High Warlord Cromush is an orc high warlord, who attended the meeting where Sylvanas showed Garrosh how the Val'kyr raise the dead into forsaken. Both the High Warlord and the Warchief himself were disgusted by this, and to make sure the forsaken won't be up to any tricks, Garrosh dispensed Cromush to "guard" Sylvanas.

Following the victory over the Alliance in Silverpine Forest, he fought against Lord Godfrey and his allies when they betrayed Sylvanas, making Godfrey and his ilk escape to the nearby Shadowfang Keep. He urged the val'kyr to resurrect Sylvanas, but the val'kyr were killed in the process.

He was later relocated to Tarren Mill in Hillsbrad Foothills.

Cromush also appears within Shadowfang Keep, poisoned by Lord Godfrey.


Silverpine Forest

Hillsbrad Foothills


Lady Sylvanas Windrunner says: Where is that Ogre headed buffoon?
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner says: Ah, speak of the devil ...

Portals from Orgrimmar arrive with Hellscream, Hellscream's elite, and High Warlord Cromush.
Hellscream jumps from the portal down to Sylvanas.

Garrosh Hellscream says: This better be important, Sylvanas. You know how I detest this place and its foul stench. Why have you called for me?
Garrosh Hellscream says: And more importantly, what are those Scourge fiends doing here?

Garrosh makes a gesture at the Val'kyr.

Lady Sylvanas Windrunner says: Warchief, so glad you could make it.
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner says: With the death of the Lich King, many of the more intelligent Scourge became...unemployed. Those 'fiends,' as you so delicately put it, are called val'kyr. They are under my command now...
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner says: ...and they are part of the reason that I asked to see you.
Garrosh Hellscream says: Get on with it Sylvanas.
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner says: Very well, Warchief. I have solved the plight of the Forsaken!
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner says: As a race, we Forsaken are unable to procreate.
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner says: With the aid of the val'kyr, we are now able to take the corpses of the fallen and create new Forsaken.
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner says: Agatha, show the Warchief!

The Val'kyr Agatha proceeds to resurrect fallen corpses as Forsaken.

High Warlord Cromush says: ABERRATION!
Garrosh Hellscream says: What you have done here, Sylvanas... it goes against the laws of nature. Disgusting is the only word I have to describe it.
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner says: Warchief, without these new Forsaken my people would die out ... Our hold upon Gilneas and northern Lordaeron would crumble.
Garrosh Hellscream says: Have you given any thought to what this means, Sylvanas.
Garrosh Hellscream says: What difference is there between you and the Lich King now?
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner says: Isn't it obvious, Warchief? I serve the Horde.

Sylvanas mockingly salutes Garrosh.

Garrosh Hellscream says: Watch your clever mouth, bitch.
Garrosh Hellscream says: Cromush, you stay behind and make sure the Banshee Queen is well "guarded." I will be expecting a full report when next we meet.
High Warlord Cromush says: As you command, Warchief!
Garrosh Hellscream says: Remember, Sylvanas, eventually we all have to stand before our maker and face judgment. Your day may come sooner than others...


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  • Cromush is one of the orc characters with a more complex personality. He's always changing it from bloody Garrosh-like stereotype to a pacifistic Thrall-like one.
  • His relation with the Forsaken is also strange. Being an orc appointed by Garrosh himself to "guard" Sylvanas and her minions, almost everybody guessed he would be just as distrustful towards them as the Warchief, but surprisingly this doesn't happen. He even prefers to work alongside the Forsaken rather than support the attitude of legendary Frostwolf Clan — the orcish clan most distrusts the Forsaken.[1].
  • Due to Cromush's concern after Sylvanas' death and his order to the three val'kyrs[citation needed] and his apparent change of opinion about the Forsaken, some fans have suggested that he may be in love with the Banshee Queen. But this is merely an speculation.
  • He isn't with Garrosh's True Horde. That hints that he prefer Sylvanas and The Forsaken over Garrosh. It's also possible that he intending to live forever. By the means being Resurrected as a Death Knight after he has died. Most orcs prefer to die honorable in battle while Sylvanas are planning to live forever.
  • His white hair might be because of old age or because of radiation or magic from the portals on Draenor.


Patch changes

Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.3 (15-Nov-2010): Added.


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