- This article is about the lore for the Frostwolf orc clan. For the Alterac Valley faction, see Frostwolf Clan. For the Warlords of Draenor faction on Draenor, see Frostwolf Orcs.
The Frostwolf clan (otherwise known as Frost Wolf clan) was one of the original orcish clans from the planet of Draenor, and one of very few clans not to partake of the Blood of Mannoroth which corrupted the other clans.
- Past leaders: Garad, Durotan, Thrall
- Current Leader: Drek'Thar
- Clan Colors: Blue and White
- Domains: Frostwolf Keep, Orgrimmar
The Frostwolf clan was one of the original orc clans from the planet of Draenor, their homeland was in Frostfire Ridge, Nagrand. When Gul'dan initially approached the chieftains with the offer to gain immeasurable power by drinking the blood of Mannoroth, Durotan of the Frostwolves refused.
Durotan, who advocated traditional Orcish society, began to speak out vehemently against the corruption wrought by Gul'dan and the warlocks of the Shadow Council. Because of this, Gul'dan declared the Frostwolves to be outlaws. Fearing for the safety of his tribe, Durotan led the Frost Wolves through the Dark Portal and eventually settled in the distant Alterac Mountains.
During the First War, Durotan returned from exile to warn his old friend Orgrim Doomhammer again of Gul'dan's treachery. Shortly thereafter, he and his wife were murdered by assassins on the orders of Gul'dan; only their infant son Go'el, named Thrall by the human lord who found him, survived.
Throughout the First and Second War the Frostwolves remained in hiding, practicing the old traditions under the leadership of their shaman Drek'Thar. Eventually, nearly two decades after their exile, Thrall, the son of their chieftain, sought them out. Under the tutelage of Drek'Thar, Thrall became a shaman and began a crusade to re-awaken the orcs to their heritage and free them from the demonic corruption that had plagued them for so long.
Though the Frostwolves fought bravely to liberate their brethren from the humans, against the Burning Legion during the Third War, and helped to found Durotar, many of them abandoned their capital where the rest of the orc clans live. Instead, they returned to their traditional homeland in the Alterac Mountains, where they hoped to remain neutral as tensions between the Horde and the Alliance increased.
Now, however, the Frostwolves have been caught up in the new struggle between the Horde and the Alliance, as the Alterac Mountains become the setting for an ongoing battle between the two factions. As Warchief of the Horde and Chieftain of the Frostwolves, Thrall has asked that all able-bodied members of the Horde assist.
After breaking free from the human captors who had raised him, Thrall set forth to find the Frostwolves. He had learned of the fate that befell the orcs, of his father's demise and of his true place amongst the exiles as their Warchief.
Since then, the dwarven expedition known as the Stormpike Guard led by Vanndar Stormpike have started an expedition in the Frostwolf territory to excavate the valley and mine its veins, a transgression to the orcs who inhabited Alterac. This provoked a slaughter of the first expedition, and started the battle for Alterac Valley.
Alterac Valley leaders
- Drek'Thar — Frostwolf Keep
- Wing Commander Mulverick — North Dun Baldar Bunker
- Wing Commander Jeztor — Stormpike Lumber Mill
- Wing Commander Guse — Icewing Bunker
Currently is now 2000 honor Since the Cataclysm.
- Patch 1.5.0 (2005-06-07): Added.