This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and official bonus maps.

The Fires Down Below is the fourth (4) mission of the demo campaign and the second (2) mission of the custom campaign, Exodus of the Horde. Thrall, finding himself a prisoner of the murlocs in a cavern, combines forces with jungle trolls to escape. During their escape, Sen'jin was sacrificed by a Murloc Sorcerer and although it was killed the cave began to quake and the Horde had to escape.

The Fires Down Below Map

Overhead view


Loading Screen

Thrall finds himself in an underground lair, held prisoner by the murlocs and separated from his companions.


Main Quests

20px The Great Escape

  • Objectives
    • Rescue 10 Prisoners
  • Description
    • Murlocs have captured several of your companions, as well as the native Trolls. You must free the prisoners before making your way back to the surface.

20px The Ritual

  • Objectives
    • Kill the Murloc Sorcerer
  • Description

Mission Fails

  • Thrall has been slain.
  • The Great Escape (Although is not explained, it is when various prisoners die).



  • Attack prison gates to destroy them and free prisoners.
  • Some rocks may be destroyed.



Intro cinematic

  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall: "I wonder what these strange fish-creatures want with us?"
  • BTNHeadhunter Troll Headhunter: "The murlocs used to be peaceful, but lately they been catchin' us and usin' us for sacrifices."
  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall: "Sacrifices? To what?"
  • BTNHeadhunter Troll Headhunter: "A long time ago they started worshipin' some witch. They say she lives under the ocean, and if they don't make the sacrifices, she'll destroy this island."
  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall: "Well, someone should have told them that orcs don't scare that easily. Now, let's get out of here!"

Between the battle

PrisonBreak Scence

  • BTNFootman Footman: "This is our chance. Let's make a break for it!"

  • BTNFootman Footman: "Keep fighting, men! We're almost there!"

Between the battle (2)

  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall: "These humans must have put up a fight. Too bad it wasn't enough."

  • BTNGrunt Grunt: "I knew you'd find us, Warchief."

  • BTNGrunt Grunt: "I believe we are no longer welcome in this place, Warchief."

  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall: "I cannot allow any more prisoners to die."

  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall: "Let's see if we can break through these boulders."

  • BTNHeadhunter Troll Headhunter: "Hey Chief-mon, it look like there be a passageway here. Maybe we find a way out?"

Middle cinematic

  • BTNGrunt Grunt: "Warchief, Sen'Jin was just taken away by the fish-creatures! I tried to stop them, but there were too many. They said he is to be sacrificed to their witch!"
  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall: "Then we have no time to lose! Sen'Jin must be freed!"
  • BTNShaman Shaman: "Warchief, I sense a protective shield around the sorcerer. I believe these three fish-creatures are helping maintain it."
  • BTNMurloc Murloc Sorcerer: "Pathetic fools! You will not stop us from receiving what has been promised."
  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall: "Sen'Jin!"
  • BTNMurloc Murloc Sorcerer: "Don't despair. You'll soon be joining him!"

  • BTNMurloc Murloc Sorcerer: "The exalted one would be most displeased if I allowed you to escape. Her will must be done!"
  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall: "Perhaps you and the witch can discuss it in the afterlife."

Ending cinematic

  • BTNWitchDoctor Sen'Jin: "The vision told me you would lead my people off this island."
  • BTNWitchDoctor Sen'Jin: "You don't have much time, young one. Go!"
  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall: "But you and your people are coming with us!"
  • BTNWitchDoctor Sen'Jin: "It be too late. I'm already gone."
  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall: "Those of you who wish to follow me will face many dangers. It will not be easy. But if you wish to join us, you're welcome."
  • BTNHeadhunter Troll Headhunter: "Yah, mon, pretty soon there be nothing left here anyway. We come with you."
  • IconSmall Banshee Sea Witch: "Make peace with your gods, land-dwellers! You cannot escape the currents of death so easily!"
  • BTNGrunt Grunt: "Where is that voice coming from?"
  • IconSmall Thrall Thrall: "I don't know, but we have no time to waste. This cave is about to collapse!"

Unused quotes

  • BTNFootman D04Footman16: Orcs! Get up!
  • BTNFootman D04Footman23: Orcs, I should have known... attack!
  • BTNGrunt D04Grunt11: Free at last!
  • BTNGrunt D04Grunt13: Those fish creatures must pay!
  • BTNMurloc D04MurlocSorcerer30: You may have rescued the others but I'll see to it that the exalted one does not go completely unpleased.
  • IconSmall Thrall D04Thrall15: There are maybe other creatures down here, these paltry wretches died before they were even sacrificed.
  • IconSmall Thrall D04Thrall17: Will you humans never learn?!
  • IconSmall Thrall D04Thrall20: These cave may lead outside, but we can't leave without the others.



The battle


  • In the custom campaign there is a visibility bug with Sen'Jin not present in the demo campaign. The troll appears stand up in the final cinematic and then a second later appears in the floor, even thought he was supposed to be in the floor since the Murloc Sorcerer attacked him.


This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and official bonus maps.

BTNClawsOfAttack [Claws of Attack]

Reference list

  1. ^ Very few units can be killed or the mission is failed.
  2. ^ Around one hundred units can be killed, while the Horde just have around fifteen.
  3. ^ After this mission no human units appeared.
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