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The Annals of Darrowshire

Darrowshire. Named for the Darrowmere Lake to the west to its west, is a village tucked into the southern foothills of Lordaeron. Known for humble yet hardworking residents, Darrowshire stayed in the background of Lordaeron history until the Third War.

Heroes where made during that war, and heroes where lost.


The Battle for Darrowshire

The battle of Darrowshire took place in the middle of the Third War, when the scourge forces rampaged across Lordaeron. Darrowshire was cut of from the bulk of the Allience forces. But the town was bolstered by a company of troops; a contingent of paladins if the Silver Hand, and a staunch group of local militia led by captain Joseph Redpath.

The Scourge's first assaults on Darrowshire where sparse. Small groups of maruading skeletons and corpses wandered the outskirts of of the village and where repelled. But the Sourge where not balked by the defenders tenacity, and responded in kind; soon after the first wave of attacks, the second wave emerged. Champion ghouls, servants of the ghoul lord Horgus screamed down from the hills and clashed with beleagered darrowshire defenders.

The defenders weakened, but where relieved by Paladins, desciples of the Silver Hand. Their leader, Davil Crokford, was a native of Darrowshire. He brought his followers to the village when he heard of the inpending attack, and together with the defenders they held back the servants of Horgus.

When Horgus himself entered the battle, he met with Davil. For many minutes they fought and Davil eventually prevaled. But he suffered a mortal wound, and died soon after defeating the ghoul lord.

The battle continued and captain Redpath let his militia bravely. And it might have been won, had the captain not been corrupted by the death knight Marduk the Black.

In the middle of the fray, Marduk rode up to Redpath and with black magic magic he tore loose Redpath's spirit, twisting it into a evil shadow of the brave captain.

The corrupted captain Redpath then spread his evil his evil taint amung the defenders of Darrowshire, who betrayed their allies and slaughtered them. They then turned on the town of Darrowshire and killed all who hid in their homes.

The remaining Scourge army, along with the corrupted spirit of Captain Redpath then left the ravaged village of Darrowshire and tore into Lordaeron, adding to the pain and death of the Third war.


Sources

World of Warcraft ingame book: The Annals of Darrowshire

Note: It seems that the author mistakingly refered to the events as happening in the Second war, while the existance of the Scourge is exclusive to the Third War. This version includes corrections

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