Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans
Nazgrel, the last living relative of Kash'drakor, was an orc who apparently helped Thrall to liberate the orcish clans from the internment camps in the cancelled game Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans.
The Founding of Durotar
After the Battle of Mount Hyjal, Thrall took the Horde to an area of The Barrens, which he claimed as his own, and named it Durotar after his father. The capital city was Orgrimmar, and Nazgrel was placed in charge of its security.
Nazgrel despises the Alliance, and humans in particular. He views Thrall's continued insistence that the humans can be reasoned with to be a weakness, and feels that victory through war is the only way that the Alliance will end their persecution of the Horde. However, Nazgrel is completely loyal to his Warchief, and thus does not act on his opinions.
During the construction of Orgrimmar, Bloodfeather, a harpy queen, assaulted the caravans of supplies coming to Orgrimmar, but Nazgrel was unable to leave the fledgling city to deal with her. Fortunately, Rexxar, a recent arrival to Orgrimmar, offered to assist Nazgrel, and was sent to dispose of her. Nazgrel was pleased when he returned with the harpy's heart, and rewarded him with items from the armory.
Nazgrel was uneasy as news of the humans' actions at the coast reached Thrall, but obeyed Thrall's command for peace, letting Rexxar handle them. But when they lost contact with Gar'thok's outpost, Nazgrel accompanied Rexxar to investigate, and they found the outpost destroyed and human camps along the coast. Nazgrel, Rexxar and Rokhan proceeded to kill the humans to take revenge for their actions. Later, Nazgrel perceived that perhaps an attack was imminent, and so sent Rexxar and his allies to the Echo Islands to warn the trolls.
In World of WarcraftThis section concerns content exclusive to World of Warcraft.
Since that time, Nazgrel has continued to serve unquestioningly at Thrall's side. Before patch 2.01, he could be found inside Grommash Hold in the Valley of Wisdom, in the orcish capital of Orgrimmar.
The Burning CrusadeThis section concerns content exclusive to The Burning Crusade.
In the Burning Crusade, Nazgrel has relocated from Orgrimmar to Outland, where he commands the outpost of Thrallmar in Hellfire Peninsula. This move is most likely to give him a more active part in World of Warcraft, as he works as the major figurehead in the frontier town, similar to Danath Trollbane for the Alliance.
He starts the following quests:
- Nazgrel is one of the randomly generated names for Far Seer heroes in Warcraft III multiplayer games, and is likely a reference to Nazgrel, the character first featured in the cancelled Warcraft Adventures, and later in Cycle of Hatred, World of Warcraft and The Frozen Throne campaigns. Nazgrel is a shaman in the TCG as well.
- Nazgrel was originally a major character in the cancelled Warcraft Adventures. In the alpha build of the game, Nazgrel is first encountered when locked in battle with a wendigo, He is then saved by the player (Thrall). Nazgrels importance to the story, or what class he was is in the story is unknown (he may have been a shaman or far seer). He did not appear in the Lord of the Clans.
- An Artifact, Serathil, mentions Nazgrel. It says "This weapon was crafted on Draenor for Kash'drakor and used in the Blood River War that ended with the annihilation of the Dark Scar Clan. Nazgrel is the last living relative of Kash'drakor."