diverse races with different cultures, agendas, and values, one thing remains constant with in the Horde: respect is earned by the blade. Orgrimmar is the obvious center for now, and the 大酋长 of the Horde stands as the undisputed leader. The warchief holds dominion over the entire Horde.[28] The warchief maintains the Horde, is able to declare war for the entire Horde, take any precaution to ensure the stability and security of the Horde's member states, and has the final say in the induction of new Horde members.

The Horde makes no compromises when it comes to excellence,[29] and the power and ferocity of their warriors is legendary.[30] Misunderstood by many as evil, the Horde possesses a strong code of honor and strict laws for disobedience.[31] All members of the Horde have to swear a blood oath to join the faction and are thus obligated to follow the warchief's commands and support the warchief in war if the warchief calls upon them for aid. The position of warchief can be attained by having the previous warchief chose a successor or challenging the current warchief to a Mak'gora: a prearranged duel with deadly weapons between two people following a formal procedure in the presence of witnesses and traditionally fought until one party yields or is killed, usually to settle a quarrel involving a point of honor. Above all else, the title warchief is granted to those who display strength and decisive action. Warchiefs must be able to gain respect via combat effectiveness and martial conquests but also have enough tact to keep the Horde united and stable.

The warchief may accept ambassadors and advisors from all the different tribes and members of the Horde to makes sure their voice is heard in the running of the fledgling hegemony but ultimately, only the warchief may have the final say in matters concerning the entire Horde.

Each race within the Horde may chose a single leader to govern their people and their people's kingdoms and also to represent their people in the high Horde echelon.

Grunts, Berserkers and Tauren warriors fighting together in the Third War


Equal in size, the Horde also has its complexities, much like the Alliance. The main six races of the blood elves, 牛头人, undead, 巨魔s, 地精s, and 兽人s have countless friends among the races of Azeroth: the Revantusk forest trolls of the Hinterlands, the Stonemaul Ogres and various individuals like the Mok'Nathal beastmaster Rexxar.

Despite their somewhat monstrous appearance, the majority of the Horde is not evil; much like the Alliance, it is comprised of diverse factions and individuals who possess a wide range of values and virtues. Even so, there is one expectation that must be met when joining the Horde: regardless of gender or station, all are expected to pull their own weight and give their talents for the betterment of the Horde.[32] When weakness is a liability to the future of the Horde, it is the duty of the strong to usurp control from the incompetent and redeem the Horde. Lok'tar ogar! Victory or death - it is these words that bind one to the Horde. For they are the most sacred and fundamental of truths to any warrior of the Horde.[33] For the Horde, failure is not an option.

Culturally, orcs and tauren believe in redemption more than most other races on Azeroth and are willing to give almost anyone a chance, regardless of reputation. The Revantusk seem to have even accepted, (if not at least tolerate) their ancient enemy the blood elves. Largely because of these beliefs, a number of mortal races and many diverse factions can be found in service to the Horde.

The Unification

The Horde in 卡利姆多, which acts as the bulk of the Horde's forces, serve under the 大酋长's leadership. They include most of the orcs, the 牛头人, the Darkspear trolls, the goblins of the 锈水财阀, and a number of less prominent races within the Horde - such as the Stonemaul ogres. The Horde in the Eastern Kingdoms, comprising of the Forsaken and the blood elves, act with more independence from the Kalimdor Horde but ultimately answers to the warchief out of necessity for the Horde's support. These races all see the Horde differently. Some see it as an instrument of vengeance, hellbent to carve out a future for its people. Others see it as a refuge for those who need shelter, a commonwealth of the downtrodden, built for mutual support. While some view it as an alliance of convenience, a confederacy of unlikely partners free to pursue their own agendas.[34] Whatever their motivations, they are united to claim Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms for themselves in order secure key provisions and supplies needed to support their people, and forcibly remove Alliance incursions from their own lands. This Horde is the result of the actions in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos.

Nation of Durotar

Orcish city of 奥格瑞玛

The 兽人s of Durotar follow Warchief Garrosh in the absence of Warchief 萨尔. Their culture is split mostly between the orcs' warrior spirit and their shamanistic roots, which has recently wrought on conflict between the younger and older generations. Dedicated to carving out an existence in a world that has come to largely revile them, the orcs have recently turned their attention to reinvigorated conquests. Ashenvale and Stonetalon are among their first targets, and ultimately Warchief Hellscream intends to unite the entirety of Azeroth under a single banner.[35]

Darkspear tribe

Troll city of Darkspear Isle

The Darkspear of the Broken Isles have a very savage and dark history studying voodoo arts and worshiping the loa, however after Thrall had saved their tribe from extinction, 沃金 son of 森金 pledged his tribe to the Horde. Some trolls have now began to study shamanism and more recently druidism, some of these trolls even mix shamanism with voodoo arts, most of the members of the tribe have or are attempting to give up the ways of cannibalism and the other traits of their race's darker history. After retaking much of their territory from the treacherous Zalazane, the Darkspear have been invited to join a revitalized troll empire under the Zandalari's leadership - though Vol'jin has declined this offer.

United Tauren Tribes

Tauren city of 雷霆崖

The noble 牛头人 of Kalimdor are a race that had hunted the lands of central Kalimdor for generations, however when Thrall and his orcs had arrived onto the lands of Kalimdor they had already been driven near extinction by the marauding centaur that rampaged through their lands. Under the leadership of their high chieftain 凯恩·血蹄 and the young warchief Thrall, the tauren managed to drive back most of the centaur. Since then, Cairne has pledged his people to the Horde. After Cairne's death, the young 贝恩·血蹄 has arisen to take his father's place and lead the tauren into a brighter future. With the recent Alliance incursion into the Barrens, the tauren have created a mighty gate to protect their homeland of 莫高雷. Even if their Horde allies turn down dark paths during this war, the tauren have resolved to be the light that guides them through it.[36]

Bilgewater Cartel

Goblin city of Bilgewater Harbor

The cunning 锈水财阀 goblins from Kezan, one of the most (if not the most) powerful goblin cartels that dominates trade in the south seas, have recently joined the Horde. After 死亡之翼 assaulted Kezan and the goblins were forced to flee, their first escape ships were attacked by an Alliance fleet. With a common enemy, the goblins assisted the captive former Warchief 萨尔 in breaking his bonds and obliterating the Alliance on the Lost Isles. Their future was tested when their leader, the angered Trade Prince Gallywix, attempted to defeat Thrall and take over Azshara for himself, though this ultimately ended in failure. Thrall mercifully allowed him to retain his position as 贸易大王, and thus the Bilgewater goblins were accepted into the Horde.

Forsaken

The Horde of the Eastern Kingdoms was initially next to non-existent, with only the Frostwolf orcs and other smaller forces in operation around the continent. In recent years, however, the Horde's presence has been bolstered by the inclusion of the Forsaken of Eastern Kingdoms and the blood elves of 奎尔萨拉斯. While considered members of the Horde, their bonds with the western Horde are perhaps not on the same level as the orcs, trolls and tauren.

The Forsaken were once part of the Scourge, forced into mindless servitude under the 巫妖王. After the Lich King's grip began to weaken, the banshee queen Sylvanas Windrunner broke free from his will, and went on to both free and rally other undead beings to join her own empire of undeath, dubbed the "Forsaken." Under Lady Sylvanas' leadership, the Forsaken used any means necessary to conquer the fallen kingdom and remove both the dreadlords and other foes threatening their dominion. After expelling the Scourge from capital city and massacring the last remaining holdouts of the Alliance, they took over the catacombs of the former capital, renaming the city "Undercity."

With the backing of the 牛头人, Thrall warily accepted the Forsaken into the Horde, though this alliance of convenience has been tested - great betrayal at the hands of 大药剂师普特雷斯 has put the Forsaken on a tight leash, made tighter by the new Warchief's less lenient stance on their modus operandi.

Kingdom of Quel'Thalas

Elven city of Silvermoon

The blood elves of 奎尔萨拉斯 preside over the other major kingdom of the Eastern Horde. After the Scourge onslaught essentially culled the high elven race, with over 90% of their people killed, the remaining 10% vowed to avenge the destruction of their once-great nation and dubbed themselves the "blood elves" in honor of their fallen brethren. After retaking their homeland with the volatile new powers the magisters advocated, the kingdom of Quel'Thalas was offered aid from an unlikely source - the Forsaken, whose queen, Lady Sylvanas, had lost her life in her attempt to protect Quel'Thalas from the Scourge. With their assistance, the blood elves were able to fend off the lingering Scourge in the kingdom, and were able to enter the Horde as an equal nation of its own.

Quel'Thalas suffered another dark hour in recent years, when its twisted scion 凯尔萨斯·逐日者 attacked his homeland in a mad bid to usher the 燃烧军团's master into Azeroth. He was put to death for this on Quel'Danas, and 洛瑟玛·塞隆 has thus become the sole leader of the blood elven people.

References

  1. Darkmoon Faire Cataclysm Promotion: Fortune card
  2. "Beginnings and Ends"
  3. 沃金:部落之影
  4. Quest:Negotiations Terminated
  5. Quest:Silencing Rageroar
  6. The Secrets of Ragefire
  7. Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, p247
  8. Quest:Lessons in Fear "No humans were used. <Walden laughs.> Rightfully, they fear being reanimated as Forsaken."
  9. http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/race/blood-elf
  10. 日影之下
  11. Quest:Disturbing Connections
  12. Twitter: Loreology
  13. Quest:Kor'kron Drop
  14. Quest:Reinforcements...
  15. Quest:Kobold Fury!
  16. Quest:Futile Pride
  17. "The Founding of Durotar: A Blaze of Glory Map: Theramore Isle", Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. 暴雪娱乐. Admiral Proudmoore: "Can your blood atone for genocide, orc? Your Horde killed countless innocents with its rampage across Stormwind and Lordaeron. Do you really think you can just sweep all that away and cast aside your guilt so easily? No, your kind will never change, and I will never stop fighting you.".
  18. Alliance & Horde Compendium, pg. 55. Quote: Although the brave and foolhardy Proudmoore and the men and women who followed him are gone, many of Theramore's citizens agreed with their actions.
  19. Horde Player's Guide, pg. 175. Quote: For the time being, the Horde is now our most "obvious" enemy, in that they are numerous, and old hatreds put the fight with them at the top of nearly every priority list.
  20. Tides of War
  21. Quest:The Horde Is Family
  22. Quest:De-Subjugation
  23. Quest:A Gathering Storm
  24. Quest:Get My Results!
  25. Quest:What's in the Box?
  26. Quest:One Last Grasp
  27. Exodus of the Horde
  28. 魔兽世界 manual, 182
  29. World of Warcraft Horde Premium Hoodie
  30. World of Warcraft Horde Track Jacket
  31. World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria Horde Faction Logo Premium Tee
  32. Quest:The Horde Way
  33. Quest:Blood Oath of the Horde
  34. Quest:The Measure of a Leader (Horde)
  35. Quest:Call of Duty
  36. 贝恩·血蹄


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