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Landfall Map

Overhead view

Landfall is chapter 1 of the orc campaign, The Invasion of Kalimdor.



Chapter One


Following the mysterious Prophet's instructions, Thrall led the Horde across the Great Sea. Now after weeks of traversing the raging seas, the orcish Horde has landed upon the savage shores of Kalimdor. With their stolen ships broken and drowned, the orcs cautionsly venture inland, wary of the unseen dangers lurking within the crags of the desolate land...


Main Quests

Quest Avail 16x16 Rally the Horde

  • The player starts with this quest
  • Objectives
    • Discover where the other ships have landed
    • Thrall must survive
  • Description
    • The Orcs' ships were separated and broken along the coasts of Kalimdor. You must explore the rocky coastline and reunite your scattered warriors. The Horde must be rallied before it can find its destiny in this new land.

Quest Avail 16x16 Protect Cairne

  • The player receives this quest after meeting Cairne Bloodhoof
  • Objectives
    • Follow Cairne to the Tauren village
    • Protect Cairne from his enemies
    • Cairne Bloodhoof must survive
    • Thrall must survive
  • Description
    • Cairne Bloodhoof possesses knowledge of a distant Oracle that might be able to help the horde find its destiny. He must be protected from harm so that you can learn more of the Oracle.



  • IconSmall Orc Male Grunt - Warchief, our ship sustained heavy damage when we passed through the raging maelstrom. It's unsalvageable.
  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall - I knew it. Can we confirm our location? Is this Kalimdor?
  • IconSmall Orc Male Grunt - We traveled due west as you instructed. This should be it.
  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall - Very well. Has there been any sign of Grom Hellscream or the other ships?
  • IconSmall Orc Male Grunt - No, Warchief. Not since we got separated.
  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall - Hmm. Prepare to move out. If our comrades did make it here, we should be able to find them along the coast.

During game

  • IconSmall Orc Male Grunt - We should check these crates for valuable supplies!

  • IconSmall Orc Male Grunt - This is one of our ships, Warchief. It must have been smashed against the rocks in the storm.

  • IconSmall Orc Male Grunt - A great battle took place here. The clay is red with flesh blood.
  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall - Is there nothing in this land but dust and carnage?

  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall - Those hideous creatures have the bodies of horses! Lok-tar Ogar!

  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall - Those pig creatures are unlike anything I've ever seen before.
  • IconSmall Orc Male Grunt - At least they're prettier than the humans.

  • IconSmall Troll Male Troll Headhunter - Thanks for saving us, mon. We should hurry. The pig-men say there were other ships nearby!

  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall - The horse men are slaughtering those bull creatures! I led us here to escape senseless conflict. Now, it seems, we're surrounded by it.

  • IconSmall Orc Male Grunt - Throm-ka, Warchief. We knew you'd find us!
  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall - Throm-ka, warrior. I'm glad you are all safe. Were you part of Hellscream's group?
  • IconSmall Orc Male Grunt - No, Warchief. We were separated in the storm. We only just arrived.

  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall - The horse men look as if they're dressed for war.

  • IconSmall Orc Male Grunt - Throm-ka, Warchief.
  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall - Well met, warrior. Has there been any sign of--
  • IconSmall Troll Male Troll Headhunter - The horse men are charging! Defend yourselves!
  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall - Lok-tar! Lok-tar!

  • IconSmall Cairne Cairne Bloodhoof - I am Cairne, chief of the Bloodhoof tauren. You greenskins fight with both savagery and valor. I am intrigued.
  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall - I am Thrall and these are my brethren, the orcs. We've come seeking the destiny promised to us.
  • IconSmall Cairne Cairne Bloodhoof - Seeking destiny? Hmm. It will find you in time, young one. However, there is an Oracle far to the north which might be able to--
  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall - North? But there's an army of the horse men marching north.
  • IconSmall Cairne Cairne Bloodhoof - What? No! My village is in danger!
  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall - I must know more about this Oracle! Follow them! Protect Cairne at all costs!

  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall - Lok-Narash! Here they come again!


  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall - Your tribe is safe, old one.
  • IconSmall Cairne Cairne Bloodhoof - Thanks to you, young warchief. But the centaur drove off all the game in this region and I cannot allow my people to starve. Soon, we must head north to the verdant grasslands of Mulgore.
  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall - And you fear the marauders will overtake you.
  • IconSmall Cairne Cairne Bloodhoof - Yes. The devil's speed cannot be matched upon the plains.
  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall - Well...if you tell us how to reach the Oracle you spoke of, then my brethren and I will escort you on your march.
  • IconSmall Cairne Cairne Bloodhoof - I am intrigued by you and your people, young Thrall. You are more than welcome to join us.



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