Cry of the Warsong | Warcraft III: Reforged

INTERLUDE: THE WRECKAGE OF LORDAERON

Meanwhile… Back in Lordaeron, the Burning Legion commences its invasion…


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CUTSCENE

Tichondrius: Hail, mighty Mannoroth. How goes the invasion?

Mannoroth: Bah! These frail humans offer no real resistance.

Tichondrius: Then the Scourge did its job well, unlike some others I could name.

Mannoroth: Do not mock me, dreadlord. I am aware of the orcs’ failure. When I find them, I will discipline them myself!

Tichondrius: Yes, actually, that’s why I’ve come. I thought you might like to know that the orcs are no longer here.

Mannoroth: What? Are you certain?

Tichondrius: Certain as ever, Mannoroth. My agents, at least, are always dependable. They tell me that the orcs have landed on Kalimdor.

Mannoroth: Kalimdor? But what could they be — Bah! The orcs are mine by right, and I will claim them, wherever they choose to run!

Archimonde: And you are mine, Mannoroth! You would do well to remember that fact. We will watch the wayward orcs and wait. Despite their failure, they may still prove useful to us.


CRY OF THE WARSONG

Five days later, near the foothills of the Stonetalon Mountains…


CUTSCENE

Grunt: Warchief, we’ve been trudging through this wasteland for a week with nothing to fight but centaurs and pig-men! We need real enemies to test our mettle!

Thrall: Yes, boredom and the beating sun have put us all on edge. But we must push on! All will be made clear once we meet the Oracle.

Grunt: As you say, Warchief. Look! It’s the Warsong clan! And they’re battling humans!

Archmage: Wretched orcs! How dare you follow us to this land!

Grommash Hellscream: Save your breath, human! You’ll need it to scream when I start tearing off your limbs!

Thrall: What? Lok-Tar, warriors! Hellscream needs help!

Thrall: Hellscream, what was this about? And how the hell did these humans get here, anyway?

Grommash Hellscream: Same way we did, little brother. Apparently, a frail girl named Proudmoore leads them. Her forces have cordoned off the pass that leads to the north.

Thrall: Hmm. Well, we must make it through the pass, despite her. I’ll send our hunters to scout the area while we establish a base. Until then, the humans are not to be touched!

Grommash Hellscream: Whatever you say, Warchief.


MAIN QUEST

Establish a Base

  • Build a Great Hall
  • Thrall must survive

STRATEGY

Build a Great Hall (H).

NEW UNIT AVAILABLE

Kodo Beast – You may now build Kodo Beasts from the Bestiary. They are lumbering war beasts, mounted by an Orcish drummer. Kodo Beasts have the War Drums and Devour abilities.

Build a Barracks (B).

Build 2 Burrow (O).

Send Thrall and the troops to kill two Razormane Scout level 1 in the middle of the map.

Kill these two Lightning Lizard level 2.

Go straight west to kill this Quillboar Hunter level 3, Razormane Scout level 1, and Quillboar level 1. Destroy the crate behind them. Drops Potion of Healing: Heals 250 hit points when used.

HINT – Peons can garrison inside Burrows to attack enemy units.

HINT – The War Mill serves as a drop-off point for harvested lumber, and contains weapon and armor upgrades for your units.

Send Thrall and the troops to kill this Berserk Wildkin level 8 and Enraged Wildkin level 6 (2). Drops Claws of Attack: Increases the attack damage of the Hero by 9 when worn.

Select Thrall and all your Troops and move to this spot. Sit there idle until you see Grommash Hellscream and his grunts moving to attack that Human Expedition base. Then attack that base together.

Set two peons to harvest wood and two to harvest gold.

Build a War Mill (M).

Build 2 Burrow (O).

Build a Grunt (G).

Send idle peons to harvest gold.

MAIN QUEST COMPLETED – Establish a Base

Headhunter: Hey, boss-man, we spotted multiple human encampments nearby. There also be a goblin laboratory protected by a base to the north.

Thrall: Interesting. If we can reach the goblins without incident, we can hire their zeppelins to fly us above the pass.


MAIN QUEST

Secure Zeppelins

  • Destroy all hostile units at the Laboratory
  • Return two Goblin Zeppelins to your base

Build a Peon (P).

Build a Headhunter (T).

Build a Peon (P).

Send the new Peons to harvest wood.

Build a Peon (P).

Build an Altar of Storms (A).

Send a new peon to harvest gold.

Build a Peon (P).

Select the Great Hall. Upgrade to Stronghold (U).

NOTE: At 9:45, Grommash Hellscream attacks the Human Expedition base to the north. Have Thrall and your troops ready to join him.

HINT – Hellscream won’t survive on his own. Join him when he attacks the enemy.

Grommash Hellscream: I can wait no longer. The humans must be slaughtered!

Destroy both Watch Towers while Grommash and his grunts fight enemy units. Then assist Grommash. Focus any Priest if any appear. Then destroy the Barracks, then the Arcane Sanctum.

Grunt: Warchief, the Warsong clan is attacking the humans, despite your orders!

Thrall: Damn it! There’s nothing to do now but fight! Tighten our defenses! I’ll deal with Hellscream later.


OPTIONAL QUEST

Pacify Humans

  • Destroy the Human bases

Note: The mini-map marks the location of the Human bases.


Select the War Mill. Upgrade Steel Ranged Weapons (R).

Build a Headhunter (T).

Build a Peon (P).

Build 2 Grunt (G).

Select the War Mill. Upgrade Steel Melee Weapons (M).

Select the War Mill. Upgrade Steel Unit Armor (A).

Build a Grunt (G).

Continue to wipe the enemy base.

Build a Burrow (O).

Once the Human Expedition base is destroyed, go southwest to attack this Centaur camp. Kill them.

  • Centaur Sorcerer level 5
  • Centaur Impaler level 4
  • Centaur Outrunner level 2 (2)
  • Centaur Archer level 2

They drop Potion of Greater Mana: Restores 300 mana when used; and Tome of Intelligence: Permanently increases Intelligence by 1.

Select the War Mill. Upgrade Spiked Barricades (S).

Build a Peon (P).

Build a Bestiary (E).

Select the Barracks. Research Troll Regeneration (R).

Build 2 Peon (P).

Build a Burrow (O).

Build a Raider (R).

Grunt: Warchief, the Warsong clan is attacking another human encampment!

Thrall: Perhaps this is our destiny… to go on fighting the humans forever.

NOTE: Usually, Grommash will attack the Gilneas Brigade base (north of the Warsong base). Usually, he destroys most of it by himself — but you can help him to wipe that base. The most vulnerable of the human bases is the one at the top-right corner of the map — which has no Hero.

Head north and go past the arch to kill two Centaur Impaler level 4 and three Centaur Archer level 2. Drops Potion of Healing: Heals 250 hit points when used.

Go north of that Centaur camp. You will encounter a larger group composed of a Centaur Khan level 8, Centaur Sorcerer level 5, Centaur Outrunner level 4, Centaur Impaler level 4, Centaur Drudge level 2, and a Centaur Archer level 2. The Khan will resurrect after his ankh falls to the ground. Drops Scroll of Healing: Heals 150 hit points to all friendly non-mechanical units around the Hero when used; and Gauntlets of Ogre Strength: Increases the Strength of the Hero by 3 when worn.

Build a Kodo Beast (K).

Select the Beastiary. Research Ensnare (N).

Build a Demolisher (D).

Build a Raider (R).

Further north you will find the Goblin Laboratory which is surrounded by Harpies:

  • Harpy Queen level 7
  • Harpy Storm-hag level 5
  • Harpy Rogue level 3 (2)
  • Harpy Windwitch level 3
  • Harpy Scout level 1 (2)

They cast Faerie Fire, Sleep, and Cyclone. Drops Circle of Nobility: Increases the Strength, Agility and Intelligence of the Hero by 2 when worn.

Build a Headhunter (T).

If you see Grommash Hellscream attacking the Kul Tiras Elite Corps (top-right corner of the map) go assist.


Buy 2 Zeppelin (Z) from the Goblin Laboratory.

Send the two Zeppelin to your main base to complete the Quest. However, if you wish to complete the Optional Quest (to destroy all the human bases), don’t send the Zeppelins to your main base, yet — until you destroy all the human bases. Otherwise, proceed to complete the map’s mission.

MAIN QUEST COMPLETED – Secure Zeppelin


If you decide to go for the Optional Quest…

Build a Headhunter (T).

Build a new Great Hall at any of the enemy bases recently destroyed.

Build a Burrow (O).

Build 2 Demolisher (D).

Send some of the Peons harvesting wood to the expansion gold mine to harvest gold.

Build a Kodo Beast (K).

Build a Headhunter (T).

Build a Burrow (O).

Build a Kodo Beast (K).

Build a Raider (R).

Send all new troops to assist Thrall. Destroy the remaining Human bases.

OPTIONAL QUEST COMPLETED – Pacify Humans

Send the two Zeppelins to the main base to finish the mission.


CUTSCENE

Thrall: With these, we can reach Stonetalon Peak by morning.

Grommash Hellscream: A true warrior would simply take the pass from the humans.

Thrall: Have you lost what’s left of your mind, Hellscream? I gave you a direct order to leave the humans alone! What the hell is wrong with you?

Grommash Hellscream: Don’t lecture me, pup! The wretches deserved death! Don’t you feel it, Thrall? It’s like the old days… like the demons are near.

Thrall: I don’t know what’s come over you and your men, but this bloodlust is a liability that I can’t afford.

Grommash Hellscream: I’m sorry, Thrall. You’re right. I… I can handle it.

Thrall: I can’t take that chance, Hellscream. Take your clan into the northern forest and build us a settlement. I’ll come and find you after we’ve reached the Oracle.


VICTORY


BESTIARY

  1. Razormane Scout level 1 (2).
  2. Lightning Lizard level 2 (2).
  3. Quillboard Hunter level 3. Razormane Scout level 1. Quillboar level 1 — Destroy the crate behind them — drops Potion of Healing: Heals 250 hit points when used.
  4. Enraged Wildkin level 6 (2). Berserk Wildkin level 8 — drops Claws of Attack: Increases the attack damage of the Hero by 9 when worn.
  5. Human Expedition Base
  6. Centaur Sorcerer level 5. Centaur Impaler level 4. Centaur Outrunner level 2 (2). Centaur Archer level 2 — drops Potion of Greater Mana: Restores 300 mana when used; and Tome of Intelligence: Permanently increases Intelligence by 1.
  7. Centaur Impaler level 4 (2). Centaur Archer level 2 (3) — drops Potion of Healing: Heals 250 hit points when used.
  8. Centaur Khan level 8. Centaur Sorcerer level 5. Centaur Outrunner level 4. Centaur Impaler level 4. Centaur Drudge level 2. Centaur Archer level 2 — drops Scroll of Healing: Heals 150 hit points to all friendly non-mechanical units around the Hero when used; and Gauntlets of Ogre Strength: Increases the Strength of the Hero by 3 when worn.
  9. Harpy Queen level 7. Harpy Storm-hag level 5. Harpy Rogue level 3 (2). Harpy Windwitch level 3. Harpy Scout level 1 (2) — drops Circle of Nobility: Increases the Strength, Agility and Intelligence of the Hero by 2 when worn.
  10. Kul Tiras Elite Corps base.
  11. Gilnean Brigade base.
  12. Lordaeron Corps base.

FACTIONS

  • Gilneas Brigade
  • Lordaeron Corps
  • Kul Tiras Elite Corps
  • Human Expedition
  • Warsong Clan

HEROES

These heroes spawn randomly in this map (per restart). Only one per class per game:

Lordaeron Corps (paladin):

  • Aurrius the Pure
  • Ballador the Bright
  • Buzan the Fearless
  • Gavinrad the Dire
  • Granis Darkhammer
  • Jorn the Redeemer
  • Karnwield the Seeker
  • Malak the Avenger
  • Manadar the Healer
  • Morlune the Mighty
  • Sage Truthbearer
  • Zann the Defender

Human Expedition (archmage):

  • Andromath
  • Aran Spellweaver
  • Conjurus Rex
  • Dalar Dawnweaver
  • Doril Magefont
  • Kelen the Seeker
  • Landazar
  • Manath Magesinger
  • Nilas Arcanister
  • Peril Spellbinder
  • Shal Lightbinder
  • Tenn Flamecaster

Gilneas Brigade (mountain king):

  • Bandis Forgefire
  • Beazel Bludstone
  • Bor Stonebreaker
  • Buri Frostbeard
  • Gar Doomforge
  • Grim Thunderbrew
  • Huginn Ironcliff
  • Modi Stonesmith
  • Thordin Rockbeard
  • Thorgas Broadaxe

GALLERY


1. The Prophecy2. Cinematic: Thrall's Vision3. Chasing Visions4. Departures
5. Riders on the Storm6. The Fires Down Below7. Countdown to Extinction
1. Cinematic: The Warning2. The Defense of Strahnbrad3. Blackrock & Roll4. Interlude: Jaina's Meeting
5. Ravages of the Plague6. The Cult of the Damned7. March of the Scourge8. Interlude: The Prince and the Prophet
9. The Culling10. Interlude: Divergent Courses11. The Shores of Northrend12. Dissension
13. Frostmourne14. Cinematic: Arthas' Betrayal
undead campaign
1. Trudging through the Ashes2. Digging up the Dead3. Into the Realm Eternal4. Key of the Three Moons
5. The Fall of Silvermoon6. Blackrock & Roll, Too!7. The Siege of Dalaran8. Under the Burning Sky
9. Cinematic: The Destruction of Dalaran
orc campaign
2. The Long March3. Cry of the Warsong4. The Spirits of Ashenvale
5. The Hunter of Shadows6. Where Wind Riders Dare7. The Oracle8. By Demons Be Driven
Night Elves Campaign
1. Enemies at the Gate2. Daughters of the Moon3. The Awakening of Stormrage4. The Druids Arise
5. Brothers in Blood

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