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| conc=[[Alliance–Horde War (Cataclysm)]], [[Invasion of Gilneas]]
 
| conc=[[Alliance–Horde War (Cataclysm)]], [[Invasion of Gilneas]]
 
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| name=Elemental War
 
| image=CataclysmOrgrimmarElementalInvasion.jpg
 
| image=CataclysmOrgrimmarElementalInvasion.jpg
 
| side1=*[[Alliance]]
 
| side1=*[[Alliance]]
 
**[[Kingdom of Stormwind]]
 
**[[Kingdom of Stormwind]]
***Alliance-controlled [[Stromgarde]]
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***[[SI:7]]
****[[League of Arathor]]
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**Alliance-controlled [[Stromgarde]]
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***[[League of Arathor]]
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****[[Refuge Pointe]]
 
**[[Kingdom of Ironforge]]
 
**[[Kingdom of Ironforge]]
***[[The Three Hammers]]
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***[[Bronzebeard Clan]]
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***[[Wildhammer Clan]]
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***Moira Thaurissan loyal [[Dark Iron Clan]]
 
***[[Stormpike clan]]
 
***[[Stormpike clan]]
 
**[[Gnomeregan]]
 
**[[Gnomeregan]]
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**[[Kul Tiras|Nation of Kul Tiras]]
 
**[[Kul Tiras|Nation of Kul Tiras]]
 
***[[Baradin's Wardens]]
 
***[[Baradin's Wardens]]
***[[Wildhammer clan]]
 
 
| side2=*[[Horde]]
 
| side2=*[[Horde]]
 
**[[Durotar|Nation of Durotar]]
 
**[[Durotar|Nation of Durotar]]
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***[[Rageroar clan]]
 
***[[Rageroar clan]]
 
***[[Dragonmaw clan]]
 
***[[Dragonmaw clan]]
***[[Stonemaul clan]]
 
 
**[[Bilgewater Cartel]]
 
**[[Bilgewater Cartel]]
 
***Bilgewater [[Hobgoblin]]s
 
***Bilgewater [[Hobgoblin]]s
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**[[Darkspear tribe]]
 
**[[Darkspear tribe]]
 
***[[Echo Isles]]
 
***[[Echo Isles]]
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**[[Stonemaul clan|Stonemaul ogre]]
 
**[[Shatterspear tribe]]
 
**[[Shatterspear tribe]]
 
**[[Revantusk tribe]]
 
**[[Revantusk tribe]]
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*[[Therazane (faction)|Therazane's earth followers]]
 
*[[Therazane (faction)|Therazane's earth followers]]
 
*[[Neptulon]]'s water servants
 
*[[Neptulon]]'s water servants
| side4=*[[Old Gods]]' forces
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| side4=*[[Old Gods' forces]]
 
**[[Twilight's Hammer clan]]
 
**[[Twilight's Hammer clan]]
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***Ragnaros, Deathwing and Twilight's Hammer loyal [[Dark Iron clan|Dark Iron Dwarves]]
 
***[[Ancient_guardian#Dark_Ancients|Dark Ancients]]
 
***[[Ancient_guardian#Dark_Ancients|Dark Ancients]]
 
**[[Forgotten one]]s
 
**[[Forgotten one]]s
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**{{npc||Captain Darill}}
 
**{{npc||Captain Darill}}
 
*{{npc||Magni Bronzebeard||King Magni Bronzebeard}}†
 
*{{npc||Magni Bronzebeard||King Magni Bronzebeard}}†
**[[Council of Three Hammers]]
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**{{npc||Moira Thaurissan}}
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**{{npc||Muradin Bronzebeard}}
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**{{npc||Falstad Wildhammer}}
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***{{npc||Kurdran Wildhammer}}
 
**{{npc||Vanndar Stormpike}}
 
**{{npc||Vanndar Stormpike}}
 
*{{npc||Jalinde Summerdrake}}
 
*{{npc||Jalinde Summerdrake}}
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**{{npc||Krennan Aranas}}
 
**{{npc||Krennan Aranas}}
 
**{{npc||Ivar Bloodfang}}
 
**{{npc||Ivar Bloodfang}}
*Lord Admiral {{npc||Tandred Proudmoore}}
 
 
| commanders2=*{{npc||Garrosh Hellscream||Warchief Garrosh Hellscream}}
 
| commanders2=*{{npc||Garrosh Hellscream||Warchief Garrosh Hellscream}}
 
**{{npc||High Warlord Cromush}}
 
**{{npc||High Warlord Cromush}}
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**Fallen Prince {{npc||Galen Trollbane}}
 
**Fallen Prince {{npc||Galen Trollbane}}
 
|commanders3=*{{npc||Alexstrasza}}
 
|commanders3=*{{npc||Alexstrasza}}
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**{{npc||Korialstrasz}}
 
*{{npc||Ysera}}
 
*{{npc||Ysera}}
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**{{npc||Eranikus}}
 
*{{NPC||Nozdormu}}
 
*{{NPC||Nozdormu}}
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**{{npc||Soridormi}}
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**{{npc||Anachronos}}
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**{{npc||Chronormu}}
 
*{{Npc||Kalecgos}}
 
*{{Npc||Kalecgos}}
 
*{{NPC||Azuregos}}
 
*{{NPC||Azuregos}}
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*{{npc||Malorne}}
 
*{{NPC||Cenarius}}
 
*{{NPC||Cenarius}}
 
**{{npc||Malfurion Stormrage}}
 
**{{npc||Malfurion Stormrage}}
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**{{npc||Tortolla}}
 
**{{npc||Tortolla}}
 
**{{npc||Goldrinn}}
 
**{{npc||Goldrinn}}
**{{npc||Agamaggan}}
 
 
**{{npc||Aessina}}
 
**{{npc||Aessina}}
**{{npc||Goldrinn}}
 
**{{npc||Malorne}}
 
**{{npc||Omen}}
 
**{{npc||Tortolla}}
 
**{{npc||Ursoc}}
 
**{{npc||Ursol}}
 
 
*{{npc||Muln Earthfury||High Shaman Muln Earthfury}}
 
*{{npc||Muln Earthfury||High Shaman Muln Earthfury}}
 
**{{npc||Nobundo||Farseer Nobundo}}
 
**{{npc||Nobundo||Farseer Nobundo}}
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***{{npc||Aggra}}
 
***{{npc||Aggra}}
 
***{{npc||Kilag Gorefang}}
 
***{{npc||Kilag Gorefang}}
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*{{npc||Therazane}}
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*{{npc||Neptulon}}
 
|commanders4=*[[Old Gods]]
 
|commanders4=*[[Old Gods]]
 
**{{npc||Deathwing}}
 
**{{npc||Deathwing}}
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***{{npc||Sintharia}}
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***{{npc||Nefarian}}
 
**{{npc||Cho'gall}}
 
**{{npc||Cho'gall}}
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***{{NPC||General Grimaxe}}
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***{{npc||Archbishop Benedictus}}
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***{{npc||Grand Magister Rommath}}
 
**{{npc||Queen Azshara}}
 
**{{npc||Queen Azshara}}
 
*{{npc||Ragnaros}}
 
*{{npc||Ragnaros}}
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**{{npc||Baron Geddon}}
 
*{{npc||Al'Akir}}
 
*{{npc||Al'Akir}}
 
| begin=The [[Cataclysm (event)|Cataclysm]]
 
| begin=The [[Cataclysm (event)|Cataclysm]]
 
| end=
 
| end=
 
| place=[[Azeroth (world)]]
 
| place=[[Azeroth (world)]]
| result=Undetermined, ongoing
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| result= Defeat of Ragnaros and Al'Akir,The Twilight's Hammer have been retreated, Deathwing defeated at the Maelstorm, Azeroth begun to heal itself
 
| battles=[[Elemental Invasion]]}}
 
| battles=[[Elemental Invasion]]}}
[[War in Cataclysm]], also called ''War for the Second Sundering'', is a destructive conflict between the forces manipulated by the Old Gods (then [[Black dragonflight]] and [[Twilight's Hammer]]) and the most of the mortal sapient [[race]]s on [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]] alongside its natural protectors (as the uncorrupt [[dragon]]s and [[Ancient]]s) who fight to protect the planet from the imminent destruction caused by the [[Cataclysm (event)|Cataclysm]] and of the vile [[Old Gods|ancient ones]]' manipulated forces attack. But the things like that will not be easy as [[Alliance]] and [[Horde]] are [[Alliance–Horde War (Cataclysm)|at open war]] and aren't completely focused in combat the ancestral treat together.
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The '''Elemental War''' was the destructive conflict between the forces of the [[Old Gods]], led by [[Deathwing|Deathwing the Destroyer]], and the peoples of Azeroth (i.e., the Horde, the Alliance, and neutral forces such as the [[dragonflights]]). After Deathwing's emergence from [[Deepholm]] caused the [[Cataclysm (event)|second sundering of the planet]], there was[[Alliance-Horde War (Cataclysm)| renewed war]] between the [[Horde]] and the [[Alliance]].
   
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
Deathwing disappeared after [[Battle of Grim Batol|the events]] of the [[Day of the Dragon]]. No one knows what he could came to plan... As his whereabouts still unknow his son, [[Nefarian]], conducts experiments to create a new powerful dragonflight, but seems to have only [[Chromatic dragonflight|partial success and partial failure]]. Basing in Nefarian's experiments, [[Sintharia]], disguising yourself as Lady [[Sinestra]] with the aid of [[Balacgos's Bane|two]] [[Demon Soul|artifacts]], an [[Zendarin|ally]], and a [[Zzeraku|prisoner]], created a new powerful [[Twilight dragonflight|dragonflight]]. In time, the [[black dragonflight]] ends its war against [[Ragnaros]], allying itself with him and [[Al'akir]]. Suddently Deathwing return to Azeroth... And the world [[Cataclysm|will not be the same with his return]].
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With the destruction of the [[Demon Soul]] at the [[Battle of Grim Batol]], Deathwing fled to the [[Elemental Plane]] of Deepholm to recover and prepare for his return to [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]]. During his absence, his son [[Nefarian]] attempted to create a powerful dragonflight, with [[Chromatic dragonflight|only partial sucess]] before his defeat in [[Blackrock Spire]]. Sometime later, [[Sintharia]] created the powerful [[Twilight dragonflight]]. By the time the [[Alliance]] and [[Horde]] set sail for [[Northrend]], the [[black dragonflight]] ended its battle against [[Ragnaros]], ultimately allying with the Firelord and [[Al'akir|Ala'kir the Windlord]].
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By the end of the [[war against the Lich King]], Deathwing had completely recovered from his defeat. Shortly after the heroes of Northrend returned home, Deathwing prepared for his return, sending earthquakes and shockwaves cross the planet. Allying with Deathwing, the cultists of the [[Twilight Hammer]] began spreading word of doom and destruction among the races of Azeroth, leading up to an [[Elemental Invasion|attack]] of major cities by various elementals. Though these attacks were stopped, Deathwing himself finally emerged from the [[Maelstrom]], destroying the [[World Pillar]] in Deepholm and causing the [[Cataclysm (event)|Second Sundering]].
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== The Cataclysm ==
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The Cataclysm caused by Deathwing's return reshaped the face of much of Azeroth. Entire areas were devastated, resources were lost, and raging elementals attacked en masse. The upheaval caused the [[Horde]] and [[Alliance]] to fight each other for resources, while also battling the members of the Twilight Hammer wherever they could.
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== Hyjal and Vashj'ir ==
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While massive resources were spent on war against their rival, both the Horde and the Alliance eventually turned their focus to the Twilight Hammer and Deathwing, directing forces to battle them on [[Mount Hyjal]].
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At some point prior to the Cataclysm, [[Malfurion Stormrage]] finally awoke from the [[Emerald Dream]]. He led the [[Cenarion Circle]] against the Twilight Hammer at Mount Hyjal. Ragnaros, after being banished within the [[Molten Core]], was summoned to Azeroth by Deathwing to destroy the [[World Tree]] of [[Nordrassil]]. [[Ysera]], who herself was awake and active in the campaign against the Twilight Hammer, sent adventurers to awaken other [[Ancients]] to aid in the battle.
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At the same time, an island appeared off the coast of [[Stormwind]], which was vital to both the Alliance and the Horde in their ongoing conflict. En route to the island, however, both factions' ships were attacked by naga. Eventually, it's learned that the [[naga]], allied with Deathwing, were waging a war against [[Neptulon|Neptulon the Tidehunter]] in an effort to take control of the seas themselves. Rather than allowing the naga to take control of a powerful domain, the mortal races aided the Tidehunter and thwarted the naga's ambitions.
   
With [[Deathwing]] destructive awake in [[Deepholm]] following the destruction of the [[World Pillar]] and as the [[Naga]] activity in the [[Great Sea]] treats [[Neptulon]]'s domain, [[Therazane]] and the {{npc||Neptulon||Tidehunter}} becomes aligned with the factions who fight against the [[Cataclysm (event)|Second Sundering]].
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== Repairing the World Pillar ==
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The Cataclysm brought Azeroth closer to the Elemental Planes than it had ever been. The [[shaman]] of the [[Earthen Ring]], feeling the distress of the planet, worked to repair the damage Deathwing caused. [[Thrall]] gave the title of Warchief of the Horde to [[Garrosh Hellscream]] while he tried to stabilize the rift within the Maelstrom, saving Azeroth from collapsing into Deepholm. Forces of the Horde and Alliance joined forces with the Earthen Ring to repair the World Pillar, but had to battle the Twilight Hammer in Deepholm to recover its missing pieces. Rather than join Ragnaros and Al'akir, [[Therazane|Therazane the Stonemother]] chose to side with the mortals, to prevent her enemies from taking her realm.
   
 
{{Wars}}
 
{{Wars}}

Latest revision as of 23:17, July 6, 2016

Previous: Gilneas civil war, Operation: Gnomeregan, Zalazane's Fall
Concurrent: Alliance–Horde War (Cataclysm), Invasion of Gilneas
Elemental War
CataclysmOrgrimmarElementalInvasion
Place: Azeroth (world)
Outcome: Defeat of Ragnaros and Al'Akir,The Twilight's Hammer have been retreated, Deathwing defeated at the Maelstorm, Azeroth begun to heal itself
Combatants
Commanders
Major Battles: Elemental Invasion

The Elemental War was the destructive conflict between the forces of the Old Gods, led by Deathwing the Destroyer, and the peoples of Azeroth (i.e., the Horde, the Alliance, and neutral forces such as the dragonflights). After Deathwing's emergence from Deepholm caused the second sundering of the planet, there was renewed war between the Horde and the Alliance.

BackgroundEdit

With the destruction of the Demon Soul at the Battle of Grim Batol, Deathwing fled to the Elemental Plane of Deepholm to recover and prepare for his return to Azeroth. During his absence, his son Nefarian attempted to create a powerful dragonflight, with only partial sucess before his defeat in Blackrock Spire. Sometime later, Sintharia created the powerful Twilight dragonflight. By the time the Alliance and Horde set sail for Northrend, the black dragonflight ended its battle against Ragnaros, ultimately allying with the Firelord and Ala'kir the Windlord.

By the end of the war against the Lich King, Deathwing had completely recovered from his defeat. Shortly after the heroes of Northrend returned home, Deathwing prepared for his return, sending earthquakes and shockwaves cross the planet. Allying with Deathwing, the cultists of the Twilight Hammer began spreading word of doom and destruction among the races of Azeroth, leading up to an attack of major cities by various elementals. Though these attacks were stopped, Deathwing himself finally emerged from the Maelstrom, destroying the World Pillar in Deepholm and causing the Second Sundering.

The Cataclysm Edit

The Cataclysm caused by Deathwing's return reshaped the face of much of Azeroth. Entire areas were devastated, resources were lost, and raging elementals attacked en masse. The upheaval caused the Horde and Alliance to fight each other for resources, while also battling the members of the Twilight Hammer wherever they could.

Hyjal and Vashj'ir Edit

While massive resources were spent on war against their rival, both the Horde and the Alliance eventually turned their focus to the Twilight Hammer and Deathwing, directing forces to battle them on Mount Hyjal.

At some point prior to the Cataclysm, Malfurion Stormrage finally awoke from the Emerald Dream. He led the Cenarion Circle against the Twilight Hammer at Mount Hyjal. Ragnaros, after being banished within the Molten Core, was summoned to Azeroth by Deathwing to destroy the World Tree of Nordrassil. Ysera, who herself was awake and active in the campaign against the Twilight Hammer, sent adventurers to awaken other Ancients to aid in the battle.

At the same time, an island appeared off the coast of Stormwind, which was vital to both the Alliance and the Horde in their ongoing conflict. En route to the island, however, both factions' ships were attacked by naga. Eventually, it's learned that the naga, allied with Deathwing, were waging a war against Neptulon the Tidehunter in an effort to take control of the seas themselves. Rather than allowing the naga to take control of a powerful domain, the mortal races aided the Tidehunter and thwarted the naga's ambitions.

Repairing the World Pillar Edit

The Cataclysm brought Azeroth closer to the Elemental Planes than it had ever been. The shaman of the Earthen Ring, feeling the distress of the planet, worked to repair the damage Deathwing caused. Thrall gave the title of Warchief of the Horde to Garrosh Hellscream while he tried to stabilize the rift within the Maelstrom, saving Azeroth from collapsing into Deepholm. Forces of the Horde and Alliance joined forces with the Earthen Ring to repair the World Pillar, but had to battle the Twilight Hammer in Deepholm to recover its missing pieces. Rather than join Ragnaros and Al'akir, Therazane the Stonemother chose to side with the mortals, to prevent her enemies from taking her realm.

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