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

Thornby and Garth were villagers who offered to help Arthas fight for Lordaeron when the prince passed by a village between the Silver Hand encampment and Strahnbrad. They became footmen and helped him fight against the Blackrock clan and Bloodhill Bandits.[1]

Later, Thornby became a recruit of Kul Tiras and escaped the fall of Lordaeron, eventually becoming a Naval Royal Guard under Admiral Proudmoore. He was stationed outside of Vol'jin's new base camp. He may have been killed by Rexxar and his companions, but killing Thornby isn't required.[2] His current fate is unknown.


  • Thornby: "We'll fight for Lordaeron! Get your swords!"

Statistics from Warcraft III

Captain Thornby

Captain Thornby in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne

The Defense of Strahnbrad, The Scourge of Lordaeron

  • 60 HP
After becoming a Footman:
  • 420 HP
  • 12-13 normal melee
  • 2 medium armor

Old Hatreds

  • 1500 HP
  • 154-158 normal melee (Fully upgrade)
  • 36 heavy armor (Fully upgrade)



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