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

Enemies at the Gate is chapter 1 of Eternity's End. It is the first Victory of the Night Elves against the Human-Orc Alliance. It is also the First Attack of the Burning Legion in Ashenvale.



The battle

The mission began when Tyrande Whisperwind and Shandris Feathermoon were discussing the strange shadow in the land. Shandris suggested it is the Greenskins who killed Cenarius. Tyrande sent out a scout to investigate. They then proceeded to watch Duke Lionheart break up a squabble between an Orc Grunt and a Human Footman. Duke Lionheart explained that they must cooperate because of the Human-Orc Alliance. Tyrande declared their presence was a sacrilege to nature. Tyrande then began constructing an outpost. She met a Furbolg Shaman, whose tribe was about to migrate because of an "Evil Presence" in the land, but some of the tribe members were missing and unaccounted for. Tyrande successfully found them all and escorted them back to their village. The shaman left a few Furbolgs to aid the Night Elves. Tyrande then proceeded to lead her forces into battle and slew Duke Lionheart.

Immediately afterwards, the Burning Legion and the Undead Scourge attacked, destroying the remnants of the Human-Orc Base and began killing Night Elves. Tyrande ordered her remaining warriors to retreat back to the woods.