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- This article is about the alternate timeline faction in Warlords of Draenor. For lore on the main timeline version, see Frostwolf clan. For the Alterac Valley faction, see Frostwolf Clan.
The Frostwolf Orcs, renowned for their prowess as one-on-one combatants, are a strong, close-knit clan whose bond with wolves only adds to their strength — though their numbers remain smaller than most clans. Though the clan spends much of their time in Frostfire Ridge, they migrate to Nagrand with the seasons.
Durotan leads the Frostwolves.
In the past, the clan battled against the Laughing Skull clan.
When the Iron Horde was being formed, they sent invitation to every clan. Garad, leader of the Frostwolves at the time, declined and would be soon killed by the Iron Wolf, and his Thunderlords. Treated as enemies of the Iron Horde, members of the Frostwolves would be captured and sent to work as slaves for Iron Horde war machine as it prepared for its invasion of Azeroth.
Unexpectedly, instead of victory, the forces of Azeroth were not only able to defeat the invaders, but to turn the tables by invading Draenor. After beating back Iron Horde forces, the Horde and Alliance forces split off, with the Horde becoming allies of the Frostwolf Orcs. The forces would then work together in beating back the Bladespire ogres and claim Bladespire Citadel as their own. With the ogres beaten back, the Frostwolves came under attack from the Thunderlords, forcing the Horde forces to strike back.
During the Horde counterattack, the Thunderlords would face a series of defeats that would ultimately see the death of their chieftain. However, instead of being able rejoice in their victory, scouts reported that a massive Iron Horde army was making it's way through the Thunder Pass at the eastern edge of Frostfire Ridge. In order to prevent the Iron Horde from pushing through, the Frostwolves and their allies faced the Iron Horde orcs as they came out of the the pass. The Battle of Thunder Pass would be costly for the Iron Horde as the united Frostwolves and their allies protected the pass. To ensure victory, with the Iron Horde vastly outnumbering them, Drek'Thar sought to speak with the earth in order to collapse the canyon itself. This would ultimately be successful, and the Iron Horde invasion would be destroyed, though the battle was not without its casualties; these included Ga'nar, who sacrificed his life to buy Drek'Thar the time that he needed.
With the battle finished, the Frostwolves mourned the fallen and decided to take the fight to the Iron Horde. To that end, they ensured no hostile presence remained within Frostfire Ridge and sought allies to aid their war against Iron Horde forces.
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