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The sorceress wife of Sorcerer-thane Thaurissan, Modgud, led the the assault on Grim Batol during the War of the Three Hammers. She was able to break through the gates of Grim Batol and devastate the fortress, although ultimately, she was killed by the leader of the Wildhammer dwarves, Khardros Wildhammer, during the battle.

Due to Modgud's death, however, an evil taint spread through the fortress. Realizing that Grim Batol was now uninhabitable, the Wildhammer dwarves sought out a new home in Aerie Peak. This evil taint corrupted the remaining Dark Iron dwarves that had fled the losing battle to the depths of Grim Batol, and warped their decendants into the Skardyn.

In World of Warcraft

In Cataclysm

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  • Modgud apparently had a blade that General Umbriss later added to his possessions.
  • During the fight with General Umbriss, an affliction called Modgud's Malice is cast by Combat Malignant Troggs. This seems to suggest a link between the troggs and Modgud.

In Legion

  • Whilst using the Shadow Priest artifact Xal'atath, Blade of the Black Empire you can hear it whisper, "I remember the Dark Iron fondly, Modgud was so easy to influence, such was her hate. Imagine her fury when I left abandoned her to the Wildhammer at the worst time. I can be very easy to lose... remember that." This shows that Modgud was most likely wielding Xal'atath during her assault on Grim Batol allowing such success but also was her downfall when it left her to die by Khardros Wildhammer.